Denver restaurateur Leigh Sullivan-Guard takes Denver Post food editor Tucker Shaw to task for his "blind items" restaurant gossip column
Denver Post food editor Tucker Shaw's column on Wednesday, full of no-name restaurant gossip, wouldn't have seemed so startling if the paper's food section regularly ran restaurant news calling out offending culprits -- but it doesn't. So we couldn't figure out the point of his mishmash of blind, unsourced items that wouldn't get past editors in other parts of the paper. And we weren't the only ones who were scratching our heads...
Several chefs and restaurateurs were equally befuddled, including Leigh Sullivan-Guard, who co-owns TAG, TAG|RAW BAR and Madison Street with her husband and executive chef, Troy Guard. In fact, Sullivan-Guard was so taken aback that she crafted a letter to Shaw, taking him to task for his "Blind taste test of questions about Denver's dining scene," in which he asks -- but doesn't answer -- everything from "Which restaurateur spends hours a day obsessing about his competition -- while his own business wanes?" to "Which food journalist appears to have invented -- er, exaggerated -- many of her credentials?"
Herewith, Sullivan-Guard's unedited letter.