Posts Tagged ‘restaurant ratings’

What Does Landrum Mean When He Says Ray’s the Steaks ‘Never Deserved’ Its 27 Zagat Rating?

While reporting out this week's column on the 2011 Zagat guide, I talked to Michael Landrum, who's something of a student of the biennial survey. He surprised me early in our conversation when he said: Ray’s the Steaks never deserved to be a 27-rated restaurant, as much as I’d like to say this, but it […]

Time to Vote in the Zagat Survey of Washington and Baltimore Restaurants

That's right, it's time again for the annual biennial Zagat survey to determine the metro area's best restaurants — or at least the metro area's best restaurants that you could be bothered or cajoled or threatened or enticed to rate from the past year. Yep, even though the surveys are conducted every two years, Zagat asks you […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

Y&H will give you three guesses as to what the most-read post was this week. Two of them won't count. That's right, once again, a certain low-cal product from Bud leads the pack, for the umpteenth week in a row. This is the dark side of search-engine optimization. Budweiser Launches Select 55, Light Beer Arms […]

Which Sources Do You Trust for Restaurant Commentary?

Last week, Y&H went on a rampage about noise in restaurants, which in turn stirred up a hornet's nest of vitriol toward earsplitting eateries among readers and even from a forthright general manager. But this week, I want to talk about a different kind of noise: the din of public opinion littering the Web, whether […]