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GOODS AND SERVICES

Antiques

Morris Antiques

Runners-up: Fabulous Finds, Blue Suede Shoes, Blackwell

Apartment Complex

The Links in Little Rock

Runners-up: Rivercliff, The Park at Riverdale, Arbors of Pleasant Valley

Auto Dealer

Landers Toyota

Runners-up: Crain Ford, Parker Lexus, Russell Honda

Auto Service

Austin Brothers Tire and Service

Runners-up: Firestone, Landers Toyota, Jett's Gas and Services

Auto Stereo

Best Buy

Local Winner: Auto Audio

Runners-up: Arch Street Pawn Shop, Arkansas Car Stereo

Bank

Metropolitan

Runners-up: Arvest, Regions, First Security

Barbershop

Jerry's Barber Shop

Runners-up: Sport Clips, Jim's Barber & Style Shop, Morrison's of Little Rock

Bicycle Shop

Chainwheel

Runners-up: Spokes, Arkansas Cycling and Fitness, The Community Bicyclist

Bookstore

Barnes and Noble

Local Winner: WordsWorth Books & Co.

Runners-up: Dickson Street Bookshop, Books-A-Milion, River Market Books & Gifts

Carwash

Splash Car Wash

Runners-up: Best Car Wash, Suds Car Wash, Boomerang Car Wash

Children's clothing

The Toggery

Runners-up: The Children's Place, Gap, Target

Cleaners

Moose Cleaners

Runners-up: Comet Cleaners, Hangers Cleaners, Schickel's Cleaners

Commercial Art Gallery

M2 Gallery

Runners-up: Heights Gallery, Stephano's Fine Art Gallery, Cantrell Gallery

Decorator

Larry West

Runners-up: Tobi Fairley, Laura Bullock, Ken Kimberling

Electronics

Best Buy

Local Winner: Carnes Audio Visual

Runners-up: RadioShack, Bedford Camera & Video, Walmart

Eyewear

LensCrafters

Local Winner: Burrow's & Mr. Franks

Runners-up: James Eyecare & Optics Gallery, Kavanaugh Eye Care, Success Vision

Florist

Tipton & Hurst

Runners-up: About Vase, Cabbage Rose, Floral Express

Fresh Vegetables

Little Rock Farmer's Market

Runners-up: Argenta Farmer's Market, Fresh Market, Kroger

Funeral Home

Roller

Runners-up: Ruebel, Griffin Leggett, North Little Rock Funeral Home

Furniture

Hank's

Runners-up: Ashley, IO Metro, Cleo's

Garden Store or Nursery

Good Earth

Runners-up: Hocott's, Home Depot, Cantrell Garden

Gift Shop

Box Turtle

Runners-up: Hallmark Crown Shop, Vesta's

Music Store

Guitar Center

Local Winner: Jacksonville Guitar

Runners-up: Bryant Music, Best Buy, Boyd's Music Center

Grocery Store

Kroger

Local Winner: Hestand's

Runners-up: Walmart, Whole Foods, Fresh Market

Gun Store

Fort Thompson

Runners-up: Don's Weapons, Bullseye, Academy

Hardware

Home Depot

Local winner: Fuller and Sons

Runners-up: Kraftco, Lowes, Ace

Hip Clothing

Forever 21

Best Local: Box Turtle

Runners-up: Ember, Evolve, Scarlett

Hotel

Capital Hotel

Runners-up: The Peabody, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Little Rock

