Best Flower Shop
McCarthy Flowers

Best Limo Service
Gilbride Limo

Best Place for a Bachelor Party
Mohegan Sun Pocono

Best Place for a Bachelorette Party
Maiolatesi Wine Cellars

Best Place for a First Date

Best Place to Buy an Engagement Ring
Glint of Gold

Best Wedding Gowns
Tunis Bridal

Best Wedding Registry
Over the Moon

Best Wedding Venue
Constantino’s Catering & Events


Best Bowling Alley
South Side Bowl

Best Gym/Health Club
Keystone Crossfit

Best Pilates
Jaya Yoga

Best Place to Go Camping
Shore Forest Campground

Best Place to Picnic
Lackawanna State Park

Best Skiing
Montage Mountain Resorts

Best Trip Just an Hour Away
Jim Thorpe

Best Yoga
Mission Yoga

Best Zumba
Crunch Fitness


Best College Radio Station
Marywood University’s VMFM 91.7

Best Morning Radio Show

Best Radio Station
ALT 92.1


Best All-Ages Venue
Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple

Best Art Venue
AFA Gallery

Best Casino
Mohegan Sun Pocono

Best Concert Venue
The Pavillion at Montage

Best Dance Company
Dave Ragnacci School of Dance

Best Local Band
The Wanabees

Best Local Festival
La Festa Italiana

Best Movie Theater
Cinemark 20 and XD

Best Museum
Everhart Museum

Best New Event
Food Truck Friday at Nay Aug Park

Best New Local CD
Tatiana, “Unspoken”

Best Ongoing Cultural Event
St. Patricks Parade

Best Open Mic
The V-Spot

Best Original Band
Black Tie Stereo

Best Party Cover Band
Flaxy Morgan

Best Place to Shoot Pool

Best Theater Production
Sound and Song: Over done and Over-Sung
C4 studios


Best Ambiance

Best Bagels
National Bakery

Best Bakery
Lynn Sandy’s Bakery

Best Beer Menu
Backyard Ale House

Best Boneless Wings
Nina’s Wing Bites & Pizza

Best Breakfast
The Eatery by Jessica

Best Brunch
State Street Grill

Best Cheesesteak
Steve & Irene’s Hoagies

Best Chinese Restaurant
China Moon

Best Chocolate
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates

Best Coffee Shop
Northern Light Espresso Bar

Best Cup Of Coffee
Zummo’s Cafe

Best Deli
Cara Mia’s

Best Desserts
Electric City Bakehouse

Best Diner
Glider Restaurant

Best Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme, South Abington Township

Best Food Truck
The Sweet Lush Cupcake Camper

Best French Fries
Ale Mary’s

Best Frozen Yogurt
Sweet Frog

Best Hamburger
Five Guys

Best Hoagie

Best Hot Dogs
The Original Coney Island (Cedar Avenue)

Best Ice Cream
Manning Farm Dairy

Best Italian Food
La Trattoria

Best Italian Ice
Rita’s of Scranton

Best Japanese Restaurant

Best Liquid Lunch
Backyard Ale House

Best Long Lunch (tie)
■ POSH at the Scranton Club
■ Peculiar Slurp Shop

Best Lunch on a Budget
McDonald’s Dollar Menu

Best Lunch on the Go
Zuppa Del Giorno

Best Mexican/ Southwestern Restaurant

Best New Restaurant
Alter House

Best Patio Dining
State Street Grill

Best Pierogies
Windsor Inn

Best Place to Eat Organic
Terra Preta Prime

Best Potato Pancakes
Christ the King Parish Picnic, Eynon

Best Restaurant
Bar Pazzo

Best Romantic Restaurant

Best Round Pizza
Andy’s Pizza

Best Salads
Loading Dock

Best Sandwiches
Caravia Fresh Food’s

Best Seafood
Cooper’s Seafood House

Best Service
Alter House

Best Soup
Zuppa Del Giorno

Best Square Pizza

Best Steakhouse
Terra Preta Prime

Best Stromboli

Best Sushi
Sushi and Thai

Best Thai Restaurant
Thai Rak Thai

Best Vegetarian Menu
Eden; A Vegan Cafe

Best Wine Menu
Lucchi Family Wine Cellars

Best Wings


Best Animal Hospital
Memorial Veterinary Hospital

Best Barber Shop
Loylaty Barber Shop

Best Bicycle Shop

Best Boutique
The Daisy Collective

Best Car Dealership
Toyota of Scranton

Best Car Wash

Best Cigar Shop
Big House Tobacco

Best Comic Book Store
Comics on the Green

Best Dry Cleaner
Dempsey’s Fashionable Laundry

Best Farmer’s Market
Scranton Farmer’s Market

Best Garden Store
Corky’s Garden Path

Best Hair Salon
Sanderson Place Salon & Spa, Greenridge

Best Health Food Store
Everything Natural

Best Jewlery Store
Steve Pronko Jewelers

Best Local Brewery
Susquehanna Brewing Co.

