There's a not-so-secret Kansas City print media tradition of promoting "advertiser friendly" content in the form of "Best Of Issues" around the end of the year.
It's a nice and mostly meaningless bragging point for local biz over their corporate competitors. Even better, it provides desperately needed cash for publications.
Here's The Pitch sharing a far too wordy screed about their "best of" offerings.
Sure, there's a community shout out but most of it is self-congratulatory . . . Hype.
And this evokes a quick thought on Friday night.
Any Kansas City biz that has managed to keep its doors open under these circumstance deserves credit and congratulations. Promoting "the best" seems redundant at a time when locals are still struggling to find work as the shadow of death and the election looms.
In fairness, using this guide to find a great local biz is worthwhile and everyone is entitled to their faves.
Still . . . The old "best of" trend seems to be yet another fading tradition that deserves to be re-imagined.
You decide . . .