Friday, May 18, 2012
One comment put Shea's over the top in the closest Readers' Choice vote ever.
One person can make a difference, and that was illustrated in this week’s Readers’ Choice voting. In the closest vote since Readers’ Choice debuted, three restaurants tied for first place in voting for the best place to get a sandwich in Galloway. Of the 42 votes received in this week’s poll, 24 of them went three ways, with eight people voting for Sack o Subs, Shea’s Café and Bakery and Vic’s Sub Shop. When going to the directory, things became only slightly more clear, as both Sack o Subs and Shea’s had five star ratings, and Vic’s was eliminated from consideration. With two shops still in consideration, it was time to go to the comments, of which there were only five, the first three of which were suggestions as to what to add from the …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Who's got the best sandwiches in Galloway?
When it comes to the deli there are lots of choices of where to go and what you can get. Even something a simple as a sandwich is not so easy. Whether you call it a sub, a sandwich, a grinder or a hoagie everyone has a favorite that has to have just the right items on it. We want to know where you go to get your deli fix. Voting for your favorite places is easy. All you have to do is: Our choices are below, and if there’s anything we might have missed, tell us in the comments section and we can add it. Athenia Garden At the Hop Celina’s Mulberry Market and Grill Friendly Deli Galloway Diner Romanelli’s Gaden Cafe Sack o Subs Shea’s Café and Bakery Subway Sunryser Country Store and Deli Vic’s Sub Shop Wawa The voting goes until 9 a.m. …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Galloway Patch readers prefer to take their mothers here for Mother's Day Brunch.
Although there were a few readers who voiced their preference to stay home and have the family cook for mom, there were 44 total votes in this week’s Readers’ Choice Poll: Where are you going for Mother’s Day Brunch? The Smithville Inn was the overwhelming favorite among Galloway Patch readers, garnering 52 percent of the vote (23 percent.) Mario’s Uptown Grill in Egg Harbor City brought in five votes, as did the “other” option, which we’re guessing was a mix of those who made their own suggestions in the comments section, and those who would rather enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in the privacy of their own homes. When business ratings are factored in, the Smithville Inn earned a total of 18 points, followed by Mario’s Uptown Grill with 16, and…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Where do you take mom on her special day?
This year Mother's Day falls on May 13, which means you still have a little under two weeks to get your plans for the day involved. We've already asked where you can go to get flowers for mom, but this week we want to know where you'll be taking her so there is no cooking or cleaning involved and everyone can just enjoy themselves. So where will you go for Mother’s Day Brunch this year? Our choices are below, but if you know of a place we’ve left off the list, leave a comment and we can add it. Celina’s Mulberry Market and Grill Fred and Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern Gourmet Italian Cuisine Ram’s Head Inn Romanelli’s Garden Café Seaview Smithville Inn Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Because this poll is not scientific…
Friday, April 27, 2012
It was voted best flower shop in Galloway with 67 percent of the vote.
This week’s Readers’ Choice poll was a true reflection of the way Galloway Township feels about its flower shops: there’s no place like Pocket Full of Posies. With 72 of the 106 votes cast in this week’s poll, Pocket Full of Posies ran away with 67 percent of the vote. Mystical Enchantment was second with 25 votes for 23 percent. There were only eight comments, but all of them were solidly in favor of Pocket Full of Posies, even though two of them came from the same person. “Absolutely by far the best florist and outstanding community involvment from the owners, Bethann and Bryan Perone,” Galloway Patch user June Grentz commented at 3:09 Monday afternoon, the day the poll launched. She came back 10 minutes later and wrote: “Of course I~m …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Who's got the best flowers in Galloway?
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s also prom season, graduations are coming up and it’s always someone’s birthday. For most women, there’s no better gift than the perfect bouquet of flowers. But where to get those flowers? That’s the subject of this week’s Readers’ Choice poll: Who has the best flowers in Galloway? Here are our choices. If you can think of any we missed, make a suggestion and we'll add it to our poll. Betina’s at Parkview Galloway Florist Jimmie’s Florist Lilies Floral Mystical Enchantment Petals Florist Pocket Full of Posies ShopRite Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. Don’t forget the Patch points …
Friday, April 20, 2012
It edged Famous Bagel Gourmet by two points.
Bagel Gourmet is the favored spot to get a bagel among Galloway Patch readers. Famous Bagel Gourmet is next in line. This week’s Readers’ Choice poll saw 28 people cast their vote, with 14, or 50 percent, of them choosing Bagel Gourmet as the top bagel distributor in Galloway. Famous Bagel Gourmet came in second in the voting portion of the poll, with six votes, and Shea’s Café was third with three votes. Shea’s closed the gap a little in the ratings portion of the scoring, as it tied with Barista’s for first place with a five-star rating. Bagel Gourmet and Famous Bagel Gourmet tied for second, meaning that in the final scoring, Bagel Gourmet came out on top with 18 points, followed by Famous Bagel and Shea’s, who each had 16. Barista’s …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Where are the best ones in Galloway?
A quick google search of the word bagel reveals that one of America’s favorite rip-off foods –half the bread is missing, after all, just like the donut- has a controversial and convoluted history. It’s year of origin is unclear, people aren’t quite sure if it originated in Poland, Germany or elsewhere and, in 2009, The Atlantic ran an article titled “The Secret History of Bagels.” No matter what it’s origins, one thing is clear: the bagel is here to stay. It tastes great with jelly, cream cheese and butter, and it’s become a staple of breakfast sandwiches everywhere. This leaves just two questions: 1. Where does the bagel go from here? 2. Where is the best place in Galloway to purchase said food product? This week’s Readers’ Choice…
Friday, April 13, 2012
With 27 of the 47 votes, the park behind the library was the clear winner.
Galloway Patch Readers have spoken, and not only did they enjoy this week's poll more than last week's poll about taxes, they voiced their approval of Imagination Station as the top park in Galloway Township. Of the 47 people who voted in this week's poll, 27 selected Imagination Station as the premier destination to bring their children to play. Patriot Lake and Veterans Memorial Park at Glenn by the Bay tied for second with seven votes apiece, and Gabriel Field and Tartaglio Park each received three votes. All parks had the same rating in our directory, so the votes were the deciding factor in this week's poll, which can be found below.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Where do you bring your kids to play?
It’s Galloway Patch’s second “It’s nice out, what’s your favorite …” Readers’ Choice poll. Last time, we asked what your favorite place to get ice cream was. This time, we’re talking parks: What’s your favorite park in Galloway Township? Here are some of our choices, but if we're leaving one off the list, let us know in the comments, and we can add it: Gabriel Field Imagination Station Patriot Lake Tartaglio Park Veterans Memorial Park at Glenn by the Bay Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. Remember the Patch points system: the top three vote getters in the polls receive votes, i.e. 10 points for first place, 8 for second and 6 for…