The Artful Diner is an independent, freelance food writer. His latest review and an archive of past reviews for Philadelphia's Main Line restaurants and for restaurants around the country and the world can be found on this site. For almost 10 years, The Artful Diner wrote restaurant reviews for NJ.com. His blog still appears at blog.nj.com/artful_diner.
The son of a chef, born and raised in New Jersey but living in suburban Philadelphia for the past 15 years, The Artful Diner loves fine food and wine and has a passion for dining out. Not only is he concerned with the quality of cuisine that invades his gullet but also with the quantity of long green that flees his pocket. Like you, he has a decided aversion to shelling out good money for strictly mediocre fare.
So if you're interested in sorting out the good, the bad, and the ugly on the dining scene, you're sure to find his outspoken restaurant reviews as intellectually appetizing as they are gastronomically informative.