Craig Laban and Philafoodie

As some of you may have heard, Philadelphia Inquirer Food Critic Craig Laban is being sued for libel by the Chops in Bala Cynwyd for saying that their strip steak was tough and fatty. The restaurant states that he didn’t have the strip steak, that he actually ordered the steak sandwich and ate it without the bread and so was in no position to comment on the strip steak.

This has become pretty big news across the country, and today the New York Times Food Section ran a piece detailing Laban’s troubles and whether Chops has a chance of winning against Laban and the Inquirer. Philadelphia food blogger and attorney David Snyder (aka Philafoodie) was interviewed for the piece and was quoted nicely. Congratulations to our local food blogger on become a national media darling.

Serving You Tonight Will Be Our Lawyer
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1 Comment so far

  1. Joe S (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 12:52 am

    As a foodie and blogger who recently had a less then satisfying experience at a local restaurant, I opted to withhold a terrible review because I thought the establishment just needed more time.
    Should I give them another chance I shall judge them on exactly what I and my dining crew enjoyed or did not enjoy. Of course this would only be the opinion of a few diners.
    Why, in heavens name, would anyone take any more seriously the review of Craig from the Inquirer, then, the many reviews, you can find by people just like yourself, or myself online?
    I do not now, nor did I ever, believe Craig Whatshisname being the end all and be all of taste.
    Everyone I know, knows, that is me.



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