Many new names were announced as winners in this year’s Best of Upper Keys awards ceremony on Nov. 11 at Whale Harbor Restaurants & Marina. The first-time awardees jumped out of their seats as the crowd of 180-plus erupted in cheers. It’s a moment they won’t forget for years to come. The second running of the premiere people’s choice awards welcomed 15 new categories to the list.
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Ashley Arrabal – Best Volunteer Capt. Slate’s Scuba Adventures – Best Dive Shop Dillon’s Pub & Grill – Best Bar & Best Wings Keys Pet Nanny – Best Business Klara McGarry – Best Bartender Koty James & The Keybillies – Best Musician/Band LaRhonda “LaLa” Oloizia – Best Server Pinfish Entertainment – Best New Business SouthState Bank – Best Bank
Winners in New Categories
Ziggie & Mad Dog’s – Best Steak Capt. Kit Carson Mobley – Best Fishing Guide Chef Michael’s – Best Seafood Islander Girl Snorkel & Tours – Best Watersports Froggy’s Fitness – Best Place to Workout Keys Chocolates & Ice Cream – Best Dessert LeBouef’s Marine – Best Marine Services Miss Monroe Boutique – Best Clothing Store Natalie Shea, Shen Health – Best Alternative Healthcare Provider Puerto Vallarta Mexican Bar & Grill – Best Margarita Pasta Pantaleo – Best Artist Pinfish Entertainment – Best Place to Take the Kids Regan Roth Insurance Agency – Best Insurance Agency Shell World – Best Gift Boutique The Hale Gallery – Best Art Gallery
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