2016 Best of Las Vegas

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CELEBRATING 35 YEARS +

ROBIN LEACH’S ICON AWARDS

35TH ANNUAL LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL READERS’ POLL NOVEMBER 6, 2016



THANKS FOR 40 GREAT YEARS! THIS YEAR, WE CELEBRATED OUR 40TH BIRTHDAY. YOUR VOTES WERE THE BEST GIFTS WE COULD HAVE WISHED FOR. THANK YOU LAS VEGAS!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

YOU VOTED! Without further ado, here are your 2016 Best of Las Vegas Awards results.

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35TH ANNUAL BEST OF LAS VEGAS [2016]

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LETTER FROM I’ll never forget the first time I drove through Las Vegas on a crosscountry trip from Los Angeles to New York. Coming from drab and dreary Britain only weeks after my 21st birthday, I was amazed at the Las Vegas neon and glitter that lit up the Strip. DIRECTOR OF CONTENT Leslie Frisbee EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Don Chareunsy EDITORIAL WRITERS & COPY EDITORS Chris Carney, Don Chareunsy, Buford Davis, Leslie Frisbee, Bobbie Katz, Jenny Scheid, Carla J. Zvosec MARKETING ANALYST Linda Burley CREATIVE DIRECTOR Angela Johnson LEAD DESIGNER David Sly DESIGNERS Jessica Beaudoin, Jorge Betancourt, Angelena Gutting, Benjamin Rossi, Dora Santiago, Jenny Scheid PRODUCTION Julie Herron CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ron Soliman SOCIAL MEDIA Daffodil Flores ADVERTISING ADVERTISING SALES OPERATIONS MANAGER Rebecca Horacek

I remember returning to shoot the first live broadcast of “Entertainment Tonight” from Caesars Palace back in the days of “Three’s Company” with none other than Suzanne Somers, who is the host of our 35th Anniversary Best of Las Vegas Awards at the Venetian. I also remember filming the first episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” with a stunning mansion tour by Siegfried & Roy, who remain good friends to this day. I have very happy memories over the years of my visits to Las Vegas and am truly proud to be part of this Best of Las Vegas team at Niche Division of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. I will never forget the night in 2001 that I decided to become a resident. The mic and loud-speaker system failed at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio as Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme began a fundraising appeal for Keep Memory Alive to build what has now become the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. I volunteered to step in and help “sell” the Dr. Ruth Westheimer sex-therapy sessions auction package. We had three anxious bidders, and my friend Dr. Ruth agreed to make it three items for a total of $150,000! It was a night of magic with Siegfried & Roy and miracles with Larry Ruvo, and I was blown away by the generosity of Las Vegas. After years of living in New York, Los Angeles and Antigua, I knew then that Las Vegas was going to be home for the rest of my life. I’ve been involved with KMA ever since and am grateful today that I can turn over all my TV appearance fees to KMA and Opportunity

Village, which performs sterling duties for its mentally challenged clients here. I love everything about Las Vegas — well, almost everything. The heat of July and August still sends me running to cooler climes, but we are blessed with beautiful sunshine and outdoor night activities most of the year. We are home to the world’s biggest entertainment stars who I’ll say thank you here for all their interviews throughout the years. We are home to 45 of the greatest celebrity chefs on the planet, and I’ll say thank you here for all their creative culinary creations and magnificent menus. We have the world’s biggest collection of nightclubs and several of the best shopping experiences anywhere. We might take the lavish hotels and spas for granted, but there’s no other city on Earth that has so many super-suites in such a compact area we love and affectionately call the Strip: 300,000 rooms in just 3 miles made up of 20 resort mini-cities. What’s not to love? We are a generous, caring community. The gifts of those more fortunate to those less fortunate here are staggering. I’ve never seen such generosity. Las Vegas is truly an amazing place. No wonder so many people from all over the world want to visit us every year. Happy 35th, Best of Las Vegas! It’s great to be a part of the celebrations. Long may they continue.

ROBIN LEACH

Celebrity Insider Niche Division (RobinLeach.ReviewJournal.com) Las Vegas Review-Journal

SALES OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR Camille Ortiz CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Kevin Davis DIGITAL ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Lani Dorlack LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Christopher Gray RETAIL ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Teresa Hicks BUSINESS PUBLISHER, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Craig Moon VICE PRESIDENT, AUDIENCE Chris Blaser VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING Ed Cassidy VICE PRESIDENT, ADVERTISING Kimberly Parker VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION Janet Owen ADVERTISING 702.224.5535 COVER Cake by Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro’s Carlo’s Bake Shop in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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LETTER FROM I love Las Vegas so much that I would marry it. The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2016 Best of Las Vegas readers love the High Roller, Britney Spears, Hot n Juicy Crawfish, Lindo Michoacan, In-N-Out Burger, Top of the World, 107 Sky Lounge, Caesars Palace, Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club and Station Casinos, among others, so much that they voted them multiple BOLV Awards this year. It is my first time working on BOLV, and as I was compiling this year’s honorees, I was reminded of two things: 1) I have had one of the best jobs in the world covering arts and entertainment (nightlife, food, theater, music, celebrities, luxury and more) the past eight years in Las Vegas and 2) this city rocks because of its diversity and talent — and because visitors travel here to have fun with a capital F. a

Thanks to the RJ’s Advertising, Creative and Marketing teams for their part in 2016 BOLV, and a big thanks to the 2016 BOLV Niche editorial team who put in long hours to create this year’s BOLV tab: Leslie Frisbee, Bobbie Katz, Buford Davis, Carla J. Zvosec, Chris Carney and Jenny Scheid, along with Angela Johnson, David Sly, Jorge Betancourt and Linda Burley. Happy 35th Birthday, Best of Las Vegas, and congratulations to this year’s winners on being The Best in the Entertainment Capital of the World!

DON CHAREUNSY

Arts + Entertainment Editor Niche Division (Best of Las Vegas, Luxury and Robin Leach) Las Vegas Review-Journal Best of Las Vegas


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Tatuado means tattoo in Spanish, and this venue owned by Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame is making its mark thanks to good food, including Neil’s award-winning meatloaf; scantily clad bar-top dancers; flair bartenders; a balloon artist; a tattoo artist; and more. Party like a rock star.

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HAKKASAN 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.891.7888 hakkasanlv.com Michelin-starred chef Ho Chee Boon offers a fine-dining menu that includes roasted silver cod in champagne and Chinese honey and grilled wagyu beef. Don’t forget about the decadent duck and wonderful cocktails.

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LOTUS OF SIAM 953 E. Sahara Ave., A5 Las Vegas, 702.735.3033 lotusofsiamlv.com James Beard Award-winning chef Saipan Chutima directs a kitchen that produces Northern Thailand dishes of the highest quality. Try the garlic prawns or spicy young jack fruit curry paired with a selection from the extensive wine menu.

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BAKERY GOLD

FREED’S BAKERY 9815 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, 702.456.7762 freedsbakery.com Freed’s has been supplying Las Vegas with sweet indulges for more than 50 years, and Las Vegas has long loved it for it. The bakery offers a wide selection of wedding and event cakes, cupcakes, pastries, cookies and dessert cakes, all at a quality level that loyal customers have come to expect.

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BRONZE SHOWBOY BAKE SHOP showboybakeshop.com

BAR FOOD GOLD

BORN AND RAISED Various locations bornandraisedlv.com With locations in West Las Vegas and the newest in Henderson, this is a favorite tavern and sports bar of valley locals, and why wouldn’t it be? It has a menu that includes award-winning chicken wings, breakfast poutine, sliders galore and gumbo that are available 24/7.

SILVER PT’S ENTERTAINMENT GROUP pteglv.com

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BARBECUE GOLD

LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ Various locations lucillesbbq.com With locations in Las Vegas and Henderson, this barbecue joint serves the same great, finger-lickin’ eats in two distinct atmospheres. While the Henderson location provides a more laid-back, oldfashioned diner-meets-grandma’s-house feel, especially with its screened porch seating area, the Summerlin location features a more contemporary, urbanlike ambience.

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YARD HOUSE Various locations yardhouse.com Not only does this place have wine by the glass, champagne, sake and a slew of house-crafted specialty cocktails, it has an amazing selection of American and craft beers, too. In the mood for light and easy, strong and dark, malty and balanced, hoppy and floral or something else? Tap into the taste you’re wanting here.

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BRUNCH

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BUFFET

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BURGERS

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OK, we’re kind of splitting hairs on this one. Whether you’ve eaten at one of the valley’s five Egg Works or the city’s only Egg & I — they’re owned and operated by one company — you’ll receive the same hefty menu, great food and quick, friendly service. It’s no wonder that it’s made it onto the BOLV winners’ list before.

Proprietor and chef Giada De Laurentiis offers Italian dishes with a California influence served in a sophisticated space inside the Cromwell with commanding views of the Fountains of Bellagio. The brunch menu features sunrise polenta waffles and lobster hash among a creative and traditional list of options. A brunch tasting menu also is offered.

