If we've learned one thing about you, Miami, it's that your opinions are as strong as your cortaditos. That's why every year, New Times' Best of Miami issue depends upon a critical factor: You telling us what's what.
Where's the best sandwich in Miami-Dade? What dive bar is best for 3 a.m. tequila shots? Which diner is tops for greasing away a hangover? Who's your favorite barber, your go-to secondhand clothing store, your top bike store?
Now is the time to let us know. Our editorial staff has already locked themselves in a tower to spend their days writing about everything good and new and fresh about Miami — from the best hair salon to the best pizza. We've finally been allowed back out into the light of day, our mission accomplished for another year. Now it's your turn.
Earlier, we asked you to nominate your favorite bands, restaurants, and shops in Miami. On May 7, we closed the initial nomination process to tally your recommendations and find the top five nominees in each award category.
Now it's time to vote on the top choices.
Until May 31, visit readerschoice.miaminewtimes.com to vote for your favorites in 100 categories ranging from Best Gas Station to Best Bartender. You can vote in as many categories as you like.
And be sure to pick up your issue of Best of Miami Thursday, June 16, to see the winners and keep it as a year-round reference to the best food, music, shops, and activities in the Magic City.
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