The people have spoken and today the 2013 winners of the annual Arlington’s Best Business Awards (ABBIEs) were announced.
Arlington Economic Development organizes the contest and residents vote for their favorite businesses in each category. The winners were announced at this afternoon’s County Board meeting. This year’s winners are:
- Best Bargain Restaurant — Lost Dog Cafe
- Best Boutique — Trade Roots
- Best Brunch Spot — Liberty Tavern
- Best Coffee Shop — Northside Social
- Best Cultural Group or Venue — Signature Theater
- Best Customer Service — Arlington Public Library
- Best Dessert — Pastries by Randolph
- Best Family Friendly Spot — Arlington Public Library
- Best Fine Dining — Ray’s the Steaks
- Best Gym/Fitness Center — Thomas Jefferson Community Center
- Best Happy Hour — Westover Beer Garden & Haus
- Best New Business — Trade Roots
- Best Outdoor Dining — Westover Beer Garden & Haus
- Best Pet Friendly Business — Dogma Bakery
- Best Pizza Place — Pupatella
- Best Salon/Spa — Smitten Boutique Salon
County Board Chairman Walter Tejada offered the reminder that the best way to support these and other Arlington businesses is to shop locally, especially during Arlington Small Business Day on Saturday, November 30.
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