The Best of West Virginia Awards


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Competition is heating up. For the second year in a row, we asked our readers for their thoughts on everything from the best pastries and most mouth-watering pizza to the most beautiful view and the best place to raise kids. While some of the winners may surprise you, others are no-brainers. Either way, we encourage you to support these local people, places, and things. Here are the results:

PLACE TO HIKE: Coopers Rock State Forest

LOCAL TV NEWS: WSAZ

SHOPPING CENTER: Charleston Town Center

BED-AND-BREAKFAST: The Inn at Lost River

SUMMER GETAWAY: Summersville Lake, RUNNER UP: Canaan Valley

LOCAL BAND: The Hillbilly Gypsies, RUNNERS UP: The Davisson Brothers Band, The Wild Rumpus

COFFEEHOUSE: Moxxee

LOCAL RADIO STATION: WVAQ

BAKERY: Spring Hill Pastry Shop

MAIN STREET: Washington Street, Lewisburg

HOT DOG: Hillbilly Hot Dogs

LOCAL PAPER: The Charleston Gazette

ANTIQUE STORE: Stray Dog Antiques

ICE CREAM: Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream

BRUNCH: Bluegrass Kitchen

SEAFOOD: Tidewater Grill

ROMANTIC GETAWAY, GOLF COURSE, RESORT, and SPA: The Greenbrier

MEN’S CLOTHING: Daniel’s

ARTIST: Brett Kern

TEAROOM: The Tea Shoppe

LOCAL PHARMACY: Fruth Pharmacy

AUTHOR: Homer Hickam

MAYOR: Steve Williams

CHEF: Dale Hawkins

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE COMPANY: Adventures on the Gorge, RUNNER-UP: ACE Adventure Resort

FINE DINING: Café Cimino Country Inn

MUSIC VENUE: Pinky’s Farm

REAL ESTATE AGENCY: Old Colony

Two Way Tie! FESTIVAL: FestivALL & Forest Festival

ITALIAN: Muriale’s Italian Restaurant

HOSPITAL: Ruby Memorial Hospital

BAR: Apothecary Ale House & Café

LOCAL NONPROFIT: Friends of the Cheat

PARADE: Strawberry Festival

HOTEL: Blennerhassett Hotel

PIZZA: Pies & Pints

STATE PARK: Blackwater Falls State Park

BODY OF WATER: Summersville Lake

GIFT SHOP & VISITORS’ CENTER: Tamarack

BOOKSTORE: Taylor Books

BEST WINERY: Forks of Cheat

SCENIC VIEW: New River Gorge

STEAK: The Wonder Bar Steakhouse

HAIR SALON: Nico Spalon

NATURAL WONDER: Seneca Rocks

WINTER GETAWAY: Snowshoe Mountain

BBQ JOINT: Atomic Grill

MUSEUM: Huntington Museum of Art

WEST VIRGINIAN: Jennifer Garner

LOCAL PARK: Ritter Park

FARMERS’ MARKET: Morgantown Farmers’ Market

HISTORICAL LANDMARK: Harpers Ferry

PEPPERONI ROLL: Country Club Bakery

SPORTING GOODS/OUTDOORS STORE: Cabela’s

BREWERY: Mountain State Brewery

ART GALLERY: Clay Center

WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE: Park & Madison Boutique

Two Way Tie! JEWELRY STORE: Calvin Broyles Jewelers & Joyces Jewelry Boutique

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