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Best of Syracuse 2014 Winner Photos

Best of Syracuse 2014 Winner Photos

On Wednesday October 8, the Syracuse New Times invited the 2014 Best of Syracuse® winners to the Hank Sauer Room at NBT Bank Stadium for a Best of Syracuse soiree!

Special thanks goes out to our friends at the Syracuse Chiefs, Bacon Bandits, Coppertop Tavern, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyard, Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, King Davids, Lemongrass, Middle Ages Brewing Co,. Twin Trees Too! and Wegmans for providing refreshments, and to DJ Slammin’ Sam (Sam Vecchio) for providing tunes throughout the evening.

For the complete list of Best of Syracuse 2014 Winners – CLICK HERE

Below are the Best of Syracuse 2014 Winner Photos. All photos by Michael Davis.

Best Neighborhood Market

Best Neighborhood Market – Nichols Supermarket
Pictured: Mike Hennigan, Tom Tange, Peggy Izzo, Peter Deyer, Kyle Mathis.
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Country Band - Custom Taylor Band

Best Country Band – Custom Taylor Band
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Blues Band

Best Blues Band – Los Blancos
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Kareoke

Best Karaoke Venue – Singers Karaoke Club
Pictured: Michael Meredith, Holly Berlin, Jeramy Scharmach
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Late Night Munchies Spot

Best Late Night Munchies Spot – Mama Nancy’s
Pictured: Anthony Rinaldi, Alex Daniel
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Hip Hop Artist/Band Jack Brown/Sophistifunkf

Best Hip Hop Artist/Band – Sophistafunk
Pictured: Jack Brown
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best LGBT Friendly Restauran/Bar

Best LGBT Friendly Restaurant and Bar – Laci’s Tapas Bar
Pictured: Laura Serway and Cindy Seymour
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Club DJ

Best Club DJ – DJ Slammin’ Sam
Pitcured:Sam Vecchio
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Dance or Gynastics Program

Best Dance or Gynastics Program – CNY Gym Centre
Pictured: Michelle Gregory and Lauren Gresens
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Breakfast Spot

Best Breakfast Spot – Mother’s Cupboard
Pictured: Haley Greene, Taylor Greene, Pete Greene, Mike Larrabee, Amy Easton, Bonnie Celi, Susi Cowher
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Bartender

Best Bartender – Alicia Maurer (J. Ryan’s and Cobblestone)
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Local Reporter

Best Local Reporter – Lisa Spitz
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Sandwich Shop

Best Sandwich Shop – Brooklyn Pickle
Pictured: Mariah LaBrake and Sidney McOzork
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Localist

Best Localist – Chris Fowler
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Thai Restaurant

Best Thai Restaurant – Lemongrass
Pictured: Ploy Chapman and Kayoung Nam
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Columnist

Best Local Columnist – Sean Kirst
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Cover Band

Best Cover Band – Under the Gun
Pictured: Jeff Lenzen, Mark Reagan, Jimmy Falco
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Zumba

Best Zumba – Dancing Kats
Pictured: Kat Bombard, Jo Sweredoski, Lu Phillips, Kelsi Deyo, Kaelyn Rowley, MJ Morales, Cristina Battle, Chris Yost, Terri Kennedy, Alisa Hoff, Mary Kate Haunesser
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Bowling Alley

Best Bowling Alley – Flamingo Bowl
Pictured: Jack Hamlin and Mary Jo Hamlin
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Asian Rest

Best Sushi and Best Asian Restaurant – Ichiban Steakhouse
Pictured: Heather McCrone and Jolene Gauthier
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Music Fest

Best Music Festival – Taste of Syracuse
Picture: Carrie Wojtaszek and Brittney Hines
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Trivia

Best Trivia Night – Coleman’s (Syracuse Trivia)
Pictured: Brian Cocca
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Ethnic Fest

Best Ethnic Festival – Syracuse Irish Festival

Best Pet Store

Best Local Pet Store – Dog Daze Pet Shop
Pictured Dave and Ruth Sturgis
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Children's Entertainer

Best Children’s Party Entertainer – Doug “The Bubble Man” Rougeux
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Jazz Band

Best Jazz Band – The Black Lites
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Family Restaurant

Best Family Restaurant – Coppertop Tavern
Pictured: Sue Carrington and Kelly Henning
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Consignment Shop

Best Consignment Shop/ Second Hand Shop – Plato’s Closet
Pictured: Lucia Reyes and Jessica Joseph
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best NYS Wine

