Most Friendly Service

Chick-fil-A at The Grove

5658 Grove Boulevard

205-989-1701 //

1609 Montgomery Highway

205-979-9990 //

3020 John Hawkins Parkway


Finalists: Baha Burger, Tortugas Pizza, The Whole Scoop, Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato

Most Kid Friendly Dining

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

1810 Montgomery Highway

205-733-1300 //

2831 Greystone Commercial Boulevard


Finalists: Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila, The Boot at the Grove, Ashley Mac’s, Baha Burger

Best Ethnic/Regional Cuisine

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

4745 Chace Circle

205-682-6999 //

601 Doug Baker Boulevard #108

Finalists: The Fish Market Restaurant, Zoës Kitchen, Wasabi Juan’s, Taste of Thailand

Best Date Night

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

191 Main St.


Finalists: Bellinis Ristorante & Bar, Bonefish Grill, Amore Ristorante Italiano, Cajun Steamer

Best Coffee


1584 Montgomery Highway

205-822-3848 //

3032 John Hawkins Parkway

205-985-0622 //

5180 Medford Drive

205-504-4196 //

5561 Grove Boulevard

205-747-1654 //

3000 Riverchase Galleria

205-987-4867 //

4616 U.S. 280

205-408-7687 //

4710 U.S. 280


Finalists: The Neighborhood Brew, Shipley Do-Nuts, Panera Bread, East 59 Vintage & Café

Best Bakery

Edgar’s Bakery

180 Main St.

205-444-1220 //

6801 Cahaba Valley Road


Finalists: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pastry Art, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Shipley Do-Nuts

Best Milkshake

Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe

815 Shades Crest Road


Finalists: Chick-fil-A, Green Valley Drug, Steak ‘n Shake, The Whole Scoop Ice Cream Shop

Best Pizza

Tortugas Pizza

2801 John Hawkins Parkway


Finalists: Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, Salvatore’s

Best Barbecue

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

1810 Montgomery Highway

205-733-1300 //

2831 Greystone Commercial Boulevard


Finalists: Full Moon Bar-B-Que, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Dreamland BBQ, Golden Rule Barbeque

Best Drinks/Cocktails

Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila

616 Preserve Parkway


Finalists: Superior Grill, J. Alexander’s, Little Donkey, Bonefish Grill


Best Neighborhood

Bluff Park

Situated atop the summit of Shades Mountain, Bluff Park retains a distinctive feel of community with thriving businesses, schools, churches and a healthy housing market.

Finalists: The Preserve, Green Valley, Riverchase, Ross Bridge

Best Community Event

Moss Rock Festival

This eco-creative, outdoor fall festival draws 10,000 visitors annual to explore Nature, Art+Design and SmartLIVING themes.

Finalists: Bluff Park Art Show, Celebrate Hoover Day, Star Lake Street Fair

Best Place to Worship

Church of the Highlands

1700 Lee Branch Lane (Greystone)


9013 Helena Road (Riverchase)


Finalists: Riverchase United Methodist Church, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Hunter Street Baptist Church, Bluff Park United Methodist Church

Best Local Cause

Hope for Autumn Foundation

This organization provides financial assistance for families of Alabama battling childhood cancer, supports innovative childhood cancer research through the Developmental Therapeutics Program at Children’s of Alabama, research and treatment program for children with incurable cancers, and increases community awareness of childhood cancer through the #givehope program in schools and businesses.

Best Outdoor Spot

Moss Rock Preserve

A perfect balance of nature and community, this beautiful, 349-acre nature preserve is abundant with forest systems, large rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other natural features.

Best Local Personality

James Spann

When severe weather threatens Alabama, this man rolls up his sleeves and gets to work. He is the chief meteorologist for ABC 33/40.

Best Public/Private School

Hoover High School

1000 Buccaneer Drive


Finalists: Bluff Park Elementary, Deer Valley Elementary, Prince of Peace Catholic School, Spain Park High School


Best Medical Practice

Greenvale Pediatrics

5295 Preserve Parkway


Finalists: Brookwood Baptist Health – Hoover, Inverness Dermatology & Laser, Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates, UAB Medicine Inverness

Best Dental Practice

Hoover Family Dentistry

425 Emery Drive


Finalists: Inverness Family Dentistry, Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry, Dr. Annamarie DiChiara Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Chace Lake Family Dentistry

