Wowza, Delawareans have had much to say about local candidates for Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! We thank you at TSD for your fantastic response, and because this poll has been so popular, we’ve decided to leave it open till Monday at midnight. As of 1:30 p.m. Thursday, we’ve received 2,456 votes.
We’re glad that folks have been writing in their suggestions, and invite you to continue doing so through this weekend. In the first few hours of opening the poll, Charcoal Pit (with, as of this writing, 183 votes) was the popular choice, but the runaway star has been Mrs. Robino’s in Wilmington, which now boasts 426 votes.
But Mrs. Robino can’t rest on her laurels. She’s recently been taken over by a write-in from Newark, The Wood Fired Pizza Shop, with 462 votes.
Meanwhile in Milton, just about every version of spelling, writing and punctuating “Po’ Boys Creole & Fresh Catch” has been nominated, and Po’ Boys fans have garnered 245 votes. That’s impressive, but Po’ Boys will need a lot more if it wants to beat The Wood Fired Pizza Shop and Mrs. Robino’s.
Other write-ins have gotten considerable shout-outs: Zogg’s Raw Bar & Grill in Rehoboth, Fat Daddy’s BBQ & Grille in Georgetown, Helen’s Famous Sausage House in Smyrna, and newbie Locale BBQ Post in Wilmington. Food trucks are getting some love too, particularly WiLDWiCH and KaPow.
So keep the votes coming, we’ll give you till the end of the day Monday—then we’ll tally up all the votes for a grand total and tell you who came out on top. And then, of course, we’ll be letting Food Network know about the top picks. Don’t forget to tweet at them about it (@FoodNetwork) with the #DDD hashtag, and most of all, don’t forget to vote! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/1KIgZuT