When the co-owner of Red Medicine ejected S. Irene Virbila from his Beverly Hills, Calif., restaurant and then followed up by posting a photo of the veteran Los Angeles Times critic on the Internet, the incident sparked some heated chatter about the restaurant-reviewer relationship.
 Many observers in the media, restaurant world and blogosphere generally acknowledged the restaurateur’s right to ask Virbila to leave. However, some observed that the public “outing” — ...

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