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You should change the policy.

Posted by jseattle | January 24, 2008 1:13 PM

Fairness is a beautiful thing, but that joint will probably still suck.

Posted by J.R. | January 24, 2008 1:43 PM

That was a long, wandering smackdown of a review. I remember it. Will you be retracting it in the print edition? How about on the cover?

Posted by superyeadon | January 24, 2008 2:18 PM

Fearless journalism! Deleted because it ran one month early? Say, you didn't happen to hear from their attorney did you?

Posted by billy | January 24, 2008 2:53 PM

Agreeing with no. 3, that was a "long, wandering smackdown of a review." What's the point of singling out an unremarkable and largely unknown restaurant for a thoroughly negative review? The review certainly didn't help anyone decide where to go for dinner unless, maybe, they happened to live within a few blocks of the restaurant. The review won't be missed.

Posted by Brendan | January 24, 2008 3:18 PM

One thing I like to see on the menu enormous penis!

Posted by Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Penis | January 24, 2008 9:18 PM

Wow, now your restaurant reviews are tainted, too. Too bad: they were the only thing I read in the Stranger. And you can't even do that right, can you?

Posted by Brianne | January 25, 2008 9:29 AM

Yes, but why are they getting free advertising from this???:

And why on Earth would a reviewer think it was okay to bring his wife and baby to a restaurant while he's doing his job, what is this take your family to work day?!

Have you seen Thomas St. Bistro its tiny and intimate you would be doing a disservice to all of the other customers had the baby started crying and it was a music night too?

You are trying to be a foodie magazine, but this defies all journalistic integrity and the fact that you didn't mention this before you pulled the article that's really strange?

I just don't understand. I think its more against policy to take advantage of the system and take your whole family on an outing to do your job and not be focused on the meal. Have you ever taken a baby to a restaurant, HOW THE HELL CAN YOU FOCUS?!

Posted by Lillian | January 25, 2008 9:38 AM

Christopher, that was a spin job worthy of any presidential candidate.

Posted by tomcat98109 | January 25, 2008 9:47 AM

The Weekly reports you have other reviews of restaurants that were done only about a month after they opened. Will you be pulling those down as well? Or is this explanation pure bullshit?

Posted by tomcat98109 | January 25, 2008 12:41 PM

Ah, the freedom that comes when a corporation has few ethical restraints! The Stranger owns a weekly in Portland that apparently likes to review restaurants before they even open. (go down five paragraphs)

Posted by portlander | January 25, 2008 6:46 PM

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