And the Winner is... Best of Manayunk 2018 {Winners Revealed}

And the Winner is... Best of Manayunk 2018 {Winners Revealed}

Posted in Entertainment on March 20, 2018

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The results are in! Check out the complete list of winners for the 2018 Best of Manayunk in all categories! Did your favorites take home an award?


Best Place to Work

Best Innovative Business
River City Outpost

Best Place to Take the Kids for an Afternoon
Pretzel Park

Best Public Art Installation
I Love MNYK Mural

Best Place for Pet Care
The Animedic


Best New Store/Salon
Pilgrim Roasters

Best Customer Service - Retail
The Little Apple

Best Place to Refresh Your Wardrobe
Threads on Main

Best Place to Furnish Your Home

Best Place to Get a Host/Hostess Gift
Pineapple on Main

Best Kid-Friendly Shop
Worn Yesterday

Best Pet-Friendly Shop
Latitudes & Longitudes

Best One-of-a-Kind Shop
Main Street Music

Best Place to Buy Happiness
The Spiral Bookcase

Best Place to Prep for the Big Day
Nicole Miller

Best Place to Get Pampered
Salon L

Best Stylist
Su-Shan Lai - Starshine Salon

Best Barber
John Loftus - Make Your Mark Barbershop

Best Place to Get Blinged Out
Bendi Jewelers

Best Place to Start Your Art Collection
Orbit Art Gallery


Best New Restaurant
SOMO Manayunk

Best Customer Service - Food Service
Lucky's Last Chance

Best Place to People Watch While Dining
Manayunk Tavern

Best Family-Friendly Dining
Manayunk Brewing Company

Best Lunch Spot
The Couch Tomato

Best Chef
Moon Krapugthong - (Chabaa Thai Bistro, Binto Market, Yanako)

Best Bartender
Chris Pelusi - Lucky's Last Chance

Best Server
Meg Kyle - Greg's Kitchen

Best Main Street Dish
PB & Bacon Burger - Lucky's Last Chance

Best Signature Sandwich
Filet Tip Sandwich - Bourbon Blue

Best Brunch Dish
Brekky Bowl - Greg's Kitchen

Best Healthy Menu Item
Acai Bowl - Boostin' Bowls

Best Place/Dish to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Belgian Waffle Sundae - Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory

Best Place to Share a Romantic Dinner
Jake's and Cooper's Wine Bar

Best Counter Service
Marchiano's Bakery

Best Cup o' Joe
Volo Coffeehouse

Best Delivery to Enjoy from the Comfort of Your Own Home
Franzone's Pizzeria

Best Asian Cuisine
Chabaa Thai Bistro

Best Mexican Cuisine
Taqueria Feliz

Best Bar Snack
Suicide Wings - Union Tap House

Best Happy Hour
Taqueria Feliz

Best Craft Beer Selection
Manayunk Brewing Company

Best Spirits to Lift Your Spirit
The Goat's Beard

Best Place to Enjoy a Glass of Wine
Jake's and Cooper's Wine Bar

Best Place to Watch the Game
Pitchers Pub


Best New Workout
Bardio Sculpt - The Wall Cycling Studio

Best Calorie Killer Workout
Boxing Fitness - Joltin' Jabs

Best Trainer to Kick Your Butt
Juliet Sabella - The Wall Cycling Studio

Best Place to Take a Visitor
Chew Philly Food Tours

Best Place to Get Your Groove On
The Grape Room


Best Manayunk Superhero
Irene Madrak - North Light Community Center

Best Place to Live
The Isle Apartments

Best Community-Oriented Group/Business
Friends of Pretzel Park

Best Shop Pet
Amelia - The Spiral Bookcase

Best Place to Snap a Pic for Instagram

Pretzel Park Dog Run


Manayunk Leadership Award
David Richards - RichardsApex

Main Street Ambassador
Lisa Gdowik - LILA Fashion International

Lifetime Service Award
Joan Denenberg - Manayunk Development Corporation

Main Street Beautification Award
Barry Odyniec - Manayunk Development Corporation

District Visionary Award
Dana Dabek - North Light Community Center
Joe Gidjunis - JPG Photography

Entrepreneur of the Year
Terry Leahy - TerryLeahyFilms

Helping Hands Award
Mark Snyder - Quality Window Cleaning

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Written by John Connell

John likes to think he is very gifted. His talents include napping, eating sunflower seeds, growing a neckbeard, Ja Rule karaoke, and napping. Recovering from a knee injury, John is currently limited to bar games like shuffleboard, pool, and darts, and accepts all challengers. An avid sports fan, the only thing he enjoys more than attending a game, is the beach. Don't let the knee injury fool you though, he can still get down on the dance floor!