Best of the City 2012

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Our readers have spoken! The results of our online and magazine ballots are in. What follows are your picks for everything from best bike shop to best pizza place. Photo by Tom Spitz

Best Live Theatre: Arizona Theatre Company

Best Bicycle Store: Ordinary Bike Shop

Best Florist: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers

Best Local Jazz Venue: Skybox Restaurant and Sports Bar (tie)
Sullivan’s Steakhouse (tie)

Best Toy Store: Toys R Us

Best Spa Resort: Miraval Resort & Spa

Best Museum: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Best Bookstore: Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange

Best Place for a Massage: Gadabout SalonSpas

Best Place to take Dance Lessons: Shall We Dance

Best Car Wash: Capin Car Wash & Car Care Center

Best Place to Get a Pedi/Manicure: Gadabout SalonSpas

Best Fitness Center: LA Fitness

Best Place to Buy Jewelry: Stewart Kuper Jewelers

Best Ice Cream/Gelato/Frozen Yogurt: Frost Gelato

Best Tucson Casino Restaurant: Agave Restaurant

Best Women’s Boutique: Maya Palace

Best Bread: Beyond Bread

Best Casino: Casino Del Sol

Best Place to Buy Home Furnishings: Home Goods

Best Coffeehouse: Starbucks

Best Place for a First Date: Arizona Inn (tie)
Brooklyn Pizza Company(tie)
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (tie)
Melting Pot (tie)

Best Men’s Clothing Store: Franklin’s Men Store

Best Place to Order a Martini: Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Best Place to Buy a Special Gift: A Fine Line Stationery & Gift Boutique

Best Plant Nursery: Mesquite Valley Growers

Best Health/Natural Foods Store: Sunflower Market

Best Pizza: Brooklyn Pizza Company

Best Place to Buy Hiking/Outdoor Gear: REI

Best TV Reporter: Lupita Murillo, Channel 4/KVOA

Best Wine Bar: Armitage Wine Lounge & Café

Best Hiking Trail: Sabino Canyon

Best TV News Station: Channel 4 / KVOA

Best Micro Brewery: Nimbus Brewing Company

Best Public Golf Course: Randolf Municipal Golf Course

Best TV Sportscaster: Ryan Recker, Channel 4/KVOA

Best Place to Buy Wine/Spirits: Total Wine & More

Best Charity Event Formal: Angel Ball

Best Local Morning Drive Radio: Johnjay & Rich/ KRQQ 93.7

Best Happy Hour: Bamboo Club (tie)
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar(tie)
Sam Hughes’ Place (tie)

Charity Event Informal: Puttin’ on the Dog/Humane Society

Best Local Talk Radio Station: KNST / 790

Best Local Entertainer: Joe Bourne (tie)
John C. Scott (tie)
Paul Jenkins and Ryan Jenkins (tie)
Tesoro (tie)

Best TV News Anchor Male: Tom McNamara, Channel 4/KVOA

Best Radio Station: KiiM- FM 99.5

Best TV News Anchor (female): Kristi Tedesco, Channel 4/KVOA

Best Local Newspaper Columnist: David Fitzsimmons (tie)
Tim Steller (tie)

Best Local Auto Repair: Brake Max

Best Bike Trail: Finger Rock (tie)
Rillito River (tie)

Best TV Weather Person: Chuck George, KOLD Channel 13