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2001 Staff Picks


Best All-Around Performer - Clint Holmes
Best Amusement Ride - Speed The Ride
Best Antique Store - Nicolas and Osvaldo Antiques
Best Appetizers - Houlihan's
Best Arcade - Excalibur
Best Architecture - La Concha Motel
Best Arizona Getaway - Tombstone
Best Art Gallery - Las Vegas Art Museum
Best Attraction - Shark Reef (Mandalay Bay)
Best Bagels - Einstein Brother's Bagels
Best Bakery - Bagel Cafe
Best Bar Food - Draft House Barn & Casino
Best Bar for Romance - Jack's Velvet Lounge
Best BBQ - Memphis Championship Barbecue
Best Bingo - Arizona Charlie's
Best Blackjack - Slots A Fun
Best Bookstore - Barnes & Noble
Best Bowling Alley - The Suncoast
Best California Getaway - Disneyland
Best Cheap Eats - Chuy's Mesquite Broiler
Best Children's Menu - Roadhouse Grill
Best Chinese Restaurant - Mayflower Cuisinier
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Jitters Gourmet Coffee
Best Comedian - Rita Rudner
Best Comedy Club - The Improv
Best Community Center - Veterans Memorial Leisure Service Center
Best Concert - Bruce Springsteen
Best Concert Venue - Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts
Best Country Western Bar - Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Barbeque
Best Dancers - Midnight Fantasy
Best Deli - Stage Deli of Las Vegas
Best Desserts - Grape Street Cafe
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - Sunshine Cafe
Best Donuts - Lamar's Doughnuts
Best Downtown Hotel - Golden Nugget
Best Driving Range - Badlands Golf Club
Best Ethnic Market - India Market
Best Family Attraction - Shark Reef (Mandalay Bay)
Best Family Restaurant - Country Inn
Best First Run Movie Theater - Century Suncoast 16
Best Fitness Center - Gold's Gym
Best Football Contest - Arizona Charlie's
Best French Restaurant - Bonjour Casual French Restaurant
Best Gardening Store - Community College of Southern Nevada Desert Garden Center
Best Gift Shop - Ivy League Fine Gifts, Home Decor & Collectibles
Best Golf Course - Desert Inn Golf Club
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Rosemary's Restaurant
Best Greek Restaurant - Mediterranean Cafe & Market
Best Hamburgers - Red Robin
Best Hardware Store - Lowe's
Best High Tech Store - The Sharper Image
Best Hot Dogs - Wienerschnitzel
Best Hotel Lobby - The Venetian
Best Hotel Lounge - Carnival Court (Harrah's)
Best Hotel Pool - Caesars Palace
Best Hotel Asian Restaurant - Empree Court (Caesars Palace)
Best Hotel Breakfast Special - Nickel Nick's
Best Hotel Brunch - Garduno's (Fiesta)
Best Hotel Buffet - Le Village Buffet (Paris)
Best Hotel Coffee Shop - Carson Street Cafe
Best Hotel Gourmet Restaurant - Picasso
Best Hotel Italian Restaurant - Trattorio Del Lupo (Mandalay Bay)
Best Hotel Mexican Restaurant - Willy & Joses (Sams Town)
Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant - Emeri's New Orleans Fish House (MGM)
Best Hotel Shrimp Cocktail - Golden Gate
Best Hotel Steak Special - Ellis Island
Best Hotel Steakhouse - Prime (Bellagio)
Best Ice Cream/Yogurt - Leatherby's
Best Indian Restaurant - India Over
Best Indoor Rock Climbing - Powerhouse Climbing Center
Best Italian Restaurant - Presutti's Tomatoes
Best Japanese Restaurant - Osaka Japanese Cuisine
Best Keno - Silverton
Best Landmark - Stratosphere Tower
Best Las Vegas Souvenir - Elvis Sunglasses with fake sideburns
Best Late Night Dining - Jazzed Cafe & Vinoteca
Best Library Branch - Sahara West Library
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Nevada Wine Cellar and Spirits
Best Live Music Club - House of Blues
Best Local Artist - Mark Vranesh
Best Local Sport Event - Big League Challenge
Best Local Sports Team - UNLV Rebels Football
Best Local's Hotel - Sam's Town
