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2005 Reader's Picks


Best Adult Store - Adult Superstore
Best All-Around Performer - Clint Holmes
Best Appetizers - Bahama Breeze
Best Architecture - Bellagio
Best Arizona Getaway - Sedona
Best Art Gallery - Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Best Attraction - Bellagio Fountains
Best Bagels - Einstein Bros. Bagels
Best Bar Food - PT's Pub
Best BBQ - Memphis Championship Barbecue
Best Bargain Show - Bottom Ups
Best Basketball Court - Thomas and Mack Center
Best Bingo - Fiesta Rancho
Best Blackjack - Fiesta Rancho
Best Bookstore - Borders
Best Bowling Alley - Texas Station
Best Bread - Panera Bread
Best California Getaway - San Diego
Best CD Store - Best Buy
Best Celebrity Resident - Andre Agassi
Best Celebrity Tourist - Ben Affleck
Best Cheap Eats - Taco Bell
Best Chinese Restaurant - P.F. Chang's
Best Cocktail - Peppermill
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Starbucks
Best Comedian - Rita Rudner
Best Comedy Club - The Improv at Harrah's
Best Community Organization - Opportunity Village
Best Day Spa - Euphoria
Best Deli - Jason's Deli
Best Desert Landscaping - Ethel M. Cactus Garden
Best Desserts - Cheesecake Factory
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - 5 & Diner
Best Donuts - Krispy Kreme
Best Downtown Hotel - Golden Nugget
Best Dressed Las Vegan - Steve Wynn
Best Entertainment Venue - MGM Grand Garden
Best Ethnic Market - Mariana's Supermarket
Best Family Amusement Center - Circus, Circus
Best Family Restaurant - Applebee's
Best Football Contest - Station Casinos
Best French Restaurant - Andre's French Restaurant
Best Gardening Store - Star Nursery
Best Gift Shop - Hallmark
Best Golf Course - Angel Park Golf Club
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Rosemary's
Best Gourmet Shop - Trader Joe's
Best Hamburgers - In-N-Out Burger
Best Home Improvement Store - Home Depot
Best Horse Riding Stable - Bonnie Springs
Best Hot Dogs - Wienerschnitzel
Best Hotel Asian Restaurant - Little Buddha
Best Hotel Breakfast Special - Station Casinos
Best Hotel Brunch - Bellagio
Best Hotel Coffee Shop - Cafe Bellagio
Best Hotel Gourmet Restaurant - Picasso
Best Hotel Italian Restaurant - San Lorenzo Italian Restaurant
Best Hotel Mexican Restaurant - Gardunos
Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant - Aqua
Best Hotel Shrimp Cocktail - Golden Gate
Best Hotel Spa - Canyon Ranch Spa Club
Best Hotel Steakhouse - Austin's
Best Ice Cream - Cold Stone Creamery
Best Indian Restaurant - Ghandi India's Cuisine
Best Italian Restaurant - Olive Garden
Best Japanese Restaurant - Osaka
Best Keno - Caesars Palace
Best Kitchen Shop - Williams-Sonoma
Best Landmark - Stratosphere
Best Late Night Dining - Bootlegger Bistro
Best Library Branch - West Sahara
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Lee's Discount Liquor
Best Lobby - Bellagio
Best Local Coach - John Robinson (UNLV)
Best Local Politician - Oscar Goodman
Best Local Print Journalist - John L. Smith
Best Local Radio Personality - Mark & Mercedes (KMXB)
Best Local Sportscaster - Dave McCann (KLAS)
Best Local TV Anchor - Gary Waddell
Best Local's Hotel - Green Valley Ranch
Best Lounge - Fontana Lounge (Bellagio)
Best Lounge Performer - Book E. Jarr
Best Lunch Deal - Schlotzsky's Deli
Best Magician - Lance Burton
Best Mall - Fashion Show
Best Mexican Restaurant - Lindo Michoacan
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Marakech Moroccan Restaurant
Best Museum - Liberace Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Lake Tahoe
Best New Hotel Restaurant - Twin Creeks (Silverton)
Best New Restaurant - Kona Grill
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - Clark County Government Building
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Cafe Heidelberg
Best Outdoor Sign - MGM Grand
Best Outlet Store - Nike Factory Outlet Store
Best Park - Sunset Park
Best Pastry - Freed's Bakery
Best Patio Dining - P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Best Paying Slots - Sunset Station
Best Picnic Spot - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Pizza - Pizza Hut
Best Place for Breakfast - IHOP
Best Place for Power Lunch - P.F. Chang's
Best Place to Buy Antiques and Collectibles - Sampler Shoppes
Best Place to Buy or Rent Movies - Blockbuster
Best Place to Buy Video Games - Best Buy
Best Place to Eat When You're On a Diet - Sweet Tomatoes
Best Place to Get a Pet - Dewey Animal Shelter
Best Place to Get Body Art - Diversity
Best Place to Hike - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to People Watch - Las Vegas Strip
Best Place to Ride a Bike - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to Shoot Pool - PT's Pub
Best Place to Shop When Price is No Object - Forum Shops at Caesars
Best Place to Skateboard - Desert Breeze
Best Place to Ski or Snowboard - Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort in Lee Canyon
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - Palms Casino Resort
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to Swim - Lake Mead
Best Place to Take Visitors - Las Vegas Strip
Best Place to View the City - Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
Best Poker Room - Texas Station
Best Pool - Mandalay Bay
Best Production Show - O
Best Public Art - Green Valley Statues
Best Restaurant with a View - Panevino Restaurant
Best Restrooms - Bellagio
Best Romantic Restaurant - Andre's French Restaurant
Best Salads - Sweet Tomatoes
Best Seafood Restaurant - Red Lobster
Best Shooting Range - American Shooters Supply
Best Shopping - Forum Shops at Caesars
Best Show Choreography - Celine Dion in "A New Day"
Best Showgirls - Jubilee!
Best Singer - Celine Dion
Best Slot Club - Station Casinos
Best Slot Theme - Wheel of Fortune
Best Softball Field - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Soul Food Restaurant - M&M Soul Food
Best Soup - Sweet Tomatoes
Best Souvenir - Dice Clocks
Best Sporting Good Store - Big 5
Best Sports Book - Caesars Palace
Best Steakhouse - Outback
Best Strip Hotel - Bellagio
Best Sub Sandwich - Subway
Best Supermarket Deli - Vons/Albertsons
Best Swap Meet - Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet
Best Tacos - Taco Bell
Best Tennis Courts - Sunset Park
Best Thai Restaurant - Thai Spice Restaurant
Best Thrift Shop - Goodwill
Best Tobacco Store - Mr. Bills
Best Tropical Drinks - Bahama Breeze
Best Undiscovered Restaurant - Marche Bacchus
Best Used Book Store - Albion Book Co.
Best Utah Getaway - Zion National Park
Best Valet Parking - Caesars Palace
Best Video Poker - Fiesta Rancho
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Bellagio Fountains
Best Wedding Chapel - Little Church of the West
Best Wine Selection - Lee's Discount Liquor
Best Workout Place - 24 Hour Fitness

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