I have noticed that when someone (esp a close friend) is asking about suggestions for good eats in my city, I generally think about higher-end restaurants. I then over-correct and end up not recommending anything at all. Meanwhile, on a regular basis I will eat-at/take-out from absolutely ghetto and shady establishment.
Has anyone done the same? And also, is it in one's best interests to only recommend restaurants with *amazing* food and *great* service. Esp if you know the person and might lose credibility?