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Daysies Finalists 2016 

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Finalists are listed in alphabetical order under each category.
ICC = Inside Chittenden County; OCC = Outside Chittenden County
* = New category in 2016.

Services Finalists

1. Best nonprofit organization

  • Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
  • Humane Society of Chittenden County
  • Lund
  • Spectrum Youth & Family Services
  • Vermont Foodbank

2. Best veterinarian/animal hospital

  • Green Mountain Animal Hospital
  • Milton Veterinary Clinic
  • Orchard Animal Hospital
  • River Cove Animal Hospital

3. Best pet daycare

  • The Crate Escape
  • Gulliver's Doggie Daycare
  • Oh my DOG
  • Play Dog Play

4. Best pet groomer

  • Bow Meow Pet Grooming
  • Doggie Styles Grooming & Boutique
  • Oh my DOG
  • Pampered Pet Grooming & Supply
  • Shed Happens

5. Best wedding venue

  • The Barn at Boyden Farm
  • The Barns at Lang Farm
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • The Old Lantern Inn & Barn
  • Shelburne Farms

6. Best caterer

  • Bevo
  • Catering by Dale
  • Cloud 9 Catering
  • Have Your Cake Catering
  • Sugarsnap

7. Best florist

  • Chappell's Florist
  • In Full Bloom
  • Kathy and Company Florist
  • Maplehurst Florist
  • Stray Cat Flower Farm

8. Best real estate agency

  • Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty
  • Element Real Estate
  • Keller Williams
  • Nancy Jenkins Real Estate
  • RE/MAX North Professionals

9. Best real estate agent

  • Brian Boardman, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty
  • Jessica Bridge, Element Real Estate
  • Monique Bedard, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty
  • Nancy Jenkins, Nancy Jenkins Real Estate
  • Robbi Handy Holmes, Century 21 Jack Associates

10. Best bank/credit union

  • Merchants Bank
  • New England Federal Credit Union
  • North Country Federal Credit Union
  • Vermont Federal Credit Union
  • Vermont State Employees Credit Union

11. Best mortgage broker

  • Barb McHenry, Fairway Independent Mortgage Company
  • Kelly Deforge, Union Bank
  • Kim Negron, HomeBridge Financial Services
  • New England Federal Credit Union
  • Spruce Mortgage

12. Best salon (unisex)

  • Chop Shop Hair Design
  • Indigo
  • O'Briens Salon
  • Stephen & Burns Salon, Spa and Boutique
  • Urban Salon Team

13. Best barber/men's cut

  • Bugatti Barbers
  • Gentlemen's Top Option
  • The Men's Room
  • Myles Court Barbershop

14. Best manicure/pedicure

  • Bella Vie Nail Spa
  • Jennie Nail & Spa
  • The Mini Spa VT
  • Perfect Nails by Thu
  • Tropical Nails and Tan

15. Best place to get a massage*

  • Oasis Day Spa
  • Shanti Mama Wellness
  • Stephen & Burns Salon, Spa and Boutique
  • Topnotch Resort & Spa
  • The Wellness Collective

16. Best day spa

  • Cynthea's Spa
  • Jivana Holistic Spa
  • Mystic Waters Day Spa
  • Oasis Day Spa
  • Stephen & Burns Salon, Spa and Boutique

17. Best resort spa

  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • Jay Peak Resort
  • The Spa at Stowe Mountain Lodge
  • Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
  • Topnotch Resort & Spa

18a. Best lodging* - ICC

  • Burlington Hilton
  • The Essex Resort & Spa
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton
  • Hotel Vermont
  • The Inn at Shelburne Farms

18b. Best lodging* - OCC

  • Jay Peak Resort
  • Stowe Mountain Resort
  • Trapp Family Lodge

19. Best place to get body art

  • Aartistic Inc.
  • Body Art Tattoo & Piercing
  • Jade Lotus Tattoo & Piercing
  • Magnetic North Tattoo
  • Yankee Tattoo

20. Best health club/gym

  • The Edge Sports & Fitness
  • Greater Burlington YMCA
  • Marketplace Fitness
  • Planet Fitness
  • Synergy Fitness

21. Best yoga studio

  • Burlington Yoga
  • Evolution Physical Therapy + Yoga
  • Laughing River Yoga
  • Sangha Studio
  • Yoga Roots

