Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Best of Orlando 2012



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The Orlando Weekly "Best of Orlando" poll is active through June 27th. I of course hope you will vote for Analog Artist Digital World as the Best Local Blog. They ask for a name and address, but that wasn't a big deal. You have to vote in at least 15 categories, and you can't use the same answer in more than 5 categories. The list is dauntingly large, so I am writing down my votes in this blog post to help you get a jump start. Most of my votes go to places I have sketched. The sketch above was done in Tanquerey's, which got my vote as the best local dive bar. If I left out any notable local establishments,  then please leave me a comment. You can vote from anywhere in the world, and encourage your friends to vote. The following list is not all inclusive, it is just intended as a jump start. Of course your tastes might vary.

Food and Drink
Best French...............Chez Vincent
Best Greek................Mediterranean Deli
Best Tai.....................Viet Garden
Best Vietnamese.......Viet Garden
Best Barbecue..........4 Rivers Smokehouse
Best Cupcake............Rhapsodic Bakery
Best Tea house..........Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Best Pub Grub...........Fiddler's Green
Best Vegan.................Loving Hut
Best Food Truck........Big Wheel Food Truck
Best restaurant when someone else is paying...Chez Vincent

Arts and Culture
Best Art Night (recurring)...Mystery Sketch Theater
Best Art Gallery..................Gallery at Avalon Island
Best Arts Advocate............Parker Sketch 
Best Dance Company.........Drip
Best Arts Event/Festival.....Fringe
Best Local Playwright........Aradhana Tiwari
Best Local Artist.................Dawn Schreiner
Best Movie Theater.............Enzian
Best Mural...........................Who's Line is it Anyway?
Best Museum.......................Mennello Museum
Best Poet/Spoken Word Artist... Tod Caviness
Best Theater Company..........Orlando Shakes
Best Theater Space................Jamie Mykins Theater

Music Nightlife
Best Club DJ..........................DJ Nigel
Best Folk Act.........................Jubal's Kin
Best Jazz Act.........................Monday Night Jazz at the Grand Bohemian
Best Music Club....................Back Booth
Best Music Festival...............Southern Fried Sundays
Best Mainstream Rock Act...Andy Matchett and the Minx
Best Open Mic......................Tom and Jerry's
Best Pop Act..........................Britt Daley
Best Bar (smoking)................Will's Pub
Best Craft Beer Bar................Redlight Redlight
Best Dive Bar.........................Tanqueray's
Best Gay Bar...........................Parliament House
Best Pub/Taproom...................Will's Pub
Best Sports Bar........................Sportstown

Local Color
Best Kept Secret......................The Timucua White House
Best Local Charitable Group...Second Harvest Food Bank
Best Local Cheerleader............Jeffrey Pfaff
Best Local Website..................The Daily City
Best Local Blog......................Analog Artist Digital World
Best Local Publication..............The Orlando Weekly
Best Local Radio Personality....Julie Norris
Best place to take visitors from out of town...Stardust Video & Coffee
Best reason to live in Orlando...Sunny days in Winter
Best reason to leave Orlando.....Sunny days in Summer
Best use of public money...........Fixing Lake Eola Fountain
Best waste of public money.......Speakers around Lake Eola

Goods and Services
Best Adult Entertainment Store...Fairvilla
Best CD Store..............................Park Avenue Cd's
Best Comic Book Store...............A Comic Shop
Best Farmers Market...................Audubon Community Market
Best Garden Center.....................Palmer Feed Store
Best Spa.......................................Barefoot Spa
Best T-Shirts.................................Mother Falcon
Best Tattoo/Piercing Parlor..........Black Chapel Tattoo
Best Vinyl Records Store.............Park Avenue Cd's

Sports and Recreation
Best Billiards Hall........................Sportstown
Best City Park...............................Lake Eola
Best Day Trip................................Cocoa Beach
Best Sports Team..........................Psycho City Derby Girls
Best Place to Bike.........................West Orange Trail
Best Place to Canoe/Kayak...........Wekiva Springs
Best Sports Complex....................Amway Arena
Best Yoga Studio...........................Yoga Matrix
Best Zipline...................................Zoom Air Adventures

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't know about the rest,but I can vouch for the excellence of Jubals Kin.