Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vote for Short Street Cakes as Asheville's Best Bakery!



Click here to go to the ballot.

Friends, it's that time of year again, when the Mountain Xpress conducts its annual Reader's Poll to find the Best Of Western North Carolina. We here at Short Street Cakes would be so very grateful if you would take a moment or a few to vote for us in the Best Bakery category. Now, its not just that we at Short Street Cakes enjoy participating in the ancient and sacred art of competition, although we do. Its also important because voting for your favorite Asheville establishments gives us much needed visibility and support. Voting for your favorite local businesses is a way to support them if you live far away, and to recognize those businesses and organizations that you believe are having a positive impact on the community.
Thanks to you, Short Street Cakes won #3 in Best Bakery category in 2009. We'd love to get even more votes this year! Seriously, this means a lot to us. Thanks so much.

Voting in the poll requires that you:
1) enter your email address and confirm your email address to validate your vote, and
2) vote in at least 30 categories.
3) complete your ballot and email validation by 11pm on Wednesday, August 18.

To make requirement #2 a little bit easier for you, I've compiled a list of my recommendations for 2010. Please note that I don't eat out very often, and usually go to the places where I know the menu and the servers. I'm a little bit stuck in 2001 when it comes to dining options, and shamelessly vote for my friends and their businesses whenever possible, and you should do the same! If there's a business you love that you think I should have mentioned, by all means, post it in the comments section!

Here Goes:

Barbecue
12 bones

Bakery
Short Street Cakes

Breakfast/brunch
Sunny Point

Burger
Jack of the Wood

Burrito
Mamacitas

Caterer
Lauries

Cheap lunch
Clingman Cafe

Diner/home-style
Silver Dollar

Favorite restaurant
Marco's Pizzeria

Ice cream
Two Spoons

Italian
Marco's Pizzeria

Indian
Mela

Japanese
Heiwa Shokudo

Latin American/Mexican
Veracruz

Pizza
Marco's Pizzeria

Pub grub
Jack of the Wood

Sweets/chocolate
French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Thai
Little Bee

Vegetarian
Rosetta's Kitchen

Favorite bar
DeSoto Lounge

Gay bar
Cookie LaRou's

Upscale bar
Sazerac

Hipster bar
Admiral

Dive bar
Broadways

Bartender
David Alexander at Mayfels

Barista
Jay Weatherly

Coffee shop
Dripolator

Local brewery
Wedge

Local art gallery
Phil Mechanic

Local visual artist
Ursula Gullow

Favorite local band
Pilgrim

Local busker/street performer
Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks

Local comedy troupe
LaZoom

Local performance artist
Silver Drummer Girl

Local DJ (non-radio)
JRR Foolkiller

Local poet/author
Tamiko Ambrose

Local filmmaker
Courtney Chappell

Local video store
TV Eye

Local arts writer
Ursula Gullow

Local blog
My Life in Cake

Local website
Ashevegas

Alternative healing center
White Pine Acupuncture

Computer repair
Charlotte Street Computers

Hair salon
Adorn

Tattoo artist
Rob Hunt

Tattoo/piercing studio
Forever Tattoo

Bookstore
Downtown Books and News

Clothing: men's
Parlour

Clothing: women's
Custom

Clothing: consignment or vintage
Honeypot

Local farm
Hickory Nut Gap

Garden supply/nursery
Farm Girl Flower Shop

Local fashion designer
Brooke Priddy

Record shop
Harvest Records

Tailgate/farmers market
City Market

Arts/craft fair
Dry Goods Shop

Beer store
Bruisin' Ales

Day care
Odyssey Community School

Kid-friendly restaurant
Tod's Tasties

Place to entertain kids
High Flight Gymnastics

Place to learn outside of school
Health Adventure

Entertainer
Jolly Balloon Smiths

Toy store
Dancing Bear Toys

Rescue organization
Brother Wolf

Veterinarian
Pet Vet on Patton

Local festival
LAAFF

Bumper sticker
Love Asheville- Buy Local

Local environmental group
Dogwood Alliance

Local do-gooder group
Bountiful Cities Project

Neighborhood
East-West Asheville

Thing you'd like to see local government do
Focus on Affordable Housing

Thing downtown Asheville needs
A Playground!

4 comments:

sauce said...

J - Have you tried the Bandido Burritos's (aka $3 Burrito) downtown yet?

Short Street Cakes said...

no idea! donde esta?

Anonymous said...

Done and done. :) --Bonnie

Ursula said...

You are too kind Jodi. xoxoxox