Many thanks to the thousands of readers who voted in this year’s Best of WNY poll. Most of the votes came in early spring, so we’re pleased to report that, despite a pandemic economy, nearly all the businesses that were chosen six months ago are still open this fall.
A poll says as much about the passions of the community being polled as it does about what is actually being ranked. Judging by this year’s BOWNY results, Western New Yorkers are still passionate about food. Most of the food categories received five-to-ten times more votes than any other category.
Spree’s Best of WNY list for 2020 is based on thousands of poll responses. Categories where there was no consensus in the poll have either been eliminated or we consulted our writers for recommendations. The gratifyingly large response we received this year testifies to the love and loyalty readers have for their favorites in Western New York.
Thanks to everyone who voted and to the writers who provided the descriptions:
William Altreuter, Rachel Fix Dominguez, Ron Ehmke, Donna Hoke, Elizabeth Licata, Devon Dams-O’Connor, Nancy J. Parisi, Christa Seychew, and Wendy Guild Swearingen.
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