Best of New Jersey 2011

Here we go again, pounding our chests about the Garden State. We think Jersey offers the best of everything—and we know our readers agree. This year, more of you than ever voted in our poll to identify Jersey’s favorite places for eating, shopping, relaxation and recreation.

Click on the links below to find the reader-submitted winners in those categories:

Food and Drink
We asked our readers to list their favorite places to eat and drink, and boy-howdy did they ever respond. Read on to find out which places are readers feel are the best in the state.

We sure do love to shop here in the Garden State. Find out which boutiques, clothing stores, flea markets, and arts and crafts supply stores our readers most enjoy.

Health and Beauty
New Jersey is replete with day spas, salons, health and beauty shops, exercise studios, fitness clubs, and biking trails. But which ones do our readers favor? You’ll find the answers here.

In the warmer months, there are no shortage of recreation activities offered in NJ. Our readers have a few unique choices of their own…along with some staple favorites.

Editor’s Picks: Growth Stock
Produce Pete explains why Jersey produce beats all.

Editor’s Picks: Hitting the High Notes
In the shrinking world of jazz radio, WBGO is not just a survivor but a national leader.

Best Blogs in NJ
On the Internet, labors of love can gather large loyal followings.

How You Picked Jersey’s Best:
The listings are based on the Best of New Jersey online readers’ poll. A total of 7,442 readers voted in the poll, which ran at from November 20 through January 12. Voters were asked to pick their favorites in 75 categories. Only one vote per e-mail address was allowed.

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