If You Hold A Ceremony And No One Knows About It, Can You Really Still Call It A “Reader’s” Choice Awards?
While the Beijinger‘s bloated and brassy PR machine pumps its little steam-piston legs to spread the gospel of the Beijing Expat’s Preference of Place to Get Shitfaced, here’s Grandpa City Weekend shuffling onto the front porch with a tin walker missing a wheel, his hoarse voice rasping into the desolate cockcrow, unaware that it’s 5 am: “Hey. Heyyyyyy. And the winner of the best Beijing-based DJ of the year… Eddie LV. What the Sonny Liston is an LV?” Here’s the full list. We’re particularly confused by why Cepe (on Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, as CW tells us) won the Reader’s Choice for Best Italian Restaurant, while LMPlus won the Editor’s Pick and Bene and Prego both received Honorable Mentions. (Like, all-around confused.) What’s less confusing is why Daniel Urdaneta won the Reader’s Choice for Chef of the Year — I’m guessing it’s because he’s quoted every other month in City Weekend because Mosto is an advertiser. (You didn’t hear that from me though.) Also, is it Reader’s or Readers’? I’m OK with either, but not even City Weekend’s editors seem to know, seeing as how there’s a discrepancy in the article and the logo [8:03 pm: SEE UPDATE AFTER JUMP]. We’ll go with “Reader’s” for the hell of it. I really don’t have any more to say, though I do hold out hope that this year’s CW Reader’s Choice Awards Party video will feature Brooke Hogan. UPDATE, 8:03 pm: The editors have decided: it’s Readers’. Missed one though: