Why are restaurant reviews so important? Ryan Sutton, food critic for Bloomberg, offers plenty of reasons. Tune in to this week’s episode of “U Look Hungry”, and find out what it’s like to be a food critic in 2013, and hear Ryan’s thoughts on the ever-trending tasting menu concept. What does it mean when a diner has no choice over what they’re eating at a $200+ meal? Get an inside perspective in restaurants in NYC from a man who couldn’t have his finger closer to the pulse. Helen and Ryan talk about everything from American steakhouses to homemade winter braises. This program was sponsored by Tekserve.

“American steakhouses no longer serve the best steaks.” [03:00]

“[Tasting menus] are the culinary equivalent of long form journalism. It’s especially endearing that in a world of ADD everything, we can have a resurgence in this long form culinary exposition.” [24:00]

–Ryan Sutton, Food Critic for Bloomberg on U Look Hungry