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Readers’ Choice Awards Houston 2012 -

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Art Gallery

The Menil Collection

1515 Sul Ross St. 713-525-9400

www.menil.org

Best Dance Club

Numbers Nightclub

300 Westheimer 713-526-6551

www.numbersnightclub.com

Best Dive Bar

Lola's Depot

2327 Grant

713-528-8342

Best Drag Bar

F Bar

202 Tuam St. 713-522-3227

www.fbarhouston.com

Best Gay Bar

South Beach

810 Pacific 713-521-0107

www.southbeachthenightclub.com

Best Hotel Bar

Hotel ZaZa

5701 Main 713-526-1991

www.hotelzaza.com/houston.php

Best Jukebox

La Carafe

813 Congress 713-229-9399

Best Karaoke

Spotlight Karaoke

Multiple locations

www.spotlightkaraoke.com

Best Live Music Venue

Fitzgerald's

2706 White Oak 713-862-3838

fitzlivemusic.com

Best Movie Theater

River Oaks Theatre

2009 W. Gray 713-524-2175

www.landmarktheatres.com

Best Museum Exhibit

"Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs"

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet

713-639-7300

www.mfah.org

Best Neighborhood Bar

The Petrol Station

985 Wakefield Dr. 713-957-2875

twitter.com/petrol_station

Best Radio Station

94.5 The Buzz

www.thebuzz.com

Best Strip Club

Treasures Houston

5647 Westheimer 713-629-6200

treasureshouston.com

Best Trivia Bar

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

705 Main 713-228-9472

www.beerknurd.com

Best Ultimate Fighting Bar

Buffalo Wild Wings

Multiple locations

www.buffalowildwings.com

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Adult Video Store

Bizarre Times

Multiple locations

www.bizarretimes.com

Best Antiques

August Antiques

803 1/2 Heights Blvd. 713-880-3353

www.bensantiquegardening.com

Best Asian Grocery

99 Ranch Market

1005 Blalock 713-932-8899

www.99ranch.com

Best Baby Store

Babies "R" Us

Multiple locations

www.babiesrus.com

Best Bicycle Shop

Blue Line Bike Labs

3302 White Oak Dr. 713-802-1707

www.bluelinebikelab.com

Best Bookstore

Half Price Books

Multiple locations

www.hpb.com

Best Boutique

Wish Boutique

1614 Westheimer 713-527-0812

Best Car Wash

Bubbles Hand Car Wash

Multiple locations

www.bubblescarwash.com

Best Comic-Book Store

Bedrock City

Multiple locations

www.bedrockcity.com

Best Convenience Store

Sunny's Food Store

Multiple locations

Best Dog Groomer

Shaggy Chic

832-868-8430

www.shaggychichouston.com

Best Florist

Fancy Flowers

3823 Richmond 713-840-9990

www.fancyflowershouston.com

Best Garden Center

Buchanan's Native Plants

611 E. 11th St. 713-861-5702

buchanansplants.com

Best Gourmet Grocery

Central Market

www.centralmarket.com

Best Gun Shop

Carter's Country

Multiple locations

www.carterscountry.net

Best Laundromat

Mr. Klean Washateria

2007 W. Alabama 713-529-8871

Best Mall

The Galleria

5085 Westheimer 713-966-3530

www.simon.com

Best Mechanic

Auto Check One

14810 Park Row

281-599-7999

www.autocheckone.com

Best Musical-Instruments Shop

Rockin' Robin

3619 S. Shepherd

713-529-5442

www.rockinrobinguitars.com

Best Newsstand

Issues

3425 S. Shepherd

713-521-9900

Best Paint Store

Sherwin-Williams

Multiple locations

www.sherwin-williams.com

Best Pawn Shop

Top Dollar Pawn

Multiple locations

www.topdollardeals.com

Best Pet Adoption

SPCA

900 Portway Dr. 713-869-7722

www.houstonspca.org

Best Plumber

John Moore Services

10005 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N, Suite 200 877-342-2232

