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And the winners for 2013 are... HOUSE & HOME

Heating/AC Company.................................. 4 Builder/Remodeler ...................................... 4 Apartment Complex..................................... 4 Carpet Cleaning........................................... 4 Fence Company............................................ 4 Internet Provider......................................... 4 Irrigation/Lawn Sprinkler........................... 4 Locksmith..................................................... 5 Moving Company......................................... 5 Pest Control.................................................. 5 Plumbing Service......................................... 5 Real Estate Company.................................. 5 Roofing Company......................................... 5 Satellite TV................................................... 5 Self-Storage.................................................. 5 Home Security.............................................. 6 Home Exteriors............................................ 6 Carpet Store................................................. 6 Furniture Store............................................ 6 Nursery/Garden Store................................. 6 Pool/Spa Store.............................................. 6 Appliances.................................................... 6 Home Electronics......................................... 6 Cellular Provider.......................................... 6

TRANSPORTATION

Auto Body Repair......................................... 7 Auto Glass Repair........................................ 7 Auto Repair.................................................. 7 Car Wash...................................................... 8

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Oil Change.................................................... 8 Window Tinting............................................ 8 Towing.......................................................... 8 Aftermarket Accessories.............................. 8 Auto Parts..................................................... 8 Auto Stereo Store......................................... 8 Boat Dealership............................................ 8 Motorcycle Dealership................................. 8 Auto Lease.................................................... 8 New Car/Truck Dealership.......................... 8 RV Dealership.............................................. 9 Tire Store...................................................... 9 Used Car/Truck Dealership......................... 9 Bike Shop...................................................... 9

ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING

Local Radio Station.................................... 10 Hotel........................................................... 10 Christmas Store......................................... 10 Florist......................................................... 10 Accessory Store.......................................... 10 Men’s Store................................................. 10 Resale Clothing.......................................... 10 Western Wear............................................. 10 Sporting Goods........................................... 10 College Bookstore....................................... 10 Bridal Store................................................ 11 Formal Wear............................................... 11 Bowling Center........................................... 11 Family Entertainment............................... 11 Golf Course................................................. 11 Music Store................................................. 11 Video Rental............................................... 11 Gift Store.................................................... 11 Golf Store.................................................... 11 Antique Store............................................. 11 Martial Arts School.................................... 11 Teen/Junior Apparel................................... 12 College Fan Apparel................................... 12 Shoe Store................................................... 12 Children’s Store.......................................... 12 Jewelry Store.............................................. 12 Kids’ Party Place........................................ 12

Women’s Clothing...................................... 12 Customer Service....................................... 13 Venue for Live Entertainment.................. 13 Reason to Live in Lubbock......................... 13 Nightlife Place............................................ 13 Local Museum............................................ 13 Place to Watch a Sunset............................. 13 Gymnastics/Dance School.......................... 13 Local TV Station......................................... 13

PERSONAL SERVICES

Hospital...................................................... 14 Bail Bonds.................................................. 14 Photography Studio................................... 14 Tattoo Studio.............................................. 14 Computer Repair/IT Services.................... 14 Child Care.................................................. 15 Weight Loss/Diet Center............................ 15 Insurance Agency....................................... 15 Hearing Aid Center.................................... 15 Medical Equipment.................................... 15 Physical Therapy/Rehab............................ 16 Beauty/Barber Shop................................... 16 Clothing Alterations................................... 16 Wireless Provider....................................... 16 Nail Salon................................................... 16 Pet Grooming.............................................. 16 Tanning....................................................... 16 Travel Agency............................................. 16 Kennel/Pet Boarding.................................. 16 Jewelry Repair........................................... 17 Retirement Community............................. 17 Day Spa...................................................... 17 Fitness Center............................................ 17 Home Health Agency................................. 17 Pharmacy.................................................... 17 CPA/Tax Preparer...................................... 17 Dry Cleaners.............................................. 17 Bank............................................................ 17 Vet Clinic.................................................... 17 Chiropractor............................................... 19 Orthodontist............................................... 19 Eye Doctor.................................................. 19

www.lubbockonline.com Physician.................................................... 19 Law Firm.................................................... 19 Dentist........................................................ 19

RESTAURANTS & FOOD FAVORITES

Asian Restaurant....................................... 20 BBQ Restaurant......................................... 20 Coffee House............................................... 20 Family Restaurant..................................... 20 Fast Food Restaurant................................. 20 Italian Restaurant..................................... 20 Mexican Restaurant................................... 20 Place for a Romantic Dinner..................... 20 Restaurant Buffet...................................... 21 Bar.............................................................. 21 Take-Out..................................................... 21 Breakfast Place.......................................... 21 Value Menu................................................ 21 Salad Bar.................................................... 21 Sushi........................................................... 21 Bakery........................................................ 21 Donuts........................................................ 23 Caterer........................................................ 23 Happy Hour................................................ 23 Ice Cream................................................... 23 Liquor Store................................................ 23 Pizza............................................................ 23 Place to Have a Beer.................................. 24 Chicken Fried Steak.................................. 24 Steak........................................................... 24 Fries............................................................ 24 Supermarket.............................................. 24 Onion Rings................................................ 24 Chips & Salsa............................................. 24 Ribs............................................................. 24 Sandwich.................................................... 24 Burger......................................................... 25 Sports Bar................................................... 25 Chicken....................................................... 25 Milkshake................................................... 25 Hot Dog....................................................... 25 Yogurt......................................................... 27 Seafood Restaurant.................................... 27 Dessert........................................................ 27

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Home Services & Shopping Heating/AC Arctic Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. 405 30th Street (806) 749-2327 (BEAR) Mon-Fri, 8 am-5pm “It’s an honor to be chosen by our customers and friends, especially when there are so many AC companies in the Lubbock market,” says Stacy Nichols, President. “Our customers and employees are the reason we have been chosen for this honor. We want our customers to have the best experience possible when faced with needing an air conditioner/heater replaced or repaired.” First Runner-Up Sinclair Heating, AC & Plumbing

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Builder/Remodeler Betenbough Homes New Home Center 6517 82nd Street; (806) 687-8787 Mon-Sat, 10 am-6pm Main Office 6305 82nd Street; (806) 797-9494 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm First Runner-Up Dan Wilson Homes

Apartment Complex The Dominion 5501 50th Street (806) 722-7902 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:30pm; Sat, 10 am-4 pm First Runner-Up The Park

Carpeting Cleaning Carpet Tech 6613 19th Street (806) 795-5142 24-hr Emergency Services First Runner-Up Carpet Solutions

Fence Company All-State Fence & Supply 12116 Slide Road (806) 799-3729 Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-5:30 pm; Sat, 8 am-1 pm “The team at All-State Fence & Supply is honored and humbled to have been voted Best of Lubbock by the readers of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,” says Owner Brent Stewart. “We believe that we have been voted Best Fence Company for 12 years in a row because of our dedication to provide the best service, knowledge, materials, and workmanship to our customers.” First Runner-Up A Noble Fence Company

