I was only trying to be honest, yet point out the many fine qualities of this lovely restaurant.
Here's one of the strangest e-mails I got, spelling mistakes and bad punctuation and all:
"i dont get it. that enire article about canlis is fabricated and untrue. how could you say all those false things that are complete lies. it almost makes me think that your entire palet is off, that you dont know anything about food, and you are a complete fake. explain yourself."
Hmmm. Now, how do I possibly answer that?
Here's the deal. I got a call the night the review was posted from Mark Canlis and he was damn gracious, he said they will learn from it. That's exactly the point, and to give the potential customer a heads up about what they can expect. And, I am so happy they already have such a fiercely loyal fan base to throw flames at anybody who is critical. That's what a review should do.