What's the first thing I do after a wonderful Christmas? That's right, read the latest "Best Restaurant" issue that just arrived from CT magazine. I obviously have heeded no advice from my fellow Chowhounders who tell me to not expect an entirely Chowhound-worthy "best of" without a few "winners" that will make most scratch their heads. Here's a few I need help with:
Best American(Middlesex County)-Sage,Chester
I love the area so I can only wish that this truly is the "best" the county has to offer. Then I woke up.
Best Mexican(State winner!)-Cuckoo's Nest,Old Saybrook
This one hurts. We have officially lost all credibility with this perennial nominee.I stared at the poll results with the same disbelief as I did when the food hit the table at this sorely over-rated stop.Can't say I've tried their Cajun dishes but we're talkin' Mexican here and this just doesn't even come close!
Best Steak(State winner!)-Ruth's Chris Steakhouse,Newington
I stopped going after more inconsistent meals than I care to remember,I just feel for the poor(the person who's buying) and unfortunate(whoever's ordering) who will actually read about this place.Please step away from the CT magazine and ask yourself:Why?!? You will do the same after the check arrives.
Please feel free to share any more you feel are worthy of mention here.You could be doing a fellow Chowhounder a world of good.Happy '06 to all!