We reported last week on the ousting of the Oregonian's freelance food critic Michael Zusman. He attributed the dismissal to his refusal to "pump up" a review (which, I should note, editor DeAnn Welker denies). The Willamette Week has gotten ahold of said review, which turns out to be of Gilda's italian restaurant, and posted it in full. I've only eaten at Gilda's once, but I think the review is plenty fair. He praises certain items, and points out that his family loves the place, but feels (as I did) generally underwhelmed by the food and the service. Whether or not it was the reason for his dismissal, I can't see any reason for the review to be spiked.
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