Over the weekend, I attended a friend's birthday party and decided to give him a gift certificate for Word of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro. The couple that we carpooled with to the party, gave a certificate to La Capitale. Naturally these two restaurants would be thought of as restaurant rivals. They both opened for business about the same time last year. They've both gotten rave reviews. Both are high quality food at reasonable prices. But, are they in direct competition with each other? I picked up this exchange on twitter between a couple of La Capitale staff about a month ago.
kidcapitale: creme brulee French toast...why didn't I think of that?
LaCapitALI: @kidcapitale CB French toast?Hey there's an idea..umm.. Is that new? .How bout something orig?Try La Cap Sunday Brunch! :)
Creme Brulee French Toast is one of the items on the menu at Word of Mouth that customers rave about. These two restaurants may not be across the street from each other but they are on each others' minds. Friendly competition, I hope.
This also got me thinking about other restaurant rivalries. How about French Press and Napoleon's Creperie? DaVinci's and Allesandro's? Kwan's and Marco Polo? I'm surer there are plenty of others in town, can you think of any?