This is a cautionary tale about first impressions and foodies. The protagonist is Riccardo Ullios new Lupe Taqueria (905 Juniper St., 678-904-4584). The antagonist is the foodie community, including its bloggers and critics like me.
I long ago learned that a first impression of a new restaurant the usual subject of this column is not reliable if the visit turns out to feature extremes. In such a case, particularly when the extreme is negative, I usually go back, hoping for better. Contrary to popular opinion, most critics dont enjoy thoroughly panning a restaurant, which is typically a huge investment and provides a livelihood for its staff.
On the other hand, I think the effect any one critic has on a restaurant is short-lived. Of course, if the critic does pan a restaurant that ends up failing, he gets the blame. Typically, though, the restaurateur has not heeded any of the criticism directed his way.
(Photo by James Camp)
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