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
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.