Some winners are not surprises, but they’re honors just the same. Then there are some quirky little winners like the best car wash. Ok.
Without further ado…
FOOD AND DRINK:
French: Bibou, 1009 S 8th St.
Italian: Le Virtu, 1927 E Passyunk Ave
Contemporary Bakery: Belle Cakery, 1437 E Passyunk Ave
New chef: Christopher Kearse at Will BYOB, 1911 E Passyunk Ave
Risotto: Lobster Risotto at Fond, 1537 S 11th St. (This was omitted from the first version of the story. Sorry!)
Bar Burger: South Philly Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St
Ballpark eats: Federal Donuts, 1219 S 2nd St
Thai: Circles, 1516 Tasker St.
Cheesesteak: Pittsburgh cheesesteak at American Sardine Bar, 1800 Federal St.
Beer-centric happy hour: Devil’s Den, 1148 S 11th St.
Bargain breakfast: Honey’s Sit ‘n’ Eat, 2101 South St
SERVICES AND SHOPPING:
Garden store for people with patios: Urban Jungle (Why not simply, best garden store since there wasn’t one listed for suburban yards. whatever), 1526 E Passyunk Ave
Pinterest board come to life: Occasionette, 1825 E Passyunk Ave
Car wash: Southport Plaza Car Wash (did they test them all?), 1600 S. Columbus Blvd.
Home accessories, pretty and polished: Home Furnishings Boutique (what, no category for gritty, unbecoming?), 1815 E. Passyunk Ave.