What happens when you have 60 vendors fill the Receptions Hall in Erlanger, offer all-you-can-eat samples of the finest foods in Northern Kentucky and the music never stops?

A celebration of Northern Kentucky, clearly.

More than 700 people joined NKY magazine one evening this spring to vote for the best of everything — from childcare to landscaping, fried chicken to personal trainers, spa treatments to celebrities, dry cleaners to beer selections, music lessons to nursing homes.

Votes were cast for the three finalists in 63 categories in NKY’s inaugural
Best of NKY and these are the results.


Best BURGER - Barleycorn’s

Multiple locations
(859) 442-3400
www.barleycorns.com

BEST Master Stylist - Anie Agee (Divine Salon & Day Spa)





3955 Alexandra Pike, Cold Spring
(859) 781-2282
www.divinesalonanddayspa.com

BEST Italian Cuisine - Pompilios





Washington Ave. Newport
(859) 581-3065
www.pompiliosrestaurant.com

BEST PRESCHOOL - Little Red School House

705 Buttermilk Pike
Crescent Springs
(859) 727-6148
www.lrshpreschool.com

Hands-On Education

BEST FLORIST - Jackson Florist

3124 Madison Ave.
Covington
(859) 331-0222
www.jacksonfloristinc.com

Bouquets for Customer Service

BEST PLACE TO PAMPER YOUR PET - YOUR BEST FRIEND PET SALON

2940 Hebron Park Drive, Suite 102, Hebron
(859) 586-5100
www.yourbestfriendpetsalon.com

Just a Doggy Kiss


Bagel
Servatii

Bakery
Servatii

Beer Selection
The Pub

Bike Shop
Reser Bicycle

Birthday Party Location
Lazer Kraze

Bookstore
The Blue Marble

Bourbon Selection
Geez’l Pete’s

Car Wash
Johnny’s Car Wash

Catering
McHale’s Events & Catering

Charitable Race
Racing to Read

Chinese Cuisine
Casual Chinese

Dance/ Theater Instruction
Expressions Dance Theatre

Dry Cleaner
Widmer’s

Family Dinner
Sis’s Family Affair

Farmers Market
Boone County Farmers Market

Fitness Center
Town & Country Sports

Fitness Class Instructor
Melody Hoppius (Melody’s Boot Camp Fitness LLC)

Fitness Trail
Boone County Arboretum

Florist
Jackson Florist Inc.

Fresh Catch
Bonefish Grill

Fried Chicken
Colonial Cottage

Garden Center
Highland Garden Center

Gymnastics Center
Silverlake Family Fitness

Happy Hour
Grandview Tavern & Grille

Health Food Store
Healthy Alternative

Healthful Menu
Indigo Casual Gourmet Café

Home Remodeler
Corbin Custom Remodelers

Hot Brown
Greyhound Tavern

Ice Cream
Graeter’s

Independent Coffeehouse
Velocity Bike & Bean

Jeweler
Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers

Landscaper
T.W. Landscape & Design

Local Female Celebrity
Tricia Macke ( FOX 19)

Local Male Celebrity
Cris Collinsworth

Manicure/Pedicure
Sableux Salon & Spa

Music Instruction
Music House

Nursing Facility
St Elizabeth Healthcare

Place to Buy Outdoor Fitness Equip.
Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Patio Dining
Chez Nora

Pizza
Mellow Mushroom

Place for a Spa Day
Cloud 9 Salon & Spa

Place for Home Accessories/Antiquing
Florence Antique Mall

Place to Buy Fitness Gear
Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Place to Have a Wedding
The Madison Event Center

Place to Pamper your Pet
Your Best Friend

Preschool
Little Red School House

Restaurant
Grandview Tavern & Grille

Sandwich Shop
Izzy’s

Smoothie
Reality Tuesday

Steak
Dee Felice

Sunday Brunch
Keystone Bar & Grill

Sushi
Miyako Sushi and Steak

View from a Restaurant
360 Restaurant at the Radisson

Wine Store/Tasting
Party Source

Women’s Fashion
Donna Salyers

Yoga Studio
Covington Yoga


Best PERSONAL TRAINER - Joe Daniels
(Daniels Fitness Training)





3622 Decoursey Ave. Covington
(859)380-4959
www.swingthiskettlebells.com

Works at Any Age

Endurance & Balance

Best LIVE MUSIC - Jefferson Hall




One Levee Way

Newport
(859) 491-6200
www.jeffersonhall.com


BEST Men’s Fashion - flow-a shop for men




621 Scott Blvd., Covington
(859) 291-3569
www.facebook.com/flowformen

Found a Niche

A Plan


BEST CHEF - Chris Weist (McHale’s event & catering)





1622 Dixie Highway
Park Hills
(859) 442-7776
www.kycater.com

Recipe for Success