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September 21, 2011

2011 Readers' Choice

Cheers to the winners

We here at LEO Weekly have a reputation for being a cynical lot. After all, it’s our job as journalists to bring you the truth, and more often than not, the truth hurts. But it’s not all doom and gloom and scandal — there’s much to love about Louisville. And so once a year, as is tradition, we suspend our surly commentary and toast the city through our annual Readers’ Choice Issue.

This year, our readers cast more than a quarter-million votes, choosing their favorites in a long list of categories. We are grateful for your votes, even when we disagree, and we present the people, places and things you deem the best of the best in the pages that follow.

But not so fast — as much as we value democracy, did you really think we could refrain from having a say? Ha! To that end, we bring you a slightly more eccentric list that ranges from “Best Duck Fat Popcorn” to “Best Use of Baby Oil in Louisville.”

Now raise a glass — water, wine or anything in-between will do — and join us in toasting the winners.

 

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Best Annual Festival


1) Kentucky Derby Festival

2) Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hootenanny

3) St. James Court Art Show

Best Art Fair

1) St. James Court Art Show

2) Cherokee Triangle Art Fair

3) UnFair

Best Art Gallery


1) Revelry

2) 21c

3) The 930 Art Center

Best Bowling Alley


1) Vernon Lanes

2) Ten Pin Lanes

3) Kingpin Lanes

Best Charitable Event


1) Cabo Wabo

2) WHAS Crusade for Children

3) Walk for Lupus Now

Best Church Picnic


1) St Joseph Children’s Home

2) St. Agnes

3) Holy Family

Best Cover Band


1) Eight Inch Elvis

2) Lizzyz Revenge

3) Rocktimus Prime

Best Film Festival


1) Fright Night Film Fest

2) Flyover Film Festival

3) 48 Hour Film Project

Best Live Music Venue


1) Headliners Music Hall

2) Louisville Palace

3) Wick’s Pizza

Best Live Theater


1) Actors Theatre

2) Louisville Palace

3) Alley Theater

Best Local Author

1) D.A. Madigan

2) Wendell Berry

3) Heather Adkins

Best Local Band

1) My Morning Jacket

2) Cougar Express

3) Troubadours of Divine Bliss

Best Local Comedian


1) Kent Carney

2) Tom Mabe

3) Damaged Goods

Best Movie Theater


1) Baxter Avenue Theatres

2) Cinemark Tinseltown

3) Rave Motion Pictures Stonybrook

Best Museum


1) Speed Art Museum

2) 21c

3) Frazier History Museum

Best Music Festival


1) Forecastle

2) Abbey Road on the River

3) Hullabalou

Best Performing Arts Group


1) Louisville Ballet

2) Actors Theatre

3) Damaged Goods

Best Promoter


1) Terry Harper

2) Production Simple

3) Hunter Embry

Best Public Mural


1) Hunter S. Thompson at The Monkey Wrench

2) Louisville Zoo

3) Highlands at Wick’s

Best Public Sculpture


1) Abraham Lincoln at Waterfront Park

2) The Thinker at U of L

3) Beerwolf at WHY Louisville

Best Singer-Songwriter


1) Troubadours of Divine Bliss

2) Brigid Kaelin

3) Justin Lewis

Best Theater Production


1) “Dracula” at Actors Theatre

2) “Point Break Live” at Alley Theater

3) “Chasing Ophelia” at The Bard’s Town

Best Theater Troupe


1) Le Petomane

2) Actors Theatre

3) Pandora Productions

Best Visual Artist

1) Douglas Miller

2) Sloan Showalter

3) Eric Schultz

 

