Washingtonian names its "100 Very Best Restaurants" in its January issue, and I was happy to see three that we can claim as ours in the rankings: Volt in Frederick, Sushi Sono in Columbia, and Hell Point Seafood in Annapolis.
It’s great that Volt got the No. 29 spot, but I’m not sure that I agree with the magazine that it’s "arguably Maryland’s best restaurant." What do you think? I had a nice meal there, but it wasn’t flawless. Still, kudos to chef/co-owner Bryan Voltaggio for his culinary vision.
The magazine placed Sushi Sono at No. 40, saying it was the "toughest reservation in Columbia." Hell Point Seafood ranked at No. 84 with the comment that "the restaurant has found its groove."
I’m working on our own best restaurants issue for March, and I know how tough it is to settle on a numeric order. But maybe that’s the point. Lists create discussion and reflection.
I can give you one hint about this year’s rankings in Baltimore magazine. They’ll be different than last year’s.