Seven Days releases Daysies winners

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Seven Days releases Daysies winners

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 2:03am -- tim

Seven Days, Burlington's alternative weekly, has released its Seven Daysies awards, as voted on by readers. There are four general categories (Food & Drink; Arts Entertainment & Recreation; Media & Politics; Services & Stuff) and the winners of each are listed below.
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Food & Drink
Best restaurant, if you’re paying
[W] American Flatbread ‘Burlington Hearth
[RU] The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge (Stowe)
[RU] Sarducci’s Restaurant and Bar (Montpelier)
Best restaurant, if they’re paying
[W] A Single Pebble
[RU] Trattoria Delia
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Hen of the Wood ‘Waterbury
[RU] The Kitchen Table Bistro (Richmond)
Best new restaurant
[W] Misery Loves Co.
[RU] Bluebird Barbecue
Outside Chittenden County
[W] The Blue Stone (Waterbury)
[RU] Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen (Barre)
Best breakfast/brunch
[W] Penny Cluse Café
[RU] Sneakers Bistro & Café
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Kismet (Montpelier)
[RU] McCarthy’s Restaurant (Stowe)
Best lunch
[W] Misery Loves Co.
[RU] Al’s French Frys
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
[RU] 3 Squares Café (Vergennes)
Best sushi
[W] Asiana House ‘Burlington
[RU] Koto Japanese Steak House
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Asiana House ‘Montpelier
[RU] Matterhorn Restaurant (Stowe)
Best Chinese takeout
[W] A Single Pebble
[RU] (tie) China Express ‘Old North End, Joyce’s Noodle House
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Eastern Dragon (St. Albans)
[RU] Green Dragon (Morrisville)
Best Thai
[W] Tiny Thai Restaurant
[RU] Asian Bistro
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant (Montpelier)
[RU] Thai House Restaurant (St. Albans)
Best Mexican
[W] El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina
[RU] El Gato Cantina
Outside Chittenden County
[W] The Mad Taco (Montpelier, Waitsfield, Waterbury)
[RU] Frida’s Taqueria and Grill (Stowe)
Best vegetarian fare
[W] Zabby & Elf’s Stone Soup
[RU] A Single Pebble
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Kismet
[RU] The Skinny Pancake ‘Montpelier
Best pizza (restaurant)
[W] American Flatbread ‘Burlington Hearth
[RU] Pizzeria Verità
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
[RU] Positive Pie (Hardwick, Montpelier, Plainfield)
Best pizza (delivery)
[W] Leonardo’s Pizza
[RU] Big Daddy’s
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
[RU] Positive Pie
Best bagel
[W] Burlington Bagel Bakery
[RU] Myer’s Bagel Bakery
Outside Chittenden County
[W] The Bagel (Stowe)
[RU] Bagitos Bagel & Burrito Café (Montpelier)
Best burger
[W] The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
[RU] The Shopping Bag
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Three Penny Taproom (Montpelier)
[RU] Worthy Burger (South Royalton)
Best creemee
[W] Burlington Bay Market & Café
[RU] Al’s French Frys
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Dairy Creme (Montpelier)
[RU] Vermont Cookie Love (North Ferrisburgh)
Best place to get late-night food:
[W] Kountry Kart Deli
[RU] Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop
Best cheese
[W] Cabot Creamery Cooperative
[RU] Shelburne Farms
Best food cart/truck
[W] Hong’s Dumplings
[RU] Beansie’s Bus
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Burger Barn (Jeffersonville)
[RU] Grünhaus Nordic Street Eats (Montpelier)
Best craft brewery
[W] Hill Farmstead Brewery
[RU] Switchback Brewing Company
Best cidery
[W] Citizen Cider
[RU] Woodchuck Hard Cider
Best winery
[W] Shelburne Vineyard
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Boyden Valley Winery
[RU] Snow Farm Vineyard
