With major party political conventions swirling into a special brand of chaos across the nation, democracy was a hot topic as we prepared the annual Best of Santa Fe Readers Choice edition.

So we thought it would be fun to remind you about the local impact of the process that we embark on every year.

At a total of 17,502 individual voters, we proudly surpassed the number of people voting in June's primary for Santa Fe County Commission District 2 race by three times. We don't ask for photo ID in our virtual polling place, yet we try hard to prevent ballot-stuffing by making each user register with a distinct email address. Those voters made a whopping total of 250,453 choices in the 116 categories on the ballot. And the numbers come after we whittled the number of categories down from 156 last year.

The decision about which categories to cut and which ones to keep is always a hard one, and we heard from some of you who are sad that your category didn't make the list for 2016. But we are always striving to give the community a definitive list to guide their shopping, playtime, mealtime and lots in between. For the second year, we also used a two-round approach that's something like what happens in elections. First, we held a nominating period, sort of a primary election round, in February. The six nominees with the most votes in each category moved on to the final, general election ballot, with voting for the entire month of May.

So without further delay (and thanks if you are still even reading this far), turn the page and discover who came out on top.

Food & Drink

La Choza
La Choza | Luke Montavon

Restaurants

Best Asian Restaurant

Jinja
510 N Guadalupe St., 982-4321
jinjabistro.com

Mu Du Noodles
1494 Cerrillos Road, 983-1411
mudunoodles.com

Izanami
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304
izanamisantafe.com


Best Bakery

Chocolate Maven Bakery & Café
821 W San Mateo Road, 984-1980
chocolatemaven.com

Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
402 N Guadalupe St., 988-1809

Sage Bakehouse
535 Cerrillos Road, 820-7243
sagebakehouse.com


Best Breakfast

The Pantry
1820 Cerrillos Road, 986-0022
pantrysantafe.com

Tecolote
1616 St. Michael’s Drive, 988-1362
tecolotecafe.com

Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
402 N Guadalupe St., 988-1809


Best Chef

Ahmed Obo, Jambo Café
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269
jambocafe.net

Eric DiStefano, Geronimo/Coyote Café
724 Canyon Road, 982-1500
geronimorestaurant.com

Josh Gerwin, Dr. Field Goods
2860 Cerrillos Road, 471-0043
drfieldgoods.com


Best Fine Dining

Geronimo
724 Canyon Road, 982-1500
geronimorestaurant.com

Restaurant Martín
526 Galisteo St., 820-0919
restaurantmartin.com

Santacafé
231 Washington Ave., 984-1788
santacafe.com


Best Food Cart/Truck/Stand

Bang Bite Filling Station
500 Cerrillos Road, 469-2345

El Chile Toreado
950 W Cordova Road, 500-0033

Street Food Institute, LLC
502 Old Santa Fe Trail, 217-2492
streetfoodinstitute.org


Best International Cuisine

Jambo Café
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269
jambocafe.net

Paper Dosa
551 W Cordova Road, 930-5521
paper-dosa.com

India House
2501 Cerrillos Road, 471-2651
indiahousenm.com


Best Italian Restaurant

Piccolino
2890 Agua Fría St., 471-1480
piccolinosantafe.com

Andiamo!
322 Garfield St., 995-9595
andiamosantafe.com

Il Piatto
95 W Marcy St., 984-1091
ilpiattosantafe.com


Best New Mexican Restaurant

La Choza
905 Alarid St., 982-0909
lachozasf.com

The Shed
113 E Palace Ave., 982-9030
sfshed.com

Tomasita’s
500 S Guadalupe St., 983-5721
tomasitas.com


Best New Restaurant

Paper Dosa
551 W Cordova Road, 930-5521
paper-dosa.com

Fire & Hops
222 N Guadalupe St., 954-1635
fireandhopsgastropub.com

Radish & Rye
548 Agua Fría St., 930-5325
radishandrye.com


Best Outdoor Patio

La Casa Sena
125 E Palace Ave., 988-9232
lacasasena.com

The Cantina at Coyote Café
132 W Water St., 983-1615,
coyotecafe.com/cantina.html

Cowgirl BBQ
319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565
cowgirlsantafe.com


Best Seafood Restaurant

Marisco’s La Playa
537 W Cordova St., 982-2790
mariscoslaplayarestaurant.com

Jambo Café
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269
jambocafe.net

