Good Day NY Spotlights Best of Long Island Winners

The owner of Pizzatini in Hempstead won best calamari, meatball, rice ball, and specialty pizza (Courtesy of Fox 5 NY)

The 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest was featured on Fox 5 NY’s Good Day NY, which spotlighted some of the contests top winners.

Fox 5 reporter Kerry Drew spoke to some of the best of the best for the TV segment that aired on April 11.

“It’s a people’s choice awards to me,” Lara Talt, owner of Bell’s Kitchen and Smokehouse, which won Best Barbeque Restaurant, Best Soul Food & Southern Food Restaurant, Best Fried Chicken, and Best Ribs on Long Island.

Winners of the 14th annual Bethpage best of Long Island contest were announced in February.

The contest, which was launched by the Long Island Press, spotlights winners in dozens of categories including food and drink, health care, arts and entertainment, automotive, clothing, education, home and garden, nightlife and spirits, pets, services, shopping, sports and activities, and weddings.

Long Islanders vote for the winners in those categories each fall. 

“Best of Long Island is a huge, huge honor for us,” said Christina Bisbee, owner of The Chocolate Duck, which won Best Chocolatier, Best Wedding Cake, and Best Bachelorette Venue.

Watch the video below.

To find all the other 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

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