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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:00 am

A note to our readers/voters:

You voted, and now the results are in.

Really, though, don't we already know the answer to that annual question: "Who/What is the ‘Best Of' the Ahwatukee Foothills?"

In the broadest sense possible, it's you, our reader. You, the patron of each and every business you'll see featured here are the "Best Of" Ahwatukee Foothills. Even in times of tough economic strain, your willingness to support your local businesses proves just how strong the Ahwatukee Foothills community really is, and just how lucky we all are to be a part of it.

It's amazing to see how the community gets into this contest more and more each year, and this time was no exception. For the first time,, the online home of theAhwatukee Foothills News, joined AFN in sponsoring the competition, with all ballots collected online.

The results were off the charts, with three times as many ballots cast this year than in any year prior!

This year, the AFN staff also decided to place a bit of a "personal touch" on the competition by creating a handful of "Special Service" categories to go along with the regular ballot. In addition to the "Best New Business" staple, we've added "Best Mom and Pop," "Best Customer Service," "Best Teacher," "Best Bartender" and "Best Server" to the docket. The winners of these categories were featured on the cover of our print edition, as well as in special feature stories that can be found below.

Thanks again to all the voters for their support, and to all the businesses included for their participation.

Scroll down for a complete list of those voted Best Of Ahwatukee 2008.

-- AFN staff



'Special Service' Categories">Best New Business 2008: Woolaver Clearsmiles">Best Customer Service: The BAR School of Athletic PerformanceBest Mom and Pop: The BAR School of Athletic PerformanceBest Waiter/WaitressEmily Ellis (That Italian Place)">Best BartenderKen Baker (My Wine Cellar)">Best TeacherBrandon Buck (Mountain Pointe High School) 

Services:">Best Place to Get Your Car Fixed">Best Dry Cleaner

Personal Well Being:">Best Place to Work Out 2008">Best Personal Trainer 2008">Best MassageBest Hair Salon">Best Nail Salon">Best AestheticianBest Dance Studio

Medical:">Best Medical Practice">Best PediatricianBest DentistBest OrthodontistBest Medical Doctor">Best ChiropractorBest Eye Exam">Best Dermatologist

Dining:">Best Italian Food">Best Asian Food">Best Mexican Food">Best Place to go for Breakfast">Best Place to Eat with the Kids">Best Place to Have Dinner

Snack Time:">Best Frozen Dessert">Best PizzaBest Lunch Spot">Best WingsBest SandwichBest Burger

A Night Out:">Best Place to Get a Bottle of Wine">Best Place for an Evening Out">Best Place to See Live Music">Best Place to Watch a Game">Best Happy Hour

Shopping:">Best Grocery Store">Best Place to Shop for Clothes

Youth:">Best After-School Hangout">Best Preschool

Pet Services:">Best Pet Services">Best Pet Groomer">Best Veterinarian


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