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Not a single DC restaurant on the list!

law_doc89 Dec 11, 2013 06:07 PM


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  1. monkeyrotica RE: law_doc89 Dec 12, 2013 04:24 AM

    "When looking for a place to dine out, why not snag a spot at the hottest place in town? Our Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurant list highlights hip (new) restaurants, celebrity chefs and avant-garde restaurateurs."

    Just because a restaurant is "hot" doesn't mean it's any good. This reads more like a list of places to go to be seen eating the trendiest food.

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    1. re: monkeyrotica
      dpan RE: monkeyrotica Dec 12, 2013 07:51 AM

      Exactly. I thought this was Chowhound, not a 'foodie' site. I look for untrendy holes in the wall type places that most people wouldn't bother with, but serve out of this world food.

      1. re: dpan
        monkeyrotica RE: dpan Dec 12, 2013 09:21 AM

        Part of the reason only upscale trendy eateries made the list is that Opentable charges the restaurant $1 per diner to use their service. Restaurants below a certain price point, particularly ones running on razor thin margins, just refuse to use Opentable. So right there you've weeded out a lot of the untrendy holes-in-the-wall.

      2. re: monkeyrotica
        Elyssa RE: monkeyrotica Dec 12, 2013 08:28 AM

        Or places with a good PR person.

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