In a rich media and dining market like the Twin Cities, there’s no shortage of dedicated restaurant coverage. What about, exactly? The Minnesota State Fair is basically the Food Fair, many of our chefs are TV stars, restaurants create buzz and controversy far beyond our borders, big business is always hungry for coverage, and food stories are intertwined with our state’s shifting demographics.
We’ve assembled a panel of five food writers who were doing this long before Instagram, Yelp, and BiteSquad changed restaurant culture forever to shed some light on what they do in 2019, and why they do it. And it didn’t feel right to do this event without access to pizza and cider.
Rick Nelson (Star Tribune)
Stephanie March and Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine)
Jason DeRusha (Minnesota Monthly/WCCO-TV)
Mecca Bos (The Growler/Minnesota Monthly/Meal Magazine)
– How “influencer” culture and PR have changed the job of a restaurant critic
– The arguments for and against traditional restaurant reviews in 2019
– How the importance of anonymity has evolved in food criticism
– Questions from the audience
When: 5:30 p.m., panel starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019