Ms. Greene has reviewed restaurants for New York magazine for 32 years. Just recently, she decided to step back from the weekly grind of reviewing the city's best restaurants. She's the pioneer of what we could call the "New Journalism" approach to restaurant reviews. It's so accepted a practice now that it seems hard to believe there was a time when it was a new thing.
We spent about a half hour talking about her career in food writing... her lack of interest in special disguises to keep from being noticed... and whether or not she'll have to wait in line like everyone else now that she's no longer reviewing. It was an extremely enjoyable conversation.