Compare and Contrast: MRPR versus Eater 38

by Ryan @ MRPR on January 11, 2010

UPDATE: Err, nevermind this whole post.  Nothing to see here.  Turns out I didn’t pay attention to the phrase “in no particular order” at the beginning of the Eater 38 post.  The numbers were simply so that they could place them on a map to show where the 38 spots were located.  So no rankings to compare.  Like I said, nothing to see here.  Move along.

Eater Miami just unveiled what they are calling the “Eater 38,” a nice round number meant to showcase Miami’s 38 “essential” restaurants.  My vote for biggest stretch is Cafe at Books & Books at #11 and obviously I think NAOE is woefully underrated at #35 (as is BLT Steak at #33).  Anyways, here is the comparison with the most current power rankings followed by the Eater 38 ranking in parantheses:

1. NAOE (35)

2. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (1)

3. Red Light (15)

4. Buena Vista Bistro (26)

5. Bin No. 18 (Not Ranked)

6. Fratelli Lyon (Not Ranked)

7. Hiro’s Yakko-San (5)

8. Michy’s (37)

9. BLT Steak (33)

10. Bourbon Steak (4)

11. GastroPod (Not Ranked)

12. Azul (24)

13. Pizzavolante (Not Ranked)

14. Sra. Martinez (2)

15. Latin Burger and Taco Truck (Not Ranked)

16. Metro Bistro Cafe (Not Ranked)

17. Mandolin Aegean Bistro (Not Ranked)

18. Joe’s Stone Crab (12)

19. Sardinia (10)

20. Eos (Not Ranked)

On the Bubble: OLA (Not Ranked); Pacific Time (32); Cafe Sambal (Not Ranked).

So, what do you think?  Did Eater get it right?


Lesley January 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Hey ya! FYI, the list of 38 was done in no particular order. you are the rankmaster, not me…and I thought’d I’d throw in some popular randoms (Books and Books is a huge lunch spot) as opposed to the usual suspects, most of whom are actually on the list, no?!

Ryan @ MRPR January 12, 2010 at 8:28 am

Excellent point. I definitely skipped over the phrase “which is in no particular order.” With that in mind, I think the list is great. It includes most of the essentials, although if I could add a 39th, I’d include Bin No. 18, which definitely should get points as a neighborhood spot (especially if they were in a better neighborhood, oops). Great job, thanks for all the hard work on the blog.

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