Thursday, January 24, 2008

Best of 417 Winners...

Whitaker Publishing is giving us a sneak peak of the Best of 417 Awards. The party is so much fun. I went to it last year and saw a lot of, ate at nearly every restaurant in Springfield! At least, it felt that way.

Anyway, here's a sneak peak at the list! Congratulations! You can see the full list in February's magazine which should be out next week. Also, you can go on Friday.

Thanks to Matt Lemmon (417 web editor/GO editor) for the inside scoop!

Top 5 Local Restaurants
1. Ocean Zen
“The It Restaurant of All 417-land.”
Audible oohs and aahs can be heard near its glass-and-metal wine cave near the restaurant’s entrance. As food goes, the Asian/ Western mix is consistently wonderful and inventive.

2. Flame Steakhouse & Wine Bar

3. Bijan’s Sea & Grille

4. Haruno

5. Metropolitan Grill

Best Personal Trainer
Mark Milsap, CoxHeath

Best Bartender
Jeff Busby, Icon Nightclub

Best Live Music Venue
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre

Best Customer Service
Town & County
Did you know Town & County celebrated its 50th anniversary in October? That kind of staying power can be traced back to one source: customer service. Town & County is filled with long-term salespeople.

Best Steaks
Doe’s Eat Place
Home of the 4.5-pound sirloin. Yow.




La marmot scooped you. Dang bloggers!

matthewclemmon said...

Thanks for the love, Michelle m'belle.

Saw you at the shindig tonight, from a distance. Sorry I didn't get to holla.