Readers Choice "Best Of" Awards




?120 categories plus 41,514 online votes cast plus a heck of a lot of tallying equals one major Best Of feature. We were overjoyed (and a little overwhelmed too ... but in a good way) with the response to the largest reader survey we have ever done. It took quite a bit of teamwork to put it together, but we think it was worth it. You'll love looking over such an extensive list of Hampton Roads favorites recognized by those who know best (you!). Plus, don't forget to also check out our critics' picks for even more Best Of expertise. Now all you need to do is get out there and get on board with the best of the best. —THE EDITORS

 

BEST OF HAMPTON ROADS
THE TOP SPOTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT, SHOPPING, SERVICES AND FOOD GALORE. IT'S OUR BIGGEST READER SURVEY EVER.
READERS' PICKS

OVERALL RESTAURANT


GOLD

Opus 9 Steakhouse
5143 Main St., Williamsburg,
757-645-4779, www.
opus9steakhouse.com

Readers have awarded
this sophisticated restaurant
four gold-level designations this year. It attracts you with its exceptional service,
casual yet elegant atmosphere and signature
dishes like Oscar 9 steak and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes.


SILVER

Lynnhaven Fish House,
Virginia Beach
www.lynnhavenfishhouse.net


BRONZE

Mannino's Italian Bistro, Virginia Beach
www.manninositalianbistro.com

TOP 5 BEST RESTAURANTS - SOUTHSIDE
1. Lynnhaven Fish House 2350 Starfish Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-481-0003, www.lynnhavenfishhouse.net You can't get enough of the breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay and large selection of fresh fish from this acclaimed restaurant.
2. Mannino's Italian Bistro, Virginia Beach, www.manninositalianbistro.com
3. Terrapin, Virginia Beach
4. Primo 116, Suffolk
5. Swan Terrace, Virginia Beach

TOP 5 BEST RESTAURANTS - PENINSULA
1. Opus 9 Steakhouse 5143 Main St., Williamsburg, 757-645-4779, www.opus9steakhouse.com Our gold medal winner for Best Overall Restaurant also wins here, and it's not hard to imagine why.
2. Schlesinger's, Newport News, www.schlesingerssteaks.com
3. The Vineyards Trattoria & Pizzeria, Norfolk and Newport News, www.thevineyardstrattoria.com
4. Fin, Newport News
5. Fat Canary, Williamsburg

FINE DINING RESTAURANT

 


GOLD

Opus 9 Steakhouse
5143 Main St., Williamsburg,
757-645-4779, www.
opus9steakhouse.com

You voted a third time
for this Williamsburg
chophouse, swept
away by the delicious
and diverse lists
of entrees, wine
and dessert.


SILVER

Vintage Tavern, Suffolk
www.vintagetavernvirginia.com


BRONZE

Primo 116, Suffolk

NEW RESTAURANT


GOLD

Plaza Azteca
2272 W. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach,
757-961-5298, www.plazaazteca.com


SILVER

The Vineyards Trattoria
& Pizzeria, Norfolk
www.thevineyardstrattoira.com


BRONZE

Captain Groovy's,
Norfolk

 

OUTDOOR DINING

 


GOLD

Catch 31
3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach,
757-213-3474,
www.catch31.com
This VB Oceanfront spot delights you with its overflowing selection of fresh fish and crafty cocktails. Enjoy them alongside one of the lively outdoor fire pits, and the experience gets even hotter.


SILVER

The Pier Café/
Lynnhaven Fish House,
Virginia Beach
www.lynnhavenfishhouse.net


BRONZE

Rudee's On The Inlet,
Virginia Beach

 

FAMILY/CASUAL RESTAURANT

 


GOLD

Carrabba's Italian Grill
739 Lynnhaven Pkwy.,
Virginia Beach,
757-631-0856
1217 North Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake,
757-382-0337
12363 Hornsby Lane,
Newport News,
757-269-4917
www.carrabas.com


SILVER

Baker's Crust,
Norfolk, Chesapeake,
Virginia Beach and
Williamsburg


BRONZE

Smithfield Station, Smithfield

 

LUNCH

 


GOLD

Baker's Crust
330 W. 21st St., Norfolk,
757-625-3600
1244 Greenbrier Pkwy.,Chesapeake,
757-547-2787
704 Hilltop North Shopping Center, Virginia Beach,
757-422-6703
5234 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg,
757-253-2787
www.bakerscrust.com
Our readers must follow Baker's Crust's slogan "Eat well. Be happy." At all four locations,you do...and you are.


SILVER

Rockafeller's, Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Roger Brown's,
Portsmouth
www.rogerbrowns.com

 

BRUNCH

 


GOLD

The Chamberlin
2 Fenwick Rd., Fort Monroe, Hampton,
757-637-7200
www.historicchamberlin.com


SILVER

TradeWinds,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Swan Terrace,
Virginia Beach

 

SANDWICH

 


GOLD

Taste Unlimited
36th Street and Pacific
Avenue, Virginia Beach,
757-422-3399
4097 Shore Dr., Virginia
Beach, 757-464-1566
638 Hilltop West Shopping Center, Virginia Beach,
757-425-1858
1580 Crossways Blvd.,
Chesapeake,
757-424-4583
6464 Hampton Blvd.,
Norfolk, 757-623-7770
702 Mariners Row, Newport News,
757-596-8651
www.tasteunlimited.com
You love to celebrate
the good life with Taste
Unlimited's tasty sandwiches, including the
Shore Drive Wrap and
the Merrimac.