22. Best cycling studio*

  • Cyclepath Indoor Cycling
  • Marketplace Fitness
  • Pulse Cycling Studio
  • REV Indoor Cycling

23. Best CrossFit studio*

  • 802 Crossfit
  • Champlain Valley CrossFit
  • Crossfit Burlington
  • Crossfit Threshold Training
  • Mountain Trail CrossFit

24. Best cab company

  • Dunwright Taxi Company
  • Green Cab VT
  • K&A Cab/Jernigan Pontiac
  • Quick Cab
  • Uber

25. Best auto repair

  • The Automaster
  • Brian's North End Automotive
  • Dolan's Auto
  • Girlington Garage
  • New England Automotive

26. Best marketing/advertising agency

  • Brandthropology
  • Fuse
  • HMC Advertising
  • KSV
  • Select Design

27. Best radio station (music)*

  • 98.9 WOKO
  • 99.9 The Buzz
  • 104.3 KISS-FM
  • The Point FM 104.7
  • Star 92.9

28. Best radio station (news)*

  • 101.3 ESPN
  • Newstalk 620 WVMT
  • The Point FM 104.7
  • Vermont Public Radio
  • WDEV

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Shopping Finalists

29a. Best women's casual clothing store

  • ECCO
  • Stella Mae
  • Sweet Lady Jane

29b. Best women's casual clothing store - OCC

  • Green Envy
  • Salaam Boutique
  • Ruelle Boutique

30. Best women's evening-wear store

  • ECCO
  • Jess Boutique
  • Monelle
  • Old Gold
  • Sweet Lady Jane

31. Best menswear store

  • Michael Kehoe
  • Outdoor Gear Exchange
  • Warner Supply

32. Best women's shoe store

  • Danform Shoes
  • Dear Lucy
  • Lenny's Shoe & Apparel
  • The Shoe Horn Boutique
  • Stella Mae

33. Best men's shoe store

  • Danform Shoes
  • Lenny's Shoe & Apparel
  • Outdoor Gear Exchange
  • Warner Supply

34. Best secondhand clothing

  • 2nd Time Around
  • Battery Street Jeans
  • Dirt Chic
  • Goodwill
  • Plato's Closet

35. Best children's clothing store

  • Little Citizen
  • Once Upon a Child
  • Zutano

36. Best children's toy store

  • Jamie Two Coats' Toy Shop
  • Once Upon a Time Toys
  • Woodbury Mountain Toys

37. Best bridal shop

  • Fiori Bridal Boutique
  • Needleman's Bridal & Formal
  • Sewly Yours Bridal

38. Best eyeglasses store

  • Advanced Vision Care
  • Costco Optical
  • EyeCare of Vermont
  • Eyes of the World
  • LensCrafters

39. Best place to buy jewelry

  • Perrywinkle's Fine Jewelry
  • Tick Tock Jewelers
  • Tradewinds Imports
  • Von Bargen's Jewelry
  • Zinnia Jewelry

40. Best beauty-product purveyor

  • The Body Shop
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Sephora
  • Splash Naturals

41. Best pet supply store

  • Guy's Farm & Yard
  • The Pet Advantage
  • Pet Food Warehouse
  • Petco
  • PetSmart

42. Best musical instrument store

  • Advance Music Center
  • Contois
  • Guitar Center
  • GuitarSam
  • Randolin Music Store and Guitar Repair

43. Best local art supply store*

  • Artists' Mediums Inc.
  • Boutiliers
  • The Drawing Board
  • Michael's
  • Vermont Art Supply

44. Best bookstore

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bear Pond Books
  • Crow Bookshop
  • The Flying Pig Bookstore
  • Phoenix Books

45. Best housewares store

  • Capital Kitchen
  • HomeGoods
  • Homeport
  • Kiss the Cook
  • Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens

46. Best secondhand housewares store

  • Anjou & the Little Pear
  • Barge Canal Market
  • Goodwill
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore
  • ReSOURCE

47. Best antique store

  • Anjou & the Little Pear
  • Barge Canal Market
  • Five Corner Antiques
  • Junktiques Collective
  • Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace

48. Best furniture store

  • Ashley Furniture HomeStore
  • Burlington Furniture Company
  • Homeport
  • Modern Design
  • Wendell's Furniture

