Right on, J. Elfmont!
There was a time when I would eagerly await Calendar's restaurant reviews to find out what was new with L.A. restaurants; to decide which restaurants I wanted to try next, or to read with pleasure a new review of an old favorite.
Ruth Reichl is an embarrassment. I have often wondered who in the world decided to hire her. She's pompous and seldom has anything interesting to say.
There are good writers out there. People who enjoy good food and know how to write about it, and who do not need to pad their stories with endless descriptions of the restaurant's decor, the chef's private life, or their husband's love for pizza and football.