FOOD & BEVERAGE
Best Fine Dining
105 West Main St.Norman, OK 73069
Chef Anthony Compagni strives to awaken the senses with creative recipes, both old and new, and is uncompromising on quality. We utilize seasonal ingredients sourced locally and internationally and continuously seek the finest selection of local and organically grown produce. We also obtain naturally raised chicken, pork, beef, lamb and veal to provide foods free of antibiotics, hormones and pesticides. Benvenuti’s pasta is handmade daily in-house from the finest Italian wheat. Our desserts are made from scratch every morning and feature traditional offerings as well as delectable creations from our pastry chefs Celisse Compagni and Caleb Shepard. Benvenuti’s houses one of the largest wine collections in the Midwest. With over 250 bottles from which to choose, guests are sure to find something they love or an opportunity to try something new. We offer many boutique wines crafted in small batches at quaint Italian and Napa Valley wineries. We also feature a collection of handcrafted cocktails utilizing many Italian aperitifs and digestives.
Best Dessert / Bakery
2100 West Main St.
1130 Rambling Oaks Drive
In July of 1984, the Khouri and Jazzar family opened its bakery and restaurant to the residents and visitors to Norman. Recognizing the need for freshly baked European breads and pastries, we set out to create the best desserts and foods we could. Our passion to infuse each creation with top-quality ingredients brings the best flavors to each of our guests. In 2005, we opened our second restaurant in west Norman. While the Main Street restaurant, which was relocated to its present location at 2100 W. Main St., has an informal atmosphere akin to a European brasserie, the westside restaurant sports a more intimate and elegant atmosphere with a separate menu featuring succulent international flavors you won’t find anywhere else in town. At either location, our patrons can expect delicious desserts and freshly made, great-tasting meals. Whether the mood strikes for something simple like our ham and cheese croissants, or the full European experience of our crêpes and fine dinners, our food is sure to please. We also specialize in preparing beautiful, delicious caterings and cakes for all occasions, including weddings, graduation and birthdays.
Best Casual Dining / Sports Bar
Three Oklahoma City Metro Locations – North Oklahoma City, South Oklahoma City and Norman.
Pub W is a modern American pub offering a great new take on classic drinks and cuisine. We offer an extensive beer and specialty drink selection, with something for everyone. The menu is a classic take on pub food, from the Fresh Baked Warm Pretzels with House Made Boulevard Beer Cheese to the Fresh Orchard Salad, and The Chupacabra. Pub W is a great place to come hang out with friends or family.
BEAUTY & FASHION
Best Day/Med Spa
Le Visage Day Spa & Wellness
3700 W. Robinson St. (Brookhaven Village)
Norman, OK 73072
Kathy Morris, owner, started her career in the wellness industry in 1991, and for 26 years has been a pioneer and leader in the field. Kathy was the first in Oklahoma to receive a master’s degree in aesthetics. As a small-business owner, she has made it her goal to empower women and men to explore their passion for skincare and wellness. Kathy travels the world to educate herself and her team on the cutting edge of technologies in today’s growing skin care and a spa industry. With 22 women and men working for the spa, it’s important that they work with their mission to provide an atmosphere where guests come to relax, re-energized, rejuvenate and transform. We strive to provide exceptional customer service to every guest. Our services are rendered by highly trained professionals with the highest-quality products. We value each guest, and look forward to exceeding your expectations. Kathy is a sought-after public speaker and educator, and her business, Le Visage Spa & Wellness, has been voted “best of” in competitions every year since 1996. She studied cosmetic chemistry at UCLA. Kathy has developed her own professional skincare line. She strives to bring the best to her clients, has been frequently published and recently wrote her first book.
