It’s Nappie Time!

Welcome to the 2019 Nappie Awards!

Voting has ended.

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Nappie Awards. Winners will be announced in the July 24th issue of Lagniappe.

2019 Nappie Awards Ceremony

Winner Information

Please note the order of the ceremony below and approximate timing of each group. If you plan to attend and pick up your award, please know which group you are in and please line up stage left when Rob and Ashley are about 10 people ahead of you. Be ready to come right up on stage as your name is called, as we will keep moving if you are not there.

We want everyone to enjoy their big moment but as Shakespeare said, “brevity is the soul of wit,” so please keep your acceptance speech as brief as possible. We have a lot of winners to get through.

If you know you cannot attend the ceremony, please email Ashley Trice at by Thursday at 3 p.m. so we can remove you from the schedule. We are happy to deliver your certificate and banner the following week.

Or if you would like to come to the cocktail hour and ceremony and have fun, but you don’t really want to wait around to come on stage, please email by Thursday at 3 p.m. so we can remove you from the schedule. We will deliver your certificate and banner the following week.

Charity Partner

We are asking all attendees and winners to make a donation to our charity partner, The Sean Tuder Memorial Fund. Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder lost his life in the line of duty earlier this year. His widow, Krissy, will be at the ceremony to accept his award for 
“Best Mobile Police Officer” and we want to send her home with a big donation for this fund. We will have collection boxes on the stage and in the lobby. Please make checks out to the Sean Tuder Memorial Fund.

Order of Schedule Change Requests

We know it’s long. And someone has to be at the end, and we’re sorry. But due to the numerous requests we get to be moved up to the top for various reasons, we are unfortunately not able to accommodate all of these requests. But we are happy to deliver your banner and certificate the following week if you do not want to stay for your award. We encourage all guests to stay and cheer on all of the winners to the very end. It certainly makes for a more enjoyable ceremony for everyone. And we ask the winners who received their awards at the top of the show to stay as long as they can and extend the same courtesy to the winners who fall at the end and cheer them on as they cheered you on. However, you can “buy” a better spot to benefit our charity partner. You can get more info in the next section.

Buy Your Way To The Top Charity Auction – Ten for Tuder

Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you a place at the top of the Nappie Awards Ceremony! You want to move to the top of the awards? Well, we want to raise money for the Sean Tuder Memorial Fund! Win-Win!

The first 10 people to pledge at least $200 to the Sean Tuder Memorial Fund by emailing by 3 p.m. on Thursday will receive a spot in Group Two (see below). Anyone who bids higher than $200 will move even higher. But we will limit the spots to 10.

Updated Schedule

Once we receive regrets and the first ten charity pledges, we will update the schedule and post it back here at by 9 a.m. Friday morning.

Facebook Updates

During the ceremony, we will post graphics on our Facebook Page as we are about five minutes out from starting the next group. Like to follow.

Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m. Doors Open
5:30 – 6:55 p.m. Cocktails & Hors ‘doeuvres
7 p.m. Show begins with Opening Movie.
7:15 p.m. Opening Comments and Acknowledgements
7:25 p.m. Awards begin

Group One: Politicos

POLITICOS (7:25-7:35 p.m.)

Hardest Working Elected Official – Mobile County
DA Ashley Rich

Hardest Working Elected City Official- Eastern Shore
Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson

Hardest Working Elected City Official – Baldwin County
Sheriff Hoss Mack

Hardest Working Local State Legislator
State Rep. Chris Pringle

Who will be the next senator from Alabama?
U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne

Hardest Working Mobile City Councilperson
City Councilperson Levon Manzie

Hardest Working Official – City Of Mobile (Elected or Appointed)
Mayor Sandy Stimpson

Best Mobile Police Officer
Sean Tuder, accepted by Krissy Tuder

Group Two (7:35-7:45 p.m.)

“Ten for Tuder” Memorial Fund

(See winners information above to see how you can grab one of these spots)

1. Best Local Band and Best Country Band
Red Clay Strays, Courtesy of Callaghans.

2. Quintessentially Baldwin Best Beach Restaurant

3. Quintessential Mobilian
Ron Barrett

4. Best All Around Bar – Baldwin Best Bartender- Baldwin
The River Pub, Brandy Stewart – The River Pub

5. Best Gift Shop
Timeless Treasures

6. Best Salon – Mobile
Studio PH

As of 9 a.m. Friday, four spots are still available. Email to reserve one. Any remaining spots will be live auctioned at ceremony.


