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Michelin Guide

  1. Culinary Twitterings
    Michelin Inspectors Like Bar Tartine, Saison, and Boxing Room Lately; Not SoAlso, one of them is addicted to Blue Bottle iced coffee.
  2. Faux Pas
    Le Bernardin Must Really Want Those Michelin Stars [Updated]A Michelin inspector tweets about a great dinner there; too bad the restaurant’s been closed for a month.
  3. Quote of the Day
    Funny ’Cause It’s TrueEven Conan O’Brien knows the Michelin Guide is broken.
  4. Health Concerns
    Local Michelin Inspector Felled By Food PoisoningDid it happen in Yountville?
  5. Michelin Guide
    Michelin Guide Hemorrhaging Cash; Michelin Family Does Not Necessarily CareThe 111-year-old guide is a loss leader for the tire company, but they’re not likely to change the way they do business.
  6. The Other Critics
    Local Michelin Inspectors Love the Revamped Manresa, Don’t Care forApparently, the sauce at Ragazza was “sour.”
  7. Mediavore
    Local Michelin Inspector Follows French Laundry With Hot Dogs; Dentist Offers
  8. Lists
    Was It the Noma Cookbook That Cost René Redzepi a Third Michelin Star?S. Pellegrino says it’s the No. 1 restaurant in the world, but Michelin begs to differ.
  9. Culinary Twitterings
    Michelin Not in Love With Mission Chinese FoodIt might not get Bib Gourmand status…
  10. Quote of the Day
    Michelin Makes a Good Point In Re: SustainabilityIt turns out, maybe 3 different Michelin inspectors contribute to that Twitter feed.
  11. Culinary Twitterings
    Updated: Local Michelin Inspector Adores Sons & Daughters, Doesn’t TakeOur Twitter-happy local Michelin man also rather enjoyed Station 1.
  12. Culinary Twitterings
    Michelin Inspector Calls New Citizen Cake ‘Better Than Ever’
  13. The Other Cities
    Chicago’s First Michelin Guide Released, With Alinea and L20 Both ScoringChicago’s list got first leaked by a Yelper and then officially released yesterday.
  14. The Other Cities
    Rick Bayless’s Frontera Grill Won’t Be Getting a Michelin Star
  15. Mediavore
    Michelin Already Digs Benu; China’s Wealthy Dig Scotch
  16. Beef
    Naret Unafraid of Chez Panisse Death Threats, Charles Phan Confused, and MoreAlso, W. Blake Gray says “Bully for Michelin” for admitting that Chez Panisse ain’t all that.
  17. Beef
    Chez Panisse Responds to Michelin Snub“Although Ms. Waters respects the traditions upon which the Michelin Guide bases its awards, she acknowledges that they aren’t the same traditions upon which Chez Panisse has built its reputation and success over the years.”
  18. Lists
    Five Bay Area Restaurants That Should Have a Michelin Star By Now, ButWe couldn’t help ourselves…
  19. Interviews
    Michelin Head Jean-Luc Naret Is Excited for Benu, and Starting His Own CompanyThe director of the Michelin Guide also explains what’s behind Meadowood’s three-star promotion.
  20. Lists
    Michelin 2011 Guide Released: Meadowood Rises to Three Stars, Chez PanisseThe Bay Area is abuzz with its new three-star promotion.
  21. Meidavore
    Delaware Waitress Puts New Tires and Oil Change on a Customers Tab; Gino’sPlus Elevation Burger comes to Collegeville, and a Michigan man claims Heinz stole his Dip & Squeeze ketchup packet plans, all in our morning new roundup.
  22. Lists
    Michelin Handicapping: How Many Stars Might Manresa, Frances, or Prospect Get?Who will be our next three-star restaurant, after French Laundry, and more Michelin drama.
  23. Mediavore
    Hershey Overspent Millions on Land Near the Hershey School Campus; Gordon RamsayPlus the Michelin guide suspiciously awards three stars to many restaurants in Japan’s Kansai region, and biodynamic wine might be nonsense, all in our morning news round up.
  24. Mediavore
    Michelin Picks Get Graffiti’d; Iron Chef Michael Symon Closes One of His
  25. Lists
    Café Des Amis, Sons & Daughters Among Michelin’s 2011 Bib GourmandThe new list of ‘best value’ restaurants for the Bay Area is released.
  26. Culinary Twitterings
    Chris Cosentino Thinks He Caught the Michelin Inspector
  27. The Other Critics
    Venn Diagramming Zagat’s Top 50 With Michelin’s 57 StarredWhere do they agree and disagree?
  28. The Other Critics
    Michelin’s Jean-Luc Naret: ‘No Improvement’ in the Food at DelPlus, his thoughts on other also-rans, and his favorite meal in New York.
  29. The Other Critics
    Michelin Stars Announced; Del Posto Doesn’t Get TwoWho were this year’s winners and losers?
  30. Culinary Twitterings
    Nearing the End of His Tour of Duty, Local Michelin Inspector Compliments SPQR,He says they “love” Matt Accarrino’s food.
  31. The Other Critics
    Local Michelin Inspector Sounds Pleased With Café Des Amis and WayfareAlso, he liked his lunch at L’Appart Resto.