GOODS AND SERVICES

Best Adult/Erotic Store


1) Cirilla’s

2) Love Boutique

3) Adam & Eve

Best Antique Store


1) Goss Avenue Antiques

2) Joe Ley Antiques

3) Crazy Daisy

Best Attorney


1) David E. Crittenden

2) Mark Mulloy

3) Rachelle Howell

Best Auto Dealer


1) Sam Swope Auto Group

2) Neil Huffman Automotive Group

3) Bob Hook Chevrolet

Best Bicycle Shop


1) Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling

2) Parkside Bike Boutique

3) On Your Left Cycles

Best Clothing Boutique


1) Dressing Room

2) Dot Fox

3) Cherry Bomb

Best Comic Book Shop


1) The Great Escape

2) The Zone Comics

3) Comic Book World

Best Consignment Store


1) Margaret’s Consignment

2) Sassy Fox

3) Urban Attic

Best Contractor


1) Shine Contracting

2) United Plumbing

3) Esposito Construction

Best Daycare


1) Holy Spirit Child Care

2) Kayfield Academy

3) Kindercare

Best Dentist


1) Dr. Tony Zangari

2) Mortenson Family Dental

3) Dr. David Schaefer

Best Dry Cleaner


1) Highland Cleaners

2) NuYale

3) Sam Meyers

Best Farmer

1) Ivor Chodkowski

2) Foxhollow Farms

3) Adam Barr of Barr Farms

Best Farmers Market


1) Bardstown Road in the Highlands

2) St. Matthews

3) Jeffersontown

Best Florist


1) Nanz & Kraft

2) Schultz’s Florist

3) Broadway Florist

Best Gift Boutique


1) Revelry

2) Regalo

3) Scout

Best Golf Course


1) Valhalla

2) Quail Chase

3) Seneca

Best Gym


1) YMCA

2) Louisville Athletic Club

3) Urban Active

Best Hair Salon


1) 360 Salon & Spa

2) Gregory Michaels

3) Salon 146

Best Health Food Store


1) Rainbow Blossom

2) Whole Foods

3) The Fresh Market

Best Hospital


1) Baptist East

2) Norton

3) Jewish

Best House of Worship


1) Southeast Christian

2) Unity of Louisville

3) Sojourn Community

Best Instrument Shop


1) Willis Music

2) Doo Wop Shop

3) Guitar Emporium

Best Jewelry Store


1) Shane Co.

