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Daniel Berman
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I know what is good.
I know what is good.

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Every year around this time I engage in a quixotic effort to improve the results of the major local paper's annual Best Of poll. It doesn't matter where you live. Anyone can help. It takes just a few minutes to do. But I'm asking for something else too. As much as I need your vote, I also need your friends/family/colleagues to vote too. Please help spread the word.

And if you do, maybe this year I can live in a town that doesn't proclaim Subway to be its best sandwich. Please?

http://fussylittleblog.com/2012/03/30/fussylittleballot-3-0/

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I'm encouraged because on its fourth day without any other major media support, the FUSSYlittleBALLOT received more page views today than yesterday. Even more notable, it is doing significantly more traffic today than my fresh post from this morning.

This is the kind of dull traffic data I don't usually share. Figure G+ is a good place to put it. I find it interesting, and I hope that it makes you curious enough to check out what this whole FUSSYlittleBALLOT thing is all about.

Because regardless of where you live, you can spend five minutes, fill out an online survey for my big local paper, and help me change Albany for the better. Please? Thanks.

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This was a blog post written by a reader of the FUSSYlittleBLOG. It made me glad to see that over time I was able to win over someone who found me annoying at first. Funny story, same thing happened with my wife. She broke up with me a long time ago because all I did was talk about food (but eventually came around).

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The fact that nobody has commented yet on this All Over Albany post implies one of two things.
1) It's way too long, and nobody bothered to read it.
2) Everyone agrees with the outcome of every showdown.

I mean, the eggplant sandwich beat the Boston Shake. Ice cream lost to eggplant. There has to be someone out there who thinks that this is a travesty of justice. Where are those people who are questioning my judgement for putting coffee over local/seasonal/organic?

Seriously, I'm outraged there isn't more outrage.

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Did you know there were pupusas in Albany? Well, officially it's Schenectady. But they are good and they are only $2 a pop. With an absence of decent tacos, these are a welcome light in the dark.

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Have you been keeping up with the Tournament of Pizza? The pepperoni round is over, and I recap some of my impressions from behind the scenes. This includes the name of the pizzeria that made the only pepperoni slice that I would actually eat of my own free will.

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So last night I wrote two mega rants on the interwebs and then another meta rant to encapsulate the first two. Sound like I have a problem? It takes a special kind of person to get all worked up about cheese buying options in Albany, only to be equally distraught when a local grocer encourages people to buy BPA lined cans to support the fight against breast cancer.

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There are just over six hours left to vote in this cocktail poll on the widest read food blog in the region. The only true cocktail on the list is running a distant second (although doing much better thanks to the help of my readers). If you haven't voted yet, please consider taking two minutes to help me improve the cocktail culture of Albany (regardless of where you live). Thank you.

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YES! YES! YES!

I haven't been this excited about something TV related in a long time. Could this possibly turn into the one show I watch live (besides the Super Bowl)?

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Wine in an ammunition box. It's an appropriate metaphor for those who wish to gun down the snobbish opinions that would suggest wine-in-a-box is beneath them. This is some serious wine, and it's available in a seriously unorthodox form. Box wine is full of promise, and this company is showing Americans its full potential.
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