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The 2012 Nappie Award Winners

By Lagniappe Readers

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JULY 24, 2012

 

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NIGHTLIFE


Best All Around Bar
Callaghan’s

Bike Shop

Best Bartender
Cheryl Shifflet @Callaghan’s

Caitlin Madison @Hayley’s

Hottest Bartenderess
Lily Conner @Hayley’s

Lindsey Bembry @The Garage

Hottest Bartender
Will Reid @Hayley’s

Josh Giraldo @O’Daly’s

Best Dive
Hayley’s

The Garage

Best New Bar
The Bar

The Haberdasher

Best E-Sho Bar
McSharry’s

My Place

Best WeMo Bar
The Crooked Martini

Stir

Best MiMo Bar
Ollie’s

Fuego

Best LoDa Bar
OK Bike Shop

Hayley’s

Best SoMo Bar
Zebra Lounge

The River Shack

Best Beach Bar
Flora-Bama

Hangout

Favorite Casino
Beau Rivage

Hard Rock

Favorite Craft Beer (You Can Buy Legally in Alabama)
Abita Strawberry

Sweetwater 420

Favorite Imported Beer
Guinness

Corona

Best Alternative Lifestyle Bar
B-Bob’s

Gabriel’s

Best Bar Bathroom
O’Daly’s

OK Bike Shop

The Bar Bathroom Most Likely to be Replicated in Hell
Hayley’s

The Garage

Best After-hours Bar
Hayley’s

OK Bike Shop

Best Happy Hour Bar
Garage

True Midtown

Best Eastern Shore Happy Hour
California Dreaming

Traders

Best Sports Bar
Heroes

Baumhower’s Wings

Bar Where You Are Most Likely to Get Lucky
Boo Radley’s

B-Bob’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
Garage

Chantilly’s

Best Jukebox
Hayley’s

Garage

Best Place to Shake Your Booty
Studio 5 ‘4”

B-Bob’s

Best Beer Selection
Hopjacks

Mellow Mushroom

Best Crawfish Bar
Hayley’s

Boo Radley’s

Best Margarita
Fuego

Dauphin St. Taqueria

Best Bloody Mary    
Café 615

Hayley’s

The Perfect Martini
Royal Street Tavern @ The Battle House

The Haberdasher


SERVICES/RETAIL/LIFESTYLE

Best Hairstylist
Phrankey Lowery @Allure

Janice Logan @La Moda

Best Make-up Artist
Jessica Price @Allure

Courtney Matthews @Lunatix

Best Day Spa
The Spa at the Battle House

Nouveau Day Spa

Best HooHa Waxer
Krista Hendrix

Island Day Spa

Best Place to Get a Mani/Pedi
Vivian’s

Hillcrest Nails

Best Hoo-Ha Doctor
Susan Vance

Patton Morrison-Barton

Best Boob Doc
Chuck Dyas

Chris Park

Best Facelift Doc
Chris Park

Chuck Dyas

Best Dermatologist
Fred Bodie

Amy Morris

Best Weight Loss Doc
Medi Weight Loss – (Drs. James Jardine and William Urquhart)

Mobile Weightloss center – (Dr. Lawrence Carpenter)

Best Alternative/Holistic Medicine Doc
Xue Cui Xiang

Bin Wang

Best Dentist
Earl Rogers

Dan Perry

Best "Doc In the Box” Clinic
Immediate Care

Greater Mobile Urgent Care - Springhill

Best Veterinarian
Elizabeth Nonenmacher

Mike Rehm

Best Pet Groomer
Lola Bell’s

Adorable Dos

Best Massage Therapist
Hope Dickey

Heather Harris

Best Florist
Cleveland the Florist

Bay Flowers

Mechanic/Auto Repair Shop (where you don’t feel violated afterwards)
Griffith Service Center

The Car Shop – Steve Wright

Best Carwash/Detail
Rich’s Carwash

Bebo’s

Best Lawyer if your Spouse is a Ho (divorce)
Jerry Pilgrim

Claude Boone

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

Dennis Knizley

Best "Slip and Fall” Lawyer
Linda Clausen

David J. Maloney

Best Yoga Studio/Instructor
Teddy Ward – Bikram Hot Yoga

Dana Goudie (posthumous) – Kula Yoga Community

Best Wedding Photographer
Morgan Rhodes - MorganJoy Photography

Britta Rivera Photography

Best Personal Trainer
Josh Foster – Sportplex

Cindy Ross – Bodies by Cindy

Best Realtor
Nichole Patrick – Roberts Brothers

Magic Hayes – Better Homes and Garden Real Estate

Best Car Dealer
Joe Bullard

Dean McCrary

Best CPA
Boe Strange – Strange and Waite

Ernest Rogers -Wilkins Miller Heironymous

Best Landscaper
Lawn Trouper

Jubilee Landscape

Best Caterer
Naman’s Catering

Bay Gourmet

Best Gentleman’s Club
Sammy’s

Vixens

Best Place to hold a reception/special event
Bragg Mitchell

Five Rivers

Best Mobilian Ever
Joe Cain

Reggie Copeland

Best Mobilian Right Now
Shearie Archer

Reggie Copeland

Best Golf Course
Heron Lakes

Magnolia Grove

Coolest Neighborhood (Mobile)
Oakleigh Garden District

Kingswood

Coolest Neighborhood (E Sho)
Trace Crossing

Lake Forest

Coolest Up-and-Coming Hood (Mobile)
Country Club Court

Old Dauphin Way

Coolest Up and Coming Hood (ESho)
Sehoy - Daphne

Bromley – Spanish Fort

Best Annual Event
Mardi Gras

BayFest

Most Eligible Bachelor
Josh Holland

Derek Berger

Most Eligible Bachelorette
Harriet Shade

Marie Norris

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

Bellingrath

Best Place to Antique
Antiques at the Loop

Gallery Old Shell

Hippest/Trendiest Clothing Store (Men)
G Harvell

Lunatix

Hippest/Trendiest Clothing Store (Ladies)
Polish

Private Gallery

Best Fine Jewelry
Claude Moore

Goldstein’s

Best Dry Cleaners
Gulf City Cleaners

Waite’s

Best Little Shop to Pick up a Gift
Palmetto Tree

Gilded Nest

Best Furniture Consignment Store
High Cotton

Around the House

Best Clothing Consignment Store
Hertha’s

Divine Consign

Best Lingerie/Naughty Store
Gift Spot

NT Video

Best Local Home Furnishings Store
Atchison Imports

J&J

Best Local Four Year College
University of South Alabama

Spring Hill College

Best Local Non-Traditional College
Virginia College

Remington College


ARTS

Best Local Artist
Joe Hobbs

Jessica Price

Best Art Gallery
Robertson Gallery

Host Gallery

Best Museum
Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile Carnival Museum

Best Theatre Group
Sunnyside Theatre Group

Joe Jefferson Playhouse

Best Local Actor
Ashley Park

John Campbell


CUISINE

Best Locally Owned Restaurant
The Hungry Owl

True Midtown

Best New Restaurant (Fine Dining)
Kitchen on George

True Midtown

Best New Restaurant (Casual)
MiMo’s

Panini Pete’s Downtown

Best Chain Restaurant
Bonefish Grill

Zea Restaurant

Best Beach Restaurant
LuLu’s

Cobalt

Best Eastern Shore Restaurant
California Dreaming

Master Joe’s

Best Chef
Wesley True – True Midtown Kitchen

Tony Nicholas – The Hungry Owl

Best Server
Liz Langan at Callaghan’s

Lois White-Spunner at Café 219

Best Atmosphere
Callaghan’s

The Bull

Best First Date Place
Liquid

Via Emilia

Best Cheap Date Place
Dew Drop

Callaghan’s

Most Underrated Restaurant
La Pizzeria

Blind Mule

Most Innovative Menu
NoJa

True Midtown

Best Outdoor Dining
Bluegill

Cafe 615

Best Sweet Tea
Spot of Tea

McAllisters

Best Biscuits
Mama’s

Hardees

Best Home Cookin’/Soul Food
Mama’s

Mary’s Place

Best Service
Ruth’s Chris

Big Time Diner

Best Dessert
Delish’s Dessert

Ruth’s Chris

Best Restaurant Wine List
True Midtown

NoJa

Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings

Baumhower’s Wings

Best Chicken Fingers
Foosackly’s

Zaxby’s

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

Cold Snap
 
Best Lunch Spot
Red Brick

Café 219

Beast Eastern Shore Lunch Spot
Panini Pete’s

Moe’s BBQ

Best Ice
Foosackly’s

Heroes

Best Wine/Gourmet Shop
Red or White

Gourmet Galley

Best Annual Food Event
Chili Cook-off

Hog Wild BBQ

Best Gumbo
Wintzell’s

Oyster House

Best Po Boy
Queen G’s

Boiling Pot

Best Sushi
Master Joe’s

Fuji San   

Best Bakery
Pollman’s

Bake My Day

Best Burger
Callaghan’s

Five Guys

Best Steak
Ruth’s Chris

Osman’s

Best Seafood
Felix’s

Wintzell’s

Best Brunch
Café 615

Grand Hotel

Best Ethnic Food
Mediterranean Sandwich Co.

