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Wafels & Dinges and Street Sweets Tops in New Zagat

The 2011 Michelin and Zagat guides hit news stands today… and while neither are particularly Midtown Lunch friendly, the 2011 Zagat guide has included food trucks for the first time ever this year!  According to the survey, 26% of people who filled in the quiz reported eating from gourmet food trucks at least occasionally, while 9% say they would never. (What? Who are these people!?) 11% of surveyors reported they follow food trucks on social networking sites like Twitter. (I wonder if that includes the ML Twitter Tracker!)  So… who made it into the book?

Drum roll please…

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Zagat’s Best Burger is in Midtown: Zagat's 2010 Guide is out today, and according to Grub Street the Burger Joint at the Parker Meridien (on 56th btw. 6+7th) bested the Shake Shack and last year's winner, DuMont, for the best burger in New York City honors. Kind of surprising, but we'll take it! [Grub Street]

Zagat Names Burger Joint Best Midtown Lunch

The 2008 Zagat guide arrived in stores this week, and once again the Burger Joint in the Parker Meridien Hotel has received the highest score of any Midtown Lunch that appears in the guide (a 24).  Ess a Bagel, who I wrote about this week, was a close runner up with a 23.  If you expand the Midtown Lunch boundaries a little bit, the Azuri Cafe (on 51st btw. 9+10th), is actually the big winner, receiving a deserving 25 (up from 24 last year) for what I consider to be the best Falafel in the city.  Not much has changed since from what I wrote about the 2007 guide but there are a few things worth mentioning.

Best Korean, whose scores went up and down, and the most ridiculous Midtown Lunch quote in the book- after the jump… Read more »