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The New Restaurant Bloggers

Sharp Bites, an article in today's Times about the rising power of restaurant bloggers and how they're taking readers away from the more traditional restaurant critics and food guides.

There is a new food game in the city that never stops grazing. A proliferation of blogs treating every menu revision, construction permit, clash of egos and suspiciously easy-to-get reservation as high drama is changing the rules of the restaurant world and forcing everyone from owners to chefs to publicists to get used to the added scrutiny.

Diners hungry for the next, the newest, the best, and with no patience to wait for the annual Zagat Guide, are benefiting.

Full story in today's New York Times