Bangkok Thai

Best Mexican
Fuego

La Cocina

Best Italian Restaurant
Via Emilia

La Pizzeria

Best Pizza
Mellow Mushroom

Buck’s

Best Coffeehouse
1.Serda’s

2. Cream and Sugar

Best Eastern Shore Coffeehouse
Coffee Loft

Mr. Gene’s Beans

Best Grocery Store
1. Winn Dixe – "Mac Dixie” Govt and Catherine

2. Publix

Best BBQ
The Shed

Brick Pit

Best Cupcake
Gigi’s

Twist

Best Seafood Market
Mudbugs

Market by the Bay

Best Drunk Food
Waffle House

Krystal

Best Hangover Food
Callaghan’s

Waffle House


KIDDIES

Best Kids’ Clothing Store
Tiny Town

Castles and Crowns

Best Kids’ Consignment Store
Carousel Kids

Kidz Klozet

Best Kids’ Room Furnishings
Siegel’s

Polka Tot Designs

Best Nursery School
Weinackers

Dauphin Way Baptist

Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant
LuLu’s

Oyster House

Best Birthday Party Place
Pump It Up

Pete’s Party Castle

Best Park/Playground
Lavaretta

Medal of Honor

Best Pediatrician
Faye Roberts

Robin McNair

Best Kid Dentist
Valerie Musial

Marion McMurphy

Best Kid’s Photographer
Laura Cantrell

Britta Rivera


Media

RADIO

Favorite Radio Station
WZEW

WABD

Best Morning Show/DJ   
Q-Tip and Blondie WABD

Dan and Shelby WKSJ

Best Local DJ
1 Q-Tip WABD

2. Emily Hayes WZEW

DJ Whose Voice Leads you to believe you may want to see HIM naked
Q-Tip WABD

Pablo WZEW

DJ Whose Voice Leads you to believe you may want to see HER naked
Blondie WABD

Emily Hayes WZEW

Best Talk Radio Host
Uncle Henry

Sean and Wayne


TELEVISION

Best Local Evening Newscast
Fox 10

WKRG

Best Local Morning Newscast
Fox 10

WKRG

Best Anchor
Mel Showers – WKRG

April Douglas – Fox 10

Best Meteorologist
Michael White – FOX 10

Jason Smith – Fox 10

Best Investigative Reporter
Jessica Taloney – WKRG

April Douglas – FOX 10

Best Sports Coverage
Randy Patrick

Pat Greenwood

Sexiest Local TV Newsman
Michael White

Lance Crawford

Sexiest Local TV Newswoman
Chasity Byrd

Lenise Ligon


PRINT

Favorite Lagniappe Columnist
Kevin Lee

Rob Holbert

Favorite Lagniappe Feature
Jones Campaign Finance Reports by Rob Holbert

Teachers/Cheating Scandal by Katie Nichols

Favorite Lagniappe Cover
Mardi Gras 2011 by Laura Rasmussen

Kick It by Dan Anderson

Favorite Press-Register Reporter
Robert McClendon

Roy Hoffman

Favorite Press-Register Columnist
Kathy Jumper

David Holloway

Favorite Glossy Magazine
Mobile Bay Monthly

Access

Best Local Blog/Website
Mod Mobilian

Jamsplus.com


MUSIC

Best Club to See Live Music
Soul Kitchen

Callaghan’s

Best Outdoor Bar to See Live Music
Bluegill

The Bar
 
Best Non-Bar Venue
Saenger

The Wharf

Best Local Band
Top of the Orange

Underhill Family Orchestra

Best New Local Band
Handsome Scoundrels

The Suzies

Best Band Name
Handsome Scoundrels

The Ugli Stick

Best Solo Musician
Eric Erdman

Kristy Lee

Best (Guitar Player)
Robert A. Giles

Jeremy Padot

Best Area Singer
Holli Mosley

Robert A. Giles

Best Area Drummer
Andy Scott

Chico

Best Area Bassist
Michael McAuliffe

Willis Garrett

Best Area Piano Player
Scott Morlock

Gene Murrell

Best Drag Queen Performer
Miss Venus

Miss Cie

Best DJ (not radio, the record scratchin’/ mash-uppin’ kind)
Trey Stein

DJ Kollapse

Hardest Working Elected Official (Mobile – county or city)
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich

Mobile City Councilperson Bess Rich

Hardest Working Elected Official (Baldwin – county or city)
Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon

Judge Jody Bishop

Issue You Are Most Tired of Hearing About (Mobile)
Steve Nodine

Penny Sales Tax

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

Texting While Driving/ Zombie Apocalypse/ The Megasite

Sam Jones bought three pairs of footie pajamas. Who got the other two?
Fred Richardson
Barbara Drummond

What really pisses you off?

"The stupid giant moonpie.”
"Damn potholes in the roads.”
"That idiot ahead of me in the tunnel.”
"People unable to work together for the common good.”
"Callaghan’s doesn’t serve fries.”
"The sales tax debate.”
"People who do not recycle.”
"Smokers who litter our city. And stop raising taxes and get some gambling/lottery money here. It’s time.”
"Half of downtown is a ghost town; hence we could be a real progressive city if it wasn’t for the politics that runs this town.”
"Cock blocking.”
"The heat.”
"People not returning grocery carts in parking lots and leaving them wherever.”
"Sam Jones and crime.”
"Mobile’s flooded streets.”
"Nodine.”
"That Lakeside only made $25,000.”
"Damn magnets. How do they work?”
"Airport Boulevard.”
"Cheap toilet paper.”
 







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What should be Mayor-elect Stimpson's top priority?

Examining the budget.
Evaluating city employees.
Addressing public safety issues.
Improving infrastructure.
Free fish plates.

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