Best of Madison 2011

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Best of Madison 2011

Best Restaurant
The Old Fashioned
Paisan’s
Eno Vino

New Restaurant
The Coopers Tavern
Dahmen’s Pizza Place
Vintage Brewing Company

Upscale Dining
L’Etoile
Harvest
The Admiralty Dining Room (at the Edgewater)

Lake View
Paisan’s
Sardine
Captain Bill’s

Best Ambiance
Porta Bella
Weary Traveler Freehouse
Harvest

Breakfast
Pancake Cafe
Marigold Kitchen
Mickies Dairy Bar

Brunch Great Dane Sardine Nau-Ti-Gal

Lunch
The Old Fashioned
Marigold Kitchen
Babes Restaurant & Cocktails

Neighborhood Bar
Weary Traveler Freehouse
Harmony Bar and Grill
Jade Monkey

Outdoor Dining
Great Dane
Paisan’s
Captain Bill’s

BBQ
Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ
Fat Jacks Barbecue
Brickhouse BBQ

Burger
Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry
Nitty Gritty
The Old Fashioned

Caribbean
Jolly Bob’s
Jamerica Caribbean Restaurant
David’s Jamaican Cuisine

Chinese
Imperial Garden–West
Hong Kong Cafe
Chang Jiang

Fish Fry
The Avenue Bar
The Old Fashioned
Quivey’s Grove

Greasy Spoon
Mickies Dairy Bar Monty’s
Blue Plate Diner
The Curve

Indian or Nepalese
Himal Chuli
Maharaja
Maharani Indian Restaurant

Italian
Lombardino’s
Tutto Pasta State Street
Vin Santo Cucina Italiana

Japanese/Sushi
Restaurant Muramoto
Ginza of Tokyo
Takara Japanese Restaurant

Kid-Friendly
Ella’s Deli
Culver’s
Rocky’s Party Pizzeria

Mediterranean
Bunky’s Cafe
Mediterranean Cafe
Lulu’s Deli and Restaurant (closed)

Mexican/Southwestern
Laredo’s
Eldorado Grill
Pedro’s

New Orleans/Cajun
Louisianne’s Etc.
New Orleans Take-Out
Liliana’s

Pizza
Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
Ian’s Pizza by the Slice
Roman Candle Pizzeria

Seafood
Captain Bill’s
Ocean Grill
The Blue Marlin

Sports Bar
State Street Brats
Babes Restaurant & Cocktails
Pooley’s

Steakhouse
Tornado Steak House
Johnny Delmonico’s
Smoky’s Club

Supper Club
Tornado Steak House
Smoky’s Club
Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club

Thai/Indonesian
Sa-Bai Thong
Lao Laan-Xaang
Bahn Thai

Bakery
Scott’s Pastry Shoppe
Greenbush Bakery
Lane’s Bakery & Gift Shop

Butcher
Jacobson Bros. Quality Meats and Deli
Ken’s Meats & Deli
Knoche’s Butcher Shop

Brewpub
Great Dane
Capital Brewery
Ale Asylum

Craft Beer
Spotted Cow (New Glarus Brewing Company)
Hopalicious (Ale Asylum)
Island Wheat (Capital Brewery)

Cheese
Carr Valley Cheese Company
Hook’s Cheese Company
Cedar Grove Cheese

Chocolate
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Candinas Chocolatier
DB Infusion Chocolates

Coffee
Barriques
Ancora Coffee Roasters
Michelangelo’s Coffee House

Deli
Fraboni’s
Gino’s Italian Deli
Ella’s Deli

Grocery Store
Woodman’s Food Market
Metcalfe’s Market
Willy Street Co-op

Ice Cream/Custard
Babcock Hall Dairy Store
Culver’s
Michael’s Frozen Custard

Specialty Food Store
Brennan’s Market
Willy Street Co-op
Fromagination

Golf Course
University Ridge
Door Creek Golf Course
Odana Hills Golf Course

Live Music Venue
High Noon Saloon
Barrymore Theatre
Majestic Theatre

Movie Theater
Sundance Cinema
AMC Star Fitchburg
Point Cinema

Museum
Madison Children’s Museum
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Performing Arts Group
Madison Symphony Orchestra
Broom Street Theater
Madison Opera

Radio Personality
Connie Kellie
John Flint
Van Edwards

Radio Team
John & Tammy, 96.3 Star Country
Connie & Curtis, WZEE-Z104
Jonathan & Kitty, 105.5 Triple M

TV Personality
Charlie Shortino
Christine Bellport
Susan Siman

TV Team
Charlie Shortino and Christine Bellport
Rob Starbuck, Charlotte Deleste & Haddie McLean
Eric Franke, Jay Wilson and Gary Cannalte

Website
Channel3000.com
Madison.com
Thedailypage.co

Art Gallery
The Fanny Garver Gallery
Absolutely Art
Grace Chosy Gallery

Auto Dealer
Zimbrick
Smart Motors
Jon Lancaster Toyota

Bed & Breakfast
Mansion Hill Inn
Arbor House
Cambridge House

Bike Shop
Budget Bicycle Center
Williamson Bicycle Works
Machinery Row Bicycles

Body Shop
Zimbrick Body Shop
Gates Auto Body
Ball Body Shop

Bookstore
University Book Store
Frugal Muse
A Room of One’s Own

Caterer
Blue Plate Catering
Gaylord Catering Service
Circolo Catering

Clothing (Men)
Jazzman
Woldenberg’s
Context

Clothing (Women)
Bop
Terese Zache Designs
Woldenberg’s

Consignment Store
ReThreads
Lady Moxie
Pink Poodle

DJ for Hire
Celebrations Entertainment
Juke Box Bandstand
Kenny Jay Mobile Party

Dry Cleaner
Klinke Cleaners
Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers
Best Cleaners of Madison

Fitness Center
Princeton Club
Harbor Athletic Club
Capital Fitness

Florist
Felly’s Flowers
George’s Flowers
Choles Floral

Furniture & Home Accessories
Roughing It In Style
The Century House Modern & Scandinavian Interiors
Rubin’s Contemporary Furniture

Gifts & Specialties
Orange Tree Imports
Pop Deluxe
The Soap Opera

Hair Salon
Aniu Salon Spa
Cha Cha Beauty & Barber
The Ultimate Spa Salon

Hotel
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
The Madison Concourse Hotel
The Edgewater

Jeweler
TQ Diamonds
Goodman’s Jewelers
The Diamond Center

Lawn, Garden & Landscape
Bruce Company
Jung Garden Center
Johannsen’s Greenhouses

Music Store
Strictly Discs
Ward-Brodt Music Company
B-Side Records

Pet Day Care, Boarding & Pamperer
Camp K9 Petcare Center
The Dog Den
Ruffin’ It Resort

Pet Store
Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Mad Cat Pet Supplies
Nutzy Mutz & Crazy Catz

Shoes
The Shoe Box
Morgan’s Shoes
Cornblooms

Spa
Aniu Salon Spa
Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness
Cameo Spa Salon

Veterinarian
Spring Harbor Animal Hospital
Animal Hospital of Verona
And Dogs Too

Wine & Spirits
Steve’s Wine, Beer & Spirits
Woodman’s Food Market
Barriques

Yoga
Bliss Flow Yoga & Wellness
Inner Fire Yoga
Aniu Salon Spa (Core Athletic has since taken over Aniu’s yoga studio)

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