1st Annual absolutely! The Best Readers’ Choice of Memorial’s Favorites

In August and September, we invited readers to our website to take an online survey to tell us who their favorites are in Memorial in eight different categories:

FOOD • AUTO SERVICES • SHOPPING • HOME IMPROVEMENT • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES • ENTERTAINMENT  • CARE SERVICES • PET SERVICES

And boy, did they come through! With over 2,100 votes, readers voiced their opinion on their favorites. Take a look and see who won this year’s absolutely! The Best Readers’ Choice of Memorial’s Favorites!

Voting for the 2016 Readers’ Choice of Memorial’s Favorites was conducted online at www.absolutelymemorial.com from August 1 to September 30, 2016. The results were collected and tabulated using PollDaddy.com. In the event of a tie, both winners are listed.

Local foodies spoke up load and clear voting for their favorite eateries – yum!


200-foodFavorite Brunch:

024 Grille

945 Gessner Road

Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Wine Bar:

The Tasting Room

818 Town and Country Boulevard, Suite 100

Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Happy Hour:

300-kuuKUU Restaurant

947 Gessner Road, Suite A180

Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Margarita:

Guadalajara Hacienda

9799 Katy Freeway

Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Steakhouse:

TIE

The Capital Grille

840 West Sam Houston Parkway North

Houston, Texas 77024

AND

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

9827 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Club:

300-lakesideLakeside Country Club

100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, Texas 77042

Favorite Pizza:

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

12848 Queensbury Lane, Suite 101, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Frozen Treat:

Baskin Robbins

3 Locations in Memorial

Favorite Smoothie:

Smoothie King

7 Locations in Memorial

Favorite Specialty Restaurant:

KUU Restaurant

947 Gessner Road, Suite A180, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Italian Restaurant:

300-carrabbasCarrabba’s Italian Grill

2 Locations in Memorial

Favorite Burger:

State Fare

947 Gessner Road, Suite B190, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Mexican:

Guadalajara Hacienda

9799 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Bakery:

Three Brothers Bakery

12393 Kingsride Lane, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Healthy Food:

Island Grill

979 Bunker Hill Road, Houston, Texas 77024


When it comes to auto services, car enthusiasts aren’t shy about voting for their favorites.


200-auto300-texasdirectFavorite Auto Dealer:

Texas Direct Auto

12171 Katy Freeway

Houston, Texas 77079

Auto Repair:

Memorial Drive Tire & Auto

14715 Memorial Drive

Houston, Texas 77079


’Tis the season to shop ’til you drop! Check out these favorite shopping spots.


200-shoppingFavorite Holiday Shopping:

Memorial City Mall

303 Memorial City Way, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Bargain Shopping:

300-memorialcitymallT.J. Maxx

2 Locations in Memorial

Favorite Ladies’ Boutique:

Bags & more

8711 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Men’s Clothing:

300-wineJos. A. Bank

2 Locations in Memorial

Favorite Grocery Store:

H-E-B

4 Locations in Memorial

Favorite Wine Selection:

Spec’s

5 Locations in Memorial


From appliances and flooring to landscaping and design, check out readers’ go-to services for making their homes beautiful.


200-homeimprovementFavorite Gardening/Landscaping Company:

Green Links

P.O. Box 19136, Houston, Texas 77224

Favorite Home Designer:

Kaleidoscope Studio of Interior Design

8558 Katy Freeway, Suite 119, Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Pool Services:

Blue Crystal Pool Service

21815 Katy Freeway #C121, Katy, Texas 77450

Favorite Home Improvement:

Lowe’s

2 Locations in Memorial


Whether it’s building a home or ordering flowers, leave it to these favorite professionals!


200-professionalsFavorite Custom Home Builder:

David Weekley Homes

1111 North Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas 77055

Favorite Bank/Credit Union:

Trustmark

2 Locations in Memorial

Favorite Financial Services:

J.D. Joyce Investment Management Group, LLC

1811 Bering Drive, Suite 250, Houston, Texas 77057

Favorite Real Estate Agent:

Rob Adams – Rob Adams Properties, Inc.

2425 Fountainview, Suite 357, Houston, Texas 77057

Favorite Real Estate Company:

Rob Adams Properties, Inc.

2425 Fountainview, Suite 357, Houston, Texas 77057


From theatres to outdoor recreation, readers got serious about voting for their favorite entertainment!


200-entertainmentFavorite Kids’ Entertainment:

Glazed Over Ceramic Studios

14627 Memorial Drive

Houston, Texas 77079

Favorite Sports Recreation:

TIE

300-westsideBirons Youth Sports Center

12163 Katy Freeway

Houston, Texas 77079

AND

Westside Tennis & Fitness

1200 Wilcrest Drive

Houston, Texas 77042

Favorite Fitness Center:

Orangetheory Fitness

200-popcorn700 Town and Country Boulevard, Suite 2430

Houston, Texas 77024

Favorite Summer Camp:

Camp Longhorn

3 Locations in Texas

Favorite Movie Theatre:

Studio Movie Grill

822 Town and Country Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77024


Our readers don’t trust their kids to  just anyone. From preschool to college, check out their favorite child care services.


200-careFavorite Retirement Community/Assisted Living Facility:

Treemont Retirement Community

2501 Westerland Drive, Houston, Texas 77063

Favorite Private School:

Wesley Academy

10570 Westpark Drive, Houston, Texas 77042

Favorite Learning Center:

Mathnasium Memorial City

9778 Katy Freeway, Suite 500, Houston, Texas 77055


With the holidays around the corner, have your four-legged friends taken care of at Memorial’s finest!


200-petFavorite Day Care/Boarding Services:

Tiffany Kennels

1019 Sherwood Forest Street, Houston, Texas 77043

200-petsFavorite Veterinarian:

Tie

Bingle Vet

2025 Bingle Road, Houston, Texas 77055

AND

VERGI 24/7 Emergency & Critical Care Hospital

8921 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024