Voting is now open for the 8th annual Readers’ Choice Awards! Part of what makes Addison and the North Dallas Corridor so great is the many, many opportunities to eat exceptional food, work in cutting-edge businesses and meet wonderful people. Addison Magazine is proud to work in and write about the wonderful Town of Addison and surrounding cities that make up the Corridor, and we love honoring great people and businesses with our annual Readers’ Choice Awards – awards that are nominated by and voted on by readers like you! Please take the time to vote for your favorites in the categories of Dining, Shopping, Business, Attractions, Lifestyle and Medical. Each award has several different businesses that you can vote for. You may vote once per day per email address for as many categories as you like, and voting closes June 20.
Each category has several different awards. In Dining, you can vote for your favorite outdoor patio, favorite steakhouse, favorite happy hour, favorite sports bar, favorite unique dining experience, favorite place to be seen, favorite place to sip wine, favorite coffeehouse, favorite pizza, favorite sushi restaurant, favorite burger, favorite Italian restaurant, favorite margarita, favorite Mexican restaurant, favorite Mediterranean restaurant, favorite Indian restaurant, favorite Chinese restaurant, favorite Thai restaurant, favorite French fries, favorite martini, favorite breakfast, favorite BBQ, favorite frozen treat, favorite new restaurant (opened in 2015), favorite quick lunch spot, favorite place to drink craft beer and favorite craft cocktails.
In Medical, you can vote for favorite urgent care center/emergency care center, favorite cardiology group, favorite hospital/surgery center, favorite med spa/aesthetic facility, favorite general practitioner, favorite spine surgery group, favorite podiatrist/group, favorite LASIK, favorite eye care facility, favorite chiropractor/group, favorite cosmetic surgery group and favorite dentist.
For Attractions, vote for your favorite art gallery/museum, favorite entertainment venue, favorite place to golf, favorite local event/festival, favorite place for a first date, favorite place to dance, favorite place to see live music and favorite park.
In the Shopping category, vote for your favorite women’s boutique/specialty store, favorite place to buy home furnishings, favorite jewelry store, favorite barber shop, favorite specialty salon, favorite grocery/specialty store, favorite wine and spirits store, favorite shopping center, favorite hair salon, favorite massage, favorite car dealership, favorite men’s boutique/specialty store, favorite spa, favorite women’s clothing store and favorite florist.
The Lifestyle category includes awards for your favorite charter plane service, favorite pet services, favorite gym, favorite local college, favorite workout program, favorite apartment community, favorite residential real estate broker, favorite private school, favorite child development facility and favorite non-Internet dating service.
Lastly, the Business section has awards for favorite commercial real estate firm, favorite business networking group, favorite new retail business, favorite office building, favorite law firm, favorite IT service company, favorite bank, favorite interior design company, favorite staffing/temp agency, favorite investment brokerage firm, favorite insurance agent, favorite accounting firm, favorite CEO, favorite promotion/specialty products company, and favorite place to buy office furnishings.
Several of the businesses up for awards this year are past Readers’ Choice Award winners. For example, if you still think La Comida (2015 winner) is the best Mexican restaurant, vote for them again, or choose Blue Mesa Grill, Cantina Laredo, Chuy’s Tex-Mex, Cinco Tacos Cocina & Tequila, Rio Mambo, Taco Borracho or Taqueria La Ventana. Show your love of Laser Beauty Medical Spa (2015 winner) by voting them favorite med spa/aesthetic facility again, or maybe you discovered a new favorite and you want to vote for Aesthetic Laser Academy and Spa, Grand Spa, Skin M.D. & Beyond, Skintastic, or Solei Med Spa. Last year in Businesses, one of the awards given out was to the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce for your favorite networking group; you can vote for them again this year, or you could vote for the Addison Business Association, CREW Dallas, FEI Dallas, or the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce instead. The 2015 winner for your favorite hair salon was Swank Salon Organic Color Bar & Boutique. If you still love them, vote again or choose Boeau Belle Salon & Spa, Carole Lucio Hair Colour and Style Salon, Clive & Co., Grand Spa, or L’Image Salon & Spa. Last years, readers chose 24 Hour Fitness as their favorite gym. This year you can vote for them again or choose the Addison Athletic Club, Crunch Fitness, TELOS Fitness Center, Trophy Fitness or Youfit Health Club.
Whether you work for one of these great businesses, or are just a frequent visitor, the Readers’ Choice Awards are a great opportunity to let these places know how much you love them. Winning one of these awards is special, because the business owners know that actual customers chose them. So vote for your favorite places and let these places know that you appreciate the great services, products or experiences that you get from choosing them.
The winners will be published in the August/September issue of Addison Magazine, so vote today and pick up your copy this August to see if your favorites won!