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Best of Baltimore Readers’ Poll Results

Your choices for the best of Baltimore in various categories.

Readers' Poll - August 2015

2015 Best of Baltimore Readers’ Poll

Your choices for the best of Baltimore in various categories.

Readers' Poll - August 2015


Thanks to the thousands of readers that voted in this year's poll. To find out what our editors chose, pick up a copy of the August issue, on newsstands now!

ARTS | FOOD | FUN | LIFESTYLE | NEWS | SERVICE


Best of Baltimore Readers' Poll sponsored by Owings Brothers Contracting


ARTS

Band

5AM
Runners-up: Meridian One; Kelly Bell Band

Bookstore

Atomic Books
Runners-up: The Ivy Bookshop; Red Emma’s

Gallery

Crystal Moll Gallery
Runners-up: Gallery 788; The Metro Gallery

Play or Performance

Marley (Center Stage)
Runners-up: Goin Downee Oshun
(Bawdy Shop Burlesque); Wizard of Oz (Hippodrome)

Street Art

Baltimore LOVE Project
Runners-up: Open Walls Baltimore II; Artscape

Theater (Movie)

The Charles
Runners-up: Landmark Harbor East; The Senator

Theater (Live)

Center Stage & Hippodrome (TIE)
Runners-up: Everyman Theatre; Single Carrot Theatre

Writer

D. Watkins
Runners-up: John Waters; Laura Lippman


FOOD

Bagel

Towson Hot Bagels
Runners-up: Goldberg’s; Greg’s Bagels

Bakery

Icedgems
Runners-up: Pâtisserie Poupon; Vaccaro’s

Breakfast

Miss Shirley’s
Runners-up: Blue Moon Cafe; Towson Hot Bagels

Brunch

Miss Shirley’s
Runners-up: SoBo Cafe; The Food Market

Burger

Abbey Burger Bistro
Runners-up: Kooper’s Tavern; Hamilton Tavern

Cheap Eats

The Local Fry
Runners-up: Papi’s Tacos; Nalley Fresh

Chef

Cindy Wolf & Spike Gjerde (TIE)
Runners-up: Ted Stelzenmuller (Jack’s Bistro); Brigitte Bledsoe (Miss Shirley’s)

Coffee

Zeke’s Coffee
Runners-up: Artifact Coffee; Dooby’s Coffee

Crabs

Conrad’s Crabs
Runners-up: Costas Inn; L.P. Steamers

Fine Dining

The Prime Rib
Runners-up: Charleston; Woodberry Kitchen

Food Truck

Gypsy Queen Café
Runners-up: Icedgems; Kooper’s Chowhound burger Wagon

Ice Cream

The Charmery
Runners-up: Taharka Brothers; Prigel Family Creamery

Indian

The Ambassador Dining Room
Runners-up: Darbar; Akbar Palace & CafE Spice (TIE)

Italian

La Scala
Runners-up: Sotto Sopra; Aldo’s

Lunch

Miss Shirley’s
Runners-up: Nalley Fresh; Atwater’s

Mexican

Blue Agave
Runners-up: Papi’s Tacos; La Tolteca

Outdoor Dining

The BoatHouse Canton
Runners-up: Wit & Wisdom; Barcocina

Pizza

Matthew’s Pizza
Runners-up: Joe Squared; Verde

Server

Linda Leventis (SoBo Café)
Runners-up: Michael “Miguel” Wilkens (Fork & Wrench); Teresa Marconi (Thames Street Oyster House)

Soup

Atwater’s
Runners-up: SoBo Café; Soup’s On

Steak

The Prime Rib
Runners-up: Ruth’s Chris; The Capital Grille

Sushi

RA Sushi
Runners-up: Sushi Hana; Azumi

Thai

Thai Arroy
Runners-up: Stang of Siam; Thai One On

Vegetarian

One World Café
Runners-up: Liquid Earth; Land of Kush


FUN

Bar (Casual)

Looney’s Pub
Runners-up: Max’s Taphouse; Bad Decisions

Bar (Fancy)

Wit & Wisdom
Runners-up: Bookmakers Cocktail Club; W.C. Harlan

Bartender

Patrick Gartner (Le Garage)
Runners-up: Ryan Sparks (Bookmakers Cocktail Club); Brendan Dorr (B&O American Brasserie)

