Check out these RMA members who made it to the best lists in Richmond Magazine’s 30th Annual Best & Worst!

 

Best Local TV Anchor

#1 Sabrina Squire, NBC 12

Best Place to Meet Someone New

#1 VMFA Happy Hour

Traffic Reporter Who Gives You the Best Routes

#1 Tracy Lynn, NBC 12

#2 Candice Smith, NBC 12

 

The Region’s Most Brilliant Entrepreneur

#1 Melissa Black, Bombshell Brazilian Waxing and Beauty Lounge

#2 Brian Beard, River City Food Tours

#3 Ukrop family

The Person Who is the Region’s Best Watchdog

#3 Curt Autry, NBC 12

Region’s Best Humanitarian

#1 Ukrop Family

Best Local Television Sports Anchor/Reporter

#1 Lane Casadonte, CBS 6

#2 Marc Davis, NBC 12

 

Most Indispensable Local Social Media Account

#1 Curt Autry, NBC 12

Local TV Reporter Who Could Go Toe-to-toe With White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

#1 Curt Autry, NBC 12

#3 Sabrina Squire, NBC 12

Best Person to Run for Mayor But Never Will

#1 Curt Autry, NBC 12

#2 Robert Ukrop

 

Best Local Frozen Treats Store/Shop

#1 Gelati Celesti

Best Pizza Place

#2 Mellow Mushroom

Best Steakhouse

#1 Buckhead’s Resturant & Chop House

#2 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Best Seafood

#3 East Coast Provisions

Best Mediterranean Cuisine

#3 Greek on Cary

 

Best Barbecue

#1 Buz And Ned’s

#3 Q Barbeque

Best Butcher Shop

#1 Belmont Butchery

Best in Carytown

#1 Can Can Brasserie

#3 East Coast Provisions

Best Organic/ Health Food Store

#1 Ellwood Thompson’s

#3 Good Food’s Grocery

 

Best Grocery Store

#3 Ellwood Thompson’s

Best Indoor Recreation/Amusement Spot to Visit with Kids

#3 Science Museum of Virginia

Best Youth Sport League

#1 Richmond Strikers

#2 Richmond Kickers

#3 Richmond Volleyball Club

Best Out-of-Office Employee Bonding Activity

#2 River City Food Tours, Squirrels game (tie)

Best Membership Health Club/Gym/Fitness Center

#2 YMCA

 

Best Locally Owned Bike Shop

#1 Agee’s

#2 Carytown Bikes

Best Fall or Winter Cultural Event

#1 Richmond Folk Festival, Venture Richmond

#2 Lewis Ginter’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Best Speaker Series

#2 Chrysalis Institute

 

Best Kids’ Art Classes

#1 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Best Art Classes for Adults

#2 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Best Museum to Spend the Morning In

#1 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

#2 Science Museum of Virginia

#3 Virginia Historical Society

 

Best Local Educational Outing for Kids

#1 Science Museum of Virginia

#2 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Best Tour Guide at a Local Museum or Historic Home

#1 Bill Martin, The Valentine

Best Gallery in Which to Buy Art

#3 Glave Kocen Gallery

 

Best Music Classes for Adults

#2 Guitar Works

Best Hair Salon for Hair Coloring

#1 Bombshell Brazilian Waxing and Beauty Lounge

#2 Mango Salon

Best Natural Hair Salon

#1 Bombshell Brazilian Waxing and Beauty Lounge

 

Best Spa

#1 Bombshell Brazilian Waxing and Beauty Lounge

Best Manicures

#1 Bombshell Brazilian Waxing and Beauty Lounge

#3 Fusion Nail Spa

Best After-School Day Care

#1 YMCA

 

Best Pet Day Care

#1 Holiday Barn

Best Place to Board Your Pet

#1 Holiday Barn

Best Pet Shop

#2 Fin & Feather

Best Pet Grooming Service

#2 Holiday Barn

 

Best Locally Owner Bookstore That Makes Great Recommendations

#2 Bbgb Books

Best Locally Owned Shop for Men’s Clothing

#3 Peter-Blair

Best Vintage Jewelry And/Or Clothing Selection

#1 Bygones

 

Best Consignment Store

#1 Clementine

#2 Ashby

 

Best Dry Cleaners

#1 Puritan Cleaners

#2 HandCraft Cleaners

Best Locally Owned Shop for Women’s Clothing

#2 Need Supply Co

#3 Lex’s of Carytown; Roan (tie)

Best Locally Owned Sneaker And/Or Running Shoe Shop

#3 Fleet Feet Sports

Best Locally Owned Shoe Store

#1 Saxon Shoes

Best Fine Jewelry

#1 Schwarzschild

#2 Adolf’s Jewelers

 

Best Toy Store

#1 World of Mirth

Best Cigar Selection

#1 Havana Connections

Best Locally Owned Gift Shop

#1 Mongrel

#2 Tweed

Best Locally Owned Auto Repair Shop

#2 Wallace Automotive

#3 Midas of Richmond

Best Place for Massages

#3 Sacred Waters Holistic Spa & Boutique

 

Best Florist

#1 Strange’s

#3 Vogue Flowers

Best Mortgage Broker

#1 SunTrust Mortgage

#3 Wells Fargo; Virginia Credit Union (tie)

Best Local Financial Planning Firm

#2  Edward Jones

Best Credit Union

#1 Virginia Credit Union

 

Best Bank

#1 SunTrust

#2 Union Bank & TrustWells Fargo (tie)