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Food and Drink

Best Cheeseburger
1. Rotier's
2. Fat Mo's
3. Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Best Hot Dog
1. I Dream of Weenie
2. Hot Diggity Dog
3. The Dog of Nashville

Best French Fries
1. Five Guys Burgers and Fries
2. J. Alexander's
3. Fat Mo's

Best Hot Chicken
1. Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
2. McDougal's Chicken Fingers & Wings
3. Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish

Best Ribs
1. Famous Dave's
2. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
3. Corky's BBQ

Best BBQ
1. Whitt's Barbecue
2. Jack's Bar-B-Que
3. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

Best Pizza (Non-chain)
1. Pizza Perfect
2. MAFIAoZA's
3. DaVinci's Gourmet Pizza

Best Sub Sandwich
1. Jersey Mike's
2. Subway
3. Sub Stop

Best Burrito
1. Baja Burrito
2. Moe's Southwest Grill
3. Qdoba Mexican Grill

Best Cheese Dip
1. San Antonio Taco Company
2. Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
3. Rosepepper Cantina & Mexican Grill

Best Fish Taco
1. Baja Burrito
2. Rosepepper Cantina & Mexican Grill
3. La Paz Restaurante & Cantina

Best Ice Cream/Gelato
1. Maggie Moo's Ice Cream & Treatery
2. Pied Piper Creamery
3. Las Paletas

Best Dessert
1. Cheesecake Factory
2. Sunset Grill
3. Mirror

Best Place to Buy Cupcakes 1. Gigi's Cupcakes
2. Sweet 16th
3. Dulce Desserts

Best Local Cake Baker
1. Sweet 16th
2. Sweet-N-Sassy Bakery
3. Dessert Designs

Best Place to Buy Bread
1. Provence Breads & Café
2. Bread & Company
3. Panera Bread

Best Bagel
1. Star Bagel Café
2. Bruegger's Bagels
3. Alpine Bagel Co.

Best Local Produce
1. Nashville Farmers' Market
2. The Produce Place
3. The Turnip Truck Natural Market

Best Farmers' Market
1. Nashville Farmers' Market
2. The Franklin Farmers' Market
3. East Nashville Farmers' Market at
The Turnip Truck Natural Market

Best Health Food Store
1. Whole Foods Market
2. The Turnip Truck Natural Market
3. Produce Place

Best Grocery Store
1. Publix
2. Whole Foods Market
3. Kroger

Best Place to Buy Fresh Seafood
1. Whole Foods Market
2. Publix
3. Fresh Market

Best Local Butcher
1. The Butcher Block
2. Robert Regg Meat Market
3. Houston's Meat & Produce

Best Specialty/Gourmet Store
1. Whole Foods Market
2. Fresh Market
3. Corrieri's Formaggeria

Best New Restaurant
1. Lime
2. City House
3. Mad Donna's

Best (Most Original) Menu
1. Margot Café and Bar
2. Flyte World Dining and Wine
3. PM

Best Chef
1. Margot McCormack - Margot
Café and Bar
2. Deb Paquette - Zola
3. Jeremy Barlow - tayst
Restaurant & Wine Bar

Best Caterer
Tie 1. Clean Plate Club
Tie 1. Copper Kettle
3. Chef's Market

Best Restaurant in Davidson County
1. Margot Café and Bar
2. Flyte World Dining and Wine
3. Watermark

Best Restaurant in Rutherford County
1. Demos' Restaurant
2. Toot's
3. Five Senses

Best Restaurant in Sumner County
1. September's Restaurant
2. Cheddar's
3. Demos' Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Williamson County
1. Saffire
2. Red Pony
3. J. Alexander's

Best Restaurant in Wilson County
1. Demos' Restaurant
2. Sunset Restaurant
3. Castle Heights Chop House

Best Sushi Bar
1. Ru San's Japanese Sushi & Seafood Restaurant
2. Virago
3. Samurai Sushi

