It’s that time again, when the good businesses and creative outlets of our little town beg their friends, fans, and associates to vote for them in the annual Eugene Weekly readers poll, The Best of Eugene. This blog has been voted “Best Blog” for two years running, and I’d love to make it a triple crown, if you are willing to vote for Culinaria Eugenius again.
This year, the category is a bit confusing: “Best self-published literary item (blog, zine, etc.).” Vote here: www.bestofeugene.com. We’d also very much appreciate a shout-out for Food for Thought on KLCC, our radio show and labor of love.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many categories you need to vote in to make it a valid ballot, but you do have to register with an email address (that won’t be used for anything else by EW). They have had problems in the past with ballot-stuffing.
A final caveat: Unfortunately, EW has decided to apply headache-inducing animated sparkles to its online logo for Best of Eugene this year. When I mentioned it might be causing damage to their readers, their response was a shouty and puerile “EW LOVES SPARKLES!” Have a little respect for your elders, Powerpuff Girls. If you have epilepsy, I’d suggest the paper poll instead.
And thanks so much for reading. It’s always a pleasure to bring you my honest and forthright thoughts on the local food scene — warts and all — and to share my recipes and adventures far afield. Like those with “Velveeta” (2003) by Linda Dolack, Museum of Fine Arts, above.