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Readers Poll Winners Phoenix 2013 -

You, the reader, have spoken. Thousands of you voted in our Readers Poll and chose your favorite places to eat, drink, dance, hike, shop, and generally recreate. Here it is, Phoenix, your choices in the 2013 Best of Phoenix Readers Poll:


ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT


Best Alternative/Rock Radio Station: 98 KUPD

Best Arts Festival: First Fridays

Best Blues Club: Rhythm Room

Best Blues/Jazz Radio Station: KJZZ 91.5

Best Country and Western Nightspot: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

Best Country Radio Station: KMLE 107.9

Best Dance Floor: Crescent Ballroom

Best Dive Bar: Yucca Tap Room

Best Dubstep DJ: DJ J.Paul

Best First Friday Hangout: Bud's Glass Joint

Best Gay Bar: Bliss/reBar

Best Graffiti Artist: Lalo Cota

Best Hip-Hop DJ: DJ Madd Rich

Best Hipster DJ: Djentrification

Best House DJ: Pete Salaz

Best Independent Film Theater: Harkins Camelview 5

Best Latin Club: Karamba

Best Latin DJ: DJ Kyko

Best Lesbian Bar: Cash Inn Country

Best Local Band: Jimmy Eat World

Best Mural: Barrio Café

Best Music Festival: McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Best New Nightclub: Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Best News Radio Station: KJZZ 91.5 FM

Best Oldies Radio Station: 94.5 KOOL FM

Best Place to Be Seen: Crescent Ballroom

Best Place to See a Comedy Show: Tempe Improv

Best Politician: Kyrsten Sinema

Best R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Station: Power 98.3 FM

Best Radio Morning Show: John Jay and Rich (104.7 FM)

Best TV Newscaster: Lin Sue Cooney

Best Venue for Local Acts: Crescent Ballroom

Best Venue for National Acts: Crescent Ballroom

Best Vintage Nightclub: Durant's

Best Weekly Dance Night: Tongue Tied at Apollo's


FOOD and DRINK


Best After-Hours: Denny's

Best Authentic Arizona Restaurant: Carolina's Mexican Food

Best Bakery: Paradise Bakery & Café

Best BBQ: Honey Bear's BBQ

Best Brewery: Four Peaks Brewing Company

Best Chinese Restaurant: P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Best Culinary Festival: Scottsdale Culinary Festival 

Best Cupcake: Tammie Coe Cakes

Best Downtown Lunch: Pita Jungle

Best English Pub: George & Dragon Pub

Best Farmers Market: Downtown Phoenix Public Market

Best Food Truck: Short Leash Hot Dogs

Best French Restaurant: Coup Des Tartes

Best German Restaurant: Haus Murphy's

Best Gluten-Free Restaurant: Pita Jungle

Best Gourmet Pizza: Pizzeria Bianco

Best Grilled Cheese: The Grilled Cheese Food Truck

Best Hamburger: Smashburger 

Best Hangover Breakfast: Matt's Big Breakfast

Best Health Food Store: Sprouts Farmers Market

Best Hot Dog: Ted's Hot Dogs

Best Ice Cream: Cold Stone Creamery

Best Indian Restaurant: Delhi Palace

Best Irish Pub: Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Best Italian Deli: DeFalco's Italian Deli & Grocery

Best Italian Restaurant: Oregano's Pizza Bistro

Best Japanese Restaurant: RA Sushi

Best Jewish Deli: Chompie's

Best Margarita: Z'Tejas

Best Martini: Durant's

Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Pita Jungle

Best New Restaurant: Queen Creek Olive Mill

Best Patio Dining: House of Tricks

Best Pizza Slice: NYPD Pizza

Best Place for a First Date: Cibo Urban Wine Café & Pizzeria

Best Place for a Twilight Drink: Postino

Best Place to take a Foodie: Queen Creek Olive Mill

Best Place to Take a Scenester: Crescent Ballroom

Best Restaurant for Kids: Peter Piper Pizza

Best Salsa: Valle Luna Mexican Restaurants

Best Sangria: Chelsea's Kitchen 

Best Seafood: The Salt Cellar Restaurant   

Best Specialty Cocktail: Citizen Public House

Best Steak House: Durant's 

Best Sunday Brunch: La Grande Orange Grocery 

Best Sushi: RA Sushi

Best Tacos: America's Taco Shop 

Best Thai Restaurant: Thai Basil 

Best Tortillas: Carolina's Mexican Food

Best Upscale Mexican Restaurant: Barrio Café

Best Vegan Restaurant: Pita Jungle

Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Pita Jungle

Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Pho Thanh Restuarant

Best View: Camelback Mountain

Best Vintage Restaurant: Durant's

Best Wine Bar: Postino Wine Café

Best Wings: Native New Yorker


SHOPPING and SERVICES


Best Art Supply Store: Arizona Art Supply

Best Bookstore: Changing Hands

Best CD Store: Zia Record Exchange

Best Comic Book Shop: Gotham City Comics

Best Mall: Scottsdale Fashion Square 

Best Nursery: Moon Valley Nursery

Best Place to Buy Antiques on a Budget: My Sister's Attic 

Best Place to Buy High-End Antiques: Brass Armadillo Antique Mall

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

Best Spa: Dolce Salon & Spa 

Best Vintage Boutique: Sweet Salvage

Best Vinyl Store: Zia Record Exchange


SPORTS and RECREATION


Best Casino: Talking Stick Resort

Best Go Karts: K1 Speed

Best Golf Course: Arizona Biltmore

Best Hiking Trail: Piestewa Peak Summit Trail

Best Hotel Pool: The Phoenician

Best Pool Hall: Mill Cue Club

Best Rock Climbing Gym: AZ on the Rocks

Best Valley Sports Legend: Pat Tillman

Best Water Park: Wet n' Wild Waterpark

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