49. Best kitchen store

  • As the Crow Flies
  • Capital Kitchen
  • Homeport
  • Kiss the Cook
  • Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens

50. Best lighting store

  • Barre Electric & Lighting Supply, Inc.
  • Conant Metal & Light
  • The Lamp Shop
  • Light Club Lamp Shop
  • The Lighting House

51. Best place to buy a computer

  • Best Buy
  • Computers for Change
  • Costco
  • Small Dog Electronics
  • Staples

52. Best camera store

  • Bob's Camera & Video
  • Green Mountain Camera
  • LeZot Camera Shop (Burlington)
  • PhotoGarden

53. Best auto dealer

  • The Automaster
  • Burlington Subaru
  • Freedom Nissan
  • Handy Toyota
  • Heritage Toyota

54. Best garden center

  • Claussen's Florist & Greenhouse
  • Gardener's Supply Company
  • Horsford Gardens & Nursery
  • Red Wagon Plants

55. Best place to buy a pipe

  • Bern Gallery
  • Full Tank
  • Garcia's Tobacco Shop
  • Good Stuff
  • Northern Lights

56. Best adult toy store

  • Curve Appeal
  • Good Stuff
  • Imago

57. Best place to buy lingerie

  • Aristelle
  • Athena's Enchantments
  • Bertha Church
  • Good Stuff
  • Victoria's Secret

58. Best place to buy a unique gift*

  • The Birdfolk Collective
  • Common Deer
  • Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center
  • Homeport
  • Trinket

59. Best ski/snowboard shop

  • Alpine Shop
  • Burton
  • Outdoor Gear Exchange
  • Skirack

60. Best bike shop

  • Earl's Cyclery & Fitness
  • North Star Sports
  • Old Spokes Home
  • Onion River Sports
  • Skirack

61. Best outdoor outfitter

  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • L.L.Bean
  • Onion River Sports
  • Outdoor Gear Exchange
  • Skirack

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Arts+Entertainment Finalists

62. Best large live music venue

  • Champlain Valley Exposition
  • Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
  • Higher Ground
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Waterfront Park - Burlington

63. Best small live music hot spot

  • ArtsRiot
  • Monkey House
  • Nectar's
  • Radio Bean
  • Signal Kitchen

64. Best place to play pool

  • Charlie-O's World Famous
  • Monkey House
  • Nectar's
  • Three Needs Brewery & Taproom
  • Van Phan Billiards & Bar

65. Best place to dance

  • Club Metronome
  • Halflounge Speakeasy
  • Higher Ground
  • Nectar's
  • Red Square

66. Best trivia night

  • ArtsRiot
  • Hotel Vermont
  • Nectar's
  • On Tap Bar & Grill
  • Waterworks Food + Drink

67. Best karaoke

  • Backstage Pub
  • JP's Pub
  • Manhattan Pizza & Pub
  • Ruben James
  • St. John's Club

68. Best standup comic

  • Anya Volz
  • Josie Leavitt
  • Kendall Farrell
  • Maggie Lenz
  • Richard Bowen

69. Best vocalist

  • Francesca Blanchard
  • Josh Panda
  • Kat Wright
  • Myra Flynn
  • Nicole Nelson

70. Best instrumentalist

  • Bob Wagner
  • Dave Grippo
  • Josh Panda
  • Paul Asbell
  • Seth Yacovone

71. Best Americana (folk, country, bluegrass, etc.) artist or group

  • Brett Hughes
  • Eric George
  • Josh Panda and the Hot Damned
  • Starline Rhythm Boys
  • Waylon Speed

72. Best funk/R&B artist or group

  • Funkwagon
  • Grippo Funk Band
  • Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
  • Madaila
  • Sammich

73. Best jazz/blues artist or group

  • Blues for Breakfast
  • Dwight & Nicole
  • Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
  • Ray Vega

74. Best rock artist or group

  • Madaila
  • Rough Francis
  • Sammich
  • Waylon Speed

75. Best hip-hop artist/group

  • The Aztext
  • Bless the Child
  • David Budnick
  • The Lynguistic Civilians

76. Best electronic music DJ/group

  • Craig Mitchell
  • Disco Phantom
  • Jason Baron
  • Nechromancer

77. Best music festival

  • Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
  • Frendly Gathering
  • Grand Point North
  • Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
  • Waking Windows

