Hard to believe, but it's been a whole year since we last strapped on our searchlights and scoured the hometown haunts for every local superlative we could find.
And boy, did we find what we were looking for! In this, the biggestissue in City Pages history, you'll find more than 350 of our favorites. There are the usual suspects like Best Hot Dog and Best Politician(or are those one and the same?), along with more obscure treasures like Best Place to See a Strip Show at 9:00 a.m. We've got your Local Boy and Girl Made Good, and we also present for your perusal an entire mini-section of paeansto our newly elected governor--not to mention a dissertation on the Best Golf Course on Which to Have a Dadaesque Experience.
Speaking of Dadaesque experiences, we received nearly a thousandresponses to our annual Readers' Poll, wherein you were asked to weigh in with your own choices. Though you opted to honor McDonald's for its French fries (again), our overworked crew of ballot counters was somewhat gratified to see that you used moreimagination when it came to the Best Movie Theater category, wherein you sweptaside the megamall cineplexes in favor of the Suburban World. (Then you went schizo, picking your very own head of state in the Local Boy Made Good, Politician, and Villain categories. Bully for you!)
Now, without further ado, we give you the 1999installment of the ongoing battle for Twin Cities supremacy. The winners raise their fists in triumph while the also-rans roll with the punches till next year. As for you, dear rabble-rousing readers, consider this to be one from us, right in the kisser.