2013 BEST OF SWLA WINNERS: THE LIST

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2013 BEST OF SWLA WINNERS: THE LIST

Bull’s Eye! 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Lagniappe’s Best of Southwest Louisiana.

For two decades, Lagniappe’s been rounding up readers’ ballots and singling out the hometown favorites. You won’t need a posse or a bounty hunter to find the best food, services, goods, sports, entertainment and arts in these here parts. Just take a gander at the winners that are listed large as life. This year’s “Shootout at the LC Corral” been a long ride, but also a fun and informative one.

So, giddy up, partner … and ride proud. You’re entering Best Of 2013 territory now.

 

 

Best Italian Restaurant

121 Artisan Bistro

 

Best Mexican Restaurant

Casa Mañana

 

Best Cajun Restaurant

Pat’s of Henderson

 

Best Asian Restaurant

Peking Garden

 

Best Buffet

Le Beaucoup at L’Auberge

 

Best Restaurant After Midnight

KD’s

 

Best Romantic Dining

Ember 

at L’Auberge

 

Best Fried Chicken

Popeyes

 

Best Downtown Dining

Pujo St. Cafe

 

Best Coffee

Starbuck’s

 

Best Margaritas

Cancun

 

Best Sandwiches

Street Breads

 

Best Bread

Panera Bread

 

Best Liquor Store

Hokus Pokus

 

Best Cigars

Cigar Club

 

Best Sandwich Wraps

Roly Poly

 

Best King Cakes

Market Basket

 

Best Birthday Cakes

Jo’s Party House

 

Best Wedding Cakes

A Piece Of Cake

 

Best Breakfast

Pitt Grill

 

Best Pizza

Tony’s Pizza

 

Best Soup

Panera Bread

 

Best Home Cooking

Leonard’s Food Quarters

 

Best Po-Boys

Darrell’s

 

Best Plate Lunch

Hackett’s

 

Best Seafood

Steamboat Bill’s

 

Best Crawfish

Steamboat Bill’s

 

Best Fried Shrimp

Mr. Bill’s

 

Best Crab

Seafood Palace

 

Best Chicken Fried Steak

Southern Spice

 

Best Mediterranean Restaurant

Zeus

 

Best Seafood Market

JT’s Seafood

 

Best Boudin

Peto’s

 

Best Sushi

Osaka

 

Best Asian Rolls

Kyoto

 

Best Barbecue

BBQ West

 

Best Steak

Harlequin

 

Best Hamburgers

Dairy Barn

 

Best Salads

Luna Bar & Grill

 

Best Appetizers

Ember at L’Auberge

 

Best Outdoor Dining

Jag’s Bistro

 

Best Crawfish Drive-Thru

Zydeco Crawfish

 

Best Onion Rings

Southern Spice

 

Best Smoothies

Planet Nutrition

 

Best Gumbo

LeBleu’s Landing

 

Best Cracklins

B&O Kitchen & Grocery

 

Best Place To Buy Meat

Rabideaux’s

 

Best Fajitas

Coyote Blues

 

Best Bar

OB’s

 

Best Bloody Mary

MacFarlane’s

 

Best Martini

Lucky Pierre’s

 

Best Happy Hour

Micci’s

 

Best DJ Service

Deep South Productions

 

Best Place To Karaoke

Frosty Factory

 

Best Place To Dance

Yesterday’s

 

Best Place To Hear Live Music

Luna Live

 

Best Band

Twangster’s Union

 

Best Art Gallery

Art Associates

Gallery

 

Best TV Commercials

C&C Audio, Video & Appliances

 

Best Caterers

Reeves Uptown Catering

 

Best Kid’s Clothing

The Children’s Place

 

Best Daycare

Glad Tidings

 

Best Restaurant To Bring Your Kids

Gatti’s Pizza

 

Best Ice Cream

Winkydoo’s

 

Best Frozen Treats

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

 

Best Tech Store

Best Buy

 

Best Bank

Iberia Bank

 

Best Credit Union

CSE Federal Credit Union

 

Best Antique Store

French Quarter

 

Best Tree Service

Mark’s Tree Service

 

Best Furniture Store

New Look Furniture

 

Best Grocery Store

Market Basket

 

Best Women’s Clothing Boutique

Accessory Zone

 

Best Menswear

Dillard’s

 

Best Shoe Store

Shoe Carnival

 

Best Florist

A Daisy A Day

 

Best Car Wash

Don’s

 

Best Jeweler

Navarra’s

 

Best Travel Agency

Partners In Travel

 

Best Drycleaners

AAA Drive-Thru Cleaners

 

Best Apartment Complex

West M Apartments

 

Best Tanning Salon

Ultimate Experience

 

Best Home Improvement Store

Stine Lumber

 

Best Hardware Store

Trahan’s

 

Best Auto Dealer

Billy Navarre

 

Best Tire Dealer

Pumpelly Tire

 

Best Auto Mechanics

Service Tire & Auto

 

Best Dry Cleaners

AAA Drive-In Cleaners

 

Best Hair Salon

Salon W

 

Best Spa

Spa du Lac at L’Auberge

 

Best Massage Therapy

Special Touch

 

Best Garden Center

Greengate

 

Best Airline

American

 

Best Sports Moment

Saints Pounding The Dallas Cowboys

 

Best Golf Course

Gray Plantation Golf Club

 

Best Place To Work Out

Dynamic Dimensions

 

Best New Orleans Saint

Drew Brees

 

Best McNeese Cowboy

Cody Stroud

 

Best Playground

Millennium Park

 

Best Place To Jog/Walk

Civic Center

 

Best Local Landmark

Sallier Oak 

 

Best Place To Chill Outdoors With Friends

Prien Lake Park

 

Best Place To Commune With Nature

Sam Houston Jones State Park

 

Best Insurance Provider

State Farm

 

Best Artist

Candice Alexander

 

Best Radio DJ

Dale Mann

 

Best Radio Station

92.9 FM

 

Best Photographer

Lindsey Janies

 

Best Phone Book

User-Friendly Phone Book

 

Best City Council Member

John Ieyoub

 

Best Area Mayor

Randy Roach

 

Best Police Juror

Nic Hunter

 

Best State Legislator

Chuck Kleckley

 

Best Judge

Tom Quirk

 

Best Attorney

Jamie Bice