Affordable and satisfying, this buffet is a staple at all Station Casinos. These food emporiums offer exceptional variation and quality. Feast provides fresh food stations covering American, Chinese, Mexican and Italian, as well as shrimp and sushi, barbecue, an expansive salad bar and plentiful dessert counter that makes choosing difficult.

What began as a family-owned diner just after World War II in Baldwin Park, California, has grown into a regional fast-food favorite. The wonderfully pareddown “not so secret” menu — there also is a secret menu accessible online — features hamburgers, cheeseburgers and doubledoubles, plus sides, drinks and, of course, milk shakes.

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This seafood restaurant offers shrimp, crab claws, oysters, calamari, po’ boy sandwiches and fried baskets of soft-shelled crabs, shrimp, chicken and catfish. But don’t miss the namesake dish — hot, juicy, always messy and irresistible for fans of Louisianastyle seafood.

Founded by Hans Hippert in 2004, JoJo’s Jerky has been a BOLV favorite ever since. Beef, bacon, turkey, salmon and even vegan jerky are available all made fresh from high-quality ingredients. JoJo’s also offers sauces, rubs and marinades and even pet treats so four-legged gourmands won’t be left out of the experience.

2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.380.7777 stratospherehotel.com

Nothing goes better with wings than beer and sports — well, except maybe some blue cheese dressing — and at BWW, you can have it all. Offering award-winning Buffalo, New York-style traditional and all-white-meat boneless wings, and its 21 signature sauces and dry seasonings, you can have it your way, too.

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It’s drinks with a view here. The Stratosphere lounge is the highest one on the Las Vegas Strip, which is on, appropriately, the 107th floor of the hotel. It affords guests panoramic views while they sip on fancy libations. The DJ-fueled hot spot is part of the Top of the World restaurant.

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EAT & DRINK COFFEEHOUSE GOLD

STARBUCKS Various locations starbucks.com It’s a case of Goliath winning again, but, truth be told, when isn’t there a long wait in the morning at any of juggernaut Starbucks’ drive-thru lines? And with it being full-on fall, who doesn’t crave a pumpkin spice latte with a pumpkin scone or slice of caramelized apple pound cake?

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COUNTRY BAR GOLD

STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.435.2855 stoneysrockincountry.com Located at Town Square, Stoney’s is a popular country music haven that boasts entertainment including up-and-coming headliner singers; free line-dancing lessons; an ages 18 and older night on Fridays; beer pong; bikini-clad employees riding a mechanical bull; drink specials; ladies night; and more. It’s Nash Vegas, indeed.

SILVER GILLEY’S SALOON gilleyslasvegas.com

BRONZE TOBY KEITH’S I LOVE THIS BAR & GRILL

CUPCAKES GOLD

THE CUPCAKERY Various locations thecupcakery.com It’s the small local cupcake chain that could. The Cupcakery, with two valley locations, has been keeping Las Vegas sweet, and only a few years ago it added cakes to its repertoire. Every product, from cupcakes to cakes to cake pops, is baked on premises.

SILVER SHOWBOY BAKE SHOP showboybakeshop.com

BRONZE SPRINKLES sprinkles.com

DATE-NIGHT SPOT/ FIRST DATE-NIGHT SPOT GOLD

ALDER & BIRCH 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, 702.365.7111 orleanscasino.com Casual yet elegant, this restaurant inside the Orleans boasts “classically modern cocktails and steaks.” Featuring traditional American classic entrees, prime steaks, shared plates, handcrafted cocktails and house-made ginger beers, plus a refined atmosphere with cozy, intimate touches throughout, this restaurant makes for a great night out.

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DELI GOLD

THE BAGEL CAFE 301 N. Buffalo Drive Las Vegas, 702.255.3444 thebagecafelv.com In the Jewish deli battle between the Bagel Cafe and Weiss Deli, the nod by BOLV readers this year goes to the Bagel Cafe. But from matzo ball soup to lox and bagels and chopped liver sandwiches to decadent desserts, both of these non-fussy cafes have got you covered.

SILVER WEISS DELI & BAKERY

DESSERTS GOLD

DIVE BAR

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JINJU CHOCOLATES

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Voters chose this chocolatier for the second consecutive year for its selection of irresistible jewels of happiness that look as good as they taste. Indulge in the Luxury Box — either 32 or 64 pieces of Jinju’s finest. Fortunato No. 4, a bar of complex and intense chocolate from rare northern Peruvian cacao, is an experience not to be missed.

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This voter favorite is a dive bar in the most tongue-in-cheek, carefully constructed den-of-twisted-hipness kind of way. Check out the live music that includes punk and garage bands, play pool or pinball, or just soak up the atmosphere. Don’t forget to partake in the bacon martini and Ass Juice house specialties.

SILVER FRANKIE’S TIKI ROOM

GOLD

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There are two Las Vegas branches of this People Dedicated to Quality national chain headquartered in Tampa, Florida. PDQ specializes in crispy chicken nuggets and chicken grilled for salads and sandwiches, all free of steroids or added hormones. The sauces are homemade, too.

The award-winning wife and husband team of restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla really shine with their farm-to-table bistro and bar in Rampart Commons, which offers fresh ingredients in innovative dishes and homemade desserts. Their Honey Salt is the best of sweet and savory.

What began as a family-owned diner just after World War II in Baldwin Park, California, has grown into a regional fast-food favorite. The wonderfully pareddown “not so secret” menu — there also is a secret menu accessible online — features hamburgers, cheeseburgers and doubledoubles, plus sides, drinks and, of course, milkshakes.

Chefs Rick Giffen and Claude Gaty bring to the table an internationally inspired menu boasting prime beef, farm-raised Colorado lamb, line-caught seafood and more. The duo uses fresh, wholesome and natural ingredients to create a memorable dining experience. Pair your entree with a handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine.

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Sun-Thu 11a-10p Fri-Sat 11a-11p Now In: Village Square Summerlin South 9340 W. Sahara #106 Las Vegas, NV 89117

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EAT & DRINK FOOD TRUCK GOLD

FRENCH

FROZEN DESSERT

GOLD

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FUKUBURGER TRUCK

MARCHE BACCHUS

YOGURTLAND

Various locations 702.217.0758 fukuburger.com

2620 Regatta Drive, Suite #106 Las Vegas, 702.804.8008 marchebacchus.com

Various locations yogurt-land.com

This food truck has grown wildly popular serving gourmet fusion burgers that tweak the American classic with Japanese touches, including pickled red ginger, wasabi mayonnaise and habanero kabayaki. Don’t forget the Naga Dog, garlic fries with banana ketchup or the Jazz Fries with brown gravy and crack sauce.

Located in Desert Shores, this popular French bistro and wine shop is situated lakeside where diners can sit back and enjoy watching swans and ducks swim by while partaking in the 950 available wines and exquisite French and Mediterranean cuisine that includes steak, seafood and pastas.

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BRONZE RESTAURANT GUY SAVOY

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AWARD-WINNING CRAFT BEER!

(702) 645-1404

www.topdogcatering.com 4543 N. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130 Best of Las Vegas

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Siena Italian Trattoria

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GRAPE STREET CAFE

2120 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 160 702.478.5030

(702) 876-1106

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The ultimate in self-serve frozen yogurt — choose the froyo flavor, or two or three, add toppings galore, place on scale — Yogurtland is a nearly year-round treat from the heat of summer to the cooler climes of winter in the desert. Self-serve it up!

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EAT & DRINK GAY-FRIENDLY GOLD

FLEX COCKTAIL LOUNGE 4371 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, 702.385.3539 flexlasvegas.com Located in Hyde Park Shopping Center, Flex has been offering entertainment, billiards and happy hour to Las Vegas’ LGBTQ community for more than 20 years and is known for its fun, friendly, diverse and gayfriendly crowd. Flex is open 24/7, and there is never a cover charge.

SILVER THE GARAGE thegaragelv.com

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HAPPY HOUR GOLD

107 SKY LOUNGE 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.380.7777 stratospherehotel.com

Windy City Beefs-N-Dogs is a casual strip mall setup offering a taste of Chicago in the desert. The menu’s highlights include Chicago-style hot dogs, sports peppers and all, and beef sandwiches, with the highestpriced item at $9.50. Now that pleases da local customers.

SILVER STEAMIE WEENIE steameweenie.com

BRONZE COSTCO costco.com

ITALIAN GOLD

NORA’S ITALIAN CUISINE 5780 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, 702.873.8990 norascuisine.com The beloved mom-and-pop restaurant has at least two reasons to celebrate this year: first because of its new, larger standalone location opening on Flamingo Road just blocks from its former cozy, strip-mall location, and now this well-deserved award from patrons for its fabulous food and drinks.

Happy hour really is the best hour — or four, depending on where you are — of the day, so why not enjoy it with stunning views? Stratosphere’s 107 Lounge, on the 107th floor, offers guests unafraid of heights gorgeous city views while they enjoy reduced-priced eats and drinks.

