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Congratulations Best in the World We congratulate the winners and finalists in the fifth anniversary edition of our Best in the World contest. At the Tulsa World, we love writing about the businesses and events that make our city great. But we also love to hear about your preferences. The Best in the World results give our print and digital news readers a great list of businesses to explore. With more than 270,000 votes cast, we have determined where to find your favorite Mexican food, where to go for the best furniture and even what you deem as your favorite entertainment district. We hope you’ll enjoy the magazine and identify great places to try. We encourage you to check out the winners as well as the finalists in each category. In many cases, the voting was very close. If you happen to be at a restaurant and can’t remember whether they made our list, simply check out the restaurant window. If they are displaying the Best in the World seal, you’ll know you are in the right place! As always, thanks for voting!

Beauty & Wellness Cosmetic Surgery Center 7

Winner: Dr. Greg Ratliff, Plastic Surgery Center of Tulsa Finalists: Triad Eye Institute Aesthetics & Laser Center; Utica Square Skin Care

Cosmetics/Beauty Supply 7

Winner: Ulta Beauty Finalists: Barbara’s Tulsa Avon Beauty Center; Sephora

Hair Salon 8

Winner: Reveal Salon & Aesthetics Finalists: Andoe Salon; Ihloff Salon & Day Spa

Health & Fitness Club 8

Winner: Sky Fitness & Wellbeing Finalists: Life Time Fitness; Physiques by Monique

Health Food Store 8

Winner: Sprouts Farmers Market Finalists: Trader Joe’s; Whole Foods Market

Massage 10

Place to Hold Child’s Birthday 12

Winner: Tulsa’s Incredible Pizza Company Finalists: Bounce U; Tulsa Zoo

Financial Bank 13

Winner: First Oklahoma Bank Finalists: Arvest Bank; Bank Of Oklahoma

Credit Union 14

Winner: TTCU Federal Credit Union Finalists: Oklahoma Central Credit Union; Tulsa Federal Credit Union

Tanning 9

Winner: RAW Image Custom Spray Tan Finalists: Bahama Sun Of Brookside; Tan Your Moon

Weight Loss Center 10

Winner: Spartan Nutrition Finalists: 10 Gym; Weight Watchers

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Mexican (Tex-Mex) 27

Coffee 20

Winner: Hideaway Pizza Finalists: Andolini’s Pizzeria & Italian; Savastano’s

Comfort Food 21

Winner: James E. McNellie’s Public House Finalists: Prairie Brewpub; Roosevelt’s

Dining View 21

Winner: Valkyrie Finalists: Cosmo Café; Hodges Bend

Winner: Chris Lile - State Farm Insurance Finalists: Matt Cantwell - State Farm Insurance; Bryan Smith - State Farm Insurance

Food & Drink Asian 16

Bakery/Baked Goods 16

Bar/Lounge 16

Winner: The Stumbling Monkey Bar & Grill Finalists: Fassler Hall; James E. McNellie’s

Barbecue 17

Winner: Burn Co. Barbecue Finalists: Albert G’s; Knotty Pig

Breakfast 17

Winner: Tally’s Good Food Cafe Finalists: Brookside By Day; Savoy Restaurant

Brunch 18

Winner: Dilly Diner Finalists: SMOKE. Woodfire Grill; Waterfront Grill Tulsa

Buffet 18

Winner: Chick-fil-A Finalists: The Bros. Houligan; Tulsa’s Incredible Pizza Company

Winner: Buffet at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists: India Palace; River Spirit Visions Buffet

Child-Friendly Venue 12

Burger 19

Winner: Tulsa Zoo Finalists: Oklahoma Aquarium; Tulsa Children’s Museum

Winner: Knotty Pig Finalists: Fat Guy’s Burger Bar; Flo’s Burger Diner

Kids Store 11

Casino Dining 18

Winner: Tulsa Toy Depot Finalists: Kiddlestix Toy Store’; Learning Express Toys

Chocolatier 20

Mexican (Authentic) 27

Winner: Calaveras Mexican Grill Finalists: Cafe Ole; El Tequila Mexican Kitchen

Insurance Agent 15

Financial Advisor 15

Winner: Merritt’s Bakery Finalists: Antoinette Baking Company; Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery

Spa 10

Chef 20

Winner: Trevor Tack, McNellie’s Group Finalists: Tony Aidoo, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa; Michael Minden, Michael V’s Restaurant

Margarita 26

Winner: Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina Finalists: Cafe Ole; El Guapo’s Cantina

Winner: Jeff Jackson - BOK Financial Finalists: BOK Financial; Edward Jones

Nail Salon 8

Winner: Got Knots Finalists: The Spa - Hard Rock Tulsa; Spa Lux Day Spa & Massage

Cheap Eats 19

Winner: QuikTrip Finalists: Chick-fil-A; Taco Bueno

Liquor Store 26

Winner: Biergarten Wine & Spirits Finalists: Parkhill’s South Liquors & Wine; Ranch Acres Wine Spirits

Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina Finalists: Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant; Ted’s Cafe Escondido

Winner: Pei Wei Asian Diner Finalists: P.F. Chang’s; Ri Le’s Restaurant

Winner: Sunny Nails & Spa Finalists: Bella Vita Spa & Salon; Luxe Nail Bar

Caterer 19

Winner: Lambrusco’z Deli Finalists: Boston Deli Grill & Market; Michael V’s Restaurant

Winner: Glacier Confection Finalists: Nouveau Atelier de Chocolat; Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Winner: Got Knots Finalists: The Spa - Hard Rock Tulsa; Spa Lux Day Spa & Massage

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Winner: McGill’s on 19, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Finalists: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, River Spirit Casino Resort; Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Winner: Starbucks Finalists: Coffee House on Cherry Street; Topeca Coffee Winner: The Bros. Houligan Finalists: The Brook Restaurant & Bar; Knotty Pig Winner: El Guapo’s (Downtown rooftop) Finalists: In the Raw Sushi (On The Hill); McGill’s on 19, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Doughnut 22

Winner: Daylight Donuts Finalists: Hurts Donut; Livi Lee’s Daylight Donuts Super Shop

Family Restaurant 23

Winner: Hideaway Pizza Finalists: Charleston’s; Mazzio’s Italian Eatery

Fine Dining 24

Winner: Villa Ravenna Finalists: Mahogany Prime Steakhouse; McGill’s on 19 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Food Truck 25

Winner: Andolini’s Pizzeria & Italian Finalists: Lone Wolf Banh Mi; Mr. Nice Guys

Hot dog 26

Winner: Coney I-Lander Finalists: Coney Island Hot Weiners; Siegi’s Sausage Factory

Ice Cream, Custard, Frozen Yogurt 25

Winner: Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores Finalists: Andy’s Frozen Custard; STG Gelateria

Italian 24

Winner: Villa Ravenna Finalists: Mondo’s Italian Restaurant; Ti Amo Restaurant

Pizza 23

Place to Find Craft Beer 27

Place to Sip a Cocktail 28 Sandwich Shop 29

Winner: Bill & Ruth’s Subs Finalists: Boston Deli Grill & Market; Trenchers Delicatessen

Seafood 28

Winner: White River Fish Market & Restaurant Finalists: Bodean Restaurant & Market; Bonefish Grill

Shaved Ice 29

Winner: Josh’s Sno Shack Finalists: Harper’s Hut Shaved Ice & Java; Shivers SnoBalls

Sports Bar/Grill 30

Winner: PJ’s Pub and Grill Finalists: Lefty’s on Greenwood; Treys Bar & Grill

Steakhouse 29

Winner: Texas Roadhouse Finalists: Mahogany Prime Steakhouse; McGill’s on 19, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Sushi 30

Winner: Yokozuna Finalists: In the Raw Sushi; Sushi Hana

Wine List 30

Winner: The Wine Loft Finalists: ol’Vine Fresh Grill; Villa Ravenna

Fun & Leisure Bowling Alley 32

Winner: Andy B’s Finalists: Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge; Main Event Entertainment


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Casino 33

Dentist 37

Winner: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists: Osage Casinos; River Spirit Casino Resort

Winner: Perfect Smile Tulsa Finalists: Flawless Smile; My Dentist

Crafts/Hobbies Store 33

Winner: Hobby Lobby Finalists: Ehrle’s Party & Carnival Supply Inc.; Michael’s

Winner: Clear-tone Hearing Aid Laboratories Finalists: Audiology of Tulsa; Miracle-Ear

Dance floor 34

Hospital 40

Winner: Cain’s Ballroom Finalists: American Legion Post 1; Club Majestic

Entertainment District 34

Winner: Tulsa Arts District (Formerly Brady) Finalists: Blue Dome District; Rose District

Festival 34

Winner: Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa Finalists: The Hop Jam; Tulsa International Mayfest

Live Entertainment Venue (large) 35

Hearing Aid Center 38

Winner: Saint Francis Hospital Finalists: Oklahoma State University Medical Center; St. John Medical Center

