Presenting the nominees for the SFDB January Post of the Month.
Nominee #1: "45 Best Dishes Of 2012" [1, 2, 3]
Food for Thought presented his 45 Best Dishes of 2012 from around America in a series of three posts that not only described the favored dishes and presented a picture of the goodies but also hyperlinked to the responsible restaurant's website. A link to Food for Thought's review of the dining establishment, when appropriate, was also included for the reader's reference. The narrative was brief and to the point but used all the descriptors that Food for Thought loves to generously sprinkle throughout his writing.
Nominee #2: "The Newest Antique"
Bark Bark Woof Woof's "Welcome Home" post he composed for his beloved 1988 Pontiac station wagon after she returned from some refurbishment work was a thoroughly enjoyable read, especially for car aficionados. In addition to the great writing, BBWW made use of big photos that provided the reader a nice, clear picture of his cherished ride. I especially enjoyed the "back story" of the car and the review of the interior that appears to be as meticulously maintained as the exterior.
Nominee #3: "Investigative Report: This Is NOT How You Deal With Toxic Material"
Last month, Eye On Miami got a hold of an eye-opening video that shows some very questionable waste disposal by Miami-Dade County. There seems to be a lot of unanswered questions in the post but the significance of revealing the video and shining light on the matter is pure EoM.
Nominee #4: "I Was Attacked by Miami-Dade Metrorail Security Guards For Taking Photos and Shooting Video"
Carlos Miller continues to test the system and The Man with his latest confrontation with 50 State Security personnel at a Miami Metrorail station. Whether you're on board with his tactics or not, the video and drama are definitely worth the price of admission as Carlos gets put in a headlock and is taken down by the security guards. Carlos follows that piece of cinema up with another clip of him at home with a ripped up shirt and an explanation.
Nominee #5: "Macho Mayor: Why Carlos Alvarez’s Return Is So Typically Miami"
Writer Matt Preira captures the absurdity of Carlos Alvarez and his rebuilt body and why the whole thing is so perfectly Miami. Salty Eggs' entry for SFDB January Post of the Month is chock full of memorable sentences and word usage that left me shaking my head in amazement and agreement.
This is going to be a tough one for the 17 SFDB Editors to sort out over the next 5 days. The deadline for their deliberations is this Friday, February 15th at 10 PM. The results should be announced here the following week.
As always, feel free to add your own thoughts about the above nominated posts in the comments below.