The Independent's been doing this throughout its 14-year history, but never with nearly 5,000 voters, as was the case this time. Obviously, not everyone voted in every category, but many of you chimed in with at least 30 to 50 choices, making the winners truly "by popular demand."
And that's the best part: These outcomes truly are your decisions, not ours. We added a smattering of writers' picks, but we took care not to compete against or in any way overshadow the powerful voice of our readers.
Same as last week, we'll assist your navigation of this larger issue with an abbreviated index here:
pp. 5-22: Slice of Life, letters, columns, news
pp. 23-36: Food, culture, film, The Break
pp. 37-102: Best Of
pp. 103-108: Music
pp. 109-119: Listings
pp. 120-136: Classified, weekly features, comics, sports
Take your time, and be sure to save the two "Best Of" issues for future reference. Or you can find all the results at csindy.com.