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BRONZE SAGOS BAJA TAVERN & LOUNGE sagostavern.com

HOT DOGS GOLD

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SILVER I LOVE SUSHI

BRONZE 107 SKY LOUNGE

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JUICE BAR GOLD

FRUITS & ROOTS WELLNESS KITCHEN 7885 W. Sunset Road, #180 Las Vegas, 702.202.0922 fruitsnroots.com Since it opened this year, Fruit & Roots has established itself as a BOLV voter favorite by offering fresh, organic juice blends like Apple Spice, Die Hard Greens, Hot Potato and Beet It. Fruit & Roots backs up its environmental talk by using eco-friendly packaging, including plant-fiber bowls and corn-based lids.

SILVER JUICE STANDARD

Opening its first restaurant in Las Vegas in June 2010 and now at four locations in the city — 2051 N. Rainbow Blvd., 239 N. Pecos Road, 10144 W. Flamingo Road and 8595 S. Decatur Blvd. — it’s been an uphill ride to success ever since. a

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BRONZE HUSSONG’S CANTINA hussongslasvegas.com

107 SKY LOUNGE

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SAGOS BAJA TAVERN & LOUNGE

Various locations ohjahsteakhouse.com

SILVER NACHO DADDY

BRONZE RACHEL’S KITCHEN

BRONZE VENTANO ITALIAN GRILL

GOLD

The Mexican food joint, a locals’ favorite with three locations in the valley, including one at 645 Carnegie St. in Henderson with phenomenal views, is the place to go for the to-go libation of tequila, triple sec, lemon or lime juice, ice, and garnished with salt and lime. Si, por favor.

MARTINI

LATE-NIGHT EATS

OHJAH JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

Various locations lindomichoacan.com

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caesars.com

ventanoitalian.com

GOLD

LINDO MICHOACAN

GOLD

4790 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite E Las Vegas, 702.257.2467 sagostavern.com Open 24/7, this unpretentious, sportscentric locals’ favorite offers tavern fare, slot machines and big-screen televisions. Its website says that “it takes care of customers and players like Old Vegas use to!” Can’t argue with that. Not to mention it has happy and reverse happy hours.

SILVER ROBERTO’S TACO SHOP

GOLD

2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.380.7777 stratospherehotel.com Shaken, not stirred, James Bond would be certain to enjoy the libation here. And he’s be a purist, too, so gin, not vodka. The Stratosphere lounge, the highest one on the Strip on the 107th floor, is a DJ-fueled hot spot and part of the popular Top of the World restaurant. Another martini, 007?

SILVER BLUE MARTINI LOUNGE bluemartinilounge.com

BRONZE HANK’S FINE STEAKS & MARTINIS greenvalleyranch.sclv.com

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EAT & DRINK MEDITERRANEAN GOLD

KHOURY’S MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT 9340 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 106 Las Vegas, 702.671.0005 khouryslv.com Serving authentic, home-cooked Lebanese cuisine, this family-owned and -operated restaurant delivers recipes that have been handed down through generations made with fresh ingredients and spices in its very own kitchen, and all the menu items are made from scratch.

SILVER THE GREAT GREEK MEDITERRANEAN GRILL thegreatgreekgrill.com

BRONZE PAYMON’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE & LOUNGE paymons.com

MEXICAN GOLD

LINDO MICHOACAN Various locations, lindomichoacan.com Lindo Michoacan has a lot on its plate with three locations and an extensive menu. Known for authentic, gourmet Mexican cuisine, cooking is taken seriously with a commitment to quality and has been rated “excellent” by Zagat. The menu is available for takeout, and there is entertainment at all three venues.

SILVER JUAN’S FLAMING FAJITAS juansflamingfajitasandcantina.com

BRONZE EL DORADO CANTINA

4178 Koval Lane Las Vegas, 702.733.8901 ellisislancasino.com Although it offers a great-tasting selection of light, weiss, amber, IPA, stout and seasonal specialty brews, as well as delicious, brewed, nonalcoholic root beer, it’s the super-affordable prices that puts it over the top, making this No. 1 choice a real no-brainer.

SILVER BIG DOG BREWING CO. bigdogsbrews.com

BRONZE PT’S BREWING CO pteglv.com

OUTDOOR PATIO GOLD

MARCHE BACCHUS 2620 Regatta Drive, Suite #106 Las Vegas, 702.804.8008 marchebacchus.com Marche Bacchus can feel like a world away from the Nevada desert when you’re sipping one of the 950 available wines and enjoying great French bistro dishes while taking in the view of Lake Jacqueline. Red wine braised beef, mussels in white wine and olive oil and Dover sole in pineapple beurre blanc are among the memorable offerings.

SILVER MON AMI GABI monamigabi.com

BRONZE KHOURY’S FINE WINE & SPIRITS khourysfinewine.com

PIZZA GOLD

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VILLA PIZZA

MICROBREWERY

Various locations villaitaliankitchen.com

GOLD

ELLIS ISLAND CASINO & BREWERY Best of Las Vegas

This restaurant is rolling in dough with old-world pizza, homemade pasta, Italian entrees and stuffed strombolis from Italian

recipes brought here from Naples, Italy, by founder Michele “Michael” Scotto. His commitment to hospitality and quality ingredients (whole milk mozzarella, fresh sauce) has culminated in nearly 300 restaurants.

SILVER PIZZA ROCK

SILVER GORDON RAMSAY PUB & GRILL caesars.com

BRONZE MCFADDEN’S IRISH PUB mcfaddensvegas.com

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SANDWICHES

BRONZE METRO PIZZA

GOLD

metropizza.com

CAPRIOTTI’S SANDWICH SHOP

POWER LUNCH

Various locations capriottis.com

GOLD

SIERRA GOLD Various locations pteglv.com Chicken fingers, pot stickers, French dip sandwiches, pizza and varied beverage selection from tap, bottle or glass — how could lunch go wrong? An especially late power lunch might even allow you to take advantage of the first of two nightly happy hours from 4-7 p.m.

SILVER RACHEL’S KITCHEN

It’s been serving up sandwiches since 1976, when Lois Margolet and her brother, Alan, opened the first shop in Little Italy in Wilmington, Delaware. Sandwich options include roast beef, meatball, pastrami, veggie, chicken and turkey — a longtime shop specialty.

SILVER JESSIE RAE’S BBQ jessieraesbbq.com

BRONZE POP’S PHILLY STEAKS popscheesesteaks.com

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SEAFOOD

BRONZE DRAI’S CAFE

GOLD

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HOT N JUICY CRAWFISH

PUB

Various locations hotnjuicycrawfish.com

GOLD

SEAN PATRICK’S IRISH PUB & GRILL Various locations pteglv.com Part of PT’s stable of eating establishments, Sean Patrick’s offers a range of sandwiches, bangers and champ, plus meat loaf, shepherd’s pie, pasta, seafood, sliders, salads and more. And did we mention the beer and signature drinks? Try the Rum Bull or Manhattan on Fire or, of course, Irish beer served as nature intended.

With two locations in Chinatown, one in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and a fourth in Henderson, this local seafood chain is a bounty of shrimp, oysters, crab claws, calamari and fried baskets of soft-shelled crabs, shrimp, and catfish, but it really is all about the hot and juicy namesake dish.

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EAT & DRINK SOUL FOOD GOLD

M&M SOUL FOOD CAFE Various locations, mmsoulfoodcafe.com M&M Soul Food Cafe is a perennial voter favorite for its friendly atmosphere and authentic dishes that fall under the banner of “Mississippi Home Cooking.” Try the chicken and waffles, collard greens, gumbo, catfish, fried okra and peach cobbler. And don’t forget the seasoned chitterlings — it’s doesn’t get much more authentic than that!

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BRONZE ELLAEM’S SOUL FOOD

3540 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, 702.538.9050 rebelrepubliclv.com

to town. Known for its asada and pastor tacos, this taco haven serves fantastic fare quickly at a great price.

New to the valley in 2014, this suds-and-grub pub features 52 craft beers on draft and tasty eats like wings, calamari, Kobe sliders and spicy prime rib and pork cutlet sandwiches, plus gaming and what the website says is the “best HD viewing experience in Las Vegas” for watching games.

SILVER ROBERTO’S TACO SHOP

SILVER SCOOTER’S PUB

TAPAS

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STEAKHOUSE GOLD

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TOP OF THE WORLD

SPECIALTY COCKTAILS

2000 Las Vegas Blvd S. Las Vegas, 702.380.7777 topoftheworldlv.com

GOLD

HERBS & RYE 3713 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, 702.982.8036 herbsandrye.com Herbs & Rye is an ideal atmosphere to enjoy one — or significantly more if the occasion calls — of the restaurant-lounge’s well-prepared classic cocktails. Try the Widow’s Kiss, an 1895 recipe consisting of Calvados, Benedictine, Yellow Chartreuse and bitter, or perhaps the colonial-era Bee’s Knees, gin, honey syrup and lemon. And there’s more … much more.

