Allison Arnett who is the food writer for the Boston Globe is a tough bit^&. She shoots square from the hip, BUT she does have her favorite chefs and they all get ***1/2 (apparently NOBODY ever gets ****). Those that get ***1/2 are her friends….Barbara Lynch, Lydia, Gordon, Jasper et al. Since I was not in the inner sanctum of the Globe food writers, I alas, got only ***. So yes, restaurant reviewers do have the potential to be biased……especially when they’re reviewing one of their friend’s restaurants.