So this weekend I (along with some excellent help) developed a new restaurant rating system, in hopes of allowing you to get a better understanding of my dining experiences via numbers. Sure I can romance the crap out of a place by going on, and on, and on, about a dish, a drink, a particularly charming bartender, whatever, but in hopes of gaining just a tad more credibility, I think a formal rating system will help us all in understanding where exactly a restaurant lies along my ever important, reliable, and sophisticated scale.
I'm going to break it down into four parts, each worth 25 points each: SERVICE, FOOD, THE LOOK (style, decoration), and THE VIBE. At the end, I'll add 'em all up and we will have ourselves a final grade. And to be honest, I don't think anyone was surprised more by some of my results than I was. Restaurants I would typically eagerly recommend were coming back with scores that were far lower than I would have anticipated. The truth is coming out, folks. Let's size some joints up, shall we?