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The New York Times is world-renowned for its food and restaurant criticism. But a recent article suggests that the paper should stick to lauding or lamenting bistros within the five boroughs.
On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Great Gray Lady featured a story titled “What’s Doing in Washington” on Page 10 of its Travel section. Penning a pro forma piece for tourists, Times Washington bureau reporter Melinda Henneberger regales readers with D.C.’s “semi- Southern charms” in a roundup that includes recommendations for six eating establishments: Citronelle, Provence, Rupert’s, Pesce, Coyote Bar and Grill, and Mykonos. Henneberger says that the latter, found at 1835 K St. NW, “offers copious quantities of basic Greek food and Shoney’s Big Boy-style ambience. Dinner for two with wine costs about $60.” That same Sunday, the Washington Post Metro section ran the following item on Page B3:
Tourists and others who have already supped at Mykonos can take comfort in two things: 1.) Restaurants must pass a rigorous inspection to reopen, which Mykonos has, and 2.) Henneberger survived her dining experience.