By Shepherd Express Staff Jan. 18, 2017 — Back in the early 1990s the Shepherd Express did something that occurred to no one else in the local media: produce a Best of Milwaukee contest whose winners are selected by the people of our city. Since then other publications and broadcasters have scrambled to keep up with their own “best-ofs,” but the Shepherd Express remains the city’s largest as ranked by the number of voters and by the value it brings to winners. There are no better people than the residents of our city to select the best the Milwaukee area has to offer in dining and drinking, shopping and health, education and politics. The Shepherd Express congratulates the winners and runners-up and thanks them for helping make Milwaukee a great city in which to live, work and play.
Readers voted in over 250 categories for their favorite Milwaukee businesses, people and places. Dryhootch was selected as the 2016 Best Organization Supporting Veterans.