2011 Family Favorite Winners!


You’ve got a favorite dessert, your favorite kind of chocolate, your favorite beach and even your favorite pillow.

Your kids can rattle off their favorite color, their favorite Disney character, their favorite food and their favorite friend.

And our readers here in the Bluegrass also have lots of favorite businesses, services and destinations.

We know that because we asked our readers about their favorites in our second annual Family Favorites Award contest this summer.

We asked for nominations for our survey from the thousands of folks who came to our Summer Camp & Activities Fair in April, and then opened up the nominations to our on-line friends in May.

From those nominations, we put together our second annual Family Favorites on-line survey.

We asked you to choose your favorites in everything from kid-friendly restaurants and birthday party venues to orthodontists and veterinarians.

And, boy, are you opinionated!

More than 6,000 of you logged on during the months of June, July and August and voted for your favorites.

Listed on this page are all the winners. Congratulations to these businesses that you voted as your Family Favorites.

Keep your eyes open for our Family Favorites logo in ads and at local businesses, and you may discover a new favorite for your family.

Family Favorites Winners:

Favorite “Kid Friendly” Restaurant:
Chick Fil A

Favorite Ice Cream Shop:
Orange Leaf

Favorite Boys Birthday Parties:

Favorite Girls Birthday Parties:
Party Princess

Favorite Birthday Cake Maker:
Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe

Favorite Museum:

Favorite Hiking Spot:
Natural Bridge/Red River Gorge

Favorite Day Trip:
Newport Aquarium

Favorite School Field Trip:
Boyd Orchards

Favorite Local Day Camp:

Favorite Academic Camp:
Carnegie Center

Favorite Dance Studio:
Lexington Dance Factory

Favorite Martial Arts Program: (Tie)
Tiger Kim’s TaeKwonDo
Lexington TaeKwonDo 

Favorite Music Program:
Lexington Music Academy

Favorite Horseback Riding Program:
Fantasia Farm

Favorite Tutoring/Learning Center:
Carnegie Center

Favorite Book Store:
Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Favorite Consignment Shop:

Favorite Photographer:
Holifield Photography

Favorite Pediatric Dentist:
Smith & Steckler Pediatric Dentistry

Favorite Orthodontist:
White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics

Favorite Pediatrician:
Pediatric & Adolescent Associates

Favorite Veterinarian:
Beaumont Veterinary Centre