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
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!!!!!!