Friday, August 04, 2006

Ballot Stuffing

It's that time of the year again. Weekly Planet is having it's Best of the Bay. Let's do some ballot stuffing and see if we can get recognition for Seminole Heights. Here are all the categories and a few recommendations I made that are Seminole Heights based. I tried this last year. At the bottom are winners last year from Seminole Heights. Don't forget there is a best local blog category. Last year Seminole Heights was runner up in Best Neighborhood.

Best Neighborhood: Seminole Heights - of course!
Best Beach:
Best Party District:
Best Happy Hour:
Best Sports Bar:
Best Live Music Venue: WMNF Studios
Best Dance Club:
Best Dive Bar:
Best Local Band:
Best Tattoo/ Piercing Parlor:
Best Gym/ Health Club: Urban Fitness
Best Flea Market: Fun-Lan Drive In
Best Auto Repair: John's Import Auto
Best Clothing Store (Men's): Sherry's Yesterdaze
Best Clothing Store (Women's): Sherry's Yesterdaze
Best Day Spa:
Best Chef:
Best BBQ:
Best Sushi:
Best Seafood Restaurant: Blue Sea Seafood Market and Restaurant
Best Waitstaff:
Best Non-Chain Italian:
Best Outdoor Dining: Front Porch
Best Asian:
Best Vegetarian:
Best Cuban/ Spanish:
Best Soul Food:
Best Cheap Eats: Taco Bus - El Taconazo
Best Beer Selection:
Best Martini:
Best Strip Club:
Best Pizza: Stephanno's /Cappy's/Ybor Pizza
Best Liquor Store: Alpine Liquors
Best Gourmet Market:
Best Theater Company: Alley Cat Players or Jobsite Theatre
Best Art Gallery (not in a museum): Covivant
Best Festival:
Best Bucs Player:
Best Devil Rays Player:
Best Lightning Player:
Best Local Print Journalist: Kathy Steele
Best Radio DJ: Rob Lorei
Best Local Blog: Seminole Heights blog
Best Local TV Reporter:
Best Local Politician: Rose Ferlita
Worst Local Politician: Ronda Storms
Biggest Waste of Tax Money:
Local Issue That Needs More Attention: Need to ban fireworks
Local Issue That You're Sick Of Hearing About:
Best Kept Secret:


2005 Winners that were Seminole Heights based
BEST HEP CATS Daddy Zero
BEST PLACE TO BUY A GUITAR AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF AQUAMAN Green Shift Music & Comics
BEST LANDSCAPING WMNF-88.5 FM Radio Station
BEST DEAD AIR WMNF-88.5 FM
BEST “THANK GOD, IT’S OVER” The WMNF Building Fund Drive
BEST ART GALLERY Covivant Gallery & Studios
BEST ARTISTIC RESPONSE TO POLITICAL BIGOTRY Just Say Know: Family Values Portrait Project

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not have Nicko's Diner for Best Cheap Eats and Taco Bus for Spanish food instead? And don't forget Grass Root (Seminole Heights) for Vegetarian. Just a suggestion.

Anonymous said...

Grass Root is in Tp Hts technically.

I'd put my vote for auto repair as Richards on Hills.

Anonymous said...

best kept secret= produce market on hills.

Anonymous said...

ok Whom does one contact about the above mentioned in topic


FIRE CRACKERS ! FIRE WORKS each night ?
comon? I have called for a non emergency number just wondering
DOES IT DO ANY GOOD>?

Please I tried to discuss this with neigbors but I am handed
the no english thing and Im tired of that.


HELP

Anonymous said...

O The market on Hillsborough Ave,
I am new to the market and I so love it.


Vote by me.

Anonymous said...

FOR THE BIGGEST WASTE OF TAX MONEY, EITHER CURTIS LANE OR CODE ENFORCEMENT!

Anonymous said...

I was told by a friend of mine in the industry that it is rigged according to who advertises in the Weekly Planet. Voting doesn't make a difference.

FYI....Taco Bus is Mexican, not Spanish. If you live in Tampa you should know the difference. The Columbia is an example of Spanish food.

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Rick F. said...

How about Alpine Liquors for bad business neighbor. While every is focused on illegal driveways, maybe there should be a focus on the "Great Blight of Broad Street"
Hell, pawn shops and car lots are better neighbors!

Anonymous said...

Rick F. What is the problem with Alpine? I think they are the oldest business in SH Area.

shawn_non_anonymous said...

Alpine Liquors is our prefered store for most alcoholic beverages. As far as liquor stores go, it seems to be clean and well-managed. I haven't heard any neighbors complaining, either.

I support them every chance (party?) I get.

Greg said...

Alpine picks up their trash and has no barb wire fences - Rick what are we missing?

Anonymous said...

Where do you all think has better prices? Party or Alpine. I'm betting the problem people have with Alpine is some of the clientel.

ShaynaPunim said...

The Corner Club gets my vote for best dive.I love that place.

Rick F. said...

Having talked to immediate neighbors. They don't think they are such great neighbors. Whether it is the residential lot that they try to use as overflow parking or the trash or the lighting. Or the general appearance.

I don't live near there. I have shopped there twice. In principle I would try to shop elsewhere because of the feedback from immediate property owners.

Anonymous said...

So you really don't know anything about it. Hmm nice.

Anonymous said...

I know people that live in the immediate area and I don't recall any negative comments from them regarding Alpine - ON THE OTHER HAND - the motorcycle sales @ Robson and Nebraska is quite the opposite - trash, packing peanuts blowing throughout the neighborhood - inoperable vehicles and people living in the RV parked out front for a long time with no sewer connections - now isn't that what a neighborhood business is all about. The owner has also been arrested for ID theft and chop shop issues.

Rick F. said...

Well I'm not going to get in a pissing contest of who has spoken to someone living closest to Alpine.

But does the fact that you know someone living near the Alpine invalidate the feelings of a immediate neighbor of that business???

Having been in Seminole Heights for more than a dozen years. And in the past having walked many of the surrounding streets to try to build OSHNA's membership on the east side of 275 in the 90's. I have heard the complaints for a long time.

I have lived behind or down the street from crappy business neighbors myself. Yet other neighbors who didn't have to deal with the impact of the inconsiderate businesses didn't see a problem.

Anonymous said...

Dear god just shut up all ready.

Bungalowlady said...

Alpine cleans their lots, they keep it lit and their prices are great as is their selection. Is it gorgeous? Not! Does it draw strange people? YES! I live one block from the Alpine. I don't have a problem with them but I do have a problem with some of their customers. Cycle Masters at Robson & Nebraska is my vote for OSH's worst business. Dirty, illegal, offering beers to their customers just before they "test drive" the cycles. Noisy, inoperable vehicles, people living in the parking lot with the owner's permission. I could go on all day. Alpine, in comparison, is wonderful.