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Readers Choice Phoenix 2010 -

RESTAURANTS

Best (Smoothie) Boost: Jamba Juice

Best New Restaurant: Jimmy's of Chicago

Best Mexican Restaurant: Los Dos Molinos

Best Italian Restaurant: Oregano's Pizza Bistro

Best Thai Restaurant: Thai Basil

Best Indian Restaurant: Delhi Palace

Best Japanese Restaurant: Ra Sushi

Best Chinese Restaurant: Flo's

Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Little Saigon

Best German Restaurant: Haus Murphy's

Best French Restaurant: Vincent on Camelback

Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Pita Jungle

Best Brewery: Four Peaks Brewing Company

Best English Pub: George & Dragon Pub

Best Irish Pub: Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub

Best Pizza: Oregano's Pizza Bistro

Best Chocolate: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Best Gourmet Bakery: Sprinkles Cupcakes

Best Place for a Frozen Treat: Cold Stone Creamery

Best Coffee House: Lux Coffee Bar

Best Seafood: The Salt Cellar Restaurant

Best Sushi: Ra Sushi

Best Deli: Chompie's

Best Steak House: Durant's

Best Fine Dining: Durant's

Best Wings: Native New Yorker

Best BBQ: Honey Bear's BBQ

Best Hamburger: Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Best Hot Dog: Ted's Hot Dogs

Best Sunday Brunch: The Farm at South Mountain

Best Downtown Lunch: My Florist Café

Best Place for a First Date: House of Tricks

Best Place for a Twilight Drink: Sanctuary

Best Wine Selection: Postino Winecafé

Best Margarita: Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

Best Martini: Blue Martini

Best Hangover Breakfast: Matt's Big Breakfast

Best View: Rustler's Rooste

Best Patio Dining: The Farm at South Mountain

Best Restaurant for Kids: Rainforest Cafe

Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Udupi Café

Best Vegan Restaurant: Green


PHOENIX LIFESTYLE

Best Protector of Our City: Phoenix Police Department

Best Superhero: Steve Nash

Best Fight for Justice: New Times

Best Costume Shop: Easley's Fun Shop

Best Place to Tone Up: LA Fitness

Best Place to Soup Up a Getaway Car: Vivid Racing

Best Place to Sharpen Your Fighting Skills: AZ Combat Sports

Best TV Newscaster: Mark Curtis

Best News Station: KSAZ Fox 10

Best Alternative/Rock Radio Station: X103.9 FM

Best Country Radio Station: KMLE Country 108

Best R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Station: 104.7 KISS FM

Best Blues/Jazz Radio Station: 95.5 KYOT

Best Radio Morning Show: Johnjay and Rich

Best Golf Course: Biltmore Golf Club

Best Spa: Dolce Salon & Spa

Best Salon: Dolce Salon & Spa

Best Bookstore: Changing Hands Bookstore

Best Hiking Trail: Echo Canyon -- Camelback Mountain

Best Hotel Pool: JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Best Independent Film Theater: Harkins Camelview 5

Best Place to Get Pierced: Club Tattoo

Best Tattoo Shop: Club Tattoo

Best Paintball: Tempe Paintball

Best First Friday Hangout: The Roosevelt

Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothing: Buffalo Exchange

Best Place to Buy Antiques: Brass Armadillo

Best Place to Buy Wine by the Bottle: Total Wine & More

Best Casino: Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Best Annual Event: Arizona Renaissance Festival

Best Pet Groomer: Wag N' Wash

Best Health Food Store: Sprouts

Best Med-Spa: Red Mountain Med Spa

Best Mall or Shopping Center: Scottsdale Fashion Square

Best Yoga Studio: Urban Yoga

Best Comic Book Shop: Atomic Comics


MUSIC and NIGHTLIFE

Best Place to Find a Damsel in Distress: Dos Gringos

Best Place to Witness a Costumed Pub Crawl: Mill Avenue

Best Rooftop View: Clarendon Hotel

Best Bar Concept: Sandbar

Best Nightclub: Axis/Radius

Best Local DJ: DJ Rocko

Best Weekly Dance Night: Thursdays at Margarita Rocks

Best Dance Floor: Devil's Martini

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: Marquee Theatre

Best Music Festival: Country Thunder

Best Place to See a Comedy Show: The Comedy Spot

Best After-Hours: Charlie's

Best Country and Western Nightspot: Harold's Cave Creek Corral

Best Bar for Watching the Game: Zipps Sports Grill

Best Sports Bar: Zipps Sports Grill

Best Dive Bar: Bikini Lounge

Best Gay Bar: Amsterdam

Best Lesbian Bar: zGirl Club

Best CD Store: Zia Records

Best Pool Hall: Mill Cue Club

Best Local Band: Whiskey Six

Best Bar for Conversation: Casey Moore's Oyster House

Best Beer Selection: The Lost Leaf

Best Specialty Cocktail: White Rabbit at SideBar

Best Wine Bar: Postino Winecafe

Best Place to Be Seen: W Hotel

Best-Looking Bar Staff: Tilted Kilt

Best Place to Find a One-Night Stand: Dos Gringos


MOST POPULAR WRITE-IN CATEGORIES

Best Happy Hour: R Bar at Camelback Inn

Best Art Supply Store: Arizona Art Supply

Best Sunday Omelet: Buzzberry

Best Gluten-Free Restaurant: Nourish

Best Country Club: Arizona Country Club

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4 comments
Spiritwalker5
Spiritwalker5

My friend opened up a consignment shop a few years ago and recently she had a New Times rep come into the store to see if she would like to advertise in the magazine and compete for the "Best of Phoenix" for Best Consignment Store. She paid for an add and then let all of her customers know that they could vote for her and how they could vote for her. I told all of my friends that shop there and everyone I know voted including from what she says A LOT of the returning customers said they voted for her numerous times. Well today I called her to see if she had won and she said that there is not even a Best Consignment Store award...WTF? The rep told her to vote in readers choice and to write it in and now its not even a category. Way to go New Times.

Robert
Robert

Taco Migo on Baseline and I-10 is amazing. Fresh tacos served in a very clean, well maintained place. The taco meat is cooked and spiced like Mom's. The price is right for my family on a budget. I will be back!

Andrew
Andrew

I am glad to not be disappointed to see Little Saigon voted BOP by readers! I've never tried Da Vang, so I can't comment whether that was the right pick by NT, but I voted as well for Little Saigon; I've found it to be nothing short of amazing and wonderful.

Brad Piccirillo
Brad Piccirillo

WOO HOO!! The Comedy Spot in Scottsdale, AZ IS by far the best place to see a comedy show in all of Arizona!! The local comics and Professional headliners are SOO funny, go check it out. Promise you wont be disappointed.

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