DDN's Mark Fisher has published his "Best Dishes of 2009" list, and once again...pfffffffbbbbt.
I'm sure they're all very good restaurants, but they're also places most of us can't afford. So, why would your average Dayton resident care how great the food is there?
I'm sure you're waiting on me to offer up my thoughts on all of them. No, I couldn't. Really? Well, okay! If you insist.
China Cottage - This is probably the only one I partially agree with. Affordable and decent. But, North China just down the street on Far Hills in Kettering totally smokes them on food, service and value.
Meadowlark - I've been anxious to eat here since it opened, but it never seems sensible financially. A chopped salad is $11. There's no meat in that. Take note, local restaurantuers - this is what makes it hard for people to support local eateries.
L’Auberge - I honestly can't believe Dayton's economy can even sustain that place enough to keep the doors open.
Rue Dumaine - Not one entree under $20, save the occasional special.
El Meson - Sure, it's a great splurge. But suggesting the fajitas out of all of the other wonderful things on their menu?