Monday, November 26, 2007

The Best Of...

OK. My girlfriend, Christa, and I have been joking about this for a while.

We love to eat out. We like good food. We hate bad restaurants, and we LOVE good restaurants. We appreciate good food so much that they will most likely see us about a dozen times or more before we get tired of them.

We like to try new places, and merely by habit, we start to critique them as soon as we walk in the door.

Anyways, back to the topic. We were joking about creating a list of the best places to eat. Granted, we haven’t been to every restaurant, and there are even types of restaurants we've never tried before, but we feel we've experienced a significant list.

I was sure someone had already made such a list, and I was right.

Palm Beach Post has organized a list (full with extensive reviews/ratings) of a lot of local Restraints, Bars, and Pubs and has ranked and sorted them in their respective food categories.

For example, look at their Best Burger list.

You notice something missing? Yes. McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, etc have all been graciously left off the list. THANK YOU!

Unfortunately, they're missing completely... :(
I would like to see a ranking of the best Fast Food Burger joints (ranked by name and location, because we all know all 500,000+ McDonald's are not the same)

Well, we've been to a few of the places on the Palm Beach Post's Burger list, and they're amazing. Unfortunately, I think there are a few places that are better than those listed.

For Example:

5-Guys Burger and Fries easily beat out Duffy's in my opinion.

If you go head to head, Bacon Cheeseburger to Bacon Cheeseburger, 5-Guys will come out on top. I fear that their lacking menu, however, has dropped their ranks.

Duffy's has more options, and more flavors (Hell, IHOP has more burgers) but when it comes to quality beef, list of toppings, and fast service, 5-Guys should be on a much higher pedestal than presented.

Well, with my obvious disagreement with some of the options, I have made it my duty to create our own list of “best of” foods. Rather than have 5 or 6 in a list, It will be only the #1 spot, and maybe runner up.

For Example:
(and not the actual list)

Best Subs: Firehouse Subs
Runner Up: Northlake Pizza and Subs

Best Drive-In/Drive Through: Sonic
Runner Up: Wendy’s

Best Burger: 5-Guys
Runner Up: Duffy’s

Best Pizza: NYPD III
Runner Up (tie): Bionguorno/Sam’s Club

Best Pub: Brass Ring
Runner Up: Fuddruckers

It is also my duty to be fair, so I ask for you ...

What's you're favorite burger joint? Best Bar? Let me know, and I'll try it.

That's all for now.


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