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Tom Sietsema’s Spring Dining Guide 2012 Now Available

The Washington Post Magazine today presents the third annual Spring Dining Guide. In this issue, food critic Tom Sietsema visits 15 previously reviewed restaurants, several with new chefs. The Dining Guide is available online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/best-bets/dining-guide/dining-guide-spring-2012,102675.html and in The Washington Post Magazine Sunday.

Readers can now navigate the guide online in gallery format viewing a restaurant review and photo on the same page. Restaurants can also be sorted by cuisine, star-rating, price or location; readers can also see the restaurants on a map and get directions.

Sietsema compares Founding Farmers to “Ishtar,” the box office failure. He also says the small plates still rule at Cork Wine Bar. Here are highlights of how some of the other restaurants stack up in 2012:

·Le Vieux Logis

In 1996: Solid cooking with a bit of flair

Again: Only fair

·Blue Duck Tavern

In 2007: A fashionable tribute to farmers

Now: When can I get back?

·Jaleo

In 2011: Showing its age

Now: At 19, va-va-voom!

To read the Spring Dining Guide, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/best-bets/dining-guide/dining-guide-spring-2012,102675.html or pick up this Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine. Readers can also join Tom Sietsema for an online chat Wednesday, May 23 at 11am.

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