Readers' Choice 2018

Roll out the red carpet
The Almanac spotlights the winners of the 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

The paparazzi are not pursuing them, and they won't be found strutting down a red carpet before adoring fans. But some local business owners and their staffs are nevertheless stars in the estimation of Almanac readers who voted in this year's Readers' Choice contest.

The annual Readers' Choice ballot gives you the opportunity to put your favorite businesses under the spotlight — to give a resounding round of applause to owners and staff of the shops, salons, restaurants and other businesses that perform with pizazz, offering outstanding goods and services.

The awards this year go to a number of traditional winners such as the Pet Place, Cafe Borrone, Kepler's bookstore and Flegel's Home Furnishings, as well as to newcomers such as Cafe Wisteria at Allied Arts Guild, which readers chose as best new restaurant.

On the following pages, we name the winners of the Almanac's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards.