AnnArbor.com announces the winners of its Community Choice Awards contest
Over the past month, more than 1,000 votes were cast in AnnArbor.com's annual Community Choice Awards contest. Thank you to those who voted!
We received some good feedback about the contest, such as adding categories for best place to watch a live theatrical production, which we were able to add this year, and best salon, which we'll add next year. If you have additional thoughts about what you'd like to see us do differently, let us know by emailing your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're pleased to announce the following winners. All businesses winning an award will receive a plaque commemorating their selection as the best of their category in Washtenaw County.
Best Breakfast Spot: Angelo’s Best Place for Bagels: Barry Bagels Best Place for Vegetarian Food: Seva Best Place for a Burger: Sidetrack Bar and Grill Best Place for a Sandwich: Zingerman's Deli Best Place for Pizza: Cottage Inn Best Place for Soup: Le Dog Best Place for a Hot Dog: Le Dog Best Place for Seafood: Real Seafood Company Best Place for a Steak: Knight's Steak House Best Cheap Eats: Jerusalem Garden Best Place for Indian Food: Shalimar Best Place for Greek Food: Parthenon Restaurant Best Place for Chinese Food: (tie) Middle Kingdom & Gourmet Garden Best Place for Thai Food: Tuptim Thai Cuisine Best Place for Italian Food: Gratzi Ristorante Best Place for Mexican: Tios Mexican Cafe Best Coffehouse: Sweetwaters Best Place for Dessert: La Dolce Vita Best Place for Ice Cream: Washtenaw Dairy Best Place for Locally Brewed Beer: Arbor Brewing Company Best Place for Happy Hour: Sidetrack Bar and Grill Best Townie Hangout: Old Town Tavern Best Retail Wine Selection: Morgan & York Fine Wines and Specialty Food Best Business to Access Wi Fi: Panera Bread Best Bookstore: Borders Books and Music Best Thrift or Secondhand Shop: Kiwanis Thrift Sale Best Nursery/Garden Store: Downtown Home & Garden Best Place to Buy a Funky Gift: Acme Mercantile Best Bike Shop: Two Wheel Tango Best Place to Buy Men's Clothes: Van Boven Clothing Best Place to Buy Women's Clothes: Von Maur Best Shoe Store: Mast Shoes Best Place to Buy Produce: The Ann Arbor Farmer's Market Best Hardware Store: Stadium Hardware Best Jewelry Store: Lewis Jewelers Best Auto Dealership Service: Howard Cooper Imports Best Place for a Therapeutic Massage: Bodywise Therapeutic Massage of Ann Arbor Best Art Gallery: (tie) UMMA - University of Michigan Museum of Art and WSG Gallery Best Window Displays: Selo / Shevel Gallery Best Ann Arbor Festival: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Best Business Catering to Kids Younger than 12: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Best Movie Theater: The Michigan Theater Best Dance Spot: Necto Best Local Museum: University of Michigan Museum of Art Best Place for Live Music: The Ark Best Radio Station/Music: ann arbor’s 107one Best Radio Station/Talk: WUOM 91.7 / Michigan Radio Best Venue for a Live Theatrical Production: The Power Center for the Performing Arts