Readers Poll

Readers Poll (June 19, 2014)

READERS POLL: BALTIMORE LIVING

Best Reason To Live In Baltimore

1) People

2) Crabs

Best Reason To Leave Baltimore

1) Crime

2) Taxes

Best Neighborhood

1) Hampden

2) Fells Point

Best Place To Work

1) Under Armour

2) Eastern Animal Hospital

Best Local Landmark

1) Fort McHenry

2) Washington Monument

Best Festival

1) Artscape

2) Hampdenfest

Best Park

1) Patterson Park

2) Druid Hill Park

Best Place To Go Running

1) Lake Montebello

2) Patterson Park

Best Place To Go Biking

1) NCR Trail

2) Druid Hill Park

Best Place To Do Yoga

1) Charm City Yoga

2) Bikram

Best Attraction

1) American Visionary Arts Museum

2) National Aquarium

Best Place To Take Out Of Town Visitors

1) Fells Point

2) American Visionary Art Museum

Best Place To Take Kids

1) Aquarium

2) Maryland Science Center

Best Day Trip From Baltimore

1) DC

2) Annapolis

Best Free Thing To Do In Baltimore

1) BMA

2) Artscape

Best Public Transportation Service

1) Charm City Circulator

2) Water Taxi

Best Oriole

1) Chris Davis

2) Manny Machado

Best Raven

1) Ray Rice

2) Ray Lewis

Best Local Celebrity

1) Angela Rockstar

2) John Waters



READERS POLL: NEW & MEDIA

Best Politician

1) Barbara Mikulski

2) Mary Pat Clarke

Best Politician In Need Of A Slap Upside The Head

1) Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

2) Martin O’Malley

Best Do-Gooder

1) Ray Rice

2) Michelle Ingrodi

Best Troublemaker

1) Kim Trueheart

2) Adam Meister

Best Local Cause

1) Barcs

2) Charm City Animal Rescue

Best Local Issue You’re Sick Of

1) Grand Prix of Baltimore

2) Crime

Best Journalist

1) Justin Fenton

2) Dan Rodricks

Best Local Publication

1) City Paper

2) The Baltimore Sun

Best Local Blog

1) Baltimore Brew

2) City That Breeds

Best Twitter Feed

1) @Justin_fenton

2) @Citythatbreeds

Best Baltimore-Related Web Site

1) Baltimore Brew

2) What Weekly

Best Local Radio Personality

1) Marc Steiner

2) Josh Spiegel

Best Local TV Newsperson

1) Stan Stovall

2) Denise Koch

Best Local Meteorologist

1) Bob Turk

2) Ava Marie

Best Local Sportscaster

1) Gerry Sandusky

2) Keith Mills

Best Columnist

1) Jim Meyer

2) Dan Rodricks

Best Local Podcast

1) An Innocent Looking Bookstore

2) The Fighting Ungers



READERS POLL: GOODS & SERVICES

Best Local Fashion Boutique

1) Babe (a boutique)

2) Double Dutch

Best Jewelry Store

1) Studio C

2) Smyth

Best Local Children’s Clothing Store

1) Corduroy Button

2) Tried But True

Best Shoe Store

1) Poppy And Stella

2) Ma Petite Shoe

Best Eyewear

1) Eye Candy

2) Paris West Optical

Best Thrift Or Consignment Store

1) Value Village

2) Goodwill

Best Place To Buy Gifts

 

1) In Watermelon Sugar

2) Atomic Books

Best Local Furniture Store

1) Su Casa

2) David’s on The Avenue

Best Home Accessories Store

1) Trohv

2) Su Casa

Best Local Hardware Store

1) Belle Hardware

2) Falkenhan’s

Best Adult Store

1) Sugar

2) Chained Desires

Best Independent Bookstore

1) Atomic Books

2) Red Emma’s

Best Local Place To Buy Music

1) The Sound Garden

2) Celebrated Summer

Best Liquor Store

1) Wine Source

2) Beltway Liquors

Best Grocery

1) Wegmans

2) Whole Foods

Best Ethnic Grocery

1) H Mart

2) Trinacria

Best Place To Buy Produce

1) Baltimore Farmer’s Market

2) Waverly Farmer’s Market

Best CSA

1) One Straw Farm

2) Baltimorganic

Best Bike Shop

1) Race Pace Bicycles

2) Baltimore Bicycle Works

Best Auto Repair

1) Sisson Street Automotive

2) Keswick Auto

Best Realtor/Realty Company

1) Marta Lopushanska

2) Keller Williams

Best Tattoo Parlor

1) Have Fun Be Lucky

2) Baltimore Tattoo Museum

Best Place To Get A Haircut

1) Chop Shop

2) Sprout

Best Place To Workout

 

1) Charm City Yoga

2) Merritt Athletic Club

Best Pet Supply

1) Pet Valu

2) Howl

Best Animal Hospital/Veterinarian

1) Eastern Animal Hospital

2) Falls Road Animal Hospital

Best Health Care Provider

1) Johns Hopkins

2) GBMC

Best Dentist

1) Canton Dental

2) Federal Hill Smiles



READERS POLL: DINING

Best New Restaurant

1) Birroteca

2) Food Market

Best Fancy Restaurant

1) Woodberry Kitchen

2) Charleston

Best Cheap Restaurant

1) Sticky Rice

2) The Dizz

Best Romantic Restaurant

1) Woodberry Kitchen

2) Charleston

Best Restaurant For Vegetarians

1) One World Café

2) Liquid Earth

Best Chef

1) Salvador Caceres (Sticky Rice)

