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2002 Reader's Picks


Best 3-D Motion Ride - Star Trek: The Experience
Best After Hours Club - Drai's
Best All-Around Performer - Danny Gans
Best Amusement Ride - Manhattan Express
Best Antique Store - Antique Sampler Shoppes
Best Appetizers - TGI Fridays
Best Architecture - Bellagio
Best Arizona Getaway - Sedona
Best Art Gallery - Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Best Bagels - Einstein Brother's Bagels
Best Bakery - Freed's Bakery
Best Bar Food - PT's Pub
Best Bar for Romance - Fireside Lounge
Best BBQ - Memphis Championship Barbecue
Best Bargain Show - Bottoms Up!
Best Bingo - Texas Station
Best Blackjack - Sahara
Best Bookstore - Borders
Best Bowling Alley - The Orleans
Best California Getaway - San Diego
Best Cheap Eats - Taco Bell
Best Children's Menu - Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Best Chinese Restaurant - P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Starbucks
Best Comedian - Rita Rudner
Best Comedy Club - The Improv
Best Concert - U2
Best Concert Venue - MGM Grand Garden
Best Dancers - Jubilee!
Best Day Spa - Euphoria
Best Deli - Jason's Deli
Best Desserts - Cheesecake Factory
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - 5 & Diner
Best Donuts - Krispy Kreme
Best Downtown Hotel - Golden Nugget
Best Electronics Store - Best Buy
Best Entertainment Venue - House of Blues
Best Ethnic Market - International Marketplace
Best Family Attraction - The Adventuredome at Circus Circus
Best Family Restaurant - Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Best Football Contest - Station Casinos
Best French Restaurant - Andre's French Restaurant
Best Gardening Store - Star Nursery
Best Gay/Alternative Bar - Gipsy
Best Gentlemen's Club - Olympic Garden
Best Gift Shop - Hallmark
Best Golf Course - Angel Park Golf Course
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Rosemary's Restaurant
Best Gourmet Shop - Trader Joe's
Best Hamburgers - In-N-Out Burgers
Best Home Improvement Store - Home Depot
Best Horseback Riding Stables - Bonnie Springs Old Nevada
Best Hot Dogs - Costco
Best Hotel Lobby - Bellagio
Best Hotel Nightclub - Studio 54 (MGM)
Best Hotel Pool - Mandalay Bay
Best Hotel Restrooms - Bellagio
Best Hotel Spa - Mandalay Bay
Best Hotel Arcade - Circus Circus
Best Hotel Asian Restaurant - Benihana Village (LV Hilton)
Best Hotel Attraction - Bellagio Fountains
Best Hotel Breakfast Special - Sourdough Cafe (Arizona Charlies)
Best Hotel Brunch - Bellagio Buffet
Best Hotel Buffet - Bellagio Buffet
Best Hotel Coffee Shop - Cafe Siena (Suncoast)
Best Hotel Gourmet Restaurant - Hugo's Cellar (Four Queens)
Best Hotel Italian Restaurant - Pasta Palace (Palace Station)
Best Hotel Late Night Food Special - Arizona Charlies
Best Hotel Lounge - Voodoo Lounge (Rio)
Best Hotel Mexican Restaurant - Garduno's (Fiesta)
Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant - Aqua (Bellagio)
Best Hotel Shrimp Cocktail - Golden Gate
Best Hotel Steakhouse - The Steakhouse (Circus Circus)
Best Ice Cream/Yogurt - Baskin Robbins
Best Indian Restaurant - Shalimar Indian Cuisine
Best Italian Restaurant - Olive Garden
Best Japanese Restaurant - Hamada of Japan
Best Keno - Silverton
Best Landmark - Stratosphere Tower
Best Las Vegas Souvenir - Dice Clock
Best Late Night Dining - TGI Fridays
Best Library Branch - Sahara West Library
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Lee's Discount Liquor
Best Live Music Club - House of Blues
Best Local Sport Event - NASCAR Winston Cup
Best Local Sports Team - UNLV Rebels Basketball
Best Local's Hotel - Sunset Station
Best Lounge Performer - Louis Louie (Sunset Station)
Best Lunch Deal - Olive Garden
