Did you miss me? Sorry, but I’ve been on vacation and really haven’t even thought about writing. My timing was pretty good, however, as the N&O didn’t have a review last week, with it being the fifth Friday of the month.
This week’s contestant is Market Restaurant, the hip place in Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood that focuses on local, organic fare. This place has been favorably reviewed by Urbanspoon reviewers and the omnipresent Yelpsters. It has a chef who is committed to things that foodies (and food critics) like: flavorful, local ingredients, simply prepared, well-presented. It’s in a cool neighborhood. And the prices are reasonable, with the most expensive thing on the menu (except for the fish of the day) will run you 16 bucks.
Based on these considerations, I expect Market to get a decent review from Greg Cox. It’s his type of place, and the on-line reviews have been pretty favorable. Once again, this is a place I haven’t visited yet (do you get the sense that I really don’t get out all that much?), but I’m feeling that Market will garner 4 stars.
Here are the odds:
5 stars — 25 to 1
4.5 stars – 2 to 1
4 stars — 1 to 1
3.5 stars — 5 to 2
3 stars — 4 to 1
2.5 stars — 7 to 1
2 stars — 13 to 1
1.5 stars — 27 to 1
1 star — 75 to 1
How many stars would you give Market? And how many stars will Greg Cox give it?
Edit, August 6, 2010 — Nailed this one! Market got 4 stars from Greg Cox in today’s N&O, with Cox praising the seafood options in particular.