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Tom Sietsema's Annual Dining Guide in The Washington Post Magazine

October 14, 2008

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Sunday,October 12,2008;Page W16

Annual Dining Guide
By: Tom Sietsema’s
Washington Post Staff Writer

Sure Things
In our new, improved dining guide, Tom Sietsema reveals which restaurants deliver the most culinary bang for the buck

“When times get tough,” says Lynne Breaux, president of the Restaurant Association, “people need camaraderie and sociability. They attain that in a restaurant environment.”

Now more than any time in recent memory, diners who have watched their home values sink and their stock portfolios plummet are less apt to take risks and more inclined to seek out a sound culinary investment. This year's Annual Dining Guide, my ninth, takes that calculation into consideration. It also features some enhancements designed to make the guide easier to navigate. We've consolidated all the basic information you want about every restaurant -- location, type of cuisine, star ratings and the page number of the review -- into one index. And we've added roundups of great places to sip wine, nibble pizza and inhale hamburgers -- three of Washington's favorite pursuits.

But the reviews remain the heart of this guide. While the chosen restaurants vary widely in terms of cooking style, geography and cost, they share something in common. Each is a sure bet...To review the full article. click here. 

RAMW Members Mentioned: BlackSalt, Cashion's Eat Place, Central Michel Richard, CityZen, Co Co. Sala, Cork Wine Bar, Et Voila!, Jaleo, Johnny's Half Shell, Marcel's, Restaurant Marvin, Michel Richard Citronelle, Minibar, Mio, Nando's Peri-Peri, Oyamel, Proof, Rasika, The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Me Jana, Restaurant Eve, 2941 and Vermilion.