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2007 Best of Madison

By Madison Magazine

Restaurant
Gold: Restaurant Magnus
Silver: The Mariner's Inn
Bronze: Benvenuto's / Quivey's Grove Stone House and Stable Grill (tie)

New Restaurant
Gold: Sardine
Silver: Cloud 9 Grille
Bronze: The Melting Pot

Upscale Restaurant
Gold: Restaurant Magnus
Silver: L' Etoile
Bronze: Nadia's Restaurant and Grapevine Lounge

Restaurant for Kids
Gold: Ella's Deli
Silver: Rocky's Party Pizzeria
Bronze: Culver's

Restaurant Ambience
Gold: Porta Bella
Silver: The Edgewater Hotel
Bronze: The Mariner's Inn

Barbecue/Ribs
Gold: Smoky Jon's No. 1 B-B-Q
Silver: Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
Bronze: Fat Jack's Barbecue

Burgers
Gold: Dotty Dumpling's Dowry
Silver: The Nitty Gritty
Bronze: Blue Moon Bar & Grill

Caribbean
Gold: Jolly Bob's
Silver: David's Jamaican Cuisine

Chinese
Gold: Imperial Garden
Silver: Hong Kong Café
Bronze: Chang Jiang

Deli
Gold: Gino's Deli
Silver: Ella's Deli
Bronze: Fraboni's Italian Specialties

Fish Fry
Gold: Avenue Bar
Silver: The Stamm House
Bronze: Quivey's Grove Stone House and Stable Grill

French
Gold: L' Etoile
Silver: Le Chardonnay
Bronze: Nadia's Restaurant and Grapevine Lounge

Greasy Spoon
Gold: Monty's Blue Plate Diner
Silver: Cleveland's Diner
Bronze: Mickey's Dairy Bar

Indian
Gold: Maharaja
Silver: Taj Indian Restaurant
Bronze: Taste of India

Irish
Gold: Brocach Irish Pub
Silver: Irish Waters
Bronze: Claddagh Irish Pub / O'Grady's Irish Pub (tie)

Italian
Gold: Tutto Pasta Cucina Italiana Gold: Tutto Pasta
Silver: Lombardino's
Bronze: Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano / Porta Bella (tie)

Japanese
Gold: Ginza of Tokyo
Silver: Takara
Bronze: Wasabi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Korean
Gold: New Seoul
Silver: Coreana
Bronze: Mystic Grill

Mediterranean
Gold: Mediterranean Café
Silver: The Dardanelles
Bronze: Lulu's Restaurant

Mexican/Southwest
Gold: Laredo's Mexican Restaurant
Silver: Pedro's Mexican Restaurant
Bronze: Eldorado Grill

Middle Eastern
Gold: Lulu's Restaurant & Deli
Silver: Kabul
Bronze: Husnu's

New Orleans/Cajun
Gold: Louisianne's Etc.
Silver: New Orleans Takeout
Bronze: Gaston's

Pizza
Gold: Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
Silver: Ian's Pizza By The Slice
Bronze: Roman Candle Pizza

Seafood
Gold: Blue Marlin
Silver: Ocean Grill
Bronze: Captain Bill's

Steakhouse
Gold: Smoky's Club
Silver: Tornado Club Steak House
Bronze: Johnny Delmonico's

Sushi
Gold: Ginza of Tokyo
Silver: Wasabi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Bronze: Takara

Thai
Gold: Sa-Bai Thong
Silver: Bahn Thai
Bronze: Sukho Thai

Other Ethnic
Gold: Essen Haus
Silver: Lao Laan Xang
Bronze: Himal Chuli

Breakfast
Gold: Pancake Café
Silver: Original Pancake House
Bronze: Marigold Kitchen

Brunch
Gold: Nau-Ti-Gal
Silver: The Madison Concourse Hotel
Bronze: Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

Lunch
Gold: Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Silver: Bluephies
Bronze: The Madison Club

Lakeview Dining
Gold: The Edgewater Hotel
Silver: The Mariner's Inn
Bronze: Paisan's

Late-Night Dining
Gold: La Bamba
Silver: Natt Spil
Bronze: Crave Restaurant and Lounge

Outdoor Dining
Gold: Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Silver: Jolly Bob's
Bronze: The Memorial Union Terrace

