An article appearing yesterday on‘s food blog, Bite Club, asked the increasingly relevant question, “How much power do food critics really have anymore?

The article points out:

The rise of Yelp, Chowhound and hundreds of other food blogs, not to mention the comments section of their own newspapers, throw into question even the most powerful of food critics.

With an increasing number of outlets for everyday restaurant goers to make themselves heard, the days of restaurant critic relevance may be waning. What do you think? Do you still trust food critics, or would you rather see what the general public has to say?

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