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Readers' Choice Phoenix 2008 -

RESTAURANTS
Best Shaved Ice: Bahama Bucks
Best Popcorn: Harkins Theatres
Best Funnel Cake: Arizona State Fair
Best Corn Dogs: Ted's Hot Dogs
Best Cotton Candy: Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field)
Best Fry Bread: Fry Bread House
Best New Restaurant: Market Bistro at Kierland
Best Mexican Restaurant: Barrio Café
Best Italian Restaurant: Harley's Italian Bistro
Best Thai Restaurant: Malee's Thai Bistro
Best Indian Restaurant: Indian Delhi Palace
Best Japanese Restaurant: Hana Japanese Eatery
Best Chinese Restaurant: China Chili
Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine
Best German Restaurant: Haus Murphy
Best French Restaurant: Sophie's Bistro
Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Pita Jungle
Best Brewery: Four Peaks
Best English Pub: George & Dragon
Best Irish Pub: Rúla Búla
Best Pizza: Spinato's Pizza
Best Cupcakes: Sprinkles
Best Chocolate: Wicked Bakery
Best Gourmet Bakery: Wicked Bakery
Best Gelato: Gelato Spot
Best Coffee House: Lux Coffeebar
Best Seafood: The Salt Cellar
Best Salad Bar: Sweet Tomatoes
Best Deli: Dilly's Deli
Best Steak House: Durant's
Best Wings: Native New Yorker
Best Gourmet Salad: Market Bistro at Kierland
Best BBQ: Honey Bear's BBQ
Best Hamburger: Delux
Best Sunday Brunch: The Phoenician
Best Downtown Lunch: zpizza
Best Place for a First Date: Harkins Theatres
Best Place for a Twilight Drink: Sanctuary
Best Margarita: Z'Tejas
Best Martini: AZ 88
Best Hangover Breakfast: Matt's Big Breakfast
Best View: elements at Sanctuary
Best Patio Dining: Oregano's
Best Restaurant for Kids: Red Robin
Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Green
Best Vegan Restaurant: Green

PHOENIX LIFESTYLE
Best Makeup Boutique: MAC
Best Place to Get Pierced: Halo Precision Piercing
Best Tattoo Shop: Club Tattoo
Best Local Amusement: Castles -n- Coasters
Best Indoor Kart Racing: F1 Race Factory
Best Costume Shop: Easley's Costume and Fun Shop
Best TV Newscaster: Mark Curtis
Best News Stations: Fox 10
Best Alternative Rock Station: KEDJ The Edge 103.9
Best Country Radio Station: KMLE Country 108
Best R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Station: KZZP 104.7 Kiss FM
Best Blues/Jazz Radio Station: KJZZ 91.5
Best Radio Personality: Johnjay and Rich
Best Golf Course: Troon North
Best Spa: Camelback Inn
Best Manicure/Pedicure: White Lotus Salon and Spa
Best Bookstore: Changing Hands Bookstore
Best Hiking Trail: Camelback Mountain
Best Resort Pool: The Phoenician
Best Independent Film Theater: Harkins Camelview 5
Best First Fridays Hangout: The Lost Leaf
Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothes: Buffalo Exchange
Best Place to Buy Vintage Furniture: Retro Redux
Best Casino: Casino Arizona

NIGHTLIFE
Best Place to See a Comedy Show: The Comedy Spot
Best Place to See a Drag Show: Charlie's
Best Arcade: Dave & Buster's
Best Place to See a Magic Show: Tempe Improv
Best Burlesque: Scandalesque
Best Bar Concept: Poet Bar
Best Bar/Club Nightclub: La Femme Wednesdays at Six
Best Dance Club: Axis/Radius
Best Place to Buy Local Music: Zia Records
Best Club for Salsa: Pepin
Best Club for the Blues: Rhythm Room
Best Dance Floor: SKYE Fine Dining
Best Venue for National Acts: The Marquee Theatre
Best Venue for Local Acts: Modified Arts
Best After-Hours: Mickey's Hangover
Best Country and Western Nightspot: Tom Ryan's
Best Bar for Watching the Game: Santisi Brothers
Best Sports Bar: Zipps Sports Grill
Best Dive Bar: Bikini Lounge
Best Gay Bar: Amsterdam
Best Lesbian Bar: Cash Inn
Best CD Store: Zia Records
Best Pool Hall: Mill Cue Club
Best Local Band: A Boy Named Sioux
Best Bar for Conversation: Casey Moore's Oyster House
Best Beer Selection: The Yardhouse
Best Place to Be Seen: Olive & Ivy
Best Place to Find a One-Night Stand: Iguana Mack's

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Best Microdermabrasion: Celebrity Skin
Best MedSpa: Nu U MedSpa
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7 comments
Joe Hamrick
Joe Hamrick

Dillion's is the best BARBQ in the State. Try the Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwitch Best this side of the Mississippi.

Carolyn Adkins
Carolyn Adkins

They are awesome. That fiddle player can work that instrument. Could they be headed for the BIG TIME???? Don't let a chance to see them pass you by. Well worth the effort.

Cyndy
Cyndy

New fan, great music. Nice bunch of folks...the stand up bass player is HOT!!!

Kimberly
Kimberly

Congratulations ABNS! Love the music, love the voice.

Tommy
Tommy

ABNS rocks! Keep up the great work guys! If you get the chance go support these guys...THEY ROCK!!!! The best band to come out of Phoenix in a long time!

Grace
Grace

I agree they are GREAT! I have seen them a few times and I like them more and more each time. The fiddle player really is amazing, and I love Toner's voice. They Rock!

Mike Burbleska
Mike Burbleska

Im glad that a boy named sioux won best local band. Just went out to see them recently at a festival in ahwatukee... They are all super talented, amazing song writers with incredible stage presence and we always have a good time watching them! and they have a pretty awesome fiddle player who look's like he is always having a good time...so good choice new times!

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