Sports Bar
Gold: Babe's Restaurant
Silver: The Sports Pub
Bronze: State Street Brats

TakeOut/Delivery
Gold: Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
Silver: New Orleans Takeout
Bronze: Milio's

Bakery
Gold: Lane's Bakery
Silver: Scott's Pastry Shoppe
Bronze: Greenbush Bakery

Candy Store / Chocolate Shop
Gold: Candinas Chocolatier
Silver: Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Bronze: Maurie's Fine Chocolates / James J Chocolate Shop (tie)

Deli/Meat Counter
Gold: Jacobson Brothers Gold: Gino's Deli
Silver: Ken's Meats & Deli

Grocery Store
Gold: Woodman's Food Market
Silver: Copps Food Center
Bronze: Trader Joe's

Ice Cream / Custard
Gold: Michael's Frozen Custard
Silver: Culver's
Bronze: Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Neighborhood Market
Gold: Willy Street Grocery Co-Op
Silver: Jenifer Street Market
Bronze: Brennan's Market

Specialty Foods
Gold: Whole Foods Market
Silver: Trader Joe's
Bronze: Brennan's Market

Brew Pub
Gold: Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Silver: J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery
Bronze: Ale Asylum

Coffee Roaster
Gold: Ancora Coffee Roasters
Silver: Victor Allen's Coffee & Tea
Bronze: Steep & Brew

Coffeehouse
Gold: Victor Allen's Coffee & Tea
Silver: Ancora Coffee Roasters
Bronze: Ground Zero

Late-Night Hot Spot
Gold: Madison Avenue
Silver: Natt Spil
Bronze: Plaza Tavern & Grill

Microbrew
Gold: Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Silver: Capital Brewery
Bronze: New Glarus Brewing Company

Neighborhood Bar
Gold: Harmony Bar & Grill
Silver: Weary Traveler Free House
Bronze: Laurel Tavern

Wine & Spirits
Gold: Steve's Liquor & More
Silver: Barriques
Bronze: Woodman's Food Market

Auto Dealer
Gold: Zimbrick
Silver: Smart Motors
Bronze: Don Miller Pontiac GMC

Art Gallery / Dealer
Gold: Fanny Garver Gallery
Silver: Grace Chosy Gallery
Bronze: Gary's Art & Frame Shop

Bed & Breakfast
Gold: Mansion Hill Inn
Silver: Arbor House
Bronze: Cambridge House

Bicycle Shop
Gold: Williamson Bikes & Fitness
Silver: Budget Bicycle Center
Bronze: Machinery Row Bicycles

Body Shop
Gold: Ball Body Shop
Silver: Smart Motors
Bronze: Zimbrick

Bookstore (local)
Gold: University Book Store
Silver: Frugal Muse Books Music & Video
Bronze: Room of One's Own Coffeehouse

Bookstore
(chain) Gold: Barnes and Noble
Silver: Borders Books & Music
Bronze: Half Price Books Records Magazines

Caterer
Gold: Queen Anne's At The West Side Club
Silver: Blue Plate Catering
Bronze: Gaylord Catering

Dry Cleaner
Gold: Klinke Cleaners
Silver: Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers
Bronze: Best Cleaners

Fitness Center / Gym
Gold: Princeton Club
Silver: Orange Shoe Gym
Bronze: Harbor Athletic Club

Florist
Gold: Felly's Flowers
Silver: George's Flowers
Bronze: Choles Floral

Garden Supply Store
Gold: Jung Garden Center
Silver: Johannsen's Greenhouse
Bronze: The Bruce Company

Gift Shop / Specialty Store
Gold: Orange Tree Imports
Silver: Pop Deluxe
Bronze: Little Luxuries

Hair Salon
Gold: Motley Salon
Silver: Aniu Salon-Spa-Yoga
Bronze: The Ultimate Spa Salon

Hardware Store
Gold: Ace Hardware
Silver: Dorn True Value Hardware
Bronze: Menards

Hotel for Business
Gold: Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
Silver: The Madison Concourse Hotel
Bronze: Madison Marriott

Hotel for Pleasure
Gold: Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
Silver: The Madison Concourse Hotel
Bronze: Edgewater

