Three Industry Professionals on the Future of Restaurant Criticism

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February 24 — 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT

For decades, the restaurant critic’s job has been to recreate the tastes, smells, service, and ambiance of the dining experience for readers, putting into words the flavors of a perfectly cooked brisket or the complex aromas of a tagine. But a critic’s role can — and perhaps should — go much further.

On Wednesday, February 24, at 1:00 p.m. ET, Boston Globe restaurant critic and food writer Devra First, New York Times restaurant critic Tejal Rao, and food writer and host of the podcast Boundless Horizon Korsha Wilson will join us to discuss how their jobs have changed and been challenged in the past (very tumultuous) year, how they consider their responsibilities to diners and their communities, and how critics’ voices — challenging industry blindspots, spotlighting the humans behind the food, drawing attention to inequality — can make an impact.

Eater Chicago editor Ashok Selvam will moderate the conversation and Q+A, which will take place over Zoom. Register below to secure a spot, receive a Zoom link prior to the event, and add the event to your calendar.

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