Its been 8 months since the last update. 5 in, 5 out this time. The Z-List is essentially my favorite 50 restaurants in NYC today. I try to conduct surprise inspections as frequently as I can. I show up wearing a hat and fake mustache. Even though they dont know what I look like, you can never be too careful these days. Rumors out there that I look like Tom Branson from Downton Abbey are unfounded. I know because I founded them. Anyway here are the changes…
In: Wayan, Rezdora, 19 Cleveland, Kawi, Tone Cafe
Pasquale Jones – Just getting a sense that its getting a little too touristy these days. The group keeps opening restaurants and sometimes they lose focus. Besides I needed to sacrifice one Italian as I have too many
Totto Ramen – Too many Tottos out there lost in the shuffle of too many great Ramen joints these days.
Oiji – Just not strong enough for me to keep coming back. All sorts of great Korean on this list
Bombay Bread Bar, Timna – Closed
Congrats to the new members. Happy eating!