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Fake Critic Alert

Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

FakeCritic.jpgRiverfront Times reports that a middle-aged woman posed as their food critic, got drunk, and "terrorized" a local St. Louis area restaurant. The paper received a tip from the restaurant that claimed the visibly drunk "food writer" was extremely rude to staff and that things got heated when they asked to see a business card. It was probably an awful blogger. [RFT]