What do you do when a critic doesn't give you the review you were hoping for? If you're "Top Chef" alum John Tesar, chef at two Dallas restaurants, you ban the critic, then go into battle mode on Twitter.
Leslie Brenner, restaurant critic for The Dallas Morning News, who previously worked as the food editor and sometimes restaurant critic at the Los Angeles Times, published a review of Tesar's new steakhouse Knife on Wednesday. In her review she notes the restaurant has potential, but said "Tesar might well be a victim of his own exuberance and energy." She gave him three out of five stars.
To Tesar, the three stars might as well have been zero. The chef lashed out on Facebook, publishing a status update that announced he was banning Brenner from all his restaurants.