Winterlicious - overwhelmingly good?
I looked through all the posts with "Winterlicious" in the subject for this season, and found 24 restaurants that got positive comments (at least for the food) and only 8 with negatives. (Some appeared on both list.) Does that mean there are more good than bad experiences?
Five Doors North
Indian Rice Factory
You can add beerbistro to your list of good....I had a great experience at the beerbistro this year and I wasn't even going to do Winterlicious this year due to bad past experiences at other restaurants.
This poll suffers from a built-in bias (shared by zagat). If people don't like a place, they don't go back so they no longer review it. So 'everything' gets overrated.
I skipped Winterlicious this year (and Summerlicious last year) after mainly bad experiences a year earlier (even in places I frequent when the 'licious is not on). If you find a good one - excellent - go back again and tell them that you found it through 'licious.
But I think the reality is most easily determined by following Mark McEwan's implicit take - last year he garnered much publicity for how he welcomed the opportunity to allow people to try his cuisine at reasonable prices. This year he didn't participate!!!!!!