A Food Fight In Dallas As Restaurants Protest One Critic07:56
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When Dallas restaurant critic Leslie Brenner sat down at the new Proof + Pantry restaurant, she was not prepared for what she was about to be served.

Sal Jafar (second from left) and his partners at Proof + Pantry restaurant. (Courtesy)
Sal Jafar (second from left) and his partners at Proof + Pantry restaurant. (Courtesy)

It wasn't the food. The meal went well. But we she asked for the check, nothing ever came.

The restaurant's owners decided they did not want to be reviewed. So when they spotted the Dallas Morning News critic, they decided to give her the meal, free.

That presented an ethical conflict. Can a review really be fair if you dined for no charge? Other Dallas restaurants jumped on the bandwagon in what is now a highly-publicized campaign against Brenner and the Dallas Morning News.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson spoke with Proof + Pantry co-owner Sal Jafar and Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner to find out more about the feud.

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This segment aired on December 5, 2014.

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