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A Look Back at Sam Sifton's Greatest Hits and Misses

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As Sam Sifton gets ready for his new job, it's time now to look back on the almost two years he spent as the most powerful man in New York dining. Eater asked cutting-edge Scandinavian design firm Kinderbrød to create a video tribute with some critical cats thrown in, which is above. Below, you'll find a collection of links and artwork that chronicle Sifton's hits, misses, and occasional moments of zen.

Sam Sifton, an Introduction:
· BREAKING: NYT's Sam Sifton IN as Next Restaurant Critic
· To Catch a Critic: Times Strips Sifton Photos From Site
· Eater's Official Sam Sifton Dossier—Clip N' Save!
· Spotting the Siftonator: Future Critic at The Redhead?

On the Job:
· Finally, A Day of Reckoning for Marea
· Ten Restaurants Sifton Should Reassess Over His Tenure
· Can/Should an Excellent Pie Merit Two Stars in the Times?
· Sam Sifton's Best of New York: The Complete Guide!
· And Now, Times Critic Sam Sifton with a Double Down!
· Sifton Loves Fancy Fishing Gear, Moleskine, Le Creuset
· Seven Months, 32 Reviews: Sam Sifton By the Numbers
· And Now... Sam Sifton Mad Libs!
· The Greatest Hits of Sam Sifton's Music References
· Rest Easy Restaurateurs: Sam Sifton is Going Off the Grid
· Sifton Responds to Steingarten's Accusation of Brooklyn Bias
· The 10 Best Incredulous Responses to Del Posto's Four Star
· Sam Sifton's First Year as Times Critic: A Look Back

Sam Sifton's Collected Moments of Zen:

· Kissing References in Sam Sifton's Reviews: a Retrospective
· Sam Sifton Awards a Deuce to Jonathan Benno's Lincoln
· The Year in Sam Sifton Burns, Barbs and Zingers
· Saveur Publisher Tells Sam Sifton to 'Stop Being so Rude'
· Sam Sifton Writing Thanksgiving Help Desk Cookbook
· Restaurant Puts a Bounty on Sam Sifton's Head
· Sam Talbot Calls Sifton's Goose Egg Review 'Venom'
· Sam Sifton's Strict Rules For Drinking In New York City Bars
· Sam Sifton Wrote a Humor Book: A Field Guide to the Yettie
· Sifton Impersonates Banker, Architect to Try LA's LudoBites
· Is Sifton Going Easy On Restaurants?: A Statistical Analysis
· Sam Sifton Sells Red Hook Apartment for $1.25 Million

The Beginning of the End:
· Critic Sam Sifton Rumored for Times National Desk
· NYT Needs New Critic as Sifton Moves to National Desk
· The Twitterverse Reacts to Sam Sifton Stepping Down

And, here's the worst lines of Sam Sifton's Imperial No. 9 review, with cats:

For those that want to relive the entire 23-month Sam Sifton experience, here are links to all of his reviews, by star rating, then alphabetically.

Four Stars:
· Del Posto, 09/29

Three Stars
· Ai Fiori, 02/23/11
· Brooklyn Fare, 04/27/11
· Colicchio & Sons, 3/17/10
· Craft, 09/07/11
· Gotham Bar and Grill, 05/18/11
· La Grenouille, 12/23/09
· Marea, 10/21/09
· Masa, 06/15/11
· Veritas, 03/16/11

Two Stars:
· A Voce Columbus, 11/25/09
· ABC Kitchen, 06/01/10
· Annisa, 06/22/10
· Aquavit, 07/20/10
· Boulud Sud, 08/10/11
· Brushstroke, 07/13/11
· Casa Lever, 1/6/10
· Ciano, 01/12/11
· DBGB, 10/14/09
· The Dutch, 07/13/11
· Il Matto, 08/31/10
· The John Dory, 01/26/11
· Junoon, 03/30/11
· Kin Shop, 12/15/10
· The Leopard at Des Artistes, 08/03/11
· Lincoln, 11/24/10
· Maialino, 1/20/10
· The Mark, 4/28/10
· Má Pêche, 07/13/10
· Marc Forgione, 10/05/10
· Millesime, 01/05/11
· M. Wells, 04/06/11
· Novita, 2/10/10
· Oceana, 11/18/09
· Prime Meats, 05/25/10
· Recette, 3/31/10
· Red Rooster, 03/09/11
· Riverpark, 12/08/10
· Roberta's, 08/24/11
· SHO Shaun Hergatt, 4/21/10
· Strip House, 3/10/10
· Tamarind Tribecca, 08/03/10
· Torrisi Italian Specialties, 06/08/10
· Vandaag, 09/21/10

One Star:
· 456 Shanghai Cuisine, 08/31/11
· Anella, 12/22/10
· Aureole, 11/11/09
· Balaboosta, 06/29/10
· Bar Basque, 02/16/11
· The Breslin, 1/13/10
· Chin Chin , 3/24/10
· Colonie, 05/04/11
· Danji, 08/17/11
· Desmond's, 06/22/11
· Empellon, 06/29/11
· Fatty Cue, 5/12/10
· Fat Radish, 02/02/11
· Faustina, 4/7/10
· Fornino, 09/07/10
· Gastroarte, 04/20/11
· Hospoda, 09/14
· Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, 02/09/2011
· Hurricane Club, 11/17/10
· Imperial Palace, 10/28/09
· Le Relais de Venise, 11/4/09
· The Lambs Club, 10/27/10
· La Petite Maison, 03/23/11
· The Lion, 07/27/10
· Lyon, 01/19/11
· Madangsui, 12/9/09
· Motorino, 2/17/10
· The National, 05/11/11
· Niko, 04/12/11
· Nuela, 09/14/09
· Osteria Morini, 12/22/10
· Palm, 07/27/11
· Palm 2, 07/27/11
· Peels, 03/11/10
· Pulino's, 5/5/10
· Purple Yam, 12/30/09
· SD26, 12/2/09
· Takashi, 06/15/10
· Tanoreen, 2/24/10
· Tanuki Tavern, 12/16/09
· Tenpenny, 06/01/11
· Toloache, 08/17/10
· Tulsi, 03/30/11
· Wall & Water, 08/24/09

Zero Stars
· Choptank, 3/3/10
· Ed's Chowder House , 12/16/09
· Fishtag, 03/02/11
· Imperial No. 9, 06/08/11
· Kenmare, 07/06/10
· Lavo, 11/10/10
· Le Caprice, 1/27/10
· Mia Dona, 5/19/10
· Nello, 4/14/10
· Plein Sud, 08/24/10
· Xiao Ye, 10/12/10

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