Jul 19, 2023 | 2023 Awards


Best Mobilian Right Now
Ophelia “Mama Tot” Nichols

Best Baldwinian Right Now
Capt. Andre Reid

Quintessential Mobilian
Uncle Henry

Quintessentially Baldwin
Toodles Dorgan

Awesome Octogenarian
Carol Rathle

Best Police Officer
Jeremy March

Best Firefighter
Troy Gorlott

Best Annual Fundraising Event
American Cancer Society Chili Cook-Off

Best Hotel
Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

Best High School Marching Band
Mary G. Montgomery High School

Best Mardi Gras Parading Society
Mystics of Time

Best Mardi Gras Marching Society
Pelican Girls

Best Mardi Gras Throw
Conecuh Sausage – KOR

Best Mardi Gras Ball
Order of Osiris

Best Mardi Gras Organization – Baldwin
Shadow Barons

Coolest Church or House of Worship
Christ United

Best Clergyman/Pastor/Spiritual Leader
Fr. Pat Arensberg, Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners (Attraction)
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners (Restaurant)
Bluegill Restaurant

Best Local Merch or Apparel Company
Red Beard’s Outfitter

Coolest Apartment Community
D’Iberville Apartments

Best Retirement Community
Westminster Village

Best Local Company to Work For (Under 50 Employees)
Rihner, Gupta & Grosz Cardiology

Best Local Company to Work For (Over 50 Employees)
Hargrove Engineers & Constructors

Best Local College
University of South Alabama

Best Local College Professor
Dr. Alison Henry, USA, Biomedical Science

Best Local Athlete – High School Girls 
Anna Grace Sparks, McGill-Toolen, Volleyball

Best Local Athlete – High School Boys 
Cole Blaylock, UMS-Wright, Football

Most Pet-Friendly Restaurants or Bar
HopHounds Brew Pub & Dog Park

Mobile Bay’s Most Adorable Dog
Mordi, Shoshana Treichel (owner)

Mobile Bay’s Cutest Cat
Felix, The Kringel Family (owners)

Mobile Bay’s Best New Small Business 
Fortified Exteriors

You Are So Mobile If …
You Know Who the Peanut Man Is

Best Animal Rescue Organization
Wags and Whiskers

Best Woman-Owned Business
She’s a Pistol, Personal Firearm Instruction

Best Local Nonprofit Organization
Aubreigh’s Army

Best Minority-Owned Business
Ginger and Spice

Nappie Category for 2024
Best Veteran-Owned Business

My Business Is Awesome but There Is No Category for Me
The Stone Experts, Granite, Marble & Quartz Countertops