2018 Best of Richmond 

You voted, and voted, and voted. And after much tabulation and tribulation, the winners have emerged.

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Emily Herr

It's that time of year again.

It's time when you folks out there vote on our readers' picks for the year, naming your favorites across a host of categories including goods and services, people and places, arts and culture, and nightlife and dining. This year there were more than 85,000 votes cast from more than 45,000 people. And we counted them all.

On some readers' pick categories you'll see a Hall of Fame icon that denotes a winner who has dominated the category in years past, so we've given it a special designation right alongside this year's first-place winner. We've added new categories, lost some old ones and also tossed some editorial picks into the mix this year — some a little quirky and others not so much.

I would be remiss if I didn't remind readers: This issue really needs your votes! It's so easy to do, especially if you share on social media. And if you see a category that you'd like to see added to the mix next year, email us and let us know.

Now, without further adieu, here is your Best of Richmond issue, 2018.

Please hold your applause until you've finished reading.

Best of Richmond Categories

Goods and Services


People and Places

Food and Drink

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Survey Methodology: The 2018 Style Weekly Readers' Poll was open to anyone with access to the Internet, and promoted through Style, word of mouth and various outlets. Entries were restricted to voters who registered online, meaning that participants could vote in categories only once per account. Thousands of ballots were cast anonymously between Feb. 1 and March 15. Style reserved the right to discard votes for winners in inappropriate categories. Style advertising staff had no access to survey results until they were tabulated and finalized by editorial staff. Profiles of the winners were written entirely by editorial staff and not seen by advertising staff until publication.



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