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Finalist in Travel Food Photo Contest -- Help me win!

Finalist in Travel Food Photo Contest -- Help me win!

Old Jul 22, 10, 10:15 am
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Finalist in Travel Food Photo Contest -- Help me win!

Alright, I've been a member here for a while, and I rarely ask for anything.

I'm a finalist in Gadling's travel food photo contest, and I'd like your help winning. I could REALLY use a new digital camera! Any chance I could ask for a moment of your time to vote?


I'm "Joe S.", and my photo is a pic from one of my favorite meals I've ever had in Adana, Turkey on New Year's Eve of this year. I was traveling for work and our local hosts took us to this little place famous for the Adana Kebab. To me, what makes the photo isn't the food - but the prideful look on the cook's face as he delivered our kebab. These people took massive pride in making wonderful food.

What I wrote about the experience:

This is a photo of one of the best meals of my life. I work in the entertainment industry and travel extensively, which allows me great opportunities to indulge the foodie in me.

This was at the Hasan Kolcuoglu Restaurant in Adana, Turkey, which is world famous for the Adana Kebab. Our extremely gracious local hosts from Incirlik Air Force Base took us to a New Year's Eve lunch to share with us the local specialty.

Here, you see the Adana Kebab being delivered to our table -- all 10 feet of it. It's an exceptionally flavorful kebab made of hand-minced lamb meat and red pepper, cooked on a 10-foot-long sword (seen in the photo), along with chunks of chicken, peppers, tomatoes, and served on an equally long piece of freshly-baked flatbread. The cooks and servers were all incredibly graceful maneuvering such a large kebab!

It was served with the usual trimmings: copious amounts of fresh vegetable salads, yogurt and cucumber, spicy ground feta, garlic butter, and fresh-baked bread with cheese and lamb stuffing. It tasted as good as it looks.
Anyway, I really appreciate it if you could take a moment and vote. Thanks so much!
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Old Jul 22, 10, 12:43 pm
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When I voted this morning, Joe was only 11 votes behind the leader (31 votes to 42 votes), so you really can make a difference if you vote.
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Old Jul 22, 10, 2:50 pm
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Hope you win!
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Old Jul 22, 10, 4:47 pm
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Joe S is at 50 after my vote and in the lead.

Voting is open until Tuesday July 27 2010.
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Old Jul 22, 10, 4:56 pm
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Voted. Good luck!
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Old Jul 22, 10, 5:07 pm
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Joe's still in the lead - let's keep him there.
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Old Jul 22, 10, 5:44 pm
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Voted for Joe and he's still in the lead.
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Old Jul 22, 10, 7:08 pm
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Voted. Good luck!
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Old Jul 23, 10, 2:25 am
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Voted! Good luck, Joe is ahead by 5.^
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Old Jul 23, 10, 3:02 am
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Perhaps it was my vote that just upped his lead to 6: 63 to 57 over the second-place photo, with the other 13 finalists trailing those two.

With those numbers, every vote DOES matter.
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Old Jul 23, 10, 5:37 am
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This reminds me of the Jones soda contest a couple years ago.

Good luck, OP.

BTW, is the Scott running that contest our ScottC?
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Old Jul 25, 10, 4:22 am
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So let it be written, so let it be done.

Voted for you, best of luck!
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Old Jul 25, 10, 5:02 am
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Just voted and current tally is Joe with 134, second place is at 68
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Old Jul 26, 10, 5:05 pm
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Joe's in the lead at 158.
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Old Jul 26, 10, 5:13 pm
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Done!! (Very cool photo, btw)
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