Thank you for publishing Max Jacobson's fine restaurant critique ("The Rustic Spirit of Old Japan Warms Mitsuki," Dec. 1).
Not only did I learn about an unfamiliar style of cuisine, robata-yaki , but the review enthusiastically concentrated on the main essential: the food.
And then I read the price range: $15-30 for two. Unbelievable. A place I could actually afford.
Now for the other shoe. I can only hope that those twin doyennes of haute-y cuisine, Lois Dwan and Ruth Reichl, will take a leaf from Jacobson's notebook. I am fed up with radicchio, shiitake mushrooms and Wolfgang Puck. Reading their reviews is about as relevant to real life as reading Harold Robbins.