Washingtonian's 100 Best
The Washingtonian posted its annual "100 Best DC Restaurants" list this week. The new format seems, to me, about as close to totally unusable as it can get.
Anyone else have a problem with it?
Agreed. Pretty useless. A big old pile of Flash code that's pretty unusable on my iPad/iPhone. Makes sense actually, since they're always behind the curve on the best new restaurants they'd be the same when it comes to web technology. With every year, their opinions become less and less relevant.
That is too bad. It does, however, actually give me a reason to look at the Washingtonian for the first time in years. 10 or 15 years ago I would go check out the newcomers to the list and they were generally pretty good and really proud of getting on the list. Now that I have Chowhound, I very seldom even think about Washingtonian's 100 Best. This will give me a reason to snag a copy somewhere, but it doesn't sound like it will be that easy to use.
My inlaws still get the hardcopy which they occasionally drop off at our place. The food coverage reminds me of those "Things to Do In" magazines you find in every airport on the planet. Sort of a glossy, shallow coverage of the old standbys and a stuff that was popular 9 months ago. I've gotten some good leads via Northern Virginia Magazine; they seem to be a little less concerned with Top 10 and Top 100 lists and actually have interviews with restauranteurs.