As for New York, there’s an obligatory nod to Momofuku Ssäm Bar’s Bo Ssäm (“It’s been known to make grown men cry. Possibly at the $200 price tag”); Kobe Club has the “scariest dining room” (also because of the prices?); Bánh Mì Saigon gets the “Sandwich Quagmire” award (“Once you eat one, you will be prone to Nam flashbacks in your mouth.” Um…?), and, of course, a few local spots (Lombardi’s, Totonno’s, and Mario’s) get nods for pizza.
The other winners, however, are largely from the South. And the biggest slap in the face? New Yorker and Maxim senior editor David Swanson names Chicago the “tastiest city,” thanks to its liquid donuts (Moto), Applewood ice cream (Alinea), prosciutto consommé (Schwa), and foie gras with crushed Pop Rocks (Avenues). And we, in turn, would like to nominate this choice as Most Increasingly Predictable Way to Piss Off Members of the New York Food Media.