Sunday, August 26, 2012
These businesses and professionals are Patch readers' favorites.
- READERS' CHOICE
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Patch readers have spoken and we’re ready to crown the 2012 Readers’ Choice winners. Earlier this summer, we asked readers to nominate their favorite businesses and professionals across 20 categories. The nominees faced off against each other in polls open for three weeks. Congratulations to all businesses named as a 2012 Readers’ Choice winner! Stay tuned for a special announcement about how we will celebrate your big victory... Best BYOB: Casona, Collingswood Best Burger: Elevation Burger, Moorestown Best Place for a First Date: Casona, Collingswood Best Coffee: Grooveground, Collingswood Best Breakfast Spot: Collingswood Diner, Collingswood Best Summer Sweets: The Candy Jar, Collingswood Best Bakery: L&M Bakery, Delran Best Pasta: …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Our Readers' Choice winner for staycations took more than two-thirds of the vote.
You’ve spoken loud and clear—when it comes to staycations, the Jersey shore is where it’s at. Our latest Readers’ Choice poll asked where you’d head on a staycation, a vacation where you remain mostly home-based. We’re pretty fortunate here in South Jersey that we’re within an easy drive of many great options. Among the shore, Philadelphia, the Pine Barren and New York City, the shore took 67 percent of the vote. We’ll raise a Kohr Brothers’ twist cone to that! The rest of the options received nearly identical support from readers. No matter where you head for vacation or staycation this year, Collingswood Patch wishes you fun and relaxation—and a reminder that you can take Patch with you on your iPhone or Android to stay in touch with …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Where do you go for a perfect day trip? Vote in our poll.
Our usual approach to Readers’ Choice is polling you on your favorite places in town only, but we’re expanding our horizons a bit this week. Summer’s quickly approaching, but you may not be as flush with cash this year. Staycation it is! Staycation is one of those buzzy words that means different things to different people. Some people staycate strictly at home, lounging about the house. But to us, that sounds a bit dull. Why not get out on your staycation and enjoy one of the nearby areas we’re so lucky to live near? So tell us, when you’re on a staycation, where is your ideal day trip? Vote in the poll and tell us your favorite place for a staycation.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Collingswood, you only have eyes for Casona.
If Sammy Hagar were coming to Collingswood for a mid-morning meal, he would book a table at Casona. Why's that, you ask? Because according to all four of you who voted in this week's Readers' Choice poll, there's only one place--there's only one place--for brunch. Nary an honorable mention among the other candidates presented here, folks. Were you asleep at the switch, or was the overwhelming power of the Casona Sunday-only brunch menu too vast to be conquered? "Our top seller on our brunch menu is probably the Arepa eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, waffles tropical," said owner Mark Infantado. "The menu Chef Pedro Reyes has created here is unbelievable." Meanwhile, you can't get a table for Mom there for next Sunday because they're at 180…
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Mother's Day is coming up. Which of these brunch spots does she dig the most?
"It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don't get completely what you would at breakfast, but you get a good meal." —Jacques the bowling instructor (Albert Brooks) on The Simpsons episode, "Life on the Fast Lane." Soon it will be Mother's Day, and you'll be on the hook to come up with a good idea for that in-betweeniest of meals: brunch. This week's candidates: That's Amore, Casona, West Side Gravy and the Pop Shop. Help us out! We don't want to be upstaged by our more successful siblings again. Where should Collingswood take Mom for her special day? Cast your vote in the poll below—and if you don't see your top choice, tell us in the comments!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Michael Bruce Florist, we hand this electronic bouquet to you.
Collingswood Patch readers threw their metaphorical roses at the feet of Michael Bruce Florist in this week's Readers' Choice topic: favorite florist. With 65 percent of the vote, Michael Bruce Florist sprang up above the competition, leaving runners-up Sansone Florist and Haddonfield Floral Company in the shade of its reader-voted greenery. (We'd send a card, but we'd probably have to dictate it to you first.) As always, we encourage our winners not to rest on these laurels, but to flourish in the—OK, we've nearly exhausted all our flower puns here. Thanks to all who voted, and check back on Monday for a new Readers' Choice.
Monday, April 23, 2012
When you need the perfect flower arrangement, who do you call?
When you want to fill your home with beautiful blooms, send a friend a floral bouquet or pick the perfect flowers for a special occasion, where do you turn? This week’s Readers’ Choice is all about the best area florist. Collingswood and Haddonfield Patch are teaming up on this poll so you have even more choices. Between the two towns (and a Haddon Township option), there are five local florists to choose from. Who gets your flower business? Polls are open until 9 a.m. Friday. Remember that poll votes are just one part of Readers’ Choice. Contenders also get points for reviews and ratings left this week on their listing in our Patch directory. Leaving a review is a snap and could sway other voters to your favorite florist.
Friday, April 20, 2012
The venerable Pop Shop notches a Readers' Choice win.
Collingswood Patch readers spoke loud and clear this week, crowning The Pop Shop as the town's best place for a cool treat. The Pop Shop took nearly half of the votes in our poll on Collingswood's best place to get ice cream, fro yo and other icy treats. Cabana Water Ice took second, while the new Yogo Factory in Haddon Township came in third. Thanks to all who voted! Check back on Monday for a new Readers' Choice.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Where's your favorite place to get ice cream, frozen yogurt, water ice or gelato?
Spring is here, and that means it's time to chill out with something cold. Since Collingswood is still a dry town, that means ice cream, frozen yogurt, water ice or gelato. What's your favorite place to get any of the above? The following shops have been included in the poll: Cabana Water Ice Kayla's Kustard Corner (Haddon Township) The Pop Shop Primo Water Ice (Haddon Township) Yogo Factory (Haddon Township) Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the Comments section below. Voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday, so vote now. We’ll crown the winner (with a cherry on top) at the end of the week based on results, ratings on the Patch Directory and reader reviews.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Readers pick their favorite workout spot.
Local gym rats put down their hand weights long enough to cast their ballots for their favorite place to tone up. They chose Super Fitness in Haddon Township as the winner in the traditional gym category in Collingswood Patch's Readers' Choice poll. Are you fan of Super Fitness? You can leave a review on its Collingswood Patch listing—just as you can review any business in town in our Places directory. Readers’ Choice will be back on Monday with a new poll. Check back Monday morning and vote away. About this column: Every week, Collingswood Patch's "Best of Patch: Readers' Choice" will poll our readers to find your favorite local spots, from restaurants to places to take the kids to happy hours. Help your neighbors discover the best …