Untitled-3All of us try to do our best every day. We work hard and hope good things happen because of our positive attitude and dedicated work ethic. Being named the best in whatever we do reinforces that all of our efforts are worth the time and sweat equity we have invested. In every Best of SB Award winner, you will see that attention to detail, quality customer service and a passion for their vocation.

[tw-divider]Best Car Wash[/tw-divider]

Roadrunner Car Wash, Autospa and Oil Change
The experts at Roadrunner aren’t satisfied until you are satisfied. And you get a rain check. For 46 years, it’s been about customer service.

[tw-divider]Best Photographer[/tw-divider]

Micahla Wilson Photography
Some photographers snap pictures. Micahla Wilson captures the essence of the moment, whether it’s a wedding, senior photos, children or family portraits. That’s what separates a professional photographer from an amateur.

[tw-divider]Best Fitness Club[/tw-divider]

Sleek Physique
Owner Lauren Leblanc has added fun to fitness and her clients will quickly tell you Sleek Physique is a life-changing experience. Even better –– Sleek Physique now offers nutritious, to-go meals.

[tw-divider]Best Hair Salon[/tw-divider]

Couture Cosmetics and Salon
The highly-trained staff at Couture Cosmetics would love to help you “find your beautiful,” from hair and makeup to a complete makeover. They also love bridal parties.

[tw-divider]Best Hair Stylist[/tw-divider]

Amanda Crowder
When it comes to your appearance, you want the best stylist at your side.
It’s no accident that Amanda has earned the respect of so many clients over the years.

[tw-divider]Best Day Spa[/tw-divider]

Spa Concepts Salon and Spa
Why wouldn’t Spa Concepts (a full-service AVEDA salon) be everyone’s choice, with complimentary wine and mimosas and more than 35 services to cater to your every desire?

[tw-divider]Best Pet Groomer[/tw-divider]

Lucky’s Yellow Rubber Ducky
We love our four-legged friends, so give them the best, including doggie daycare, grooming and spa (full-service bath or self-service bath) and a tender, loving, caring boarding experience.

[tw-divider]Best Veterinarian[/tw-divider]

University Veterinarian Hospital
You can count on University Veterinarian Hospital for comprehensive and compassionate care of your pet. There is a team of eight veterinarians to give you and your pet personal attention.

[tw-divider]Best Dry Cleaner[/tw-divider]

Porter’s Fine Dry Cleaners
Exquisite customer service and attention to the smallest detail defines Porter’s Dry Cleaners. They make you feel like you are the only and most important customer in Shreveport-Bossier City.

[tw-divider]Best Nail Salon[/tw-divider]

Spa Concepts Salon and Spa
There are nail services and then there are Spa Concepts nail services. Sure, it’s about beautiful nails, but, at Spa Concepts, it’s also about rejuvenation. Go ahead, treat yourself.

[tw-divider]Best Eyelash Salon[/tw-divider]

Lash Loft
Owners Candice Bozeman, JoRae Hester and Crystal Pryor take great pride in giving clients their best look ever, utilizing Novalash eyelash extensions, which is the worldwide leader in eyelash extensions.

[tw-divider]Best Massage Therapist[/tw-divider]

Karen Loper
Nothing heals the body like a great massage. Professionals like Karen Loper understand their work restores peace and tranquility to their weary clients.

[tw-divider]Best Yard Care[/tw-divider]

Lagniappe Lawnscapes
Whether it’s residential or commercial, Lagniappe Lawnscapes brings experience and professionalism to the job. Like a great smile, is there anything more striking and inviting than a well-manicured lawn?

[tw-divider]Best Plumber[/tw-divider]

Bobby L. Greene
Plumbing and Heating
Think about your last plumbing problem. Is there anything worse? When you call a plumber, you want it fixed right and quickly. That’s Bobby L. Greene Plumbing.

[tw-divider]Best Tanning Salon[/tw-divider]

Sun Tan City
As we slide into the winter months, you want to maintain that perfect bronze tan. With four convenient locations in Shreveport-Bossier City, Sun Tan City can keep you looking great.

[tw-divider]Best Home Improvement Contractor[/tw-divider]

Foster-Somerled
Construction Group When you tackle a big (or small) home improvement project, you want a contractor that’s honest and capable. Foster-Somerled has built its business on that high standard.

[tw-divider]Best Heating and Air[/tw-divider]

Payne Mechanical Services
Our home is our sanctuary –– until we lose air conditioning or heating. When that happens, a competent air and heating company is our hero. That’s Payne Mechanical Services.

