Championship Round: Who Has the Best Customer Service in Seminole Heights?

Cast your vote in the last matchup in the competition: Milk n' Honey Tea Room vs. Sherry's Yesterdaze.

Editor's Note: As some of you have mentioned, one of these businesses is in Seminole Heights while the other is in the surrounding community. As you'll see on our About Us page, we cover businesses and issues in both areas. When a winner is announced for this contest and in the future, we promise to note these distinct segments of the Seminole Heights community.

After weeks of nail-biting competition, we’re down to the final two businesses in Seminole Heights Patch’s 2012 Readers’ Choice customer service tournament.

Who will be declared the champion? Is it Or, perhaps ? is your favorite? Only you can decide and here’s how:

In this final championship round, each poll vote is worth 1 point, each favorable comment on this story is worth 20 points, and each favorable directory review written during the polling period is worth 50 points. In addition, we'll award 200 bonus points for the business with the most total favorable reviews on their directory listing overall.

Each reader may vote once per day in the poll, and may leave one comment and one directory review per business. (You are welcome to leave as many comments as you would like, but for voting purposes we will count only the first comment and review you leave in favor of each business.) Any ties will be broken in overtime.

To leave a review for a business, search for the business name in the Seminole Heights Patch Directory, or click on the business name below to go straight to its directory listing:

The polls will remain open until Wednesday, April 4, at noon.

Good luck to all our competitors! And thank you to all the amazing businesses in the Seminole Heights area who have been a part of the tournament!

About this tournament: The 64 participating businesses joined Patch before the and were selected based on their ratings in the Seminole Heights Patch directory.

