All we want to serve you are court summons

Last month, The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s food critic Craig LaBan went to a restaurant called Chops and wrote a three-sentences-long review. He praised the crab cake but said the meal “was expensive and disappointing, from the soggy and sour chopped salad to a miserably tough and fatty strip steak.”

The resulting lawsuit is 16 pages long. It does not dispute the steak was lousy, but contends LaBan “ate a steak sandwich without bread, not a strip steak, and therefore had, and has, no personal knowledge of the quality of the Chops strip steak.”

The lawsuit joins a long list of encounters between “sharp reviews and the restaurateurial ego”.

Read the full story here: Serving you tonight will be our lawyer


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