2705 S I-35 Service Road
Moore, OK 73160
Glenn Lewis started Lewis Jewelers in 1976 at the age of 21. He invited his 19-year-old brother, Tim, who also was working in the retail jewelry industry, to join him in the venture. Lewis Jewelers is of the premier jewelry stores in the Southwest, featuring an immense selection of fine jewelry, gemstones, engagement and wedding rings. Most of the jewelry is still made in their own factory on the premises, with a focus on custom jewelry. In 2012 Lewis Jewelers was invited to become a Forevermark partner, which is a partnership of DeBeers, the world’s finest diamond cutters, and select retail jewelry stores. Lewis Jewelers was asked in 2016 to become the very first Black Label dealer in the world, which represents the top 1 percent of all Forevermark diamonds. Last year, Lewis sold more Forevermark diamonds than any single store in North America, a testament to their integrity and aggressive pricing on diamonds. When asked for the secret to their success, Tim explained, “We simply have lived by the Proverb that ‘your reputation is more valuable than gold and silver’. We’re always working to maintain our integrity. After four decades, the most valuable possession we have is still our reputation.”
Best Hair Salon
2001 W Main St., Suite 115
Norman, OK 73069
We believe you deserve the very best, and your hair is no exception. Salon AUDACE was created by award-winning stylist Nathan Andrew to spotlight client experience, continued education and prestige products. A Salon AUDACE stylist is truly a couture stylist. Staying current on the latest trends both in an out of the salon is just part of what makes our stylists extraordinary. Dedication to their craft and constant thirst for knowledge set our stylists apart, enabling best-in-class service that’s second to none. With couture style comes premium-quality products. Wella Premium Hair Color, Shu Uemura Hair Care, and SEVEN Styling play an essential part in providing our clients an unforgettable experience and cultivation into the latest regimen of hair care and styling techniques. Come to Salon AUDACE and treat yourself—you’re worth it.
William B. Sparks, D.C.
1101 SW 30th, Court Suite B
, Moore, OK 73160
John A. Sparks, D.C.
2103 W. Main St.
. Norman, OK 73069
Have you been looking for a chiropractor in the Norman or Moore area? Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, the chiropractic care offered at Sparks Clinic emphasizes the importance of improving your health to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Given the option, most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness if possible, and chiropractic care can help those people achieve their health and wellness goals. For those patients who may already be in pain, chiropractic care offers a unique way to provide pain relief for many types of pain and conditions, including back and neck pain! Pain relief and pain prevention are two of the reasons that chiropractic services have become so popular here in Norman, Moore and around the world. If you have been suffering from back pain, don’t wait another second to begin your road to recovery! At Sparks Clinic, our chiropractic techniques can assist patients with the rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the chiropractic journey may offer a new sense of balance and wellness that one has never before experienced. Follow us on Facebook, instagram and twitter.
Donna Sparks, D.D.S., at Norman Smile Center
420 24th Ave. SW
Norman, OK 73069
Norman Smile Center is a general dental practice providing personal care and exceptional results for the entire family. The team of skilled, committed professionals is dedicated to providing quality dentistry to maintain the health of all its patients’ smiles. Dr. Donna Sparks has more than 20 years’ experience performing a wide variety of procedures in the warm, friendly atmosphere of Norman Smile Center. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Oklahoma Dental Association and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. She received the Oklahoma Dental Association “Young Dentist Award” in 2001, and was awarded “Best Dentist” by Norman’s Readers’ Choice in 2005 and 2010.
Thomas D. Urice, M.D.
2413 Palmer Circle
Norman, OK 73069
It is humbling and deeply satisfying to be appreciated by my community and patients. Since 1984, it has been my privilege to practice medicine and be a part of the Norman community. During that time, the science of medicine and the delivery of medicine has certainly changed, but the one thing that has not changed is my enjoyment of interaction with patients. In fact, that appreciation has matured, is stronger than ever and is a major reason why I still look forward to coming to “work” each morning. The future for Norman is bright, and I am proud to be a part of it.
Best Cosmetic Surgeon
James E. Magnusson, D.O.
2404 Palmer Circle
Norman, OK 73069
A native Oklahoman, James E. Magnusson, D.O., earned his bachelor of science degree in zoology and nuclear medicine from OU in 1983 and his medical degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Tulsa in 1987. Dr. Magnusson performed a rotating internship, followed by a four-year general surgery residency, at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He then completed a two-year residency program in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Philadelphia Osteopathic Medical Center. Board certification in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery was granted to Magnusson in 1996. He also received extensive training at Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia (plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery); Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia (hand surgery); Cooper Trauma Center, Camden, New Jersey (maxillofacial trauma); Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, New York (burn management and reconstruction surgery); Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City (breast reconstructive surgery); and Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City (plastic surgery and microsurgery).