SILVER

Doumar's BBQ,
Norfolk
www.doumars.com


BRONZE

Baker's Crust,
Norfolk, Chesapeake,
Virginia Beach and
Williamsburg

 

PIZZA

 


GOLD

Ynot Pizza
2102 Great Neck Square
Shopping Center, Virginia Beach,
757-496-9111
5257 Providence Rd.,
Virginia Beach,
757-474-6000
1517 Colley Ave., Norfolk,
757-624-9111
1036 Volvo Pkwy.,
Chesapeake,
757-382-9111
www.ynotpizza.com
This Italian eatery tops your list with its savory hand-tossed pizzas and great family atmosphere.


SILVER

Buon Amici,
Williamsburg
www.buonamiciwilliamsburg.com


BRONZE

La Bella in Ghent,
Norfolk
www.labellaghent.com

 

SEAFOOD

 


GOLD

Bonefish Grill

340 Oyster Point Rd.,
Newport News,
757-269-0002
3333 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-306-3323
5212 Monticello Ave.,
Williamsburg,
757-229-3474
www.bonefishgrill.com
Bonefish Grill attracts you not only with its excellent seafood and eclectic music. And the Bang Bang Shrimp is, well, banging.


SILVER

Lynnhaven Fish House,
Virginia Beach
www.lynnhavenfishhouse.net


BRONZE

Fin, Newport News

 

STEAK

 


GOLD

Ruth's Chris
205 Central Park Ave.,
Virginia Beach,
757-213-0747
www.ruthschris.com
One of the country's best fine dining chains, Ruth's Chris entices you with a fantastic selection of signature steaks, including the Cowboy Ribeye and the Porterhouse for Two.


SILVER

Schlesinger's,
Newport News
www.schlesingerssteaks.com


BRONZE

Aberdeen Barn,
Virginia Beach

 

 

BURGER

 


GOLD

Five Guys
750 Independence Blvd.,
Virginia Beach,
757-519-9001
5240 Fairfield Shopping
Center, Virginia Beach,
757-474-2222
1650 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-417-8390
1217 Battlefield Blvd.,
Chesapeake,
757-382-0070
202 21st St., Norfolk,
757-314-1171
1731 Gilbert St., Norfolk,
757-489-0340
4105 Chesapeake Sq. Blvd., Chesapeake,
757-405-0450
4210 East Claiborne
Square, Hampton,
757-838-1141
1430 Richmond Blvd.,
Williamsburg,
757-229-1213
www.fiveguys.com


SILVER

Roger Brown's,
Portsmouth
www.rogerbrowns.com


BRONZE

Montgomery Grill,
Portsmouth

 

 

HOT DOGS

 


GOLD

Halo's Hot Dogs
517 Kempsville Rd.,
Chesapeake,
757-312-9111


SILVER

Famous Uncle Al's,
Norfolk


BRONZE

Hot Dog King,
Newport News

 

DESSERT

 


GOLD

Twisted Sisters Cupcakes
757-675-3966, twisted
sisterscupcakes.com


SILVER

Sugar Plum Bakery,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

The Trellis,
Williamsburg

 

BBQ

 


GOLD

Doumar's BBQ
1919 Monticello Ave.,
Norfolk, 757-627-4163
www.doumars.com


SILVER

Malbon Bros.,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Pierce's, Williamsburg

 

MEXICAN

 


GOLD

Plaza Azteca
Various locations,
www.plazaazteca.com


SILVER

Mi Hogar, Norfolk


BRONZE

Rancho Grande,
Chesapeake

 

BAKERY

 


GOLD

Carrot Tree
411 Main St., Yorktown,
757-988-1999
1782 Jamestown Rd.,
Williamsburg,
757-229-0957
www.carrottreekitchens.com


SILVER

Smithfield Gourmet
Bakery, Smithfield
www.smithfieldgourmetbakery.com


BRONZE

SilverSpoon Bakery,
Portsmouth
Sugar Plum Bakery,
Virginia Beach

 

COFFEE SHOP

 


GOLD

Starbucks
Various locations,
www.starbucks.com


SILVER

Aromas,
Newport News
and Williamsburg
www.aromasworld.com


BRONZE

Bean There Cafe,
Norfolk

 

SIGNATURE DRINK

 


GOLD

Waterman's Surfside Grille
5th Street & Atlantic
Avenue, Virginia Beach,
757-428-3644
www.watermans.com
You love sipping on Waterman's original Orange Crush cocktail to quench your thirst, and it's no wonder that the freshly
squeezed delight got your pick for best signature drink.


SILVER

Rudee's On The Inlet,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

City Dock, Norfolk
www.sheratonnorfolkwaterside.com

 

RESTAURANT WINE LIST

 


GOLD

Opus 9 Steakhouse
5143 Main St., Williamsburg,
757-645-4779,
www.opus9steakhouse.com
You are intoxicated by the wide array of zinfandels, chardonnays and merlots
once again at Opus 9.


SILVER

Sonoma Wine Bar &
Bistro, Virginia Beach
www.sonomatowncenter.com


BRONZE

Zoës, Virginia Beach

 

BEERS ON TAP

 


GOLD

The Bier Garden
438 High St., Portsmouth,
757-393-6022


SILVER

The Tap House,
Virginia Beach,
Hampton and Norfolk


BRONZE

Gordon Biersch
Brewery,
Virginia Beach

 

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RESTAURANT

 


GOLD

Azar's
108 Prescott Ave., Virginia Beach, 757-486-7778
1624 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-422-2927
2000 Colley Ave.,
Norfolk, 757-664-7955


SILVER

Pasha Ottoman
Bakery & Café & Pasha
Mezze, Chesapeake,
Norfolk


BRONZE

Quenna's Raw &
Vegan, Norfolk

 

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET

 


GOLD

Captain George's
1956 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-428-3494
5363 Richmond Rd.,
Williamsburg,
757-565-2323
www.captaingeorges.com


SILVER

DW's Grill,
Virginia Beach and Hampton


BRONZE

Golden Corral,
Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and
Norfolk

 

ITALIAN CUISINE

 


GOLD

Carrabba's Italian Grill
739 Lynnhaven Pkwy.,
Virginia Beach,
757-631-0856
1217 North Battlefield
Blvd., Chesapeake,
757-382-0337
12363 Hornsby Lane,
Newport News,
757-269-4917
www.carrabas.com


SILVER

Aldo's Ristorante,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

The Vineyards Trattoria
& Pizzeria, Norfolk and
Newport News
www.thevineyardstrattoria.com

 

JAPANESE CUISINE

 


GOLD

Sakura
3623 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, 757-428-2899
2973 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, 757-412-2200
5824 Northampton
Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-318-9002
424 Newtown Rd., Virginia Beach,
757-554-0120
4716 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-456-0541
You get your fill of sushi and other Japanese delicacies at this casual restaurant with multiple
locations in Hampton Roads.


