King Street newcomer Union Provisions is off to a wobbly start. First, they lost their opening chef, Shane Whiddon, within six weeks of opening and now they are sitting on an unflattering review from critic Hanna Raskin.
The write-up is full of unfavorable adjectives, like "clumsy," "tough," "slimy," and "rancid." Her most condemnatory declaration comes at the beginning of the review, stating:
The uncomfortably high prices are all that keep the food from being forgettable at Union Provisions, a restaurant inadvertently proving how much of the city's raging culinary success is owed to talent and a genuine appreciation for the region's bounty. These days, having the right address and a grasp of great design isn't enough to impress.
There is hope for redemption, however, as Raskin recently tweeted that the restaurant is putting forth a different format and menu with their new chef Chari Skinner.