10th Annual Best of SRQ Local Reader’s Competition is Officially Open!


The 10th annual “Best of SRQ Local” Readers’ Competition is officially open! It is time to sound the alarm, rally the troops, take to social media and VOTE for your favorite Sarasota-Bradenton establishments and causes to be recognized in one of our most popular editions of the year.

Readers can vote on local eats, shopping, arts, luminaries and hotspots culminating in the compendium published in the April 2018 edition of SRQ Magazine. We hope you’ll share your favorite local experiences—from top taco in town, most memorable on-stage productions to best place to paddle board. 

Tell us where you go after a long day when only the Best Happy Hour will do. When you are in need of a little R&R, where do you go for the best salon, best massage and best yoga studio? When you are looking for that perfect pair of pumps to sport out on the town, where’s the Best Shoe Boutique? When you’re redecorating and you know just who to turn for the perfect period piece, we need to know the name of the Best Interior Designer. Parents, we’re counting on you to name the Best Local Children’s MenuBest Private School and Best Children’s Attraction in our community. Foodies, you know the drill. We’re looking for the Best New RestaurantBest Local Barbecue, and so much more. For all of you spaghetti lovers, we want to know who serves the Best Pasta in town. But we aren’t just looking for food connoisseurs. We want to know who you trust to care for your furry friend with the Best Local Veterinarian. Maybe you’re meeting a client for for lunch and 18 holes – even better! We’re looking for the Best Golf Course, too.

This year, SRQ will be handing out the Locavore Legacy Award to winners who have dominated the #1 position in their category for 5+ years. Finalists who have been recognized in their category every year of the decade-long competition will earn the title of Über Local Champion. 

Only locally owned establishments may be nominated for the “Best of SRQ Local” Readers’ Competition. Yes, we know there’s a line that wraps around the building at the Midtown Plaza Starbucks, but their coffee doesn’t count—it must be local.

Rock the vote and honor the local businesses that make up our eclectic community. Polls are now open. Encourage your family and friends to vote in this for the people competition brought to you by the people that deliver vibrant local content each month in SRQ Magazine!

The polls are open through February 12, 2018. All winners will be announced in the April 2018 edition of SRQ Magazine.

Good luck and may the very best locals win!


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