Five weeks and more than 92,000 votes later, the final stretch is here. 200 restaurants in 20 cuisine categories, and 27 nightspots in the Best Bar category, are vying for top honours in the second annual HT City Crystals People’s Choice Awards 2010. And we have extended the voting deadline from midnight on October 10 to October 17.
Restaurateurs and pub owners have put up posters, called out on Facebook, and even offered freebies to fetch votes! The city’s foodies have also put on the critic’s hat to choose the best among the best.
“Everybody wants to win this award,” says Sohrab Sitaram of Chi Kitchen & Bar, which has been nominated in the Best Pan–Asian category. “It’s a fantastic idea to get the public involved...it’s much better than a jury deciding. Now that the date has been extended, we’ll promote the restaurant even more aggressively.”
Asked about Gelato Vinto’s chances of taking top honours in the Best Frozen Desserts category, company MD Vijay Arora says, “We expect to win! We won last time, too. I’m looking forward to the awards night.”
If you haven’t cast your vote, there is still time. The voting process is simple – SMS us, log on to our website or fill out a form at any of the nominated restaurants.
Today, we feature reviews for the four final categories – Best Chinese, Best Frozen Desserts, Best Cafe (Stand-alone) and Best Mediterranean.
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the end of the month. So, cast your vote and hold your breath!