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Q: Re: What's included in Zagat's and why

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Q: Re: What's included in Zagat's and why

Michael | Aug 10, 1999 04:38 AM

I've been a volunteer reviewer for Zagat's New York
Restaurant Guide for the last 2 years. It's interesting
to review for Zagat's, but it's frustrating that they
never publish write-ins. I'm mystified by how they
decide which restaurants not to include. Why, for
example, are neither Madras Mahal nor Madras Cafe, 2 of
the best (THE 2 best?) Indian restaurants in Manhattan,
included in that book, and why are mediocre Thai
restaurants included and good ones left out? Why are
none of my favorite Malaysian restaurants included? Why
do the Outer Boroughs scarcely exist? Does anyone here
understand how those folks make their editorial
decisions?

(P.S. I know that many of you have some negative
feelings toward Zagat's, but keep in mind that I am not
an employee or representative of them.)

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