"The Internet is so different from when we opened Germantown Café eight years ago," Lowry says. "To open a restaurant six years later and have the whole landscape of criticism be so different was difficult. But then we thought, let's really look at [what's being said] — remove the haters and grab what comes up in a recurring pattern." Lowry and Luther began studying the feedback on websites such as Bites, Yelp and Open Table, taking under advisement what the majority of diners agreed upon, from interior design to menu offerings.
Read the full review to see which dishes made it across the river (like coconut curry salmon), which Germantown favorites have come out of retirement (like trout with olive-pepper relish) and what to expect from the new Germantown Café that's not in Germantown and was influenced by — gasp! — Internet commenters. Speaking of the Internet, GCE even has a new drink called the Honey Badger. (Don't worry, it doesn't have bee larvae in it.)