SILVER 107 SKY LOUNGE

If dining at more than 800 feet with an unmatched view of the Strip is not memorable enough, the food and drink at this Stratosphere restaurant reaches even greater heights. The wine selection is world-class, and the pared-down entree menu features veal, duck, sea bass and lobster, as well as choice cut steaks.

SILVER THE STEAKHOUSE AT CIRCUS CIRCUS circuscircus.com

BRONZE GORDON RAMSAY STEAK caesars.com

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BRONZE MONTECRISTO CIGAR BAR

TACO GOLD

caesars.com

TACO Y TACO MEXICAN EATERY

SPORTS BAR

Various locations, tacoytacolv.com

GOLD

REBEL REPUBLIC Page 18 • Sunday, November 6, 2016

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BRONZE TACO’S EL GORDO tacoselgordobc.com

GOLD

FIREFLY TAPAS KITCHEN & BAR 3824 Paradise Road Las Vegas, 702.369.3971 fireflylv.com Recent years have not been kind to Firefly, as three of its four valley locations have shuttered, but its newest location on Paradise Road, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, has given the tapas restaurant a new lease on life.

SILVER JULIAN SERRANO aria.com

BRONZE STANDARD & POUR standardandpourlv.com

VEGAN GOLD

VEGENATION 616 Carson Ave., #120 Las Vegas, 702.366.8515 vegenationlv.com Founded in 2014 by chef Donald Lemperle, VegeNation offers a menu that is fully plantbased, but that doesn’t mean the selection is limited. Pizza, vegan sushi, Africa yam stew, spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, burgers and juicetails — locally distilled liquor in cold pressed juice — all grace its creative menu.

SILVER FRUITS & ROOTS

BRONZE VEGGIE HOUSE veggiehousevegas.com

VIEW GOLD

TOP OF THE WORLD 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.380.7711 topoftheworldlv.com Come on, you aren’t truly surprised, are you? The Stratosphere has, by far, the best views of the entire Las Vegas Valley. From the mountains to the lights of the Strip, this rotating restaurant is a must-see. Oh, and the food is great, too.

SILVER LINDO MICHOACAN lindomichoacan.com

BRONZE EIFFEL TOWER RESTAURANT eiffeltowerrestaurant.com

WINE BAR GOLD

GRAPE STREET CAFE, WINE BAR & CELLAR 2120 Festival Plaza Drive Las Vegas, 702.478.5030 grapestreetdowntownsummerlin.com One of Downtown Summerlin’s culinary gems, the cafe offers Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in a comfortable, relaxing brick-walled restaurant with a wine bar and vast vino list. The pastas and seafood are not to be missed, and you can walk off the carbs afterward with a little shopping.

SILVER KHOURY’S FINE WINE & SPIRITS khourysfinewine.com

BRONZE THE WINE CELLAR caesars.com

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ENTERTAINMENT STAFF PICKS AMUSEMENT RIDE

HOUSE OF BLUES

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.632.7600 houseofblues.com

GOLD

STRATOSPHERE THRILL RIDES

Intimate, comfortable and laid-back, House of Blues at Mandalay Bay features three bars, so a libation is never far from hand. Music acts vary, from blues and classic rock to country, punk and hip-hop, and they can be viewed from the balcony if you don’t want to be in the hubbub.

2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.380.7777 stratospherehotel.com Standing 1,149 feet tall, the Stratosphere is a beacon that calls all adrenaline junkies to the top of its tower where they can experience heart-stopping rides: Insanity, X-Scream, Big Shot and Sky Jump. Dangling midair 900-plus feet above the ground, shooting upward 160 feet at 45 mph and doing an open-air leap from 829 feet above the Strip, you’ll find your thrill here.

SILVER HIGH ROLLER caesars.com

BRONZE BIG APPLE ROLLER COASTER newyorknewyork.com

BACHELOR PARTY GOLD

SAPPHIRE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive Las Vegas, 702.869.0003 sapphirelasvegas.com The largest men’s club in the world, this crown jewel of Las Vegas strip clubs encompasses 70,000 square feet — now that’s a lot of booties — of topless entertainment. And there’s no finer way to kick off a night of debauchery in reverence of your final eve of unwedded bliss than with a free round of alcohol, which is what you’ll get if you book a bachelor party online.

SILVER BRITNEY: PIECE OF ME caesars.com

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BRONZE TERRY FATOR: THE VOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT terryfator.com

Insanity at Stratosphere. [LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL FILE PHOTO] BRONZE CRAZY HORSE III GENTLEMEN’S CLUB

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BACHELORETTE PARTY

COMEDY

GOLD

SAPPHIRE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive Las Vegas, 702.869.0003 menofsapphire.com

GOLD

SAPPHIRE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive Las Vegas, 702.869.0003 sapphirelasvegas.com

The Men of Sapphire has been providing ladies on the path to marital bliss a bit of last-hurrah-style entertainment for more than a decade. Limousine service is available, seats are plush, cocktails and champagne are at the ready, and the performers are, in the eyes of BOLV voters, the most captivating in town.

Sapphire Comedy Hour, produced and directed by Brett Feinstein, this comedy revue co-stars comedian Philip Peredo and magician “Lefty” Leferovich and is featured each Saturday evening inside Sapphire Showroom. The show starts at 8 p.m., and online bookings receive a free round of shots to get the night started.

SILVER BRITNEY: PIECE OF ME

SILVER CARROT TOP

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THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 361 Symphony Park Ave. Las Vegas, 702.749.2012 thesmithcenter.com Anyone who has been to this beautiful facility knows that it is the cream of the crop of concert venues, not only for Las Vegas, but also the world over. Where else can you see a performance of Beethoven’s 5th, a Broadway hit and a big-time author all within a few weeks?

SILVER T-MOBILE ARENA t-mobilearena.com

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carrottop.com

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ENTERTAINMENT DAY CLUB GOLD

SAPPHIRE POOL & DAY CLUB 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive Las Vegas, 702.869.0003 sapphirepoollv.com When it gets hot in the desert, it really sizzles! But at this Las Vegas day club, the pool parties are an awesome place to chill. Outfitted with daybeds, cabanas, a private pool area that accommodates 16 of your hottest friends, as well as great service and tasty libations that make a splash, this place will make you feel like a sun god.

SILVER DRAI’S BEACH CLUB

Las Vegas has a well-deserved reputation for being an adult playground, but there are many family-friendly activities and shows, and the top of the mountain most certainly belongs to puppeteer, ventriloquist and comedian extraordinaire Terry Fator. Adults will love him, too.

BRONZE CHARLIE’S

SILVER JEFF CIVILLICO: COMEDY IN ACTION

SAPPHIRE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB

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3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive Las Vegas, 702.869.0003 sapphirelv.com

BRONZE DONNY & MARIE caesars.com

FEMALE REVUE GOLD

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FAMILY ATTRACTIONS GOLD

HIGH ROLLER 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.328.1888 caesars.com/linq/high-roller It is the tallest observation wheel in the world, it gives the best view of the Las Vegas Valley, and it is the centerpiece of the entertainment complex the Linq Promenade. Yeah, there was little choice here — The High Roller is a top-of-the-list, must-do in Las Vegas.

SILVER LOCKDOWN ESCAPE ROOMS

The family of X shows Las Vegas — X Burlesque at the Flamingo, X Rocks at the Rio and X Country at Harrah’s — features talented and accomplished dancers in intimate settings that often include audience participation. The three shows are raucous, energetic and sexy … they’re X-rated in the best way possible.

SILVER FANTASY luxor.com

BRONZE SAPPHIRE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB sapphirelasvegas.com

GAY BAR/CLUB GOLD

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PIRANHA NIGHTCLUB

BRONZE ADVENTUREDOME

4633 Paradise Road Las Vegas, 702.791.0100 pirahnavegas.com

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOWS GOLD

TERRY FATOR: THE VOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.791.7111 themirage.com Page 22 • Sunday, November 6, 2016

The party never quite ends in this 24-hour, cover-free club that quickly has gained a reputation as one of the city’s best gay and lesbian destinations. Don’t miss Industry After Hours every Friday and Saturday at 4 a.m.

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KARAOKE GOLD

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GENTLEMEN’S CLUB GOLD

At more than 70,000 square feet, this classy gentlemen’s club bills itself as the largest strip club in the world. Beyond the bachelor parties, sexy ladies and lap dances, Sapphire also features the male revue Men of Sapphire, a pool and day club, comedy and 24/7 Mexican restaurant, El Dorado Cantina.

SILVER CRAZY HORSE III GENTLEMEN’S CLUB crazyhorse3.com

BRONZE SPEARMINT RHINO GENTLEMEN’S CLUB spearmintrhinolv.com

IMPERSONATOR GOLD

TERRY FATOR: THE VOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 800.374.5000 terryfator.com As the headliner of his own show at The Mirage, Fator combines his talents as ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian and singer to create the characters of his 16 puppets. He toiled away at his craft for years before finding success as the winner of “America’s Got Talent.” That was in 2007; the following year, he signed on at The Mirage.

