Best of OKC

Best of OKC 2005


Best Television Personality Who’s Too Good for This Market – Gary England, KWTV

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

Best Weatherman/Meteorologist – Gary England, KWTV

Best Community Actor who Oughtta be in Movies – Matt Browne – Lyric Theatre

Best Local Performance Art Group – Lyric Theatre

Best Fine Artist – Greg Burns

Best Local Musical Group or Performer – Toby Keith

Best Volunteer Opportunity – Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

Best Role Model – Bob Stoops, University of Oklahoma Head Coach

Best Outlaw – Jesse James – American Outlaw

Best Blog –

Best School – University of Oklahoma


Best Place to Buy Fresh Food from “Down on the Farm” – Oklahoma City Public Farmers Market

Best Specialty Grocer – Akins Natural Foods Market

Best Hamburgers – Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

Best Barbecue – Earl’s Rib Palace

Best Healthy/Vegetarian – TerraLuna Grille

Best Place to Scare a Vegetarian – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Power Lunch – City Bites

Best Pub Grub – Henry Hudson’s Pub

Best Chinese or Vietnamese – Golden Palace

Best Thai – Thai House Restaurant

Best Sushi – Sushi Neko

Best Japanese – Shogun Steak House of Japan

Best Indian – Gopuram Taste of India

Best Italian – Zio’s Italian Kitchen

Best European, Not Italian – La Baguette Bistro and Bakery

Best Sandwich Place – City Bites

Best Mexican – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Latino, Not Mexican – Gabriella’s

Best Fine Dining – Deep Fork Grill

Best Place for Coffee Lovers – Java Dave’s Coffee

Best Desserts or Sweet-Tooth Fix – Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores

Best Take-Out – City Bites

Best Place to Wi-Fi – Java Dave’s

Best Fast Food – Sonic Drive-In

Best Brunch – Jimmy’s Egg

Best New Restaurant – Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Best Restaurant in Bricktown – Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Edmond – Café 501

Best Restaurant in Norman – The Mont

Best Restaurant in Yukon/Mustang – Bad Brad’s Bar-B-Que

Best Restaurant in the Metro – Ted’s Café Escondido


Best Live Music Venue (Seating 250+) – Ford Center

Best Live Music Club – Bricktown Brewery Restaurant and Pub

Best Place to Watch College Sports (Other Than the Stadiums!) Television at Home

Best Oklahoma Weekend Getaway – Grand Lake

Best Winery to Visit in Oklahoma – Grape Ranch

Best Local Attraction – Bricktown

Best Annual Ho-Down (Event/Party/Festival) – Festival of the Arts

Best Place to Take the Kids – OKC Zoo

Best Cultural Exposure – Festival of the Arts

Dance Club with the Best Music – CityWalk

Best Place to Boot Scoot – Club Rodeo

Best Place to Play Outdoors – Lake Hefner

Best Swimming Hole – Turner Falls Park

Best Neighborhood Watering Hole – Henry Hudson’s Pub

Best Hotel Bar/Lounge – Marriott (Russell’s)

Best Karaoke Place – Henry Hudson’s Pub

Best College Hangout – Eskimo Joe’s

Best Gaming Center/Casino – Lucky Star Casino

Best Place to Pick Up a Bottle of Bootleg – Byron’s Liquor Warehouse


Best Salon or Spa – Cottonwood Salon & Spa

Best Dentist – Dental Depot

Best Eye Surgery Center – Dean A. McGee Eye Institute

Best ER – Mercy Health Center

Best Birthing Center – Lakeside Women’s Hospital

Best Drug/Alcohol Rehab – St. Athony’s START, Alcohol and Drug Treament

Best Smoking Cessation Program – Cold Turkey

Best Place to Change Your Physique from Drab to Fab – YMCA Downtown

Best Buggy Bath – Red Carpet Car Wash

Best Pet Services or Veterinarian – Pampered Pooch Bakery

Best Living Will Preparation – Internet/Self

Best Marriage Counselor – Mom

Best Probation Officer – J.C. Wood

Best Bail Bond Agent – Ken Boyer Bail Bonds


Best Place to Furnish the Outdoors – Statuary World Patio & Fireside

Best Place to Furnish the Indoors – Mathis Brothers Furniture

Best Mall or Shopping Center – Penn Square Mall

Best Place to Buy Formal Wear – Serendipity

Best Place to Get a Great Pair of Jeans – Langston’s Western Wear

Best Place for Women’s Career Clothing – Harold’s

Best Place for Men’s Business Attire – Harold’s

Best Fashion-Forward Women’s Clothing – The Lime Leopard

Best Fashion-Forward Men’s Clothing – Harold’s

Best Clothing for the Young’uns – The Lime Leopard

Best Fashion Accessories – French Cowgirl

Best Fine Jewelry – BC Clark Jewelers

Best Place for Gifts or Home Accessories – Kamber’s

Friendliest Business Owner – Kathy Jacobsen, Kathy’s on Paseo

Best Car Dealership – Bob Howard

Best 2-Wheeled Conveyances – Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Best Plant or Flower Selection/Arrangements – TLC Florist & Greenhouses

Best New Business, Other than a Restaurant – Painted Lady

Best Boutique in Edmond – Painted Lady

Best Boutique in Norman – In Your Dreams

Best Business Establishment in Yukon/Mustang – Bad Brad’s Bar-B-Que


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