Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Best of Morgantown 2015

Morgantown Magazine is doing its annual "Best Of Morgantown" awards where it ranks local businesses. They're currently in Round 2 of the competition. The first round allowed voters to write in nominees, and now, the top three in each category are listed and up for voting.

I've listed the food related ones I'm throwing my endorsement behind (plus a few bonus ones). Tell me, what did I get right? What did I miss? Let me know what you think. And be sure to vote - you have until Dec. 12

Best Pizza
Mountain State Brewing Company
Pies & Pints
Pizza Al's

Best BBQ
Atomic Grill
Martin's BBQ Joint
Woodburn Shanks

Best Sweet Indulgence
Sweet Frog
The Cupcakerie
Tutto Gelato

Best Ethnic Food
Chaang Thai
Kenyan Cafe
Mother India

Best Burger
Atomic Grill
Five Guys
Tailpipes

Best Breakfast
IHOP
Terra Cafe
Tudor's Biscuit World

Best Outdoor Dining
Morgantown Brewing Company
Mountain State Brewing Company
Oliverio's

Best Vegetarian-Friendly
Black Bear
Terra Cafe
Real Juice Bar

Best Power Lunch
Black Bear
Sargasso
Terra Cafe

Best Fine Dining
Cafe Bacchus
Sargasso
Stefano's 

Best Place to Caffeinate
Blue Moose
Starbucks
The Grind

Best Romantic Restaurant
Cafe Bacchus
Stefano's
Oliverio's

Best Brewery
Chestnut Brew Works
Morgantown Brewing Company
Mountain State Brewing Company

Best Beer Selection
Apothecary Ale House & Cafe
Black Bear
Pies & Pints

Best Neighborhood Bar
Apothecary Ale House & Cafe
Gene's Beer Garden
Mario's Fishbowl

Best Sports Bar
Kegler's
Sports Page
Varsity Club

Best Winery
Forks of Cheat
Heston Farm

Best Chef
Heath Finnell, Cafe Bacchus
Marion Ohlinger, Richwood Grill (formerly)
Simon Poulin, Sargasso

Best Bartender
Brooke Verbosky, Mario's Fishbowl
Grace Hutchens, Apothecary Ale House & Cafe
Lucy Morrison, Gene's Beer Garden

Best Place to Buy Health Food
Kroger
Morgantown Farmers' Market
Mountain People's Co-Op

Best Grocery Store
ALDI
Kroger
Giant Eagle

BONUS:

Best Workout Spot
CrossFit Morgantown
Pro Performance
Viking Performance Training 

Best Festival
West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival
MountainFest
ArtsWalk

Best Personal Trainer
Jeff Giosi, CrossFit Morgantown
Jesse Haldin, Rob's Fitness Factory
John Mouser, Strength Dynamics 

Best Yoga Studio
BlissBlissBliss
Power Yoga Morgantown
Inner Life