Spring is no time to rest on our laurels, so it’s full speed ahead to reveal the results of our third annual Best of the City poll. I had a ball reading comments left by voters while I was compiling the entries. You guys are a hoot. Some of the most notable included desperate pleas to revive Sean Cummings Pub at all costs (what’s my leverage? I suppose I could threaten a purgatory of wimpy light beers), a request to create a replacement venue for the State Fair Speedway (if only I had the funds), and some inadvertently hilarious typos, like the vote for Best Burger: S&M Burgers (which presumably would refer to S&B’s Burger Joint rather than something for the 21 and over set).
It’s good to be back.
As you peruse the results, revel in the vicarious thrill of seeing your favorite places selected as winners. Vindication! If you feel that some of them are missing from the top slots, well, there’s always next year, so begin your letter-writing campaign now and start roping in your friends. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the details of our winners’ party on April 16, and come out for a great time.
We’ve rounded out the reader selections with a few nods of our own through our Editors’ Choice categories, one of which graces the cover. That sundae from Kaiser’s is calling my name even now, weeks later. Do yourself a favor and go eat one. Soon.
In a twist that can only be dubbed ironic considering the cover’s subject matter, another “weighty” topic we’re covering in this issue is the state of our collective health. We nominated one of our fittest to tackle the subject, and Mark Beutler shows us how the state government and private organizations are making strides to improve the longevity and quality of Oklahomans’ lives on page 50.
With that in mind, I’m going to head out for a walk to try to work off some of that sundae.
On a personal note: Time has flown since I last penned (pecked) the words for this page – three months gone in a blink, and I’m back with a new title added to my resume … “Mommy.” My sincere thanks go out to everyone who kept the wheels turning here at the Slice House in my absence.