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Here’s what YOU voted the best of Middletown

The people have spoken! The best Middletown has to offer from beer selection and burgers to local attractions and events has been decided in the inaugural Best of Middletown awards.

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Middletown Young Professionals announced and celebrated the winners of the 2018 poll during a snazzy Sept. 6 event at The Windamere.

The inaugural Best of Middletown awards were announced and celebrated during a Sept. 6 event at The Windamere. (PROVIDED)

The effort kicked off in late March with online voting at www.bestofmiddletown.com. When the voting ended, Middletown Young Professionals carefully analyzed all the data to determine the winner in each category, according to Mallory Greenham, the organization’s president.

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CATEGORYWINNER
ART & CULTURE
Best Art GalleryPendleton Art Studio
Best Historical DestinationSorg Opera House
Best Local ArtistChris Walden
Best Local AuthorCassie Dyer
Best Public Mural Art913 Central
Best Local Theatre CompanyPerforming Arts Academy
Best Local Dance GroupPerforming Arts Academy
FOOD
Best AppetizersGracie's
Best Beer SelectionMiddletown Fine Wine & Spirits
Best BreakfastMilton’s Donuts
Best BurgerThe Jug
Best Cheap DrinksAt the Square
Best Creative CocktailsWest Central Wine
Best Ethnic FoodVeracruz Mexican Restaurant
Best Food TruckBrent's Smokin Butts
Best Hangover FoodThe Jug
Best Happy HourWest Central Wine
Best Hidden GemCombs BBQ
Best Ice CreamGrandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
Best Late Night EatsThe Slice
Best Local BreweryRolling Mill Brewing Company
Best Local Coffee ShopTriple Moon Coffee Company
Best Lunch SpotComb’s BBQ
Best New Restaurant in 2018Bourbon's Craft Kitchen and Bar
Best On Tap SelectionSpoken Bicycles
Best Overall RestaurantGracie’s
Best Pastries/DessertsMilton’s Donuts
Best Patio DiningCombs BBQ
Best Pizza (chain)Cassano’s
Best Pizza (local)Shaddock's Pizza and Drive Thru
Best Place to Grab a 'Cold One'Spoken Bicycles
Best Quick EatsThe Jug
Best Restaurant to Meet Your PartnerGracie’s
Best Restaurant to Take the KidsThe Jug
Best Service/HospitalityVeracruz Mexican Restaurant
Best Vegetarian/Vegan SelectionMockingbird’s Café
Best Wine SelectionWest Central Wine
Best Bottle + Can Beer SelectionMiddletown Fine Wine + Spirits
Most Unique MenuBourbon's Craft Kitchen and Bar
FUN
Best Event VenueThe Windamere Event Center
Best Festival/EventLight Up Middletown
Best Indoor ActivityEastern Lanes
Best Local AttractionLight Up Middletown
Best Outdoor ActivitySmith Park
Best Place to GolfBrown's Run Country Club
Best Place to SweatPlanet Fitness
Best Place to Take a VisitorLight Up Middletown
Best Time/Place to Take a Selfie with a FriendLight Up Middletown
Best ParkSmith Park
LIFE
Best MiddletonianJames Anderson
Best Fire DepartmentCity of Middletown Division of Fire
Best Office 'Keeping it Real' (Realtors, Real Estate Offices)Coldwell Banker Oyer, Inc.
Best Office to Pick a Policy (Insurance Agencies or Offices)Miller Insurance Inc.
Best Office with Attention to Detail (Law Firms, Attorneys)Casper & Casper, LLC
Best Place to Capture Your Favorite MemoriesShutter Girls Photography
Best Police DepartmentCity of Middletown Division of Police
Best Place to Catch the SunsetSmith Park
SHOPS & SERVICES
Best Car WashElliott Auto Bath
Best FloristFlowers by Roger
Best Hair Salon / Barber ShopLeading Image Hair Salon
Best New Store/BusinessGrandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
Best Pet GroomingLucy's Wash-N-wag Grooming & Boarding/Daycare
Best Place for Antiques and CollectiblesLester's Rock N Roll Shop
Best Place to Find a GiftKathryn's Home Accents and Gift Shop
Best Place to Take Your Vehicle in for a CheckupAssured Automotive
Best Tattoo StudioBold Traditions Tattoo
Best Veterinary/Pet CareWestern Hills Veterinary Clinic

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