Sure, no local spot is as good as Lima's Central (#6 on this year's San Pellegrino-sponsored ranking). But quite a few are as good as London's Lyle's (#33).
Have you ever received a dish that looked so beautiful that you were hesitant to eat it? I can now officially say that I have.
What happens when your restaurant is destroyed by a fire? For the owners of Fergie's Cafe, you rebuild it from the ground up.