2) Davis Jewelers

3) Benton Fine Jewelry

Best Law Office


1) Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

2) De Renzo Durrett

3) O’Bryan Law Offices

Best Liquor Store


1) Old Town Wine and Spirits

2) Liquor Barn

3) The Wine Rack

Best Local Bank


1) Republic

2) Stockyards

3) Old National

Best Local Bookstore


1) Carmichael’s

2) A Reader’s Corner

3) Second Story Books

Best Local Grocery

1) ValuMarket

2) Rainbow Blossom

3) Burger’s Market

Best Local Pet Grooming


1) The Pet Station

2) Pretty Paws

3) Connie’s Groom Room

Best Local Record Store


1) ear X-tacy

2) Underground Sounds

3) Better Days

Best Local Shoe Store


1) Fleet Feet Sports

2) Swag’s Sport Shoes

3) 2nd Step Shoes

Best Luxury Hotel


1) 21c

2) Seelbach Hotel

3) The Brown

Best Massage


1) Apex Massage

2) Elements Therapeutic

3) Massage Envy St. Matthews

Best Mechanic


1) McCormick Motor

2) Tachyon Performance

3) Volksdoktor

Best Pediatrician


1) Dr. Moises Dreszer

2) Dr. Gerald Sturgeon

3) Dr. Jeffrey Wampler

Best Place for a Wedding Reception


1) Conrad-Caldwell House

2) Clifton Center

3) Mellwood Art Center

Best Place to Adopt a Pet


1) Kentucky Humane Society

2) Shamrock Foundation

3) Animal Care Society

Best Place to Buy a Unique Gift


1) WHY Louisville

2) Regalo

3) Just Creations

Best Place to Buy Vinyl


1) ear X-tacy

2) Underground Sounds

3) Please & Thank You

Best Place to Take Kids When It’s Raining


1) Louisville Science Center

2) Art Sparks at Speed

3) All About Kids

Best Plastic Surgeon


1) Dr. Thomas Haas

2) Dr. Alex Digenis

3) Dr. Sean Maguire

Best Playground


1) Waterfront Park

2) Cherokee Park

3) Iroquois Park

Best Plumber


1) United Plumbing

2) BC Plumbing

3) Tom Drexler

Best Public Restroom


1) 21c

2) Von Maur

3) 32 Degrees A Yogurt Bar

Best Real Estate Company


1) RayCo Real Estate

2) Keller Williams

3) Semonin Realtors

Best Roofer


1) Highland Roofing

2) American Roofing

3) Ray Nolan

Best Scooter Shop

1) NuLu Scooters

2) Highland Motorsport

3) Tachyon Performance

Best Screen Printer


1) Monkey Drive

2) WHY Louisville

3) Dirty Tease

Best Spa

1) Imaage Medical Spa

2) Z’s Salon & Spa

3) Joseph’s Salon & Spa

Best Sporting Goods Store


1) Dick’s Sporting Goods

2) Fleet Feet Sports

3) Quest Outdoors

Best Tattoo Parlor


1) Acme Ink

2) Tattoo Charlie’s

3) Twisted Images

Best Tobacco Store


1) J. Shepherd Cigars

2) Cox’s Smokers Outlet

3) Kremer’s Smoke Shoppe

Best Veterinarian


1) Dr. Joe Deck

2) Shively Animal Clinic

3) Fairleigh Pet Center

Best Video Store


1) Wild and Woolly

2) Redbox

3) Blockbuster

Best Vintage Clothing Store


1) Nitty Gritty

2) Cherry Bomb

3) Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire

Best Yoga Class

1) Yoga on Baxter

2) Betsy’s Hot Yoga

3) Yoga East

 

DINING

Best All-You-Can-Eat Deal


1) Golden Corral

2) Ramsi’s Sunday Brunch

3) Bristol Sunday Brunch

Best Bakery


1) Plehn’s Bakery

2) Heitzman Bakery

3) Nord’s Bakery

Best BBQ


1) Mark’s Feed Store

2) F.A.B.D. (Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot)

3) Smoketown USA

Best Beer List


1) New Albanian Brewing Co.

2) Holy Grale

3) Sergio’s World Beers

Best Breakfast/Brunch


1) Wild Eggs

2) Toast

3) North End Café

Best Burger


1) Dish on Market

2) W.W. Cousins

3) The Blind Pig

Best Cajun/Creole Restaurant


1) J. Gumbo’s

2) Joe’s OK Bayou

3) Selena’s

Best Chef


1) Edward Lee at 610 Magnolia

2) Joe Frase at The Blind Pig

3) Anthony Lamas at Seviche

Best Chinese Restaurant


1) Annie Café

2) August Moon

3) Café Mimosa

Best Coffee Shop


1) Sunergos Coffee

2) Heine Brothers

3) Highland Coffee

Best Deli


1) Stevens & Stevens

2) Jason’s Deli

3) Joe Davola’s

Best Delivery


1) Jimmy John’s

2) Joe Davola’s

3) Cafe Lou Lou

Best Dessert


1) Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

2) Sweet Surrender

3) DaLat’s

Best Dinner Roll


1) Texas Roadhouse

2) Red Lobster

3) O’Charley’s

Best Fine Dining


1) Jack Fry’s

2) The Blind Pig

3) Seviche

Best Fish Sandwich


1) Mike Linnig’s

2) The Fishery

3) Fish House

Best Food Truck

1) Morels

2) Lil Cheezers

3) Holy Mole

Best French Fries


1) The Blind Pig

2) McDonald’s

3) Hammerheads

Best Happy Hour


1) Asiatique

2) The Back Door

3) Maido

3) Napa River Grill

Best Ice Cream Shop


1) The Comfy Cow

2) Graeter’s

3) Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

Best Indian Restaurant


1) Kashmir

2) Shalimar

3) Dakshin

Best Italian Restaurant


1) Vincenzo’s

2) Le Gallo Rosso

3) Volare Italian Ristorante

Best Japanese Restaurant


1) Sapporo

2) Sake Blue

3) Asahi Japanese

Best Late-Night Bite


1) White Castle

2) Ramsi’s

3) Spinelli’s

Best Mexican Restaurant


1) El Nopal

2) El Mundo

3) Santa Fe Grill

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant


1) Shiraz

2) Safier

3) The Grape Leaf

Best New Restaurant


1) The Blind Pig

2) Dish on Market

3) Harvest

Best Outdoor Dining


1) Captain’s Quarters

2) Avalon

3) Mike Linnig’s

Best Pizza


1) Papalinos

2) Wick’s Pizza

3) Clifton’s Pizza

Best Place for a Cheap Date


1) Annie Café

2) Coals Artisan Pizza

3) White Castle

Best Place for a Romantic Dinner


1) The Blind Pig

2) Jack Fry’s

3) Bistro Le Relais

Best Pub Grub


1) The Blind Pig

2) Irish Rover

3) The Back Door

Best Quick Lunch


1) Annie Café

2) Joe Davola’s

3) Jimmy John’s

Best Restaurant (Louisville)


