And I started to wonder if the Schnorrer might have driven off Michelin’s top guy with the annoyance of his remarkably un-self-aware grilling — no job pays well enough for that merde. (That interview was almost Turd Blossom-level projection.) But then I realized the fact that the Michelin top guy’s departure was considered such huge news actually validates the Guide’s importance. He didn’t even exist in American minds just a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, a certain magazine is doing its best to hide a cover line behind its logo on the new issue. Because of course those best new restaurants were all chosen after repeated anonymous paid visits. . . .