Internet Provider Suddenlink 6710 Hartford Avenue (806) 793-2222 Retail Store: Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm 24-Hour Call Center “We are thrilled to once again be selected as Best of Lubbock,” says Alona Beesinger, Lubbock Marketing Manager. “We recognize the everyone has a choice, and we work very hard to make sure Suddenlink is your choice as a provider. We

www.lubbockonline.com continually offer new products and features to keep up with fast moving technology in our field. Our employees are one of the reasons we are best. They care about service to the customers and are always striving to make sure customers are treated fairly. Suddenlink also is very involved in giving back to Lubbock with our involvement in many community activities.” First Runner-Up AT&T U-verse

Irrigation/Sprinkler Drake Lawn Sprinkler & Artificial Grass 3002 110th Street (806) 792-3568 Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm “We love the fact that our customers have a public vote every year to show the community who they have enjoyed doing business with. It is a blessing to even be considered for this award, and the Drake family is very appreciative,” shares Brady Drake, President. “We are a family owned company for three generations here in Lubbock and that resonates with the community. We do a job according to how we would do it at our own homes.” First Runner-Up Lubbock Turf Irrigation

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Locksmith

Pest Control

Lubbock Lock & Key 2434 34th Street (806) 795-7117 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5:30 pm

D’s Pest Control 5810 64th Street (806) 796-2928 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5:30 pm; Service hours extended

First Runner-Up Anytime Unlock

“We are truly appreciative to the citizens of Lubbock for voting us the Best Pest Control professional for 18 years in a row! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers and to a great staff who strive to provide the best service possible,” says R. Brian Duncan, ACE.

Moving Company Byron Cowling Moving & Self Storage 12007 S. Indiana Avenue. (806) 796-2001 Mon-Fri The folks at Byron Cowling Moving & Self Storage say, “It’s a huge honor to be recognized for all the hard work! We try our best to make moving easier for our customers. Our employees are hardworking, professionals and friendly. Great employees alleviate some of the stress during the moving process. Thank you very much!” First Runner-Up (Tie) Little Guys Movers C&D Movers

First Runner-Up Gafford Pest Control

Plumbing Earl’s Plumbing, Heating & AC 7405 Marsha Sharp Freeway (806) 795-3275 “Our mission statement is: ‘To be the premier plumbing, heating, and AC company in Lubbock. Proverbs 16:3, Commit your work to the Lord, your plans will succeed.’ Winning Best of Lubbock is confirmation that we are on our way. Thanks!” First Runner-Up Joe Rushing Heating & Air Conditioning

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Real Estate Company The WestMark Companies Residential & Commercial 4105 84th Street (806) 794-6000 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:30 pm Sat, 10 am-3 pm and by appointment Leasing 6023 82nd Street, #6 “The WestMark Companies are proud to have been chosen the Best of Lubbock again by the readers of the A-J,” explains Tim Garrett, Partner. “WestMark has been a part of the Lubbock community for more than 30 years and is honored to receive this distinguished award. Thank you, Lubbock.” First Runner-Up Coldwell Banker

Roofing Company Plains Roofing 2303 122nd (806) 748-0702 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm “It’s always nice to be acknowledged in this way,” says Jimmy Garth President. “My staff and I are pleased and proud that our hard work and

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perseverance have paid off. We consider ours a service business; it’s not just strictly about the bottom line in profits. We are one of the few roofing companies that stay in Lubbock when sometimes it would be more profitable to chase hail storms in other cities. The bottom line is that we really do care about our customers and their problems, not just how much money they spend. We try to help in any way we can.” First Runner-Up (Tie) Andrus Brothers Roofing American Roofing

Satellite TV 21st Century Satellite (806) 771-6483 or (806) 799-3474 Mon-Fri, 9 am-6 pm First Runner-Up 24-Hour Dish Television

Self Storage A Plus Storage 2 locations in Lubbock; (806) 745-6986 First Runner-Up Byron Cowling Moving & Storage 12007 Indiana Avenue; (806) 796-2001 Mon-Sat

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Home Security

Best of Lubbock 2013

Carpet Store Yates Flooring Center 1901 West Loop 289 (806) 795-0070

Sparkman’s Nursery 11th & Slide Road (806) 794-3614

First Runner-Up Pinnacle Protection

First Runner-Up Carpet World

“Each year, we are honored and blessed to have customers who think enough of us to chose our family business as Lubbock’s Best. We do not take this award lightly, and we continue to strive every day to provide quality products and outstanding customer service,” says Cindy Sparkman, Owner.

Furniture Store

Jones & Associates 3801 Globe Avenue (806) 796-1913 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:30 pm

Ashley Furniture HomeStore 5026 Frankford Avenue (806) 687-3000 Mon-Sat, 10 am-8 pm; Sun, 12-6 pm

“We’re excited! It’s always great to get some positive feedback on your hard work. It motivates us to strive all the more,” says Jeff Jones, Owner. “Our dedication to customer satisfaction makes us one of the best. We never ask our customers for any money until the job has been satisfactorily completed. We make sure that our customers are happy.”

“We are truly humbled! Thank you, Lubbock! Our customers are the best and we are truly thankful,” says Jennifer Bailey, Marketing Director. “We honestly strive to exceed customer expectations and want to make lifelong customers and be a thriving cornerstone business in our community.”

D&B Ultra Exteriors 6923 Indiana Avenue (806) 793-3173 First Runner-Up West Texas Exteriors

First Runner-Up Havertys

Home Electronics

Nursery

ADT Security Services 1912 19th Street; (806) 853-9700 1001 Main Street #806; (806) 577-4165

Home Exteriors (Tie)

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First Runner-Up Little Red Riding Hood

Pool/Spa Store Alcoe 7701 Quaker Avenue First Runner-Up Pools West

Appliances Radio Lab 4902 50th Street; (806) 797-3346 First Runner-Up Lowe’s Home Improvement

Best Buy 5916 West Loop 289 (806) 791-4384 Mon-Sat, 9 am-10 pm; Sun, 10 am-8 pm First Runner-Up Radio Lab

Wireless Provider AT&T 601 University Avenue; (806) 744-2016 Mon-Fri, 10 am-7 pm; Sat, 10 am-6 pm Sun, Noon-6 pm

5109 82nd Street; (806) 798-4300 Mon-Fri, 9 am-7 pm; Sat, 10 am-6 pm Sun, Noon-6 pm

First Runner-Up Verizon

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Transportation Services & Shopping Auto Body Repair Collision King Repair Center 4905 S. Loop 289 (806) 794-5990 Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-6 pm “We are humbled and grateful to receive this award for the eighth straight year,” says Steve Tisdale, Owner. “We thank our customers and business partners for their continued support. Year after year we pride ourselves on using the best products, equipment and processes. But our employees make our business the success it is. Every employee strives and excels in delivering the best possible service to each and every customer and his or her vehicle.”

First Runner-Up (Tie) Big Daddy’s Precision Body Works

Auto Glass Repair (Tie) Safelite Auto Glass 5103 South Loop 289 (800) 800-ASAP Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm; Sat, 8 am-noon Glass Magic 4302 West Loop 289 (806) 799-7272 Mon-Thur, 8 am-5:30 pm; Fri, 8 am-5 pm Sat, 9 am-1 pm The Glass Magic team members share these thoughts: “We do our best to always make sure our customers are happy with our services. We are very excited to be chosen, and it’s our main priority to be the absolute best for our community.”

Auto Repair Scott’s Complete Car Care 2506 34th Street (806) 785-9882 Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm

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honored to be chosen Best of Lubbock. We want to thank the Lubbock community for their privilege,” says Taylor Van Vuren on behalf of the staff. “We care about each individual who walks through our doors, and with each customer, our goal is to create a sense of ease. Our honesty and integrity will allow you to rest your head at night knowing you have received the best value and service.” First Runner-Up Christian Brothers Automotive

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Car Wash Racer Car Wash Overton Location: 1710 Mac Davis Lane 50th Street Location: 50th Street & Detroit Avenue University Location: 74th Street & University Avenue

(806) 792-9285 Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-7 pm; Sun, 10 am-5 pm

“We are very excited about being voted Best of Lubbock,” says Andrew Zamora, President/GM. “Our employees, our ownership, our locations, and our loyal customers makes us one of the Best of Lubbock.” First Runner-Up Mister Car Wash

Oil Change Bolton Oil Company Multiple Locations (806) 747-1629 Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm; Sat, 8 am-5 pm First Runner-Up Kwik Kar Lube and Auto Center

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Window Tinting Barbara’s Custom Window Tinting 6812 Wayne Avenue #D; (806) 798-3022 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5:30 pm First Runner-Up (Tie) Alta Mere Scott’s Custom Tint

Towing R&P’s Heavy Duty Towing 711 Erskine (806) 763-6056 First Runner-Up Lubbock Wrecker

Auto After-Market West Texas Accessory Depot 7320 82nd Street (806) 866-9494 Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm; Sat, 9 am-3 pm First Runner-Up Accessory Depot

Auto Parts AutoZone Multiple Lubbock Locations First Runner-Up O’Reilly Auto Parts

Auto Stereo Vision Audio 5181 69th Street (806) 798-3343 Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm The folks at Vision Audio say, “We’re extremely happy and grateful for such an honor. Thanks to our employees and customers!” First Runner-Up Vernon’s

Boat Dealership Family Powersports Lubbock 4202 West Loop 289 (806) 793-2551 Tues-Fri, 9 am-6 pm; Sat, 9 am-5 pm First Runner-Up Billy’s Fish & Ski

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Motorcycle Dealership Wild West Harley-Davidson 5702 58th Street (806) 791-4597 First Runner-Up Damron Motorcycle Co.

Auto Lease Prime Capital Auto Lease 1211 19th Street (806) 687-7771 Mon-Sat, 9 am-7 pm “Our goal is to be the best place to work and the best place to buy or lease a car. This let’s us know our hard work is being recognized in the community of Lubbock,” says Joe Landin, Director of Marketing. First Runner-Up Alderson

New Car/Truck Dealership Gene Messer Auto Group 6000 19th Street First Runner-Up Alderson

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RV Dealership

Used Car/Truck Dealership

Pharr RV’s North Loop 289 & North I-27 (Exit 6) (806) 765-6088 Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm; Sat, 9 am-3 pm

Reagor Auto Mall 1211 19th Street (806) 687-7771 Mon-Sat, 9 am-8 pm

“We are thrilled to be voted Best of Lubbock 2013! It confirms our motto of treating our customers as we would want to be treated. Lubbock is a wonderful place to do business – thank you, Lubbock!” says Jody Hymer. “We are family owned and operated for 44 years. We have a fantastic group of employees working with us, most of whom have been with us 10-plus years. We know RV’s!”

“Great people, great service and a desire to improve the communities we service is what helps make us Best of Lubbock,” says Joe Landin, Director of Marketing. “Our goal is to be the best place to work and the best place to buy or lease a car.”

First Runner-Up Billy Sims Trailer Town

Tire Store Discount Tire 6306 82nd Street; (806) 698-0055 1702 Avenue Q; (806) 744-3233 5601 Slide Road; (806) 797-2700 2310 82nd Street; (806) 748-6161 First Runner-Up McWhorter’s Tire Company

First Runner-Up Gene Messer Auto Group

Bike Shop DFC Cycles & Fitness 6701 Indiana Avenue (806) 796-2453 Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, 10 am-6 pm Wed & Sat, 10 am-5 pm First Runner-Up Velocity Bike Shop

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Entertainment & Shopping

Best of Lubbock 2013

Christmas Store Holland Gardens 3739 50th Street; (806) 792-6336 Mon-Sat, 9 am-6 pm First Runner-Up Hobby Lobby

Florist Local Radio Station KLLL 96.3 33 Briercroft Office Park Request Line – (806) 770-5555 Business Line – (806) 762-3000 First Runner-Up 105.3 - Red Dirt Rebel

Hotel Overton Hotel & Conference Center 2322 Mac Davis Lane; (806) 776-7000 24-Hours First Runner-Up Arbor Inn & Suites

College Flowers 2002 Broadway Avenue; (806) 747-2800 Summer Hours Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm; Sat, 9 am-12 pm Normal Hours Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:30 pm; Sat, 8:30am-12:30 pm First Runner-Up United/MarketStreet/Amigos

Accessory Store Accessory Touch 5217 82nd Street, #205 (806) 798-8966 Mon-Sat, 10 am-6:30 pm Owner Cindy Hearne says, “Thank you, Lubbock and surrounding towns! Twelve years in a row! We love fashion and our customers!

We enjoy helping each customer find an outfit or accessory for everyday wear or special events. Friendliness and great prices have always been an asset to Accessory Touch’s success.” First Runner-Up Dustee's

Men's Store Dillard’s 6002 Slide Road (806) 792-6871 Mon-Sat, 10am-9 pm; Sun, 12-6 pm First Runner-Up Jos. A Banks

Resale Clothing (Tie) Lucy’s Resale Boutique 8004 Indiana Avenue; (806) 799-2114 Mon-Sat, 10 am-6 pm

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Western Wear Dollar Western Wear 5011 Slide Road (806) 793-2818 Mon-Sat, 9 am-9 pm; Sun, Noon-6 pm First Runner-Up Cavender’s Western Outfitter

Sporting Goods Academy Sports & Outdoors 5802 19th Street (806) 788-4820 Mon-Sat, 8 am-10 pm; Sun, 9 am-8 pm First Runner-Up Cardinal’s Sport Center

College Bookstore

Le Chic Boutique 5905 82nd Street, Suite 109; (806) 687-1722 Mon-Sat, 10 am-6 pm

Varsity Bookstore 1305 University Avenue (806) 763-9368 Mon-Thur, 8 am-8 pm; Fri, 8 am-6 pm Sat, 9 am-5 pm

First Runner-Up The Exchange

First Runner-Up Red & Black College Bookstore

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Bridal Store David’s Bridal 5027 Milwaukee Avenue; (806) 785-1106 Mon-Fri, 11 am-9 pm; Sat, 10 am-7 pm First Runner-Up Bella’s

Formal Wear David’s Bridal 5027 Milwaukee Avenue; (806) 785-1106 Mon-Fri, 11 am-9 pm; Sat, 10 am-7 pm First Runner-Up Men’s Wearhouse

Bowling Center Main Event Entertainment 6010 Marsha Sharp Freeway; (806) 792-3333 First Runner-Up South Plains Lanes

Family Entertainment Main Event Entertainment 6010 Marsha Sharp Freeway; (806) 792-3333

First Runner-Up Science Spectrum

Golf Course The Rawls Course at Texas Tech 3720 4th Street; (806) 742-4653 7 am-8 pm “We are extremely honored and very excited to have been chosen as Best of Lubbock. Thank you for voting for us!” shares General Manager Greg Winter. “The dedication and passion of all of our associates that work at The Rawls Course, along with the loyal and great support from all our guests is what makes us Best of Lubbock.” First Runner-Up Shadow Hills Golf Course

Music Store Hastings 3249 50th Street; (806) 795-2000 8209 Slide Road; (806) 794-6936 Mon-Sun, 9 am-11 pm Cafe Hours: M-Sat, 6:30 am-11 pm; Sun, 8:30 am-11 pm

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First Runner-Up Ralph’s Records

Video Rental Hastings 3249 50th Street; (806) 795-2000 8209 Slide Road; (806) 794-6936 Mon-Sun, 9 am-11 pm First Runner-Up Redbox

Gift Store

Mardel Christian & Education Supply 7020 Quaker Avenue; (806) 780-8332 Mon-Sat, 10 am-9 pm First Runner-Up Hollyhocks

Golf Store Golf USA 6701 Indiana Avenue, Suite F (806) 795-6906 Mon-Sat, 9 am-6 pm “We are grateful, honored and thankful for this award,” says Owner Stacy Nix. “We are so

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proud to live and serve in Lubbock for the past 19 years. Thank you to our customers for voting us the Best of Lubbock once again! We are blessed to have a great staff that is active in our community and who take pride in satisfying each customer’s needs.” First Runner-Up Golf Headquarters

Antique Store KK's Craft, Gift & Antique Mall 66th Street & Indiana Avenue (806) 795-6169 Mon-Sat, 10 am-9 pm; Sun, 1-6 pm First Runner-Up Grand Central Station Antiques

Martial Arts School Pittman’s Academy of Martial Arts 2233 34th Street (806) 589-4425 First Runners-Up (Tie) Sang Kim Premier Martial Arts

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Teen/Junior Apparel Forever 21 6002 Slide Road; (806) 797-0968 First Runner-Up Dillard’s

College Fan Apparel

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Children's Store My Cup of Tea 2713 26th Street; (806) 787-1057 Tues-Sat, 10 am-6 pm First Runner-Up Carter’s

Jewelry Store

Red Raider Outfitters 2416 Broadway; (806) 762-0722 413 University Avenue #100; (806) 771-9357 6002 Slide (South Plains Mall); (806) 771-2244

Thacker Jewelry 4210 82nd Street, #202; (806) 794-7766 Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat, 10 am-4 pm

First Runner-Up Cardinal’s Sport Center

“We are always pleased and somewhat humbled to be selected Best of Lubbock by the people of Lubbock year after year,” says Owner Joe Thacker.

Shoe Store DSW Shoes 6072 Marsha Sharp Freeway; (806) 771-9717 Mon-Sat, 10 am-9 pm; Sun, 11 am-7 pm First Runner-Up Dillard’s

First Runner-Up Anderson Bros Jewelers

Kids Party Place Jump N Jungle 12209 Geneva Avenue; (806) 368-5867 First Runner-Up Main Event Entertainment

Women's Clothing Dillard’s 6002 Slide Road; (806) 792-6871 Mon-Sat, 10am-9 pm; Sun, Noon-6 pm First Runner-Up Kohl's

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Customer Service City Bank Texas

Venue for Live Entertainment The Office Grill and Sportsbar 5004 Frankford Avenue; (806) 687-6242 Mon-Sun, 11 am-2 am The staff at The Office Grill and Sportsbar share these thoughts: “We’re excited to be selected for Best of Lubbock. This truly reflects on our dedicated employees and loyal customers. We have a unique atmosphere that allows for people to come together, have fun, enjoy good food and experience great concerts.” First Runner-Up (Tie) Blue Light Cactus Theatre

Reason to Live in Lubbock The People

Nightlife Place Louie Louie’s Piano Bar 1703 Texas Avenue (806) 749-7464 Wed, 8 pm-2 am; Thur-Sat, 7 pm-2 am

First Runner-Up (Tie) The Office Chances R

Local Museum Museum of Texas Tech University 3301 4th Street; (806) 742-2490 Tues-Sat, 10 am-5 pm; Sun 1-5 pm Closed on Monday “What a wonderful occurrence! As the oldest and largest museum in the region, the Museum of TTU endeavors to bring the best exhibitions and educational programming to the public for their enjoyment and enlightenment. It is truly gratifying to be recognized for these on-going efforts,” says David Dean, Director of Museum Information Services. First Runner-Up Ranching Heritage Center

Place to Watch a sunset The Roof 2252 Marsha Sharp Fwy #1100 (806) 368-5821 First Runner-Up Stars & Stripes

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Gymnastics/Dance School TEGA Kid’s Superplex 7621 82nd Street; (806) 866-9765 7:30 am-7:30 pm Says Jeff Dow, Owner and President. “We are passionate about children and their families. Our program provides the very best quality instruction in gymnastics and dance, the most state-ofthe art facility, and the most caring staff.”

First Runner-Up (Tie) Rock Solid Athletics Ballet Lubbock

Local TV Station KCBD NewsChannel 11 www.kcbd.com First Runner-Up KAMC-28

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Personal Services & Health Hospital Covenant Health 3615 19th Street (806) 725-0000 First Runner-Up University Medical Center

Bail Bonds Michael Calvillo Bail Bond 1209 Crickets Avenue; (806) 744-1891 24-hr Service First Runner-Up (Tie) Lonestar Bail Bonds Trammel Bail Bonds

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Photo Studio Paper Moon Photography 2315 50th Street, Suite B (806) 797-0001 By Appointment Only “We are so excited and honored to be named Best of Lubbock. We would love to thank all of our clients for their support,” says Owner Cyndi du Pont. “Our number one priority is that our customers get the best quality product and customer service that we can provide.” First Runner-Up (Tie) Ashley Kerby Photography Portrait Innovations

Tattoo Studio Inkfluence 1408 Avenue Q (806) 535-0852 Tues-Thur, Noon-8 pm; Fri-Sat, Noon-10 pm “It all comes down to having the best crew that we could ever hope for, as well as constantly striving for improvement,” says David Powell, Floor Manager. “And maintaining a positivity by keeping what works and getting rid of what doesn’t. Thank you for your continued support

year after year. It’s is always an honor to be voted Best of Lubbock.” First Runner-Up Big Buddha Identity Ink

Computer Repair/IT Services Blue Layer 6119 78th Street (806) 687-4765 Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm; Sat-Sun, 9 am-6 pm

www.lubbockonline.com “It is an honor for Blue Layer to be chosen for the 2013 Best of Lubbock. Our team works incredibly hard to provide professional technology solutions for our business clients and being recognized is a credit tot their hard work and dedication to our customers,” explains Michael Strong, Owner, COO. First Runner-Up Lubbock Computers

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Child Care Learning Tree 7713 Milwaukee Avenue (806) 771-2323 6:30 am-6:30 pm Corey Jones, VP of Operations, shares these thoughts: “It’s a tribute to our staff and parents of what type of learning environment can be created with teamwork! Having high standards for our staff and children sets the bar just a little bit higher than the competition. Of course, when you involve God, all things are just easier!” First Runner-Up TEGA Kid’s Superplex

Weight Loss/Diet Center Metabolic Research Center 5705 Slide Road (806) 785-8100 Mon-Fri, 9 am-7 pm; Sat, 9 am-1 pm “We are truly honored to be selected as Best Weight Loss in Lubbock! We are committed to our clients and their success, and this is what drives us to exceed their expectations. Actually, this award is for each and every one of them!” say the staff at Metabolic Research Center.

First Runner-Up Weight Watchers Lubbock

Insurance Agent/Agency

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First Runner-Up Audio Acoustics Hearing Centers

Medical Equipment

Grimes Insurance Agency, Inc. 1651 Broadway (806) 762-0544 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm Closed for lunch 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Pillar Equipment Service Home Medical Supply 8004 Indiana Avenue, B-3 (806) 780-0098 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5:30 pm; Sat, 9 am-12:30 pm

“We are very proud to have won Best of Lubbock again this year. Grimes Insurance Agency, Inc. has been in business in Lubbock since 1948. During that time, we have achieved a reputation as an insurance agency with a high level of integrity, honesty, reliability, excellent service and professionalism,” says President Marianna Grimes-Chapman. “We are continually working to make sure our clients get the best pricing with the best coverage available.”

“We are so honored to be voted Best of Lubbock for the second year in a row. We thank our

First Runner-Up Russell Donaway

Hearing Aid Center Livingston Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers 5303 50th Street; (806) 799-8950 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5 pm

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customers for their vote,” says Owner Nancy Cain. “What makes us one of the best in Lubbock is that our staff is knowledgeable of Medicare and insurances guidelines. They are dedicated and driven to serve our customers in a professional manner.” First Runner-Up Star Medical

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Physical Therapy/Rehab (Tie) Physical Therapy Today 6202 82nd Street (806) 687-8008

Best of Lubbock 2013

First Runner-Up (Tie) Jenny’s Alterations Sew Lovely

Best Wireless Phone Service

Lubbock Sports Rehab 4601 S. Loop 289, Suite 11 (806) 792-7200 Mon-Thur, 8 am-12 pm, 1-6 pm Fri, 8 am-Noon

AT&T 601 University; (806) 744-2016 Mon-Fri, 10 am-7 pm; Sat, 10 am-6 pm Sun, Noon-6 pm

First Runner-Up UMC TeamRehab

Beauty/Barber Shop Faux Real Hair Design Studio 1102 Slide Road, #50 (806) 687-4247 Mon-Sat, 9 am-7 pm (Depending on stylist) First Runner-Up Sophisticuts

Clothing Alterations Threads Alterations Etc. 3418 34th Street (806) 792-0114 Mon-Fri, 10 am-5:30 pm; Sat, 10 am-1 pm

5109 82nd St.; (806) 798-4300 Mon-Fri, 9 am-7 pm; Sat, 10 am-6 pm Sun, Noon-6 pm

First Runner-Up Verizon

Nail Salon Rockstar Nails & Spa 5217 98th Street, #800 (806) 771-3284 Mon-Fri, 9:30 am-7 pm; Sat, 9 am-7 pm Sun, 11 am-6 pm First Runner-Up (Tie) Fancy Nails VIP Nails

Pet Grooming

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Travel Agency

Resa’s K-9 Salon 8004 Indiana, Suite A3A (806) 793-9191 Mon-Fri, 7 am-6 pm; Sat, 8 am-5 pm

National Travel – American Express 4314 South Loop 289, Suite 100 (806) 798-5999 Mon-Fri, 9 am-6 pm

“Wow! Unbelievable! When I opened Resa’s K-9 Salon 16 years ago, I never dreamed of reaching the quality of being voted Best of Lubbock for 12 years. After a lot of hard work and much dedication to my business, it makes me very proud that Lubbock residents feel comfortable bringing their pets in for grooming,” shares Owner Resa Carson. “My staff of 15 devoted dog-loving employees contribute a great deal to keeping my business among the Best of Lubbock. The constant caring for the pets and their owners is one of the reasons my customers continue to come back!”

First Runner-Up SunLover

First Runner-Up Regal Pet Resort

Tanning Always Tan & Skin Care 4601 South Loop 289 (806) 793-3925 First Runner-Up Palm Beach Tanning

Kennel/Pet Boarding Regal Pet Resort 14110 FM 1730 (114th & Slide Road) (806) 687-1100 Mon-Sat, 7:30 am-6 pm; Sun, 4-6 pm “Our staff, from the groomers to the kennel techs, each and every one of them understand they are caring for a family member and take pride in giving that hands-on loving care each and every day,” explains Owner Todd Bains. “We are truly honored that our clients have voted us Best of Lubbock. We appreciate our clients and the opportunity they give us when they bring in their furry family member for us to show our love and dedication.” First Runner-Up Tipton Pet Hotel

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Jewelry Repair Thacker Jewelry 4210 82nd Street, #202 (806) 794-7766 Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat, 10 am-4 pm “Putting our customers first and attention to details are just two of the things which make us one of the best in Lubbock,” says Owner Joe Thacker. “In the jewelry business, there has to be trust and confidence that your jeweler takes care of your family’s heirlooms and we do.” First Runner-Up Stuart’s Jewelers

Retirement Community Carillon LifeCare Community 1717 Norfolk Avenue (806) 281-6200 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm; weekends by appointment Lindsay Grannan shares these words: “Carillon residents recently completed a satisfaction survey in which 98 percent of our residents said they would recommend Carillon to friends and family. It’s a wonderful place to call home, and no other community offers the emotional and financial peace of mind gained through our LifeCare program.”

First Runner-Up Raider Ranch

Spa Woodhouse Day Spa 8201 Quaker Avenue #108 (806) 794-1772 First Runner-Up Oceans Massage Spa

Fitness Center Bodyworks Multiple Lubbock Locations Hours vary by Location First Runner-Up Zach’s Club

Home Health Calvert Home Health Care, Ltd. 10207 Indiana Ave. (806) 747-8972 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm; Nurse on call 24/7 First Runner-Up Accolade Home Care and Hospice

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Pharmacy United/MarketStreet/Amigos Multiple Lubbock Locations First Runner-Up Walgreens

CPA/Tax preparer Kent Payne and Kerrie Cribbs, CPA’s 4103 84th Street (806) 798-1040 First Runner-Up Cherry Lidel & Light

Dry Cleaners Comet Cleaners 5404 4th Street; (806) 793-8238 6403 Indiana Avenue; (806) 797-8343 3410 98th Street; (806) 791-4410 7721 Milwaukee Avenue; (806) 744-8740 Mon-Fri, 7 am-6:30 pm; Sat, 8 am-2 pm “Comet Cleaners and our entire staff would like to thank all of our customers for voting us Best of Lubbock for the 7th year in a row! We will never forget that you are the reason we exist,” says Ron Caffey, President. “All four of our locations offer same-day service until 2 p.m., Monday

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through Friday. We take pride in offering the very best in service and quality. Comet Cleaners has been family-owned and operated in Lubbock for more than 30 years!” First Runner-Up (Tie) Master Cleaners Gristy’s

Bank/Financial Institution City Bank First Runner-Up PlainsCapital Bank

Vet Clinic Animal Medical Center Timothy M. Polk, DVM PA 5204 80th Street (806) 794-4118 Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm; Sat, 8 am-12 pm First Runner-Up Acres North Veterinary Hospital

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Chiropractor

Eye Doctor

Infinity Wellness Center 4716 4th Street, Suite 102 (806) 224-0063 Mon, Wed, Thur; 9 am-6 pm; Tue-Fri, 9 am-12 pm

Ginter Eyecare Center 5713 82nd Street (806) 798-8820 Mon-Thur, 8:30 am-6 pm; Fri, 8:30 am-3 pm

First Runner-Up Helton Chiropractic

“Thank you again, Lubbock, for voting us Best of Lubbock this year and the past six years in a row. We are really blessed and proud to be in Lubbock since 1982 and have some of the best patients and customers who voted for us,” shares Dr. Jewell Ginter, Optometrist/Owner.

Orthodontist Wentz Orthodontics 4013 84th Street (806) 794-8124 Mon-Thur, 7 am-6 pm; Fri, 8 am-12 pm “Wentz Orthodontics is like one big family,” says the staff. “We have been creating healthy, beautiful smiles in Lubbock and all of West Texas for more than 20 years. We are very honored to be chosen Best of Lubbock. We are blessed with wonderful patients!” First Runner-Up St. Clair Orthodontics

First Runner-Up Dr. Alan Row

Physician Craig Barker, MD First Runner-Up S. A. Hale, MD

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Law Firm McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf LLP 5010 University Ave.; (806) 796-7300 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5 pm & By Appointment “As we celebrate our 85th anniversary, McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf, L.L.P. is proud to have been a part of the growth and history of West Texas. We are committed to making Lubbock a great place to do business and raise a family,” says McCleskey partner Ben Davidson. “We are honored to serve our clients and humbled to

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be recognized again as the Best Law Firm in our community.” First Runner-Up Liggett Law Group

Dentist Robert Grimes, DDS – Grimes Dentistry 4217 85th St.; 806-798-3384 (79-TEETH) First Runner-Up Tim Leslie, DDS

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Restaurants & Food Favorites Asian Restaurant Pei Wei Asian Diner 4210 82nd Street, #230 (806) 792-4896 Sun-Thur, 10:30 am-9 pm Fri-Sat, 10:30 am-10 pm First Runner-Up Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

BBQ Restaurant Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q 4930 South Loop 289 #300 (806) 797-1777 Mon-Sun, 7 am-10 pm

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First Runner-Up Bigham’s Smokehouse

Coffeehouse Starbucks Multiple Lubbock Locations First Runner-Up J&B Coffee Co.

Family Restaurant (Tie) Cheddar’s Casual Cafe 4009 South Loop 289 (806) 791-1213 Mon-Thur, 11 am-11 pm Fri-Sat, 11 am-12 am; Sun, 10:30 am-11 pm Furr’s Buffet 2817 South Loop 289 (806) 745-3220 6001 Slide Road (806) 797-6063 Mon-Thurs, 11 am-8 pm Fri-Sat, 11 am-8:30 pm; Sun, 10:30 am-8 pm First Runner-Up Cotton Patch

Fast Food Restaurant Chick-Fil-A Multiple Lubbock Locations Hours vary by location; Closed Sundays First Runner-Up Taco Villa

Italian Restaurant Orlando’s Italian Restaurant 2402 Avenue Q; (806) 747-5998 6951 Indiana Avenue; (806) 797-8646 Sun-Thur, 11 am-10 pm Fri-Sat, 11 am-11 pm “Orlando’s has been serving its family recipes since 1965 and it is exciting to know that the locals still love our food,” shares President Loyd Turner. “We are the oldest full-service restaurant in Lubbock in its original location, so we have a whole lot of history and legions of great employees!” First Runner-Up Olive Garden Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant 4401 82nd Street (806) 794-1762 Sun-Thur, 11 am-10 pm Fri-Sat, 11 am-11 pm

www.lubbockonline.com “We are very pleased and grateful to our guests for once again voting us Lubbock’s Best Mexican Restaurant. This is the 20th time we have achieved this prestigious honor, and we are very thankful to our outstanding employees for this incredible accomplishment. Thank you, West Texas, for once again voting us the Best in Lubbock!” says James Young, Chairman and CEO. “Since our very first opening, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations, and superior service. It’s this commitment to quality and the distinctiveness of our dishes that make Abuelo’s unlike any other Mexican food restaurant.” First Runner-Up Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant

Romantic Dinner Stella’s Restaurant 4646 50th Street (806) 785-9299 Mon-Thur, 11 am-10 pm Fri-Sat, 10 am-11 pm; Sun, 10 am-10 pm “Stella’s would like to extend our thanks to all of our faithful patrons for voting Stella’s Most Romantic Restaurant. We pride ourselves on creating the ambience for special occasions. Stella’s is about taking food quality and service to the next level. We are proud to strive for perfection to ensure our patrons have a memorable experience at Stella’s.”

