The nation's capital is also one of its fastest-growing food scenes, and soon Washington D.C.'s chefs and restaurants will have the opportunity to earn accolades from the world's most prominent international judge of culinary prowess, the Michelin Guide. The Washington Post has the story.
Michelin announced this that D.C.'s first Guide will go on sale October 13th, allowing the area's top chefs—including Jose Andres and Aaron Silverman—the chance to earn their stars. Washington will follow in the steps of New York, San Francisco, and Chicago to become the fourth American city to be the subject of a current Michelin Guide. Previously, guides for Los Angeles and Las Vegas were released, but both ceased publication in 2010.
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The tire manufacturer's travel and eating guides were originally introduced in 1900 as a way to encourage road trips, and the star system was put in place in 1926. Currently, the guide covers 27 countries, but there are only nine city-specific guides, including Paris, London, and Tokyo. Now, D.C. will join the short list.