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Readers' Choice

2014 Readers' Choice Winners 

We've all got opinions. That's why Riverfront Times always opens up its Best of St. Louis, issue to you, the readers. This year, you all nominated finalists and voted on some 90 different categories -- from Best Athlete's Butt to Best Farmers' Market. And while the readers' winners don't always jibe with our editorial board winners, there's one thing to be said about the people and businesses listed below: They are the readers' champions. So, congrats to everyone named here. RFT readers adore you!

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People & Places

Best Local Boy Made Good
Jon Hamm

Best Local Girl Made Good
Jenna Fischer

Best Local Politician
Francis Slay

Best Local Website

Best Place for a First Date
Busch Stadium
700 Clark Avenue, St. Louis 63102, 314-345-9600,

Best Place for a Last Date
Multiple area locations including:
9131 West Florissant Avenue, Ferguson 63136, 314-524-4366,

Best Place to Live
Tower Grove South

Best Place to Meet Men
Ballpark Village
601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis 63102, 314-345-9481,

Best Place to Meet Women
Multiple area locations including:
10275 Clayton Road, Ladue 63124, 314-991-0510,

Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests
City Museum
750 North 16th Street, St. Louis 63103, 314-231-2489,

Best Public Restroom
The Ritz-Carlton
100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton 63105, 314-863-6300,

Best Thing to Happen to St. Louis This Year
Ballpark Village
601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis 63102, 314-345-9481,

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Goods & Services

Best Bike Shop
Big Shark Bicycle Company
6133 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis 63112, 314-862-1188,

Best Book Store
Left Bank Books
399 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis 63108, 314-367-6731,

Best Car Wash
Waterway Gas & Wash
Multiple area locations including:
10559 Old Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur 63141, 314-567-3670,

Best CD/Record Store
Vintage Vinyl
6610 Delmar Boulevard, University City 63130, 314-721-4096,

Best Clothing Store for Kids
Once Upon a Child
Multiple area locations including:
5626 Telegraph Road, St. Louis 63129, 314-293-1851,

Best Clothing Store for Men
Multiple area locations including:
9701 Watson Road, Crestwood 63126, 314-822-2933,

Best Clothing Store for Women
Nordstrom Rack
1585 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood 63144, 314-785-1030
and 1453 St. Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights 63117, 314-884-4900,

Best Hotel
Moonrise Hotel
6177 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis 63112, 314-721-1111,

Best Mall
West County Mall
80 West County Center Drive, Des Peres 63131, 314-288-2020,

Best Vintage Shop
Avalon Exchange
6388 Delmar Boulevard, University City 63130, 314-725-2760,

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Sports & Recreation

Best Athlete's Butt
Yadier Molina

Best Blues Player
T.J. Oshie

Best Cardinals Player
Yadier Molina

Best Coach
Mike Matheny

Best Picnic Spot
Art Hill
5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis 63112, 314-367-7275,

Best Rams Player
Robert Quinn

Best Sports Bar
Hot Shots
Multiple area locations including:
12664 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights 63043, 314-485-3240,

Best Sports Broadcast Personality
Mike Shannon

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Food & Drink

Best 3 a.m. Bar
Pin-Up Bowl
6191 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis 63112, 314-727-5555,

Best Bakery
Lubeley's Bakery & Deli
7815 Watson Road, Shrewsbury 63119, 314-961-7160,

Best Bar Bar
Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City 63130, 314-727-4444,

Best Barbecue
Pappy's Smokehouse
3106 Olive Street, St. Louis 63103, 314-535-4340,

Best Beer Selection
International Tap House
Three area locations including:
1711 South 9th Street, St. Louis 63104, 314-621-4333,

Best Breakfast
Uncle Bill's Pancake & Dinner House
3427 South Kingshighway, St. Louis 63139, 314-832-1973
and 14196 Manchester Road, Ballwin 63011, 636-394-1416

Best Burger
Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City 63130, 314-727-4444,

Best Chain Restaurant
Dewey's Pizza
Five area locations including:
124 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood 63122, 314-821-7474,

Best Chef
Gerard Craft
(Niche, Brasserie, Taste, Pastaria)

Best Coffeehouse
The Mud House
2101 Cherokee Street, St. Louis 63118, 314-776-6599,

Best Craft Brewery
2100 Locust Street, St. Louis 63103, 314-241-2337, www.schlafly/tap-room
and 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood 63143, 314-241-2337,

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop
Blues City Deli
2438 McNair Avenue, St. Louis 63104, 314-773-8225,

Best Desserts
Jilly's Cupcake Bar
8509 Delmar Boulevard, University City 63124, 314-993-5455,

