Readers’ Choice 2017

WHEN IT COMES to good stuff—bites to eat, plays to see, wines to sip, mountains to climb—it’s safe to say that this state of ours is, erm, blooming. At least according to our readers, who, once again, picked Arkansas’ superlative spots for everything from happy hours to house hunting. In other words: It’s the best stuff we’ve ever “seed.”

Culture & Lifestyle

Best Art Gallery

M2 Gallery

Best Charity Gala

Little Rock Heart Ball

Best Country Club (tie)

Chenal Country Club

Pleasant Valley Country Club

Best Farmers Market

Little Rock River Market

Best Festival


Best Golf Course (tie)

Chenal Country Club

Pleasant Valley Country Club

Best Hotel

Capital Hotel

Best Hunting Supply Store

Mack’s Prairie Wings

Best Live Music Venue

Walmart AMP

Best Marine Boat Dealer

Bradford Marine & ATV

Best Museum

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Best Outdoor Gear

Ozark Outdoor Supply

Best Park

Burns Park

Best Pet Supply Store

Hollywood Feed

Best Place for Date Night

The Pantry

Best Resort

Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa on Lake Ouachita

Best Theater

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Best Weekend Getaway

Eureka Springs


Food & Drink

Best Asian

Chi’s Fine Chinese Cuisine

Best Bakery

Community Bakery

Best Bar (tie)

Petit & Keet Bar and Grill

Cajun’s Wharf

Best Barbecue

Whole Hog Cafe

Best Breakfast/Brunch (tie)

@ the Corner

Lost Forty Brewing

Best Brewery

Lost Forty Brewing

Best Cheese Dip

Heights Taco & Tamale Co.

Best Chef

Matthew Bell, South on Main

Best Cocktails

South on Main

Best Coffee

Mylo Coffee Co.

Best Dessert

The Pantry

Best Food Truck


Best Greek

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Best Happy Hour (tie)

Bar Louie

JJ’s Grill

The Pantry

Best Italian

Bruno’s Little Italy

Best Juice Bar

Paninis & Company

Best Liquor Store

Colonial Wines & Spirits

Best Mexican

El Porton Mexican Restaurant

Best Neighborhood Restaurant


Best New Restaurant

Heights Taco & Tamale Co.

Best Patio Dining

YaYa’s Euro Bistro

Best Pizza

U.S. Pizza Co.

Best Place to Take the Kids (tie)

Jim’s Razorback Pizza

The Purple Cow

Best Seafood

Cajun’s Wharf

Best Special Occasion Restaurant

Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse

Best Steakhouse

Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse

Best Sushi

Oceans at Arthur’s

Best Wine Selection

Colonial Wines & Spirits


Health & Fitness

Best Bike Shop


Best Chiropractor

Dr. John Vincent

Best Dance Studio

Kaleidoscope Dance Academy

Best Dentist

Dr. DJ Dailey

Best Dermatologist

Dr. Rene E. Bressinck

Best Fitness Center

Arkansas Fitness & Athletics

Best Hospital (tie)

Baptist Health Medical Center

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Best Personal Trainer

Jim Eckhart, Arkansas Fitness & Athletics

Best Physician

Dr. Kevin Collins

Best Place to Bike/Hike (tie)

Arkansas River Trail

Pinnacle Mountain

Best Place to Get a Massage

Massage Envy

Best Running Trail

Arkansas River Trail

Best Yoga Studio

Barefoot Studio


Home & Garden

Best Antique Store

Mid-Towne Antique Mall

Best Appliance Store

Metro Appliances & More

Best Custom Upholstery

Howard’s Upholstery Shop

Best Fabrics/Drapery

Cynthia East Fabrics

Best Flooring Store

C & F Flooring and Rug Gallery

Best Florist

Tipton & Hurst

Best Gardening/Landscaping

The Good Earth Garden Center

Best Home Accessories Store


Best Home Builder

Richard Harp Homes

Best Home Furnishings

Ashley’s Furniture HomeStore

Best Interior Design

Finley Design Group

Best Light Fixtures (tie)

Light Innovations

TEC Electric

Best Neighborhood


Best Outdoor Furniture Store

Ken Rash’s Arkansas

Best Place to Buy a Pool Table

Jones Brothers Pool Tables

Best Pools and Spas

Townley Pool and Spa


Service & Help

Best Accountant

Mark S. Pearson, Pearson Accounting, Inc.

Best Accounting Firm

Pearson Accounting, Inc.

Best Attorney

Mike Rainwater, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton

Best Auto Dealership

Everett Buick GMC

Best Bank


Best Catering

Catering to You

Best Insurance Agent

Mike Hart, State Farm

Best Law Firm

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton

Best Moving Service

Elite Movers

Best Party Planner

Rachel Haynes Events

Best Real Estate Agent

Brandy Harp, Jon Underhill Real Estate

Best Real Estate Company

Jon Underhill Real Estate

Best Veterinary Clinic (tie)

Cantrell Animal Clinic

Hillcrest Animal Hospital

Best Wedding Photographer

Katie Childs Photo

Best Wedding Venue (tie)

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Goodwin Manor

Pratt Place Inn and Barn


Style & Beauty

Best Accessories


Best Boutique


Best Bridal Gown Selection

Low’s Bridal & Formal

Best Children’s Apparel

The Toggery

Best Contemporary Clothing Store, Men

j.duke & co.

Best Contemporary Clothing Store, Women


Best Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. DJ Dailey

Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Suzanne Yee

Best Day Spa

Rejuvenation Clinic & Day Spa

Best Denim Selection, Men

j.duke & co.

Best Denim Selection, Women


Best Designer Clothing Store (tie)

B. Barnett


Best Gift Shop

The Crown Shop

Best Hair Salon


Best Jewelry Store

Sissy’s Log Cabin

Best Makeup and Skin Care Store


Best Makeup Artist

Tasha Warrior

Best Mani/Pedi

Best Nails

Best Men’s Attire

j.duke & co.

Best Men’s Formal Wear


Best Shopping Neighborhood

The Promenade at Chenal

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