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Zagat, the restaurant review of choice for uptown adventurers, wannabe foodies, and those who don't know any better, releases its 2006 edition today. We can't wait to see restauranteurs polish their meaningless "mentioned in Zagat's" window stickers to honor the occasion!

Anywho, for those who care, the big difference in this year's edition is that 9 of the 50 best restaurants in the cities are located in — wait for it — the OUTER BOROUGHS. So instead of "sulking outside" 60 Thompson to sample the "fusiony-fun" at Kittichai, you'll find it's "worth the trek" to Queens to check out the "cramped but cheerful" Sripraphai.

Zagat Savoring the Outer Boroughs [NY Sun]