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Spread the Word: FUSSYlittleBALLOT


The following things are true:

  1. I live in a suburban morass (a new favorite word of the toddler) in which the biggest culinary events of recent memory are the arrivals of Big Wangs and the Tilted Kilt.
  2. When asked, my neighbors regularly elect places like Big Wangs and Tilted Kilt – not to mention Starbucks and Jack-in-the-Box – as the best of breed in their respective categories.
  3. Several quality mom-and-pop shops around me ceased operations over the past few years, unable to compete against the ever-encroaching chains.
  4. I’ve been catching up on Breaking Bad lately, which means that when Daniel Berman over at FUSSYlittleBLOG asked me to spread the good word about a campaign he has going on, I couldn’t say no. Daniel’s a friend, and if Breaking Bad has taught me anything, it’s that loyalty trumps all.

I’ll keep things simple by cutting to the chase. The Times Union of Albany, New York is conducting its annual “Best of the Capital Region Poll” through April 20th. Daniel, whose site covers the food and drink of the region, is determined to convince his neighbors that there is indeed a better local sandwich to be had than the one found at Subway. A noble effort, I’m sure you’ll agree. To do this, he has assembled his own choices for the winners in each category – not to promote one place over another, mind you, but to call attention to the sad reality that quality too often comes out significantly under-represented when the results of such endeavors are announced.

Now, if you don’t happen to live in the Albany region, that’s okay; you too can participate. Daniel has assembled a voting guide on his site – just follow his choices for the given categories, and when you get to the Local Media page, don’t forget to vote for FUSSYlittleBLOG as the best area blog (I also included the site as the best thing about the region – my own electronic BabaBooey, if you will).

Like most of you, I’ve never met Daniel – at least, not in the flesh or even on the phone – but over the years, I’ve certainly come to respect his taste in what’s good. Moreover, I admire the man fighting the good fight. So, please join me in offering up some support for Daniel’s campaign by voting in the Times Union’s poll before the April 20th deadline. Here’s what you need to do:

Go to: FUSSYlittleBLOG to get your FUSSYlittleBALLOT voting guide. Be sure to “like” the page as well.

Then, vote: in the Times Union’s Best of the Capital Region Poll.

And, finally, spread the word.

Now, if only someone would come fix my neighborhood.