Robert Sietsema was the food critic for the Village Voice from 1993 to 2013. He is a member of the Organ Meat Society and contributor to Gourmet magazine. After being laid off from the Voice in a round of downsizing, he was hired the following week by Eater, the New York City-based online food network, first as a feature writer before moving into the role of food critic.
Of Dutch descent, Sietsema is from the Midwest. Around 1978 he left college to move to New York City, where his wife-to-be was moving. He worked in a book publishing house and later became the bass player for a band called Mofungo for 12 years, which had Elliott Sharp on guitar. The band had several releases.
- The Top 100 Inexpensive Restaurants in New York City
- 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition
- "Robert Sietsema, Restaurant Critic". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
Since 1993, Robert Sietsema has been eating his way through New York on behalf of the Village Voice; his specialty is shedding light on restaurants and cuisines that may have gone otherwise undetected by a broader audience. ...
- "New York's legendary food warrior takes aim at Restaurant Girl". Metromix. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
Robert Sietsema, the Village Voice food scribe and curator of its recent inaugural Choice Eats gala, is renowned for how closely he guards his anonymity....
- "Backgrounder: Robert Sietsema". New York University. 2004. Archived from the original on 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Robert Sietsema author page, Eater.com".
- Michael T. Kaufman (October 6, 1993). "A Random Tasting Tour And the Flavor Is Ethnic". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
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