Orthodontics 43

Winner: Tulsa Braces by Dr. C Finalists: Dr. Robert J. Herman; Nowlin Orthodontics

Orthopedic Practice 41

Winner: Tulsa Bone & Joint Finalists: Oklahoma Orthopedic Center; Warren Clinic Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Pain Management 41

Winner: BOK Center Finalists: Brady Theater; Cain’s Ballroom

Winner: Pain Management of Tulsa Finalists: Oklahoma Pain and Wellness Center; Tulsa Pain Consultants

Live Entertainment Venue (small) 33

Pediatric Care 40

Winner: The Joint: Tulsa at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Finalists: Guthrie Green; Paradise Cove - River Spirit Casino

Live Theater Venue 35

Winner: Tulsa Performing Arts Center Finalists: American Theatre Company; Brady Theater

Local Band 35

Winner: Barrett Lewis Band Finalists: The Fabulous Midlife Crisis Band; Heavy Jones

Movie Theater 36

Winner: Warren Theatre Finalists: AMC Southroads 20; Circle Cinema

Park 36

Winner: Woodward Park Finalists: Guthrie Green; River Parks

Travel Agents 36

Winner: World Travel Finalists: AAA Oklahoma; Spears Travel

Health Care Cardiology 40

Winner: The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis Finalists: South Tulsa Pediatrics; Warren Clinic Pediatrics

Physical Therapy 42

Winner: Physical Rehabilitation Center Finalists: Redbud Physical Therapy; Saint Francis Outpatient Rehabilitation

Spine Care 37

Winner: Dr. Rick Huskey Chiropractic Finalists: Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital; Warren Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Urgent Care 40

Winner: Warren Clinic Urgent Care Finalists: St. John Urgent Care; Utica Park Clinic - Urgent Care

Vision Care 43

Winner: Dr. Robert H. Zoellner and Associates Finalists: Harrel Eyecare; Triad Eye Institute

Women’s Health 43

Winner: OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa Finalists: Warren Clinic OB/GYN; The Women’s Health Group

HOUSE Appliance Store 44

Winner: Heart Hospital at Saint Francis Finalists: Oklahoma Heart Institute; St. John Heart Institute

Winner: Hahn Appliance Warehouse Finalists: Lowe’s; Metro Appliances and More

Chiropractor 37

Winner: Leven Homes Finalists: Magnolia Homes; Simmons Homes

Winner: Dr. Rick Huskey Chiropractic Finalists: Graddy Chiropractic; Thrive Chiropractic Clinic

Builder 46

Carpet/Flooring 44

Learning Adult Education 58

Colleges and Universities 56

Museum 64

Winner: Tulsa Gold & Silver Finalists: Buffalo Fine Jewelry; Tulsa Gold & Gems

Door & Window Replacement 47

Winner: The University of Tulsa Finalists: OSU-Tulsa; OU-Tulsa

Electrician 48

Winner: Tulsa Ballet Finalists: Miss Shelly’s School of Dance; Tulsa Dance Company

Winner: Airco Service Finalists: Air Assurance; Aspen Electrical Services

Furniture Store 47

Winner: Mathis Brothers Furniture Finalists: Amish Crafted Furniture Inc.; Sunshine Furniture

Garden/Nursery Store 50

Winner: Southwood Landscape & Garden Center Finalists: Riddle Plant Farm; Sanders Nursery

Home Decor Store 52

Winner: Hobby Lobby Finalists: HomeGoods; Old Time Pottery

Home Improvements Store 51

Winner: Lowe’s Finalists: The Home Depot; True Value Midtown Hardware

HVAC 49

Winner: Air Assurance Finalists: Airco Service; Innovative Air Pros

Outdoor Living 54

Winner: Jack Wills Outdoor Living Finalists: Hardscape Materials; Roark Landscape Corporation

Plumber 53

Winner: B&A Plumbing Finalists: Air Assurance; Airco Service

Remodeler 51

Winner: Residential Repair Finalists: ReHome Remodeling & Construction; Rossi Brothers Remodeling Co.

Residential Real Estate Co. 54

Winner: Chinowth & Cohen Realtors Finalists: Champagne Realty; McGraw Realtors

Roofer 51

Winner: Royal Roofing and Construction Finalists: Epic Roofing; NuRoof & Construction

Gift Boutique 74

Winner: Lil Red Designs Boutique Finalists: The Gadget Company; Ida Red Boutique

Winner: Tulsa Community College Finalists: Rogers State University; Tulsa Tech

Winner: Windows by Jeff Finalists: Burnett Windows & Siding; Thermal Windows

Hotel 63

Winner: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists: The Mayo Hotel; River Spirit Casino Resort

Winner: Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Hardwood Finalists: Johnson Floor and Home Carpet One; Mill Creek Carpet & Tile

Dance/Art/Music school 58

Private School 57

Winner: Rejoice Christian School Finalists: All Saints Catholic School; Bishop Kelley High School

Trade School 56

Winner: Tulsa Tech Finalists: Clary Sage College; Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Pets Pet Groomer 60

Winner: The Barking Lot Finalists: Rachel’s K-9 Designs; Veterinary Associates

Pet Shop 60

Winner: Southern Agriculture Finalists: Dog Dish; PetSmart

Veterinarian 59

Winner: Veterinary Associates Finalists: Feline Specialties; Woodland West Animal Hospital

Quality of Life Arts Organization 62

Winner: Celebrity Attractions Finalists: Tulsa Ballet; Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

Banquet Facility 63

Winner: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists: The Mayo Hotel; Tulsa Zoo

Development 66

Winner: Stone Canyon Finalists: Forest Ridge; River’s Edge

Favorite Tulsa Pro Sports Team 66

Winner: Tulsa Drillers Finalists: Tulsa Oilers Hockey; Tulsa Roughnecks

Favorite Tulsa Sports Mascot 66

Winner: OSU Cowboys’ Pistol Pete Finalists: OU’s Boomer Sooner; Tulsa Drillers’ Hornsby

Golf Course/Private 64

Winner: Southern Hills Country Club Finalists: The Patriot Golf Club; Tulsa Country Club

Golf Course/Public 65

Winner: FlyingTee Finalists: Cherokee Hills Golf Course Hard Rock Tulsa; LaFortune Park Golf Course

Winner: Philbrook Museum of Art Finalists: Gilcrease Museum; The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

Place to Volunteer 68

Winner: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Finalists: Iron Gate; John 3:16 Mission

Place to Worship 68

Winner: Life.Church Finalists: Asbury United Methodist Church; Church on the Move

Retirement/Assisted Living Community 68

Winner: Montereau Finalists: Inverness Village; Saint Simeon’s Senior Community

Gold/Jewelry Buyers 72

Grocery 74

Winner: Reasor’s Finalists: Sprouts Farmers Market; Trader Joe’s

Jeweler 74

Winner: Moody’s Jewelry Finalists: Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels; Israel Diamond Supply

Mattress Store 76

Winner: Mattress Firm Finalists: Mathis Brothers Furniture and Sleep Centers; Sunshine Furniture

Men’s Clothing 75

Winner: Dillard’s Finalists: Travers Mahan; Urban Outfitters

Outdoors Store 75

Tulsa Landmark 64

Winner: Bass Pro Shops Finalists: Academy Sports + Outdoors; Backwoods

Wedding Venue 63

Winner: Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa Finalists: New Balance; RunnersWorld Tulsa

Winner: Admiral Twin Drive-In Finalists: Cain’s Ballroom; The Golden Driller Winner: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists: Harwelden Mansion; Tulsa Zoo

Shopping

Running Shop 76

Shoes 75

Winner: Dillard’s Finalists: DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse; Shoe Carnival

Women’s Clothing 75

Antiques 71

Winner: Dillard’s Finalists: Kohl’s; Modern Mess

Bike Shop 72

Car Repair Shop 77

Winner: 360Home Finalists: River City Trading Post; Tulsa Flea Market Winner: Spoke House Bicycles Finalists: Bicycles of Tulsa; Tom’s Bicycles

Boots 72

Winner: Drysdales / Boot Barn Finalists: Cavender’s Western Outfitter; Red Wing

Bridal/Formal Wear 70

Transportation Winner: Urban Auto | Lawn Repair Finalists: Robertson Tire; Tate Boys Tire & Service

Car Wash 77

Winner: Red Beard’s Detail Shop Finalists: Diamond Detail; Mr. Klean Car Wash

Limousine 78

Winner: Facchianos Bridal and Formal Attire Finalists: Beshara’s Formal Wear; David’s Bridal

Winner: Kristal Limousine Finalists: Galaxy Limousine; VIP Limousine

Electronics 71

Winner: Tate Boys Tire & Service Finalists: Jiffy Lube; Robertson Tire

Winner: Best Buy Finalists: Apple Store; Video Revolution

Florist 73

Winner: Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop Finalists: Mary Murray’s Flowers; Toni’s Flowers and Gifts

