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Cloud Nine: The Ninth Anniversary Nappie Awards

By Lagniappe Staff and Readers

Issue# 235
JULY 12, 2011

 

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The Nappies are a special time around Lagniappe World Headquarters. Not only do we turn this issue over to you, our loyal readers, to let you voice your opinions on the best and worst this city has to offer, we also get another year older. This year marks our ninth year of offering the Port and/or Azalea City a little something extra, and we must acknowledge all of our wonderful writers, photographers, designers, advertisers and readers who have made this possible.
Nine million thanks guys!

Many said we wouldn’t make it nine months. Some probably even said nine weeks, and when we look back at some of those early papers we wonder sometimes how we did too.

As we look ahead, we promise we will continue to offer news stories other outlets won’t touch or cover stories in a different or more in-depth way. You can continue to expect our unvarnished opinions in the commentary section and the continued promotion of our local music and arts scenes. And most importantly, we promise to never send Boozie Beer Nues to rehab.

We are also excited this year about the launch of our new website.With its launch we join the print Lagniappe and web Lagniappe in a way like no one else around here. Head over to lagniappemobile.com and check out the future of the web in Mobile.

But back to the reason for this issue, the 2011 Nappie Awards. Every year some categories have clear winners from the very beginning, with no real competition, we call those the "warm categories.” And then there are the categories that are neck-and-neck from the beginning, and we can’t tell who will be declared the winner until the final vote is counted, those are known as the "hot categories.” And it changes every year. One year’s hot category may be the next year’s coldest warm category, or vice versa. (Are you keeping up with that?)
But that’s what keeps this exciting.
Speaking of exciting, let’s get on with this.

We are pleased to announce to 2011 Nappie Awards…

The Hot Categories:
Best All Around Bar
Hayley’s
Callaghan’s

Best Bartender
Cheryl Shifflet  @ Callaghan’s
Lily Conner @ Hayley’s

Best Lawyer if your Spouse is a Ho (divorce)
Nathan Friedlander
Molly Sullivan

Best Lawyer to keep you from becoming someone’s bitch (Criminal)
Jeff Deen
Bob Clark

Best Hoo-Ha Doctor
Dr. Glenn Gallaspy, III
Dr. Helen Rogers/ Dr. Patton Morrison

Best Boob Doc
Dr. Chuck Dyas
Dr. Chris Park

Best Mobilian Right Now
Chief Slacabamorinico
Jim Walker

Most Eligible Bachelor
Stephen Snead
Bob Scroggins/Rick Barfield

Most Eligible Bachelorette
Lily Conner
Holly Armentrout

Best Local Band
Ugli Stick
Johnny No - Underhill Family Orchestra

Best Drag Queen Performer
Miss Venus
Mis Cie

Best Local Artist
Devlin Wilson
Sarah Haas

Best Art Gallery
Cathedral Square Gallery
Space 301

Best Locally Owned Restaurant
Osman’s
The Bike Shop

Best Chef
Wes True @ True
Daniel Peterson @ 615

Best Burger
Callaghan’s
Butch Cassidy’s

Favorite Radio Station
WZEW
WABB

Best Morning Show/DJ
Styles & Q-Tip @ WABB
Wayne & Sean/ Dan and Shelby

Best Local DJ
Emily Hayes @ WZEW
Blondie @ WABB

DJ Whose Voice Leads you to believe you may want to see HIM naked
Q-Tip
Gene Murrell
   
DJ Whose Voice Leads you to believe you may want to see HER naked
LeeAnn Waterrs
Shelby Mitchell
   
Best Talk Radio Host
Uncle Henry
Sean and Wayne

Best Local Evening Newscast
FOX 10
Local 15

Best Local Morning Newscast
WKRG
FOX 10

Best Anchor
Bob Grip FOX 10
Mel Showers WKRG

Best Meteorologist
Jason Smith FOX 10
John Nodar WKRG

Sexiest Local TV Newsman
Jason Smith FOX 10
Pat Greenwood Local 15

Sexiest Local TV Newswoman
Chasity Byrd FOX 10
Devon Walsh WKRG

Hardest Working Elected Official (Mobile - county or city)
District Attorney Ashley Rich
City Councilperson Reggie Copeland/Connie Hudson/None
       
Hardest Working Elected Official (Baldwin - county or city)
Jody Bishop
Tim Kant



Style-Nightlife

Best Dive
Hayley’s
The Blind Mule

Best New Bar
The Brickyard
Ultra Lounge

Best E-Sho Bar
My Place
McSharry’s

Best WeMo Bar
Crooked Martini
Stir

Best MiMo Bar
Taste
Ashland Place

Best LoDa Bar
The Bike Shop
Brickyard

Best SoMo Bar
Zebra Lounge
Pelican Reef

Best Beach Bar
Flora-Bama
Pink Pony

Favorite Casino
Hard Rock
IP

Favorite Craft Beer (You Can Buy Legally in Alabama)
Magic Hat #9
Titan IPA

Favorite Imported beer
Stella Artois
Heineken

Favorite Domestic beer
Yuengling
Bud Light

Best Alternative Lifestyle Bar
B-Bob’s
Gabriel’s

Best Bar Bathroom
O’Daly’s
Bike Shop

Best After-hours Bar
Hayley’s
Boo Radley’s

Best Happy Hour Bar
Garage
Café 615

Best Eastern Shore Happy Hour
Bimini Bob’s
Traders

Bar Where You Are Most Likely to Get Lucky
Studio 5’4”
Boo Radley’s

Bar Where You Are Most Likely to Pick Up a Cougar
Chantilly’s
Garage

Bar Where You Are Most Likely to Pick up a Sugar Daddy
Café 615
Chantilly’s

Best Jukebox
Hayley’s
Waffle House - Bike Shop

Best Place to Shake Your Booty
Studio 5’4’
B-Bob’s

Best Beer Selection
Hopjack’s
Mellow Mushroom

Best Crawfish Bar
Boo Radley’s
Hayley’s

Best Margarita
Fuego
Bike Shop

Best Bloody Mary
Café 615
Callaghan’s

The Perfect Martini
Crooked Martini
Bonefish

Services
Best Hairstylist
Brandi Hoover @ Sanctuary Salon
Emily Oberkirch @ Roots

Best Veterinarian
Dr. Chris Rehm
Dr. John Bentley

Best Dentist
Dr. Dan Perry
Dr. James E. Blackman

Best Facelift Doc
Dr. Johnathan Pendergrass
Dr. Charles Dyas

Best "Pimple Popper, MD” (Dermatologist)
Dr. Amy Morris
Dr. Fred Bodie

Best Weight Loss Doc
Dr. James Jardine @ Medi Weight Loss
Dr. Max Rogers  @ SP Weight Loss

Best Alternative/Holistic Medicine Doc
Dr. Xue-cui Xiang

Best Massage Therapist
Heidi Pritchett @ Quiet Mind
Tina Collins

Best Florist
Zimlich Brothers
Cleveland the Florist

Mechanic/ Auto Repair Shop (where you don’t feel violated afterwards)
Red’s Automotive
Griffith Shell

Best Carwash/Detail
Ultra Carwash
Bebo’s

Best Place to Get a Mani/Pedi
Battlehouse Spa
Maria’s Nails

Best Yoga Studio/Instructor
Nadine Dalati @ Kula Yoga Community
Lucille Allen @ Bikram Hot Yoga

Best Wedding Photographer
Britta Rivera Photography
MJ Brown

Best Personal Trainer
Cindy Ross @ Bodies by Cindy
Josh Fleming @ Sportsplex

Best Realtor
Parrish Walker Remax
Richard Harski (Dauphin Realty) - Anne Baggett (Dauphin Realty)

Best Car Dealer
Mark Dodge
Joe Bullard

Best Landscaper
Jeremy Scroggins @ S&S
Thomas Steele @ Organic Landcare

Best Caterer
Naman’s Catering
Bay Gourmet - Martha Rutledge

Best Place to hold a reception/special event
Bragg Mitchell Mansion
Space 301

Best Mobilian Ever
Hank Aaron
Joe Cain

Best Golf Course
Magnolia Grove
Spring Hill Golf Course

Coolest Neighborhood (Mobile)
Oakleigh
MiMo

Coolest Neighborhood (E Sho)
Timber Creek
Rock Creek

Coolest Up-and-Coming 'Hood
MiMo
Brookwood

Best Annual Event
Mardi Gras
BayFest

Best Place to take Out-of-Towners - Restaurant
Oyster House
Wintzell’s

Best Place to take Out-of-Towners - Local Attraction
Bellingrath
Battleship

Best Place to Antique
Antiques @ The Loop
Cotton City

Hippest/Trendiest Clothing Store (Men)
G Harvell
D& K Menswear

Hippest/Trendiest Clothing Store (Ladies)
Private Gallery
Brown Eyed Girl

Best Fine Jewelry
Claude Moore
Zundel’s

Best Dry Cleaners
Gulf City Cleaners
Waite’s Cleaners

Best Furniture Consignment Store
High Cotton
Kaglen’s

Best Lingerie/Naughty Store
Gift Spot
Victoria’s Secret

Best Local Home Furnishings Store
Villa Dauphine
Bronstein’s - J&J Furniture

Best Local Four Year College
Spring Hill College
University of South Alabama

Best Local Non-Traditional College
Virginia College
Blue Cliff - ITT Tech

Kiddies
Best Kids’ Clothing Store - New
Tiny Town
Castles and Crowns

Best Kids’ Consignment Store
Kidz Klozet
Kid’s Cottage

Best Kids’ Room Furnishings
Siegel’s Baby Room
Villa Dauphine

Best Nursery School
Ashland Place Methodist
Springhill Baptist   

Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Bluegill
Oyster House

Best Birthday Party Place
Pump It Up
Kangarooz/Cold Snap

Best Park/Playground
Cottage Hill Park
Lavretta Park

Best Pediatrician
Dr. Donald S. Farquhar
Dr. Alfred Shearer

Best Kid’s Photographer
Laura Cantrell
Kati Nelson

Music
Best Club to See Live Music
Soul Kitchen
Callaghan’s

Best Outdoor Bar to See Live Music
Bluegill
Tacky Jack’s

Best Non-Bar Venue
Saenger Theatre
Mobile Civic Center

Best New Local Band
Underhill Family Orchestra
The Suzies

Best Band Name
T Slime and The Funk Monsters
Vomit Spots

Best Solo Musician
Bobby Butchka
Phil Proctor

Best Shredder (Guitar Player)
Al McNabb
BF Stokes

Best Area Singer
Erin Lilley
Lisa Mills

Best Area Drummer
John Milham
Greg DeLuca

Best Area Bassist
Ben Leininger
Quinton Berry


Best Area Piano Player
Chris Spies
Fang

Arts
Best Museum
Mobile Museum of Art
Gulf Coast Exploreum

Best Theatre Group
JJP
Chickasaw Civic Theater

Best Local Actor
Gene Murrell
Jordan Wright

Cuisine
Best New Restaurant
Tacky Jack’s - Causeway
Taste Of Vietnam   

Best Chain Restaurant
Bonefish
Zea

Best Beach Restaurant
LuLu’s
The Hangout

Best Eastern Shore Restaurant
Moe’s BBQ
Eastern Shore Cafe

Best Server
Anne @ Callaghan’s
Kevin @ Ruth’s Chris

Best Atmosphere
Felix’s Fish Camp
The Bull

Best First Date Place
Via Emilia
Taste

Best Cheap Date Place
Dew Drop Inn
Callaghan’s

Most Underrated Restaurant
The Blind Mule
Fuji San

Most Innovative Menu
True
NoJa

Best Outdoor Dining
Bluegill
Ed’s

Best Sweet Tea
Spot of Tea
McCallister’s

Best Biscuits
Tiny Diny
Hardee’s

Best Home Cookin’/Soul Food
Mama’s
Queen G’s

Best Service
Felix’s
Tiny Diny

Best Dessert
Twist
Cold Snap

Best Restaurant Wine List
NoJa
Ruth’s Chris

Best Wings
Baumhower’s wings
Buffalo Wild Wings

Best Chicken Fingers
Foosackly’s
Zaxby’s

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt/Gelato
Cammie’s Old Dutch
Chill

Best Lunch Spot
Hungry Owl
Spot of Tea

Beast Eastern Shore Lunch Spot
Panini Pete’s
Guido’s

Best Ice
Foosackly’s
Heroes

Best Wine/Gourmet Shop
Red or White
Taste

Best Annual Food Event
Chili Cook-off
Greekfest

Best Gumbo
Wintzell’s
Oyster House


Best Po Boy
Boiling Pot
Orleans Po Boy

Best Sushi
Fuji San
Liquid - Master Joe’s

Best Bakery
Pollman’s
Twist Cupcakes

Best Steak
Ruth’s Chris
Papa’s Place

Best Seafood
Oyster House
Ed’s

Best Brunch
Café 615
Spot of Tea

Best Ethnic Food
Bangkok Thai
Zorba the Greek

Best Mexican
Fuego
Los Rancheros

Best Italian Restaurant
Via Emilia
La Pizzeria
Best Pizza
Mellow Mushroom
Buck’s Pizza
Best Coffeehouse
Serda’s
Carpe Diem

Best Eastern Shore Coffeehouse
Coffee Loft
Café Amor

Best Grocery Store
Winn Dixie on Government Street
Publix in Fairhope

Best BBQ   
The Shed
Brick Pit/ Moe’s

Best Drunk Food
Waffle House
Callaghan’s
Best Hangover Food
Foosackly’s
Callaghan’s


Media - Television
Best Investigative Reporter
Jessica Taloney WKRG
Steve Alexander WKRG

Best Sports Coverage
Randy Patrick -WKRG
Pat Greenwood - Local 15/WNSP

Print
Favorite Lagniappe Columnist
Andy MacDonald - Cuisine
Ashley Toland Trice

Favorite Lagniappe Feature
Mistresses of Joe Cain by Greenberry Taylor
Acupuncture by Rob Holbert

Favorite Lag  Cover
Mardi Gras by Laura Rasmussen
Acupuncture by Dan Anderson
Favorite Press-Register Reporter
Lawrence Specker
Connie Baggett

Favorite Press-Register Columnist
David Holloway
Lawrence Specker

Best Local Blog/Website
Eastern Shore Mom
Jams Plus Media

Politics
Issue You Are Most Tired of Hearing About (Mobile)
Nodine
Ladd-Peebles

Issue You Are Most Tired of Hearing About (Baldwin)
Nodine
Oil Spill

Team Newcomb or Team Dixon?
Newcomb

What pisses you off most? (A random assortment of your answers.)

• That Callaghan’s doesn’t offer fries with its world-class burgers- only chips!                                           
• Stupid Service Roads on Airport
• The road conditions of Dauphin and Government streets
• Not practicing what you preach
• Waste of Speed Bumps, traffic circles, etc.
• Trash in Mobile
• Critics of Fred’s Moonpie Drop
• Cost of flying into/out of Mobile Regional Airport
• Airport Blvd. merging traffic
• The City’s never ending road improvement projects
• Casey Anthony Trial, Criminals that get slaps on the wrist for major crimes
• Sam Jones
• You know when you’re sitting on the toilet and water splashes back up on your corn hole…
• Obnoxious drunks
• Historic buildings downtown deteriorating
• Crime in Mobile
• Rednecks and racists
• Bad service
• Texting while Driving
• When restaurants/bars run out of beer, wine, or  food- Prepare your bar/restaurant!
• MCPSS
• People not sharing the road with bicyclists. Just share it, all I ask.
• Dr. Nichols retiring so soon after he took the job.
• That people are SOOOO STUPID!
• Drive through servers who can’t use proper English and who don’t even bother to look at you







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