We asked. You voted. Here are the 2015 Soirée Recommends Award Winners.

A new era for Soirée’s Platinum Service Awards, the Soirée Recommends Awards celebrates the best the city has to offer in dining, living and shopping.

Last October, we asked thousands of readers to vote for their favorites in 92 categories. Keeping you – our loyal readers – in mind, we wanted to share a comprehensive reader-friendly list that included specific categories such as your favorite food truck, who has the best happy hour specials and best places to shop for formal gowns or suits. 

Congratulations to all of the winners! 


Can’t-miss Sunday brunch spot: YaYa’s Euro Bistro

Best patio for dining: U.S. Pizza Co.

Best ladies’ lunchin’ spot: Trio’s Restaurant

Who has the best lunch specials? Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

Best family-friendly restaurant: The Purple Cow Restaurant

Best place for a salad: ZAZA Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza Co.

Best place for steak: Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse

Favorite sushi spot: Sushi Café

Which eatery is worth the trip for the salsa alone? Local Lime

Which restaurant leaves you with a constant craving for its cheese dip? Local Lime

Best place for iced and hot coffee: Mylo Coffee Co.

Who has the most decadent dessert? SO Restaurant-Bar

Favorite place for a scoop of ice cream: Loblolly Creamery

Best happy hour specials: Cantina Laredo

Who has the best bar menu? Capital Bar & Grill

The best beer selection on tap? Flying Saucer

Best wine list? Cache Restaurant

The best bloody mary bar in town: YaYa’s Euro Bistro

Where to get a favorite specialty cocktail: Capital Bar & Grill

Who serves up delicious mocktails? Big Orange

Best specialty meat market in the city: Hillcrest Artisan Meats

Who has the best “to go” service? Chef Shuttle

Your favorite food truck: The Southern Gourmasian

Easiest curbside pickup for to go food? BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

Best meat department in a grocery store: Edward’s Food Giant


Who carries the best skincare line? Advanced Aesthetics

Who carries the best makeup line? Belle & Blush

Best Aesthetician: Chotsie Adney at Advanced Aesthetics

Best place for brow shaping/waxing: Beauty Geek Lash & Skincare Lounge

Best makeup artist in Little Rock: Tess Wilmans-Higgins

Where to get a facial: Pout

Best place for a massage: Caracalla: The Body Spa

Best place for manicure/pedicure: Ethereal Nail Spa

Best place to get a spray tan: Pout

Favorite hair salon: Salon Scarlet

Where to get the best blow out: Dry & Dash

Where to go for eyelash extensions? Beauty Geek Lash & Skincare Lounge

Favorite hangout for singles: Ciao Baci

Your go-to liquor store: Colonial Wines & Spirits

Favorite place for party rentals: Party Time Rental and Events

Favorite private party caterer for small events: Catering to You

Best bakery for cake: Mickey’s Cakes & Sweets

Best caterer for lunch meetings: Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

Favorite corporate caterer: Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

Best place to hear live music: South on Main

Best hotel for a staycation: Capital Hotel

Best Live music/band for a party: Tragikly White

Happening late night spot in the city: Cache Restaurant

Best movie Theater: Chenal 9 IMAX

Best place for crossfit: Razorback Crossfit — Little Rock Athletic Club

Best place to practice yoga: ZenStudio

Where to go for spin classes: ZenStudio

Who is your go-to personal trainer? Jim Eckhart at Arkansas Fitness & Athletics

Where to go for a car detail? RiverFront Detail by Greg King

Best day care: Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church

Best Private School: Pulaski Academy

Best Therapist in Little Rock: Ken Clark at Chenal Family Therapy, PLC

Best dog groomer: Michelle Favre at Bellevue Animal Clinic

Best place for monogramming services: The Full Moon

Best place to have furniture reupholstered: Cynthia East Fabrics

Where to go for redesign (home/room) help? Bear-Hill Interiors


Who has the best selection of jeans? Indigo

Go to store for unique accessories: Vesta’s

Where to go for a last minute outfit $150 or less: E. Leigh’s

Best place to shop for a splurge: Scarlet

Where to shop for a formal gown: Feinstein’s

Best place to shop for a cocktail dress: Proposals Boutique

Where to go for women’s professional clothing (dress/suit)? B. Barnett

Favorite women’s shoe store: Dillard’s

Which boutique has the best high-end handbag collection? Barbara/Jean Ltd.

Where to shop for special occasion jewelry? Roberson’s Fine Jewelry

Best selection of engagement rings: Sissy’s Log Cabin

Favorite place to buy men’s dress shirts: Greenhaw’s

Where to go for men’s custom suits: The Independent

Best place to buy men’s watches: Sissy’s Log Cabin

Favorite spot for children’s apparel: The Toggery

Where to go for a special baby gift? Haus Werk

Where to find that perfect hostess gift: The Full Moon

Best place to go for the perfect invitations for all occasions: The Social Type

Where to go for a wedding gift: Dillard’s

Best place to shop for custom stationery: By Invitation Only

Best shopping center: The Promenade at Chenal