Place for Oil Change 77 Tire Shop 78

Winner: Robertson Tire Finalists: Hibdon Tires Plus; Tate Boys Tire & Service


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5-time WInners place to find craft beer McNellie’s

hospital Saint Francis Hospital

outdoor living store Jack Wills Outdoor Living

seafood White River Fish Market & Restaurant

pediatric care The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis

remodeler Residential Repair

FUN & LEISURE crafts/hobbies store Hobby Lobby

1 BEAUTY & WELLNESS HEALTH FOOD STORE Sprouts

CHILDREN Place to Hold Child’s Birthday Tulsa Zoo

FINANCIAL credit union TTCU

FOOD & DRINK bakery/baked goods Merritt’s Bakery barbecue Burn Co. Barbecue comfort food The Bros. Houligan family restaurant Hideaway Pizza hot dog Coney I-Lander

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dance floor Cain’s Ballroom live entertainment venue – large BOK Center live theater venue Tulsa Performing Arts Center local band Barrett Lewis Band

HEALTH CARE chiropractor Dr. Rick Huskey Chiropractic

HOUSE appliance store Hahn Appliance Warehouse carpet/flooring Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery door & window replacement Windows by Jeff furniture store Mathis Brothers Furniture

roofer Royal Roofing

LEARNING college/university The University of Tulsa trade school Tulsa Tech

PETS pet shop Southern Agriculture

QUALITY OF LIFE

garden/nursery store Southwood Landscape & Garden Center

favorite Tulsa pro sports team The Tulsa Drillers

home improvement store Lowe’s

museum Philbrook Museum of Art

private golf course Southern Hills Country Club

SHOPPING bridal/formal wear Facchianos Bridal and Formal Attire electronics Best Buy gold/jewelry buyers Tulsa Gold & Silver grocery Reasor’s jeweler Moody’s Jewelry shoes Dillard’s women’s clothing Dillard’s

TRANSPORTATION tire shop Robertson Tire


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BEAUTY & WELLNESS BEST Cosmetic Surgery Center

Dr. Greg Ratliff, Plastic Surgery Center of Tulsa Finalists  Triad Eye Institute Aesthetics & Laser Center  Utica Square Skin Care Dr. Greg Ratliff has been in practice helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals for the past 27 years. He continues a tradition of high ratings from patients for surgical excellence and patient care. Courtesy photo

BEST COSMETICS/ BEAUTY SUPPLY Ulta Beauty Finalists  Barbara’s Tulsa Avon Beauty Center  Sephora

Ulta Beauty recently updated its shops with more of a boutique style to provide a better experience and enhanced customer service. In addition to offering a wide selection of cosmetics and skincare brands, fragrances and hair care products, each location operates a fullservice salon. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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BEAUTY & WELLNESS BEST Health & Fitness Club Sky Fitness & Wellbeing Finalists  Life Time Fitness  Physiques by Monique

BEST Hair Salon

Reveal Salon & Aesthetics Finalists  Andoe Salon  Ihloff Salon & Day Spa Reveal Salon & Aesthetics offers hair, nail and skin care services for men, women and children. Stylist Jill Curbello is committed to creating a look you’ll love, whether you desire a new look or simply want to update your current style. Tulsa World photo

BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE

Sprouts Farmers Market Finalists Marking its 12th year in Tulsa, Sky Fitness & Wellbeing built its brand on helping members achieve a balanced life through exercise, knowledge, nutrition and stress management. President Jay Wagnon calls this the Sky Circle of Success. “We have built a solid reputation for improving all aspects of health and wellbeing with the best programs, professionals, machines, weights and equipment in a pristinely clean environment.” Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

 Trader Joe’s  Whole Foods Market Helping every person eat healthier and live a better life is a passion at Sprouts Farmers Market. It’s the place to find fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and bulk foods, including natural, organic and gluten-free foods. You’ll also find vitamins, supplements and body care products. Courtesy photo


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BEAUTY & WELLNESS RAW Image Custom Spray Tan uses the only heat-infused airbrush tanning system on the market. Tia Kizer took her business to the next level by attaining the highest level of education this year to become the only accredited master spray tan artist in Oklahoma. Courtesy photo

BEST TANNING

RAW Image Custom Spray Tan Finalists  Bahama Sun Of Brookside  Tan Your Moon

BEST NAIL SALON Sunny Nails & Spa Finalists  Bella Vita Spa & Salon  Luxe Nail Bar

Owners Jennifer Nguyen (from left) and Ha Nguyen are sisters. They started the business in 2009 to give a better life to their daughters. Jennifer considers Tulsa her hometown now and her clients are family. Sunny Nails & Spa gives the sisters the best life ever and they credit their clients for their happiness. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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BEAUTY & WELLNESS Got Knots specializes in therapeutic massage. Owner Adriana Ouellette’s goal is to make her clients feel better and live a healthier, better quality life. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST massage Got Knots Finalists  The Spa - Hard Rock Tulsa  Spa Lux Day Spa & Massage

BEST SPA Got Knots Finalists  The Spa - Hard Rock Tulsa  Spa Lux Day Spa & Massage

BEST WEIGHT LOSS CENTER

Spartan Nutrition Finalists  10 Gym  Weight Watchers Owners Mindy Baird (from left), Shana Wallace and Jon Henthorn opened Spartan Nutrition in Bixby two years ago, offering nutrition, weight-management and personal care products. The atmosphere is much like a coffee shop, but customers order healthy shakes and teas with enough fiber for a full meal. They also have meal plans, running groups and boot camps. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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CHILDREN BEST CHILDFRIENDLY RESTAURANT Chick-fil-A Finalists  The Bros. Houligan  Tulsa’s Incredible Pizza Company Truett Cathy started Chick-fil-A in 1964. His goal was to create a family-oriented dining experience and be a part of customers’ lives and the communities served. From the beginning it’s been important to give parents options when selecting meals for their children. The restaurants also offer free craft tables, and birthday parties are frequent. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST KIDS STORE

Tulsa Toy Depot Finalists  Kiddlestix Toy Store  Learning Express Toys

Ryan McAdams opened Tulsa Toy Depot in June 2015. He searches the world for unique toys that help children play, learn and grow. Tulsa Toy Depot’s arts and craft classes, children’s story times with music and kids’ shows are popular. McAdams also offers a large collection of children’s books. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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CHILDREN BEST Place to hold child’s birthday Tulsa’s Incredible Pizza Company Finalists  Bounce U  Tulsa Zoo Tulsa’s Incredible Pizza Company hosts over 3,000 birthday parties and private events a year for children and adults. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

The Tulsa Zoo is a local favorite among families and schoolchildren. The Osage Casino & Hotel Giraffe Barn opened in June, providing increased space for the animals, staff and guests. A giraffe calf was born July 22, to mom, Lexi, and dad, Hekaya. The giraffe calf is called Ohe, Osage for “To Win.” Check tulsazoo.org for information about weekend giraffe feedings. Courtesy photo

BEST CHILDFRIENDLY VENUE Tulsa Zoo Finalists  Oklahoma Aquarium  Tulsa Children’s Museum


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FINANCIAL BEST BANK

First Oklahoma Bank Finalists ď Ž Arvest Bank ď Ž Bank Of Oklahoma The employees at First Oklahoma Bank take banking personally. Their banking style reflects their values, including striving to treat each person as they would like to be treated. The goal is to help each customer go from where they are to where they would like to be. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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FINANCIAL BEST Credit Union

TTCU Federal Credit Union Finalists  Oklahoma Central Credit Union  Tulsa Federal Credit Union Established in 1934 as Tulsa Teachers Credit Union with a handful of school teacher, TTCU Federal Credit Union grew to include more than 120,000 members. It’s now the second largest credit union in Oklahoma. Tulsa World photo


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FINANCIAL BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Chris Lile - State Farm Insurance Finalists  Matt Cantwell - State Farm Insurance  Bryan Smith - State Farm Insurance (From left) John Lile, Charlotte Lile, Chris Lile, Monroe Lile, Jessey Lile, Shana Meyer and Seth Perkins. For over 60 years, the Lile name has represented State Farm in Tulsa, priding themselves on kindness, trustworthiness and a willingness to go above and beyond for their clients. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST FINANCIAL ADVISOR Jeff Jackson - BOK Financial Finalists  BOK Financial  Edward Jones

Jeff Jackson has nearly 18 years of financial experience. His motto is to help clients get their financial house in order so they can keep what they’ve made throughout their life and pass it on to their family or estate or create a legacy. Jackson stays informed regarding new trends and options in succession and estate planning. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK BEST bAKERY/ bAKED gOODS Merritt’s Bakery Finalists  Antoinette Baking Company  Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery

BEST asian

Pei Wei’s story begins with culinary experts envisioning a restaurant that serves authentic, AsianFinalists inspired dishes without compromising freshness for  P.F. Chang’s speed of service. Founded  Ri Le’s Restaurant in 2000, Pei Wei serves bold Asian flavors while combining sit-down quality with takeout convenience. The restaurant has a variety of well-known dishes, including their new Wei Better Orange Chicken made with house-cut and battered crispy tempura white-meat chicken, wokseared in orange sauce and tossed with freshly sliced oranges. Courtesy Photo

