When I arrived at work today I was greeted by the marketing manager of Backstage Pass Magazine. He shook my hand and said "Congratulations, you're my bartender of the year." Effing sweet!
He gave me a certificate and a copy of the magazine with all the winners. It is the September 16-30, 2006 edition and is available at all your favorite bars (for those of you in east Central Florida at least). They don't have the new edition up on their website, so I will post a link when it is up.
Until then, a quote from the magazine: "Florida's favorite bartender went hands down to Mark Woods of the Golden Lion Cafe in Flagler Beach. Wow, talk about fans. Mark got the most votes to date for this category."
So in the 8 years they have been having this contest, no other bartender received more votes than me. That is freaking awesome! Thanks so much to all who voted for me. Be sure to come visit me soon, so I can live up to my new title!
I wanted to mention a couple of my friends that also received honors.
Harryoke, my fave karaoke host is also the people's choice for favorite host! Go visit him here, and show him some love. David lane, also of the Golden Lion, was selected as favorite server. Go show David some love, and listen to some great music, on myspace.
Thanks again everyone!