2007 Readers’ Choice Awards

 

readers choice 2007

readers choice 2007

ARTS, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
ANNUAL FESTIVAL
1) Kentucky Derby Festival (www.kdf.org)
2) St. James Art Fair (www.stjamescourtartshow.com)
3) Forecastle
(www.forecastlefest.com)

 

CHARITABLE EVENT
1) Crusade for Children
(www.whascrusade.org)
2) Brew at the Zoo
(www.louisvillezoo.org)
3) Pride Festival (www.kentuckianapridefestival.com)

FILM FESTIVAL
1) Last Call Film Festival (www.lastcallmovies.com)
2) Hitchcock Series
at the Palace
(www.louisvillepalace.com)
3) Lebowski Fest
(www.lebowskifest.com)

CHURCH PICNIC
1) St. Joseph Children’s Home Orphans’ Picnic
(www.sjkids.org)
2) St. Agnes Picnic (1800 Newburg Road)
3) Our Mother of Sorrows Picnic (747 Harrison Ave.)

PERFORMING ARTS GROUP

1) Grotesque Burlesque (MySpace)
2) Louisville Ballet
(www.louisvilleballet.org)
3) Louisville Orchestra
(www.louisvilleorchestra.org)

LIVE THEATER
1) Actors Theatre of Louisville
(www.actorstheatre.org)
2) Derby Dinner Playhouse (www.derbydinner.com)
3) Pandora Productions (www.pandoraprods.org)

ART GALLERY

1) Speed Art Museum (www.speedmuseum.org)
2) Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center (www.mellwoodartscenter.com)
3) 21c Museum Hotel (www.21cmuseumhotel.com)

MUSEUM

1) The Frazier
International
History Museum (www.fraziermuseum.org)
2) Speed Art Museum
(www.speedmuseum.org)
3) Ali Center
(www.alicenter.org)

MOVIE THEATER
1) Baxter Avenue
Theatres (www.apextheaters.com/Baxter)
2) Tinseltown
(www.cinemark.com)
3) Village 8 Theatres (www.apextheater.com/village8)

BOWLING
1) Ten Pin Lanes
(200 Ten Pin Lane,
St. Matthews; 896-1727)
2) Lucky Strike
(www.bowlluckystrike.com)
3) King Pin Lanes
(www.bowlkingpin.com)

GENTLEMAN’S CLUB

1) PT’s Show Club
(www.ptsshowclub.com)
2) Gold Show Club (12305 Westport Road)
3) Trixie’s (6112 Preston Hwy.)

SPORTS BAR
1) Buffalo Wild Wings (www.buffalowildwings.com)
2) Rich-O’s (www.richos.com)
3) Tailgater’s (2787 S. Floyd St.)

NEW BAR/CLUB
1) Nachbar (MySpace)
2) Angel’s Rock Bar
(www.angelsrockbar-ky.com)
3) Club Exile
(www.clubexilelouisville.com)

BLUES BAR

1) Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar (www.stevieraysbluesbar.com)
2) Zena’s (122 W. Main St.)
3) Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge (MySpace)

COUNTRY BAR
1) Coyote’s
(www.omalleyscorner.com)
2) Saddle Ridge (www.saddleridgelouisville.com)
3) Howl at the Moon
(www.howlatthemoon.com)

DANCE CLUB
1) The Connection
(www.the-connection.com)
2) O’Malley’s Corner
(www.omalleyscorner.com)
3) Electric Cowboy (www.electriccowboylouisville.com)

DIVE BAR
1) 3rd Street Dive (MySpace)
2) The Back Door
(www.thebackdoor.us)
3) Mag Bar (MySpace)

GAY/LESBIAN BAR

1) The Connection
(www.the-connection.com)
2) Fuzion
(www.fuzionnightclub.com)
3) Starbase Q
(www.starbaseq.com)

JAZZ CLUB

1) The Jazz Factory
(www.jazzfactory.us)

PLACE TO SHOOT POOL
1) The Back Door
(www.thebackdoor.us)
2) Oliver’s Billiards
(www.oliversbilliards.com)
3) Mag Bar (MySpace)