78. Best local theater company

  • Green Mountain Cabaret
  • Lost Nation Theater
  • Lyric Theatre Company
  • Vermont Stage
  • Very Merry Theatre

79. Best actor (male or female)

  • Bob Bolyard
  • Chris Caswell
  • Jon van Luling
  • Kim Anderson
  • Rusty DeWees

80. Best performing arts venue

  • ArtsRiot
  • Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
  • Higher Ground
  • Montpelier City Hall Auditorium
  • Vermont Comedy Club

81. Best art gallery

  • BCA Center
  • Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center
  • Shelburne Museum
  • The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
  • West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park

82. Best movie theater

  • Essex Cinemas
  • Majestic 10
  • Merrill's Roxy Cinemas
  • Palace 9
  • The Savoy Theater

83. Best arts event

  • Festival of Fools
  • Montpelier Art Walk
  • Open Studio Weekend
  • South End Art Hop
  • Vermont Burlesque Festival

84. Best museum

  • ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
  • Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
  • Montshire Museum of Science
  • Shelburne Museum
  • University of Vermont Fleming Museum of Art

85. Best painter/illustrator*

  • Dug Nap
  • Jess Polanshek
  • Jon Young
  • Katharine Montstream
  • Sabra Field

86. Best sculptor*

  • John Brickels
  • Kate Pond
  • Leslie Fry

87. Best photographer*

  • Karen Pike
  • Kenneth Alderman
  • Matthew Thorsen
  • Michael Rork (Zinfandel Photography)
  • Stephen Mease

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Outdoor+Recreation Finalists

88. Best public golf course

  • Arrowhead Golf Course
  • Kwiniaska Golf Club
  • The Links at Lang Farm
  • Rocky Ridge Golf Club
  • Williston Golf Club

89. Best ski/ride slope

  • Bolton Valley Resort
  • Jay Peak Resort
  • Smugglers' Notch Resort
  • Stowe Mountain Resort
  • Sugarbush Resort

90. Best cross-country ski area

  • Bolton Valley Resort
  • Catamount Outdoor Family Center
  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center
  • Smugglers' Notch Resort
  • Trapp Family Lodge

91. Best in-state weekend getaway

  • Jay Peak Resort
  • Lake Willoughby
  • Stowe
  • Stowe Mountain Resort
  • Topnotch Resort & Spa

92. Best Vermont day trip with the kids

  • ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
  • Jay Peak Resort
  • Montshire Museum of Science
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Stowe

93. Best foot race

  • The Color Run
  • Craft Brew Race Stowe
  • Rí Rá's Santa 5K Run
  • Vermont City Marathon & Relay
  • Vermont Corporate Cup and State Agency Race

94. Best people-watching place

  • Burlington Farmers Market
  • Church Street Marketplace
  • City Market/Onion River Co-op
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Waterfront Park

95. Best place to take your parents

  • Church Street Marketplace
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Waterfront Park

96. Best state park

  • Burton Island State Park
  • Camel's Hump State Park
  • Groton State Forest
  • Mt. Philo State Park
  • Sand Bar State Park

97. Best day hike

  • Camel's Hump State Park
  • Mt. Mansfield
  • Mt. Philo State Park
  • Snake Mountain
  • Sterling Pond Trail

98. Best place to bike

  • Burlington Bike Path
  • Island Line Rail Trail
  • Kingdom Trails
  • Lake Champlain Islands
  • Stowe Recreation Path

99. Best place to swim

  • Bolton Potholes
  • Leddy Park
  • North Beach
  • Oakedge Park
  • Sand Bar State Park

100. Best place to kayak/canoe

  • Green River Reservoir
  • Indian Brook Reservoir
  • Lake Champlain
  • Waterbury Reservoir
  • Winooski River

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Food Finalists

101. Best new restaurant (opened in last year)

  • Barnyard Wood Crafted Pizza
  • Bistro de Margot
  • Doc Ponds
  • Down Home Kitchen
  • The Spice Traders' Kitchen

102a. Best restaurant - ICC

  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Hen of the Wood
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Misery Loves Co.
  • The Windjammer Restaurant