Best Japanese Restaurant
1. Kobe Steaks Japanese
Restaurant
2. Goten Japanese Steak &
Sushi Bar
3. Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

Best Chinese Restaurant
1. P.F. Chang's China Bistro
2. Chinatown
3. Pei Wei Asian Diner

Best Vietnamese Restaurant
1. Miss Saigon
2. Kien Giang
3. Vinh Long

Best Korean Restaurant
1. Korea House
2. Seoul Garden
3. So Gong Dong Tofu House

Best Thai Restaurant
1. Royal Thai
2. Siam Café/Siam Cuisine
3. Jasmine

Best Indian Restaurant
1. Sitar
2. Woodlands Indian
Vegetarian Cuisine
3. Shalimar

Best Italian Restaurant
1. Amerigo
2. Mama Mia's
3. Sole Mio

Best Mediterranean Restaurant 1. Kalamata's
2. Mediterranean Cuisine
3. Athens Family Restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurant
1. Las Palmas
2. Rosepepper Cantina & Mexican Grill
3. La Hacienda

Best Cajun/Creole Style Restaurant
1. Chappy's on Church
2. Bro's Cajun Cuisine
3. South Street

Best Breakfast
1. Pancake Pantry
2. Noshville
3. Loveless Cafe

Best Sunday Brunch
1. Marché Artisan Foods
2. Margot Café and Bar
3. Copper Kettle

Best Meal to Nurse a Hangover
1. Waffle House
2. Noshville
3. Fat Mo's

Best Coffeehouse
1. Fido
2. Bongo Java
3. Frothy Monkey

Best Cheap Eats
1. Couva Calypso Cafe
2. Baja Burrito
3. San Antonio Taco Company

Best Mobile Vendor
1. I Dream of Weenie
Tie 2. Taco Truck outside of K&S
World Market
Tie 2. Mas Tacos Por Favor

Best Delicatessen
1. Noshville
2. Mitchell Delicatessen
3. Goldie's Deli

Best Meat-and-Three
1. Arnold's Country Kitchen
2. Sylvan Park Restaurant
3. Copper Kettle

Best All-You-Can-Eat-Deal
1. Monell's
2. Golden Corral
3. Shoney's

Best Steakhouse
1. Ruth's Chris Steak House
2. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse &
Wine Bar
3. Stoney River

Best Local Seafood Restaurant (Non-sushi)
1. Batter'd & Fried Boston
Seafood House
2. South Street
3. Chappy's on Church

Best Vegetarian Menu
1. Woodlands Indian
Vegetarian Cuisine
2. The Veggie Café
3. Couva Calypso Café

Best Takeout
1. Couva Calypso Cafe
2. Pei Wei Asian Diner
3. P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Best Late Night Eats
1. Café Coco
2. Sunset Grill
3. Athens Family Restaurant

Best Place to Eat When Someone Else Is Buying
1. The Palm
2. Ruth's Chris Steak House
3. Watermark

Best Place for a Business Lunch
1. The Palm
2. J. Alexander's
3. BrickTop's

Best Place for a Romantic Dinner
1. The Melting Pot
2. Margot Café and Bar
3. Zola

Best Restaurant Decor
1. Lime
2. Sambuca
3. Flyte World Dining and Wine

Best Patio
1. Jackson's Bar & Bistro
2. Rumours
3. San Antonio Taco Company

Best Restaurant With a View
1. Watermark
2. Germantown Café
3. Sambuca

Best Service in a Restaurant
1. Margot Café and Bar
2. Flyte World Dining and Wine
3. J. Alexander's

Best Wine List in a Restaurant
1. Rumours
2. Flyte World Dining and Wine
3. Sunset Grill

Best Wine Bar
1. Rumours
2. Flyte World Dining and Wine
3. tayst Restaurant & Wine Bar

Best Bar That Makes You Feel You're Not in Nashville
1. Lime
2. Radius10
3. Virago

Best Bar to People-Watch
1. Lime
2. Red Door East
3. Virago

Best Neighborhood Bar
1. 3 Crow Bar
2. Red Door
3. Corner Pub

Best Happy Hour
1. 3 Crow Bar
2. Eastland Café
3. MAFIAoZA's

Best Dive Bar
1. Springwater Supper Club
& Lounge
2. The Villager Tavern
3. Red Door

Best Sports Bar
1. Sam's Sports Bar & Grill
2. Sportsman's Grille
3. Beyond the Edge

Best Brewhouse
1. Bosco's
2. Yazoo Brewery
3. Blackstone Brewery

Best Beer Selection
1. The Flying Saucer
2. Broadway Brewhouse
3. The Beer Sellar

Best Bartender
Tie 1. Stephanie Johnson - Mirror
Tie 1. Loy Carney - Tribe
3. Doc Downs - Flyte World
Dining and Wine

Best Margarita
1. Rosepepper Cantina & Mexican Grill
2. La Paz Restaurante & Cantina
3. Las Palmas

Best Martini
1. Tribe
2. Virago
3. Mirror

Best Bloody Mary
1. 3 Crow Bar
2. Jackson's Bar & Bistro
Tie 3. Marché Artisan Foods
Tie 3. Margot Café and Bar

Best Place to Buy a Keg
1. Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor
Warehouse
2. JJ's Market & Café
3. Yazoo Brewery

Best (Most Knowledgeable Service) in a Wine Store
Tie 1. The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills
Tie 1. Woodland Wine Merchant
3. Midtown Wine & Spirits

Best Liquor Store
1. Frugal MacDoogal Wine &
Liquor Warehouse
2. Midtown Wine & Spirits
3. Bud's Discount Wine & Liquors


Arts & Entertainment

Best New Bar or Club (Opened Since 10/07)
1. Lime
2. Fuse
3. Mad Donna's

Best Honky-Tonk
1. Robert's Western World
2. Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
3. The Stage on Broadway

Best Pickup Bar
1. Tin Roof
2. Tribe
3. The Stage on Broadway

Best Gay Bar
1. Tribe
2. Play
3. The Lipstick Lounge

Best Lesbian Bar
1. The Lipstick Lounge
2. Play
3. Tribe

Best Strip Club
1. Christie's Cabaret
2. Deja Vu
3. Ken's Gold Club

Best After-Hours Club
1. Kiss After Hours
2. Faded
3. Club Nocturnal

Best Karaoke Bar
1. Lonnie's Western Room
2. The Lipstick Lounge
3. Wanna B's at Cadillac Ranch

Best Place to Throw Darts
1. The Villager Tavern
2. Broadway Brewhouse
3. Mulligan's Pub & Restaurant

Best Place to Shoot Pool
1. Buffalo Billiards
2. Melrose Billiards
Tie 3. Blue Bar & Rack Room
Tie 3. H. Cue's Upstairs Poolroom

Best Place to Dance
1. Play
2. Decades
3. Wildhorse Saloon

Best Club DJ
1. DJ Ron
2. DJ Tyrus
3. Mindub

Best Local Band
1. Autovaughn
2. The Features
3. How I Became the Bomb

Best Local Music Celebrity
1. Jack White
2. Keith Urban
3. Vince Gill

Best Singer-Songwriter
1. Jeremy Lister
2. Jeffrey Steele
3. Vince Gill

Best Writer's Night
1. The Bluebird Cafe
Tie 2. 8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge
Tie 2. Debi Champion/
The Commodore Sports
Bar & Grill

Best Trivia Night
1. 3 Crow Bar
2. Sam's Sports Bar & Grill
3. The Flying Saucer

Best Open-Mic
1. The Bluebird Cafe
2. Café Coco
3. Debi Champion/The Commodore
Sports Bar & Grill