Shohko Café
321 Johnson St., 982-9708
shohkocafe.com


Best Sushi Restaurant

Shohko Café
321 Johnson St., 982-9708
shohkocafe.com

Kohnami
313 S Guadalupe St., 984-2002
kohnamisantafe.com

Izmi Sushi
105 E Marcy St., 424-1311
izmisantafe.com


Shohko Café
Shohko Café | Luke Montavon

Food Items

Best Breakfast Burrito

El Parasol
1833 Cerrillos Road, 995-8015,
298 Dinosaur Trail, 995-8226
elparasol.com

Tia Sophia’s
210 W San Francisco St., 983-9880
tiasophias.com

Blake’s Lotaburger
Five locations in Santa Fe, 983-4915
lotaburger.com


Best Burger

Santa Fe Bite
311 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0544
santafebite.com

Shake Foundation
631 Cerrillos Road, 988-8992
shakefoundation.com

Bang Bite Filling Station
500 Cerrillos Road, 469-2345


Best Chile - Green

Horseman’s Haven
4354 Cerrillos Road, 471-5420

La Choza
905 Alarid St., 982-0909
lachozasf.com

Tomasita’s
500 S Guadalupe St., 983-5721
tomasitas.com


Best Chile - Red

The Shed
113 E Palace Ave., 982-9030
sfshed.com

La Choza
905 Alarid St., 982-0909
lachozasf.com

Tomasita’s
500 S Guadalupe St., 983-5721
tomasitas.com


Best Dessert

Chocolate Maven Bakery & Café
821 W San Mateo Road, 984-1980
chocolatemaven.com

Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
402 N Guadalupe St., 988-1809

Dulce
1100 Don Diego Ave., 989-9966
dulcebakery.com


 Best Frito Pie

Five & Dime
58 E San Francisco St., 992-1800
fiveanddimegs.com

El Parasol
1833 Cerrillos Road, 995-8015,
298 Dinosaur Trail, 995-8226
elparasol.com

Chicago Dog Express
600 Cerrillos Road, 984-2798


Best Ice Cream, Gelato or Frozen Yogurt

Ecco Espresso & Gelato
128 E Marcy St., 986-9778
eccogelato.com

Frogurt
2801 Rodeo Road, 474-6336
frogurt-nm.com

Yoberri Downtown
217 W San Francisco St., 995-1191
yoberri.us


Best Pizza

Back Road Pizza
1807 Second St., Ste. 1, 955-9055
backroadpizza.com

Upper Crust Pizza
329 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0000
uppercrustpizza.com

Il Vicino
321 W San Francisco St., 986-8700
santafe.ilvicino.com


Best Pupusas

Tune-Up Café
1115 Hickox St., 983-7060
tuneupsantafe.com

Pupuseria Salvadorean Restaurant
2900 Cerrillos Road, 474-3512

Red Enchilada
1310 Osage Ave., 820-6552


Best Tacos

El Parasol
1833 Cerrillos Road, 995-8015,
298 Dinosaur Trail, 995-8226
elparasol.com

Felipe’s Tacos
1711 Llano St., Ste. A-B, 473-9397
felipestacos.com

Bumblebee’s Baja Grill
301 Jefferson St., 820-2862
bumblebeesbajagrill.com


Santa Fe Spirits Tasting Room
Santa Fe Spirits Tasting Room | Luke Montavon

Drinks

Best Cocktails

Coyote Café
132 W Water St., 983-1615
coyotecafe.com

Radish & Rye
548 Agua Fría St., 930-5325
radishandrye.com

Santa Fe Spirits Tasting Room
308 Read St., 780-5906
santafespirits.com


Best Distillery

Santa Fe Spirits Tasting Room
308 Read St., 780-5906
santafespirits.com

Santa Fe Brewing Co.
35 Fire Place, 424-3333
santafebrewing.com

Second Street Brewery
1814 Second St., 982-3030
secondstreetbrewery.com


Best Hard Cider

New Mexico Hard Cider
505 Cerrillos Road, Ste. A105, 231-0632,
nmcider.com

Santa Fe Cider Works
4363 Center Place, Ste. 9, (575) 513-7329,
santafeciderworks.org

