This March, Westword will publish its 26th Best of Denver issue, a celebration of all the things, people, places and burritos that make Denver the city it is.
What does this mean? A few things. First, it means we need your help: Our 2009 Best of Denver poll is now online, and we'd like you to take it -- to vote for your favorite things about this town of yours. It's a write-in deal, so don't worry; you won't be constrained by our sometimes-shitty tastes.
This also means that last year's was our 25th issue, and 25, as you know, is a pretty round number. So last year, we took the time to gather the previous 24 Best Of issues and stick them in one place. So if you're interested in what used to qualify as Best in, say, 1986 or 1992 or 2001, you should go there. It's like a time-capsule, only they didn't build a SuperTarget in the field where you buried it. -- Joe Tone
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