Best Place to Hear Live Music
1. Ryman Auditorium
2. The Bluebird Cafe
3. Mercy Lounge

Best Place to Have a Showcase
1. 12th and Porter
2. The Rutledge
3. The Basement

Best Concert of 2008
1. Bruce Springsteen at
Sommet Center
2. Alison Krauss & Robert Plant at
Sommet Center
3. Kenny Chesney at Sommet Center

Best Museum
1. Frist Center for the Visual Arts
2. Country Music Hall of Fame
& Museum
3. Adventure Science Center

Best Art Gallery
1. Art & Invention Gallery
2. The Rymer Gallery
3. The Arts Company

Best Local Visual Artist
1. Deann Hebert
2. Trevor Mikula
3. Brenan Sharp

Best Local Author
1. Ann Patchett
2. Steven Womack
3. Tony Earley

Best Performing Arts Group
1. Nashville Symphony
2. Nashville Ballet
3. Improv Nashville

Best Local Theater Company
1. Nashville Children's Theatre
2. Tennessee Repertory Theatre
3. Improv Nashville

Best Place to See a Play
1. Tennessee Performing
Arts Center
2. Darkhorse Theater
3. Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre

Best Actor or Actress
1. Peter Vann
2. David Alford
3. Denise Hicks

Best Movie Theater
1. Regal Green Hills 16
2. The Belcourt Theatre
3. Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX

Best Place to See Independent Films
1. The Belcourt Theatre
2. Regal Green Hills 16
3. Sarratt Cinema at Vanderbilt

Best Bowling Alley
1. Strike & Spare
2. Franklin Family
Entertainment Center
3. Pla-Mor Lanes

Best Public Golf Course
1. McCabe
2. Harpeth Hills
3. Shelby

Best Private Golf Course
1. Vanderbilt Legends Club
2. Richland Country Club
3. Belle Meade Country Club

Best Place for a Wedding Reception
1. Cheekwood Botanical Garden
& Museum of Art
2. Schermerhorn Symphony Center
3. Opryland

Best Charity Event
1. Swan Ball
2. Artrageous
3. Steeplechase

Best Festival
1. Tomato Art Fest
2. Bonnaroo
3. Music City Brewer's Festival

Best Free Fun
1. Centennial Park
2. Movies in the Park
3. Shakespeare in the Park

Best Place for a Cheap Date 1. Centennial Park
2. Arrington Vineyards
3. Movies in the Park

Best Place to Meet Single Men
1. Tribe
Tie 2. Church
Tie 2. Kali Yuga Yoga

Best Place to Meet Single Women
1. Church
2. Kali Yuga Yoga
Tie 3. Nashville Predators games
Tie 3. Two Elle

Best Place to Meet Intelligent Men
1. Vanderbilt University
2. Library
3. Nashville Symphony

Best Place to Meet Intelligent Women
1. Vanderbilt University
2. Library
Tie 3. Lipscomb University
Tie 3. Nashville Symphony


Media

Best Country Radio Station
1. WSIX The Big 98
2. WKDF 103.3
3. The Wolf 95.5

Best Pop Radio Station
1. WRVW 107.5 The River
2. WRLT Lightning 100
3. 96.3 JACK-FM

Best Rock Radio Station
1. WRLT Lightning 100
2. 105.9 The Rock
3. 102.9 The Buzz

Best Urban Radio Station
1. WUBT 101.1 The Beat
2. WRLT Lightning 100
3. 92Q

Best Radio Personality or Personalities
1. Gerry House & The
House Foundation
2. Woody & Jim
3. Phil Valentine

Best AM Radio Station
1. WPLN 1430
2. WLAC 1510
3. WSM 650

Best Local TV News Station
1. WTVF Channel 5
2. WSMV Channel 4
3. WKRN Channel 2

Best Local TV News Personality
1. Demetria Kalodimos - Channel 4
2. Dan Miller - Channel 4
3. Neil Orne - Channel 2

