azcentral.com's Best of 2010!

It's that time of year, where we the public get a chance to cast our votes for our favorite spots in AZ! We at Local First Arizona want to congratulate all of our members who were nominated, for not only being awesome at whatever they were nominated for but also for being committed to our local economy! Check out some of the businesses below to find out what all of the talk is about...

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DINING & FOOD

Best Dessert

Deep Dish Apple Pie - Bill Johnson's Big Apple Restaurants


Best Breakfast

Bill Johnson's Big Apple Restaurants

Matt's Big Breakfast

The Farm at South Mountain

Wildflower Bread Company


Best Dining Patio

Chelsea's Kitchen

El Charro Resaurant & Lounge

House of Tricks

Quiessence Restaurant

The Farm at South Mountain


Best Bakery

Andreoli Italian Grocer

La Grande Orange Grocery

Tammie Coe Cakes

Wildflower Bread Company


Best Family-Owned Restaurant

Bill Johnson's Big Apple Restaurants

Spinato's Pizzeria


Best Late-Night Eats

Fez


Best Sushi

Hana Japanese Eatery

Stingray Sushi


Best Wine Selection

Caffe Boa

Cowboy Ciao

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

Postino Winecafe

Tarbell's


Best Pizza

Nello's

Pizzeria Bianco

Spinato's Pizzeria


Best Barbeque

Bill Johnson's Big Apple Restaurants

Honey Bear's BBQ

Joe's Real BBQ


Best Italian Restaurant

Andreoli Italian Grocer


Best Non-Chain Burger

Fez


Best Weekend Brunch

Fez

Postino Central

The Farm at South Mountain


Best Takeout

Wildflower Bread Company


Best Ice Cream

Sugar Bowl


Best Sandwich

Pane Bianco

The Farm at South Mountain

Wildflower Bread Company


Best Splurge Restaurant

Quiessence on The Farm at South Mountain


Best Steakhouse

Durant's


Best Pub with Grub

Casey Moore's Oyster House

Four Peaks Brewery


Favorite Local Treasure

The Farm at South Mountain

Wildflower Bread Company


Best Romantic Restaurant

House of Tricks

Quiessence Restaurant


Best Health Food Store

Luci's Healthy Marketplace


Best Non-Chain Coffeehouse

Coffee & Tea Express

Copper Star Coffee

Lola Coffee

Luci's Healthy Marketplace

Lux Coffee Bar


PEOPLE & PLACES

Best Local Chef

Chris Bianco, Pizzeria Bianco and Pane Bianco

Mark Tarbell, Tarbell's


Best Local Hero

Dan Harkins

Kimber Lanning

 

Best Employer (1000+ employees)

Bashas'

Harkins Theatres

 

Best Employee Perks

Harkins Theatres

 

Best Place for a First Date

Harkins Theatres

Phoenix Zoo

Postino

The Farm at South Mountain

 

Best Cool-off Spot

Harkins Theatres

 

KIDS & FAMILY

Best Children's Theater or Performance Group

Childsplay


Best Kids Dining Specials

Wildflower Bread Company


Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

The Farm Kitchen

Wildflower Bread Company


Best Birthday Party Venue

Harkins Theatres

Superstition Farm


Best Kids Resale

Hopscotch Children's Consignment

Love Child


Best Place to Find Kids Clothing

Hopscotch Children's Consignment


Best Summer Camp

Camp Zoo at the Phoenix Zoo

Childsplay Summer Academy

Harkins Summer Movie Fun

Hubbard Summer Sports Camp

Summer Farm Camp at Superstition Farm


Best Annual Kids Event

APS Electric Light Parade

Boo at the Zoo

Harkins Summer Movie Fun

Moo Moo Palooza @ Superstition Farm

Zoo Lights


Best Museum for Kids

Heard Museum


Best Attraction for Kids

Phoenix Zoo

Superstition Farm


Best Sweet Treat

Smeeks

The Sugar Bowl

Udder Delights


Best Family Weekend Adventure

Harkins Theatres

Phoenix Zoo

Superstition Farm


Best Toy or Game Store

Hopscotch Children's Consignment

KidStop

Samurai Comics

The Doll House & Toy Store


Best Place to Play Hooky with Kids

Harkins Theatres

Phoenix Zoo

Superstition Farm


Best Childrens Book/Reading Event

Bookmans kids events

Changing Hands Bookstore kids events

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SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Furniture Store

Embellish Home


Best Retro Furniture Store

Go-Kat-Go


Best Bookstore

Bards Books

Bookmans

Changing Hands Bookstore

The Poisoned Pen


Best Accessories

Frances


Best Home Improvement Store

Embellish Home


Best Boutique

Bunky Boutique

Embellish Home

Frances

Stupid Cupid


Best Record Store

Hoodlums Music and Movies

Stinkweeds

Zia Records


Best Massage Studio

Mood Swings Salon


Best Yoga Studio

Bikram Yoga

Desert Song Yoga & Massage Center

Sutra Midtown Yoga


Best Gym

Express MiE Fitness and Beauty


Best Hair Stylist

Abby Lewis, Mood Swings Salon

Brittany Lehman, Mood Swings Salon

Shelby Bento, Mood Swings Salon


Best Auto Repair Shop

180 Degrees Automotive, Inc.

Community Tire and Auto Repair


Best Groomer

Smelly Dog

Wag N' Wash


Best Pet Shop/Boutique

Noble Beast

Wag N' Wash


Best Vintage Clothing Store

Buffalo Exchange

Frances

Hollywood Regency

Retro Ranch


Best Day Spa

Mood Swings Salon


Best Florist

Bobbie's Flowers


NIGHTLIFE & CLUBS

Best Dance Club

Bar Smith

 

Best Margarita

Ticoz Resto-Bar

 

Best Karaoke Bar

Geisha A Go Go

Marc's Sports Grill and Nightlife

 

Best Wine Bar

Bomberos Café and Wine Bar

Cheuvront Wine and Cheese Cafe

Crush Lounge at Christopher’s

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

Kokopelli Winery & Bistro

La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar

Postino Winecafe

 

Best Martini

Fez

 

Best Dance Party

Bar Smith

 

Best Neighborhood Bar

Casey Moore's Oyster House

 

Best Bar Patio

Casey Moore's Oyster House

Four Peaks Brewing Co.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Live Music Venue

Jobing.com

Yucca Taproom

 

Best Theater Company

Actors Theatre

Childsplay

National Comedy Theatre Co.

Stray Cat Theatre

 

Best Regional Arts Center

Heard Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Best Live Theater Venue

National Comedy Theatre

Space 55

 

Best Western Experience

Superstition Farm

 

Best Place to See a Movie

Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club

Harkins Camelview 5

Harkins Scottsdale 101

Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16

Harkins Valley Art

MADCAP Theaters

 

Best In-Town Getaway

Harkins Theatres

The Clarendon Hotel

 

Best Museum

Heard Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Best Sporting Venue

Jobing.com Arena

 

DEALS

Best Entertainment Value for Families

Harkins Theatres

National Comedy Theatre

Phoenix Zoo


Best Place to Spoil Your Pet

Wag N' Wash


Best Free Museum Day

Heard Museum free Saturdays in the summer

Phoenix Art Museum


Best Place to Buy Vegetables

Phoenix Public Market


Best Discount Movie Deal

Harkins Loyalty Cup and T-Shirt

Harkins Summer Kids Movie Fun

Harkins Premium ticket packs sold at Costco


Best Consignment Shop

Hopscotch


Best Happy Hour

Postino Central

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