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

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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.

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Review: BK9
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Review: BK9

 

Review: Black Tree Brooklyn
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Review: Black Tree Brooklyn

Review: Church Street Tavern
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Review: Church Street Tavern

Review: Federal Bar
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Review: Federal Bar

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Review: Il Gattopardo
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Review: Il Gattopardo

Review: The Leopard at des Artistes
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Review: The Leopard at des Artistes

Review: Maiella
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Review: Maiella

Review: Oovina
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Review: Oovina

Review: Whiskey Social
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Review: Whiskey Social

Review: Zengo
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Review: Zengo