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2022 Finalists


Best Restaurant

Burntwood Tavern, Multiple Locations

Sapphire Creek, Chagrin Falls

The Pompadour, Fairport Harbor

Best Patio

Burntwood Tavern, Multiple Locations

Sapphire Creek, Chagrin Falls

Ridgewood Kitchen & Spirits, Concord

Best View

Sapphire Creek, Chagrin Falls

17 River Grille, Chagrin Falls

Chagrin Tavern, Eastlake

Best Lunch Spot

Burntwood Tavern, Multiple Locations

Yours Truly, Multiple Locations

M Italian, Chagrin Falls

Best Late Night Food

The Fairmount, Cleveland Heights

Barrio, Multiple Locations

Ridgewood Kitchen & Spirits, Concord

Best Brunch

Sapphire Creek, Chagrin Falls

Burntwood Tavern, Multiple Locations

Sol, Willoughby 

Best Organic Food

Muvel Society, Chagrin Falls

CLE Juice Box, Mentor

Whole Foods, University Heights, Orange

Best Vegetarian

Birch Café, Highland Heights

Tommy's, Cleveland Heights

Yes It's Fresh, Euclid

Best Seafood

Hook & Hoof, Willoughby

Burntwood Tavern, Multiple Locations

Pickle Bill's Lobster House, Grand River 

Best Sushi

Pacific East, Cleveland Heights

Shuhei, Beachwood

Best Steak

Red, Cleveland, Orange

Hook & Hoof, Willoughby

Hyde Park, Beachwood

Best Independent Coffee

Blue Sky Brews, Cleveland

Heartwood, Chagrin Falls, Hudson

Rising Star, Multiple Locations

Best Independent Coffee Shop

Blue Sky Brews, Cleveland

Heartwood, Chagrin Falls, Hudson

Nervous Dog, Multiple Locations

Best Quick Bite

Yours Truly, Multiple Locations

Wild Spork, Multiple Locations

Lemon Falls, Chagrin Falls

Best Ice Cream

Mitchell's, Multiple Locations

King Kone, Chardon

Fairport Harbor Creamery, Fairport Harbor

Best Bakery

On the Rise, Cleveland, Shaker Heights

Luna, Cleveland Heights, Moreland Hills

Lavender Jones Macarons, Painesville

Best Smoothie

Pulp, Multiple Locations

Smoothie King, Multiple Locations

Restore, Multiple Locations

Best Pizza

Geraci's, Multiple Locations

Guido's, Ravenna

Mama Santa's, Cleveland

Best Burger

Flip Side, Multiple Locations

Hook & Hoof, Willoughby

Pub Frato, Concord, Chagrin Falls

Best Wings

Winking Lizard, Multiple Locations

Just One More Tavern, Kirtland

Mr. Lee's Bar and Grill, Perry

Best Mexican

El Palenque Mexican Restaurant, Eastlake

El Chile Bravo, Twinsburg

Barrio, Multiple Locations

Best Italian

M Italian, Chagrin Falls

Mia Bella, Cleveland

Guido's Pizza Haven, Chesterland

Best Chinese

Hunan by the Falls, Chagrin Falls

Imperial Wok, Solon

Ho Wah, Beachwood

Best Farmers Market

Miles Farmers Market, Solon

North Union Farmers Market, Multiple Locations

Willoughby Outdoor Market, Willoughby

Best Deli

Jack's Deli, University Heights

Corky and Lenny's, Woodmere

Farmer in the Deli, Chesterland

Best Family Dining

Yours Truly, Multiple Locations

Mentor Family Restaurant, Mentor

Mario Fazio's, Willoughby Hills



Best Wedding Venue

Sapphire Creek, Chagrin Falls

Acacia Reservation, Lyndhurst

Landerhaven, Mayfield Heights

Best Day Spa

Walden, Aurora

Mario's, Aurora

Ladies & Gentlemen, Mentor, Lyndhurst

Best Mani-Pedi

Privé, Woodmere

Studio MZ, Woodmere

Avanti Salon, Chesterland

Best Salon

John Robert's, Multiple Locations

Ladies & Gentlemen, Mentor, Lyndhurst

Avanti Salon, Chesterland

Best Dry Cleaner

D.O. Summers, Multiple Locations

On the Spot, Broadview Heights

London Cleaners, Multiple Locations

Best Senior Living

Rose Senior Living Beachwood, Beachwood

Judson, Multiple Locations

The Weils, Chagrin Falls

Best Car Wash

Zappy's, Multiple Locations

Waterway, Multiple Locations

Classic Clean Auto Wash, Mentor

Best Yoga / Pilates

Cleveland Yoga, Multiple Locations

Chagrin Yoga, Chagrin Falls

Yoga Roots, Cleveland Heights

Best Fitness Center

Results Fitness, Mayfield Heights

Epiq X Fitness & Performance, Bedford

Orangetheory, Multiple Locations



