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February 16, 2011

Making the best of a Yelp review

longmanFrom Eater, see the funny thing the Chicago restaurant Longman & Eagle did with one of those one-star Yelp reviews.

Good graphic design deserves credit. I called Longman & Eagle to see who's earned them for this piece. One of the restaurant's partners, the Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson has, it turns out. Here's some more of his work

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 2:59 PM | | Comments (4)


Very cool!

So they're proud of the place being noisy?

I think it's hilarious that they have such a sense of humor. I'd eat there just because they are good sports. I once (politely) told a cupcake purveyor that I saw on a TV show that perhaps they were having an off day because I was very disappointed with the quality. When I went to her store I was less than thrilled with her dry cake, cloyingly sweet icing complete with gritty sugar texture and $3.75 price tag. She totally attacked me in emails and phone calls. She even pulled surveillance tapes and said I was seen smiling in the store so I must not have been too upset with the cupcakes. (I was smiling because the store was weird and sold novelty panties alongside cupcakes and didn’t eat the cupcake until I got home.) So, anyway nice to see the opposite end of the spectrum!!

Cody's website is

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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