Best Orthodontics Practice

Backus Orthodontics

425 Emery Drive


Finalists: Birmingham Orthodontics – Hoover, PT Orthodontics, Samuelson Orthodontics

Best Dermatology Practice

Inverness Dermatology & Laser

250 Inverness Center Drive


Finalists: Pure Dermatology and Aesthetics, Greystone Dermatology

Best Eye Care Practice

Schaeffer Eye Center

1686 Montgomery Highway


Finalists: EyeCare Associates, Alabama Family Eye Care, Inverness Eye Care, Hoover Vision Center

Best Chiropractic Care Practice

My Chiropractor Hoover

2801 Alabama 150


Finalists: LakeCrest Chiropractic & Wellness, Birmingham Health

Best Pharmacy


1801 Montgomery Highway

205-988-9118 //

2505 John Hawkins Parkway

205-982-9696 //

5271 Ross Bridge Parkway


Finalists: CVS, Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, Publix, Green Valley Drug

Best Hair Salon

Stone Salon

616 Preserve Parkway


Finalists: Salon 150, Aveda Institute, Great Clips, O’Hair

Best Nail Salon

Sapphire Nail Spa

5569 Grove Boulevard


Finalists: The Spa at Ross Bridge, Riviera Nails & Spa, Foxy Nails & Spa, Aveda Institute

Best Spa

The Spa at Ross Bridge

4000 Grand Ave.


Finalists: Spa One Nineteen, Massage Envy, Aveda Institute, Santa Fe Day Spa

Best Fitness Center

Hoover YMCA

2250 Alabama 150


Finalists: Hoover Recreation Center, Pure Barre Riverchase, St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, Greystone YMCA


Best New Business

The Nail Bar

1913 Hoover Court


Facebook: thenailbarbhm

Finalists: Moriah Apparel

Best Customer Service

Von Maur

2400 Riverchase Galleria


Finalists: Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, Publix

Best Boutique/Clothing:

Von Maur

2400 Riverchase Galleria


Finalists: Wrapsody, The Pink Tulip, Lou Lou’s, Moriah Apparel

Best Store for Gifts:


161 Main St.


Finalists: Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, Lou Lou’s

Best Store for Home Furnishings/Décor

Scandinavian Design & Leather Gallery

3075 John Hawkins Parkway


Finalists: At Home, Urban Home Market, Hoover Antique Gallery

Best Florist/Nursery

Andy’s Market & Nursery

124 Mars Hill Road


Finalists: Hoover Florist, Lindsay Kessler Designs, Hanna’s Garden Shop, Sweetspire Gardens

Best Hardware Store

Bluff Park Hardware

597 Shades Crest Road


Facebook: Bluff Park Hardware

Finalists: The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Rocky Ridge Hardware

Best Childcare

Covenant Classical School & Daycare – Trace Crossings

5390 Magnolia Trace


Finalists: Pioneer Day School, Hunter Street Weekday, Odyssey Early School, Le Petite Academy

Best Animal Clinic

Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic

5196 Caldwell Mill Road


Finalists: Lake Crest Animal Clinic, Bluff Park Animal Clinic, Valleydale Animal Clinic, Patton Chapel Animal Clinic


Best Real Estate Agent

Donna Gaskins

The Pinnacle Group

ARC Realty

5336 Stadium Trace Parkway, Suite 110


Finalists: Joey Brown, Thad Lowery, Gwen Vinzant

Best Insurance Agent

Jana McGee

801 Shades Crest Road Suite C


Finalists: Chris Dorris, Ryan Goolsby, Sam Compton

Best Bank

Regions Bank

1849 Montgomery Highway

800-734-4667 //

2531 John Hawkins Parkway

800-734-4667 //

1592 Montgomery Highway


Finalists: Wells Fargo Bank, First Commercial Bank, IberiaBank, BBVA Compass

Best New/Used Car Dealer

Hoover Toyota

2686 John Hawkins Parkway


Finalists: Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, Tameron Honda, CarMax, Long-Lewis Ford Lincoln

Best Auto Service

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers

1554 Montgomery Highway

205-823-3932 //

2325 John Hawkins Parkway

205-987-7750 //

3635 Lorna Road


Finalists: Estes Warehouse Tires, Christian Brothers Automotive, NTB, Firestone

Best Car Wash

Anthony’s Car Wash

3037 Alabama 150


Finalists: Riverchase Car Wash, MaxxClean Car Wash, Marc-1 Car Wash, Auto Oasis Express Wash