Cedar and Vine: Winner Best Wine and Patio, Runner-up Best Night Out

In early 2017, a group of Lake Highlands graduates purchased the former restaurant known as Neighbor's Casual Kitchen. The idea was to create a restaurant, unlike anything in Lake Highlands- something that was more female friendly and wine-centric in an upscale casual atmosphere. With an approachable and refined menu, and a full bar with cocktails and beer on tap, this neighborhood site is the perfect blend of sophisticated and relaxed.

Shady's Burger: Winner Best Kid Friendly, Best Lunch Spot

Five guys, rooted in the Richardson, Texas, neighborhood of Canyon Creek, came together one evening in support of a single cause; give family friends, and neighbors a unique place to hang out and share some tasty burgers and beer – a real neighborhood joint.

The original plan was simple; offer great food at a reasonable price, in a casual family friendly atmosphere. We’ve caused a bit of a brewhaha since then with our one-of-a-kind burgers, but the mission has always stayed the same. So, whether it’s your first time here, or you’re someone we like to call neighbor, it’s with pride that we welcome you to Shady’s!

From the local beer on tap, to our from scratch kitchen, Shady’s was built out of a growing desire to serve the community. A local spot, created for you and yours to enjoy great food without all the fuss. We hope you like it!

One90 Smoked Meats: Winner Best BBQ

DALLAS—It’s been four years since One90 Smoked Meats opened its storefront on Northwest Highway in East Dallas. Since then, the enterprising team of local meat aficionados has been serving customers a variety of delicious meats, sandwiches and sides at its shop and catering events around town.

Lake Highlands Flowers: Winner Best Flower Shop

Let Renarldo and his team at Lake Highlands Flowers bring your occasion to life. With beautiful and fresh arrangements, this flower shop will add so much to any special event.

Peak Zone Fitness

The cornerstone of the Peak Zone Fitness™ business philosophy is to bring to the fitness industry a revolutionary personal training program that will allow the everyday person to become a Peak Zone Fitness™ success story, using well-designed operation, providing personal service, clean surroundings and a family environment at reasonable prices for people on the go. When Peak Zone Fitness™ puts its name on something, that tells the customer and the employee that they are going to experience the very best the fitness industry has to offer, every time.

This program is unique because there’s never been anything like it and it is the result of the most comprehensive experience possible.

Artistik Edge: Runner-Up Best Hair Salon

Welcome to Artistik Edge Hair Studio! As the premiere Redken Elite salon with almost 25 years of experience, we’d love for you to come let us color your world!

Fish City Grill: Best Patio Runner-Up

The friendly folks at Fish City Grill are always happy to see you! Whether you are dining at the bar or in the family-friendly dining room, you will feel right at home. The daily chalkboard specials and a full menu of made from scratch recipes offer you the taste of fresh coastal favorites and seafood classics. Visit the locally owned Fish City Grill for happy hour, lunch, or dinner. It’s right in your neighborhood.

C&C Exteriors: Best of Contractor Winner

With tons of options to chose from, home improvements can be difficult from cost to contractors. C&C Exteriors provides roofing, siding, windows, gutters, custom doors and exterior paint and repairs. Outside of working on your homes, the team at C&C is dedicated to building up the Lake Highlands community. Call today to talk to a neighbor who cares about your home like it’s their own!

Talulah & Hess: Best of Gift Shop and Interior Design Winner

Find your way to the corner of Live Oak and Skillman to Talulah & HESS. Year after year, this gift and lifestyle boutique has provided their East Dallas neighbors an array of unexpected and captivating products for home and daily life. Discerningly fresh and stylish with a classic flair, Talulah & HESS carries a thoughtfully curated selection of goods, including gifts for everyone on your list plus home decor details to add a finishing touch to any design project. For the past 18 years, Talulah & HESS has served the East Dallas community through fundraising efforts, mentorships and neighborhood outreach while offering customers a gathering point, space to unwind, and a place to be yourself. Discover beautiful giving, modern living and see why Advocate reader’s named Talulah & Hess Best Gift Shop and Best Place for Interior Design 2020!