I get calls. I get e-mail. I get letters. This is the first literate one I've received that was written in pencil. It came from a 7-year-old reader.
Dear Mr. Murrieta,
My name is Milana D'Aniello. I am 7 years old. Can you please give me some advise for being a food critic.
When I grow up I want to be a food critic because I like to go to fancy restaurants with my mommy and daddy. I want to tell people if it is good for kids or not.
Indochine ? ? I didn't eat anything because it was too spicy.
Akasaka ? ? ? ? The only thing bad was the mashed potato.
Please write back.
From Milana D'Aniello
My response after the jump
Never miss a local story.
Eat with conviction, exercise frequently, and never, ever say "Ewwwwwww" to any food.
PS, Milana: I enjoyed reading your reviews of Indochine and Akasaka. Would you please write me reviews of three kid-friendly restaurants that you enjoy? Believe it or not, I'm as interested in what you have to say about restaurants and food as you are interested in what I have to say. I want to know what kids look for in restaurants. I'm no longer a kid. You can help me. Please write back to me. Thank you. Ed.