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BEST OF THE COAST | Vol. 11, No. 38, October 15, 2009
(Best of the Coast 2009)

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Comprehensive Winners List


 

Community

Best Volunteer Organization

(W)  Habitat for Humanity

Chain Reaction

Fiesta of Five Flags

Manna Food Bank

Best Charity Event

(W)  Relay for Life

Beer Fest

Heart Walk

NWFL Blood Center Vein Drain

Best Place to Work

(W)  Baptist Hospital

Gulf Power

Sacred Heart Hospital

Studer Group

Best Local Boss

(W)  Quint Studer

Al Stubblefield

Britt Landrum

Susan Story

Best Local Artist

(W)  L.B. Zayszly

Joe Hobbs

Peter King

Quenby Tyler

Best Community Leader

(W)  Mort O'Sullivan

Collier Merrill

Lewis Bear Jr.

Quint Studer

Best Tourist Attraction Locals Should Visit

(W)  Naval Air Museum

Fort Pickens

Joe Patti Seafood

McGuire's Irish Pub

Best Annual Event

(W)  Blue Angels Airshow

Gulf Coast Arts Festival

Mardi Gras Parade

Seafood Festival

Best Local Politician

(W)  David Morgan

Grover Robinson IV

Maren DeWeese

Mike Wiggins

Best Local Person to not see naked

(W)  Ronnie McNesby

Bubba Bechtol

George Touart

Rick Outzen

Best Local Person to have on your side

(W)  Fred Levin

Collier Merrill

Mike Papantonio

Quint Studer

Best Rising Leader

(W)  Justin Beck

Grace Resendez-McCaffery

LuTimothy May

Miller Caldwell III

Best Volunteer

(W)  Dee Dee Ritchie

Danny Zimmern

Ildi Hosman

Kristine Karsten

 

MEDIA/MUSIC

Best Local Radio Personality

(W)  Marty White, WXBM

Dana Cervantes

TK 101 Candy

Wendi Summers

Best Radio Station

(W)  Cat Country 98.7

WABB-FM 97.5

WUWF-FM 88.1

WXBM-FM 102.7

Best Local Band/Musical Act

(W)  The Smart Brothers

60 Cycles of Sound

The Gills

Johnny-Apple Eyes

Best TV Personality

(W)  Molly Barrows

Bob Grip

Dan Shugart

Sue Straughan

Best Music Venue

(W)  Seville Quarter

Capt'n Fun Beach Club

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen and Taproom

The Deck Bar/Fish House

Best Cover Band

(W)  Rumor Mill Band

Lektric Mullets

Lucas Crutchfield

Wildwood

Best Vocalist

(W)  Kitt Lough

Holly Shelton

Jesse Wheeler (The Gills)

Steve Gunter

Best Local Blog

(W)  NorthEscambia.com

Pensacola Beach Blog

Progressive Pensacola

Rick's Blog

Best TV Station

(W)  WEAR TV

FOX 10

NBC 15

WKRG

 

RESTAURANTS

Best Restaurant Overall

(W)  The Fish House

Jackson's Steakhouse

McGuire's Irish Pub

The Global Grill

Best Restaurant - Downtown Pensacola

(W) The Global Grill

Dharma Blue

Jackson's Steakhouse

Ragtyme Grill

Best Restaurant - Cordova area

(W) Bonefish Grill

Jerry's Cajun Cafe

Pensacola Millers Ale House

The Tuscan Oven

Best Restaurant - North Pensacola

(W) Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Capt. Joey Patti's Seafood Deli

Cock of the Walk

Geno's Pizza & Italian

Best Restaurant - West Pensacola/Perdido Key

(W) Cactus Flower

Jellyfish Bar

Lillian's Pan Pizza

The Crab Trap/Perdido Key

Best Restaurant - Gulf Breeze

(W) Aegean Breeze

Billy Bob's BBQ

Santino's Pizza and Grinders

Shane's Rib Shack

Best Restaurant - Pensacola Beach

(W) Peg Leg Pete's

H2O Restaurant

Hemingway's Island Grill

Sideline's

Best Greek Restaurant

(W) Aegean Breeze

Founaris Bros.

