Congrats to All the Best of Big D Winners: Food and Drink 2012

Yes, that is a real octopus. (photo by Elizabeth Lavin)

For weeks and weeks, you voted your hearts out to make sure your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant or burger joint landed a coveted spot in our August issue. Well, ladies and gents, give me a drum roll because the results are finally in.

A big round of applause should go to award newcomers like Old Town Creamery (Editors’ Pick for Best Ice Cream/Gelato) and A Wok (Editors’ Pick for Best Chinese) who are gracing the pages of D Magazine for the first time. Sundown at the Granada earned Best Vegetarian-Friendly for its never-ending selection of vegan and vegetarian plates. And, of course, Twisted Root Burger Co. won Readers’ Choice for Best Burger the second year in a row, while the editors’ pick, Liberty Burger, may surprise some of you by beating out some tough competitors, like Maple & Motor.

For all the rest of the Best of Big D winners for Culture, Nightlife, Shopping, Family, Services, etc., go here.

If you want to freak people out by showing them a bigger, whole-page photo of Jason Maddy and that octopus on top of the ice cream, go buy the print version. It’s out on newsstands.