UPDATE 9/25/09, 7:55 AM PDT: Wow! With the overwhelming response, the plates sold out almost immediately. We're ordering more. Mugs are still available.
UPDATE 9/26/09, 9:42 AM PDT: Fewer than 30 mugs remain available.
...and, with nearly 300 votes casts, Kansas City narrowly beat Seattle (41% to 39%), with Atlanta and San Antonio trailing far behind (8% and 10%, respectively). This is just about the exact opposite on the voting at the 2009 HLCCA business meeting in July 2009, where Seattle came out slightly ahead of Kansas City. Therefore, in the Fall 2009 edition of The Dish, we've included a mail-in ballot for the 4 contender cities.