Results of our annual reader survey of the best
food and drink, services, shopping and more

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In our very first BEST OF 76107 reader survey, we weren’t sure what to expect in terms of participation and interest. However, we were pleased to learn that many of you have strong opinions and want to share your insider perspective with others. The BEST OF 76107 survey had more than 960 completed ballots, and local businesses received approximately 6,400 votes in one or more categories. A statistically valid survey at the county-wide level is approximately 500 responses, so to have such a high number of completed ballots from a smaller geographic area like 76107 ensures the accuracy of these picks. To prevent ballot stuffing, readers were only allowed to submit one ballot per email address. In addition, to encourage a broad base of votes in each category, participants who cast votes in 20 or more categories were eligible for a $500 grand prize. To be among the list of winners you had to meet certain criteria. First, you had to have a location in 76107 or, in the event of a service-based business, 76107 had to be part of your service area. You also had to be a top vote-getter in your category. In many categories we are recognizing two winners — both a Readers’ Choice and a Publisher’s Pick. Both winners were top vote-getters. While we congratulate these winners, we recognize that many successful and popular businesses did not make the list. Our area is fortunate to have a variety of choices from which to select and this list is provided as a service to readers who may be new to the area or are looking to branch out and try a new restaurant, a new service-related business, or other retailer. You’ll find the complete list of 107 winners in 55 categories on the following pages.

Food & Drink

Clay Pigeon Food & Drink – Readers’ Choice
Cork & Pig Tavern – Publisher’s Pick (TIE)
HG Sply Co. – Publisher’s Pick (TIE)

Tokyo Cafe – Readers’ Choice
Blue Sushi Sake Grill – Publisher’s Pick

Swiss Pastry Shop – Readers’ Choice
Blue Bonnet Bakery – Publisher’s Pick (TIE)
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Publisher’s Pick (TIE)

Railhead Smokehouse BBQ – Readers’ Choice
Woodshed Smokehouse – Publisher’s Pick

Rodeo Goat – Readers’ Choice
Fred’s Texas Cafe – Publisher’s Pick

Coffee, etc.
Avoca Coffee – Readers’ Choice
Craftwork Coffee Co. – Publisher’s Pick

Ice Creams/Gelato
Steel City Pops – Readers’ Choice
Curly’s Frozen Custard – Publisher’s Pick

International Cuisine
Saint-Emilion – Readers’ Choice
Terra Mediterranean Grill – Publisher’s Pick

Fireside Pies – Readers’ Choice
Mama’s Pizza – Publisher’s Pick

Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen – Readers’ Choice
Uncle Julio’s – Publisher’s Pick

Pacific Table – Readers’ Choice
Flying Fish – Publisher’s Pick

Eddie V’s – Readers’ Choice
Silver Fox Steakhouse – Publisher’s Pick

Taco Heads – Readers’ Choice
Velvet Taco – Publisher’s Pick

Wine Bars/Pubs
Winslow’s Wine Cafe – Readers’ Choice
Max’s Wine Dive – Publisher’s Pick

People & Culture

Art Gallery
Fort Works Art – Readers’ Choice (TIE)
William Campbell Contemporary Art – Readers’ Choice (TIE)

Amon Carter Museum of American Art – Readers’ Choice
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth – Publisher’s Pick

Worship Service/Church
Christ Chapel Bible Church – Readers’ Choice
Arlington Heights United Methodist Church – Publisher’s Pick


Bank/Financial Institution/Credit Union
Frost Bank – Readers’ Choice
Bank of America – Publisher’s Pick

Barber Shop
Fort Worth Barber Shop – Readers’ Choice
West 7th Street Barber Shop – Publisher’s Pick

Boarder Groomer
Arlington Heights Animal Hospital – Readers’ Choice
Spa Paws Hotel – Publisher’s Pick

Car Repair
Rick & Ray’s Auto Plaza – Readers’ Choice (TIE)
Tim’s German Auto – Readers’ Choice (TIE)

