You never know what you’re going to find when you sift through the ballots of our annual Best of the Weekly readers choice competition.
A few ballots had poop on them. Well, a few of them had the word “poop” written in the Best Bank category. I had to do due diligence by googling “poop bank.” They exist, all right. Fortunately, financial banks had more votes.
One reader noted how there wasn’t a good place in Monroe for dates, steaks, seafood and Italian food. Another reader put how their house was home to the best barbecue, wings, steak and cupcakes, but to my dismay failed to leave an address.
Best Date Night had a slew of responses, ranging from a church to a tattoo shop. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
One reader used the ballot to briefly explain how happy hour doesn’t exist. True, North Carolina only lets bars offer food specials, not booze. Maybe we should move Best Happy Hour to the food category rather than drinking category.
The important thing to note is that nearly 300 categories across our three weekly newspapers have been tallied. We will announce our winners in a special edition on June 28.
We’re also doing something a little extra special for winners. We will throw a celebration for them June 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Portrait Gallery Restaurant in Matthews. Winners will be treated with hors d’oeuvres and drink tickets for wine/beer. Additional tickets are available for purchase. Email Adrian Garson at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about this fun event.
I’m hoping some of the mojo from many of the best people in our coverage area rubs off on me.