By Kevin Carroll – firstname.lastname@example.org
DALLAS — The best and brightest Dallas area shop owners, medical personnel, restaurants and more were all honored at the Times Leader Media Group’s Best of the Back Mountain awards ceremony at Fire and Ice on Tuesday night.
The trendy Dallas restaurant was full to capacity as the evening’s honorees took center stage, receiving an official plaque recognizing them as the best of their field in the Back Mountain area.
Almost 100 awards in many diverse categories were handed out Tuesday, ranging from Best Accessory Shop to Best Wings, with every kind of imaginable category in between.
From clothing shops to cosmetic dentistry, everything and everyone that makes the Back Mountain special was honored and recognized for the invaluable service they provide to the community.
The evening’s big winners were Crabby’s Seafood and Grill, Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe and the Beaumont Inn, each winning multiple awards.
Tim Chimock of the Beaumont Inn accepted a few of the awards that the business won, including one awarded specially to him for Best Bartender.
“I’m ecstatic to receive this and to be able to share these awards with the rest of the staff,” Chimock said. “It’s an honor.”
The Beaumont Inn also took home awards for Best Atmosphere/Decor, Best Menu Selection, Best Place For A First Date and Best Wine List.
The host restaurant wasn’t left out of the festivities, as Fire and Ice won for Best Dinner Menu and Best Steak.
Individual awards were given out to attorney Michael Bendick (Best Lawyer), state Sen. Lisa Baker (Best Elected Official), Dave Monk of Dave Monk Electric Inc. (Best Electrician) and many more.
“It’s a lot of fun to come out here,” Monk said. “We really appreciate the local support we get around here.”
The ceremony was emceed by Mike McGinley, major accounts executive of Times Leader Media Group.