Category Archives: Overrated

The decline of Michelin-starred restaurants

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit: And then there is the spread of the Michelin brand. There are now Michelin guides for many US cities, which has caused the brand to lose some … Continue reading

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Ethiopic, web site, 401 H Street NE, Washington, DC, 202-675-2066 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | dishtip | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] photo credit: treesftf It’s funny how H Street NE … Continue reading

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Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol Plaza, web site, 1835 18th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-387-0035, closed Mondays. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Economist | Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | food-plan | openlist | Yelp | Gayot] Formerly they provided … Continue reading

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L’Auberge Chez Francois

L’Auberge Chez Francois, web site, 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, VA [Economist | Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | food-plan | openlist | Yelp | Gayot] L’Auberge Chez Francois does not merit my recommendation – an overrated restaurant, plus … Continue reading

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