Best of 417 2006

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Best Of 2006

Best of 417 Reader's Choice Awards 2006: Food & Drink Awards

 

BEST FIVE RESTAURANTS
1. Bijan's Sea & Grille
2. Clary's Restaurant
3. Agrario
4. Haruno
5. Gallery Bistro

BEST RESTAURANT IN BRANSON
Candlestick Inn

BEST THREE NEW RESTAURANTS
1. Ocean Zen
2. Fish
3. Flame

BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN BRANSON
Tony Z's

BEST BAKERY
Supreme Bakery
Panera Bread (chain winner)
Beth's Bake Shoppe
Julie's Chewies

BEST BAR
Patton Alley Pub
Bodega Bar
Cartoons

BEST BAR FOOD
Patton Alley Pub
Galloway Station
Cartoons

BEST BARBECUE
Buckingham's Smokehouse & BBQ
Rib Crib (chain winner)
Crosstown BBQ
Pappy's Place

BEST BEER MENU
Patton Alley Pub
Fox & Hound (chain winner)
Springfield Brewing Company
MudLounge

BEST BRUNCH
Agrario
Hemingway's Blue Water Cafe

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH
Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House
Fish
Haruno

BEST CASHEW CHICKEN
Lucy's
Mr. Yen's
Hong Kong Inn

BEST CHILI
Casper's
Steak n Shake (chain winner)
Patton Alley Pub
Fish
Longhorn Grill

BEST PLACE FOR COFFEE
MudHouse
Starbucks (chain winner)

BEST DESSERTS
Clary's Restaurant
Village Inn (chain winner)
Gallery Bistro
MudLounge

BEST FRIED CHICKEN
Riverside Inn
KFC (chain winner)

BEST FROZEN DESSERTS
Andy's Frozen Custard
Emack & Bolio's
Nutty Munkey

BEST HAMBURGER
W.F. Cody's
Hardee's (chain winner)
Galloway Station
Ebbets Field

BEST HAPPY HOUR
Patton Alley Pub
Fox & Hound (CHAIN WINNER)
Flame
Schultz & Dooley's

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Gilardi's Ristorante
Zio's (chain winner)
Bruno's
Avanzare

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Nakato Japanese Steakhouse
Haruno
Hinode

BEST MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT
Touch
Agrario
Riad

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Maria's
Mexican Villa
Cielito Lindo

BEST OMELETTE
Ziggie's Cafe
Anton's Coffee Shop
Agrario

BEST OUTDOOR DINING
Touch
Galloway Station
Pairings

BEST PIES (TIE)
Beth's Bake Shoppe
Spring Creek Tea Room
Village Inn (chain winner)
Ziggie's Caf�

BEST PIZZA
Arris' Pizza
Imo's pizza (chain winner)
McSalty's Pizza
South Avenue Pizza & The Bar Next Door

BEST PLACE FOR VEGETARIANS
Wellspring Cafe
Jimmy John's (chain winner)
Agrario
Nearly Famous

BEST ROMATIC DATE RESTAURANT
Bijan's Sea & Grille
Clary's Restaurant
Flame

BEST SALADS
Agrario
Panera Bread (chain winner)
Garbo's
Valentine's

BEST SANDWICH
Sub Shop
Panera Bread (chain winner)
Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House
Patton Alley Pub

BEST SEAFOOD
Fish
Red Lobster (chain winner)
Ocean Zen
Bijan's Sea & Grille

BEST SERVICE
Bijan's Sea & Grille
Clary's Restaurant
Agrario

BEST SINGLES HANGOUT
Trolley's
Cartoons
Patton Alley Pub

BEST SMOOTHIES
MudHouse
Smoothie King (chain winner)
Club Nutrition & Fitness

BEST SPORTS BAR
Skybox
Ebbets Field
Cartoons

BEST STEAKS
Flame
Clary's Restaurant
Agrario

BEST SUSHI
Haruno
Nakato
Ocean Zen

BEST TEA ROOM
Beth's Bake Shoppe
Galloway Village Tea Room
Spring Creek Tea Room

BEST THAI
Thai House
Tong's
Thai Peppers

BEST WAFFLES
Bric's Belgian Waffle House
IHOP (chain winner)
Aunt Martha's
Anton's

BEST WINE LIST
Bijan's Sea & Grille
Flame
Agrario

BEST CATERER
Bijan's Sea & Grille
Clary's Restaurant
Agrario

Best of 417 Reader's Choice Awards 2006: Service Awards



BEST PLACE FOR A MASSAGE
Grove Spa
Esthetiques
Spa Valencia

BEST HAIR SALON
Details
Studio 417
ID Salon
The Alley

BEST GYM OR HEALTH CLUB
Meyer Center (CoxHealth)
Club Nutrition & Fitness
Ozark Fitness

BEST KENNEL
Caroline's Pet Motel
Happy Hollow
Holiday Boarding

BEST LIMOUSINE SERVICE
J. Howard Fisk Limousines
Joey Riley Limousine
Majestic Limousines

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER
Kevin Walker
Gary King
Brandon Muzik

BEST FLORIST
Linda's Flowers
A New Leaf
Wickman's Gardens
 
BEST PET GROOMER
Pampered Paws
Petsmart (chain winner)

