Marybeth Bizjak is a writer who specializes in dining, restaurants, chefs and all things food-related. Before moving to Sacramento in 1990, she lived and worked in Washington, D.C., London and San Francisco and wrote for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, TV Guide, Women’s Wear Daily, W and Premiere. She’s also the author of a book, “Coffee Crazy: A Guide to the 100 Best Coffeehouses in America.”
Fun fact: As a party reporter for Women’s Wear Daily, Marybeth asked Julia Child to comment on the food served at a State Dinner. Child’s review — “the veal was tough and the asparagus was overcooked; it tasted like airline food” — got Child banned from future events at the Reagan White House.
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This may have happened to you: You call a restaurant, and instead of a live person, you get a recorded voice telling you to leave a message and someone will get back to you. Or even worse, you go online looking for a restaurant’s phone number, only to discover there isn’t one.
Winning a Michelin star is something ambitious chefs spend a lifetime dreaming of and working toward. A star from the world-famous Michelin Guide promises life-changing benefits: Money. Customers. Fame. There’s even a term for it: the Michelin effect.