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Readers' Choice Phoenix 2009 - Readers' Choice

RESTAURANTS
Best New Restaurant: Liberty Market
Best Mexican Restaurant: Valle Luna
Best Italian Restaurant: Oregano?s Pizza Bistro
Best Thai Restaurant: Thai Basil
Best Indian Restaurant: Delhi Palace
Best Japanese Restaurant: Ah-So Sushi and Steak
Best Chinese Restaurant: Flo?s Chinese
Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine
Best German Restaurant: Haus Murphy?s German Restaurant
Best French Restaurant: Sophie?s ? A French Bistro
Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Spices Mediterranean Kitchen
Best Brewery: Four Peaks Brewery
Best English Pub: George & Dragon English Restaurant and Pub
Best Irish Pub: R?la B?la
Best Pizza: Oregano?s Pizza Bistro
Best Gourmet Bakery: AJ?s Fine Foods
Best Chocolate: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Best Cupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes
Best Frozen Yogurt: Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt
Best Gelato: The Gelato Spot
Best Coffee House: Lux
Best Sushi: Zen 32
Best Seafood: The Salt Cellar Restaurant
Best Deli: Chompie?s
Best Steak House: Durant?s
Best Fine Dining: Kai at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort
Best Wings: Native New Yorker
Best BBQ: Honey Bear?s BBQ
Best Hamburger: The Chuckbox
Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Pita Jungle
Best Sunday Brunch: The Phoenician
Best Downtown Lunch: Fez
Best View: Compass at Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Best Patio Dining: K O?Donnell?s American Bar & Grill
Best Restaurant for Kids: Rainforest Cafe
Best Place for First Date: Caffe Boa (on Mill)
Best Place for a Twilight Drink: AZ 88
Best Hangover Breakfast: Over Easy

PHOENIX LIFESTYLE
Best Local Visionary: Jerry Colangelo
Best TV Newscaster: Beverly Kidd, KTVK
Best News Station: 12 News ? KPNX
Best Alternative/Rock Radio Station: 96.9 FM
Best Country Radio Station: 102.5 FM
Best R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Station: 104.7 FM
Best Blues/Jazz Radio Station: 95.5 FM
Best Radio Morning Show: NPR Morning Edition ? KJZZ 91.5 FM
Best Golf Course: Troon North Golf Club
Best Spa: Camelback Inn
Best Bookstore: Changing Hands Bookstore
Best Hiking Trail: Camelback Mountain ? Echo Canyon
Best Hotel Pool: Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch
Best Independent Film Theater: Harkins Camelview 5
Best Place to Get Pierced: Club Tattoo
Best Tattoo Shop: Lady Luck Tattoo
Best First Friday Hangout: Bikini Lounge
Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothing: Buffalo Exchange
Best Place to Buy Antiques: Brass Armadillo Antique Mall
Best Casino: Casino Arizona
Best Health Food Store: Trader Joe?s
Best Mall or Shopping Center: Scottsdale Fashion Square
Best Yoga Studio: Inner Vision Yoga
NIGHTLIFE
Best Bar Concept: Cadillac Ranch
Best Nightclub: Martini Ranch
Best Local DJ: DJ Epidemic
Best Weekly Dance Night: Solstice ? Saturdays at Bar Smith
Best Dance Floor: Whiskey River
Best Latin Club: Sky Lounge
Best Blues or Jazz Club: The Rhythm Room
Best Place to Buy Local Music: Zia Records
Best Venue for National Acts: Dodge Theatre
Best Venue for Local Acts: Celebrity Theatre
Best Music Festival: Tempe Music Festival
Best Country and Western Nightspot: Toby Keith?s I Love This Bar and Grill
Best Place to See a Comedy Show: Tempe Improv
Best After-Hours: Charlie?s
Best Bar for Watching the Game: Zipps Sports Grill
Best Local Band: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers
Best Dive Bar: Yucca Tap Room
Best Gay Bar: Amsterdam
Best Lesbian Bar: Z Girl Club
Best Record Store: Zia Records
Best Pool Hall: Mill Cue Club
Best Bar for Conversation: Casey Moore?s
Best Wine Bar: Postino Winecaf?
Best Sangria: Caffe Boa (on Mill)
Best Margarita: Z?Tejas Southwestern Grill
Best Martini: Blue Martini
Best Specialty Cocktail: Belgian Chocolate Infused Vodka Martini, Satara Thai Cuisine
Best Beer Selection: Yard House
Best Place to Be Seen: W Scottsdale
Best-Looking Bar Staff: Tilted Kilt Pub
Best Place to Find a One-Night Stand: Dos Gringos

Most popular suggestions for categories we forgot:
Best Salon: Jon?Ric International Salon & Day Spa
Best Healthy Restaurant: D?Lish Drive Thru
Best Happy Hour: The Lodge
Best Auto Performance Upgrades: Evolution Motorsports
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5 comments
Andrew
Andrew

Really, 5 Star BBQ & Catering should've got the nomination for "Best and New BBQ" category (ok, I made that up):

http://5starbbque.com/

If you haven't had this guy's BBQ, you are really missing something...YUM!

Peter Rudd
Peter Rudd

I vote Postino Winecafé - Great selection - Great Prices

Shlomo
Shlomo

I vote Spices Mediterranean Kitchen as the best mediterranean restaurant.

Kelly R.
Kelly R.

Best New Restaurant: The Compound Grill (Phoenix, AZ)Best New Music Venue: The Compound Grill (Phoenix, AZ)

Cyndee
Cyndee

I still can't believe there is no best of hot dog category. The most american of all foods.....i'm sure they gave their vote to Teds again... let the readers vote in the future...Teds ain't the only dog place anymore. There are many interesting,delicious and colorful hot dogs joints in the valley.....they have a cupcake category for goodness sakes..so lets have a hot dog vote next year!!!!!

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