Nominate the Region's Best for Readers' Choice 2012

We're compiling the best of Meriden, Cheshire, Berlin, Rocky Hill and Southington. 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's 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
  3. Best Ice Cream
  4. Best Happy Hour
  5. Best Bagel Place
  6. Best Coffee Shop
  7. Best Italian
  8. Best Beer on Tap
  9. Favorite Outdoor Dining
  10. Favorite Breakfast
  11. Best Family Friendly Restaurant
  12. Best Vegetarian Food


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


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

See attached PDF for official Readers' Choice rules.

Linda Vasile June 25, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Please include best hearing center..important information for our seniors!!!!!!
T. La Rue June 26, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I love Viva La Vintage in Plantsville. They carry more than antiques and collectibles but they have a wonderful selection of both. Great prices too! I love searching for unique stuff in there.
Julie Wallace` June 26, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Please include Best Yoga!
Gayle Rossi June 26, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Please include RPM - Rossi's Performance Motorsports....maybe a category for shopping under Auto & Truck Accessories.
pamela bristol June 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM
What about best gift shop..please add to your list ...thanks
me June 30, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Please add plumbers: Mirando Plumbing LLC
tratsi July 09, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Viva La Vintage is the best! Fun place to shop for that unique treasure. Prices are great!
Jason Vallee (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Thanks for participating in this first phase of the Patch Readers' Choice. We'll be taking all your great suggestions and compiling a poll soon so that you can decide who is the best of the best in the region.


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