Un-Organized Crime: Scammers Impersonate VV Critics


Colandrea New Corner Restaurant, the Dyker Heights red-sauce joint reviewed by Sietsema last week, got a surprise visit by two Italian-looking guys claiming to be Village Voice food critics, and asking for some free food from the kitchen. When asked for their names, the men replied that they couldn’t say because they’re “anonymous” (natch). They also mentioned they’d just been to an Indian place reviewed by the Voice. The owner of Colandrea continued to chat the guys up, which apparently made them more and more nervous, until they got up and left just before their food was ready.

Alas, Sietsema and I are not two Italian guys who run around asking for free food..Bad choice, fellas.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 5, 2009


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