SINGLES BAR
1) Phoenix Hill Tavern
(www.phoenixhill.com)
2) O’Shea’s
(www.osheaslouisville.com)
3) Molly Malone’s (www.mollymalonesirishpub.com)

ORIGINAL BAND

1) Vampire Squid (MySpace)
2) Paradigm (MySpace)
3) Lucky Pineapple
(www.luckypineapple.com)

LOCAL ROCK BAND
1) SubRosa (MySpace)
2) Tim Krekel and TKO
(www.timkrekel.com)
3) Wax Fang
(www.waxfang.com)

HIP-HOP ARTIST/BAND
1) The Villebillies (MySpace)
2) Code Red (MySpace)
3) Kentucky Prophet (MySpace)

BLUES BAND
1) V-Groove (v-groove.net)
2) Bella Blues Band
(www.bellablueband.com)
3) Big Daddy & the
Kings of Love

COUNTRY/
WESTERN BAND

1) Johnny Berry and the Outliers (www.johnnyberrymusic.com)
2) American Freedom Machine (MySpace)
3) Fat Tony & the Bluegrass Mafia (MySpace)

JAZZ ARTIST/BAND
1) Sarah Stivers
(www.sarahstivers.com)
2) Walter & Kays
(www.walkerandkays.com)
3) Harry Pickens Trio
(www.harrypickens.com)

TAKE AN OUT-OF-TOWN GUEST
1) Churchill Downs
(www.churchilldowns.com)
2) The Highlands
3) 4th Street Live
(www.4thstlive.com)

GOODS & SERVICES

AUTO DEALERSHIP
1) Sam Swope Auto Group (www.samswope.com)
2) Bales Motor Co.
(www.balesmotors.com)
3) CarMax (www.carmax.com)

AUTO SERVICE CENTER
1) St. Matthews Imports (www.stmatthewsimports.com)
2) Sam Swope Auto Group (www.samswope.com)
3) Volksdoktor
(www.volksdoktor.com)

BANK
1) Republic Bank
(www.republicbank.com)
2) Commonwealth Bank & Trust (www.cbandt.com)
3) Stockyards Bank
(www.syb.com)

MUSIC/CD STORE
1) ear X-tacy
(www.earx-tacy.com)
2) Books & Music Exchange
(www.booksandmusicexchange.com)
3) Underground Sounds (MySpace)

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE
1) Mom’s Music
(www.momsmusic.com)
2) Doo-Wop Shop
(www.doowop.com)
3) Music Go-Round
(www.musicgoround.com)

VIDEO STORE

1) Wild & Woolly Video
(www.wandwvideo.com)
2) Blockbuster
(www.blockbuster.com)
3) Movie Gallery
(various locations)

MEN’S CLOTHING STORE

1) Rodes (www.rodes.com)
2) Cherry Bomb (MySpace)
3) Lazarus/Macy’s
(www.macys.com)

WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

1) Dot Fox (dotfoxclothingculture.com)
2) Cherry Bomb (MySpace)
3) Clodhopper’s (3745 Lexington Road)

VINTAGE CLOTHING
1) The Nitty Gritty (nittygrittyvintage.com)
2) Unique Thrift Store
(617 Carter St.; 6201 Preston Hwy.)
3) Dot Fox
(dotfoxclothingculture.com)

ADULT STORE
1) Priscilla’s (various locations)
2) Love Boutique (140 W. Jefferson St.)
3) Red Alley (www.redalley.com)

LINGERIE STORE

1) Victoria’s Secret
(www.victoriassecret.com)
2) Priscilla’s (various locations)
3) Taboo Crush
(www.taboocrush.com)

FLORIST
1) Nanz & Kraft Florist (nanzandkraft.com)
2) Wildflowers
(www.wildflowersflorist louisville.com)
3) Old Louisville Florist
(www.oldlouisvilleflorist.com)

