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Winners: Find your faves in 'Best of Chicago's Southland'

For the 15th year, the SouthtownStar has sponsored the Best of Chicago's Southland, when you, our readers, get to tell us who makes the best pizza, offers the best game of golf, and much more. For your convenience, we have broken out the winners by sub-region - east, central and northern Southland.

East Southland: New winners and old favorites love 'Best of' contest

PHOTOS: We checked in with some of our winners to see what they have to say about their award.

Southland's winners - East region

Check out your favorite restaurants and services for the eastern region of the SouthtownStar. Who made the cut and who fell short? All winners selected by the people who know best, our readers. Click to read the entire winner list in over 70 categories.

Central Chicago's Southland dishes their favorite everything- local BBQs and pet stores score big 

Golf courses, festivals, salons and spas reign with central residents. The voting is over, and the winners for SouthtownStar's annual 'Best Of' reveal the who's who in the community. Find out if your favorite spot made the cut!

Southland's winners - Central region 

The central region winners favor more mainstream companies and businesses as opposed to local mom-and-pop shops. Local favorites however, Hog Wild, Kingsbury Wafflehouse and Keenootz came out on top in the restaurant category. Read on for a full list of winners.

Contest names “Best of” nearly everything in Chicago’s Southland

Find out which stores, restaurants, festivals, golf courses and dozens of other businesses and events are considered the favorites of SouthtownStar readers in 2011.

Southland's winners - North region 

SouthtownStar's northern most residents favored small-name restaurants and big-name java, with Starbucks listed as the favorite coffee shop. See how northerners' choices compared to the rest of the region's favorites.