A short while ago, I was contacted by San Francisco Magazine to create full page art about restaurant critics. Talk about having a job with power, the critics can make or break restaurants. Not even Michelin rated chefs are exempt from the wrath of the food critics. Their rating system is so tough that a jump up or down in the star rating will be either a cause for celebration or for mourning. It truly makes a difference in how many people walk through the restaurants doors. Who are these folks? They walk among us and look just like us. Often they will take take a friend or four with them so don’t look for that angry and serious lone diner making furious notes on a clipboard. Beware the food critic!