It’s no secret that things aren’t going so well in Iraq these days, and in many international circles America’s credibility continues to take it squarely on the chin. But this is a time of year when Americans have the opportunity to restore some of that credibility by showing the world what democracy looks like in action.
No, silly—I’m not talking about exercising your constitutional right to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. I’m talking, of course, about the Palate Ballot.
That’s right folks, it’s back—the Palate Ballot. Whether you’re an eat-and-run Democrat or a stay-for-the-last-course Republican, the Palate Ballot is one race in which we all have a steak. [Yeah. Painful, isn’t it? Trust me—it gets worse.]
For those of you just tuning in, here’s how democracy is cooked up PhilaFoodie-style:
- I list four area restaurants in a post. This is called the Palate Ballot.
- In the comments section of the Palate Ballot, you will vote for the restaurant you want me to review. One vote per person, please.
- After a designated period of time (usually a week), voting will end. I will then count the votes and review the restaurant that received the most votes.
- In the event of a tie, I will call a friend of mine who used to clerk for a federal judge, we will go duck hunting and then he will pick the winner.
- If there is a restaurant you want me to review that is not listed on this particular Palate Ballot, send me an email and I will put it on the next one.
Now that you know the rules, it is time, once again, to dip your fork in the purple ink of true democracy and vote in the comments section of this post for one of these four candidates:
1. Bistro 7 (New American, 7 N. 3rd St.). Although this was on the last Palate Ballot, Matt over at FoodADelphia asked for this to be on the next one, so here it is.
2. Pif (French bistro, 1009 S. 8th St.).
3. Bar Ferdinand (Spanish tapas, 1030 N. 2nd St.).
4. N. 3rd (Traditional American, 810 N. 3rd St.).
Voting ends on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.
And remember, folks—if you don’t vote, the pomme de terre-arists will win. [Oh, stop groaning. I told you it would get worse.]
Photo credit: AP.