Hi, the layout of these pages is still very much in the development phase. But regarding the Food Blog section, I'll rank dishes and restaurants like so:
Individual dishes will be issued anywhere from zero to four human tongues...or Licks. And they look like this:
Restaurants will be issued anywhere from zero to five human stomachs...or HS's, going by quarter-stomachs. Ostensibly, the highest I'd ever rank a joint is 4.50 HS's because 4.75 and 5.00 just seem too unattainable. It would be like issuing a 9.5 or a 10 to the best movie you've ever seen. Importantly, human stomachs only consider food; decor and service aren't weighed. They look like this:
This is 3.5 HS's, i.e.- a restaurant with very decent food.
Finally, a place with exceptional food, service and decor will be issued a GI tract...or GIT, in addition to its HS score. Perhaps I'll find such a place, but for a truly memorable dining experience in its totality, a second GI Tract will be awarded. Similar to 9.5 or 10 human stomachs, I don't know if I've ever been to a joint worthy of two GI tracts. Here's what they look like:
Hmmm...Osteria Francescana, Marc Forgione, several places warrant a GI tract. I'm hard-pressed to name a place worth two, however.
A very big thanks to my niece in Toronto studying medical illustration for creating these cartoon images. When she showed them to me, they were perfect from the get go, save me asking her to shorten the anus of the GI tract because I didn't want it to have the silhouette of a water cooler.