We changed some stuff up for this go-round of the Flyer's Best of issue. First, we opened the floor for nominations, giving the readers an even bigger hand in determining the best of Memphis. Next, we added more than a dozen new categories, from "Best Bar Food" to "Best Sex Shop." We saw two things shake out from this: what looks to be a record number of voters and lots of new winners. Change is good.
If you see a star with "BOM" next to a winner, that means that the winner dominated the category by an overwhelming majority of votes. "Readers' Choice" means the vote was too close to call to announce a winner.
Best of was written by Jackson Baker, Maya Smith, Chris Davis, Toby Sells, Julia Baker, Michael Donahue, Chris McCoy, Alex Greene, Shara Clark, Sam Cici, Jon Sparks, Bruce VanWyngarden, Kevin Lipe, and Frank Murtaugh. It was designed by Carrie Beasley and illustrated by Bryan Rollins. Images by Justin Fox Burks. As always, we thank our advertisers who make the Flyer possible and all our readers who really are the best of Memphis. — Susan Ellis