Sherry April 04, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I have come here to say something, purposely not looking at the standings in this race, about one hour before it ends. As far as I'm concerned, YesterDaze & Milk & Honey are both winners because we have had the chance to experience the outpouring of love & support from our patrons & friends. Kathy & I are two very lucky business owners!! This has been fun and crazy-making.....and I, for one, am glad it's almost over. I guess I should thank Patch for bringing this madness ;-) I look forward to checking out Milk & Honey myself. Thanks to all who took time from your busy lives to participate!! Sherry King, Owner - Sherry's YesterDaze Vintage Clothing & Antiques
Nick Beharrylal April 04, 2012 at 03:13 PM
The Milk n' Honey Tea Room is the BEST!!!!!!
Denny April 04, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I get so excited when my wife says lets go to Sherry's Yesterdaze!!! It such a fun time away from my stressful job!!! The staff there is so friendly and helpful!! Thanks for being part of Seminole Heights!!!
Margaret April 04, 2012 at 03:17 PM
What a great place to shop!!! A Blast from my past. I see so many things that I used to have in my home. Sherry is a wonderful shop owner. She takes the time to spend with me whenever I go in. That is something you don't see every day!!
Michelle Bryan April 04, 2012 at 03:18 PM
The Milk n Honey tea room is the place to eat if you are looking for a family friendly and relaxing place. My daughter and I eat here all the time and love the egg salad, pimento cheese and especially the FUDGE!!! The chefs there are always coming up with new and creative ways to excite your taste buds. The customer service is outstanding as well! The staff is always friendly and attentive to any need that we may have including allergies in our food.
James Cass April 04, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I understand the need for The Patch to get better readership by expanding actual city designated boundaries to communities, and I'm interested in businesses mentioned on Patch, but the Milk N Honey Tea Room is farther away from my house in Seminole Heights than businesses in the heart of Old Hyde Park.... Would that mean that the Wine Exchange in Hyde Park could enter the Seminole Heights Patch contests? How about Downtown Tampa? -- that's even closer. No offense to the Milk n Honey Tea Room (I'm interested in visiting), but to me this looks like neighborhood brand bandwagoning. Hyde Park has a similar (although much stonger) stance on their identity, and I'm sure that The Hyde Park-South Tampa Patch wouldn't let nearby businesses outside of their "official" area (but closer in proximity) to be a part of those contests/etc. I have to vote for Sherry's, even if The Milk n Honey Tea Room is great -- it's simply too far from Seminole Heights. It's a shame it didn't come down to Reservations To Go vs Sherry's -- that would truly be a best of Seminole Heights contest.
Mary Martinez April 04, 2012 at 03:31 PM
The Milk n'Honey Tea Room is a wonderful place to go and relax---great food and atmosphere, I love it. Mary Martinez
Jessica Gmerek April 04, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I can't wait to go back to milk n honey.
Kathy Tragon April 04, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Whatever the outcome in this competition....the Milk n' Honey Tea Room and Gift Shop and owner/chef Kathy Glenn will always be WINNERS in my book.
Ryan Gmerek April 04, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Great place to hang!
Emily Gmerek April 04, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Can't wait to go back to Milk n Honey.
Debbie Gmerek April 04, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Every time I go back there are new items on the menu, love you milk n honey!
don b April 04, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Love the place, Kathy and Jeff are fantastic!!!!
suzie johansen April 04, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Yesterdaze is the best!
Erica Gmerek April 04, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Awesome place to eat and chill, Milk n Honey!
Martha Mason April 04, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Milk 'n Honey Tearoom. Quaint, personable; great customer service. Great food!!
Evelyn McCoy April 04, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Milk and Honey. We love the food. My daughter will be bringing her daughters next week.
Sandra Kramer April 04, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Great place to meet with (girl)friends. Milk 'n Honey Tearoom.
jess b April 04, 2012 at 04:17 PM
People are geographically challenged as it is without Patch rewritings boundaries. This contest should have been called mid-Central Tampa so as to acknowledge participants from the various communities and therefore be more inclusive. You can correct this situatuon by doing this when the winner is announced.
Beverly Clarksdale April 04, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Milk and Honey tearoom definitely a repeat!!
Dorothy Malone April 04, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I visisted with my daughter and her MIL. What a nice place. Great food. Milk 'n Honey Tearoom is THE BEST!
jt April 04, 2012 at 05:43 PM
You are a real CLASS ACT. I will look forward to not only patronizing your establishment but recommending it to others. And just for the record...it is true, I do not live in Seminole Heights.....but I also do not live in Carrollwood. But I have a feeling you do no mind where I live and your doors are open to everyone! Congratulations on all the fine reviews you received.
Aspen April 04, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Jason What can't take the heat!!! Your taking my comment off just shows what a jerk you are. It's free speak last time I looked. How many free tea lunches did you get in return for making MnH the winners.... Oh btw where do you reside SOUTH TAMPA
Jason Bartolone April 04, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Aspen, Patch didn't remove your comment. When comments get flagged a certain amount of times by users they are automatically taken off the site. And, for the record, I live in Sarasota. We welcome this discussion and appreciate the passion and opinions from all our users, but let's all please refrain from personal attacks. Thanks.
James Cass April 04, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I agree.
suzie johansen April 04, 2012 at 07:05 PM
*I* thought it was funny. I guess that means I'm horrible. ;-)
Kathy Glenn April 04, 2012 at 07:40 PM
A note from The Milk n' Honey Tea Room - I want to thank everyone that supported the Patch Readers Choice tournament the last 6 weeks or so. What a wonderful way to introduce Small Businesses to the local community! A huge THANK YOU to all of the neighborhood Patch sites! You guys rock! I am truly glad it is over now so we can all get back to business as usual. I am as anxious as everyone to find out who has prevailed in the Final Round. Kudos to Sherry and Yesterdaze. You guys are awesome! The support from your customers, friends, family and fellow business owners has been amazing. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that has supported me in this competition. It was a surprise, to say the least, when I found out in Round 3 that we were even IN a competition, so THANK YOU to the 128 votes I received in Round 2! I appreciate you moving us forward even if I didn't know anything about it! Since Round 4, my customers, friends, family and my business neighbors have been so diligent in voting, commenting and reviewing our business. I don't think that they realized that every vote for Milk n' Honey was a vote of confidence for 22 other local artisans whose work we carry in our gift shop. So from all of us, THANK YOU! Congratulations to all 64 businesses that participated in this competition! I'm looking forward to visiting your stores, restaurants, and shops. I hope that some of you will consider visiting mine. Shop local. It matters. Kathy Glenn
Diane Warholic April 04, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Sherry, I agree with jt you are a Classy Lady with a great place. If you look at the reviews from final 4 you will see that I was voting for you and left you both a review and comment. My friends and I have been to your store, but it has been some time ago since the last visit. You supported our Sertoma Club with our 17th Annual Charity Tea last year by providing hats for the vintage hat program ... thank you! This contest reminded me of how much I like your place and will come shop soon. It has also introduced me to many places in the Old Seminole Heights that I want to check out. I eat out a lot and will defiinitely check out TO Go (wow .. put on 20 pound just looking at their photos)! I live in T&C, but do not mind driving to support good small businesses no matter their location. I even drive to Brandon & Plant City at times for good country cooking! However, when it came down to the final 2, my support went to Milk 'n Honey and chef/owner Kathy Glenn. Hopefully, the 2 of you can work together to promote each others businesses .... she can send her customers south and you can send yours north, so both will be winners!
David Banghart April 05, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Kathy, I don't know where you get from the map you provide that is shows that Milk and Honey is in Seminole Heights. It shows it as being in Sulphur Springs. http://www.zipmaps.net/Florida/Hillsborough_County/Z_Sulphur_Springs.htm. This maps is all wrong because it also shows part of Seminole Heights as being Sulphur Springs. Also how can you trust a map that misspells Old Seminole Heights as Old Seminol Heights?
Susan Long April 06, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I will definitely be going to M&H to check it out. It sounds great. I also love Sherrys Yesterdaze. Two totally different kinds of places. As for location. The time and energy we who live in Seminole Heights have expended to brand ourselves and to encourage people to come here (unlike 25 years ago when we were considered a ghetto), makes us very passionate about clarifying our location. To say that everything in Central Tampa is in Seminole Heights is just wrong. The best of Seminole Heights is IN Seminole Heights. The Best of Central Tampa may or may not be. Please change the name of the area to reflect the area you really cover. It also bothers me that you post crime statistics from "Seminole Heights" while much of that crime is outside Seminole Heights. Some of the grids in SH have the lowest crime rates in the city. None of us are without any crime. Please relabel what you cover so it correctly reflects the true area.


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