The battle was fierce but you came out on top! Here’s the skinny on the ceremony!

Awards Ceremony Procedure

We try to make the ceremony go as quickly and smoothly as possible, while still letting everyone get their moment on the stage. But there are still a lot of categories (even after cutting 21 this year!). And, obviously, everyone can’t go first. (The order is listed below.)

So if you know you are going to be unable to attend OR if you want to just come to the party but you don’t really care about walking up on stage, please email Jackie at by July 18, so we can remove your category from the ceremony line-up. We will deliver your banner and certificate to you the following week, if you choose this option. We will update the ceremony line-up on this page on July 19.

For those of you who wish to come on stage, we will be providing live updates of what group we are on via our social media channels. The bar will be open the entire time as you await your turn. But we do ask that once we get close to your category that you go ahead and line up on stage left and be ready to walk up as soon as your category is called, as we will move on if you are not there. When accepting your award you are welcome to make a few comments but please be brief and considerate of all of the remaining winners who are waiting. Like Shakespeare said, “brevity is the soul of wit.”

If you won multiple categories, they will all be given together when you come up on stage. Only one category may be listed below, but we will be calling out your other wins as well.

Giving Back

Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa was tragically killed in the line of duty on February 20, 2018. He was voted as Best Mobile Police Officer in the 2018 Nappie Awards with a record number of votes. His wife Erin will be accepting his award on his behalf. In addition to this award, we also want to send her home with a HUGE amount of money for the Justin Billa Memorial Foundation, so we are asking all of our winners and party attendees to bring a donation (whatever you feel comfortable with, but the bigger the better!) to our event. Lagniappe will be making a sizable donation that evening as well.  We will have a table in the lobby during the cocktail hour so you can donate there. Or if your business would like to announce your donation, we will have a place on the stage where you can securely place your check.

Nappie Award Ceremony 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Saenger Theatre 6 S. Joachim St. Mobile, AL 36602

 5:30 p.m. Doors Open

5:30 – 7 p.m. Cocktail & Hors ‘doeuvres

7 p.m. Opening production/comments

7:15 p.m. Awards begin at approximately



Politicos, Media, City Life



  1. Hardest Working Mobile City Councilperson

Mobile City Councilperson Bess Rich


  1. Hardest Working Elected Official – Mobile County

Mobile County DA Ashley Rich


  1. Hardest Working Elected Official- Eastern Shore

Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson


  1. Hardest Working Local State Legislator

Sen. Rusty Glover


  1. Hardest Working Official – City Of Mobile (Elected or Appointed)

Mayor Sandy Stimpson (Stimpson to co-present award to Erin Billa)

6. Best Mobile Police Officer

Officer Justin Billa


MEDIA (7:25 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.)

  1. Favorite Radio Station FM

WZEW – 92.1 The ZEW


  1. Favorite Radio Station AM

WNTN News Radio 710


  1. Best Talk Radio Host/Show

Uncle Henry – WNTM



  1. Best Local DJ

Shelby Mitchell – WKSJ


  1. Best DJ Team

Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell – WKSJ


  1. Best Morning Show/DJ

Mobile Mornings with Sean Sullivan, Dalton Orwig & Kelly Finley


  1. DJ Whose Voice Leads you to Believe you may want to see HER naked

Kelly Finley – FM TALK 106.5


  1. DJ Whose Voice Leads you to Believe you may want to see HIM naked

Matt McCoy – 107.3 FM – The Beat


  1. Best Sports Radio Host/Show

Sports Drive with Randy & Creg


  1. Best Local Evening TV Newscast



  1. Best Meteorologist

Alan Sealls – WKRG


  1. Best Sports Coverage



  1. Hottest Local TV Newswoman

Devon Walsh – WKRG


  1. Best Local Morning TV Newscast

FOX 10


  1. Best Anchor

Bob Grip – FOX 10


  1. Hottest Local TV Newsman

Jason Smith – FOX 10


  1. Best TV Investigative Reporter

Andrea Ramey – WPMI


  1. Best Weekend TV News Team



  1. Favorite Lagniappe Writer

Andy MacDonald


  1. Favorite Lagniappe Cover Story

Cost of Water by Gabriel Tynes, Jason Johnson, Dale Liesch


  1. Favorite Lagniappe Cover Image

Nappie Cover 2017 – FM Talk 106.5 by Dan Anderson


  1. Favorite content creator

JD Crowe


  1. Favorite Glossy Magazine

Mobile Bay Monthly


  1. Favorite Local Website or Blog

Mobile Mask


  1. Best Local TV ad

David J. Maloney


  1. Best Website Developer

Southern View Media


  1. Best Marketing/Events Company



CITY LIFE (7:50 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.)