Pei Wei Asian Diner

BEST bAR/lOUNGE The Stumbling Monkey Bar & Grill Finalists  Fassler Hall  James E. McNellie’s Public House Emily Mullenax makes a drink at the Stumbling Monkey Bar & Grill. Stumbling Monkey is known for the great outdoor patio, and it’s a place for sports fans and live music fans to gather. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

Merritt’s Bakery gives customers custom cakes for any occasion and specializes in the best wedding cakes around. Joseph Rushmore/ For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK BEST Breakfast

Tally’s Good Food Cafe Finalists  Brookside By Day  Savoy Restaurant Tally Alame, the namesake of Tally’s Good Food Cafe, invites everyone to stop by to try their award-winning homemade cinnamon rolls that take up an entire plate. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Barbecue Burn Co. Barbecue Finalists  Albert G’s  Knotty Pig

Burn Co. BBQ founders Adam Myers and Robby Corcoran want to change the way people view Oklahoma barbecue. Their motto is simple: Real Food, Real Fire, Real Good. They exclusively use Hasty Bake charcoal grills, use the highest quality ingredients and make everything fresh daily. Customers notice the difference and line up early to get their fill. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK Located in the Blue Dome District, Dilly Diner serves brunch with a fully stocked bar every Saturday and Sunday. Freshness is what sets Dilly Diner apart.

BEST brunch

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Dilly Diner

 SMOKE. Woodfire Grill  Waterfront Grill Tulsa

BEST buffet

Buffet at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists  India Palace  River Spirit Visions Buffet

Buffet at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa keeps you coming back for more. The five food stations featuring Mexican, Asian, barbecue, Italian and American are sure to satisfy your appetite. This Tulsa-area favorite features an impressive selection of entrees, side dishes and for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their in-house bakery serves up fresh sweet treats, great for a finale. Courtesy photo

BEST casino dining McGill’s on 19, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Finalists  Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, River Spirit Casino Resort  Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

After wagering the stakes on the casino floor, guests can enjoy a sure bet with the steaks at McGill’s on 19, located on the top floor of the Hard Rock tower. With an upscale menu, expanded wine offerings, bourbon and a breathtaking panoramic view unequaled in Oklahoma, it is truly the ultimate fine-dining experience. Courtesy photo


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FOOD & DRINK BEST caterer

BEST burger

Lambrusco’z Deli

Knotty Pig

Finalists

Finalists

 Boston Deli Grill & Market  Michael V’s Restaurant

 Fat Guy’s Burger Bar  Flo’s Burger Diner

Knotty Pig fixes food from scratch to help you work on your “Winter Body.” The menu is extensive. From barbecue to burgers to chili, you won’t be disappointed. Be sure to check out their specialty burgers, such as the Widow Maker (shown). Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST cheap eats QuikTrip Finalists  Chick-fil-A  Taco Bueno

Owner Nancy Bruce started Lambrusco’z Deli with her mother Roxie in 1985. Everything is made from scratch. Whether you need breakfast or lunch catering, box lunches or catering for a party, Lambrusco’z can make your gathering unforgettably delicious. They also offer a Moveable Feast that serves 20 to 25. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

QuikTrip has more than 50 metro Tulsa locations where you can pick up anything from sandwiches and hot dogs to pizza, coffee and specialty drinks. Joseph Rushmore/ For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK BEST chef

BEST Chocolatier

Finalists

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 Tony Aidoo, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  Michael Minden, Michael V’s Restaurant

 Nouveau Atelier de Chocolat  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Trevor Tack, McNellie’s Group

Glacier Confection

Owner Bill Copeland describes Glacier Confection as “Artisanal European chocolate truffle company with an American attitude.” Using all-natural ingredients, Glacier’s founding principle is that the finest chocolate in the world can and should be produced in an ethical and sustainable fashion. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST Coffee Starbucks Finalists Born and raised in Oklahoma, Trevor Tack, began his culinary endeavors while attending Oklahoma State University. After earning his degree, Tack started cooking in Tulsa under the tutelage of the late Paul Caplinger at The Chalkboard. Tack’s cooking can best be described as focusing on seasonality, sustainability and blending regional and international fare with classic technique. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

 Coffee House on Cherry Street  Topeca Coffee Starbucks may have gotten its start in Seattle, but coffee lovers never miss a chance to have their favorite cup of java at one of the many Starbucks locations in the Tulsa area. (From left) Cori Carpenter, Shirley Perez and Kaytlin Thompson enjoy serving customers at Starbucks’ 91st Street and Yale Avenue location in south Tulsa. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK BEST Comfort Food

The Bros. Houligan Finalists  The Brook Restaurant & Bar  Knotty Pig The Bros. Houligan restaurant was started by the McMurchy family in 1987, and they are still running it. Comfort food is the focus, delivered in a family setting. Made from fresh ingredients, most from scratch, the food is delicious. Because the staff works together and whoever is nearest your table will help you, it’s an environment in which everyone can feel comfortable. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST DINING VIEW El Guapo’s (Downtown rooftop) Finalists  In the Raw Sushi (On The Hill)  McGill’s on 19, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino The original El Guapo’s has the only rooftop cantina with gorgeous views of downtown Tulsa. Part of the McNellie’s Group, El Guapo’s features Oaxacan-influenced cuisine with regional Mexican specialties. Diners enjoy the popular Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour specials. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK BEST Doughnut Daylight Donuts Finalists  Hurts Donut  Livi Lee’s Daylight Donuts Super Shop Daylight Donuts has been offering something to crow about since 1954. Tommy and Lucille Day created a new kind of donut mix that is light and flavorful. The Days’ recipe became Daylight Donuts. Over the years, their Tulsa-based enterprise grew into nearly 1,000 independently owned retail outlets worldwide. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK Hideaway started in Stillwater in 1957, and it has made its mark in the Tulsa area with seven locations. Crusts and sauces are made fresh, on-site daily. Victoria Frazer shows off Hideaway’s ATW (Around the World) pizza at the Cherry Street location. The ATW is their first specialty pizza, and it’s still a fan favorite. Joseph Rushmore/ For the Tulsa World

BEST Family Restaurant Hideaway Pizza Finalists  Charleston’s  Mazzio’s Italian Eatery

BEST Pizza

Hideaway Pizza Finalists  Andolini’s Pizzeria & Italian  Savastano’s


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FOOD & DRINK BEST Fine Dining Villa Ravenna Finalists  Mahogany Prime Steakhouse  McGill’s on 19, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Locally owned and operated, Villa Ravenna serves authentic Italian cuisine in a romantic, candlelit atmosphere. Owners Sergio and Yani Orioli keep people coming back for selections such as veal osso bucco, homemade pasta, limoncello martinis and tiramisu. Live music enlivens the atmosphere on weekends. Service is impeccable. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Italian Villa Ravenna Finalists  Mondo’s Italian Restaurant  Ti Amo Restaurant


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FOOD & DRINK BEST Ice Cream, Custard, Frozen Yogurt

Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores

Andolini’s has hit the spot by reaching out to pizza lovers with their food truck. Offering single slices, 10-inch pizzas and salads – all made on the spot, Andolini’s Pizzeria Food Truck continues to satisfy people who crave fast, fresh, no-shortcuts pizza awesomeness. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

Finalists  Andy’s Frozen Custard  STG Gelateria

BEST Food Truck Andolini’s Pizzeria & Italian Finalists  Lone Wolf Banh Mi  Mr. Nice Guys

In 1968, the Braum family started the company in Oklahoma. It’s the only major ice cream maker in the nation to milk its own cows. Braum’s dairy farm is in Tuttle, Oklahoma. With it at the heart of the operation, Braum’s remains a family business today. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK BEST Hot Dog Coney I-Lander Finalists  Coney Island Hot Weiners  Siegi’s Sausage Factory

Coney I-Lander still offers the same great menu they started serving when their original store opened in 1926. Their signature dish is a slow-grilled hot dog on a steamed bun topped with your choice of mustard, chili, cheese and onions. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

What is Mexican food without a margarita? Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina is Tulsa’s favorite place to enjoy Tex-Mex dishes as well as the best margaritas in town. Joseph Rushmore/ For the Tulsa World

BEST Margarita Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina Finalists  Cafe Ole  El Guapo’s Cantina

BEST Liquor Store

Biergarten Wine & Spirits Finalists  Parkhill’s South Liquors & Wine  Ranch Acres Wine Spirits Owner Ian Sproul stands among Biergarten’s large selection of craft beers, fine wines and spirits. While the store may be small by some comparisons, it serves the Tulsa area by providing a huge selection and variety with a focus on craft beer. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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BEST Place to Find Craft Beer

Calaveras Mexican Grill Finalists

James E. McNellie’s Public House

 Cafe Ole  El Tequila Mexican Kitchen

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If you’re hungry for fresh, authentic Mexican food, the place to go is Calaveras Mexican Grill in the historic KendallWhittier neighborhood. The Molina family opened the restaurant in 2014, providing the food of their native Jalisco, Mexico. Bring your appetite!

