1996 Best Of Twin Cities Readers' Poll

THE BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES | READERS' POLL


CASH, CHECK OR CHARGE

ELECTRONICS

BEST BUY

11 metro locations (947-2000)

FURNITURE

GABBERT'S

3501 Galleria, Edina (927-1500)

JEWELRY

R.F. MOELLER

3901 W. 50th St., Edina (926-6166)
2073 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul (698-6321)

SPORTING GOODS STORE

SPORTMART

1300 Cty. Rd. 42 W., Burnsville (435-3500)

1750 W. Hwy. 36, Roseville (638-3000)

12380 Wayzata Blvd., Mtka. (544-1700)

10 N.W. Coon Rapids Blvd.,
Coon Rapids (786-2200)

1150 W. 78th St., Richfield (781-1200)

BIKE SHOP

ERIK'S

173 W. Cty. Road E, Shoreview (415-1233)

14613 Cty. Rd. 11, Burnsville (891-6411)

7144 Chicago Ave. S., Richfield (861-3011)

6317 Minnetonka Blvd.,
St. Louis Park (920-1790)

16376 Wagner Way,
Eden Prairie (934-7993)

DEPARTMENT STORE

DAYTON'S

Eight metro locations

700 On The Mall, Mpls. (375-2200)

SHOE STORE

NORDSTROM

1000 Northwest Court,
Mall of America, Bloomington (883-2121)

HEALTH CLUB

NORTHWEST RACQUET SWIM AND HEALTH CLUBS

Various locations

St. Louis Park (546-6554)

LIQUOR STORE

SURDYK'S

303 E. Hennepin Ave. (379-3232)

BOOKSTORE/NEW

BARNES & NOBLE

10 metro locations

3216 W. Lake St., Mpls. (922-3238)

BOOKSTORE/USED

HALF PRICE BOOKS

5011 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park (922-2414)

2041 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul (699-1391)

1731 A Beam Ave., Maplewood (773-0631)

VIDEO RENTAL

BLOCKBUSTER

34 metro locations (893-3000 or 835-7220)

BANK

NORWEST

24-Hour Phone Bank
and over 80 metro locations. (661-9378 )

CAR DEALERSHIP/NEW

JIM LUPIENT

Buick: 14 University Ave. N.E. Mpls., (379-2345)

Infiniti/Isuzu: 7100 Wayzata Blvd. (546-5577)

CAR DEALERSHIP/USED

WALLY MCCARTHY'S

Hwy. 494 & Penn Ave. S.,
Richfield (869-1414)

35W. North & Cty. Rd. C,
Roseville (636-4590)

CAR REPAIR

SMITH BROS.

409 S. Ninth St., Mpls. (332-7805)

COMPUTER STORE

BEST BUY

11 metro locations (947-2000)

CD SELECTION/NEW

ELECTRIC FETUS

2010 Fourth Ave. S., Mpls. (870-9300)

CD SELECTION/USED

CHEAPO

80 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul (644-8981)

13029 Ridgedale Dr., Mtka. (591-0909)

404 W. Lake St., Mpls. (827-0646)

2919 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. (827-8238)

5151 Central Ave. N.E.,
Columbia Heights (574-2308)

LOCAL MUSIC SELECTION

BEST BUY

11 metro locations (947-2000)

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE

SCHMITT MUSIC

Seven metro locations

SUPERMARKET

CUB FOODS

21 metro locations (866-7471)

PIT STOPS

BAKERY

WOULLET'S

3608 W. 50th St., Mpls. (922-4341)

1080 Grand Ave., St. Paul (292-9035)

726 E. Lake St.,
Wayzata (473-8621)

COFFEE SHOP

CARIBOU COFFEE

27 metro locations (359-2700)

BREAKFAST

PERKINS

35 metro locations (927-0378)

RESTAURANT

BUCA LITTLE ITALY

11 S. 12th St., Mpls. (638-2225)

2728 Gannon Rd.,
St. Paul (772-4388)

7711 Mitchell Rd.,
Eden Prarie (724-7266)

BEST BEER SELECTION/
RESTAURANT

WILLIAM'S

2911 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. (823-6271)

