2003 Staff Picks

Best 3-D Motion Ride - Race For Atlantis
Best After Hours Club - Hush Lounge
Best All-Around Performer - Gladys Knight
Best Amusement Ride - Big Shot (Stratosphere)
Best Antique Store - Nicolas and Osvaldo Antiques
Best Appetizers - Bahama Breeze
Best Architecture - Paris Las Vegas
Best Arizona Getaway - Jerome
Best Art Gallery - Gallery Au Go-Go
Best Attraction - Buccaneer Bay Pirate Show at TI
Best Bagels - Harrie's Bagelmania
Best Bakery - Normandie Authentic French Country Bakery
Best Bar Food - Outside Inn
Best Bar for Romance - Hookah Lounge
Best BBQ - H&H Barbecue
Best Bargain Show - Boulder Blues (Boulder Station)
Best Bingo - Station Casinos
Best Blackjack - Binion's
Best Bookstore - Gambler's Book Shop
Best Bowling Alley - Suncoast
Best California Getaway - Hearst Castle
Best Cheap Eats - L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Best Children's Menu - Outback Steakhouse
Best Chinese Restaurant - Amlee Gourmet
Best Coffee Shop - Le Cafe Ile St. Louis (Paris Las Vegas)
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Best Comedian - Rita Rudner
Best Comedy Club - The Improv
Best Concert - Paul McCartney
Best Concert Venue - Aladdin Theatre
Best Dancers - Folies Bergere
Best Day Spa - Euphoria
Best Deli - Bagel Cafe
Best Desserts - Rosemary's Restaurant
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - Omelet House
Best Donuts - Lamar's
Best Downtown Hotel - Golden Nugget
Best Electronics Store - Circuit City
Best Entertainment Venue - House of Blues
Best Ethnic Market - International Marketplace
Best Family Attraction - Shark Reef
Best Family Restaurant - Mimi's Cafe
Best Fitness Center - YMCA of Southern Nevada
Best Football Contest - Hard Rock Hotel
Best French Restaurant - Andre's French Restaurant
Best Gardening Store - Plant World
Best Gay/Alternative Bar - Sasha's
Best Gentlemen's Club - Jaguars
Best Gift Shop - Cost Plus World Market
Best Golf Course - Southern Highlands Golf Club
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Piero's
Best Gourmet Shop - Williams-Sonoma
Best Hamburgers - Kilroy's
Best Home Improvement Store - Lowe's
Best Horseback Riding Stables - Sagebrush Ranch
Best Hot Dogs - Chicago Hot Dogs
Best Hotel Lobby - The Venetian
Best Hotel Nightclub - Ra (Luxor)
Best Hotel Pool - Flamingo Las Vegas
Best Hotel Restrooms - Four Seasons
Best Hotel Spa - Mandalay Bay
Best Hotel Arcade - New York New York
Best Hotel Asian Restaurant - Tsunami Asian Grill (The Venetian)
Best Hotel Breakfast Special - Cafe Siena (Suncoast)
Best Hotel Brunch - Commanders Palace (Aladdin)
Best Hotel Buffet - Spice Market Buffet (Aladdin)
Best Hotel Gourmet Restaurant - Alize (Palms)
Best Hotel Italian Restaurant - Trattoria Del Lupo
Best Hotel Mexican Restaurant - Don Miguel's
Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant - Emeril's New Orleans Fish House
Best Hotel Shrimp Cocktail - Golden Gate
Best Hotel Steakhouse - Craftsteak (MGM)
Best Ice Cream/Yogurt - Luv-It Frozen Custard
Best Indian Restaurant - India Oven
Best Italian Restaurant - Bella Luna
Best Japanese Restaurant - Osaka
Best Keno - Silverton
Best Landmark - Vegas Vic
Best Las Vegas Souvenire - Deck of Cards
Best Late Night Dining - Bootlegger Bistro
Best Late Night Food Special - Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Best Library Branch - Paseo Verde Library
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Las Vegas Wine Company
Best Live Music Club - Sand Dollar Lounge
Best Local Sport Event - National Rodeo Finals
Best Local Sports Team - Las Vegas 51's
Best Local's Hotel - Palms
Best Lounge - Napoleon's (Paris)
Best Lounge Performer - Loveshack (Texas Station)
Best Lunch Deal - Jillian's
Best Magician - Michael Close (Monte Carlo)
Best Mall - Fashion Show
Best Mexican Restaurant - El Sombrero Mall
