~ The Yelp Hot Hundred

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2014/03/01 10:34:23 (permalink)
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    TJ Jackson
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 10:46:05 (permalink)
    CA, NY, CA, NY, CA, NY
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 11:40:40 (permalink)
    Austin is grossly over-represented insofar as Texas appears on the list with 6 out of the 7 mentions.  
     
    The appearance of this place (in an Austin 'burb, of course) tells me all I need to know anout this "list". 
     
    Cut me a slackburger with cheese, please. 
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 13:38:36 (permalink)
    The list probably tells you something about Californians', taste, brains, vanity and gullibility.
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 13:50:41 (permalink)
    Davydd

    The list probably tells you something about Californians', taste, brains, vanity and gullibility.

     
    I often go to Porto's Bakery for their excellent Cuban pastries. Cream Pan is an excellent example of an Asian bakery with great pastries. Mattern's Sausages are unbelievably good, all of their sausages made on the premises. It is a regular stop for me. Perhaps you should spend some time reading about some of the places here on Roadfood that I've written about  such as the Gaffey Street Diner, La Super Rica (one of Michael and Jane Stern's favorite places that they wrote about in Gourmet magazine) and Jax Truckee Diner before you make comments about Californians.
     
    Signed,
    A Native Californian 
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 13:53:39 (permalink)
    That strawberry croissant I had at Cream Pan was indeed excellent.  Glad to see them make the list.  That's a place that should probably be reviewed on this site. 
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 14:37:06 (permalink)
    Oklahoma Joe's in the number three spot?!?  I don't care what the locals say, OKJ's isn't even close to KC's best 'Que.  It's middle of the pack at best.  And of all the Greasehouses across the country; Texas, the Carolinas, Memphis, how did this overrated joint come out on top.
     
    Yelp should try a a new algorithm.
     
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 14:42:21 (permalink)
    I noticed that too, Buddy.  I will take LC's over Oklahoma Joe's anyday!
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 14:44:04 (permalink)
    Ed Sails....  I agree!
     
    Love the guava cheese pastry at Porto's.
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 15:22:08 (permalink)
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    Davydd

    The list probably tells you something about Californians', taste, brains, vanity and gullibility.


    I often go to Porto's Bakery for their excellent Cuban pastries. Cream Pan is an excellent example of an Asian bakery with great pastries. Mattern's Sausages are unbelievably good, all of their sausages made on the premises. It is a regular stop for me. Perhaps you should spend some time reading about some of the places here on Roadfood that I've written about  such as the Gaffey Street Diner, La Super Rica (one of Michael and Jane Stern's favorite places that they wrote about in Gourmet magazine) and Jax Truckee Diner before you make comments about Californians.

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    A Native Californian 

    GGGEEEZZZZZ, I thought your name was ED..........Well said, Ed.......I was thinking about our conversation a few days ago about Restaurants in the LA area. I thought, there isn't a food item in this world you can't buy in and around LA. They have everything.......Bill
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 15:26:26 (permalink)
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    CA, NY, CA, NY, CA, NY

    And HI

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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 15:38:58 (permalink)
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    Davydd

    The list probably tells you something about Californians', taste, brains, vanity and gullibility.


    I often go to Porto's Bakery for their excellent Cuban pastries. Cream Pan is an excellent example of an Asian bakery with great pastries. Mattern's Sausages are unbelievably good, all of their sausages made on the premises. It is a regular stop for me. Perhaps you should spend some time reading about some of the places here on Roadfood that I've written about  such as the Gaffey Street Diner, La Super Rica (one of Michael and Jane Stern's favorite places that they wrote about in Gourmet magazine) and Jax Truckee Diner before you make comments about Californians.

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    A Native Californian 

    GGGEEEZZZZZ, I thought your name was ED..........Well said, Ed.......I was thinking about our conversation a few days ago about Restaurants in the LA area. I thought, there isn't a food item in this world you can't buy in and around LA. They have everything.......Bill

    They don't have real apizza, and certainly don't have a fresh-shucked clam pie.
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 16:15:55 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    They don't have real apizza, and certainly don't have a fresh-shucked clam pie.

