And the Winners Are...
The results are finally in! The 2013 Best of Buffalo winners were officially announced, and received their awards at our annual Best of Buffalo party held this past Monday, May 13th. The winners list below represents the top vote-getter in each of their respective categories.
|Local Eats Best Bagel Bagel Jay’s Best Bar Food Cole’s Restaurant Best BBQ Fat Bob’s Smokehouse Best Beef on Weck Charlie the Butcher Best Brunch Betty’s Restaurant Best Burger Grover’s Best Cheap Eats Mighty Taco Best Chef Mike Andrzejewski, Mike A’s and Seabar Best Chinese Red Pepper Best Coffee SPoT Coffee Best Deli Joe’s Deli Best Dessert Dessert Deli Best Diner Lafe Effect Diner Best Ethiopian Lucy Ethiopian Cuisine Best Fish Fry Papa Jake’s Saloon Best Food Truck Lloyd Taco Truck Best French Rue Franklin Best French Fries Blue Monk Best German Scharf’s Schiller Park Best Greek / Mediterranean Kostas Family Restaurant Best Hot Dog Ted’s Hot Dogs Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Anderson’s Frozen Custard Best Indian Taste of India Best Italian Chef’s Restaurant Best Latino Niagara Cafe Best Mexican / Tex-Mex Cantina Loco Best Middle Eastern Falafel Bar Best New Restaurant Remington Tavern Best Pancakes Amy’s Place Best Patio Pearl Street Grill & Brewery Best Pizza La Nova Best Place to Eat at 2am Jim’s Steakout Best Polish Polish Villa Best Salad Globe Market Best Sausage Ulrich’s Tavern Best Seafood Seabar Best Soul Food Gigi’s Restaurant Best Soup Globe Market Best Steak Russell’s Steaks, Chops, & More Best Sub Jim’s Steakout Best Sushi Kuni’s Sushi Bar Best Takeout / Delivery Cantina Loco Best Thai / Vietnamese / Burmese Sun International Foods Best Vegetarian Merge Best Wings Duff’s Restaurant this City Needs Most More Mexican food Music Best Acoustic Act The Leftovers Best Blues Act The Jony James Blues Band Best Classical Musician JoAnn Falletta Best Club DJ DJ Cutler Best Country Act West of the Mark Best DJ Crew Spooky Business Best Female Vocalist Christina Custode Best Hip Hop Act AJ Jordan Best Jazz Act Custode & Parisi Best Male Vocalist Jim Candytree Best Open Mic Night Mondays at Nietzsche’s Best Original Music Act The Albrights Best Rock Act The Albrights Best Soundman Kenny Maggs Best Vocal Ensemble Buffalo Choral Arts Society People & Places Best Activist Group PUSH Buffalo Best Individual Activist Aaron Bartley Best Annual Festival Allentown Art Festival Best Annual Fundraiser Ride for Roswell Best Blog Buffablog Best Print Journalist Jerry Sullivan Best Radio Personality Shredd & Ragan Best TV Personality Don Paul Best Twitter Feed Kevin O’Neill (@kevinbuffalo) Best New Idea You’ve Heard Rock climbing at the grain elevators Best People-Watching Spot Anywhere on Elmwood Best Picnic Spot Delaware Park Best Place to Watch a Sunset Canalside Buffalo’s Next Mayor Byron Brown Most Over-Reported Story of the Year The Corasanti trial Most Under-Reported Story of the Year Tonawanda Coke trial One Thing You Hope Will Happen This Year More waterfront development Your Secret Buffalo Crush Lydia Dominick||Arts & Artists Best Actor Vincent O’Neill Best Burlesque Performer Mistress J Kiss Best Cultural Asset Albright-Knox Art Gallery Best Dance Company Lehrer Dance Best Dancer Ashley Vita Verde Best Drag Performer Jimmy Janowski Best Genre-Defying Artist Buffalo Comedy Sportz Best Movie Theater North Park Theatre Best Painter A. J. Fries Best Photographer Mark Callen Best Poet Celia White Best Sculptor Julie Silver Best Spoken-Word Artist Josh Smith Best Standup Comic Kristen Becker Best Supporter of the Arts M&T Bank Best Theater Company Irish Classical Theatre Best Up-and-Coming Art Space The Vault Best Video / Film Artist Crimson Pestilence Best Writer Donna Hoke Nightlife Best ABSOLUT Bartender Jimmy Destino, Crazy Jake’s Best Bartender Jon Karel, Vera Best Beer Selection Blue Monk Best Bowling Voelkers Best Dive Bar Allen Street Bar & Grill (Old Pink) Best Gay Bar Club Marcella Best Happy Hour Century Grill Best Hookup Joint Allen Street Bar & Grill (Old Pink) Best Jukebox Essex Street Pub Best Karaoke Essex Street Pub Best Live Music Venue Nietzsche’s Best Neighborhood Pub Essex Street Pub Best New Bar Mes Que Best Place to Throw Darts Essex Street Pub Best Place to Dance Club Marcella Best Place to Shoot Pool Essex Street Pub Best Place to Watch a Game Pearl Street Grill & Brewery Best Strip Club Tiffany’s Cabaret Best Upscale Bar Snooty Fox Best Wine List Just Vino Kind of Bar this City Needs Most A big dance club Shops & Services Best Antique Shop Miss Josie’s Antiques Best Auto Mechanic Hart’s Service Station Best Bakery Five Points Bakery Best Barber Vito’s Cut & Style Best Bike Shop Campus Wheelworks Best Bookstore Talking Leaves... Books Best Butcher Federal Meats Best Car Dealer West Herr Automotive Best CD / Record Shop Record Theater Best Day Spa Excuria Salon & Spa Best Fish Market Hayes Fish Company Best Florist Maureen’s Wholesale Florist Best Furniture / Home Decor Room Best Gift Shop Everything Elmwood Best Hair Salon Leon Studio One Best Handyman / Woman Will Peck Best Head Shop Terrapin Station Best Health / Fitness Club Buffalo Athletic Club Best Jewelry Store Wild Things Best Liquor / Wine Store Premier Group Best Massage Excuria Salon & Spa Best Mens Clothing O’Connell’s Clothing Best Musical Instruments / Equipment Store Allentown Music Best New Shop Buffalo Adore Best Organic Foods Shop Lexington Co-op Best Outdoor Market Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market Best Pedicure / Manicure Excuria Salon & Spa Best Pet Store Elmwood Pet Supplies Best Piercings CowPok Best Pilates / Yoga East Meets West Best Place for Cool T- Shirts Pasteurized Tees Best Produce Wegmans Best Shoe Store ShoeFly Best Sports / Outdoors Store Gear 4 Adventure Best Tanning Parlor Total Tan Best Tattoos Hand of Doom Best Thrift Shop Amvets (Elmwood) Best Womens Clothing Anna Grace|
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