[tw-divider]Best Physical Therapist[/tw-divider]

Brewer Physical Therapy
When your body is out of whack, you can’t do your best. For Amanda and Adam Brewer, it’s all about quality of life –– restoring you to your best self.

[tw-divider]Best Chiropractic Care[/tw-divider]

Bates Chiropractic and Sports Therapy
The doctors at Bates Chiropractic –– Dr. Ryan Bates and Dr. Jacob Navarro –– want to relieve you of unwanted pain and return you to a healthy lifestyle.

[tw-divider]Best Weight Loss Clinic[/tw-divider]

Weight Know More
Raise your hand if you have ever thought about losing weight. Weight Know More has a plan that can put you on the road to a better life.

[tw-divider]Best Oil Change[/tw-divider]

Time It Lube
Everyone knows about Time It Lube’s super quick oil change service. But their crew also will take a look at your power steering, transmission and even wash your car.

[tw-divider]Best Vehicle Repair[/tw-divider]

Gateway Tire and Service Center
We know Gateway is the expert on all things tire related. But they also are experts on repair work. And that is all about one thing –– trust.

[tw-divider]Best Tire Store[/tw-divider]

Gateway Tire and Service Center
A good set of tires equal peace of mind when you are on the road. For over 70 years, Gateway is where the rubber meets the road.

[tw-divider]Best Pet Boarding[/tw-divider]

Luxury Grooming, Rooming and Daycare
This is the closest thing to pet heaven –– 24/7 hotel, including suites with TV and webcam (not to mention grooming and day care seven days a week).

[tw-divider]Best Real Estate Agent[/tw-divider]

Courtney Lowry
(Ramsey-Hoffpauir Associates)
Since 2007, Courtney has provided her clients with top-notch customer service, combined with a passion for real estate, whether it’s buying, selling or building your dream home.

[tw-divider]Best Investment Firm[/tw-divider]

Edward Jones
Navigating the world of stocks and bonds can be a tricky business. You need a financial advisor that understands the dynamics of the market and your investment goals –– period.

[tw-divider]Best Retirement[/tw-divider]

Community The Glen Retirement System
For well over 100 years, The Glen has been nurturing senior men and women through housing and health-care services. At The Glen, it’s all about dignity and respect.

[tw-divider]Best Local Private School[/tw-divider]

First Baptist Church School
Educating our children is our top priority. First Baptist Church School takes its mission seriously ––providing a well-rounded education for each student in a Christ-centered environment.

[tw-divider]Best Public School[/tw-divider]

Caddo Magnet High School
The amazing number of National Merit Scholars at Caddo Magnet High tells you academic excellence has long been its mantra. The school’s culture of creativity sets it apart.

[tw-divider]Best Bank[/tw-divider]

Red River Bank
It’s the perfect combination –– you have a billion dollars in assets and you make decisions at the local level. Red River Bank is, and always has been, a hometown bank.

[tw-divider]Best Credit Union[/tw-divider]

Barksdale Federal Credit Union
Serving more than 1,000 companies, associations and churches (not to mention Barksdale Air Force Base) makes Barksdale Federal Credit Union the largest locally-owned credit union in Louisiana.

[tw-divider]Best Landscape[/tw-divider]

Contractor Hoogland’s Landscape
When you are ready to transform your yard into a retreat, Hoogland’s Landscape should be your first call. They can do it all, from outdoor kitchens to fire pits.

[tw-divider]Best Home Builder[/tw-divider]

Bella Maison
Building your dream home can be your greatest pleasure –– if you have the right builder. That’s Bella Maison. They have earned a reputation for quality, as well as integrity.

[tw-divider]The Best Home Health Care[/tw-divider]

Home Instead Senior Care
The staff at Home Instead Senior Care understands the desire to age in place. They understand senior care is all about dignity, compassion and companionship.

[tw-divider]Best Beer Selection[/tw-divider]

Great Raft Brewery
In a relatively short time, Great Raft Brewery has taken northwest Louisiana by storm. This is craft beer at its best –– with a bold Louisiana flavor, of course.

[tw-divider]Best Bar[/tw-divider]

Superior’s Steakhouse
From Day 1, the bar at Superior’s Steakhouse has been the place to see
and be seen. But the wine selection, martinis and other specialty drinks are second to none.

[tw-divider]Best Sports Bar[/tw-divider]

Zocolo Neighborhood Eatery and Drinkery
What makes a great sports bar? Atmosphere. That’s exactly the Zocolo formula for success. Plus,
great food and drink while you are cheering your favorite team.

