Anonymity of a Restaurant Critic

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In late December, 2010, the food world was abuzz when LA Times critic Irene Virbila was photographed and then kicked out of the restaurant Red Medicine.  Read critic Jonathan Gold's response here.  LA Times food section editor Russ Parsons explains the paper's reviewing policy.  Ernie Whalley is a restaurant critic in Ireland, where he says the country's size makes anonymity virtually impossible.  Ernie thinks that objectivity is more important than anonymity.  He's got a discussion forum on his website,