Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 – Part Three: Where Washingtonian Is The Outlier

Image: Agnes Moorehead with Humphrey Bogart in Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947). via We Had Faces Then. We have been breaking down the 2020 edition of the Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants.  In the first post we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  In Part Two, we looked at places where […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 Thoughts – Part Two: Where Tom Sietsema Is the Outlier

Image: Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly. We continue our breakdown of the 2020 Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants.  In our first post, we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  For this second post, we start looking at places where one critic is an outlier from the others.  First up, The Washington […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 Thoughts – Part One: Restaurants All The Critics Agree On

Image: Frank Sinatra in Lady in Cement (1968). Last year we did an in-depth breakdown of the annual list of the Top 100 Very Best Restaurants done by Washingtonian magazine (See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE).  Now the 2020 version is out, and our research department has been working overtime to dissect it.  We […]

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Week in Review – 2/2/2020

Image: Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita. Federico Fellini (1960)  via We Had Faces Then. This week in review actually covers two weeks because we were traveling last weekend.  As noted below, this is also the week we passed the one-year mark.  In that time, we have posted 200+ times on the site, amounting to […]

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Week in Review – 1/5/20

Image: Bert Hardy, Liverpool Hostel (1942). The end of the year and the end of the decade prompted us to do two look-back pieces.  The first was to throw our answers out to the EaterDC questions posed to local DC writers.  Eater did not ask for opinion or update their posts to add our answers, […]

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12 Restaurants that Defined the Decade for D.C.

Image: The Decade’s Memorial? Jeff Gordinier, the food and drinks writer at Esquire, did a twitter post of the twelve restaurants that he thought defined the decade for New York City.  Jessica Sidman, of the Washingtonian, did a response post with a D.C. list. Social media has already moved on to the next outrage or […]

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Year in Review – 2019

Image: Gertrude Lawrence and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in ‘Moonlight is Silver’ by   Dorothy Wilding. Bromide print (1934). EaterDC did a poll of local food writers and bloggers asking for their take on the D.C. dining scene.  Shockingly, despite the fact we are the 3rd best dining guide in D.C., Eater did not ask our […]

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Week in Review – 12/15/19

Image: Kim Novak and Debbie Reynolds at the Schwab’s Drugstore, Hollywood. Photo by Frank Worth (1958). This week we added a couple places and our content management team was castigated for falling behind on revisions.  We also made an argument that the Michelin Guide was sacrificing its credibility to chase eyeballs through its deal with […]

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