102b. Best restaurant - OCC

  • Blue Paddle Bistro
  • Kismet
  • Michael's on the Hill
  • Prohibition Pig

103. Best chef

  • Aaron Josinsky and Nathan Wade (Misery Loves Co.)
  • Donnell Collins (Leunig's Bistro & Café)
  • Eric Warnstedt (Hen of the Wood)
  • George Lambertson (ArtsRiot)
  • Phoebe Bright (Blue Paddle Bistro)

104a. Best family restaurant - ICC

  • American Flatbread Burlington Hearth
  • Bluebird Barbecue
  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • The Skinny Pancake
  • The Windjammer Restaurant

104b. Best family restaurant - OCC

  • Blue Paddle Bistro
  • Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
  • Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery

105. Best restaurant for dessert*

  • Hen of the Wood
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Mirabelles Café
  • The Skinny Pancake
  • Trattoria Delia

106a. Best breakfast/brunch - ICC

  • Magnolia Bistro
  • Mirabelles Café
  • Penny Cluse Café
  • Sneakers Bistro
  • The Swingin' Pinwheel Café and Bakery

106b. Best breakfast/brunch - OCC

  • 158 Main Restaurant & Bakery
  • Down Home Kitchen
  • Kismet

107a. Best lunch - ICC

  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Misery Loves Co.
  • Penny Cluse Café
  • Zabby and Elf's Stone Soup

107b. Best lunch - OCC

  • Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
  • Prohibition Pig
  • Wilaiwan Kitchen

108. Best place to get late-night food

  • Ahli Baba's Kabob Shop
  • El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina
  • Kountry Kart Deli
  • Mr. Mikes Pizza
  • Nectar's

109. Best outdoor dining

  • Breakwater Café & Grill
  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • The Skinny Pancake
  • Splash at the Boathouse

110. Best restaurant service

  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Hen of the Wood
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Misery Loves Co.
  • Trattoria Delia

111. Best place to grab a quick meal

  • Al's French Frys
  • Boloco
  • City Market/Onion River Co-op
  • New World Tortilla
  • Zabby and Elf's Stone Soup

112. Best place to eat alone

  • City Market/Onion River Co-op
  • El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • New Moon Café
  • Zabby and Elf's Stone Soup

113a. Best locally owned grocery store - ICC

  • City Market/Onion River Co-op
  • Healthy Living Market and Café
  • Shelburne Supermarket
  • Sweet Clover Market

113b. Best locally owned grocery store - OCC

  • Commodities Natural Market
  • The Farm Store
  • Hunger Mountain Coop
  • The Uncommon Market

114. Best farmers market vendor

  • Barrio Bakery
  • Does' Leap
  • Doughnut Dilemma
  • Half Pint Farm
  • Rookie's Root Beer

115. Best food truck

  • Beansie's Bus
  • Burger Barn
  • Dolce VT
  • The Hindquarter
  • Lazy Farmer

116. Best food cart

  • The Broccoli Bar
  • Hong's Chinese Dumplings
  • The Skinny Pancake
  • South End Sliders
  • Taco Gordo

117. Best bread bakery

  • August First Bakery & Café
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Klinger's Bread Company
  • O Bread Bakery
  • Red Hen Baking Co.

118. Best sweets bakery

  • August First Bakery & Café
  • Barrio Bakery
  • Chef's Corner Café & Bakery
  • Mirabelles Café
  • My Little Cupcake

119. Best Thai restaurant

  • East West Café
  • Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant
  • Sukho Thai
  • Thai House Restaurant
  • Tiny Thai Restaurant

120. Best Chinese restaurant

  • A Single Pebble
  • Chef Leu's House
  • Joyce's Noodle House
  • Silver Palace
  • Zen Gardens

121. Best Mexican restaurant

  • El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina
  • El Gato Cantina
  • The Mad Taco
  • Madera's Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina
  • Mexicali Grill & Cantina

122. Best Vietnamese restaurant

  • M-Saigon Vietnamese Noodle House
  • Pho Capital
  • Pho Dang Vietnamese Café (Winooski)
  • Pho Dang Vietnamese Restaurant (Essex)
  • Pho Hong

123. Best Italian restaurant

  • Junior's Italian
  • Papa Frank's
  • Pascolo Ristorante
  • Sarducci's Restaurant and Bar
  • Trattoria Delia

124a. Best vegetarian fare - ICC

  • A Single Pebble
  • City Market/Onion River Co-op
  • Pingala Café & Eatery
  • Revolution Kitchen
  • Zabby and Elf's Stone Soup