Fire & Hops
222 N Guadalupe St. 954-1635
fireandhopsgastropub.com


Best Independent Coffee/Teahouse

The Teahouse
821 Canyon Road, 992-0972
teahousesantafe.com

Ohori’s Coffee Roasters
505 Cerrillos Road, Ste. B103,
1098 S St. Francis Drive, 982-9692,
ohoriscoffee.com

Iconik Coffee Roasters
1600 Lena St., Ste. A2, 428-0996,
202 Galisteo St., 988-4226
iconikcoffee.com


Best Locally Brewed Beer

Santa Fe Brewing Co.
35 Fire Place, 424-3333
santafebrewing.com

Second Street Brewery
1814 Second St., 982-3030
secondstreetbrewery.com

La Cumbre Brewing Co.
3313 Girard Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 872-0225,
lacumbrebrewing.com


Best Margaritas

Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen
555 W Cordova Road, 983-7929
marias-santafe.com

Tomasita’s
500 S Guadalupe St., 983-5721
tomasitas.com

The Shed
1131/2 E Palace Ave., 982-9030
sfshed.com


Best New Mexico Winery

Gruet Winery
8400 Pan American Fwy. NE, ­Albuquerque, 821-0055,
gruetwinery.com

Black Mesa Winery
1502 NM 68, Velarde, 852-2820
blackmesawinery.com

Vivac Winery
2075 Hwy. 68, Dixon, 579-4441
vivacwinery.com


Best Taproom

Second Street Brewery
1814 Second St., 982-3030
secondstreetbrewery.com

Santa Fe Brewing Co.
35 Fire Place, 424-3333
santafebrewing.com

Fire & Hops
222 N Guadalupe St., 954-1635
fireandhopsgastropub.com



Shopping

Moon Rabbit
Moon Rabbit | Luke Montavon

Best Bike Shop

Rob & Charlie's
1632 St. Michael's Drive, 471-9119
robandcharlies.com

Mellow Velo
132 E Marcy St., 995-8356
mellowvelo.com

The Broken Spoke
1426 Cerrillos Road, 992-3102
brokenspokesantafe.com


Best Bookstore

Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeeshop
202 Galisteo St., 988-4226
cwbookstore.com

Op.Cit.
DeVargas Center, 428-0321
opcit.com

The Ark
133 Romero St., 988-3709
arkbooks.com


Best Car Dealer

Toyota of Santa Fe
1500 St. Michael's Drive, 982-1900
toyotaofsantafe.com

Subaru of Santa Fe
7511 Cerrillos Road, 71-7007
hondasubaruofsantafe.com

Capitol Ford
4490 Cerrillos Road, 473-3673
capitolfordsantafe.com


Best Children's Store

Moon Rabbit
112 W. San Francisco St., Ste. 202, 982-9373
moonrabbittoys.com

On Your Little Feet
520 Montezuma Ave., 982-0003
onyourfeetsf.com/on-your-little-feet

Indigo Baby
De Vargas Center, 954-4000
theindigobaby.com


Best Consignment - Clothing

Double Take
321 S Guadalupe St., 320 Aztec St., 989-3363,
Encore at Guadalupe, 820-7775, Western at Guadalupe, 989-8886,
santafedoubletake.com

Look What the Cat Dragged In 1 and 2
2570 Camino Entrada, 474-6300
541 W Cordova Road, 780-8975
sfhumanesociety.org

Barkin' Boutique
510 N Guadalupe St., Ste. N, 986-0699
evalleyshelter.org/giving/barkin-retail-stores


Best Consignment - Furniture

The Raven
1225 Cerrillos Road, 988-4775
theravensantafe.com

Stephen's A Consignment Gallery
2701 Cerrillos Road, 471-0802
stephensconsignments.com

Barkin' Attic
851 St. Michael's Drive, 428-0223
evalleyshelter.org/giving/barkin-retail-stores


Best Cowboy Boots

Back at the Ranch
209 E Marcy St., 989-8110
backattheranch.com

Boot Barn
Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, Ste. 1500, 471-8775
bootbarn.com

Kowboyz
345 W Manhattan Ave., 984-1256
kowboyz.com


Best Eclectic Shopping Experience

Doodlet's
120 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-3771
doodlets.com

Jackalope
2820 Cerrillos Road, 471-8539
jackalope.com

Mira
101 W Marcy St., Ste. A, 988-3585
mirastore.com


Best Florist

Artichokes & Pomegranates
418 Cerrillos Road, 820-0044
artichokesandpomegranates.com

