Votes were cast and counted and the results were overwhelming. The 2019 Best of Big Bear Readers Choice winners were announced June 27.

With 60 categories, and three finalists in each category, the Best of Big Bear is shining bright. Big Bear Grizzly readers vote for their favorites in categories ranging from the Best Burger to the Best Public Servant.

In it’s third year, the number of votes cast has increased annually. In 2019 approximately 1,600 votes were submitted. The first year, the votes number about 350.

A special Best of Big Bear magazine is available online at and will be in print July 10. A second Best of Big Bear section inside the August Big Bear Now magazine will be offered for those top three who didn’t make it into the July magazine.

The Best of Big Bear is a testimate to the businesses and organizations and the men and women who make those entities shine.

Below are just a few of the winners who attended the June 27 reveal party at Santana Mavericks, one of the Best of Big Bear finalists. More photos are available online.

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