365 Things to Do in Memphis #193: Vote for the Best of Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 22nd 2015 1205 1

It's that time again – voting is open in Memphis' most legit reader's poll. Assignment #193 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to cast your ballot for the Memphis Flyer's Best of Memphis.


I look forward to the Memphis Flyer's annual poll every year. It just seems much more democratic and legitimate than a lot of polls. If you want to hear more about the Best of Memphis, check out this interview with Memphis Flyer Editor Bruce VanWyngarden. 

Here are a few things to know before you vote:

1.) You have to fill out at least 50 percent of the ballot in order for it to count, and you can only vote once.

2.) There are drop down menus with some popular nominees, but if you've got a better candidate, you can write your answers in the blanks provided. (Speaking of those blanks, I really wish that the Flyer would go back to publishing the funniest write-in answers.)

3.) Please – and this is a personal request – vote local. This is the Best of Memphis poll, not the Best Stuff You Can Find Anywhere poll. In short, please don't vote Olive Garden for best Italian or Starbucks for best coffee.

4.) If you love I Love Memphis, you could show a little love in the Best Blog, Website, Twitter, or Instagram categories. It would be most appreciated. You will have to write it in when you get to those categories (see screenshot below for example).

5.) If you like the I Love Memphis Bonus Clips, sports commentary, and interviews with Memphians like Prince Mongo, you should also give some love to my podcast co-host Kevin Cerrito by voting for Cerrito Live for Best Sports Radio show.

Click here to cast your ballot by 11:59 p.m. on August 4.

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Who are you voting for this year? What categories do you wish were included?

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. It's funny that you mentioned Best Italian.  That is the ONLY category where I did not vote local, because just about every local Italian restaurant has disappointed me since Giovanni's left Cleveland Street in the 1980s.  I voted Carrabba's, sadly.
    Everything else?  Pure local!

  2. And, to clarify, I separate delis like Fino's or Vanelli's from the full-blown restaurant category.

  3. Josh says:

    Bari is fantastic modern Italian food!

  4. Amber says:

    Voted for you, of course!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Have any of you tried "Brooklyn Bridge" Italian Restaurant ? It is phenomenal. I've traveled across the country and it's some of the best Italian I've ever had. It is super delicious! The owner Georgio is very friendly and helpful. I can't say enough about this place. It's is definitely a hidden gem in Memphis!

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