Jordan Valley Cafe

The Angus

Best Mexican Restaurant

(W) Cactus Flower Cafe

La Hacienda

Mariachi's

Taco Rock

Best Italian Restaurant

(W) Carrabba's Italian Grill

Franco's Italian Restaurant

Geno's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Tre Fratelli Ristorante

Best Chinese Restaurant

(W) Hunan Chinese Restaurant

King Buffet

Panda China

Shang Hai

Best Japanese Restaurant

(W) Horizen

Ichiban

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Yamato's

Best Seafood Restaurant

(W) The Fish House

Capt. Joey Patti's Seafood Deli

Chet's Seafood

Peg Leg Pete's

Best Outdoor Dining

(W) The Oar House

Dharma Blue

Peg Leg Pete's

The Fish House

Best Place to Splurge

(W) Jackson's Steakhouse

Bonefish Grill

The Global Grill

The Melting Pot

Best Place to Feed the Whole Family

(W) Surf Burger

Cock of the Walk

Golden Corral

Texas Roadhouse

Best Wait Staff with Personality

(W) McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

Ozone Pizza Pub

The Global Grill

Best Looking Wait Staff

(W) Hooters

The Fish House

The Global Grill

The Oar House

Best Restaurant with a View

(W) Hemingway's Island Grill

Crabs

Paradise Bar & Grill

The Crab Trap, Pensacola

Best Chef

(W) FrankTaylor, The Global Grill

Dan Dunn, H2O Restaurant

Irv Miller, Jackson's

Jim Shirley, The Fish House

Best Romantic Dining

(W) The Melting Pot

Jackson's Steakhouse

The Global Grill

The Tuscan Oven

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

(W) Peg Leg Pete's

Cici's Pizza

Flounders

Surf Burger

Best New Restaurant - Escambia County

(W) Happy Pig Cafe

Blazzues

Nancy's Haute Affairs

The Native Cafe

Best New Restaurant - Santa Rosa County

(W) Jambalaya's Grill & Oyster Bar

Billy Bob's Beach BBQ (Pace)

