2017 People’s Choice Awards

Hundreds of Park Cities and Preston Hollow voters have spoken, and we’ve got the results here: the best services, shopping, dining, and local businesses that make ours the best (we think) neighborhoods. Peruse our full list of People’s Choice Award winners to see which of your favorites made it, and if there are any local secrets you’ve been missing.

SHOPPING

BEST SHOPPING CENTER
HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE
47 Highland Park Village
hpvillage.com

Highland Park Village: first outdoor shopping center in the U.S., one-stop fresh-from-the-runway shopping destination for out-of-towners, lazy morning hangout for locals. Whether you go for your next glitzy ballgown, a peek at the Christmas lights, your daily neighborhood coffee frenzy, or your weekly late night drinks, you are part of the buzz when you’re at the village. Alluring to newcomers and iconic to the community, the Park Cities just wouldn’t be the same without it — whether you favor Royal Blue Grocery or Starbucks, shop at Alexander McQueen or Anthropologie, and hang at Lounge 31 or the next new bar. (Photo by Imani Chet Lytle)

Highland Park Village: first outdoor shopping center in the U.S., one-stop fresh-from-the-runway shopping destination for out-of-towners, lazy morning hangout for locals. Whether you go for your next glitzy ballgown, a peek at the Christmas lights, your daily neighborhood coffee frenzy, or your weekly late night drinks, you are part of the buzz when you’re at the village. Alluring to newcomers and iconic to the community, the Park Cities just wouldn’t be the same without it — whether you favor Royal Blue Grocery or Starbucks, shop at Alexander McQueen or Anthropologie, and hang at Lounge 31 or the next new bar. (Photo by Imani Chet Lytle)

BEST JEWELRY STORE (TIE)
BACHENDORF’S
8400 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75225
bachendorfs.com

EISEMAN JEWELS
8687 N. Central Expy., Ste. 514,
Dallas, TX 75225
eisemanjewels.com

BEST ANTIQUES STORE
FORESTWOOD ANTIQUE MALL
5333 Forest Ln., Dallas, TX 75244
forestwoodmall.com

BEST GARDENING STORE
NICHOLSON-HARDIE GARDEN & NURSERY
5060 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75209
nicholson-hardie.com

BEST KIDS CLOTHES (TIE)
KID BIZ
8408 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225
kidbizusa.com

BABYBLISS
6721 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205
shopbabybliss.com

BEST HOME STORE
Z GALLERIE
4600 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
zgallerie.com

FITNESS AND WELLNESS

BEST FITNESS CENTER
MOODY FAMILY YMCA
6000 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75205
ymcadallas.org

BEST BARRE STUDIO
THE BAR METHOD
5560 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 243, Dallas, TX 75209
barmethod.com

BEST YOGA STUDIO
WE YOGIS LOVERS
5600 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 150, Dallas, TX 75209
weyogis.com

BEST SPA (TIE)
COOPER SPA
12100 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75230
cooperaerobics.com

HIATUS SPA+RETREAT
5560 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75209
hiatusspa.com

Hiatus is Inwood Village’s best-kept secret, but once you sink into a black-out pedicure chair, wrapped in a warm blanket and inhaling your personalized aromatherapy, you’ll forget you’re in Inwood Village, or on Planet Earth. The spa’s holistic treatments and environmentally-friendly model make kicking back here a guilt-free luxury. Besides — you deserve it.

Hiatus is Inwood Village’s best-kept secret, but once you sink into a black-out pedicure chair, wrapped in a warm blanket and inhaling your personalized aromatherapy, you’ll forget you’re in Inwood Village, or on Planet Earth. The spa’s holistic treatments and environmentally-friendly model make kicking back here a guilt-free luxury. Besides — you deserve it.

BEST GOLF CLUB
DALLAS COUNTRY CLUB
4155 Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, TX 75205
thedallascc.org

HEALTH & MEDICAL

BEST EMERGENCY ROOM (TIE)
HIGHLAND PARK EMERGENCY ROOM
5150 Lemmon Ave., Ste. 108, Dallas, TX 75209
highlandparker.com

PRESTON HOLLOW EMERGENCY ROOM
8007 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas, TX 75231
highlandparker.com

MEDICAL CITY ER PARK CITIES
5974 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75225
medicalcityhospital.com

BEST URGENT CARE
QUESTCARE URGENT CARE
3414 Milton Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
questcareurgent.com

BEST HOSPITAL (TIE)
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER AT DALLAS
3500 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75246
baylorhealth.com

TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL DALLAS
8200 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas, TX 75231
texashealth.org/dallas

BEST VETERINARIANS
PARK CITIES ANIMAL HOSPITAL
4365 Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75225
parkcitiesanimalhospital.com

Even vet-shy dogs wag their tails when you take them to Park Cities Animal Hospital, where the veterinarians and staff treat your pet as a part of your family. They have access to the nation’s largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists, but they also have time to give your pet an extra pet and pamper. Their neighborly goodwill extends to your furry friend’s first health exam, which they offer free of charge.

Even vet-shy dogs wag their tails when you take them to Park Cities Animal Hospital, where the veterinarians and staff treat your pet as a part of your family. They have access to the nation’s largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists, but they also have time to give your pet an extra pet and pamper. Their neighborly goodwill extends to your furry friend’s first health exam, which they offer free of charge.

ACTIVITIES

BEST FAMILY OUTING
DALLAS ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDEN
8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
dallasarboretum.org

BEST BOOK STORE
BARNES & NOBLE
7700 W. Northwest Hwy., Ste. 300, Dallas, TX 75225
5959 Royal Ln., Ste. 616, Dallas, TX 75230
3060 Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, TX 75205
barnesandnoble.com

BEST MOVIE THEATRE (TIE)
AMC NORTHPARK 15
8687 N. Central Expy., Ste. 3000, Dallas, TX 75225
amctheatres.com

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE THEATRE
32 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
hpvillagetheatre.com

FOOD AND DRINK

BEST FAMILY DINING
MI COCINA
77 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
11661 Preston Haven Dr. #138, Dallas, TX 75230
micocinarestaurants.com

If you’re waiting with your light-up buzzer for a table at Mi Cocina, it is worth it. This Tex-Mex giant is a must for families looking to enjoy an evening out together. Kids will occupy themselves running around the fountain while mom and dad kick back a margarita (or if you’re really ambitious, a Mambo Taxi). Besides, there are more than a few shops or bars where you can sneak your buzzer in — not to mention Mi Cocina’s own hidden gem, Monkey Bar, where locals retreat to after dinner or to watch the game.

If you’re waiting with your light-up buzzer for a table at Mi Cocina, it is worth it. This Tex-Mex giant is a must for families looking to enjoy an evening out together. Kids will occupy themselves running around the fountain while mom and dad kick back a margarita
(or if you’re really ambitious, a Mambo Taxi). Besides, there are more than a few shops or bars where you can sneak your buzzer in — not to mention Mi Cocina’s own hidden gem, Monkey Bar, where locals retreat to after dinner or to watch the game.

BEST BAKERY
SUSIECAKES
6100 Luther Ln., Dallas, TX 75225
susiecakes.com

BEST UPSCALE DINING
AL BIERNAT’S
4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
albiernats.com

BEST BRUNCH
BREAD WINNERS CAFE
5560 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 260, Dallas, TX 75209
8687 N. Central Expy., Dallas TX, 75225
breadwinnerscafe.com

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (TIE)
INWOOD TAVERN
7717 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75209
inwoodtaverndallas.com

LOUNGE 31
2nd Floor, 87 Highland Park Village
lounge31dallas.com

THE MANSION BAR
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219
rosewoodhotels.com

SERVICES

BEST BLOWOUT
DRYBAR HIGHLAND PARK
4222 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
thedrybar.com

BEST CUT & COLOR
L.A.R.C SALON
4441 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
larcsalon.com

BEST DRY CLEANERS (TIE)
BIBBENTUCKERS
11741 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75230
6817 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
bibbentuckers.com

AVON CLEANERS
6301 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
4347 Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75225
avoncleaners.us

BEST BARBER
GROOMING ROOM
Culwell & Son
6319 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
culwell.com/grooming-room/

The Grooming Room at Culwell & Sons is a staple for men looking for a clean cut and a quick chat, since you’re bound to run into your neighbor or your friend or your accountant there. The guys at the Grooming Room say it seems like half the town can wander in on any given day. At Culwell & Sons, Mike Culwell, pictured here, is keeping alive a family tradition that goes back to 1920, when his grandfather, W.E. Culwell, founded the shop and started pressing suits. Two generations later, the store’s vision of being “the Men’s Store

The Grooming Room at Culwell & Sons is a staple for men looking for a clean cut and a quick chat, since you’re bound to run into your neighbor or your friend or your accountant there. The guys at the Grooming Room say it seems like half the town can wander in on any given day. At Culwell & Sons, Mike Culwell, pictured here, is keeping alive a family tradition that goes back to 1920, when his grandfather, W.E. Culwell, founded the shop and started pressing suits. Two generations later, the store’s vision of being “the Men’s Store of Dallas” is alive and well.

BEST TUTORS (TIE)
MATHNASIUM OF HIGHLAND PARK
6709 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205
mathnasium.com/highlandparkTX

THE TUTORING PLACE
6121 Sherry Ln., Dallas, TX 75225
thetutoringplace.com

BEST PRESCHOOL
HIGHLAND PARK PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL
3821 University Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
hppds.org

BEST SUMMER CAMP (TIE)
SKY RANCH
24657 County Rd. 448, Van, TX 75790
skyranch.org

MOODY FAMILY YMCA
6000 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75205
ymcadallas.org

BEST SENIOR LIVING (TIE)
EDGEMERE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
8502 Edgemere Rd., Dallas, TX 75225
edgemeredallas.com

TRADITION SENIOR LIVING
5850 E. Lovers Ln., Ste. 100, Dallas, TX 75206
15250 Prestonwood Blvd, Dallas, TX 75248
traditionseniorliving.com

BEST TAILOR
J’S TAILOR & CLEANERS
2904 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
jstailorandcleaners.com

Jay has been around for 40 years, which has something to do with why the community trusts him with their designer dresses and couture gowns. Jay, who became a self-taught custom clothier in his native Seoul, Korea, immigrated to New York with just $100 in his pocket before eventually founding his Dallas business with his wife, Jackie. He is a true expert who meets the community’s high-standard clothing needs with impeccable taste.

Jay has been around for 40 years, which has something to do with why the community trusts him with their designer dresses and couture gowns. Jay, who became a self-taught custom clothier in his native Seoul, Korea, immigrated to New York with just $100 in his pocket before eventually founding his Dallas business with his wife, Jackie. He is a true expert who meets the community’s high standard clothing needs with impeccable taste.

BEST PUBLIC OFFICIAL

JIM HITZELBERGER
HPISD Facilites Chair

JENNIFER STAUBACH GATES
Dallas City Council, District 13