Car Wash
University Car Wash & Oil Service – Readers’ Choice
Red Carpet Car Wash – Publisher’s Pick

Child Care
Lena Pope Early Learning Center – Readers’ Choice

Active Spine & Sport Therapy – Readers’ Choice
HealthSource of Ft. Worth West 7th – Publisher’s Pick

Dance Studio
Dance Concept – Readers’ Choice
Margo Dean School of Ballet – Publisher’s Pick

Day Spa
The Woodhouse Day Spa – Readers’ Choice
Perfect Touch – Publisher’s Pick

Dental Care
Shelby Nelson, D.D.S., M.S.: Custom Periodontics and Implantology – Readers’ Choice
Art District Dental – Publisher’s Pick

Laura Morris, M.D. – Readers’ Choice
Dr. William Cothern, D.O., F.A.A.D. – Publisher’s Pick

Dry Cleaner
Twin Kell Cleaners – Readers’ Choice
Kite’s Custom Cleaners – Publisher’s Pick

Fence Builder
Buzz Custom Fence – Readers’ Choice
Bob Davis Fences – Publisher’s Pick

The Enchanted Florist – Readers’ Choice
The Flower Market on 7th Street – Publisher’s Pick

Gym/Fitness Center
The Pilates Concept – Readers’ Choice
BlackBox Fort Worth – Publisher’s Pick

Hair Salon
Drybar – Readers’ Choice

Heating/Air Conditioning
Grant Air Conditioning – Readers’ Choice

Mortgage Company
Chase Mortgage – Readers’ Choice
Guaranteed Rate, Inc. – Publisher’s Pick

Moving Service
Firefighting’s Finest Moving & Storage – Readers’ Choice

Optometrist / Opthalmologist
EyeWorks – Readers’ Choice
Fort Worth Eye Associates – Publisher’s Pick

Roofing Company
Kingdom Roofing – Readers’ Choice

Ace Tailor – Readers’ Choice (TIE)
Ray’s Custom Cleaners & Alterations – Readers’ Choice (TIE)

Tanning Salon
Palm Beach Tan – Readers’ Choice
Perfect Glow Tanning Salon – Publisher’s Pick
Travel Agency
Sanders Travel Centre – Reader’s Choice

Veterinary Clinic
Arlington Heights Animal Hospital – Readers’ Choice
Hulen Hills Animal Hospital – Publisher’s Pick

Yoga Studio
Indigo Yoga – Readers’ Choice
SoulSpace Yoga Community – Publisher’s Pick


Antiques and Vintage Finds
Montgomery Street Antique Mall – Readers’ Choice
Carter Bowden Antiques – Publisher’s Pick

Athletic Attire
lululemon – Readers’ Choice
Athleta – Publisher’s Pick

Children’s Boutique
Zoe + Jack – Readers’ Choice
Baby By Design – Publisher’s Pick

Framing Store
Aaron Brothers Art & Framing – Readers’ Choice
Marty & Pat’s Frame Shoppe – Publisher’s Pick

Gift Shop
P.S. The Letter – Readers’ Choice
Kay’s Hallmark Shop – Publisher’s Pick

Central Market – Readers’ Choice
Roy Pope Grocery – Publisher’s Pick

Health & Wellness Store
Sunflower Shoppe – Readers’ Choice
Natural Grocers – Publisher’s Pick

Home Décor Store
Domain XCIV – Readers’ Choice
Into the Garden – Publisher’s Pick (TIE)
Wrare – Publisher’s Pick (TIE)

Liquor Store
Chicotsky’s Liquor & Fine Wine – Readers’ Choice
Crockett Street Bottle Shop – Publisher’s Pick

Men’s Clothing
John L. Ashe – Readers’ Choice
Jos. A. Bank – Publisher’s Pick

Shoe Store
Fort Worth Running Co. – Readers’ Choice
Tyler’s – Publisher’s Pick

Women’s Boutique
Beehive – Readers’ Choice (TIE)
Hale House – Readers’ Choice (TIE)