124b. Best vegetarian fare - OCC

  • Green Goddess Café
  • Kismet
  • MINT Restaurant and Tea Lounge

125. Best comfort food

  • Bluebird Barbecue
  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Misery Loves Co.
  • Our House Bistro
  • Penny Cluse Café

126. Best eggs Benedict

  • Kismet
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Magnolia Bistro
  • Pearl Street Diner
  • Sneakers Bistro

127. Best breakfast sandwich

  • The Bagel Place
  • Burlington Bagel Bakery
  • City Market/Onion River Co-op
  • Henry Street Deli
  • Kountry Kart Deli
  • Pine Street Deli

128a. Best bagel - ICC

  • Bagel Market Bakery and Café
  • The Bagel Place
  • Burlington Bagel Bakery
  • Feldman's Bagels
  • Myer's Bagels

128b. Best bagel - OCC

  • The Bagel
  • K.C.'s Bagel Café
  • Maria's Bagels
  • Wally's Place Bagel & Deli

129. Best cider doughnuts

  • Champlain Orchards
  • Chittenden Cider Mill/The Mill Market & Deli
  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Hackett's Orchard
  • Sam Mazza's Farm Market

130a. Best pizza (restaurant) - ICC

  • American Flatbread Burlington Hearth
  • Folino's
  • Junior's Italian
  • Pizzeria Verità
  • Vermont Tap House

130b. Best pizza (restaurant) - OCC

  • The Blue Stone
  • Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
  • Positive Pie

131a. Best pizza (delivery) - ICC

  • Big Daddy's Pizza
  • Junior's
  • Leonardo's Pizza
  • Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza
  • Three Brothers Pizza & Grill

131b. Best pizza (delivery) - OCC

  • Jimmz Pizza
  • Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
  • Positive Pie

132a. Best burger - ICC

  • Archie's Grill
  • ArtsRiot
  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Grazers
  • The Shopping Bag

132b. Best burger - OCC

  • Burger Barn
  • Prohibition Pig
  • Three Penny Taproom
  • Worthy Burger

133. Best steak

  • EB Strong's Prime Steakhouse
  • Guild Tavern
  • Hen of the Wood
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • The Windjammer Restaurant

134. Best French fries

  • Al's French Frys
  • Beansie's Bus
  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Misery Loves Co.

135. Best wings

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Nectar's
  • Ruben James
  • Wicked Wings
  • Wings Over Burlington

136. Best sandwiches

  • City Market/Onion River Co-op
  • Four Corners of the Earth
  • Kountry Kart Deli
  • Martone's Market & Café
  • Red Onion

137. Best sushi

  • Asian Bistro
  • Asiana House
  • Asiana Noodle Shop
  • Hana Japanese Restaurant
  • Koto Japanese Steak House

138. Best taco

  • Bueno Y Sano
  • El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina
  • El Gato Cantina
  • The Mad Taco
  • Taco Gordo

139a. Best creemee - ICC

  • Al's French Frys
  • Burlington Bay Market & Café
  • Palmer Lane Maple
  • Rocky's N.Y. Pizza & Ice Cream
  • The Village Scoop

139b. Best creemee - OCC

  • Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop
  • Dairy Creme
  • Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks
  • Vermont Cookie Love

140. Best frozen yogurt

  • Orange Leaf
  • SoYo Frozen Yogurt
  • Yogurt City

141a. Best housemade ice cream - ICC

  • Hen of the Wood
  • Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Scout & Co.
  • Shy Guy Gelato

141b. Best housemade ice cream - OCC

  • Chill Vermont Gelato
  • Island Homemade Ice Cream
  • Lu•lu
  • Scout's Honor

142. Best Vermont cheese brand

  • Cabot Creamery
  • Grafton Village Cheese
  • Jasper Hill Farm
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Vermont Creamery

143. Best food/drink event

  • Burlington Farmers Market
  • ArtsRiot Truck Stop (Burlington)
  • Burlington Wine & Food Festival
  • Eat by Northeast
  • Vermont Brewers Festival
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Drink Finalists

144. Best craft brewery

  • 14th Star Brewing Co.
  • Fiddlehead Brewing Company
  • Hill Farmstead Brewery
  • Switchback Brewing Co.
  • Zero Gravity Craft Brewery

