The Best New Restaurant subcategory drew more votes than any other this year, and the final tally threw us for a loop. In the C-VILLE Weekly office, a heated debate arose: Did the winner, Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee, deserve to be considered beside runner-up Peloton Station and honorable mention Little Star?
Sugar Shack operates in a dozen locations in Virginia and Washington, D.C. It is a fast-food joint that hews to a formula. Meanwhile, Peloton Station and Little Star are each one-of-a-kind. While Peloton is the more casual of the two, both offer a unique atmosphere, singularly pedigreed chefs, and dishes prepared with great imagination and skill.
But here’s the thing: Best of C-VILLE strictly reflects the voters’ opinions. Unlike Russia, we don’t tamper with the process. It is democratic with a small “d.”
So go to Sugar Shack for a donut and a hamburger, or eat at Peloton Station and Little Star for a different experience. The decision is yours.