Amanda's Flowers
1610 St. Michael's Drive, 473-9212
flowershopsantafe.com

Rodeo Plaza Flowers
2801 Rodeo Road, 471-3200
rodeoplazaflowers.com


Best Head Shop

Concrete Jungle
126 N Guadalupe St.
820-2888

Red House
1434 Cerrillos Road 982-4202
redhousesmokeshop.com

Fruit of the Earth Organics
901 Early St., 310-7917
fruitoftheearthorganics.com


Best Home Décor

Design Warehouse
101 W Marcy St., 988-1555
designwarehousesantafe.com

Jackalope
2820 Cerrillos Road, 471-8539
jackalope.com

The Raven
1225 Cerrillos Road, 988-4775
theravensantafe.com


Best Jewelry Store

Santa Fe Goldworks
60 E San Francisco St., Ste. 218 983-4562,
santafegoldworks.com

Malouf's on the Plaza
61 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-9241
maloufontheplaza.com

James Kallas Jewelers
2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. B10, 986-1955
jameskallasjewelersinc.com


Best Mattress Shop

Denver Mattress
1427 Avenida de las Americas, 474-9398
denvermattress.furniturerow.com

Mattress Firm
Three locations in Santa Fe, 216-2250
stores.mattressfirm.com/nm/santafe

Sleep Number
3530 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C5, 438-1176
stores.sleepnumber.com/nm/santa-fe/3530-zafarano-drive.html


Best Men's Clothing Store

Harry's
202 Galisteo St., 988-1959

Corsini
107 W San Francisco St., 820-2300

Maverick's of Santa Fe
80 E San Francisco St., 995-8484
mavericksofsantafe.com


Best Optical Shop

Ojo Optique
125 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 114, 988-4444
ojooptique.com

Oculus Santa Fe/Botwin Eye Group
444 St. Michael's Drive,
125 W ­Water St., 954-4442
botwineyegroup.com

Acoma Optical
3530 Zafarano St., 471-2020
acomaoptical.com


Best Pet Store

The Critters and Me
1403 Agua Fría St., 982-5040
crittersandme.com

Teca Tu
DeVargas Center, 982-9374
tecatu.com

Tullivers Pet Emporium
807 Cerrillos Road, 992-3388
tulliverspetfood.com


Best Shoe Store

On Your Feet!
530 Montezuma Ave., 983-3900
onyourfeetsf.com

Goler Shoes
125 E Palace Ave., Ste. 125, 982-0924
golershoes.com

The Running Hub
1100 Don Diego Ave., Ste. B, 820-2523
runsantafe.com


Best Specialty Food or Cooking Store

Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe
DeVargas Center, 988-3394
lascosascooking.com

Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
130 E Marcy St., 795-7878
cheesemongersofsantafe.com

Talin Market
505 Cerrillos Road, Ste. B-101, 780-5073
talinmarket.com


Best Vape Store

Vapor Werks
4350 Airport Road, (575) 322-2726
ecignm.com

Concrete Jungle
126 N Guadalupe St., 820-2888

Electric Gold Vapor
3482 Zafarano Drive, 629-2359


Best Women's Clothing Store

WearAbouts
70 W Marcy St., 982-1399
wearaboutssantafe.com

Cupcake Clothing
322 Montezuma Ave., 988-4744
cupcakeclothing.com

Bodhi Bazaar
DeVargas Center, 982-3880
bodhibazaar.com/clothing-store



Services

Fruit of the Earth Organics
Fruit of the Earth Organics | Luke Montavon

Health/ Beauty Services

Best Acupuncture

We the People Acupuncture
1406 Second St., 982-3711
weacupuncture.com

Dr. Zhao
East Tao Herb Co. & Acupuncture,
2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. F, 438-7178
easttao.com

High Desert Healthcare & Massage
644 Paseo de Peralta, 984-8830
highdesertsantafe.com


Best Aesthetic Treatment

Santa Ana Skin Care Clinic
2205 Miguel Chavez Road, Ste. E, 954-4422
santaanaskincare.com

Glow Skin, Lash and Spray Tan Boutique
502 W Cordova Road, 471-1008
geturglowon.com

Dare to Bare Wax Den
708 Camino de la Familia, Ste. 3101, 469-8744
daretobarewaxden.com


