When asked “what’s your favorite restaurant?”, my answer is paradoxical: I have no favorite restaurant and hundreds of favorites. If asked “what’s the best restaurant,” my answer is similar. That attitude is pretty prevalent among adventurous diners who are always on the look-out for new restaurants to enjoy. When it comes to restaurants, I’m probably the least monogamous person you’ll ever meet. Any more than three or four visits in a year to any restaurant and restlessness sets in–no matter how outstanding the restaurant may be, I would rather be exploring a heretofore not previously visited restaurant, even if it’s not as good.
Still, it’s a pretty common compunction for writers to compile lists. Please enjoy the “highest rated” lists on this blog with a caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). These lists are subject to change based on the whims of a gastronome who’s always seeking out new dining adventures, uncovering new favorites and continuously looking for new ones.