Saturday, March 16, 2019

Still Life with Robin: Vote for Cleveland Park!

Photo by Bill Adler
by Peggy Robin

I know most of you want to help support our neighborhood businesses. How to do that effectively is a perennial topic on the CP Listserv. But you have to admit, it’s not always as easy to shop “down the block” as it is to order up stuff from Amazon. And when you’re looking for someplace to gather a crowd for dinner, it’s often tempting to drive out to the ‘burbs, where restaurants may have their own parking lots, or you can all find space in a municipal lot. But if you had a quick and painless way to give a boost to your favorite neighborhood eateries and other businesses, wouldn't you do it? Well, here’s your chance! Washingtonian Magazine is running its annual “Best of Washington” poll, and all you have to do is go online and vote for the Cleveland Park businesses you like best.

You don’t need to be a Washingtonian subscriber. You don’t even need to be a magazine reader. And nobody’s going to ask you for your voter ID! Just go to: and start voting. There are 112 categories, and you can vote in as many or as few as you like. (I think I voted in 11 or 12, at most.) You might want to take a survey tour through the whole shebang before filling in any answers. Scribble down your nominees on paper, and then come back later and after you’ve had enough time to study on it, fill in your final ballot online. Once you hit “submit,” that’s it – you can’t vote again from the same computer.

You have until 11:59 PM on April 1 to get your completed ballot in.

Happy voting, and best of luck to all our neighborhood bagel makers, pizzerias, steak houses, ice cream parlors, brunch-serving places, outdoor cafes, salons, gym…

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays.

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