ALTURA VS EATER.COM
Anyone know why Altura has been dropped from Eater's Essential 38. Has there been a change in chef or quality?
Agreed that top ** lists are easy-to-employ editorial gimmicks--Seattle/SeattleMet mags seem to each have a different one every month. So I was reluctant to even look at this Eater list. But now I have. Just to show how arbitrary, Eater says it had "to make room for the newcomer" (Little Uncle*) so out go Altura and Quinn's. Why jettison Altura and Quinn's but retain Palace Kitchen and Cafe Campagne? Sheer food quality doesn't explain it, and with these two old-timers not even buzziness seems to be a common denominator.
*Little Uncle does deserve to be in any top ** list, IMHO.