The votes are in and we are proud to share the results of our 2016 Fifth Annual Best Of Readers’ Poll with you! Our neighborhood is made up of so many great restaurants, businesses and organizations, and we are honored to be able to recognize some of these outstanding community members every August in our “Best Of” issue.
We hope our Fifth Annual Best Of results encourage all of us to shop local and shop small when possible. If you haven’t been to some of the local gems on the list, please consider patronizing these businesses. By supporting local businesses and organizations, we help create a strong community, and allow these businesses to support local nonprofits, little league teams, school fundraisers and events the whole neighborhood can enjoy!
Voting for the Best Of took place in two rounds. In our first round of voting, which took place from June 2 through June 27, our readers were invited to nominate their favorite local businesses in a variety of categories. The top three vote-getters (or more if there was a tie) then went on to the final round of voting that took place from June 30 through July 17. Voting took place via a link from SurveyMonkey, and voting was limited to one vote per IP address.
In the following pages you will find our “Best Of” honorees, as well as our runner-up “Favorites.” The list will include some newcomers that have never been featured before, as well as some local favorites that seem to be unbeatable. If you don’t see your favorites on the list, make sure to vote in next year’s poll and make your voice heard! While this poll is a fun way to celebrate community, it only represents a small portion of all the great things that make up our neighborhood.
Thank you to all of our readers for voting. We are humbled by the support of our readers, advertisers and our community who make this publication possible! Congratulations to all of our 2016 reader voted Best Of and Favorite honorees!
Click HERE to be taken to Issuu.com to view the results!
Pictured: Westchester’s Cinco takes home our Best Bar title in this year’s poll.
Pictured: Rainbow Acres Washington Blvd. was voted Best Juice Bar.