SILVER

Domo Sushi,
Chesapeake and
Virginia Beach
Hayashi Sushi &
Grill, Newport News,
Hampton and
Williamsburg


BRONZE

Ichiban, Williamsburg
and Virginia Beach

 

CHINESE CUISINE

 


GOLD

The Imperial Palace
4878 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-493-8838
You can order lo mein and wonton soup till your heart's content at this favorite Chinese restaurant.


SILVER

Peking Restaurant,
Williamsburg


BRONZE

P.F. Chang's,
Virginia Beach

 

THAI CUISINE

 


GOLD

Bangkok Garden
339 West 21st St.,
Norfolk 757-622-5047
4000 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-498-5009
737 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach,
757-425-4909
5774 Churchland Blvd., Portsmouth,757-483-0799
1346 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg,
757-565-3939
www.bangkokgardenva.com
Your taste buds love the different curries accentuated with peanuts and coconut at this Thai restaurant, which just opened up a new location in Williamsburg.


SILVER

Thai Arroy,
Virginia Beach
www.thaiarroy.com


BRONZE

Thaijindesu,
Newport News

 

GREEK CUISINE

 


GOLD

Orapax
1300 Redgate Ave.,
Norfolk, 757-627-8041
www.theorapax.com


SILVER

The Castle,
Newport News


BRONZE

Yanni's Casual Greek,
Virginia Beach

 

INDIAN CUISINE

 


GOLD

Nawab
756 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach,
757-491-8600
888 N. Military Hwy., Norfolk, 757-455-8080
11712 Jefferson Ave.,
Newport News,
757-591-9200
204 Monticello Ave.,
Williamsburg,
757-565-3200
www.nawabonline.com
You are drawn to the cuisine of North India at this popular restaurant, which is known for its Garlic Naan and Chicken Tikka.


SILVER

Rajput, Hampton
and Norfolk


BRONZE

Saffron,
Virginia Beach

 

SHOPPING

SUPERMARKET

 


GOLD

Harris Teeter
Various locations,
www.harristeeter.com


SILVER

Farm Fresh, various
locations


BRONZE

Trader Joe's,
Virginia Beach,
Newport News and
Williamsburg

 

SPECIALTY FOOD STORE

 


GOLD

Trader Joe's
503 Hilltop Plaza, Virginia Beach, 757-422-4840
12551 Jefferson Ave., Newport News,
757-890-0235
5000 Settler's Market
Blvd., Williamsburg,
757-259-2135
www.traderjoes.com


SILVER

Taste Unlimited,
Virginia Beach,
Chesapeake, Norfolk
and Newport News
www.tasteunlimited.com


BRONZE

Fresh Market,
Virginia Beach,
Newport News
and Williamsburg

 

FARMER'S MARKET

 


GOLD

Virginia Beach Farmer's Market
3460 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-385-4395
You like to shop for fresh and local produce here and enjoy a backdrop of great live music and fun family activities.


SILVER

Yorktown Farmer's
Market, Yorktown


BRONZE

 

SEAFOOD MARKET

 


GOLD

Welton's Seafood Market
940 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-428-6740
110 East 17th St.,
Norfolk, 757-622-2702


SILVER

Dockside,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Virginia Beach,
Newport News and
Williamsburg
De Maria's,
Newport News

 

WINE/BEER SHOP

 


GOLD

Total Wine & More
1600 Crossways Blvd., Chesapeake,
757-420-6404
308 Oyster Point Rd.,
Newport News,
757-249-2261
536 West 21st St.,
Norfolk, 757-623-6108
741 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-428-6998,
www.totalwine.com
With approximately 8,000 types of wine and 2,500 varieties of beer, it's easy to understand why your taste buds are so tantalized by what Total Wine has to offer.


SILVER

World of Wine,
Williamsburg
www.worldofwinewilliamsburg.com


BRONZE

Taste Unlimited,
Virginia Beach,
Chesapeake, Norfolk
and Newport News
www.tasteunlimited.com

 

WOMEN'S BOUTIQUE

 


GOLD

Chico's
725 Eden Way, Chesapeake,
757-312-8292
1860 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-417-0744
300 Monticello Ave.,
Norfolk, 757-627-4460
1630 Merchant Lane,
Hampton, 757-595-3808
422 West Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg,
757-564-7448
5106 Main St., Williamsburg
757-221-0021
www.chicos.com
Our female readers have chosen the chic and sophisticated style of Chico's as their go-to store for all the latest clothing trends.


