Patch is not exactly at the forefront of Westport media. That’s not surprising, since it
is was owned by AOL — you know, the company that back in the last century was for a while the world’s largest distributor of CDs.
But the other day someone sent me a link to Patch’s list of the Top 10 Restaurants in Westport (according to Yelp).
It must have been a slow news day over at Patch. But hey — it’s a slow news day at “06880” too!
So here is the Yelp list.
There’s no arguing with #10 and 9: Acqua and Via Sforza. Kibberia is #8, though I’d bump this great Middle Eastern spot a few notches higher.
#7 is Rainbow Thai, in Bridge Square. I’m glad it’s not overlooked.
Checking in at #6 is Yamafuji, which apparently is a sushi place across from Super Stop & Shop. I’ve never heard of it, but Yelpers give it rave reviews.
The Top 5 is where things get a little odd.
Yelp’s 5th most popular restaurant in Westport is Gold’s Delicatessen. Sure, it’s been around since Moses. And yeah, the lox and bagels are good. But when was the last time you heard anyone say answer “Gold’s!” to the question, “We’re looking for a really good restaurant in Westport. What do you recommend?”*
#4 is Finalmente — that’s reasonable — but #3 is Westfair Fish & Chips.
Let me repeat that. The 3rd best restaurant in Westport is a place whose signature dish comes wrapped in newspaper.
Fortunately, Westport’s Top 2 are actual restaurants, with many devoted fans. The Whelk is #2, LeFarm is #1 — and Bill Taibe is a very happy man.
I know that ranking restaurants is subjective. One man’s meat is another man’s poison, to use a pretty gross but nonetheless apt saying.
Westport Patch invited readers to comment on Yelp’s Top 10 list. There were none.
I bet there will be a few here on “06880.”
*Around the last time you clicked on Westport Patch for the latest town news.