We know what we’re thankful for: More than 3,000 entries to our #Nomzgiving contest where we offered up $100 for your BFF if you told us why they were so deserving, and $50 for you! We were blown away by not only the number of nominations but by your love and admiration for your awesome (and amazingly funny) friends. It’s not every day we hear about “ramen-eating superheroes” or people “sleep-talking about mashed potatoes.”
Some entries were humorous. Some were incredibly heart-felt. Some really tugged at our heart strings (is someone chopping onions in here? wipes tears from eyes). But we read them all.
We dished out a few food hooks ups to some particularly awesome runners-up, like Eric from New York who said when he and his buddy Aaron “shame-eat together it feels like normal-eat,” and Morgan from Madison who told us her bestie Abbey “has lived with me in a small space for almost four years and still wants to be friends. More noteworthy, she has a poster of pizza above her bed, so it’s the last thing she sees each day and also the first.” We’re sold.
But it ain’t a big ol’ contest without the big WINNER! Without further ado, we are pleased to reveal our official #Nomzgiving winner…
A huge congratulations goes to Ali Carnes of Durham, nominated by her friend Katie Benjamin:
“Ali is the friend I eat with most often — she understands about Burrito Thursday, the importance of having My Own Pizza, and the occasional need to murder a salad. She’s game to try new things, and tolerant of how I get EXACTLY THE SAME THING every time we go for Chinese. But most importantly, she is unfailingly supportive and witty and wise as we endure the trials of life and school and job markets and relationships. There is no one I’d rather see across a mountain of nachos.”
Way to be that amazing food-fueled friend, Ali! You will be awarded $100 in EatStreet credit and Katie will get $50 for being such a great pal to have nominated you. Be sure to DM us on Twitter so you both can collect your winnings! May you ever find food fulfillment at the summit of Nacho Mountain.
For the rest of the EatStreeterverse, have a happy Thanksgiving!