Best of OKC 1986


Cinnamon Rolls – Grandy’s

Old-Fashioned Hamburger – Johnnie’s

Coney – Coney Island

Decadent Dessert – Pioneer Pies

Exotic Entrée – Magnoia Café

Chili Cheeseburger – Johnnie’s

Steak – Steak & Ale Restauran

All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet – House of Szechuan

Restaurant That’s Always Good – Flip’s

Restaurant That’s Gone – Glen’s Hickory Inn

Barbecued Ribs – Leo’s Barbecue and Catering

Pastries – Sweet Memories

Fancy Breads – La Baguette

Fried Chicken – Sleepy Hollow

Unusual Salad Bar – Western Sizzlin Steak House

Pizza – Flip’s

Concocted Cocktail – T-Bar (Bull Shot)

Restaurant For A Large Group – Sleepy Hollow

Unpretentious Eatery – Classen Grill

Sunday Brunch – Park Avenue Room

Restaurant Name – Magnolia Café

Outdoor Dining – Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Wine List – Flip’s

Beer Selection – Garfield’s

Trendy Bistro – Flip’s

Elegant Restaurant – Coach House

Adult Restaurant for Kids – Crystal’s

Place For a Late Night Supper – Flip’s

Prices For the Most Food – Cocina De Mino

Dark & Discreet Restaurant – Haunted House

Happy Hour Spread – Confetti

Restaurant Décor – Molly Murphy’s



Outdoor Sculpture – “Wome Waiting” (63rd
& Penn)

Place for Romantic Rendezvous – Haunted House

View of the City – Eagle’s Nest

Place to Be Seen – OKC Golf & Country Club

Christmas Decorations – Ski Island

Piano Bar – Junior’s

Place for People Watching – Quail Springs Mall

Jogging Trail – Lake Hefner

Place to Take Out-of-Towners – OKC Zoo

Booth at the State Fair – Junior Hospitality

Place to See Local Celebrities – Magnolia Café

Place to Get Rowdy – T-Bar

Place with Live Bands – Velvet Underground

Place to View Art – Oklahoma Museum of Art

Place in Need of a Facelift – All of OKC

Playground – White Water

Graffiti – Western Bridge

Cemetery – Fairlawn Cemetery

Place to See a Play – Carpenter Square Theatre

Place for a Weekend Escape – Dallas

Picnic Area – Will Rogers Park

Day Trip – OKC Zoo

Place to Meet for Drinks – VZD’s

OKC Suburb – Edmond

Place to Watch Monday Night Football – T-Bar

Interesting Street – Carey Place

Fishing Spot – Lake Hefner

Place to Honeymoon in Town – Park Suite Hotel

Place to Live in OKC – Nichols Hills

Place to Take Adult Enrichment Classes – OKC
Community College

Dance Floor – Confetti



Antiques – Spivey’s

Records – Sound Warehouse

New Books – B. Dalton Bookseller

Used Books – Aladdin Book Shop

Flowers – Trochta’s Flowers & Greenhouse

Shopping Mall – Quail Springs Mall

Men’s Fashions – Harold’s

Women’s Fashions – Sanger Harris

Men’s Shoes – Cappuccio for Men

Women’s Shoes – The Webb

Kitchenware – Additions

Blue Jeans – C.R. Anthony

Cosmetics – Dillard’s

Outdoor Equipment – Backwoods

Card Shop – 42nd Street Candy

Used Clothing – 23rd Street Vintage

Video Rental – Sound Warehouse

House Plants – TLC Florist & Greenhouse

Photocopy Center – Kinko’s

Toy Store – Toys R Us

Hair Salon – Logsdon Hair Designers &

Appliance Store – Silo

Garden Store – Horn Seed

Computer Store – Computerland

Jewelry Store – B.C. Clark Jewelers

Sports Shop – Oshman’s Sporting Goods

Travel Agency – Bentley Hedges Travel Service

Car Dealership – Bolen

Banking Services – Liberty National Bank &
Trust Co.

Electronic Equipment – Contemporary Sounds of

Cameras – Lawrence Photo & Video

Gifts – Kamber’s

Department Store – Sanger Harris

Annual Sale – Harold’s

Furniture Store – Mathis Brothers Furniture

Caterers – Aunty Pittypat’s Catering

Liquor Store – Byron’s Package Store

Wine Store – Byron’s Package Store

Beer Store – Byron’s Package Store

Tanning Salon – Tan-ique, Inc.

Place to Work Out – International Fitness Centers

Health Care – Baptist Medical Center



Gazette Feature – Doonesbury

Local Radio Talk Show host – Pam Pryor

New Radio Format – KIMY – FM

Local TV News Reporter – Dan Slocum

Radio Giveaway – KZBS – FM

Radio Traffic Reports – Capt. Jim Perdue

Newspaper Writer – Randy Splaingard

Sexy Radio Voice – Lisa Mirick

Funk or Elevator Junk – KATT – FM

Risque Radio Voice – Eddie Haskell

Local TV Weather Forecaster – Gary England

Local TV News Anchor – Linda Cavanaugh

Local TV Sportscaster – Bob Barry

TV Set Design – KTVY Channel 4

TV News Graphics – KTVY Channel 4

TV News Musical Theme – KTVY Channel 4



Outdoor Arts Festival – Festival of the Arts

4th of July Fireworks – Edmond 4th
of July Festival

Best Charity Run – Redbud Classic

Society Benefit – Beaux Arts Ball

Bargain Benefit – Sleez Ball ‘86

Christmas Activity – OK Symphony Orchestra

Home Tour – Decorators Showhouse

Arts Opening – Oklahoma Museum of Art

Outdoor Music – OKC Zoo Amphitheatre

Parade – St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Ethnic Festival – Yukon Czech Festival



Strange Bedfellows – Edward L. Gaylord/Bill

Up-and-Coming Politician – David Walters

Underrated Politician – Cleta Deathrdige

Arts Festival Artist – Greg Burns

Over-Achiever – Jackie Carey

Dedicated Activist – Nathaniel Batchelder

Unsung Hero – Vinita Cravens

Political Survivor – Gov. George Nigh

Public-Spirited Citizen – Sydney Dobson

Straight-Laced Moralist – Larry Jones

OKC Promoter – Lee Allen Smith

Business Person – Linda Verin

Restauranteur – Vince Orza

Athletic Coach – Coach Barry Switzer

Local Athlete – Bart Conner



Addition to Skyline – Leadership Square

Historic Renovation – One Bell Central

Example of Tax Dollars at Work – Central

Thing That Ever Happened to OKC – Oklahoma Gazette

OKC Joke – Daily Oklahoman

Public Building – State Capitol

Stretch of Highway – Interstate 44

Free Service – Oklahoma Gazette

Hotel Lobby – Skirvin Plaza Hotel

Library – Belle Isle Branch Library

Downtown Adventure – Metro Concourse

Non-Profit Organization – Planned Parenthood

Idea Whose Time is Yet to Come – Domed Stadium

Church Architecture – First Presbyterian Church

Children’s Entertainment – OKC Zoo

Way to Improve Life in OKC – Positive Attitude



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