[tw-divider]Best Place to Dance[/tw-divider]

Celebrity Lounge
The Celebrity Lounge in the Eldorado Resort Casino is a high-energy venue. Locals and visitors alike know the Celebrity Lounge is the perfect place to dance the night away.

[tw-divider]Best Bartender[/tw-divider]

Brian Vasquez Ruiz
(Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos)
An outstanding bartender is part mixologist and part psychologist. When it comes to whipping up a great Margarita and being a good listener, nobody beats Brian.

[tw-divider]Best Wine Bar[/tw-divider]

Wine Country Bistro
When there is a wine shop attached to your restaurant, you know the wine selection will be top tier. But all the credit goes to the sommeliers at Wine Country.

[tw-divider]Best Karaoke[/tw-divider]

Blind Tiger
For years, the Blind Tiger has had the reputation of being THE place to go for karaoke. Being the best means you also attract some of the best voices in Shreveport-Bossier City.

[tw-divider]Best Place to Gamble[/tw-divider]

Margaritaville Resort Casino
When it’s Margaritaville, you know it’s going to be a fun time. Whatever your choice of gaming (slots, poker, blackjack), Margaritaville is the place to try your luck.

[tw-divider]Best Martini[/tw-divider]

Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos
We know what you are thinking –– how can a Mexican restaurant have the
best martini? Well, that just proves you haven’t stopped by Don Juanz to try one.

[tw-divider]Best Happy Hour[/tw-divider]

Wine Country Bistro
When you are voted Best Wine Bar, Best Chef and Best Patio Dining, how can you not have the best Happy Hour? At Wine Country, everyone is happy.

[tw-divider]Best Casino Pool[/tw-divider]

Margaritaville Resort Casino
You pick the adjective to describe the pool at Margaritaville –– magnificent, spectacular, breathtaking. It’s all those things and you can swim in it, if that is your pleasure.

[tw-divider]Best Barbeque[/tw-divider]

Silverstar Smokehouse and Saloon
Owner David Alvis takes great pride in serving only the best barbecue, whether it’s steak, sliced beef, chicken, turkey or sausage. For David, it’s about being great every day.

[tw-divider]Best American Restaurant[/tw-divider]

Superior’s Steakhouse
When you dine at a high-end steakhouse, you expect the best of everything. At Superior’s Steakhouse, General Manager Barry Gerald makes sure every cut of meat is prepared to perfection.

[tw-divider]Best Mexican Restaurant[/tw-divider]

Superior Grill
What can we say? Patrons vote with their feet (and mouths). Is there ever a day when business is slow at Superior Grill? We don’t think so. And those margaritas. Ole.

[tw-divider]Best Seafood Restaurant[/tw-divider]

Herby K’s
There’s a reason Herby K’s sells more than 40,000 Shrimp Busters every year. They are scrumptious. But don’t forget the shrimp, oyster and catfish po-boys. Or the marinated crab claws.

[tw-divider]Best Asian Restaurant[/tw-divider]

Imperial Cathay
If you are looking for elegant, try the Seven Stars Around the Moon (we love the name), Ginger Duck or Szechuan Salmon. Whatever you get, it’s always consistent and tasty.

[tw-divider]Best Italian Restaurant[/tw-divider]

Monjunis Italian Café and Grocery
That sweet sauce always keeps Monjunis loyal customers coming back day after day. There are so many great choices, from Shrimp Aurora to the ever-popular lunch lasagna.

[tw-divider]Best Chef[/tw-divider]

Anthony Felan
(Wine Country Bistro)
We definitely have a plethora of great chefs in Shreveport-Bossier City. So, when we say Anthony Felan is the best of the best, that is the greatest of compliments.

[tw-divider]Best Patio Dining[/tw-divider]

Wine Country Bistro
A lot of restaurants have a patio for diners. But they don’t have Wine Country’s menu or wine selection for overall vibe. Everything about Wine Country is top notch.

[tw-divider]Best Grocery Store[/tw-divider]

Brookshire’s Grocery Company
The stars align when you can combine the feel of a neighborhood grocery with the sophistication of an upscale supermarket. When you do, you get Brookshire’s Grocery Company.

[tw-divider]Best Bakery[/tw-divider]

Julie Anne’s Bakery and Cafe
To really understand how much time and effort Julie Anne’s puts into baking cakes, cookies and pies, you have to get there about three in the morning, but it’s worth it.

