So why did you start this blog?
When I first moved to San Antonio in 2005, I loved how the city supported the mom and pop restaurants and how good the food was. I found myself on the phone with friends and family telling them about all the great restaurants until one of my friends said, “Why don’t you take some pictures and post them so I know where to eat when I come to town?”
So you’re some kind of food critic?
Not exactly. While I love to go out to eat, I am by no means a food critic—I’m just an average Joe. Chances are if it has cheese or cream gravy on it I’m going to love it. You’ll probably notice that in most of the articles I talk just as much about the atmosphere or service as I do about the food. I hope to someday figure out a better way to actually convey why and what qualities it is about the food I like, but until then I’ll try to explain it the best way I can.
Why are all the reviews so positive?
Like everyone, I’ve had bad experiences at restaurants. In fact, in the past I published an overtly negative review or two, but I’ve regretted flaming those restaurants on my blog. The fact is that everyone has a bad day, and if a restaurant consistently has these “bad days” they are going to go out of business. There is too much negativity in the world—and I don’t have enough time in the day—to focus on the negatives.
Do you get paid to write reviews?
The answer is most always “No.” Most of the smaller restaurants I frequent wouldn’t even have a budget to pay for a review. If a larger restaurant comps me a meal, or even a portion of a meal, I disclose it. Like other members of the press, I am often invited to food events and get to attend for free. That being said, like other newspapers, sites and blogs, we do offer advertising and sponsor packages. These posts will clearly be marked as “Sponsored” and rest assured that the reviewer would give an unbiased opinion. Find out more about Sponsorship and Advertising on SA Flavor.
I would like to publish something on your blog. Do you accept submissions?
Yes, we do accept submissions from the community. If you would like to publish a blog on SA Flavor, please see the Submit a Story section for more information.
Do you accept student interns?
Recently I had the privilege of having a student from the University of the Incarnate Word approach me to intern with SA Flavor. It was a fantastic experience with both of us learning a lot. Because of this, I do accept one college student a semester in an unpaid intern role with SA Flavor. If you are interested, please see the Intern section for more information.
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