Nominate the Region's Best for Readers' Choice 2012

We're compiling the best of Tolland, Ellington, Somers, Mansfield, Storrs and Vernon. Tell us where you love to shop, eat, take your kids, which services you can’t live without. We want to know, and so do your neighbors!


There is so much to celebrate about this region: great parks, great bars, great restaurants, great shopping.

But who do you think is the best? 

Help Patch determine the best of the best in our area by entering your nominations in each one of these categories. (Click on the category and then place your nomination in the comments stream at the bottom of the article.)

We will be accepting nominations until July 9.

Then come back to vote on which nominee is the best. Whoever gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner.

Food & Drink

  1. Best Burger
  2. Favorite Farm/Farm Stand
  3. Best Ice Cream
  4. Best Happy Hour
  5. Best Bagels
  6. Best Coffee Shop
  7. Best Italian Place
  8. Best Beers on Tap
  9. Best Outdoor Dining
  10. Favorite Breakfast
  11. Most Family Friendly Restaurant
  12. Best Vegetarian Food


  1. Favorite Pediatrician
  2. Best Dry Cleaner
  3. Best Auto Repair
  4. Best Hair Salon
  5. Best Gym
  6. Favorite Veterinarian


  1. Best Antiques/Collectables
  2. Favorite Wine Store
  3. Most Dog Friendly Town
  4. Favorite Museum
  5. Best Live Music
  6. Best Local Boutique
  7. Favorite Jewelry Store

See attached PDF for official Readers' Choice rules.

Joanne Wyandottes June 20, 2012 at 08:56 PM
What's the point. The dog contest is a big scam. People are cheating! The owner of Gizmo is out of control. Will this be the same thing ?
Jenifer Adams June 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM
It saddens me that you feel the need to resort to name calling. Gizmo has a lot of votes, true. And they are honest votes that he earned, just like the votes for Cabrita are honest. Cabrita got more votes than Gizmo did today, but that doesn't mean I think his owner is cheating or being dihonest in any way. The contest untimately supports the Patch with new members. So regardless of who wins, we help the Patch. Everybody wins, really. I wish you the best, Joanne. I will not slander you. I ask the same from you.


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