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2006 Staff Picks


Best Adult Store - Love Boutique
Best All-Around Performer - Clint Holmes
Best Amusement Ride - Insanity at Stratosphere
Best Appetizers - Cafe Ba Ba Reba
Best Arcade - Coney Island Arcade at New York New York
Best Architecture - Bellagio
Best Arizona Getaway - Verde Canyon
Best Art Gallery - Dust Gallery
Best Arts & Craft Store - Dick Blick
Best Asian Restaurant - Sushi Rodu/Little Buddha
Best Attraction - Fremont Street Experience
Best Bagels - Harrie's Bagelmani
Best Bar Food - Crown & Anchor
Best Bar for Romance - Drai's
Best BBQ - Buckingham's Barbeque
Best Bargain Show - Mac King Comedy Magic Show
Best Basketball Court - Palm's Hardwood Suite
Best Bingo - New Fronteir Hotel & Casino
Best Bookstore - Reading Room
Best Bowling Alley - Sunset Station
Best Breakfast Special - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Brunch - Commander's Palace
Best Buffet - Bellagio
Best California Getaway - Laguna Beach
Best Cheap Eats - Rincon Criollo
Best Children's Clothing Store - Along Came a Spider
Best Chinese Restaurant - Joyful House
Best Cocktail - Peppermill
Best Cocktail Waitresses - Rio
Best Coffee Shop - 7-Eleven
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Grand Luxe
Best Comedian - Dave Chappelle
Best Comedy Club - Hollywood Comedy at The Palms
Best Community Event - Art in the Park
Best Concert - Vegoose
Best Concert Venue - Orleans Arena
Best Day Spa - The Spa at Lakeside
Best Deli - Bagel Cafe
Best Desserts - Layers Bakery Desserts
Best Diner - Jamm's
Best Dive Bar - Champagne Cafe
Best Donuts - Ronald's
Best Downtown Hotel - Main Street Station
Best Dry Cleaners - Britain Cleaners
Best Entertainment Venue - Mandalay Beach
Best Ethnic Market - Mariana's
Best Family Amusement Center - Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix
Best Family Attraction - Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Best Family Restaurant - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Best Football Contest - Hard Rock Hotel
Best Gardening Store - Plant World
Best Gay/Alternative Bar - Krave
Best Gentlemen's Club - Scores
Best Gift Shop - Clark County Coroner's Gift Shop
Best Golf Course - Royal Links Golf Club
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Pamplemousse Restaurant/Alex
Best Gourmet Shop - Whole Foods
Best Grocery Store - Trader Joe's
Best Hamburgers - Kilroy's
Best Historic Location - Mormon Fort
Best Home Improvement Store - Lowes
Best Hookah Lounge - Paymon's Mediterranean Cafe
Best Horse Riding Stable - Red Rock Riding Stables
Best Hot Dogs - Chicago Hot Dogs
Best Housewares Store - Bed, Bath and Beyond
Best Ice Cream - Luv It Frozen Custard
Best Indian Restaurant - India's Over
Best Interior Design - Wynn Las Vegas
Best Italian Restaurant - Chianti Cafe/Il Fornaio
Best Japanese Restaurant - Swish Shabu Shabu
Best Karaoke - Golden Palm
Best Keno - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Landmark - Stardust
Best Late Night Dining - Bootlegger
Best Library Branch - Clark County Library
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Cost Plus
Best Live Music Club - Double Down Saloon
Best Local Hotel - Santa Fe Station
Best Local Sports Event - Las Vegas Marathon
Best Local Sports Team - Wranglers
Best Lounge - Addison's Lounge at Rampart
Best Lounge Performer - Dian Diaz
Best Lunch Deal - Broadway Pizza
Best Magician - David Copperfield
Best Male Strip Show - Thunder From Down Under
Best Mall - Galleria at Sunset Mall
Best Mexican Restaurant - Viva Mercados Mexican Restaurant/Gonzalez Y Gonzalez
Best Microbrewery - Chicago Brewing Co.
