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The Most Popular Stories of 2011

Here's what Richmond was reading this year.



2011 was a big year for We completely redesigned the site, launched our Happy Hours app, and served over 925,000 visitors with the best in Richmond news, events, food, arts and culture.

Thanks for helping to make 2011 the most successful year yet for

To help celebrate, here's a look back at the Top 10 most popular pieces of content from the site. (Unsurprisingly, Abraham Lincoln factored in big this year.)

Also, be sure to check out the Score 2011, where we rate Richmond's yearly zeitgeist. We've also got a yearly music review, recaps of 2011 movies and television and a two-part restaurant roundup.

See you in 2012. - Colby Rogers, web manager.

1. Best of Richmond 2011

Superlatives, judgment calls and the final results from our biggest reader survey ever. The food, faces, places and quirks that make the city spin.

2. The 2011 Power List

Our eighth annual ranking of Richmond’s most powerful people.

3. Top 40 Under 40 2011

The young men and women who lead, inspire and serve Richmond. Meet the new class of game changers who are transforming our city.

4. State of the Plate 2011

Our critics reveal their best dishes, wishes and stars of Richmond dining.

5. The Favorite 52

A year's worth of dining options all over the map. Our annual critics' picks.

6. My Foulest Night as a Bouncer

The best way to get banned from a bar.

7. Page Wilson Found Dead

Area musician, deejay was a regional music mainstay.

8. Abraham Lincoln Eats a Steak

A pensive – and presidential -- Daniel Day-Lewis lunches on a Braveheart beef filet at Arcadia.

9. The 2011 Bar Guide

Whether we were Revolutionary patriots, moonshine runners or just imperfect souls considering our bar tabs, we're all just passing through. So why not stop for a few sips along the way?

10. Lincoln Revealed

The best photos yet of the Lincoln movie stars and set.

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