Patrick and friends of Vanity & Glamour Cosmetics
It's a tradition! Local weekly City View has hosted the annual Best of Des Moines awards, and not surprisingly the East Village has fared well.
The stakes aren't really high, so it's a friendly competition - nice if you win & the buffet is always pretty classy.
E.V. placed first as the Best Shopping District and Runner Up in 2 other catagories - yay!
Here's a run down of our neighbors in the winner's circle for 2013:
Best Place to Buy Makeup - Vanity & Glamour
Best Spa AND Best Place to Get Yer Nails Done - East Village Spa
Best Sushi - Miyabi 9
Best Live Music Venue - Wooly's (also runner up for something #sloppynotes:/)
Best Local Family Restaurant - Zombie Burger & Drink Lab ( also placed tops in several other catagories including Best Appetizers, Best Fries, and Local Burger & Best Local Restaurant)
Best Bar Tender - Lime Lounge (runner up in to other slots)
Best Place to Get Drunk For Cheap - The Blazing Saddle (placing 2nd in 3 other areas)
Best Chiropractor - Pulley Chiropractic Hlth Ctr.
Runner's up from the East Village:
Luna Bistro, Found things, Aimee, Hill Vintage & Knits, Raygun, Locust tap, Peep Toe, Abra Pulley, Ichi Bike, The Garden, Sticks, HOQ, Eden....plus our friends Ben Easter, Meagan Tron who are not really location specific - so we claim them.
Big Congrats to all!!
Editorial notes : We're glad Jackie Schmelling got her hair figured out.
Why does Hy vee always win Best Chinese?
Would the sponsoring mag best known for "mug shots" win if there were a category for Best Free Weekly??