Awards

 

2013’s  Best Loved Locally Owned Restaurants as Voted by Riverfront Times Readers

Blueberry Hill

Riverfront Times—Best of St. Louis 2012 Loop Winners

Blueberry Hill: #1 Decor, #1 Beer Selection, #2 Chili, Lunch Selection and #2 Burger, #2 Favorite American, #2 Bar/Pub

Eclipse Restaurant: #1 Overall Restaurant, #1 Business Lunch, #2 Outdoor/Patio, #2 Cocktail Selection, #2 Grilled Cheese,

#3 Breakfast Selection, #4 Vodka Selection, #5 Bloody Mary

Big Shark Bicycle Company: Best Bike Shop

Pi Pizzeria: Best Pizza (Thick Crust) and Best Pizza (Thin Crust)

Star Clipper: Best Comic Book Store

Three Kings Public House: #1 New Restaurant, #3 Eclectic, #4 American

Pin Up Bowl: #1 After-Dinner Drink, #2 Vodka Selection, #5 Martini

Chines Noodle Cafe: #1 Chinese

Thai Cafe – #3 Thai

Fro Yo: #5 Custard/Frozen Yogurt

Cicero’s: #4 Beer Selection, #5 Sampler Plate

Cheese-ology: #1 Mac and Cheese

Meshuggah Cafe: #2 Coffee

EL Maguey: #4 Margarita

Gokul Indian Restaurant: #1 Indian, #2 Vegetarian

Ranoush Restaurant: #5 Vegetarian

Delmar Restaurant & Lounge: #5 Lounge/Club

Dough to Door: #5 Delivery

 Riverfront Times—Best of St. Louis 2011 Loop Winners

 

Best Thing To Happen to St. Louis Readers this year: Independent Bookstore Alliance (Subterranean Books)
Best Thing To Happen To St Louis This Year and Readers’ Choice—Chuck Berry Statue
Best CD/Record Store and Readers’ Choice– Vintage Vinyl
Best Book Store (independent) – Subterranean Books
Best Bike Shop and Readers’ Choice—Big Shark
Best Body Piercing—Iron Age Studio
Best Art Supplies—Blick Art Materials
Best Neighborhood Bar (Mid County) and Readers’ Choice – Blueberry Hill
Best Place to Eat Out Alone—Blueberry Hill
Best Baby Store—City Sprouts
Best Pizza (Thick Crust) and Readers’ Choice- Pi
Best French Fries—Delmar Restaurant and Lounge
Best Reason to look forward to winter—El Monstero at The Pageant
Best Tobacconist—HSB Tobacconist
Best All Ages Venue and Readers’ Choice—The Pageant
Best 3 A.M. Bar and Readers’ Choice—Pin-Up Bowl
Best Outdoor Drinking and Readers’ Choice—Moonrise Hotel Rooftop Terrace Bar
Best New Bar– Three Kings Public House
Best Concert of the Past 12 Months—Elvis Costello and The Imposters at The Pageant
Best Sandwiches—Snarf’s 

 

Other 2011 Awards

  • 2nd Place for Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant: 2nd: Fitz’s American Grill & Bottling Works (Sauce)
  • 2nd Place for Best Restaurant That’s Stood the Test of Time: Blueberry Hill (Sauce)
  • 3rd Place for Best-Looking Restaurant: Blueberry Hill (Sauce)
  • 3rd Place for Favorite Late-Night Menu: Eclipse (Sauce)
  • Honorable Mention for Best Cocktails: Eclipse (Sauce)
  • 3rd Place for Best Beer List: Cicero’s (Sauce)
  • Favorite Bartender: Lucas Ramsey at Eclipse Restaurant (Sauce)
  • 3rd Place for Favorite Place for a Nightcap: Pin-Up Bowl (Sauce)
  • Honorable Mention for Best Pub: Blueberry Hill (Sauce)
  • Honorable Mention for Best Milkshakes/Smoothies: Fitz’s American Grill & Bottling Works (Sauce)
  • 2nd Place for Best Burger Joint: Blueberry Hill (Sauce)
  • 2nd Place for Favorite Chinese: Chinese Noodle Cafe (Sauce)
  • Favorite Korean: U-City Grill (Sauce)
  • 3rd Place for Favorite Middle Eastern Restaurant: Ranoush (Sauce)
  • Favorite Chain for Non-STL-Style Pizza: Pi
  • On list of Best 40 Restaurants in St. Louis in 2011: Pi (STLmag)