Best Microbrewery - Monte Carlo Brew Pub
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant
Best Miniature Grand Prix Course - Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center 
Best Movie Rental Store - Mascot Video
Best Movie Theater - Century Suncaost 16/Rain in the Desert (Palms)
Best Museum - Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Caliente
Best New Hotel Restaurant - Zax (Golden Nugget)
Best New Restaurant - Vigne Cafe
Best New Slot Theme - Elvira
Best Nightclub - Rain in the Desert (Palms)
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Inka Si Senor
Best Outdoor Basketball Courts - Arroyo Grande Sports Complex
Best Outdoor Sign - Rio
Best Outlet Store - Fossil Company Store
Best Park - Floyd Lamb State Park
Best Patio Dining - Angel Park Golf Club
Best Pawn Shop - Pioneer Loan & Jewelry
Best Paying Slots - Palms
Best Performing Arts Group - Nevada Conservatory Theatre
Best Pet Store - Petco
Best Picnic Spot - Spring Mountain Ranch
Best Pizza - Verrazano
Best Place for a Power Lunch - Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.
Best Place for Breakfast - Omelet House
Best Place to Buy Dust Collectors - Spencer Gifts
Best Place to Buy Video Games - Gamestop
Best Place to Dance - Ra (Luxor)
Best Place to Go if You Are Under 21 - Neonopolis
Best Place to Go on a Budget - The Strip
Best Place to Go When Price is No Object - Light (Bellagio)
Best Place to Hike - Valley of Fire State Park
Best Place to People Watch - Mon Ami Gabi
Best Place to Ride a Bike - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to Roller Blade - Bunker Park
Best Place to Shoot Pool - Jillian's
Best Place to Shop When Price is No Object - Fred Leighton Jewelers
Best Place to Ski or Snowboard - Brian Head, Utah
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - Ghostbar
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Jaguars
Best Place to Swim - The Willows Community Center
Best Place to Take Visitors - Mount Charleston
Best Place to View the City - Voodoo Lounge
Best Place to Walk or Job - Boulder City
Best Poker Room - Stardust
Best Production Show - O
Best Public Art - Cowparade
Best Public Landscaping - Desert Demonstrations
Best Raquetball Courts - Black Mountain Recreation Area
Best Record Store - Big B's and Records
Best Restaurant to Impress a Date - Rosemary's Restaurant
Best Romantic Restaurant - Trumpets
Best Salads - Cheesecake Factory
Best Seafood Restaurant - McCormick & Schmicks
Best Showgirls - Showgirls (Rio)
Best Singer - Clint Holmes
Best Singles Bar - Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.
Best Slot Club - Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Best Softball Field - Desert Breeze Park
Best Soul Food Restaurant - M&M Soul Food
Best Soup - Jason's Deli
Best Sports Bar - ESPN Zone
Best Sports Book - Suncoast
Best Steakhouse - Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Best Strip Hotel - Mandalay Bay
Best Sub Sandwich - Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Best Swap Meet - Silver State Marketplace
Best Tacos - Pepe's Tacos
Best Tennis Courts - Twin Lakes Raquetball Club
Best Thai Restaurant - King & I
Best Thrift Shop - Just a Second Boutique
Best Tobacco Store - Havana Cigar Co.
Best Tropical Drinks - Peppermill Inn
Best Undiscovered Restaurant - Parma Ristorante
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - The Real World: Las Vegas
Best Used Book Store - Book Magician
Best Utah Getaway - Cedar City
Best Valet Parking - Four Seasons
Best Vegetarian Food - Raw Truth Cafe
Best Video Poker - Fiesta Rancho
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Bellagio Conservatory
Best Wedding Chapel - Little White Wedding Chapel
Best Wine Selection - Viaggio Italian Cuisine

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