As you may know, Franktuary was recently voted as serving Pittsburgh’s best hot dog in a city wide poll conducted by AOL City Guide.

I’ll tell you who else knows. A man named Taylor Johnson. He called the other day to congratulate Franktuary on its win. After taking way too long to get to his point he announced that on behalf of AOL he would like to present me with a returnable “lucite crystal” 5″ x 9″ award for only $179.

At that point I asked him if he worked for AOL CItyguide. He told me he worked “within the spotlight,” whatever that means. We’ve had a few chats since then.

Seems to me that if someone wants to present someone else with an “award” for an “achievement” that someone would want that someone else not to foot the bill.