Announcing the 2014 Best of Lake Minnetonka Finalists!

Which lake-area shops, people and places got the most votes? Check it out!

You may have heard a little something about our annual Best of Lake Minnetonka Reader's Survey (if you haven't, which rock have you been hiding out under, exactly?). We've been talking about it for weeks, voting has been taking place for more than a month and I know you've been on the edge of your seat to find out just which lucky lake-area places and people garnered enough support to snag a spot on our finalists' list.

Hold your breath no longer because the results are in! After long days of tallying, of fact-checking and of spreadsheet-making, our Best of team has the twop three finalists in each category ready for you. View them in one long list (remember: Finalists are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no bearing on winners).

Itching to find out the winners? Join us on Thursday, February 13, 2014 (my birthday!), at BMW of Minnetonka for the big reveal. Tickets go on sale to the public on December 18—I'll be sure you know about it!

Thanks to everyone who participated and a huge congrats to the finalists. Looks like I know which shops and restaurants and people and spas to check out on my next lake-area visit...