 Prairie Brewpub  Roosevelt’s

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McNellie’s Public House was started in 2004 by principal owner Elliot Nelson, who followed his dream of opening an Irish pub. In addition to classic pub grub, McNellie’s offers craft beer to accommodate more local brewers, highlighting beers that are limited as well as special brews. He often holds release parties to highlight craft beers. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST Mexican (Tex-Mex)

Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina Finalists  Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant  Ted’s Cafe Escondido

The Blacketer family saw the need in the Tulsa area for a casual, upscale Mexican restaurant that includes exceptional food and outstanding service with a dash of fun. Their vision was to bring the resort feeling of Los Cabos, Mexico, to Tulsa. Customers have been appreciating it since the first restaurant opened in 2005. Molcajete Jalisco is shown. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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White River Fish Market & Restaurant Finalists  Bodean Restaurant & Market  Bonefish Grill Since 1932, White River Fish Market & Seafood Restaurant has been selling and serving fish as good as anything you will find at the coasts, and the lines out the doors back up that claim. Owner Gary Cozby bought the business in 1981 and continues the family-style restaurant where everyone feels at home. He opened a second location in Broken Arrow last year. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Place to Sip a Cocktail Valkyrie Finalists  Cosmo Cafe  Hodges Bend Valkyrie is a destination bar with a neighborhood feel in the Tulsa Arts District. The focus is on serving top- quality drinks without being pretentious. Knowledgeable bartenders create classic and new cocktails made from fresh ingredients. Craft beers and boutique wines are also available. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK BEST shaved ice Josh’s Sno Shack Finalists  Harper’s Hut Shaved Ice & Java  Shivers SnoBalls Opened in 2005, Josh’s Sno Shack helps its customers create memorable summer experiences. The initial idea was to give kids and families a place to hang out during hot summer days.

BEST sandwich shop Bill & Ruth’s Subs Finalists  Boston Deli Grill & Market  Trenchers Delicatessen

Bill & Ruth’s Sub shops have been serving the Tulsa community for 23 years and look forward to providing the same delicious submarine sandwiches for years to come. Joseph Rushmore/ For the Tulsa World

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BEST steakhouse Texas Roadhouse Finalists  Mahogany Prime Steakhouse  McGill’s on 19, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Texas Roadhouse specializes in mouthwatering steaks served in a Westerntheme setting. The steakhouse has two Tulsa locations so you can get your fill of hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-fromscratch sides and fresh-baked bread. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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FOOD & DRINK BEST sushi Yokozuna Finalists  In the Raw Sushi  Sushi Hana Part of the McNellie’s Group of restaurants, Yokozuna has two Tulsa locations. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients in its sushi. For example, the tuna is flown in from Hawaii overnight. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST sports bar/grill

PJ’s Pub and Grill Finalists  Lefty’s on Greenwood  Treys Bar & Grill Owners Todd Billingsley, and Jess and Patience Jones (shown) wanted to bring a neighborhood sports bar to the Tulsa area with great food and lots of fun. The menu includes such items as The Fugio burger, Fighting Irish corned beef sandwich and Fiesta Fries. Karen Mary Kinney/ For the Tulsa World

BEST wine list The Wine Loft Finalists  ol’Vine Fresh Grill  Villa Ravenna

The Wine Loft is an upscale wine bar with a sophisticated environment. It offers over 70 wines by the glass, more than 200 by the bottle, as well as a fully stocked bar and selection of beers, both draft and bottle. A gourmet tapas menu is available to complement your drink choice. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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FUN & LEISURE BEST bowling alley Andy B’s Tulsa Finalists  Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge  Main Event Entertainment Andy B’s offers a bowling experience to fit anyone, from the casual bowler to the league professional. The facility has 32 traditional lanes and 16 VIB (Very Important Bowler) lanes. Four of the VIB lanes are inside a private suite. No need to eat out before coming to bowl. Andy B’s has excellent food prepared by a trained chef and his staff. Courtesy photo/Brad Zweerink

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists  Osage Casinos  River Spirit Casino Resort The ultimate destination for gaming excitement, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has more than 2,400 of the newest and most popular electronic games. If tables are your game, choose from 40, including recently added ball and dice options, or check out the region’s favorite poker room that brings the only World Series of Poker circuit event to Tulsa. This entertainment destination is also home to the largest nonsmoking casino section in northeast Oklahoma. Courtesy photo

BEST Live Entertainment Venue (small) The Joint: Tulsa at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Finalists  Guthrie Green  Paradise Cove - River Spirit Casino

The Joint: Tulsa is a one-of-a-kind entertainment venue. The 45,000-square-foot room seats just under 2,800 people and has gained a reputation for bringing headliner acts to an intimate setting. Recently earning its third nomination for an ACM award, The Joint: Tulsa has been host to several iconic acts like Lionel Richie, KISS, Steven Tyler, Dolly and Reba. Courtesy photo

BEST Crafts/ Hobbies Store Hobby Lobby Finalists  Ehrle’s Party & Carnival Supply Inc.  Michael’s

Hobby Lobby has been providing Oklahomans with a wide selection of arts and crafts supplies since the1970s. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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FUN & LEISURE BEST Dance Floor

BEST Entertainment District Tulsa Arts District (Formerly Brady) Finalists

Cain’s Ballroom

 Blue Dome District  Rose District

Finalists  American Legion Post 1  Club Majestic

Built in 1924 by Tulsa entrepreneur Tate Brady, Cain’s Ballroom has gone from a garage, a dime-a-dance joint and a dance academy to become one of the top performance venues in the world. The highlight of the ballroom is a historic maple, spring-loaded dance floor designed in a “log cabin” or concentric square pattern. Courtesy photo/Hunter Rodgers

BEST Festival

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa Finalists  The Hop Jam  Tulsa International Mayfest

The Tulsa Arts District is one of the oldest sections of the city, and its rich with cultural icons such as Cain’s Ballroom and Brady Theater. Today, the District offers an exciting mix of retail and service shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, museums, parks, private businesses and historic music venues. Tulsa World photo

Break out your lederhosen and dirndl. In its 40th year, Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa celebrates the Bavarian culture with German beers, traditional foods, international German bands, authentic arts and crafts as well as games and competitions for the entire family. Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa was recently named as one of the five largest Oktoberfest celebrations in America by Orbitz. Courtesy photo


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FUN & LEISURE BEST Live Entertainment Venue (large) BOK Center Finalists  Cain’s Ballroom  Brady Theater

The BOK Center is 10 years old and going strong. It has been nominated for arena of the year every year since opening in 2008. In addition to hosting numerous bigname performers (beginning with the Eagles) and events such as the Bassmaster Classic and NCAA basketball, the BOK Center is home to the Tulsa Oilers ice hockey team. Courtesy photo/Phil Clarkin

BEST Live Theater Venue Tulsa Performing Arts Center

BEST Local Band Barrett Lewis Band Finalists  The Fabulous Midlife Crisis Band  Heavy Jones The Barrett Lewis Band combines the sounds of multiple genres in their live performances, including pop, rock, country and blues. The trio has played together in various bands over the past decade, and they enjoy taking requests. Band members include Barrett Lewis (lead vocals and guitar), Alan Ransom (bass) and Rick Huskey (drums). Courtesy photo

Finalists  American Theatre Company  Brady Theater The Tulsa Performing Arts Center opened in 1977 and hosts performances from Tulsa’s most prestigious arts organizations, along with national and international touring shows. Courtesy photo/Jeremy Charles


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BEST Travel Agents

Warren Theatre Finalists  AMC Southroads 20  Circle Cinema

World Travel Finalists

Warren Theatre in Broken Arrow offers in-theater dining, superior sound and picture quality as well as private events.

 AAA Oklahoma  Spears Travel

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BEST park

Woodward Park Finalists  Guthrie Green  River Parks Nationally recognized and headquartered in Tulsa, World Travel makes travel planning easy and affordable. Camels walk at sunset on Cable Beach in Broome, a beach resort town in Western Australia (shown). Courtesy photo

Woodward Park is the setting of choice for countless wedding, prom and senior photos. Majestic and beautiful, the 45-acre public park includes The Tulsa Garden Center, Tulsa Rose Garden and Linnaeus Teaching Garden. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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HEALTH CARE Dr. Rick Huskey Chiropractic is proud to have served Tulsa for 30 years. (From left) Dr. Chandler Huskey, Adriana Ouellette, Brittney Woodruff, Dr. Rick Huskey, Katie McGuire, Misty Leonard and Robin Russell.

