Why yes, it has been a while since we've said we'd give out the literal grip o' gift cards that were the prize for the contest—but, thanks to the awkward timing of the holidays, the editorial transition and some strange happenings during the public vote, things were left in the air.
But, with everything finally tabulated, we're proud to announce the winners:
In Third Place, with 3.6 percent of the vote, Matt Scott Tastes the Rainbow, by mikij:
In Second Place, with 13.3% of the vote, December Sunset, by DeanK:
Which means our winner, with 83.7% of the vote, is St. Augustine, 11 p.m., by Andrew Ling:
Congrats, folks. I'll be contacting you via email to arrange prize delivery, and inform you of exactly how much in local restaurant loot you'll be receiving. (Spoiler alert: It's a lot.)
Thanks again to our friends at Lindy's on 4th for their assistance with this particular venture—and trust me, try the onion rings, hot and smothered style. It'll blow your mind.