Letters to the editor

An anon troll comment on the blog recently:

''What an arrogant self-proclaimed food critic you are!! Have been through your blog to discover your pathetic reviews, insipid, poorly written, where price is always at the core of discussions in spite of your royal attitude (if you don't have money, stay at home ;)"

And then an interesting sms yesterday from an ex client and now a reader and friend:

'Sir, missing your posts on small inexpensive, family run places. Off late most of your posts are about pretty posh places.'

The second one worries me. The flipside of being at Andheri E.  Town with it's honest little restaurants seems a mirage these days.

Got 5 restaurant review/ event invites in 2 days ever since I did one after ages! The Indigo Deli one.

What did I walk into?

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hey, you always have a nice mix...
It's quite alright to go to "posh" places as well...
And if you're paying, it's okay to crib about prices...
People who don't like your blog are always welcome not to visit! :)
The knife said…
thanks for writing in. Must say it was more a wry observation at my end but the vote of confidence helps. Beig quarantined at Andheri E during the day does limit my happy hunting in South Mumbai which is sad
Vaibhav said…
You should not even consider putting these stupid comments online. People have nothing else to do, but to comment on your meticulous reviews! I guess they can't stand the true foodie in you!
Rohit Patil said…
following your blog for 3 years now.. and never did i feel once that you do paid reviews. you speak straight from the stomach ;-) continue the awesome work
Aditi said…
Hey your blogs great! I have been a silent reader for a while now! You have a great mix of places on your blog and like someone before me said If someone dosent like your blog well they are welcome not to visit!

I love that you talk about small lesser known places they are the real treasures of any city.....im trying through my blog to write about some such places in Pune!

Keep up the super great work and come visit Pune sometime!
Anonymous said…
Your blog,your opinion and where you eat and post reviews is entirely at your discretion. If some people can't handle it, then why visit your blog.

You have a great blog and keep those reviews coming....

- Aneeta
The knife said…
thanks Vaibhav...honestly wasn't really bugged by the troll...the second text I appreciated because that was from the heart
The knife said…
thanks a lot Rohit...much appreciated
The knife said…
Thanks for writing Aditi. I honestly believe that some of the best food across the world is to be had at the simplest of places. This is not a reverse snobbery on my part. I'd love to know more about Pune from you. I've been there a decade back but that was before I got into a blogger mode. later trips were work trips to chinchwad
The knife said…
thank you so much for writing in Aneeta...and yes, that's exactly what I want to do
I agree with the others... If someone doesn't like what you write, dont read! Irritating people! Some people Wwont spend even 1/2 the time thinking of writing anything constructive themselves!
Anyway - keep going... I love your style, doesn't matter where you go - you put an honest opinion up!
Aditi said…
Oh you are so welcome :)) I totally agree its the small places that serve honest , fresh and the best tasting food!

You must visit Pune soon! Id love to take you on a trail of the smallest bestest places to eat at :D

Till then....Bon Apetit!
sunny said…
The person with fist comment!!
''What an arrogant self-proclaimed food critic you are!! ''

take some positivity from the comment to me it seems like you have entered a big league, and such people will keep coming..

carry on good work, your blog have a loyal following among us!
-sunny
The knife said…
Sunnu, Somoo...appreciate your writing in...honestly wasn't disturbed...gained too much from the blog to be bothered by trolls
Gaurav said…
I think posh or street side is always secondary.Choices are arbitrary or whatever happens to be around. Which is what i reckon makes your choices interesting.

Angry and meanness i am sure you can handle but what about spam?

Have been getting a truck load of it.
The knife said…
google spam filter works for me...the one on the dashboard...and audia captcha...i don't get spammed too much beyond that
Sunshine said…
K, Take a bow - you are now a recognised and beloved food critic. I love the way you describe food......sigh...if only I could do the same
Anonymous said…
Your reviews are very intersting, particularly the ones on Bengali food, Bijoli, Arsalan etc. I read your review of Kshirsagar and believe it or not searched for the place and went here. But was very disappointed with the Surmai and the mutton masala. Asked them if they would make me an omelletete because I was still hungry, which they did. Very nice people. But in my opinion food at Sindhudurg and Gajalee is better
Anonymous said…
By the way, meant to tell you, you are a superb photographer. Excellent pieces of work.