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Readers' Choice Phoenix 2007 -


Best New Restaurant: Don Guido's
Best Mexican Restaurant: Macayo's
Best Upscale Italian Restaurant: Harley's Italian Bistro
Best Neighborhood Italian Restaurant: RigaTony's
Best Thai Restaurant: Malee's Thai Bistro
Best Indian Restaurant: Indian Delhi Palace
Best Japanese Restaurant: RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
Best Chinese Restaurant: China Chili
Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine
Best German Restaurant: Black Forest Mill German Restaurant
Best French Restaurant: Sophie's — A French Bistro
Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Pita Jungle
Best Brewery: Four Peaks Brewing Company
Best English Pub: George & Dragon English Restaurant and Pub
Best Irish Pub: Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub and Restaurant
Best Pizza: Zpizza
Best Cupcakes: Wicked Bakery
Best Ice Cream: Cold Stone Creamery
Best Candy: See's Candies
Best Chocolate: Godiva (Chandler Mall)
Best Gourmet Bakery: Wicked Bakery
Best Gelato: The Gelato Spot
Best Coffee House: In the Raw
Best Seafood: The Salt Cellar
Best Salad Bar: Sweet Tomatoes
Best Deli: Jason's Deli
Best Steak House: Durant's
Best Wings: The Native New Yorker
Best Gourmet Salad: Zpizza
Best BBQ: Honey Bear's Bar-B-Q
Best Hamburger: delux
Best Chili: Hail Mary's
Best Sunday Brunch: The Phoenician
Best Downtown Lunch: Zpizza
Best Place for a First Date: Oregano's Pizza Bistro
Best Place for a Twilight Drink: elements at Sanctuary
Best Margarita: Z'Tejas Grill
Best Martini: AZ 88
Best Hangover Breakfast: Harlow's Cafe
Best View: elements at Sanctuary
Best Patio Dining: Oregano's Pizza Bistro
Best Restaurant for Kids: Uncle Bear's Bar & Grill
Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Pita Jungle
Best Vegan Restaurant: Green, New American Vegetarian


Best Place to Be Seen in Your Big Sunglasses: Scottsdale Fashion Square
Best Place to Get Pampered: Absolute Vitality
Best Place to Pamper Your Pooch: Wag N' Wash Healthy Pet Center
Best Place to Buy Bling: Tiffany
Best Place to Buy Vintage: Buffalo Exchange
Best First Friday Hangout: Exposed Gallery
Best Place to Spy Nips and Tucks: Scottsdale Fashion Square
Best Spa: Camelback Inn
Best Mani-Pedi: Vera at Atmosphere Salon
Best Massage: Massage Envy
Best Bookstore: Changing Hands Bookstore
Best Hiking Trail: Arizona Trail
Best Resort Pool: Pointe South Mountain Resort
Best Independent Film Theater: Harkins Camelview 5
Best Golf Course: We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
Best TV Newscaster: Mark Curtis
Best News Station: KTVK-TV Channel 3
Best Alternative/Rock Radio Station: KEDJ-FM 103.9 The Edge
Best Country Radio Station: KNIX-FM 102.5
Best R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Station: 104.7 KISS FM
Best Blues/Jazz Radio Station: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Best Radio Personality: Beth & Bill Show, KESZ-FM 99.9
Best Record Store: Zia Record Exchange
Best Place to Buy Local Music: Zia Record Exchange
Best Casino: Casino Arizona


Best VIP Table/Bottle Service at a Nightclub: SIX Lounge
Best Bar Concept: Iguana Mack's
Best Bar/Club Night (ongoing/promoter event): Whiskey River Saloon
Best Dance Club: Myst and Axis/Radius
Best Club for Salsa: Pepin
Best Club for Blues: The Rhythm Room
Best Dance Floor: Glam
Best Venue for National Acts: The Marquee Theatre
Best Venue for Local Acts: The Clubhouse Music Venue
Best After-Hours: Mickey's Hangover
Best Country & Western Nightspot: Whiskey River Saloon
Best Bar for Watching the Game: Fox Sports Grill
Best Sports Bar: Zipps Sports Grill
Best Dive Bar: Ant Hill Sports Bar & Grill
Best Gay Bar: Amsterdam
Best Lesbian Bar: e lounge
Best Pool Hall: Clicks Billiards
Best Local Band: Antedote
Best Bar for Conversation: Casey Moore's Oyster House and Seafood Resturant
Best Place to Be Seen: SIX Lounge
Best Place to Find a One-Night Stand: Iguana Mack's
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Randy walters
Randy walters

What happened to the Best hot dog category? I know PittsburghWilly's gourmet hot dogs got a lot of write in votes. The dogs are AMAZING!!!!! THE GUY USES THE BEST KOSHER DOG ON THE PLANET AND BUILDS THE MOST UNUSUAL AND DELICIOUS DOGS TOO! Don't the write in votes count? Whats up?

Sandie Schmidt
Sandie Schmidt

I'm from Chicago and I love ethnic food! That should be enough to convince anyone that this review is genuine and rare! Benedetto's is a new Italian restaurant, tucked into the strip mall at Via de Ventura and Hayden Roads. It's decor is cozy and comfortable, the wait staff is always pleasant and, most importantly, the food is outstanding. I am a sucker for great Alfredo sauce and this one surpasses any I've tried. It could be a little more garlicky, but it's better to err on the mellow side. Today (July, 2008), they were experimenting with pizza - and as a transplanted Chicagoan, I had to put my two cents in. What I came out with was the most exquisite pizza I have had since moving here ten years ago. The crust was thin and crispy, there was a perfect amount of sauce, the peppers and mushrooms were perfect, and the Italian sausage and pancetta were manificent. The owner said that it would be a while before they introduce it on the menu, but I can only hope it won't be that long. Benedetto's is a hidden jewel in Scottsdale!

Michael Goldberg
Michael Goldberg

there is a new Pizza place in Chandler that makes an AWESOME pie... its called Zza's pizza and its where Mama T's used to be (thank god they are gone... THEY SUCKED!!) they are on the corner of McQueen and Ocotillo. go check them out, everything is home made and they actually toss their dough, and rolling it out, so its more of a show than just waiting around for a piece of cardboard covered with sauce from a can and cheese wiz...

Serena Hall
Serena Hall

Under Best Bling......Why would Tiffanys be the choice if Molina Fine jewelers has ranked number one for the last eleven years for their well known "bling"????


Doesn't anyone else think best radio personality should be JohnJay and Rich?!?!?!??! I think so, I love them!!!

Tinkerbelle is the best blog/Website to visit if you are an African American living in the Phoenix metro area.


Way to go giving props to Iguanas. That place is kind of weird and out of the way but always worth the trip. Good call readers!


Absolute Vitality is absolutely the best place in Phoenix/Tempe are to pamper yourself from head to toe! I got the hair removal laser done there and haven't eneded to shave for weeks now...let me tell you it's awesome - freeedom!


I'd take Churchill's over George and Dragon in the Best English Pub category.

Larry's kid
Larry's kid

The only thing that sucks more than Antedote is well....Everything! Go ahead, read it again, that was a positive comment.


Antedote changed my life! Best band in Phoenix! And Uncle Bear's Bar & Grill sounds damn good too.


Nearly every one of these "Best-of's" is right on...ESPECIALLY Antedote!

Little Miss
Little Miss

Yaaaaaaaa Antedote! Best Local Band, no question about it! It's nice to see this talented group get the recognition they deserve!!


Big up The Dote. Thats whats up.


Antedote is the shit way to go guys much love to my brother Brandony and th rest of the bandkeep giving them hell


Antedote is amazing. Congrats and keep putting out the dopeness. Looking forward to the next live show. p-e-a-c-e.


Amazing-Thanks for giving these guys their much-needed props. Antedote has amazing potential to go far in this game. Kudos!!!


Antedote isthe best, they definitly deserve the best local bad title. Way to go guys, ur the shit!


Thanks to the readers and fans who voted for Antedote. We are VERY proud of this award and appreciate the support!


About time New Times gives some props to the band Antedote!!!!!