2) Spike Gjerde

Best Food Truck

1) Gypsy Queen

2) Kooper’s Chowhound

Best Local Foodie Product

1) Old Bay

2) Berger Cookies

Best Cup Of Coffee

1) Zeke’s

2) Spro

Best Breakfast

1) Miss Shirley’s

2) Blue Moon Cafe

Best Brunch

1) Miss Shirley’s

2) Golden West

Best Bagel

1) Towson Hot Bagels

2) Goldberg’s

Best Desserts

1) Vaccaro’s

2) Patisserie Poupon

Best Place To Get Ice Cream

1) The Charmery

2) Pitango Gelato

Best Crab House

1) Canton Dockside

2) L.P. Steamers

Best Crab Cake

1) Koco’s Pub

2) G&M

Best Barbecue

1) Andy Nelson’s

2) Chaps Pit Beef

Best Burger

1) Hamilton Tavern

2) Abbey Burger Bistro

Best Pizza

1) Joe Squared

2) Johnny Rad’s

Best Hot Dog

1) Haute Dog

2) Stuggy’s

Best Taco

1) Tortilleria Sinaloa

2) Taco Fiesta

Best Indian

1) Akbar

2) Kumari

Best Italian

1) Sotto Sopra

2) Sabatino’s

Best Japanese

1) Sushi Hana

2) Minato

Best Korean

1) Honey Pig

2) Nam Kang

Best Latin

1) Chicken Rico

2) Mari Luna

Best Middle Eastern

1) The Helmand

2) Lebanese Taverna

Best Thai

1) Thai Arroy

2) Thai Restaurant

Best Vietnamese

1) Mekong Delta

2) Pho Dat Thanh

Best Deli

1) Trinacria

2) Attman’s

Best Tapas

1) Tapas Teatro

2) Pazo

Best Outdoor Dining

1) Waterfront Kitchen

2) Woodberry Kitchen

Best Late-Night Dining

1) Paper Moon

2) Sip N Bite



READERS POLL: NIGHTLIFE

Best Local Beer

1) Resurrection

2) Natty Boh

Best Happy Hour

1) The Brewer’s Art

2) Rocket to Venus

Best Bar Station North/Mount Vernon

1) Brewer’s Art

2) Club Charles

Best Bar Charles Village/Remington

1) Ottobar

2) The Dizz

Best Bar Fells Point

1) Max’s Taphouse

2) The Wharf Rat

Best Bar Federal Hill/Locust Point

1) Pub Dog

2) Mother’s

Best Bar Inner Harbor/Downtown

1) Alewife

2) Pickles Pub

Best Bar Canton

1) Nacho Mama’s

2) Mama’s on the Half Shell

Best Bar Highlandtown

1) Johnny Rad’s

2) Annabel Lee’s

Best Bar Hamilton/Lauraville

1) Hamilton Tavern

2) Clementine

Best Bar Hampden

1) Frazier’s on the Avenue

2) Golden West Cafe

Best Bar Mount Washington/Belvedere Square

1) Mt. Washington Tavern

2) Grand Cru

Best Dive Bar

1) Club Charles

2) Bad Decisions

Best Upscale Bar

1) Rye

2) Wit & Wisdom

Best Wine Bar

1) 13.5% Wine Bar

2) V-No

Best Sports Bar

1) Mother’s

2) David’s 1st and 10

Best Gay Bar

1) Grand Central

2) Hippo

Best Karaoke Night

1) Sticky Rice

2) Walt’s Inn

Best Jukebox

1) Club Charles

2) Rocket to Venus

Best Bartender

1) Jessica Arbogast (Scores)

2) Lindsey (Scores)

Best Strip Joint

1) Scores

2) Fantasies

Best Dance Club

1) The Get Down

2) Grand Central

Best Regularly Occurring Club Night

1) Save Your Soul

2) 4 Hours of Funk



READERS POLL: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Rock Band

1) Loving the Lie

2) Widow’s Watch

Best Hip-Hop Act

1) AK Slaughter

2) Rapdragons

Best Place To Hear Rock

1) Ottobar

2) Metro Gallery

Best Place To Hear Hip-Hop

1) Baltimore Soundstage

2) Ottobar

Best Underground Music Venue

1) Club K

2) Ottobar

Best All-Ages Venue To See Bands

1) Charm City Art Space

2) Ottobar

Best Local Music Festival

1) Scapescape

2) Artscape

Best Radio Station For Music

1) WTMD

2) 98 Rock

Best Movie Theater

1) The Charles

2) Landmark East

Best Film Festival/Series

1) Maryland Film Festival

2) Flicks on the Hill

Best Local Theater Company

1) Baltimore Improv Group

2) Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Best Dance Company

1) Effervescent Collective

2) Meridian Dance Company

Best Drag Performer

1) Sue Nami

2) Shawnna Alexander

Best Multi-Use Arts Space

1) Metro Gallery

2) Creative Alliance

Best Place To See Art

1) AVAM

2) BMA

Best Visual Artist

1) Paul Manning

2) Gaia

Best Local Cartoonist/Illustrator

1) Justin Duvall

2) Alex Fine

Best Local Author

1) Angelica Daniele

2) David Simon

Best Comedy Club

1) Baltimore Comedy Factor

2) Magooby’s