It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…and it was definitely the weirdest of times to produce what’s usually our biggest, most eagerly anticipated issue of the year. We were nearing the end of compiling the 2020 Best of Denver, our annual celebration of everything that’s wonderful about this city, when the coronavirus crisis hit. Many of our proposed winners quickly closed, some forever, and others completely changed their orientation. So we changed course, too. Instead of our usual Best of Denver, we’ve produced a very special version: Best of Denver: A Survival Guide, packed with awards for services and opportunities that readers can take advantage of right now and continue to rely on in the tough days ahead. Of course, we’ll be loading up westword.com with our ongoing coverage of what’s happening in Denver and beyond, and we might have to update a few of these awards there, too. And we plan to continue delivering our weekly print editions to our standard streetside boxes and other regular distribution spots that remain open, as well as grocery stores and some apartment complexes around town. Thanks for sticking with us. You’re the best.