1) The Blind Pig

2) Jack Fry’s

3) Seviche

Best Restaurant (Southern Indiana)


1) New Albanian Brewing Co.

2) Rocky’s Italian Grill

3) La Rosita

Best Restaurant Decor


1) The Blind Pig

2) Lynn’s Paradise Café

3) Proof on Main

Best Restaurant on the River


1) Captain’s Quarters

2) Rocky’s Italian Grill

3) Tumbleweed

Best Ribs


1) Mark’s Feed Store

2) Doc Crow’s

3) Hammerheads

Best Seafood Restaurant


1) Mike Linnig’s

2) Mitchell’s Fish Market

3) Red Lobster

Best Steakhouse


1) Jeff Ruby’s

2) Pat’s Steakhouse

3) Ruth’s Chris

Best Sushi


1) Sapporo

2) Oishii Sushi

3) Sake Blue

Best Takeout


1) Annie Café

2) August Moon

3) Puccini’s Smiling Teeth

Best Thai Restaurant


1) Simply Thai

2) Mai’s Thai

3) Thai Siam

Best Vegetarian Food


1) Annie Café

2) Zen Garden

3) Ramsi’s

Best Vietnamese Restaurant


1) Annie Café

2) Vietnam Kitchen

3) Nam Nam Cafe

Best Waitstaff


1) The Blind Pig

2) Puccini’s Smiling Teeth

3) Coals Artisan Pizza

Best Wine List


1) The Blind Pig

2) L & N Wine Bar and Bistro

3) Huber’s Winery

Best Wings

1) Buffalo Wild Wings

2) Hooters

3) Roosters

 

NIGHTLIFE

Best Bar Bathroom


1) Proof on Main

2) Zanzabar

3) Phoenix Hill Tavern

Best Bar to Nurse a Hangover


1) Outlook Inn

2) Zanzabar

3) The Back Door

Best Bar to People Watch

1) The Back Door

2) Zanzabar

3) Phoenix Hill Tavern

Best Bartender


1) Jeremy Johnson at The Blind Pig

2) Bethany Gantz at Dish on Market

3) Becky Cooper at Coals Artisan Pizza

Best Bloody Mary


1) The Blind Pig

2) Monkey Wrench

3) Outlook Inn

Best Blues Bar


1) Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar

2) Zeppelin Café

3) Howl at the Moon

Best Club DJ


1) DJ Prism

2) DJ Joe Dubb

3) DJ Fluid

Best Comedy Club


1) Comedy Caravan

2) The Improv

3) The Bard’s Town

Best Country/Western Bar


1) Saddle Ridge

2) Electric Cowboy

3) Spectators

Best Dive Bar


1) Magnolia Bar and Grill

2) Nachbar

3) The Back Door

Best Gay Bar


1) The Connection

2) Tink’s

3) Teddy Bears

Best Gentlemen’s Club


1) PT’s Showclub

2) Trixie’s

3) Rustic Frog

Best Karaoke Bar


1) Tink’s

2) Akiko’s

3) Highlands Taproom

Best Local Beer

1) New Albanian Brewing Co. Hoptimus

2) Bluegrass Brewing Co. APA

3) Bluegrass Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Stout

Best Local Brewery


1) Bluegrass Brewing Co.

2) New Albanian Brewing Co.