BEST Chiropractor

Dr. Rick Huskey Chiropractic Finalists  Graddy Chiropractic  Thrive Chiropractic Clinic

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BEST Spine care

Dr. Rick Huskey Chiropractic Finalists  Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital  Warren Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Originally located in Utica Square, Perfect Smile Tulsa has been at its current location for 17 years. Family-owned and operated by Dr. Mark Davis, Perfect Smile Tulsa provides “High-Tech, SoftTouch” dentistry and facial aesthetics to Tulsa and the surrounding areas. Perfect Smile Tulsa provides comprehensive dental care for every member of the family. From routine cleanings to complex smile makeovers, Perfect Smile Tulsa addresses every aspect of oral health and appearance. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST Dentist Perfect Smile Tulsa Finalists  Flawless Smile  My Dentist


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HEALTH CARE BEST Hearing Aid Center

Clear-tone Hearing Aid Laboratories Finalists ď Ž Audiology of Tulsa ď Ž Miracle-Ear Demonstrating how to use hearing test aids, Dr. Joyce Gerand says the professionals at Clear-tone Hearing Aid Laboratories stay with you until you are satisfied, from first meeting through fittings, until you become fully acclimated to your new hearing aid. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

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Founded in 1960 by Natalie O. and William K. Warren Sr., Saint Francis Hospital is the flagship for Saint Francis Health System, a Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare system wholly owned and operated in Tulsa. Saint Francis Hospital is the region’s leading trauma center and home to the only children’s hospital in eastern Oklahoma. It is a 1,100-bed tertiary center providing the most comprehensive spectrum of medical services and specialties within the Tulsa market. Saint Francis Health System also serves as the area’s largest private employer with more than 9,500 employees, 1,000 physicians and 800 volunteers. Courtesy photo/Shane Bevel

BEST Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital Finalists  Oklahoma State University Medical Center  St. John Medical Center

BEST Pediatric Care The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis Finalists  South Tulsa Pediatrics  Warren Clinic Pediatrics

BEST Urgent Care

Warren Clinic Urgent Care Finalists  St. John Urgent Care  Utica Park Clinic - Urgent Care

Opened in 2008, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis is eastern Oklahoma’s only dedicated facility for pediatric healthcare services. With an emphasis on family-centered care, the children’s hospital combines the latest technology, a childfriendly environment and a medical staff that specializes in the unique healthcare needs of kids. Courtesy photo/ Shane Bevel

BEST Cardiology Heart Hospital at Saint Francis

With more than 5,000 births in the last year, Saint Francis Health System delivers the most babies in Oklahoma. Warren Clinic provides services for women of all ages, including prenatal care, labor and delivery, maternal-fetal medicine and general gynecology. In addition to general OB/GYN physicians and providers, Warren Clinic also offers an OB Hospitalist program, with a board-certified obstetrician in the hospital 24/7 to respond to patient emergencies or assist until a patient’s regular physician arrives. Courtesy photo/Shane Bevel

The Heart Hospital at Finalists Saint Francis provides comprehensive inpatient  Oklahoma Heart Institute and outpatient care  St. John Heart Institute for a broad range of cardiovascular conditions and related issues. The physicians and staff of the Heart Hospital at Saint Francis provide everything from preventative care and diagnostic testing to innovative surgical treatments, cardiac rehabilitation and emergency intervention. Courtesy photo/Shane Bevel


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HEALTH CARE BEST Pain Management Pain Management of Tulsa Finalists  Oklahoma Pain and Wellness Center  Tulsa Pain Consultants Since 2007 Pain Management of Tulsa has been dedicated to providing patients suffering from chronic pain with comprehensive and conservative care in a compassionate and caring environment. The practice’s four board-certified physicians are (from left) Dr. Adam Wallace, Dr. Brian Torgerson, Dr. Scott Anthony and Dr. Traci White. Courtesy photo

Since Tulsa Bone & Joint was founded in 2000, the orthopedic group has maintained a strong commitment to excellent orthopedic and sports medicine care of the musculoskeletal system. The mission at Tulsa Bone & Joint is to offer the finest orthopedic care available, while exceeding the patient’s expectations of service. Courtesy photo/Grant Sweetwood

BEST Orthopedic Practice Tulsa Bone & Joint Finalists  Oklahoma Orthopedic Center  Warren Clinic Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine


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HEALTH CARE BEST Physical Therapy Physical Rehabilitation Center Finalists ď Ž Redbud Physical Therapy ď Ž Saint Francis Outpatient Rehabilitation Specializing in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, Physical Rehab Center has provided excellent care to Tulsa-area patients since 1994. Our therapists utilize the most progressive evidence-based medicine in a friendly, comfortable and personalized environment. Their goal is to decrease pain and increase function to enhance the life of each patient. Courtesy photo


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HEALTH CARE BEST Vision Care Dr. Robert H. Zoellner and Associates

Growing up in east Tulsa, Dr. Robert Zoellner was nearsighted as a boy. He was intrigued by eye visits to his Finalists doctor, sparking a love for  Harrel Eyecare ophthalmology. He has created  Triad Eye Institute a successful practice that remains strong after 26 years. The team’s main goal is to bring everyone high-quality glasses and eyewear at an affordable price point. Two locations are open seven days a week. (From left) are Dr. Bridget Anderson, Dr. Kari Moore, Dr. Jennifer Howell, Dr. Stuart Blystone, Dr. Jamie Elkins, Dr. Ronald Boatwright, Dr. Zoellner and Dr. Gary Flusche. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World Tulsa Braces offers more treatment options than any other orthodontist in Tulsa, including zero percent inoffice financing. (From left) Michelle Banfield, Ashlyn Glenn, Nicole Doss, Melissa Lay, Traci Dunn, Dr. Llon Clendenen, Maribel Pritchett, Paige Higgins, Diana Studerus, Lora Farrar, Shelby Storm, Becky Tanner and Hailey Judd. Joseph Rushmore/ For the Tulsa World

BEST Orthodontics Tulsa Braces by Dr. C Finalists  Dr. Robert J. Herman  Nowlin Orthodontics

Patients are the primary focus at OB/ GYN Specialists of Tulsa, which opened in 2015. The goal is to deliver an exceptional patient experience, while ensuring that the physicians and staff never stop improving. (From left) Gena Gray, M.D., Cate Hildebrand, M.D., Grant Cox, M.D., Sarah Shepherd, D.O., and Paul Gehring, M.D. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST Women’s Health

OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa Finalists  Warren Clinic OB/GYN  The Women’s Health Group


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HOUSE BEST Appliance Store Hahn Appliance Warehouse Finalists  Lowe’s  Metro Appliances and More Locally owned, Hahn Appliance Warehouse invites Tulsa customers to put them to the test. Come in and experience the best customer service and the lowest prices around. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

Owner Dub Stover started his flooring career with Grigsby’s in 1971. Fifteen years later, he purchased Grigsby’s in 1986. He has since retired. The company now has 28 employees with combined experience in the flooring business of 715 years. That’s a lot of experience in a small, family-owned business. In fact, that’s an average of 25 years per person. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST Carpet/Flooring Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Hardwood Finalists  Johnson Floor and Home Carpet One  Mill Creek Carpet & Tile


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HOUSE BEST Builder Leven Homes Finalists ď Ž Magnolia Homes ď Ž Simmons Homes Albert and Codie Carrillo have been building homes in midtown Tulsa since 2012. They love seeing the architecture from the early 1900s next door to the contemporary designs of today. Seeing the potential and growth in the west side of Brookside, they are currently developing in that area and are excited about the Gathering Place. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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HOUSE BEST Door & Window Replacement Windows by Jeff Finalists  Burnett Windows & Siding  Thermal Windows Jeff and Sarah Ford stand in the showroom of Windows by Jeff in Jenks. Jeff, a retired firefighter, is proud that his family-owned company has been able to serve the Tulsa area for nearly 20 years. Utilizing the best installers, Windows by Jeff continues to provide the best possible service to its customers. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Furniture Store Mathis Brothers Furniture Finalists  Amish Crafted Furniture Inc.  Sunshine Furniture

Mathis Brothers is proud to serve the Tulsa community. For living room and bedroom furniture, dining room sets, mattresses and much more for your home, Mathis Brothers Furniture has been a one-stop destination since 1960. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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BEST Electrician Established in 1961, Airco Service is the largest family-owned and operated residential and commercial HVAC, electric and plumbing company in Northeast Oklahoma. The company provides the highest quality products and services available, and its technicians are certified and fully trained. Courtesy photo

Airco Service Finalists

 Air Assurance  Aspen Electrical Services

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HOUSE BEST HVAC

Air Assurance Finalists  Airco Service  Innovative Air Pros Mike (right) and Narissa Rampey started Air Assurance in 1985. Their son, David (left), joined the company in 2003. Today, they are proud to maintain the largest full-service HVAC and plumbing fleet in the Tulsa area. Their goal is to “Wow the customer at every turn.” Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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HOUSE BEST Garden/ Nursery Store

Southwood Landscape & Garden Center Finalists  Riddle Plant Farm  Sanders Nursery Celebrating its 36th year, Southwood is still a family-run operation, headed by native Tulsans Joe and Ginny Schulte and their daughters Margaret Schulte and Brenda Baird. They attribute Southwood’s success to the family’s commitment to its customers as well as its knowledgeable staff and providing quality products. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

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HOUSE Jonathon Knapp owns both Residential Repair and Royal Roofing & Construction, which allows the companies to offer a full range of residential and commercial building services. The office team includes (from left) Gloria Anderson, Peggy Knapp, Jennifer Carlisle and Jonathon Knapp.

