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Old 09-23-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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Online restaurant reservation site OpenTable has announced its Top 50 "Fit for Foodies" restaurants. The below list was compiled from over 10 million reviews submitted by diners between September 2010 and August 2011.
Crowd-sourced lists can sometimes be troublesome. But this list narrows in on a lot of great spots, though you'll be hard-pressed to find a restaurant on this list that hasn't already gotten its fair share of accolades. They may not be under-the-radar spots, but there's often a reason that a place stays popular after it's been discovered. (Hint: that means the food is good!)


OpenTable Names Its Top 50 U.S. Restaurants 'For Foodies'
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:28 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Wow, I'm surprise to see many more Ca. locations than NY. And how far down the French Laundry is. Maybe the economy has even the affluent checking their wallets.

Thanks for posting,f.p.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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That is an interesting list. I'm not surprised that the French Laundry is so far down, you can only post a review on Open Table if you book the reservation through them and the French Laundry is a tough reservation to get online.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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The list was arranged in alphabetical order.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:03 PM
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The list was arranged in alphabetical order.

LoL! You are RIGHT!
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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The list was arranged in alphabetical order.
Duh! Thanks!
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Online restaurant reservation site OpenTable has announced its Top 50 "Fit for Foodies" restaurants. The below list was compiled from over 10 million reviews submitted by diners between September 2010 and August 2011.
Crowd-sourced lists can sometimes be troublesome. But this list narrows in on a lot of great spots, though you'll be hard-pressed to find a restaurant on this list that hasn't already gotten its fair share of accolades. They may not be under-the-radar spots, but there's often a reason that a place stays popular after it's been discovered. (Hint: that means the food is good!)


OpenTable Names Its Top 50 U.S. Restaurants 'For Foodies'
Holy mother of God. The Bibou serves Maine Skate Wing. Do an "image search on "Skate wing". I cannot imagine people EATING THAT.

Veal Cheeks
Pig's feet.

These people are out of their ever-loving minds. Skate wing...ecccchhhhhh

20yrsinBranson
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Holy mother of God. The Bibou serves Maine Skate Wing. Do an "image search on "Skate wing". I cannot imagine people EATING THAT.

Veal Cheeks
Pig's feet.

These people are out of their ever-loving minds. Skate wing...ecccchhhhhh

20yrsinBranson
I would bet money you have eaten what you thought were scallops, and were actually little circles stamped out of skate.
Picky eaters.
Go figure.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:09 PM
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Holy mother of God. The Bibou serves Maine Skate Wing. Do an "image search on "Skate wing". I cannot imagine people EATING THAT.

Veal Cheeks
Pig's feet.

These people are out of their ever-loving minds. Skate wing...ecccchhhhhh

20yrsinBranson

I've had a fabulous Skate recipe that's about 6 yrs old from Lidia Bastianich for skate. But the fish mongers don't have it and I'd pay restaurant price to get it. It had to be "deboned" by me, like cuttle or squid, but yummmmy! I noticed the recipe said "bone-in". While eating out & paying the prices, I want mine "de-boned", thank you very much.

And I don't know why they don't carry it here.
I can go to the Naples Pier or Tigertail Beach on Marco Island any day of the week and see them just wallowing in the shallow waters.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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The thing about Skate is out of all sea faring creatures, Skate spoils very fast.
It has to be served very fresh very fast and it also has the ugly habbit of peeing through it's skin..
So it can and sometimes does if not handled properly taste or smell like amonia..

You will notice the same thing with shark... There are just some sharks people just do not eat..at least in the United States..

I remember going shark fishing like 25 years ago way out in the blue waters off Montauk... We caught like 30 Blue Shark and the skipper of the boat made us cut and release them.. He said you cant eat them so why kill them...

We sure kept that Mako though..

Maybe it's the slime, I dunno.
I remember eating fresh eel and seeing smoked eel I never remember anyone bringing one home that didnt move a little after it was skinned gutted and frying...
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