The anticipated list for the summer’s RW (Aug. 11-17) is out today. Notably missing: the new Corduroy, which has received some nice press, and has almost always participated in the past. We (and by that I mean I) can recommend without reservation the Oval Room, Vidalia, and Rasika—-three places that do not make you feel like the Joads checking out the kwizene on a limited budget. We (and by that…) cannot recommend Taberna del Alabardero, nor their sandy scallops and meh desserts.

Which ones are worth it? Which ones aren’t? Where are you planning to go?