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Former NYT Restaurant Critic Reviews Choco Taco On Nightline

bruni nightline.jpgThree months after leaving his post as restaurant critic at The New York Times, Frank Bruni is making the rounds to promote his upcoming memoir “Born Round: the Secret History of a Full-Time Eater.” Tomorrow, he’ll appear on ABC’s Nightline talking about his long history with food, dieting and overeating and the best thing to order from Mr. Softee.

In the clip below, Bruni chastises ABC News correspondent John Berman for ordering a “namby pamby”, non-rhyming soft serve swirl cone from an ice cream truck, and then goes on to unceremoniously award a choco taco zero stars. “This is like day-old gum,” Bruni said.

We’d like the point out that Bruni is looking much more svelte now than he did in the few photos that circulated of him while he was the Times‘ restaurant critic. He’s looking good!

More clips from Bruni’s Nightline interview, including his thoughts on his issues with food and the irony of being a professional eater, after the jump


By eight, Bruni was already testing out a fad diet: Atkins.

Living healthy for Bruni meant embracing food in a healthy way instead of pushing it far away.

Earlier: Times‘ Frank Bruni Leaves The Restaurant Beat Behind

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