BEST PLACE FOR A MANICURE
Esthetiques
Spa Valencia
Clip Joint
Details
The Alley

BEST SPA
Spa Valencia
Grove Spa
Esthetiques
Aundria Spa & Salons

BEST VETERINARIAN
Springfield Veterinarian Hospital
Deerfield Veterinary Hospital
Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital

BEST TANNING SALON
Body FX
Hawaiian Sun
Paradise Sun

Best of 417 Reader's Choice Awards 2006: Shopping Awards



BEST ART GALLERY
Randy Bacon Photography
Keyes Gallery
Walnut Street Gallery

BEST ANTIQUES
Country Road Collection
Gatehouse Antiques
South Pier Antiques

BEST CHILDREN'S CLOTHING STORE
Jelly Beans
Kid's Court
m-b-tweens

BEST DOG BAKERY
Three Dog Bakery
The Gourmet Paw Barkery & Flea Market
All About Cats & Dogs

BEST FURNITURE STORE
Wheeler's Furniture
Tradewinds
Quixote
Habersham Interiors

BEST GARDEN CENTER
Wickman's Garden
Lowe's (chain winner)
Steinert's
Carson's

BEST GIFT STORE
The Thicket
Countryside Cottage
Trenique

BEST HOME DECOR STORE
The Thicket
Boomland Square
Quixote
Kirklands
Pier 1 Imports

BEST JEWELRY
Justice Jewelers
Helzberg (chain winner)
Maxon's Diamond Merchants
Taft Design Studio
Silver Gypsy

BEST RESALE SHOP
The Review Shoppe
The Plaid Door
Plato's Closet

BEST PLACE FOR SHOPPING
Battlefield Mall
Downtown Springfield
Brentwood Center

BEST TRENDY FASHION
Boutique (Both Genders)
Staxx
2 Doors Down
Prima Donna

BEST WOMEN'S ACCESSORIES
Town & County
Staxx
Harem & Company

BEST MEN'S FASHION
Town & County
2 Doors Down
Staxx

BEST WOMEN'S FASHION
Town & County
Staxx
Harem & Co.
Prima Donna


Best of 417 Reader's Choice Awards 2006: Entertainment Awards



BEST COMEDY SHOW
The Skinny Improv
Jim Stafford
Yakov Smirnoff

BEST ANNUAL CHARITY BASH
Ball of the Wild
Sertoma Chili Cook-off
Junior League Annual Charity Ball

BEST LOCAL BAND OR GROUP
Big Smith
M-Dock
Speakeasy

BEST BRANSON SHOW
Shoji Tabuchi
Presley's Country Jubilee
Andy Williams

BEST COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
Artsfest
Cider Days
Greater Ozarks Blues Festival

BEST LOCAL ATTRACTON
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Hammons Field
Wonders of Wildlife

BEST SOLO MUSICIAN
Art Bentley
Candy Coburn
Mark Chapman

BEST KARAOKE
Schultz & Dooley's
My Place Lounge
Dennis' Place

BEST PLACE TO GO DANCING
Icon Nightclub
Midnight Rodeo
Cartoons

BEST PLACE TO BE SEEN
Downtown Springfield
Cartoons
Touch

BEST PLACE TO TAKE A VISITOR
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Downtown Springfield
Silver Dollar City

BEST PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS
Incredible Pizza Co.
Discovery Center of Springfield
Dickerson Park Zoo

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Cartoons
The Rockwell
Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts


Best of 417 Reader's Choice Awards 2006: People Awards



BEST AFTERNOON RADIO PERSONALITY
Brian Zamuda (Q102)
Spankmeister (US 97)
J. Fotsch (POWER 96.5)

BEST ATHLETE
Papo Bolivar
Travis Hansen
Mary Mudry

BEST ARTIST
Susan Sommer-Luarca
Brad Noble
Randy Bacon

BEST BARTENDER
Ted Kilgore (Agrario)
Barry Kackley (Bijan's Sea & Grille)
Jim Buckels (Gallery Bistro)
Mike Mayhugh (Pairings)

BEST FEMALE TV NEWS PERSON
Lisa Rose (KY3)
Joy Robertson (KOLR 10/KSFX)
Michelle Davidson (KY3)

BEST HUMANITARIAN
John Q. Hammons
Charlie & Mary Beth O'Reilly
Ralph Manley

BEST LOCAL POLITICIAN
Matt Blunt
Tom Carlson
Roseanne Bentley

BEST MALE TV NEWS PERSON
Jerry Jacob (KY3)
Tim Tialdo (KY3)
Steve Grant (KY3)

BEST MORNING RADIO SHOW
Kevin & Liz (Alice 95.5)
Woody & Suzanne (KGBX)
Lex & Terry (Q102)

BEST RADIO NEWS TEAM
KTTS

BEST RESTAURANT SERVER
James Martin (Agrario)
Xavier Musenger (Bijan's Sea & Grille)
Adam Dunton (Gilardi's Ristorante)

BEST SPORTSCASTER
Ned Reynolds
Dan Lucy
Joe Hickman

BEST TEACHER
Abby Padgett
Nichole Lemmon

BEST THINKER
John Q. Hammons
Billy Jalili
Tom Finnie

BEST TV METEOROLOGIST
Brandon Beck (KY3)
Ron Hearst (KY3)
Ted Keller (KOLR 10/KSFX)
Tom Trtan (KOLR 10/KSFX)

 



Bold = category winner
Plain = runners up

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