BEST Roofer

Royal Roofing and Construction Finalists  Epic Roofing  NuRoof & Construction

BEST REmodelor

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Residential Repair Finalists

 ReHome Remodeling & Construction  Rossi Brothers Remodeling Co.

BEST Home Improvements Store Lowe’s

Finalists  The Home Depot  True Value Midtown Hardware Lowe’s Home Improvement is Tulsa’s choice no matter what is needed to improve their homes. The national retailer’s seven area locations offer low prices and personalized customer service. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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HOUSE BEST Home Decor Store Hobby Lobby Finalists  HomeGoods  Old Time Pottery David Green opened his first Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City in 1972. In addition to offering an abundance of arts and crafts supplies, the retail stores also provide a great selection of home decor. You’ll find floral arrangements, wall hangings, ceramics, furniture and more. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

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HOUSE B&A Plumbing is a family-owned business that strives to provide the best service to its customers. In the forefront are owners Beau and Ashlee Garcia with their daughter, Brylee. (Back row from left) plumbers Shea McGee and Scott Wade, and apprentice Conner Collins. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Plumber B&A Plumbing Finalists ď Ž Air Assurance ď Ž Airco Service

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HOUSE Chinowth & Cohen Realtors was founded in 2004. They are a full-service real estate company with over $1 Billion in sales for 2017. They provide professional service with excellence and integrity. Chinowth & Cohen Realtors specializes in luxury homes and has eleven offices throughout Northeastern Oklahoma. It is one of Oklahoma’s largest real estate companies, boasting more than 500 associates. From left: Lee Chinowth, president; Sheryl Chinowth, CEO/ co-founder; Lee Cohen, CFO/co-founder; Taylor Chinowth, president – Elite Title Services.

BEST Residential Real Estate Co. Chinowth & Cohen Realtors Finalists  Champagne Realty  McGraw Realtors

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BEST Outdoor Living Jack Wills Outdoor Living Finalists  Hardscape Materials  Roark Landscape Corporation The Jack Wills story began in 1939, with a small furniture and drapery store in downtown Tulsa in 1939. In 1969, the family shifted focus to outdoor furniture, and Jack Wills Outdoor Living continues the tradition today, with a store in Tulsa and another in Arkansas. Manager Gary Knox (shown) in Tulsa is part of a team run by third-generation owner Jack Wills III. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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LEARNING BEST Colleges and Universities The University of Tulsa Finalists  OSU-Tulsa  OU-Tulsa The University of Tulsa is a top 50 private research university where dedication, excellence, commitment and integrity are central to its mission. With more than 60 undergraduate degrees, 40 master’s degree programs and 16 doctoral degree options, TU and its liberal arts curriculum provide a strong foundation for student success. Courtesy photo/John Lew

BEST Trade School Tulsa Tech Finalists  Clary Sage College  Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Tulsa Tech surgical technology students and their instructor participate in a surgery simulation at the Health Sciences Center on Lemley Memorial Campus. Courtesy photo/Vanessa Aziere


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LEARNING BEST Private School Rejoice Christian School Finalists  All Saints Catholic School  Bishop Kelley High School Rejoice Christian School’s 65-acre campus and facilities are less than four years old. The new eight-lane track and terf football practice field was completed this August. The school is ranked academically in the top 15 percent of schools nationally and is a member of OSSAA. It offers 10 sports at a secondary level and five sports on the elementary level. The school also offers music, art, and drama programs. Secondary level drama, art, speech, debate and band are competitive. Courtesy photo


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LEARNING Tulsa Community College educates more than 27,000 students each year. Knowledgeable faculty teaches in stateof-the art facilities on four campuses with programs for students at every stage of life. Robust online learning opportunities and TCC’s commitment to affordable excellence are designed to help students reach personal and professional success. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST Dance/Art/ Music school Tulsa Ballet Finalists  Miss Shelly’s School of Dance  Tulsa Dance Company

Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education students from Elementary Ballet 3 complete their barre section of ballet class at our Brookside campus. Courtesy photo

BEST Adult Education

Tulsa Community College Finalists  Rogers State University  Tulsa Tech

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BEST Veterinarian

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Veterinary Associates provides high-quality and compassionate care. (Back row, from Finalists left) Darienne Lowry, Shelby Rickner, Dr. Christine Martin, ď Ž Feline Specialties Dr. Christine Kunzweiler, Alexis ď Ž Woodland West Animal Hospital Leach and Susan Russell. (Front row) Michaela Merchant, Kristan Zollars, Candis Blaes, Miranda Garrison, Adonna Asher and Alexis Davison.

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Southern Agriculture Finalists  Dog Dish  PetSmart Southern Agriculture has whatever you need to keep your animal fed, healthy, comfortable and entertained. Founded in 1981, Southern Agriculture is a family-owned pet and animal supply store. Seven locations carry all things for all animals, including feed, medications and a big selection of gifts for pet enthusiasts. Six staff veterinarians help pet lovers care for their pets. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST Pet Groomer The Barking Lot Finalists  Rachel’s K-9 Designs  Veterinary Associates Susan Caldwell (foreground) and Christy Presley clip and groom dogs at the Barking Lot. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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QUALITY OF LIFE BEST Arts Organization Celebrity Attractions Finalists  Tulsa Ballet  Tulsa Symphony Orchestra Oklahoma-based Celebrity Attractions has been dedicated to bringing nationally touring Broadway seasons to Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas since 1983. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies” takes the stage October 30 through November 4 at Tulsa PAC for a limited engagement. This spellbinding sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” takes place in 1907. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, The Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. Courtesy photo/Joan Marcus


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QUALITY OF LIFE Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa offers unrivaled amenities that accommodate any event. With more than 75,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, the venue is designed for events both large and small. When you throw in expert event planners and catering, any event is sure to be a hit.

BEST Banquet Facility Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists  The Mayo Hotel  Tulsa Zoo

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BEST Wedding Venue Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Finalists  Harwelden Mansion  Tulsa Zoo

BEST Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

This AAA-certified, Four Diamond property features 454 rooms, including a 98-room, all-suite tower as well as presidential, Finalists aka rock star, suites. The resort features a luxury spa with an adjoining, elegant,  The Mayo Hotel adults-only pool. If bringing the whole  River Spirit Casino Resort family, there’s a pool option just for you. If you’re looking for fitness, we’ve got you covered. This rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle is right here in your backyard. Posh, sleek, stylish and comfortable, this hotel is one that guests never want to leave. Courtesy photo

It all starts with a rock, then turn it over to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for an experience you’ll cherish forever. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa provides unforgettable venues and amenities for a wedding. A variety of options are ideal for ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners, as well as bachelor and bachelorette parties. Courtesy photo


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QUALITY OF LIFE BEST Tulsa Landmark

BEST Museum

Philbrook Museum of Art Finalists

Admiral Twin Drive-in

 Gilcrease Museum  The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

Finalists  Cain’s Ballroom  The Golden Driller Opened in 1951 as the Modernaire Drive-in, the classic drive-in theater has been helping people of all ages create memories. By 1953, the name was changed to Admiral Twin Drive-in with the addition of a second screen. The release of the Tulsa-set movie “The Outsiders” immortalized the Admiral Twin Drive-in on film forever along with stars Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe and Diane Lane. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

BEST Golf Course/Private Southern Hills Country Club Finalists  The Patriot Golf Club  Tulsa Country Club

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Founded in 1936, Southern Hills Country Club is best known for its golf courses, which are recognized among the top 100 courses in the world. Southern Hills has hosted 15 major golf championships since 1946. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file photo


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QUALITY OF LIFE BEST Golf Course/Public FlyingTee Finalists  Cherokee Hills Golf Course - Hard Rock Tulsa  LaFortune Park Golf Course FlyingTee is a one-of-a-kind dining and golfing entertainment venue. With fun, food and games, FlyingTee is fun for all ages. It’s also a business that is committed to community and charity involvement. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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QUALITY OF LIFE BEST Favorite Tulsa Pro Sports Team Tulsa Drillers Finalists  Tulsa Oilers Hockey  Tulsa Roughnecks Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Connor Joe signs autographs for young fans ahead of a game at ONEOK Field. Courtesy photo/Evan Brown

