Update, Aug. 16.: It turns out Boston Magazine is still into us after all!
As Elyse Andrews of Somerville Beat pointed out (see comments below), Somerville also won awards for three other things:
- Best alternative to Spotify: Jukebox at
- Best hipster invention: (developed in Union Square's )
- Best place to get schooled:
Some publicity folks with Boston Magazine also pointed out these oversights.
This brings the tally of Somerville winners to nine, which isn't too shabby, though still not as good as last year.
By way of explaination for how we missed these three things, they were written up in Boston Magazine using a different color background and font. You can't expect us to read things in different colors, can you? Please.
Also, it's just that things have been tough at work, and we're, like, really tired, and it just seems like you've been distancing yourself from us over the past couple of weeks and, whatever, we're sorry for being so defensive and emotional about this, Boston Magazine. It's just that we really like you and we wouldn't want you to do anything to hurt us. Ever.
Hey, baby, is it something we said?
Boston Magazine, which spent much of the past year lovin' on Somerville a little, may be cooling things off. Perhaps the magazine just needs some space to think.
On the cover of its August "Best of Boston 2012" issue, Boston Magazine trumpets the 291 winners of this year's "best of" awards.
How many winners are from Somerville?
Six—almost half the number of winners as last year.
Here's who got awards from the glossy magazine:
- Best bartender: Sam Treadway from
- Best wine program:
- Best vintage clothing:
- Best bowling:
- Best neighborhood eats in Davis Square:
- Best neighborhood eats in Union Square:
With congratulations to the winners, perhaps Boston Magazine thought things were moving a little to fast with Somerville.
In March the magazine named Somerville . In April it called Somerville's restaurant scene "" And in June it said Somerville had . Last year, Somerville walked away with .
Whatever. Maybe Somerville needs some time to itself, anyway.
Speaking of which, this is your last week to vote in the . You chose the nominees, you live in the city, and you decide who wins (unlike Boston Magazine, which selects winners without reader input or consideration for the feelings of a certain municipality that thought things were moving in a nice direction but now has trust issues.)