Yes -- there's a reason I'm hiding behind a bunch of Swiss chard! Sometimes I write restaurant reviews for the paper. When I do, I make reservations under different names and attempt to remain incognito -- wouldn't want extra attentive service or an especially pretty garnish to skew the review! Is it possible to maintain anonymity in a small city like Burlington? Maybe not...but I'm going to give it a try.
A couple of questions for the masses:
1) Should restaurant critics be anonymous?
2) What do you think happens when they're not?
3) Is this different in a place like Burlington vs. somewhere much larger -- and with lots more restaurants -- like New York City?