First it was Palings, which took out a 13.5 from the shaggy one. Then Albion Street Kitchen pulled a 14.5.

And this week we flip open “Good Living” to read that mejico, Sydney’s latest corporatized white boy Mexican hot spot, pulled a measly 12.5.

Credit to Durack for, for a moment at least, resisting the hype machine around mejico, but what the hell does a “.5” mean? The out-of-twenty scoring system means little to nothing already and the addition of these half-steps only confuses the matter.  Already here’s not really much room between “reasonable” (12) and “good if not great” (13), so why toss out a 12.5 unless as a sop to the restaurateur: I really hated this joint, it seems to say, but I can’t bring myself to cane it completely with a 12. Either way the Pricks won’t be turning up anytime soon.

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2 Responses to Half-Measures

  1. Mick from Vic says:

    I can’t wait for the inevitable 12.25! Between ‘Reasonable’ and ‘Mejico’

  2. Pingback: Rats in the Hats: Final Thoughts on the Good Food Guide Awards | Prick With A Fork

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