The Chronicle posted the 2014 Big Gourmand list and noted additions and subtractions.
There's a big boost to Asian restaurants (7 new ones) and areas outside of SF.
Restaurants with at least one Sichuan chef dominate the Chinese places (Happy Noodle, Sichuan Home, Crouching Tiger, Fey vs. Old Mandarin, Yank Sing, and M.Y. China). Happy Noodles, which I'm fond of, is a bold addition. Unlike other places on the list, the spiciness of the dishes I've had there hasn't been changed for the Western palette. It's probably the only restaurant on the list where you have to walk through the kitchen to get to the bathroom.