SILVER

Boutique She She,
Hampton
www.boutiquesheshe.com


BRONZE

Esme, Virginia Beach
www.esmestyle.com

 

MENSWEAR

 


GOLD

Men's Wearhouse
4545 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-518-8277
701 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach,
757-340-8675
1401 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake,
757-420-8110
1244 Greenbrier Pkwy.,
Chesapeake,
757-382-7510
300 Monticello Ave.,
Norfolk, 757-626-1808
4200 Portsmouth Blvd.,
Chesapeake,
757-488-5929
7 Coliseum Crossing, Hampton, 757-825-1076
12146 Jefferson Ave.,
Newport News,
757-269-0280
12300 Jefferson Ave.,
Newport News,
757-249-1894
www.menswearhouse.com


SILVER

Beecroft & Bull,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Dan Ryan's,
Virginia Beach

 

CHILDREN'S/BABY CLOTHES

 


GOLD

Pea Soup Children's Boutique
4906 George Washington
Memorial Hwy, Yorktown,
757-875-SOUP
www.peasoupboutique.com


SILVER

The Cat's Meow,
Yorktown


BRONZE

Connie's Kids,
Chesapeake

 

SHOE STORE

 


GOLD

Designer Shoe Warehouse
2701 North Mall Dr., Virginia Beach,
757-463-5825
1412 Greenbrier Pkwy.,
Chesapeake,
757-361-5807
www.dsw.com
It seems you love stepping out in footwear from DSW, which has not only two fabulous locations in Hampton Roads but a plentiful selection online as well.


SILVER

Off Broadway Shoes,
Newport News and
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Nordstrom, Norfolk

 

ACCESSORIES

 


GOLD

JodyG at Pizazz
4000 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-431-0700
www.hilltopshops.com


SILVER

Esme, Virginia Beach
www.esmestyle.com


BRONZE

Charming Charlie,
Norfolk and Hampton

 

CONSIGNMENT SHOP

 


GOLD

The Velvet Shoestring
311 2nd St., Williamsburg,
757-220-9494,
www.thevelvetshoestring.biz


SILVER

Better Homes &
Bargains, Chesapeake


BRONZE

Act II, Norfolk
and Newport News

 

BRIDAL GOWNS

 


GOLD

David's Bridal
32 Coliseum Crossing,
Hampton, 757-827-0361
5957 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Norfolk,
757-455-8411
www.davidsbridal.com


SILVER

Maya Couture, Norfolk


BRONZE

Williamsburg Bridal,
Williamsburg

 

BRIDAL REGISTRY

 


GOLD

Bed Bath & Beyond
Various locations,
www.bedbathandbeyond.com


SILVER

Target, various
locations


BRONZE

Macy's, various
locations

 

BOOKSTORE

 


GOLD

Barnes & Noble
4485 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-671-2331
701 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach,
757-340-4055
1212 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake,
757-382-0220
5100 Kilgore Ave., Hampton,
757-827-1118
12170 Jefferson Ave.,
Newport News,
757-249-2488
5101 Main St., Williamsburg,
757-564-0687
www.barnesandnoble.com


SILVER

Prince Books,
Norfolk


BRONZE

Borders,
Virginia Beach

 

JEWELRY STORE

 


GOLD

Long Jewelers
2965 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-498-1186
2817 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, 757-496-9099
701 North Battlefield
Blvd., Chesapeake,
757-436-1920
www.longjewelers.com


SILVER

Madison Jewelers,
Virginia Beach
www.madison-jewelers.com


BRONZE

Goodman & Sons,
Hampton and
Williamsburg
www.goodmanandsons.com

 

SPORTS EQUIPMENT STORE

 


GOLD

Dick's Sporting Goods
4621 Columbus St., Virginia Beach,
757-493-6400
701 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach,
757-463-4379
12300 Jefferson Ave., Newport News,
757-249-2140
120 Gristmill Plaza, Williamsburg,
757-258-3364
www.dickssportinggoods.com


SILVER

Sports Authority,
Hampton, Norfolk
and Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Play It Again Sports,
Chesapeake, Virginia
Beach and Yorktown

 

MUSIC STORE

 


GOLD

Birdland
951 Providence Square
Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, 757-495-0961, www.birdlandmusic.com


SILVER

FYE, Chesapeake,
Virginia Beach and
Norfolk


BRONZE

Alpha,
Virginia Beach

 

PET STORE

 


GOLD

PetSmart
Various locations,
www.petsmart.com


SILVER

The Nautical Dog,
Williamsburg
www.nauticaldogwilliamsburg.com


BRONZE

Care-A-Lot,
Virginia Beach and
Newport News
www.carealotpets.com

 

SWIMWEAR

 


GOLD

Meg's Swimwear
307 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-428-7945
Our readers like to strut their summer bods in suits from Meg's. This Oceanfront shop includes tons of different styles, plus plenty of fun-in-thesun
accessories.


SILVER

Bikini Hut, Virginia
Beach


BRONZE

17th Street, Virginia
Beach, Chesapeake
and Newport News

 

SURF SHOP

 


GOLD

17th Street
1612 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, 757-422-6105
2720 N. Mall Dr., Virginia Beach, 757-463-7778
1255 Fordham Dr., Virginia Beach,
757-523-6110
4107 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake,
757-488-5292
1224 Greenbrier Pkwy.,
Chesapeake,
757-436-2961
12233 Jefferson Ave.,
Newport News,
757-249-0416
www.17thstsurfshop.com
From wetsuits to dresses, longboards to hoodies, and everything else in between, 17th Street has all your beach needs and your vote for Best Surf Shop.


SILVER

WRV, Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Coastal Edge,
Virginia Beach and
Chesapeake

 

DESIGNER EYEWEAR

 


GOLD

Selden Optometry

141 Granby St., Norfolk,
757-627-EYES,
www.seldenoptique.com
Style and function collide in Norfolk at Selden Optometry, where eyewear
specialists handpick designer frames they know you love.


