Best of Syracuse 2013 Winners

by New Times Staff - Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
You, the readers, have chosen the best of the best in Central New York. The creme de la creme. The top of the heap. The king of the mountain. The ... you get it. Here are the winners!

The full list of the Best of Syracuse Winners below:

Metro Living

  • Best Local Hot Spot Armory Square
  • Best Ethnic Festival Irish Festival
  • Best Music Festival Jazz Fest
  • Best Bed and Breakfast Sherwood Inn
  • Best DMV Taft Road, North Syracuse
  • Best Road Project to complain about  Route 81 repairs
  • Best Hotel Genesee Grande
  • Best Outdoor View Green Lakes State Park
  • Best Homegrown Celebrity David Muir
  • Best Professional Photographer Jack O. Bocchino
  • Best City Neighborhood Strathmore
  • Best Blog Syracuse Guru
  • Best TV Personality Chris Brandolino
  • Best Radio Personality The Show on K-Rock w/Hunter, Josh and Joe
  • Best Local Columnist Sean Kirst
  • Best Local Reporter Jim Kenyon

Sports & Leisure

  • Best Library Liverpool Public Library
  • Best Sports Venue Carrier Dome
  • Best Park Onondaga Lake Park
  • Best Trails Beaver Lake Nature Center
  • Best Place to Ski Labrador Mountain
  • Best Ice Skating Clinton Square
  • Best Gym Planet Fitness (DeWitt)
  • Best Yoga O Yoga
  • Best Zumba Dancing Katz
  • Best Arts Classes Commercial Art Supply
  • Best Motor Race Track Fulton Speedway
  • Best Bowling Alley Flamingo Bowl
  • Best Golf Course Green Lakes State Park
  • Best Organized Walk/Run Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run
  • Best Public Place to Take Your Dog Wegman’s Good Dog Park

Love & Sex

  • Best Hook-Up Joint Singers Karaoke Club
  • Best Adult Club Lookers
  • Best Outdoor Make Out Spot Onondaga Lake Park
  • Best Spot for Lunch for Two  (TIE!) Alto Cinco & Empire Brewing Company
  • Best Romantic Getaway Mirbeau
  • Best Wedding Venue Turning Stone
  • Best Place to Propose Onondaga Lake Park
  • Best Wedding Photo Spot The gazebo at Onondaga Park
  • Best Lingerie Shop Fantasy Fashions
  • Best Wedding Band/DJ Prime Time

Going Shopping

  • Best Used Bookstore Books End
  • Best Locally Owned Clothing Store Boom Babies
  • Best Consignment Shop EcoChic Boutique
  • Best Neighborhood Market Syracuse Real Food Co-op
  • Best Spa/Massage Mirbeau Inn and Spa
  • Best Salon/Stylists Hair Habitat
  • Best Place to Buy Music The Sound Garden
  • Best Smoke Shop All Mixed Up
  • Best Local Pet Store Pet Supplies Plus
  • Best Auto Dealer Fuccillo
  • Best Auto Repair Shop Auto Tech
  • Best Car Wash Delta Sonic (Erie Blvd.)
  • Best Liquor Store Liquor City
  • Best Farmers Market CNY Regional Market
  • Best Tattoo/Piercing Shop Tymeless Tattoo
  • Best Jewelry Store Egon Ehrlinspiel

Food & Drink

  • Best Bar Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge
  • Best Breakfast Spot Stella’s
  • Best Italian Restaurant Pastabilities
  • Best Indian Restaurant Dosa Grill
  • Best Middle Eastern Restaurant King David’s
  • Best Thai Restaurant Erawan
  • Best Mexican Restaurant Alto Cinco
  • Best Steakhouse Scotch and Sirloin
  • Best Asian Restaurant Ichiban (Liverpool)
  • Best Creative Menu Gentile’s
  • Best Wings OIP (Original Italian Pizza)
  • Best Pizza Twin Trees (Avery Ave.)
  • Best Frozen Treat Gannon’s Isle
  • Best Fish Fry (TIE!) Doug’s Fish Fry & Fish Cove (Shop City)
  • Best Beer Selection Blue Tusk
  • Best Java Cafe Kubal
  • Best Patio Retreat
  • Best LGBT-Friendly Bar Rain Lounge
  • Best Restaurant to get a Veggie/Vegan dish Stong Hearts Cafe
  • Best Barbecue Dinosaur Barbeque
  • Best Burger Blarney Stone
  • Best Local Brew Middle Ages’ Syracuse Pale Ale
  • Best NY State Wine Glenora Reisling
  • Best Sushi Sakana-ya
  • Best Restaurant Appetizer Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish
  • Best Bakery Harrison Bakery
  • Best Late Night Munchies Spot Mama Nancy’s
  • Best Food Truck/Stand Lady Bug Lunch Box
  • Best Sandwich Shop Brooklyn Pickle
  • Best Family Restaurant Tully’s
  • Best Caterer Diamond Catering
  • Best Bartender(s) Cody and Jeff at The Dark Horse
  • Best Fair Food The Villa’s Pizza Fritte
  • Best Cupcake Strong Hearts Cafe

Arts & Entertainment

  • Best Club Deejay Sam Vecchio aka DJ Slammin’ Sam
  • Best Museum Everson Museum of Art
  • Best Local Author Bruce Coville
  • Best Karaoke Venue Singers
  • Best Bluegrass Band Diamond Someday
  • Best Blues Band Los Blancos
  • Best Country Band TJ Sacco  (w/Urban Cowboys and Electric Rodeo)
  • Best Jazz Band CNY Jazz Orchestra
  • Best Hip Hop Artist ToTs
  • Best Rock Group Under The Gun
  • Best Female Vocalist Letizia
  • Best Male Vocalist Just Joe (Altier)
  • Best Venue for Live Music Westcott Theater
  • Best Alternative Group Sophistafunk
  • Best Dance Spot LAVA at Turning Stone
  • Best Cover Band Under The Gun
  • Best Community Theater The Covey Theatre Company
  • Best Trivia Night Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub

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