Group Three (7:45- 8:10)


Media, City Life and Kids



Favorite Radio Station FM
92 ZEW

Best Local DJ
Matt McCoy, 92 ZEW

Best Sports Radio Host/Show
Eli Gold, Alabama Sports Radio Network, 92ZEW

Favorite Radio Station AM
Archangel 1410

Best DJ Team
Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell, 95KSJ

Best Morning Show/DJ
Mobile Mornings – FM TALK 106.5

Best Talk Radio Host/Show
Uncle Henry, WNTM

Best DJ Voice
Twiggins, WABD

Best Local Morning TV Newscast
FOX 10

Best Local Evening TV Newscast

Best Sports Coverage

Best Anchor
Mel Showers, WKRG

Best Meteorologist
Alan Sealls

Best TV Investigative Reporter
Andrea Ramey, WPMI

Best Weekend TV News Team

Favorite Local Content Creator (Writer/Artist)
JD Crowe, cartoonist

Favorite Glossy Magazine
Mobile Bay Monthly

Favorite Local Website/ Blog/Social Media Influencer
Mobile Mask

Best Local TV ad
David J. Maloney

Best Website Developer
Blue Fish

Best Marketing/Events Company
Southern View Media

Favorite Lagniappe Writer
Andy MacDonald, Cuisine

Favorite Lagniappe Cover Story
Sunset Limited Disaster by Kevin Lee

Favorite Lagniappe Cover Image
Mardi Gras 2018 by Laura Mattei


Best Mobilian Right Now
Judge Edmond Naman

Best Baldwinian Right Now
Abe Harper

Best Firefighter
Christopher “Kiff” Kirkwood

Best Annual Fundraising Event
Junior League of Mobile – Christmas Jubilee

Best Hotel & Best Day Spa – Mobile and Baldwin
The Battle House Hotel
The Battle House Spa
The Spa at the Grand Hotel

Best High School Marching Band
Baker High School

Best Mardi Gras Parading Society
Mystics of Time

Best Mardi Gras Marching Society
Cain’s Merry Widows

Best Mardi Gras Ball
Order of Osiris

Best Mardi Gras Organization – Baldwin
Knights of Ecor Rouge

Coolest Church or House of Worship
Little Flower Catholic Church

Best Clergyman/Pastor/Spiritual Leader
Father John Lynes, Little Flower Catholic Church

Best Place to take out-of-towners (Attraction)
Mobile Carnival Museum

Best Place to take out-of-towners (Restaurant) AND Best Service Overall

Coolest Apartment Community
Olde Oak Apartments

Best Retirement Community

Best Local Company to Work For

Best Local College
University of South Alabama

Best Local College Professor
Dr. Alan Chow, Marketing & Quantitative Methods


Best Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Gaines Thomas and Dr. Lauren Moore, Thomas & Moore

Best Orthodontist
Harvey & Thomas Orthodontics

Best Pediatrician
Dr. Robin McNair, Pediatric Associates

Best Kids’ Clothing
Kidz Klozet

Best Summer Camp
Sunny Side Theater

Best Daycare/Mother’s Day Out
Westminster Presbyterian

Best Preschool
St. Paul’s EEC

Best Birthday Party Place
Get Air

Most Kid Friendly Neighborhood

Best Kid-Friendly Local Attraction
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Best Dance Studio
Mobile Ballet

Best Kid Photographer
Hannah Stinson Photography

Best Public School
Eichold Mertz Magnet School

Best Private School
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School

Coolest Elementary School Teacher – Mobile
Karen Shirah, St. Ignatius Catholic School

Coolest Elementary School Teacher – Baldwin
Sherik Butler, Daphne Elementary School

Coolest Middle School Teacher- Mobile
Donna Mackin, St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Coolest Middle School Teacher- Baldwin
Cathy Ho, Daphne Middle School

Coolest High School Teacher – Mobile
Best Guitar Player
Phil Proctor, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School

Coolest High School Teacher – Baldwin
Griffin Hood, Daphne High School

Group Four – Arts & Music (8:35 – 8:45)