BEST WINE SELECTION/
RESTAURANT

LUCIA'S

1432 W. 31st St., Mpls. (823-7125)

FAST FOOD

TACO BELL

70 metro locations (757-9213)

OUTDOOR DINING

BLACK FOREST

1 E. 26th St., Mpls. (872-0812)

HEALTHY DINING

GOOD EARTH

Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S.,
Mpls. (824-8533)

Galleria, 3460 W. 70th St.,
Edina (925-1001)

1901 N. Hwy. 36, Roseville (636-0956)

BARBEQUE

RUDOLPH'S

1933 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. (871-8969)

ITALIAN

BUCA LITTLE ITALY

11 S. 12th St., Mpls. (638-2225)

2728 Gannon Rd., St. Paul (772-4388)

7711 Mitchell Rd., Eden Prarie (724-7266)

FRENCH

NEW FRENCH CAFÉ

128 N. Fourth St., Mpls. (338-3790)

MEXICAN

LACUCARACHA

315 First Ave. N., Mpls. (339-1161)

Dale at Grand Ave., St. Paul (221-9682)

GREEK

IT'S GREEK TO ME

626 W. Lake St., Mpls. (825-9922)

GERMAN

BLACK FOREST

1 E. 26th St., Mpls. (872-0812)

VEGETARIAN

MUD PIE

2549 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. (872-9435)

MIDDLE EASTERN

JERUSALEM'S

1518 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls. (871-8883)

CHINESE

LEEANN CHIN

1571 S. Plymouth Rd., Mtka. (545-3600)

214 E. Fourth St., St. Paul (224-8814)

Ninth St. & Second Ave. S., Mpls. (338-8488)

10 carryout and delivery locations
and all Byerly's stores.

JAPANESE

ICHIBAN

1333 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. (339-0540)

VIETNAMESE

LOTUS

313 S.E. Oak St.,
Stadium Village, Mpls. (331-1781)

113 W. Grant St., Mpls. (870-1213)

3037 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. (825-2263)

3907 W. 50th St., Edina (922-4254)

867 Grand Ave., St. Paul (228-9156)

INDIAN

SRI LANKA

2821 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. (871-2400)

THAI

SAWATDEE

118 N. Fourth St., Mpls. (373-0840)

8501 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington (888-7177)

607 Washington Ave. S., Mpls. (338-6451)

WIRES AND WAVES

RADIO STATION

EDGE 93.7 FM

TV STATION

KARE 11

CULTURE A GO-GO

MOVIE THEATER

LAGOON CINEMA

1320 Lagoon Ave., Mpls. (825-6006)

LIVE THEATER VENUE

GUTHRIE

725 Vineland Pl., Mpls. (377-2224)

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

FIRST AVE.

701 First Ave. N., Mpls. (332-1775)

CASINO

MYSTIC LAKE

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. N.W.,
Prior Lake (445-9000)

COMEDY CLUB

KNUCKLEHEAD'S

Mall of America, Bloomington (854-5233)

MUSEUM

WALKER ART CENTER

725 Vineland Place, Mpls. (375-7577)

BRAIN TEASERS

BEST PLACE TO BUY DENIM FROM DAYS GONE BY

RAGSTOCK

BEST RESTAURANT TO
MAKE YOUR NOSE RUN,
YOUR BODY TEMP RISE, AND
YOUR FOREHEAD SWEAT

SRI LANKA

BEST PLACE TO GET CAFFEINATED, MORNING, NOON OR NIGHT

DUNN BROS.

BEST REPLACEMENT FOR
A GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERT

PHISH

BEST RESTROOM GRAFFITI

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE-WATCH AND INCREASE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM

MALL OF AMERICA

BEST PLACE TO PIERCE
AND BURN FLESH

SAINT SABRINA'S PARLOR
IN PURGATORY

BEST REASON TO LIVE
IN THE TWIN CITIES

THE LAKES

 
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