Best Of Erie 2014 Award Winners

Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Best Of Erie 2014 Award Winners by The Editors
Liz Venuto

Without further ado, here are the Best Of Erie 2014 winners that were announced last night during the first-ever Flavor Of Erie Party. Thanks to everyone who made nominates, who cast votes, and who came out last night to an amazing event. 

Best Place to Buy Meat

Best Place to Buy Produce Wegmans

Best Farmers Market Mason Farms Country Market

Best Place to Buy Music World of Music

Best Place to Buy Instruments World of Music

Best Thrift Store Salvation Army

Best Vintage Clothing Shop The Sassy Peacock

Best Antique Shop Second Hand Rose

Best Jewelry Store Dahlkemper's Jeweler's

Best Place to Buy Furniture John V. Schultz

Best Consignment Shop The Sassy Peacock

Best Boutique Grasshopper

Best Comics and Collectibles Shop Books Galore

Best Book Store Barnes & Noble

Best Smoke/Vapor Shop Smoker Friendly

Best Chocolate/Candy Purveyor Romolo Chocolates

Best Bakery Art's Bakery

Best Deli Teresa's Italian Deli

Best Winery Mazza Vineyards

Best Beer Store U Pick 6

Best Health Food Store Whole Foods Co-op

Best Tattoo Parlor Ink Assassins

Best Tattoo Artist Eerie Eric Fargiorgio

Best Place to Get Pierced Sacred Piercing

Best Person to Get Pierced By Missy Twohig

Best Fitness Club LECOM

Best Place to Adopt a Pet The ANNA Shelter

Best Bank Erie Federal Credit Union

Best Spa Coventina Day Spa

Best Beauty Salon Panache Salon & Spa

Best Barbershop Russo's Barbershop

Best Bike Shop Competitive Gear

Best Place to Host a Wedding Reception The Warner Theatre

Best Web Developer Epic Web Studios

Best Animation/Video Production WQLN

Best Locally Made Product Smith's Hotdogs

Best New Business (Within Last Two Years) Lavery Brewing Company

Best Local Festival Erie Art Museum's Blues and Jazz Festival

Best Museum Erie Art Museum

Best Art Event The Blues and Jazz Festival

Best Place to Catch a Flick Tinseltown

Best Performing Theater Space Warner Theatre

Best Performing Arts Space Warner Theatre

Best Event Space Erie Insurance Arena

Best Local Act (Band/Musician) Erie Philharmonic

Best Local Promoter Ryan Bartosek

Best Local Artist Todd Scalise

Best Art Gallery Glass Growers Gallery

Best Music Venue Erie Insurance Arena

Best Local Sculptor Evan Everhart

Best Local Photog Sarah Peach

Best Up-and-Coming Band/Musician Falling Hollywood

Best Local Singer Elly Vahey

Best Local Musician Eric Brewer

Best Place for Free Fun Presque Isle

Best MC Jonny Evans

Best Jukebox Calamari's Squid Row

Best Hip-Hop DJ DJ Henry GQ

Best House DJ DJ Roach

Best Local Graphic Designer Todd Scalise

Best Local Illustrator Eerie Eric Fargiorgo

Best Neighborhood Bar Plymouth Tavern

Best Place to Hear Live Rock Sherlock's

Best Place to Hear Live Jazz Scotty's

Best Place to Hear Live Blues Erie Art Museum Blues and Jazz Fest

Best Place to Hear Live Hip-hop Docksider

Best Lounge Scotty's Cigar & Martini Lounge

Best Night Club Coconut Joe's

Best Bar for Dancing Coconut Joe’s

Best Bar for Hooking Up Docksider

Best Place to See Comedy Jr’s Last Laugh

Best Karaoke Bar Rack & Roll

Best New Bar/Club (Within Last Two Years) Public House

Best Place to Get a Martini Scotty's Cigar & Martini Lounge

Best Dive Bar Sandbar Draft House

Best Happy Hour Tap House

Best Place to Be Seen on a Saturday Night The Plymouth Tavern

Best Dance Company Lake Erie Ballet

Best College Bar Cornerstone

Best Sports Bar Buffalo Wild Wings

Best Poet Joe Gallagher

Best Place to Get Lectured Chautauqua Institution

