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It's Zagat voting season, meaning that Zagat will give you a free guide in exchange for logging on to their site and rating your favorite and most hated restaurants. Savory Tidbits takes issue with the setup: "The fact is that Zagat has no way of knowing if a person has actually been to a particular restaurant ... The second issue relates to the commercial impact of a positive Zagat rating, its affect on industry behavior and the difficulty of filtering out bad votes. It's apparently a common practice for restaurants to reward chefs based on their Zagat food rating." [Savory Tidbits via Eater]