Features 1 minute 30 August 2019

MICHELIN Inspector Field Notes: August 2019

Highlights of the latest thoughts from our MICHELIN inspectors.

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It's time to peel back the curtain a bit to give you some 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 California) or staying up to date with their latest Instagram posts. And yes, these are real inspectors sharing their personal thoughts.

Summer's not over yet! Head to ZZ's Clam Bar to make the most of what remains of the season.

I'm both intrigued and confused by the idea of potato chip ice cream.

Chilam Balam does BYOB right.

I, too, always feel duped when a menu says a dish is spicy when it actually isn't.

It seems the inspectors are fans of the new-ish restaurant Lokanta in Astoria, Queens.

I wonder what restaurant tried this . . . interesting . . . combo.

Frank Fat's sounds like the perfect spot for Friday dinner.

"Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to keep things simple . . ."—truer words have never been written.

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I'm both intrigued and confused by the idea of potato chip ice cream.

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Potato chip ice cream? Looks like my next unhealthy obsession. @brassheartchicago

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Chilam Balam does BYOB right.

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My amateur BYOB self couldn't fathom why the table next to me @ChilamBalamChi brought a whole bottle of tequila ... until the server set-down a pitcher of limeade. So clear now. And so wise you guys. #bibgourmand

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCH) August 8, 2019
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Head to Petty Cash for your next taco Tuesday excursion.

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Maybe it\u2019s the lighting at @pettycashla that makes the #tacos look so good, but gems like this #alpastor look, smell & taste good no matter the time of day #LosAngeles #Hollywood #michelinguideca

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I, too, always feel duped when a menu says a dish is spicy when it actually isn't.

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I\u2019ve grown accustomed to not believing servers when they say dishes are very spicy, but the \u201cvery spicy\u201d dishes @UglyBabyNYC are indeed very spicy #ThaiFood #bibgourmand

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) August 14, 2019
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It seems the inspectors are fans of the new-ish restaurant Lokanta in Astoria, Queens.

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This bowl of #manti served in garlicky yogurt from #Lokanta could right any day gone wrong #Astoria #michelinguideny

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I wonder what restaurant tried this . . . interesting . . . combo.

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I love #smores, #avocado, #uni & #nigiri, but recently learned I wasn't a fan of all of those things combined into a single bite #inspectordiaries

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideNY) August 26, 2019
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Who else wants to make a trip to Fat Rice after seeing this photo?

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Finishing the #arrozgordo @eatfatrice in a single sitting is the culinary equivalent of pulling Excalibur out of the stone. #bibgourmand #michelinguidech

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Frank Fat's sounds like the perfect spot for Friday dinner.

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Early Friday dinner at #FrankFats is half price and perfect for watching state employees unwind #YuKwok @Fatsrestaurants #Sacramento #bibgourmand

— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCA) August 23, 2019
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\"Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to keep things simple . . .\"\u2014truer words have never been written.

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Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to keep things simple, but check out this lovely plate of #pasta & #clams @imeddiecano #italianfood #michelinguidedc

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