SILVER

Gilbert Eyecare,
Norfolk and
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

LensCrafters,
Chesapeake, Hampton,
Newport News,
Virginia Beach
and Norfolk

 

SUNGLASSES

 


GOLD

Sunglass Hut
1800 West Mercury Blvd., Hampton, 757-827-8900
707 Mariners Row,
Newport News,
757-595-5490
12300 Jefferson Ave.,
Newport News,
757-249-1656
300 Monticello Ave.,
Norfolk, 757-624-3715
880 N Military Hwy.,
Norfolk, 757-461-2911
4545 Main St., Virginia
Beach, 757-490-1210
www.sunglasshut.com


SILVER

Oakley,
Williamsburg


BRONZE

Costco,
Newport News
and Norfolk

 

EVENING GOWN SHOP

 


GOLD

David's Bridal
32 Coliseum Crossing, Hampton,
757-827-0361
5957 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, 757-455-8411
www.davidsbridal.com


SILVER

All the Rage,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Nordstrom, Norfolk

 

CIGAR AND TOBACCO SHOP

 


GOLD

Emerson's Cigars
1412 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake,
757-424-0851
4310 East Claiborne Square, Hampton,
757-224-4996
116 Granby St.,
Norfolk, 757-624-1520
1564 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-422-2971
4435 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-493-9910
www.emersonscigars.com


SILVER

Smoke Shack, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Havana Connection, Williamsburg

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

DAY SPA

 


GOLD

Changes City Spa
710 W. 21st St., Norfolk, 757-625-5300, www.changesaregood.com
You dig getting your rest and relaxation on at Changes City Spa, where the tranquility is preserved with a cell phone free environment and respectful service.


SILVER

Kingsmill Spa, Williamsburg


BRONZE

Flowering Almond Spa, Virginia Beach

GYM

 


GOLD

Esteem Fitness
535 N Birdneck Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-437-7070,
www.esteem-fitness.com


SILVER

Onelife Fitness, Chesapeake,
Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Anytime Fitness, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake

HAIRCARE FOR WOMEN

 


GOLD

Changes Hairstyling
222 W 21st St., Norfolk, 757-625-5300, www.changesaregood.com


SILVER

Salon Vivace, Williamsburg, Chesapeake,
Newport News and Virginia Beach
www.salonvivace.com


BRONZE

Pam's Hair Designers, Portsmouth

HAIRCARE FOR MEN

 


GOLD

Salon Vivace

2228 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-463-1231
639 Pilot House Dr., Newport News, 757-873-1775
5116 Center St., Williamsburg,
757-220-9411
237 Hanbury Rd., Chesapeake,
757-482-5790
www.salonvivace.com
Our male readers have spoken, and they say Salon Vivace is the place to go for taking care of your hair.


SILVER

Gary Allen,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Jake's Place, Norfolk
www.jakesplaceghent.com

MASSAGE

 


GOLD
Massage Envy
4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-463-ENVY
3352 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach,
757-689-4959
7386 Harbour Towne Pkwy., Suffolk,
757-638-9888
235 Hanbury Rd., Chesapeake,
757-546-7373, www.massageenvy.com


SILVER

Advanced Fuller School of Massage Therapy,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE(tie)

Changes City Spa, Norfolk
www.changesaregood.com

Flowering Almond Spa, Virginia Beach

NAIL SALON

 


GOLD

Changes City Spa
710 W. 21st St., Norfolk, 757-625-5300, www.changesaregood.com


SILVER

Atir, Williamsburg
Natural Nail Care, Newport News
www.atrinncc.com


BRONZE

Elite Nails, Chesapeake and Yorktown

DOCTOR (GENERAL)

 


GOLD

Dr. Thomas Tylman
477 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg,
757-208-0030


SILVER


BRONZE

TANNING SALON

 


GOLD

Blue Box Tanning Resort
Various locations,
www.tanstr.com


SILVER

Bahama Mama's, Newport News and Yorktown


BRONZE
Body & Sol, Chesapeake,
Virginia Beach, Yorktown and
Newport News

CHIROPRACTOR

 


GOLD

The Spine Group
2416 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-422-2000, www.thespinegroup.net


SILVER

Planet Chiropractic, Chesapeake


BRONZE

Achieve Chiropractic, Hampton

COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER

 


GOLD

Rosenblum Plastic Surgery
2829 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, 757-496-5556
www.rosenblumplasticsurgery.com
Headed by Virginia Beach native Dr. Richard S. Rosenblum, Rosenblum Plastic Surgery keeps you happy with its commitment to excellence and making sure your enhanced appearance is exactly what you want.


SILVER

Associates in Plastic Surgery,
Virginia Beach and Norfolk
www.associatesplasticsurgery.com


BRONZE(tie)

Virginia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, Norfolk

Hubbard Plastic Surgery, Virginia Beach

PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER

 


GOLD

Tidewater Physical Therapy
771 Pilot House Dr., Newport News, 757-873-2302
(corporate office),
www.tpti.com


SILVER

Bon Secours in Motion, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach
and Yorktown


BRONZE

Southeastern Physical Therapy, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach

EYE CARE CENTER

 


GOLD

Virginia Beach Eye Center
465 North Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-481-5555
www.vbeye.com
You choose to keep your baby blues, browns or greens healthy by visiting the Virginia Beach Eye Center, where all your eye care needs are met by a team of caring professionals.


SILVER

Selden Optometry, Norfolk


BRONZE

Beach Eye Care,
Virginia Beach
Tidewater Eye Center, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach
Hampton Roads Eye Associates, Hampton


WEIGHT LOSS CENTER


GOLD

Tidewater Bariatrics
1405 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake,
757-644-6819, www.tidewaterbariatrics.com


SILVER

Weight Watchers, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake


BRONZE

Jenny Craig,
Virginia Beach

SKIN CARE FACILITY

 


GOLD

Virginia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
241 Corporate Blvd.,
# 215, Norfolk, 757-455-5009
www.virginiamohs.com


SILVER

Flowering Almond Spa, Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Sona MedSpa,
Newport News and Virginia Beach

COSMETIC DENTIST

 


GOLD

Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha
251 Nat Turner Blvd., Newport News, 757-223-9270, www.pwdentalarts.com
Since 1982, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha has brought compassion and grace to her practice. You must know that your pearly whites really reflect your inner beauty after a visit with Dr. Samaha.


