Best of 225

Write-in nominations for the 2023 Best of 225 Awards are now open! You have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, to get your nominations in.

Click on the categories below to submit your nominations, and scroll to the bottom of this page to browse our schedule, FAQ and previous editions of Best of 225.

Think your business deserves a spot on the ballot? Campaign for nominations using these promotional graphics.

Reach us at [email protected] with questions about the ballot.

Editor’s notes:

 Best Bar: Businesses must have a Class AG (not AR) permit to qualify for this category.

• Best New Restaurant: Restaurants must have opened in 2022 to be eligible for this category. Local restaurants that opened in 2023 will be eligible for next year’s awards.

Best Overall Restaurant: Evaluate based on quality of food, service and atmosphere.


Jan. 4 to Feb. 8

Write-in nominations will be open at 225batonrouge.com/bestof225. On a fill-in-the-blank ballot, Capital Region residents can write in their picks for the best businesses and people.

Feb. 27

Join us for a voting kick-off party! From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Solera, we’ll share bites and drinks while attendees become the first to cast votes on the 2023 Best of 225 Awards ballot. Find more info here.

Feb. 27 to April 3

Voting is live on our website. The people and businesses that received the most nominations in each category are the ones that will be listed on the final ballot.

Late June

We’ll announce this year’s winners with the release of our July 2023 issue of 225 magazine at a Hot off the Press launch party. Be sure to subscribe to 225 Daily for all the details on how we’ll honor this year’s winners.


Find info on how the whole process works here. Not seeing an answer to your question? Email [email protected].


Click the links below to view the past decade’s worth of award winners:

2022 Best of 225
2021 Best of 225
2020 Best of 225
2019 Best of 225
2018 Best of 225
2017 Best of 225
2016 Best of 225
2015 Best of 225
2014 Best of 225
2013 Best of 225