Here at the Flyer we like to joke that the votes cast in the annual Best of Memphis Readers Poll are the most important ones of the year. And they are important — important to the hundreds of people represented in the categories who strive to make this city a more interesting and vibrant place to live. What it means when someone casts their vote — be it for "Best Restaurant" or "Best Sports Team" — is that they care. As it happens, this issue hits the stands the day before the mayoral and City Council elections. We hope readers hit those polls as well. It's important.
Congratulations to all the winners. As always, a "BOM" designation means that the winner of that particular category received more than 50 percent of the total votes cast. "Readers Choice" means that the vote was too close to call.
Thanks to the readers who make this issue possible and to our advertisers who make all our issues possible. And special thanks to photographer Justin Fox Burks who came up with the trophy concept to illustrate the sections and went so far as to spray-paint a Huey's burger gold. Another nod goes to Chad and Taryn at Elite Trophy & Screen Printing, which provided the trophies.
Compiled by Greg Akers, Mary Cashiola, Chris Davis, Pamela Denney, Susan Ellis, Michael Finger, Michael Flanagan, Leonard Gill, Chris Herrington, Preston Lauterbach, Bianca Phillips, and Bruce VanWyngarden. designed by Carrie Beasley.
Pics from the Memphis Flyer BEST OF MEMPHIS 2007 Party