Best Alternative Healing

Blue Lotus Integrated Health
1532 Cerrillos Road, Ste. C, 986-9109
bluelotussantafe.com

Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar
102 W San Francisco St., Ste. 14, 660-9199
santafeoxygenbar.com

Mountain Spirit Integrative Medicine
1348 Pacheco St., Ste. 206, 988-2449,
mountainspiritnm.net


Best Cannabis Dispensary

Fruit of the Earth Organics
901 Early St., 310-7917
fruitoftheearthorganics.com

Sacred Garden
1300 Luisa St., Ste. 1, 216-9686
sacredgardennm.com

New Mexicann Natural Medicine
1592 San Mateo Lane, 982-2621
newmexicann.org


Best Chiropractor

Winds of Choice Chiropractic Center - Windy Carter
2948 Richards Ave., 424-9114
windycarterdc.com

Connerly Chiropractic Acupuncture & Physical Group
1892 Plaza del Sur Drive, Ste. A,988-8017
connerlychiropracticcenter.com

Mark Morgan Chiropractor
1904 Kiva Road, 820-0706


Best Dental Care

Dr. Richard Parker Dentistry
2019 Galisteo St., Ste. L2, 982-9222
richardparkerdds.com

Santa Fe Modern Dentistry
3569 Zafarano Drive, 986-8000
santafemoderndentistry.com

Dr. Patrick McQuitty, DDS
308 Garfield St., 988-9888


Best Facial

Ten Thousand Waves
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304
tenthousandwaves.com

BODY of Santa Fe
333 W Cordova Road, 986-0362
bodyofsantafe.com

Santa Ana Skin Care Clinic
2205 Miguel Chavez Road, Ste. E, 954-4422
santaanaskincare.com


Best Fitness Facility

Genoveva Chavez Community Center
3221 Rodeo Road, 955-4000
chavezcenter.com

Fitness Bootcamp Santa Fe
909 Early St., 699-7335
bootcampsantafe.com

Railyard Fitness
703 Camino de la Familia, 983-7909
railyardfit.com


Best Hair Salon

Rock Paper Scissors
DeVargas Center, 955-8500
rockpaperscissorsalonspa.com

NV Aveda Salon - Spa
3545 Zafarano Drive, Ste. B, 424-8616
nvaveda.com

Wild Hare
418 Montezuma Ave. 988-1925
wildharesantafe.com


Best Massage

Ten Thousand Waves
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304,
tenthousandwaves.com

High Desert Healthcare & Massage
644 Paseo de Peralta, 984-8830
highdesertsantafe.com

Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar
102 W San Francisco St., Ste. 14, 660-9199
santafeoxygenbar.com


Best Nail Salon

Nail Experts
2438 Cerrillos Road, 474-6183
nailexpertssf.com

Nail Time
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 12, 474-8020
nailtimesantafe.com

Serenity Nail Spa
4056 Cerrillos Road, 471-2106
serenitynailspa.co


Best Pilates Studio

Pilates Santa Fe
839 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. O, 995-9700
pilatessantafe.com

Santa Fe Community College William C Witter Fitness Education Center
6401 Richards Ave., 428-1615
sfcc.edu/fitness_center

Genoveva Chavez Community Center
3221 Rodeo Road, 955-4000
chavezcenter.com


Best Spa

Ten Thousand Waves
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304
tenthousandwaves.com

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente, 583-2233
ojospa.com

Santa Fe Excellent Massage
1418 Luisa St., Ste. 1, 470-9935
santafeexcellentmassage.com


Best Tattoo Parlor

Four Star Tattoo
825 Topeka St., 984-9131
fourstartattoo.com

The Dungeon Tattoo
1632 Cerrillos Road, 983-8262
santafetattoo.com

Talis Fortuna
931 Shoofly St.,490-6749
talisfortuna.com


Best Urgent Care

Railyard Urgent Care
831 S St. Francis Drive, 501-7791
railyardurgentcare.com

Aspen Medical Center
3450 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C, 466-5885
aspenmedicalcenter.com

Presbyterian Urgent Care
454 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. 200, 473-0390
phs.org/locations/Pages/urgent-care.aspx


Best Yoga Studio

YogaSource
901 West San Mateo Road, 982-0990
yogasource-santafe.com

BODY of Santa Fe
333 W Cordova Road, 986-0362
bodyofsantafe.com

Santa Fe Thrive
947 W Alameda St., 930-5923
santafethrive.com


Frontier Frames
Frontier Frames | Luke Montavon

Biz/Financial/Misc Services

Best Art Frame Shop

Frontier Frames
2008 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. D, 473-1901
frontierframes.net

