Best of Virginia 2023

Each year, as we gear up for the annual Best of Virginia (BoV) issue, our statewide guide brimming with reader favorites—from restaurants to inns, music venues, breweries, and much, much more—our editorial team wades through mountains of category suggestions and reader feedback to fine-tune the survey for tens of thousands of voters. Our new Charlottesville-based hosting platform, SceneThink, has streamlined the process and made voting and tabulating a breeze. We hope it enhances your experience.

Just as our beloved Virginia is constantly evolving, so too is our process for showcasing the best in the Commonwealth for food and drink; living and recreation; services; and shopping. Have category suggestions, questions about the issue, or just want to shout out your favorite winner? We’d love to hear from you. Best of Virginia is all about championing the small businesses, the local haunts, and the mom-and-pop shops. Without you, the reader and voter, this special issue—now in its 12th year of celebrating the state—wouldn’t be the go-to reference that it is today.