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Best of SD 2013 Winners. .

Beach Chick Aug 25, 2013 02:29 PM

From the UT San Diego:


You gotta laugh.

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    wanker Aug 26, 2013 12:28 PM

    I for one found the list quite helpful. For starters, I didn't even realize that Benihana's was still around, let alone serving San Diego's best Japanese food.

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    1. re: wanker
      Fake Name Aug 26, 2013 01:04 PM

      Well there you go...

      As Brian alsways sings," Al-ways look on the bright side of life"

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      cstr Aug 26, 2013 05:16 AM

      In the Food Truck category, not one Marisco's truck, how thorough. Also the Mexican list, really? Great job UT, at least they're consistent.

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        Fake Name Aug 26, 2013 10:29 AM

        Folks, it's not the UT's problem. This is a poll, and therefore a popularity contest.

        I think the UT has done pretty well with their articles and reviews.

        The poll reflects the greatest number of votes, which is not an indicator of quality at all. The more respondents, the greater trend to mediocrity, as each establishment bends over backwards to please the broadest range of customers. Something about keeping a business alive- entrepreneurs are fussy that way.

        BUT! Cheesecake Factory only showed up in "desserts". That's a step in the right direction.

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          cstr Aug 26, 2013 11:55 AM

          Great point FN about the 'readers poll', thanks for keeping us in scope and on topic. Glad I'm not a reader. Another 'Best of' success story.

      2. foodiechick Aug 26, 2013 01:15 AM

        Zagat...gone horribly wrong.

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          DoctorChow Aug 26, 2013 01:19 AM

          Yeah. Isn't that the truth.

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            DiningDiva Aug 26, 2013 04:38 AM

            :-D good call. . .

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            DoctorChow Aug 25, 2013 06:41 PM

            Gave me some laughs, all right. What a bad joke.

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              alcoholic29 Aug 25, 2013 05:53 PM

              I find the winners of "Chinese" the most comical. All credibility is gone when I see P.F Changs and Panda Express

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                Tripeler Aug 25, 2013 06:48 PM

                I notice that Pei Wei Herman wasn't even in the running.

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                  DiningDiva Aug 25, 2013 07:43 PM

                  If you think the Asian is bad, check out the Mexican. Diane Powers must be thrilled

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                    DoctorChow Aug 25, 2013 08:57 PM

                    Thing is, sadly, there are some good restaurants scattered among the mish-mash of this UT(erlly nonsense) "Best of" thingy. Almost embarrassing for those good restaurants because the Ut's vote-based "rankings" are total BS and less than useless, IMO. Too bad many among the unwashed masses look at these so-called "rankings" and listen, believing in them. Enough said. We just went through this on the TA pizza thing.

                    1. re: DiningDiva
                      MrKrispy Aug 27, 2013 05:31 PM

                      @DD I bet one of those Casa places could be closed for 2 years and it would still make the list.

                  2. phee Aug 25, 2013 02:52 PM

                    Or cry.

                    No wonder New Yorkers would laugh at us for being named Best Pizza by Trip Advisor - Filippi's Best Pizza both north and south of the 56.

                    Yeesh. Then again, it IS the UT poll....

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