Adam Platt at New York magazine is just the latest restaurant critic to go mainstream. After all, Pete Wells locked down his reputation by destroying Guy Fieri, and Jay Rayner made it to Buzzfeed-famous, so we know how this story goes. And now Platt is making the biggest possible splash in abandoning his anonymity for fame — by getting mugged on the cover.
Naturally, New York mag’s Twitter announcement of the cover made for some awesome commentary from New York food lovers and critics alike. But we think Wells wins the Twitter buzz — after all, why does Platt look so freaking miserable anyways?
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) December 28, 2013
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) December 28, 2013
— Hugh Merwin (@hughmerwin) December 28, 2013
Love this idea. Bravo Platt!
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) December 28, 2013
— Michael Idov (@michaelidov) December 28, 2013
— Pete Wells (@pete_wells) December 28, 2013
UPDATE: Oh no wait, Platt won the Twitter conversation after all.
Humbug … RT @h20gony: Cheer up! You have eaten a ton of really awesome (food). Best food critic in NY (at least as far as I'm concerned!)
— Adam Platt (@plattypants) December 28, 2013
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