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And the Winners Are...

The results are finally in! The 2014 Best of Buffalo winners were officially announced, and received their awards at our annual Best of Buffalo party held this past Monday, May 19th. The winners list below represents the top vote-getter in each of their respective categories.

To see all of this year's nominees or prior year's nominees and winners in the archives visit the Best of Buffalo homepage. See photos from the Best of Buffalo party here on Artvoice Daily.

Local Eats BEST BAGEL Bagel Jay’s BEST BAR FOOD Coles BEST BBQ Fat Bob’s Smokehouse BEST BEEF ON WECK Charlie the Butcher BEST BRUNCH Betty’s BEST BURGER Grover’s BEST CHEAP EATS Mighty Taco BEST CHEF Mike Andrzejewski BEST CHINESE Red Pepper BEST COFFEE Caffe Aroma BEST DELI Joe’s Deli BEST DESSERTS Dessert Deli BEST DINER Lake Effect Diner BEST DONUTS Paula’s Donuts BEST ETHIOPIAN Lucy’s BEST FISH FRY Papa Jake’s BEST FOOD TRUCK Lloyd Taco Trucks BEST FRENCH Rue Franklin BEST FRENCH FRIES Blue Monk BEST GERMAN Scharf’s BEST GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN Acropolis BEST HOT DOG Ted’s BEST ICE CREAM Anderson’s BEST INDIAN Taj Grill BEST ITALIAN Mulberry BEST JUICE BAR Ashker’s BEST LATINO Niagara Cafe BEST MEXICAN/TEX MEX Cantina Loco BEST MIDDLE EASTERN Mezza BEST NEW RESTAURANT Tappo BEST PANCAKES Amy’s Place BEST PATIO Cecelia’s BEST PIZZA La Nova BEST PLACE TO EAT AT 2am Jim’s Steakout BEST POLISH Polish Villa II BEST SALAD Globe Market BEST SAUSAGE Spars BEST SEAFOOD Seabar BEST SOUL FOOD Gigi’s BEST SOUP Globe Market BEST STEAK Buffalo Chop House BEST SUB Jim’s Steakout BEST SUSHI Kuni’s BEST TAKEOUT/DELIVERY Partner’s Pizzeria BEST THAI/VIETNAMESE/BURMESE Sun Restaurant BEST VEGETARIAN Amy’s Place BEST WINGS Duff’s Local Music BEST ACOUSTIC ACT The Leftovers BEST BLUES ACT The Poor Boys BEST CLASSICAL MUSICIAN JoAnn Falletta BEST CLUB DJ DJ Deek BEST COUNTRY ACT West of the Mark BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC John Patrick Igloo Music BEST FEMALE VOCALIST Melody Nardone BEST HIP HOP ACT A. J. Jordan the Crescendo BEST JAZZ ACT Custode and Parisi BEST JAZZ MUSICIAN Bobby Militello BEST MALE VOCALIST Jim Candytree BEST OPEN MIC NIGHT Nietzsche’s BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC ACT Whiskey Reverb BEST ROCK ACT Super Killer Robots BEST ROCK/POP/BLUES MUSICIAN Shawn Duchscherer BEST VOCAL ENSEMBLE Buffalo Choral Arts Society People & Places BEST ACTIVIST CAMPAIGN Gaunches Unite! BEST ACTIVIST GROUP PUSH Buffalo BEST INDIVIDUAL ACTIVIST Greg Hinaman BEST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Ride for Roswell BEST LOCAL BLOG Buffablog BEST LOCAL PRINT JOURNALIST Jeff Miers BEST LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY Shredd & Ragan BEST LOCAL TV PERSONALITY Don Paul BEST LOCAL TWITTER @sabres_101 BEST NEW IDEA FOR WNY Continuing waterfront development WORST NEW IDEA FOR WNY Waterfront stadium for the Bills BEST PEOPLE-WATCHING SPoT Coffee on Elmwood Avenue BEST PLACE TO WATCH A SUNSET Erie Basin Marina BEST URBAN GARDEN Massachusetts Avenue Project