2013 Tampa Bay WAVE Awards Results

By : Watermark Staff
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Favorite local politician/activist
1. Nadine Smith, Equality Florida
2. Kevin Beckner, Hillsborough County Commissioner
3. Congresswoman Kathy Castor

Greatest straight ally to the local LGBT community
1. Pam Iorio, former Tampa Mayor
2. Rick Kriseman, St. Petersburg Mayor-Elect
3. Bob Buckhorn, Tampa Mayor
4. Congresswoman Kathy Castor

Most effective local LGBT organization
1. St. Pete Pride
2. Equality Florida
3. Metro Wellness & Community Centers

Favorite local LGBT-affirming faith community
1. King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church
2. Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa
3. Latter House Ministries

Favorite local LGBT sports league/organization
1. Suncoast Softball League
2. Gay Bowling at Dunedin Lanes
3. Advantage Tampa Bay Tennis

Favorite local LGBT (friendly) writer/journalist
1. Steve Blanchard, Watermark editor
2. Chuck Henson, Bay News 9 traffic reporter
3. Dave Borman, Tampa Bay Gay

Favorite local LGBT (friendly) website
1. WatermarkOnline.com
2. Dishing with Mark and Carrie (MCFilm.com)
3. ShoutOutTampaBay.com

Favorite place for a date night
Ybor City
Painting with a Twist
Bayshore

Favorite charitable event
1. AIDS Walk Tampa Bay
2. Red & Green Ball
3. Pride & Passion

Gayest local event
1. St. Pete Pride
2. Pride & Passion
3. Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Favorite new local LGBT business
1. Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater
2. Broken Tusk, St. Petersburg
3. Quench Lounge, Largo

Favorite local health care professional
1. Dr. Mike Dunn
2. Dr. Roy Finley
3. Tristan Byrnes
4. Dr. Mike Hopkins

Favorite local personal trainer/fitness instructor
1. Chris Albert
2. Chip Wright
3. Brian Lloyd

Favorite local massage therapist
1. Cory Jeffries
2. Michael Scranton
3. Roger Medrano

Favorite local spa
Ybor Resort & Spa
Hopkins Aesthetics
Radiance Med Spa
Rande James Spa at the Hollander

Favorite local veterinarian
1. Haines Road Animal Hospital, St. Petersburg
2. Dr. Carmen Saladino, Tampa
3. Dr. Taylor Ohman, Gulfport

Favorite place to pamper your pet
1. Two Poodles and a Mutt Salon & Boutique, St. Petersburg
2. Health Mutt, Seminole Heights
3. Bark Place Hotel, Largo

Favorite local realtor
1. Brian Longstreth, Your Neighborhood Realty
2. Bill Knect, Keller Williams
3. Ken Hodges, Coldwell Banker

Favorite local auto salesperson
1. Sonny Gonzales, Tyrone Square Mazda
2. Keith Roberts, Reeves BMW
3. John Crapper, Ferman BMW

Favorite local mall
1. International Plaza
2. Tyrone Square Mall
3. Countryside Mall

Favorite local decorator or designer
1. Franke Clemente, Concept BAIT
2. Debbie Armstrong, The Frugal Decorator
3. Ashley Brundage

Favorite local hair stylist
1. Jeff Lyle, David Gavin Salon, Tampa
2. Stephen Chapelle
3. Linda Militello, Salon 2510, St. Petersburg

Favorite local florist:
1. Apple Blossom Floral Design & Gifts
2. Absolutely Beautiful Flowers
3. Floral FX
4. Carters

Favorite area museum or gallery
1. Dali Museum
2. Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
3. Tampa Museum of Art

Favorite Frame Shop
1. Tyrone Frame and Mirror
2. Four Corners

Favorite local LGBT (friendly) artist
1. James Michael McCracken
2. Scott Dufree
3. Thompson Davis Kellett

Favorite upscale restaurant
1. Bern’s Steakhouse
2. Ocean Prime
3. Mise en Place

Favorite casual restaurant
1. Hamburger Mary’s, Ybor City
2. Georgie’s Alibi
3. Outback Steakhouse

Favorite restaurant for breakfast/brunch
1. Hamburger Mary’s, Ybor City
2. First Watch
3. The Brunchery

Favorite local restaurant for late night dining
1. Georgie’s Alibi
2. Village Inn
3. International House of Pancakes

Favorite local food truck
1. Taco Bus
2. Freddo’s
3. Wicked ‘Wiches

Favorite local LGBT (friendly) chef or caterer
1. Darlene Herrick
2. Jeannie Pierola
3. Domenica Macchia

Favorite local hotel/B&B
1. GayStPete House
2. Flamingo Resort
3. Hollander Hotel

Favorite LGBT club/bar
1. Georgie’s Alibi
2. Bradley’s on 7th
3. G Bar

Favorite LGBT happy hour
1. Georgie’s Alibi
2. Quench Lounge, Largo
3. Liquid Tampa

Favorite host for karaoke, trivia or bingo
1. DJ Lmo at Broken Tusk
2. Amy DeMilo at Hamburger Mary’s
3. Melanie Mignon at Hamburger Mary’s

Bar with the hottest eye candy
1. Georgie’s Alibi
2. Liquid Tampa
3. Flamingo Resort
4. G Bar

Favorite local bartender/server
1. Jeff Beadle, Quench Lounge
2. CJ, Liquid Tampa
3. C. Jay Tauber, Quench Lounge

Favorite local drag performer
1. Kori Stevens
2. Amy DeMilo
3. Kamden T. Cass

Favorite local stage performer
1. Iman Travieaso
2. DJ Holt
3. Matthew McGee

Favorite local musician
1. Jami Gee
2. Double M. Band
3. Judy B. Goode

Favorite local DJ
1. DJ Lmo (LaMonte)
2. DJ Greg Anderson
3. DJ O (Eric Overstreet)

Favorite local photographer
1. Mark Melnick
2. Laurie Ross
3. Nick Cardello

Favorite radio station
1. 93.3. FLZ
2. WUSF
3. Hot 101.5

Favorite local TV station
1. Bay News 9
2. WMOR-TV
3. WFLA (NBC)

Favorite local performing arts venue
1. freeFall Theatre, St. Petersburg
2. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa
3. Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg

Go-to website/app for getting laid
1. Adam4Adam.com
2. Grindr
3. Scruff

Favorite adult novelty store
1. MC Film Fest, Ybor City
2. Buddies of Largo
3. Todd Couples Superstore, Tampa

Local LGBT community’s best kept secret
1. 6S Boutique, St. Petersburg
2. The Broken Tusk, St. Petersburg
3. Quench Lounge, Largo

Who should be on Watermark’s cover?
1. 6S Boutique
2. Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner
3. Congresswoman Kathy Castor

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