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Reactions to City Pages "Best of..."???

http://www.citypages.com/bestof/2012/...

What do you guys think of the picks?

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  1. Coupla thoughts....
    Best restaurant when someone else is paying should go away...what a backhanded jest if I've ever heard one. It's minnesotan for too expensive for what you get.
    Also, how Pat's tap inconsistent mediocrity gets acknowledged for anything other than something that soaks up whiskey? I don't get it.
    Other than that, these lists seem like the same old thing...it's a pretty small dining scene when you boil it down, and this list ain't that chowish...

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    1. re: mitch cumstein

      Pat's Tap sucks period, it's a low rent Muddy Waters.

    2. There should be fewer categories. The "best" in some of the categories like Indian, Korean, and Thai are best only because there's no competition.

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      1. re: kuan

        I was thinking the same thing when I saw Solera won for best tapas.

      2. If anyone thinks Heartland is outdoing Meritage these days, they haven't been eating out. Then again, I'd probably give the Lenny the award too just so I didn't get a 6,000 word missive directed my way for not picking it......

        1. Our best restaurant is known for their toast.

          Heartland wins on idea / ideals, but not on food.

          Maybe the readers should request a "Best Food" category?

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          1. Agree with most of the sentiments above. Also don't understand the appeal of Big Daddy's - I have never been at all impressed (though I know we're not a municipality with much to brag about when it comes to BBQ).