BEST Development Stone Canyon Finalists  Forest Ridge  River’s Edge

BEST Favorite Tulsa Sports Mascot

Oklahoma State Cowboys’ Pistol Pete Finalists  University of Oklahoma Boomer Sooner  Tulsa Drillers’ Hornsby Pistol Pete, Oklahoma State University’s mascot, stands in the university’s Welcome Plaza, an inviting garden area on the southeast corner of the Student Union. Courtesy photo

It’s no wonder Stone Canyon was voted the best subdivision, just look around. Stone Canyon blends the beauty of the great outdoors with the finest homes, shopping, dining, golf, education and amenities. Of the community’s 3,000+ acres of Oklahoma landscape, 650 will remain open for common-use areas. It’s not surprising, since the site is carved out of the historic Oxley Ranch, a nature preserve. Courtesy photo


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QUALITY OF LIFE BEST Place to Volunteer Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Finalists  Iron Gate  John 3:16 Mission

BEST Place to Worship Life.Church Finalists  Asbury United Methodist Church  Church on the Move

Volunteers are a key part of operations at the Food Bank, helping at events, gardening, working in the kitchen and offices. In these photos, they are helping in the Volunteer Center sorting, inspecting, and taking inexpensively purchased bulk food items and repackaging it for our Partner Agencies to use. Last year nearly 10,000 volunteers (including employees from American Airlines) provided over 68,000 hours of work, saving the Food Bank over $1.5 million in labor costs. Courtesy photo

BEST Retirement/ Assisted Living Community Montereau Finalists  Inverness Village  Saint Simeon’s Senior Community Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Montereau continues to focus on the little things that make each day delightful and the bigger things that make life wonderful. Live a distinctive, worry-free retirement lifestyle among welcoming, vibrant neighbors in a community created by Tulsans for Tulsans. Here, you can fully engage in life and pursue more things than you’ve had time to pursue before. Present happiness and future security — it’s no wonder everyone is always smiling. Courtesy photo

One of the largest Christian churches in America, Life.Church believes their purpose is to create a place to belong with LifeGroups, a chance to make a positive difference in the community and an opportunity to grow in a friendly, casual environment. Paster Craig Groeschel launched Life.Church in 1996 and continues to preach his messages by video stream to all campuses. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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SHOPPING BEST Bridal/ Formal Wear

Facchianos Bridal and Formal Attire Finalists  Beshara’s Formal Wear  David’s Bridal Jennifer Thompson, owner of Facchianos Bridal and Formal Attire, attends the bridal markets in New York City and brings “New York fashion to Tulsa.” Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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SHOPPING BEST Antiques 360Home Finalists  River City Trading Post  Tulsa Flea Market (From left) Shawn Nichols and Bear Marlow, owners of 360 Home, call their store “full-circle vintage,” which means they offer uncommon vintage items that fit any style. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

From electronics to appliances, Best Buy continues to be the retailer of choice for many. The company also provides repair services through its Geek Squad of technicians. The staff enjoys meeting customers and helping them with solutions for their needs. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Electronics Best Buy Finalists  Apple Store  Video Revolution


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SHOPPING BEST Bike Shop

Spoke House Bicycles Finalists  Bicycles of Tulsa  Tom’s Bicycles

BEST Boots

Drysdales/Boot Barn Finalists  Cavender’s Western Outfitter  Red Wing

J.R. Dry Sr. opened Tulsa’s popular Drysdales western wear store in 1981. The name is derived from a horse ranch he owned in Arkansas. Drysdales is happy to join the Boot Barn family, offering cowboy boots, western wear and work gear. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Gold/ Jewelry Buyers Tulsa Gold & Silver Owner Zach Pfaff has been in the bike business since 1998 and opened Spoke House sic years ago. Biking since he was 14, Pfaff would do anything to keep people riding and if people are having fun on their bikes, he’s done his job. Pfaff offers personal fittings for bikes and keeps the interactions with customers positive. He loves to sell the experience of bike rides. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

Finalists  Buffalo Fine Jewelry  Tulsa Gold & Gems Since 1974, Tulsa Gold & Silver has assisted collectors with all their needs. The staff has more than 130 years of combined experience. Seasoned professionals, they examine customers’ gold and silver in front of them to give an honest assessment of its value. Tulsa World photo


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SHOPPING BEST Florist Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop Finalists  Mary Murray’s Flowers  Toni’s Flowers and Gifts Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop has been serving the Tulsa area since 1905. The business is owned by J.P. Hewitt and managed by Terrie Burton. Tulsans have looked to Mrs. DeHaven’s for flowers to enhance the sentimental and emotional moments in their lives, from weddings to proms, as well as births, christenings, theme parties, charity events, benefit galas, holidays and funerals. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

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SHOPPING BEST Gift Boutique Lil Red Designs Boutique Finalists  The Gadget Company  Ida Red Boutique Natalie Naylor (left) and Sumyr Moffitt are the mother-daughter team that runs Lil Red Designs Boutique. These creative ladies offer unique handmade items with a hometown feel. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Grocery Store Reasor’s Finalists  Sprouts Farmers Market  Trader Joe’s

BEST Jeweler Moody’s Jewelry Finalists  Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels Customers have identified the  Israel Diamond Supply Moody’s name with quality, integrity and honesty since 1944. Skilled craftsmen are on-site in the family-owned company’s seven Tulsa-area locations to serve its customers. In addition, Moody’s has several GIA-certified gemologists on staff to answer questions about the gems and jewelry. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

The focus at Reasor’s is on providing exceptional customer service and quality products for your family. The company’s 18 Oklahoma stores are owned by its employees. In addition, Reasor’s supports over 120 local farms and small businesses by offering their products. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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SHOPPING BEST sHoes Dillard’s Finalists  DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse  Shoe Carnival

BEST Men’s Clothing Dillard’s Finalists  Travers Mahan  Urban Outfitters

BEST Women’s Clothing Dillard’s Finalists  Kohl’s  Modern Mess

BEST OutdoorS Store Bass Pro Shops Finalists  Academy Sports + Outdoors  Backwoods Bass Pro Shops is a trusted source for quality hunting, fishing, boating and outdoor gear. The wilderness-themed retail store in Broken Arrow also offers fun for all ages with special events and guest appearances from big names in the world of outdoors enthusiasts. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

Dillard’s department store is a favorite among Tulsan’s shopping for men’s and women’s clothing as well as shoes. Over the years, Dillard’s has grown into one of the nation’s largest retailers of apparel and other products. It operates nearly 300 stores in 29 states, including two in Tulsa. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World


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SHOPPING BEST Mattress Store Mattress Firm Finalists  Mathis Brothers Furniture and Sleep Centers  Sunshine Furniture Mattress Firm seeks to match people with the perfect mattresses that fit their budgets. The company carries a variety of brands and construction types, and all customer service issues are handled in-house. Amanda Jamison, Tulsaarea manager, and Todd Galli, salesman, are in the Broken Arrow showroom. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Running SHOP Fleet Feet Tulsa Finalists  New Balance  RunnersWorld Tulsa Tim and Lori Dreiling own three Fleet Feet stores in the Tulsa area. (From left) Lance Miller, Brittany Dinan, Libby Seiger, Lori Dreiling, Raffa Arrington, Devin Nelson and Greg Schmidt at the Fleet Feet Tulsa location. Fleet Feet sponsors events ranging from pub runs to marathons. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World


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TRANSPORTATION BEST Car Wash Red Beard’s Detail Shop Finalists  Diamond Detail  Mr. Klean Car Wash Ian Porter, owner of Red Beard’s Detail Shop, is not only a detailer but an automotive paint specialist in exterior paint enhancements and ceramic coatings. He is proud to have been selected as a member of the Air Force One Detailing Team. Joseph Rushmore/For the Tulsa World

BEST Car Repair Shop

Urban Auto | Lawn Repair Finalists  Robertson Tire  Tate Boys Tire & Service

BEST Place for Oil Change

(From left) Connor Casper, Morgan Casper, Adam Schultz, along with their dog Woobie aka “The Boss.” Morgan and Woobie started the business five years ago, which handles all commercial and residential small engine repairs, from automobiles and trailers to lawnmowers.

Tate Boys Tire & Service is more than just a tire store, offering six locations in the Tulsa metro area. They work hard to create a comfortable atmosphere at each Finalists location. They also  Jiffy Lube start the clock the  Robertson Tire moment they receive your car keys to minimize the wait time for their customers.

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TRANSPORTATION BEST Limousine Kristal Limousine Finalists  Galaxy Limousine  VIP Limousine

Michael Salisbury founded Kristal Limousine in 2005, creating a fleet of luxury vehicles to transport people to and from the airport, business meetings, concerts, sporting and other events as well as help them celebrate special occasions. Karen Mary Kinney/For the Tulsa World

A family-owned business built on trust, Robertson Tire began as a tire company in Tulsa 56 years ago to become a full-service auto repair operation with 14 locations in the greater Tulsa area. Joseph Rushmore/ For the Tulsa World

BEST Tire Shop Robertson Tire Finalists  Hibdon Tires Plus  Tate Boys Tire & Service


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