Valdes Custom Picture Framing
1006 Marquez Place, 982-0017
valdesartworkshops.com

Gavin Collier & Co. Custom Framers
815 Early St., Ste. E, 982-9772
gavincollier.com


Best Bank

Los Alamos National Bank
Three locations in Santa Fe, 662-5171
lanb.com

Del Norte Credit Union
Three locations in Santa Fe, 455-5228
dncu.org

First National Bank of Santa Fe
Six locations in Santa Fe, 992-2000
firstnationalsantafe.com


Best Car Repair

Mike’s Garage
1501 Fifth St., 983-6577
mikesgaragesf.com

The Auto Angel
3140 Cerrillos Road, 424-3899
theautoangel.com

Alex Safety Lane
1370 Pacheco St., 983-5577
alexsafetylane.org


Best Credit Union

Del Norte Credit Union
Three locations in Santa Fe, 455-5228
dncu.org

State Employees Credit Union
813 St. Michael’s Drive, 983-7328
secunm.org

Guadalupe Credit Union
Three locations in Santa Fe, 982-8942
guadalupecu.org


Best Electronics Repair

4Leet
1343 Cerrillos Road, 428-6351
4leet.com

Capitol Computer & Network Solutions
518 Old Santa Fe Trail, Ste. 6, 216-1108
ccandns.com

Dotfoil Computer Service
851 St. Michael’s Drive, 954-9955
dotfoil.com


Best Law Firm

Sommer Udall Sutin Law
200 W Marcy St., Ste. 129, 982-4676
sommerudall.com

Egolf + Ferlic + Harwood, LLC
123 W San Francisco St., Ste. 200, 986-9641
egolflaw.com

The Rothstein Law Firm
1215 Paseo de Peralta, 988-8004
rothsteinlaw.com


Best Lodging

La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511
lafondasantafe.com

El Rey Motor Inn
1862 Cerrillos Road, 982-1931
elreyinnsantafe.com

Ten Thousand Waves
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304
tenthousandwaves.com


Best Pet Grooming/Daycare

Santa Fe Tails
2109 Warner Circle, 820-0731
santafetails.com

Barks & Bubbles
1311 Calle Nava, 820-2275
barksandbubblessantafe.com

Paws Plaza
1416 Fourth St., 820-7529
paws-plaza.com


Best Plumbing Company

Aranda’s Plumbing, Heating and Supply
600 Cortez St., 983-7391
arandaplumbingonline.com

Cartwright’s Plumbing Heating & Cooling
7510 Mallard Way, 216-2507
cartwrightsplumbing.com

Anytime Plumbing
1528 Center Drive, 474-4441


Best Real Estate Company

Santa Fe Realty Unlimited
3600 Cerrillos Road, Ste. 716, 467-8829
santaferealtyultd.com

Santa Fe Properties
1000 Paseo de Peralta, 982-4466
santafeproperties.com

Barker Realty
530 S Guadalupe St., 982-9836
santaferealestate.com


Best Roofing Company

Goodrich Roofing
3333 Agua Fría St., 473-5555
goodrichroofing.com

Brian McPartlon Roofing
39 Bisbee Court, Ste. 7, 982-6256
mcpartlonroofing.com

Lopez Roofing
1261 Calle de Comercio, 471-8332
lopezroofing.com


Best Solar Energy Company

Positive Energy Solar
3209 Richards Ave., 424-1112
positiveenergysolar.com

Sol Luna Solar
56 Co. Road 65, Dixon, 455-8875
sollunasolar.com

Consolidated Solar Technologies, LLC
1310 Monterey Drive, 982-9044
gocstsolar.com


Best Storage Facility

A-1 Self Storage
Multiple locations, 983-8038
storeata1.com

Santa Fe Self Storage
Three locations in Santa Fe, 983-6600
santafeselfstoragecompany.com

