FOOD AND DRINK

Most Friendly Service

Chick-fil-A at The Grove



5658 Grove Boulevard

205-989-1701 //

1609 Montgomery Highway

205-979-9990 //

3020 John Hawkins Parkway

205-987-7568

chick-fil-a.com

Finalists: Baha Burger, Tortugas Pizza, The Whole Scoop, Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato

Most Kid Friendly Dining

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

1810 Montgomery Highway

205-733-1300 //

2831 Greystone Commercial Boulevard

205-991-1306

jimnnicks.com

Finalists: Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila, The Boot at the Grove, Ashley Mac’s, Baha Burger

Best Ethnic/Regional Cuisine

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

4745 Chace Circle

205-682-6999 //

601 Doug Baker Boulevard #108

tazikiscafe.com

Finalists: The Fish Market Restaurant, Zoës Kitchen, Wasabi Juan’s, Taste of Thailand

Best Date Night

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

191 Main St.

205-733-2002

firebirdsrestaurants.com

Finalists: Bellinis Ristorante & Bar, Bonefish Grill, Amore Ristorante Italiano, Cajun Steamer

Best Coffee

Starbucks

1584 Montgomery Highway

205-822-3848 //

3032 John Hawkins Parkway

205-985-0622 //

5180 Medford Drive

205-504-4196 //

5561 Grove Boulevard

205-747-1654 //

3000 Riverchase Galleria

205-987-4867 //

4616 U.S. 280

205-408-7687 //

4710 U.S. 280

205-980-2359

starbucks.com

Finalists: The Neighborhood Brew, Shipley Do-Nuts, Panera Bread, East 59 Vintage & Café

Best Bakery

Edgar’s Bakery

180 Main St.

205-444-1220 //

6801 Cahaba Valley Road

205-408-0897

edgarsbakery.com

Finalists: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pastry Art, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Shipley Do-Nuts

Best Milkshake

Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe

815 Shades Crest Road

205-423-5055

bluffparkicecreamshop.com

Finalists: Chick-fil-A, Green Valley Drug, Steak ‘n Shake, The Whole Scoop Ice Cream Shop

Best Pizza

Tortugas Pizza

2801 John Hawkins Parkway

205-403-9800

tortugaspizza.com

Finalists: Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, Salvatore’s

Best Barbecue

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

1810 Montgomery Highway

205-733-1300 //

2831 Greystone Commercial Boulevard

205-991-1306

jimnnicks.com

Finalists: Full Moon Bar-B-Que, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Dreamland BBQ, Golden Rule Barbeque

Best Drinks/Cocktails

Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila

616 Preserve Parkway

205-783-1130

mossrocktacos.com

Finalists: Superior Grill, J. Alexander’s, Little Donkey, Bonefish Grill

COMMUNITY

Best Neighborhood

Bluff Park

Situated atop the summit of Shades Mountain, Bluff Park retains a distinctive feel of community with thriving businesses, schools, churches and a healthy housing market.

bluffparkal.org

Finalists: The Preserve, Green Valley, Riverchase, Ross Bridge

Best Community Event

Moss Rock Festival

This eco-creative, outdoor fall festival draws 10,000 visitors annual to explore Nature, Art+Design and SmartLIVING themes.

mossrockfestival.com

Finalists: Bluff Park Art Show, Celebrate Hoover Day, Star Lake Street Fair

Best Place to Worship

Church of the Highlands

1700 Lee Branch Lane (Greystone)

205-980-5577

9013 Helena Road (Riverchase)

205-980-5577

churchofthehighlands.com

Finalists: Riverchase United Methodist Church, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Hunter Street Baptist Church, Bluff Park United Methodist Church

Best Local Cause

Hope for Autumn Foundation

This organization provides financial assistance for families of Alabama battling childhood cancer, supports innovative childhood cancer research through the Developmental Therapeutics Program at Children’s of Alabama, research and treatment program for children with incurable cancers, and increases community awareness of childhood cancer through the #givehope program in schools and businesses.

hopeforautumnfoundation.org

Best Outdoor Spot

Moss Rock Preserve

A perfect balance of nature and community, this beautiful, 349-acre nature preserve is abundant with forest systems, large rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other natural features.

hooveral.org/214/Moss-Rock-Preserve

Best Local Personality

James Spann

When severe weather threatens Alabama, this man rolls up his sleeves and gets to work. He is the chief meteorologist for ABC 33/40.

alabamawx.com

Best Public/Private School

Hoover High School

1000 Buccaneer Drive

205-439-1200

hooverhigh.al.hch.schoolinsites.com

Finalists: Bluff Park Elementary, Deer Valley Elementary, Prince of Peace Catholic School, Spain Park High School

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Best Medical Practice

Greenvale Pediatrics

5295 Preserve Parkway

205-987-4444

childrensal.org/hoover-office

Finalists: Brookwood Baptist Health – Hoover, Inverness Dermatology & Laser, Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates, UAB Medicine Inverness

Best Dental Practice

Hoover Family Dentistry

425 Emery Drive

205-989-8480

hooverfamilydentistry.com

Finalists: Inverness Family Dentistry, Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry, Dr. Annamarie DiChiara Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Chace Lake Family Dentistry

Best Orthodontics Practice

Backus Orthodontics

425 Emery Drive

205-987-0040

backusorthodontics.com

Finalists: Birmingham Orthodontics – Hoover, PT Orthodontics, Samuelson Orthodontics

