Our thanks go out to the urban survivalists who endured the construction and found these Categories We Forgot

Best Bar Atmosphere

Red Lion Pub, 2316 S. Shepherd, 713-782-3030

Best Bloody Mary

Mary's, 1022 Westheimer, 713-527-9669

Best Dance Event

Barnevelder Movement/Art Center's Big Range Dance Festival

Best French Fries

Barnaby's Cafe, 604 Fairview, 713-522-0106; and other locations

Best Irish Pub

Brian O'Neill's, 5555 Morningside, 713-522-2603, www.brianoneills.com

Best Karaoke

Karaoke Junkie at Azteca's Margarita Bar & Grill, 2207 Richmond, 713-643-0683

Best New Store

Tansu, 321-B W. 19th, 713-880-5100, www.tansustyle.com

Best Philly Cheese Steak

Firehouse Philly's, 1111 Prairie, 713-225-3473

Best Veterinarian

Montrose Veterinary Clinic, 1701 Montrose, 713-524-3814

Best Of Houston®

Best Of