Best Optometrist / Ophthalmologist
Pepper Martin, O.D., at Norman Vision Source
2501 Boardwalk St.
Norman, OK 73069
For over 20 years, Norman Vision Source has been helping the Norman community see clearly. Dr. Pepper Martin takes pride in being part of the Norman Vision Source family since his 1994 graduation from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Initially, he practiced with Dr. Morgan Lee in Norman. Martin eventually acquired Lee’s practice upon his retirement. So many of the patients that Martin sees today initially were patients of Lee’s, which is a testament to the way he treats and helps his patients. Martin, or “Dr. Pepper,” as some of his patients call him, loves what he does, and it shows. With his infectious smile and caring heart, he truly cares about every one of his patients. It’s no wonder why he won this award. Martin provides in-depth eye examinations specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of eye diseases, conditions and problems.
Craig and Streight Orthodontics
Three convenient locations in Norman, South OKC and Mustang
Craig and Streight Orthodontics is proud to offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment for children and adults in the OKC metro area! Choose between metal or clear braces or Invisalign. Craig and Streight is one of the leading providers of Invisalign treatment in all of Oklahoma. We offer a complimentary consultation and exam, affordable payment plans, and individualized treatment plans with your primary concerns in mind. Highly trained doctors in all forms of orthodontic care, Drs. Robi Craig, Ryan Streight and Heather Kierl are excited to meet you and be a part of your orthodontic journey! We take a conservative approach to treatment that focuses on avoiding permanent tooth extraction and focuses on timing treatment to take maximum advantage of growth and development. We take a team approach working with your other dental providers to make sure you receive the best care possible. Our skilled team strives for you to have the best experience ever at our office, and we hope you will see we are passionate, energetic, fun and love what we do! Ask about our lifetime retainer program! Visit our website or call us to schedule your free consultation. See you soon.
Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort
400 24th Ave. NW
Norman, OK 73069
At Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort in Norman, we understand the special role your pet plays in your family. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing your pet with the best health care veterinary medicine has to offer. The experienced veterinarians and compassionate staff will care for your pet as they would their own. The No. 1 priority for the entire medical team at our hospital is to practice the highest-quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. We offer both traditional medicine and alternative medicine services, including acupuncture and physical rehabilitation therapy. We are here to assist you with the care of your pet as a puppy/kitten and all throughout their adult and senior years. We are committed to providing personal attention to your unique concerns, and welcome the chance to answer any questions you may have.
HOME & REPAIR
Best Heating / Cooling / Plumbing
Norman Heating & Air Conditioning
17571 S. Sunnylane
, Norman, OK 73071
Norman Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in the repair, replacement and maintenance of residential and commercial HVAC and plumbing systems. Serving customers in the Norman, Moore and Oklahoma City areas, our licensed technicians are available 24/7 and equipped to tackle any issue at a moment’s notice. As a local, family-owned company, our work is backed by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. We’re so confident in the services we provide that we pair our installations with a lifetime workmanship guarantee. Our goal is to be the most recommended company in Oklahoma, and we do this by providing our customers the best experience possible. We get the job done right the first time and treat our customers like family—not a number.
Best Home Builder / Remodeler
Muirfield Homes by Alan Cheshier
1800 N. Interstate Drive, Suite 101
Norman, OK 73072
How does a computer information systems graduate from Baylor University and former IBM’er land as your builder of choice in Oklahoma? Responds Alan Cheshier, “The desire to serve people directly in my own business, the opportunity to work freely and outdoors as often as possible in the greatest, most impact-filled industry in America, and to turn customers’ visions into completed neighborhoods and sweet memories.” Since establishing Muirfield Homes in 1989, his goal has been to create a family atmosphere where their team works side-by-side with your family to create a home that is designed to your lifestyle. Alan remains involved in all building projects, and is one of the primary contacts for clients from start to finish. The Muirfield Homes team makes sure each custom home meets homeowners’ individual specifications. Detail-orientated, quality-conscious project managers are present on the job, monitoring progress and ensuring that the company’s high construction standards are met. Its professionals stay educated and informed of the latest trends in architecture and design, building codes and procedures as well as Sustainable or Green Building practices. Alan and the Muirfield team of professional create a home that truly reflects your lifestyle and needs.
