Best of OKC 2008


Best Beloved Public Figure – Carrie Underwood

Best TV Personality – Gary England

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

Best Local Musician or Band – Carrie Underwood

Best Visual Artist – Greg Burns

Best Waiter/Waitress – Beth Robinson, Boulevard

Best Bartender – Beth Robinson, Boulevard



Best Festival or Annual Event – Festival of the

Best Tourist Attraction – Bricktown

Best Hotel – Skirvin Hilton

Best Casino – Riverwind Casino

Best Recreation Destination in Oklahoma –

Best Place to Entertain the Kiddos – Oklahoma
City Zoo

Best Theater – Moore Warren

Best Local Live Music Club – UCO Jazz Lab

Best Place to See a Concert – Ford Center

Best Dance Club – CityWalk

Best Gay or Lesbian Bar – The Copa

Best Karaoke – Henry Hudson’s

Best Pool Hall or Dart Bar – Bricktown Brewery

Best Neighborhood Bar – Henry Hudson’s



Best Coffee Shop – Java Dave’s

Best Breakfast – Jimmy’s Egg

Best Sunday Brunch – Jimmy’s Egg

Best Sandwich Shop – City Bites

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

Best Italian Restaurant – Flip’s Wine Bar and

Best European Restaurant – La Baguette Bistro

Best Seafood or Sushi Restaurant – Sushi Neko

Best Asian Restaurant – Musashi’s

Best Mediterranean Restaurant – Zorba’s
Mediterranean Cuisine

Best Indian Restaurant – Gopuram Taste of India

Best Restaurant with Healthy Menu Options –
Saturn Grill

Best Dessert Menu – La Baguette

Best Wine List – Bin 73

Best Appetizers – Hideaway Pizza

Best Steakhouse – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Burger Joint – Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

Best Barbecue – Earl’s Rib Palace

Best Pizza – Hideaway Pizza

Best After-Bar Dining – IHOP

Best Carryout – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Patio Dining – Redrock Canyon Grill

Best Chain Restaurant – Sonic Drive-In

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant – America’s
Incredible Pizza Company

Best Restaurant Outside City Limits – Eischen’s
Bar, Okarche

Best Home Cookin’ Restaurant – Esichen’s Bar

Best Casual Dining Restaurant – Ted’s Café

Best New Restaurant – Red Primesteak



Best Women’s Clothing Boutique – Blue 7

Best Men’s Clothier – Harold’s

Best Fine Jewelry – B.C. Clark Jewelers

Best Fashion Accessories – Painted Door

Best Resale, Vintage or Thrift Store – Goodwill

Best Gifts or Antique Shop – Painted Door

Best Place to Buy Artwork – Festival of the Arts

Best Furniture Store – Mathis Brothers Furniture

Best Florist or Garden Center – TLC Florist
& Greenhouses

Best Local Bookstore or Library – Full Circle

Best Music Store – CD Warehouse

Best Sporting Goods or Bicycles – Al’s Bicycles

Best Specialty Food Store – Akin’s Natural Food

Best Yoga, Pilates or Fitness Center – YMCA of
Greater Oklahoma City

Best Hair Salon or Spa – Velvet Monkey Salon/Velvet
Monkey Salon Too

Best Place to Have Cosmetic Procedures Performed
– Dr. Tim Love

Best Dentist – Dr. Shannon Griffin

Best Tattoo Shop – Atomic Lotus Tattoo

Best Pet Services – Central Park

Best New Business – RedPin Bowling Lounge



Best Local Nonprofit Organization – Central
Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

Best Business That Contributes to the Community
– Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Best Environmental Improvement Efforts –
OG&E Wind Power

Best Thing Attracting Attention to Oklahoma –
Cost of Living and “Recession-Proof” Economy

Best Up-and-Coming Area of Town – Bricktown

Best Thing We Need in OKC – Whole Foods Market


Gazette staff

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