The nominations are in, the votes have been cast and the Winners selected. New in 2015, we're offering the results "Academy Award" style—everyone is a Finalist (determined by write-in nominations) and there's one Winner (voted on by readers via the final ballot) in each category.
Here then, for your enjoyment, are the Best of Jackson for 2015!
Best of Jackson 2015: Food & Drink
Best of Jackson 2015: Music & Nightlife
Best of Jackson 2015: Urban Living
Best of Jackson 2015: Community & Culture
Best of Jackson 2015: People
Congratulations to everyone!
Editor's Note: Due to editorial error, we identified another store as the winner of the Best Men's Clothing category in the print edition. The Rogue won, not Red Square Clothing. We apologize for the error, and will also print a correction in next week's issue.
Editor's Note: Due to editorial error, we left some Finalists off their respective listings for the following categories. (They've been corrected in electronic editions.)
Editor's Note: The blurb about Fondren Public, which won Best Bar; Best College Hangout; and Best Local Beer Selection, in the music and nightlife section had some factual errors in the story. The business was founded in fall 2013, not fall 2014. Jackson Free Press apologizes for this error.
Best Hair Stylist: Griff Howard (Studio G Salon at Sola Salon Studios, 151 E. Metro Parkway, Suite 203, Flowood, solastudios.com)
Best Radio Personality: Scott Steele and Traci Lee (Miss 103, WMSI) / Rick Adams and Kim Allen (Miss 103, WMSI) / DJ Jonasty (99 Jams, WJMI) / Kim Wade (103.9 FM, WYAB)
Best Dance Studio: Salsa Mississippi (605 Duling Ave., 601-213-6355, salsamississippi.com)
Best Place to Buy Antiques: Interiors Market (659 Duling Ave., 601-981-6020)
Best Consignment/Thrift Store: N.U.T.S. (114 Millsaps Ave., 601-355-7458; 3011 N. State St.; goodsamaritancenter.org)
Best Dive Bar: One Block East (642 Tombigbee St., 601-944-0203, oneblockeast.com) / Sam's Lounge (5035 Interstate 55 N., 601-983-2526)
Best Live Music Venue: Hal & Mal’s (200 S. Commerce St., 601-948-0888, halandmals.com)
Best Open Mic Night: McB's Bar & Grill (815 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-956-8362) / Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St., 601-960-2700) / Synergy Nights at Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-956-0082)
Jackson Free Press apologizes for these errors.