GIFT STORE
1) Regalo (www.regaloart.com)
2) WHY Louisville
(www.whylouisville.com)
3) Luna Boutique
(www.lunaboutique.com)

HAIR SALON
1) Kaleidoscope Hair Salon (1436 Bardstown Road)
2) William Dean Salon
(www.williamdeans.com)
3) Blades (132 Chenoweth Lane)

DAY SPA
1) Z Spa and Salon
(www.zsalon.com)
2) Joseph’s Salon and Spa (www.josephssalon.com)
3) Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center (www.baptistmilestone.com)

HEALTH FOOD STORE

1) Rainbow Blossom
(www.rainbowblossom.com)
2) Amazing Grace
(www.amazinggrace wholefoods.com)
3) Wild Oats
(www.wildoats.com)

TANNING SALON
1) Suntan City
(www.suntancity.com)
2) Tan Now (various locations)
3) Ultra Tan (various locations)

LIQUOR STORE
1) Old Town Liquor
(www.oldtownwine.com)
2) Nita’s Package Liquor
(2354 Frankfort Ave.)
3) Liquor World
(various locations)

TOBACCO

1) Cox’s Smokers Outlet (various locations)
2) Kaiser’s Tobacco Store
(326 Pearl St., New Albany)
3) Kremer’s Smoke Shoppe (401 East Jefferson St.)

BOOKSTORE
1) Carmichael’s Bookstore (www.carmichaels
  bookstore.com)
2) Books & Music Exchange (www.booksandmusic
  exchange.com)
3) Border’s
(www.bordersstores.com)

BICYCLE SHOP
1) Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling (www.schellers.com)
2) Quest Outdoors
(www.questoutdoors.com)
3) Bicycle Sport
(www.bicyclesportinc.com)

ANTIQUE STORE
1) Louisville Antique Mall (www.louisvilleantiquemall.com)
2) Red Tree (701 E. Market St.; 11508 Shelbyville Road)
3) Derby City Antiques
(www.tias.com/stores/dcam/)

FURNTURE/HOME ACCESSORIES
1) Red Tree (701 E. Market St.; 11508 Shelbyville Road)
2) Burdorf’s Furnishings and Flooring (www.burdorf.com)
3) Ashley Furniture
(various locations)

CHURCH
1) St. Francis of Assisi
(www.ccsfa.org)
2) St. Joseph (www.sjosephcatholic.org)
3) Unity of Louisville
(www.unityoflouisville.org)

MEDIA
LOCAL TV STATION
1) WLKY-32 (www.wlky.com)
2) WDRB-41 (www.wdrb.com)
3) CW Network (Wikipedia)

TV NEWS ANCHOR
1) Dawne Gee (WAVE)
2) Barry Bernson (WDRB)
3) Jean West (WHAS)

LOCAL SPORTS ANCHOR
1) Keith Farmer (WLKY)
2) Fred Cowgill (WLKY)
3) Gary Montgomery (WDRB)

TV METEOROLOGIST
1) Jay Cardosi (WLKY)
2) Tom Wills (WAVE)
3) John Belski (WAVE)

LOCAL RADIO STATION

1) WFPK-FM (www.wfpk.org)
2) WLRS-FM (www.wlrs.com)
3) WDJX-FM (www.wdjx.com)

LOCAL RADIO DEEJAY
1) Laura Shine (WFPK-FM)
2) Terry Meiners (WHAS-AM)
3) Lambert & Lindsey
(WXMA-FM)

LOCAL WRITER
1) Bob Hill
(The Courier-Journal)
2) Billy Reed
(www.billyreedsays.com)
3) Stephen George (LEO)

TV MORNING SHOW
1) Fox in the Morning
(www.wdrb.com)
2) WAVE at Sunrise
(wave-tv.com)
3) Good Morning America
(www.abcnews.go.com/gma)

LOCAL BLOG
1) Louisville Mojo
(www.louisvillemojo.com)
2) Louisville Hot Bytes
(www.louisville
 hotbytes.com)
3) Craig’s List
(www.craigslist.com)


