The 2013 edition of our annual Best of New Orleans™ poll was also our biggest. Last year more than 3,600 readers cast eligible ballots; this year it was 4,567. (And we emphasize: These are your picks. Each ballot is counted and tallied, and if you’re not pleased with every winner, blame your friends and neighbors.) The 160-page (!) issue comes out on Sunday, and the results will be online Sunday night at 6 p.m.
Every year, we try to add something new to the mix, and for 2013 we have two innovations, one of which will be a surprise in the print edition Sunday. The other is our first-ever Best of New Orleans™ special, which will air Tue., Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. on our television partner WWL-TV.
WWL’s Derek Kevra and Sheba Turk will host an inside look at all the winners, along with Gambit writers including Missy Wilkinson, Megan Braden-Perry, Alex Woodward and Noah Bonaparte Pais.
There will be ice cream; there will be tattoos; there will be music clubs and bars and a dog.
We also will announce the winner of one of our most popular categories - Best New Chef - live during the telecast.
Pick up a Gambit on Sunday; join us with Derek and Sheba on WWL-TV Tuesday; and discuss (and argue) the winners on Twitter using the hashtag #BONO2013.