Seek Real Recommendations

A restaurant recommendation is a risky request; it can either satisfy the most demanding cravings or go terribly awry or. Foodie Tyler Cowen’s advice? “Start by finding people who themselves love good food and take pride in it … If you ask people for a food tip, and their eyes don’t light up with excitement, ignore them,” says Cowen, author of “Six Rules for Dining Out,” published in The Atlantic Monthly.


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Brianna Wilson is a former editorial intern at Madison Magazine.