Internet Service Provider

AT&T

Runners-up: Verizon, Comcast, Aristotle

Jeweler

Sissy's Log Cabin

Runners-up: Robersons, Stanley's, Jones and Son

Lingerie

Barbara Graves

Runners-up: Cupid's, Victoria's Secret, Dillard's

Mattress

Denver

Runners-up: Bedding Mart, Dillard's, Hank's

Men's Clothing

Dillard's

Local Winner: Bauman's Fine Men's Clothing

Runners-up: Kohl's, Greenhaw's Men's Wear, Mr. Wicks Men's Clothing

Mobile Phone

AT&T

Runners-up: Verizon, Sprint

Outdoor Store

Ozark Outdoor Supply

Runners-up: Academy Sports, Gander Mountain, Gene Lockwood's

Pawn Shop

Bob's Pawn Shop

Runners-up: National Pawn Shop, Big Daddy's Pawn Shop, Sue's Pawn & Tack

Pharmacy

Walgreen's

Local Winner: Rhea Drug Store

Runners-up: Kroger, USA Drug, Cornerstone Pharmacy

Plumber

Russell and LeMay

Runners-up: Advantage Service Company, Ray Lusk Plumbing, Jeff Camp

Private School

Central Arkansas Christian

Runners-up: Catholic High School, Episcopal Collegiate, Pulaski Academy

Public School

Central High School

Runners-up: North Little Rock High School, Parkview Arts Science Magnet High School, eStem Public Charter School

Realtor

Janet Jones

Runners-up: Crye-Leike, Jan Zimmerman, Century 21

Retirement Community

Fox Ridge

Runners-up: Parkway Village, Woodland Heights, Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center

Salon

Fringe Benefits

Runners-up: Caracalla, Joel's, Gallery Salon

Shoes

Dillard's

Local Winner: Shoe Connection

Runners-up: DSW, Payless, Warren's Shoes

Shopping center

Park Plaza Mall

Runners-up: Pleasant Ridge Town Center, McCain Mall, Midtowne Shopping Center

Spa

Rejuvenation Clinic and Day Spa

Runners-up: Quy's Salon and Spa, Novah Natural Therapy Clinic, Rose Spa

Sporting Goods

Academy Sports

Runners-up: Gander Mountain, Sports Academy, Dick's Sporting Goods

Toys

Toys "R" Us

Local Winner: Heights Toy Center

Runner-up: Walmart

Travel Agency

Poe Travel

Runners-up: Sue Smith Travel, Dillard's Travel, Around the World

Used Auto Dealer

Landers Auto Sales

Runners-up: Bill Fitts Auto Sales, Bale Honda, Landers Toyota

Veterinarian

Hillcrest Animal Hospital

Runners-up: Green Mountain Animal Hospital, Allpets Animal Hospital

Vintage Clothing

Savers

Runners-up: Evolve, Goodwill

Women's Clothing

Dillard's

Runners-up: Kohl's, JCPenney, Chico's, Ann Taylor

RECREATION

Athletic Club

Little Rock Athletic Club

Runners-up: 10 Fitness, Jim Dailey Fitness Center

Cheap date

Movies in the Park

Runners-up: Tandy 10, Big Dam Bridge, a Travs game

Golf course

Chenal Country Club

Runners-up: Greystone Country Club, Rebsamen Park Golf Course, Alotian

Hiking trail

Pinnacle Mountain

Runners-up: Petit Jean, Allsop Park, Big Dam Bridge

Park

Burns

Runners-up: Allsopp, Murray, Riverfront Park in NLR

Place to Mountain Bike

Pinnacle

Runners-up: Allsopp Park, Burns Park, River Trail

Place to Swim

Wild River Country

Runners-up: Little Rock Athletic Club, Greers Ferry Lake, Little Rock Racquet Club

Place for Tennis

Little Rock Athletic Club

Runners-up: Burns Park, Little Rock Racquet Club, Otter Creek Racquet Club

Resort

Big Cedar Lodge

Runners-up: Red Apple Inn, Gaston's, Mountain Harbor

Weekend Getaway

Hot Springs

Runnners-up: Eureka Springs, Branson, Petit Jean

ENTERTAINMENT

Band

Tragikly White

Runners-up: Benjamin del Shreve, Cody Belew and the Mercers, The Gettys

Gay bar

Discovery

Runners-up: Sidetracks, Backstreet/Trinity, Pulse

Late night spot

Midtown Billiards

Runners-up: Discovery, Electric Cowboy, Salut

Movie theater

Rave

Local Winner: Market Street

Runners-up: Chenal 9, Breckenridge, Riverdale 10

Museum

Arkansas Arts Center

Runners-up: Clinton Library, Museum of Discovery, Old Statehouse

Performing Arts Group

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Runners-up: Arkansas Symphony, Red Octopus, Weekend Theater

