It's odd to connect voting with an act of delectable, senuous, indulgence, but I hope you will this time. I know a candidate who has plenty of endorsements, including the big one that really counts: MINE. Trust me.TOP POT DOUGHNUTS and I go way, way back. I've known this business since it was born. (See the link below, to the whole fascinatingTop Pot story in my magazine article.) That's why I volunteered to do some cyberspace door belling when I got this message from co-founder Mark Klebeck, who started Top Pot with his brother Michael, over a decade ago.
"Top Pot is proud to have been nominated for BEST DOUGHNUTS for the 2011 Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington. The contest is ending this coming Sunday and we would be grateful for any votes that could come our way." (Here's the link, folks: http://best.king5.com/top-pot-doughnuts/biz/19066)
If only decision making could always be this easy. Just think of it; no confusing voter's pamphlets, no questionable campaign literature, and absolutely no moments of hesitation. But why should you bother? Because TOP POT DOUGHNUTS are simply THE BEST, and so is their coffee. And even if you don't like doughnuts, (oh, p-l-e-a-s-e) you will still want them to win after you read this article I wrote for SeaPort Airlines Magazine, last year. You can see the archived online version through this link. Look for the article on pages 28-31.
It tells the whole crazy, wild, funny and wondeful story of how two brother in Seattle, just working at construction and playing rock and roll, ended up with a company doing over $30 million a year in revenue, and it tells how that company got its name. (You won't believe it.) But since that article was published, Top Pot has moved on from selling their doughnuts at Starbucks and as of September 16, 2011 you will find a vast assortment of their freshly made treats at all 68 locations of QFC grocery stores, from Stanwood, WA to Portland, OR, and including two locations right here in TACOMA. And of course you should also visit their original Top Pot cafe' locations, the ultimate coffee and doughnuts shops! They are not only the favorite of millions, but also serve the official coffee and doughnuts of the Seattle Sounders and Seattle Seahawks sports teams.
Second chances don't come along that often, but here, I'm giving you one right in this blog.
Please vote. Here's the Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington link again:
http://best.king5.com/top-pot-doughnuts/biz/19066 Remember to vote before Sunday, Oct. 16.
Ah, life is so sweet. Let's meet for coffee and doughnuts soon.
Note: the photo at the top of this page was used with permission from Top Pot Doughnuts