Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Reviewer wrong
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

I appreciate Tribune food critic Stuart Melling taking the time to review the Flora restaurant, of which I am owner and chef ("Flora's dishes don't match its grand interior," Tribune, Dec. 12). Flora's staff and I value all constructive feedback. We are also pleased The Trib selected our New York strip steak as "Dish of the week" (Dec. 20).

In his review, Melling claimed, "one of my meals came with peeling and cracking plaster." This statement misleads at best and is libelous at worst. I assume it was referring to a wall in the dining area that was slightly damaged and has since been repaired; however, this phrasing makes it sound as though we served him contaminated food.

A review may seem benign, but a careless and deceptive review has the power to ruin one's livelihood. I assume The Tribune holds its reviewers to the same standards of fact-checking and accuracy that it does other reporters.

Bryan Rubey


Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.