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Our annual list covering dining, entertainment, movers and shakers, shopping, and more

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Spree’s Best of WNY list for 2019 was compiled through a combination of public poll and expert panel. In some cases, ties indicate where those two entities may have reached different decisions, but, for the most part, the poll and panelists were in accord. Some categories, where there were few votes and no consensus, were eliminated.


Thanks to everyone who voted and to the writers and panelists as follows:

William Altreuter, Matthew Biddle, Jeff Biesinger, Holly Metz Doyle, Jana Eisenberg, Elizabeth Licata, Paul Morgan, Mark Nowak, Devon Dams-O’Connor, Nancy J. Parisi, Christa Seychew, and Wendy Guild Swearingen


You can take a peek at our Best of WNY issue below. To get the complete list, get your hands on this month's issue of Spree before it's gone! (You can pick up a copy at these locations.)








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