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The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2013 Slideshow(YUCK)!
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Posted on 03/11/2013 12:39:41 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

I would ONLY eat @ MAYBE 3 or 3 of these "places"!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: food; yuck
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1 posted on 03/11/2013 12:39:41 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I mean 2 or 3..


2 posted on 03/11/2013 12:40:05 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
95) minibar, Washington, D.C.

I call BS. You have to get a reservation a month in advance and that's nearly impossible.

3 posted on 03/11/2013 12:46:53 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Why? I’ve eaten at several of them, including 5 of the top 15 (didn’t go through the whole list) and while some are certainly absurdly overpriced, they were all fantastic.

Except Shake Shack. That’s an odd choice. It’s good, sure, but it’s Shake Shack.


4 posted on 03/11/2013 12:48:22 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Best resturant in merka?

My kitchen... with my wife making the ‘catch of the day’. Ain’t nothing sweeter than a house filled up with the smell of a mess of crappy frying. There’s few things on this earth I like better than my wife’s cooking.

And you wouldn’t catch me in any of those fancy resturants. I’d stick out like a sore thumb.


5 posted on 03/11/2013 12:49:32 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Tha’ts the case for many of these... All of Keller’s places, David Chang’s places... though it can be done with luck and diligence.

minibar looks stupid to me. I like Andres’s other restaurants, but this one is too over-the-top for me.


6 posted on 03/11/2013 12:49:44 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: whattajoke

It’s next door to my wife’s office and we’ve tried many times to get a reservation but can’t. We pretty much gave up. It was on Anthony Bordain’s “No Reservations” show and looked really interesting.


7 posted on 03/11/2013 12:56:28 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ve been doing the 101 Chowdown Countdown from the Travel Channel list. Real food. None of the restaurants on this list look like restaurants I’d choose.


8 posted on 03/11/2013 12:59:27 PM PDT by TopDog2
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To: US Navy Vet
This list is worthless if Chano's in Los Angeles isn't at the top.
9 posted on 03/11/2013 1:05:43 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Quickly scanning the list, I’ve been to about 20 of them. Glad to see The French Laundry still at the top. I was finally able to make it last year.

Babbo is very over-rated. Other than that, the ones I’ve been to definitely fit in that list.


10 posted on 03/11/2013 1:21:48 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: whattajoke
it can be done with luck and diligence.

And a good hotel concierge. That's how I was able to secure The French Laundry last year. Hotel Palomar in San Francisco. Happened to make a passing comment at the desk and they called to my room 15 minutes later and said 'how does tomorrow night sound, can we get you a car too?' I was shocked.

11 posted on 03/11/2013 1:24:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

So funny you called out Babbo, as I had the same thought. (Batali opened up a place very near me and yeah, it’s Italian at a premium. Bah.)


12 posted on 03/11/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: US Navy Vet; nickcarraway; NormsRevenge; SmithL; null and void
NO MENTION OF EL BURRO IN CAMPBELL?????


13 posted on 03/11/2013 1:29:53 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: mnehring

Great story and lucky you!

I got in the old-fashioned way: I think it was 3 months out they take reservations and I was on the horn that morning at that minute knowing I’d be out there for work that day.

I went to Bouchon just showing up at the door - and Bouchon in Vegas too. Per Se was a business thing that I had nothing to do with ... haha, this is a first in 12 yrs here - namedropping stupid expensive restaurants.


14 posted on 03/11/2013 1:32:08 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: mnehring

Keller kowtows to famous and known people, which sucks for you and me.

David Chang, however, does not. His system is 100% democratic and I love him for it. (Online, 30 days out, starts at 10AM, go for it no matter who you are.)


15 posted on 03/11/2013 1:33:49 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: mnehring
Thomas Keller is something, isn't he?

I thought the bookending of Lola and The French Laundry as #103 and #1 was fascinating. Michael Simon of Lola was 'introduced to the public' in a three-part book titled "Anatomy of a Chef." Keller and The French Laundry are profiled in the last third of the book.

I find I can get Sunday lunch reservations at Keller's Per Se (NYC) with relative ease. I signed up for Open Table and on Friday mornings I check the Internet. Almost invariably some (other) tourist has canceled his or her luncheon plans.

Have you tried the tasting menu at Daniel?

16 posted on 03/11/2013 1:37:19 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (EndItNowMovement.com)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ve eaten at two of them. Il Forno in Providence and Pepe’s in New Haven. Both are wonderful. Pepe’s pizza is simply the best there is.


17 posted on 03/11/2013 1:37:55 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: US Navy Vet

WTF....No mention of Casa Bonita!

18 posted on 03/11/2013 1:38:34 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: US Navy Vet
Love the Grammercy Tavern. It's always at the top of the list when in NYC. Babbo and Jean Georges are way overrated. Haven't been to Commander's Palace in some time, but it was just an expensive tourist trap the last time I went. Lot's of places I've never heard of on this list. Joe's Stone Crab cracks me up. People wait for hours for a table so they can dip their over priced crab in Whirl rather than real clarified butter. What a gold mine that place is.
19 posted on 03/11/2013 1:44:15 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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Pepe’s in New Haven

Amen. I refuse to enter into any "best pizza" arguments unless that person has been to Wooster Street. If they have not, they aren't worth the time to argue.
20 posted on 03/11/2013 1:50:13 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Balloons in Auburn, NY. It’ll never make any list, but its awesome. Great view of the prison, too.


21 posted on 03/11/2013 2:32:51 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: US Navy Vet

Who has the money to eat out?


22 posted on 03/11/2013 2:46:09 PM PDT by bgill
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