3) Cumberland Brews

Best Margarita


1) El Nopal

2) El Mundo

3) Tumbleweed

Best Martini


1) The Blind Pig

2) 60 West Bistro

3) Proof on Main

Best Mixed Drink

1) The Back Door

2) 732 Social

3) Zanzabar

Best Neighborhood Bar/Pub


1) Nachbar

2) Shenanigan’s

3) Zanzabar

Best New Bar/Club


1) Drake’s St. Matthews

2) Garage Bar

3) Holy Grale

Best Original Cocktail


1) Bacon Manhattan at The Blind Pig

2) Chapter 11 at 732 Social

3) Bloke’s Blonde at Doc Crow’s

Best Place to Dance


1) Zanzabar

2) The Connection

3) Hotel Nightclub

Best Place to Hear Jazz


1) Nachbar

2) Seelbach Hotel

3) Jazzyblu

Best Place to Shoot Pool


1) The Back Door

2) Diamond Pub & Billiards

3) Oliver’s Billiards

Best Singles Bar


1) Sully’s

2) Drake’s St. Matthews

3) Zanzabar

Best Smoking Area


1) Zanzabar

2) Nachbar

3) Phoenix Hill Tavern

Best Sports Bar


1) Big Blue Country

2) Buffalo Wild Wings

3) The Granville Inn

Best Trivia Night


1) Zanzabar

2) Molly Malone’s

3) The Granville Inn

Best U of L Bar


1) The Granville Inn

2) Zanzabar

3) Tailgaters

Best UK Bar


1) Big Blue Country

2) Highlands Taproom

3) The Granville Inn

Best Wine Bar

1) The Blind Pig

2) L & N Wine Bar and Bistro

3) Huber’s Winery

 

MEDIA

Best Laid-Off Gannett Employee

1) Erin Keane

2) Tamara Ikenberg

3) Joseph Lord

Best Local Arts Writer


1) Erin Keane

2) Elizabeth Kramer

3) Peter Berkowitz

Best Local Blog


1) LouisvilleKy.com

2) ConsumingLouisville.com

3) BrokenSidewalk.com

Best Local Columnist


1) Sara Havens

2) Eric Crawford

3) Joe Manning

Best Local Feature Writer


1) Rick Redding

2) Cindy Lamb

3) Anne Marshall

Best Local Media Celebrity You Love to Hate

1) Terry Meiners

2) Dawne Gee

3) Mark Weinberg

Best Local Music Writer


1) Jeffrey Lee Puckett

2) Peter Berkowitz

3) Hunter Embry

Best Local News Writer


1) Phillip M. Bailey

2) Jonathan Meador

3) Jason Riley

3) Gabe Bullard

3) Dan Klepal

Best Local Publication


1) LEO Weekly

2) The Paper

3) Louisville Magazine

Best Local Radio Personality


1) Terry Meiners

2) Laura Shine

3) Mandy Connell

Best Local Radio Station


1) 91.9 WFPK

2) Crescent Hill Radio AM 1650

3) 89.3 WFPL

Best Local TV Meteorologist


1) Kevin Harned

2) Marc Weinberg

3) Brian Goode

Best Local TV News Anchor


1) Dawne Gee

2) Scott Reynolds

3) Melissa Swan

Best Local TV Station


1) WAVE 3

2) WHAS 11

3) WLKY 32

Best Local Website


1) LouisvilleKy.com

2) Louisville.com

3) ConsumingLouisville.com

Best Place to Pick Up LEO Weekly


1) Heine Brothers

2) Qdoba

3) ear X-tacy

Best Reason to Read LEO Weekly


1) News of the Weird

2) Upcoming shows/events

3) Local music updates

Best Scandal


1) Councilwoman Judy Green

2) Louisville Metro Animal Services

3) Karen Sypher and Rick Pitino

Best TV Disaster Graphics


1) WAVE 3

2) WLKY 32

3) WHAS 11

Best TV Morning Show

1) “FOX in the Morning”

2) “WAVE 3 Sunrise”

3) “Good Morning America”

 

OTHER STUFF

Best Attorney Gimmick


1) The Heavy Hitter

2) Cara Stigger The Tiger

3) Son in Jail? Call Waddell

Best Business to Have as a Facebook Friend

1) Alliance Cost Containment

2) ear X-tacy

3) NuLu Scooters

Best Category We Forgot


1) Local Improv Troupe

2) Chiropractor

3) Barbershop

Best Community Role Model


1) Lark Phillips, Save Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion Co-Chair

