Ever since Joe Bonwich moved over to the Post Dispatch, I have gotten most of my restaurant info from them, but I still read the reviews on the RFT every once in a while. I just got the restaurant issue yesterday and I was disappointed this year, as I am every year, with the ubiquitousnous of the chain restaurants in this survey.
For example, Starbucks for coffee. They are good, but not that good.
No disrespect to Bread Co. but I think Missouri Baking Comapany's pastries are a whole lot better. I am not crazy about Bread Co's bagels either, I do like their soups a lot, but I don't know if they would be # 1 on my list.
I just wanted to start a discussion here with all the St. Louis folks on how they feel about restaurants that are top ranked in the RFT survey categories.