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After Pete Wells' now-infamous Guy Fieri review went viral, journalism blog Romenesko surveyed restaurant critics around the country, collecting their tales of scathing reviews and restaurateurs' reactions. Among them: the O's Michael Russell, who recounts the reaction to this recent negative review of Boxer Sushi: "No review I've written has gotten as large of a response." Up in Seattle, meanwhile, people take this super-seriously — according to Seattle Weekly's Hanna Raskin, "Restaurateurs with hurt feelings have e-mailed death threats." [Romenesko]

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