Behind The Restaurant Hype

Behind The Restaurant Hype

In the old days, a newspaper review could make or break a local restaurant. Today, positive buzz can be earned-- or manufactured-- through a dizzying array of actors from food bloggers to PR firms to casual diner-reviews. As DC celebrates...

In the old days, a newspaper review could make or break a local restaurant. Today, positive buzz can be earned-- or manufactured-- through a dizzying array of actors from food bloggers to PR firms to casual diner-reviews. As DC celebrates its burgeoning food scene with "Restaurant Week," we talk with local food journalists about what goes into restaurant reviews and promotion, and how online reviews have made everyone a food critic.

Guests

Chris Shott

Food editor and the Young and Hungry columnist, Washington City Paper.

Missy Frederick

Reporter, Washington Business Journal

Tom Sietsema

Food Critic, Washington Post; author of "The Washington Post Dining Guide" (2003)

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