Airport Self Storage
3929 Academy Road, 471-5979
mysantafestorage.com



Arts & Entertainment

Skylight
Skylight | Luke Montavon

Best Band - Country/Americana

Bill Hearne
billhearne.com

Joe West
joewestmusic.com

Anthony Leon & The Chain
anthonyleonandthechain.com


Best Band - Hip-Hop

Boomroots Collective

SpaceMob SpaceCadets

Sage Gray


Best Band - Metal

Fields of Elysium

Devil’s Throne

Blood Wolf


Best Band - Rock

Alex Maryol
alexmaryol.com

JJ and the Hooligans
jjandthehooligans.com

Thieves & Gypsys


Best Bar

Del Charro Saloon
101 W Alameda St., 954-0320
delcharro.com

Cowgirl BBQ & Boxcar (Tie)
319 S Guadalupe St., 530 S Guadalupe St.
982-2565, 988-7222
cowgirlsantafe.com, boxcarsantafe.com

Santa Fe Spirits Tasting Room
308 Read St., 780-5906
santafespirits.com


Best Bartender

Leahi Kekahuna Mayfield: Boxcar
530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222
boxcarsantafe.com

Chris Milligan: Secreto Lounge
210 Don Gaspar Ave., Ste. A, 983-5700
secretolounge.com

Tiffany Cross: Cowgirl BBQ
319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565
cowgirlsantafe.com


Best Choral Group

Santa Fe Desert Chorale
311 E Palace Ave., 988-2282
desertchorale.org

New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus
PO Box 82206, Albuquerque, NM 87198-2206, 569-0139,
nmgmc.org

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble
1925 Aspen Drive, 954-4922
sfwe.org


Best Dance Company

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
550 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. B, 983-5591
aspensantafeballet.com

National Dance Institute
1140 Alto St., 983-7646,
ndi-nm.org

Wise Fool
1131 Siler Road, Ste. B, 992-2588
wisefoolnewmexico.org


Best Event or Festival

Santa Fe Bandstand
986-6054
santafebandstand.org

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
404 Kiva Court, Ste. G, 992-7600
folkartalliance.org

The Official Burning of Zozobra
Fort Marcy Park, 490 Bishop’s Lodge Road, (855) 969-6272
burnzozobra.com


Best Gallery - Contemporary

Blue Rain Gallery
130 Lincoln Ave, Ste. C, 544 S Guadalupe St., 954-9902
blueraingallery.com

POP Gallery
125 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 111, 820-0788
popsantafe.com

EVOKE Contemporary
550 S Guadalupe St., 995-9902
evokecontemporary.com


Best Gallery - Traditional

Nedra Matteucci Gallery
1075 Paseo de Peralta, 982-4631
matteucci.com

Gerald Peters Gallery
1005 Paseo de Peralta, 954-5700
gpgallery.com

Blue Rain Gallery
130 Lincoln Ave, Ste. C; 544 S Guadalupe St., 954-9902
blueraingallery.com


Best Instagram Feed

@SimplySantaFeNM

@Howtosantafe

@SkiSantaFe


Best Karaoke Spot

Tiny’s
1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817
tinyssantafe.com

Cowgirl BBQ
319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565
cowgirlsantafe.com

The Palace Restaurant and Saloon
142 W Palace Ave., 428-0690
palacesantafe.com


Best Live DJ

DJ Dynamite Sol

DJ Feathericci

DJ Oona Bender


Best Movie House

Violet Crown Cinema
1606 Alcaldesa St., 216-5678
violetcrowncinema.com

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave., 466-5528
jeancocteaucinema.com

Center for Contemporary Arts Cinematheque
1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338
ccasantafe.org


Best Museum

Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo, 476-1200
internationalfolkart.org

New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5200
nmhistorymuseum.org

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson St., 946-1000
okeeffemuseum.org


Best Nightclub

Skylight
139 W San Francisco St., 982-0775
skylightsantafe.com

El Farol
808 Canyon Road, 983-9912
elfarolsantafe.com

Boxcar
530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222
boxcarsantafe.com


Best Performing Arts Group

Santa Fe Opera
301 Opera Drive, 986-5900
santafeopera.org

Wise Fool
1131 Siler Road, Ste. B, 992-2588
wisefoolnewmexico.org

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
550 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. B, 983-5591
aspensantafeballet.com


