There’s no denying that the East End has the best of everything. From restaurants and wineries to theaters and art galleries, salons to surfing spots to service providers, the list of extraordinary options for anything and everything gets bigger all the time. Nowhere is that list of the extraordinary more celebrated than in the annual Dan’s Best of the Best competition—which is bigger and better than ever now that the 2015 voting period is officially upon us.
Yes, that sound you just heard was the starting gun going off—the nominations process is over, the top nominees have made it to the final round, and it’s time to start casting those votes! As was the case last year, defending Best of the Best winners were automatically nominated again—they had to earn that during the nominating phase. We repeat: If a business or individual won in 2014 and you don’t see them on the ballot, that means they did not get nominated this year.
So what are you waiting for? After signing up at DansBOTB.com you may come back and vote once a day, every day, in every category throughout the seven weeks of voting. The more you support your favorites, the better their chance of winning.
Dan’s Best of the Best began more than 25 years ago, asking Dan’s Papers readers to join us in showcasing the ultimate in East End experiences by selecting your favorites in more than 200 categories in the arenas of Arts & Entertainment; Food & Drink; Home Services; Pets; Professional Services; Recreation, Travel & Tourism; Restaurants & Nightlife; Shopping; and Wellness & Beauty. Both the South Fork and the North Fork will be awarded their own set of Best of the Best winners, with the exception of Long Island Wine, which will encompass both forks in a single category.
Last year, Dan’s Best of the Best, presented by Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), drew a record-breaking number of voters sharing their picks for who should be honored among the best businesses, personalities and events on the East End. Once the votes are tallied, we will award Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze level winners to the top four vote-getters in each category on both the North Fork and South Fork. With the nominations as robust as they were this year, we’re expecting to once again have some races go right down to the wire!
In keeping with tradition, all winners are always invited to attend the annual awards celebration, which has been held the past two Novembers at Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. The Dan’s Best of the Best awards party is always a night to remember, a rollicking evening of music, congratulations and, of course, the presentation of the coveted Dan’s Best of the Best award certificates.
But the journey there begins with that first vote…
Voting for Dan’s Best of the Best 2015 begins Friday, September 4. All voting takes place online at DansBOTB.com (where the full set of rules is available) from September 4 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 25.