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January 19, 2010 Power Ranking

January 19, 2010

No movement this week but a couple of observations: First, after a trip to Buena Vista Bistro to pick up four orders of tuna tartare (not all for me; I’m not an animal), I swung by Buena Vista Deli to pick up some pastries.  That place is awesome.  Fresh-baked breads, homemade desserts and breakfast jams, and a menu of salads and sandwiches for the lunch crowd.  This place fills a breakfast void.  So swing by BVD when you get a chance or if the wait is too long at BVB.

Second, I dined at Yakko San last week, just after I had bumped it up slightly into a tie for #6 alongside Fratelli Lyon.  And sometimes you just order wrong, which I think I did this time.  Started with an appetizer that was an amalgamation of octopus and vegetables, shaped like a ball.  It was… umm… interesting.  So that one was a miss but then the Kimchee Fried Rice was quite good so it wasn’t a total loss.  The last bite was the pork katsu don.  Fine but not one of those interesting Yakko San dishes that really makes you crave this place.  So overall a mixed experience but I’m not going to move them in the rankings.  I blame myself for this one: I just ordered wrong.

Anyways, here are the rankings, same as last week.  Better to leave things as they were than to move it around just for the sake of movement.  Please share your comments below, I’m always interested in hearing your thoughts.

(Last Week’s Rankings in Parentheses)

1. NAOE (1)

2. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (2)

3. Red Light (3)

4. Buena Vista Bistro (4)

5. Bin No. 18 (5)

6. Fratelli Lyon (6)

6. Hiro’s Yakko-San (6)

8. Michy’s (8)

9. BLT Steak (9)

10. Bourbon Steak (10)

11. GastroPod (11)

12. Azul (12)

13. Pizzavolante (13)

14. Sra. Martinez (14)

15. Latin Burger and Taco Truck (15)

16. Metro Bistro Cafe (16)

17. Mandolin Aegean Bistro (17)

18. Joe’s Stone Crab (18)

19. Sardinia (19)

20. Eos (20)

On the Bubble: OLA; Pacific Time.

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