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Friday, May 02, 2008

Chalk Food + Wine video

The latest in our series of video reviews. (Note: We had planned to shoot this video well before recent comments on this blog related to the Jean-Robert French Restaurant Group.)

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at 7:34 PM Blogger Chip said...

These are great. Keep them coming! It's always nice to see the interior space and close ups of the food so we can all get a good idea of what a restaurant offers. Thanks!

at 11:48 PM Blogger grillage said...

What discussions about their future?

at 11:52 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really nice, and I wish the restaurant well.

Why, however, do you always give the PR to the restaurants that have deep pockets and plenty of media power (e.g., Nada, Grammers, Chalk)? How about choosing a smaller, interesting place?

at 1:52 PM Blogger Lauren Bishop said...

Anonymous--I shot a video of a small new restaurant in Covington, Bouquet, last month:


Generally, we shoot videos of restaurants that Polly has reviewed recently, regardless of size or ownership. And we're always open to suggestions!

at 10:15 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why, however, do you always give the PR to the restaurants that have deep pockets and plenty of media power (e.g., Nada, Grammers, Chalk)?"

Because those are the restaurants that people are interested in eating at.

This has been another edition of Simple Answers To Simple Questions.

at 2:06 PM Blogger Polly Campbell said...

I want to respond to the commenter about what restaurant we write about. First of all, I don't do PR, or even give PR. I share information with readers that I think they'll find useful and interesting. If there's a place that's making a big splash and is crowded every night, I want to write about it, just like we write more about The Reds than the company softball team. As the staff restaurant reviewer, I tend to go to restaurants I consider "serious," with a chef and full service and food that offers something I can talk about. I do any new restaurant that fits that description. Our freelancers also review a wide range of cheaper, less ambitious places, and occasionally I throw in a chain restaurant that there's interest in.

I try to get around as much as I can and find those smaller places worth covering, and if one is really good, I come back to it a lot. This year I've done Nada, Jags, Bouquet, York Street, Jaspers, Reserve, Quarter, Rue Dumaine in Dayton, The Revolving Restaurant, Mythos, the Caspian, Mirage, Chalk, Hyde Park Tavern, Song Long, Uno, Eddie Merlot's and some brunch places.
The videos are a new thing, and the subjects are places i've reviewed recently chosen mostly because they have something interesting visually. We can't do a video of everything, since resources are limited.

Any suggestions of new restaurants I've missed or old ones that I should get back to?

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