Best New York State Wine – Red Cat Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Pictured: Brad Phillips
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Early Childhood Program

Best Early Childhood Program – Jowonio School
Pictured: Katie May, Lori Salle, Ellen Barnes, Jennifer Petrie, Brenda Catarelli
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Pizza

Best Pizza – Twin Trees Too!
Pictured: Jessica Rescignano and Dan Ross
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Food Truck

Best Food Truck – Bacon Bandits
Pictured: Gary Wurster and Chris Dambach
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best After School Program

Best After School Program – YMCA of Greater Syracuse
Pictured: Liz Horne-Baxter, Nick Pallotta, Kat Kane, Danielle LaTour, Holly Kontak
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Motor Race Track

Best Motor Race Track – Watkins Glen International
Pictured: Andrew Smith, Jeff Nelson
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Party Place for Kids

Best Party Place for Kids – WonderWorks
Pictured: Jessica Primavera, Ashlee Trautner, Ashley Doss
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Vegan

Best Restaurant for Veggie/Vegan Dish – Strong Hearts Cafe
Pictured: Devan Coon, Kathryn Daly, Bill Crate
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Sports Bar

Best Sports Bar – Sharkey’s Bar and Grill
Pictured: Kristin Nichols, Frank Yaizzo
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Coffee

Best Coffee – Dunkin Donuts
Pictured: Tom Santurri, Dave Eckhart, Roy Clark
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Gym

Best Gym – Aspen Athletic Club
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Adult Club

Best Adult Club – Paradise Found
Pictured: DJ Crow, Jazmine, Belle
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Gas Station Pizza

Best Gas Station Pizza – Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes
Pictured: Andrew Franco, Glenn White, David Haynes
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Pro Photog

Best Professional Photographer – Sarah Heppell
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Multiple awards -  Dino BBQ

Multiple awards – Dinosaur BBQ
Pictured: Emily Whalen and Bob Baker
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Bar

Best Bar – Empire Brewing Company
Pictured: MJ Arbour, Daniel Stein

Best Rock Group ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN

Best Rock Group – Elephant Mountain
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant – King David’s
Pictured: Nader Hatem
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Library

Best Library – Onondaga Free Library
Pictured: Chantal Sparkes, Susan Morgan, Alyssa Newton
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Art Class

Best Arts Classes – Everson Museum
Pictured: Kimberly Griffith, Qiana Williams
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Female Vocalist - Julia Goodwin Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Female Vocalist – Julia Goodwin
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Male Vocalist - Joe Altier Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Male Vocalist – Joe Altier
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Theater - Syracuse Stage  Pictured: Jeffrey Woodward and Patrick Finlon Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Theater – Syracuse Stage
Pictured: Jeffrey Woodward and Patrick Finlon
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Place to Buy Baby Items - Babies R' Us Pictured: Kevin Simon and Carrie Murray Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Place to Buy Baby Items – Babies R’ Us
Pictured: Kevin Simon and Carrie Murray
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Bed and Breakfast - Sherwood Inn Pictured: Jennifer Carter, Meredith Welch Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Bed and Breakfast – Sherwood Inn
Pictured: Jennifer Carter, Meredith Welch
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Local Brew - Syracuse Pale Ale, Middle Ages Brewing Company  Pictured: Isaac Rubenstein, Marc Rubenstein, Cheryl Mann, Trevor Osgood, Matthew Vogelsang Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Local Brew – Syracuse Pale Ale, Middle Ages Brewing Company
Pictured: Isaac Rubenstein, Marc Rubenstein, Cheryl Mann, Trevor Osgood, Matthew Vogelsang
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Radio Personalities - Ted and Amy (93Q) Pictured: Amy Robbins, Ted Long, Tom Mitchell

Best Radio Personalities – Ted and Amy (93Q)
Pictured: Amy Robbins, Ted Long, Tom Mitchell

Best Wedding Band/DJ - Salt City Sound Machine Pictured: Jason Paussa Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Wedding Band/DJ – Salt City Sound Machine
Pictured: Jason Paussa
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best TV Personality - Wayne Mahar  Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best TV Personality – Wayne Mahar
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

 

Best Dance Spot - LAVA Nightclub Pictured: Justin Yoemans and Joe Campbell Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Best Dance Spot – LAVA Nightclub
Pictured: Justin Yeomans and Joe Campbell
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

 

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