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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 10/12/2011

DeEvening Links: The mystery of Cafe Milano

Cafe Milano proprietor Franco Nuschese, in his element (Dudley M. Brooks - TWP)
So the Reliable Source posits it was Cafe Milano that alleged Iranian plotters wanted to blow up as part of their plan to assassinate Saudi ambassador Adel al-Jubeir. That prompts The New Republic’s Tim Noah to ponder one of the mysteries of the universe: Why is Cafe Milano such a VIP magnet? The alleged plot, he writes, “is merely the latest instance confirming that Cafe Milano has become the most fashionable restaurant in Washington, DC., without ever entering the usual intermediate stage of becoming one of the best.” Matthew Yglesias ventures a guess: “The VIPs are paying a premium for ‘VIP treatment’ and then other people (the suckers) are following the celebrity hype.” I take comfort in the fact that, having never dined at Cafe Milano nor possessing any plans to, I was at no risk of becoming collateral damage.

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