L.A. Times restaurant critic Sherry Virbila has tweeted a pretty good response to that dust-up with the co-owner of Red Medicine, the Beverly Hills restaurant that refused her service in a hissy fit over past reviews.
sirenevirbila Just realizing what an exciting job I have via Red Medicine. Now taking applications for bodyguards (meals included). May see action.
sirenevirbila Candidate shld enjoy truffles, Barolo, innards and nettles. & be prepared to face off punk restaurateurs w vaulting ambition & littl sense.
It's almost beyond doubt that Virbila and the Times will get the last word in the fight that Noah Ellis started. She's a respected critic with a lot more fans among restaurant goers in L.A. than him. Moreso now that Ellis has outed himself as a bit of a putz. He's got a traditionally unfortunate location for a restaurant in Beverly Hills: the Wilshire at Gale corner that has devoured many before him. If the Times doesn't review his restaurant, he loses. But the paper probably will review it, whether Ellis likes it or not — and if it's by someone less knowledgeable and fair than Virbila, he loses. If Ellis' partners are smart, they'll lock him in the freezer the next time she comes in.