We will at all times remain professional in our writing, remembering that someone’s reputation is linked to their livelihood. Therefore, it is unfair to use our blog as a weapon to wield power without consequence.
As a blogger, we may choose to remain anonymous as to avoid recognition from restaurant owners and others as we review restaurants. This allows us to remain impartial and receive the same treatment any other guest would receive. But at the same time we still agree not to publish anything that we wouldn’t feel completely comfortable adding our name to.
While we agree, the idea of blogging allows anyone to share their opinion, we also know that we must limit ourselves to criticizing food and service. Personal attacks on chefs, servers or others in the Restaurant are unfair and uncalled for. We will simply not stoop to that level.
4. Full Disclosure
At any point, if we are invited to Media Dinners, are comped meals, or samples we will always disclose this information up front. As bloggers, we aren’t on the payroll of a large media organization. It is our personal money financing our endeavor. So, while we do get freebies from time to time, we promise to always disclose that in our post so our readers know and aren’t influenced unfairly by the review.
5. Review Standards
We acknowledge that every establishment goes through growing pains and that is unfair to review a restaurant on opening night or even during their first month. So, if we are eager to do a write-up, we promise to label it “First Impressions” rather than a full-blown review.
6. Credit and Fact Checking
In the age of the internet, content is gathered from many sources. However, that doesn’t make it ok to not cite sources or plagiarize. We promise to always credit sources of original content. Anything not credited is our own unique content, written by us and no one else.
In addition, we will fact check, and make sure that what we are reporting is accurate to the best of our knowledge.