And the winners of the 2017 Weekender Readers’ Choice Awards are:

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Penn State offensive lineman and Lake Lehman high school graduate Connor McGovern won best local athlete in the Weekender Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was voted best local practitioner in her craft by the Weekender readership.
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Weekender readers selected RC Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre as their favorite local movie theater.
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Peculiar Culinary Company, owned by Gene Philbin, right, was voted best food truck in the Weekender Readers’ Choice Awards.
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The Weekender Readers’ Choice Awards ceremony was held on April 27 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township, honoring artists, businesses and service providers throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania in over 100 categories.

And the winner are:

Best adult store: Mr Fashions (Hanover)

Best art gallery: AFA Gallery

Best auto sales: Performance Kia

Best bakery: Sanitary Bakery

Best bar: V Spot

Best barber: Jason from Jason’s Barber Shop Luzerne

Best beer selection (bar): R Bar and Grill

Best beer selection (retail store): Wegman’s

Best bike night: Bankos

Best bookstore: Barnes & Noble

Best bouncer (full name & establishment): Scott Schramm from Teasers

Best bowling alley: Chacko’s Family Bowling Center

Best burgers: R Bar and Grill

Best chain restaurant: Longhorn Steakhouse

Best chef: Jason Patrick from The Holiday Inn

Best Chinese restaurant: Tin Tin

Best clothing boutique: Patrice’s Warehouse

Best club DJ: Chris Race from Teasers

Best club-sized music venue: Levels

Best cocktail selection: R Bar and Grill

Best coffee shop: Northern Lights

Best college: King’s College

Best college bar: Senunas’ Bar

Best college radio station: 91.7 VMFM Marywood

Best columnist/writer: Brigid Edmunds

Best comedian: Sergio Marzitelli

Best corner car: Carey’s Pub

Best cover band: The Chatter

Best dance club: Levels

Best day spa: The Woodhouse Day Spa

Best deli/lunch: Downtown Deli

Best desserts: Cooper’s Seafood House

Best diner: D’s Diner

Best drink specials: R Bar and Grill

Best eco-friendly business: Chic Chic Marketplace

Best embroidery: Kevin’s in Scranton

Best exotic dancer (name & club) Bella: Diamond Club

Best female bartender (full name & establishment): Katlyn Glycenfer from Teasers

Best festival/bazaar/annual event: La Festa Italiana

Best fine dining: Pazzo 315

Best florist: McCarthy Flowers

Best food truck: Peculiar Culinary Company

Best fries: R Bar and Grill

Best gaming/comic store: Nick D’s Video Game Vault

Best garden center: Dundee Gardens

Best golf course: Blue Ridge Trail

Best gym: NEPA Fit Club

Best hair salon: Malcolm’s

Best hair stylist: Anita Switzer J Madison

Best happy hour: Teaser’s

Best hoagies: Primo’s Edwardsville

Best hookah lounge: Crimson Lion

Best hot dogs: Abe’s Hot Dogs WB

Best hotel: Radisson

Best ice cream: Mannings

Best Irish bar: Kildare’s Irish pub

Best Italian restaurant: Perugino’s

Best Japanese/sushi restaurant: Mirakuya Japanese Restaurant

Best jeweler: Rainbow Jewelers

Best karaoke night: Ole Tyme Charley’s

Best large music venue: Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Best LGBTQ friendly bar: Heat

Best local athlete: Connor McGovern

Best local brewery: Susquehanna Brewing Company

Best locally made beer: Susquehanna Brewing Company

Best male bartender (full name & establishment): Peter from Teasers

Best martini selection: R Bar and Grill

Best Mexican restaurant: La Tolteca Mexican Restaurant

Best motorcycle shop: Two Jacks Cycle & Powersports

Best movie theater: RC Wilkes Barre Movies 14

Best musical instrument store: Rock Street Music

Best nail salon: Plains Nails

Best new bar: Levels

Best new restaurant: D’s Diner

Best open-mic night: Tony’s Wine Cellar

Best original band: Static in the Attic

Best patio/deck: River Grille

Best pet store: Village Pet Supplies

Best photographer: Brittany Boote

Best piercer: Pat Noonan

Best pizza: Angelo’s Pizzeria

Best place to buy a pipe: Headdies

Best place to buy accessories: Showroom 56

Best place to buy lingerie: Mr Fashions

Best place to work: R Bar and Grill

Best radio personality: Jeff Walker 98.5 KRZ

Best radio station: 97.9X

Best rapper: Nsilo

Best record store: Gallery of Sound

Best restaurant: R Bar and Grill

Best restaurant service: R Bar and Grill

Best seafood restaurant: Bankos

Best ski resort: Montage Mountain

Best solo musician/duo: Ross LeSoine

Best sports bar: R Bar and Grill

Best steakhouse: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Best strip club: Teasers

Best tanning salon: Heat Wave Tanning

Best tattoo artist: Ryan Malarkey

Best tattoo/piercing parlor: Marc’s Tattooing

Best theater group: Act Out Theatre

Best trainer: Mike Marcinek — NEPA Fit Club

Best T-shirt printing: We Talk Shirty

Best unique menu: Kevin’s in Kingston

Best vegetarian-friendly restaurant: Eden A Vegan Cafe

Best vehicle graphics: Wet Paint Printing + Design

Best video production: Fresh Focus Studios

Best vintage store: Vintage Vogue

Best visual artist: Fresh Focus Studios

Best wedding venue: Hilton Scranton & Conference Center

Best wine selection: Maiolatesi

Best winery/vineyard: Maiolatesi

Best wings: R Bar and Grill

Penn State offensive lineman and Lake Lehman high school graduate Connor McGovern won best local athlete in the Weekender Readers’ Choice Awards.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_AP1506719321382016101205337668.jpgPenn State offensive lineman and Lake Lehman high school graduate Connor McGovern won best local athlete in the Weekender Readers’ Choice Awards. Weekender file photo

Tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was voted best local practitioner in her craft by the Weekender readership.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_TTL113016InkMaster1.jpgTattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was voted best local practitioner in her craft by the Weekender readership. Weekender file photo

Weekender readers selected RC Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre as their favorite local movie theater.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_TTL043017ExcellingEntertainmentVenues_3.jpgWeekender readers selected RC Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre as their favorite local movie theater. Weekender file photo

Peculiar Culinary Company, owned by Gene Philbin, right, was voted best food truck in the Weekender Readers’ Choice Awards.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_PSD091816Taste2.jpgPeculiar Culinary Company, owned by Gene Philbin, right, was voted best food truck in the Weekender Readers’ Choice Awards. Weekender file photo