Features 2 minutes 30 July 2018

Michelin Inspector Field Notes: July 2018

Hear directly from the source the latest thoughts from our Michelin inspectors.

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We've already given you a glimpse of how the inspection process works, but now we want to peel back the curtain a little more to give you additional insight into what's going through the minds of our famously anonymous inspectors. The easiest way to do that? Following one of their Twitter accounts (Chicago, New York or San Francisco) or staying up to date with their latest Instagram posts. And yes, these are real inspectors sharing their personal thoughts.

Consider this a public service announcement.

There is great lamb neck to be had at Bellwether.

Who doesn't love a good late-night bite?

Sometimes solo dining forces our inspectors to come up with imaginary friends.

Are changes coming to Maude's Liquor Bar?

Labneh is featured in two separate preparations at Michael Mina.

It's hard to say no to a good plate of hummus, and this one from Sababa in D.C. looks divine.

You should definitely do this the next time you visit Mile End.

A food and drink pairing at the recently opened Passerotto.

No one likes the taste of tennis shoes.

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This sure is a beauty from 15 East.

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Japanese #kodo from @15east15 was #clean with a bracing undercurrent of #salinity #michelinguideny

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There is great lamb neck to be had at Bellwether.

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Was very happy to be at #Bellwether #LIC working my way through the most #tender #lambneck I\u2019ve had in recent memory #EntreesForTwo

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) July 24, 2018
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Head to Charlie Palmer Steak when you're looking for a nicely cooked piece of meat.

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Yes @cpsteakny looks like a hotel restaurant, but no, it does not act like one. Bone-in and aged 30 days the #ribeye sports a fine, flavorful crust and gets you in the mood for #grilling @archerhotels #maythefourthbewithyou #july4th #michelinguideny

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Who doesn't love a good late-night bite?

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I'm happy to see that @therealsushisan stays open until #midnight (and even later on weekends). I\u2019m all for #latenight #bites #LifeOfAnInspector

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) July 25, 2018
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Sometimes solo dining forces our inspectors to come up with imaginary friends.

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Just me and my date #Lola @dcdelmar #lifeofaninspector #solodining #cocktails #mocktails #fridays #michelinguidedc

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Are changes coming to Maude's Liquor Bar?

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During a lovely meal & eavesdropping @MaudesChicago I overheard changes may be coming late summer. We\u2019ll be bock ;)

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) July 2, 2018
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Praise for Temporis.

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The intimate space at @temporischicago has a dedicated #staff who work to impress diners. This #salmon with #uni and #turnip was a recent favorite! #michelinguidech

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Labneh is featured in two separate preparations at Michael Mina.

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I love #labneh and was very excited to see it on both the #sweet and #savory menus @MichaelMinaSF #onestar

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideSF) July 3, 2018
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It's hard to say no to a good plate of hummus, and this one from Sababa in D.C. looks divine.

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Couldn\u2019t resist this creamy #hummus with #fulmoudamas from the lovely #Sababa #clevelandpark #israelifood #michelinguidedc

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You should definitely do this the next time you visit Mile End.

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Pro tip: swap out your #bread for a @BlackSeedBagels on any #sandwich at @mileenddeli and thank me later

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) July 26, 2018
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We want this po' boy from Nana for lunch today.

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When is a #sandwich not a real sandwich? I offer you this #spicy #shrimp and #oyster #poboy from @nanaorganic #bibgourmand #michelinguidech

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A food and drink pairing at the recently opened Passerotto.

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If you\u2019re going to order the #koreanfriedchicken at #Passerotto I recommend a glass of the #DomaineduPetitCoteau #friedchicken and #bubbles

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) July 25, 2018
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Head to Lonesome Rose for great tostadas.

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How can you not love the bright-eyed @lonesomeroseforever ? This striking #albacore #tuna #tostada is one sure reason #michelinguidech

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No one likes the taste of tennis shoes.

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Can we be done with #powders? My last one tasted like a new pair of tennis shoes #inspectordiaries

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) July 19, 2018
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Looking for fried whole fish? Head to HaiSous.

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Devoured this whole #fluke @haisouschicago - it flaunted the perfect ratio of crispy, seasoned skin to moist, flaky meat #fishfry #vietnamesefood #bibgourmand #michelinguidech

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