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Posted on: March 12, 2019

7th Annual Indie Ogden Awards Celebrate with Western Flair

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The 7th Annual Indie Ogden Awards commenced on March 8, recognizing local businesses and residents for their contributions to the Ogden community in 2018 with 35 different awards. Each award given was prompted by community decided votes and nominations. 

There were categories for local Ogden food and drink spots, highlights of the annual art/artist scene, favorite hangouts and even recognition for individual community members that exemplify what it means to be an “Ogdenite”. The awards took place at the Timbermine Steakhouse and the party was Western-themed to compliment Ogden’s rich history and local grit. The attendants all arrived in their best cowboy-inspired ensembles, and entertainment from musician Scotty Haze and the Two-Bit Babes Burlesque troop accompanied the three-course dinner. After the award announcements, an after-party complete with a DJ and photo-booth closed the evening. 

The following are the winning results: 

Eats and Drinks Category-

  • Best Breakfast: Jeremiah’s Restaurant
  • Creative Menu: Cuppa
  • Best Quick Eats: Lucky Slice Pizza
  • Best Place to Meet Locals: Alleged
  • Best Kept Secret Restaurant: Carlos & Harleys
  • Best Local Caffeine Fix: Daily Rise
  • Best Vegan Fare: Cuppa
  • Best Date Night: Carlos & Harleys
  • Best Bar & Cocktails: Angry Goat
  • Restaurant of the Year: Roosters Brewing Co.

Arts Category-

  • Best Digital Media: This Is Ogden
  • Best Theater: Egyptian Theater
  • Best Ogdenite with Style: Andre’ Dubois
  • Art Project of the Year: O1ARTS Monarch Moda Mural
  • Musician of the Year: Joe McQueen
  • Artist(s) of the Year: Lindsay Huss & Richard Ramos

Local Favorites Category-

  • Best Local Gym: Front Climbing Gym
  • Friendliest Employees: Daily Rise
  • Best Local Service Provider: Inspector Tony
  • Best Local Realtor: Ashley Wolthuis 
  • Best Place to Take a Class: Local Artisan Collective
  • Best Local Shop: The Sign Garage
  • Best community Organization: And She’s Dope Too
  • Best Place to Work or Study: Kaffe Mercantile
  • Event of the Year 2018: Ogden Twilight
  • Best New Business of 2018: The 5th Floor

Publicly Submitted Awards Category-

  • Best Home Away From Home: Grounds For Coffee
  • Best Ogden Spirit: Wimpy and Fritz
  • Best Community Leader: Amir Jackson
  • Best Community Advocate: Junior League of Ogden.
  • Best Giveback of 2018: Sonora Grill’s “Dining For Dollars” 
  • Best Ogdenite with a Vision: Marcy Rizzi of Booked on 25th
  • Best Ally in the Arts: Mikaela of the Good Company Theatre
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Bethany Dawn Tracy of Hippie Skin
  • Ogdenite of the Year: Anna Whitnack Davidson of Jessie Jeans Beans 

A complete recap of the awards, including the emotional stories behind the winners of the publicly submitted awards categories can be found on Indie Ogden’s original article.

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