Bar for the Orioles

Pickles Pub
Runners-up: Looney’s Pub; Sliders Bar & Grille

Bar for the Ravens

Mother’s Grille
Runners-up: Looney’s Pub; Luckie’s Tavern

Brewery

Union Craft Brewing
Runners-up: The Brewer’s Art; Heavy Seas Brewery

Cocktail Menu

Bookmakers Cocktail Club
Runners-up: Rye; Le Garage: Beer Bar & Frites

Festival

Charm City Folk and Bluegrass
Runners-up:
Artscape; Fells Point Fun Festival

Outdoor Drinking

Little Havana
Runners-up: The BoatHouse Canton; Blue Pit BBQ

Oriole

Adam Jones
Runners-up: Manny Machado; Chris Davis

Raven

Justin Tucker
Runners-up:
Joe Flacco; Terrell Suggs

Park

Patterson Park
Runners-up: Druid Hill Park; Irvine Nature Center

LIFESTYLE

Fitness Instructor

Sonja Burns (WERQ Fitness)
Runners-up:
Esther Collinetti (REV Cycle Studio); Guy Cragwell (MV Fitness)

Furniture Store

Su Casa
Runners-up:
Arhaus; Shofer’s

Gym

Brick Bodies
Runners-up: Bare Hills Racquet & Fitness Club; Merritt Athletic Club

Children’s Clothing

The Pied Piper
Runners-up: The Corduroy Button; Wee Chic

Men’s Clothing

J.S. Edwards
Runners-up: Christopher Schafer Clothier; The Moon Life Clothing

Personal Trainer

Guy Cragwell (MV Fitness)
Runners-up: Reese Ashe (Reflex Fitness); Jason Nissley (Knockout Fitness)

Salon (Hair)

Tranquille Hair & Body
Runners-up: Form Salon; Crafted Hair Studio

Salon (Spa)

Ojas Wellness Center
Runners-up:
Athena Nails & Spa); Studio 921 Salon & Spa

Shoe Store

DSW
Runners-up:
Poppy and Stella; Ma Petite Shoe

Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods
Runners-up: City Sports; Under Armour

Toy Store

Amuse Toys
Runners-up: Shananigans Toy Store; Toys “R” Us

Women’s Clothing

Sass, Upscale Resale Boutique
Runners-up: La Chic Boutique; South Moon Under

Yoga Studio

Charm City Yoga
Runners-up: Ojas Wellness Center; Bare Hills Raquet & Fitness Club


NEWS

Blog (News)

Baltimore Brew
Runners-up: South BMore; Booze News

Blog (Sports)

Russell Street Report
Runners-up: Baltimore Sports and Life; Baltimore Sports Report

Blog (Other)

Four One Oh!
Runners-up: Baltimore Media Blog; Stay Classy Canton

Columnist

Tony Lombardi (Russell Street Report)
Runners-up:
Dan Rodricks (The Baltimore Sun); Brian Bower (Russell Street Report)

Publication (Print)*

The Baltimore Sun
Runners-up: City Paper; PressBox

Publication (Online)*

Russell Street Report
Runners-up: The Baltimore Sun; Baltimore Brew

Host

Anthony McCarthy (The Anthony McCarthy Show)
Runners-up: Dan Rodricks (Midday with Dan Rodricks); Ed Norris (The Norris & Davis Show)

Radio Station

WYPR 88.1 FM
Runners-up: The Fan 105.7 FM; WEAA 88.9 FM

TV Broadcaster (News)

Megan Gilliland
Runners-up: Stan Stovall; Tom Rodgers

TV Broadcaster (Sports)

Gerry Sandusky
Runners-up: Mark Viviano; Bruce Cunningham

Twitter Account

@justin_fenton
Runners-up: @MrTrashWheel
; @RavensInsider

*Baltimore magazine was excluded.


SERVICE

Auto Repair

Federal Motors
Runners-up:
Brentwood; Baltimore Body Shop

Dry Cleaning

ZIPS Dry Cleaner
Runners-up: J&J Alterations & Cleaning; Sanitate Dry Cleaners

Contractor (HOME)

G&E Contractors
Runners-up:
F.C. Batton & Son, All-Star Appliance

Electrician

Milton Electric
Runners-up: Winn; Walter

Grocery Store

Wegmans
Runners-up: Harris Teeter; Giant

Handyman

The Baltimore Handyman Company
Runners-up: Handy Maven; Bellanca

HVAC

Clean Air Heating & Air Conditioning
Runners-up: BGE Home; Blue Dot

Landscaping

Maryland Landscape Supply
Runners-up: TDH; Sewell’s

Pet Day Care & Walking

Prancing Pooches
Runners-up: Four Dog Adventures; Walk the Dog

Plumber

Len The Plumber
Runners-up: Honest Abe; Saffer

Veterinarian

Dr. Kip Imperato, The Animal Clinic at Southgate
Runners-up: Dr. Kristin Karbonik Hannon, Charm City Veterinary Hospital; Dr. John Trujillo, Light Street Animal Hospital




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