Day 15: March Restaurant Madness
There was a Day 15 upset, as newcomer thailand scored 72% of the voting against the favored Chengdu Taste. Federal Hill’s newest (or apparently second-newest?) Thai place got points for “wonderful presentation” and “friendly staff,” though the smaller number of Chengdu Taste voters were a little more vehement. (“Te=he best damn scallion pancakes I’ve ever had,” said one voter, while another one-upped that with “The best restaurant in the world.”)
People had less to say about the Chair 5 / Eli’s game, although the Block Island restaurant crept ahead to beat Narragansett by a 3-2 margin. They’ll face The Slow Rhode on the 24th. thailand will face 10 Rocks, another Pawtucket restaurant, in Round 2.