Best of Madison 2011

Our reader's picks (and 30th anniversary!) for the very best in dining, shopping, arts and entertainment and more

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Art Gallery
Gold: The Fanny Garver Gallery
Silver: Absolutely Art
Bronze: Grace Chosy Gallery

Auto Dealer
Gold: Zimbrick
Silver: Smart Motors
Bronze: Jon Lancaster Toyota

Bed & Breakfast
Gold: Mansion Hill Inn
Silver: Arbor House
Bronze: Cambridge House

Bike Shop
Gold: Budget Bicycle Center
Silver: Williamson Bicycle Works
Bronze: Machinery Row Bicycles

Body Shop
Gold: Zimbrick Body Shop
Silver: Gates Auto Body
Bronze: Ball Body Shop

Gold: University Book Store
Silver: Frugal Muse
Bronze: A Room of One’s Own

Gold: Blue Plate Catering
Silver: Gaylord Catering Service
Bronze: Circolo Catering

Clothing (Men)
Gold: Jazzman
Silver: Woldenberg’s
Bronze: Context

Marc Jacobs, Elizabeth and James, J Brand jeans—need we say more? This hot shop continually stocks te best brands and covet-worthy clothing lines.Clothing (Women)
Gold: Bop
Silver: Terese Zache Designs
Bronze: Woldenberg’s

Consignment Store
Gold: ReThreads
Silver: Lady Moxie
Bronze: Pink Poodle

DJ for Hire
Gold: Celebrations Entertainment
Silver: Juke Box Bandstand
Bronze: Kenny Jay Mobile Party

Dry Cleaner
Gold: Klinke Cleaners
Silver: Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers
Bronze: Best Cleaners of Madison

Fitness Center
Gold: Princeton Club
Silver: Harbor Athletic Club
Bronze: Capital Fitness

Gold: Felly’s Flowers
Silver: George’s Flowers
Bronze: Choles Floral

Furniture & Home Accessories
Gold: Roughing It In Style
Silver: The Century House Modern & Scandinavian Interiors
Bronze: Rubin’s Contemporary Furniture

Gifts & Specialties
Gold: Orange Tree Imports
Silver: Pop Deluxe
Bronze: The Soap Opera

Hair Salon
Gold: Aniu Salon Spa
Silver: Cha Cha Beauty & Barber
Bronze: The Ultimate Spa Salon

Gold: Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
Silver: The Madison Concourse Hotel
Bronze: The Edgewater

Gold: TQ Diamonds
Silver: Goodman’s Jewelers
Bronze: The Diamond Center

Lawn, Garden & Landscape
Gold: Bruce Company
Silver: Jung Garden Center
Bronze: Johannsen’s Greenhouses

Music Store
Gold: Strictly Discs
Silver: Ward-Brodt Music Company
Bronze: B-Side Records

Pet Day Care, Boarding & Pamperer
Gold: Camp K9 Petcare Center
Silver: The Dog Den
Bronze: Ruffin’ It Resort

Pet Store
Gold: Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Silver: Mad Cat Pet Supplies
Bronze: Nutzy Mutz & Crazy Catz

Gold: The Shoe Box
Silver: Morgan's Shoes
Bronze: Cornblooms

Gold: Aniu Salon Spa
Silver: Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness
Bronze: Cameo Spa Salon

Gold: Spring Harbor Animal Hospital
Silver: Animal Hospital of Verona
Bronze: And Dogs Too

Wine & Spirits
Gold: Steve’s Wine, Beer & Spirits
Silver: Woodman’s Food Market
Bronze: Barriques

Gold: Bliss Flow Yoga & Wellness
Silver: Inner Fire Yoga
Bronze: Aniu Salon Spa (Core Athletic has since taken over Aniu's yoga studio)


What We Love: From s'mores to NOLA cuisine, what's new with this year's batch of honorees?

Isn't That Interesting? Fascinating facts about some of this year's winners

Four Decades and Counting...: Meet four amazing winners who’ve cooked, sliced, flipped and shopped their way into our hearts as readers’ picks in 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011

Editor's Picks: Four individuals worth their weight in Best of Madison gold!

Where Are They Now?: Tracking down the best of yesteryear

Read more about past Best of Madison winners in our Best of Madison archive



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