Best Men’s Clothing Store
The Haberdashery

Best Mom/ Pop Grocery Store

Best Pet Supply Store
Stately Pet Supply

Best Pipe Shop

Best Place To Buy Beer
Sabatini’s Bottleshop and Bar

Best Place to Buy Music
Gallery of Sound

Best Shoe Store
Scranton Running Co.

Best Ski Shop
The Ski Shack, Montage Mountain

Best Music Store for Equipment
Magdon Music

Best Tanning Salon
Abbronzatura Tanning

Best Tattoo Parlor
Electric City Tattoo

Best Unique Gift Shop
Live With It by Laura Hobbs

Best Vintage Clothing Store
On & On

Best Winery
Maiolatesi Wine Cellars

Best Women’s Clothing Store
The Daisy Collective

Best Bar in a Restaurant
Jack’s Draft House

Best Bar You Can Smoke In

Best Bike Night
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill

Best Cocktails
Billy B’s Restaurant and Martini Bar

Best College Bar

Best Drink Specials
Crotti’s on Ash

Best Gay/ Lesbian-Friendly Bar
12 Penny

Best Happy Hour
The Bog

Best Happy Hour Food
Ale Mary’s

Best Jukebox
The Bog

Best Karaoke
Pour Richard’s

Best-Looking Bar Crowd
The Bog

Best Margaritas
La Toleteca

Best Martinis
Billy B’s Restaurant and Martini Bar

Best New Bar/Club
Center City Wine Cellar

Best Place to Shake it

Best Pub Trivia
AJ’s Club Soda

Best Sports Bar
Happy Valley Sports Bar

Best St. Patricks Day Parade Bar
Andy Gavin’s

Best Strip Club

Best Venue to Hear Live Music
River Street Jazz Cafe

Best Young Professional’s Bar
Backyard Ale House


Best Bartender
Brian Craig, The Bog

Best Bouncer
Rich DePoley. The Bog

Best Chef
Tony Mendicino, Montage Mountain Resorts

Best Dentist
Dr. Jason Hanyon
Century Dental

Best DJ
EJ the DJ

Best Doctor
Casey Burke

Best Local Actor
George Conrad

Best Local Actress
Rebekah Conrad

Best Local Author
Margo Azzarelli

Best Local Blogger
Tiff Kline/Kilne’s Korner

Best Local Comedian
Sam Falbo

Best Local Dancer
Nick Lazor

Best Filmmaker
Jon Yonkondy

Best Local Radio Personality
Rock 107

Best Local TV News Personality
Ryan Leckey

Best Local Visual Artist
Devon O’Keefe

Best Mechanic
Manning Garage

Best Newspaper Reporter
Patrice Wilding

Best Nip/Tuck
Dr. Scott McKenna

Best Pet Groomer
Meredith Reese, Fetching Grooming Salon

Best Piercer
Eli, Electric City Tattoo

Best Solo Musician
Christian Gratz

Best Stylist
Autumn Osborne

Best Tattoo Artist
Vinny Worden, Slingin Ink

Best Travel Agency

Best Wedding DJ
DJ Dakota Jones

Best Wedding Photographer
Amber Rought Photography

Best Wedding Planner
Constantino’s Catering & Events
(Kelly, Alicia and Brooke)

Best Wedding Singer/ Band
Light Weight


From the camel that was stranded on Route 309 during the November snow storm, to presidential tweets, 2018 was full of facepalm-worthy moments. And when it came to bringing these to light, voters did not disappoint.
Here are the top five:

1 “Camel on 309 during snow storm” and “the drive home after the Nov. 15 snowstorm.”

2 “Trump,” “anything trump tweeted” and “Trump trucks.”

3 “Pennsylvania Diocese Victims Report.”

4 “Wyoming Valley Tornado.”

5 “My life.”