All the 2014 Winners


Best Bakery    
Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry
Readers’ Choice: Wheatfield’s, Jones Bros Cupcakes
Readers’ Recommend: Panera Bread, Le Quartier
Readers’ Refer: Cake Gallery, Gerda’s Bakery

Best BBQ Restaurant
Best of the Big O: Famous Dave’s, Restaurant
Readers’ Choice: Heartland BBQ, Swine Dining
Readers’ Refer: Boyd & Charlie’s, Dickey’s BBQ
Readers’ Recommend: McKenna’s Blues, Booze & BBQ


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Best Pizza Parlor: Zio’s Pizzeria

How does a local pizza place manage not only to stay open for thirty years, but also to thrive and grow? When it comes to Zio’s Pizzeria, the answer is clear: they started with an absolute focus on quality ingredients, and they’ve continued to focus on those quality ingredients every single day. Offer the best quality pizza, made from hand-stretched dough and fresh ingredients, and it’s no wonder that Omaha keeps...

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Best Home Builder: The Home Company

Co-owners Dave Vogtman and Nick Dolphens started The Home Company almost three years ago. The two had come from another builder and had a lot of ideas about how to do things a little differently. They wanted to fill a niche in the market that they didn’t see available, for more affordable homes that offered customization at a particular price point.

Dolphens went to architecture school for a couple years but...

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Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice: Sculpt Omaha

Dr. Gerard J. Stanley is not what you may expect of a cosmetic surgeon. He won’t tell you to drastically change your appearance or suggest procedures that you don’t need. He shares a philosophy of honesty, integrity and compassion with each patient he welcomes into Sculpt Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery. 

Established in 2012, Sculpt is the vision of Dr. Stanley and the future of cosmetic surgery. As a magna cum laude...

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Best Attorney - Criminal: Pfeffer Law Firm

William (Bill) Pfeffer’s Law Firm has been open since 1990. Before that, Bill was practicing law and working with another lawyer, one who became a mentor of sorts. His first boss trained him in personal injury and the law of negligence.

Pfeffer Law Firm specializes in criminal defense and personal injury cases involving negligence. Bill has been working on negligence cases since 1988.

Early on in his career,...

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Best Veterinary Clinic: Mobile Animal Clinic

The Early Years

Mobile Animal Clinic was established in 1967 and began as a company that provided “house calls” for pets. In 1987, the business expanded and began offering office hours at its current location. 

Over the years, new veterinarians joined the practice, the office space was expanded, and Mobile Animal Clinic became a fully equipped veterinary hospital, providing medical and surgical service for small...

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