Best of … 2014 finals!

It’s here, The Forum’s eighth annual “Best of the Red River Valley,” our yearly contest that lets readers vote for their favorite foods, events, services and more in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding area.

Here’s how the contest worked: Forum and Inforum.com readers submitted their nominations in the various categories. The top five nominees from each category advanced to the final round of voting where the public decides who wins. More than 14,000 people participated last year.

Here are the finalists: