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2012 Staff Picks


Best Adult Store - Kiki De Montparnasse
Best All-Around Performer - Frankie Moreno
Best Amusement Ride - Fremont Street Experience Flightlinez
Best Architecture - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Best Arizona Getaway - Parker
Best Art Gallery - Trifecta Gallery
Best Arts & Craft Store - Desert Art Supplies
Best Asian Restaurant - Cathay House
Best Attraction - Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Best Bakery - German Bread Bakery
Best Bank - Nevada State Bank
Best Bar Food - Born and Raised
Best BBQ - Dicky's Barbeque Pit
Best Bargain Show - Confessions of a Rock Star
Best Bingo - Riviera
Best Blackjack - Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
Best Bowling Alley - Boulder Bowl
Best Breakfast Special - Du-par's
Best Bridal Salon - Couture Bride
Best Brunch - Jasmine
Best Buffet - Wicked Spoon
Best California Getaway - Laguna Beach
Best Casino Mascot - MGM Lions
Best Celebrity Resident - Penn & Teller
Best Celebrity Tourist - Prince Harry
Best Chinese Restaurant - Golden Flowers
Best Cocktail Waitresses - The Chandelier (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
Best Cocktails - Sky Lobby Lounge (Mandarin Oriental)
Best Coffee Shop - Grand Luxe Cafe
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Sambalatte
Best Comedian - Mark Curry
Best Comedy Club - Sin City
Best Community Organization - Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
Best Concert - Electric Daisy Carnival
Best Concert Venue - Boulevard Pool (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
Best Cupcakes - The Cupcakery
Best Day Club - Encore Beach Club
Best Deli - The Bagel Cafe
Best Designer Boutique - Beckley
Best Desserts - Chef Fleming's Bake Shop
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - Babystacks Cafe
Best Donuts - Las Vegas Donut House
Best Downtown Hotel - Plaza Hotel & Casino
Best Dressed Las Vegan - Helen Pearl-Zulo
Best Dry Cleaners - Clean Bay Cleaners
Best Electronics Store - Sony Store
Best Ethnic Market - SF Las Vegas Supermarket
Best Family Attraction - Mac King Comedy Magic Show
Best Family Restaurant - IHOP
Best Farmers Market - Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market
Best Favorite Dead Las Vegan - Terry Lanni
Best Favorite Female Las Vegan - Nancy Houssels
Best Favorite Male Las Vegan - Tony Hsieh
Best Florist - English Garden
Best Food Truck - Ben's BBQ & Smokehouse
Best Football Contest - Pick the Pros (Boyd Gaming)
Best Furniture Store - Las Vegas Design Center
Best Game Store - Gamestop
Best Gardening Store - Star Nursery Garden Centers
Best Gay/Alternative Bar - Charlie's Las Vegas
Best Gentlemen's Club - Palomino Club
Best Golf Course - Shadow Creek Golf Course
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Table 34
Best Gourmet Shop - Village Meat & Wine
Best Grocery Store - Resnick Grocery
Best Hair Salon - Square Salon & Spa
Best Hamburgers - Boulder Pit Stop
Best Home Accessories Store - Hobby Lobby
Best Home Improvement Store - Home Depot
Best Hospital - St. Rose Dominican Rose De Lima Campus
Best Hot Dogs - Windy City Beefs 'N Dogs
Best Ice Cream - Baskin-Robbins
Best Indian Restaurant - Mint Indian Bistro
Best Internet Provider - Cox Communications
Best Italian Restaurant - Annie's Gourmet Italian
Best Japanese Restaurant - Shabu Shabu Paradise
Best Jewelry Store - Jeff White Custom Jewelers
Best Karaoke - Stripper Karaoke Room (Sapphire Gentlemen's Club)
Best Keno - El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Best Korean Food - Mother's Korean Grill
Best Las Vegan You'd like to Know More About - Tony Hsieh
Best Library Branch - Clark County Library
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Total Wine & More
Best Local Athlete - Shabazz Muhammad
Best Local Coach - Dave Rice
Best Local Politician - Chris Giunchigliani
Best Local Radio Personality - Carlaya, Queen of Flow (KCEP-FM)
Best Local Sports Event - Las Vegas Invitational
Best Local Sports Team - UNLV Men's Basketball
