Review fracas erupts in East Tennessee

Is Guy Fieri playing favorites?

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Outside of major metropolitan areas, the arrival of a brand name restaurant is always a big deal. But it’s an even bigger deal for YouTube vloggers, to whom community members and visitors alike look for sound dining advice.

And as a recent kerfuffle over a restaurant opening in eastern Tennessee demonstrates, those YouTubers’ reviews are increasingly being scrutinized for evidence of best practices and fair play.

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