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Shan Kishi Hibachi

Best Cajun Restaurant

(W) Jerry's Cajun

Big Easy Cafe

Cajun Specialty Meats & Cafe

Jambalaya's Grill and Oyster Bar

Best Restaurant Pace/Milton

(W) Chet's Seafood Restaurant

Billy Bob's BBQ

Blackwater Bistro

Texas Roadhouse

Best Independent Coffee House

(W) Bad Ass Coffee Company

End of the Line Cafe

Mojo's Coffee Shop

Martelli's Coffee House

Best Place for a First Date

(W) Dharma Blue

Ozone Pizza Pub

The Fish House

The Global Grill

BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Best Bar/Night Club

(W) Seville Quarter

Paddy O'Leary's

Suite

The Deck at Fish House

Best Place to Meet Friends After Work

(W) The Fish House

Hopjack's Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

Pensacola Ale House

The Oar House

Best Neighborhood Bar

(W) Hub Stacey's

Paradise Bar & Grill

The Oar House

Wisteria Tavern

Best Daiquiri

(W) Bamboo Willies

Paradise Bar & Grill

Peg Leg Pete's

Sandshaker

Best Bushwacker

(W) Sandshaker Lounge

Bamboo Willie's

Capt'n Fun Beach Club

Flounders

Best Martini

(W) Suite

600 South

Jackson's Steakhouse

The Global Grill

Best Bar Ambiance

(W) 600 South

Blazzues

Suite

The Elbow Room

Best Bar to People Watch

(W) Seville Quarter

Bamboo Willies

Emerald City

The Fish House

Best Beer Selection

(W) Hopjack's Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

Brews Brothers Grill & Pub

McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery

Wisteria Tavern

Best Place to Shake Your Stuff

(W) Seville Quarter

Capt'n Fun

Emerald City

Suite

Best Place to Eavesdrop

(W) Atlas Oyster House

Jackson's Steakhouse

McGuire's Irish Pub

Seville Quarter

Best Place You Can't Take Your Parents

(W) Arety's Angels

Emerald City

Sammy's

Top of the Town/Bedlam

Best Happy Hour

(W) The Fish House

Hopjack's Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

Intermission

The Cabaret

Best Place for Bar Games

(W) Intermission

Seville Quarter

The Islander

The Ticket

Best Margarita

(W) Paradise Bar & Grill

Bamboo Willies

Sandshaker

The Oar House

Best Selection of Wine by the Glass

(W) Fish House

600 South

Jackson's Steakhouse

The Global Grill

Best Shot

(W) Irish Car Bomb, Paddy O'Leary's

'Cuse Juice, New York Nick's

Jager Bomb, Seville Quarter

Red Headed Slut, Intermission

Best Bar Pensacola Beach/Gulf Breeze

(W) Sandshaker

Capt'n Fun Beach Club

The Break

The Bridge Bar and Sunset Lounge

Best Sports Bar

(W) New York Nick's

Pensacola Millers Ale House

Sidelines

Will Call

Best Bloody Mary

(W) H2O Restaurant

McGuire's Irish Pub

Paradise Bar & Grill

The Fish House

Best Bartender

(W) Brandy Reames, Suite

Buck Thomas, Seville Quarter

Patrick Bolster, The Bridge Bar

Matt Winkles, The Global Grill

Best Karaoke Night

(W) Seville Quarter

Coyote Sports Bar

Sir Richard's

The Cabaret

Best Signature Drink

(W) Bushwacker, Sandshaker

Diesel Fuel, Flounder's

Irish Wake, McGuire's

Tangbanger, The Break Beach Bar

Best Dive Bar

(W) Wisteria

Sluggo's

The Azalea Cocktail Lounge

The Elbow Room

Best Bar Downtown Pensacola

(W) Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

Intermission

Seville Quarter

Suite

Best New Bar

(W) The Bridge Bar & Sunset Lounge

Blazzues

Sabine Sandbar

The Cabaret

Best Bar- West Pensacola/Perdido Key

(W) Florabama

Hub Stacey's at the Point

Jellyfish Bar

Lillian's Pan Pizza

Best Pensacola Bar Not Downtown

(W) The Gutter Lounge

O'Reilly's Nightclub

Rick's Cabana Lounge

The Spanish Trail

Best Bar- Milton/Pace

(W) Ollie's Neighborhood Grill

Back Alley Sports Grill & Billiards

Oval Office Pub & Grub

Stevie-D's Sports Pub & Eatery‎

 

FOOD

Best Take Out

(W) Apple Market

Cajun Specialty Meats

Nancys Haute Affairs

Norma's on the Run

Best Pizza

(W) The Tuscan Oven

Georgio's Pizza

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

Ozone

Best Steak

(W) Jackson's Steakhouse

Angus

McGuire's Irish Pub

The Global Grill

Best Vegetarian Menu

(W) Ever'man Natural Foods

End of the Line Cafe

Jasmine Fusion

Sluggo's

Best Burrito

(W) Cactus Flower

Moe's Southwest Grill

Taco Rock

Tijuana Flats Burrito Co.

Best Cup of Coffee

(W) Bad Ass Coffee

Bagelhead's

The Coffee Cup

The Drowsy Poet

Best Bagel

(W) Bagelhead's

Bagels del Sol

Crema

Panera Bread

Best All You Can Eat Deal

(W) King Buffet

Cici's Pizza

Golden Corral

Hunan Restaurant

Best Ice Cream

(W) Marble Slab

Baskin-Robbins

Hershey's Ice Cream

TCBY

Best Caterer

(W) Classic City Catering

Big Sexy Food

Jerry's Cajun Cafe & Catering

Nancy's Haute Affairs

Best BBQ

(W) Billy Bob's BBQ

Happy Pig Cafe

King's BBQ

Shane's Rib Shack

Best Desserts

(W) Chrisoula's Cheesecake Shoppe

New Yorker Deli

Portabello Market

The Global Grill

Best Gumbo

(W) The Fish House

Marina Oyster Barn

Sam's Seafood

The Oar House

Best Place to Buy Wine

(W) Aragon Wine Market

Anna's Wine Shop

City Grocery

Richey's East

Best Fish Sandwich

(W) The Oar House

Capt. Joey Patti's Seafood Deli

Peg Leg's Oyster Bar

The Fish House

Best Deli Sandwich

(W) New Yorker Deli

City Grocery

Hub Stacey's

The Deli Case

Best Comfort Foods

(W) Scenic 90

Blue Dot BBQ

H & O Cafe

Jerry's Drive In

Best Brunch

(W) H2O, Hilton Pensacola Beach

Madison's

The Fish House

Zea

Best Sushi

(W) Dharma Blue

Horizen Grill

Ichiban

The Fish House

Best Original Menu

(W) The Global Grill

Cactus Flower Cafe

Dharma Blue

Jackson's Steakhouse

Best Salad

(W) Portabello Market

The Fish House

New Yorker Deli

Norma's

Best Health Food

(W) Ever'man Natural Foods

Four Winds International Food Market

Green Fox Health Food

Pensacola Natural Foods

Best Cheeseburger

(W) Jerry's Drive-In

Blue Dot BBQ

McGuire's Irish Pub

Surf Burger

Best Breakfast

(W) Scenic 90

CJ's Kitchen

Crema

Seville Diner

Best Po-Boy

(W) Cajun Specialty Meats Deli

Jerry's Cajun Cafe

Peg Leg Pete's

The Oar House

Best Wings

(W) New York Nick's

Hooters

Kooter Brown's

Sidelines

Best Bakery

(W) J's Bakery

Crema

Panera Bread Co

Reverie Bakery Cafe

Best Late Night Eats

(W) New York Nick's

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

Seville Diner

The Elbow Room

Best Fried Chicken

(W) Ragtyme Grill

Charlie's Eatery

Jerry's Drive In

McGuire's Irish Pub

Best Bar Food

(W) New York Nick's

600 South

Hooters

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

 

RETAIL

Best Hair Salon

(W) Style Downtown

Chastain's

Cuttin Loose

Studio Twenty-8

Best Framery

(W) Just Plain Putter

Framing by Design

Gulf Breeze Framery & Gallery

Pensacola Framery & Gallery

Best Florist

(W) Celebrations

Fiore

Flowerama

Kellyco Flowers & Gifts

Best Used Car Dealership

(W) Frontier Motors

Centennial Imports

Ted Ciano's Used Car Center

Vince Whibbs Automotive Group

Best New Car Dealership

(W) Sandy Sansing

Bob Tyler Toyota

Pensacola Honda

Vince Whibbs Automotive Group

Best Gift Shop

(W) Artesana Imports

Celebrations

Pizzaz

Sassafras Stationery and Gifts

Best New Retail Shop

(W) Aragon Wine Market

Belle Ame Handmade Bath and Body

Nancy's Haute Affairs

Tiki Jakes

Best Massage

(W) Still Waters Medical Day Spa

Escape Wellness Spa

Radiante Jacqueline

Studio Twenty-8

Best Place to Buy to Childrens Gifts

(W) Purple Julia

Pizzaz

Sassafras Stationery and Gifts

Wild Child

Best Bank

(W) Gulf Coast Community Bank

BB&T

Regions Bank

Whitney Bank

Best Motorcycle Shop

(W) Buell Harley Davidson of Pensacola

D&D Cycles

Five Flags Powersports

Pensacola Motorsports

Best Skin Care

(W) The Skin Care Center, Dermatology and Laser Center

Mark Lee Skincare

Still Waters Medical Day Spa

The Skin Care Center, Gulf Coast Plastic

Best Salon for Waxing Services

(W) Still Waters Medical Spa

Mark Lees Skin Care

Radiante Jacqueline Day Spa

Studio Twenty-8

Best Store for Musical Instruments

(W) Dollarhide's Music & Sound

Reynold's Music House

Schmidt's Music

Tringas Music Co.