Best Theatre Group

Best Local Actor
Jay Ramsay

Best Local Painter
Melanie Blackerby

Best Local Sculptor
Bruce Larsen

Best Local Graphic Design Artist
Andy Scott

Best Mixed Media Artist
Abe Partridge

Best Art Gallery
Ashland Gallery

Best Museum
History Museum of Mobile

Best Play or Performance of the Year
Young Frankenstein, Joe Jefferson Players

Best Local Comedian
Kelly Teague

Best Local Dancer
Carol Odom, Mobile Ballet

Best Theatrical Singer
Rainey Tanner

Best Arts Event
LoDa Artwalk


Best Metal/Underground Band
Hollywood Vagabonds

Best Blues Band/Artist
Adam Holt

Best Club to See Live Music
Soul Kitchen

Best Outdoor Bar to See Live Music
Best Outdoor Dining

Best Venue to See Live Music (Non-bar)
Saenger Theatre

Best Solo Musician
Eric Erdman

Best Jazz Musician
Roman Street

Best Hip Hop Artist
Phil J

Best Music/Record Store
Mobile Records

Best Local Recording Studio
Dauphin Street Sound

Best Area Singer/Voice
Symone French

Best Area Drummer
Jonah Miller, Hollywood Vagabonds

Best Area Bassist
Stan Foster

Best Piano Player/Keyboardist
Jacob Hall, Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet

Best Drag Queen Performer
Jawakatema Davenport

Best DJ (Mixin’, mashin’up kind)
Dalton Muse

Best Area Music Festival
Hangout Music Festival

Group Five – Shopping and Services (8:45-9:10)