SILVER FRANK MARINO frankmarino.com

ELLIS ISLAND KARAOKE 4178 Koval Lane Las Vegas, 702.733.8901 ellisislandcasino.com The popular karaoke at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery riffs and runs from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays — gotta get those extra two hours and Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion and Britney Spears songs in — with, as the website says, a state-of-the-art sound system and more than 10,000 songs to choose from (for butchering).

SILVER KARAOKE ROOM AT SAPPHIRE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB sapphirelasvegas.com

BRONZE DINO’S LOUNGE dinoslv.com

LOUNGE ACT 53X

GOLD

3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.777.7776 53xlv.com Kudos to Bryan Cheatham’s new coed adult revue at Chateau Nightclub in Paris Las Vegas for ascending to the top as a production that’s headlined less than one year on the Strip. With sexy male and female solo and duo dances, 53X has a little something for everyone.

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MAT FRANCO: MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.777.2782 matfranco.com Magician Mat Franco, Season 9 champion of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and headliner at The Linq Hotel, recently toasted his first year as a Strip headliner. Now the talented and very likable new kid on the block has been voted Best Magic Show.

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CHIPPENDALES 3700 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, 702.777.7776 chippendales.com Chippendales at the Rio is still the go-to male revue in Las Vegas, and the barechested hunks recently welcomed Nyle DiMarco from “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing With the Stars” as a guest host. The Chippendales continues to fulfill fantasies as cowboys, firefighters, military men and more.

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NIGHTCLUB GOLD

DRAI’S BEACH CLUB AND NIGHTCLUB 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 702.777.3800, draislv.com Page 24 • Sunday, November 6, 2016

In a battle with mega-clubs Omnia and Hakkasan, Drai’s atop The Cromwell is victorious, and stalwart Wynn hot spot XS is curiously absent. What Drai’s definitely has going for it versus its competitors: an on-site day club, pool, resident headliner singers and spectacular views of the Strip.

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It’s open-mic night every night at the cozy downtown lounge featuring singing servers and live piano accompaniment. The wink-wink, nod-nod name originates from the song of the same name from John Kander and Fred Ebb’s award-winning 1968 Broadway musical Cabaret.

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PRODUCTION SHOW GOLD

JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.777.2782 caesars.com Jenny from the Block continues to prove that she is a star par excellence. For decades she has dominated the charts, television and touring. Now she brings her majestic beauty to Axis at Planet Hollywood, and the world is just a little bit better.

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The Flamingo is the grande dame of Las Vegas, and this showroom earns its place at the top of the list for Las Vegas. This ultraclassy room harkens back to the Las Vegas of yore and gives us all just a hint of what it may once have been.

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ARTS & CULTURE MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES AND REGIS GALERIE

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martinlawrence.com and regisgalerie.com Who says art galleries have to be stuffy? Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Regis Galerie at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo offer pop culture and kitsch in the form of paintings, rugs, woodwork, jewelry, collectibles and much more, and the world is a brighter place for the laughs and smiles that they elicit.

Nevada’s installment of this tristate festival is a perennial voter favorite. Covered by multiple food-related cable channels, more than 50 food trucks and specialty vendors offer some of the best cuisine around, from high-end to low-end and everything in between.

SILVER GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL vegasgreekorthodox.com

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MARJORIE BARRICK MUSEUM 4505 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, 702.895.3381 unlv.edu/barrickmuseum

1025 First St., Las Vegas ffflv.org Fueled by creativity, as the website says, the First Friday monthly art festival in the Las Vegas Arts District downtown celebrates the work, talent and creativity of local artists, musicians and food vendors. In fact, the top-three vote-getters are all great reasons to go downtown.

Under the direction of Alisha Kerlin, the UNLV campus museum is preparing for its 50th anniversary in 2017. The museum offers free admission and presents an always compelling and thoughtprovoking lineup of exhibits, including the current show, “Edward Burtynsky: Oil,” through Jan. 14. Did we mention that it was free?

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GOLD

SILVER DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM discoverykidslv.org

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LITERARY PROGRAM GOLD

CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY READING PROGRAMS Various locations lvccld.org Boasting programs to encourage reading and support literacy, the county’s libraries offer weekly story times appropriate for newborns up to all ages, as well as a number of books and poetry discussion groups for kids, teens, adults and seniors.

Life Is Beautiful Life Is Beautiful, with its mix of music, art, comedy and cuisine, has been voted Best of Las Vegas Music Festival 2016

SILVER (TIE) SPREAD THE WORD NEVADA spreadthewordnevada.org

VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL vegasvalleybookfestival.org

MUSEUM GOLD

GREAT AMERICAN FOODIE FEST

THE MOB MUSEUM

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The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement Museum has proven to be a hit with the public since it opened in 2012. Housed in the 1933 building that formerly served as the Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse, the museum offers an intriguing — if often macabre — look at the world of organized crime and the efforts to combat it.

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ARTS & CULTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL GOLD

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL lifeisbeautiful.com Life Is Beautiful Three popular annual music festivals battled it out in this category, and the downtown gathering that landed on top was Life Is Beautiful with its mix of music, art, comedy and cuisine. Life Is Beautiful just celebrated its fourth year and returns in 2017.

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The Las Vegas Philharmonic is Southern Nevada’s only professional symphony orchestra. At the orchestra’s core is 76 contracted professional musicians, many of whom are esteemed educators who perform in other professional productions.

PERFORMING ARTS GROUP GOLD

LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC 1412 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas 702.258.5438, lvphil.org Founded in 1998, the orchestra has called The Smith Center for the Performing Arts home for the past four years. Under the leadership of musical director Donato Cabrera, it performs classical compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms, as well as Antonin Dvorak in the 2016–17 season.

SILVER NEVADA BALLET THEATRE nevadaballet.org

BRONZE (TIE) BROADWAY IN THE H.O.O.D. broadwayinthehood.org

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PERFORMING ARTS VENUE GOLD

THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 361 Symphony Park Ave., Las Vegas 702.749.2012, thesmithcenter.com Located in downtown’s Symphony Park, the center has solidified Las Vegas’ solid Page 28 • Sunday, November 6, 2016

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SILVER SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH OUTDOOR THEATER supersummertheatre.org

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STRIP GALLERY GOLD

BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 702.693.7871, bellagio.com Critics who say there is no culture on the Las Vegas Strip need to look harder. The intimate BGFA boasts extended exhibitions of artists from Impressionism to Pop Art. Past and present exhibits include works by Picasso, Warhol, van Gogh, Monet, Renoir and Lichtenstein.

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STRATOSPHERE

EL CORTEZ

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The concierge staff at the Stratosphere gets top marks from BOLV voters for a high level of service to guests and considerable knowledge about what is going on in the city at any given time and how to access it.

Built in 1941, this venerable hotel and casino overlooks the heart of downtown that gentrifies in fits and starts around it. Those who crave a Vintage Vegas experience should book a room at this once property of Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky and spend a little time in the atmospheric Parlour Bar and Lounge to try one of the 12 specialty martinis.

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bellagio.com This free attraction is a feast for the senses and must-see for locals and visitors. A colorful display of flowers, trees, gazebos, bridges, ponds and water features fills the 14,000-square-foot space off the Bellagio lobby. There’s always something new to see because it changes each season. The current display, Vintage Autumn Chateau, runs through Nov. 25.

ATTRACTION GOLD

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BOLV voters selected the seven Station Casinos collectively as their preferred spot for bingo. With nine dedicated bingo rooms valleywide, daily specials, promotions and high cash-ball levels, it’s not difficult to see why.

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HOTEL & CASINO FAMILY-FRIENDLY GOLD

CIRCUS CIRCUS 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, 702.734.0410, circuscircus.com A few years ago, when Las Vegas image makers sought to define Sin City as, in part, a burgeoning family-friendly destination, this property was the cornerstone of the effort. That rebranding lacked staying power, but not so for this popular casino, which features the Adventuredome amusement area and Carnival Midway arcade designed for kids of all ages.

SILVER EXCALIBUR excalibur.com

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FOOTBALL CONTEST GOLD

STATION CASINOS GRID IRON GLORY Various locations, sclv.com Vikings vs. Packers? Patriots vs. Seahawks? Broncos vs. Chargers? Whatever your favorite NFL team, Station Casinos’ properties can be counted on to host BOLV’s top football contests in the valley. This award is certainly glory for Station’s popular annual gridiron competition.

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GHOST HUNTING GOLD

EL CORTEZ

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Opening in 1941, this downtown hotelcasino is one of the oldest remaining in the city. The property has undergone renovations and additions throughout the years, and you know what they say about that — it brings out the spirits, and not the drinking kind. Factor in that it was once Mob-owned, and it makes for one haunted hotbed.

SILVER STRATOSPHERE

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LOCALS CASINO GOLD

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HIGH-LIMIT ROOM GOLD

CAESARS PALACE 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, 866.227.5938. caesars.com Built in 1966, Caesars is one of the classic Strip casinos, so it stands to reason that this cornerstone of Las Vegas gaming would be the place to go when the stakes are highest. The casino has two high-limit rooms — a small, open area off the main floor and a larger, separated space that includes $1,000 slots.

SILVER (TIE) RED ROCK RESORT redrock.sclv.com

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HOTEL ROOM/SUITE GOLD

THE VENETIAN 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 702.414.1000, venetian.com Want to indulge yourself with a weekend staycation in one of the best rooms this city of more than 60,000 hotel rooms (on the Strip alone) has to offer? BOLV voters would point you to the Venetian, where you can choose from a selection of suites from the Rialto to the Penthouse. a

“We love locals” is its slogan, and locals love it back, selecting the nine casinos collectively as the best for those of us who call the valley home. Discounted hotel rates, coupons, giveaways and other perks help grow the casinos’ local-friendly reputation.

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PAYING SLOTS GOLD

STATION CASINOS Various locations, sclv.com Walk into Station Casinos’ casinos, and the sound of paying slots is a constant 24/7. Readers have voted Station Casinos the ideal place to spend a little time at the slots and try your luck.

Station Casinos’ stable of casinos rate first with BOLV voters for its Boarding Pass, which operates as a single entity, placing points from any of the casinos onto a single card. Points can be redeemed for cash or at multiple restaurants throughout the valley.

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ROMANTIC SPOT GOLD

TOP OF THE WORLD 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702.380.7711 topoftheworldlv.com What goes around comes around in this restaurant that revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes 840 feet above the valley floor. That includes a menu crafted by chefs Rick Giffen and Claude Gaty, handcrafted cocktails, award-winning wine list, romantic atmosphere and over-the-top views.

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SHRIMP COCKTAIL GOLD

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Although famous for its “secret recipe” pancakes that haven’t changed since the restaurant opened in 1938, Du-Par’s also offers a lot of other delectable eats, including a glorious shrimp cocktail that’s heaped with shrimp, topped with cocktail sauce and served in a tall sundae glass with a lemon wedge alongside.

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PLAYERS CLUB GOLD

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Las Vegas always has been about people in-the-know, and people who love table games who are in-the-know love El Cortez. Featuring double-deck blackjack, a fantastic players club and amazing odds, this downtown casino is where you play when you know how to play.

Who doesn’t love video poker? Or keno? Or blackjack? If you live in Las Vegas, or just love it, then you know and love Boyd. Its gaming card is second to none, and it has mastered the art of electronic gambling.

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This odds-on favorite is one for the books for sports betting. Not only is it the world’s largest sports book at 25,000 square feet, as well as home to Nevada’s largest sports betting menu, but with the world’s largest LED video wall, it also has established itself as a leader in sports book technology.

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STRIP HOTEL GOLD

CAESARS PALACE 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702.731.7110 caesars.com In 1966, he came, saw and conquered with one of the largest and most opulent hotels here. Jay Sarno established the luxury Strip property as a casino resort that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire. Caesars Palace, now owned by Caesars Entertainment, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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VALET GOLD

CAESARS PALACE 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 800.634.6411 caesars.com There’s just something about Las Vegas that brings out the fancy in folks, and few services make one feel snazzier than tossing your keys to a valet. It is not surprising that the casino that Caesar built has the best valet.

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VIDEO POKER GOLD

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At 1,149 feet, this property easily earns the top spot for Best View in Las Vegas. The Stratosphere (voted as the Best View) is the largest freestanding observation tower in the United States. The concierge staff at the Stratosphere gets top marks from BOLV voters for a high level of service to guests and considerable knowledge about what is going on in the city at any given time and how to access it.

VIEW GOLD

STRATOSPHERE 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702.380.7777 stratospherehotel.com At 1,149 feet, this property easily earns the top spot for Best View in Las Vegas. The Stratosphere is the largest freestanding observation tower in the United States, so the proof is in the pudding. From the mountains to the Strip, all can be seen.

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This dealership has earned the prestigious

2015 COUNCIL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Presidents Award is the most prestigious and coveted award bestowed upon a Honda Automobile dealership. It recognizes those dealership teams who have demonstrated professionalism and an unwavering pursuit of excellence in all areas of operation -customer service, sales, training and facility operation.

from Honda Financial ServicesSM for providing outstanding fi nancial products financial and services to its customers. Only 15 percent of all Honda dealerships are honored with Council of Excellence recognition annually, making this dealership truly exceptional.

More than 1,000 Honda automobile dealerships participate in the President’s Award program annually. Each year, award objectives are established to inspire dealerships to achieve even higher levels of customer satisfaction. This dealership has achieved these objectives and ranked to merit Honda’s highest honor as a 2015 President’s Award winner. We are proud to recognize this dealership as one of the best of the best.

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SHOPPING with a full-service salon and wide range of skin-care products, cosmetics and fragrances across all price points, Ulta is the “ulta”mate playground for the most ardent makeup mavens.

SILVER SEPHORA sephora.com

BRONZE LUSH lushusa.com

BOOKSTORE GOLD

BARNES & NOBLE Various locations barnesandnoble.com

Barnes & Noble. [MARTIN S. FUENTES/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL]

ADULT STORE GOLD

ADULT SUPERSTORE Various locations vegasadultsuperstore.com The adult emporium operates three locations to cater to a range of sexual tastes and proclivities, from romantic to slightly kinky to hardcore fringe. Toys, restraints, oils and lotions, erotic literature and visual material, lingerie and clothing are available, as well as items you probably haven’t even imagined.

SILVER THE LOVE STORE

560 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, 702.228.4783 charlestonantiquemall.com BOLV voters selected this 18,000-squarefoot space as the place to find treasures from the past. The mall began in 1987 as the Red Rooster and has grown to house an impressive collection of fine furniture, collectibles, casino memorabilia and just weird stuff competing for visitors’ attention.

SILVER NOT JUST ANTIQUES notjustantiquesmart.com

BRONZE ANTIQUE MALL OF AMERICA

thelovestore.com

antiquesmarketlv.com

BRONZE DEJA VU LOVE BOUTIQUE

BODY CARE/COSMETICS

loveboutiquevegas.com

ANTIQUES / COLLECTIBLES GOLD

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GOLD

ULTA BEAUTY Various locations, ulta.com With more than a half-dozen locations in the valley, Ulta proves that it’s the go-to spot for all cosmetic needs. Equipped a

In this case, you can judge a book by its cover. Barnes & Noble once again proves to be the readers’ favorite when it comes to the written word. Whether you are in search of the latest, greatest novel, most recent addition to Oprah’s Book Club or a Nook for the literati on your holiday list, B&N has you covered.

SILVER AMBER UNICORN BOOKS amberunicornbooks.com

BRONZE THE WRITER’S BLOC

SILVER COUTURE BRIDE couturebridelv.com

BRONZE CELEBRATIONS BRIDAL & FASHIONS celebrationslvnv.com

CAMERA GOLD

B&C CAMERA 4511 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, 702.871.1100, store.bandccamera.com Serving Las Vegas for 45 years, this authorized dealer of such top brands as Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and more provides a wide selection of products, services and professional advice and training. B&C Camera products and service also are available online.

SILVER (FOUR-WAY TIE) BEST BUY bestbuy.com

COSTCO

costco.com

GOLD & SILVER PAWN SHOP gspawn.com

SAVERS

savers.com

thewritersblock.org

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

BRIDAL SHOP

LOVE BUG BABY BOUTIQUE

GOLD

DAVID’S BRIDAL Various locations, davidsbridal.com BOLV voters say “I do” to David’s Bridal. Featuring a spectrum of silhouettes, lengths and colors, the bridal shop has the perfect dress to suit every bride’s style. Whether planning an Elvis-themed ceremony or an extravagant affair, the bridal emporium is the ultimate one-stop shop for your special day.

GOLD

9911 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 140 702.367.2229 lovebugbabyboutique.com Oh, baby! BOLV readers love homegrown talent. This kids shop earned top votes for best children’s clothing retailer in the valley. All about supporting the green movement, owners Crystal Chase and Anthony Eliades founded LBB in an effort to provide parents with modern, stylish brands that are safe and eco-friendly. Best of Las Vegas


SHOPPING SILVER CHILDREN’S PLACE childrensplace.com

BRONZE (THREE-WAY TIE) BABY GAP gap.com

CARTER’S BABIES AND KIDS carters.com

GYMBOREE gymboree.com

CONSIGNMENT/THRIFT STORE GOLD

SAVERS

Various locations, savers.com There are a lot of thrift stores in Las Vegas, but this place is a haven of deals, values and fun finds. This charitable organization thrives off donations and provides secondhand clothes, shoes, books and household goods at fantastic prices.

