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#1 joethefoodie

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 12:05 PM

WaPo reports...

 

“D.C. was a logical choice. It’s a very cosmopolitan city. It has a growing and thriving food scene,” said Michael Ellis, international director for the Michelin Guides. Other criteria that contributed to the decision were the diversity of cuisines and the city’s stature — which Ellis said makes it “of interest to the Michelin group.”

 

 



#2 AaronS

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 01:08 PM

if I applied the original nyc michellin standards to the 2006 DC scene I would have given one star to cityzen and listed maybe twenty places.

#3 Adrian

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 01:13 PM

Komi at that point was an easy nyc 1 and I think is now probably a 2. Serow is a 1 as of last year. My sole meal at cityzen was nyc 2 star level (i.e. Better or equal to than bouley, Danube, etc. during that same period). Corduroy probably was a low 1 back then.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 01:17 PM

I agree about serow now. perhaps my original post was a hot take, but I don't agree about cityzen at two at all.

metier and kinship are probably better than cityzen was.

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 01:34 PM

I don't remember much, but I always enjoyed Red Hen. And had a few good meals, over the years, at Jaleo and Zaytinya, and Mintwood.

 

If pizza places can get a star, then probably Amy's.



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 01:44 PM

What does 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue get?

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 02:50 PM

rasika will get one star.


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#8 joethefoodie

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:48 PM

What does 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue get?

A new chef soon?



#9 Suzanne F

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:04 PM

 

What does 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue get?

A new chef soon?

 

For the big public name, probably. I shudder to think. But Chris Comerford and her crew will probably keep toiling away in obscurity.


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#10 joethefoodie

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:59 PM

You don't think that's a bad gig, do you?



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 07:41 PM

In Alphabetical order:

 

Clinton would pick Alice Waters

Sanders would pick Rick Bayless

Trump would pick Anita Lo or Jose Andres, depending on his mood that day



#12 Suzanne F

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 08:02 PM

Oh, it can be a great gig--look what the Frenchies did in the Kennedy administration. And Sam Kass. But those guys don't have to deal with the day-to-day functioning of the kitchen now.


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:01 PM

2016 DC is an exponential improvement on 2006 DC.  It's even improved significantly on 2014.  Espita is successfully doing the Empellon thing.  The Dabney is a rightfully popular NBC place.  Haven't been to Kinship, Convivial, Bad Saint or Tail Up Goat yet.  I haven't been to Pineapples and Pearls yet (the $250 all inclusive tasting menu sequel to Rose's Luxury) but considering how good Rose's Luxury is, I'm sure it's very good.  No, it's not NY or SF or Chicago, but it's making a case for the top 5 in the U.S.


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#14 Neocon maudit

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 12:23 AM

I know about as much as Jon Snow about the DC dining scene.  I do know a lot of money has come into DC this decade.  I also know Tyler Cowen believes there will have to be massive grade inflation.

 

Is Tom Sietsema related to Robert?  He seems to enjoy butchering the sacred cows of DC.



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Posted 09 June 2016 - 12:38 AM

Thoughts:

1) Cowen is wrong. I grant it's been a while, but Komi is a clear us 2-3 candidate unless it's gone downhill. Not sure about kinship/metier or pineapple and pearls. I would guess no threes.

2) founding farmers is nonsense. The half smokes at bens are still pretty great.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.