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Readers' Choice St. Louis 2008 -

People & Places

Best Blog
Urban Review STL
www.urbanreviewstl.com

Best Citizen
Joe Edwards

Best Local Website
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
www.stltoday.com

Best Month to Be in St. Louis
October

Best Place to People-Watch
The Delmar Loop

Best Thing to Happen to St. Louis This Year
The mild summer weather

Best Villain
InBev
www.inbev.com

Sports & Recreation

Best Blues Player
Manny Legace

Best Bowling Lanes
Flamingo Bowl
1117 Washington Avenue
St. Louis 63101
314-436-6666
www.flamingobowl.net

Best Cardinals Player
Albert Pujols

Best Coach
Tony La Russa

Best Rams Player
Steven Jackson

Best Sports Bar
St. Louis Sports Zone
113 Kenrick Plaza
Shrewsbury 63119
314-961-3366
www.stl-sportszone.com

Best Sports Broadcast Personality
Mike Shannon

Best Sports Figure Not Named Pujols
Yadier Molina

Best Yoga Studio
Marbles Yoga Studio
1905 Park Avenue
St. Louis 63104
314-621-4744
www.marblesyoga.com

Arts & Entertainment

Best AM Radio Personality
Frank O. Pinion
KTRS (550 AM)
www.ktrs.com

Best Art Gallery
Mad Art Gallery
2727 South 12th Street
St. Louis 63118
314-771-8230
www.madart.com

Best Casino
Lumiere Place
999 North Second Street
St. Louis 63102
314-881-7777
www.lumiereplace.com

Best FM Radio Personality
Dave Glover
KFTK (97.1 FM)
www.971talk.com

Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Female)
Cindy Preszler
KSDK-TV (Channel 5)
www.ksdk.com

Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Male)
Mike Bush
KSDK-TV (Channel 5)
www.ksdk.com

Best Movie Theater
Moolah Theatre & Lounge
3821 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis 63108
314-446-6806
www.stlouiscinemas.com/moolah

Best Radio Station
KDHX (88.1 FM)
kdhx.org

Best Theater Company
The Black Rep
634 North Grand Boulevard, 10th Floor
St. Louis 63103
314-534-3810
www.theblackrep.org

Best TV News Anchor
Mike Bush
KSDK-TV (Channel 5)
www.ksdk.com

Best Zoo Animal
Penguin

Goods & Services

Best Baby Store
City Sprouts
6354 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63130
314-726-9611
www.citysprouts.com

Best Bike Shop
Big Shark Bicycle Company
6133 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis 63112
314-862-1188
www.bigshark.com

Best CD/Record Store
Vintage Vinyl
6610 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63130
314-721-4096
www.vintagevinyl.com

Best Wine Store
The Wine Merchant
20 South Hanley Road
Clayton 63105
314-863-6282
and
12669 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur 63141
314-469-4500
www.winemerchantltd.com

Best Gift Shop
Phoenix Rising
6331 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63130
314-862-0609
www.shopphoenixrising.com

Best Mall
Saint Louis Galleria
Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road
Richmond Heights 63117
314-863-5500
www.saintlouisgalleria.com

Best Pet Store
PetSmart
Numerous area locations, including:
62 Brentwood Promenade Center
Brentwood 63144
314-918-9123
www.petsmart.com

Best Sporting Goods Store
Dick's Sporting Goods
Numerous area locations, including:
200 West County Center
Des Peres 63131
314-649-1400
www.dickssportinggoods.com

Restaurants

Best Breakfast
First Watch
Numerous area locations, including:
8001 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton 63105
314-863-7330
www.firstwatch.com

Best Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Noodle Cafe
6138 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis 63112
314-725-9889

Best Coffeehouse
Park Avenue Coffee
1919 Park Avenue
St. Louis 63104
314-621-4020
www.parkavenuecoffee.com

Best Desserts
Baileys' Chocolate Bar
1915 Park Avenue
St. Louis 63104
314-241-8100
www.baileyschocolatebar.com

Best Mexican Restaurant
El Maguey
Numerous area locations, including:
7014 Chippewa Street
St. Louis 63119
314-832-3632

Best Outdoor Dining
Vin de Set
2017 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis 63103
314-241-8989
www.1111-m.com

Best Place for Late-Night Dining
City Diner
3139 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis 63118
314-772-6100
www.saucemagazine.com/citydiner

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Pays
Tony's
410 Market Street
St. Louis 63102
314-231-7007
www.tonysstlouis.com

Best Sushi
Wasabi
1228 Washington Avenue
St. Louis 63103
314-421-3500
www.saucemagazine.com/wasabi

Best Thai Restaurant
King & I
3157 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis 63118
314-771-1777
www.thaispicy.com

Best Vietnamese Restaurant
Pho Grand
3195 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis 63118
314-664-7435
www.phogrand.com

