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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

In Search of…

posted by on July 24 at 11:53 AM


We’re looking to get in touch with the person who posts restaurant reviews under the name “Kinkos.” If this is you, please get in touch. Thanks!

As you were.

UPDATE: It’s not for anything bad. Kinkos posts a lot of reviews, and we’d like to get in touch to say thanks. But you know, it’s cool if he/she wants to stay anonymous. We’re totally down with that. Totally.

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Ohhhhhhhh, someone's in trouble ;-)

Posted by Brad | July 24, 2007 1:04 PM

In a good way, I think!

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | July 24, 2007 1:08 PM

Sounds more like "The Stranger is hiring a restaurant reviewer..." :P

Posted by supergp | July 24, 2007 1:10 PM

I couldn't find any reviews by Kinkos. What has s/he reviewed?

Posted by elswinger | July 24, 2007 1:19 PM

Don't you guys already have Kinkos' email address verified?

Posted by This is just a tease | July 24, 2007 1:21 PM

I had to poke around for quite a while to find one of his or hers. Weren't nothin' special neither. Maybe I missed the good ones.

Posted by Fnarf | July 24, 2007 1:54 PM
Posted by googler | July 24, 2007 2:05 PM

My guess is that it's regarding this one:

"I've been there at least once when there was a newspaper reviewer on hand, and the owners and employees were shitting themselves to fawn over the reviewer..."

Sounds like a major violation of the food reviewer's code of conduct. Maybe The Stranger is going after a corrupt journalist.

Posted by David In Wedgwood | July 24, 2007 2:09 PM

On, conversely, they're going after a restaurant that kissed their ass for a good review they didn't deserve and will look to make a more covert follow up visit.

No, actually, they probably really dig the reviews by Kinkos and want to formally bring em in.

Posted by Gomez | July 24, 2007 2:21 PM

Either the Stranger's own Bethany Jean Clement or David Schmader had their ass licked, or either it was Providence Cicero at The Times, since neither the Weekly nor the P-I has reviewed it. I won't hazard a guess as to who the reporter in Kinko's review is, but both Stranger reporters love the place more than anyone whose posted to SLOG.

Posted by elswinger | July 24, 2007 2:32 PM

Heh, that's pretty goddamned funny.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 24, 2007 2:41 PM

After rereading Bethany's review, I am hazarding a guess that it is she who Kinkos' described. However, I am giving Bethany the benefit of the doubt that the owners of the Volunteer Park Cafe weren't fawning over her because she was a restaurant reviewer, but by considering the amount of food that Bethany describes, she must be now considered a regular at the VPC.

I have been to many places in Seattle where the staff spend a lot of time chatting up their regulars and all virtually ignoring their new customers.

Though I am curious how Kinkos knew the patron was a food reviewer or if it was just a guess.

Posted by elswinger | July 24, 2007 3:26 PM

Oh Jebus.. you walk away for 3 hours and everyone goes all conspiracy theory.

Nobody's in trouble, Kinkos just posts a lot and we'd like to be able to get in touch with him/her to say thanks.

We ain't mad atcha.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | July 24, 2007 3:27 PM

for reviewing places s/he's never actually been? what a help.

Posted by kate | July 24, 2007 10:10 PM

Anthony Hecht: yeah, i'm sure you folks post on here trying to track down somebody to thank them for posting a're so full of shit

Posted by fos | July 25, 2007 1:47 AM

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