Best Lounge Performer - Jimmy Hopper (Bellagio)
Best Lunch Deal - Casa Don Juan
Best Magician - Penn & Teller (Rio)
Best Mall - Galleria at Sunset Mall
Best Mexican Restaurant - El Sombrero
Best Microbrewery - Tenaya Creek Restaurant & Brewery
Best Miniature Grand Prix Course - Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix
Best Museum - Clark County Museum
Best Neighborhood Bar - Sean Patrick's Irish Pub
Best Nevada Getaway - Ely
Best New Hotel Restaurant - Austin's (Texas Station)
Best New Restaurant - Simply Southern Cafe
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - Downtown Historic District
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Kabob House
Best Outdoor Basketball Courts - Lone Mountain Park
Best Outdoor Sign - Treasure Island
Best Outlet Store - Waterford Wedgewood USA
Best Park - Hills Park
Best Patio Dining - Z'Tejas Grill
Best Paying Slots - Sunset Station
Best Performing Arts Group - Las Vegas Philharmonic
Best Pet Store - Petsmart
Best Picnic Spot - Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Best Pizza - Metro Pizza
Best Place for a Power Lunch - Spago
Best Place for Breakfast - Mimi's Cafe
Best Place to Buy Dust Collectors - Spencer Gifts
Best Place to Dance - Studio 54 (MGM Grand)
Best Place to Go if You Are Under 21 - Sanctuary
Best Place to Go on a Budget - Railhead
Best Place to Go When Price is No Object - Canyon Ranch Spa
Best Place to Hike - Las Vegas Wash
Best Place to People Watch - Pahrump
Best Place to Ride a Bike - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to Roller Blade - Desert Breeze Park
Best Place to Shoot Pool - Pink E's Fun Food & Spirits
Best Place to Ski or Snowboard - Big Bear Ski Resort
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Cold Creek Canyon
Best Place to Swim - Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex
Best Place to Take Visitors - Mount Charleston
Best Place to View the City - Eiffel Tower Experience
Best Place to Walk or Job - Pittman Wash Trail
Best Poker Room - Bellagio
Best Production Show - Blue Man Group (Luxor)
Best Public Art - Neon Museum
Best Public Landscaping - The Mirage
Best Raquetball Courts - UNLV
Best Record Store - Virgin Megastore
Best Restaurant to Impress a Date - Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Best Salads - Sweet Tomatoes
Best Seafood Restaurant - McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
Best Showgirls - Jubilee! (Bally's)
Best Showroom - Monte Carlo
Best Singer - Sheena Easton (Rio)
Best Singles Bar - Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.
Best Slot Club - Suncoast
Best Softball Field - Arroyo Grande Sports Complex
Best Soup - Souper Salad
Best Southern Cooking - Simply Southern Cafe
Best Sports Bar - Roadrunner Saloon
Best Sports Book - Stratosphere
Best Steakhouse - Bob Taylor's Ranch House
Best Store to Shop When Price is No Object - Tiffany and Co.
Best Strip Hotel - Paris
Best Sub Sandwich - Capriotti's
Best Swap Meet - Broadacres Swap Meet
Best Tacos - Pepe's Taco
Best Tennis Courts - Twin Lakes Raquet Club
Best Thai Restaurant - Lotus of Siam
Best Thrift Shop - Opportunity Village
Best Tobacco Store - Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Smoke Shop
Best Undiscovered Restaurant - Wild Sage Cafe
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Best Used Book Store - Dead Poet Bookstore
Best Used Record Store - Big B's CD & Records
Best Utah Getaway - Bryce Canyon National Park
Best Valet Parking - Four Seasons
Best Vegetarian Food - Shalimar Fine Indian Cuisine
Best Video Poker - The Orleans
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
Best Wedding Chapel - Little White Wedding Chapel
Best Wine Selection - Grape Street

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