Best of Big D 2010: Readers’ Choice

We asked you to name your favorite choices to enjoy this city to the fullest. Here are your picks.


Best Burger
Kenny’s Burger Joint

Best Margarita
Mi Cocina

Best Pizza
Fireside Pies

Best Patio Dining
Patrizio in Highland Park Village

Best Chocolatier
Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Best Bakery for Sweets
Celebrity Cafe & Bakery

Best Bakery for Bread

Best Barbecue
Sonny Bryan’s

Best Breakfast
Norma’s Cafe

Best Brunch
Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery

Best Taco Joint
Taco Diner

Best Butcher Shop
Hirsch’s Specialty Meats and Sausages

Best Cheese Shop
Central Market

Best Celebrity Chef
Kent Rathbun

Best Chef
Sharon Hage, York Street

Best Up-and-coming Chef
Scott Romano, Charlie Palmer at the Joule

Best Chinese Restaurant
Royal China

Best Coffeehouse
White Rock Coffee

Best Ice Cream/Gelato Shop

Best Fish Market
TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market

Best French Restaurant
Lavendou Bistro Provençal

Best Italian Restaurant

Best French Fries
Burger House

Best Indian Restaurant
Clay Pit

Best Tex-Mex
Mi Cocina

Best Sandwich Shop
Jimmy’s Food Store

Best Seafood Restaurant
Truluck’s Steak & Stone Crab

Best Sommelier
Barbara Werley, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Best Steakhouse
Bob’s Steak & Chop House

Best Sushi

Best Thai Restaurant
Bangkok City

Best Vietnamese Restaurant
Green Papaya

Best Wine List Under 50 Wines

Best Wine List Over 50 Wines
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Best Wine Bar

Best Wine Shop

Best Dessert
Chocolate Cake, Truluck’s Steak & Stone Crab

Best Caterer
Beyond The Box


Best Dive Bar
The Loon

Best Lounge

Best Sports Bar
Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill

Best Bar Patio
The Old Monk

Best Jukebox
The Londoner

Best Karaoke
Uptown Bar & Grill

Best Live Music Venue
House of Blues

Best Gay Bar
JR’s Bar & Grill

Best Dance Club
Lizard Lounge

Best Place to Eat After Midnight
Cafe Brazil

Best Sober Hangout
TopGolf Dallas

Best View From a Bar

Best Hotel Bar
Dragonfly/Urban Oasis at Hotel ZaZa

Best Bar Food
Victor Tango’s

Best Beer Selection
The Ginger Man

Best Cocktails
Victor Tango’s

Best Bartender
Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, Bolsa


Best Furniture Store
Weir’s Furniture Village

Best Vintage/Consignment Furniture Shop
Again & Again

Best Home Accessories Store

Best Garden Shop
Calloway’s Nursey

Best Gift Shop
Bishop Street Market

Best Toy Store
Froggie’s 5 and 10

Best Pet Store
Foxy Paws

Best Bicycle Shop
Richardson Bike Mart

Best Record Store
Half Price Books

Best Bookstore
Half Price Books

Best Comic Book Store
Zeus Comics and Collectibles

Best Shoe Store
Lou Lou

Best Sneaker Shop
Luke’s Locker

Best Place to Buy Jeans
The Blues Jean Bar

Best Shop for Designer-Label Women’s Fashion
Neiman Marcus

Best Women’s Clothing Boutique

Best Shop for Affordable Women’s Clothing
Flirt Boutique

Best Consignment Women’s Clothing Shop
Clotheshorse Anonymous

Best Lingerie Shop
Trousseau of Dallas

Best Vintage Clothing Store
Dolly Python

Best Men’s Clothing
Neiman Marcus

Best Children’s Clothing Boutique
Animal Crackers

Best Custom Clothier
Culwell & Son

Best Jewelry Store

Best Jewelry Designer
Amanda Sterett

Best Shop for Eyewear


Best Day Spa
The Spa at the Crescent

Best Eyebrows
Cindy DiMaggio at Salon Boutique

Best Facialist
Pure Skin Therapy

Best Fitness Program
Camp Gladiator

Best Massage
Ritz-Carlton Dallas Spa

Best Mani/Pedi
Pampered Soles

Best Wax
Bliss Dallas

Best Yoga
Sunstone Yoga

Best Sunless Tanning
Spa Nordstrom

Best Hair Salon
Aalam the Salon

Best Auto Mechanic
Lovers Lane European Automotive

Best Tailor
Unique Tailor

Best Dry Cleaner

Best Florist
Dr Delphinium Designs & Events

Best Pet Boarder
The Dog Lofts

Best Shoe Repair
Deno’s of Highland Park

Best Car Wash
Vintage Car Wash

Best Framer
Mann’s Art & Frame

Best Mover
All My Sons Moving & Storage

Best Stationery
Color Box Design and Letter Press

Best Yard Care

Best Pet Groomer
Rover Sleep Over

Best Vet
City Veterinary Center

Best Painter
Evans Natural Finishes