SILVER GOODWILL goodwill.org

BRONZE NOT JUST ANTIQUES MART notjustantiquesmart.com

EYEWEAR GOLD

VISION BY AMEL Various locations, visionbyamel.com This is Las Vegas, folks, so even our eye care must be luxurious. At Vision by Amel, you’ll not only get top-notch optometrist care, but you’ll also stare in awe at dozens upon dozens of luxury frames so wondrous and beautiful that you’ll be ready for the red carpet or ultra-lounge.

SILVER J CRIMI EYECARE jcrimieyewear.com

BRONZE LENSCRAFTERS lenscrafters.com Best of Las Vegas

FARMERS MARKET GOLD

FRESH52 FARMERS’ & ARTISAN MARKET Various locations, fresh52.com This cornucopia of fresh goodies offers quality produce from local and regional vendors, including Angels Produce Farm, Don Burkett Farms, Ha’s Apple Farm and Pahrump Honey Co. Artisan booths feature jewelry, pottery, aromatherapy products and more. Check out the market’s website for weekend dates and times of operation.

SILVER DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN FARMERS MARKET downtownsummerlin.com

BRONZE SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET sprouts.com

FURNITURE STORE/HOME FURNISHINGS GOLD

WALKER FURNITURE 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. Las Vegas, 702.384.9300 walkerfurniture.com The big store Walker Furniture has been a Las Vegas institution and favorite since 1960 offering a variety of furnishings, from living and dining rooms and bedroom to home office and mattresses. The 60-plus years of stellar services include same-day delivery and price-match and low-price guarantees.

SILVER RC WILLEY

SILVER SUMMERLIN JEWELERS

Various locations starnursery.com

summerlinjewelers.com With seven locations in the north, south, east and west of Las Vegas, Star Nursery is convenient to the entire valley. If you’re looking for information, services or supplies to help beautify or enhance your outdoor living space or garden, this place can assist.

SILVER MOON VALLEY NURSERIES moonvalleynurseries.com

BRONZE THE HOME DEPOT

GROCERY STORE GOLD

SMITH’S FOOD AND DRUG Various locations smithsfoodanddrug.com This grocer is a revelation of a supermarket. Not only is it among the best stores to shop for groceries anywhere in the valley, it also is active in supporting local schools and food banks, to whom they donate 3 million meals a week.

SILVER GLAZIER’S FOOD MARKETPLACE glaziersfoodmarketplace.com

BRONZE SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET sprouts.com

JEWELRY STORE GOLD

Various locations, 702.382.1234 thejewelers.com

GOLD

towerofjewels.com

LIQUOR & WINE STORE GOLD

For 35 years, Lee’s has served the valley with a determined work ethic and a desire to give back to the community. Its annual Wine Experience at the Thomas & Mack Center is a must-go for wine enthusiasts.

SILVER TOTAL WINE & MORE totalwine.com

BRONZE IKEA HOME FURNISHINGS

STAR NURSERY

TOWER OF JEWELS

Various locations, leesliquorlv.com

homedepot.com

rcwilley.com

GARDENING STORE/NURSERY

jewelrysalonlv.com

LEE’S LIQUORS

THE JEWELERS OF LAS VEGAS

ikea.com

BRONZE (TIE) THE JEWELRY SALON

If you love to shop local, then this jewelry retailer should be your trusted source for all things that bling. Its commitment to treat each customer who walks through the door like family has earned it a BOLV accolade. a

BRONZE KHOURY’S FINE WINE & SPIRITS khourysfinewine.com

MALL/SHOPPING CENTER GOLD

DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN 1980 Festival Plaza Drive Las Vegas, 702.832.1000 downtownsummerlin.com This LEED-certified outdoor shopping mall opened its doors in 2014 and is the central destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in Summerlin. In addition to festivals, it hosts a farmers market every Saturday and weekly yoga-on-the-lawn classes.

SILVER FASHION SHOW thefashionshow.com

BRONZE GALLERIA AT SUNSET galleriaatsunset.com

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SHOPPING MEN’S CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES GOLD

NOVELTY GOLD

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT STORE GOLD

STITCHED

HOUDINI’S MAGIC SHOP

VEGAS DISCOUNT NUTRITION

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 702.698.7630, stitchedlifestyle.com

Various locations, houdini.com

Various locations, vegasdiscountnutrition.net

In Las Vegas, a man must look like a man. That means a well-tailored suit, fantastic shoes, statement tie and maybe a watch, handkerchief and cufflinks. To make your mark in this town, you need to up your game with the folks at Stitched at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Magicians have been a part of Las Vegas since Vegas became Vegas. Houdini’s is the best place to shop for fun gifts, party gags and starter kits for the little magician in your life. Who knows? Maybe someday your wunderkind will be headlining a show on the Strip.

SILVER MASTROIANNI FASHIONS

SILVER BONANZA GIFT SHOP

mastroiannifashions.com

worldslargestgiftshop.com

BRONZE MACY’S

BRONZE ZIA RECORDS

macys.com

ziarecords.com

Are you a fitness freak, health nut or just want the right supplements to stay healthy? Then this nutrition store is the place for you. These folks know their stuff and will assist you with a smile and no hard sells. Wholesale prices don’t hurt, either.

SILVER GNC gnc.com

BRONZE HERBALLY GROUNDED

Selling specialty pet supplies, including vitamins and supplements, food and feeding bowls, pet furniture, cages and crates and more, as well as providing services such as grooming and dog training, cat and dog boarding and day care, this is a great place for all your pet needs.

SILVER PETCO

petco.com

BRONZE BARKING DOGS SELF-WASH & GROOMING barkingdogslv.com

SMOKE/VAPE SHOP GOLD

herballygrounded.com

THE PINK SPOT

PAWN SHOP

Various locations, pinkspotvapors.com

GOLD

GOLD & SILVER PAWN SHOP 713 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas 702.385.7912, gspawn.com According to its website, the pawn shop owned by the stars of “Pawn Stars” is “kind of like an outlet store that sells history,” which is right on point. Selling art, antique arms and armor, coins and currency, jewelry and more, the site describes the popular shop’s merchandise as “the kind of stuff they’ll fight over when you die.” Again, spot on.

SILVER MAX PAWN

This smoke shop is of a different color. Featuring handcrafted, quirky and tasty e-juice blends, its popular varieties include Double Chocolate, Pillow Talk and Turkish Tobacco. This is the one-stop spot for all your vaping needs.

SILVER LAS VEGAS PAIUTE SMOKE SHOP lvpaiutesmokeshop.com

BRONZE SIN CITY VAPORS sincityvapor.com

SPORTING GOODS GOLD

max-pawn.com

HAYNES BOWLING SUPPLY

BRONZE BIG SHAWN’S BUY & SELL

5255 S. Decatur Blvd., 702.982.2255 haynesbowlingsupply.com

bigshawns.com

PET STORE GOLD

PETSMART

While poker might be the “official sport” of Las Vegas, bowling isn’t too far behind. The folks at Haynes Bowling Supply are here to help you take your game to the next level with a great selection of bowling balls, shoes and accessories.

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SHOPPING SILVER DICK’S SPORTING GOODS dickssportinggoods.com

BRONZE BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS big5sportinggoods.com

TECHNOLOGY/GAMING GOLD

FRY’S ELECTRONICS 6845 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.932.1400, frys.com It’s like heaven on earth for electronic junkies. It is a haven away from the sun and the heat for electronics nerds and everyday consumers alike. Where else in Las Vegas can you buy a television, the latest blockbuster book, pet food, toys and a microscope?

SILVER BEST BUY

bestbuy.com

Best of Las Vegas

BRONZE GAME STOP gamestop.com

TOY STORE GOLD

TOYS “R” US Various locations, toysrus.com They say this place is for kids, so here’s a challenge: Walk into any Toys “R” Us on any day and try not to grin like a child or reminisce over an old, favorite toy, and we absolutely dare you not to find a new one to take home. Deep down, we’re all still a Toys “R” Us kid.

SILVER KAPPA TOYS

WOMEN’S CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES GOLD

NORDSTROM Various locations, nordstrom.com Since it first opened its doors in 1901, Nordstrom has long had a reputation for high-quality fashion. It has been dubbed one of the 100 best companies to work for by Forbes, and this reputation extends to its fantastic customer service.

SILVER STEIN MART steinmart.com

BRONZE (TIE) CHICO’S

kappatoys.com

chicos.com

BRONZE THE TOY BOX

rossstores.com

ROSS DRESS 4 LESS

toyboxlasvegas.com

TOYS “R” US [COURTESY]

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HEALTH & BEAUTY STAFF PICKS

RAPID REHAB

Various locations, rapidrehablv.com Pilates studios come and go, but Rapid Rehab has been offering Pilates at its West Charleston location for 10 years; two of its certified instructors have been there from the beginning. Rapid Rehab, also in Henderson, offers physical therapy, private lessons and group classes on Pilates equipment.

