Foolishly, I waited and didn't make it to Red Velvet before it closed. Thanks for writing this article and the info asimplemenu.com. I can agree with your comment about SD having the best craft beers, although there are way too many IPAs and too few lagers, and I love IPAs. However, I can't agree with you about best Mexican food. As a former Chicagoan, there is nothing remotely close in SD to Topolombampo or even the Frontera Grill. I had a stellar wine-paired meal at Topolombampo, where the dishes were elegant and most had a touch of heat, but was not overpowering, and was perfectly complemented by the wine. There are a number of former Bayless employees who have ventured off and started their own restaurants and some are supposed to be impressive. I hope you're right about SD breaking into the ranks of top 10 restaurant cities, but I'm fearful that with the departures of Region, The Better Half and others, we're headed the other way. — July 21, 2011 6:37 p.m.