Best Magician - Lance Burton (Monte Carlo)
Best Mall - Boulevard Mall
Best Mexican Restaurant - Ricardo's
Best Microbrewery - Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Mediterranean Cafe & Market
Best Miniature Grand Prix Course - Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix
Best Movie Rental Store - Blockbuster
Best Movie Theater - Century Orleans 18
Best Museum - Lied Discovery Children's Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Mesquite
Best New Hotel Restaurant - Little Buddha (Palms)
Best New Restaurant - Claim Jumper
Best New Slot Theme - Sinatra Slots
Best Nightclub - Studio 54
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - Clark County Government Center
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Cafe Heidelberg German Deli & Restaurant
Best Outdoor Basketball Courts - Sunset Station
Best Outdoor Sign - MGM Grand
Best Outlet Store - Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet
Best Park - Sunset Park
Best Patio Dining - Cafe Nicolle
Best Pawn Shop - Super Pawn
Best Paying Slots - Sunset Station
Best Performing Arts Group - Nevada Ballet Theatre
Best Pet Store - Petsmart
Best Picnic Spot - Mount Charleston
Best Pizza - Pizza Hut
Best Place for a Power Lunch - Palm Restaurant
Best Place for Breakfast - IHOP
Best Place to Buy Dust Collectors - Hallmark
Best Place to Buy Video Games - Best Buy
Best Place to Dance - Studio 54 (MGM Grand)
Best Place to Go if You Are Under 21 - Circus Circus
Best Place to Go on a Budget - Fremont Street Experience/Circus Circus
Best Place to Go When Price is No Object - O (Bellagio)
Best Place to Hike - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to People Watch - The Strip
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 - Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort in Lee Canyon
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - Hard Rock Hotel
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to Swim - Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Best Place to Take Visitors - The Strip
Best Place to View the City - Stratosphere Tower
Best Place to Walk or Job - Sunset Park
Best Poker Room - Bellagio
Best Production Show - O (Bellagio)
Best Public Art - Green Valley Statues
Best Public Landscaping - Strip Medians
Best Raquetball Courts - Sporting House
Best Record Store - Tower Records
Best Restaurant to Impress a Date - Lawry's The Prime Rib
Best Romantic Restaurant - Andre's French Restaurant
Best Salads - Sweet Tomatoes
Best Seafood Restaurant - Red Lobster
Best Showgirls - Jubilee! (Bally's)
Best Singer - Clint Holmes
Best Singles Bar - The Beach
Best Slot Club - Station Casinos
Best Softball Field - Sunset Park
Best Soul Food Restaurant - Simply Southern Cafe
Best Soup - Sweet Tomatoes
Best Sports Bar - ESPN Zone
Best Sports Book - Caesars Palace
Best Steakhouse - Outback Steakhouse
Best Strip Hotel - Bellagio
Best Sub Sandwich - Subway
Best Swap Meet - Fantastic Indoor Swapmeet
Best Tacos - Taco Bell
Best Tennis Courts - Sunset Park
Best Thai Restaurant - Thai Spice
Best Thrift Shop - Savers
Best Tobacco Store - Mr. Bill's Pipe & Tobacco Co.
Best Tropical Drinks - Bahama Breeze
Best Undiscovered Restaurant - Wild Sage Cafe
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - Oceans Eleven
Best Used Book Store - Albion Book Co.
Best Utah Getaway - Zion National Park
Best Valet Parking - The Mirage
Best Vegetarian Food - Wild Oats Community Market
Best Video Poker - Sunset Station
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Stratosphere Tower
Best Wedding Chapel - Little Church of the West
Best Wine Selection - Grape Street

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