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Sietsema’s 2009 Dining Guide Makes Premature Appearance on Web

art-sietsema_95x105Yesterday afternoon, Eventide General Manager Dave Pressley was so excited about his restaurant's inclusion in Tom Sietsema's latest Dining Guide that he pasted the Post's link onto his personal Facebook page.  Someone at the Clarendon restaurant also posted the news on the eatery's Twitter feed.

There was just one problem: The guide wasn't supposed to go live yet.

"[T]he page listing my 50 favorites went online, inadvertently, and was taken down when it was brought to our attention," Sietsema e-mails Y&H this afternoon. The Post food critic didn't know how long the guide was live.

That wasn't the only hiccup, either. The guide wasn't complete yet.

"Some of the star ratings had to be tweaked (put in by hand or some such; it's a technical/design issue). Since I never saw what went live, I'm not sure if that was my final FINAL list," Sietsema emails.

In other words, Pressley might want to wait before boasting that Eventide was given a half-star upgrade from Sietsema's original review last year. It's not yet clear whether Eventide will have three stars when the guide really hits the Web.

It goes live, Sietsema notes, late Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE, 6:59 P.M.: Pressley left a message on my Facebook account that he had taken down the links to the premature Dining Guide posting on both his Facebook page and Eventide's Twitter feed.

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