Phoenix New Times gives nod to LFA members in annual "Best Of Phoenix"

Another year, another "Best of Phoenix" from the Phoenix New Times.  And again, Local First Arizona members cleaned up with these honors, taking home the "Best of" award in many of the available categories.  Congratulations to all of our members that were nominated and honored as being the best of the best!

Bars & Clubs

Best Science Class with Suds: Birds 'n' Beer at Third Thursdays at Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
Best Specialty Cocktails: Citizen R&D
Best Bloody Mary: Maizie's Cafe
Best Sangria: Whiskey Sangria at Carly's Bistro
Best Local Beer: Four Peaks Hop Knot
Best Neighborhood Bar, Downtown Phoenix: FilmBar
Best Happy Hour, Downtown Phoenix: The Main Ingredient Ale House & Cafe
Best Happy Hour, Tempe: Canteen Modern Tequila Bar
Best Bartender: Venus Salin at Yucca Tap Room
Best Club Show: Through and Through Gospel Review at Crescent Ballroom
Best New Music Venue: Crescent Ballroom
Best Rock Club: Yucca Tap Room
Best Hip-Hop Night: The Blunt Club, Thursdays at Yucca Tap Room
Best Country and Western Night: Valley Fever, Sundays at Yucca Tap Room
Best Weekly Dance Night: The Palace @ FilmBar

Food & Drink

Best Vegan Restaurant: Pomegranate Cafe
Best Place to Take a Scenester: Lux Central
Best Contemporary Arizona Restaurant: Citizen Public House
Best Thai Restaurant: Yupha's Thai Kitchen
Best Gourmet Pizza: Pizzeria Bianco
Best Neighborhood Pizza, Central Phoenix: The Parlor Pizzeria
Best Neighborhood Pizza, Downtown Phoenix: Cibo Urban Wine Cafe & Pizzeria
Best Alternative to Sushi: Gyuniku Tempura Roll at Hana Japanese Eatery
Best Sandwich: Pane Bianco
Best Bread Pudding: Southern Bread Pudding with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce at Tarbell's
Best Cookie: Salted Chocolate Chip at La Grande Orange
Best Ice Cream: Churn
Best Vegan Coffee and Dessert Shop: Nami
Best Place to Be Gluten Free: Gluten Free Creations
Best Move: Crudo
Best Outdoor Dining: House of Tricks
Best Neighborhood Breakfast, Southeast Valley: Liberty Market
Best Neighborhood Breakfast, Tempe: Essence Bakery Cafe
Best Neighborhood Breakfast, Scottsdale: Orange Table
Best Multi-Task Lunch: Campfire Grill, inside Tom's Thumb Fresh Market
Best Lunch Between Phoenix and Tempe: The Stockyards
Best Playlist: Windsor
Best Late-Night Nosh: FnB

Best CSA: Chow Locally / Chow Share
Best Dairy Farm: Superstition Farm
Best Twilight Farmers Market: Open Air Market, Downtown Phoenix on Wednesday Nights
Best Meat Market: The Meat Shop
Best Kitchen Supplies for an Artist: Practical Art
Best Vintage Kitchenware: Kitchen Switchin'
Best Science-Themed Wine Dinner for a Cause: Beckett's Table "Feed Your Dreams" Gala
Best Place to Learn About the Science of Composting: Valley Permaculture Alliance
Best Scientific-ish Reason to Eat Chocolate: Wei of Chocolate

La Vida

Best Tequila Selection: Canteen Modern Tequila Bar
Best Mexican Restaurant in a Bowling Alley: Oaxaca Restaurant (at Let It Roll Bowl)
Best Day of the Dead Celebration: Desert Botanical Garden
Best Margarita: Margarita Classico at Gallo Blanco

People & Places

Best Culinary Festival: Devoured Culinary Festival, Phoenix Art Museum
Best Craft Festival: Crafeteria at Medlock Plaza
Best Place to Let Your Maker Flag Fly: Maker Faire
Best Home Tour: Modern Phoenix
Best Bathroom: Liberty Market
Best Gallery: Lisa Sette Gallery
Best Museum: Heard Museum
Best Thinking Outside the (Museum) Box: SMoCA Lounge
Best Way to See Art You Missed on First Friday: Third Friday
Best Independent Movie Theatre: FilmBar
Best Equity House: Actors Theatre
Best Blues/Jazz Radio Station: KJZZ 91.5 FM
Best News Radio Station: KJZZ 91.5 FM
Best Science Lecture Series: Adult's Night Out at Arizona Science Center

Shopping & Services

Best Place to Get Your Car Fixed by a Girl: 180 Degrees Automotive
Best Coffee House, Scottsdale: Village Coffee Roastery
Best Brewery: Four Peaks Brewing Company
Best Candy Store: Smeeks
Best Head Shop: Headquarters
Best Vintage Textiles: Retro Ranch
Best Thrift Store for Vintage Furniture: White Dove Thrift
Best Midcentury Modern Furniture: Modern Manor
Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothing: Antique Sugar at Zinnias
Best Vintage Jewelry: Vintage by Misty
Best Splurge-Worthy Vintage Clothing: Fashion by Robert Black
Best Designer Consignment Store: Poor Little Rich Girl
Best Used Clothing for Kids: Love Child
Best Vintage Clothing on a Budget: Butter Toast Boutique
Best Boutique: Frances
Best Inspiration in a Retail Setting: MADE
Best Shopping on Grand Avenue: Gallery Marsiglia
Best Men's Section: Bunky Boutique
Best CD Store: Stinkweeds
Best Costume Store: Easley's Fun Shop
Best Bookstore: Changing Hands Bookstore
Best Used Bookstore: Bookmans
Best Specialty Bookstore: The Poisoned Pen
Best Art Supply Store: Arizona Art Supply
Best Beauty Products: Just B - B Just
Best Skateboard Shop: Cowtown Skateboards

Sports & Recreation

Best Hotel Pool: Oasis Pool at the Clarendon Hotel
Best Day Trip: Miami/Globe
Best Bike Rack: Bicycle Cellar
Best Bowling: Let It Roll Bowl
Best Rock Climbing Gym: Phoenix Rock Gym
Best Geek Hangout: HeatSync Labs
Best Place to See a Dragon: Land of the Dragons at Phoenix Zoo
Best Place to See a Butterfly: Desert Botanical Garden