Virginia Living Magazine - Best of 2018


We’re going to be straight with you folks; we have to try for this and any other “best of...” out there because we feel like we are among the best out there. Well, here. Here being Virginia. :: pause :: ok... here being northern Virginia. :: pause :: ok... Manassas? We know these surveys can be daunting and the last thing you may want to do is a survey when you could be getting down to Taylor Swift’s next sick beats. But please shake it off. (See what we did there - we’re trying to make this more humorous and less daunting). What I would like for you to think about though is this - for small businesses everywhere, your support means the WORLD to those who created and run the small business. I don’t just say this as The Shameless Bakery; but for all the small businesses in Virginia. “Best of...” surveys and local media surveys are sometimes the only advertising very small businesses are getting media coverage from outside of their social media presence. So not only as Shameless, but as a supporter of small businesses everywhere; please complete this survey and recognize those businesses that make this area so great. Especially the start-ups or the small businesses. In order to vote in Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of 2018 survey click on the link below before 11:59PM on January 28, 2018: http://www.VirginiaLiving.com/Best-Of-Virginia-2018-Vote/ The guidelines are listed clearly at the link on how to proceed with filling out the survey to include the available regions and categories. Three points I want to emphasize to you as your are voting:

  1. The Shameless Bakery should be represented in the NORTHERN region. You will be asked which region you are voting for. You can select multiple regions so if you want to vote for a brewery down in Richmond but for Shameless Bakery as well you will be able to because you can select the two separate regions.

  2. When you are typing in your responses to the survey do not forget to include the city or county that the business is located in. For us the entry may look similar to The Shameless Bakery - Manassas, Virginia.

  3. If you are interested in voting for us you actually have two options. You can vote for us at number 76. Best Bakery (recommended) or you can put us in as your wild card vote in number 105. Wild Card.

In fact; not to sway you - but let us help. And when I say us I am going to step aside as Shameless and write this up as Elisabeth as in this is just my personal opinion on the categories and what my response may or may not be for them. I do this because there are a lot of categories (and you do not have to vote in them all!). But for some; like best locally owned coffee shop - maybe you are drawing a blank about what is in your neighborhood if you don’t get coffee that often and the only coffee shops you can think of are Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks. Maybe what I write here may walk your memory around your area and help you vote more local than ever! So - as Elisabeth - here is some of what I see when it comes to “Best Of...” answers. Please know there are SO many more options besides these businesses listed and if you feel I am just absolutely wrong PLEASE enlighten me and let us know where we should be going to further explore Virginia! Happy voting and thank you for your support! Categories: 3. Best Art Gallery: Center For The Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince William County at The Candy Factory - Manassas, Virginia 6. Best Food Festival: Historic Manassas Bands, Brews, & BBQ - Manassas, Virginia 7. Best Movie Theater: Cinemark Centreville 12 - Centreville, Virginia 20. Best Historic Site: Manassas National Battlefield Park - Manassas, Virginia 30. Best Book Store: McKay’s Used Books - Manassas, Virginia 31. Best Bridal Boutique: Amy’s Bridal Boutique - Manassas, Virginia 32. Best Car Dealership: Lustine Toyota - Woodbridge, Virginia 36. Best Gifts: Calico Jacks - Manassas, Virginia 48. Best Daycare: Toddletime Daycare - Manassas, Virginia 57. Best Hospital: Fair Oaks Inova Hospital - Fairfax, Virginia 73. Best Veterinary Hospital: Morganna Animal Clinic - Manassas, Virginia 76. Best Bakery: The Shameless Bakery - Manassas, Virginia (look - we are pretty shameless about this one) 81. Best Caterer: Muggerz BBQ - Lorton, Virginia 84. Best Distillery: Murlarkey Distillery - Bristow, Virginia OR KO Distillery - Manassas, Virginia 85. Best Farmer’s Market: Historic Manassas Farmers Market - Manassas, Virginia 86. Best Food Truck: Pacific Twist - Prince William County OR The Farm Effect - Vienna, Virginia 87. Best Grocery Store: Round Hill Grocery Co. - Round Hill, Virginia 89. Best Local Craft Brewery: BadWolf Brewing Company - Manassas, Virginia OR Sinistral Brewing Company - Manassas, Virginia OR Old Bust Head Brewing Company - Warrenton, Virginia OR Forge Brew Works - Lorton, Virginia OR Heroic Aleworks - Woodbridge, Virginia (they may be closing but they deserve your vote too) OR Brew Republic Bierwerks - Woodbridge, Virginia 93. Best Locally Owned Coffee Shop: Weird Brothers Coffee - Herndon, Virginia 94. Best Mexican Restaurant: Zandra’s Taqueria - Manassas, Virginia 103. Best Winery: Vint Hill Craft Winery - Warrenton, Virginia OR Bull Run Winery - Manassas, Virginia OR The Winery At La Grange - Haymarket, Virginia 105. Wild Card: Sweet On The Bubbly - Lorton, Virginia (Why are they a wild card? Because this is the best locally produced jam/jellies and therefore becomes a highly recommended produced in Virginia product!)

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