[tw-divider]Best Dessert[/tw-divider]

Strawberry Icebox Pie
(Strawn’s Eat Shop)
Sure, Strawn’s Strawberry Ice Box Pie is legendary. But, come on. How do you pick between strawberry, chocolate and coconut? We’ll take all three, thank you.

[tw-divider]Best Salad[/tw-divider]

The Frenchman,
(Wine Country Bistro)
How good does this sound –– seasonal greens, white-wine poached potatoes, handmade candied pecans, Granny Smith apples and Gruyere cheese with a apple cider vinaigrette dressing made in house. Yummy.

[tw-divider]Best Ice Cream[/tw-divider]

Fleur de crème
There’s nothing wrong with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. But why go with the ordinary when you can have Creole Cheesecake, Peabody Pistachio and Honey or Caddo Cookie Monster?

[tw-divider]Best Frozen Yogurt[/tw-divider]

Counter Culture
The Humphrey (yogurt, three fresh fruits, granola and honey) is synonymous with all that is good about Counter Culture. We suggest the Pecan Parfait (yogurt, strawberries, whipped cream and pecans).

[tw-divider]Best Hamburger[/tw-divider]

Twisted Root Burger Co.
You have your choice of beef, turkey or vegan –– all tantalizingly delicious. But it’s the accouterments that set Twisted Root apart, like goat cheese, baby bello mushrooms and guacamole.

[tw-divider]Best Breakfast[/tw-divider]

Another Broken Egg Café
For many of us, breakfast is our favorite meal. Why wait for the weekend? There’s nothing like Eggs Benedict (with a little crabmeat) to make you feel special.

[tw-divider]Best Cajun[/tw-divider]

Shane’s Seafood and BarBQ
When it comes to seafood, Shane’s runs the gamut, from shrimp and oysters, to catfish and crawfish. Don’t forget the crabmeat. It’s difficult to choose with so many options.

[tw-divider]Best Deli[/tw-divider]

Jason’s Deli
Over the years, Jason’s Deli has worked hard to provide a menu that’s fresh, natural and healthy. If there is a better salad bar in northwest Louisiana, please let us know.

[tw-divider]Best Fine Dining[/tw-divider]

Superior’s Steakhouse
When Superior’s Steakhouse opened more than a decade ago, the owners only had one thing in mind –– the finest of fine dining experiences. There is no argument –– mission accomplished.

[tw-divider]Best New Restaurant[/tw-divider]

Boneheads
If you haven’t been to Boneheads, you have to go. This is the best-kept secret in Shreveport, although more and more of us are discovering it –– and loving it.

[tw-divider]Best Po-boy[/tw-divider]

Po-boy Express
The Ragun Cajun is still the big dog, but don’t overlook the BBQ Beef or the Grilled Chicken po-boy. And, if you need an LSU fix, this is the place.

[tw-divider]Best Sushi[/tw-divider]

Sushi Gen
When you are ready for your sushi fix, two words come to mind –– fresh and presentation. At Sushi Gen, it’s always fresh and the presentation is exquisite. Get the Wasabi ready.

[tw-divider]Best Chicken Wings[/tw-divider]

Buffalo Wild Wing
You’ve got your traditional wings and your boneless wings. Chicken wing aficionados will tell you Buffalo Wild Wings takes it to another level with 16 sauces and five seasonings.

[tw-divider]Best Pizza[/tw-divider]

Johnny’s Pizza
The Sweep the Kitchen is a legend in its own time. But there is another pizza at Johnny’s called Hog Heaven. That is an apt description of every pizza at Johnny’s.

[tw-divider]Best Sweet & Treats[/tw-divider]

Buttercups Cupcakes
Owner Kim Hand takes great pride in creating the ultimate cupcake experience. Every cupcake is made from scratch. Red Velvet and Wedding Cake are to die for, trust us.

[tw-divider]Best Caterer[/tw-divider]

Drake Catering
When you are hosting an event or party, a dependable catering service is a must. Drake Catering is the go-to catering service in our area, and every dish gets rave reviews.

[tw-divider]Best Steak[/tw-divider]

2Johns Steak and Seafood
No steak comes from the kitchen until it’s prepared to perfection. That’s the guarantee from the Montelepre family (John and John, thus the name) and Chef Josh Wilkinson.

[tw-divider]Best Margarita[/tw-divider]

Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos
When you have the best bartender in the business, you know the margaritas are amazing. Every margarita at Don Juanz is hand blended with the freshest ingredients.

