Wife learns of hubby’s cheating from dining review
A food writer’s dining review did more than just satisfy his readers’ appetites.
He exposed a cheating husband.
A recent review by Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema was accompanied with a photograph of the establishment. But one reader spotted something rather unappetizing: Her husband dining with another woman.
Last week, the woman posted on Sietsema’s weekly live chat column “Ask Tom,” thanking him for exposing the cheater.
“Well Tom your latest review is accompanied by a picture of my husband dining with a woman who isn’t me!” the woman posted in the online forum. “Once confronted with photographic evidence, he confessed to having an ongoing affair. Just thought you’d be amused to hear of your part in the drama. This Thanksgiving I’m grateful to you for exposing a cheat!”
Sietsema seemed none too happy to be involved in the reveal, replying, “Please, please, please tell me this is a crank post. I’d hate to learn otherwise. I file two reviews a week, for Food and the Magazine, so I’m not sure which restaurant this is.”
It’s still unclear which restaurant the cheating husband met his fate in, but there’s a good lesson to be learned: If you’re gonna cheat, don’t go to a place good enough to merit a dining review.
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .