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Issue Date: October 2009


2009 Best of Cleveland: Readers' Picks

Shopping & Services

Boutique Shop
Banyan Tree
2242 Professor Ave., Cleveland; shopbanyantree.com

Dry Cleaners
The Fussy Cleaners
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; fussycleaner.com

Environmentally Friendly Shopping
Whole Foods Market
13998 Cedar Road, University Heights; 27249 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere; wholefoodsmarket.com

Florist
Al Wilhelmy Flowers Inc.
17456 Lorain Ave., Cleveland; alwilhelmyflower.com

Golf Pro
Jimmy Hanlin
jhanlin@littlemountaincc.com

Jeans Selection
Nordstrom
26200 Cedar Road, Beachwood; nordstrom.com

Kids’ Clothing
Gap
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; gap.com

Mechanic
Conrad’s Tire Express & Total Car Care
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; econrads.com

Pet Day Care
The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa
27349 Miles Road, Orange Village; thebarkleypethotel.com

Pet Grooming
PetSmart
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; petsmart.com

Shoe Selection
Nordstrom
26200 Cedar Road, Beachwood; nordstrom.com

Wedding DJ
Marino Brothers Disc Jockeys
marinobros.com

Wine Shop
Rozi’s Wine House
14900 Detroit Ave., Lakewood; 21860 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River; rozis.com

Food & Nightlife

Bar Food
Winking Lizard Tavern
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; winkinglizard.com

Bartender
Trevor at the Clevelander
834 Huron Road E., Cleveland; clevelanderbar.com

Burger
Heck’s Cafe
2927 Bridge Ave., Cleveland; heckscafe.com

Chocolate Dessert
Malley’s Chocolates
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; malleys.com

Diner Breakfast
Eat’n Park
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; eatnpark.com

Gourmet Cupcakes (tie)
A Cookie & A Cupcake and Main Street Cupcakes
A Cookie & A Cupcake; 2173 Professor Ave., Cleveland; acookieandacupcake.com
Main Street Cupcakes; 238 N. Main St., Hudson; mainstreetcupcakes.com

Gourmet Pizza
Angelo’s Pizza
13715 Madison Ave. Lakewood; angelosonline.com

Happy Hour (tie)
Fat Fish Blue & Lolita
Fat Fish Blue; 21 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland; fatfishblue.com
Lolita; 900 Literary Road, Cleveland; lolabistro.com

Ice Cream
Mitchell’s
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; mitchellshomemade.com

Karaoke
Champps
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; champps.com

Late-night Dining
Panini’s Bar and Grill
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; paninisgrill.com

Live Music Club
House of Blues
308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland; hob.com


Lunch Counter
Slyman’s Restaurant
3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland; slymans.com

Natural Food Store
Whole Foods Market
13998 Cedar Road, University Heights; 27249 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere; wholefoodsmarket.com

Sandwich Shop
Melt Bar & Grilled
14718 Detroit Ave., Lakewood; meltbarandgrilled.com

Specialty Cocktails
Velvet Tango Room
2095 Columbus Road, Cleveland; velvettangoroom.com

Sports Bar
Winking Lizard Tavern
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; winkinglizard.com

Steakhouse
Hyde Park
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; hydeparkrestaurants.com

Sushi
Sushi Rock
1276 W. Sixth St., Cleveland; 2101 Richmond Road, Beachwood; sushirockohio.com

Vegetarian Dining
Tommy’s
1824 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights; tommyscoventry.com

Wine Bar (tie)
D’Vine Wine Bar & Wine Bar Rocky River
D’Vine Wine Bar; 836 W. St. Clair Ave. Cleveland; dvinewinebar.com
Wine Bar Rocky River; 1313 Linda St., Rocky River; winebarrr.com

Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings
Locations throughout Northeast Ohio; buffalowildwings.com

Hot Spots

Cheap Date Spot
Melt Bar & Grilled
14718 Detroit Ave., Lakewood; meltbarandgrilled.com

Downtown Hot Spot
Lola
2058 E. Fourth St., Cleveland; lolabistro.com

Little Italy Hot Spot
La Dolce Vita
12112 Mayfield Road Cleveland; ladolcevitacleveland.com


Ohio City Hot Spot
McNulty’s Bier Markt
1948 W. 25th St., Cleveland; bier-markt.com

Tremont Hot Spot
Lolita
900 Literary Road, Cleveland; lolabistro.com

Suburban Hot Spot (East)
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
28601 Chagrin Blvd. Woodmere; paladarlatinkitchen.com

Suburban Hot Spot (West)
Crocker Park

25 Main St., Westlake; crockerpark.com

Personalities & Entertainment

Blog
Cleveland’s a Plum
clevelandsaplum.com

Browns Player
Brady Quinn

Cavaliers Player
LeBron James

High School Marching Band
Shaw High School


Indians Player
Grady Sizemore


Local Politician
Dennis Kucinich

News Anchor (Female)
Romona Robinson
Channel 3


News Anchor (Male)
Mark Nolan
Channel 3

Sexiest Local Celebrity (Male)
Brady Quinn
Cleveland Browns

Sexiest Local Celebrity (Female)
Melissa Mack
Fox 8

Sports Anchor
Jim Donovan
Channel 3

Sports Announcer
Tom Hamilton
Cleveland Indians


Team Mascot
Slider
Cleveland Indians

Weatherperson
Dick Goddard
Fox 8













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