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Monday, February 13, 2006
Craig's List, Inky Style Inquirer critic Craig LaBan has revised his list of top restaurants. Talk about an exclusive club. His top ranking, 4 bells ("superior"), lost two members (Pasion was downgraded to 3, Django to 2) but Striped Bass moved up into rarefied realm with Le Bec-Fin, Fountain, Vetri and Susannah Foo. It's tough to even get 3 bells ("excellent") from this guy, but 8 more managed, he reported in yesterday's Image section: Amada, Morimoto, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Savona, Barclay Prime, Marigold Kitchen, Matyson, and Gilmore's. Since LaBan doesn't award any half-bells, that means a couple of places would be in his top 15 with only 2! Clearly, a bell is like a gold-star -- get 2 out of 4 you're doing pretty well, not at all average. To ask LaBan about restaurants, visit his online Q&A. He'll answer questions tomorrow at 4 p.m.