SILVER

Implant Dentistry of
VA, Virginia Beach


BRONZE

F. Charles Stange
and Associates,
Chesapeake

HOME AND GARDEN

FURNITURE STORE

 


GOLD

Ethan Allen
4677 Columbus St., Virginia Beach, 757-422-2242
www.ethanallen.com
When it comes to home décor and furnishings, you style your abode with classy and elegant items from Ethan Allen.


SILVER

Decorum, Norfolk
and Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Willis Furniture,
Virginia Beach

APPLIANCE STORE

 


GOLD

East Coast Appliance & Electronics
2053 Laskin Rd., Virginia
Beach, 757-425-2883
1007 Battlefield Blvd.,
Chesapeake,
757-549-2883
12747 Jefferson Ave.,
Newport News,
757-283-2883
eastcoastappliance.com


SILVER

Ferguson Enterprises,
Newport News,
Hampton, Suffolk,
Norfolk, Chesapeake
and Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Lowe's Home Improvement,
various locations

GARDEN CENTER

 


GOLD

McDonald Garden Center
Various locations,
www.mcdonaldgardencenter.com
You love the variety of quality plants, the community atmosphere, the exceptional customer service and expertise of McDonalds Garden Center.


SILVER

Anderson's Home and
Garden Showplace,
Newport News


BRONZE

White's Old Mill,
Chesapeake

TILE SHOP

 


GOLD

International Tile & Marble, Ltd.
828 Principal Lane, Chesapeake,
757-549-0055
11761 Rock Landing Dr.,
Newport News, 757-873-1343
www.internationaltile.net
One of the premier tile importers and distributors in the commonwealth, International Tile & Marble is the place you go to have all your tile needs satisfied.


SILVER

Superior Marble & Stone,
Portsmouth


BRONZE

Mill End Carpet Shop,
Virginia Beach
www.millendcarpetvirginiabeach.com

POOL/SPA/HOT TUB COMPANY

 


GOLD

Polynesian Pools
2980 Virginia Beach
Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-340-7121
1245 B1 Cedar Rd.,
Chesapeake, 757-436-9770
www.polynesianpools.com
You want to jump right into the deep end of a pool from Polynesian Pools, which has been providing
the area with great service and outdoor fun since 1970.


SILVER

Anchor Pools & Spas, Yorktown


BRONZE

Aegean Pools, Chesapeake

OUTDOOR/PATIO FURNITURE

 


GOLD

Taproot
157 Second St., Williamsburg,
757-229-3722
taprootstore.com


SILVER

Kettler USA,
Virginia Beach
www.kettlerstore.com


BRONZE

Willis Furniture,
Virginia Beach

CARPET/FLOORING STORE

 


GOLD

Mill End Carpet Store
4740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach,
757-497-4854
www.millendcarpetvirginiabeach.com


SILVER

Floors Unlimited, Chesapeake


BRONZE

Carpet Mill Outlet, Hampton

HEATING AND COOLING SERVICES


GOLD

Penninsula Heating & Air
12805 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, 757-877-4241
www.pha4u.com


SILVER

Art Newsome, Newport News Betty's, Newport News
www.artnewsomeinc.com


BRONZE(tie)

Mechanical Service Company,
Virginia Beach

Miller Oil,
Virginia Beach

BATH REMODELING COMPANY

 


GOLD

Criner Remodeling
300 Criner Lane, Yorktown,
757-868-6200, www.crinerremodeling.com


SILVER

Kitchen and Bath Expo, Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Bath Fitter, Norfolk
www.bathfitter.com

KITCHEN REMODELING

 


GOLD

Criner Remodeling
300 Criner Lane, Yorktown,
757-868-6200
www.crinerremodeling.com
Renovating your homes since 1977, Criner Remodeling offers you innovative designs, professional employees and a dedication to home improvement.


SILVER

Kitchen and Bath Expo,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE(tie)

Accent Kitchens,
Virginia Beach
www.accentkitchens.info

Albemarle Shelving Concepts,
Virginia Beach

PEST CONTROL COMPANY

 


GOLD

Commonwealth Exterminating
711 Gum Rock Court, Newport News, 757-873-2030, www.commonwealthext.com


SILVER

Getem Termite & Pest Control, Norfolk


BRONZE

National Exterminating
Company,
Newport News

LANDSCAPING COMPANY

 


GOLD

McDonald Garden Center
Various locations,
www.mcdonaldgardencenter.com


SILVER

Basnight Land and
Lawn, Chesapeake


BRONZE

Anderson's Home and
Garden Showplace,
Newport News

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

MORTGAGE COMPANY

 


GOLD

PNC Mortgage
272 Bendix Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-671-2630
86702 Middleground
Blvd., Suite C, Newport News, 757-599-6882
5388 Discovery Park
Blvd., Suite 110A,
Williamsburg,
757-220-0910
www.pncmortgage.com


SILVER

New American
Mortgage,
Chesapeake,
Virginia Beach and
Newport News


BRONZE

TowneBank Mortgage,
Chesapeake, Hampton,
Portsmouth,
Virginia Beach,
Norfolk and
Newport News
www.townebank.com

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER

 


GOLD

Bill Whitlow
1808 Tree Line Rd.,
Virginia Beach,
757-435-9115
www.clickwhit.com


SILVER

HVW Photography,
Hampton


BRONZE

Keith Cephus
Photography,
Virginia Beach

REAL ESTATE AGENCY

 


GOLD

Rose & Womble Realty
Various locations,
www.roseandwomble.com


SILVER

Prudential Towne Realty, Chesapeake, Newport News,
Hampton, Norfolk, Smithfield, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and
Williamsburg


BRONZE

William E. Wood and Associates,
Chesapeake, Smithfield,
Virginia Beach, Williamsburg,
Newport News and Suffolk

FLORIST

 


GOLD

Norfolk Florist
Various locations,
www.norfolkflorist.com
One of the top-rated
florists in the United
States, Norfolk Florist
is known for its sameday
delivery policy and prompt, professional service.


