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The Mind of a Critic: Dishing on DC’s Dining Scene
In collaboration with KONNECTED Media Group
Evening Program with Light Reception
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
How often have you read a rave restaurant review, tried it, and then wondered, is this the same place I read about? Or rushed to text your friends about a great dining experience. We’ve all followed a food critic’s advice. But what do we really know about the profession?
Food lovers and others curious about why one bistro rates a toast and the other a pan, reserve a place to hear respected local food critics and writers Tom Sietsema (Washington Post), Jessica Sidman (Washington City Paper), Stefanie Gans (Northern Virginia Magazine), Todd Kliman (Washingtonian), and Phyllis Richman (former Washington Post food critic), talk about becoming food critics; fascinating experiences while on the job; insights on trends; and D.C.’s and Northern Virginia’s ever-evolving dining scene, from brick-and-mortar spots to pop ups, food trucks, and more. (Note: to preserve anonymity, one or more panelists will either be disguised on stage or speak from off stage.)
The program will be moderated by Mary Beth Albright, food writer for National Geographic and finalist on Food Network Star.
There is a light reception following the program.
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial