Meet the Finalists in the 2014 Best of St. Louis Park

Congratulations to all who have been voted into the top three in our readers' choice survey.

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Voting has come and gone for the 2014 Best of St. Louis Park, and we received a record number of ballots from dedicated readers of St. Louis Park Magazine.
Hundreds of businesses were nominated for the awards, but only the top
three in each category will continue on to the Best of St. Louis Park event on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the ShowPlace ICON at The West End.

All finalists are listed in alphabetical order. Listed order in no way implies number of votes or final result.

Bakery: Byerly's, Honey & Rye, Yum! Kitchen and Bakery
 
Breakfast/brunch
: Bunny's Bar and Grill, Good Day, Yum! Kitchen and Bar

Burgers: Bunny's Bar and Grill, McCoy's Public House, Park Tavern

Ethnic food: Taste of India, Thanh Do, Wok in The Park

Happy hour: Bunny's Bar and Grill, Crave, Rojo Mexican Grill

Wine selection: Crave, Liquor Boy, Mill Valley Kitchen

Kid-friendly restaurant: Bunny's Bar and Grill, Park Tavern, Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

New restaurant: Figlio, Mill Valley Kitchen, Rojo Mexican Grill

Outdoor dining: Crave, Cooper Irish Pub, Rojo Mexican Grill

Private-party venue: Cooper Irish Pub, Park Tavern, Rojo Mexican Grill

Bartender: Shaun Farrow, Granite City; Steve Johnson, Bunny's Bar and Grill; Natalie Nygren, Rojo Mexican Grill

Pasta Dish: Figlio, McCoy's Public House, Vescio's

Chiropractor: Lindsey King, Jeff Schramm, West End Chiropractic and Wellness

Dental clinic: Metro Dentalcare, Park Dental, Rhode Island Dental

Orthodontist: Amy Gerken, Orthodontic Care Specialists; Angela Ross, Family Orthodontics

Pediatric clinic: Park Nicollet, Partners in Pediatrics, Pediatric Services, P.A.

Yoga class: CorePower Yoga, Life Time Fitness, Lisa Peterson

Fitness studio: Life Time Fitness, Pure Barre, Surge Cycle

Golf course: Meadowbrook, Minikahda Club, Minneapolis Golf Club

Medspa/rejuvenation clinic: The Hair District, Phresh, Positive Body Dynamics

Builder/remodeler: Anchor Builders, Bauer Design Build, Sicora

Home retail/furnishings: CIEL Loft & Home, Filament, Woody's

Interior designer: Leslie Nerenberg, Martha O'Hara Interiors, Laura Potter

Landscaper: Green Horizons, Landscape Love, McChesney Landscape Design

Garden shop: Art & Flowers, Sunnyside Gardens, Sweet Corn & More

Community event/festival: Fire Station Open House, Parktacular, Woof N Treat

Kids' birthday party spot: Kiddywampus, Park Tavern, Rec Center

Music lessons: Sara Foster, Maestoso Music Studio, St. Louis Park Piano

Preschool/daycare: Kids' Place, Kid Zone Child Care Center, KinderCare

Summer program/camp: Kids' Place, Rec Center Park Program, YMCA

High school teacher: Chad Austad, Greg Goddard, Peter Redmond; all St. Louis Park High School

Doggy daycare/kennel/boarding: Hot Dog Walking, Pampered Pooch Playground, Petropawlis

Pet grooming/services: Bubbly Paws Dog Wash, The Dog House, Petropawlis

Veterinary services: All Paws, Oak Knoll Animal Hospital, Westgate

Class/program for seniors: Aquila Center, Lenox Community Center, Sabes JCC

Financial advisor: Mark Nevermann, Edward Jones; ROR Tax Consultants and Financial Planning; Sarah Wells, Citizens Independent Bank

Hairstylist/barber: Alyssa Bauer, Tangles & Co.; Darrin Miernicki, Darrin James Salon; Tammie Townsend, Spa Blu

Photographer: Eva North, Posers Photography, Michelle Robb Tanner

Massage therapist: Michael at Spalon Montage; Tianna at Darrin James Salon; West End Chiropractic

Real estate agent: Charlie Adair, Matt Farley, Kim Pease Team

Salon/spa: Darrin James Salon, Phresh Spa Salon, Spa Blu

Insurance agent: Karen Aaker, Susan Haub, Greg Loffhagen

Children's shop: Creative Kidstuff, Kiddywampus, Once Upon a Child

Boutique: Apricot Lane, MINQ, Primp

Small-business customer service: Bubbly Paws Dog Wash, Chears Audiology, Posers Photography

Gift shop/place to buy unique gifts: Art & Flowers Design Studio, Max's, Patina

Jeweler: Bergstrom Jewelers, Continental Diamond, Wedding Day Diamonds

New shop: Apricot Lane, Park Yogurt, Vitali's Bistro

Sporting goods: Dick's Sporting Goods, Hoigaard's, House of Sport

Eyewear: Park Nicollet, Pearle Vision, Rose Fashion Optical