Our readers have
spoken. Here are
your favorites for
recreation and all
kinds of fun—in
every corner of the
How You Picked Jersey’s Best
The listings on these pages are based
on online voting throughout the year
at njmonthly.com. Readers were asked
to vote each month on a di;erent category. In all, 5,686 ballots were cast.
This section provides brief descriptions of the winner in each of the 59
categories, plus a list of runners-up.
In the interest of honoring reader
favorites from throughout the state,
the runners-up are the top vote getters
in the regions (North, Central or South)
not represented by the winner. In a
handful of cases, only two of the three
regions are represented. In the case of
ties, we have included descriptions of
For local and regional chains, votes
for individual stores were aggregated
into a single entry. National chains
were not eligible.
Reported by Joanna Bu;um,
Christina Colizza, Deborah P.
Carter, Dana Inez, Tammy La
Gorce, Katie Kortebein, Eric Levin,
Maryrose Mullen, Tara Nurin,
Lauren Payne, Regina Scha;er,
Ken Schlager and Pat Tanner