Best Happy Hour

Burntwood Tavern, Multiple Locations

Bar Louie, Lyndhurst

17 River Grille, Chagrin Falls

Best Golf Course

Little Mountain, Painesville

Manakiki, Willoughby

Quail Hollow, Concord

Best Live Music Venue

Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland

Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland

Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights

Best Brewery

Crooked Pecker Brewing Company, Chagrin Falls

Boss Dog Brewing Company, Cleveland Heights

Saucy Brew Works, Cleveland, Orange

Best Charitable Event

VeloSano, Cleveland

Medworks Medfest, Burton

Camp Sunshine Golf Outing, Aurora



Best Jeweler

Bella Design Jewelers, Chagrin Falls

Steven DiFranco Jewelers, Willoughby

Alson Jewelers, Woodmere

Best Pet Boutique

The Paw Wash, Painesville

The Posh Pet Boutique, Mentor

All About Dogs, Chagrin Falls

Best Wine Store

Red Wine & Brew, Chesterland, Mentor

The Wine Spot, Cleveland Heights

World Wines & Liquor, Mentor

Best Beer Selection (Retail)

Red Wine & Brew, Chesterland, Mentor

Wines 4 You, Mentor

Heinen's, Multiple Locations

Best Florist

Urban Orchid, Cleveland

Merkels, Mentor

Flowers by Julie, Fairport Harbor

Best Garden Center

Gale's, Maple Heights, Willoughby Hills

Petitti Garden Centers, Multiple Locations

Bremec, Multiple Locations

Best Bike Shop

Solon Bicycle, Solon

Eddy's, Multiple Locations

Mountain Road Cycles, Chagrin Falls, Chardon

Best Boutique

A Bit of Skirt, Willoughby

Amy's Shoes, Woodmere

Knuth’s, Woodmere

Best Cleveland Handmade Market Vendor

The Gourmet Soap Market, Willoughby

Crafty Mam, Eastlake

Simply by Design, Chagrin Falls

Best Men's Fashion

Kilgore Trout, Woodmere

Ticknors, Beachwood

Terriaco Suits & Tailoring, Mentor

Best Home Décor

White Magnolia, Chagrin Falls

Hedges, Chagrin Falls

Payne and Payne, Chardon

Best Health Foods (Retail)

Whole Foods, University Heights, Orange

Mustard Seed Market & Café, Akron

My Mindful Market, Willoughby, Chagrin Falls

Best CLE T-Shirt Shop

GV Art + Design, Multiple Locations

CLE Clothing Co., Multiple Locations

Snakes + Acey's, Cleveland

Best Consignment Shop

Passion for Fashion, Chesterland

It's So You, Willoughby

Best Antique Shop

Antiques on the Square, Chardon

Greenwald Antiques, Woodmere, Beachwood

Twila's Treasures, Twinsburg



Best Dance Theatre

Fairport Dance Academy, Painesville

Center Stage Dance Studio, Northfield

Fairmount Center for the Arts, Novelty

Best Gymnastics

Jump Start, Beachwood

Lakeshore, Mayfield

The Elite Gymnastics Academy, Solon

Best Music Instruction

Portage Music Lessons, Mantua CHECK 

The Music Settlement, Cleveland

Fairmount Center for the Arts, Novelty

Best Birthday Party

Chagrin Valley Roller Rink, Chagrin Falls

Urban Air Adventure Center, Reynoldsburg

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Cleveland



Best Chiropractor

Aligned Chiropractic and Physical Rehabilitation, Willoughby, Ashtabula

Ohio Sports Chiropractic and Rehab, Northfield

Chagrin Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Beachwood

Best Chef

Rusty James Phillips (The Pompadour), Fairport Harbor

Douglas Katz (Zhug, Chimi, Amba), Cleveland

Hunter Toth (Hook & Hoof), Willoughby

Best Bartender

Chaz Bloom (Hook & Hoof), Willoughby

Stephanie Weber (Pub Frato), Concord, Chagrin Falls

Best Stylist

Aubrey Maffit (Ladies & Gentlemen), Mentor

Ricky Zaborowski (Principle Barbershop), Shaker Heights

Lisa D'Amico (The Experience), Orange

Best Interior Designer

Meghan Bergstedt, Payne & Payne, Chardon

Jennifer Monachino, Seaman Monarch Designs, Chardon

Best Fitness Instructor

Josh Mekota (Results Fitness), Mayfield Heights

Mitch Boyer (Epiq X), Bedford

Best Photographer

Kim Ponsky Photography, Beachwood

Danelle Joy Photography, Painesville

BeccaBee Photography, Solon