Best of OKC

Best of OKC 2003


Best TV News Personality That’s Too Good for This Market – Amy McRee, KWTV

Best Morning Radio Team – Jack and Ron, KYIS

Best Metro Hottie – Amy McRee, TV News Anchor, KWTV

Best Person to Escort to the City Limits – Kirk Humphries, Mayor of Oklahoma City

Best Government Official – George W. Bush

Best Congressman for a Brain Transplant – Jim Inhofe

Best Set of Colossal Teeth – Jack Elliott

Best Artist – Greg Burns

Best Performer Headed for the Big Time – Pinkie and the Snakeshakers

Best Local Eccentric – Al Eschbach, sports commentator

Best Person Who Deserves a Pat on the Back and Never Gets One – Public School Teachers

Best Community Activist – Martha Collar, Safe Kids Coalition

Best Waiter/Waitress – Richard Taylor, Bourbon Street Café

Best Bartender – Shannon Barros, Flip’s Wine Bar and Trattoria

Best Chef – Kurt Fleischfresser, The Coach House

Friendliest Business Owner – Kathy Jacobson, Kathy’s


Best Place to Have Fun for Free – Festival of the Arts

Best Neighborhood – Nichols Hills

Best Place to Get Away from it All without Going too Far – Dallas

Best Place to Get Rowdy – OU Football Game

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

Best Place to Impress Out-of-Towners – Bricktown

Best Place to Get Creative – Hobby Lobby

Best Place to Volunteer – Habitat for Humanity

Best Place to Prepare for a Party – Byron’s Liquor

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

Best Place to Alter Your Appearance – 23rd Street Body Piercing

Best Live Music Club – UCO Jazz Lab

Best Karaoke Joint – Henry Hudson’s

Best Gay/Lesbian Bar – Hi-Lo Club

Best New Business to Open within the Last Year – The Market at Quail Springs

Best New Business in Edmond to Open within the Last Year – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best New Business in Norman to Open within the Last Year – La Luna


Best Antiques – 23rd Street Antique Mall

Best Place to Buy Books or Music – Full Circle Book Store

Best Car Dealership – David Stanley

Best Career Clothing – Harold’s

Best Clothing to Carouse in – Harold’s

Best Shoe Store – Shoe Gallery

Best Home Décor – Mathis Brothers

Best Jewelry – Samuel Gordon Jewelers

Best Electronics or Appliances – Audio Dimensions

Best Wedding Gifts – Christie’s Toy Box

Best Place for Unique Gifts – Christie’s Toy Box

Best Sporting Goods – Athletic Village

Best Place to Buy Plants/Flowers – TLC

Best Home Improvement Store That’s Not a National Chain or Warehouse – Habitat for Humanity Renovation Station


Best New Restaurant to Open within the Last Year – Grand Boulevard Bar and Grill

Best New Restaurant in Edmond to Open within the Last Year – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best New Restaurant in Norman to Open within the Last Year – La Luna

Best Fancy-Schmancy Restaurant – Nikz

Best Casual Restaurant – RedRock Canyon Grill

Best Restaurant for a Romantic Rendezvous – Haunted House

Best Place to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth – Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores

Best Coffee House – Java Dave’s

Best Barbecue – Earl’s Rib Palace

Best Patio Dining – Pearl’s Lakeside

Best Sunday Brunch – Bellini’s Ristorante and Grill

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

Best Hamburgers – Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

Best Italian Food – Zio’s Italian Kitchen

Best Mexican Food – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Deli/Sandwich Place – City Bites

Best Place to Please Your International Palate – Sushi Neko

Best Tastes-Like-Home-Cooking Restaurant – Sleepy Hollow

Best Nouveau Cuisine – Nonna’s Bakery and Café

Best Asian – Golden Palace

Best Seafood – Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Best Steakhouse – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Restaurant with Great Service – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Healthy/Vegetarian Menu – TerraLuna

Best Bread – La Baguette

Best Pizza – Hideaway

Best Hospital Food – Integris Baptist Medical Center

Best Gourmet, Ethnic or Health Food Grocer – Crescent Market

Best Elegant Drinkery – Metro Wine Bar and Bistro

Best Undiscovered Eatery – Sophabella’s Chicago Grill


Best Metro Area Time-Waster – Road Construction

Best Pain in Oklahoma City’s Ass – Bricktown Parking

Best Thing the Gaylords should Sell Next – Daily Oklahoman

Best Local News Source Other Than Oklahoma Gazette – KFOR Channel 4

Best Conflict of Interest – Bass Pro Shop

Best Category You Would Like to See in Best of OKC 2004 – Best Local Band

If Your Wrote a Book about Central Oklahoma, What Would Its Title be? – “No, We Don’t Live in Teepees”

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