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Best of Syracuse 2013 Winners!

The Best

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CNY has spoken.

The Best have been chosen.


You, the readers, have chosen the best of the best in Central New York.

The creme de la creme.

The top of the heap.

The king of the mountain.

The … you get it. Here are the winners!


Metro Living

Best Local Hot Spot

Armory Square


Best Ethnic Festival

Irish Festival


Best Music Festival 

Jazz Fest


Best Bed and Breakfast

Sherwood Inn


Best DMV 

Taft Road, North Syracuse


Best Road Project to complain about 

Route 81 repairs


Best Hotel 

Genesee Grande


Best Outdoor View 

Green Lakes State Park


Best Homegrown Celebrity 

David Muir


Best Professional Photographer 

Jack O. Bocchino


Best City Neighborhood



Best Blog

Syracuse Guru


Best TV Personality 

Chris Brandolino


Best Radio Personality

The Show on K-Rock w/Hunter, Josh and Joe


Best Local Columnist 

Sean Kirst


Best Local Reporter

Jim Kenyon


Sports & Leisure

Best Library

Liverpool Public Library


Best Sports Venue

Carrier Dome


Best Park

Onondaga Lake Park


Best Trails

Beaver Lake Nature Center


Best Place to Ski

Labrador Mountain


Best Ice Skating

Clinton Square


Best Gym

Planet Fitness (DeWitt)


Best Yoga

O Yoga


Best Zumba

Dancing Katz


Best Arts Classes

Commercial Art Supply


Best Motor Race Track

Fulton Speedway


Best Bowling Alley

Flamingo Bowl


Best Golf Course

Green Lakes State Park


Best Organized Walk/Run

Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run


Best Public Place to Take Your Dog

Wegman’s Good Dog Park


Love & Sex

Best Hook-Up Joint 

Singers Karaoke Club


Best Adult Club 



Best Outdoor Make Out Spot 

Onondaga Lake Park


Best Spot for Lunch for Two


Alto Cinco

Empire Brewing Company


Best Romantic Getaway 



Best Wedding Venue

Turning Stone


Best Place to Propose 

Onondaga Lake Park


Best Wedding Photo Spot 

The gazebo at Onondaga Park


Best Lingerie Shop 

Fantasy Fashions


Best Wedding Band/DJ

Prime Time


Going Shopping

Best Used Bookstore

Books End


Best Locally Owned Clothing Store 

Boom Babies


Best Consignment Shop

EcoChic Boutique


Best Neighborhood Market 

Syracuse Real Food Co-op


Best Spa/Massage 

Mirbeau Inn and Spa


Best Salon/Stylists 

Hair Habitat


Best Place to Buy Music 

The Sound Garden


Best Smoke Shop 

All Mixed Up


Best Local Pet Store 

Pet Supplies Plus


Best Auto Dealer 



Best Auto Repair Shop

Auto Tech


Best Car Wash 

Delta Sonic (Erie Blvd.)


Best Liquor Store

Liquor City


Best Farmers Market

CNY Regional Market


Best Tattoo/Piercing Shop

Tymeless Tattoo


Best Jewelry Store 

Egon Ehrlinspiel


Food & Drink

Best Bar 

Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge


Best Breakfast Spot 



Best Italian Restaurant



Best Indian Restaurant

Dosa Grill


Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

King David’s


Best Thai Restaurant 



Best Mexican Restaurant 

Alto Cinco


Best Steakhouse

Scotch and Sirloin


Best Asian Restaurant

Ichiban (Liverpool)


Best Creative Menu 



Best Wings

OIP (Original Italian Pizza)


Best Pizza 

Twin Trees (Avery Ave.)


Best Frozen Treat 

Gannon’s Isle


Best Fish Fry


Doug’s Fish Fry

Fish Cove (Shop City)


Best Beer Selection 

Blue Tusk


Best Java 

Cafe Kubal


Best Patio



Best LGBT-Friendly Bar 

Rain Lounge


Best Restaurant to get a Veggie/Vegan dish 

Stong Hearts Cafe


Best Barbecue

Dinosaur Barbeque


Best Burger 

Blarney Stone


Best Local Brew

Middle Ages’ Syracuse Pale Ale


Best NY State Wine 

Glenora Reisling


Best Sushi 



Best Restaurant Appetizer

Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish


Best Bakery

Harrison Bakery


Best Late Night Munchies Spot 

Mama Nancy’s


Best Food Truck/Stand 

Lady Bug Lunch Box


Best Sandwich Shop 

Brooklyn Pickle


Best Family Restaurant 



Best Caterer

Diamond Catering


Best Bartender(s) 

Cody and Jeff at The Dark Horse


Best Fair Food 

The Villa’s Pizza Fritte


Best Cupcake

Strong Hearts Cafe


Arts & Entertainment

Best Club Deejay 

Sam Vecchio aka DJ Slammin’ Sam


Best Museum 

Everson Museum of Art


Best Local Author

Bruce Coville


Best Karaoke Venue



Best Bluegrass Band 

Diamond Someday


Best Blues Band

Los Blancos


Best Country Band

TJ Sacco  (w/Urban Cowboys and Electric Rodeo)


Best Jazz Band 

CNY Jazz Orchestra


Best Hip Hop Artist 



Best Rock Group

Under The Gun


Best Female Vocalist 



Best Male Vocalist 

Just Joe (Altier)


Best Venue for Live Music

Westcott Theater


Best Alternative Group 



Best Dance Spot 

LAVA at Turning Stone


Best Cover Band 

Under The Gun


Best Community Theater

The Covey Theatre Company


Best Trivia Night

Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub

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