Features 2 minutes 31 May 2018

Michelin Inspector Field Notes: May 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.

Menu envy at Topolobampo.

Go to Jam the next time you're looking for breakfast in Chicago.

Yikes!

Those are our kind of people.

It appears our inspectors are also part-time comedians.

Ambiance can play a big role in a meal's enjoyment.

Check out the other beverage pairing the next time you visit Coi.

Burn . . .

Head to Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen the next time you're looking for soup dumplings.

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Menu envy at Topolobampo.

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I don\u2019t often suffer menu envy, but while enjoying a recent #tastingmenu jealousy set in when a neighbor cracked into their pi\u00f1ata dulce @topolochicago #mexicanfood #onestar

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) May 22, 2018
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Our inspectors got into the Cinco de Mayo spirit sharing some of their favorite Mexican dishes from across the country.

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A visual #fiesta of some recent #mexicanfood faves to celebrate #cincodemayo @pachangapatterson #chipsandguac @esquinanyc #tortillasoup @oso_harlem #tacos #bibgourmand @topolochicago #aguachilenegro #onestar @empellon #frozen #avocadomousse @oyameldc #tresleches #bibgourmand @copitacomida #coconutflan #michelinguideny #michelinguidesf #michelinguidechi #michelinguidedc

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Go to Jam the next time you're looking for breakfast in Chicago.

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I\u2019m not big on #breakfast but @JAMRestaurant has me awake in a hurry w. dreams of #eggsbenedict and/or #malted #custard #Frenchtoast #bibgourmand

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) May 15, 2018
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The brunch bunch.

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#Brunch is just one way to celebrate #mothersday - cheers to all you #moms out there! @archetypenapa #pancakes @russanddaughters #eggsbenny #bibgourmand @brixnapavalley #crabcakes @riderbklyn #donuts #bibgourmand

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Yikes!

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It appears that the key to running a longtime and beloved steakhouse is to first have the worst #wine list ever #MichelinWineSymbol #wineonmymind #wineanddine #inspectordiaries

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) May 10, 2018
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A beautiful ceviche dish from China Chilcano.

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My favorite part of this #kingsalmon #ceviche was not just the buttery #fish but the sweet and fruity #peppers that accompanied it! @chinachilcano @chefjoseandres #bibgourmand #michelinguidedc

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Those are our kind of people.

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A table of 2 at #Schwa brought 5 bottles of #wine - I like their math. #MichelinWineSymbol #wineonmymind #wineanddine #Inspectordiaries #onestar

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) May 8, 2018
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It appears our inspectors are also part-time comedians.

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The only time I\u2019d be willing to put all my #eggs in one basket @autrekyoya #badfoodpuns #uni #japanesefood #michelinguideny

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Ambiance can play a big role in a meal's enjoyment.

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There\u2019s not a bad #seat in the house @BLVDsf and no matter where you sit, the surroundings are lovely! #bayviews #kitchencounter #windowalcove

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideSF) May 17, 2018
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If this doesn't make you want to run to Noon-O-Kabab, then we don't know what will.

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Check out this #appetizing #platter of #lamb and #chicken #kababs from #noonokabab and tell me it doesn\u2019t have your taste buds tingling and spirits mounting! #michelinguidech

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Check out the other beverage pairing the next time you visit Coi.

No matter how much you love #wine try the #tea pairings at @CoiRestaurant \u2013 they are sublime #MichelinWineSymbol #wineonmymind #wineanddine #InspectorDiaries #ThreeStars

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideSF) May 9, 2018
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We have one thing to say\u2014yum.

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Sealed a recent meal @restaurantchloe with this #meyerlemon #tart which was in striking contrast to the jet-black #plate beneath #playingwithcolors #plating #michelinguidedc

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Burn . . .

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How can you spend millions on linen, furniture and custom suits, but then skimp on training your staff to be as polished as the room? #FoodForThought

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) May 18, 2018
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Our mouths are drooling at this beef rib from Hometown Bar-B-Que.

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There\u2019s nothing better than a backyard #barbecue and @hometownbarbque is a delicious stand-in! #happymemorialday #bringonsummer #bbqtime #bibgourmand

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Head to Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen the next time you're looking for soup dumplings.

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Are these the best, soupiest, most durable #soupdumplings in New York? We\u2019re smitten by #KungFuLittleSteamedBunsRamen #BibGourmand

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) May 2, 2018
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