While we held a smaller, COVID-safe BestieFest last year, it didn’t feel like our annual celebration dinner and awards ceremony was really back until this year, when 2022 Bestie winners showed up in droves to eat, drink and be honored. Held once again at Century House, which served a delicious dinner of mac n’ cheese, tacos and more from food stations stationed around the Latham venue’s main ballroom, BestieFest also featured complimentary cocktails by Curamia Tequila, tasty confections by Bella Napoli and Coccadotts, and a raffle prize by Breathe Massage Therapy. Throughout the first hour of the evening, guests helped themselves to dinner and drinks, took photos in The Music Man Entertainment photo booth, stopped by the CDPHP booth and picked up their Hannaford cooler bag stuffed with swag. At 6:30, CRL’s Tara Buffa took the stage to introduce the evening’s emcee, NEWS10 ABC Chief Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo, who won this year’s Bestie for Best Meteorologist and graced the cover of our spring issue. “Cap,” as he’s known around the studio, recognized each of the Bestie-winning businesses in attendance with a plaque before gathering the group together for one big Bestie family photo, taken by Bestie finalist TR Laz. See more of TR’s photos below.