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Spike Mendelsohn Tier-Gate Media Frenzy Roundup

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There's been no shortage of media coverage this week of Spike Mendelsohn's controversial People's District interview in which he said, "It is nice to be in a second-tier city where you can be a big fish in a small pond." There was, of course, plenty of pitchfork-mobbing, but also some big fish (like James Beard winner José Andrés) standing up for the chef. We've collected some of the reactions from both sides below.

· Take 1, Take 2, Take 3 [@ChefJoseAndres]
· Cava chef/owner Dimitri Moshovitis [@ChefDcava]
· In Defense Of Spike Mendelsohn [WaPo]
· Spike Mendelsohn: DC Is A "Second-Tier City" [DCist]
· Get Over Yourself, Mr. Mendelsohn [THIH]
· A Third-Rate "Chef" On a Second-Tier City [Don Rockwell]
· Spike Mendelsohn: DC Sometimes Second Tier [Washington Examiner]
· Spike Mendelsohn's Huge Gaffe [Foodista]

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