It's official. The votes are in and the top ranking in the Best Local Blogger category in Orlando Magazine's Best of Orlando 2016 goes to little ol' me… Kristen Manieri, Orlando Date Night Guide's founder and editor.

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This annual reader's choice awards lets Orlando locals pick their favorites in dozens of categories, including best coffee shop, tacos, radio show and athlete. You can see the entire list of winners here.

I simply can't thank voters enough for this honor. I've been blogging about Orlando for nearly 10 years now and I've never stopped loving what I do. It feels amazing to know that Orlando Date Night Guide is appreciated by Orlando locals. Thank you for your ongoing support and readership!

Congratulations to my fellow winners: Christina Thomas (Go and Brendan O’Connor ( I'm proud to share this honor with such esteemed colleagues.

Thank you, Orlando! Stay tuned for more great coverage of our city's wonderful date night scene!

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