Best of OKC 2002


Best Television Personality – Gary England, KWTV 9

Best Morning Radio Team – Jack and Rom, KYIS 98.9 FM

Best Person You’d Like to See in a Thong – Jenifer Reynolds

Best Person to Receive a Wedgie – Gov. Frank Keating

Best Egomaniac – Barry Switzer

Best Lying Politician – Gov. Frank Keating

Best City Council Conspiracy – Bass Pro Shop

Best Oklahoma Gazette Columnist – George Lang

Best Person Running for Governor – Steve Largent

Best Waiter/Waitress – Jackie Davis at Hideaway Pizza in Edmond

Best Bartender – Shannon Barros at Flip’s Wine Bar and Trattoria

Best Up-and-Coming Local Celebrity – Kristin Chenoweth

Best Has-Been Local Celebrity – Garth Brooks

Best Person That Should Get the Hell Outta Here – Gov. Frank Keating


Best Live Music Club – Bricktown Brewery Restaurant and Pub

Best Place to Dance Your Ass Off – CityWalk

Best Karaoke Joint – Henry Hudson’s Pub

Best Neighborhood Bar – Henry Hudson’s Pub

Best Gay/Lesbian Bar – Angles

Best Place to Meet Someone to Take Home (But Not To Meet Mom) – NightTrips

Best Place to Indulge a Guilty Pleasure – Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store

Best Place to Get/Stay in Shape – All American Fitness Center

Best Public Golf Course – Lake Hefner Golf Course

Best Salon or Spa – Renaissance Salon and Spa

Best Annual Party – Bricktown Blues and BBQ Festival

Best-Named Business – Cock O’ The Walk

Best New Business – CityWalk


Best Book Store – Full Circle Books

Best Place to Buy Tunes – CD Warehouse

Best Women’s Clothing – Harold’s

Best Men’s Clothing – Harold’s

Best Furniture Store – Mathis Brothers

Best Home Accessories – Hobby Lobby

Best Place to Get “Gifty” – Christie’s Toy Box

Best Baubles – Samuel Gordon Jewelers

Best Bicycle Store – Al’s Bicycles

Best Store for the Outdoors – TLC Florist and Greenhouse

Best Art Gallery – Individual Artists of Oklahoma

Best Blossoms – The Myriad Gardens

Best Community-Spirited Business – Mathis Brothers


Best Restaurant to Open within the Past Year – Hideaway Pizza in Edmond

Best Upscale Restaurant – Boulevard Steakhouse

Best Casual Restaurant – Pearl’s

Best Restaurant for Romance – Haunted House Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Best Restaurant Institution – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Hotel Restaurant – Murphy’s Chophouse at the Waterford

Best Undiscovered Lunch Spot – Someplace Else Deli and Bakery

Best Restaurant with Entertainment – Bricktown Brewery Restaurant and Pub

Restaurant with the Best House Wine – Flip’s Wine Bar and Trattoria

Restaurant with the Best House Salad – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Restaurant with the Best Appetizer Menu – Pearl’s

Best Desserts – Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store

Best Sunday Brunch – Applewood’s

Best Bakery – La Baguette Bistro and Baker

Best Late-Night Dining – Hideaway Pizza

Best Burgers – Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

Best Italian – Zio’s Italian Kitchen

Best European, Not Italian – Old Germany Restaurant

Best East Asian – Sushi Neko

Best Indian/Mediterranean – Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Best Mexican – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Sandwiches – City Bites

Best Family Restaurant – Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

Best Seafood – Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Best Steakhouse – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Vegetarian Eats – TerraLuna Grille

Best Pizza – Hideaway Pizza

Best Meat or Fish Market – Bill Kamp’s Meat Market

Best Gourmet or Ethnic Grocery Store – Kamp’s Market

Best Restaurant to Take Your Mistress – Junior’s


Best Radio Station for Punk, Funk or Elevator Junk – KYIS, 98.9 FM

Best Local News Source – KWTV, Channel 9

Best Finished MAPS Project – Bricktown Canal

Best Waste of Public Money – Bass Pro Shops

Best Part of the Oklahoma Gazette – Best of Oklahoma City Readers’ Poll

Best Part of the Daily Oklahoman – Nothing

Best Next Big Thing – Oklahoma Lottery

Best Achievement of the City This Year – Revitalization of Bricktown


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