2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

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2020 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Best of Cenla Reader’s Choice Awards!  Over the last decade-and-a-half, voting technology has changed from paper mail-in ballots to 100% online, but the spirit of the awards remain the same. We continue the tradition of recognizing your favorite businesses, places, achievements and more from the past year with our current honorees, including our unbelievable first ever three-way tie!  Your 2020 Best of Cenla Reader’s Choice Award winners are…

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

Barbeque Restaurant: Outlaw’s BBQ
Italian Restaurant: Verona Italian Restorante
Mexican Restaurant: Mi Tierra
Asian Restaurant: Mandarin Chinese & Sushi
Seafood Restaurant: Buckets Crawfish & Seafood
American/Grill Restaurant: Spirits Food & Friends
Pizza Restaurant: Wildwood Pizza
Dessert Item: Little Cakes w/ Big Attitude
Friendliest Waitstaff: Chick-fil-A
Breakfast Menu:
Pitt Grill / Le Bistreaux / Cracker Barrel (tie)
Lunch Menu: The Cottage2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards
Happy Hour:
East Side Daiquiris
Place to Eat After Church: Cracker Barrel
Coffee: Tamp & Grind
Margarita: Jack’s
Martini: The Mirror Room
Daiquiri: Jack’s
Steak: Texas Roadhouse
Hamburger: Walk-On’s Bistreaux
Salad: The Salad Station
Sandwich/Po-Boy: Po-Boy Express
Food Truck: Uncle Willie’s BBQ

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

Elementary School (K-6):
Alexandria Country Day School
Middle School (6-8): Alexandria Country Day School
High School (9-12): Pineville High School
Daycare: Calvary Baptist Church
Dance Studio: Just Dance

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

Place to Hear Live Music: Spirits Food & Friends
Tourism Attraction: Alexandria Zoo
Museum: T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum
Fair/Festival of 2019: Natchitoches Christmas Festival

 

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice AwardsHospital: CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
Nursing Home/Assisted Living:
Hilltop Nursing / Regency House (tie)
Bank: Red River Bank
Credit Union: Heart of Louisiana
Auto Dealer: Walker Automotive
Hardware Store: John Ward ACE Hardware
Pharmacy: The Pill Box
Music Store: Red River Music
Women’s Clothes: Southern Accents
Men’s Clothes: Academy Sports & Outdoors
Gym/Workout Facility: Louisiana Athletic Club
2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice AwardsMedical Spa:
The Atrium Spa / Timeless Med Spa (tie)
Day Spa: Spa Belliza
Sporting Goods Store:
Academy Sports & Outdoors
Florist: Alexandria House of Flowers
Jewelry Store: Schnack’s Fine Jewelry
Hair Salon: Mirror Image Salon
Barber Shop: Day’s Barber Shop
Auto Mechanic: George Hauk Automotive
Auto Body Shop: Ray Hyde Paint & Body
Auto Towing Service: Henry’s Towing
2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice AwardsAnimal Clinic:
Montgomery Animal Hospital
Pet Grooming: Sandy’s Clip-n-Dip
Security/Alarm Service: Simpson Security Systems
Place to Buy a Gift:
John Ward Interiors & Gifts / Terra Home (tie)

 

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice AwardsState Legislator: Senator Jay Luneau, District 29
Judge: Hon. Chris Hazel, 9th Judicial District
Minister: Dr. B. David Brooks – Calvary Baptist Church
Doctor: Christian Wold, MD
Dentist: Patrick Mathews, DDS
Veterinarian: Amanda Quebedeaux, DVM
Financial Advisor: Jeffrey Draughon – UDB Financial
Bartender: Ryan Burnaman – Spirits Food & Friends
Massage Therapist: Tricia Lemoine – Healing Hands
Insurance Agent: Brian Thomson – State Farm
Real Estate Agent:
Trish Leleux – The Trish Leleux Group
Contractor/Builder: J.M. Lyons Construction
Photographer/Videographer: Lemoine Productions

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

2020 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

 

Musician/Group: Come 2 Life / Juba Normand (tie)
Radio Station: KQID 93.1 FM
DJ: Shy Tyler
TV Station: KALB-TV 5 NBC
TV Personality: Tom Konvicka, Chief Meteorologist
Theatre Performance in 2019: Pineville High School “Into The Woods”