2) Shazz (same goofy philosophy, same kind of ridiculous name, much better food.)
4) The new 8 Rivers
5) Star Kitchen
6) Bistro One (it has the potential to become great, whereas Root Down has the potential to just make a few bucks before the buzz dies down)
8) Beatrice & Woodsley (an avatar of over-thinking and insanity, saved by an insanely over-thought menu that actually fits the space.)
11) Fuel Cafe
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12) Masterpiece Delicatessen (best sandwiches around)
13) Las Tortas
As for Root Down, I review it in this week's Westword. Check back here later for the review.