Scammers Impersonate Village Voice Critics
The Village Voice's dining blog Fork in the Road reports that a pair of would-be scammers are hustling New York City restaurants, claiming to be VV food critics:
Colandrea New Corner Restaurant, the Dyker Heights red-sauce joint reviewed by Sietsema last week, got a surprise visit by two "Italian-looking guys claiming to be Village Voice food critics, and asking for some free food from the kitchen. When asked for their names, the men replied that they couldn't say because they're "anonymous" (natch). They also mentioned they'd just been to an Indian place reviewed by the Voice. The owner of Colandrea continued to chat the guys up, which apparently made them more and more nervous, until they got up and left just before their food was ready.