Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Separated at birth: Thomas and Hubert Keller

I really tried to maintain a spirit of good humor and playfulness as I read "A $3,000 taste of Vegas" in the Chicago Tribune.

But the newspaper's restaurant critic, Phil Vettel, seems quite serious when he writes "brothers Thomas and Hubert Keller have Sin City outposts."


(Thomas Keller, born in California, runs a little laundromat in Yountville, maybe you've heard of it.)

(Hubert Keller, born in France, operates a restaurant for Gallic monarchs in San Francisco, one of the city's three best restaurants according to the Chronicle.)

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Sean said...

Oh wow. Guess their fact-checker is on vacation?

January 02, 2007 3:54 PM  
Ryan said...

A fact checker at a newspaper -- rare. More a magazine thing, and becoming rarer at that. Still, in most cases a food editor would have caught this, since most know at least one of these Kellers, which should be enough to realize he doesn't have a celebrity chef brother.

My guess? Editor on vacation with holidays, someone else filled in, story written amid pre-holiday rush (we newspaper types have to write the stuff that will run on Xmas/New Years before we leave), sloppiness ensues.

Still -- ack!

January 10, 2007 7:19 PM  

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