You have less than 48 hours to vote in the Best of the Bay Readers' Poll 2011, which closes on Wed. Aug. 31 at
4 a.m. 11:59 p.m.
We told you last week which races are the tightest — and it looks like someone paid attention, because things have changed in categories like Best Italian Restaurant and Best Gym.
Well, here's some more intel you might find of interest — the categories drawing the biggest number of votes, plus a few that could use a little love. And remember: There's still plenty of time for a dark horse to pull ahead in the poll's final days.
• Hair and there: In Goods & Services, voters are flipping their wigs for the Best Hairstylist and Best Hair Salon categories. Best Clothing Boutique (Women) is also a hotly contested race. And in what may be an indication that huge institutions=huge votes, we're seeing big tallies for Best Hospital and Best Department Store. But if you've got a favorite Pilates Studio, it's time to stand up (or stretch out?) and be counted.
• If you lived there, you'd be voting now: Love where you're living? Two contenders are currently tied for first place for Best Apartment Complex — so it's time to get off the couch and get out the vote.
• Big appetites: The votes are pouring in like gravy for categories like Best Breakfast, Best Pizza and Best All-Around Restaurant (a new category this year). But vote counts for Best Middle Eastern Restaurant and Best Soul Food could use some fattening up.