Best of OKC

Best of OKC 2004


Best Honest Politician – Governor Brad Henry

Best Non-Politician Who Should Run for Office – Kelly Ogle

Best Celebrity Turned Entrepreneur – Toby Keith

Best Radio Personality or Team – Jack and Ron, KYIS 98.9 FM

Best Local TV Personality – Gary England, KWTV

Best Local Singer or Band – Toby Keith

Best Teacher or Professional – Kristi Adams, Westmoore

Best Waiter or Waitress – Tonya Cameron, Deep Fork Grill

Best Bartender – Chris Harrison, Bennigan’s


Best New Business in OKC (Other Than a Restaurant) to Open within the Last Year – Two Sisters

Best New Business in Edmond – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best New Business in Norman – City Bites (36th and Robinson)

Best New Business in Mid-Del – Poblano Grill

Best Live Music Venue – Bricktown Brewery

Best Place to be Seen with a “10” – Club Rane

Best Place to Boogie-Oogie-Oogie – CityWalk

Best Happy Hour Hangout – Henry Hudson’s

Best Lounge – Electro Lounge

Best Place to be Chic – Flip’s Wine Bar and Trattoria

Best Place to Become “The Gambler” – Remington Park

Best Place to Hang Out with Your Kids – Oklahoma City Zoo

Best Cheap Entertainment – Oklahoma City Zoo

Best Romantic Place to “Share the Night Together” – Haunted House Restaurant

Best Place for a Picnic – Lake Hefner Park


Best Casual Dining – Charleston’s

Best Fine Dining – The Mantel Wine Bar and Bistro

Best New Restaurant (To Open within the Last Year) – Rococo

Best Family Restaurant – Hideaway Pizza

Best Outdoor Dining – Redrock Canyon Grill

Best Mexican Food – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Italian Food – Zio’s Italian Kitchen

Best Asian Cuisine – Sushi Neko

Best European Food (Not Italian) – La Baguette Bistro

Best Spicy Mexican Cuisine (Not Mexican) – Pearl’s Seafood Grill

Best Place to Please Your International Palate – La Baguette Bistro

Best Comfort Food – Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores

Best Barbecue – Earl’s Rib Palace

Best Pizza – Hideaway Pizza

Best Hamburgers – Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

Best Steaks – Cattlemen’s

Best Seafood – Deep Fork Grill

Best Place to Grab a Sandwich – CityBites

Best Healthy Menu – TerraLuna Grille

Best Breakfast or Brunch – Jimmy’s Egg

Best Coffee Shop – Java Dave’s

Best Desserts – Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores

Best Concocted Cocktail – Swizzler Martini at Deep Fork Grill

Best Place to Buy a Bottle of Wine – Byron’s Liquor

Best Gourmet or Health Food Deli or Grocery – Akin’s Natural Foods


Best Place to Find the Perfect Gift – Craig’s Curious Emporium

Best Fine Jewelry – Samuel Gordon Jewelers

Best Fashion Jewelry – Two Sisters

Best Antiques – 23rd Street Antique Mall

Best Home Furnishings – Mathis Brothers

Best Book Store – Full Circle Bookstore

Best Place to Buy Vinyl or CDs (or 8-Tracks) – CD Warehouse

Best New Car Dealer – Bob Howard

Best Outdoor Store – TLC Florist and Greenhouses

Best Place to Go When You Need to Bring Me Flowers – TLC Florist and Greenhouses

Best Shoe Store – Shoe Gallery

Best Men’s Clothing – Harold’s

Best Women’s Clothing – Lime Leopard

Best Vintage Clothing Store – Velvet Monkey


Best Salon or Spa – Cottonwood Salon Spa

Best Cosmetic Surgery Office or Doctor – Dr. Jeanette Padgett

Best Automotive Maintenance or Repair Shop – Hibdon Tire Centers

Best Pet Services or Veterinarian – Lucky Dog Lodge

Best Divorce Lawyer for Your Personal “Kramer vs. Kramer” – Jennifer Irish

Best Professional Decorator or Organizer – Courtney Shadid Cunningham

Best Massage Therapist – Yvonne McDaniel at Velvet Monkey Too

Best Trendy Fitness Studio – Lighthouse Fitness Center

Best Annual Event – Festival of the Arts

Best Live Theater or Dance Company – Lyric Theatre

Best Architectural Treasure – Oklahoma City National Memorial

Best Public Art – Festival of the Arts

Best Local Website –

Best Use of Local Tax Dollars – Education

Best Reason to Live Here and to Convince Other to Move Here – Low Cost of Living


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