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Patch Announces St. Louis Readers' Choice 2012 Winners

Jilly's Cafe and Steakhouse in High Ridge and the Great Escape Theater in Fenton were two local favorites of Patch readers all over St. Louis who voted for everything from favorite beauty salon to best beer garden to restaurant with the friendliest staff.

No doubt they're tough questions. Settling upon St. Louis' best thin-crust pizza is like naming your favorite child.

The best coffee house? Where do you start? Pulled pork sandwich? How about all of them?

But readers could only choose one. And they chose wisely. 

Patch on Wednesday announced the winners of its competition. Readers helped nominate local businesses and organizations for select categories then voted on them over a five-week period.

When all was said and done, Imo's Pizza, the chain that has more than 100 locations in the St. Louis-area, was deemed . The provel-loving restaurant beat out the likes of some of the best pizza parlors in town, such as , , and   among others. 

Another , was just as close. Landmark St. Louis restaurants such as , ,  and Carmine's among others were all nominated. Ultimately, prevailed.

And what would a St. Louis "best-of" contest be without beer? We asked readers where their favorite beer garden was and—not surprisingly— got the most votes. 

Here's how the rest of the categories shook out. Tell us what you think of the winning roster by leaving a comment below! 

Health & Beauty

  • : in Eureka

Food & Drink

  • : in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur
  • : in Florissant
  • : Nacho Mamas in Webster Groves
  • :  
  • :  in Chesterfield, Maryland Heights and St. Louis
  • : in Maplewood
  • :
  • : in Wildwood
  • : in St. Charles and Ellisville
  • : in High Ridge
  • : in Webster Groves

Kids & Family

Services

Entertainment

  • : in University City
  • : Fenton
  • : in Arnold and Affton; and in Maplewood
  • : in Shrewsbury
  • : in University City

Automotive

  • : Michael Riggio Auto Sales

Boards

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