Best spirits
[W] Caledonia Spirits & Winery
[RU] WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey
Best locally owned ice cream company
[W] Island Homemade Ice Cream
[RU] Strafford Organic Creamery
Best bar
[W] Three Needs
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Three Penny Taproom
Best coffee shop
[W] Muddy Waters
[RU] Uncommon Grounds
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Capitol Grounds Café (Montpelier)
Best tea house
[W] Dobrá Tea
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Tulsi Tea Room (Montpelier)
[RU] The Bees Knees (Morrisville)
Best bakery
[W] Mirabelles
[RU] August First Bakery & Café
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Red Hen Bakery Company (Middlesex)
Best natural foods market
[W] City Market / Onion River Co-op
[RU] Healthy Living Market
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Hunger Mountain Coop (Montpelier)
Best farmers market vendor
[W] Half Pint Farm
[RU] Rookie’s Root Beer
Best CSA
[W] Intervale Community Farm
[RU] Jericho Settlers Farm
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Pete’s Greens
Best wine seller
[W] Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers
[RU] Dedalus Wine Shop
Best chef
[W] Eric Warnstedt (Hen of The Wood)
[RU] Phoebe Bright (Blue Paddle Bistro)
Arts Entertainment Recreation
Best large live-music venue
[W] Higher Ground
[RU] Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Best small local-music hotspot
[W] Radio Bean
[RU] Nectar’s
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Charlie-O’s World Famous (Montpelier)
[RU] Positive Pie
Best place to play pool
[W] Three Needs
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Charlie-O’s World Famous
Best up-and-coming musical performer
[W] Kat Wright
[RU] Joshua Panda
Best unsigned band
[W] Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band
[RU] TallGrass GetDown
Best hip-hop artist/group
[W] Lynguistic Civilians
[RU] Entendre
Best standup comedian
[W] Nathan Hartswick
[RU] Rusty DeWees
Best club DJ
[W] Craig Mitchell
[RU] A-Dog
Best actor
[W] Rusty DeWees
[RU] (three-way tie) Ellen Keene, Joe Grabon & Luis Guzmán
Best Church Street performer
[W] Michael Sampson (didgeridoo guy)
[RU] Balance Guy
Best visual artist
[W] Katharine Montstream
[RU] Dug Nap
Best local clothing designer
[W] Salaam (Andrea Miksic)
[RU] New Duds
Best local jewelry designer
[W] Jennifer Kahn
[RU] Jacob Albee
Best art gallery
[W] BCA Center
[RU] Frog Hollow
Outside Chittenden County
[W] West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park (Stowe)
Best movie theater
[W] Majestic 10
[RU] Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas
Outside Chittenden County
[W] The Savoy Theater (Montpelier)
Best festival
[W] Vermont Brewers Festival
[RU] Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Best local theater company
[W] Lyric Theatre Company
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Lost Nation Theater (Montpelier)
Best performing arts venue
[W] Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
[RU] Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Best public golf course
[W] (tie) Williston Golf Club, Kwiniaska Golf Club
[RU] Rocky Ridge Golf Club
Best ski/ride slope
[W] Sugarbush Resort
[RU] Stowe Resort
Best cross-country ski area
[W] Trapp Family Lodge
[RU] Catamount Outdoor Family Center
Best in-state weekend getaway
[W] Stowe
[RU] Jay Peak Resort
Best day trip with the kids
[W] Jay Peak Resort
[RU] ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Media & Politics
Best print/online journalist
[W] Ken Picard (Seven Days)
[RU] Anne Galloway (VT Digger)
Best local broadcast journalist (TV or radio)
[W] Darren Perron (WCAX)
[RU] Gina Bullard (WCAX)
Best local meteorologist
[W] Tom Messner (WPTZ)
[RU] Gary Sadowsky (WCAX)
Best local radio DJ
[W] Zeb Norris (The Point)
[RU] Mike Luoma (The Point)
Best radio station
[W] Vermont Public Radio