     
    No, I will grant you that. I still think about my time in New Haven, Going to Sally's and Frank Pepe's. Now thatza some apizza!
     

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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 16:22:46 (permalink)
    I consider Chicago and the surrounding suburbs one of the better food cities/areas in the U.S.  Two restaurants made the list from the area, and are they ever different.  Alinea (currently ranked #7 or 8 in the world) checks in at around $300 a head with wine and tip and Hot Dougs' does sausages, really great sausages for around $10 a meal!  There are several options in the middle!!!
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 17:27:32 (permalink)
    Regarding Texas, the only BBQ place I saw on the list was Franklin's. All the rest were non-bbq!
    An Ethiopian one?????????????????????????? In TX????????????????????????????? 

    What were they smokin' when they created this list??????????????????????
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/03/01 17:30:23
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 17:39:25 (permalink)
    I do agree with some of the RF posters that there were some strange choices, as well as notable omissions. I've found that I use Yelp for a rough guide, but also take what they say with a grain of salt because you never know if it's the restaurant's friends, enemies, competition or fans that are posting. 
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 18:00:51 (permalink)
    Foodbme, I noticed you've edited your above comments.  Did you take out some question marks? (?????????????????????????)
     
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 18:50:36 (permalink)
    This is one of the dumbest lists that I have ever read.
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/01 18:50:56 (permalink)
    This is one of the dumbest lists that I have ever read.
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/02 08:15:09 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    Regarding Texas, the only BBQ place I saw on the list was Franklin's. All the rest were non-bbq!
    An Ethiopian one?????????????????????????? In TX????????????????????????????? 

    What were they smokin' when they created this list??????????????????????


    O.K. 
     
    Someone has to say it and that would be me.
     
    Not that everything is "political" these days ...
     
    But, I could not help but notice that nearly every place mentioned on the list is from a "Blue State". 
     
    Even 86% of the mentions that Deep Red Texas received were from one of our few 'Blue Spots": Austin.
     
    I'm not drawing any conclusions here, just noting an odd, obvious fact. 
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/02 08:48:35 (permalink)
    Don't go there Metro-Jim...
     
    I think Yelp is just playing to their target demographics - urban hipsters. I don't care for Yelp or value the rankings and reviews at the website. I think a lot of Yelp reviewers are low information eaters and the list just reflects that.
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/02 09:36:46 (permalink)
    I really think this list was computer generated. If you look at all 100 picks they are all 41/2 to 5 stars. This is the only criteria they used. look at New York city as an example.......
     
    Sal, Kris, & Charlie's is on the list with 41/2 stars and 462 reviews
     
    Katz's Deli ..4 Stars......4588 reviews.....
     
    Carnegie Deli: 4 Stars....1456 reviews
     
    2nd Ave Deli:...4 stars......578 reviews
     
    If you had 4 stars, you were sh-t out of luck.............
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/02 09:55:51 (permalink)
    JRPfeff

    Don't go there Metro-Jim...

    I think Yelp is just playing to their target demographics - urban hipsters. I don't care for Yelp or value the rankings and reviews at the website. I think a lot of Yelp reviewers are low information eaters and the list just reflects that.


    You were the one who 'went'.
     
    I agree completely with your analysis; to quote President Reagan: "The trouble is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so". 
    post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/03/02 10:05:04
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/02 10:34:57 (permalink)
    Congrats to Biker Jim for a 12th place mention!  Nice work!
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    Re:~ The Yelp Hot Hundred 2014/03/02 15:29:13 (permalink)
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    Foodbme

    Regarding Texas, the only BBQ place I saw on the list was Franklin's. All the rest were non-bbq!
    An Ethiopian one?????????????????????????? In TX????????????????????????????? 

    What were they smokin' when they created this list??????????????????????

    O.K. 
    Someone has to say it and that would be me.
    Not that everything is "political" these days ...
    But, I could not help but notice that nearly every place mentioned on the list is from a "Blue State". 
    Even 86% of the mentions that Deep Red Texas received were from one of our few 'Blue Spots": Austin.
    I'm not drawing any conclusions here, just noting an odd, obvious fact. 

    Metro,
    I think you're overanalyzing!
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