We’ve looked forward to sharing the results of our annual Best of the City readers’ poll ever since the voting closed several weeks ago. Given the opportunity, you had a lot to say on a wide variety of topics … weighing in on everything from the best place to grab a cup of coffee – spoiler alert: the ubiquitous Starbucks won handily with a majority of votes, and while I was disappointed a local joe joint didn’t take home the prize, I have to admit that the corporate behemoth dispenses a delicious 2% decaf vanilla latte – to the Edward Scissorhands you trust most to tame your wayward tresses. After compiling the results, we’re finding that you’ve even surprised us with some new temptations! We’ve already been detouring from our usual standbys to try out some of your selections and hope that you will also put this shortlist (starting on page 46) to good use in the coming months.
New to the round-up this year is the addition of our Editors’ Choice selections in a variety of categories. Some topics we elected to address based on your write-in recommendations, such as the repeated request for a Best Movie Theater category. We do offer our apologies, as we had to skip the suggestion of a Best Midwife recommendation – not enough first-person data. Others are things we felt you needed to know ASAP to begin living life to its absolute fullest in the city (read: chocolate/caramel/Oreo dipped candy apples). And some are just things we find funny.
We’re throwing a party to celebrate all the winners and we’d love for you to join us on April 17th at the IAO Gallery, a short mosey down Sheridan Avenue from the Slice house in downtown Oklahoma City. Full details on how to get tickets will be posted on our website at sliceok.com – and keep an eye trained there for updates including great door prizes, yummy food and tons of fun.
In other news you can use, writer Jill Hardy has taken on the task of competitive eating … I mean, reviewing … the metro’s incredible crop of food trucks. This mostly coastal phenomenon has finally made a big inroad inland, to our collective gustatory delight. Venturing beyond the more standard fare and into some really interesting culinary endeavors, join the “Food Truck Frenzy” on page 56.
Enjoy, and let us know what you think!