Everybody’s a critic, we know, and that’s the problem. From AOL to CitySearch, from Yelp to Zagat, from reader reviews in theStranger and forums in the Pee-Eye, we’re overrun with underinformed typists. Seattle has maybe two dozen people qualified to speak knowledgeably about restaurants, but where do you find them? Not on Chowhound, where the loudest noise is the grinding of axes. TripAdvisor? Read between the lines for self-promoting comments.

So here’s The Short List. We’re gonna do categories: best steak, best happy hour, best Italian, best late-night, best wine list, and so on. Where to go when it’s not your own money. Where to go in the nabe when it’s raining. Two, three, four places, tops. Subject to change, but not to popular vote. “We,” in case you’re wondering, is the royal we. Le blog, c’est moi.

Send in your ideas and comments. If you don’t agree, send your complaints.


One response to “Manifesto

  1. Right on! I’d much rather read the opinion of one person over a period of time and figure out if we are on the same page then try and deal with the endless noise on most sites. You can see my Seattle reviews (and occasional trips in other cities) over at Herbivoracious.

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