Best Local Columnist
1. Mary Hance - Ms. Cheap - The Tennessean
2. Gail Kerr - The Tennessean
3. Beverly Keel - The Tennessean

Best Local Feature Writer
1. Jim Ridley - Nashville Scene
Tie 2. Kay West - Freelancer
Tie 2. P.J. Tobia - Nashville Scene
Tie 2. Leon Alligood -
The Tennessean

Best Local Political Writer
1. Larry Daughtrey - The Tennessean
2. Ken Whitehouse - The City Paper/
Nashville Post
3. Jeff Woods - Nashville Scene

Best Local Music Writer
1. Peter Cooper - The Tennessean
2. Dave Paulson - The Tennessean
3. Tracy Moore - Nashville Scene

Best Local Media Celebrity You Love to Hate
1. Brad Schmitt - Channel 2
2. Heather Byrd - All the Rage
3. Intern Adam - 107.5 The River

Best Local Blog
1. Nashvillest - nashvillest.com
2. Nashville Cream -
nashvillecream.com
3. Bites -
blogs.nashvillescene.com/bites

Best Scandal of the Year
1. Rob Briley's DUI/YouTube Video
2. James Cannon Murder
3. THP/Trooper Snooper


Home

Best Landscaper
1. Gardens of Babylon
2. Arthouse Gardens
3. Darren Bishop Landscape
& Design

Best Handyman
1. Handy Graham
2. Stratton Exteriors
3. Hillsboro Handyman

Best Plumber
1. Hiller Plumbing
2. East Nashville Plumbing
3. Myers Plumbing

Best Interior Designer
1. Beth Haley Design
2. Bobbie McCloud - Designworks
3. Anderson Design Studio

Best Real Estate Agent
1. Mark Deutschmann -
Village Real Esate
2. Josh Anderson -
Keller Williams Realty
3. Julie Shaninger Norfleet -
Re/Max Elite

Best Architect
1. DA/AD
2. Manuel Zeitlin
3. Mitchell Barnett Architect

Best Builder/Developer
1. Principle Building Group
Tie 2. Crimmins Construction
Tie 2. Lawrence Brothers, LLC

Best Apartment Complex
1. Station Lofts
2. Preserve at Brentwood
3. Alara

Best Place to Live Downtown
1. Viridian
2. ICON in the Gulch
3. The Adelicia

Best Neighborhood
1. East Nashville
2. 12 South/Belmont
3. Sylvan Park

Kids

Best Pediatrician
1. Robert Mallard
2. Frank Haraf Jr.
3. Nancy Beveridge

Best Place to Have a Baby
1. Baptist Hospital
2. Vanderbilt Medical Center
3. Centennial Medical Center

Best Daycare
1. Holly Street Daycare
2. Creative Care Center
3. Vanderbilt Child Care Center

Best Elementary School (K-4th)
1. Julia Green Elementary School
2. Franklin Road Academy
3. Eakin Elementary

Best Middle School (5-8th)
1. Harpeth Hall
2. Franklin Road Academy
3. Meigs

Best High School (9-12th)
1. Harpeth Hall
2. Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet
3. Hillsboro High School

Best Teacher, Public
1. David Peterson, Independence
High School
2. Mary Catherine Bradshaw,
Hillsboro High School
3. Christian Sawyer, Hillsboro
High School

Best Teacher, Private
1. Gary Christy, Harpeth Hall
2. Joe Croker, Harpeth Hall
3. Matthew Haber, University
School of Nashville

Best Playground
1. Fannie Mae Dees "Dragon" Park
2. Nashville Zoo
3. Red Caboose Park

Best Summer Camp
1. YMCA's Camp Widgiwagan
2. Barefoot Republic Camp
3. Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp

Best Outdoor Activity for Kids
1. Nashville Zoo
2. Fannie Mae Dees "Dragon" Park
3. Hooparama HoopJam!

