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April, 2011 (Tucson, Ariz.)- The second-annual Tucson's Best Contest has come to a close, and the people have chosen! 

The contest is an effort to showcase the best of the best in Tucson, as chosen by those who really know- our readers. This promo will involve Web voting for a two-month period to determine the favorite in more than 100 categories, like Best Slice, Best Master-Planned Community, Most Glamorous Place to Party and more.


Voting took place between February 10, 2011 at NOON and end April 11, 2011 at NOON. Voting was one vote, per category, per computer, per day. Those who came out on top after two months of voting are:

Food & Restaurants
Asian Cuisine & Sushi Om Modern Asian Kitchen
Best Bakery Beyond Bread
Best Breakfast Cereal Boxx
Best Burger Firebird's
Best Cocktails Scott & Co.
Best Culinary Event Tucson Originals
Best Cup of Coffee Raging Sage
Best Date Spot Pastiche Eatery
Best Dessert Chocolate Love
Best Fries Eegee's
Best Frozen Treat
Orange Leaf Self Serve Frozen Yogurt
Best Greek Food OPA! Greek Cuisine and Fun
Best Grocery Store Whole Foods
Best Happy Hour Ra Sushi
Best Health Food Lovin' Spoonfuls
Best Italian Restaurant Oregano's Pizza Bistro
Best Lunch Spot
Delectables Restaurant & Catering Co.
Best Margarita El Charro Cafe
Best Mexican Restaurant El Charro Cafe
Best New Restaurant Chocolate Love
Best Nightclub or Loung Level Lounge
Best Outdoor Seating Old Pueblo Grill
Best Place to Watch the Colt's Taste of Texas
Best Pub The Shanty
Best Slice Eclectic Pizza
Best Specialty Bar (Gay B Coyote Moon Pub
Best Steak Daisy Mae's Steakhouse
Best Sunday Brunch
Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Best Wine Bar 58 Degrees & Holding
Most Amazing Restauran Level Lounge
Best 19th Hole Omni Tucson National
Best Clubhouse Skyline Country Club
Best Golf Course Arizona National Golf Club
Best Golf Course with a Arizona National Golf Club
Best Golf Shopping Worldwide Golf Shops
Best Private Club Arizona National Golf Club
Most Challenging Course The Golf Club at Visoto
Home & Design
Best Appliances Tucson Appliance Co.
Best Cabinets Arizona Cabinet Co.
Best Condos Boulder Canyon Condos
Best Furniture/ Home St Copenhagen
Best Home Accessories Anthropologie
Best Homebuilder Pepper-Viner Homes
Best Interior Designer Robinson Perry Design Group LLC
Best Master-Planned Co Saguaro Ranch
Best Pool Company
Cimarron Circle Construction Company
Best Stone Company Spectrum Stone Company
Best Couple
Kimberly Clements and Scott MacKenzie
Best High School Princip Rex Scott, Catalina High School
Marketing Guru Caroline Palmer
Most Fashionable Man Chris Clements
Most Fashionable Woma Kimberly Clements
Most Influential in Food Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts
Most Influential in Nonp Dan Marries
Most Influential Man Emery Nicoletti
Most Influential Woman Kimberly Clements
Mr. Popularity Dan Marries
Ms. Popularity LeeAnne Savage
Top Twitterer @paulypeligroso
Arts & Entertainment
Best Annual Charity Eve
Puttin' On the Dog – Arizona Humane Society
Best Annual Event Oro Valley Festival of the Arts
Best Arizona Sports Tea Phoenix Suns
Best Art Gallery Mark Sublette
Best Casino Casino Del Sol
Best Country Station 99.5 KIIM FM
Best News Station KOLD CBS 13
Best Newscaster- Aftern Jennifer Waddell, KGUN
Best Newscaster- Aftern Dan Marries, KOLD
Best Newscaster- Morni Lorraine Rivera, KVOA
Best Newscaster- Morni Scott Kilbuy, KOLD
Best Newscaster- Week Emily Guggenmos, KVOA
Best Nightly Newscast KOLD CBS 13
Best Pop or Hits Station KMXZ FM 94.9
Best Radio Station 94.9 KMXZ
Best Rock Station KHYT 107.5
Best Special Event/Wed Stillwell House
Favorite Local Band Halocene
Favorite Local Morning T News13 This Morning
Favorite Meteorologist Aaron Pickering, KOLD
Favorite Nightly Newsca News 13 at 10 p.m.
Favorite Radio Show- A Jennie and Chris, 92.9 The Mountain
Favorite Radio Show- P
Adrienne Walker's Custom Mix at Six
Favorite Sportscaster Damien Alameda, KOLD
Local News Site KOLD.com
Newscaster of the Year Dan Marries, KOLD
Best Family Restaurant
Swenson's Ice Cream Factory & Eating Establishment
Best High School or Char The Vail High School
Best Kids Clothing Children's Orchard
Best Kids Hangout Indoo Tucson Children's Museum
Best Kids Hangout Outd Golf 'n Stuff
Best Place for a Birthday My Gym
Best Toy Store Lulu Bell
Stay & Play
Best Country Club Skyline Country Club
Best Cultural Experience Gaslight Theatre
Best Family Outing Golf and Stuff
Best Guest Ranch Sunglow Ranch
Best Hike Sabino Canyon
Best Lobby Bar Westward Look
Best Luxury Resort Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Best Place to Stay in Tuc Westward Look
Best Resort Dining
Primo, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa
Best Resort Pool Westward Look
Best Southwestern Expe Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Most Glamorous Place t
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Health & Self
Best Dentist or Dental T Howard M. Steinberg, DMD, MDS
Best Dermatologist Skin Spectrum
Best Facial Elements in Balance
Best Family Healthcare Catalina Pediatrics
Best Gym SWAT Fitness
Best Hair Salon Circa79
Best Hospital or Medical University Medical Center
Best Massage
The Lakeside Spa at Loews Ventana Canyon
Best Nail Salon Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
Best Plastic Surgeon Maxwell Aesthetics
Best Spa Westward Look Sonoran Spa
Best Spa Treatments
The Lakeside Spa at Loews Ventana Canyon
Best Waxing Elements in Balance
Best Yoga Studio Yoga Oasis
Companies & Profession
Best Architect Line and Space, LLC - Les Wallach
Best Bank National Bank of Arizona
Best Custom Home Build A.F. Sterling Homes
Best Florist Mayfield Florists
Best Landscaper Horticulture Unlimited
Best Law Firm Fennemore Craig
Best Photographer Mikael Ramirez
Best PR or Ad Agency Pro Ventures
Best Realtor Liz and Tom Peckham
Best Boutique- Local Zoe Boutique
Best Boutique- National Anthropologie
Best Cosmetics and Skin BlueMercury
Best Denim Loop Denim Couture
Best Fragrance Selection University Perfumes
Best Gadgets Apple
Best Gift Shop The Bohemia Emporium
Best Handbags & Access Dillards
Best Jeweler Stewart Kuper Jewelers
Best Place for Evening Wear Pour Moi
Best Place to Hoard Fash Off Fifth- Saks Fifth Avenue
Best Shoe Shopping DSW
Best Shopping Center La Encantada
Best Vintage or Secondh How Sweet It was Vintage Clothing


All winners can promote themselves using this custom-made collateral, and can expect the Best Of feature to be posted early this summer on AZFoothills.com.

To see vote totals and all this year's nominees, click here. To nominate a business for next year's contest, e-mail bestof@azfoothills.com.

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