Best Cigar Store

(W) Cordova Cigars

Grand Reserve Cigar and Smoke

Harbor Cigars

Tony's Pipe Rack

Best Local Photography Studio

(W) A Thousand Words Photography

Barrett McClean Photography

Cook Images

East Hill Photography

Best Tanning Salon

(W) Planet Beach Tanning Salon

Club Sun Tanning

Club Tan

Tropical Touch Tanning Salon

Best Residential Real Estate Agency

(W) Coldwell Banker United Realty

Connell & Manziek

Remax

Resort Realty

Best Commercial Real Estate Agency

(W) Beck Properties

Coldwell Banker United Realty

John S. Carr

NAI Halford

Best Place to Buy Home Decor

(W) Duh

Artesana

McAlpin Interiors

Zayszly Artz

Best Boutique

(W) Belle Ame Homeade Bath and Body

Purple Julia

Scout

Susan Campbell Jewelry

Best Local Hardware Store

(W) Pensacola Hardware

Ace Hardware of Gulf Breeze

East Hill Hardware & Supply

Hall's Hardware

Best Jeweler Overall

(W) Bere Jewelers

Elebash's

Jeweler's Trade Shop

Rock Hard Design

Best Consignment/Vintage Clothing

(W) Suellen's Secret

Elite Repeats

Lads & Lassies Upscale Resale

Years A Go-Go

Best Place to Buy Engagement Ring

(W) Jeweler's Trade Shop

Bere Jewelers

Elebash's

Rock Hard Designs

Best Nail Salon

(W) Radiante Jacqueline Day Spa

Montage

Natural Nails

Still Waters Medical Spa

Best Antiques

(W) Poor Richards Antiques

Blue Moon Antique Mall

Garth's Antiques & Auction

Jackson Hill Antiques and Interior

Best Fashion Accessories

(W) Lee Tracy Shoes and Apparel

Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry

Susan Campbell Jewelry

Trinity Collection

Best Tattoo/Piercing Shop

(W) Hula Moon Tattoo Studio

Kaoz

Pensacola Ink

Psychedelic Shack/Living Art Tattoos

Best Surf/Skate Shop

(W) Innerlight Surf & Skate Shop

Islanders Surf & Sport

Pac Sun

Waterboyz

Best Boutique or Independent Hotel

(W) New World Inn

Paradise Inn

Sole Inn

Best Day Spa

(W) Still Waters Medical Day Spa

Escape Wellness Spa

Fusion Spa & Salon

Radiante Jacqueline Day Spa

Best Pool & Spa

(W) Pensacola Pools

Gulf Coast Pool & Spa

Kyle's Pools & Patio

Manning Pools

Best Architect

(W) Spencer Maxwell Bullock

Bullock-Tice Associates

Caldwell Associates Architects

Sallis Architects Inc.

Best Yoga

(W) Abhaya Yoga Center

Breathe Yoga Studio

Chip's 24 Hour Fitness

YMCA

Best Pilates

(W) Pilates Core Training

Pensacourt

Pilates By Val

Riveria Fitness Center for Women

Best Hospital

(W) Sacred Heart Hospital

Baptist Hospital

Gulf Breeze Hospital

West Florida Hospital

Best Place to Work Out

(W) Pensacourt

Gulf Breeze Aerobics & Fitness

OMNI Fitness

YMCA

Best Unique Jewelry

(W) Susan Campbell Jewelry

Bere Jewelers

Jewelers Trade Shop

Rock Hard

Best Special Event Space

(W) My Spayce

Big Sexy Food

New World Landing

Soiree

Best Hotel -- Pensacola Beach

(W) Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front

Hampton Inn - Pensacola Beach

Paradise Inn

Springhill Suites

Best Bowling Alley

(W) Cordova Lanes

Deluna Lanes

Liberty Lanes

Oops Alley

Best Local Pharmacy

(W) Pensacola Apothecary

Pfeiffer Drugs

The Drug Shop

Winkles Pharmacy

Best Athletic Store

(W) Running Wild

Intracoastal Outfitters/Lee Tracy

Weatherford's

Best Beauty Products

(W) Skin Beauty Boutique

Fusion Spa Salon

Radiante Jacqueline Day Spa

Stillwaters Medical Day Spa

Best Law Firm

(W) Levin Papantonio

Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz

Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon

Michles & Booth

Best Art Gallery

(W) Artel Gallery

Blue Morning Gallery

Quayside Art Gallery

Zayszly Artz

Best Insurance Agency

(W) Fisher-Brown

Dennis Hewatt Insurance Agency

McMahon Hadder

Underwood Anderson & Associates

Best Independent Market

(W) Apple Market

City Grocery

Four Winds International Food Market

Palafox Market

Best Credit Union

(W) Navy Federal Credit Union

Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union

Members First

Pen Air Federal Credit Union

Best Hotel not Pensacola Beach

(W) Crowne Plaza

Courtyard Marriot Pensacola

New World Landing

Sole Inn & Suites

Best Gourmet/Specialty Food

(W) Joe Patti's Seafood/Amangiari Gourmet

Apple Market

Everman Natural Foods

Four Winds International Foods

Best Bed and Breakfast

(W) Lee House

Pensacola Victorian

Russell Roost Bed & Breakfast‎

Springhill Guesthouse

Best Women's Apparel

(W) Scout

Lee Tracy Shoes and Apparel

The Linen Corner

The Market/Mainly Shoes

Best Bridal Store

(W) The Bridal Loft - Fashion Connection

Bridal Suite

David's Bridal

Renee's Bridal