In the latest email newsletter of the Esquire restaurant columnist, John Mariani sums up his lessons from writing the mag's "20 Best New Restaurants of 2008" piece: "Number of Restaurants Visited: 115 ... Number of Really Rotten Meals: 10 ... Number of New Restaurants That Still Have Tablecloths: 12 ... Number of Hottie Hostesses I Want My Sons to Meet: 12." Charming. [Virtual Gourmet via Eater NY]
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