Welcome to our 35th edition of the Best of Denver, our annual compendium of what we love right here, right now, in the Mile High City. A stalwart crew of Westword contributors and editorial staffers took notes all year on things they wanted to share in this celebration of the city, then poured them out on these pages. For many of the categories they researched, we also asked readers to weigh in with their favorites; you’ll find the Readers’ Choice winners at the end of the Westword team write-ups of items that were on the Best of Denver 2018 Readers’ Poll. So start reading, then get out and enjoy everything Denver has to offer. In the meantime, we’re already starting to work on the Best of Denver 2019. Have an early suggestion? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.