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Best of

the Twin Cities

The red carpet is usually reserved for celebrities and royalty -- rarely, if ever, for a particularly attentive hair stylist, the coolest comic-book shop, or the tastiest tubed meats. Our annual Best of the Twin Cities issue will change all that. We’ve rolled out the red carpet for the best the metro has to offer, from tattoo parlor to taproom. Click through the whole issue any time you want to celebrate the glamour of a life well-lived in a pair of well-loved cities. As these picks will attest, we’ve got plenty of stars in our midst. 

Best "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Performance at Target Field Four Fists

Best Acoustic Performer Ashley Gold

Best Actor John Catron

Best Actress Sally Wingert

Best Album Cover Prince, The Breakfast Experience

Best Album of the Past Year Lizzo, Lizzobangers

Best All-Ages Venue The Cedar Cultural Center

Best Art Gallery Public Functionary

Best Author We Like to Claim as Our Own Neil Gaiman

Best Band Name Tree Blood

Best Alternative Pancakes The Mill Northeast

Best Bakery Rustica Bakery

Best Bar Special Prix Fixe at Nomad World Pub

Best Bartender Marco Zappia of Eat Street Social

Best Beer Selection in a Bar The Bulldog Uptown

Best Bloody Mary Triple Rock Social Club

Best Breakfast Ward 6

Best Brewery Indeed Brewing Company

Best British Pub Merlins Rest Pub

Best Brunch Modern Times Café

Best Adopted Minnesotan Astronautalis

Best Alternative Fries Curried mushroom fries at the Moral Omnivore

Best App The Minnesota State Fair App

Best Barbecue Q-Fanatic BBQ and Grill

Best Blog <a href="http://www.politics.mn/">www.politics.mn</a>

Best Bus Route Route 4

Best Classic Burger Casper & Runyon's Nook

Best Columnist C.J.

Best Commercial Jeff Wagner for Mayor

Best Corner 34th and Lyndale

Best Adult Store Smitten Kitten

Best Art Supplies Wet Paint

Best Bookstore (New) in Minneapolis Magers & Quinn

Best Bookstore (New) in St. Paul Common Good Books

Best Bookstore (Used) in Minneapolis The Book House in Dinkytown

Best Bookstore (Used) in St. Paul Sixth Chamber

Best Boutique I Like You

Best Children's Clothing Store Pacifier

Best Comic-Book Shop Big Brain Comics

Best Doggie Daycare Now Boarding

Best Bike Deal LaMere Cycles

Best Bike Shop The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Avenue

Best Bike Trail Lake Nokomis

Best Bowling Alley Ran-Ham Bowling Center

Best Coach Jerry Kill

Best College Athlete Ra'Shede Hageman

Best College Recruit Tyus Jones

Best Day Trip Loop through Stillwater

Best Disc Golf Course Acorn Park

Best Dog Park Lake of the Isles

Each year, City Pages rounds up the best food, drink, entertainment, shopping, services, and amenities the Twin Cities has to offer. In turn, we ask you, our fair readers, to share your picks. In our Readers' Choice Poll, you told us what you love about these glamorous sister cities, from...

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