Vote for "Eat Salem Restaurant of the Year"

The six most nominated Salem restaurants have been put on your ballot and you will choose which restaurant is the best in town. We will leave the poll up for one week and determine the winner at midnight on January 12th. What do they get for being the "Eat Salem Restaurant of the Year?" That's a good question. This is the first year for this illustrious award so we're asking our readers to give us suggestions. Here are some ideas that I have;
  • We pick a week or night and all the Eat Salem readers go to the winning restaurant.
  • We put an ad for the restaurant at the top of the blog for a month.
  • We send them a card with a certificate congratulating them.
What's your suggestion? Comment now.


8 comments:

K & N said...

I think it would be cool to pick a night and meet there, but all of your ideas are good ones.

riggity said...

I'm really surprised that these were the most mentioned. No Christo's??? No Marco Polo??? Am I really the only one that loves two more than any/all of these nominees?

jeff said...

I like the "Meet there" one. It has as a definite positive that if I've been there then I'm helping support a favorite, and if I haven't been there, I'm being introduced to a good restaurant.

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed to not see Marco Polo listed. Their lunch buffett is one of the best things going in Salem.

New york pizza is a rarity in Salem and makes great pizza, fast and cheap.

Anonymous said...

i think you should do all three! a winning salem restaurant not only deserves our business, but a way of letting them know how much we like them, and a little extra advertising on your blog. it doesnt sound difficult, especially since we'll all like the winning restaurant so much it won't be a chore to go there!

Anonymous said...

That is strange that an obscure restaurant like Apizza would get 85 people to vote here.

There are better restaurants in Salem by a long ways. It is ok, but very expensive.

Lgeorge said...

I didn't see my favorite restaurant and hangout on the list. I did read some comments on Thompson's Brewwery and Public House and I think it ranks up there with one of the best. Great food, outstanding microbrews and you can't beat the casual friendly atmosphere of the place. I call it Salem's answer to "Cheers" of TV fame.

Anonymous said...

I am soooo disapointed to not see the award winning "best mexican restaurant" La Hacienda Real that has won for six years in a row already. The West Salem location is even better, but they all are fantastic, no wonder they get first place. But this really disapoints me not to see them included in the list. By the way - Who picked that list? I don't think the people in our community did, otherwise La Hacienda Real would be one of the first ones listed.