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Hedary's Mediterranean Restaurant
Best Movie Theater - Century Suncoast 16
Best Museum - Clark County Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Ely
Best New Restaurant - Hannah's Restaurant/L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Best Nightclub - Whiskey Bar
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - Furniture Market
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Florida Cafe Cuban Restaurant
Best Outdoor Sign - Wynn Las Vegas
Best Outlet Store - Kenneth Cole
Best Park - Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Best Pastry - Ambience Bakery Bistro
Best Paying Slots - The Palms
Best Performing Arts Group - Las Vegas Philharmonic
Best Picnic Spot - Bruce Trent Park
Best Pizza - Metro Pizza
Best Place for Breakfast - Omelet House
Best Place for Power Lunch - Coffee Pub
Best Place to Avoid Tourists - Jaycee Park
Best Place to Buy Antiques and Collectibles - Antiques at the Market
Best Place to Buy Art - First Fridays
Best Place to Buy or Rent Movies - Hollywood Video
Best Place to Buy Video Games - Gamestop
Best Place to Eat When You're On a Diet - Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
Best Place to Get a Pet - Heaven Can Wait
Best Place to Get Freebies - The Palms
Best Place to Go on a Budget - Red Rock Canyon
Best Place to Go When Price is No Object - Wynn Las Vegas
Best Place to Hike - Valley of Fire
Best Place to People Watch - Green Door
Best Place to Ride a Bike - The Gym
Best Place to Shoot Pool - Cue Club
Best Place to Skateboard - Gillespe Sports Park
Best Place to Ski or Snowboard - Brian Head, UT
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - TAO
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - River Mountain
Best Place to Swim - Desert Breeze
Best Place to Take Visitors - Valley of Fire
Best Place to View the City - Mix
Best Place to Walk or Jog - The Strip
Best Place When Price is No Object - Ferrari Dealership
Best Player's Club - Ellis Island
Best Poker Room - Bellagio
Best Pool - Hard Rock Hotel
Best Prime Rib - Sir Gallahad's
Best Production Show - Blue Man Group
Best Public Art - Freeway Walls and Turtles
Best Restaurant with a View - Trumpets
Best Romantic Restaurant - Rosewood Grill
Best Salads - Charleston Grill in Holsom Lofts
Best Seafood Restaurant - Roy's/RM Seafood
Best Service - Ritz-Carlton
Best Shooting Range - Desert Sportsman
Best Shopping - Desert Passage
Best Show Choreography - Celine Dion's A New Day
Best Showgirls - Folies Bergere
Best Shrimp Cocktail - Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Best Singer - Tom Jones
Best Singles Bar - Kona Grill
Best Softball Field - Arroyo Grande
Best Soul Food Restaurant - Kathy's Southern Cooking
Best Soup - Carraba's
Best Souvenir - Chips from the Stardust
Best Spa - Elemis at Aladdin
Best Sporting Good Store - Bass Pro Shops
Best Sports Bar - ESPN Zone
Best Sports Book - Las Vegas Hilton
Best Steakhouse - Fleming's Prime Steakhouse/Sonoma Cellars
Best Strip Hotel - Paris Las Vegas
Best Sub Sandwich - Capriotti's
Best Swap Meet - Broadacres
Best Tacos - Islands
Best Tennis Courts - Twin Lakes
Best Thai Restaurant - Thai Barbeque
Best Thrift Shop - Savers
Best Tobacco Store - Don Pablo Cigar Co.
Best Tropical Drinks - Firefly
Best Undiscovered Restaurant - Redstone Grill
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - The American Experience
Best Used Book Store - Dead Poets
Best Utah Getaway - Moab
Best Valet Parking - Four Seasons
Best Video Poker - Wynn Las Vegas
Best Vintage Clothing Store - House of Style
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Madame Tussaud's
Best Wedding Chapel - White Wedding Chapel
Best Wine Selection - Andre's
Best Workout Place - Las Vegas Athletic Clubs

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