Best Dive Bar
Hair of the Dog
1212 Washington Avenue, St. Louis 63103, 314-241-3644

Best Farmers' Market
Soulard Farmers' Market
730 Carroll Street, St. Louis 63104, 314-622-4180,

Best Fast Food
Lion's Choice
Multiple area locations including:
11265 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton 63044, 314-739-0544,

Best French Fries
The Post Sports Bar & Grill
7372 Manchester Road, Maplewood 63143, 314-645-1109,
and 763 Old Ballas Road, Creve Coeur 63141, 314-736-1205,

Best Gay Bar
Just John
4112 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis 63110, 314-371-1333,

Best Happy Hour
Three Kings Public House
6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City 63130, 314-721-3355,

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
6726 Chippewa Street, St. Louis 63109, 314-481-2652,
and 4224 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis 63111, 314-352-7376,

Best Indian Restaurant
House of India
8501 Delmar Boulevard, University City 63124, 314-567-6850,

Best Italian Restaurant (Cheap)
Zia's Restaurant
5256 Wilson Avenue, St. Louis 63110, 314-776-0020,

Best Italian Restaurant (Not Cheap)
Charlie Gitto's
Three area locations including:
5226 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis 63110, 314-772-8898,

Best Mexican Restaurant
Mission Taco Joint
6235 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis 63130, 314-932-5430,
and 908 Lafayette Avenue, St. Louis 63104, 314-858-8226,

Best New Restaurant
Salt + Smoke
6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City 63130, 314-727-0200,

Best Outdoor Dining
Vin De Set Rooftop Bar and Bistro
2017 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis 63103, 314-241-8989,

Best Outdoor Drinking
John D. McGurk's Irish Pub
1200 Russell Boulevard, St. Louis 63104, 314-776-8309,

Best Pizza (Thick Crust)
Five area locations including:
14870 Clayton Road, Chesterfield 63017, 636-527-5070,

Best Pizza (Thin Crust)
Imo's Pizza
Multiple locations including:
1000 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis 63139, 314-644-5480,

Best Place for Cocktails
Drunken Fish
Multiple locations including:
639 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights 63146, 314-275-8300,

Best Place for Late-Night Dining
Courtesy Diner
Three area locations including:
3155 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis 63139, 314-776-9059,

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians
Mai Lee
8396 Musick Memorial Drive, Brentwood 63144, 314-645-2835

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Pays
410 Market Street, St. Louis 63102, 314-231-7007,

Best Steak
Citizen Kane's Steak House
133 West Clinton Place, Kirkwood 63122, 314-965-9005,

Best Sushi
Drunken Fish
Multiple locations including:
1 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis 63108, 314-367-4222,

Best Thai Restaurant
King & I
3155 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis 63118, 314-771-1777,

Best Vietnamese Restaurant
Pho Grand
3195 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis 63118, 314-664-7435,

Best Wine & Liquor Store
Randall's Wines and Spirits
Four area locations including:
1910 South Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis 63104, 314-865-0199,

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Arts & Entertainment

Best All-Ages Venue
The Pageant
6161 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis 63112, 314-726-6161,

Best AM Radio Personality
Doug Vaughn

Best Art Gallery
Saint Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis 63110, 314-721-0072,

Best Band
The Urge

Best Band Name
Sleepy Kitty

Best Casino
River City Casino & Hotel
777 River City Casino Boulevard, St. Louis 63125, 314-388-7777,

Best Concert of the Past 12 Months
Billy Joel

Best Dance Club
4127 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis 63110, 314-652-2212,

Best FM Radio Personality
Guy Phillips

Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Female)
Jasmine Huda

Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Male)
Mike Bush

Best Karaoke
Double D's Den
5204 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis 63109, 314-481-4794,

Best Live-Music Venue
The Pageant
6161 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis 63112, 314-726-6161,

Best Local Album of the Past 12 Months
Joe Mancuso - Cut to the Chase

Best Movie Theater
Moolah Theatre & Lounge
3821 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis 63108, 314-446-6868,

Best Music Festival

Best Musical Act (not a band)
Joe Mancuso

Best New Arts Organization
The Improv Shop
510 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis 63115, 314-459-5372,

Best Radio Show (Music)
Greaser's Lunchbox

Best Radio Station (Music)

Best Radio Station (Talk)

Best Rock Club
The Pageant
6161 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis 63112, 314-726-6161,

Best Theater Company
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves 63119, 314-968-4925,

Best Theater Production
Addams Family

Best TV News Anchor
Mike Bush

Best Vocalist (Female)
Miss Jubilee

Best Vocalist (Male)
Steve Ewing

Best Weathercaster
Dave Murray

Best Zoo Animal

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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