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  1. From his piece, "Getting a good meal in D.C. requires some ruthless economics," in today's Washington Post Business Section: "And here is the clincher: Once you have one “pretty good but no longer special” experience at a relatively new restaurant, stop going. Forever. Weep but don’t look back, unless you hear consistent reports that it was truly an aberration. Most likely the magic is gone. Look around for the next excellent place because I promise you there will be one. Cultivate culinary disloyalty in yourself. That is more valuable advice — for Washington at least — than any restaurant recommendation I might send your way." Thanks, Tyler. You write an article with sentence two stating "where to go for a delicious meal at a fair price?" and then advocate never going back to a favorite restaurant after the sweet spot is over. From an economic point of view, if restaurants were to be built and then empty after a short period of time I believe "fair" prices would rise to an "unfair" level. If we build restaurants with 2 year time horizons, at best, prices would sky rocket, and the next great restaurant that Cowen advocates finding would never be possible. I have "unbookmarked" his Ethnic Dining Guide. His careless disregard for the household economics of those of us who run restaurants for a living has tinged my opinion on him as a whole.
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