SILVER

Norfolk Wholesale
Floral, Norfolk
www.norfolkwholesalefloral.com


BRONZE

Jeff's Flowers Of
Course, Newport News,
Williamsburg and
Yorktown
www.jeffsflowers.com

CATERING COMPANY

 


GOLD

The Catering Company
108 Ingram Rd.,
Williamsburg,
800-422-8011
www.williamsburgoccasions.com


SILVER

East Beach Catering,
Norfolk


BRONZE

Cuisine & Company,
Virginia Beach

PET DAY CARE/KENNEL

 


GOLD

ARF! Pet Care
5007 Victory Blvd.,
Yorktown, 757-301-4747
arfpetcare.com


SILVER

Care-A-Lot,
Virginia Beach and
Newport News
www.carealotpets.com


BRONZE

Muddy Paws,
Norfolk

CAR DEALERSHIP

 


GOLD

Priority
1495 South Military
Hwy., Chesapeake,
757-424-1925
1800 Greenbrier Pkwy.,
Chesapeake, 757-366-5000
1701 South Military
Hwy., Chesapeake,
757-523-1700
www.priorityauto.com


SILVER

Auto Haus,
Yorktown
www.autohausva.com


BRONZE

Phillips Automotive,
Virginia Beach
www.phillipsautomotive.com

BANQUET/EVENTS CENTER

 


GOLD

Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Rd.,
Norfolk, 757-441-5830
www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.com


SILVER

Founders Inn,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Hampton Roads
Convention Center,
Hampton
www.thehrcc.com

LOCAL BANK

 


GOLD

TowneBank
Various locations,
www.townebank.com
An emphasis on customer service and the highest ethical standards is certainly part of what makes TowneBank your pick for best local bank.


SILVER

Navy Federal Credit
Union, Norfolk,
Hampton, Portsmouth,
Chesapeake and
Newport News


BRONZE

Old Point National,
Norfolk, Hampton,
Newport News,
Williamsburg,
Chesapeake,
Virginia Beach
and Yorktown
www.oldpoint.com


REGIONAL BANK

 


GOLD

SunTrust
Various locations,
www.suntrust.com
We know why you trust SunTrust with all your banking needs. It is one of the country's
biggest companies and provides customers with essential
financial services.


SILVER

Wachovia/Wells Fargo,
Virginia Beach, Norfolk,
Portsmouth, Newport
News, Hampton,
Williamsburg and
Chesapeake.


BRONZE

Bank of America,
Virginia Beach, Norfolk,
Portsmouth, Newport
News, Hampton,
Williamsburg, Suffolk,
Smithfield, Yorktown
and Chesapeake.


FINANCIAL PLANNERS

 


GOLD

First Command Financial Planning
780 Lynnhaven Pkwy.,
Suite 100, Virginia Beach,
757-468-7711
One Columbus Center,
Virginia Beach, 757-499-8772
701 Mariners Row,
Newport News, 757-873-0993
1214 Progressive Dr.,
Chesapeake, 757-548-9972
www.firstcommand.com
Organized in 1958 to assist military families in the United States, First Command now serves more than 248,000 people in all areas of life. No wonder First Command is first in your book.


SILVER

Lions Bridge Financial,
Newport News
www.lionsbridgefinancial.com


BRONZE

Mason & Associates,
Newport News

LAW FIRM

 


GOLD

Kaufman & Canoles
2101 Parks Ave.,
Virginia Beach,
757-491-4000
www.kaufmanandcanoles.com


SILVER

The Decker Law Firm,
Norfolk


BRONZE

Stallings & Bischoff,
Virginia Beach
and Suffolk
Vandeventer Black,
Norfolk

TAX SERVICE

 


GOLD

H&R Block
Various locations,
www.hrblock.com


SILVER

Jackson Hewitt,
Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton,
Newport News and Williamsburg


BRONZE

Liberty Tax Service,
Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg,
Chesapeake and Suffolk

TRAVEL AGENCY

 


GOLD

CI Travel
870 North Military Hwy.,
Norfolk, 757-461-0022
www.citravel.com
You are on board with CI Travel, a company that has been helping people get wherever they want to go for almost 40 years.


SILVER

Warwick Travel,
Newport News and
Williamsburg


BRONZE

AAA, Norfolk,
Virginia Beach,
Chesapeake, Suffolk,
Hampton, Newport
News, Williamsburg

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

 


GOLD

Eagle Pointe
Cedar Road, Chesapeake,
757-549-7300
www.eagleofva.com


SILVER

Mennowood Retirement
Community, Newport News


BRONZE

Westminster Canterbury,
Virginia Beach
The Chesapeake Retirement Community,
Newport News

EDUCATION

PRIVATE SCHOOL

 


GOLD

Norfolk Academy
1585 Wesleyan Dr., Norfolk,
757-461-6236
www.norfacad.pvt.k12.va.us
Your kids are in good hands at Norfolk Academy. Chartered in 1728, the private school places an emphasis on values as well as on a challenging academic program.