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www.lubbockonline.com First Runner-Up Las Brisas Southwest Steakhouse

Buffet Furr’s Buffet 2817 South Loop 289 (806) 745-3220 6001 Slide Road (806) 797-6063 Mon-Thurs, 11 am-8 pm Fri-Sat, 11 am-8:30 pm; Sun, 10:30 am-8 pm First Runner-Up Golden Corral

Bar Nick’s Sports Grill and Lounge 9806 Quaker Avenue (806) 794-6425 Open 11 am Daily “We appreciate being supported by the Lubbock community and hope you will support us in the future,” says Owner Nick Muscari. “We offer great customer service, atmosphere and food and strive to make every experience one to remember.” First Runner-Up Caprock Cafe

Take-Out Orlando’s Italian Restaurant 2402 Avenue Q; (806) 747-5998 6951 Indiana Avenue; (806) 797-8646 Sun-Thur, 11 am-10 pm Fri-Sat, 11 am-11 pm First Runner-Up Pei Wei Asian Diner

Breakfast Place Lubbock Breakfast House 7006 University Avenue (806) 687-8912 Sun-Thur, 6 am-10 pm; Fri-Sat, 24 hrs. First Runner-Up (Tie) IHOP Red Zone

Value Menu McDonald’s 5201 4th Street 1910 50th Street 2339 19th Street 2433 S. Loop 289 6001 W. 19th Street 8011 Slide Road 102 N. University Avenue 6007 Slide Road 4402 50th Street 5010 I-27

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6511 82nd Street 4200 98th Street Walmart, 1911 4th Street Walmart, 4215 S. Loop 289 Open Late, Many 24 hours McDonald’s Local Owner/Operators say: “We are honored to have been chosen as the Best of Lubbock in the Value Category. Thank you to our customers for voting for us. We appreciate your support and your business. We will continue to strive to be the Best of Lubbock. We pride ourselves on being there for our customers and providing great service each and every day.” First Runner-Up (Tie) Sonic Drive-In Taco Villa

Salad Bar Souper Salad 6703 Slide Road Mon-Sat 11 am-8:30 pm; Sun 11 am-8 pm “We love Lubbock! Souper Salad is the best choice for healthy dining in Lubbock. It is the cleanest, freshest, friendliest restaurant in town,” says Owner Jamie Cofer. First Runner-Up Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood

Sushi Hayashi Japanese Restaurant 4220 82nd Street (806) 792-6868 First Runner-Up Ohana Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Bakery Sugarbakers Cafe & Bakery 4601 S Loop 289 #1 (806) 797-0794 First Runner-Up United/MarketStreet/Amigos

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Donuts Rise N Shine Donuts 6302 Frankford Avenue; (806) 687-5697 5604 Slide Road; (806) 687-9964 410 Frankford Avenue; (806) 795-1088 7803 University Avenue; (806) 745-5282 8001 Quaker Avenue; (806) 799-8796 1908 50th Street; (806) 740-0079 Daily, 5:30 am-12:30 pm First Runner-Up Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Caterer (Tie)

Happy Hour Sonic Drive-In 1901 34th Street; (806) 765-6415 101 N University Avenue; (806) 749-2414 1609 Martin Luther King; (806) 687-3428 4904 Indiana Avenue; (806) 799-6633 4401 4th Street; (806) 771-0117 4611 34th Street; (806) 797-1626 8010 S University Avenue; (806) 748-0055 7220 Quaker Avenue; (806) 793-9620 5202B 50th Street; (806) 785-3393 5722 Fourth Street; (806) 785-3121 5802 64th Street; (806) 687-6928 6419 W. 19th Street; (806) 780-4555

Danny’s Fins & Hens Catering 5101 Avenue Q (806) 744-0400 Hours Vary

First Runner-Up Caprock Cafe

“We want to thank Lubbock and the surrounding communities for choosing us and for their loyalty over the past 32 years,” says the staff of Danny’s Fins & Hens Catering.

Sheridan’s Frozen Custard 5101 82nd Street (806) 687-7111

Ambrosia 4208 Boston Avenue (806) 785-2926 First Runner-Up River Smith’s Chicken & Catfish

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Ice Cream

First Runner-Up Baskin-Robbins

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Liquor Store Doc’s Liquors 7021 Quaker Avenue; (806) 796-4355 641 HWY 62/82; (806) 771-2337 First Runner-Up Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods

Pizza Pizza Hut 1910 Quaker Avenue; (806) 792-9922 3001 50th Street; (806) 749-8200 4926 50th Street; (806) 797-0700 2109 19th Street; (806) 749-8300 3311 82nd Street; (806) 797-0007 4401 82nd Street; (806) 794-9100 7907 82nd Street; (806) 833-3333 305 Frankford Avenue; (806) 799-0090 “We are always excited to hear that the readers of the Avalanche-Journal consider us Best of Lubbock. It validates that our hard work is recognized and appreciated, and we consider it a huge honor,” explains Jeff Cage, Owner. “We have a great brand and great products, including our pizzas, Tuscani Pastas, and WingStreet Wings. We also have wonderful, loyal employees who are committed to giving great service and delivering safe, delicious food. Many of our employees have been with us for a long time; some have worked with us for 25-plus years. We appreciate all their hard work.” First Runner-Up Domino’s

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Place to Have a Beer Caprock Cafe 3405 34th Street; (806) 784-0300 5217 82nd Street; (806) 777-2233 Daily, 11 am-12 am President Loyd Turner says, “We started Caprock Cafe as a place to get a cold beer and a good hamburger. We are excited to win the Best Place to Have A Beer again! We live in Lubbock so we know what the local people like. We have great employees, and we have fun doing what we do.” First Runner-Up Nick’s Sports Grill and Lounge

Chicken Fried Steak Cotton Patch 6810 Slide Road; 806-771-4521 Mon-Thur, 11 am-9:30 pm Fri-Sat 11 am-10:30 pm; Sun, 10:30 am-9 pm First Runner-Up Home Plate Diner

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Steak Texas Roadhouse 4810 S. Loop 289 (806) 799-9900 Mon-Thur, 4-10 pm Fri-Sat, 11am-11 pm; Sun, 11 am-10 pm First Runner-Up Cagle Steaks

Fries Five Guys Burgers and Fries 6076 Marsha Sharp; (806) 771-4897 4410 19th Street; (806) 368-3490 First Runner-Up McDonald’s

Supermarket United/MarketStreet/Amigos First Runner-Up Wal-Mart

Onion Rings Blue Sky Texas 4416 98th Street; (806) 368-7591 Mon-Sat, 11 am-10 pm 3216 4th Street; (806) 368-0750 Mon-Sat, 11 am-10 pm “Blue Sky Texas is honored to be voted one of the Best of Lubbock,” says Owner Craig Bingham. “We would like to thank all our customers that voted for us.” First Runner-Up Sonic Drive-In

Chips & Salsa Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant 4401 82nd Street (806) 794-1762 Sun-Thur, 11 am-10 pm; Fri-Sat, 11 am-11 pm “We are very pleased and grateful to our guests for once again voting us Lubbock’s Best

www.lubbockonline.com Mexican Restaurant. This is the 20th time we have achieved this prestigious honor, and we are very thankful to our outstanding employees for this incredible accomplishment. Thank you, West Texas, for once again voting us the Best in Lubbock!” says James Young, Chairman and CEO. First Runner-Up Chuy’s

Ribs Rib Crib BBQ 8211 Slide Road (806) 798-3400 Daily, 11 am-9 pm First Runner-Up Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q

Sandwich McAlister’s Deli 2415 19th Street; (806) 740-0022 4210 82nd Street #212; (806) 799-5200 First Runner-Up Jason’s Deli

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Chicken

Blue Sky Texas 4416 98th Street; (806) 368-7591 Mon-Sat, 11 am-10 pm 3216 4th Street; (806) 368-0750 Mon-Sat, 11 am-10 pm

Chicken Express 2308 82nd Street; (806) 748-5226 210 Slide Road; (806) 792-5226 6720 82nd Street #B-1; (806) 771-5226 Daily, 10:30 am-10:30 pm

“Our awesome staff and attention to serving only quality products has allowed us to be voted as a 2013 Best of Lubbock winner,” says Craig Bingham, Owner.

