Our pals over at WV Gourmet are running an interesting campaign involving the Best in the Valley poll at the Charleston Gazette. Click on the link to read their post.
Scrolling down through the categories for Food and Fun on the Gazette’s site, you will note some rather strange ones. How can you have a competition when you’re the only one in the running?
For example, how many amusement parks are there in the valley? Maybe Rock Lake Putt Putt counts, or the Grand Prix place at Southridge. Cafeterias? I guess CAMC is hoping to pull out a win in that category. What about chocolate shops? yep, we have a whole bunch of those, too. I can think of Holl’s and the Godiva stand at the Town Center.
And that’s just reviewing the first page of the ballot.
Mike and Chris had a thought: could they influence the vote in one of these “monopoly” categories and cause the winner to be a business that is perhaps totally unrelated?
Best French Restaurant would be the perfect target. There is only one French Restaurant in the valley and it it seems to be closed for who-knows-how-long. Why is this even a category to begin with??? WV Gourmet is asking folks to type “Bennigan’s” in that blank.
Some other notions: how many people do you think will put “Husson’s” for Best GOURMET Pizza? Best Root Beer? Do they mean A&W versus Barq’s versus BigK?
Hurry, though – voting ends on Wednesday, June 24 at 5:00 pm.
Personally, I think they should have a category for favorite female redhead food blogger.