2019 Best of the 'Burgh Readers' Poll Winners

Thousands of nominations, hundreds of thousands of votes, and the winners are ...


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Sidney Crosby: Pro Athlete

Kenny Pickett: Male College Athlete

Angela Seman: Woman College Athlete

Beverly at Jack’s Bar: Bartender

Bill Crawford: Comedian

Penny Arcade: Improv-Sketch Team

Bubba Show: Morning Drive Team

102.5 WDVE: Radio Station

KDKA-TV: TV Newscast

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Kelly Frey: TV News Personality

Jeff Verszyla: Meteorologist

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Bob Pompeani: Sports Reporter

Gene Collier: Local Writer


Food and Restaurants

Winner in two categories | Courtesy Oakmont Bakery

Oakmont Bakery: Bakery

Oakmont Bakery: Doughnuts

SMOKE barbeque taqueria: Barbecue

Winner in two categories

Pamela’s Diner: Breakfast

Pamela’s Diner: Diner

Grand Concourse: Brunch

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Burgatory: Burger

The Capital Grille: Business Lunch

Sesame Inn: Chinese

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Altius: Dessert at a Restaurant

Eat'n Park: Family Friendly

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Market Square: Farmer’s Market

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PGH Taco Truck: Food Truck

Paris 66 Bistro: French

photo by lauren davidson

Page Dairy Mart: Frozen Treat

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Gluuteny Bakery: Gluten-Free

Taj Mahal: Indian

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DiAnoia’s Eatery: Italian Non-Chain

Nakama: Japanese/Sushi

Mad Mex: Mexican

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Salem’s Market and Grill: Middle Eastern

photo by erin kelly

Pierogies Plus: Pierogies

Fiori’s Pizzaria: Pizza Non-Chain

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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto: Seafood

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina: Small Plates

Nicky’s Thai Kitchen: Thai

Hello Bistro: Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly

Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings: Wings

OTB at the North Park Boathouse: Al Fresco


Drinks and Beverages

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Bigham Tavern: Best Bar

Bellevue Beer: Beer Distributor

Industry Public House: Bar Beer List

Grist House Craft Brewery: Local Brewery/Microbrewery

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Butcher and the Rye: Cocktails

Jack’s Bar: Dive Bar

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Mad Mex: Happy Hour

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Wigle Whiskey: Local Distillery

Eleven: Restaurant Wine List

The Coffee Tree Roasters: Local Coffee Shop

Tupelo Honey Teas: Tea Shop


Health and Beauty

House of Handsome Barbershop and Boutique: Barber

Una Biologicals: Beauty Products Store

Julia James Salon: Hair Salon

McMurray Fit Body Boot Camp: Local Fitness Club

Sugar Spa and Beauty Bar: Massage Studio

The Sewickley Spa: Spa

SWEAT PGH: Yoga Studio



Games N’ At: Arcade

photo by Cassandra Yeager

Animal Friends Black Tie & Tails: Benefit Gala

Waterworks Cinemas: Cinema

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Row House Cinema: Place for Old Movies

Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Club: Place for Live Comedy

80s/90s Nights at Belvedere’s Ultra-Dive: Dance Party

Oakmont Country Club: Golf Course

Montour Trail: Hiking/Biking Trail

photo by lauren davidson

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: Place to Take Kids

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Museum

Aubrey Burchell: Local Band/Musician

photo by sean collier

Stage AE: Place for Live Music

Winner in two categories | photo by Julia Menosky

Three Rivers Arts Festival: Music Festival

Three Rivers Arts Festival: Outdoor Event

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Pittsburgh Penguins: Sports Team

Little Lake Theatre: Theater Company

Tacos, Tequila, Trivia at The Crafty Jackalope: Trivia/Game Night

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Grandview Avenue Overlook, Mount Washington: Tourist Attraction



Baierl Subaru: Auto Dealer / New

Baierl Honda: Auto Dealer / Used

Gatto Cycle Shop: Bike Shop

Kards Unlimited: Card/Stationary Store (tie)

WildCard: Card/Stationary Store (tie)

Bridal Beginning: Bridal Boutique

Precious + Posh: Children’s Clothing Boutique

Larrimor’s: Men’s Clothing Boutique

Vintage Grace Boutique: Women’s Clothing Boutique

photo by neil strebig

Phantom of the Attic Comics: Comic Book Store

photo by john altdorfer

Mystery Lovers Bookshop: Indie Bookstore

The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers: Florist

Henne Jewelers: Jewelry Store

Jerry’s Records: Record Store

S.W. Randall Toyes and Giftes: Toy/Game Store



Wolbert Auto Body and Repair: Auto Body Repair Shop

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Messiah German Cars: Auto Repair Shop

Mansions On Fifth Hotel: Bed & Breakfast

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh: Boutique Hotel

Allie Alligator Learning Center, LLC: Day Care

Duro Cleaners: Dry Cleaner

Say It Once Dog Training: Pet Services

Masonic Village at Sewickley: Retirement Community

Inka Dinka Doo Tattoo Studio: Tattoo Shop

Wexford Veterinary Hospital: Veterinarian

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