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Best of CNY Winners 2021

DINING & DRINKING

 1. Best Diner: Stella’s Diner 

2. Best Chef: Chris Cesta, Inn Between Restaurant 

3. Best Restaurant for Seafood: Clam Bar 

4. Best Deli/Sandwich Shop: Brooklyn Pickle 

5. Best Italian Restaurant: Santangelo’s Restaurant 

6. Best Asian Restaurant: Lemon Grass 

7. Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Munjed’s 

8. Best Mexican Restaurant: Azteca 

9. Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant: Strong Hearts 

10. Best Food Truck: Lady Bug Lunch Box 

11. Best Fresh Bread: Di Lauro’s Bakery 

12. Best Dinner Cruise: Mid-Lakes Navigation 

13. Best Place for Wings: Change of Pace 

14. Best Place for Ribs: Dinosaur Bar-B Que 

15. Best Place for Pizza: Twin Trees 

16. Best Restaurant for Steak: Scotch -N- Sirloin 

17. Best Restaurant for Sushi: Yamasho 

18. Best Place for Ice Cream: Gannon’s Isle Ice Cream 

19. Best Place for Lunch: Francesca’s 

20. Best Outdoor Patio: The Retreat 

21. Best Place for Breakfast: Gem Diner 

22. Best Place For Burger: Ale ‘N’ Angus 

23. Best Place For a Fish Fry: Fish Cove 

24. Best Place for a Hot Dog: Heid’s of Liverpool 

25. Best Place For a Burrito: Ponchito’s Taqueria 

26. Best Bakery/Pastry Shop: Biscotti Cafe & Gelateria 

27. Best Place for Coffee: Café Kubal 

28. Best Place for Soup: Salt City Soup Co. 

29. Best Family Restaurant: Tully’s Good Times 

30. Best Buffet Restaurant: New Ling Ling 

31. Best Take-Out Restaurant: Avicolli’s Pizzaria Restaurant 

32. Best Caterer: Carnegie’s Cafe & Catering Co. 

33. Best Winery: Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars 

34. Best Neighborhood Bar: Blarney Stone 

35. Best Biker Bar: Dinosaur 

36. Best Place for Happy Hour: The Retreat 

37. Best Sports Bar: Tully’s Good Times 

38. Best Irish Pub: Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub 

39. Best Place for Draft Beer: The Blue Tusk 

40. Best Craft Brewery: Middle Ages Brewing Co. 

41. Best Place for a Margarita: Azteca 

42. Best Place for Glass of Wine: The Brewster Inn 

43. Best Polish Restaurant: Eva’s European Sweets 

44. Best Indian Restaurant: Dosa Grill 

LOVE & ROMANCE

 45. Best Jewelry Store: Egon Erhlinspiel 

46. Best Bridal Shop/Boutique: New York Bride 

47. Best Place to Have a Wedding Reception: Lake Shore Country Club 

48. Best Romantic Getaway: Mirbeau Inn & Spa 

49. Best Romantic Restaurant: Inn Between 

50. Best Limo Service: North East Limo 

51. Best Pickup Joint: Trexx 

52. Best Adult Sex Toy Shop: Adult World 

53. Best Gay/Lesbian Bar: Trexx 

54. Best Adult Entertainment Club: Alpine 

GOODS & SERVICES

 55. Best Place For Chocolate: Speach Family Candy Shoppe 

56. Best Book Store: Books End 

57. Best Health Food Store: Natur-Tyme 

58. Best Body Art Shop: Carmelo’s Ink City 

59. Best Hair Salon: Industry 

60. Best Nail Salon : Cosmopolitan Salon & Spa 

61. Best Tanning Salon: Hakuna Matata Tanning Salon 

62. Best Day Spa: Mirbeau Inn & Spa 

63. Best Inn: Mirbeau Inn & Spa 

64. Best Florist: Sam RAO Florist 

65. Best Place for Martial Arts: Impact Martial Arts 

66. Best Place for Massage: Body Works Massage 

67. Best Dance Studio: Syracuse School of Dance 

68. Best Music Store: Sound Garden 

69. Best Smoke Shop: Rocky’s Smoke Shop 

70. Best Liquor Store: Pascale’s 

71. Best New Car Dealership: Jack McNerney Chevrolet 

72. Best Pre-Owned Car Dealership: Burdick Used Car Warehouse 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 73. Best Local Band: Hard Promises 

74. Best Live Music Venue: Turning Stone Casino 

75. Best Dance Club: Lava Night Club 

76. Best Place for Karaoke: Singer’s Karaoke Club 

77. Best Museum: The MOST, Museum of Science & Technology 

78. Best DJ Service: Black Tie Entertainment 

79. Best Wedding Band: Prime Time 

80. Best Festival: Festa Italiana 

81. Best Car Show: Syracuse Nationals 

82. Best Haunted House: Fright Nights 

SPORTS & LEISURE

 83. Best Local Sports Team: Syracuse Orange Basketball 

84. Best Raceway: Watkins Glen 

85. Best Local Gym: Aspen Athletic Club 

86. Best Local Place to Ski/Snowboard: Labrador Mountain 

87. Best Public Golf Course: Turning Stone Resort 

88. Best Miniature Golf: Big Don’s Wild River Mini Golf 

89. Best Country Club: Bellevue Country Club 

90. Best Place for Horseback Riding: Tanglewood Riding Center 

91. Best Place For Zumba: Pulse Fitness 

92. Best Place For Yoga: Syracuse Yoga 

MEDIA

 93. Best Local TV News: WSYR News Channel 9 

94. Best Weathercaster: Wayne Mahar 

95. Best Local Radio Station: B 104.7 

96. Best Local Radio Personality/ies: Ted & Amy, 93Q 

NOTE: This Reader’s choice is a prestigious award for LOCAL VENUES native to Central New York. 

Nationally-franchised did not qualify