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Best of the Twin Cities: Readers' Choice Awards

You voted for your favorite people, places and things in the Twin Cities, and now you can see the result. Here are City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities Readers' Choice Award winners.

 

CITY GRITTY

Best Local Blog
Heavy Table

Best Local Boy Made Good
Joe Mauer

Best Local Girl Made Good
Lindsey Vonn

Best Local Website
CityPages.com

Best Place for a First Date
Bryant-Lake Bowl

Best Place to People-Watch
State Fair

Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests
Mall of America

Best Politician
Al Franken

Best State Fair Food
Cheese Curds

Best Tweeter
Jason DeRusha

Best Villain
Gov. Tim Pawlenty

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Best AM Radio Personality
Dan Cole, the Common Man

Best Columnist
Nick Coleman

Best FM Radio Personality
Mary Lucia

Best Movie Theater
Riverview

Best Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best Radio Station
89.3 the Current

Best Tattoo Parlor
The Holy Mackerel

Best TV Newscaster
Don Shelby

Best TV Sports Anchor
Randy Shaver, KARE 11

Best TV Weatherperson
Sven Sundgaard

 

OUT & ABOUT

Best Beach
Lake Calhoun

Best Bike Shop
Erik's

Best Bike Trail
The Greenway

Best Bowling Alley
Bryant-Lake Bowl

Best Day Trip
Stillwater

Best Park
Minnehaha

Best Public Golf Course
Theodore Wirth

Best Timberwolves Player
Kevin Love

Best Twins Player
Joe Mauer

Best Vikings Player
Brett Favre

Best Wild Player
Mikko Koivu

 

BOUGHT & SOLD

Best Bookstore (New)
Barnes & Noble

Best Bookstore (Used)
Half-Price Books

Best CD Store (New)
Electric Fetus

Best CD Store (Used)
Cheapo

Best Clothing Store (Men)
Macy's

Best Clothing Store (Women)
Cliché

Best Gift Store
Patina

Best Haircut
Moxie

Best Liquor Store
Surdyk's

Best Toy Store
Creative Kidstuff

Best Wine Store
Surdyk's

 

RESTAURANTS

Best Breakfast
Al's Breakfast

Best Cheap Eats
The Wienery

Best Indian Restaurant
Gandhi Mahal

Best Italian Restaurant
Broder's Pasta Bar

Best Late-Night Dining
112 Eatery

Best New Restaurant
Bar La Grassa

Best Restaurant (Minneapolis)
112 Eatery

Best Restaurant (St. Paul)
Blue Door Pub

Best Restaurant for Romance
Barbette

Best Seafood Restaurant
Oceanaire

Best Steak House
Manny's

Best Sushi
Fuji-Ya

Best Takeout
Brasa

Best Thai Restaurant
True Thai

Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant
(tie) French Meadow, Hard Times

FOODSTUFFS

Best Barbecue
Famous Dave's

Best Burger
Matt's Bar

Best Pizza
Pizza Luce

 

SEX, DRUGS & ROCK 'N' ROLL

Best All-Ages Venue
First Avenue

Best Club DJ
Jake Rudh [ck stuff]

Best Cocktails
Bradstreet Craftshouse

Best Dance Club
First Avenue

Best Gay Bar
Gay 90's

Best Happy Hour
Liquor Lyle's

Best Hip-Hop Artist
Brother Ali

Best Irish Pub
The Local

Best Karaoke
U Otter Stop Inn

Best Lesbian Night
Twilight

Best Neighborhood Bar--Minneapolis
Grumpy's

Best Neighborhood Bar--St. Paul
Muddy Pig

Best R&B Artist
Prince

Best Rock Band
Solid Gold

Best Rock Club
First Avenue

Best Strip Club
The Seville

Best Suburban Bar
Birch's (Long Lake)


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