Jeweler
Gold: Goodman's Jewelers
Silver: Chalmers Jewelers
Bronze: TQ Diamonds

Landscaper
Gold: The Bruce Company
Silver: Barnes
Bronze: Jung Garden Service

Martial Arts School / Studio
Gold: Karate America
Silver: Kicks Unlimited
Bronze: Rings Martial Arts Studio

Men's Clothing (local)
Gold: Jazzman
Silver: Woldenberg's
Bronze: D.W. Zemke Traditional Clothiers

Men's Clothing (chain)
Gold: Macy's
Silver: Kohl's
Bronze: Men's Wearhouse

Music Store
Gold: The Exclusive Company
Silver: Ward Brodt Music
Bronze: Good N Loud Music Company

Pet Pamperer
Gold: Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Silver: DAWG DAYZ
Bronze: Aunt B's Resort & Spa

Pet Store
Gold: Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Silver: Petsmart
Bronze: Mad Cat Pet Supplies

Shoe Store
Gold: The Shoe Box
Silver: Morgan's Shoes
Bronze: Famous Footwear

Spa
Gold: Aniu Salon-Spa-Yoga
Silver: The Ultimate Spa Salon
Bronze: Cameo Spa Salon Upscale Furniture & Home

Accessories
Gold: Rubin's
Silver: Steinhafels
Bronze: Di Maggio's

Women's Clothing (local)
Gold: J LaMore
Silver: Woldenberg's
Bronze: Suzen Sez

Women's Clothing (chain)
Gold: Macy's
Silver: Kohl's
Bronze: Ann Taylor

Yoga Center
Gold: Orange Shoe Gym
Silver: Aniu Salon-Spa-Yoga
Bronze: Bliss Flow Yoga

Bowling Alley
Gold: Ten Pin Alley
Silver: Badger Bowl
Bronze: Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes

Club DJ
Gold: Nick Nice
Silver: Ty Wick
Bronze: Papi Love

DJ for Hire
Gold: Juke Box Bandstand
Silver: Celebrations
Bronze: Limelight Entertainment

Columnist
Gold: Doug Moe: The Capital Times
Silver: Tom Oates: Wisconsin State Journal
Bronze: Mike Lucas: The Capital Times

Dance Venue
Gold: Cardinal Bar
Silver: Madison Avenue
Bronze: Club Five

Golf Course
Gold: University Ridge Golf Course
Silver: Odana Hills Golf Course
Bronze: Bridges Golf Course

Live Music Venue
Gold: High Noon Saloon
Silver: King Club
Bronze: Barrymore Theatre

Live Theater Venue
Gold: Overture Center
Silver: American Players Theatre
Bronze: Barrymore Theatre

Live Theater Company
Gold: Madison Repertory Theatre
Silver: American Players Theatre
Bronze: Broom Street Theater

Local Band / Musician
Gold: Clyde Stubblefield
Silver: Super Tuesday
Bronze: The Northern Pines Band

Local Children's Band/Musician
Gold: Ken Lonnquist
Silver: David Landau
Bronze: Art Paul

Local Celebrity
Gold: Bo Ryan
Silver: Barry Alvarez
Bronze: Matt Kenseth

Movie Theater
Gold: Star Cinema
Silver: Marcus Point Ultrascreen Cinema
Bronze: Orpheum Theatre

Radio Personality
Gold: Mitch Henck (WIBA)
Silver: Sly (WTDY)
Bronze: Vicki McKenna (WIBA)

Radio Team
Gold: Connie & Fish (Z104)
Silver: John & Tammy (96.3 Star Country)
Bronze: Jonathan & Kitty (105.5 Triple M)

TV Personality
Gold: Charlie Shortino (NBC 15)
Silver: Pam Tauscher (WISC-TV3)
Bronze: Christine Bellport (NBC 15)

TV Team
Gold: Charlie Shortino, Christine Bellport & Sarah Carlson (NBC 15)
Silver: Katy Sai & Mark Koehn (WISC-TV3)
Bronze: Eric Franke & Pam Tauscher (WISC-TV3)

Website
Gold: channel3000.com
Silver: madison.com
Bronze: thedailypage.com

Editors' Choice Awards >>

Madison Magazine - July 2007


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