Reno.com and Reno Magazine held the inaugural Best of Reno contest this year. Nearly 20,000 Reno.com and RGJ.com readers cast their votes — more than 190,000 votes in all — for their favorite people, places and things in Reno/Sparks.
The most popular categories were Shopping & Services, Food & Drink and Health & Beauty; the two other categories were Resorts & Gaming; and Places To Go & Things To Do. The most popular subcategories were aesthetician, appliance store, florist, mortgage broker, local bartender, burger, pet business, bakery, real estate agent and breakfast/brunch restaurant.
Voting ran June 1-30 and followed a nomination period that ran May 15-26 where readers nominated their favorites — more than 5,000 in all.
Results will be published here and in the September/October issue of Reno Magazine, which will be on newsstands at all Raley's locations in Northern Nevada, Sundance Bookstore and Music (121 California Ave.), the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa gift shop and at the RGJ Media offices (955 Kuenzli St.).