Check out Tyler Cowen’s “Six Rules for Dining Out.” Many of his comments favor DC, NYC, and LA, but the advice is pretty solid, at least from my POV.
For example, pre-sickness, I would eat out often (probably too often for my health and budget). Right now, I’m subsisting on tea and soup. As I just had pho for lunch (the second time this week), I definitely have to stand by the Vietnamese > Thai rule, right? Anyway, take a moment and read it. Let me know what you think.