I really miss having real restaurant reviews in our main local rag. I used to go directly to the contents and find out which restaurant was being written about that week. Recently, the food column hit an all-time low by talking about who gets served first and how fast you can get your food [“No Rules, Just (What Feels) Right,” May 14]. Go on to a drive-through place and leave the real dining to others who have the time and inclination to really enjoy food and wine.
Please get someone to go to our amazing cornucopia of restaurants—especially downtown—and write about them in an engaging, critical and appreciative way like Mackensy Lunsford used to do. I love this paper; miss the food!
— Jane Knox
Managing editor Jon Elliston responds: It’s good to find that our Food section continues to generate passionate reactions, and that they vary widely depending on people’s tastes. Xpress recently solicited advice from our readers about what they’d like to see in the section, and critical reviews were high on some people’s list while they were low on others’. Our food editor has forged a new approach that incorporates some of what we used to do with new elements, and it will debut in our pages soon. Stay tuned!