You nominate, you vote and you decide Richmond's best





As a leader in our community, the Richmond Times-Dispatch is a trusted source for news, entertainment and information. We now need your help to showcase the places, people and events in our community that make living here so great.

During our pursuit of The Best, you nominated YOUR favorites – from where to grab the best burger, to your favorite local sports teams, and even your favorite places to get groceries, and many, many more. Well, wait no longer, the results are finally in and we have Top 5 in each category!

Now we need votes to help determine The Best in Richmond!


*Voting is now extended*
Due to a technical error, voting is open now through Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. You can vote daily once per 24-hour period. Each subcategory will feature the Top Five businesses, places, etc. determined by the number of nominations received during the nomination period (May 31 to June 21st). Some categories may have more or less than 5 as a result of ties during the nomination phase.

A first place and two runners-up, determined by most votes, will be recognized in our “The Best” Winners issue on October 11th.

Now go vote for your favorites!

You nominate, you vote and you decide Richmond's best businesses


As a leader in our community, The Richmond Times-Dispatch is a trusted source for news, entertainment and information. But we need your input to showcase the businesses that make living in Richmond so great.

We want to recognize YOUR favorite places in the area. Tell us where you enjoy grabbing a cocktail, always go when it's time to buy a car or your favorite place to watch a movie. Nominate the businesses YOU think are The Best and then let Richmonders, like yourself put it to a vote!

How to Nominate
Nominate your favorite businesses from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, May 31 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 21.

How to Vote
After the nomination period is over, we’ll feature the top five businesses or organizations in each category based off of popular vote. Voting for the top businesses will begin on 12:01 a.m. Sunday, August 9, 2015 and end at 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 23, 2015.

Our Categories:
• Dining, Drinks and Nightlife
• Entertainment and Leisure
• Shopping
• Health and Beauty
• Home and Garden
• Services

You have the chance to nominate your favorite pizza place, car mechanic and up to 90 more businesses, so take a few minutes and let us know what you think is The Best, Richmond!