[tw-divider]Best Iced Tea[/tw-divider]

Notini’s Restaurant
Making great iced tea is not so simple. The formula for success has to be
just right –– not too weak and not too strong. It’s an art form at Notini’s.

[tw-divider]Best Bloody Mary[/tw-divider]

Wine Country Bistro
It’s all about taste and texture when you sip Wine Country’s Bloody Mary. It has that little zing and zest that makes a Bloody Mary the perfect drink anytime.

[tw-divider]Best Fine Jeweler[/tw-divider]

McCary’s Jewelers
Quality, craftsmanship, expertise. These are just some of the adjectives used to describe what makes McCary’s the gold standard as one of the great locally-owned jewelry stores in Shreveport-Bossier City.

[tw-divider]Best Auto Dealer[/tw-divider]

Holmes Honda
It’s a big plus when you have a great product line, like the Accord, Pilot and CR-V, which has made Holmes Honda is the No. 1 Honda dealer in Louisiana.

[tw-divider]Best Women’s Boutique[/tw-divider]

Pretenses Boutique
Owner Shanna Scurlock has gone to great lengths to ensure her customers have a wide variety of the latest fashion designs, from dresses, to shoes, to handbags, to accessories.

[tw-divider]Best Men’s Clothing Store[/tw-divider]

John Pickens Clothiers
From traditional to contemporary, John Pickens Clothiers has you covered. There is only one problem –– when you shop at John Pickens you want to buy one of everything.

[tw-divider]Best Gift Shop[/tw-divider]

Lewis Gifts
For more than 75 years and four generations, Lewis Gifts has been the place for the ultimate upscale shopping experience. Lewis is the go-to gift shop for every bride.

[tw-divider]Best Children’s Shop[/tw-divider]

Toy Fair
Toy Fair is a cool place to hang out. Admit it, adults like to play with toys just as much as kids. And Toy Fair has cool toys (and clothes).

[tw-divider]Best Home Decor Store[/tw-divider]

Canatella Interiors
Brandy Canatella Thompson and Debbie Canatella have worked hard to create something special in the world of interior design. The store reflects Brandy’s desire to create something special for each customer.

[tw-divider]Best Garden Nursery[/tw-divider]

Akin’s Nursery
When you walk into Akin’s Nursery, you know expert gardeners will greet you and the advice you will receive is only rivaled by their enormous selection of plants.

[tw-divider]Best Florist[/tw-divider]

Broadmoor Florist
The team at Broadmoor Florist understands that a beautiful flower arrangement touches the heart more than any other gift. The award-winning designs at Broadmoor Florist are amazingly creative and truly spectacular.

[tw-divider]Best Sporting Goods Store[/tw-divider]

 Sportspectrum
If there is a 5K in Shreveport-Bossier City, you know Sportspectrum is there. That same dedication is apparent in their store, whether your passion is running long distances, hiking or camping.

[tw-divider]Best Pet Store[/tw-divider]

PetSmart
You have to love and support any store that welcomes your pet. But what we respect most about PetSmart is its commitment to saving homeless dogs and cats through adoption.

[tw-divider]Best Furniture Store[/tw-divider]

Ivan Smith Furniture
Ivan Smith Furniture has deep roots in our community and a great track
record of giving back. They also have a stunning variety of sofas, tables and bedroom groupings.

[tw-divider]Best Clothing Accessory Store[/tw-divider]

Harper House Boutique
Accessorizing is just as important as the clothes you wear. At Harper
House, you will discover jewelry and handbags to compliment any outfit. They have great clothes, too.

[tw-divider]Best Bed/Mattress Store[/tw-divider]

Ivan Smith Furniture
A good night’s sleep is heavenly. Ivan Smith Furniture understands the key to eight hours of blissful slumber is a mattress that feels like it’s made just for you.

[tw-divider]Best Antique Store[/tw-divider]

Timeline Antiques and Collectibles
When you peruse Timeline Antiques you want to pack a lunch. After all, you definitely will find yourself shopping for hours with such a variety of eclectic merchandise.

[tw-divider]Best Resale[/tw-divider]

Vessel Vintage
If you love all things vintage (and who doesn’t), then Vessel Vintage is your mecca. You can mix and match vintage, especially vintage apparel, from the 1940s to the 1990s.

[tw-divider]Best Shoe Store[/tw-divider]

Imelda’s Fine Shoes
Shoe lovers (you know who you are) know all about Imelda’s Fine Shoes. The formula for success is simple –– style and comfort, plus attractive pricing, equals happy feet.