48, FORTY-EIGHT!!!, of the nation's best 101 restaurants are in either NY, LA, or Chicago?!! Come on! I'm so sick of the hype. Yes, Brooklyn and Queens are still NY to the rest of the country.
I've eaten at many of these restaurants and while good, many are not great (i.e. Commander's Palace, Joe's Stone Crab).
I love love love anything that Robuchon does. He is a WORLD CLASS restauranteur, not to be placed behind a deli or barbeque joint.
I'm from Houston, the most underrated culinary city in the nation. Do you really expect me to swallow that the best you could do for Houston was a barbeque joint? Did you even try Mark's? Da Marco's? Arturo's? Reef? Pappa's Bros. Steakhouse? Or did you just read the New York Times?
Atlanta! Have you heard of it? Wonderful dining scene.