Coming to grips with failure: A strength in science and in restaurant rankings

We try to be as scientific in our thinking as possible here, and a major strength in any field of science is a willingness to accept that methodologies are rarely if ever perfected – this combined with a drive and determination to continue to attempt to make improvements in these methodologies anyway. All for the sake of advancing, however minutely, our understanding of the world.

So, after we ran into some problems during our first attempt to come up with a definitive list of the best places in and around Charlotte to get burgers, I decided to make some tweaks and changes to our restaurant model. We can think of the first model as version beta and the current model as version 1.0, with the explicit understanding that there will likely be many future versions to come. (more…)