We were just looking over the list of nominees for the Phoenix’s 2008 Best of Boston reader poll and we noticed a few puzzling exclusions. To wit:
•Radius may be the winner of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash, but it doesn’t get a nod from the Phoenix.
•For shame, Phoenix! A Best Mexican Restaurant nomination for Chipotle, but none for Tacos Lupita or Angela’s Cafe?
•The fact that this category is titled Best Middle East Restaurant and not Best Middle Eastern Restaurant makes us suspect it’s a lock for The Middle East, but we’re sad not to see Shawarma King on the list. People, he is the king of shawarma!
•Given the love they both receive elsewhere in the survey, it’s a little odd that neither La Voile nor Myers + Chang was nominated for Best New Restaurant.
•Really? O Ya isn’t nominated for Best Sushi?
What do you think? Were you surprised at any of the nominations? Leave your thoughts in the comments.