DANVERS — Winners of the 2019 Best of The Salem News gathered Friday as the newspaper hosted its first awards breakfast to honor readers' favorites. 

In all, more than 80 businesses and organizations on the North Shore were chosen by Salem News readers in categories such as Best Barbecue, Best Appliance Store and Best Scenic Place. 

At the breakfast, held at Danversport, winners received a framed plaque and gift bag, and had the opportunity to network with other business owners and organization representatives from across the region. 

For more photos of the event and the winners, see salemnews.com