Friday, August 24, 2012
Who has the best pizza in town? How about the best customer service? Here are your picks for Readers' Choice.
All this summer you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from Best Burger and Most Family-Friendly Restaurant to Best Clothing Store and Best Dance Studio. We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners FOOD & DRINK Best Wings Best Burger Best Hot Dog Best Pizza Best Italian Best Sushi Best Steak Best Cheap Eats Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant Best Mexican Best Outdoor Dining Best Local Bar Best Frozen Treats Best Produce Stand or Farmer's Market ARTS & LEISURE Best Golf Courses Best Nurseries Best Gym or Fitness Center Best Dance Studio Best Hike or Bike SERVICES Best Mechanic Best Hair Salon Best Nail …
Monday, July 23, 2012
For the next three weeks, you have a chance to pick the winners in our inaugural Readers' Choice event.
Thanks to all of you for recommending your favorite places around the Upstate to shop, eat and play. We've compiled your favorites — and ours — into polls and we're asking you to pick our winners, starting today. Please visit each story and pick your favorite. Here are links to all of our great 2012 Readers' Choice categories: FOOD & DRINK Wings Burger Hot Dog Pizza Italian Sushi Steak Cheap Eats Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant Mexican Outdoor Dining Local Bar Frozen Treats Produce Stand or Farmer's Market ARTS & LEISURE Golf Courses Nurseries Gym or Fitness Center Dance Studio Hike or Bike SERVICES Mechanic Hair Salon Nail Salon COMMUNITY Preschool Wedding Venue Neighborhood SHOPPING Women’s Clothier Men's Clothier Thrift/…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
We have relaunched our Readers' Choice contest with dozens of new categories, including Italian Food.
Everybody loves pasta, but where can you get the best Italian food? If you can’t fly to Italy take in a dinner in Tuscany, perhaps you can find a little Rome near home. If you are looking for a local restaurant with an Italian flair, where do you go? Is there a place that makes a marvelous chicken marsala? The perfect sauce to complement fettuccini? Or for the traditionalists, the perfect blend of spaghetti and meatballs? Patch is looking for the top restaurants worthy of being named “Best Italian,” as Patch unveils its Readers’ Choice. Just log in and post your vote in the comments section below. You may nominate multiple places, but please post each nomination in a separate comment so we can make sure they are all counted. Your nominee …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We have relaunched our Readers' Choice contest with dozens of new categories, including burgers.
Jimmy Buffett sings, “I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57…” Burgers are a staple. You can find a decent burger just about anywhere, but what makes it great? Is it the toppings? The seasoning? The “real” beef patty? Patch is looking for the “Best Burger” in town. Have a burger place that makes your mouth water? Nominate your favorite restaurant to be part of our “Best Burger” contest as Patch unveils its Readers’ Choice. Just log in and post your vote in the comments section below. You may nominate multiple places, but please post each nomination in a separate comment so we can make sure they are all counted. Your nominee must be in one of our Patches to be eligible. Nominations are due by July 9. Voting for Readers’ Choice 2012…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Mauldin and Taylors readers eat your heart out! Easley Patch has the best pulled pork in the area.
Forget the grill this Memorial Day weekend! Whether you call it bbq, que, bubba cue or just plain barbecue, our readers have voted on the best food to come off the smoker. This week Patch asked readers to tell us where among our Upstate Patch sites barbecue enthusiasts eat. With 71 percent of the vote, Easley Smokehouse wins it. Taylors' Digger's BBQ Express and Mauldin's Smitty's finish in a tie with both restaurants receiving 14 percent of the vote. Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend and enjoy some good barbecue!
Monday, May 21, 2012
With Memorial Day just around the corner, barbecue is on the minds of many. So after a successful run with barbecue, we decided to pit the best places in our Upstate Patch sites against one another.
Pulled or chopped pork, it's the other white meat in South Carolina. And who does it best in the Upstate? In our last Readers' Choice contest on barbecue, we asked readers in Easley, Mauldin and Taylors to tell us who had the "best barbecue in town." Now we are taking those three winners and pitting them against one another. The three places have been chosen: So which joint's barbecue reigns supreme? That is up to you. Vote for your favorite place in the poll below, and don't forget to tell us why in the comments section. To ensure more accurate results, we have instituted a new way to determine winners, by using a voting system that awards points not only for straight poll votes, but also extra points for comments, and reviews and ratings…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Great Escape Simpsonville 14 IMAX finishes a close second.
Going to see a movie this weekend? In this week's Readers' Choice contest, we asked readers to vote for the "best movie theater in the Upstate." The winner is: Cherrydale Stadium 16 Cherrydale received 40 percent of the votes while Great Escape Simpsonville IMAX came in second with 27 percent. Next week we ask readers to vote for the "best barbecue" in the Upstate. Winners of each Patch area battle it out for top spot. So be sure to vote for your hometown "smoker."
Monday, May 14, 2012
Vote for your favorite place to watch a film.
Tickets? Check. Popcorn? Check. Soft drink? Check. Now you're ready to sit back and watch the latest blockbuster or indie film. Where you watch the movie, however, is the question. For this week's Readers' Choice contest, we're looking for the "best movie theater" in the Upstate. The following is a list of some theaters in the area: Vote in our poll and don't forget to tell us why your choice is the best in the comments section below. To ensure more accurate results, we have instituted a new way to determine winners, by using a voting system that awards points not only for straight poll votes, but also extra points for comments, and reviews and ratings in the Directory. Reviews and ratings can be done by clicking on your favorite spot …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Stretch your legs and enjoy the beauty that is South Carolina.
Planning to have a Staycation this summer? The portmanteau “Staycation” is really just a trendier term for a Day Trip that requires minimal planning and travel, while still ensuring a grand time. Here in the Upstate, there are lots of options for day trips. On Monday, we asked readers to tell us the best way to spend a staycation. By majority vote the winner of the Staycation Destination: Hiking South Carolina. Table Rock, Caesar's Head or Paris Mountain State Parks are all beautiful places to stretch your legs and enjoy nature. While there are plenty of hiking trails, there's also camping, swimming and paddle boats to enjoy. For more information about hiking in South Carolina, visit South Carolina Parks online. Our next Readers' Choice …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Preferences for a quick getaway.
The term Staycation gained wide use during the summer of the 2008 financial crisis, when a floundering economy had many families scaling back their vacation plans for something a little more local and a lot less costly. The portmanteau “Staycation” is really just a trendier term for a Day Trip. Those getaways that require a minimum of planning and travel while still ensuring a grand time never go out of style. Here in the Upstate we’re very fortunate to have plenty of Staycation (or Day Trip) options, all of which can be reached within a couple of hours or less. So, vote for your favorite option in the poll below, and don't forget to tell us why in the comments section. To ensure more accurate results, Patch determines winners by using a …