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The New York Times Covers D.C. Food, Local Media Gets Mad (Again)

It's a tradition.

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Farmers Fishers Bakers
R. Lopez
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

It's a cycle. The New York Times writes something cliche about the D.C. food scene. The D.C. media gets outraged about it. Repeat every six months or so.

The latest source of indignation: a piece where writer Seth Kugel spends a $100 weekend in Washington. He visits the D.C. Ballers food truck, Farmers Fishers Bakers (because nothing says value like notoriously overpriced waterfront dining) and Gloria's Pupusas, among other haunts. It's not quite a New York Times D.C. Bingo winner, but it's in that vein.

Young & Hungry kicks off the reaction pieces with "The New York Times Fucks Up Another Visit to D.C." The article points out the Times' use of the D.C steakhouse cliche, its obligatory White House reference and its weird sojourn to La Mexicana in Alexandria.

Meanwhile, Washingtonian goes the constructive criticism route, designing its own $100 weekend itinerary with stops at places like Eden Center and DCity Smokehouse.