Masumi vegetarian ramen from Toki Underground. (Photo by Dakota Fine)

Among the ringing endorsements was a suggestion to visit Toki Underground for a pair of diners looking for dinner under $50 and a selection of recommendations for a chatter in search of “healthy yummy meals to try.”

Tom’s chat is always a good venue for reader rants and raves, and they didn’t hold back, heaping praise on the New Year’s menu at Lavandou while condemning the one at “one of the best restaurants in the city.”

Finally, from the Tom Can’t Win file, we have one reader who thinks Tom’s choice of 100 Degree C Chinese Cuisine was too far from the city, and another who taunts him for not getting out enough.