  1. Best Mobilian Ever

Joe Cain


  1. Best Mardi Gras Marching Society

Cain’s Merry Widows


3. Best Mobilian Right Now

Jake Peavy


  1. Quintessential Mobilian

Suzanne Cleveland


  1. Coolest Neighborhood

Oakleigh Garden District


  1. Best Mobile Firefighter

LeAnn Tacon


  1. Best Annual Fundraising Event

American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off


  1. Best Hotel

The Battle House


Best Day Spa

Spa at The Battle House


  1. Best Private School

McGill Toolen Catholic High School


Best High School Marching Band

McGill Toolen Catholic High School


  1. Best Mardi Gras Parading Society

Mystics of Time


  1. Best Mardi Gras Ball

Order of Polka Dots


  1. Best Place to take out-of-towners (Attraction)

Gulf Coast Ducks


  1. Best Place to take out-of-towners (Restaurant)

Best Atmosphere, Best Happy Hour



  1. Coolest Apartment Community

Marine Street Lofts


  1. Best Local Company to Work For





Kids, Arts and Music


KIDS (8:05 pm – 8:15 p.m.)

  1. Best Kids’ Clothing Store

Little Monkey Toes


  1. Best Kids’ Clothing Consignment Store/Sale

Kids Klozet


  1. Best Summer Camp

St. Luke’s


  1. Best Daycare/Mother’s Day Out

Christ United Methodist


  1. Best Preschool

St. Paul’s EEC


  1. Best Birthday Party Place

Get Air


  1. Most Kid Friendly Neighborhood



  1. Best Kid-Friendly Local Attraction

Gulf Coast Exploreum


  1. Best Dance Studio

Mobile Ballet


  1. Best Pediatric Dentist

Thomas and Moore Pediatric Dentist


  1. Best Orthodontist

Harvey & Thomas Orthodontics


  1. Best Pediatrician

Dr. Faye Roberts, Children’s Medical Group


  1. Best Kid Photographer

Laura Cantrell Photography


  1. Best Public School

Phillips Preparatory School


  1. Coolest Elementary School Teacher

Amy Hodges, St. Paul’s Episcopal School


  1. Coolest Middle School Teacher

Elizabeth Campbell, St. Paul’s Episcopal School


  1. Coolest High School Teacher

Margaret Delaney, UMS Wright



ARTS (8:15 – 8:25 p.m.)

  1. Best Local Painter

Ardith Goodwin


  1. Best Local Sculptor

Bruce Larsen


  1. Best Local Graphic Design Artist

Mallory Godwin


  1. Best Mixed Media Artist

Julia Greer Fobes


  1. Best Art Gallery

Cathedral Square Art Gallery


  1. Best Museum

Mobile Museum of Art


  1. Best Theatre Group

Joe Jefferson Players


  1. Best Play or Performance of the Year

Newsies – ESRT


  1. Best Local Actor AND Best Theatrical Singer

Nick Smith


  1. Best Dancer

Carol Odom


  1. Best Arts Event

LoDa Artwalk


MUSIC 8:25 – 8:35 p.m.

  1. Best Local Band

The Mulligan Brothers


  1. Best New Local Band

Delta Smoke


  1. Best Metal/Underground Band

Satan & The Sunbeams


  1. Best Blues Band/Artist

Lisa Mills


  1. Best Club to See Live Music AND Best All Around Bar



  1. Best Outdoor Bar to See Live Music



  1. Best Venue to See Live Music (Non-bar)

Saenger Theatre


  1. Best Solo Musician

Eric Erdman


  1. Best Jazz Musician

Roman Street


  1. Best Hip Hop Artist

Young Tax Return


  1. Best Local Recording Studio

Dauphin Street Sound


  1. Best Guitar Player

Phil Proctor


  1. Best Area Singer/Voice

Ross Newell


  1. Best Area Drummer

Karl Langley


  1. Best Area Bassist

Stan Foster


  1. Best Piano Player/Keyboardist

Jacob Hall


  1. Best Drag Queen Performer

Venus Shante DaVis


  1. Best DJ (Mixin’, mashin’up kind)




Group Three (8:35 – 9:05 p.m.)