SILVER

Hampton Roads
Academy,
Newport News


BRONZE

Walsingham Academy,
Williamsburg

TECHNICAL SCHOOL

 


GOLD

Tidewater Community College
Various locations,
www.tcc.edu


SILVER

Culinary Institute of VA,
Norfolk


BRONZE

ECPI University,
Virginia Beach and Newport News

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 


GOLD

La Petite Academy
Various locations,
www.lapetite.com


SILVER

Goddard School,
Chesapeake, Virginia Beach,
Yorktown and Williamsburg


BRONZE

ODU Child Development Center,
Norfolk

HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER

 


GOLD

Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Blvd.,
Norfolk, 757-683-3000
www.odu.edu
Old Dominion University ensures you that knowledge is productive and emphasizes the importance of teaching, scholarship and research in a person's education.


SILVER

College of William &
Mary, Williamsburg


BRONZE

Christopher
Newport University,
Newport News

MEDIA

RADIO STATION

 

 


GOLD

WHRV 89.5 FM
5200 Hampton Blvd.,
Norfolk, 757-889-9400
www.whro.org/home/publicradio/whrv


SILVER

Z104 FM,
Virginia Beach


BRONZE

K-LOVE 90.7/93.3 FM

RADIO HOST

 


GOLD

Rick Rumble,
WNOR FM 99

870 Greenbrier Circle,
Chesapeake, 757-366-9900
mornings.fm99.com


SILVER

Cathy Lewis,
WHRO 90.3 FM,
Norfolk


BRONZE

Sondra Woodward,
WHRO 90.3 FM,
Norfolk

TV WEATHERPERSON

 


GOLD

Don Slater, WAVY
300 WAVY St.,
Portsmouth, 757-353-1010
www.wavy.com


SILVER

Craig Moeller, WVEC


BRONZE

Jeff Lawson, WVEC

MALE TV NEWS ANCHOR

 


GOLD

Don Roberts, WAVY
300 WAVY St.,
Portsmouth, 757-353-1010
www.wavy.com


SILVER

LaSalle Blanks, WVEC


BRONZE

Kurt Williams, WTKR

FEMALE TV NEWS ANCHOR

 


GOLD

Keri Furey, WAVY
300 WAVY St., Portsmouth,
757-353-1010
www.wavy.com


SILVER

Regina Mobley, WVEC


BRONZE

Vanessa Coria ,
WVEC

ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE

ART GALLERY

 


GOLD

Olde Towne Art Gallery
525 High St., Portsmouth,
757-673-2667
www.oldetowneart.com


SILVER

d'ART Center, Norfolk


BRONZE

Nancy Thomas
Gallery, Yorktown and
Williamsburg
www.nancythomas.com

MUSIC VENUE

 


GOLD

The NorVa
317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk,
757-627-4547
www.thenorva.com


SILVER

Ferguson Center for the Arts,
Newport News
www.fergusoncenter.org


BRONZE

nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth

PLACES TO HEAR LOCAL BANDS

 


GOLD

Montgomery Grill
725 High St., Portsmouth,
757-393-3322
www.montgomerygrill.com


SILVER

Jewish Mother,
Virginia Beach
and Norfolk


BRONZE

The Taphouse Grill, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton

PERFORMING ARTS THEATER

 


GOLD

Ferguson Center for the Arts
1 University Place, Newport News, 757-594-7448
www.fergusoncenter.cnu.edu
More than 1 million people worldwide have enjoyed the great performances presented at the Ferguson Center. We guess a couple of them voted to make the world-class venue the top performing arts theater in the area.


SILVER

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach
www.sandlercenter.org


BRONZE

Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk

MUSEUM

 


GOLD

Chrysler Museum of Art
245 West Olney Rd., Norfolk, 757-664-6200 www.chrysler.org
You love the extraordinary variety of work, member programs and kid-friendly atmosphere found at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.


SILVER

Mariners' Museum, Newport News


BRONZE

Jamestown/Yorktown Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton

SPORTS BAR

 


GOLD

Roger Brown's
316 High St., Portsmouth,
757-399-5377
www.rogerbrowns.com
You get to kick back and relax at the 90-foot bar at Roger Brown's while enjoying a classic cocktail and high-quality seafood. The bar also boasts four televisions, so you can watch your favorite teams go at it on the big screen.


SILVER

Monarch Sports Grille, Norfolk


BRONZE

A.J. Gator's,
Virginia Beach,
Norfolk and Chesapeake


WEEKEND GETAWAY

 


GOLD

Williamsburg


SILVER

Eastern Shore/ Bay Creek


BRONZE

Virginia Beach Resort Hotel

PLACE TO HIKE/WALK

 


GOLD

Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, 757-441-5830
www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.com


SILVER

Mariners' Museum, Noland Trail,
Newport News


BRONZE

Newport News Park

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL

 


GOLD

Towne Point Virginia Wine Festival
201 Waterside Dr., Norfolk,
757-441-2345


SILVER

Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach


BRONZE

Harborfest, Norfolk

GOLF COURSE

 


GOLD

Kingsmill Golf Club
100 Golf Club Rd., Williamsburg,
757-253-3906
www.kingsmill.com/golf


SILVER

Fords Colony, Williamsburg


BRONZE

Bide-A-Wee, Portsmouth

PLACE TO PICNIC

 


GOLD

Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk, 757-441-5830
www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.com


SILVER

Yorktown Beach


BRONZE

Newport News Park

LOCAL ATTRACTION

 


GOLD

Busch Gardens/
Water Country USA

Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg,
www.buschgardens.com
Water Country Pkwy., Williamsburg,
www.watercountryusa.com


SILVER

Jamestown/Yorktown


BRONZE

Virginia Zoo, Norfolk

FAMILY ATTRACTION

 


GOLD

Busch Gardens/
Water Country USA

Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg, www.buschgardens.com
Water Country Pkwy.,, Williamsburg, www.watercountryusa.com
You can scream at the top of your lungs, enjoy a variety of international foods and go wild at family-friendly Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. It's no surprise both parks are your top choice.


SILVER

Virginia Zoo, Norfolk


BRONZE

Jamestown/Yorktown

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