Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Did your favorite win? Check now!
All summer you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in all sorts of categories, ranging from pizza to burgers to breakfast to other things not even involving food! We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners. Best Pizza Places Best Burger Best Coffee Best Breakfast Best Outdoor Dining Best Place to Dance Best Band Best Bicycle Spot Best Daycare Best Place to Walk and Hike For the original nomination / voting hub article, click here. We are going to be doing some more Readers’ Choice articles in the future – If you’ve liked to be notified when they’re published, click the “keep me posted!” button below. We’re also going to …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Riptides racks up its second win in our Readers' Choice initiative.
Friday, May 4, 2012
With about 20 of the 50 votes cast and a couple comments in favor, Riptides at the Grinnell Inn is the winner of this week’s Readers’ Choice for Best Spot for Mother’s Day Brunch. Coming in second place? Making breakfast / lunch at home for mom. Awwww. As a reminder kids, this also means cleaning up and doing the dishes for her as well, not just cooking the eggs and leaving the rest for her. Also, cereal does not count. This is the second win for Riptides, which took home Best Fries in March. We also profiled the Grinnell Inn back in June 2011, shortly after it opened. Next week, we will be having our first-ever regional Readers’ Choice, as the question is – What’s the best place for a Staycation? (Note: That Wikipedia link is worth …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Wicked Willow turns out to be the tipping point.
Thanks to Twitter accounts, Island Deli is this week’s Readers’ Choice winner for Best Sandwich. The actual poll results were close, with all four choices – Island Deli, Pick Pockets, the Picnic Basket and others (Riptides, 590 Catering, Ma and Pa) – each picking up between 12 and 19 votes each. So, I went to comments and ratings for the tiebreaker. On Twitter, I got several comments specifically for the Wicked Willow sandwich at Island Deli. The menu describes it as: “So good we put it on the menu twice... Willow Tree chicken salad, applewood smoked bacon, fresh tomato and Muenster cheese melting out of a pressed wrap...Wicked Good 6.99.” … Since it’s about 12:30 p.m. and I haven’t eaten, I’m now regretting doing this article now. Next …
Monday, March 19, 2012
What an appropriately-timed poll, given our ridiculously warm weather of late! It is almost as if we intentionally timed this poll for now!
As the weather gets warmer and the daylight hours extend, it's tempting to want to spend most of your time outdoors. Because really, what's nicer than a picnic or frisbee toss at one of our many local parks, or an afternoon with the kids at one of our playgrounds? For more, see this PSA from trustworthy anchor Ron Burgundy. With the official start of spring on Tuesday, we want to know – What’s your favorite outdoor space? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below. If we left your favorite park or playground off the list, note that in the comments as well. We'll leave the poll up all week then close voting at 9 a.m. Friday. At around noon that day, we'll share your top local pick. Then be sure to watch the site …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Hey, it’s some kind of holiday today! Check here for info.
Here are the (more than) Five Things for Saturday, March 17, 2012, along with the results of our Readers’ Choice for best St. Patrick’s Day place. Want to be e-mailed when we have a new Five Things up? Click the “keep me notified!” button below.