A Portland-living foodie who admits he needs a restaurant critic sends this note:
Ms. Nichols, I am coming down for the Oregon/LSU game next weekend and wondered if you could recommend any restaurants that aren’t too far from Arlington. In looking at Google Maps, I see the usual chain suspects around Arlington but there have got to be local spots worth checking out. Granted, I am coming from the town that apparently doesn’t need food critics to have good food. As a side note, the publications in this town are dying so restaurant reviews have been ceded to the blogs and local online food community. I generally use food critics’ columns/recommendations to help find dining destinations that I wouldn’t necessarily know about otherwise.
Help him, yáll I’m useless. (“Olenjack’s Grille and Chop House Burgers,” she whispers.)