A day late and a dollar short, we've known about Zankou for some time, I've known about it for at least 8 years.
As some of you have seen via Chow Postings, Zankou has slipped in ratings with some Chowhounds. I've noticed that the famous garlic sauce now comes pre-packaged. I haven't had a bad experience with Zankou, but just found it wild that Saveur Magazine has finally noticed it this year.
Goes to show you that NY based magazines don't give West Coast establishments much credit or when they do it's a bit late. Savuer isn't so bad, but as for GOURMET .. I stopped reading it long ago because the world does not revolve around NYC.
In any event, the Saveur Top 100 is always something I look forward to and this year is no exception, just thought I'd share this info.