Posts Tagged ‘critics’

This Secret Document Helps D.C. Restaurants Keep Tabs on Food Writers

For about two years, a handbook with photos of and details about D.C.'s food critics and writers has been quietly circulating among a handful of upscale restaurants in town. Its author, who shared the document on the condition of anonymity, tells me he created it to better equip managers, maitre d's, servers, and hosts to recognize […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hormone-Free, Veggie-Fed Edition

Newly proposed rules for D.C. food trucks include “vending development zones” allowing neighborhoods to decide how many mobile vendors can operate in their area. [WaPo] Does paying a little more for that hormone-free, veggie-fed beef burger at Black & Orange make you feel good enough to justify the money? [A Hamburger Today] ChurchKey not only […]

How Will Don Rockwell Balance Advocating for Restaurants and Judging Them?

In the course of putting together this week's Young & Hungry column, editor Michael Schaffer wanted to know how Don Rockwell, the man behind his budding restaurant association and his eponymous board and project, could maintain his critical objectivity while advocating and promoting eateries. Good questions, I said. I'll find out.

How Did CityZen Go from Four Stars to No Show in WaPo’s Dining Guide? Sietsema Explains.

WaPo's Tom Sietsema has threatened to kick a four-star performer off his list in the past, but this year he finally did it. In one of his boldest dining guides to date, the critic booted CityZen from the 2010 edition. It was just one of many shake-ups in this year's guide. I've been trying to […]

Enter Our Contest to Serve as Judge at Taste of Georgetown

Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of year again when Y&H gives you the opportunity to feed your inner ego. This year's Taste of Georgetown is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 in — you guessed it — Georgetown, and Y&H is hosting a contest in which you could be a judge at the event. How […]

A Disgruntled Reader Suggests Y&H Change His Review of Pizzeria Orso

Melisse Baylor sent me an e-mail this afternoon, under the heading, "pizzeria orso — you mind want to amend your review." Never mind the typo, I got the idea. Melissa Baylor and her family had a bad experience at the new Falls Church pizzeria, which I had raved about earlier this week. Below is the […]

15 Ways That Chefs and Food Writers Are Alike

Don't ask why, but the other day, I started thinking about how chefs and food writers are alike, how our similarities may outweigh our differences. Maybe I was hoping both sides in this parasitic relationship could see each other with more clarity. Or maybe I was just looking for another blog item. Whatever, below are a few […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Well, look who's back at No. 1? Our old friend Select 55, who just couldn't stand being out of the limelight for a couple of weeks. This week's top blog posts feature a couple of hard-charging items published late in the week, including a campaign to protect Rock Art Brewery from corporate beer behemoths on […]

Stand In Judgment of Georgetown Chefs!

All right, most of you already think you can do my job better than me. So prove it, smart guy (or gal). Enter the Y&H contest to become a judge at the Taste of Georgetown, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, in (all together now) Georgetown. How do you enter?

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater TMPM75 on Royal Mile Pub

Diners who frequent the same restaurant again and again have a perspective that neither critics nor the marginally attached have: the depth of experience to figure out what the chef and kitchen do best, week after week after week. Restaurant rater TMPM75 is apparently a regular at the Royal Mile Pub and knows exactly where […]