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Arts & Culture Bars & Nightlife Business Development Community Commentary Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Fara Illich January 23, 2013

2012 DREAMR Logo & ThemeOver 500 votes poured in for the DREAMR Best of Downtown Phoenix nominees and after making a spreadsheet or two and some poorly-drawn graphs, we’re proud to announce the winners.
But, before we get to the congratulations, don’t forget to join us on Feb. 4, 2013 for our annual salute to the people and places making the most significant impact in Arizona’s Urban Heart over the past year at the 19th Annual DREAMR Awards from 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m. at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Reserve your luncheon tickets now by calling the Downtown Phoenix Partnership at (602) 744-6400.
Now, without any further delays, we present the winners of the 19th Annual DREAMR Best of Downtown winners:
Lunch: Hero Factory
Breakfast: Breakfast Club
Cultural Attraction: Arizona Science Center
Personal Wellness: Gold’s Gym Elite
Retail: Phoenix Public Market
Happy Hour: Copper Blues
New Restaurant: Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Date Night: Stand Up Live
Nightlife Scene: Crescent Ballroom
Walk Talks & Breathes Downtown Phoenix: Travis Shumake, Hotel Palomar
Favorite Morning Barista: The Girls of ONE Coffee
Friendliest Face: Floyd Jones at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
Favorite Bartender: Jesse Miceli at Hanny’s
Favorite Morning Brew: Dirty Chai at Cartel Coffee Lab
Favorite Dish: Empanadas at Fuego CityScape
Favorite Drink: Ratnerita at Tom’s Tavern & 1929 Grill
Favorite Dessert: Salted Caramel Pudding at The Arrogant Butcher