PETS

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:05am

Remembrance: Joey For anyone who has never had a pet — and that includes the current Commander-in-Cheeto — they insinuate themselves into your lives in ways the limbic brain cannot fathom. How can a speechless, furry, four-legged mammal win over our hearts just by being them? It’s no wonder people — gay people especially — […]

DINE

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:00am

Best New Restaurant Zephyr Bakery Cafe It’s an exciting time to be in the Oak Lawn gayborhood, especially if you’re a foodie. In recent years, we’ve witnessed an explosion of development and growth that has diversified the area culturally and culinarily. And one of the high points for Dallas Voice readers has been the emergence […]

SHOW

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:55am

BEST LOCAL SINGER Alvaro Ramalho If you’ve ever heard Alvaro Ramalho sing, you’d know how he ended up as our readers’ favorite vocalist. It’s not just his work with the Turtle Creek Chorale, but his other performances — especially the series of appearances that led him to being named the 2016 Voice of Pride, and […]

TRAVEL

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:50am

Best GLBT Destination San Francisco Gay travelers all know about The Castro, but California’s “City by the Bay” is known as one of the most scenic and recreational cities of the West Coast year-round. The weather is famously mild — chilly even — but one of the main attractions is Baker Beach. Located at the northwest […]

SERVICES

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:45am

Best Photographer Stephanie Ray Photography You’d probably expect most wedding photographers to be supportive of same-sex marriage — after all, it means more business! — but for seasoned wedding and portrait photographer Stephanie Ray, it’s a passion. “Same-sex weddings are a personal favorite of mine, because it reminds me that love comes in many forms […]

NIGHTLIFE

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:40am

Best Club DJ DJ Ellz Spins at Zippers (Wednesday–Friday) and Marty’s Live (Sunday), 9 p.m.–2 p.m. Although he’s been spinning less than three years, Elliott Reed — aka DJ Ellz — already has amassed enough of a following that he was the winner in this year’s polling for best club DJ. And we think we […]

SHOP

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:35am

Best Garden Supply/Nursery North Haven Gardens If gay people think of their pets like children, then perhaps they think of their yards like leafy, colorful children. Both require nurturing, attention, care and expertise to thrive. And where you have your vet to help out with Fifi, the experts at North Haven Gardens can turn your […]

METRO

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:30am

Best Public Space Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden A city cannot truly thrive without a commitment to public space — just try to imagine New York City without Central Park. But in the sprawl of Texas, it can be easy to see only highways and development and not feel the real beauty of the state. […]

HEALTH

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:25am

Best Personal Trainer Justin Murphy Justin Murphy grew up racing motocross, and being physically fit was an important component for success. So even when he gave up racing, he continued working out, going so far as to earn his degree in kinesiology from UNT. A personal trainer for the last five years (currently with Builtco), […]

We’re all winners!

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 7:20am

But some are more winners than others ABOUT THE VOTING Every year, we prove that the “Voice” in Dallas Voice isn’t those of us who work here, but those of you who read us. That’s why we created the Readers Voice Awards more than a decade ago: To have you weigh in about what you […]