It's important to remember that the Michelin Guide is, first and foremost, a business venture. In that light, its inaugural 2006 guide to the New York City dining scene was a big success, with more than 100,000 copies sold. That's a huge number for a guide whose five-person inspection team was primarily made up of Frenchmen, and which made the further gaffe of writing and editing its guide in Greenville, SC (Michelin's U.S. headquarters) instead of New York City, the self-appointed epicenter ...

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