>Only in Seattle

>Ron at Cornichon.org is bemoaning the lunancies of the latest crop of Zagat reader-powered restaurant reviews of Seattle. To create the reviews, Zagat editors play a strange word game, stringing together very short phrases from reader reviews to create restaurant profiles, or, as Ron puts it:

“the ‘capsule reviews’ take isolated ‘nouns and adjectives’ from ‘reader comments’ and string them together to make ‘nonsensical’ and ‘often inaccurate’ profiles.

One of the gems Ron cites as he shakes his head about the “Yelpification” of restaurant reviewing is the reader who indignantly complains (on the online Zagat) that Salumi, Seattle’s renowned cured-meat emporium, is not vegetarian-friendly. Mio dio!

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