The 2012 winners of the annual Arlington’s Best Business Awards (ABBIES) were announced at this afternoon’s Arlington County Board meeting.
The contest organizer, Arlington Economic Development, said residents cast more than 5,000 online votes for their favorite local businesses. The nominees in each of the 17 categories can be found here.
The big winner was Mark Fedorchak, co-owner of Liberty Tavern and Northside Social, who walked away with three awards. ARLnow.com also won an award.
The winners are as follows:
Best Place for Arts & Culture: Signature Theatre
Best Bargain Restaurant: Lost Dog Café
Best Boutique: Artisan Confections
Best Brunch: The Liberty Tavern
Best Business Lunch: The Liberty Tavern
Best Coffee: Northside Social
Best Community Non-Profit: Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Best Customer Service: Arlington Public Library
Best Dessert: Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
Best Family-Friendly Spot: Arlington Public Library
Best Happy Hour: Westover Beer Garden & Haus
Best New Business: Trader Joe’s
Best Online/Social Media Presence: ARLnow.com
Best Place to Pamper Yourself: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
Best Pizza: Pupatella
Best Place to take a Date: Arlington Cinema & Draft House
Best Place to Work Out: Thomas Jefferson Community Center