  32. Culinary Twitterings
    BREAKING: Local Michelin Inspector Is Ugly
  33. Lists
    More Predictions for Chicago’s First Michelin GuideMore predictions for which restaurants should get three stars.
  34. Lists
    Michelin Picks Chicago for Next Restaurant GuideThe prestigious restaurant guide is coming to the Windy City.
  35. The Other Critics
    Checking In With Our Local Michelin ManThe man who will soon be helping choose the Bay Area’s finest few shining stars continues to make his rounds.
  36. Culinary Twitterings
    Local Michelin Inspector Is Kind of a Snarky Twitterer“Great meal at Quattro – but annoyed they tried to pass off penne lisce as pizzoccheri.”
  37. The Other Critics
    What It Takes to Be a Michelin InspectorDetail-oriented loners wanted.
  38. Lists
    Michelin Adds 18 Bib Gourmand Picks to SF GuideThe guide’s value category grew this year.
  39. The Other Critics
    Boulud Revels in Third StarThe Michelin guide makes up for our own critic’s misery.
  40. Lists
    What Does Michelin Have Against Ethnic and Outer-Borough Restaurants, Anyway?And other gripes about this year’s list.
  41. Foodievents
    Michelin Man Will Face Meyer, Vongerichten TomorrowWill he apologize for docking Vongo a star?
  42. Mediavore
    Chatting With Harry Denton; Apple Brandy in the North Bay
  43. Mediavore
    Dinner Parties For Change; Julia Child Doesn’t Fly In FrancePlus: Michelin unmasks its reviewers; support for soda taxation
  44. Lists
    Michelin Twitters ‘09 TeasersMichelin signs up for a twitter account for the San Francisco guide, due out Oct. 20.
  45. Mediavore
    Burger King Signs Movie Deal; Chuck Schumer Loves SyrupPlus: Recipe sites thrive, and Dunkin’ Donuts slashes prices, all in our morning news roundup.
  46. Michelin Mania
    Michelin Goes Mobile, Releases Cheapo PicksFifty-eight restaurants are given a shout-out in this year’s ‘Big Gourmand’ category.
  47. Back of the House
    Japanese Grasp Universal Truth of Michelin’s UselessnessTokyo has had a taste of Michelin madness, we read in the Times yesterday, and didn’t like it much better than we did. (We wrote, at some length, of the banality and misjudgments which marred the famed restaurant guide last year.) We can’t speak to the accuracy of Michelin’s Tokyo picks, but we would have bet dollars to doughnuts that the Japanese could, and sure enough, the Times finds people to say as much: “Japanese food was created here, and only Japanese know it,” one chef is quoted as saying. “How can a bunch of foreigners show up and tell us what is good or bad?” Not to put too fine a point on it! The other interesting part is that Tokyo, which has six times as many restaurants as New York, is unhesitatingly pronounced by Michelin chief Jean-Luc Naret as the top restaurant city in the world. Which isn’t going to go over very well in Paris, or for that matter here. Something tells us Michelin should have stayed in France. Michelin Gives Stars, but Tokyo Turns Up Nose [NYT] Related: How to Eat in Tokyo, Michelin Capital of the World Michelin: Gastronomic Bible Reads Like In-Flight Advertorial
  48. Mediavore
    Huckabee Skips Sushi; Super Bowl Snacks AboundFinally, the presidential candidates “respond” to the sushi crisis. Mike Huckabee’s stance? “Nowhere does the Bible mention sushi in the Garden of Eden.” [NYT] If you’ve ever dreamed of being a Michelin Guide inspector, consider first that in a year “each inspector evaluates 240 restaurants, spends 130 nights in hotels, carries out 800 inspections, writes 1,100 reports and drives 18,000 miles.” [Guardian] The international conservation group Oceana has issued a report saying that it found mercury levels in tuna sushi throughout the United States to be just as high as in New York’s supply. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  49. Mediavore
    Gordo Blog Better Than the Real Thing; Water Trend More RidiculousA true innovator has started a mock Gordon Ramsay blog with such posts as “What? Emeril’s boobs aren’t nice enough?” But when will someone step in to fill in the gaps at Chodoblog? [News Groper via Serious Eats] Related: Food Network, Emeril No Longer Feeling the Love No holiday parties at Chumley’s this year; according to the owner Steve Shlopak, the space has no ceiling and no floor. [NYO] Even after a top-chef shuffle and “showdown between Fiamma, L’Impero and Alto … all three places have come through recent turmoil, and the good news is that they’re better than they were before,” says Steve Cuozzo. [NYP]
  50. The Gobbler
    How to Eat in Tokyo, Michelin Capital of the World When it comes to New York restaurants, the Gobbler’s views on the addled Mandarins at the Michelin Guides are well known. But when news came, the other day, that the first-ever Michelin Guide to restaurants in Tokyo had awarded our distant sister city a mind-boggling total of 191 stars (compared to 65 in Paris and 54 in New York), the Gobbler had to admit that those crazy fools might be on to something. Not long ago, we spent a week rampaging through Tokyo in a kind of epicurean daze. The Gobbler still isn’t sure exactly what he consumed (fugu sperm sacks, possibly; grilled chicken uterus, definitely; a very nice chocolate éclair flavored with bamboo), but one thing’s for sure. It was all pretty damn good. Here are a few rules for eating yourself silly in that great restaurant mecca, Tokyo, Japan.
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