Before I begin let me first say that I have not dined at Don Coqui nor have I had the salad in a box at Meme's BUT in quickly glancing at the best of list 3 things stuck out glaringly as "you must be kidding moments"--also I realize that some of the category titles were for "schtick":
1. best salad in a box:--meme's
2. best brisket: barnacle
3. best latino: don coqui
Am I reading to much into this or what? It just seemed way off but then again I guess the demographics of Westchester magazine may think this way. I guess they are to scared to venture into Port Chester or White Plains for "latino" food or brisket from Q which is 150 times better that barnacles--which is barely edible. The salad in a box thing is just insane. The baked goods were mediocre the last 2 times I tried it so why on earth would you make a category that gives a thumbs up to a bakery's salad when one could go into any good market (standing room only, cornerstone, june & ho, rye town market, whole foods et al.) and put the same ingredients in a box?
At least they got the Cookery right as best new resto and MELT as best sandwich shop!