Written by R D Lang Friday, 18 April 2008 00:00
The other day I noticed Foster's Grille on Pine Island Road took home the dubious title of "Cape Coral's Best Hamburger" from one of our local media outlets.
These regional "Best Of" lists always worry me. They're usually full of questionable winners and arcane categories. This particular list had a category of "Best Aluminum Store". I wonder what criteria was used by the voting public to narrow down the winner of that competition? And who votes on these things anyway? In an internet and cell-phone world, are there still people who take the time to fill out, and then mail in, newspaper forms like these? Judging by the winners announced in many of the categories, I would guess the demographic responding to this particular survey consisted of four blue-haired, elderly, snowbird-women from Cleveland and some random guy who owns an aluminum store.