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Best of the Quad Cities: Introduction PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:21

Reader issue #671 We started from scratch with our Best of the Quad Cities ballot this year, with the goal of breathing new life into this venerable institution.

We added dozens of categories and grouped them more thematically. So we have a "Best Date Night" section that includes everything from food to flowers, and a "Best Hangover Day" section to recover from your merrymaking, and a "Build a Better Quad Cities" section to make our community better.

Some people were not amused, baffled by the "Best Place to Get Arrested" category and miffed that some traditional categories were excluded. We've heard your complaints and will keep them in mind when we build next year's ballot.

The popular vote ruled in our survey, but we also took nominations in "Best Kept Secrets" categories, and are featuring in these pages several of those, chosen by a combination of nomination volume and staff choice.

Best Date Night

Best Night Out

Best Ways to Feel Good About Yourself

Best Shopping

Best Eats

Best Day with the Family

Best Hangover Day

Best Free Stuff

Best Information

Best Imaginary Local Festival

Build a Better Quad Cities

Best Things That Aren't Really Good

Best Kept Secrets

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written by i miss categories like, February 14, 2008
Best Local Fiction Writer (books)
Best Local Non-Fiction Writer (newspaper writer)
Best Local Radio DJ
Best Local Nightclub DJ
Best Bartender
written by Sherry Hopkins, February 15, 2008
Too many categories this year. How come we vote for best museum, best waterpark, when we don't have that many? Also alot of the more important categories about where is the best place to take your car were omitted. There is alot of small quad city owned business that should have a chance to be reconized, that were overlooked. Enough about the hair of the newspeople, and the skybridge, lets look at what keeps the are unique, not stupid.
written by had fun , February 22, 2008
i think it was fun to answer. i know some questions didn't make much sense but others were hilarious to think of a good answer. it was actually enjoyable to take the survey. but i agree that there are some things as in car repairs and local dj's that would have also been nice to vote for.
written by dcr, September 08, 2008
"Things for teens to do so they aren't sitting in some basement binge drinking"
written by EM, February 17, 2009
**DCR- you forgot "that teens can afford"

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