(Cover design by Christopher Street)
Oklahoma Gazettes 31st annual Best of Oklahoma City awards is complete. Winners were announced in 124 categories on Tuesday at a blowout party and packed house inside Cosmopolitan bar, Malarkeys Dueling Piano Bar, The Roost and Doux at 7 S. Mickey Mantle Drive.
The best of the best local entrepreneurs, entertainers, chefs, personalities and organizations came to celebrate their success and cheer on their peers.
This years contest included more categories than ever. We added almost 40 new categories related to local music and entertainment, family, drinking, views, craft beers, arts, eateries and up-and-coming districts.
Readers cast more than 600,000 votes in this years contest, and these 124 winners earned each one of em.
Pick up your free copy of this weeks Best of OKC issue of Oklahoma Gazette from any one of more than 800 metro rack locations near you or find it online on Aug. 26.
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From left, Lauren Ross as Madonna, and Kelsey Lugsch as some kind of 80's girl, both with The Pump, on the bacony at the Gazette's 2015 Best of OKC Party. Mark Hancock
Kellen McGugan and Jenny Kress. Mark Hancock
Your emcee for the evening, Chrisy Duane, bathed in purple lighting. Mark Hancock
From left, Oklahoma Gazette Publisher Bill Bleakley with fellow blue coat, Craig Delano. Mark Hancock
Pie Junkie Darcy Schein was excited to be a winner. Mark Hancock
Piano and drum player Tony Basford with Malarkeys Dueling Piano Bar, entertained. Mark Hancock
Keith Rinearson with his PhotoArt Studio shooting people during the 2015 Best of OKC party. Mark Hancock
No shortage of goodies to eat. Mark Hancock
Craig Majors, 3rd from left, with friends of his Liquid Vapor Lounge, a finalist for Best Vapor Shop. Mark Hancock
Jeremiah from The Pump. Mark Hancock
Joel Caram as the Goblin King from the movie, The Labyrinth. Mark Hancock
Shane Britton won one of the gift baskets. Mark Hancock
Gazette photographer Garett Fisbeck shoots the most decked out group for the evening, The Pump. Mark Hancock
Crowd for the 2015 Oklahoma Gazette Best of OKC at the Cosmopolitan in Bricktown. Mark Hancock
The Oklahoma Gazette's Christy Duane reads off the the winners. Mark Hancock
A colorful crowd awaits to hear who won what. Mark Hancock
Elizibeth Howe and Michael O'hara having fun. Mark Hancock
Chow's Chinese Restaurant family and friends look for Gazette Empoyees. Mark Hancock
Artist Anthony Pego. Mark Hancock
And the food kept coming. Mark Hancock