We put out the call, and you answered. With nearly 50,000 total votes, the 2018 Ladies’ Choice Awards were even bigger than last year’s! From burgers to date night spots to the best photographers in town, we have the area’s top businesses.

See our June issue of YES, on newsstands now, for more photos of the winners, as well as tips for good credit and a Q&A with President and CEO of Municipal Bank, Cathy Boicken.

Here’s a list of the food winners. Next week, we’ll feature the winners of the remaining categories.

APPETIZERS

BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

557 William R. Latham

Senior Drive, Bourbonnais

815-936-9277

RUNNER-UP

Burgers and Beer

756 W. Jeffery St., Kankakee

815-523-7144

BAKERY

B D Licious

549 N. Van Buren, Bradley

815-207-3022

RUNNER-UP

Nana’s Cakery & Bake Shoppe

400 Kennedy Dr., Bradley

815-802-8000

BEER SELECTION

BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

557 William R. Latham

Senior Drive, Bourbonnais

815-936-9277

RUNNER-UP

Hoppy Pig

135 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley

815-614-3134

BUFFET

Chicago Dough Company

545 S Main St, Bourbonnais

815-935-0300

RUNNER-UP

Great Wall

1545 W. Court St., Kankakee

815-936-1888

BURGER

Burgers and Beer

756 W. Jeffery St., Kankakee

815-523-7144

RUNNER-UP

Windy Hill Grill

184 W North St, Bradley, IL 60915

815-932-5906

BREAKFAST

Yolks & Berries

505 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley

815-935-1501

RUNNERS-UP

Blue’s Cafe

1190 W. Station St., Kankakee

815-933-5315

Family House Restaurant

312 Kennedy Dr, Bradley

815-936-1160

Paul’s Place

500 S Washington Ave, Kankakee

815-802-1090

DATE NIGHT SPOT

Grapes & Hops

251 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee

815-573-5303

RUNNER-UP

BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

557 William R. Latham

Senior Drive, Bourbonnais

815-936-9277

FAMILY OWNED RESTAURANT

BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

557 William R. Latham

Senior Drive, Bourbonnais

815-936-9277

RUNNER-UP

Family House Restaurant & Sports Bar

312 Kennedy Dr., Bradley

815-936-1160

MEXICAN

La Siesta

180 Kennedy Dr., Bradley

815-939-0074

RUNNER-UP

El Mexicano

503 Riverstone Parkway, Kankakee

815-933-5426

WINE SELECTION

Grapes & Hops

251 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee

815-573-5303

RUNNER-UP

Flight 102 Wine Bar

565 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais

815-556-9463

BARTENDER

Danyell Blank

from the Village Pub

225 W Broadway St, Bradley

RUNNERS-UP

Brandi Fear

from the Pub At Midtown

71 W 1st St, Manteno

815-468-1992

Tim Craft

from Grapes & Hops

251 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee

815-573-5303

WAITER/WAITRESS

Nicole Deverin

at Grapes & Hops

251 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee

815-573-5303

RUNNER-UP

Naomi Cochran

at TGI Friday

1503 N State Route 50, Bourbonnais

815-929-1760

CAKE DECORATOR/SWEETS

B D Licious

549 N. Van Buren, Bradley

815-207-3022

RUNNERS-UP

Nana’s Cakery & Bake Shoppe

400 Kennedy Dr., Bradley

815-802-8000

Two Whisks Bakery

119 N. Main St., Manteno

815-468-7700

Heather’s Custom Cakes

970 W Broadway St, Bradley

815-304-4181