Every year the Times Union does a "Best Of" poll. And just about every year the results are offensive. Subway does not make the best sandwiches. People seem to like 5 Guys burgers, I ate there once a few years ago and never went back. A long time ago, I specifically made a trip to Smith's Tavern because their pizza was voted to be the best around. It's not good.
Daniel B. over at the Fussylittleblog has been trying to change this. Over the past few weeks, he has been seeking input some up with a consensus of places to select in food related categories. I don't agree with every selection on the list (such as preferring Empire to All Star) and there are others that I am without an informed opinion (like Cafe Vero). But I agree with the premise that the places populating the list are better than the places that typically end up winning the title "Best Of."
So go out there and rock the vote. Here's the list of places to enter on the ballot and here is a link to the ballot itself.