[RU] The Point
Best Instagram feed
[W] ohmydogvt
[RU] outdoorgearexchange
Best Twitter feed
[W] @thisisvt
[RU] @seven_days
Services & Stuff
Best women’s casual clothing store
[W] Sweet Lady Jane
[RU] Stella Mae
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Green Envy Boutique (Stowe)
Best woman’s evening-wear store
[W] Ecco
[RU] Jess Boutique
Best men’s wear
[W] Michael Kehoe
[RU] Banana Republic
Best shoe store
[W] Danform Shoes
[RU] Stella Mae
Best second-hand clothing
[W] Old Gold
[RU] Second Time Around
Outside Chittenden County
[W] The Getup Vintage (Montpelier)
Best children’s clothes
[W] Zutano
[RU] Once Upon a Child
Best eye glasses
[W] Eyes of the World
[RU] Costco
Best jewelry
[W] Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry
[RU] Zinnia Jewelry
Best beauty-product purveyor
[W] Mirror Mirror
[RU] MAC Cosmetics
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Splash Naturals (Montpelier)
Best pet day care
[W] Play Dog Play
[RU] Gulliver’s Doggie Daycare
Best pet-supply store
[W] Pet Food Warehouse
[RU] PetSmart
Outside Chittenden County
[W] The Quirky Pet (Montpelier)
Best children’s toy store
[W] Buttered Noodles
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Woodbury Mountain Toys (Montpelier)
Best musical instrument store
[W] Advance Music Center
Outside Chittenden County
[W] GuitarSam (Montpelier)
Best bookstore
[W] Phoenix Books
[RU] Crow Bookshop
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Bear Pond Books (Montpelier)
Best housewares store
[W] Homeport
[RU] Kiss the Cook
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Capital Kitchen (Montpelier)
Best furniture store
[W] Burlington Furniture Company
[RU] Homeport
Best antique/secondhand store
[W] Anjou & the Little Pear
[RU] Barge Canal Market
Best lighting store
[W] Conant Metal & Light
[RU] Lighting House
Best camera store
[W] LeZot Camera Center
[RU] Green Mountain Camera
Best place to buy a computer
[W] Small Dog Electronics
[RU] Best Buy
Best bridal shop
[W] Fiori Bridal Boutique
[RU] Sewly Yours & Once Upon A Bride
Best wedding venue
[W] Shelburne Farms
Outside Chittenden County
[W] The Inn at Round Barn Farm (Waitsfield)
[RU] Stowe Resort
Best florist
[W] Kathy & Company Florist
[RU] In Full Bloom
Best outdoor outfitter
[W] Outdoor Gear Exchange
[RU] Eastern Mountain Sports
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Onion River Sports (Montpelier)
Best bike shop
[W] Skirack
[RU] Old Spokes Home
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Onion River Sports
Best auto dealer
[W] The Automaster
[RU] Heritage Automotive Group
Best place for car repairs
[W] Girlington Garage
[RU] McCaffrey’s Sunoco
Best real estate agency
[W] Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman
[RU] Keller Williams
Best garden center
[W] Gardener’s Supply Company
[RU] Claussen’s Florist and Greenhouse
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Evergreen Gardens of Vermont (Waterbury)
Best bank/credit union
[W] New England Federal Credit Union
[RU] Vermont Federal Credit Union
Best place to buy a pipe
[W] Full Tank
[RU] Northern Lights
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Stash N’Stowe (Waterbury)
Best adult toy store
[W] Good Stuff
[RU] Imago
Best salon
[W] Indigo
[RU] Stephen & Burns
Outside Chittenden County
[W] Salon Salon (Stowe)
Best place to get body art
[W] Yankee Tattoo
[RU] Jade Lotus
Best health club/fitness studio
[W] The Edge Sports & Fitness
[RU] Greater Burlington YMCA
Best spa
[W] Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
[RU] Topnotch Resort & Spa
Best manicure/pedicure
[W] Tootsies Mini Spa
[RU] Jennie Nail & Spa
Bonus
Daysies Man doppelgänger
[W] Anna Liccione
 
Best barista
[W] Jim Osborn
 
Cutest couple
[W] Jess Mateik & Justine Crosby
 
Best tattoo 
[W] Paige Ely
 
Best facial hair
[W] Kurt B
 
Best bartender
[W] Kate Wise 
 
Best dressed
[W] Caitlin Pierce