Best Of 2019

Best Local Color, Literally
Photo by Kelly Romano/Prismatic

Anna Cruz's coloring wall of Orlando

Discover Downtown, 201 S. Orange Ave.,

The best color is the one you choose yourself, and visitors can do just that at the revamped downtown information center, newly dubbed "Discover Downtown." What was once a narrow space where one could pick up pamphlets for local attractions or bus schedules is now a bright and welcoming space full of Orlando flavor. Our favorite part is Anna Cruz's wall-sized aerial-view illustration of the DTO, done in black-and-white outlines ready to be colored in by you. Too shy to wield your crayons in public? Take home your own oversized "Color Our City Beautiful" poster for $15.

Local Color: Best of Orlando 2019: The best in local media, radio shows, Instagram feeds, activists and more

Local Color: Best of Orlando 2019

Photo illustration by Adam McCabe

Local Color

Best Local Politician

1. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

2. State Rep. Anna Eskamani, District 47

3. Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Best Local Big Shot Who's Not an Elected Official

1. John Morgan

2. Scott Maxwell

3. Brendan O'Connor

Best Local Charitable Group

1. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida,

2. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando,

3. Pet Rescue by Judy,

Best Local Activist Group

1. Zebra Coalition,

2. League of Women Voters of Orange County,

3. Equality Florida,

Best Local Radio Show

1. "Johnny's House" – WXXL 106.7-FM

2. "Monsters in the Morning" – WTKS 104.1-FM

3. "The Jim Colbert Show" – WTKS 104.1-FM

Best Local Radio Station

1. WTKS 104.1-FM

2. WXXL 106.7-FM

3. WMFE 90.7-FM

Best Local TV Newsperson

1. Martha Sugalski, WFTV

2. Jorge Estevez, WFTV

3. Amy Kaufeldt, WOFL

Best Local Podcast

1. "A Mediocre Time With Tom and Dan,"

2. "Full Frontal Nerdity Show,"

3. "Scotch and Good Conversation,"

Best Local Publication

1. Orlando Weekly

2. Orlando Sentinel

3. Bungalower "zine"