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Nominate Your Favorites for the 2012 Houston Web Awards

If you love food and you live in Houston, chances are you follow at least one food truck on Twitter, one restaurant on Facebook or one beer blog (remember blogging? People still do it, and in more than 140-character bursts).

The 2012 Houston Web Awards are fast approaching, which means now is the time to give mad props to the food and beverage folks you follow on a daily basis whether through social media or just the Internet at large.

How many of us learn something from a chef on Twitter every day, or learn about a new favorite restaurant from a knowledgeable food blogger?

And how many of us follow our favorite food trucks on Facebook to find out their next stop or daily specials, or follow bartenders on Twitter to read about the antics of their drunk patrons?

Last year, we gave awards to Houston food folks in categories such as Best Food Blog (Blue Jean Gourmet), Best Use of Twitter by a Food Truck (Eatsie Boys), Best Bartender on Twitter (Justin Burrow), Best Use of Twitter by a Chef (Carlos Rodriguez) and Best Use of Facebook by a Restaurant (Moon Tower Inn). And now, those awards are back again.

Head to our poll and nominate your favorites in the following food-related categories:

  • Best Food Blog
  • Best Beverage/Beer Blog
  • Best Restaurant Web site
  • Best Bartender on Twitter
  • Best Food Truck on Twitter
  • Best Chef on Twitter
  • Best Restaurant on Facebook

The categories aren't just limited to food, of course, so nominate your favorites in categories such as Funniest Person on Twitter, Best Tumblr, Best Pinterest and Best IRL Gathering while you're there. And we'll see you at the 2012 Houston Web Awards at the House of Dereon on Thursday, June 28, from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Katharine Shilcutt