Welcome to Top Knox 2015 results, the Knoxville Mercury readers’ poll!

Our readers are the savviest consumers in town, and we surveyed them over the course of four weeks to discover their favorite local businesses, places, and people. In this exclusive guide you’ll find the top vote-getters in all the categories we could think of that help define Knoxville’s quality of life.

Top Knox 2015 honors the institutions that truly make Knoxville unique. Our prime directive: National chains are not allowed. Top Knox celebrates only local and regional businesses, making this is the One True Poll to discover what locals really consider to be the best that Knoxville has to offer.

—Coury Turczyn, ed.