After several months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hartford Magazine’s annual “Best Of” readers' poll results will be published online at courant.com Oct. 14.
With much of Connecticut hunkered down because of the coronavirus crisis, Hartford Magazine delayed the scheduled April release of the 2020 “Best Of” list and suspend publication of the magazine. A gathering scheduled to celebrate the winners was also canceled due to restrictions on indoor events.
But reader interest in the annual poll was extraordinarily high. Readers voted by the thousands in nearly 200 categories of Food & Drink, Entertainment, Retail, Professional Services, Wellness and Beauty, Home and more.
With much of the state reopened, editors decided it was time to celebrate the best of what Connecticut has to offer.
This year’s results will look a little different than in the past, with more focus on sharing the winners through the Hartford Courant’s digital and social platforms, where engagement to the results is typically strong. There will not be a print version of the results.