Welcome to our favorite issue of the year, The Triad’s Best! As many of you may know, this is our biggest and favorite issue all year, and something we spend several months working on. With almost 150,000 votes cast, voters set a record in participation for the 2019 Triad’s Best. We also added additional categories including an LGBTQ section, which we are super proud of. While you’ll see familiar winners, we hope this issue will be an opportunity for you to discover many newcomers who have won some of the top awards.
The way we listed everyone this year is pretty simple: There are “first place winners,” “second place winners” and “runners-up.” As voting was fierce and highly competitive, you will see additional runners-up listed. This was done due to the closeness of the vote counts, and in some cases, ties in the runner-up categories.