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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

2013_restaurant_critic.jpgB-Rod over at LA Weekly pens a rebuttal to Slate's suggestion today that restaurant critics shouldn't wait before writing their reviews. Says Rodell, "Professional criticism should provide an overview of what the restaurant will be, after it becomes that thing ... the purpose of a review is to look at the place as a whole and give it some context, not chronicle the very time in a restaurant's life that is least likely to be representative of the ongoing experience." Eater National has a debate here. [LAW]