Here’s what the 2017 readers’ choice poll determined were the tastiest places to eat, the most interesting people, the coolest places to shop and the best places to find arts, culture and entertainment in town.
After multiple consecutive wins, these voter picks move into the Best of Richmond Hall of Fame. You’ll find them designated as recipients alongside their respective categories.
Arts, Culture and Entertainment
Survey Methodology: The 2017 Style Weekly Readers’ Poll was open to anyone with access to the Internet, and promoted through Style Weekly, 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 17. 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.