‘s website runs a breezy interview with Frank Bruni today, which is, of course, the day of his last review. Looking back on the few downsides of being a restaurant critic, Bruni says:
People begin to see you as Food, food, food. They’re constantly telling you what you should try; what they tried and didn’t like. They tell you their Aunt Bertha’s coming to town in three weeks and they’d like a Middle-Eastern restaurant within a four-square-block area, with entrees between $12 and $17. And sadly my mind doesn’t work that way. It’s flattering and sweet, but sometimes you can’t live up to their expectations.
Check back here tomorrow for Fork in the Road’s own interview with Bruni.