14 Nov 2011

And the Hilly Goes To …

Photo by Tim Ebner.

It was a night of glitz and glamor, Hill-style. Sparkly dresses, leopard-print stilettos, some awesome paisley print tux pants and a feather boa or two. Toss in a couple of Councilmembers, plus all the class that comes with taking over the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Yes, it was the 3rd Annual Hilly Awards, where we honor our favorite local businesses!  The public nominated and chose their favorite businesses in 12 categories this year, plus three special awards chosen by the event’s sponsor and driving force, CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce.  Each year the event gets bigger and better, with this year’s setting at the Atlas definitely taking things up a notch.

Nominations started in September and final voting ended on October 28th, so I know you’ve been just dying to know who took home Hillys last night. Without further ado, the winners are …

Professional Service of the Year:  National Capital Bank

Home & Garden Service of the Year:  Saving Grace Services

Health, Wellness & Beauty Service of the Year:  Capitol Hill Yoga

Arts Business of the Year:  The Fridge

Artist/Artisan of the Year:  Sharkey

Nonprofit of the Year:  Saint Coletta of Greater Washington

Community Service Award:  Inspire BBQ

Cafe/Coffee Shop of the Year:  Peregrine Espresso

Retailer of the Year:  Monkeys’ Uncle

Bar/Tavern of the Year:  Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar

Restaurant of the Year:  Belga Cafe

Best New Business, presented by Councilmember Tommy Wells:  The Queen Vic

Libby Sangster Award for CHAMPS Member of the Year:  Joe Englert

Kathleen Franzen Award for CHAMPS Volunteer of the Year:  Maureen O’Brien

2011 CHAMPS President’s Award, introduced by Councilmember Kwame Brown:  Hill Rag

Thanks to @aestheticdc and @isaldarriaga for the live-tweets and photos!

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve never heard of the Queen Vic.

    • Queen Vic and Little Miss Whiskey’s are both on H street. Good places, but since when is the 1200 block of H street a part of Capitol Hill?

  • comesthesun

    I’ve never heard of the Queen Vic.

  • Anonymous

    please link the winner’s websites !!!!

  • anniesezso

    please link the winner’s websites !!!!

  • Anonymous

    H Street is considered the northern edge of the Hill and is covered by the blog all the time. The Hill Rag covers H Street monthly and several THIH bloggers live in the H Street neighborhood (myself included.) Many of the new businesses, including my employer the Atlas Performing Arts Center, are members of CHAMPS.

  • jendemayo

    H Street is considered the northern edge of the Hill and is covered by the blog all the time. The Hill Rag covers H Street monthly and several THIH bloggers live in the H Street neighborhood (myself included.) Many of the new businesses, including my employer the Atlas Performing Arts Center, are members of CHAMPS.

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