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Winterlicious - overwhelmingly good?

Teep Feb 18, 2007 11:22 AM

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?

GOOD:
Batifole
Boulevard Cafe
Canoe
Cantine
Celestin
Far Niente
Fat Cat
Five Doors North
Flow
Gianni Maria
Herbs
Jump Cafe
Lure
Mildred Pierce
Mistura
Noce
Olivia
Pangaea
Romagna Mia
Rosewater
Signatures
Tutti Matti
Vertical
Wish

BAD:
Gianni Maria
Herbs
Indian Rice Factory
Olivia
Pangaea
Savoy Bistro
Thuet
Windsor Arms

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    zoohort2 RE: Teep Feb 18, 2007 02:17 PM

    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.

    1. estufarian RE: Teep Feb 19, 2007 07:32 AM

      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!!!!!!

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        Tboy RE: Teep Feb 19, 2007 09:26 AM

        My Pangaea experiance was a definitely GOOD this year. :)

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