2018 Bay Area Houston Magazine Best of the Bay Award Winners

April 3rd, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Bay Area Houston Magazine Best of the Bay Awards! At the start of every year, we look back and reflect on the good we saw in the previous year. These are the results voted on and chosen by you, the reader!

Best Asian Cuisine

888 Asian Bistro

Best Auto Repair

Space Center Auto

Best Bank

Texas First Bank – Kemah

Best Bartender

Tara Calvert – Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar

Best BBQ

Red River BBQ 

Best Breakfast

Skipper’s Greek Cafe

Best Brunch

Sundance Grill II

Best Burger

Hubcap Grill

Best Cajun Restaurant

Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar

Best Car Dealer – domestic

Ron Carter Cadillac

Best Car Dealer – foreign

Ron Carter Hyundai

Best Credit Union

JSC Credit Union

Best Café

Classic Cafe

Best City to Live

League City

Best Contractor/Remodeler

Dynamic Construction Texas

Best Dentist

Dr. J Derek Tieken

Best Entertainment Spot

T-Bone Tom’s

Best Entertainment Venue

Kemah Boardwalk

Best Family Restaurant

T Bone Tom’s

Best Gift Shop

Spruce

Best Hair Salon

Brazil N Drops

Best Hair Stylist

Bonnie Wolcott – Heist Hair Bar

Best Hospital

Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

Best Indian Restaurant

Noon Mirch – Cuisine of India

Best Italian Restaurant

Grazia Italian Kitchen

Best Luxury Car

Cadillac

Best Margarita

El Tiempo Cantina

Best Marina

South Shore Harbor

Best Mexican Restaurant

El Tiempo Cantina

Best Oysters

Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar

Best Pizza

Dan’s Pizza

Best Pub

Scotty’s Pub on the Bay

Best Realtor

Kimberly Harding

Best Resale Shop

Assistance League

Most Romantic Restaurant

Marais

Best Seafood

Tookie’s Seafood

Best Steak

T Bone Tom’s

Best Sushi

Michiru

Best Vegan Restaurant

Nokturne

Best Vocalist – Male

Claudio Sereni

Best Vocalist – Female

Kelly Williams

Best Web Design

Big Splash Web Design

Best Wine Bar

Chelsea Wine Bar

Best Women’s Apparel

The Clotheshorse

Best Women’s Boutique

Belle Lee’s Boutique

Best Yacht Club

Lakewood YC

Best Urgent Care

UTMB League City

Best New Restaurant

O2 Bistro

Best of the Bay Winners

May 1st, 2018

The Best of the Bay Awards were announced at a highly attended and anticipated ceremony at Water’s Edge Venue on March 22. The 2017 winners, voted by you, are:

Best Asian Cuisine: Merlion
Best Auto Repair: Space Center Auto
Best Bank: Allegiance Bank
Best Bartender: Sarah – Volcano Room
Best BBQ: Dickinson BBQ
Best Breakfast: Pelican Grill
Best Brunch: Sundance Grill II
Best Burger: Tookie’s
Best Cajun: Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
Best Car Dealer – domestic: Norman Frede Chevrolet
Best Car Dealer – foreign: Ron Carter Hyundai
Best Credit Union: JSC FCU
Best Café: Seabrook Classic Cafe
Best City to Live: League City
Best Contractor/Remodeler: Maverick Remodeling
Best Dentist: Tie – Dr. Farid Noie and Dr. J. Derek Tieken
Best Entertainment Spot – Jackie’s Brickhouse
Best Entertainment Venue: Kemah Boardwalk
Best Family Restaurant: T-Bone Tom’s
Best Gift Shop: Spruce Flowers and Home
Best Hair Salon: Brazil N Drops
Best Hair Stylist: Bonnie Wolcott – Heist
Best Hospital: Houston Methodist St. John
Best Italian: Grazia Italian Kitchen
Best Local Entertainer: Tie – Mickey Hobbs and Claudio Sereni
Best Luxury Car: Ron Carter Cadillac
Best Margarita: El Tiempo Cantina
Best Marina: South Shore Harbour
Best Mexican: El Tiempo Cantina
Best Oysters: Gilhooley’s
Best Pizza: Dan’s Pizza Co.
Best Pub: Scotty’s Pub
Best Realtor: Kimberly Harding
Best Resale Shop: Assistance League of the Bay Area
Most Romantic Restaurant: Opus Bistro
Best Seafood: Topwater Grill
Best Steak: T-Bone Tom’s
Best Sushi: Michiru Sushi
Best Web Design: Big Splash Web Design
Best Wine Bar: Chelsea Wine Bar
Best Women’s Apparel: The Clotheshorse
Best Women’s Boutique: Back Bay Boutique
Best Yacht Club: Lakewood Yacht Club

Glass Mermaids

April 1st, 2017

Voted Best of the Bay Gift Shop 10 years in a row

Are you treading aimlessly in a sea of boring merchandise? Feeling the tug of mediocrity when you float to the big-box store down the street? Do you feel disconnected from your inner mermaid?

Well, if you can answer yes to any of these questions, it’s time for you to set sail to Glass Mermaids! It is without a doubt the first place you should venture when you need to awaken your inner sea goddess.

On paper the store is a gift boutique, but in essence, it is a nautical adventure that explores the treasures of the sea. Aquamarine walls soothe you as you walk in, as you take delight in — how would Ariel say it? — the gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. When entering the Glass Mermaid your senses will come alive!

It is sparkling to the eyes and will arouse your sense of smell with its variety of fragrant scents! It would be almost overwhelming if everything in the store wasn’t exactly what you were looking for.

Glass Mermaid’s new store extension means that the collection of gifts is varied and plentiful. Amazing one-of-a-kind home décor, bedding, furnishings and art are all part of the allure of Glass Mermaids.

The Gurgle Pots are a unique conversation piece that must be seen to fully appreciate, as written description just does not do them justice.  One of the most popular products are the sail bags.  The French sail bags are custom made from boat or ship sails, and each bag has a story. The store even has its own private label of bath and body products with scents that smell like pure fresh-air and ocean mist.  Total sensory bliss!

Glass Mermaids offers a truly pleasing shopping experience and all of the staff is well trained and courteous. Without bias or hesitation, the workers make friends with their shoppers, guiding them to the appropriate gift for a loved one, a friend, or even yourself. You’ll leave the store feeling the familiarity of friendship. After all, you’ve been welcomed into the mermaid club. So, plan on spending at least an hour shopping, filling your gift bag to the brim!

Glass Mermaids is a “wonderland” filled with unique nautical treasures that must be seen to be believed. Visit the store at 2098 Marina Bay Drive in League City for a unique five star shopping experience. You can visit them online at www.glassmermaids.com or call 281-326-3000 with any questions.

It is no wonder why Glass Mermaids was voted for another Best of the Bay Award in 2016.  Congratulations go to Debi Sullivan and her staff!

2015 Best of the Bay Awards

February 29th, 2016

Congratulations to the 2015 Best of the Bay Award winners!

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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