Best of OKC 1998


Best TV Reporter Who’s Too Good For This Market
– Dean Blevins

Best TV Reporter Most Likely to be an Android –
Mike Morgan

Best Morning Radio Team – Rick and Brad (KATT)

Best Larger Than Life Okie – Garth Brooks

Best Government Official – Gov. Frank Keating

Best Person you’d Like to Mix Your Genes With –
Vince Gill

Best Local Weasel – Ed Gaylord

Best Party Animal – Barry Switzer

Best Person Who Got What He/She Deserved –
Timothy McVeigh

Best Local Sports Figure – Shannon Miller

Best Person Who Needs to Lighten Up – Bob Macy

Best Person You Wish Would Move to Tulsa – Ed



Best Restaurant – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best New Restaurant – Hideaway Pizza

Best Restaurant in Edmond – Café 501

Best Restaurant in Norman – Legends

Best Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere, OK –
Eischen’s Bar (Okarche)

Best Service – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Place for a Banquet or Party – Applewoods

Best Quick Breakfast – Jimmy’s Egg

Best Sunday Brunch – Classen Grill

Best Coffee House – Java Dave’s

Best Lunch Spot – City Bites

Best Barbecue – Leo’s Family Barbecue Factory
The Original

Best European Restaurant, Not Italian – La

Best Healthy/Vegetarian – TerraLuna

Best Asian Restaurant – Hunana

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant – Jamil’s

Best Italian Restaurant – Bellini’s Ristorante
& Grill

Best Mexican Restaurant – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Delivered Pizza – Windy City

Best Seafood – Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Best Deli & Sandwich Shop – City Bites

Best Late Night Dining – Flip’s Wine Bar &

Best Martini – Hi-Lo Club

Best Wine List – Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria

Best Beer Selection – Tapwerks



Best Adult Toy Store – Christie’s Toy Box

Best Thrift Store – Vintage Plus

Best Portrait Photographer – Blunck Studios

Best Elegant Dress Shop – Balliet’s

Best Unique Gift Store – Kamber’s

Best Casual Clothing – Harold’s

Best Career Clothing – Harold’s

Best Tobacco Shop – Havana Leaf

Best Cosmetic Surgeon – Dr. Kelly

Best Furniture Store – Mathis Brothers Furniture
Co. Inc.

Best Cellular Phone and Paging – Metro Cellular

Best Store to Buy Wine – Byron’s Liquor

Best Health Food Store – Akins Natural Foods

Best Bicycle Store – Al’s Bicycles

Best Jewelry Store – B.C. Clark Jewelers

Best Records, Tapes and CDs – CD Warehouse

Best Antiques – Elektra Deco

Best Fitness Club – The Adams Course

Best New Business in Edmond – The Adams Course

Best New Business in Norman – Bellini’s
Ristorante & Grill

Best New Business – Pricebuster Liquor

Best Named Business – Cock o’ the Walk

Best Specialty Sport Store – Athletic Village

Best Computer Store – Second Byte

Best Place to Buy Plants and Flowers – TLC



Best Live Music Club – VZD’s

Best Place to Marvel at Humanity – Oklahoma
State Fair

Best Place to Take Out of Town Guests –

Best Dance Club – Angles

Best Place to Get Close to Nature – Oklahoma
City Zoo

Best Place for a First Date – Bricktown

Best Amusement in Edmond – Frontier City

Best Amusement in Norman – OU Football

Best Place to Meet Your Mate – Church

Best Gay Bar – Angles

Best Neighborhood Bar – VZD’s

Best New Attraction – Southwestern Bell
Bricktown Ballpark

Best Place to Spot Someone Famous – Will Rogers
World Airport

Best Place to Indulge in a Guilty Pleasure –
Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store

Best Restaurant/Nightclub District – Bricktown

Best Performing Arts Group – Lyric Theatre of



Best Website for a Local Business – 9 Online
(KWTV Channel 9)

Best Community Spirited Business – Mathis
Brothers Furniture Co Inc.

Best Annual Fundraiser – Festival of the Arts

Best Way to Lure Tourists to Oklahoma City –
Finish MAPS

Best Disappointment – Daily Oklahoman

Best Target of OCAF – Itself

Best Shame of the City – Road/Highway Conditions

Best Alternate Use for the MAPS Arena – Concerts

Gazette staff

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