Last Thursday I navigated my way to the Journal’s website ready to post some questions for Dennis Getto’s monthly chat. I have been asking him questions for as long as he has hosted chats. I was surprised that his chat was postponed, but I figured he was on vacation. Friday I looked for his restaurant review and none was found, so I really thought he was on vacation. I lamented to my wife that even on weeks he was on vacation he should really have a review in the paper….after all how hard is it to plan ahead and write one more review? Now I feel kind of like an ass. Today (Tuesday) Getto died of pulmonary fibrosis. I was shocked when I read the posting.
To many, including myself, Getto was the first restaurant reviewer I ever knew. Since as long as I became interested in the food and dining scene in Milwaukee I have read just about every word he has written in the Journal. As much as I didn’t agree with several of his reviews, or the way he would nitpick about certain things he was the most important critic in Wisconsin and he will be missed