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Best of Indy: 34 Readers' Choice Winners

Drum roll, please. Below, you’ll find the winners of our online survey accompanying the magazine’s “Best of Indy” feature in the December issue. For good measure, we also threw in a selection of comments from the readers who voted. Congratulations to all!
UPDATE: Make your 2015 Best of Indy picks now. 
 
Best Jewelry Store: G. Thrapp Jewelers
“I love the small neighborhood feel and the vintage/estate jewelry.” —Linda Mcleaish
 
Best Dog Groomer: The Village Dog
“Great work and fun staff who love the pooches that come in for their haircuts.” —Cari Kluger
 
Best Spin Class: InCycle
“Great instructors who know what they’re doing and keep it both tough and fun.” —Kate Appel
 
YOGA1Best Yoga Studio: Invoke
“They’re always adding more classes to keep up with the demand, and I love my Reformer trainer, Megan!” —Patty Heffelman
 
Best Hair Colorist: Will Turpin of Whiskey and Honey Salon
“Will is awesome. He keeps this 50-year-old looking 35.” —Greg McAbee
 
Best Alterations Shop: Georgetown Alterations
“I’ve trusted them to alter my clothes for 20 years. They’ve even made Halloween costumes for my sons.” —Sally Cutler
 
Best Baby Clothes: Ballerinas and Bruisers
“Locally owned, beautiful things.” —Lori Nichols
 
Best Framing Shop: The Great Frame Up
“Not just for their service, but the owners are great supporters of the local arts community.” —Hugh Vandivier
 
Best Eyeglasses Shop: Ossip Optometry
“Great selection of the coolest, up-to-date styles. Although being stylish does not come cheap.” —Wayne Johnson
 
Best Cut Flowers: The Empty Vase
“Unusual flowers and combinations, great service.” —Jennifer Hendrian
 
Best Museum Shop: Indianapolis Museum of Art
“Where else can you get cool Robert Indiana stuff?” —Rhonda Long-Sharp
 
Best Doughnut: Long’s Bakery
“No other competition, really. Soft and delicious.” —Pat Francisco
Napolese
Best Salad: Napolese
“Love the double chopped salad as a staple, but their seasonals are always interesting.” —Casey Wiscons
 
Best Steakhouse: St. Elmo Steak House
“Just the place to be.” —Morgan Greenlee
 
Best Restaurant Bread: Bluebeard
“Because Amelia’s.” [Amelia’s is the bakery that supplies Bluebeard.] —Lyn White
 
Best Cupcakes: Flying Cupcake
“The icing-to-cake ratio is spot on. You want yummy? You get yummy.” —Michelle Hammond
 
Best Froyo Shop: Huddles
“The taste of the froyo is incomparable.” —Morgan Harrison
 
Best Date Place: Mama Carolla’s
“They have a perfect house Chianti.” —Jayne Beasley
 
Best Park For Winter Fun: Eagle Creek
“Great snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.” —David Temple
The alcohols CRG buys for its restaurants are Fountain Square Brewery, Sun King, New Day Meadery, Bier Brewery, Triton Brewery, and Flat12 Bierwerks. (Photo by Stacy Newgent)
 
Best Brewery: Sun King Brewing
“Duh.” —Adrian Gillaspy
 
Best Mexican Restaurant: La Piedad
“The friendly servers, the casual patio, the great (and inexpensive) food.” —Allyson Dobberteen
 
Best Food Truck: Scratch
“The poutine fries. Enough said.” —Julie Garrett
 
Best Luxury Hotel: The Conrad
“You just can’t beat their beds.” —Don Karlander
 
Cafe PatachouBest Breakfast Place: Cafe Patachou
“Two words: cinnamon toast.” —Jacqueline Cromleigh
 
Best Ice Cream Shop: BRICS
“They don’t believe a flavor combination can be too rich.” —Pam Nixon
 
Best Restaurant Patio: Rick’s Boatyard Cafe
“I feel like I’m on vacation sitting on the water there.” —Carly Glickman
 
Best Farmers Market: Broad Ripple Farmers Market
“Such a great variety of vendors and easily accessible from multiple parts of town.” —Sara Zembrodt
 
Best Sports Bar: Kilroy’s
“So many TVs!” —Michelle Mezzanotte
 
Best Music Festival: WARMfest
“Incredible national and local acts. This new fest is totally underrated.” —Roxanna Caldwell
 
Best Art Gallery: Long-Sharp Gallery
“Two floors of work from local and world-renowned artists.” —LaMont King Jr.
 

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Angela Buchman on our December 2003 cover


Best Local Newscast: WTHR
“Angela Buchman is a babe!” —Taylor Herman
 
Best Record Store: LUNA Music
“Great vibes.” —Patricia Benrubi
 
Best Spa: Evan Todd Spa
“I love the tranquil atmosphere, and it always smells great up there!” —Cara Shanks
 
Best Local Sports Team: Colts
“Love my Colts, especially now that Andrew Luck is on board. We have a huge future with him.” —Kimann Schultz
 
 

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