Matt Odam (the Statesman) is out with his top 50 restaurants. It's a pretty great list, and with Mike Sutter currently working on his top 55, we're seeing some great food criticism right now (it looks like Fearless Critic has gone quiet, and the Chronicle's year end list is a ways off).
The Good: I especially liked the high rankings of Foreign & Domestic, Vino Vino and Fabi + Rosi. I've had wildly creative and wonderful food at F&D, and consistently great food at Vino Vino and Fabi + Rosi; I think the latter 2 get overlooked quite a bit. I'm also officially dying to try Lenoir (5!) and El Naranjo (24).
The Bad: No Olivia or Lambert's? Odam points out that it's his top 50 right now, and while I think you can certainly make a case for having Perla's above Lambert's, I wouldn't exclude Lambert's entirely. Further, Lucy's makes the list. Lucy's! I think that place is....well I think it's awful actually. Hipster fried chicken.
The Weird: Not a single trailer? Not even East Side King? And while I appreciate Tarka's, and certainly hope there's an Indian Chipotle in the future, I don't think it would crack my top 50. Similarly, Hopdoddy's is nice, but it's not exactly a revelation.
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