2) Dawne Gee, WAVE 3 Newscaster

3) Lee Fetzer, Local Musician

Best Excuse to Leave Town for a Day


1) Kentucky Derby

2) Thunder Over Louisville

3) Weather

Best Local Celebrity


1) Muhammad Ali

2) Diane Sawyer

3) John Wells

Best Local Landmark


1) Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion

2) Conrad-Caldwell House

3) Churchill Downs

Best Local Politician


1) Kimberly Greenwell

2) Jerry Abramson

3) Mayor Greg Fischer

Best Month to be in Town


1) May

2) October

3) April

Best Neighborhood


1) Highlands

2) Crescent Hill

3) Germantown

Best Nonprofit


1) Fairness Campaign

2) Save Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion

3) No Kill Louisville

Best Person to Have Their Face on a Building

1) Diane Sawyer

2) Muhammad Ali

3) Hunter S. Thompson

Best Place to Make a Public Spectacle of Yourself

1) Fourth Street Live

2) Derby Infield

3) Bardstown Road

Best Place to Ride Your Bike


1) Cherokee Park

2) Waterfront Park

3) Riverwalk

Best Place to See Christmas Decor


1) Lake Forest

2) Mega Cavern

3) Downtown Louisville

Best Place to Take Your Dog


1) Cherokee Park

2) Tom Sawyer Dog Park

3) Waterfront Park

Best Place You Wish Had Never Gone Out of Business

1) Hawley-Cooke Booksellers

2) Borders Books and Music

3) Doll’s Market

Best Politician You Love to Hate


1) Mitch McConnell

2) Rand Paul

3) John Yarmuth

Best Question for John Yarmuth


1) Why are you so awesome?

2) Where are all the jobs?

3) How do you not go crazy dealing with these crazy people?

Best Question for Mitch McConnell


1) When will you retire?

2) How do you sleep at night?

3) WTF?

Best Reason to Get in the Ohio River


1) Fire

2) Polar Bear Plunge

3) No Good Reason

Best Thing That’s Changed Here in the Last Year

1) New Mayor

2) KFC Yum! Center

3) East Market/NuLu District

Best Thing to do With Your Used LEO Weekly

1) Recycle

2) Birdcage Liner

3) Gift Wrap

Best UK Basketball Player

1) John Wall

2) Terrence Jones

3) Darius Miller

Best U of L Basketball Player


1) Peyton Siva

2) Kyle Kuric

3) Darrell Griffith

 

there is no way Kashmir is best indian in louisville

By tim09
I agree most of these winners are real winners but there is no way Kashmir is best in Indian Restaurant. If you have tried other indian restaurants you would agree with me. Leo weekly should not allow users to vote multiple times by closing the browser. They should make you register to vote so people can't vote for themselves multiple times.

Revelry? Really?

By yourekiddingme_right
Agreed! Stuffing the ballot box taints the entire process. That's the only way Revelry Gallery could possilby have come up as the winner in both the best art gallery AND boutique categories! It's mediocre at best in both, not that THAT means anything anymore, because it's all about getting media attention and making the public believe you're the best, whether its through putting fake rave customer comments on Yelp!, pressing your other media friends to write you up in the paper, or enlisting your "friends" to vote early and often for LEO Readers Choice. LEO really ought to use a more reliable system so that it doesn't end up with, as in this case, a totally worthless beauty contest.

Revelry? Really?

By kellyfromdaville
Stuffing the ballot box? How do you do that? Oh-oh, sounds like we have a sore loser here. Too bad you don't have enough people who like or care about your gallery or boutique enough to vote for you. Too bad. Personally, I really like Revelry as an art gallery and boutique and I voted for them. I stop in all the time beause they are are constantly putting up interesting and unusual art and objects. It is anything but "mediocre". But then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Obviously, a lot of other LEO readers agree with me. Congrats to Revelry---you earned it.

dear kelly, this is how you

By yourekiddingme_right
dear kelly, this is how you stuff a ballot box -- encourage all your friends to vote EVERY DAY - and Revelry's FB page shows the gals there were busy little bees during the month of August doing just that: "Another beautiful Kentucky day, another beautiful opportunity to vote for your favorite art gallery!" with one fan saying: "I've voted for you 3 days in a row now." Or this from August 6 "oooohh- PLEASE help us achieve an important goal and VOTE for Louisville's best art gallery!!! DO IT NOW! (and every day...)". I'm happy for you if you found a gallery that shows art that you really like (although cartoons, comic books, decorated suckers, knitted hats, and feathered earrings are not exactly most people's idea of great or even good art), but LEO should limit each reader to one vote only in each category so that the results are at least somewhat meaningful.

