Thursday, July 9, 2009

Guest Blogger: The Man in the Mirror

Blogger's Note: Unfortunately, we had no submissions for this week's Guest Blogger Thursday. But instead of Rene or I filling in, we decided to make each of you this week's guest blogger whether you like it or not. So allow yourselves to introduce... yourselves.

Do you want to make a change for once in your life? Come on. It's going to feel real good. It's going to make a difference. Make it right.

The polls have opened for Gambit's annual Best of New Orleans survey, and it is time for your voice to be heard so that any injustice may be corrected. Check out last year's list and tell me that you do not disagree with a few of the winners. Harrah's has the best buffet in the city? I think that I just threw up in my mouth. Bluebird Cafe is gone, so there will be a new best breakfast spot. Superior Grill wins best Mexican food and the best place to get salsa? Dong Phuong not one of the top 3 bakeries in the city? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

Of course there are other non-food related categories - for example, best local blog (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). But we would never pretend to be experts on the best place to buy lamps/lighting or know who the best real estate agent is.

So get voting. Make sure everyone knows where is the best place to buy a mattress. You must vote in at least 75 categories for your ballot to be valid.

It's up to you to make a difference. Start with the man in the mirror. Just remember: If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change.


Anonymous said...

What IS the best buffet in the city? Is there even such a thing as "best buffet" or are buffets, by their very nature, subpar?

Peter said...


I think that you are correct in that most buffets by their nature are subpar. However, some styles of cooking lend themselves well to buffets. Indian food is the first that comes to mind, and Nirvana on Magazine has a good lunch buffet.

Other choices for lunch buffets would be Mat & Naddies and the Windsor Court Grill room (which just opened this year).

Becky said...

I put Mat & Naddies for best buffet.

However, it's people like me that cause this poll to have the same results year in and year out. I totally forgot about Dong Phuong, and I put "at my house" for several categories including "best mojito" so of course St. Joe's and Bridge Lounge will sweep that once again.

Plus, thy sneaked the best blog category in with the political stuff, so I was only thinking of that type of newshound blog. Too bad it's too late to go back and change my answer to Appetites.

Peter said...

"Too bad it's too late to go back and change my answer to Appetites."

That hurt.

Rene said...

Appetites, isnt that the blog written by the Terrorists?