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The top food and drink critic competition reviews

Read the reviews of 10 aspiring restaurant critics who competed for the gig with Time Out New York's food and drink sections

Written by
Christina Izzo
Dan Q Dao

Being a food critic sounds like a dream job, no? Time Out New York put 10 food-loving scribes to the test to see if they could hack the tough deadlines and bloated bellies that come with writing about the best restaurants in NYC. Assigned to cover everything from bar food favorites to New American dining rooms, here are the 10 finalists’ reviews from the next food and drink critic competition.