Best of OKC 2006


Best Television Personality – Brad Edwards,
KFOR-TV Channel 4

Best Radio Personality or Team – Jack and Ron,
KYIS-FM 98.9

Best Person You’d like to Breed with – My Spouse

Best Okie to Become Famous Recently – Carrie
Underwood, “American Idol” Winner 2005

Best waiter or Waitress – Eric Walker, Hideaway

Best Bartender – Candice Kowalski, Toby Keith’s
I Love This Bar & Grill

Best Chef – Ryan Parrott, Deep Fork Group

Best Person with Blinders On – Gov. Brad Henry

Best Candidate for Governor – Gov. Brad Henry



Best Restaurant Requiring Reservations –
Boulevard Steakhouse

Best Come-As-You-Are Restaurant – Charleston’s

Best New Restaurant to Open Since June 2005 –

Best Chain Sit-Down Restaurant – Chili’s

Best Fast Food (Even If It’s a Chain) – Sonic

Best Restaurant for Breakfast or Brunch –
Jimmy’s Egg

Best Coffeehouse – Java Dave’s

Best Power Lunch on an Expense Account – Deep
Fork Grill

Best Sandwich Shop – City Bites

Best Barbecue Restaurant – Earl’s Rib Palace

Best Pizza Parlor – Hideaway Pizza

Best Hamburger Joint – Johnnie’s Charcoal

Best Asian Restaurant – Sushi Neko

Best Restaurant to Please Your International
Palate – La Baguette Bistro and Bakery

Best South-of-the-Border Restaurant – Ted’s Café

Best Gourmet Grocer – Akin’s Natural Foods

Best Seafood Restaurant or Market – Pearl’s

Best Restaurant with Great Service – Ted’s Café

Best Restaurant for a First Date – Redrock
Canyon Grill

Best Steak House – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Dessert – Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy

Best Late-Night Supper – Deep Fork Grill

Best Caterers – Ted’s Café Escondido



Best Martini – Skky Bar

Best Margarita – Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant

Best Neighborhood Bar – Henry Hudson’s Pub

Best Jukebox – Henry Hudson’s Pub

Best Elegant Drinkery – Nonna’s Purple Bar

Best Live Music Club – Bricktown Brewery

Best Dance Club – CityWalk

Best Outdoor Festival – Festival of the Arts

Best Local Attraction – Bricktown

Best Volunteer Opportunity – Central Oklahoma
Habitat for Humanity

Best Local Performance Group – Pinkie and the

Best Place to Soak Up Some Culture – Oklahoma
City Museum of Art



Best Casino – Remington Park Racino

Best New Business to Open Since June 2005 –
Remington Park Racino

Best Neighborhood Shopping District – Western

Best Art Gallery – Paseo Arts District

Best Place to Buy Flowers – Trochta’s Flowers
and Greenhouse

Best Annual Sale – Harold’s Warehouse Sale

Best Service in a Retail Establishment – Painted

Best Clothing for Women – Harold’s

Best Clothing for Men – Harold’s

Best Chain Retail Store – Target

Best Fine Jewelry – BC Clark

Best Place to Inexpensively Accessorize – Harry
Hines Trading Co.

Best Place to Buy Home Furnishings – Mathis
Brothers Furniture

Best Exceptional Gifts – BC Clark

Best Place to Register for Your Wedding – BC



Best Salon or Spa – Cottonwood Salon Spa

Best Pet Services – Lucky Dog Lodge

Best Business to Assist with A Job or Career
Change – Express Personnel Services

Best Travel Service – AAA Oklahoma

Best Banking Services (Local or Not) – Bank of

Best Hotel (Local or Not) – Oklahoma City

Best Place to Workout – YMCA



Best Example of Tax Dollars at Work – Bricktown

Best Way to Improve Life in Oklahoma City – Fix

Best View from a Window – Lake Hefner

Best Restored Building – Skirvin Hotel

Best Next Big Thing – Tattoos

Best Landscaping/Beautification – Myriad
Botanical Gardens

Best Thing to Show Out-of-Towners – Bricktown

Best Change That Should Happen to OKC – Better

Best Thing about OKC that You Hope Never Changes
– Cost of Living

Best News We’ve Had in a Long Time – Lottery

Best Thing Gov. Brad Henry Has Done – Teacher
Pay Raises

Best Advertising Campaign – Sonic

Best Evidence That Oklahoma City is Coming Alive
– Bricktown/Downtown Development

Best Situation Needing Investigation –
Department of Human Services, Child Services

Gazette staff

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