PLACE TO PICK UP A LEO

1) Heine Bros. Coffee (heinebroscoffee.com)
2) Highland Coffee (www.highlandcoffee.com)
3) Java Brewing (www.javabrewingco.com)

FOOD & DRINK

NEW RESTAURANT
1) Mojito’s Tapas Restaurant (2231 Holiday Manor)
2) Toast on Market
(www.toastonmarket.com)
3) Basa Modern Vietnamese
(www.basarestaurant.net)

OUTDOOR DINING
1) Captain’s Quarters
(www.cqriverside.com)
2) Bristol Bar and Grille/Highlands (www.bristolbarandgrille.com)
3) Café 360
(www.cafe-360.com)

FINE DINING

1) Jack Fry’s
(www.jackfrys.com)
2) Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse (www.jeffruby.com)
3) Avalon
(www.avalonfresh.com)

PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER
1) Le Relais (www.lerelaisrestaurant.com)
2) Avalon
(www.avalonfresh.com)
3) Vincenzo’s (www.vincenzos italianrestaurant.com)

RESTAURANT ON THE RIVER

1) Buckhead Mountain Grill (707 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville)
2) Captains Quarters
(www.cqriverside.com)
3) Tumbleweed (www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com)

LATE-NIGHT BITE
1) Ramsi’s Café on the World (www.ramsiscafe.com)
2) Bristol Bar and Grille (www.bristolbarandgrille.com)
3) White Castle
(www.whitecastle.com)

CHINESE RESTAURANT

1) P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (www.pfchangs.com)
2) August Moon (www.augustmoonbistro.com)
3) Café Mimosa (www.cafemimosatogo.com)

INDIAN RESTAURANT

1) Kashmir Indian Restaurant (www.kashmirlouisville.com)
2) India Palace
(www.indiapalaceky.com)
3) Shalimar
(www.shalimarlouisville.com)

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

1) Sapporo Japanese Grill & Restaurant (www.sapporojapanese.com)
2) Shogun
(9024 Taylorsville Road)
3) Maido
(www.maidosakebar.com)

MEXICAN RESTAURANT
1) El Mundo (www.502elmundo.com)
2) Tumbleweed (www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com)
3) El Nopal
(www.elnopalonline.com)

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT
1) Grape Leaf
(2217 Frankfort Ave.)
2) Queen of Sheba (www.queenofshebalouisville.com)
3) Saffron’s
(www.saffronrestaurant.com)

THAI RESTAURANT

1) Thai Siam
(www.thaisiam-ky.com)
2) Lemongrass Café
(1019 Bardstown Road;
106 Fairfax Ave.)
3) Thai Smile
(5800 Preston Hwy.)

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT
1) Vietnam Kitchen
(5339 Mitscher Ave.)
2) Basa Modern Vietnamese
(www.basarestaurant.net)
3) Cafe Mimosa
(www.cafemimosatogo.com)

BAKERY

1) Plehn’s Bakery
(3940 Shelbyville Road)
2) Homemade Ice Cream &
Pie Kitchen
(www.piekitchen.com)
3) Blue Dog Bakery and Café (2868 Frankfort Ave.)

BREAKFAST/
BRUNCH SPOT

1) Lynn’s Paradise Café (www.lynnsparadisecafe.com)
2) Bristol Bar & Grill (www.bristolbarandgrille.com)
3) Toast on Market
(www.toastonmarket.com)

COFFEEHOUSE

1) Heine Brothers’ Coffee (www.heinebroscoffee.com)
2) Highland Coffee (www.highlandcoffee.com)
3) Java Brewing (www.javabrewingco.com)

DELI
1) Stevens & Stevens Deli (www.stevensandstevensdeli.com)
2) Lotsa Pasta (www.lotsapastalouisville.com)
3) Valu Market
(www.valumarket.com)

DESSERT SPOT

1) Sweet Surrender 

(www.sweetsurrender dessertcafe.com)

2) Homemade Ice Cream
and Pie Kitchen
(www.piekitchen.com) 
3) Ermin’s (various locations)

