Mimi Sheraton Dislikes Everything Except Lutèce and La Grenouille

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The other week, it was Steve Cuozzo griping about Williamsburg. Now, old-guard Times critic Mimi Sheraton, in an interview with Capital New York that serves to promote that Lutce dinner we told you about last week, says she likes Andr Soltner and the way things were. But it sounds like she can't stand pretty much everything else. A survey of the negativity, below.

On Brooklyn: "Anywhere Ive been to there has not been worth the trip from Manhattan. I havent been to Al di la, because you have to wait on line, and Im not going to Brooklyn to wait on line."

And on the Times' coverage of Brooklyn: "The Times has certainly been very exaggerated in its Brooklyn coverage, because most of them live there. They begin to see it as being better than it is because its so close to them. I would go to Brooklyn if it were exceptional."

On Sam Sifton's reviews: "Its food writing for an audience less interested in food and more interested in the experience and the theater of it ... I dont like it at all. I always told people what the place was like, but these long, long introductions about the scene I usually skip the first column and a half and get to the food, because thats what I think its about.

On David Chang: "I really dont take him seriously as a chef.

On food trucks: "The truck thing, I dont know how long thatll last. I dont know where they eat it, thats what I cant figure out about a truck. Where the hell do you eat it?

Chow time: Mimi Sheraton and Andrew Soltner on what's changed since Lutece [Capital NY via Sam Sifton/Twitter]