We celebrated our 30th anniversary of the Best of Bermuda Awards this summer. Nostalgia is in the air as we enter into the last months of what has been a tumultuous year. What better way to raise your spirits and spark great memories than a journey back into the Best of the Best on our little island. 

 

Best Fish Sandwich
2015 to 2017 – Art Mel’s
2018 – Woody’s
2019 – Mama Angie’s
2020 – West End: Woody’s
East End: Seaside Grill

Best Lunch Truck
2015 – Keith’s Kitchen
2016 – JorJay’s
2017 – Bite.bm
2018 – Keith’s Kitchen
2019 – JorJay’s
2020 – Generosa’s

Best Pick Up Bar
2015 – Café Cairo
2016 – Café Cairo
2017 – Ambiance
2018-2020 – Dog House

Best Spent $25 (changed from $20 in 2017)
2015 – Donation to SPCA, Glass of Wine at Port O’Call, Specialty Cinema Movie and Popcorn
2016 – FunGolf
2017 – Bag of vegetables from Mr. DeSilva at Farmer’s Market
2018 – Two Tickets to the America’s Cup Village

Best Political Goof
2015 – Ag Show 2015
2016 – Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage
2017 – OBA Communications
2018 – The Repeal of Same-Sex Marriage Rights
2019 – Titty Milk
2020 – Gun violence follows “a year without murder”

Best Community Activist
2015 – Alan Gordon
2016 – Martha Dismont
2017 – Kristen White
2018 – Karen Plinathos
2019 – Dellwood Anti-Violence Plea (Nishanthi Bailey)
2020 – Pride organizers (Liz Christopher, Chen Foley, and David Northcott)

And finally, our awards of excellence in all four categories –

Excellence in Food, Drink & Entertainment
2015 – Bolero
2016 – Marcus’
2017 – Ascot’s
2018 – BermyFresh
2019 – Flanagan’s
2020 – Marcus’

Excellence in Shopping and Services
2015 – Island Trading
2016 – People’s Pharmacy
2017 – Selange Gitschner and Matt Strong, Das Fete
2018 – Beyond Fitness
2019 – RUBiS
2020 – Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

Excellence in People & Places
2015 – Ayo Johnson
2016 – America’s Cup
2017 – Bermemes
2018 – Bermuda’s Heroes Weekend
2019 – Flora Duffy
2020 – Jessica Lewis

Excellence in Clothing & Accessories
2015 – Atelerie
2016 – Lili Bermuda
2017 – Shiona Turini
2018 – Urban Cottage
2019 – Atelerie
2020 – Atelerie