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2013 iHeart Tampa Bay Award Winners

After one month of voting, our listeners have spoken and they've picked the winner for the 2013 iHeart Tampa Bay Awards. Congratulations to all of those who were nominated and especially those who were voted the best of the Bay!

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    Best Sports Team: Tampa Bay Rays

    After a World Series bid in 2008, the Rays have solidified their place in baseball as a team to beat while also contending in one of the toughest divisions in Major League Baseball, the AL East. Go Rays!

    More at RaysBaseball.com

    Photo: Getty Images
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    Best Place To Take The Kids: AirHeads Trampoline Arena

    AirHeads Trampoline Arena is Tampa's premier destination for airborne amusement. Daily open-jump sessions require no reservations, allowing gravity-loathers to launch themselves skyward at the drop of a hat.

    Photo: airheadsusa.com
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    Local Twitter Personality: @AkemiSue

    @AkemiSue is the founder of MommyGuru.com and official contributor for Perez Hiton. Akemi Sue has become one of the most sought after Mommy Experts.

    Follow her on Twitter
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    Best Place To Workout: Anytime Fitness

    At Anytime Fitness you can workout when it’s best for you—day or night! Clubs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

    Photo: anytimefitness.com
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    Best Foodie Restaurant: Bern's Steakhouse

    Bern's Steak House is one of the most popular restaurants in Tampa Bay. Know for perfectly aged steaks, the largest wine collection in the world and an internationally famous dessert room with most of its food grown on it's own farm.

    Photo: bernssteakhouse.com
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    Best Night Club / Bar: Blue Martini

    Blue Martini has over 42 superior martinis guaranteed to excite your taste buds and elevate your spirit along with live entertainment and tapas food make it one of the premier night spots in Tampa

    Photo: Bluemartinilounge.com
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    Best Local Brew: Cigar City Brewing

    Cigar City Brewing was founded with two goals in mind. The first to make the world's best beer and the second to share with people near and far the fascinating culture and heritage of the Cigar City of Tampa.

    Photo: CigarCityBrewing.com
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    Best Beach: Clearwater Beach

    Clearwater Beach is home of pristine white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, warm sunshine, and plenty of hospitality.
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    Best Brunch Spot: First Watch

    Brunch Spot: First Watch opened with one thing in mind, that people want a Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant that doesn’t moonlight with steaks or anything else later in the day. To them, the first shift of the day is the "Best Shift Of The Day".

    Photo: Firstwatch.com
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    Best Burger: Five Guys

    Five Guys was founded by the Murrell family in 1986 in DC and has grown to over 1,000 locations nationwide and The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between fresh-baked buns.

    Photo: Five Guys Instagram
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    Best Salon: H2O

    Best Salon: H2O is located in Ybor City and offers a full range of services for whatever style you are looking for!

    Like Them On Facebook
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    Best Mall: International Plaza

    International Plaza and Bay Street, an enclosed, two-story regional shopping center with an adjacent outdoor lifestyle center, is located on the southeast edge of the Tampa International Airport. It features 200 specialty stores and Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza.

    Photo: shopinternationalplaza.com
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    Hottest Reporter / News Anchor: Josh Cascio

    Josh joined the FOX 13 team as a reporter in March of 2011.

    Photo: myfoxtampabay.com
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    Hottest Athlete: Luke Mulholland

    Luke Mulholland is an English forward/midfielder, joined the Rowdies after a successful late season run with the NASL champion Minnesota Stars in 2011.

    Photo: Rowdies.com
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    Best Pizza: Precinct Pizza

    Precinct Pizza is a locally owned and operated pizzeria founded by Ex-New York City Paramedic Rick Drury. It opened in 2006 to immediate success and popularity and has become famous for it's signature dishes such as Fireman's Wild Wings and Greenwich Garlic Knots.

    Photo: PrecinctPizza.com
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    Best BBQ: Sonny's

    Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q was founded in Gainesville, Florida in 1968 with a goal to create a casual restaurant offering the very best authentic southern Bar-B-Q. Today, Sonny's is the biggest name in Bar-B-Q and operates in nine states. Success is great. But after 40 years, it's still about "Feel Good Bar-B-Q".

    Photo: Sonnysbbq.com
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    Best Food Truck: Taco Bus

    Taco Bus delivers the real taste of Mexico with/or based on traditional recipes from every region of the country, each prepared daily with fresh ingredients in a custom kitchen.

    Photo: Taco-Bus.com
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    Best Website: TBO.com

    Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune, bringing you local news, weather and information from Tampa, St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay area and Florida.
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    Best Local Newspaper: TBT

    A product of the Times Publishing Co., the tbt* is a daily circulation from the Tampa Bay Times in the Tampa Bay area.
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    Best University / College: University of South Florida

    Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a young and vibrant university located in Tampa Bay. Discover the major milestones that led to USF becoming a high impact global research university.
 
 

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