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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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