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The stars come out for our annual celebration of the city’s best and brightest. Prepare to be dazzled.

Plus: The results from our readers’ choice online poll.

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  1. Best Tex-Mex
    Mr. Mesero
  2. Best Chinese
    Monkey King Noodle Company
  3. Best Coffee(house)
    Davis Street Espresso
  4. Best Pizza
    Cane Rosso
  5. Best Cocktails
    Abacus
  6. Best Radio Station
    KERA FM 90.1
  7. Best Grocery Delivery
    Artizone
  8. Best Ice Cream/Gelato
    Carnival Barkers
  9. Best Cheese Shop
    Magnolia Cheese Company
  10. Best Steakhouse
    Nick and Sam’s
  11. Best Sports Team
    SMU Mustangs Men’s Basketball
  12. Best Bloody Mary
    Taverna Rossa
  13. Best Indian Restaurant
    Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine
  14. Best Bar with Games
    The Social House
  15. Best Patio
    The Rustic
  16. Best Sports Bar
    Owner’s Box
  17. Best Uptown Retreat
    Bowen House
  18. Best Karaoke
    Good Luck Karaoke
  19. Best Bartender
    Jason Long at Abacus
  20. Best Bar With a View
    HG Sply Co.
  21. Best Gay Bar
    Sue Ellen’s
  22. Best Bar Worth the Drive
    The Usual
  23. Best Tree House
    Truck Yard
  24. Best Hotel Bar
    BarBelmont
  25. Best Live Music Venue
    Texas Theatre
  26. Best Dive Bar
    Tradewinds Social Club
  27. Best Wine Bar
    Veritas Wine Room
  28. Best Beer Selection
    Strangeways
  29. Best Tailor
    The Fitting Room
  30. Best Facial
    Renee Rouleau Skin Care
  31. Best Pet Groomer
    JD at Urban Paws
  32. Best Veterinary Clinic
    Hillside Veterinary Clinic
  33. Best Caterer
    Two Sisters Catering
  34. Best Eyebrows
    Joanna Czech
  35. Best Blowout
    Drybar
  36. Best Day Spa
    ESPA at the Joule Hotel
  37. Best Hair Salon
    Dear Clark
  38. Best Eyelashes
    The Lash Loft
  39. Best Body Treatment
    Hiatus Spa’s Monthly Treatments
  40. Best Nail Art
    Ms. Patty Cake at Beauty Bar
  41. Best Shoe Repair
    Deno’s of Highland Park
  42. Best Yoga
    BalancingEnergy Health and Yoga Center
  43. Best Dry Cleaner
    Sunshine Laundry & Dry Cleaner
  44. Best Movers
    Curtis
  45. Best Place for Party Rentals
    Ducky-Bob’s
  46. Best Stationer
    Lilco Studios
  47. Best Sneaker Shop
    Epocha
  48. Best Men's Clothing Store
    Traffic Los Angeles
  49. Best Toy Store
    Green Beans
  50. Best Record Store
    Dead Wax Records
  51. Best Eyewear Store
    Optique
  52. Best Fashion Jewelry Designer
    Eye on the Sparrow Designs
  53. Best Children's Clothing Boutique
    Baby Bliss/MiniMe
  54. Best Affordable Women's Clothing
    Rio Ritz
  55. Best Vintage Clothing Store
    Vintage Martini
  56. Best Place to Shop for Jewelry
    Elements
  57. Best Custom Clothier for Women
    Double R
  58. Best Pet Store
    Lucky Dog Barkery
  59. Best Place to Buy Shoes
    V.O.D.
  60. Best Women's Clothing Boutique
    The Shak
  61. Best Designer-Label Clothing
    Canary
  62. Best Shop for a Little Bit of Everything
    BelAir
  63. Best Garden Shop
    Brumley Gardens
  64. Best Traditional Furniture Store
    Laura Lee Clark
  65. Best Home Accessories Store
    Ceylon et Cie
  66. Best Shop for Outdoor Furniture and Accessories
    Janus et Cie
  67. Best Hardware and Design Materials Store
    Elliott’s
  68. Best Floral Shop
    Cebolla
  69. Best Contemporary Modern Furniture
    Scott+Cooner
  70. Best Vintage/Antique Furniture
    Scout
  71. Best Gift Shop
    TenOverSix
  72. Best Museum Gift Shop
    Dallas Museum of Art
  73. Best Kitchen Accessories
    Sur la Table
  74. Best Athlete
    Monta Ellis
  75. Best Columnist
    Rudy Bush, The Dallas Morning News
  76. Best TV Broadcaster
    Mark Followill
  77. Best Movie Theater
    The Magnolia
  78. Best Local Radio Show
    Think, KERA 90.1 FM
  79. Best Local Tweeter
    Doualy Xaykaothao, @DoualyX
