The folks here at Gildshire Magazines have high standards. From “Business,” to “Politics,” and “Family,” to “Fashion,” we serve you, our loyal readership. Now, we are proud to introduce a new feature in one of our magazines. Our “Food” magazine is one of our favorites and, we know, one of yours as well. In the words of Chef Emeril Lagasse’, we’re about to kick it up a notch, with a new focus and featured restaurant reviews.
Nothing breaks the conversational ice like a discussion about food. In the same way, talking about our favorite restaurants creates a friendship bond. It doesn’t have to be the swankiest place in town. In fact, most of the time it’s better if it isn’t a black tie chic dining palace. The “have you tried” and the “Yes, I have” creates a brotherhood and sisterhood of shared food experiences. We understand completely, and we want to be part of the conversation. You already know how we love to share our thoughts about the best hamburger in a given town. Now, we want to know where you go for a good grinder sandwich. Better yet, we want to publish your favorites, right along beside ours. That’s right, Gildshire Magazines is going all in on restaurant reviews!
We want to know where you like to go for a good sandwich. We will see your Philly with Cheez-Whiz and raise you a Copper River salmon sandwich on light rye. Better yet, we want to publish your favorites, right along beside ours, in our new focus on restaurant reviews.
This is where you come in. Gildshire Magazines comes from, oh, a half dozen cities and towns. Add our social media contacts, plus our email contacts, and we have perhaps 100 towns worth of restaurants from which to choose.
That’s not anywhere near enough! We need your help! We want to know your favorite places to get a good meal in your town or on your travels. Our restaurant reviews will reflect your hometown, as well as your travels. Here is how we want to break it down:
Fine Dining: This is where you go for the finest meal experience. The food has to be great and the price is no object. To make the cut, though, a featured fine dining restaurant will have more going for it than just good food. Maybe the rich and beautiful frequent the place. Perhaps the view is magnificent. Maybe there is a one-of-a-kind dish not available anywhere else. Share with us your finest of the fine and the New Year’s Eve restaurant of your waking dreams.
Local Gem: This is the out-of-the-way place down the alley that serves a better corned beef sandwich than can be found in County Cork.
The local gem is the one tourists pass by on their way to Applebees, while never seeing the line of locals out the door and waiting to get in. A local gem doesn’t have to be expensive, but neither does it have to be extremely inexpensive. In fact, the price is beside the point. This is the one you almost don’t want to share with us because you like to think of it as your special find. Be our friend, though, and tell us about it. The owners will love you for it, and so will Gildshire readers.
Cheap Vittles: You’re hungry, and you have five bucks rattling around in your pocket, mostly in quarters and dimes. Where do you go to get fed without breaking out your overworked debit card?
A Cheap Vittles restaurant (perhaps cafe’ is more to the point) is inexpensive but it also has something special going for it. Some call it a guilty pleasure, while some call it a hard-to-explain craving. Yes, Cheap Vittles is cheap food, but you would go there anyway, even if you had $5000 in your pocket and a Rolex on your wrist.
There are a number of ways for you to share your favorites and see them get the publicity they deserve through our restaurant reviews. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. or find Gildshire on Facebook and tell us about your favorite there. Or, you can comment below. No matter how you choose to participate, know that your submissions will be more than welcome. We look forward to seeing what you have to say and then having breakfast, lunch, and dinner where you recommend.