Mobile Bay’s Best Doctor
Dr. Clare Carney, Alabama Medical Group

Mobile Bay’s Best Specialist (MD)
Pulmonary Associates

Best OB/GYN (aka Best Hooha Doc)
Dr. Lauren Lambrecht, Azalea City Physicians

Best Plastic Surgeon- Breast (aka Best Boob Doc)
Dr. Chris Park

Best Facelift Doc
Dr. Michael Lyons

Best Weight Loss Doc
Dr. Ruth Shields, Healthy Weight 4 Me

Best “Doc in the Box” Clinic
Greater Mobile Urgent Care

Best Back Cracker (Chiropractor)
Corsentino Chiropractic

Best Dentist – Mobile
Drs. Maitre & Crabtree

Best Dentist – Baldwin
Azalea City Dental Eastern Shore

Best Veterinarian
Dr. Carl Myers, Theodore Veterinary Hospital

Best Pet Groomer
Adorable Dos

Best Dermatologist
Dr. Ryan Ramagosa, Sunrise Dermatology

Best Esthetician- Mobile or Baldwin
Hanna Hogle – Sunrise Dermatology

Best Divorce Attorney
Alison Herlihy

Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Jeff Deen

Best Trial Attorney
Moore Law Firm

Best Real Estate Firm
Roberts Brothers

Best Realtor
Devin Scott, Roberts Brothers

Best Mortgage Broker/Firm
Anna Maria Mazzarella, ServisFirst

Best Bank or Credit Union

Best Investment Banker/Financial Planner
Williams Financial Group

Best Car Dealership
UJ Chevrolet

Best CPA
Kristi Daughtery, Crow Shields Bailey, PC

Best Salon- Baldwin
Sanctuary Salon

Best Overall Stylist – Mobile
Whitney Vittor – Salon West 5400

Best Overall Stylist – Baldwin
Kristen Watler – Salon Royale

Best Colorist – Mobile
Jennifer Freeman – Salon DMH

Best Colorist – Baldwin
Tami Williams – Tami’s Mask & Mirror

Scissor Wizard (Best Haircut-ter) – Mobile
Ryan Amacker – Ryan Amacker Hair

Scissor Wizard (Best Haircut-ter) – Baldwin
Chuck Branum – Salon Royale

Best Barber – Mobile
Hillcrest Barbers

Best Barber – Baldwin
Dallas Jones Barber Shop

Best Makeup Artist – Mobile or Baldwin
Olivia Rumbley – Salon DMH

Best Hooha Waxer – Mobile or Baldwin
Crystal Quattrone – Bare a Esthetics

Best Eyebrow Wizard
Natalie Pittman – Salon DMH

Best Place to get Mani/Pedi – Mobile
Royal Day Spa

Best Place to get Mani/Pedi – Baldwin
Polished Day Spa

Best Tanning Salon
Tiffany Tans

Best Massage Therapist – Mobile
Hannah Boltz, Therapeutic Arts

Best Fitness Facility
Mission Fitness

Best Personal Trainer
Joshua Foster, Fitbody Bootcamp

Best Florist

Best Shoe Store – Athletic
Shoe Station

Best Shoe Store – Ladies
The Gallery Shoe Boutique

Best Photography Studio
Brittany Latham Studios

Best Yoga Studio
Sterling Hot Yoga

Best Carwash/Detail
Rich’s Car Wash

Best Landscaper
Bay Landscaping

Best Contractor/Homebuilder
Triumph Homes

Best Interior Designer
March & May

Best Hardware Store – Mobile
Blankenship’s Universal Supply

Best Hardware Store – Baldwin
Eastern Shore Ace

Best Pest Control
A & P Pest Control

Best Pet Store
B&B Pet Stop

Best Antique Store
Antiques at the Loop

Best Men’s Clothing Store
G Harvell

Best Lingerie/Naughty Shop
The Gift Spot

Best Women’s Boutique – Mobile
Ruby Blue

Best Women’s Boutique – Baldwin
Brown Eyed Girl

Best Clothing Consignment Store

Best Place to get Mardi Gras Attire

Best Fine Jewelry
John Cauley

Best Dry Cleaners

Best Home Cleaning Service
The Maids

Best Local Pharmacy
Saraland Pharmacy

Best Home Furnishings Store
Lagniappe Home Store

Best Vape Shop
Parlor Vapes

Best Tattoo Shop/ Artist
The Bell Rose

Best CBD Oil Shop/Carrier

Group Six – Eats and Drinks and Nightlife (9:10 –9:40)


Best Overall Restaurant
The Noble South

Best New Restaurant
Taco Mama

Best Eastern Shore Restaurant
Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill

Best Chef
Steve Zucker, Dauphin’s

Best Atmosphere
Best Happy Hour Bar

Most Innovative Menu
Best Restaurant Wine List
Best WeMo Bar
Pour Baby

Best Server (Server Name and Restaurant)
Hillary Hamlin, Dew Drop

Best Dessert
Delish Bakery & Eatery

Best Chicken Fingers

Best Burger
Best Wings
Butch Cassidy’s

Best Ice Cream/Yogurt/Gelato
Cammie’s Old Dutch

Best Lunch Spot
Stevie’s Kitchen

Best Eastern Shore Lunch Spot
Panini Pete’s

Best Wine Bar
Best Wine Selection – Retail
Red or White

Best Wine/Gourmet Shop or Grocery
Domke Market

Best Local Grocery Store
Best Grocery Pick-Up/Delivery

Best Grocery Store/Chain
Best Beer Selection – Retail

Best Annual Food Event or Cook-off
Greek Fest

Best Food Truck
Yellowhammer Coffee

Best Gumbo
Best Raw Oysters

Best Sushi
Chuck’s Fish

Best Bakery

Best Wedding Cake
Flour Girls

Best Caterer

Best Steak

Best Seafood
Half Shell Oyster House

Best Brunch
Ruby Slipper

Best Ethnic Restaurant
Mediterranean Sandwich Company

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Pizza
Pizzeria Delphina

Best Coffeehouse
Carpe Diem

Best Eastern Shore Coffeehouse
The Coffee Loft

Best Place to get Local Produce/Foods- Mobile
Lil Brian’s Produce

Best Place to get Local Produce/Foods – Baldwin
Allegri Farm Market

Best Barbecue Restaurant
Moe’s BBQ

Best Barbecue Sauce
Meat Boss

Best Ribs

Best Seafood Market
Mudbugs at the Loop

Best Drunk Food
Waffle House

Best Hangover Food
Bob’s Downtown Diner

Best Restaurant Delivery Service


Best All Around Bar – Mobile
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

Best Bartender – Mobile
Jerry Grady, B-Bob’s

Best Gay Bar

Best New Bar (Mobile or Baldwin)

Best E-Sho Bar
Manci’s Antque Club

Best MiMo Bar

Best LoDa Bar
Alchemy Tavern

Best SoMo Bar

Best South Baldwin Bar
Cocktails and Dreams, Foley

Best Beach Bar

Best Fancy Drink Bar
The Haberdasher

Best E-Sho Happy Hour
Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina

Best Sports Bar
Heroes Sports Bar

Best Place to Shake Your Booty
Patches Lounge

Favorite Craft Beer
Fairhope Brewing – Take the Causeway IPA

Favorite Import Beer

Favorite Domestic Beer
Michelob Ultra

Best Locally Brewed Beer
Serda Tidewater

Bar with Best Tap Selection
LoDa Biergarten

Favorite Casino
Beau Rivage

Best Margarita
Taqueria Mexico

Best Bloody Mary
Brick & Spoon

Best Bar Trivia
The Blind Mule

Best Gentleman’s Club
The Candy Store

9:40 Wooohooooo!
“POST” party at Post
571 Dauphin St.
Downtown Mobile