Vote for San Mateo — Best Small Town for Food

Hi, Everyone! San Mateo is in hot competition to be voted "Best Small Town for Food" Right now Walla Walla, Washington is beating us. Wait. What?!

Vote at the link below to show your support for our hometown!

After the links, you’ll find a letter from Marcus Clarke, San Mateo’s new Economic Development Director, explaining the contest.

KEEP VOTING until Sept 3 (you can vote 1x per day) to help us get to #1.

Vote San Mateo Best Food!
Now through Sept. 3rd.



Tag: #SMBestFood on Instagram/Twitter

Dear Friend of San Mateo,

A huge THANK YOU for your dedication to help San Mateo win the 2103 Rand McNally Best Small Town – For Food competition!

Ranking: We are in SECOND Place with 683 votes (as of this email). 1st is Walla Walla, WA (772) – UGH!!!, 3rd Roseville, MN (325), 4th Galesburg, IL (229), 5th Charlottesville, VA (160).
What’s Next: The top 5 in each category will be considered “Finalists” on Sept. 3rd, which we expect to be. Then, from mid to late September, we need to prove to the judges why we should be the winner. Our organizing team has been preparing for this, and are ready to blow the socks off of the judges to secure the win. Winners will be announced on October 7th, and we will receive a feature in the 2015 Rand McNally Road Atlas, a free custom iPhone app and online travel guide promoting San Mateo, a party, and big time bragging rights! J More to come. KEEP VOTING until Sept 3 (you can vote 1x per day) to help us get to #1.

What: An Exciting Food Adventure in Downtown San Mateo. A progressive dinner with others who sign up! Do you want to come?
When: Wednesday, 8/28, 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Which Restaurants We are Going To: Three Restaurant, Attic, Fusion Peruvian Restaurant, and Melting Pot
Who’s Putting this On: This is a collaboration between ED and Dishcrawl, who organizes these kinds of dinners
Tickets: $45 and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Purchase at Hurry, there are only a few left!!!
PASS IT ON: If you can’t go, think of some people who would like to! It will be a fun night, and will help us build momentum for the Rand McNally competition. THANKS!

Some of you may ask why Economic Development is doing this… I mean, yes, the competition and Dishcrawl are fun and exciting activities, but how are they an Economic Development activity? The purpose of our ED Division is to retain and attract investment ($$) into the city of San Mateo in order to provide quality services to the residents, businesses and visitors of the city. Both of these activities have direct and indirect impacts to our revenue streams and help market San Mateo nationwide as a special “place to be.” So much more I could say here, that’s enough for this email. Be assured that every activity ED organizes has real and measurable impacts, and hopefully we can have some fun along the way. 😉 Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for all who are voting, working with ED and thinking BIG!

Marcus L. Clarke
Economic Development Manager, City of San Mateo
w (650) 522-7191 c (650) 350-0149,

Vote San Mateo Best Food!
Now through Sept. 3rd.
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