After we reached out to our loyal readers and came up with a list of nominations in 25 different categories, voting commenced in the 2012 Patch Readers' Choice awards.
After a few weeks of voting we are ready to announce the winner of each category. Readers' Choice is a way for us to honor those local businesses who are loved by residents.
We encourage you to try a few of them out and to continue to support those special places that call this town home. Some of the categories were region-wide while others were kept Evergreen Park specific.
Without further ado, here are your winners:
Food & Drink
- Best Breakfast Spot -
- Best Ribs - The Patio
- Best Asian Food -
- Best Ice Cream in the Southland -
- Best Dry Cleaners -
- Best Caterer in the Southland -
- Best Bank -
- Best Veternarian in the Southland -
- Best Area Landscaping Company - (tie) Cosme Landscape and Garden and
Kids & Family
- Best Day Care or Preschool -
- Best Public Pool in the Southland -
- Best Area Music or Art Lessons - Laurie Snaer - Art Teacher
- Best Youth Sports Program - (tie) NSNS, EP Stallions , Evergreen Park Athletic Association, Evergreen Park Recreation Department
Health & Beauty
- Best Dentist - (tie) ,
- Best Hair Stylist/Salon -
- Best Nail Salon -
- Best Beer Garden -
- Best Southland Movie Theater -
- Best Summer Fest in the Southland - Frankfort Fall Festival
- Best Place to Bike in the Southland - Old Plank Trail
- Best Auto Mechanic -
- Best Area Florist - Windy City Flower Girls
- Best Area Jeweler - Martin and Martin
- Best Grocery Store -
While you're at it, give a shoutout to your chosen local venue in our Patch business directory. Think of your recommendation as a public service, telling residents the best places to go in Evergreen Park.