Best Home Decor and Furnishings
640 SW 19th St.
Moore, OK 73160
Hemispheres offers an exciting and unparalleled shopping experience. You will find a broad range of styles from traditional to transitional, rustic to modern, casual to elegant, and everything in-between. Affordable and competitively priced, Hemispheres caters to any style customer with any size budget. They present a total room concept and offer all the unique products that help create the room and home of your dreams. You’ll enjoy shopping in a relaxed, non-commission environment where the broad selection of constantly changing inventory ranges from nationally recognized brands to furniture and accessories exclusive to Hemispheres. Browse more than 40 fully merchandised rooms to discover the perfect piece for you. The mesmerizing Moore location is just one of nine stores throughout Oklahoma and Texas. No matter your style, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Hemispheres.
Best Insurance Agent
Julia Chew Agency, State Farm
1032 N. Porter Ave., Norman (in March, moving to new office at 701 Wall St.)
Julia and her team have an important mission: to make a positive difference in people’s lives. They take time to learn about individual situations and create a plan to protect what is most important and prepare for the future. Julia’s father was also a State Farm agent, so she grew up in the company.
Julia has eight licensed team members and a few college interns. They have almost 100 products in their portfolio, including Auto, Fire, Life, Health, and Commercial/Business insurance, State Farm Bank products, and retirement options. Julia has 32 years of experience with State Farm, and the team has over 150 years combined. She believes in being an active part of the Norman community, where she serves in leadership positions on several charitable boards. If you are at a community event, look around for the Julia Chew team; they will probably be there! To better serve our community, Julia and her growing team are moving to a new office in March! Look for them at 701 Wall St. Julia is a graduate of OU, and an avid Sooners fan. Her main interests are any Sooner athletics event, and being Mom to Winston, the coolest German Shepherd on the planet.
Best Landscaper / Lawn Care
Outdoor Escapes specializes in providing your outdoor oasis, a place to retreat from your hectic life. We design and install outdoor living spaces, including covered patios, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, pool houses, cabanas, custom concrete swimming pools, waterfalls, paver and concrete patios, retaining walls, landscaping, low-voltage lighting and irrigation. With degreed professionals and over 18 years of experience designing and installing outdoor living spaces and landscape, we pride ourselves on our company statement that we “create outdoor elegance” for our customers. If you can dream it, we can build it. We design everything we build, and with our team of employees and subcontractors, we handle every job from start to finish so that our customers deal with only one company. If you’re looking to build a perfect outdoor living paradise, we are the company you should call.
Kathy and Steve Griffith Sr. at Prime Realty Inc.
1530 SW 89th St., Suite A1
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Since 1974, Prime Realty Inc. has been connected with the fibers of this community–not only do we live, work and play here–but we enjoy a multifaceted presence in the Oklahoma City real estate market. From starter homes to million-dollar estates, we specialize in providing world-class, integrity-focused customer service, and we offer a concierge level of assistance to both buyers and sellers. Our founders, Norman and Rose Ann Bewley’s core values of hard work, honesty, integrity and most importantly trust are the pillars of our successful and respected reputation. In 2006 Norman and Rose Ann turned over the firm to their daughter, Kathy Griffith, who brought a fresh perspective by embracing technology and systems. Now a husband-and-wife team, she and Steve remain focused on the human factor of “building relationships through trust” and believe that without integrity, nothing else matters. Together with their 10 Realtors, Prime Realty, Inc is humbled–and honored–by this recognition as the “Reader’s Choice” for Cleveland County. Thank you!
Best Automotive Dealer
Our story began in 1973 when Bill Fowler opened Fowler Toyota of Norman with the belief that, “Where you buy is as important as what you buy.” He figured out very quickly that if he wanted to stay in business, he couldn’t just sell a car, he had to sell the quality of service he provided. He didn’t want people to buy a Toyota, he wanted them to buy a car from Bill Fowler, and that meant going above and beyond every time. As a family-owned and -operated business for three generations, Fowler Toyota continues to build on Bill Fowler’s vision and take pride in our genuine customer service, extensive knowledge of the cars we offer, and quality vehicle maintenance and services. As leaders in our industry, we also strive to be leaders in our community. We carry Bill Fowler’s tradition and passion for improving the quality of life in the places that our dealerships call home through our numerous community outreach efforts.