Best Dermatology Practice

Inverness Dermatology & Laser

250 Inverness Center Drive

205-995-5575

invernessderm.com

Finalists: Pure Dermatology and Aesthetics, Greystone Dermatology

Best Eye Care Practice

Schaeffer Eye Center

1686 Montgomery Highway

205-979-2020

schaeffereyecenter.com

Finalists: EyeCare Associates, Alabama Family Eye Care, Inverness Eye Care, Hoover Vision Center

Best Chiropractic Care Practice

My Chiropractor Hoover

2801 Alabama 150

205-444-0727

mychiropractorhoover.com

Finalists: LakeCrest Chiropractic & Wellness, Birmingham Health

Best Pharmacy

Walgreens

1801 Montgomery Highway

205-988-9118 //

2505 John Hawkins Parkway

205-982-9696 //

5271 Ross Bridge Parkway

205-988-9013

walgreens.com

Finalists: CVS, Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, Publix, Green Valley Drug

Best Hair Salon

Stone Salon

616 Preserve Parkway

205-824-7773

thestonesalon.com

Finalists: Salon 150, Aveda Institute, Great Clips, O’Hair

Best Nail Salon

Sapphire Nail Spa

5569 Grove Boulevard

205-988-0080

sapphirenailsandspahoover.com

Finalists: The Spa at Ross Bridge, Riviera Nails & Spa, Foxy Nails & Spa, Aveda Institute

Best Spa

The Spa at Ross Bridge

4000 Grand Ave.

205-949-3041

marriott.com/spas/bhmhv-renaissance-birmingham-ross-bridge-golf-resort-and-spa/the-spa-at-ross-bridge,-an-aveda-spa-and-salon/5013296/about.mi

Finalists: Spa One Nineteen, Massage Envy, Aveda Institute, Santa Fe Day Spa

Best Fitness Center

Hoover YMCA

2250 Alabama 150

205-682-1399

ymcabham.org/hoover

Finalists: Hoover Recreation Center, Pure Barre Riverchase, St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, Greystone YMCA

SHOPPING AND SERVICES

Best New Business

The Nail Bar

1913 Hoover Court

205-848-2211

Facebook: thenailbarbhm

Finalists: Moriah Apparel

Best Customer Service

Von Maur

2400 Riverchase Galleria

205-982-4337

vonmaur.com

Finalists: Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, Publix

Best Boutique/Clothing:

Von Maur

2400 Riverchase Galleria

205-982-4337

vonmaur.com

Finalists: Wrapsody, The Pink Tulip, Lou Lou’s, Moriah Apparel

Best Store for Gifts:

Wrapsody

161 Main St.

205-989-7277

wrapsodyonline.com

Finalists: Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, Lou Lou’s

Best Store for Home Furnishings/Décor

Scandinavian Design & Leather Gallery

3075 John Hawkins Parkway

205-985-4507

scandesigngallery.com

Finalists: At Home, Urban Home Market, Hoover Antique Gallery

Best Florist/Nursery

Andy’s Market & Nursery

124 Mars Hill Road

205-402-2639

andysgardencenter.com

Finalists: Hoover Florist, Lindsay Kessler Designs, Hanna’s Garden Shop, Sweetspire Gardens

Best Hardware Store

Bluff Park Hardware

597 Shades Crest Road

205-823-1953

Facebook: Bluff Park Hardware

Finalists: The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Rocky Ridge Hardware

Best Childcare

Covenant Classical School & Daycare – Trace Crossings

5390 Magnolia Trace

205-733-5437

covenantclassical.com

Finalists: Pioneer Day School, Hunter Street Weekday, Odyssey Early School, Le Petite Academy

Best Animal Clinic

Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic

5196 Caldwell Mill Road

205-991-7986

cmacvet.com

Finalists: Lake Crest Animal Clinic, Bluff Park Animal Clinic, Valleydale Animal Clinic, Patton Chapel Animal Clinic

HOME, FINANCE & AUTO

Best Real Estate Agent

Donna Gaskins

The Pinnacle Group

ARC Realty

5336 Stadium Trace Parkway, Suite 110

205-441-0333

arcrealtyco.com/agents/24822-Donna-Gaskins

Finalists: Joey Brown, Thad Lowery, Gwen Vinzant

Best Insurance Agent

Jana McGee

801 Shades Crest Road Suite C

205-783-5433

agents.farmers.com/al/birmingham/jana-mcgee

Finalists: Chris Dorris, Ryan Goolsby, Sam Compton

Best Bank

Regions Bank

1849 Montgomery Highway

800-734-4667 //

2531 John Hawkins Parkway

800-734-4667 //

1592 Montgomery Highway

800-734-4667

regions.com

Finalists: Wells Fargo Bank, First Commercial Bank, IberiaBank, BBVA Compass

Best New/Used Car Dealer

Hoover Toyota

2686 John Hawkins Parkway

205-978-2600

hoovertoyota.com

Finalists: Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, Tameron Honda, CarMax, Long-Lewis Ford Lincoln

Best Auto Service

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers

1554 Montgomery Highway

205-823-3932 //

2325 John Hawkins Parkway

205-987-7750 //

3635 Lorna Road

205-985-0770

expressoil.com

Finalists: Estes Warehouse Tires, Christian Brothers Automotive, NTB, Firestone

Best Car Wash

Anthony’s Car Wash

3037 Alabama 150

205-987-7878

anthonyscarwash.com

Finalists: Riverchase Car Wash, MaxxClean Car Wash, Marc-1 Car Wash, Auto Oasis Express Wash