2019 Best of the Bay Award Winners

March 30th, 2020

Best Asian Cuisine

Asian Fusion – League City

Runner Ups: Orient Cafe, Hunsa Thai Kitchen

Best Auto Repair

Space Center Auto

Runner Ups: Benson’s Auto, Gulf Coast Auto

Best Bank

Texas First Bank

Runner Ups: Frost -Webster, Chase – Clear Lake

Best Bartender

Corin Dickson – Ghilhooley’s

Runner Ups: Mika Smith – Chuy’s, Lauren Keef – Opus

Best BBQ

Pappas Delta Blues

Runner Ups: Rudy’s BBQ, Red River BBQ

Best Breakfast

Skipper’s Greek Café

Runner Ups: Red Oak Café, Seabrook Classic Café

Best Brunch

Marais

Runner Ups: Main Street Bistro, Lakewood Yacht Club

Best Burger

Tookie’s Burgers

Runner Ups: Stomp’s Burger Joint, Burger Nation

Best Café

Seabrook Classic Cafe

Runner Ups: Red Oak Cafe, Skipper’s

Best Cajun

Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack

Runner Ups: BB’s Tex Orleans, Floyd’s Cajun Seafood

Best Car Dealer Domestic

Ron Carter Cadillac

Runner Ups: McRee Ford, Norman Frede Chevrolet

Best Car Dealer Foreign

Ron Carter Hyundai

Runner Ups: Advantage BMW, Lexus of Clear Lake

Best City to Live

Seabrook

Runner Ups: League City, Friendswood

Best Coffee

Art of Coffee

Runner Ups: Java Owl, Soul Freak

Best Credit Union

JSC FCU

Runner Ups: AMOCO FCU, Gulf Coast Educators FCU

Best Dentist

Dr. Noie – Unicare Dental

Runner Ups:  Dr. Tieken – Tieken Smiles

Best Entertainment Spot

Kemah Boardwalk

Runner Ups: T-Bone Tom’s, Franca’s Real Italian

Best Entertainment Venue

Jackie’s Brickhouse

Runner Ups: Franca’s Real Italian, Scout Bar

Best Family Restaurant

T-Bone Tom’s

Runner Ups: Franca’s Real Italian, Red River BBQ

Best Florist

Kemah Flowers

Runner Ups: Lary’s Florist, NASA Flowers

Best Gift Shop

Texas Artisan

Runner Ups: Belle Lee’s Boutique, The Salted Hippie

Best Gumbo

Abe’s Cajun

Runner Ups: Floyd’s Cajun Seafood, Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar

Best Greek

Sokol’s Greek Deli & Cafe

Runner Ups: Bakkhus, Mediterraneo Market & Cafe

Best Hair Salon

Heist Hair Bar

Runner Ups: Above The Waves Hair Salon, Mane Addiction

Best Hair Stylist

Sonnie Mans

Runner Ups: Maddy Petit, Bonnie Wolcott

Best Hospital

Houston Methodist Clear Lake

Runner Ups: UTMB, HCA Clear Lake

Best Hotel

San Luis Resort

Runner Ups: South Shore Harbour Resort, Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

Best Italian

Frenchie’s

Runner Ups: Villa Capri, Pomodoro’s NASA

Best Margarita

El Tiempo Cantina

Runner Ups: Escalante’s, Lupe Tortilla

Best Marina

South Shore Harbour

Runner Ups: Lakewood Yacht Club, Waterford Harbor

Best Mediterranean

Mediterraneo Market & Cafe

Runner Ups: Sawa, Bakkhus

Best Mexican

Escalante’s

Runner Ups: El Tiempo Cantina, Habanero’s

Best New Restaurant

Red River Cantina

Best NOLA restaurant

BB’s Tex Orleans

Runner Ups: Marais, Viola and Agnes

Best Oysters

Gilhooley’s

Runner Ups: Tookie’s Seafood, Tommy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Best Pasta

Frenchie’s

Runner Ups: Pomodoro’s NASA, Angelo’s

Best Pizza

Dan’s Pizza

Runner Ups: Marco’s – South Shore, Mario’s – Seabrook

Best Po-Boy

BB’s Tex Orleans

Runner Ups: Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen, Abe’s Cajun Market

Best Pub/Bar

Scotty’s Pub on the Bay

Runner Ups: Nobi Public House, Boondoggle’s Pub

Best Realtor/Agent

Kirk Williams

Runner Ups: Kimberly Harding, Monica Foster

Best Resale Shop

Assistance League of Bay Area

Runner Ups: Interfaith Caring Ministries, A Lot of Panache

Most Romantic Restaurant

Opus Bistro & Steakhouse

Runner Ups: Marais, Perry’s – Baybrook

Best Seafood

Tookie’s Seafood

Runner Ups: Opus Ocean Grill, Schafer’s Coastal Bar & Grille

Best Steak

Perry’s – Baybrook

Runner Ups: Saltgrass – Kemah, Opus Bistro & Steakhouse

Best Sushi

Masa Sushi

Runner Ups: Michiru, Ocean Sushi

Best Vocalist female

Kelly Williams

Runner Ups: Glenda Lynn, Traci Cooper

Best Vocalist male

Claudio Sereni

Runner Ups: Jason Allcorn, Abel Salazar

Best Web Design

Big Splash Web Design

Runner Ups: Captiv Creative, Top Star Marketing

Best Wine Bar

Chelsea Wine Bar

Runner Ups: Friends Uncorked, Duo

Best Women’s Apparel

Belle Lee’s Boutique

Runner Ups: Brave Boutique, The Salted Hippie

Best Women’s Boutique

Brave Boutique

Runner Ups: Moxie District 31, Belle Lee’s

Best Yacht Club

Lakewood Yacht Club

Runner Ups: Houston Yacht Club, HarborWalk

21st Annual Best of the Bay Awards to be announced March 22

March 15th, 2018

 

A stunning view of Clear Lake at Water’s Edge Venue.

The votes have been tallied and the people have spoken! Bay Area Houston Magazine will announce the winners of the 2017 Best of the Bay Awards on Thursday, March 22 at Water’s Edge venue in El Lago.

After every year, our readers vote on their favorite business, restaurant, professional or establishment, and we recognize them during a fantastic celebration. This year’s awards ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Water’s Edge Venue, a premiere waterfront location on Clear Lake. Guests are sure to enjoy the lavish 5,000 square foot interior, a lakeview 2,500 square foot patio and two fully stocked bars.

Entertainment includes dancing and music from piano virtuoso Claudio Sereni and the smooth vocals of Mickey Hobbs. Enjoy hor d’oeuvres and samplings from many of the area’s finest restaurants, including Sawa, Marais, Tookie’s Seafood, Angelo’s, El Tiempo Cantina, Dickinson BBQ and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Flowers from Spruce Floral and Home, and décor from One Stop Tents & Events will adorn the venue.

Don’t miss this highly anticipated event, a Clear Lake favorite! RSVPs are mandatory and can be made to 281-474-5875 or by email to art@baygroupmedia.com. Click here for directions.

The lavish interior of Water’s Edge Venue.

YOUR 2016 Best of the Bay Award Winners

April 1st, 2017

You voted and we listened! Congratulations to all of this year’s Best of the Bay winners.

Best Mortgage
JSC Federal Credit Union

Best Auto Repair
Space Center Automotive

Best Credit Union
JSC Federal Credit Union

Best Café
Classic Café

Best Bank
Allegiance Bank

Best Hair Salon
Salon Vivid

Best Stylist
Meghan Scott

Best Bartender
Caleen Worthen (Merlion)

Best Pub/Bar
Boondoggles

Local Entertainer – TIE
• Mickey Hobbs
• Claudio

Best Brunch
Lakewood Yacht Club

Best Seafood
Tookies Seafood

Best Steak
Killen’s Steakhouse

Best Sushi
Michiru Sushi

Best Pizza
Mod Pizza

Best Italian
Frenchie’s Italian  Restaurant

Best Mexican
Mamacita’s

Best Cajun
Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar

Best Asian
Merlion

Best BBQ
Dickinson BBQ & Steakhouse

Most Romantic
Opus Bistro

Best Family Restaurant
T-Bone Tom’s

Best Burger
Hubcap Grill

Best Margarita
Mr. Sombrero

Best Contractor
Maverick Remodeling

Best Health Club/Gym
South Shore Fitness Center

Best Spa
Dreamcatcher Spa

Best Realtor
Kimberly Harding

Best Women’s Apparel
Back Bay Boutique

Best Dentist
Dr. Farid Noie

Best Entertainment Spot
Kemah Boardwalk

Best Ladies Boutique
Clothes Horse

Best Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club

Best Physician
Dr. Nadir Ali

Best Surgeon
Shaun Holt

Best Marina
South Shore Harbour Marina

Best City to Live
League City

Best Massage Therapist
Lisa Pulieri – Oasis

Best Web Design
Big Splash Web Design

Best Vision Center
South Shore Eye Center

Best Gift Shop
Glass Mermaids

Best Home Builder
Bayway Homes

Best Wine Bar
Chelsea Wine Bar

Best Restaurant Entertainment
Signatures Restaurant & Pub

Best Furniture Store
Rustic Design Company

Best Breakfast
Skipper’s Greek Cafe

Best Car Dealer – Domestic
Ron Carter Cadillac

Best Car Dealer – Foreign
Ron Carter Hyundai

Best Oysters
Gilhooley’s

Best Private School
Bay Area Christian School

Best Resale shop
Assistance League

Best Hospital
Houston Methodist St. John Hospital

2015 Best of the Bay Awards

February 29th, 2016

Congratulations to the 2015 Best of the Bay Award winners!

BOTB2015

Best Asian: Merlion Thai Restaurant & Lounge

Best Auto: Space Center Automotive

Best Bank: Allegiance Bank

Best Bartender: Caleen Worthen

Best BBQ: Red River Barbeque & Grill

Best Breakfast: Skipper’s Greek Café

Best Brunch: Lakewood Yacht Club

Best Burger: Tookie’s Hamburgers & More

Best Café: Seabrook Classic Café

Best Cajun: Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack

Best Car Dealer – domestic: Ron Carter Cadillac

Best Car Dealer – foreign: Ron Carter Hyundai

Best City to Live: Seabrook

Best Contractor/Remodeler: Maverick Remodeling

Best Credit Union: JSC Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist: Dr. J. Derek Tieken

Best Entertainment Spot: Kemah Boardwalk

Best Family Restaurant: T-Bone Tom’s

Best Gift Shop: Glass Mermaids & Eagles’ Nest Gallery

Best Hair Salon: Brazil N Drops

Best Hair Stylist: Desiree Dantas

Best Health Club: Camp Gladiator

Best Home Builder: Bayway Homes

Best Hospital: Houston Methodist St. John Hospital

Best Italian: Frenchies Italian Restaurant

Best Local Entertainer: Claudio Sereni

Best Marina: South Shore Harbour Marina

Best Margarita: San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Best Massage Therapist: Lisa Pulleri  – Oasis Salon & MediSpa

Best Men’s Apparel: Dillard’s

Best Mexican: Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Best Mortgage: Hometrust Mortgage

Best Oysters: Tommy’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Best Physician: Dr. Jack Janoe

Best Pizza: Boondoggles Pub

Best Private School: Primrose School – League City

Best Pub: Boondoggles Pub

Best Realtor: Kimberly Harding

Best Resale Shop: I Spy the Perfect Piece

Most Romantic Restaurant: Opus Bistro

Best Seafood: Outriggers Oyster Bar & Grill

Best Spa: Oasis Salon & MediSpa

Best Steak: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

Best Sushi: Michiru Sushi

Best Vision Center: South Shore Eye Center

Best Web Design: Big Splash Web Design & Marketing

Best Wine Bar: Chelsea Wine Bar

Best Women’s Apparel: Casanova’s Downfall

Best Women’s Boutique: Back Bay Boutique

Best Yacht Club: Lakewood Yacht Club

The 2014 Bay Area Houston Magazine Best of the Bay Awards

February 20th, 2015

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Best Asian: 888 Bistro

Best Auto Repair: Space Center Automotive

Best Bank: Allegiance Bank

Best Bar/Pub: The Cock Bull & British Pub

Best Bartender: Terry Thompson

Best BBQ: Red River Barbeque & Grill

Best Breakfast: Skipper’s Greek Café

Best Brunch: Cullen’s Upscale American Grill

Best Burger: Tookie’s Hamburgers & More

Best Café: Classic Café

Best Cajun: Floyd’s Cajun Seafood

Best Car Dealer –domestic: Ron Carter Cadillac

Best Car Dealer – foreign: Star Toyota

Best City: League City

Best Credit Union: JSC Federal Credit Union

Best Contractor/Remodeler: Lone Star Design

Best Dentist: Dr. J. Derek Tieken

Best Entertainment Spot: T-Bone Tom’s

Best Eye Care: Berkely Eye Center

Best Family Restaurant: T-Bone Tom’s

Best Furniture: Island Furniture

Best Gift Shop: Glass Mermaids

Best Hair Salon (tie): Brazil in Drops & Salon Avante

Best Hair Stylist: Desiree Dantas

Best Health Club: Me Body Studio

Best Home Builder: Bayway homes

Best Hospital: Houston Methodist St. John Hospital

Best Italian: Frenchies

Best Ladies’ Boutique: Back Bay Boutique

Best Local Entertainer: Claudio Sereni & Abel Salazar Team

Best Margarita: San Lorzeno Mexican Restaurant

Best Marina: Waterford Harbor

Best Massage Therapist: Madeline McGeorge-Moore

Best Men’s Apparel: Dillards

Best Mexican: Mamacita’s Restaurant & Cantina

Best Mortgage: Supreme Lending (Montgomery Group)

Best Physician: Dr. Jack Janoe

Best Pizza: Mario’s Flying Pizza

Best Private School: Primrose Private School

Best Oysters: Tommy’s Oyster Bar

Best Realtor/Agent: Kimberly Harding

Best Resale Shop: I Spy The Perfect Piece

Most Romantic Restaurant: Opus Bistro

Best Seafood: Topwater Grill

Best Spa: Oasis Salon & MediSpa

Best Steak: Killen’s Steakhouse

Best Sushi: Michiru Sushi

Best Web Design: Big Splash Web Design

Best Women’s Apparel: Casanova’s Downfall

Best Wine Bar: Chelsea Wine Bar

Best Yacht Club: Lakewood Yacht Club