NYC Restaurants II / Food Bloggers


Well-padded young woman

Sits alone in a famous fancy restaurant.

A meal before her,

She nibbles, chews, pauses,

Scribbles in a notebook,

Discreetly takes a picture of the meal with her phone.


Thin, well-dressed young woman

Accompanied by a helper in a casual diner.

Six entrees set before her.

She carefully cuts, tastes and arranges the food,

Stands up on the seat,

Clicking pictures from all angles with her Nikon.


Oblivious to their surroundings,

It’s all about the food.

The appearance of the food.

Their opinions of the food.

Helpful purveyors of information and self-marketers.

A culture of impressions and beliefs.


By Sue Storts


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