NOBODY GOES THERE ANYMORE. IT'S TOO CROWDED: Commenter Meghan alerts us to the publication of the newest edition of Restaurants & Institutions Magazine's list of the Top 100 Grossing Independent Restaurants in America, which we managed to discuss last year as well. While fifty of the top 100 are in NYC or Las Vegas, it's impressive to see Philadelphia's Parc debut at #66, one of three local Stephen Starr locations on the list.
In terms of total meals served, DC's Old Ebbitt Grill believes it has topped the titans of Frankenmuth. It also happens to be the only restaurant I know of that prints the scientific nomenclature of its oysters on the menu.