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Best New Restaurant:

Loop 22 Rotisserie and Grill

Finalists:

El Taco Luchador

El Camino

Best Fine Dining Restaurant:

Jack Fry's

Finalists:

Jeff Ruby's

The Village Anchor

Best Local Chef:

Edward Lee

Finalists:

Dean Corbett

Anthony Lamas

Best Restaurant Atmosphere:

Village Anchor

Finalists:

Jeff Ruby's 

Jack Fry's

Best Restaurant Worth the Wait: 

Mussel and Burger Bar

Finalists:

Hammerheads

Jeff Ruby's

Best Neighborhood Bar: 

Brownie's The Shed Grille & Bar 

Finalists:

Dundee Tavern

Commonwealth Tap

Best Place to Drink Bourbon:

The Silver Dollar

Finalists:

Bourbons Bistro

Commonwealth Tap

Best Doughnuts:

Krispy Kreme

Finalists:

Nord's Bakery

Plehn's Bakery

Best Food Truck:

Grind

Finalists:

Holy Mole Taco Truck

Lil Cheezers

Best Tapas/Appetizers:

Mojito Tapas Restaurant

Finalists:

Havana Rumba

Seviche

Best Restaurant Patio/Deck:

Captain's Quarters 

El Camino

Decca

Best Desserts: 

Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen

Finalists:

Comfy Cow (tie for 2nd)

Sweet Surrender (tie for 2nd)

Best Asian Food:

Simply Thai

Finalists:

Asiatique

August Moon

Best Middle Eastern Food:

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill

Finalists:

The Grape Leaf

Safier Mediterranean Deli

Best Mexican/Latin Restaurant:

El Mundo

Finalists:

Havana Rumba

Guaca-Mole Cocina Mexicana

Best Happy Hour:

Asiatique

Finalists:

Drake's

Dundee Tavern

Best Pizza:

Papalinos

Finalists:

Tony Boombozz

Wick's

Best Place to Drink Beer:

Holy Grale

Finalists:

BBC

Sergio's World Beers

Best Cocktail Menu:

St. Charles Exchange 

Finalists:

Meta

Proof on Main

Best Coffeehouse Atmosphere:

Heine Brothers'

Finalists:

Quills

Highland Coffee

Best Clothing Shop:

Dot Fox

Finalists:

Rodes

Clodhoppers

Best Art Gallery:

21c Museum Hotel

Finalists:

Revelry

Zephyr

Best Consignment Store:

Margaret's Fine Consignments

Finalists:

Sassy Fox

Urban Attic

Best Place to Dance:

Nowhere Louisville 

Finalists:

Play

Zanzabar

Best Shopping District:

Highlands/Bardstown Road

Finalists:

The Summit/Paddock Shops (tie for 2nd)

NuLu/East Market (tie for 2nd)

Best Kitchen Ware:

Bed Bath and Beyond

Finalists:

Williams-Sonoma

Cooking at the Cottage

Best Athletic Shoes:

Swags Sports Shoes

Finalists:

Fleet Feet

Dick's Sporting Goods

Best Museum:

Frazier History Museum

Finalists:

Louisville Slugger Museum

Kentucky Science Center

Best Healthy Food:

Whole Foods Market

Finalists:

Rainbow Blossom

Trader Joe's

Best Radio Host Female:

Laura Shine

Finalists:

Kelly K

Lynda Lambert

Best Radio Host Male:

Terry Meiners

Finalists:

George Lindsey

Ben Davis

Best TV Anchor Male:

Scott Reynolds

Finalists:

Doug Proffitt

John Boel

Best TV Anchor Female:

Dawne Gee

Finalists:

Vicki Dortch

Lauren Jones

Best Radio Station:

WFPK-91.9

Finalists:

WFPL 89.3

WHAS 840

Best TV Station:

WAVE-3 (NBC)

Finalists:

WHAS-11 (ABC)

WDRB-41 (Fox)

Best TV Weather Person:

Kevin Harned

Finalists:

Brian Goode

Marc Weinberg (tie for 3rd)

Jay Cardosi (tie for 3rd)

Best Media Website:

wave3.com

Finalists:

wdrb.com

wfpl.org

Best Local News Source:

WFPL

Finalists:

WAVE-3

WHAS-11

Best Local Musician:

Jim James

Finalists:

Ben Sollee

Robbie Bartlett

Best Creative Business Person:

Lynn Quire (Good Garbage)

Finalists:

Gill Holland

Joey Wagner

Critic's Choice:

Best Custom T-Shirts:

Dirty Tease (Critic: Bobbie Shunnarah)

Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktail:

Grapefruit Fizz at Decca (Critic: AT)

Best Urban Playground:

Adventure Playground, Waterfront Park (Critic: Jack Welch)

Best Nut-Free "Not" A Bourbon Ball:

Art Eatables (Critic: Dylon Jones)

Best Place to Run:

Riverview Park (Critic: AT)

Best Restaurant Walls:

Joy Luck (Critic: Mary Chellis Austin)

Best Morning Sugar Rush:

Speculoos Crepe at Gralehaus (Critic: AM)

This article appeared in the July 2014 Issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit Loumag.com. 

Photos provided by Mickie Winters


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