Your McMurray Magazine’s Best of YMM Readers’ Choice 2024

Presented by Rivers Casino Entertainment Centre

It was another record year for the Best of YMM, with over 16,000 votes cast over the course of the month.

There were some surprises along the way, including our first non-human winner in Best People, with Greb splitting the award with his owner, Sandy, for Best Community Champion. Sadly, Greb passed away earlier this year, but the impact his smiling face had on the community will be celebrated with this award.

We know 66 categories are a LOT of categories, but each year, we receive far more suggestions for more categories to add, and while we can’t add them all, we certainly want to try! This year, we were proud to add new categories such as Best School, Best Dental Office and Best Place to Watch Sports, which ended up being an entertaining category with votes for not just local pubs where fans can watch the NHL and NFL but also the local venues for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons and the Fort McMurray Giants.

Best Food of YMM 2024

You may have noticed some categories were absent this year – well, that’s because in order to save YOU the voter work (and us, too), we’ve moved all of our food categories to the Best of YMM: FOOD! Nominations will launch at the same time as this edition of the magazine, and the winners will be published in our digital Food & Entertainment Guide, which will launch this summer, fittingly as a part of the Fort McMurray Food Festival. Starting today, vote on your favourites in the following categories.

  • Best Overall Restaurant
  • Best Pub
  • Best Family Restaurant
  • Best Kids Menu
  • Best Fast Food
  • Best New Restaurant
  • Best Downtown
  • Best Ice Cream
  • Best Rural Restaurant
  • Best Catering
  • Best Chain
  • Best Food Truck
  • Best Butcher
  • Best Cake
  • Best Breakfast
  • Best Donair
  • Best Dessert
  • Best Pizza
  • Best Wings
  • Best Steak
  • Best Vegan/Vegetarian
  • Best Gluten Free
  • Best Burger
  • Best Seafood
  • Best Poutine
  • Best Sandwich
  • Best Soup
  • Best Beer Selection
  • Best Wine Selection
  • Best Cocktails
  • Best Asian Cuisine
  • Best Mexican Cuisine
  • Best Filipino Cuisine
  • Best Indian Cuisine
  • Best Indigenous Food
  • Best Home Kitchen
  • Best in Baked Goods
  • Best Meal Prep
  • Best Late Night Food
  • Best Place to Dance
  • Favourite Place to Stop on Highway 63

The top six finalists will be announced on June 3rd, and you will be able to vote until midnight on June 21st. Look for the winners in the Food & Entertainment Guide out digitally this July!

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Mike Jones

Mike has called Fort McMurray home for the past eight years. A true man about town, Mike loves supporting local artists and small businesses by using his platform to promote them however he can. In his spare time, you can find Mike checking out new music, drinking craft beer or managing his fantasy football team!

Mike strives to live life to its fullest and adopts a glass half full perspective. He is a constant promoter of all things positive in Fort McMurray and can’t wait to help share the Good News with you!

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