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, ahwatukee.com, the online home of the Ahwatukee 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' Categorieshttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/woolaver_5680___article.html/clearsmiles_ahwatukee.html">Best New Business 2008: Woolaver Clearsmileshttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/brad_5679___article.html/want_school.html">Best Customer Service: The BAR School of Athletic PerformanceBest Mom and Pop: The BAR School of Athletic PerformanceBest Waiter/Waitress: Emily Ellis (That Italian Place) http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/wine_5675___article.html/cellar_baker.html">Best Bartender: Ken Baker (My Wine Cellar)http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/history_5674___article.html/buck_school.html">Best Teacher: Brandon Buck (Mountain Pointe High School)
Services:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/purcell_5673___article.html/place_western.html">Best Place to Get Your Car Fixedhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/place_5672___article.html/cleaners_dry.html">Best Dry Cleaner
Personal Well Being:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/best_5671___article.html/salem_faces.html">Best Place to Work Out 2008http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/best_5671___article.html/salem_faces.html">Best Personal Trainer 2008http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/massage_5666___article.html/envy_offers.html">Best MassageBest Hair Salonhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/touch_5664___article.html/place_1st.html">Best Nail Salonhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/salem_5669___article.html/best_therapy.html">Best AestheticianBest Dance Studio
Medical:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/ahwatukee_5613___article.html/best_pediatrics.html">Best Medical Practicehttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/ahwatukee_5613___article.html/best_pediatrics.html">Best PediatricianBest DentistBest OrthodontistBest Medical Doctorhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/kolber_5642___article.html/inline_living.html">Best ChiropractorBest Eye Examhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/english_5644___article.html/dermatology_dermatologist.html">Best Dermatologist
Dining:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/sweet_5652___article.html/focaccia_pizza.html">Best Italian Foodhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/wei_5653___article.html/pei_first.html">Best Asian Foodhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/macayo_5660___article.html/mexican_48th.html">Best Mexican Foodhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/place_5659___article.html/mimi_1st.html">Best Place to go for Breakfasthttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/sweet_5651___article.html/pizza_focaccia.html">Best Place to Eat with the Kidshttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/place_5649___article.html/dinner_italian.html">Best Place to Have Dinner
Snack Time:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/frozen_5655___article.html/best_dessert.html">Best Frozen Desserthttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/pizza_5657___article.html/best_nello.html">Best PizzaBest Lunch Spothttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/native_5656___article.html/new_yorker.html">Best WingsBest SandwichBest Burger
A Night Out:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/wine_5662___article.html/place_best.html">Best Place to Get a Bottle of Winehttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/wine_5662___article.html/place_best.html">Best Place for an Evening Outhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/place_5661___article.html/best_music.html">Best Place to See Live Musichttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/place_5661___article.html/best_music.html">Best Place to Watch a Gamehttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/sushi_5650___article.html/happy_hour.html">Best Happy Hour
Shopping:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/fry_5648___article.html/ray_road.html">Best Grocery Storehttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/kohl_5647___article.html/best_place.html">Best Place to Shop for Clothes
Youth:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/ymca_5645___article.html/family_best.html">Best After-School Hangouthttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/school_5646___article.html/preschool_learning.html">Best Preschool
Pet Services:http://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/services_5610___article.html/pet_place.html">Best Pet Serviceshttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/pets_5612___article.html/malinda_pampered.html">Best Pet Groomerhttp://www.ahwatukee.com/articles/1st_5611___article.html/best_place.html">Best Veterinarian