www.johnmooreservices.com

Best Shoe Store

Designer Shoe Warehouse

Multiple locations

www.dsw.com

Best Sporting Goods Store

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Multiple locations

www.academy.com

Best Tailor

Memorial Tailors

9774 Katy Fwy., Suite 600 713-461-2230

www.memorialtailors.com

Best Toy Store

Toys "R" Us

Multiple locations

www.toysrus.com

Best Veterinarian

Montrose Veterinary Clinic

1701 Montrose 713-524-3814

www.montrosevetclinic.com

Best Vintage Store

Retropolis

321 W. 19th St. 713-861-1950

www.facebook.com/Retropolis

Best Vinyl Shop

Cactus Music

2110 Portsmouth St. 713-526-9272

www.cactusmusictx.com

FOOD & DRINKS

Best Banh Mi

Les Givral's Cafe

2704 Milam 713-529-1736

Best Barbecue

Goode Company

Multiple locations

www.goodecompany.com

Best Beer Selection

The Hay Merchant

1100 Westheimer 713-528-9805

www.haymerchant.com

Best Bistro

Bistro Zelko

705 E. 11th St. 713-880-8691

www.zelkobistro.com

Best Breakfast

The Breakfast Klub

3711 Travis 713-528-8561

thebreakfastklub.com

Best Brunch

Backstreet Cafe

1103 S. Shepherd 713-521-2239

www.backstreetcafe.net

Best Burger

Becks Prime

Multiple locations

becksprime.com

Best Burrito

Freebirds

Multiple locations

freebirds.com

Best Chinese — tie

Kam's

4500 Montrose 713-529-5057

www.kamscuisine.com

Fung's Kitchen

7320 Southwest Fwy. #115 713-779-2288

eatatfungs.com

Best Cocktail Bar

Anvil Bar & Refuge

1424 Westheimer 713-523-1622

anvilhouston.com

Best Coffeehouse

Starbucks

Multiple locations

www.starbucks.com

Best Comfort Food

Max's Wine Dive

4720 Washington 713-880-8737

www.maxswinedive.com

Best Cupcakes

Crave Cupcakes

Multiple locations

www.cravecupcakes.com

Best Deli

Kenny & Ziggy's

2327 Post Oak Blvd. 713-871-8883

www.kennyandziggys.com

Best Food Truck

Bernie's Burger Bus

www.twitter.com/berniesburgers

Best French

Café Rabelais

2442 Times Blvd. 713-520-8841

www.caferabelais.com

Best Fries

McDonald's

Multiple locations

www.mcdonalds.com

Best Greek

Niko Niko's

Multiple locations

www.nikonikos.com

Best Happy Hour

Benjy's

Multiple locations

www.benjys.com

Best Ice Cream

Amy's Ice Creams

3816 Farnham

713-526-2697

www.amysicecreams.com

Best Italian (upscale)

Carrabba's

Multiple locations

www.carrabbas.com

Best Indian

Indika

516 Westheimer 713-524-2170

www.indikausa.com

Best Japanese

Uchi

904 Westheimer 713-522-4808

uchirestaurants.com/houston

Best Late-Night Eats

House of Pies

Multiple locations

www.houseofpies.com

Best Margarita

El Gran Malo

2307 Ella Blvd. 832-767-3405

www.elgranmalo.com

Best Mexican

Pico's Mex-Mex

5941 Bellaire 713-662-8383

www.picos.net

Best New Bar

Hay Merchant

1100 Westheimer 713-528-9805

www.haymerchant.com

Best New Restaurant

Underbelly

1100 Westheimer 713-528-9800

underbellyhouston.com

Best Patio Dining

Pico's Mex-Mex

5941 Bellaire 713-662-8383

www.picos.net

Best Pizza

Star Pizza

Multiple locations

starpizza.net

Best Restaurant

Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

4611 Montrose 713-807-8883

www.dantonsseafood.com

Best Seafood

Danton's Gulf Coast

Seafood Kitchen

4611 Montrose 713-807-8883

www.dantonsseafood.com

Best Service

Peli Peli

110 Vintage Park Blvd. 281-257-9500

www.pelipeli.com

Best Steakhouse

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

5839 Westheimer 713-780-7352

pappasbros.com

Best Sushi

Uchi

904 Westheimer 713-522-4808

uchirestaurants.com/houston

Best Vegetarian

Radical Eats

3903 Fulton St. 713-697-8719

radicaleats.com

Best Vietnamese

Mai's

3403 Milam 713-520-5300

maishouston.com

Best Wine List

The Tasting Room

Multiple locations

www.tastingroomwines.com

SPORTS & RECREATION

Best Aero

David McIntyre

www.twitter.com/DaveJMcIntyre

Best Astro

Jose Altuve

www.twitter.com/JoseAltuve27

Best Athlete Tweeter

Arian Foster

Houston Texans

twitter.com/ArianFoster

Best Coach

Gary Kubiak

Houston Texans

Best Dynamo

Brian Ching

twitter.com/brianching

Best Gym

Life Time Fitness

Multiple locations

www.lifetimefitness.com

Best Rocket

Jeremy Lin

www.twitter.com/JLin7

Best Sports Bar

Coaches

Multiple locations

coachessportsbarandgrill.com

Best Sports Talk Host

Charlie Pallilo

SportsTalk 790 AM

www.twitter.com/Pallilo

Best Sports Talk Show

SportsTalk 790 AM

www.sports790.com

Best Texan

Arian Foster

twitter.com/ArianFoster

Best Tourist Attraction

NASA

2101 Nasa Pkwy. #1 281-483-0123

www.nasa.gov

Best Yoga Studio

Joy Yoga

4500 Washington #900 713-868-9642

www.joyyogacenter.com

CATEGORIES WE FORGOT

Best Tattoo Parlor

Electric Chair Tattoo & Piercing

8722 Richmond; 713-780-3500

www.electricchair.cc

Best Tattoo Removal

Dr. TATTOFF, Inc.

5385 Westheimer; 832-571-2300

www.drtattoff.com

Best Haunted House

Phobia

18777 Hwy. 290; 713-526-3323

www.darke.com

Best Door Man

Cliff at Lola?s Depot

2327 Grant; 713-528-8342

Best Optometrist

Memorial Park Vision

5535 Memorial; 281-888-9256

www.memorialparkvision.com

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