At the Hartford Advocate we spend about 50 weeks of the year pointing readers toward fun and cool stuff to do in and around Hartford. For two weeks every year we turn it over to the readers and let them tell us what they're into. Thousands of votes are cast for our annual Best Of Hartford Readers' Poll. We tally up the ballots and invite the winners in for a photo shoot and spit out and all the condensed and distilled results back at you. Each year we learn something new about a fresh pizza joint, a cozy bar or an amazing place to get a spa treatment. If you're new to the region, this is great way of learning what the locals love. If you're the most seasoned Hartford lifer, hopefully there's a surprise or two of some gem in your backyard that's eluded you until now. Thanks for everyone who voted. And congratulations to all the winners!
-John Adamian, editor