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The Inlander's annual celebration of mediocrity

#SpoCOOL / Spokane /

It's that time of year again, the time when The Inlander's readers flock together to vote Clinkerdagger Spokane's best restaurant and Taco Bell best fast food. And... Does anyone actually care anymore? I mean, really? I suppose we're writing about it, but I can pretty much promise that this will be it.

Of course, we have been shifting much of the blame onto the Inlander's readers, but that erroneously would suggest the Inlander knows better. To illustrate they don't, you don't need to go much further than their "Fish Taco Throwdown" where they name Twigs the winner. I kid you not. Twigs. In the same article they call Guerrero's tacos "one-dimensional" which blows my mind in so many ways that it's not one bit amusing.

People love to vote in "Best ofs," but why bother with this one? The Inlander is a shrine to mediocrity, and that won't change. Do you really want to be part of that? Of course you don't, even though I'm sure you have plenty of opinions about who's the region's best dog trainer. (And yes, you can actually vote on that.)

What better time to remind you of the results of our last year's "Best Of," where hundreds of Better Tasters voted for what really is the best of the region's food and drinks: