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    Louisville's longest-running readers' choice award is back for its thirtieth year! On July 30, 2015, Louisville Magazine is hosting another party, this one to out-do 2014's bash, which raised over 68,000 dollars for the MS Society of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The event, sponsored by Hilliard Lyons, partnered with the MS Society and with creative design sponsored by Via Studio, works each year to celebrate the best the city has to offer, as chosen by the people who know it better than anyone. Last year, the party, held at Play Dance Bar, brought in over 1,000 attendees and dozens of local vendors. 

    To celebrate another year of great business and fun in Louisville, you can find tickets here. Attendees are given access to food and drink samplings from nominees and winners, live music, dancing, appearances by local celebrities and a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting the MS Society.

    You can find the list of categories, finalists and winners (in bold) below:

    If you're interested in reading our other picks for Best of Louisville, pick up a copy of the best read in the city, Louisville Magazine. 

    New Restaurant

    Louvino
    Mesh
    Feast (NuLu location)

    Fine Dining Restaurant

    Jack Fry's
    Varanese
    Jeff Ruby's

    Breakfast

    Wild Eggs
    Toast
    North End Cafe

    Steaks

    Jeff Ruby's
    Pat's Steakhouse
    Ruth's Chris

    Indian Restaurant

    Shalimar
    Kashmir
    Dakshin

    Asian Restaurant

    Simply Thai
    August Moon
    Joy Luck

    Middle Eastern Restaurant

    Grape Leaf
    Shiraz
    Safier

    Italian Restaurant

    Vincenzo's
    Volare
    Porcini

    Latin American Restaurant

    Havana Rumba
    El Nopal
    Guaca Mole

    Pizza

    Wick's
    Tony Boombozz
    Impellizzeri's

    Bakery

    Plehn's
    Nord's
    Heitzman

    Bagels

    Nancy's Bagel Grounds​
    Panera
    ​Bruegger's

    Ice Cream

    Comfy Cow
    Graeter's
    Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen

    Food Truck

    Longshot Lobsta
    Traveling Kitchen
    Holy Molé

    Local Bar

    Commonwealth Tap
    Back Door
    Play

    Bourbon Brand

    Maker's Mark
    Woodford Reserve
    Four Roses

    Local Beer Brewer

    BBC
    Against the Grain
    Apocalypse

    Bookstore

    Carmichael's
    Barnes & Noble
    Half Price Books

    Department Store

    Macy's
    Von Maur
    Kohl's

    Florist

    Nanz & Kraft
    Country Squire
    Colonial Designs

    Hospital

    Baptist Health Louisville
    Norton
    Jewish

    Locally Headquartered Bank

    Republic
    Stock Yards
    Park Community Credit Union

    Boutique (3 tied for 3rd)

    Dot Fox
    Shop at The Brown
    (tie) Clodhoppers
    (tie) Pink Door
    (tie) Two Chicks

    Fitness Club

    Baptist Health Milestone
    YMCA
    Planet Fitness

    TV Anchor-Male

    Scott Reynolds
    Doug Proffitt
    Sterling Riggs

    TV Anchor-Female

    Dawne Gee
    Candyce Clifft
    Vicki Dortch

    TV Sportscaster

    Fred Cowgill
    Kent Taylor
    Eric Crawford

    TV Weathercaster

    Kevin Harned
    Marc Weinberg
    Jay Cardosi

    TV Morning Host

    Candyce Clifft
    Terry Meiners
    Lauren Jones

    Local Club DJ

    Glittertitz
    Sleepy T
    Syimone

     

    Critic's Choice

    Best Mural: The Waterfall in Portland
    Best Taco: Green Chili Pork Taco from Manny & Merle
    The Best Collection of People: The Cure Lounge
    Best Twitter Jabs at the City: Louisville Humor
    Best view of the city from the city: Copper & Kings Rooftop
    Best Dive Bar: Air Devil's Inn
    Best Costume Jewelry: 2023 Antiques
    Best Poet: Kiki Petrosino
    Best Scenic Route: Lime Kiln Lane 

     

     

    Excited yet? Better buy tickets while they last!​

    Cover image courtesy of Via Studio, all others courtesy of Louisville Magazine

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