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Revelry... Yes!

By yourkiddingme_r...
I do not own a business, and I love LEO Weekly. I am always excited for these awards! When I saw the comments at the bottom of the awards today, this comment was really upsetting... I voted one time for Revelry in Gift and Gallery, as well as numerous others in other categories. Who did you vote for yourkiddingme_right? This is a readers choice award, and readers have the choice to vote in any way they want, as many times as they can, and for whomever they want to win. If your not happy with the results... then campaign for your shoddy business a little harder next year, however, I bet you'll still be back here complaining about more winners when you lose again due to lack of support. Even worse... you probably don't own a business, your probably here to just complain, which makes you even lamer! So... sit on your computer, type a feeble response to this, and enjoy being awful. Isn't it great when you can just type something without having to say it to someone's face! BTW, cool screen name. All the winners will enjoy their day despite you and your worthless opinion. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS, AND CONGRATS TO ALL OF THOSE WHO RECEIVED VOTES! YOU ALL DESERVE IT!

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By yourekiddingme_right
i don't own an art gallery but have studied art and have visited enough art galleries to know that this one just doesn't qualify unless, of course, your idea of art is a cute little knitted sock monkey hat, comic books, or feathered earrings. BTW, love your screen name too, but YOUR screen name and YOUR writing demonstrates that you completely fail to understand how to use the words "you're" and "your" in conversation or the written word. How embarrassing for you! when you go back to school to learn about art (which we all hope you will do soon), do us all a favor and take a grammar class and brush up on YOUR use of the possessive "YOUR" versus the contraction "YOU'RE" so that you can stop embarrassing yourself when you post future comments.

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By kellyfromdaville
If you are giving grammer lessons then learn that a sentence begins with a capital letter. While you are at it, learn about art....it can be anything from a comic graphic to a Picasso. I like the eclectic mix of art I find at Revelry. BTW, even the Speed has a gift shop with some funky items, do they meet your your definition of an art museum? Who are you to tell other people what art is? After learning how they hustled to get votes, I admire the Revelry even more. It's also obvious you are a bully, art snob and a disgruntled owner or worker at a gallery that didn't win....and that makes you a loser on all levels. This is my last post on the matter. If you argue with a fool....who is the bigger fool? I've wasted enough energy on you. Try getting more votes for yourself next year....if you can.

Agrees with "Revelry? Really?"

By GetOutTheVote
Like the the one who posted "Revelry Really?" I too think the voting seems a bit suspect, especially when you see their facebook postings showing that they as you say, "hustled" votes. Whether you like the shop or not, that just smells bad.

I judge you when you use poor grammar

By sr. mary paschal
Looks like somebody could use some spelling lessons too. It's grammar, not "grammer" unless you're talking about Kelsey Grammer, but nobody talks about him anymore! By the way, "Kelly", are you somebody's father??!!!

yourkiddingme_right is Lame

By yourkiddingme_r...
Your Lame. Your'e Lame. Nice feeble response, and I bet your still just steaming away in your computer chair thinking about what nasty thing you can type next. How about you go to Revelry and personally tell the owners how you feel, or maybe even start a protest? You'll probably never show your face outside of your computer hole. I will personally be visiting Revelry to see what is new, I have been once before, but unfortunately I haven't studied art so I couldn't tell if it was a good Gallery or Gift shop... Maybe you and I can meet, and you can educate me with all the art you studied, then we can visit Revelry and the gallery you think should have one, or is it won... How awful of a person are you? What other winners do you want to attack? How about "Best Charitable Event"? I bet you are just sooooo (I think I spelled soooo wrong, can you help me out art scholar?) mad that Cabo Wabo won. Your probably absolutely fired up that Ali won "Best Local Celebrity"... It should have been you, right? Go jump in a lake, which we all hope you do.

