Best of OKC

Best of OKC 1999


Best TV Reporter Too Good for This Market – Dean Blevins

Best Person Who Should Have His or Her Own Talk Show – Dean Blevins

Best Morning Radio Team – Rick Walker and Brad Copeland (KATT-FM)

Best Local Band – The Martini Kings

Best Government Official – Gov. Frank Keating

Best Person You’d Like to See Naked – Heather Unruh

Best Local Weasel – Ed Gaylord

Best Party Animal – Barry Switzer

Best Local Sports Figure – Shannon Miller

Best Person Who Needs to Get a Sense of Humor – District Attorney Bob Macy

Best Person You Wish Would Move to Tulsa – Ed Gaylord


Best Restaurant – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best New Restaurant – Boulevard Steakhouse

Best Restaurant in Edmond – Café 501

Best Restaurant in Norman – Legend’s Restaurant

Best Meal to Go – City Bites

Best Atmosphere – Nikz at the Top

Best Place to Take the In-Laws to Eat – Sleepy Hollow

Best Hamburgers – Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

Best Sunday Brunch/Breakfast – Jimmy’s Egg

Best Coffee House – Java Dave’s Coffee

Best Lunch Spot – City Bites

Best Barbecue – Rib Crib BBQ

Best European Restaurant, Not Italian – La Baguette Bistro

Best Asian Restaurant – Hunan Chinese Restaurant

Best World Cuisine – Ajanta Cuisine of India

Best Italian Restaurant – Zio’s

Best Mexican Restaurant – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Pizza Parlor – Hideaway Pizza

Best Seafood – Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Best Place for an Okie Meal – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Late-Night Eatery – Flip’s Wine Bar and Trattoria

Best Martini – Hi-Lo Club

Best Margarita – Iguana Lounge

Best Wine List – The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro

Best Beer Selection – Tapwerks Ale House and Café


Best Adult Toy Store – Christie’s Toy Box

Best Place to Spend Your Last $50 – Church

Best Car Dealership – Fred Jones Auto Market

Best Evening Wear – Balliet’s

Best Unique Gift Store – Kamber’s

Best Clothing for the Way You Live – Harold’s

Best Tobacco Shop – Ziggyz Smoke Novelty Shop

Best Mom and Pop Business in Oklahoma City – Kamp’s Grocery

Best Mom and Pop Business in Norman – J-Pat’s Restaurant Inc.

Best Mom and Pop Business in Edmond – The Pink Gazelle

Best Furniture Store – Mathis Brothers Furniture Co.

Best Cellular Phone and Paging – Jackie Cooper Electronics

Best Health Food Store – Akin’s Natural Health Foods Market

Best Place to Buy a Car Stereo – Jackie Cooper Electronics

Best Bicycle Store – Al’s Bicycles

Best Extreme Sports Store – Adventure Sports

Best Jewelry Store – BC Clark Jewelers

Best Records, Tapes and CDs – CD Warehouse

Best Antiques – 23rd Street Antique Mall

Best Body Piercing – 23rd Street Body Piercing

Best New Business in Edmond – Boulevard Steakhouse

Best New Business in Norman – Atomic Burrito

Best New Business in Oklahoma City – Coach’s Bricktown

Best Named Business – The Three Legged Dog

Best Internet Service Provider – IONET

Best Place to Buy Plants and Flowers – TLC Florist and Greenhouse


Best Live Music Club – VZD’s Restaurant and Club

Best Place to Marvel at Humanity – State Fair of Oklahoma

Best Place That Doesn’t Feel Like Oklahoma City – Paseo

Best Dance Club – Angles

Best Amusement in Edmond – Frontier City Theme Park

Best Amusement in Norman – University of Oklahoma Football

Best Gay Bar – Angles

Best Neighborhood Bar – VZD’s Restaurant and Club

Best Place to Spot Someone Famous – Will Rogers World Airport

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

Best Restaurant/Nightclub District – Bricktown

Best Performing Arts Group – Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Best Annual Fund-Raising Event – Festival of the Arts


Best Local Website –

Best Community-Spirited Business – Sonic Drive In

Best Way to Lure Tourists to Oklahoma City – Complete MAPS

Best Source of Irritation – Bad Streets

Best Project That Should Have Been Included in MAPS but Wasn’t – The Skirvin Hotel

Best Place to Spend New Year’s Eve 1999 Before the End of Civilization As We Know It – Home

Best Landmark That Needs to be Preserved before It Gets Torn Down – The Skirvin Hotel

Best Thing That Oklahoma City Needs That It Doesn’t Have – Gambling


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