Best of OKC 1989


Education Advocate – Hans Brisch

Friend of the Downtrodden – Jesus House

Inspirational Figure – Rev. Norman Neaves

Local eccentric – Edward L. Gaylord

Local Problem-Solver – Brad Edwards

OU Athlete Who Hasn’t Been Arrested – Stacy King

Local Visionary Performer Who’s Headed for the
Big Time – Maya

Person Who Got What He/She Deserved – Barry

Person Who Didn’t Deserve What He/She Got –
Barry Switzer

Person Who Has it and Spends it – Edward L.

Person You’d Like to Mix Your Genes With – Tammy

Person You’d Like to Punch out – Edward L.

Rising Political Star – David Walters

TV Reporter Who’s Too Good For This Market –
Patti Suarez



Attentive Service – Michael’s Supper Club

Elegant Drinkery – Waterford Hotel

Ethnic Grocery Store – Nayphe’s International

Free Food Buffet – Russell’s

Grocery Store Produce – Homeland

Heart-Healthy Menu – Stefanie’s

Late Night Supper – Flip’s Wine Bar &

Mom & Pop Restaurant – Tony’s Italian

New Restaurant – Metro Wine Bar & Bistro

Old-Time Neighborhood Bar – T-Bar

Outdoor Dining – Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Place to Drink with a Designated Driver – T-Bar

Place to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth – Braum’s

Place for Something Different – Magnolia Café

Power Lunch – Petroleum Club

Restaurant That Never Changes – Sleepy Hollow



Annual Party – Opening Night

Centennial Celebration – Guthrie

Change to Occur in Oklahoma City in the Eighties
– Remington Park

Corporate Landscaping – Kerr-McGee Corp.

Department Store Décor – Foley’s

Downtown Event That’s Not Festival of the Arts –
Red Earth

Example of Miplaced Enthusiasm – Myriad Gardens

Highway that’s Long Overdue – Centennial

Hot Political Issue – Abortion

Local Pipedream – Myriad Gardens

Local Scandal – University of Oklahoma Football

Oklahoma City Suburb – Edmond

Summertime Promotion – U.S. Olympic Festival ‘89

Thing About the Daily Oklahoman – Comics

Thing that Gov. Henry Bellmon Has Done for the
State of Oklahoma – Decided Not To Run Again



Place for a Fashion Splurge – 50 Penn Place

Place That’s Seen a Better Day – Downtown
Oklahoma City

Place That Makes You Feel Good About Oklahoma
City – Remington Park

Place to Avoid at Rush Hour – Broadway Extension

Place to be Photographed – Myriad Gardens

Place to Encounter High-Society Snobs – Oklahoma
City Golf & Country Club

Place to Get a Good Workout – YMCA

Place to Get Away From it All Without Going Too
Far – Lake Hefner

Place to Go Incognito – Angles

Place to Have Fun for Free – Martin Park Nature

Place to Impress Out-of-Towners – Remington Park

Place to Soak Up Some Culture – Cowboy Hall of

Best Place to Take the Whole Family – Oklahoma
City Zoo

Place with Tremendous Potential – Bricktown



Auto Care – Pitstop USA

Bank Whose Name Hasn’t Changed – Liberty
National Bank

Coffee Table Books – Full Circle Bookstore

Exceptional Gifts – Kamber’s

Floral Creations – Crown Heights Florist

Friendly Chruch – Church of the Servant

Legal Services – Pate & Payne

Magazine Selection – Taylor’s Newsstand &

Medical Care – Mercy Health Center

Oklahoma City Souvenirs – Cowboy Hall of Fame

Outrageous Ties – Gil’s Contemporary Clothing

Paint Store – Sherwin Williams Co.

Potted Plants – TLC Florist & Greenhouses

Used Cars – Big Red Imports

Wearable Art – Incurable Collector



The Absolute Best of Oklahoma City – The People

Gazette staff

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