Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards 2010


Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards 2010Once again, the votes are all in, and you have spoken! You have recognized excellence in our community for great service, top quality products, outstanding leadership in our community and in the halls of our government, unforgettable performances on the stage and playing field and much more! We’d like to thank each of you who took the time to fill out and return completed ballots. We again, had a great response! As always, if you don’t see your favorites included in the winner’s circle this year, it’s never too early to start the push for next year’s awards!

The Best of Cenla Readers Choice Award Winners for 2010 are:

Food and Drink

BBQ Outlaws BBQ
Italian Bellinos
Mexican Los Portales
Chinese The Oriental Wok
Seafood Tunks Cypress Inn
American/Grill Spirits Food & Friends
Pizza BJs Pizza
Friendliest Waitstaff Logans Roadhouse
Bartender w/name of bar Jamie Deville @ Bellinos
Breakfast Menu IHOP
Lunch Menu Copelands
Happy Hour Frosty Factory
Dessert Item Copelands Cheesecake
Place to Eat After Church Copelands
Ice Cream TCBY
Coffee Starbucks
Margarita Julias Mexican Restaurant
Martini Bistro on the Bayou
Daiquiri Jacks
Steak Outback Steakhouse
Hamburger Spirits Food & Friends
Salad Spirits Food & Friends
Sandwich/Po-Boy Critics Choice
Fried Chicken Popeyes


Place to Jog/Walk Compton Park
Place to Fish Kincaid Lake
Sporting Goods Store Academy Sports & Outdoors
Place to Work Out The Courtyard Health & Racquet Club
Golf Course Oak Wing
N.O. Saints Player Drew Brees
N.O. Hornets Player Chris Paul
Most Exciting Sports Moment of 2009 Saints Superbowl Victory
Local High School Athlete of 2009 Jonathan Ginsburgh – H.S. Menard
Local College Athlete of 2009 Tillisha Givens – LC
Local Coach Jeremy Johnson – Bolton High School


Elementary Alexandria Country Day
Middle Brame Middle School
High ASH
Daycare Calvary Baptist Church
Playground Compton Park
Dance Studio Rising Stars Dance Studio


Dance GG’s Club
Hear Live Music Spirits Food & Friends
Romantic Date Bistro on the Bayou
Picnic Indian Creek
Festival Quein on the Red

Shopping and Services

Hospital CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
Bank Red River Bank
Credit Union La Capitol Federal Credit Union
Auto Walker Automotive
Cell Phone AT & T
Antique Store Alexandria Antique Mall
Furniture Store 5 Star Studio
Hardware Store John Ward ACE Hardware
Pharmacy The Pill Box
Music Store Cenla Music
Book Store Books A Million
Women’s Clothes Her Closet
Men’s Clothes Weiss & Goldring
Florist Rick Ferguson Flowers
Dry Cleaner Donovans Cleaners
Insurance Agent Mike Chatelain – Brown & Brown Insurance
Real Estate Agent Spencer Marks – Latter & Blum
Jeweler KP Jewelers
Hair Salon Mirror Image Salon
Barber Razors Edge
Auto Mechanic Darrells Auto Shop
Lawn Service Lawn Master
Place to Buy Wine Hokus Pokus Wine & Spirits
Place to Buy a Gift Southern Chic Boutique
Grocery Store Kroger
Home and Garden Store Lowes


Councilperson Harry Silver – City of Alexandria
State Legislator Chris Roy – La House District 25
Judge Mary Lauve Doggett – 9th Judicial District
Example of Leadership Mayor Jacques Roy – City of Alexandria
Minister Dr. B. David Brooks – Calvary Baptist Church
Doctor Dr. Michael Screpetis
Financial Advisor John Carroll – Merrill Lynch

Arts and Media

Radio Talk Show Talk Back KSYL
Radio Station Louisiana Country LA 103.5
Radio DJ Hollywood Harrison – Cenla Broadcasting
TV Station KALB-TV
TV Personality Mark Hamblin – KLAB-TV
Local Website CenLamar
Area Musician/Group Rod Baronet
Art Exhibit in 2009 Doctors Day Art & Healthcare
Local TV Commercial Neblett, Beard, Arsenault
Local Print Ad Kellie Works – “Remind You?” – Cenla Focus
Local Billboard Pentecostals of Alexandria – Rapides at MacArthur
Theatre Performance in 2009 Peter Pan at Pineville High School