2013 Orlando WAVE Awards Results

By : Watermark Staff
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Favorite local politician/activist
1. Patty Sheehan, Orlando city commissioner
2. Buddy Dyer, Orlando Mayor
3. Randy Ross
4. Joe Saunders, State Representative

Greatest straight ally to the local LGBT community
1. Linda Stewart, State Representative
2. Buddy Dyer, Orlando Mayor
3. Jack and Margo Dixon

Most effective local LGBT organization
1. GLBT Community Center of Central Florida
2. Hope & Help Center of Central Florida
3. The Zebra Coalition

Favorite local LGBT-affirming faith community
1. Joy Metropolitan Community Church
2. St. Luke’s United Methodist
3. Christ Church Unity

Favorite local LGBT sports league/organization
1. Central Florida Softball League
2. Gay and Lesbian Bowling League
3. Orange Blossom Bowling Association

Favorite local LGBT (friendly) writer/journalist
1. Billy Manes, Orlando Weekly
2. Jamie Hyman, Watermark
3. Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel

Favorite local LGBT (friendly) website
1. WatermarkOnline.com
2. Wanzie.com
3. FlameOnShow.com

Favorite place for a date night
1. Stonewall Bar, Orlando
2. Wildside Bar & Grille
3. The Abbey

Favorite charitable event
1. Headdress Ball
2. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
3. A Very Beary Christmas

Gayest local event
1. Come Out With Pride
2. Gay Days
3. Headdress Ball

Favorite new local LGBT business
1. Hungry Bear Pizza
2. Mojoman Swimwear
3. Embellish FX

Favorite local healthcare professional
1. Dr. David Baker Hargrove, BHC Assessment & Consulting
2. Dr. Rafael Pinero, Pinero Preventative Medical Care
3. Dr. Roberto Ortiz, Orlando Immunology Center
Dr. Daniel Giaquinto, House of Health

Favorite local personal trainer/fitness instructor
1. Tony Edge
2. Randy Simms
3. Bill Bennett

Favorite local massage therapist
1. Carlos Mendez, CFL Healthybear Professional Massage Service
2. Dea Toscano, EO Inn & Spa
3. Lu Mueller-Kaul, Balance Orlando

Favorite local spa
1. EO Inn & Spa
2. 180Medspa
3. Spa at Thornton Park
4. Club Orlando

Favorite local veterinarian
1. Dr. Jim Martin, Loch Haven Veterinary Hospital
2. Animal Medical Clinic of Orlando
3. Dr. Olfat Mansour, Michigan Street Animal Hospital

Favorite place to pamper your pet
1. Sparky’s Pet Salon
2. Ranger’s Pet Outpost  and Retreat
3. Woof ‘N Purr

Favorite local realtor
1. David Dorman, Century 21
2. Eric Rollings, U Own Real Estate
3. Sue-Bee Laginess, Olde Town Brokers

Favorite local auto salesperson
1. David Maus
2. Russ Fowler, Fields Automotive
3. Fred Berliner, Don Reid Ford

Favorite local mall
1. Mall at Millenia
2. Fashion Square Mall
3. Florida Mall

Favorite local decorator or designer
1. Ted Maines Interiors
2. Ted Carroll
3. Julie Koran Interior Design

Favorite local hair stylist
1. Gary Lambert
2. Timi Hedrich
3. Staci Parent, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop

Favorite local florist
1. Lee James Floral Designs
2. Jonathan’s Flowers
3. Forever Young Floral Designs

Favorite area museum or gallery
1. Orlando Museum of Art
2. Orlando Science Center
3. Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Favorite frame shop
1. Let Us Frame It
2. Framing of Central Florida
3. Great Escape Frame & Art

Favorite local LGBT (friendly) artist
1. Patty Sheehan
2, Donna Dowless
3. Jarrod Pope

Favorite upscale restaurant
1. Funky Monkey Wine Company
2. California Grill, Walt Disney World Resort
3. 310 Lakeside

Favorite casual restaurant
1. Hamburger Mary’s
2. Wildside Bar & Grille
3. Bananas: A Modern American Diner

Favorite restaurant for breakfast/brunch
1. Hamburger Mary’s
2. Bananas: A Modern American Diner
3. International House of Pancakes

Favorite local restaurant for late-night dining
1. Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria
2. Bananas: A Modern American Diner
3. International House of Pancakes

Favorite local food truck
1. The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck
2. Sushi Seoul on the Roll (formerly Fish out of Water Sushi Truck)
3. Croutons Orlando Food Truck

Favorite local LGBT (friendly) chef or caterer
1. Pom Moongauklang
2. John Michael Weddings and Events
3. Nathan Schifflett

Favorite local hotel/B&B
1. Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando
2. The Parliament House Resort
3. EO Inn & Spa

Favorite LGBT club/bar
1. The Parliament House Resort
2. Stonewall Bar, Orlando
3. Savoy
4. Pulse Orlando

Favorite LGBT happy hour
1. Stonewall Bar, Orlando
2. Savoy
3. Hammered Lamb

Favorite host for karaoke, trivia or bingo
1. Carol Lee and Miss Sammy, Hamburger Mary’s
2. Doug Ba’aser, Hamburger Mary’s
3. Cubby KJ Pat, The Parliament House Resort

Bar with the hottest eye candy
1. The Parliament House Resort
2. Pulse Orlando
3. Savoy

Favorite local bartender/server
1. Timi Hedrich, Stonewall Bar, Orlando
2. Vinnie Colon, The Parliament House Resort
3. Derek Keister, The Parliament House Resort

Favorite local drag performer
1. Darcel Stevens
2. Chantel Reshae
3. Chrysanthe Mum

Favorite local stage performer
1. Baby Blue Starr
2. Doug Ba’aser
3. Jeff Jones

Favorite local musician
1. Tod Kimbro
2. Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band
3. Emily Kopp

Favorite local DJ
1. Briana Lee
2. DJ Vegas J. Strumsky
3. DJ Scott Robert

Favorite local photographer
1. Pat O’Rourke
2. Chris Stephenson
3. Jamey Walls

Favorite radio station
1. Real Radio 104.1
2. XL 106.7
3.  MIX 105.1

Favorite local TV station
1. WKMG-6
2. WESH-2

Favorite local performing arts venue
1. The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
2. The Abbey
3. The Venue

Your go-to app for getting laid
1. Grindr
2. Scruff
3. Growlr

Favorite adult novelty store
1. Fairvilla Megastore
2. Mojoman Swimwear
3. Barcodes

The local LGBT community’s best-kept secret
1. Stonewall Bar, Orlando
2. GLBT Community Center of Central Florida
3. Broadway Brunch at Hamburger Mary’s

Who should be on Watermark’s cover?
1. Stonewall Bar, Orlando
2. Randy Ross
3. Bears in the City
4. Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard
5. Mikael Audebert

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