A young food critic has been stirring the pot with his online reviews.
When Noah Rosen, 14, started YourTasteBuddy.com in December 2011, he didn't think it would arouse much interest. His first posts evaluated local eateries, such as Sushi Laguna, Ruby's Diner and 370 Common, his favorite.
On April 12, he reviewed his school cafeteria. His criticism was unsparing.
"The dreaded Thurston Middle School cafeteria is a lottery of food failures, flavorless mediocrities and ill-conceived 'balanced' nutrition," he wrote.
Noah posted pictures of a grilled cheese sandwich and a hot dog in aluminum foil bags, as well as a chicken burger topped with bacon and cheese.
"Yeah, my first review was direct and blunt and harsh," he said in a recent interview.
A short while later, he hung a poster at school, advertising his website.
Principal Jenny Salberg, he said, suggested that he remove the review of the school food from his blog, adding that if he did not, the poster would be taken down.