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2008 Staff Picks


Best Adult Store - Love Jones Lingerie
Best All-Around Performer - Wayne Brady
Best Amusement Ride - Desperado at Buffalo Bill's
Best Arcade - Pitpass at Sahara Hotel & Casino
Best Architecture - Red Rock Station
Best Art Gallery - Dust Gallery
Best Arts & Craft Store - Dick Blick
Best Asian Restaurant - Ping Pang Pong
Best Attraction - Eiffel Tower
Best Bakery - Albinia's
Best Bar Food - Buffalo Wild Wings
Best BBQ - CJ's Texas Barbeque
Best Bargain Show - Boulder Blues at Boulder Station
Best Bingo - Frontier
Best Blackjack - Four Queens
Best Bookstore - Reading Room
Best Bowling Alley - RIO
Best Breakfast Special - Station Casinos
Best Brunch - Broiler at Boulder Station/Paris Las Vegas
Best CD Store - Zia Record Exchange
Best Celebrity Resident - Rita Rudner
Best Celebrity Tourist - OJ Simpson
Best Chinese Restaurant - Golden Flower
Best Cocktail Waitresses - Paris Las Vegas
Best Coffee Shop - Bellagio
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Seattle's Best
Best Comedian - Kathy Griffin
Best Comedy Club - Playboy's Hollywood Comedy Tour
Best Community Organization - Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow
Best Concert - Vegoose
Best Concert Venue - Pearl at Palms
Best Deli - The Bagel Cafe
Best Designer Boutique - Alexander McQueen
Best Desserts - Layers Bakery
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - Lou's Diner
Best Donuts - Dunkin' Donuts
Best Downtown Hotel - Golden Gate
Best Dry Cleaners - Tiffany's Cleaners
Best Electronics Store - Tweeters
Best Ethnic Market - 99 Ranch Market
Best Family Attraction - Las Vegas Drive-In
Best Family Restaurant - Cheesecake Factory
Best Florist - Enchanted
Best Football Contest - Cannery Casino
Best French Restaurant - Bonjour Bistro
Best Game Store - Gamestop
Best Gardening Store - Plant World
Best Gay/Alternative Bar - Gipsy
Best Gentlemen's Club - Sin
Best Golf Course - Bear's Best
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Andre's French Restaurant/Mix
Best Gourmet Shop - Trader Joe's
Best Grocery Store - Whole Foods
Best Hamburgers - Kilroy's
Best Home Accessories Store - Kirkland
Best Home Improvement Store - Ace Hardward
Best Hot Dogs - Chicago Hot Dogs
Best Housewares Store - Cost Plus
Best Ice Cream - Luv-It Frozen Custard
Best Indian Restaurant - Samosa Factory
Best Italian Restaurant - Pasta Shop/Terra Verde
Best Japanese Restaurant - Sushiwa
Best Jewelry Store - Leor Jewelry & Timepieces
Best Karaoke - Elvis' Restaurant & Lounge
Best Keno - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Vegas Valley Wine & Cheese
Best Local Hotel - Santa Fe Station
Best Local Rock Band - Big Friendly Corporation
Best Local Sports Event - Mayweather/De La Hoya Fight
Best Local Sports Team - UNLV Men's Basketball
Best Lounge - Eye Candy at Mandalay Bay
Best Lounge Performer or Tribute Act - Barbara & Frank: The Show That Never Was
Best Magician - Penn & Teller
Best Male Strip Show - American Storm
Best Mall - Town Square
Best Meals for Less Than $10 - Potato Valley Cafe
Best Mexican Restaurant - Casa Don Juan/Casa Concina at Cannery
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Lily's Bistro
Best Movie Theater - Rave Theaters
Best Museum - Springs Preserve
Best New Restaurant - Buzz BBQ/B&B Ristorante
Best Nightclub - Stoney's Rockin' Country
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - Hoover Dam Visitor Center
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Opa
Best Outdoor Sign - Planet Hollywood
Best Outlet Store - Nordstrom's Rack
Best Park - Floyd Lamb State Park
Best Paying Slots - Palms Casino Resort
Best Performing Arts Group - Onyx Theatre Group
Best Picnic Spot - Mt. Charleston
Best Pizza - Grimaldi's
Best Place for a Power Lunch - Vintner Grill
Best Place for Breakfast - Hash House a Go Go
Best Place to Dance - LAX
Best Place to Go if You're Younger Than 21 - Jillian's of Las Vegas
Best Place to Hike - Mt. Charleston
Best Place to People Watch - Outside the OJ Trial
Best Place to Ride a Bike - Henderson Trail System
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - LAX
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Hemenway Park, Boulder City
Best Place to Take Out of Town Visitors - Valley of Fire State Park
Best Place to View the City - Northeast Leg of 215
Best Place to Walk or Jog - Summerlin Trails
Best Player's Club - Ellis Island
Best Poker Room - Caesar's Palace
Best Production Show - Spamalot
Best Restaurant with a View - Panevino Ristorante
Best Seafood Restaurant - King's Fish House/Michael Mina
Best Shoe Store - Zappos
Best Showgirls - Fantasy
Best Shrimp Cocktail - Hacienda
Best Singer - Lani Misalucha
Best Singles Bar - Sedona
Best Soul Food Restaurant - Kathy's Southern Cooking
Best Souvenir - Cancelled Deck of Playing Cards
Best Spa - Spa at Lakeside/Spa at Red Rock
Best Sporting Good Store - Bass Pro Shop
Best Sports Bar - Steiner's Pub
Best Sports Book - Green Valley Ranch
Best Steakhouse - Morton's/Canal Street Steak & Seafood
Best Store for Men's Clothing - Lot 9
Best Store for Women's Clothing - C Level
Best Strip Hotel - Caesar's Palace
Best Sub Sandwich - Rocco's New York Italian Deli
Best Swap Meet - Broadacres
Best Tacos - Baja Fresh
Best Thai Restaurant - Jasmine Thai
Best Thrift Shop - Buffalo Exchange
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - "Paradise City"
Best Used Book Store - Dead Poets
Best Video Poker - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Video Store - Mascot Movies
Best Vintage Clothing Store - D'Loe House of Style Then and Now
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Vegas Vic
Best Wedding Chapel - Graceland Wedding Chapel
Best Workout Place - Las Vegas Athletic Clubs

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