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By Lark
Having campaigned for saving the "teepee" for over a year and a half, I cannot even express how happy I am that the Hogan's Fountain Pavilion was voted as the Best Local Landmark! So many people in this community have loved the teepee for nearly 50 years and now it is finally getting the recognition it deserves as a historical landmark. City officials are coming to realize that it should not be demolished. Besides being a sentimental favorite, the most economical and environmentally friendly solution is to restore this beloved structure and maintain it for future generations. We are getting very close to our goal and thank LEO and its readers for helping us. If you want to keep up with our progress, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" it. www.facebook.com/savetheteepee Lark Phillips Save Hogan's Fountain Pavilion

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By JCSullivan
As the Director of Holy Spirit Child Care, I would like to thank the LEO readers for voting us the best daycare. It is truly an unexpected honor. I would like to suggest to the LEO staff that next year the category be named "Best Child Care" rather than "Best Daycare" as child care professionals teach children not days. Again, thank you to LEO and LEO readers.

Pork isnt't just in Washington or is it?

By balthazar
Blind Pig smells like the fryer at one of the bowling alley's listed when you walk in. It won best Bloody Mary. Did it also win best barbershop or adult store? Get Real Leo the number of votes it got for Bloody Mary is probably 1000 times the number consumed there--ever--. Post the counts online so we can see just how rigged this was.....wonder if the owner is friends with the past owner of the LEO...or folks there???Why don't you investigate that like you did Jerry giving Louisville's money for the Sports & social club?? Re-inact exactly how that went down like you did the remodel at S&S???

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By taint-ed
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I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar

By sr. mary paschal
Looks like somebody could use some spelling lessons too. It's grammar, not "grammer" unless you're talking about Kelsey Grammer, but nobody talks about him anymore! By the way, are you somebody's father??!!!

I judge you when you use poor grammar

By sr. mary paschal
Looks like somebody could use some spelling lessons too. It's grammar, not "grammer" unless you're talking about Kelsey Grammer, but nobody talks about him anymore! By the way, are you somebody's father??!!!

Grammar

By kellyfromdaville
I stand corrected. Thank you. Now here's a lesson for you: spelling and grammar are two separate subjects. I'm lousy at spelling but a demon on grammar---even if i can't spell it correctly. BTW, I wasn't the one who made the mistake, I just commented on it so your "too" was unnecessary.

Revelry, Blind Pig, Leo Awards

By yourkiddingme_r...
I would like to know how many businesses did campaign for votes? To me, this seems like a good idea if you want your business to win... Anyone remember how voting works for any selection process? Did the 8th grade class president just sit back and think to himself... "They'll all vote for me, I just know it!" A good campaign brings good results. AGAIN, CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS! BTW, I am starting to feel way too much negativity associated with these posts and these awards, aren't their any good people left out there besides myself and yourkiddingme_right???

i agree...

By bettyford
to an extent anyways....the kid in 8th grade was just running for president right?? not hall monitor, custodian assitant, teacher's pet, vice principal etc.????

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And how on earth did the kid running for president end up with 60 votes when there were only 30 students in the class??!!!

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By sr. mary paschal
kellyfromdaville -- You get a D minus for the sentence "BTW, even the Speed has a gift shop with some funky items, do they meet your your definition of an art museum?" Very poor use of grammar and punctuation, especially for someone who is a "demon" on grammar. And with regard to your comment, "This is my last post on the matter. If you argue with a fool....who is the bigger fool?" --- well, I guess we have seen who really is the bigger fool. Have a nice day!

there is no need to fight!

By tim09
There is no need to flight plp. All I am saying is, I am sure some people won because they really deserved it but there are some plp who probably sat on the computer for 8 hours and voted again and again for their own business. Do you know, even though Leo said you can vote once daily, you could just close your browser and open it again and it will let you vote again?? My point was, Leo should restrict voting to only once a day so plp wouldn't vote multiple times in one day for their own business. The best way to judge the real winners is to look at their ratings on google, yahoo, urbanspoon etc. The reason I was concerned about kashmir is because they have low rating on urbanspoon and a lot of bad reviews on google while other restaurants have way better ratings and reviews and they didn't win. This is why this is suspicious.

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