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How Michelin Ruined Everything

2008_06_michelinman.jpgMike Steinberger pens a compelling—and rather scathing—piece for Slate about how the Michelin guide has crippled France's best restaurants, touching on opaque ratings, returned stars, three-star bankruptcy and stunted creativity: "A three-star rating had always been considered tantamount to a winning lottery ticket, but it was now increasingly seen as both a creative and financial burden ... Outside of Paris, at least, a three-star rating had become as much a millstone as a money spinner." [Slate]