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IN THIS, OUR 14TH ANNUAL
BEST OF BERGEN POLL,
you helped us set a record with more
than 240,000 votes — nearly double
the previous record of 123,000 set two
years ago. The two-round, eight-week poll
featured 135 categories, including Food
& Drink, Health & Beauty, Places to Go &
Things to Do and Shopping & Services.
During Round One of the poll, nearly 18,000
readers voted by nominating their favorites.
The top eight nominations in each
category then moved on to Round Two
in a head-to-head format. The second
round had nearly 40,000 participants.
If you won this poll, you earned the right
to say you are the Best of Bergen!
BEST OF BERGEN 2020 NOTES
• There were two rounds of voting.
• The first round — voting by nomination — started Sept. 3
and ended on Oct. 4, 2019.
• The second round featured the top eight nominations
from the first round in a head-to-head vote that
started on Oct. 14 and ended Nov. 8, 2019.
ON THIS PAGE AND THE COVER
Ho-Ho-Kus native, television and
radio host Kevan Kenney presents
the Best of Bergen 2020 issue. • Voters were allowed one vote per category,
per person, per round.
ANNE-MARIE CARUSO • Voting for next year’s poll starts in September 2020.
PRODUCTION DIRECTION AND
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: JOHN FLYNN
AND JORAM MUSHINSKE
• Finalists are listed in order of ﬁnish.
• Follow us on social media (@201magazine) to stay informed.
• If you have any questions, email John Flynn:
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