Best Local Actor Domenic Del Greco

Best Local Actress Adele Stewart


Best Restaurant 1201 Kitchen

Best Sandwich Shop Picasso's

Best New Restaurant (Within Last Two Years) Public House

Best Place to Get Seafood Smuggler's Wharf

Best Seafood Shop Wegmans

Best Romantic Restaurant 1201 Kitchen

Best Chef Bertrand Artigues

Best Upscale Restaurant 1201 Kitchen

Best Dinner Bargain Imperial China Buffet

Best Bar Food Plymouth Tavern

Best Hot Dog Shop New York Lunch

Best Coffee Shop Brick House Coffee Bar

Best Mobile Food Vendor Mercyhurst Culinary Food Truck

Best Breakfast The Breakfast Place

Best Patio Drinking Rum Runners

Best Brunch Peek'n Peak

Best Buffet Peek'n Peak Resort

Best Place to Get Ice Cream Sara's

Best Sub Shop Wegmans

Best Wine List Cloud 9

Best Beer List Tap House

Best Patio Dining Smuggler's Wharf

Best Local Brewery Lavery Brewing Company

Best Locally Made Beer Love Child - Voodoo

Best Place to Get Vegan / Vegetarian Food Whole Foods Co-op

Best Place to Order a Steak Texas Roadhouse

Best Place to Get Barbecue Three B Saloon

Best Burger Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Best French Fries Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Best Soft Pretzel Plymouth Tavern

Best Pizza John's Wildwood

Best Wings Odis 12 Bar & Grille

Best Sushi Wegmans

Best Mediterranean Restaurant Petra Restaurant

Best Place to Get Indian Food Taste of India

Best Asian Restaurant Golden Wok

Best Italian Restaurant Serafini's

Best Mexican Restaurant El Canelo

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant Petra Restaurant

Best Cheap Lunch Tickle's Deli

Best Late-Nite Menu Dominick's 24 Hour Eatery

Best Bloody Mary Plymouth Tavern

Best Dessert Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro

Best Bartender Kayla Lavery

Best Bagels Jo's Brooklyn Bagels

Best Donuts Mighty Fine Donuts

Best Reason to Live in Erie Presque Isle State Park

Best Place to Buy or Lease a Car Bianchi Honda

Best Reason to Come Downtown People watching

Best Auto Customer Service Humes Chyrsler Jeep Dodge & Ram

Best Radio Station WERG

Best Radio Show The Morning Show with Capt. Dan

Best Radio Personality Captain Dan

Best TV Personality Sean Lafferty

Best TV News Team JET 24

Best Yoga Studio yogaErie

Best Local Furniture Designer Dovetail Gallery

Best Politician Sean Wiley

Best Nonprofit/Charity The ANNA Shelter

Best Filmmaker John C. Lyons

Best Neighborhood Millcreek

Best Place to Work Wegmans

Best Tourist Attraction Presque Isle

Best Over-Exposed Local Celebrity Jesse & Ricardo

Best Park Presque Isle

Best Spot to Take Wedding Photos Presque Isle beaches

Best People Watching Roar On The Shore

Best Landmark Brig Niagara

Best Place for a Family Outing Presque Isle

Best Place for a First Date Lavery Brewing Company

Best University Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Best Bowling Alley Greengarden Lanes

Best Team to Root for Erie Otters

Best Athlete Kayla McBride

Best Minor League Team Erie Otters

Best College Team Gannon Basketball

Best High School Team Cathedral Prep

Best Beach 11

Best Place for Skiing Peek'n Peak

Best Place to Run Presque Isle

Best Place to Hike Wintergreen Gorge

Best Athletic Competition Barber Beast on the Bay

Best Place to Shoot Pool Andy's Gold Crown Billiards

Best Golf Course Whispering Woods

Best Playground Frontier Park

Best Fundraising Event Erie Gives Day

Best Author/Writer (not Erie Reader) Kevin Flowers

Best Place to See a Sunset (Not Presque Isle) 8 Great Tuesdays/Liberty Amphitheater

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