The Best of Denver 2016 — our 33rd annual celebration of the city — will hit the streets on March 31, which means you have just one more week to bring out your best for our Best of Denver Readers’ Poll
. This year, we’ve again split the voting into two rounds. The first, which ended in late February, allowed readers to vote for their favorites in more than eighty Food & Drink categories (as well as categories in Sports & Recreation, Shopping & Services and Arts & Entertainment). In this second round, they can choose between the five finalists that got the most votes in the first round.
And if the competition seemed tough then, it’s now much tougher. In the Best Chef category, for example, the finalists are Max MacKissock (now at Bar Dough
), Troy Guard (who just keeps adding to his local empire), Justin Brunson (the pig impresario behind Old Major
, whose Masterpiece Kitchen
just opened in Lowry), Richard Sandoval (the nationally renowned restaurateur behind Zengo
, among others, who’s now based here) and Alex Seidel, whose Mercantile
at Union Station proves that the rave reviews for Fruition were no fluke.
And in the most prestigious category of all, for Best New Restaurant, the finalists are Bar Dough
, Rebel Restaurant
, Hop Alley
and Avanti Food & Beverage
There’s more, so much more, and you can find it all on our Best of Denver 2016 Readers' Pol
Remember: The categories on the Best of Denver Readers’ Poll are not the only ones that will appear in the Best of Denver 2016. Not only does the editorial staff make its own pick in each poll category, but we also give awards in hundreds of other categories for people, places and things that we want to celebrate.
It’s not too late for suggestions — but hurry! Send your ideas to [email protected]