Best Performing Arts Venue

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234
lensic.org

Santa Fe Opera
301 Opera Drive, 986-5900
santafeopera.org

Skylight
139 W San Francisco St., 982-0775
skylightsantafe.com


Best Recording Studio

Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423
warehouse21.org

Frogville Studios
111 Calle Nopal, 982-4001
frogvillestudio.com

Stepbridge Studios
528 Jose St., 988-7051
stepbridge.com



Living

Warehouse 21
Warehouse 21 | Luke Montavon

Best Business in the Railyard

Violet Crown Cinema
1606 Alcaldesa St., 216-5678
violetcrowncinema.com

Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute
1607 Paseo de Peralta, 983-7726
santafefarmersmarket.com

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave., 466-5528
jeancocteaucinema.com


Best Business on the Southside

Plaza Café Southside
3466 Zafarano Drive, 424-0755
plazacafesouthside.com

Joe’s Dining
2801 Rodeo Road, 471-3800
joesdining.com

Cleopatra Café
418 Cerrillos Road, 474-5644
cleopatrasantafe.com


Best Business on Cerrillos Road

Jambo Café
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269
jambocafe.net

The Pantry Restaurant
1820 Cerrillos Road, 986-0022
pantrysantafe.com

Dr. Field Goods Kitchen
2860 Cerrillos Road, 471-0043
drfieldgoods.com


Best Business on St. Michael’s Drive

Tecolote Café
1616 St. Michael’s Drive, 988-1362
tecolotecafe.com

Candyman Strings & Things
851 St. Michael’s Drive, 983-5906
candymansf.com

Payne’s Nursery
715 St. Michael’s Drive, 988-9626
paynes.com


Best Environmental Group

Santa Fe Watershed Association
1413 Second St., Ste. 3, 820-1696
santafewatershed.org

Randall Davey Audubon Center
1800 Upper Canyon Road, 983-4609
nm.audubon.org/randall-davey-audubon-center-sanctuary

Wild Earth Guardians
516 Alto St., 988-9126
wildearthguardians.org


Best Nonprofit

Food Depot
1222 Siler Road, Ste. A, 471-1633
thefooddepot.org

Kitchen Angels
1222 Siler Road, 471-7780
kitchenangels.org

La Familia Medical Center
Four locations, 982-5460
lafamiliasf.org


Best Nonprofit for Animals

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
100 Caja Del Rio Road, 983-4309
sfhumanesociety.org

Española Valley Humane Society
108 Hamm Pkwy., Española, 753-8662
evalleyshelter.org

Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary
369 Montezuma Ave., 757-6817
animal-sanctuary.org


Best Public Servant

Javier Gonzales
200 Lincoln Ave., 955-6590
santafenm.gov/mayor_javier_m_gonzales

Tom Udall
120 South Federal Place, 988-6511
tomudall.senate.gov

Brian Egolf
123 W San Francisco St, Ste. 200, 986-9641
egolflaw.com


Best Radio Personality

Honey Harris
2502 Camino Entrada, 988-5222
honeyharris.com

Mary-Charlotte Domandi
6401 Richards Ave., 428-1527
santaferadiocafe.org

Kidd Corona
2502 Camino Entrada, 473-5722
santafe.com/outlaw/djs/kidd-corona2


Best School - Elementary

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
5912 Jaguar Drive, 438-8585
santafeschool.org

Carlos Gilbert Elementary
300 Griffin St., 467-4700
sfps.info/index.aspx?nid=1644

El Dorado Community School
2 Avenida Torreon, 467-4900
sfps.info


Best School - High

New Mexico School for the Arts
275 E Alameda St., 310-4194
nmschoolforthearts.org

Santa Fe High School
2100 Yucca St., 467-2400
sfps.info/sfhs

Santa Fe Prep
1101 Camino de Cruz Blanca, 982-1829
sfprep.org


Best School - Middle

Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
5912 Jaguar Drive, 438-8585
santafeschool.org

Santa Fe Prep
1101 Camino De Cruz Blanca, 982-1829
sfprep.org

Capshaw Middle School
351 W Zia Road, 467-4300
sfps.info/capshaw


Best School - Nursery

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
5912 Jaguar Drive, 438-8585
santafeschool.org

Little Earth School
321 W Zia Road, 988-1968
LittleEarthSchool.org

Santa Fe Waldorf School
26 Puesta Del Sol, 983-9727
santafewaldorf.org


Best Youth Program

Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423
warehouse21.org

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe
301 Hillside Ave., 982-2042
girlsincofsantafe.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters
1229 S St. Francis Drive, Ste. C, 983-8360
bbbsmountainregion.org