PLACES TO GO , THINGS TO DO & PEOPLE TO MEET p . 4
SHOPPING & SERVICES p . 8 HEALTH & BEAUTY p . 18 FOOD & DRINK p . 24
The two-round , seven-week poll featured 150 categories , including Food & Drink , Health & Beauty , Places to Go , Things to Do & People to Meet 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 ahead-to-head format . The second round had nearly 31,000 participants , and between the two rounds , we counted more than 221,000 votes . If you win this poll , you ’ ve earned the right to say you are the Best of Bergen !
CHECK OUT THE RESULTS ONLINE : NJERSY . CO / 201POLLRESULTS
BEST OF BERGEN 2021 NOTES AND METHODOLOGY
• There were two rounds of voting .
• The first round — voting by nomination — started Sept . 1and ended on Sept . 30 , 2020 .
• The second round featured the top eight nominations from the first round in a head-to-head vote that started on Nov . 9and ended Nov . 30 , 2020 .
• Voters were allowed one vote per category , per person , per round .
• Finalists are listed in their order of finish .
• Voting for next year ’ s poll starts in September 2021 .
• Follow us on social media (@ 201magazine ) to stay informed .
• If you have any questions , email John Flynn : flynn @ northjersey . com .
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Englewood Cliffs resident KAREN MEHRAN is ready to reveal the Best of Bergen 2021 winners . Photographed on Feb . 3 , 2021 at BergenPAC , Englewood .
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