  1. Mobile Bay’s Best Specialist (MD)

Rihner, Gupta & Grosz Cardiology


  1. Best Hooha Doctor

Dr. Helen Rogers – Bay Area Physicians for Women


  1. Best Boob Doc

Dr. Chris Park, The Park Clinic


  1. Best Facelift Doc

Dr. Michael Lyons, Lyons Cosmetic & Laser Surgery


  1. Best Dermatologist

Dr. Ryan Ramagosa, Sunrise Dermatology


  1. Best Weight Loss Doc

Dr. Michelle Jackson, Slim & Trim


  1. Best “Doc in the Box” Clinic

Greater Mobile Urgent Care


  1. Best Back Cracker (Chiropractor)

Corsentino Chiropractic Clinic


  1. Best Dentist

Grelot Dental


  1. Best Salon – Mobile

Salon West 54 Hundred


  1. Best Salon- Baldwin

Tami’s Mask & Mirror


  1. Best Overall Stylist – Mobile

Phrankey Lowery – Studio PH


  1. Best Overall Stylist – Baldwin

Kristen Walter – Salon Royale


  1. Best Colorist

Jennifer Freeman – Salon DMH


  1. Scissor Wizard (Best Haircut-ter)

Brandi Hoover – Sanctuary Salon


  1. Best Barber

Johnny Sullivan


  1. Best Makeup Artist

Kelsey Copeland Fields


  1. Best Hooha Waxer

Crystal Quattrone – Primp


  1. Best Place to get Mani/Pedi

Royal Day Spa


  1. Best Esthetician

Kim Graves – Lyons Elite Med Spa


  1. Best Tanning Salon

L.A. Bikini


  1. Best Massage Therapist

Massage Envy


  1. Best Fitness Facility



  1. Best Personal Trainer

Josh Foster, Josh the Trainer


  1. Best Veterinarian

Boudreau Veterinary Hospital


  1. Best Pet Groomer

Addicted to Dogs


  1. Best Pet Store

B&B Pet Stop


  1. Best Florist



  1. Best Photography Studio

Melinda Mercer Photography


  1. Best Yoga Studio

Above and Beyond


  1. Best Carwash/Detail



  1. Best Lawyer if your spouse is a ho (Divorce)

Jerry Pilgrim


  1. Best Lawyer to keep you out of prison (Criminal)

Jeff Deen


  1. Best Lawyer to sue the pants off someone (Trial)

Moore Law Firm


  1. Best Real Estate Firm

Roberts Brothers


  1. Best Realtor

Laurye Brunson, Roberts Brothers


  1. Best Insurance Agent or Agency

Allison Horner, State Farm


  1. Best Bank or Credit Union

BBVA Compass


  1. Best Mortgage Broker/Firm

Magnolia Mortgage


  1. Best Investment Banker/Financial Planner

Billy Williams, Williams Financial Group


  1. Best Car Dealership

Palmer’s Toyota Superstore


  1. Best CPA

Gina McKellar, Crow Shields Bailey PC


  1. Best Landscaper

Bay Landscaping


  1. Best Contractor/Homebuilder

Lipford Construction


  1. Best Interior Designer

Augusta Tapia


  1. Best Home Furnishings Store

Designer Collection


  1. Best Pest Control

Knockout Pest & Termite


  1. Best Antique Store

Antiques at the Loop


  1. Best Men’s Clothing Store

G Harvell


  1. Best Lingerie/Naughty Shop

The Gift Spot


  1. Best Women’s Boutique

Pink Post Office Boutique


  1. Best Clothing Consignment Store



  1. Best Department Store



  1. Best Place to get Mardi Gras Attire

Francia’s Formal Affair


  1. Best Fine Jewelry

John Cauley


  1. Best Dry Cleaners

Master Cleaners


  1. Best Home Cleaning Service

Sweet Home


  1. Best Local Pharmacy

Saraland Pharmacy


  1. Best Shoe Store – Athletic



  1. Best Shoe Store – Ladies

Shoe Station


  1. Best Furniture Consignment Shop

High Cotton


  1. Best Vape Shop

Parlor Vapes




Eats & Drinks, Nightlife (9:05 – 9:45 p.m.)


