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The Waterboy restaurant.

Do you agree with list of 'top midtown restaurants 2013'?

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 - 12:55 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 - 1:38 pm

The Sacramento Business Journal just released its list of “Top midtown restaurants 2013,” and some of the results might surprise you. Does Chicago Fire Pizza really deserve to rank higher than Kru, which provides some of the city’s best culinary artistry? Does the cheapie burrito fix found at Jalapeno’s really provide a better eating experience than The Waterboy?

The survey used an algorithm based on online ratings from Yelp, TripAdvisor and Urbanspoon to cull its rankings. The Sacramento Business Journal notes these rankings measure popularity instead of quality, and tend to be skewed by younger consumers who prefer less expensive restaurants.

Mulvaney’s B&L still emerged as the No. 1 pick, followed by Tuli Bistro and the wine bar 58 Degrees and Holding Co.

Take a look at the results here, and let us know in the comments how you’d rate the top midtown restaurants.


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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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