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Best of Big D 2011: Readers’ Choice

This Year 1,252,976 votes were cast in our poll. Thank you to everyone who voted, and congratulations to this year’s winners.

Food and Drink

Best Burger
  Twisted Root Burger Co.  
Best Margarita  El Fenix
Best Pizza  Campisi’s
Best Patio Dining  Ozona Grill & Bar
Best Chocolatier  Dude, Sweet Chocolate   
Best Bakery for Sweets  La Duni
Best Bakery for Bread  Eatzi’s
Best Barbecue  Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse
Best Breakfast  Cafe Brazil   
Best Brunch  Blue Mesa Grill   
Best Taco Joint  Fuzzy’s Taco Shop   
Best Butcher Shop  Kuby’s Sausage House
Best Cheese Shop  Central Market   
Best Chef  Kenny Bowers, Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill   
Best Chinese Restaurant  Royal China   
Best Coffeehouse  Pearl Cup   
Best Ice Cream/Gelato  Paciugo   
Best Fish Market  Central Market   
Best French Restaurant  Toulouse Cafe and Bar
Best Italian Restaurant  Taverna 
Best French Fries  Burger House   
Best Indian Restaurant  India Palace   
Best Tex-Mex  El Fenix   
Best Sandwich Shop  Jimmy’s Food Store   
Best Seafood Restaurant  Fish City Grill   
Best Steakhouse  Bob’s Steak & Chop House   
Best Sushi  The Blue Fish
Best Thai Restaurant  Royal Thai   
Best Vietnamese Restaurant  Green Papaya   
Best Vegetarian  Bliss Raw Cafe & Elixir Bar   
Best Wine Bar  Crú   
Best Wine Shop  Jimmy’s Food Store   
Best Dessert  Sour Cream Apple Pie, Hibiscus  
Most Family-Friendly Restaurant  Babe’s Chicken Dinner House   


Best Dive Bar  The Loon       
Best Lounge  Candleroom   
Best Sports Bar  Stan’s Blue Note       
Best Bar Patio  Bar Belmont   
Best Karaoke  The Corner Bar & Grill
Best Live Music Venue  Granada Theater   
Best Gay Bar  The Grapevine Bar   
Best Place to Dance  Candleroom   
Best Place to Eat After Midnight  Cafe Brazil
Best View from a Bar  Bar Belmont   
Best Hotel Bar  Dragonfly/Poolside at Hotel ZaZa   
Best Bar Food  The Holy Grail Pub   
Best Beer Selection  The Ginger Man   
Best Cocktails  Victor Tango’s   
Best Bartender  Danny Versfelt, Al Biernat’s   
Best DJ  DJ OB-Jen and Juice       


Best Furniture Store  Weir’s Furniture Village   
Best Vintage/Antique Furniture Shop  20c Design   
Best Home Accessories Store  The Gypsy Wagon   
Best Garden Shop  Nicholson-Hardie   
Best Gift Shop  Nasher Sculpture Center Store   
Best Toy Store  Froggie’s 5 & 10   
Best Pet Store  Green Pet   
Best Bicycle Shop  Richardson Bike Mart   
Best Record Store  Good Records   
Best Bookstore  Half Price Books   
Best Comic Book Store  Lone Star Comics   
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  Nordstrom   
Best Women’s Clothing Boutique  Melanie Gayle   
Best Shop for Affordable Women’s Clothing  Just Add Jeans   
Best Women’s Clothing Consignment Shop  Clotheshorse Anonymous   
Best Lingerie Shop  Intimacy   
Best Men’s Clothing Store  Nordstrom   
Best Children’s Clothing Boutique  Animal Crackers   
Best Custom Clothier  Lombardo Custom Apparel   
Best Jewelry Store  Bachendorf’s   
Best Jewelry Designer  Amanda Sterett   
Best Shop for Eyewear  Peeper’s   
Best Floral Shop  Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events   
Best European Antiques  Country French Interiors   
Best Asian and African Antiques  Joel Cooner Gallery   
Best Vintage Clothing Store  Dolly Python   
Best Children’s Furniture  Wee Dreamscapes   


Best Spa  Hiatus Spa & Retreat   
Best Facial  Hiatus Spa & Retreat   
Best Place for a Massage 
Hiatus Spa & Retreat   
Best Manicure/Pedicure  Hiatus Spa & Retreat   
Best Sunless Tanning  Palm Beach Tan   
Best Hair Salon  Aalam the Salon   
Best Place to get Eyebrows Done  Cindy DiMaggio at Salon Boutique  
Best Place to get Eyelashes Done  Eyelashes by Stephanie  
Best Place for Waxing  Hiatus Spa & Retreat   
Best Yoga Studio  Sunstone Yoga   
Best Fitness Program  Camp Gladiator Boot Camp   
Best Tailor  Unique Tailor      
Best Dry Cleaner  Bibbentucker’s   
Best Shoe Repair  Deno’s of Highland Park Shoe Service   
Best Framer  Mann’s Art & Frame      
Best Stationer  Paper and Chocolate   
Best Florist  Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events   
Best Yard Care  Lambert Landscape Company  
Best Painter  Three Brothers Painting       
Best Mover  Two Men and a Truck   
Best Auto Mechanic  Kwik Kar by the Lake   
Best Car Wash  Forest Lane Car Wash   
Best Pet Boarder  Urban Paws   
Best Pet Groomer  City Vet   
Best Veterinary Clinic  City Vet Hospital   
Best Caterer  At Your Service Catering   
Best Children’s Entertainer  Professor Brainius of Team Family   
Best Family Attraction  The Dallas World Aquarium   
Best Children’s Art Class    Dallas Museum of Art   
Best Family Photographer    Sugar Photography