Best Local Sportscaster - Jon Castagnino
Best Local TV Anchor - Gerard Ramalho (KSNV-TV)
Best Local Weathercaster - Sherry Swensk (KLAS-TV)
Best Locals Hotel - Sam's Town
Best Lounge - Book & Stage (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
Best Lounge Performer or Tribute Act - Rick Faugno
Best Magician - David Copperfield
Best Male Strip Show - Chippendales
Best Mall - Tivoli Village
Best Meals for Less Than $10 - Komex Fusion Express
Best Mexican Restaurant - Viva Zapata's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Best Microbrewery - Big Dog's Brewing Company
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Khoury's Mediterranean Restaurant
Best Mobile Phone Service - Virgin Mobile
Best Most Colorful Character - Dana White
Best Most Generous Las Vegan - Dr. Kevin Petersen
Best Most Powerful Las Vegan - Sheldon Adelson
Best Movie Theater - Century South Point
Best Museum - Nevada State Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Ruby Mountains
Best New Restaurant - Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina
Best Nightclub - XS
Best Nightclub DJ - Skrillex
Best Nightclub with Best Mixologist - Marquee Nightclub
Best Nightclub with Best VIP Service - Pure
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - The Springs Preserve
Best Original Local Rock Band - The Mad Caps
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Tverskaya
Best Outdoor Sign - Palms Casino Resort
Best Outlet Store - J. Crew
Best Park - Nature Discovery Park
Best Parking - Bellagio
Best Paying Slots - Palms Casino Resort
Best Performing Arts Group - Signature Productions
Best Picnic Spot - Mount Charleston
Best Pizza - Grimaldi's
Best Place for a Power Lunch - Vintner Grill
Best Place for Breakfast - The Omelet House
Best Place to Dance - Surrender (Encore)
Best Place to Get a Manicure - Mia Bella Salon & Spa
Best Place to Go if You're Younger Than 21 - House of Blues
Best Place to People Watch - Fremont Street
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - Chateau Nightclub & Gardens
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Sunset Park
Best Place to Take Out of Town Visitors - Valley of Fire State Park
Best Place to View the City - Mix Lounge at Mandalay Bay
Best Player's Club - Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Best Poker Room - Tropicana
Best Restaurant with a View - Marche Bacchus
Best Seafood Restaurant - Crab Corner
Best Shoe Store - CRSVR
Best Show - Celine Dion
Best Showgirls - Fantasy
Best Shrimp Cocktail - Railroad Pass
Best Singer - Kristi Holden
Best Singles Bar - Stoney's Rockin' Country
Best Soul Food Restaurant - Ella Em's Soul Food
Best Souvenir - "Welcome to Stella McCartney Las Vegas" Shirt
Best Spa - Sahra Spa & Hammam
Best Sporting Good Store - Dick's Sporting Goods
Best Sports Bar - Lagasse's Stadium
Best Sports Book - Hard Rock Hotel
Best Steakhouse - Morton's The Steakhouse
Best Store for Men's Clothing - STITCHED Lifestyle
Best Store for Women's Clothing - Best Kept Secret Boutique
Best Strip Hotel - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Best Sub Sandwich - Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Best Swap Meet - Broadacres Swap Meet
Best Tacos - Molcasalsa Mexican Food
Best Tanning Salon - 24-7 Tan
Best Tapas - Barcelona Tapas & Bar
Best Tattoo Parlor - Studio 21 Tattoo
Best Thai Restaurant - Galanga Thai Eatery
Best Thrift Shop - Opportunity Village Thrift Store
Best Tobacco Store - Havana Cigar Co.
Best Ultralounge - Lavo
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - "Holly's World"
Best Used Book Store - Amber Unicorn Books
Best Utah Getaway - Snow Canyon State Park
Best Video Poker - Fitzgerald's
Best Video Store - Public Library
Best Vintage Clothing Store - The Gypsy Den
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - Double Down Saloon's "Shut & Drink" Sign
Best Wedding Chapel - Little Church of the West
Best Wifi Spot - Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Workout Place - Downsize Fitness

 

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