ICE CREAM SHOP

1) Graeter’s (www.graeters.com/Louisville)
2) Homemade Ice Cream
and Pie Kitchen
(www.piekitchen.com)
3) Cold Stone Creamery (www.coldstonecreamery.com)

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

1) Mitchell’s Fish Market (www.mitchellsfishmarket.com)
2) The Fishery
(3624 Lexington Road)
3) Mike Linnig’s (www.realpagessites.com/linnigsmike/)

STEAKHOUSE

1) Pat’s Steakhouse
(2437 Brownsboro Road)
2) Z’s Oyster Bar & Steakhouse (www.zoysters.com)
3) Texas Roadhouse
(www.texasroadhouse.com)

SUSHI

1) Sapporo Japanese Grill & Restaurant (www.sapporojapanese.com)
2) Maido
(www.maidosakebar.com)
3) Raw Sushi Lounge
(520 S. Fourth St.)

BARBECUE
1) Mark’s Feed Store
(www.marksfeedstore.com)
2) Smoketown USA
(1153 Logan St.)
3) Famous Dave’s
(www.famousdaves.com)

BURGER

1) Bristol Bar & Grille (www.bristolbarandgrille.com)
2) Kaelin’s (www.kaelins.com)
3) Genny’s Diner
(2223 Frankfort Ave.)

PIZZA
1) Spinelli’s Pizzeria
(614 Baxter Ave.; 568-5665)
2) Wick’s Pizza
(www.wickspizza.com)
3) Tony Boombozz
(www.tonyboombozz.com)

VEGETARIAN MENU
1) Zen Garden (www.zengardenrestaurant.com)
2) Ramsi’s Café on the World (www.ramsiscafe.com)
3) Café 360 (www.cafe-360.com)

WINGS

1) Buffalo Wild Wings
(www.buffalowildwings.com)
2) Hooter’s (www.hooters.com)
3) Wings-N-Things (2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy.)

BEER LIST
1) Bluegrass Brewing Co.
(www.bbcbrew.com)
2) O’Shea’s
(www.osheaslouisville.com)
3) Flanagan’s Ale House
(934 Baxter Ave.)

HAPPY HOUR
1) Cumberland Brews
(1576 Bardstown Road)
2) BBC Taproom
(www.bluegrassbrew.com)
3) O’Shea’s
(www.osheaslouisville.com)

WINE LIST
1) L&N Wine Bar (www.landnwinebarandbistro.com)
2) Riverbend Winery
(www.riverbendwine.com)
3) Avalon
(www.avalonfresh.com)

WAITSTAFF
1) Ramsi’s Café on the World (www.ramsiscafe.com)
2) Bristol Bar & Grill (www.bristolbarandgrille.com)
3) The Monkey Wrench (MySpace)

ITALIAN
1) Comeback Inn
(www.comebackinn.biz)
2) Vincenzo’s (www.vincenzositalian
restaurant.com)
3) Porcini
(www.porcinilouisville.com)

AND SO ON …
BEST PLACE TO IMPREGNATE A CELEBRITY
Barnstable Brown Party

BEST/WORSE
REASON TO GET
IN THE OHIO RIVER

Polar Bear Plunge

BEST PERSON/BUSINESS TO ACQUIRE NAMING RIGHTS FOR NEW ARENA

YUM! Brands (The Bucket)

BEST BUSINESS TO BE FLAGSHIP IN NEW THIRD STREET LIVE!
Third Street Dive

BEST QUESTION FOR THE MAYOR IF YOU HAD HIM ONE-ON-ONE

When are the bridges going to built?

BEST CANDIDATE TO TAKE ON MITCH MCCONNELL IN 08

Jack Conway

BEST STATE MOTTO TO TAKE THE PLACE OF “UNBRIDLED SPIRIT”

Getting Lucky in Kentucky

BEST DESCRIPTION OF LOUISVILLE IN THREE WORDS OR LESS

Big Small Town

BEST RETIREMENT OPTION FOR DAVID HAWPE

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BEST LOCAL LEGEND

Muhammad Ali