Kitchen Design Concepts: Runner-Up Best Contractor

Led by company president and certified remodeler, Jennifer Sherrill and vice president and culinary enthusiast, Mary Kathryn Reese, Kitchen Design Concepts provides turnkey services to clients from Lakewood to Highland Park and from North Dallas to the suburbs from its showrooms west of the Dallas North Tollway on Belt Line Rd, and in the historic Lakewood shopping center.

Kitchen Design Concepts is focused on making clients as satisfied with the remodel process as they are with the end result.  Reese and Sherrill, who were previously management consultants, bring the same professional and practical approach to kitchen remodels today that they once brought to completing multi-million dollar projects on time and within budget for Fortune 500 corporations.

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company: Runner-Up Best Pizza

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is your local from scratch pizza & wings restaurant. The original location started on lowest Greenville Ave. in 2007 and ten years later GAPCo expanded and opened the Peavy Rd. location.

At GAPCo, our pizza makers are “pizza slayers” with the trademark leather holsters that hold the tools of their trade. Our logo is a Phoenix, a representation of rising above their 10-year struggle for success.

McShan Florist: Winner Best Floral Shop

From a single rose to the event of a lifetime, you'll enjoy award-winning service and unforgettable designs, guaranteed, with deliveries throughout the Metroplex.

Cultivar Coffee: Third Place Best Coffee

Cultivar Coffee has been serving up some of the best coffee in East Dallas since 2011. We source our own coffee from around the globe and roast it ourselves, so you know it will be fresh and delicious.

At Cultivar Coffee, you will find a full espresso menu. Try our Cortado, or if you’re in the mood for something sweet, a Local Honey will hit the spot. We make all of our syrups and sauces in-house. We even make our almond milk from scratch! Our locally baked pastries come from La Casita Bakeshop, and we also feature a few pies from Emporium Pies.

We are located inside the Goodfriend Package Store, which offers some of the finest biscuit sandwiches for breakfast and delicious deli sandwiches all day long.

Balcony Club: Runner-Up Best Live Music, Third Place Best Bar

Dallas' most beloved jazz club. It's a groovy old-school lounge that dazzles devotees with exceptional jazz and blues every night of the week.

Smokey Rose: Runner-Up Best BBQ

Great BBQ is just around the corner, come check out what our NEW Pit Master is cooking up. We have a climate controlled patio, so you can beat the Texas heat in style! Enjoy Happy Hour all day Monday-Tuesdays, and Weekend Brunch till 3:00. Smokey Rose was ranked in the Top 25 Best BBQ Places in North Texas, so stop by and see why!

White Rock Coffee: Best of Coffee Winner

Infinite Possibilities Spa: Winner Best Place to Get Pampered

Unlike traditional spas that promise only relaxation and rejuvenation, Infinite Possibilities Spa promises that & promotes the powers of the healing touch through a spiritual connection. LaToya Forbins created Infinite Possibilities Spa as an instrument in the orchestra of her ministry. Forbins believes in enhancing her client’s lives beyond the treatment room by spreading the healing touch and helping clients achieve their beauty desires. Forbins constantly expands the spa menu to serve her clients. The sky is not the limit at Infinite Possibilities Spa.

Meso Maya Winner of Best Mexican Food

Experience the fresh, bold & earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexico at Meso Maya!

Talulah & Hess: Best of Gift Shop and Interior Design Winner

Find your way to the corner of Live Oak and Skillman to Talulah & HESS. Year after year, this gift and lifestyle boutique has provided their East Dallas neighbors an array of unexpected and captivating products for home and daily life. Discerningly fresh and stylish with a classic flair, Talulah & HESS carries a thoughtfully curated selection of goods, including gifts for everyone on your list plus home decor details to add a finishing touch to any design project. For the past 18 years, Talulah & HESS has served the East Dallas community through fundraising efforts, mentorships and neighborhood outreach while offering customers a gathering point, space to unwind, and a place to be yourself. Discover beautiful giving, modern living and see why Advocate reader’s named Talulah & Hess Best Gift Shop and Best Place for Interior Design 2020!

C&C Exteriors

Over thirty years of construction experience coupled with twenty years of exterior installation services led Joe Clifford to create C&C exteriors. With Joe and his staff of dedicated Lake Highlanders, C&C Exteriors is your one stop shop for your home exterior needs and repairs. Home decorations are personalized by you, why not let your windows, roof, siding and doors be reflection of you too? Call C&C Exteriors for a consultation today!A new roof is like the icing on the cake for your home. Have you had your roof checked? Don’t wait til your insurance carriers policy inspection deadline passes to have your roof assessed for storm damage.


El Vecino, your neighborhood home-cooked Tex-Mex spot, would like to thank our incredible neighbors and friends for your support and love. East Dallas is our home, and we cherish being able to serve up great meals, cold drinks, and good times to each and every one of you. So whether you're a regular, an occasional visitor or a first-timer, you're invited to come in, grab a seat and make yourself at home. We're all neighbors at El Vecino.

The T Shop: Best Of Specialty Shops Winner

This gift and floral shop is owned by jewelry designer Matthew Trent's wife, Lori Trent. The girls at the T Shop will assemble festive designs, big and small, for anything from miniature gift arrangements to wedding decor, Also, you will find that the T-Shop is loaded with a quirky mix of seasonal knick-knacks and treats for entertaining. Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday:11am-4pm Sunday: Closed

Lounge Here: Winner Best Cocktails and Best Bar

In our modern day culture of immediacy and convenience where chain restaurants, fast food and instant gratification are the norm, we find ourselves craving the out of the ordinary, the unique, the thoughtful destination. We want to feel adventurous and be treated special. And at HERE we aim to do just that.

The bar by Julie Doyle — co-founder, singer, manager of The Polyphonic Spree and an owner of local faves Good Records, promises to “whisk guests away into another place and time."

Come relax and enjoy great food and cocktails at our little hidden gem in East Dallas. Don’t forget we have Happy Hour Specials every Tuesday through Friday, 4-7pm.

Interior Photo by Melissa Hennings Cocktail Photo by Austin March Graph

McShan Florist Inc.: Best of Floral Shop Winner

McShan Florist, Inc. proudly serves the Dallas area. We are committed to providing great customer service, the finest floral arrangements, beautiful floral designs, as well as gift baskets and much more. Our customers are important to us and our friendly staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. We will always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect! You can expect great customer service, fresh flower arrangements, beautiful floral designs, plants, gift baskets and much more.
Make McShan Florist, Inc. your first choice for flowers.

Hello Dumpling: Best Of Asian Food Runner-Up

You can find a little piece of Beijing in your own backyard. Located in East Dallas, Hello Dumpling specializes in Northern Chinese soul food, from boiled or pan-fried hand-made dumplings to slow-braised beef noodle soup. Our tea salon houses both fresh-brewed and milk teas, as well as popping fruit pearls, fruit infusions, and - of course - boba. For dessert, try our house-made dessert dumplings or our Wild About Harry’s frozen custard. Hello Dumpling brings the traditional flavors of Northern China to the modern day. “I grew up eating this food,” says June Chow, owner and operator. “These flavors have been carried across centuries, across continents, and they’re still just as delicious.” In Chinese culture, like in many other cultures, food is a labor of love, a potent form of care and communication that spans generations. At Hello Dumpling, we hope to share some of that love with you. Come say hello!