Could this possibly be my new favorite foodie meme?
We have all been there. As you read the brutally honest, sometimes pained, words of a Yelper as they detail the harrowing experience that has led them to leave a damning one-star review, the emotion rings in your ears. You truly grasp the moment, living, if only for an instant, the depth of experience endured by the harrowed diner.
Well, finally, someone has taken that poetry and put in into film.
Actor Chris Kipiniak, whom you may recognize as “Todd” from episode 233 of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, has tapped into the ecstasy and agony of the darker side of Yelp with his rendition of a one-star review of the Stratford Diner in NJ.
His roller coaster from a phone call to compliment the owner to the sharp turn to the horrific is borderline masterful. It makes you want to scream “I don’t think I’m going to eat there anymore either!”
I hope that this is the first of many.
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog