I would have thought that most of these would go without saying, but it appears to be otherwise, out there on the net and blogosphere. So here goes:
- Unless I state otherwise, all my meals and food are paid for. No freebies or complimentary food, no special discounts. I never use my blog as a tool to seek an advantage.
- My reviews are anonymous. The restaurants and the servers do not know who I am, nor that I am a food blogger, nor that I will write a review of the experience.
- All my reviews are about experiences within the last two months of the posting. I will not write a review about an experience that occurred years ago. Frankly, my memory retention is inadequate for anything more than a couple of months. And besides, a restaurant can change a lot in a year (kitchen and serving staff can turn-over and ownership can change hands) completely altering a restaurant, making a review out-of-date and inaccurate.
- I am willing to revisit a restaurant if I hear contrary opinions about a place that I reviewed, or if the establishment refreshes itself in some measurable way.