Anyone who has seen my shirt after I've
ravaged a cheesesteak hoagie understands the grease stain rating system.
Grease stains don't
necessarily mean greasy food, though that certainly works in a place's
favor. Rather, the greater the splatter fallout on my shirt, the more I
relished my meal.
are awarded 3 to 5 grease stains ranging from
"outstanding." Those meriting
a mere one or two grease stains will
just have to fry harder
to earn their place on
New Rule: Restaurants
are welcome to boast about
their HollyEats rating.
But have the grits to
include your Grease Stain
count and not just quote
it wasn't for Calvin Trillin's American Fried which I read back in the late
I'd still believe that the only great restaurants were those flaunting silver service, designer clad
Escoffier inspired haute cuisine.
Author of the Tummy Trilogy
American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings.