Sample Reviews


Since fall 2018, I have written food reviews for Phoenix New Times. Here are three that push the bounds of what a food review can be.


The $364 meal

“Could a meal for two that costs more than the GDP per capita of Nepal be worth the splurge?”


13 Ways of looking

An experimental review of a modern restaurant, modeled after a modernist poem, considering nothing but the restaurant’s vegetables.

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little miss bbq 2.0

“The circle of the pale coin faced me. For a second, facing that offering at eye level, I felt like I was in church. A priest was offering me a communal wafer. Only there was no priest, just a middle-aged man in a Little Miss BBQ shirt and a holy round of smoked meat.