LaBan Sued

Dan Gross reports today that Chops Restaurant is suing Inquirer critic Craig LaBan for libel.

A THREE-SENTENCE restaurant review has led to a high-steaks lawsuit from Chops Restaurant (401 City Ave.) against Inqwaster food critic Craig LaBan and Philadelphia Media Holdings, which owns the Inqwaster and Daily News.

In his “Or Try These” sidebar to his Feb. 4 review of Fleming’s in Radnor, LaBan called Chops, a popular Bala Cynwyd steakhouse, the “Palm on City Line,” where he had a “miserably tough and fatty strip steak.”

However, according to the suit filed by Chops owner Alex Plotkin, LaBan had a steak sandwich minus the bread, not a strip steak.

So did LaBan have a miserably tough and fatty steak sandwich?

Chops sues LaBan [Daily News]
Chops Restaurant [CitySearch]