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2005 Staff Picks


Best Adult Store - Deja Vu Love Boutique
Best All-Around Performer - Clint Holmes
Best Appetizers - Grape Street
Best Architecture - The Venetian
Best Arizona Getaway - Grand Canyon
Best Art Gallery - Wynn Collection
Best Attraction - Eiffel Tower
Best Bagels - Harrie's Bagelmania
Best Bar Food - Steiner's Pub
Best BBQ - Memphis Championship Barbecue
Best Bargain Show - Honkey Tonk Angles
Best Basketball Court - Desert Breeze Park
Best Bingo - Sam's Town
Best Blackjack - Las Vegas Club
Best Bookstore - The Reading Room
Best Bowling Alley - Gold Coast
Best Bread - Panera Bread
Best California Getaway - Calistoga
Best CD Store - Big B's CD and Records
Best Celebrity Resident - Celine Dion
Best Celebrity Tourist - Britney Spears
Best Cheap Eats - Wildfire Casino
Best Chinese Restaurant - Pearl Wok Chinese Express
Best Cocktail - Lawry's the Prime Rib
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Best Comedian - Brett Butler
Best Comedy Club - The Comedy Stop
Best Community Organization - Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Best Day Spa - Canyon Ranch Spa Club
Best Deli - Bagel Cafe
Best Desert Landscaping - LV Valley Water District's Thomas A. Campbell Reservoir
Best Desserts - 5 & Diner
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - Cracked Egg
Best Donuts - Windmill Doughnuts
Best Downtown Hotel - Golden Gate
Best Dressed Las Vegan - Monti Rock III
Best Entertainment Venue - Beach at Mandalay Bay
Best Ethnic Market - 99 Ranch Market
Best Family Amusement Center - The Adventuredome
Best Family Restaurant - Buca Di Beppo
Best Football Contest - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Best French Restaurant - Bonjour Casual French Restaurant
Best Gardening Store - Nevada Water Gardens
Best Gift Shop - Liberace Museum
Best Golf Course - DragonRidge Country Club
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Pamplemousse Restaurant
Best Gourmet Shop - Whole Foods Market
Best Hamburgers - Schoop's Hamburgers
Best Home Store - Bed, Bath & Beyond
Best Horse Riding Stable - Sandy Valley Ranch
Best Hot Dogs - Hot Dog Heaven
Best Hotel Asian Restaurant - Asia at Harrah's
Best Hotel Breakfast Special - Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel
Best Hotel Brunch - Sterling Brunch at Bally's
Best Hotel Coffee Shop - Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Best Hotel Gourmet Restaurant - Bradley Ogden
Best Hotel Italian Restaurant - Terrazza
Best Hotel Mexican Restaurant - Taqueria Canonita
Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant - Aqua
Best Hotel Shrimp Cocktail - Boardwalk
Best Hotel Spa - Four Seasons
Best Hotel Steakhouse - Gallagher's
Best Ice Cream - Danielle's Chocolates and Ice Cream
Best Indian Restaurant - India Oven
Best Italian Restaurant - Ventano Italian Corner & Oyster Bar
Best Japanese Restaurant - Cafe Wasabi
Best Keno - Bellagio
Best Kitchen Shop - Sur Le Table
Best Landmark - Siegfried & Roy Statue
Best Late Night Dining - Jazzed Cafe & Vinoteca
Best Library Branch - Clark County Library
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Cost Plus World Market
Best Lobby - Ritz-Carlton
Best Local Coach - Regina Miller (UNLV)
Best Local Politician - Harry Reid
Best Local Print Journalist - Norm!
Best Local Radio Personality - Dusty Street
Best Local Sportscaster - Dennis Evans (KYNV)
Best Local TV Anchor - Colleen May (KLAS)
Best Local's Hotel - The Orleans
Best Lounge - Tabu
Best Lounge Performer - Richard Cheese
Best Lunch Deal - Broadway Pizzeria
Best Magician - David Copperfield
Best Mall - Las Vegas Premium Outlets
Best Mexican Restaurant - Lindo Michoacan
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Hedary's Mediterranean Restaurant
Best Museum - Liberace Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Great Basin National Park
Best New Hotel Restaurant - Seablue (MGM Grand)
Best New Restaurant - Icehouse Lounge
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - LV Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Russian Restaurant Eliseevsky
Best Outdoor Sign - Tam O'Shanter Motel
Best Outlet Store - Kenneth Cole
Best Park - City Hall Park
Best Pastry - Layers Bakery
Best Patio Dining - Marche Bacchus
Best Paying Slots - Palms Casino Resort
Best Picnic Spot - Valley of Fire State Park
Best Pizza - Brooklyn Boys Pizza
Best Place for Breakfast - Omelet House
Best Place for Power Lunch - Chicago Joe's
Best Place to Buy Antiques and Collectibles - Red Rooster
Best Place to Buy or Rent Movies - Hollywood Video
Best Place to Buy Video Games - Game Crazy
Best Place to Eat When You're On a Diet - P.F. Chang's
Best Place to Get a Pet - Las Vegas Valley Humane Society
Best Place to Get Body Art - Pussykat Tattoo Parlor
Best Place to Hike - Valley of Fire State Park
Best Place to People Watch - Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Best Place to Ride a Bike - Boulder City
Best Place to Shoot Pool - Mickey's Cues and Brews
Best Place to Shop When Price is No Object - Hermes of Paris
Best Place to Skateboard - Desert Breeze
Best Place to Ski or Snowboard - Big Bear, California
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - Palms Casino Resort
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Best Place to Swim - Henderson Multigenerational Center/Aqautic Complex
Best Place to Take Visitors - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to View the City - Frenchman's Mountain
Best Poker Room - Luxor
Best Pool - Green Valley Ranch
Best Production Show - Blue Man Group
Best Public Art - Warsaw Ghetto Rememberance Garden at Temple Beth Sholom
Best Restaurant with a View - Summit Restaurant
Best Restrooms - New York, New York
Best Romantic Restaurant - The Melting Pot
Best Salads - Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
Best Seafood Restaurant - Hush Puppy
Best Shooting Range - The Gun Club
Best Shopping - Desert Passage
Best Show Choreography - Mamma Mia!
Best Showgirls - Skintight
Best Singer - Celine Dion
Best Slot Club - Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Best Slot Theme - The Twilight Zone
Best Softball Field - Pueblo Park
Best Soul Food Restaurant - M&M Soul Food
Best Soup - Omelet House
Best Souvenir - Siegfried & Roy Calendar
Best Sporting Good Store - Bass Pro Shops
Best Sports Book - Imperial Palace
Best Steakhouse - Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Best Strip Hotel - New York, New York
Best Sub Sandwich - Amy's Deli & Pizzeria
Best Supermarket Deli - Vons
Best Swap Meet - Broadacres Swap Meet
Best Tacos - Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Best Tennis Courts - Arroyo Grande Sports Complex
Best Thai Restaurant - King & I
Best Thrift Shop - Goodwill
Best Tobacco Store - Cigarettes Cheaper
Best Tropical Drinks - Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill
Best Undiscovered Restaurant - Red Apple Grill
Best Used Book Store - Dead Poet Books
Best Utah Getaway - Cedar City
Best Valet Parking - Mandalay Bay
Best Video Poker - Palms Casino Resort
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
Best Wedding Chapel - Little White Wedding Chapel
Best Wine Selection - Andre's French Restaurant
Best Workout Place - Clubsport Green Valley

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