Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gridskipper on top of last year's latest trends

I was pretty hard on Gridskipper recently after their horrible list of "overrated" restaurants in DC, but it looks like they redeemed themselves by jumping into a time machine and covering one of last year's hottest trends: tuna tartare.

For the record, I came out strongly against this dish last year (or maybe it was early this year) because it seemed that everyone was doing it, and using a fish that's decreasingly sustainable.

Also, and what really got me upset about this, the entire article is based off the premise that DC, "doesn't have an abundance of top-tier seafood restaurants".

Again, I must strongly disagree. Kinkead's, Hook, Hank's Oyster Bar, BlackSalt, and Johnny's Half Shell are all great restaurants with solid reputations, and those are only restaurants that just focus on seafood, not to mention the dozens of other restaurants in the city that just happen to do seafood well, but not focus on it.

As for the choices for the top tuna tartare in town? BLT Steak gets the top nod, and Zola gets second. DC Coast, Charlie Palmer Steak House, Peacock Cafe, Kinkead's, PS 7's, and Perry's round out the rest of the list.

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