Best Financial and Wealth Management Services
Republic Bank & Trust
Five convenient Banking Centers throughout Cleveland County
As a local community bank, Republic Bank & Trust is strongly committed to make our communities better places to live. We feel that it is our responsibility to focus on the quality of life as well as the quality of business in Cleveland County. We champion programs that enrich our schools and neighborhoods and foster growth, development and employment for our neighbors. Republic is honored to serve by giving time and money in support of education, the arts, nonprofits and service organizations. We take pride in our service to our communities and offer you the same personal service for all your banking needs.
Best Fitness Center
CLEVELAND COUNTY FAMILY YMCA
1350 Lexington Ave.
Norman, OK 73069
Earlywine Park YMCA
11801 South May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
The YMCA is focused on strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We offer a safe place for kids to discover who they are, cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors and to engage in healthy activities. At the Y, families come together to spend quality time and have fun while learning healthy lifestyles, seniors have a community to stay active and engaged and adults connect with friends and learn to live healthier. We reach beyond our walls to address critical social needs through volunteering and partnerships. We help build a better us. Cleveland County is served by two Y locations: THE CLEVELAND COUNTY FAMILY YMCA, an independent Y located in Norman, and EARLYWINE PARK YMCA, a branch of the YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY located in south Oklahoma City. Both facilities boast indoor aquatics centers, swim lessons, fitness centers, group exercise classes, youth sports, and childcare for parents to utilize during workouts, as well as before/after school childcare and school’s out day camp. In addition, the CLEVELAND COUNTY FAMILY YMCA boasts an indoor track. While these two Ys operate independently from one another, the nationwide membership initiative allows members of participating Ys access to Y facilities throughout the country.
Best Private School
Community Christian School
3002 Broce Drive
Norman, OK 73072
Community Christian School is an independent, private Christian school in Norman for students in preschool to 12th grade. Since 1986, CCS has existed to teach from a Biblical worldview and develop well-rounded followers of Christ. As God continues to provide all that is needed to maintain an excellent academic, spiritual and moral education for our children, CCS intends to continue to dedicate itself to the needs of our Christian community. It is the mission and purpose of CCS to assist each student to identify his relationship to God, stimulate him toward a personal commitment of his life to Jesus Christ; guide him in Biblical values, morals and knowledge of God’s Word; provide a thorough and sound academic program equipping students to meet the opportunities for their generation; provide an atmosphere conducive to academic excellence, spiritual growth and personal discipline; love, teach and pray for students according to God’s Word; and minister to students of any race, color, denominational affiliation, national or ethnic origin.
Best Retirement Community
Rivermont Retirement Community, a Legend Senior Living-owned Property
800 Canadian Trails Drive
Norman, OK 73072
The staff at Rivermont Retirement Community provide quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We are dedicated to those who entrust their housing and service needs to us. Rivermont features three distinct senior living communities: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Reflections Memory Care. Each community is designed specifically for the lifestyle of its residents and features its own common areas and dining facilities. At Legend, we are dedicated to each resident’s independence, choices and dignity. Visit us for a tour, and you’ll see how our combination of a warm residential setting along with the caring, helpful staff at Legend is just the right choice for your housing or service needs.
Best Dog Care / Grooming
Bark on Main Pet Salon
2459 W. Main St.
Norman, OK 73069
With our super-friendly staff, Bark on Main Pet Salon makes every pet and their owner feel as if they are a part of their family! It’s perfectly clear each member of our Bark on Main staff loves and adores each furry friend that comes through their front doors. Our goal is to ensure that you are more than comfortable leaving your special furry friend in our care. Bark on Main caters to every owner’s own preferences for each groom. We understand that every dog has his own unique needs, and are more than willing to cater to each of them. We strive to make sure each experience is as stress-free and as fun as possible for both the owners and pets.