145. Best winery

  • Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
  • East Shore Vineyard
  • Lincoln Peak Vineyard
  • Shelburne Vineyard
  • Snow Farm Vineyard

146. Best cidery (nonalcoholic)

  • Champlain Orchards
  • Chittenden Cider Mill/The Mill Market & Deli
  • Citizen Cider (Citizen Sweet)
  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Shelburne Orchards

147. Best hard cidery

  • Champlain Orchards
  • Citizen Cider
  • Shacksbury
  • Stowe Cider
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider

148. Best spirits distiller

  • Caledonia Spirits
  • Green Mountain Distillers
  • Mad River Distillers
  • Smugglers' Notch Distillery
  • WhistlePig

149a. Best draft beer list - ICC

  • The Archives
  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • Manhattan Pizza & Pub
  • McGillicuddy's
  • Mule Bar

149b. Best draft beer list - OCC

  • Doc Ponds
  • Prohibition Pig
  • The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room
  • Three Penny Taproom

150. Best brewpub

  • 14th Star Brewing Co.
  • Lost Nation Brewing
  • Prohibition Pig
  • Vermont Pub & Brewery
  • Zero Gravity Craft Brewery (at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth and Pine Street)

151. Best wine list

  • Hen of the Wood
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Oak45
  • Trattoria Delia
  • Vin Bar & Shop

152. Best wine shop

  • Cheese & Wine Traders
  • Cork Wine Bar & Market
  • Dedalus Wine
  • Village Wine and Coffee
  • Vin Bar & Shop

153. Best craft brew selection (retailer)

  • Beverage Warehouse
  • City Market/Onion River Co-op
  • Craft Beer Cellar
  • Healthy Living Market & Café

154. Best pickup bar

  • The Archives
  • Nectar's
  • Red Square
  • Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

155. Best dive bar

  • Charlie-O's World Famous
  • Esox
  • JP's Pub
  • The Olde Northender Pub
  • The Other Place

156. Best sports bar

  • Akes' Place
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Church Street Tavern
  • McGillicuddy's
  • Ruben James

157. Best place to drink alone

  • The Daily Planet
  • The Other Place
  • Radio Bean
  • Three Needs Brewery & Taproom
  • Vermont Comedy Club

158. Best bar (overall)

  • The Archives
  • Manhattan Pizza & Pub
  • Mule Bar
  • Nectar's
  • Three Needs Brewery & Taproom
  • Vermont Comedy Club

159. Best bouncers (business)

  • Chocolate Thunder
  • Club Metronome/Nectar's
  • Higher Ground
  • Red Square
  • Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

160. Best bartender (name, business)

  • Chris Maloney (Hen of Wood, Burlington)
  • Justin Barrows (The Gryphon)
  • Mike Dunn (Misery Loves Co.)
  • Peyton White (Vermont Comedy Club)
  • Sandy Payne (McGillicuddy's Irish Ale House, Williston)

161. Best gay-friendly bar

  • Drink
  • Halflounge Speakeasy
  • Oak45
  • Red Square
  • Three Needs Brewery & Taproom

162. Best Bloody Mary

  • American Flatbread Burlington Hearth
  • Leunig's Bistro & Café
  • Magnolia Bistro
  • Penny Cluse Café
  • Rustic Roots
  • Sneakers Bistro

163. Best cocktails

  • Church & Main
  • The Daily Planet
  • Hen of the Wood
  • Juniper
  • Waterworks Food + Drink

164. Best smoothies/juices

  • Eco Bean + Juice
  • Juicebox
  • Muddy Waters
  • Tomgirl Juice Co.
  • The Vermont Juice Company

165. Best teahouse

  • Dobrá Tea
  • Muddy Waters
  • The North Branch Café
  • Stone Leaf Teahouse
  • Tulsi Tea Room

166. Best coffee shop

  • Maglianero
  • Muddy Waters
  • Scout & Co.
  • Speeder & Earl's Coffee
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea

167. Best coffee roaster

  • Brio Coffeeworks
  • Keurig Green Mountain
  • Speeder & Earl's Coffee
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea
  • Vermont Coffee Company

168. Best barista (name, business)

  • Nate House (Maglianero)
  • Rob Maynard (Uncommon Grounds Coffee and Tea)
  • Tom Green (Scout & Co.)

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