Best of Milwaukee 2018

Best of Milwaukee 2018

Still Milwaukee's Best

BOM 2018 finalist
Best of Milwaukee 2018 winner logo

Winners & Runners-Up: Feel free to download and use these logos proudly on your website and social media.

No one else in town was compiling a roster of Milwaukee’s “bests” back in the 1980s when the Shepherd Express launched the idea. While many of the “best ofs” that followed were decided somewhat arbitrarily by the editors and sales managers of local media outlets, the Shepherd Express has remained committed to giving you, the people of Milwaukee, a voice. Our Best of Milwaukee is based entirely on the votes of our readers—and who better than the people that live and work in Milwaukee to decide upon the best the city has to offer in food, retail, health, culture and politics?

The Shepherd Express congratulates the winners and nominees and thanks them for helping to make Milwaukee a great city in which to live, work and play.

Louis G. Fortis
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

David Luhrssen

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HOW IT WORKS: The Best of Milwaukee Readers' Choice Contest is a program that's open to the public. The nomination period for the 2020 edition of the contest will run Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 2020. During that period, readers will be able to nominate their favorite entrees in over 300 categories in an open-ended format. Readers are allowed one nomination per category and nominations are accepted via printed ballot in the paper and through an online ballot. Top nominated entrees will be moved to the Final Round which will be in November. The Final Round ballot is multiple choice in each category. Top vote-getters in each category are recognized as the Best of Milwaukee. Winners are also recognized at the Best of Milwaukee Party held annually in January.

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