The Thursday review and pronouncing the critic's name right
Thursday reviewer Richard Gorelick must get almost as much flak for his name as I do for mine. (I'll never forget that the year I started reviewing I got a mention in the "Best and Worst" issue of Baltimore magazine for "Worst pseudonym for a restaurant critic.")
Anyway, Richard graciously answered someone who wanted to know how he pronounced his name with this comment:
Our family pronounces GO-REL-ICK with three syllables; however, I have met people with this last name who do it in two. ...
The name apparently means "burned," but what exactly it was that burned in Belarus and when no one is certain.
All this is by way of introducing his review in the Thursday paper of the Hudson Street Stackhouse in Canton.
Meanwhile Rob Kasper reviewed the new Dogwood Cafe in the Woman's Industrial Exchange for takeout. It's where my friend Helen and I had our Christmas lunch today, and I'll tell you more about it later.
(Sandwich from the Dogwood Cafe by Elizabeth Malby/Sun photographer)