EATS AND DRINKS (9:05 – 9:25)

  1. Best Overall Restaurant & Best Steak



  1. Best New Restaurant

Southern National


  1. Best Eastern Shore Restaurant, Best Outdoor Dining. Best E-Sho Happy Hour

Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina


4.Best Eastern Shore Lunch Spot

Panini Pete’s


  1. Best Beach Restaurant

LuLu’s Gulf Shores


  1. Best Chef

Chris Rainosek, The Noble South


  1. Most Innovative Menu

Dragonfly Food Bar


  1. Best Appetizer

Bonefish Grill – Bang Bang Shrimp


  1. Best Entrée in Mobile

Filet Oscar, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse


  1. Best Home Cookin’/Soul Food

Judy’s Place


  1. Best Service Overall

Felix’s Fish Camp


  1. Best Dessert

Stevie’s Kitchen


  1. Best Server

Dane Batley, Stevie’s Kitchen


  1. Best Restaurant Wine List, Best MiMo Bar, Best Wine Bar

Red or White


  1. Best Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings


  1. Best Chicken Fingers



  1. Best Ice Cream/Yogurt/Gelato

Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe


  1. Best Lunch Spot & Best Hangover Food

Bob’s Downtown


  1. Best Wine/Gourmet Shop or Grocery

Domke Market


  1. Best Wine Selection – Retail

(a la cork)

Best WeMo Bar

Pour Baby

Hottest Bartender

Hottest Bartender

Ricky Havens, Pour Baby


  1. Best Annual Food Event or Cook-off



  1. Best Food Truck

Texarbama BBQ


  1. Best Gumbo

Royal Scam &

Best Sports Bar

Heroes Sports Bar & Grille


  1. Best Po Boy

Mudbugs DIP Seafood


  1. Best Sushi

Chuck’s Fish


  1. Best Bakery

Pollman’s Bake Shop


  1. Best Caterer

Naman’s Catering


  1. Best Burger

Butch Cassidy’s

Best Bartenderess

Courtney Anthony, Butch Cassidy’s


  1. Best Seafood

Half Shell Oyster House


  1. Best Brunch & Best Bloody Mary

Brick & Spoon


  1. Best Ethnic Restaurant

Mediterranean Sandwich Company


  1. Best Mexican Restaurant



  1. Best Italian Restaurant

Gambino’s Italian Grill


  1. Best Pizza

Mellow Mushroom


  1. Best Coffeehouse

Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co.


  1. Best Eastern Shore Coffeehouse

Serda Coffee Co.


  1. Best Local Grocery Store, Best Beer Selection, Retail



  1. Best Grocery Chain

Winn Dixie


  1. Best Place to get Local Produce/Foods – Baldwin

Allegri Farm Market


  1. Best Barbecue Restaurant

Moe’s Original BBQ


  1. Best Barbecue Sauce

Meat Boss


  1. Best Ribs

Dreamland BBQ


  1. Best Raw Oysters

Wintzell’s Oyster House


  1. Best Cupcake

Flour Girls


  1. Best Seafood Market

Southern Fish & Oyster



NIGHTLIFE (9:25-9:40)

  1. Best Bartender

Roy Clark, Haberdasher

Best Fancy Drink Bar

The Haberdasher


  1. Hottest Bartenderess

Jana Padgett Dunn, Brickyard


  1. Best New Bar

The Dublin


  1. Best E-Sho Bar



  1. Best LoDa Bar

OK Bike Shop


  1. Best SoMo Bar

Waves DI


  1. Best Waterfront Bar



  1. Bar where you are most likely to get lucky, Best Place to Shake Your Booty, Best Gay Bar



  1. Favorite Craft Beer

Fairhope Brewing – Take the Causeway IPA


  1. Favorite Domestic Beer

Mich Ultra


  1. Best Locally Brewed Beer

Serda Brewing Tidewater


  1. Bar with Best Tap beer Selection

LoDa Biergarten


  1. Favorite Casino

Palace Casino


  1. Best Margarita



  1. Best Specialty Cocktail

Paloma – El Papi


  1. Best Bar Trivia

Blind Mule


  1. Best Gentleman’s Club



9:40 p.m Closing comments,.


Official After-Party Moe’s BBQ (9 pm – until)