Thanks a million!

Well, actually, thanks 1,361,648!

(The number of votes we received in the 2021 Nappie Awards!)

It goes without saying, with the pandemic, 2020 was hard on everyone. The last year was especially challenging for our health care and frontline workers, local businesses who were deemed “non-essential” and forced to shut down, our educators who had to become “virtual” almost overnight, our local leaders who had to guide us through this crisis, and our arts and music scenes that saw their stages go dark. Really, there was almost no sector that wasn’t adversely affected by COVID-19.

So this year, it feels especially sweet to honor the winners and finalists in each of these “groups.” If the pandemic taught us one thing, it’s just how much we value the people, places and organizations who make our area so unique. There is no other place we would rather call home, and we are thrilled to recognize some of these great folks.

Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists. And to those who didn’t take the top prize this year, there is always next year, or the next or the next or the next. This issue marks our 19th year of publishing Lagniappe, and we aren’t going anywhere. We plan on Keeping Mobile Funky for years to come.

Thanks again for supporting Lagniappe!

We present the 2021 Nappie Award Winners…

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & RETAIL

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & RETAIL

2021 NAPPIE AWARDS WINNERS IN SHOPPING & SERVICES: Professional Services & Retail Best DUI Attorney Brian J. Lockwood Best Criminal Attorney Dennis Knizley Best Divorce Attorney Brent Day Best Personal Injury Attorney Bennett Long Best Personal Injury Firm...

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POLITICOS

POLITICOS

2021 NAPPIE AWARD WINNERS IN POLITICOS ANNOUNCED Hardest Working Elected Official - City of Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Hardest Working Appointed Official - City of Mobile Chief of Staff James Barber Hardest working Mobile City Councilperson Councilperson Gina Gregory...

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NIGHTLIFE

NIGHTLIFE

2020 NAPPIE AWARDS IN NIGHTLIFE ANNOUNCED Best All Around Bar - Mobile Callaghan's Irish Social Club Best Bartender – Mobile Gina Jo Previto, Veet's Best All Around Bar - Baldwin Manci's Antique Club Best Bartender – Baldwin Caitlyn Cope, The River Pub Best New Bar...

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MUSIC

MUSIC

2021 NAPPIE AWARD WINNERS IN MUSIC ANNOUNCED Best Local Band Red Clay Strays Best Local Cover Band Fat Lincoln Best Country Band/Performer Brandon Blackburn Best Metal/Underground/Punk Band Love the Hate Best Blues Band/Artist Johnny No Best Brass Band Excelsior Band...

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MEDIA

MEDIA

2021 NAPPIE AWARDS FOR MEDIA ANNOUNCED Favorite Radio Station FM WZEW 92.1 Favorite Radio Station AM Archangel Radio Best Local DJ Shelby Mitchell, 95 KSJ Best DJ Team Dan Brennan & Dalton Orwig, FM TALK 106.5 Best Morning Show/DJ Uncle Henry Best Talk Radio...

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KIDS

KIDS

2021 NAPPIE AWARDS WINNERS IN KIDS ANNOUNCED Best Kids' Clothing Store The Holiday Best Kids' Consignment Store Kids Wearhouse Best Summer Camp Gulf Coast Exploreum Best Sports Camp/Clinic Training Facility Cheer Force One Best Daycare/Mother's Day Out Springhill...

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EATS AND DRINKS

EATS AND DRINKS

2021 NAPPIE AWARDS WINNERS FOR EATS AND DRINKS ANNOUNCE Best Overall Restaurant Briquette's Best New Restaurant - Fine Dining The Hope Farm Best New Restaurant - Casual Bama Bob's BBQ Best Eastern Shore Restaurant Boudreaux's Cajun Grill Best Beach Restaurant Fisher's...

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CITY LIFE

CITY LIFE

2021 NAPPIE AWARDS FOR CITY LIFE ANNOUNCED Best Mobilian Right Now Sandy Stimpson Best Baldwinian Right Now Erin Langley Quintessential Mobilian Chief Slacabamorinico IV Quintessentially Baldwin Herb Malone Best Police Officer Officer Jeremy March Best Firefighter...

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BEAUTY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

BEAUTY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

2021 NAPPIE AWARDS IN SHOPPING & SERVICES ANNOUNCED Beauty, Health & Wellness Best Salon – Mobile Salon West Best Salon- Baldwin Sanctuary Salon Best Overall Stylist – Mobile Natalie Pittman, Salon DMH Best Overall Stylist – Baldwin Tami Williams, Tami's Mask...

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ARTS

ARTS

2021 NAPPIE AWARD WINNERS FOR ARTS ANNOUNCED Best Local Painter Sarah Otts Best Local Sculptor April Livingston Best Local Graphic Design Artist Marie Katz Best Mixed Media Artist Abe Partridge Best Art Photographer Richard Dollison Best Art Gallery Sophiella Gallery...

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