The State of Triangle (NC) Dining and Food in Southeast: Dining Posted April 11, 2005 Actually, I think that the designation of the Angus Barn as the "best" restaurant in the Triangle demonstrates exactly what y'all are trying to say. But it is incredibly important to recognize that the Independent did not name the Angus Barn as the region's best restaurant. This was based on the people's vote, and the editors' vote would never go that way. This vote is, unfortunately, representative of our suburban, chain, strip-mall culture, however. At least I'm glad that a locally owned institution such as the Barn won the vote.←It should also be noted that those polls are notoriously easy to stuff. The actual number of people who vote is alarmingly low, so if one place gets their act together and recruits their staff and regulars to hype them up, they can usually swing it. Mind you, it isn't cheating or anything, and I've done it at every place I've ever run. Of course, the down side is then the paper squeezes you for a half page ad thanking your loyal customers.