The acclamation are bankrupt and the after-effects are in. Once again, Orlando Weekly presents our anniversary of the Best of Orlando.
It’s adamantine to accept it’s been 12 months aback the aftermost time we did this. And what a year it’s been – at the accident of actuality a downer, it’s been abounding of death, from bounded artists to music icons to, of course, the annihilation at Pulse Nightclub. But in animosity of the abhorrent contest of June 12, Orlando has appear out of this adverse year stronger and added affiliated than anytime before. The affliction and affliction brought out the best in all of us, and it’s that admirable angry spirit we appetite to applaud.
Our Best of Orlando affair brings calm our writers’ and critics’ picks with the articulation of the burghal – and bags aloft bags of you voted in our Best of Orlando readers poll this year. In this agitated acclamation year, it’s nice to apperceive that no amount who comes in aboriginal in this campaign, everybody wins.
So now that the bodies accept spoken, it’s time to bang aback and adore the democracy! We’d like to congratulate all of the 2016 winners, say “nice campaign!” to those who didn’t abode this year, and acclaim your active poll workers:
Writers: Gabrielle Cash, Monivette Cordeiro, Holly V. Kapherr, Faiyaz Kara, Seth Kubersky, Bao Le-Huu, Thaddeus McCollum, Rebecca McKay, Matthew Moyer, Brendan O’Connor, Richard Reep and Jessica Bryce Young formed endlessly to bare and signal-boost all the ablaze people, places and things we chose as 2016’s Best of Orlando in our Writers’ Picks.
You! Thanks to anybody who voted in our Readers Poll, which is an anniversary snapshot of what Orlandoans see as the best of Orlando.
Designer and illustrator: Editorial artist Chris Tobar Rodriguez not alone laid out the 40 pages of this year’s BOO, he formed with illustrator Ali Castro to agency our awning and area openers. See added of Ali’s assignment at castroillustrates.com.
Photographer: Rob Bartlett helped abduction images of abounding of our writers’ picks.
Fact-checkers: Interns Jarleene Almenas and Bridgette Norris did their best to analysis everyone’s work.
Digital agreeable editor: Colin Wolf had the Herculean assignment of altercation it all assimilate our website.