The Gaslamp Quarter Association holds an annual awards dinner recognizing individuals and businesses for their excellence! We're proud of our world class destination. We love to show our appreciation to the people and places that make our neighborhood shine. Our dinner is a very special night for Gaslamp's Elite. This year we visited the newly remodeled Westin Gaslamp Quarter fresh off their $25 million transformation on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, accompanied by 400 Gaslamp VIP's.Special thanks to the Exclusive Collection Gallery for sharing Michael Flohr's "Historic Gaslamp" painting for the look of the event.
We will announce the date for 2013 soon - check back regularly!
The Gaslamp Quarter Association is proud to announce and congratulation the 2012 Best of the Gaslamp and Lamplighter Award Winners!
2012 Lamplighter Award Winners:
Special Recognition for Commitment to San Diego & the Gaslamp Quarter – Mayor Jerry Sanders
Gaslamp Quarter Association President’s Award – San Diego Padres
Special Recognition for Community Leadership & Generosity – Chris Cramer, Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Annual Design Award - Backesto Building, owned by Gaslamp Quarter Associates
2012 “Best of the Gaslamp Quarter” Award Winners:
Best New Retailer – Tease Boutique
Best New Venue – Restaurant or Entertainment – barleymash
Restaurateur/Chef of the Year – Antonio Friscia, Stingaree & Gaijin Noodle + Sake House
Favorite Gaslamp Area Hotel – Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Favorite Gaslamp Spa/Salon or Personal Service – A Style Concierge
Favorite Fine Art Gallery – Alexander Salazar Fine Art
Favorite Shopping – Apparel – Urban Outfitters
Favorite Shopping – Furniture & Home Décor – Urban Lighting
Favorite Shopping – Accessories & Footwear – Skechers
Favorite Fine Dining – Bandar Restaurant
Favorite Casual Dining – The Tin Fish, Gaslamp
Favorite American Cuisine – Contemporary or Californian Cuisine – barleymash
Favorite Steakhouse – Donovan’s Steak & Chop House
Favorite Dessert & Coffee – Heavenly Cupcake
Favorite Seafood Restaurant – The Oceanaire, Seafood Room
Favorite Sushi & Asian Cuisine – Gaijin Noodle + Sake House
Favorite International Cuisine – Café Sevilla
Favorite Mexican Cuisine – La Puerta
Favorite Italian Cuisine – Bice San Diego
Favorite Quick Service – Burger Lounge
Favorite Entertainment – Bar, Tavern or Pub – Analog Bar
Favorite Entertainment – Lounge – Side Bar
Favorite Entertainment – Venue or Live Music/Comedy – The American Comedy Co.
Favorite Entertainment – Nightclub Promoter – DJhere Productions
Favorite Entertainment – Nightclub – FLUXX Nightclub
How are the Lamplighter winners determined?
We posted a open nomination survey on this web page and sent it to our to our 15,000 dedicated subscribers via the “Gaslamp Insider” and again to all of our 600+ business subscribers via the “Gaslamp Update”. All of the Gaslamp Businesses were included in that survey in their respective web categories. We take the top three vote-getters in each category and make the Official GQA only ballot from that. We then mail the official paper ballots exclusively to our Gaslamp Quarter Association member businesses.
Questions about the process?