All I can say is - THANK YOU. Thanks to all of your votes I WON!
After three years of being nominated for the Saveur Best Blog Awards (which is amazing in it's own right, I don't know any other blogs that have been nominated three years in a row), Gastronomista finally took home the Readers' Choice Award!!
EEEEEEEE - THANK YOU!
Thank you for voting, this year, and every year. Thank you for your comments, your boozy enthusiasm, and your support. Bigger thanks to Saveur Magazine, a group of wonderfully talented people, thank you for this amazing opportunity!
Gastronomista is one of the most rewarding projects I have ever worked on - it has taken me to far flung corners of the earth, I have made life-long friends, and made many treasured memories.
Today, and every day, I feel incredibly blessed. Thank you for joining me on this imbibing journey - I'm bubbling with excitement to see what's next!