Best Place to Take Kids When It's Raining
1. Adventure Science Center
2. The Monkey's Treehouse
3. Frist Center for Visual Arts

Best Local Toy Store
1. Phillips Toy Mart
2. Main Street Toys
3. Popo Cool Kid Stuff

Best Kids Menu
1. Noshville
2. McDougal's Chicken Fingers & WIngs
3. Couva Calypso Café

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant
1. McDougal's
2. Couva Calypso Café
3. MAFIAoZA's


Goods & Services

Best Auto Dealership
1. Beaman Automotive Group
2. Darrell Waltrip Honda Volvo
3. BMW of Nashville

Best Pre-Owned Auto Dealership
1. Carmax
2. Global Motorsports
3. Beaman Automotive Group

Best Auto Service Center
1. Beaman Automotive Group
2. Firestone Complete Auto Care
3. Darrell Waltrip Honda Volvo

Best Car Wash/Auto Detailer
1. White Bridge Auto Wash
2. Smith Brothers Car Wash
3. Miles Auto Spa

Best Motorcycle Dealer
1. Boswell's Harley-Davidson
2. Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs
3. Bloodworth Motorcycles

Best Place to Buy a Scooter
1. East Side Scooters
2. Bloodworth Motorcycles
3. Howard's Powersports

Best Bicycle Shop
1. Eastside Cycles
2. Cumberland Transit
3. Bike Pedlar

Best Hardware Store
1. Hillsboro Hardware
2. Cumberland Hardware
3. Hart ACE Hardware

Best Sporting Goods Store
1. Cumberland Transit
2. Walter Nipper's Nashville
Sporting Goods
3. The Athlete's House

Best Place to Buy a Pool or Spa
1. Watson's
2. Pool & Spa Depot
3. Madison Pools

Best Place to Buy Furniture
1. Sprintz
2. Crescent Fine Furniture
3. Bradford's Interiors

Best Local Place to Buy Cool Home Accessories
1. Urban Décor
2. Pangaea
3. Nouveau Classics

Best Place to Buy a Gaming/ Pool Table
1. Watson's
2. Nashville Billiard Company
Tie 3. pokeroutlet.com
Tie 3. Pool & Spa Depot

Best Local Nursery/Garden Center
1. Gardens of Babylon
2. Bates Nursery
3. Moore and Moore West Garden Center

Best New Retail Store (Opened Since Oct. 2007)
1. Anthropologie
2. Monkee's of Nashville
3. MODA

Best Shopping Mall
1. The Mall at Green Hills
2. CoolSprings Galleria
3. Opry Mills

Best Department Store
1. Macy's
2. Dillard's
3. Belk

Best Local Men's Clothing Boutique
1. Levy's
2. The Oxford Shop
3. Two Elle

Best Local Women's Clothing Boutique
1. Posh
2. Two Elle
3. Nashville Clothing Co.

Best Local Jeans Store
1. Boutique Bella
2. Posh
3. denHim

Best Vintage Clothing Store
1. The Hip Zipper
2. Local Honey
3. Boomerang Finer Thrift

Best Antique Store
1. Gas Lamp Antiques &
Decorating Mall
2. Wonders on Woodland
3. 8th Avenue Antique Mall
Best Consignment Store
1. Flip
2. My Sister's Closet
Tie 3. Designer Renaissance
Tie 3. Plato's Closet

Best Dry Cleaner
1. Village Cleaners
2. Nicholson Cleaners
3. Oakwood Cleaners

Best Local Shoe Store
1. Marti & Liz Shoes
2. Posh
3. Monkee's of Nashville

Best Place to Buy Eyewear
1. SEE
2. Image Optical
3. Milam's Optical

Best Place to Buy an Engagement Ring
1. Shane Co.
2. Village Jewelers
3. Tiffany

Best Local Jewelry Store
1. Village Jewelers
2. Draper Jewelry Company
3. Genesis