Place to Dance

Discovery

Runners-up: Revolution, Sway, Electric Cowboy

Place to gamble

Oaklawn

Runners-up: Gold Strike, Harrah, Hollywood

Place for Live Music

Stickyz

Runners-up: Revolution, Juanita's, Cajun's

Place to see someone famous

Clinton Library

Runners-up: Capital Hotel, Verizon Arena, River Market

Sports Bar

West End

Runners-up: Buffalo Wild Wings, Fox and Hound, Bar Louie

PEOPLE AND POLITICS

Artist

Robbie Shackelford

Runners-up: Barry Thomas, Tim West, Stefano

Athlete

D.J. Williams

Runners-up: Joe Johnson, Ryan Mallett, Peyton Hillis

Charity

Our House

Runners-up: Heifer International, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, CARTI

Liberal

Mike Beebe and Vic Snyder (tie)

Runners-up: Max Brantley, Kathy Webb, Bill Clinton

Misuse of Taxpayer Funds

Mark Martin

Runner-up: Little Rock National Airport

Photographer

Leigh D. Photography

Runners-up: Tim Vahsholtz, Nelson Chenault, Meredith Melody

Politician

Mike Beebe

Runners-up: Bill Clinton, Kathy Webb, Tim Griffin

Worst Arkansan

Mike Huckabee

Runners-up: Mark Martin, Tim Griffin, Bill Clinton

MEDIA

Blog

Arkansas Blog

Runners-up: ArkansasFoodies.com, Tie Dye Travels, Blue Hog

Newspaper Writer

Max Brantley

Runners-up: John Brummett, Wally Hall, Philip Martin

Radio Personality

Heather and DC and Poolboy (107.7 FM)

Runners-up: Blake Woodson (93.3 FM), Tommy Smith (103.7 FM), Corey and Jay (100.3 FM)

Radio Station

94.9 Tom FM

Runners-up: Alice 107.7 FM, 103.7 FM The Buzz, KUAR 89.1 FM

TV Personality

Craig O'Neill

Runners-up: Dawn Scott, Donna Terrell, Christina Munoz

TV Sports Person

Steve Sullivan

Runners-up: Craig O'Neill, Wes Moore, Kerri O'Hara

TV Station

KTHV

Runners-up: KATV, KARK, Fox 16

Weather man

Ed Buckner

Runners-up: Mike Francis, Ned Perme, Todd Yakoubian

Twitter Feed

Hyper Tolbert Report (@HyperTolbert)

Runners-up: Hot Dog Mike (@hotdogmike), Arkansite.com Shelli (@arkansite), KATV Weather (@KATV_Weather/katv-weather-team)

Website

Arktimes.com

Runners-up: arkansite.com, arkansasmatters.com, tiedyetravels.com

FOOD AND DRINK

Bread

Boulevard Bread Co.

Runners-up: Panera, Community Bakery, Old Mill

Brunch

YaYa's Euro Bistro

Runners-up: B-side, Capi's, The House

Business lunch

Capital Bar and Grill

Runners-up: Trio's, Copper Grill, Brave New Restaurant

Caterer

Catering to You

Runners-up: Simply the Best, Trio's, RX Catering

Cheese dip

Mexico Chiquito

Runners-up: Senor Tequila, Stoby's, Juanita's

Cocktail

Ciao Baci

Runners-up: Capital Bar and Grill, Bar Louie, SO Restaurant-Bar

French fries

McDonald's

Local Winner: The House

Runners-up: Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Buffalo Grill

Liquor store

Colonial Wine & Spirits

Runners-up: Springhill Wine & Spirits, Rafferty's Liquors, Lake Liquor

Milkshake

Purple Cow

Runners-up: Sonic, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Chick-fil-A

Onion rings

Sonic

Local Winner: Cotham's

Runners-up: Burger King, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Arkansas Burger Co.

Outdoor dining

Ciao Baci

Runners-up: Cajun's, US Pizza Hillcrest, Acadia

Ribs

Whole Hog

Runners-up: Sims, Corky's, Famous Dave's

Salad

ZaZa

Runners-up: US Pizza, Jason's Deli, Olive Garden

Sushi

Sushi Cafe

Runners-up: Benihana, Hanaroo, Mt. Fuji

Vegetarian

Green Cuisine

Runners-up: Lilly's Dim Sum, Then Some; ZaZa; Whole Foods

Wine list

Ciao Baci

Runners-up: By the Glass, Ferneau, Crush

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