Best Chain Restaurant
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
25 The Boulevard Saint Louis
Richmond Heights 63117
314-862-2624
and
1295 Chesterfield Parkway East
Chesterfield 63017
636-532-0215
www.pfchangs.com

Best Italian Restaurant (Cheap)
The Pasta House Co.
Numerous area locations, including:
8213 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63124
314-991-2022
www.pastahouse.com

Best Italian Restaurant (Not Cheap)Trattoria Marcella
3600 Watson Road
St. Louis 63109
314-352-7706
www.trattoriamarcella.com

Food & Drink

Best Bakery
McArthur's Bakery
Numerous area locations, including:
3055 Lemay Ferry Road
South St. Louis County 63125
314-894-0900
www.mcarthurs.com

Best Barbecue
Pappy's Smokehouse
3106 Olive Street
St. Louis 63103
314-535-4340
www.pappyssmokehouse.com

Best Burger
Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63130
314-727-4444
www.blueberryhill.com

Best Chicken Wings
Culpeppers (tie)
Numerous area locations, including:
300 North Euclid Avenue
St. Louis 63108
314-361-2828
www.culpeppers.com

Syberg's (tie)
Numerous area locations, including:
2211 Market Street
St. Louis 63103
314-231-2430
www.sybergs.com

Best Grocery Store
Whole Foods
Numerous area locations, including:
1601 South Brentwood Boulevard
Brentwood 63144
314-968-7744
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Best Pizza (Thick Crust)
Black Thorn Pub
3735 Wyoming Street
St. Louis 63116
314-776-0534

Best Pizza (Thin Crust)
Imo's
Numerous area locations, including:
2916 Gravois Avenue
St. Louis 63118
314-865-2127
www.imospizza.com

Best Sandwiches
Blues City Deli (tie)
2438 McNair
St. Louis 63104
314-773-8225
www.bluescitydeli.com

Mom's Deli (tie)
4412 Jamieson Avenue
St. Louis 63109
314-644-1198

Music

Best Blues Artist
Kim Massie
www.kimmassie.com

Best Club DJ
Scotty Mac
www.myspace.com/djscottymac

Best Concert of the Past 12 Months
Radiohead
www.radiohead.com

Best Hip-Hop Artist
Nelly
www.nelly.net
www.myspace.com/nelly

Best Hip-Hop DJ
DJ Needles
www.myspace.com/djneedles

Best Local Album of the PasT12 Months
You're Awful, I Love You (Ludo)
www.ludorock.com

Best Local Music Website
A to Z
blogs.riverfronttimes.com/atoz

Best Vocalist (Female)
Erin Bode
www.erinbode.com

Best Vocalist (Male)
Jonny Kruse
www.myspace.com/jonnykruse

Bars & Clubs

Best 3 a.m. Bar
Pin-Up Bowl
6191 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63112
314-727-5555
www.pinupbowl.com

Best All-Ages Venue
The Pageant
6161 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis 63112
314-726-6161
www.thepageant.com

Best Bar Food
The Royale (tie)
3132 South Kingshighway
St. Louis 63139
314-772-3600
www.theroyale.com

Tin Can Tavern (tie)
3157 Morganford Road
St. Louis 63116
314-865-3003
and
1909 Locust Street
St. Louis 63103
314-241-9330
www.tincantavern.com

Best Beer Selection in a Bar
Cicero's
6691 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63130
314-862-0009
www.ciceros-stl.com

Best Dance Club
Upstairs Lounge
3131 South Grand Boulevard
St Louis 63118
314-773-3388
www.myspace.com/theupstairslounge

Best Gay Bar
Novak's Bar & Grill
4121 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis 63110
314-531-3699
www.novaksbar.com

Best Karaoke
Mike Talayna's Juke Box Restaurant
1115 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis 63139
314-647-7600

Best Place for Cocktails
Flamingo Bowl
1117 Washington Avenue
St. Louis 63101
314-436-6666
www.flamingobowl.net

Best Rock Club
The Pageant
6161 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63112
314-726-6161
www.thepageant.com

Best Neighborhood Bar (City)
The Royale
3132 South Kingshighway
St. Louis 63139
314-772-3600
www.theroyale.com

Best Neighborhood Bar (East Side)
Pop's
1403 Mississippi Avenue
Sauget, Illinois 62201
618-274-6720
www.popsrocks.com

Best Neighborhood Bar (Mid-County)
Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Boulevard
University City 63130
314-727-4444
www.blueberryhill.com

Best Neighborhood Bar (North County)
Deaver's Restaurant & Sports Bar (tie)
2109 Charbonier Road
Florissant 63031
314-838-0002
www.deaversrestaurant.com

Rhonda's Place (tie)
10526 Page Avenue
Overland 63132
314-423-0633

Best Neighborhood Bar (South County)
Growlers Pub
3811 South Lindbergh Boulevard
Sunset Hills 63127
314-984-9009
www.saucemagazine.com/growlerspub

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