PHOTOS: 2015 Best of OKC awards party

(Cover design by Christopher Street)

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Oklahoma Gazette’s 31st annual Best of Oklahoma City awards is complete. Winners were announced in 124 categories on Tuesday at a blowout party and packed house inside Cosmopolitan bar, Malarkey’s Dueling Piano Bar, The Roost and Doux at 7 S. Mickey Mantle Drive.

The best of the best local entrepreneurs, entertainers, chefs, personalities and organizations came to celebrate their success and cheer on their peers.

This year’s contest included more categories than ever. We added almost 40 new categories related to local music and entertainment, family, drinking, views, craft beers, arts, eateries and up-and-coming districts.

Readers cast more than 600,000 votes in this year’s contest, and these 124 winners earned each one of ’em.

Pick up your free copy of this week’s Best of OKC issue of Oklahoma Gazette from any one of more than 800 metro rack locations near you or find it online on Aug. 26.

For information about photo use permissions, digital photos and reproductions, please contact Linda Meoli, Oklahoma Gazette vice president of corporate affairs, at lmeoli@okgazette.com. All photos copyright Oklahoma Gazette.

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  • From left, Lauren Ross as Madonna, and Kelsey Lugsch as some kind of 80's girl, both with The Pump, on the bacony at the Gazette's 2015 Best of OKC Party. Mark Hancock

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  • Kellen McGugan and Jenny Kress. Mark Hancock
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  • Your emcee for the evening, Chrisy Duane, bathed in purple lighting. Mark Hancock
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  • From left, Oklahoma Gazette Publisher Bill Bleakley with fellow blue coat, Craig Delano. Mark Hancock
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  • Pie Junkie Darcy Schein was excited to be a winner. Mark Hancock
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  • Piano and drum player Tony Basford with Malarkeys Dueling Piano Bar, entertained. Mark Hancock
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  • Keith Rinearson with his PhotoArt Studio shooting people during the 2015 Best of OKC party. Mark Hancock
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  • No shortage of goodies to eat. Mark Hancock
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  • Craig Majors, 3rd from left, with friends of his Liquid Vapor Lounge, a finalist for Best Vapor Shop. Mark Hancock
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  • Jeremiah from The Pump. Mark Hancock
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  • Joel Caram as the Goblin King from the movie, The Labyrinth. Mark Hancock
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  • Shane Britton won one of the gift baskets. Mark Hancock
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  • Gazette photographer Garett Fisbeck shoots the most decked out group for the evening, The Pump. Mark Hancock
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  • Crowd for the 2015 Oklahoma Gazette Best of OKC at the Cosmopolitan in Bricktown. Mark Hancock
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  • The Oklahoma Gazette's Christy Duane reads off the the winners. Mark Hancock
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  • A colorful crowd awaits to hear who won what. Mark Hancock
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  • Elizibeth Howe and Michael O'hara having fun. Mark Hancock
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  • Chow's Chinese Restaurant family and friends look for Gazette Empoyees. Mark Hancock
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  • Artist Anthony Pego. Mark Hancock
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  • And the food kept coming. Mark Hancock
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