While I know it's a perennial topic, and re-hashed every few months, it apparently requires re-hash every few months: "New Concept" now "Elite"? "Kitchen" being the new gunslinger in town to "Kitchen" kicked to the curb, "Mission 261" wonderful and innovative to 261 "tarted up standards for too much $$$; great if you really want to PAY for your har gow to be shaped like a rabbit".
So assuming I'm leading a bunch of non-Xmas-observers to dim sum on Xmas morning, where should I be looking at? What's the best of the new? Who (Ocean Star, NBC, etc.) is keeping their game up? Who's been a flash in the pan?