  80. Best Theatrical Production
    Fortress of Solitude, Dallas Theater Center
  81. Best TV News Team
    WFAA ABC 8
  82. Best Music Act
    Sam Lao
  83. Best Music Festival
    Gorilla vs. Bear
  84. Best Breakthrough Performance
    Johnny Quinn
  85. Best Bookstore
    Wild Detectives
  86. Best Local Blog not Published by D Magazine
    Dallitude
  87. Best Local Sports Venue
    Toyota Stadium
  88. Best Politician
    Clay Jenkins
  89. Best Critic
    Mark Lamster
  90. Best Anonymous Commenter
    Wylie H.
  91. Best Museum
    Kimbell Art Museum
  92. Best Performing Arts Venue
    Meyerson Symphony Center
  93. Best Art Space
    CentralTrak
  94. Best Art Exhibition
    DB14
  95. Best Way to Watch a Silent Film
    Dallas Chamber Symphony
  96. Best Dance Company
    Bruce Wood Dance Company
  97. Best Actor
    Joey Folsom
  98. Best Theater
    Second Thought Theatre
  99. Best Actress
    Martha Harms
  100. Best Margarita
    Hibiscus Margarita at Mexican Sugar
  101. Best Brunch
    Bolsa
  102. Best Fried Chicken
    Stampede 66
  103. Best Sandwich Shop
    Patina Green
  104. Best French Fries
    Neighborhood Services
  105. Best Pop Tart
    Weekend Coffee
  106. Best Wine Shop
    Domaine Wine Company
  107. Best Italian
    Carbone’s
  108. Best Seafood Restaurant
    Spoon Bar & Kitchen
  109. Best Regional Mexican
    Mesa Veracruz
  110. Best French Restaurant
    Boulevardier
  111. Best Patio Dining
    Savor
  112. Best Service
    Gemma
  113. Best Comfort Food
    Mot Hai Ba
  114. Best Dessert
    Banana Trifle at CBD Provisions
  115. Best Butcher
    Rudolph’s Meat Market
  116. Best Burger
    Off-Site Kitchen
  117. Best Sushi
    Yutaka Sushi Bistro
  118. Best Place to Eat After Midnight
    CrushCraft
  119. Best Taco Joint
    Los Torres Taqueria
  120. Best Hot Dog
    Luscher’s Red Hots
  121. Best Local Beer Selection
    LUCK
  122. Best Bar Food
    Vagabond
  123. Best Barbecue Joint
    Pecan Lodge
  124. Best Vegetarian-Friendly
    Blind Butcher
  125. Best Gourmet Shop
    Green Grocer
  126. Best Bakery for Bread
    Village Baking Company
  127. Best Mediterannean
    Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill
  128. Best Korean Barbecue
    Jin
  129. Best Local Attraction
    Klyde Warren Park
  130. Best Yard Care Company
    Lambert’s
  131. Best Thai Restaurant
    Royal Thai
  132. Best Place to Buy Towels
    Casa di Lindo
  133. Best Place for Coffee Table Books
    Blue Print
  134. Best Place to Add a Little Levity
    Jonathan Adler
  135. Best Fine Jewelry Designer
    Rare Gems of India
  136. Best Affordable Art
    Gallerie Noir
  137. Best Place to Dance
    The Basement at the Travis, When DJ Sober is There
  138. Best Framer
    Debra Stevens Custom Framing
  139. Best Pet Boarder
    Camp Bow Wow
  140. Best Mani/Pedi
    Pampered Soles
  141. Best Dog-Friendly Bar
    Lee Harvey’s
  142. Best Frozen Drink
    Frozen Irish Coffee at Twilite
  143. Best Lounge
    Candleroom
  144. Best Sunless Tanning
    The Tan Bar
  145. Best Fitness Program
    Crowbar Cardio
  146. Best Car Wash
    Forest Car Wash
  147. Best Treasure Hunt Shopping
    Commonwealth Couture
  148. Best Place to get a Massage
    Cloud 9 Massage
Best Children's Clothing Boutique Photo courtesy of vendor

Baby Bliss/MiniMe

It’s the go-to shop for cool Dallas moms. Stocking sophisticated lines with an earth-friendly focus, the boutique ditches furry pink things for chevron swaddling blankets, super-chic diaper bags, Locally Grown Texas onesies, and all the gifts necessary to make an expecting mother swoon at a baby shower. When our children outgrow Baby Bliss, we walk through to sister store MiniMe for slightly bigger kiddos.

Readers’ Pick:
Animal Crackers offers a comprehensive selection of clothing, accessories, and furniture from tots to teens with brands including Chan Luu, Les Tout Petits, and Flowers by Zoe.