Best of Westchester 2016

371 reasons our county is a fantastic place to live

Edited by John Bruno Turiano
Written by Westchester Magazine staff, with Bruce Apar, Rachel Baron, Barbara Basbanes Richter, Leslie-Anne Brill, Maria Colaco, Faith Dallal, Andrew Dominick, Melissa Kagan, Liz Susman Karp, Erin O’Keefe, Amy Sowder, Mary Lynn Strom, Gina Valentino, Laurie Yarnell, and Donna Zucker
Featuring photography by Andre Baranowski, Ken Gabrielsen, Michael Polito, Stefan Radtke, Frank Roberts, and  Jason Wyche
Research assistance by Juliana Brittis, Ayanna Davenport, and Melissa Tomlin

371 reasons our county is a fantastic place to live.

After more than a decade and a half of producing Best of Westchester issues, one might wonder, are there enough worthy selections left? The answer is a resounding YES!—and you’ll see why.

This year, our editors selected 147 “bests,” ranging from a stellar Port Chester seafood spot and an indoor skydiving facility in Yonkers to a SoHo-esque Chappaqua clothing boutique. The other 224 picks came from our readers (hey, it’s your county, too!). More than 12,000 of you cast votes in our online ballot between December 2015 and February 2016, determining the winners in all major categories but one: Food & Drink, where some 16,400 votes were cast during five elimination rounds. Clearly, you all have strong opinions about what to eat and drink in Westchester! So, happy Best Of browsing—and look for the winners (and samples of their fare) at our annual Best Of Westchester Party, on July 27, at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.

Food and Drink

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Fun and Leisure

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Health and Beauty

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Shopping

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Home and Garden

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Kids

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People& Media, Services, Weddings

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Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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