Best Media Personality: Gary Lezak, KSHB Channel 41

Best Politician: Sen. Claire McCaskill

Best Do-gooder: Alvin Brooks

Best Blogger: Tony Botello, tonyskansascity.com

Best Anti-hero: Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser

Best High-School Athlete: Tie — Bishop Miege receiver Justin McCay and Blue Springs High School wide receiver Keeston Terry

Best College Athlete: Cole Aldrich, University of Kansas

Best Pro Athlete: Zach Greinke, Kansas City Royals

Best Coach: Bill Self, University of Kansas

Best Sports Blogger: Joe Posnanski, joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog

Best Place for a First Date: The Country Club Plaza

Best Place to Break Up: The Power & Light District

Best Night Out: The Power & Light District

Best Day Trip: Weston, Missouri

Best Place to Sneak Around: The West Bottoms

Best Place to Meet People Smarter Than You: Kansas City Public Library

Best Festival: Renaissance Festival

Best Public Art: Kansas City Sculpture Park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

Best Ethnic Grocery Store: Chinatown Food Market

Best Mom-and-Pop Business:

Werner's Fine Sausages

Best Green Business: Badseed

Best Homegrown Product: Boulevard Beer

Best New Restaurant: The Westside Local

Best Brunch: First Watch

Best Burger: Blanc Burgers + Bottles

Best Tacos:

Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria

Best Grilled Cheese: The Westside Local

Best Vegetarian Food: Eden Alley

Best Diner: Town Topic

Best New Bar: The Well

Best Smoking Patio: Harry's Bar & Tables

Best Happy Hour: La Bodega

Best Reverse Happy Hour: Nara

Best Sports Bar: 810 Zone

Best Karaoke: Westport Flea Market

Best Trivia Night: Westport Flea Market

Best Neighborhood Bar — North: The Office Bar & Grill

Best Neighborhood Bar — South: Johnny's Tavern

Best Neighborhood Bar — East: Jerry's Bait Shop

Best Neighborhood Bar — West: The Westside Local

Best Place to Eat at a Bar: RecordBar

Best Late-Night Food: Chubby's

Best Waiter/Waitress: Joel O'Laughlin, Waldo Pizza

Best Bartender: Chrissy Griser at Dave's Stagecoach Inn

Best Sexy Musician: Barclay Martin

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