Best Florist
1. Emma's Flowers & Gifts
2. Ilex
3. A Village of Flowers

Best Place to Buy a Gift for Him
1. Alegria Gifts
2. Two Elle
3. Levy's

Best Place to Buy a Gift for Her
1. Pangaea
2. Monkee's of Nashville
3. Alegria Gifts

Best New Bookstore
1. Davis-Kidd
2. Borders
3. Barnes & Noble

Best Used Bookstore
1. BookMan/BookWoman
2. McKay Used Books & CDs
3. Rhino Books

Best Adult Video Store
1. Hustler Hollywood
2. 21 Up Video
3. OutLoud!

Best CD/DVD Store (Chain)
1. Best Buy
2. FYE
3. Blockbuster

Best CD/DVD Store (Non-Chain)
1. Grimey's New & Preloved Music
2. The Great Escape
3. The Groove

Best Place to Buy Vinyl
1. Grimey's New & Preloved Music
2. The Great Escape
3. The Groove

Best Place to Hock Used Music
1. The Great Escape
2. Grimey's New & Preloved Music
3. McKay Used Books & CDs

Best Place to Buy a New Musical Instrument
1. Guitar Center
2. Corner Music
3. Fork's Drum Closet

Best Place to Buy a Used Musical Instrument
1. Nashville Used Music
2. Gruhn Guitars
3. Corner Music

Best Smoke Shop
1. Uptown Smoke Shop
2. Stogie's Ales & Fine Cigars
Tie 3. Elliston Place Pipe & Tobacco
Tie 3. Woody's Smokes and Brews

Best Tattoo Studio
1. Lone Wolf Body Art
2. Icon Tattoo & Body Piercing
3. Black 13 Tattoo Parlor

Best Hair Salon
1. Trim
2. Elan
3. Fruition

Best Hair Stylist
1. Amanda McClanahan - Cognito
2. Carmen Allison - Platinum Salon
3. Shana Dyer - Harlow Salon

Best Manicure/Pedicure
1. Venetian Nails & Spa
2. Signature Nails Spa
3. Magnolia Day Spa

Best Skin Care Center
1. Elan
2. n2skin
3. Gold Skin Care Center

Best Tanning Salon
1. Sun Tan City
2. Urban Sun Tan Spa
3. Riviera Tan Spa

Best Hair Removal
1. n2skin
2. Elan
3. Gold Skin Care Center

Best Massage
1. Escape Day Spa and Salon
2. Essential Therapy Store & Spa
3. n2skin

Best Spa
1. Escape Day Spa and Salon
2. Blue Canyon River Day Spa
3. Relache Day Spa

Best Doctor for a Nip and Tuck
1. Joseph B. DeLozier
2. Glenn S. Buckspan
3. John David Rosdeutscher

Best LASIK Surgery Center
1. Wang Vision Institute
2. Loden Vision Centers
3. Arrowsmith Eye Institute

Best Dentist
1. David W. Dickerson
2. Matt Gorham
3. Robert C. Fesmire

Best Chiropractor
1. Dunn Chiropractic Clinic
2. Green Hills Chiropractic Clinic
3. Action Chiropractic

Best Hospital
1. Vanderbilt Medical Center
2. Baptist Hospital
3. St. Thomas Hospital

Best Cool Hotel
1. Hotel Indigo
2. The Hermitage Hotel
3. Opryland

Best Gym/Fitness Club
1. YMCA
2. Gym 5
3. The Delta

Best Personal Trainer
1. Shaun Daugherty - Fusion
Performance & Fitness
2. Bobbie Moreland -
Fitness Together
3. John Payne - The Delta

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio
1. Hot Yoga of Nashville
Tie 2. Kali Yuga Yoga
Tie 2. Sanctuary for Yoga