 

2010

  • Best Thick Crust Pizza: Pi (RFT)
  • Best Hotel: The Moonrise Hotel (RFT)
  • Best Restaurant Concept: Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese (RFT)
  • Best Ice Cube: The “San Francisco Summer” cocktail from Eclipse (RFT)
  • Best Musical Instrument Store: GoMusicSTL (RFT)
  • 50 Best Reasons We Love STL – “The Loop on a Saturday at 4pm”: The Delmar Loop (STLMag)

 

2009

  • Best Endorsement: Barack Obama extols Pi (RFT)
  • Best Tattoo Parlor: Iron Age Studios (RFT)
  • Best New Building: Moonrise Hotel (RFT)
  • Best CD/Record Store: Vintage Vinyl (RFT)
  • Best Comic Book Store: Star Clipper (RFT)
  • Best Furniture Store: Good Works Outlet (RFT)
  • Best Chicken Noodle Soup: Blueberry Hill (STLMag)

 

2008

  • Best Thick Crust Pizza: Pi (RFT)
  • Best Sound: The Delmar Loop on a Friday Night (RFT)
  • Best Local Impresario: Joe Edwards (RFT)
  • Best Lounge Act: Sky West at The Melting Pot (RFT)
  • Readers Choice, Best Citizen: Joe Edwards (RFT)
  • 101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do – “Play: By Bowling at the Classics”: Pin-Up Bowl (STLMag)
  • 101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do – “Dare: To Take a Class at Coca or Craft Alliance”: Craft Alliance (STLMag)
  • 101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do – “Dare: To Spend a Saturday Afternoon in the Loop”: The Delmar Loop (STLMag)

 

2007

  • Best Drink Special: Delmar Restaurant & Lounge (RFT)
  • Best Tobacconist: HSB Tobacconist (RFT)
  • Best In-Store Performance of the Past 12 Months: Silversun Pickups at Vintage Vinyl (RFT)

 

2006

  •  Best Bike Shop: Big Shark Bicycle Company (RFT)

 

2005

  • Best CD/Record Store: Vintage Vinyl (RFT)
  • Best Gift Store: Plowsharing Crafts (RFT)
  • Best Book Store: Subterranean Books (RFT)

 

2004

  • Best Place to Rollerblade: Delmar Loop (RFT)
  • Best Delmar Dress Shop: Macrosun International (RFT)
  • Best Comic Book Store: Star Clipper (RFT)
  • Best Martini: Pin-Up Bowl (RFT)

 

2003

  • Best Tobacconist: HSB Tobacconist (RFT)
  • Best Place to Buy Used Clothing: Avalon Exchange (RFT)
  • Best Thai Restaurant: Thai Country Cafe (RFT)

 

2002

  • Best Weird Beverage: St. Louis Bubble Tea (RFT)
  • Best Coffeehouse: Meshuggah (RFT)
  • Best Movie Theater: Tivoli Theatre (RFT)
  • Best Women’s Clothing Store: Ziezo (RFT)

 

2001

  • Best Place to People-Watch: Delmar Loop (RFT)
  • Best Book Store: Subterranean Books (RFT)
  • Best Movie Theater: Tivoli Theatre (RFT)
  • Best St. Louisan of 2001: Joe Edwards (RFT)

 

2000

  • Best Place to Make a Left at Rush Hour: University City Loop (RFT)
  • Best Bike Shop: Big Shark Bicycle Company (RFT)
  • Best Movie Theater: Tivoli Theatre (RFT)