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2009 Staff Picks


Best Accessories Store - Unicahome
Best Adult Store - The Rack
Best All-Around Performer - Bette Midler
Best Amusement Ride - Bootleg Canyon Flightlines
Best Arcade - Pinball Hall of Fame
Best Architecture - Bellagio
Best Arizona Getaway - Jerome
Best Art Gallery - Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
Best Arts & Craft Store - Dick Blick Art Materials
Best Asian Restaurant - Sushisamba
Best Attraction - Bellagio Conservatory
Best Bakery - Great Buns Bakery
Best Bank - Bank of North Las Vegas
Best Bar Food - Martini's
Best BBQ - Buzz BBQ
Best Bargain Show - Nathan Burton: Comedy Magic
Best Bingo - Fiesta Hotel & Casino
Best Blackjack - Binions
Best Bowling Alley - Sam's Town Bowling Center
Best Breakfast Special - Station Casinos
Best Brunch - Les Village Buffet
Best Buffet - The Buffet at The Wynn
Best California Getaway - Catalina Island
Best CD Store - Zia Record Exchange
Best Celebrity Tourist - Vince Neil
Best Chinese Restaurant - Orchids Garden
Best Cocktail Waitresses - Hard Rock Hotel
Best Coffee Shop - The Cafe at Mandalay Bay
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Sexxpresso
Best Comedian - Craig Ferguson
Best Comedy Club - The Improv
Best Community Organization - Three Square
Best Concert - Nine Inch Nails
Best Concert Venue - Jillian's
Best Deli - Harrie's Bagelmania
Best Designer Boutique - Balenciaga
Best Desserts - Brio Tuscan Grille
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - Sunshine Cafe
Best Donuts - Friendly Donut House
Best Downtown Hotel - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Dry Cleaners - Cappy's Cleaners
Best Electronics Store - Ultimate Electronics
Best Ethnic Market - New India Market
Best Family Attraction - Bonnie Springs Old Nevada
Best Family Restaurant - Joe's Crab Shack
Best Florist - English Garden Florist
Best Football Contest - Lucky's Sports Book
Best French Restaurant - Andre's French Restaurant
Best Game Store - Gamestop
Best Gardening Store - Turner Greenhouse
Best Gay/Alternative Bar - Freezone
Best Gentlemen's Club - Treasures
Best Golf Course - Wynn Las Vegas
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Piero's Italian Cuisine
Best Gourmet Shop - Cost Plus World Market
Best Grocery Store - Fresh & Easy
Best Hamburgers - Create Gourmet Burgers & Frozen Custard
Best Home Improvement Store - Lowes
Best Hot Dogs - Chicago Tasty Dogs
Best Housewares Store - Sur La Table
Best Ice Cream - Ghiradelli Chocolate Shop
Best Indian Restaurant - Mantra Masala
Best Italian Restaurant - Lucia Ristorante/Rao's
Best Japanese Restaurant - Naked Fish
Best Jewelry Store - Bvlgari
Best Karaoke - Dino's
Best Keno - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Trader Joe's
Best Local Hotel - Eastside Cannery
Best Local Rock Band - The Black Jetts
Best Local Sports Event - Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar De Le Hoya
Best Local Sports Team - Las Vegas Wranglers
Best Lounge - Rocks - Salute Lounge (The Palazzo)
Best Lounge Performer or Tribute Act - Purple Reign
Best Magician - Keith Barry
Best Male Strip Show - Thunder From Down Under
Best Mall - Town Square
Best Meals for Less Than $10 - La Cabana
Best Mexican Restaurant - La Madonna/Border Grill
Best Microbrewery - Boulder Dam Brewing Co.
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Hedary's Mediterranean Restaurant
Best Mobile Device - Blackberry Storm
Best Mobile Phone Service - T-Mobile
Best Movie Theater - Galaxy Cannery Theatre
Best Museum - Atomic Testing Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Ely
Best New Restaurant - Gina's Bistro/MRKT Sea & Land
Best Nightclub - Prive (Planet Hollywood)
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - Historic Fifth Street School
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Market Grille Cafe
Best Outdoor Sign - Wynn Las Vegas
Best Outlet Store - Designer Fashion Clearance
Best Park - Hills Park at Summerlin
Best Paying Slots - Palms Casino Resort
Best Performing Arts Group - Insurgo Theater Movement
Best Picnic Spot - Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Best Pizza - Rosati's Authentic Chicago Pizza
Best Place for a Power Lunch - Omelet House
Best Place for Breakfast - Original Pancake House
Best Place to Dance - Rain Nightclub (Palms)
Best Place to Go if You're Younger Than 21 - The Alley Theater
Best Place to Hike - Valley of Fire State Park
Best Place to People Watch - Department of Motor Vehicles
Best Place to Ride a Bike - Historic Railroad Trail
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - Fight Night
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Springs Preserve
Best Place to Take Out of Town Visitors - Mount Charleston
Best Place to View the City - Eiffel Tower
Best Place to Walk or Jog - Charlie Kellogg and Joe Zaher Sports Complex
Best Player's Club - South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Best Production Show - Jersey Boys
Best Poker Room - The Venetian
Best Restaurant with a View - Carmine's on the Hill
Best Seafood Restaurant - McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant/RM Seafood
Best Shoe Store - EPIC
Best Showgirls - Folies Bergere
Best Shrimp Cocktail - Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Best Singer - Rick Faugno
Best Singles Bar - Downtown Cocktail Room
Best Soul Food Restaurant - M&M Soul Food
Best Spa - Ritual Salon and Spa/Qua Baths & Spa
Best Sporting Good Store - REI
Best Sports Bar - ESPN Zone
Best Sports Book - Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook
Best Steakhouse - Capital Grille/Stripsteak
Best Store for Men's Clothing - Fruition
Best Store for Women's Clothing - Blend Boutique
Best Strip Hotel - PARIS Las Vegas
Best Sub Sandwich - Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Best Swap Meet - Broadacres Swap Meet
Best Tacos - Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
Best Thai Restaurant - The V Thai Cuisine
Best Thrift Shop - Plato's Closet
Best Tobacco Store - Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Smoke Shop
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - "21"
Best Utah Getaway - Cedar City
Best Video Poker - South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Best Video Store - Red Box
Best Vintage Clothing Store - Annie Creamcheese
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Binions Million Dollar Display
Best Wedding Chapel - Little White Wedding Chapel
Best Workout Place - Boot Camp Las Vegas

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