Ballot Winners

The complete list of how readers voted—and who won!

People, Politics & Media

Best Radio Station for Music:

KEXP (90.3 FM)

Best Local Morning Radio Show:

JOHN IN THE MORNING ON KEXP (90.3 FM)

Best Local Talk Radio Host:

DAVE ROSS

Best Local TV News Anchor:

JEAN ENERSEN

Best Local Magazine:

SEATTLE MAGAZINE

Best Daily Newspaper:

The SEATTLE TIMES

Best Daily Newspaper Columnist:

NICOLE BRODEUR

Best Local Web Site:

PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTAL

Best Local Blog:

HORSESASS.org

Best Local Politician:

JIM MCDERMOTT

Best Activist/Hell-Raiser:

DAVID GOLDSTEIN

Best Local Celebrity:

RUBEN BARRON

Best Pro Athlete:

ICHIRO SUZUKI

Best Recent Scandal:

GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

Best Local Cause:

END HOMELESSNESS

Best Reform We Need:

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Best Place to Work:

MICROSOFT

Food & Drink

Best Happy Hour:

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S

Best Specialty Cocktail:

MOJITO CAFE

Best "Dive" Bar:

NITE LITE LOUNGE

Best Upscale Bar:

TINI BIGGS

Best Bartender:

AARON MARSHALL AT TINI BIGGS

Best Washington Red Wine:

COLUMBIA CREST TWO VINES MERLOT-CABERNET BLEND

Best Washington White Wine:

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE DRY WHITE RIESLING

Best Local Microbrew:

REDHOOK BLONDE ALE

Best Independent Coffeehouse:

CAFFE LADRO

Best Local Chef:

TOM DOUGLAS

Best New Restaurant:

CAFE STELLINA

Best Splurge:

CANLIS

Best Outdoor Cafe: (tie)

AGUA VERDE and RAY'S CAFE

Best Service at a Restaurant:

CAFE STELLINA

Best Brunch:

SALTY'S ON ALKI BEACH

Best Pizza:

PAGLIACCI PIZZA

Best Barbecue Chicken:

JONES BARBEQUE

Best Steak house:

METROPOLITAN GRILL

Best Gourmet Burger:

RED MILL

Best Mom-and-Pop Diner:

CAFE STELLINA

Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffet:

SALTY'S ON ALKI BEACH

Best Sandwich Shop:

OTHER COAST CAFE

Best Ice-Cream Shop:

COLD STONE CREAMERY

Best Farmers Market:

PIKE PLACE MARKET

Best Fish Market:

PIKE PLACE MARKET

Best Hands-On Cooking School:

PCC

Arts & Entertainment

Best Art Gallery:

FRIESEN GALLERY

Best Local Visual Artist:

DALE CHIHULY

Best Public Artwork:

FREMONT TROLL

Best Arts Philanthropist:

BILL GATES

Best Independent Bookstore:

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK CO.

Best Movie Theater:

CINERAMA

Best Local Video Store:

SCARECROW VIDEO

Best Place to Get Adult Videos:

BLUE VIDEO

Best Independent Music Store:

EASY STREET RECORDS

Best Rock Club:

CROCODILE CAFE

Best Jazz Club:

DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY

Best Themed Dance Night:

SALSA NIGHT AT SEE SOUND LOUNGE

Best Classical Musician:

GERARD SCHWARZ

Best Local Dance Troupe:

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET

Best Mainstage Theater Company: (tie)

ACT THEATRE and INTIMAN THEATRE

Best Fringe Theater Company:

WASHINGTON ENSEMBLE THEATRE

Best Street Performer:

TOM FRANK

Best After-Hours Hot Spot:

13 COINS

Best LOBBY IN WHICH TO SEE AND BE SEEN:

W HOTEL

Best Free Activity:

WALKING

Turf: Urban Living

Best Reason to Stay in Seattle:

WEATHER

Best Reason to Leave Seattle:

TRAFFIC

Best Place to Pick Someone Up:

GREEN LAKE

Best Place for a First Date:

FERRIES

Best Park:

DISCOVERY PARK

Best Neighborhood to Live In:

BALLARD

Best Neighborhood to Visit:

FREMONT

Best Out-Of-Town Getaway:

VANCOUVER, B.C.

Best Local Public School:

GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

Best Local Private School: (tie)

HAPPY MEDIUM SCHOOL and LAKESIDE SCHOOL

Best Activity To Do With Kids:

WOODLAND PARK ZOO

Best Pilates Studio:

MAYA WHOLE HEALTH STUDIO

Best Day care:

PIKE MARKET CHILD CARE AND PRESCHOOL

Best Auto Mechanic:

DOYLE'S AUTOMOTIVE

Best Pet Store:

MUD BAY

Best Furniture Store:

IKEA

Best Local Beach:

ALKI BEACH

Best Place of Worship:

ST. MARK'S CATHEDRAL

Best Vintage Shop:

RED LIGHT

Best Boutique:

OLIVINE ATELIER

Best Hair Salon:

RUDY'S

Best Massage therapist:

TONI NATOLI

Best Place for Free Wi-Fi:

ZOKA COFFEE

Extras

Best Place to Get Your Hands Dirty:

IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

Best New Thing You Discovered in Seattle in the Last Year:

CAFE STELLINA

 
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