Best of Chico 2021: The Comeback

It has been two years since the Chico News & Review last put out this normally annual special issue. As much as it pained us to miss out on celebrating all the good stuff in our town, there have been many more pressing concerns for our community. Our local businesses in particular have been put through the wringer with COVID-19 mandates, increased exposure at essential places of work and varying degrees of closures as the pandemic forced everyone to make sacrifices for the good of public health.

Some businesses didn’t make it, and many of those that did—especially small businesses—are still struggling.

We are not out of the woods; COVID is still making people sick at an alarming rate. But Chico is ready for a comeback. Consider this presentation of awards a palate cleanser, something that gets us ready for when it’s safe to fully come together again, by celebrating all the people and places that collectively make our community, well, a community.

Without further ado, the 2021 winners are …

Best of Chico 2021: Readers’ Choice winners: Goods & Services
Best of Chico 2021: Readers’ Choice winners: Food & Drinks
Best of Chico 2021: Readers’ Choice winners: Nightlife & The Arts
Best of Chico 2021: Readers’ Choice winners: Health & Wellness
Best of Chico 2021: Readers’ Choice winners: Community
Best of Chico 2021: Critics’ Choice winners

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