Best of Toledo 2016 Recap

A call back to our Best of Toledo 2016 issue, selecting the “Best of” in almost 200 categories. Some of the Winners, loud and proud, are spotlighted here — a great selection of retailers, restaurants and service providers in our community. Oh, and remember, voting for Best of Toledo, 2017 will be starting soon! Belamere

Best of Toledo 2016 – Stores and Shops

BACK TO MAIN New Store JupMode jupmode.com Finalist: Gathering Volumes Locally Owned Women’s Boutique Sophia Lustig Shop sophialustigshops.com Finalist: Raggaza Locally Owned Men’s Boutique V Collection vcollectiononline.com Finalist: Ticknors Men’s Clothier Thrift/Resale Store Goodwill Industries goodwillnwohio.com Finalist: Clothes Mentor Used Book Store NeverMore Used Bookstore facebook.com/NeverMore2856 Finalist: Encore Books Tailor Sew-N-Such sew-n-such.com Finalist: Ali Awada

Best of Toledo 2016 – Professionals

BACK TO MAIN Plastic Surgeon Dr. Frank Barone, Evolv Medical Aesthetics evolvmedicalaesthetics.com Finalist: Dr. Laurence Baibak, Dr. C. Jeff Kesler and Dr. A. Thomas Dalagiannis, Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons Doctor Dr. Kelly M. Emch, ProMedica Physicians Family Practice of Toledo promedica.org Finalist: Dr. Mazin S. Salem, The Toledo Clinic Dermatologist Dermatology Associates, Inc. daohio.com 26 years ago, Dr. Christy Lorton

Best of Toledo 2016 – Music

BACK TO MAIN Music Venue Huntington Center huntingtoncentertoledo.com Finalist: The Village Idiot Jam Night To Hear Local Jams The Village Idiot villageidiotmaumee.com Finalist: Bar 145 Karaoke Night Bier Stube bierstubetoledo.com Finalist: John Korner’s Bar and Grill Jukebox Doc Watson’s docwatsonstoledo.com Finalist: Waffle House Best Club To Dance All Night Bretz Nightclub facebook.com/bretz.bar Finalist: Hollywood Casino Toledo

Best of Toledo 2016 – Media

BACK TO MAIN Print Journalist David Briggs, Sports Columnist for The Toledo Blade toledoblade.com Finalist: Keith Burriss, columnist and editorial page editor Sportscaster Dan Cummins, Sports Director for WTOL 11 News wtol.com Finalist: Joe Nugent, Sports Anchor on 13abc/WTVG-TV Meteorologist Jay Berschback, Chief Meteorologist on 13abc Action News 13abc.com Finalist: Blizzard Bill Spencer, weekday meteorologist on 13abc/WTVG-TV Best Anchor Duo Lee

Best of Toledo 2016 – Food

BACK TO MAIN Steakhouse Mancy’s Steakhouse mancys.com Finalist: Rockwell’s Sushi Kyoto Ka kyotoka.com Since opening his first location in Sylvania in November of 2007, Chef Joe Cho, owner of Kyoto Ka, has kept busy. In 2015 Kyoto Ka opened a second location downtown as a lunch-only restaurant, but hungry patrons quickly encouraged Chef Joe to

Best of Toledo 2016 – Drinks

BACK TO MAIN New Bar Fleetwood’s Tap Room fleetwoodshensville.com Finalist: Dave & Buster’s Irish Pub The Blarney Irish Pub theblarneyirishpub.com Finalist: Shawn’s Irish Tavern Sports Bar Fricker’s frickers.com Finalist: Buffalo Wild Wings College Bar Chasers toledochasers.com Finalist: Jake’s Saloon LGBT+ Bar Bretz Nightclub facebook.com/bretz.bar Finalist: Georgjz419 Fun Food & Spirits Trivia Night Ralphie’s Sports Eatery

Best of Toledo 2016 – Community

BACK TO MAIN Local Least Likely To Want To Be Called A Hipster Sam Melden samuelmelden.com Finalist: Rachel Richardson Entrepreneur Will Lucas will-lucas.com Finalist: Josh Cooper, partner at White Label High School Notre Dame Academy nda.org Finalist: Whitmer High School Private School Notre Dame Academy nda.org Finalist: St. Ursula Academy College University of Toledo utoledo.edu Finalist: Lourdes University

Best Of Toledo 2016 – Health and Wellness

BACK TO MAIN Hairstylist Carmen Wigmans, owner of Reve Salon and Spa revesalonandspa.com Finalist: Mary Anne Johnson, owner of Willow Creek Salon Women’s Salon Reve Salon and Spa revesalonandspa.com Finalist: Willow Creek Salon Aesthetician Angie Scott, co-owner of AM Skin Health & Plastic Surgery amskinhealth.com Finalist: Kim Ando, Ada Aesthetics Men’s Barber Shop Barber Lounge Toledo, located inside V

Best of Toledo 2016 – Art

BACK TO MAIN Place To Buy Local Art Handmade Toledo handmadetoledo.com Finalist: Toledo Museum of Art Supporter Of The Local Arts The Arts Commission theartscommission.org Finalist: Toledo Museum of Art Independent Gallery Hudson Gallery hudsongallery.net Finalist: River Centre Gallery Local Art Event Crosby Festival of the Arts at the Toledo Botanical Garden toledogarden.org Finalist:The University of Toledo Foundation’s