Owners Robert and Stacey Kollman share these thoughts: “We’re honored that our customers chose Chicken Express as Best Chicken and are grateful they took the time to vote for us. We do our best every day to produce fresh, high quality fried chicken. We strive to pay attention to the details, giving customers service, value and cleanliness in addition to what we believe is the best fried chicken you can find outside of your mama’s kitchen. We consider our business a blessing and are involved in it daily – it’s who we are.”

First Runner-Up Wild Burger Grille

Sports Bar Nick’s Sports Grill and Lounge 9806 Quaker Avenue (806) 794-6425 Open 11 am Daily “We appreciate being supported by the Lubbock community and hope you will support us in the future,” says Owner Nick Muscari. First Runner-Up Buffalo Wild Wings

First Runner-Up Chick-fil-A

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Milkshake/Frozen Drink Sonic Drive-In 1901 34th Street; (806) 765-6415 101 N University Avenue; (806) 749-2414 1609 Martin Luther King; (806) 687-3428 4904 Indiana Avenue; (806) 799-6633 4401 4th Street; (806) 771-0117 4611 34th Street; (806) 797-1626 8010 S University Avenue; (806) 748-0055 7220 Quaker Avenue; (806) 793-9620 5202B 50th Street; (806) 785-3393 5722 Fourth Street; (806) 785-3121 5802 64th Street; (806) 687-6928 6419 W. 19th Street; (806) 780-4555 First Runner-Up Wild Burger Grille

Hot Dog Wienerschnitzel 4809 34th Street; (806) 796-2086 7102 Quaker Avenue; (806) 793-5941 301 University Avenue; (806) 747-6881 7615 University Avenue; (806) 745-5942 6919 82nd Street; (806) 698-1790 1202 50th Street; (806) 747-9773 Hours Vary by Location “The entire Wienerschnitzel team would like to thank the Lubbock community for voting us Best of Lubbock. We are honored to have been

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Shop with ‘The Best!’ 2013 Advertisers Abuelo’s..................................................................................3 Accessory Touch..................................................................24 A Cup of Yo..........................................................................20 All State Fence....................................................................12 Arctic Air Conditioning & Heating Inc..............................11 Ashley Furniture HomeStore...............................................6 AT&T...................................................................................28 Blue Layer...........................................................................12 Blue Sky Texas....................................................................11 Bolton Oil Company............................................................19 Byron Cowling Moving.......................................................15 Caprock Cafe.......................................................................13 Carillon................................................................................27 Cavender’s Western Outfitters.............................................7 Chicken Express....................................................................6 City Bank.............................................................................22 Collision King......................................................................11 Comet Cleaners & Laundry..................................................4 Craig Barker, MD...................................................................6 D’s Pest Control...................................................................19 Danny’s Fins & Hens Catering..........................................19 Doc’s.....................................................................................18 The Dominion......................................................................22

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Drake Lawn Sprinkler..........................................................9 Earl’s Plumbing.....................................................................7 Ginter Eyecare Center........................................................10 Glass Magic.........................................................................26 Golf USA..............................................................................12 Grimes Dentistry..................................................................5 Grimes Insurance Agency.....................................................5 Inkfluence..............................................................................7 Jones & Associates..............................................................26 Learning Tree Children’s Academy....................................25 Tim Leslie, DDS..................................................................19 McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf LLP..........................20 McDonald’s............................................................................9 Metabolic Research Center.................................................14 Museum of Texas Tech........................................................25 Nick’s Sports Grill & Lounge..............................................15 Orlando’s..............................................................................23 Paper Moon Photography...................................................24 Pharr RVs............................................................................15 Pillar Equipment.................................................................23 Pizza Hut.............................................................................21 Plains Roofing.....................................................................27 Racer Car Wash...................................................................21 Rawl’s Golf Course..............................................................26 Reagor Auto Mall..................................................................2 Regal Pet Resort..................................................................13 Resa’s K-9 Salon..................................................................25 Scott’s Complete Car Care..................................................17

www.lubbockonline.com Souper Salad.........................................................................2 Sparkman’s Nursery...........................................................14 Stella’s Restaurant..............................................................18 Suddenlink............................................................................9 TEGA...................................................................................20 Thacker Jewelry....................................................................4 The Office Grill and Sports Bar.........................................27 United/MarketStreet/Amigo’s..............................................8 Varsity Bookstore................................................................16 Vision Audio........................................................................24 WestMark, REALTORS......................................................24 Wentz Orthodontics............................................................18 Wienerschnitzel...................................................................14 Yates Carpet........................................................................12

Best of Lubbock 2013 chosen as your top hot dog two years in a row!” says Tom Amberger, VP of Marketing. “Wienerschnitzel has been satisfying hot dog cravings in the Lubbock community for more than 46 years. Since day one, we have been committed to providing quality service and food at a unique everyday value. Wienerschnitzel is very proud to be a longtime fixture in the Lubbock community, and we look forward to many more years of serving ‘America’s Most Wanted Hot Dogs.’ ” First Runner-Up Sonic Drive-In

Yogurt A Cup of Yo 6076 Marsha Sharp; (806) 771-5767 (Canyon West Shopping Center) 4505 98th Street; (806) 771-5761 (Lakeridge Commons) Daily, 12 pm-10 pm “We at Cup of Yo are very excited and proud to be chosen Best of Lubbock for two years in a row! We strive to provide customers the finest frozen yogurt around. In addition, we also aim to maintain a clean and friendly environment for our customers,” say Owners Becky Carson, Lori Shavers and Susan George. First Runner-Up Red Mango Frozen Yogurt

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Seafood Red Lobster 5034 50th Street (806) 792-4805 Sun-Thur, 11 am-10 pm Fri-Sat, 11 am-11 pm First Runner-Up Rockfish Seafood Grill

Dessert The Choc’late Mousse Pie Bar 4210 82nd Street (806) 780-6147 Mon-Thur, Noon-10 pm Fri-Sat, Noon-11 pm; Sun, Noon-6 pm “It’s an honor to see the hard work our employees put in day after day being recognized. We can’t thank each guest enough. Thank you, Lubbock!” says Owner Carson McCabe. “I believe that with hard work comes great reward. We have built a family of employees that works very, very hard to ensure every guest enjoys every moment of their Pie Bar experience.” First Runner-Up Sugarbakers Cafe & Bakery

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