Southland's winners - East region

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Walt's wins: Tim Lagestee, part of the family that owns Walt's Food Center, surveys the produce section of one of the stores in the chain that was named best grocery store n the 2011 Best of Chicago's Southland. | Brett Roseman-Sun-Times Media

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BEST OF SERVICES

AUTO REPAIR Scott’s U-Save Tires

BANK South End Savings

ICE CREAM/ CANDY SHOP Cone Cottage

CAR DEALER- DOMESTIC Van Drunen Ford

CAR DEALER- FOREIGN World Hyundai

DENTIST Ashland Dental

CHIROPRACTOR Park Forest Chiropractic

DAY CARE CENTER Bright Start Child Care

DRY CLEANER Care Cleaners

FLORIST Homewood Florist

FURRIER Kluger Furs

HAIR/NAIL SALON A To Z Day Spa

HEATING/ A/C SERVICE Merts Heating & Cooling

HOSPITAL St. James Hospital

LIMOUSINE White Knight Limousine

LIQUOR/WINE STORE Party Liquors

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER Busy Bee Nursery & Garden Center

PODIATRIST Dr. Vipul Patel

GROCERY STORE Walt’s Food Centers

TRAVEL Travel Brokers

WINDOW/DOOR Superior Cabinet

BEST PLACE TO BUY

KITCHEN/BATH REMODELING Superior Cabinet

CARPETING Walker Carpet and Tile World

FURNITURE Darvin Furniture

INSURANCE State Farm-Tom Luscombe

JEWELRY Van Sipma Jewelers

MEAT Bizio’s Fresh Market

PET SUPPLIES/STORE Petsmart

POOLS/SPAS All Seasons Pools & Spas

BEST DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

BAKERY Walt’s Food Centers

BANQUET HALL Balagio’s

BEER GARDEN Bottoms Up

BOWLING Classic Lanes

BUFFET Carlo’s Lorenzetti’s

CATERING SERVICE Northwoods Coyote Run

COFFEE HOUSE The Edge Community Coffeehouse

FAMILY RESTAURANT Glenwood Oaks

GAMBLING Balmoral Park

RESTAURANT, BEST SERVICE Fresh Starts

RESTAURANT, CARRY OUT Savoia T’Go

SPORTS BAR Lassen’s Sports Bar and Grill

BEST PLACE TO HAVE...

BBQ RIBS Glenwood Oaks

BREAKFAST Big Apple

CHICKEN Hummingbird Jamaican Restaurant

GYROS Perros Brothers Gyros

HIBACHI GRILL Fusion

HAMBURGER Freeh’s Again

HOT DOG Athens Gyros Richton

IRISH Tattlers Bar & Grill

ITALIAN Carlo’s Lorrenzetti’s

MEXICAN Cilantro Cocina Mexican

ORIENTAL A. Fusion

PIZZA- THIN 5th Quarter

PIZZA- THICK Beggars Pizza

POLISH Warsaw Inn

SANDWICHES Bergstein’s NY delicatessen

SEAFOOD Princess Café

STEAK/PRIME RIB Bogarts Charhouse

PEOPLE, PLACES, PLEASURES

DAY SPA Spahhs Skincare & Body Worx

GOLF COURSE Ravisloe Country Club

HEALTH/SPORTS CLUB HF Racquet & Fitness Club

HOTEL/MOTEL Matteson Inn

FAMILY FUN CENTER Chuck E Cheese’s

WEEKEND GETAWAY Blue Heron

BEST SENIOR LIVING St. James Manor

FEST Flossmoor Fest

FIREWORKS Park Forest Fireworks