MOST INSPIRING PLACE Niagara Falls FAVORITE LOCAL ATHLETE Jim Kelly MOST OVERCOVERED NEWS STORY The weather MOST UNDERCOVERED NEWS STORY Buffalo schools and school board THING YOU HOPE WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR Bills make the playoffs WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE... Carl Paladino AND FEWER PEOPLE LIKE... Carl Paladino The Fine Arts BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS Matthew Witten BEST BURLESQUE Mistress J Kiss BEST CULTURAL ASSET Albright-Knox Art Gallery BEST DANCE COMPANY Neglia Ballet BEST DANCER Ashley Vita Verde BEST DRAG PERFORMER Jimmy Janowski BEST FASHION DESIGNER Ali Eagen BEST GENRE-DEFYING ARTIST Buffalo ComedySportz & Arlowe Price (tie) BEST MOVIE THEATER North Park Theatre BEST NEW ART SPACE Pausa Art House BEST PAINTER Matthew Patterson BEST PHOTOGRAPHER Mark Callen BEST POET Joel Lesses BEST PUBLIC ART The canoes at the Albright-Knox BEST SCULPTOR Julie Silver BEST SPOKEN WORD ARTIST Josh Smith BEST STANDUP COMIC Chris Gullo BEST ARTS SUPPORTER M&T Bank BEST THEATER COMPANY Irish Classical BEST VIDEO/FILM ARTIST Tragic Hero Productions BEST WRITER Donna Hoke Nightlife & Bars BEST BARTENDER Pat Gilmartin, Allen Street Hardware BEST BEER SELECTION Blue Monk BEST BOWLING ALLEY Voelker’s BEST DAY-DRINKING BAR Blue Monk BEST DIVE BAR The Old Pink BEST GAY BAR Q BEST HAPPY HOUR Century Grill BEST HOOKUP JOINT The Old Pink BEST JUKEBOX Essex Street Pub BEST KARAOKE Essex Street Pub BEST LIVE MUSIC Sportsmen’s Tavern BEST NEIGHBORHOOD PUB Essex Street Pub BEST NEW BAR The Lodge BEST PLACE FOR DARTS Gordon’s BEST PLACE TO DANCE Allen Street Hardware BEST PLACE TO SHOOT POOL Essex Street Pub BEST PLACE TO WATCH A GAME Mes Que BEST STRIP CLUB Tiffany’s Cabaret BEST UPSCALE BAR The Lodge BEST WINE LIST Tappo Shops & Services BEST ANTIQUE SHOP Miss Josie’s BEST AUTO MECHANIC Towne Motor Car BEST BAKERY Five Points Bakery BEST BARBER Vito’s BEST BIKE SHOP Campus Wheelworks BEST BOOKSTORE Talking Leaves... Books BEST BUTCHER Federal Meats BEST CAR DEALER West Herr BEST CD/RECORD STORE Record Theatre BEST DAY SPA Excuria BEST DESIGN COMPANY Vinyl Graphics BEST DRY CLEANING Colvin Cleaners BEST FISH MARKET Hayes Fish Co. BEST FLORIST Maureen’s BEST FURNITURE/HOME DECOR room BEST GIFT SHOP Everything Elmwood BEST HAIR SALON Fawn and Fox BEST HEAD SHOP Terrapin Station BEST HEALTH CLUB Buffalo Athletic Club BEST JEWELRY STORE Aurum BEST LIQUOR/WINE STORE Premier Wine & Spirits BEST MASSAGE Excuria BEST MENS CLOTHING Blue Collar Buffalo BEST MUSIC STORE Allentown Music BEST NEW SHOP It’s a Mod Mod World BEST ORGANIC FOOD Lexington Co-op BEST OUTDOOR MARKET Elmwood Bidwell BEST PEDICURE/MANICURE Excuria BEST PET STORE Elmwood Pets BEST PIERCINGS Cowpok BEST PILATES/YOGA East Meets West BEST PLACE TO FIND COOL T-SHIRTS Pasteurized Tees BEST PRODUCE Wegmans BEST SHOE STORE Shoe Fly BEST SPORTS/OUTDOOR STORE Turnaround Skates BEST TAILOR Chayban BEST TANNING Total Tan BEST TATTOOS Hand of Doom BEST THRIFT STORE Amvets (Elmwood) BEST WOMENS CLOTHING Anna Grace



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