We’d love to have better things to do than comment on this, but we feel compelled to raise one small point in the case of the restaurant critic—believed to be Restaurant Girl, a/k/a Danyelle Freeman—who left her notebook behind at Brasserie 44. (Freeman’s review of the restaurant appears in today’s Daily News.)
Unsurprisingly, Joshua David Stein, at Gawker, has the meanest reaction to the RG blunder, while Josh Ozersky at Grub Street says “who cares?” In his opinion, it’s just an inconsequential case of sloppiness. For our part, we’re more alarmed by the existence of the notebook itself than the leaving of it. None of the critics we know take notes in restaurants at all. That would seem a tad conspicuous, but then again, they also don’t have their head-shots published with their columns.