Best Place to Learn to Dance
1. Green Hills School of Dance
2. Nashville School of Ballet
Tie 3. National Dance Clubs
Tie 3. Wildhorse Saloon

Best Place for Continuing Education
1. Nashville State
Community College
2. Vanderbilt University
3. Belmont University

Best MBA Program
1. Vanderbilt University
2. Belmont University
3. Lipscomb University

Best Non-Profit
1. CASA - Court Appointed
Special Advocates
2. Nashville Cares
3. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Best Bank
1. Regions
2. SunTrust
3. Bank of America

Best Divorce Attorney You Don't Want Representing Your Spouse
1. Rose Palermo
2. Jim Martin
3. Marlene Eskind Moses

Best DUI Lawyer
1. Robert T. Vaughn
2. Joseph W. Fuson
3. Adam Dread

Best Veterinarian
1. Murphy Road Animal Hospital
2. Value Vet
3. Hillsboro Animal Hospital

Best Place to Adopt a Pet
1. Nashville Humane Association
2. Happy Tales Humane Society
3. Love at First Sight Pet Center

Best Local Pet Boutique
1. Lucky Pup Boutique and Bath
2. The Cat Shoppe & The Dog Store
3. come.sit.stay.

Best Local Pet Grooming
1. A Bark Above
2. Miss Kitty's Bed & Bath
3. Murphy Road Animal Hospital

Best Pet Boarding Daycare
1. A Bark Above
2. Miss Kitty's Bed & Bath
3. My Second Home Pet Resort


People/Places/Other

Best Park
1. Centennial Park
2. Warner Parks
3. Shelby Park

Best Dog Park
1. Centennial Park
2. Shelby Park
3. Warner Parks

Best Environmentally Friendly Business
1. tayst Restaurant & Wine Bar
2. Whole Foods Market
3. The Turnip Truck Natural Market

Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners
1. Downtown/Honky Tonkin'
2. Opryland
3. Parthenon/Centennial Park

Best Place to Spot Nicole Kidman
1. Starbucks
2. Bread & Company
3. Whole Foods Market

Best Place to Get a Speeding Ticket
1. Belle Meade
2. West End
3. Briley Parkway

Best Day Trip
1. Chattanooga
2. Lynchburg/Jack Daniel Distillery
3. Fall Creek Falls

Best Thing That's Changed in Nashville in the Last Year
1. Karl Dean as Mayor
2. No smoking in restaurants
3. Hill Center

Best Place to Worship
1. Christ Church Cathedral
2. Bellevue Community Church
3. Midtown Fellowship

Best Church Music
1. Christ Church Cathedral
Tie 2. Belmont United
Methodist Church
Tie 2. Oasis Worship Centre

Best Community Role Model
1. Becca Stevens
2. Martha Ingram
3. Vince Gill

Best Local Politician
1. Mayor Karl Dean
2. Gov. Phil Bredesen
3. Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Best Local Politician You Love to Hate
1. Council Member Eric Crafton
2. Rep. Marsha Blackburn
3. Al Gore

Best Local Liberal
1. Al Gore
2. Mary Mancini
3. Larry Woods

Best Local Conservative
1. Phil Valentine
2. Steve Gill
3. Marsha Blackburn

Best Metro Council Member
1. Mike Jameson
2. Erik Cole
3. Megan Barry

Best Metro Council Member You'd Like to See Gone
1. Eric Crafton
2. Charlie Tygard
3. Michael Craddock

Best Titans Player
1. Vince Young
2. Keith Bulluck
3. Kyle Vanden Bosch

Best Predators Player
1. Jordin Tootoo
2. Jason Arnott
3. J.P. Dumont

Best Sounds Player
1. Tony Gwynn Jr.
Tie 2. Laynce Nix
Tie 2. Vinny Rottino

Best Category We Forgot
Tie 1. Best Newspaper
Tie 1. Best Photographer
Tie 1. Best Talent Agency

Previous Winners

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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