2011 Staff Picks


Best Adult Store - Rancho Adult Entertainment Center
Best All-Around Performer - Garth Brooks
Best Amusement Ride - SkyJump Las Vegas
Best Arcade - Pinball Hall of Fame
Best Architecture - Paris Las Vegas
Best Arizona Getaway - Payson Campgrounds
Best Art Gallery - Big Springs Gallery
Best Arts & Craft Store - Hobby Lobby
Best Asian Restaurant - Ping Pang Pong
Best Attraction - Bodies: The Exhibition
Best Bakery - Layer's Bakery Cafe
Best Bank - Meadows Bank
Best Bar Food - Crown & Anchor
Best BBQ - Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
Best Bargain Show - Mystere
Best Bingo - Fiesta Casino
Best Blackjack - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Bookstore - Assouline
Best Bowling Alley - Red Rock Lanes
Best Breakfast Special - Terribles
Best Brunch - The Buffet at Bellagio
Best Buffet - Wynn Las Vegas
Best California Getaway - Newport Beach
Best Casino Mascot - Lucy the Leprechaun (O'Sheas)
Best CD Store - Zia Records
Best Chinese Restaurant - Joyful House
Best Cocktail Waitresses - Playboy Club
Best Cocktails - Fontana Bar
Best Coffee Shop - Mr. Lucky's 24/7
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - The Beat Coffeehouse
Best Comedian - Chelsea Handler
Best Comedy Club - Brad Garrett's Comedy Club
Best Community Organization - Opportunity Village
Best Concert - Roger Waters
Best Concert Venue - The Pearl
Best Cupcakes - The Cupcakery
Best Day Club - Tao Beach
Best Deli - Levy's Deli
Best Designer Boutique - Carolina Herrera
Best Desserts - The Bagel Cafe
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - The Coffee Cup
Best Donuts - Al's Donuts
Best Downtown Hotel - Main Street Station
Best Dry Cleaners - Tiffany Couture Cleaners
Best Electronics Store - Apple Store
Best Ethnic Market - Cardenas Markets
Best Family Attraction - Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Best Family Restaurant - Buca Di Bepo
Best Florist - Wild Orchids Florist and Event Co.
Best Food Truck - LBS Patty Wagon
Best Football Contest - Coast Casino
Best French Restaurant - Marche Bacchus
Best Game Store - Best Buy
Best Gardening Store - Plant World Nursery
Best Gay/Alternative Bar - Freezone
Best Gentlemen's Club - Larry's Villa
Best Golf Course - Wild Course
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Sage
Best Gourmet Shop - Artisanal Foods
Best Grocery Store - Glazier's Food Marketplace
Best Hamburgers - Smashburger
Best Home Accessories Store - Unica Home
Best Home Improvement Store - Ace Hardware
Best Hot Dogs - Detroit Motor City Coney Island Restaurant
Best Ice Cream - Luv-It-Frozen Custard
Best Indian Restaurant - Indian Curry Bowl
Best Internet Provider - CenturyLink
Best Italian Restaurant - Le Provencal
Best Japanese Restaurant - Oyshi Sushi
Best Jewelry Store - Cartier
Best Karaoke - Dino's Lounge
Best Keno - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Total Wine & More
Best Local Rock Band - A Crowd of Small Adventures
Best Local Sports Event - NBA Summer League
Best Local Sports Team - Las Vegas Locomotives
Best Locals Hotel - Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spas
Best Lounge - The Chandelier (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
Best Lounge Performer or Tribute Act - Corrie Sachs
Best Magician - Penn & Teller
Best Male Strip Show - Chippendales
Best Mall - Town Square
Best Meals for Less Than $10 - Carlito's Burritos
Best Mexican Restaurant - Leticia's Mexican Cocina
Best Microbrewery - Big Dog's Brewing Company
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Almaza Hookah Lounge & Cafe
Best Mobile Phone Service - Verizon Wireless
Best Movie Theater - Cinedome 12 Henderson
Best Museum - Liberace Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Mesquite
Best New Restaurant - Fleur
Best Nightclub - XS
Best Nightclub DJ - Paul Oakenfold
Best Nightclub with Best Mixologist - XS
Best Nightclub with Best VIP Service - The Bank
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Lola's A Louisiana Kitchen
Best Outdoor Sign - Rio
Best Outlet Store - Davis Yurman
Best Park - Lorenzi Park
Best Parking - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Best Paying Slots - Palms Casino Resort
Best Performing Arts Group - Nevada Conservatory Theater
Best Picnic Spot - Sunset Park
Best Pizza - Settebello Pizza
Best Place for a Power Lunch - Mundo
Best Place for Breakfast - Babycakes Cafe
Best Place to Dance - Rain (Palms Casino Resort)
Best Place to Go if You're Younger Than 21 - Area 702 Indoor Skatepark
Best Place to Hike - River Mountain Trail
Best Place to People Watch - First Friday
Best Place to Ride a Bike - River Mountain Loop Trail
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - XS
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
Best Place to Take Out of Town Visitors - East Fremont District
Best Place to View the City - Desert Breeze Park and Community Center
Best Place to Walk a Dog - Lake Las Vegas
Best Player's Club - Tuscany Suites & Casino
Best Poker Room - Aria
Best Restaurant with a View - Lindo Michoacan
Best Seafood Restaurant - Landry's Seafood
Best Shoe Store - Christian Louboutin
Best Show - Phantom: The LV Spectacular
Best Showgirls - Peepshow
Best Shrimp Cocktail - Cabo Bar
Best Singer - Michael Grimm
Best Singles Bar - FireFly* Tapas Kitchen & Bar
Best Soul Food Restaurant - Gritz Cafe
Best Souvenir - Tony Sascca Singing Clock
Best Spa - Mandarin Oriental
Best Sporting Good Store - Bass Pro Shops
Best Sports Bar - Lagasse's Stadium
Best Sports Book - M Resort
Best Steakhouse - Strip House
Best Store for Men's Clothing - H&M
Best Store for Women's Clothing - Voluptuous Fashion Plus Boutique
Best Strip Hotel - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Best Sub Sandwich - Fireside Subs
Best Swap Meet - Broadacres Swap Meet
Best Tacos - Fausto's
Best Tanning Salon - Radiance Tanning Salon
Best Tapas - Nittay's Secret Kitchen
Best Thai Restaurant - Lotus of Siam
Best Thrift Shop - New Vista Emporium Store
Best Tobacco Store - Havana Cigar Co.
Best Ultralounge - Bond
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - "The Defenders"
Best Used Book Store - Bauman Rare Books
Best Utah Getaway - Lake Powell
Best Video Poker - Four Queens
Best Video Store - Hollywood Video
Best Vintage Clothing Store - FlockFlockFlock
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Gondola Ride
Best Wedding Chapel - Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Best Workout Place - Wand Fight Team

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