Just ask Tess.
Restaurants featured on my blog typically have something good goin' for them that piques my interest. But on occasion, I'll review a total disaster of a restaurant because friends dragged me into the muck. Bad reviews tend to bring out the best in people, as evident in my Sushi Deli 2 review (check out the comments).
I don't pretend to be a know-it-all when it comes to the culinary arts, but I do have high standards and I know what is well executed and what isn't. Furthermore, presentation and ambiance may matter to a lot of folks, but all I will focus on is taste, texture, service (if applicable), and value.
Enjoy the food porn!