SILVER SUBZERO RECOVERY

favorite for anyone looking for bouncy curls, sleekness or anything in between.

subzerorecoverylv.com

BRONZE (TIE) EUPHORIA WELLNESS euphoriawellnessnv.com

THE SOURCE LAS VEGAS DISPENSARY thesourcenv.com

BEAUTY/HAIR SALON GOLD

BELI ANDALUZ SALON

The Arctic Ice Room at Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace. [COURTESY]

ALTERNATIVE FITNESS CLASS GOLD

BRONZE EXTREME FITNESS LAS VEGAS extremefitnesslv.com

RAW FITNESS LAS VEGAS Various locations rawfitnesslv.com Feeling like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and other body parts? If you’re truly intent on getting in shape, this company has the answer. Transformation is its business, its only business, and owner-trainer Justin Blum delivers real results for real people. You just have to show up, follow his instructions and results will follow.

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ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES GOLD

ESSENCE CANNABIS DISPENSARY Various locations essencevegas.com What’s in a name? In this case, therein lies the very essence of what a medical marijuana dispensary should be. Essence Cannabis Dispensary provides the largest variety of high-quality medicine, on-site registered nurse and a professional staff. It is the only dispensary with an on-Strip location. It also is a pharmaceutical-grade cultivation facility. a

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DRYBAR SALON Various Locations thedrybar.com With a list of services that reads like a cocktail menu, i.e., the Cosmo (lots of loose curls) and the Dirty Martini (tousled and textured), Drybar Salon at Miracle Miles Shops is among the favorite spots for the ultimate blowout.

8975 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite #190 Las Vegas, 702.212.0544, picomadama.com

BRONZE PLATINUM ENTOURAGE

The top choice of BOLV voters for strong work from its small team of stylists that includes Beli Andaluz, Liz Hagen, Emi Fukada and Anarely Nunez. Hair-coloring services, scalp facials, smoothing therapy and botanical blowouts also are offered.

FITNESS CENTER

SILVER (TIED) ATELIER BY SQUARE SALON atelierbysquaresalon.com

COLOR SALON BY MICHAEL BOYCHUCK caesars.com

BLOW BAR GOLD

VENT BLOTIQUE Various locations, ventblotique.com/henderson Every day is a good hair day here. Focused solely on blowouts and styling, the Henderson dry bar is a BOLV readers’

blowdrybarvegas.com

GOLD

LAS VEGAS ATHLETIC CLUBS Various locations lvac.com Here’s a facility where you can exercise your options. Participate in group fitness, personal training, weight training, cardio entertainment, track or racquetball, or simply relax in one of the Olympic pools, spas, steams or saunas. There are seven locations across the valley, all of which have a juice bar, as well as a kids playroom.

SILVER RAW FITNESS rawfitnesslv.com

BRONZE LIFE TIME FITNESS lifetimefitness.com Best of Las Vegas


D E I F I T R # DCEEALER IN NEVADA

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All prices plus tax, $399 doc, title and smog fees. Not responsible for typographical errors. Must present ad for pricing at time of sale. #1 certified dealer reported by FMC year to date 2016. See dealer for warranty details.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY MEDICAL WEIGHT-LOSS CENTER GOLD

TRIM CARE

5375 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 103 Las Vegas, 702.878.8888 trimcare.com A comprehensive weight-loss and management center that offers hungermanagement techniques, hormonereplacement therapy, cosmetic procedures and smoking-cessation treatments. Vitamin and amino acid supplement injections also are available.

SILVER IMAGEN LASER COSMETICS imagenlaser.com

BRONZE BLOSSOM BARIATRICS blossombariatrics.com

MEN’S GROOMING GOLD

THE TOWER CLUB AT LOOK STYLE SOCIETY

GOLD

SIMPLY SKIN LAS VEGAS

YOGA/PILATES GOLD

SILENT SAVASANA

Various locations lookstylesociety.com

Caesars Palace Drive Las Vegas, 702.782.0655 caesars.com

Various locations silentsavasana.com

From metrosexuals to mainstream gents, the Tower Club at Look Style Society is the BOLV readers’ choice for all their grooming needs. Featuring men’s haircuts, barber services and a suite for manicures and pedicures, it offers a range of styling services, as well as monthly membership options.

This luxury retreat inside Caesars Palace has received numerous awards, including BOLV two years running, for beautiful surroundings to receive treatments. These include multiple choices of massage, facials and reflexology. Don’t forget to chill out in the falling snow (seriously) of the Arctic Ice Room.

SILVER SPORTS CLIPS

SILVER THE BIRTHDAY SUIT

sportclips.com

BRONZE AMERICAN MALE

NAIL SALON GOLD

PINK NAILS

thebirthdaysuit.com

BRONZE AMINAH’S ORGANIC SKIN SPA aminahsorganicskinspa.com

Pink Nails celebrates its eighth anniversary in November and has quickly become a Las Vegas favorite for glitter tattoos, manicures, pedicures and, of course, skillfully applied nail design — from simple and elegant to bold and statementmaking. This makes four BOLV awards in a row for Pink Nails … speaking of making a statement.

Can’t make it to Bora Bora this holiday season? Not to worry! At this tanning salon, you can achieve the ultimate sunkissed glow all year-round — no passport required. With more than 20 locations, Body Heat Tanning is BOLV voters’ go-to salon for all their bronzing needs.

SILVER ELAINE’S NAILS

soulspraylife.com

advancedaestheticslv.com

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BRONZE MODO YOGA LAS VEGAS las-vegas.modoyoga.com

Various locations bodyheattanning.com

SILVER SOUL SPRAY LIFE

facebook.com/Elaines-Nails

BRONZE LOOK STYLE SOCIETY

trufusion.com

GOLD

Proving that beauty truly is skin deep, this facility provides all the bare necessities for your face and body, including laser hair removal, laser fungus removal, Laser facials and removal of vascular lesions. On top of that, it offers anti-aging treatments for wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and promotion of collagen regrowth.

BRONZE ADVANCED AESTHETICS

SILVER TRUFUSION

BODY HEAT TANNING

Various locations ilovepinknails.com

luxurythaispa.com

Led by renowned yoga instructor and meditation leader Dray Gardner, Silent Savasana is a purely unique mind-body workout experience. Participants wear state-of-the-art LED headphones with music, and the instructor’s voice is transmitted directly to their ears, allowing for a totally personal experience. Each class is designed to teach focus, balance, discipline and strength of mind.

TANNING

6670 S. Tenaya Way, Suite 190 Las Vegas, 702.823.0852 simpyskinlasvegas.com

SILVER LUXURY THAI SPA

GOLD

QUA BATHS & SPA

americanmale.com

MED-SPA

SPA

BRONZE SPRAY OF SUNSHINE sprayofsunshine.com

Men’s Grooming From metrosexuals to mainstream gents, the Tower Club at Look Style Society is the BOLV readers’ choice for all their grooming needs.

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ATHLETICS & SPORTS ANNUAL SPORTING EVENT GOLD

nfr-rodeo.com

NASCAR RACES AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N. Las Vegas 800.644.4444 lvms.com

HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR ATHLETE — FEMALE GOLD

VASHTI CUNNINGHAM

As NASCAR events have expanded from the Deep South, so has the sport’s fan base, which is particularly strong in the Las Vegas Valley. Don’t miss the next big event, the 2017 NASCAR Weekend, March 10-12, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

SILVER LAS VEGAS BOWL lvbowl.com

UNLV mascot Hey Reb! [ SAM MORRIS/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ]

BRONZE NATIONAL FINALS RODEO

This 18-year-old Bishop Gorman High School senior — daughter of retired NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham — is a pro track and field athlete specializing in the high jump. In 2015, she placed first at the Pan American Junior Championships. This year, she placed first at the World Indoor Championships and the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, as well as achieved the No. 1 jump in the world.

WE PLAY FOR VEGAS

USA SEVENS RUGBY TOURNAMENT

usasevens.com Sixteen of the top international rugby Sevens sides compete at Sam Boyd Stadium in the fifth meeting of an annual 10 tournament series. The three-day event, which began in 2004 and has been hosted here since 2010, is the largest annual global rugby competition. See if Fiji can retain its crown beginning March 3.

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3222 E Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 420-2999 www.fairwaybuickgmc.com

210 Gibson Rd. Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 982-4888 fiatusaofhenderson.com

LAS VEGAS’ BEST AUTO DEALERS

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Maryland

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702.982.4600

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Flamingo

Findlay Cadillac

Tropicana

Findlay Fiat Sam Boyd Stadium

Russell

Valley Auto Mall

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Lexus of Henderson Findlay Honda Henderson

Findlay Volkswagen Henderson

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(702) 982-4100 www.findlayacura.com

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Findlay Acura

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Ford Country

7733 Eastgate Rd. Henderson, NV 89011

HENDERSON 7740 Eastgate Rd. • Henderson, NV 89011

Hollywood

Vegas Valley Nellis

280 N. Gibson Rd. 702-558-8063 Valley Auto Mall www.fordcountrylv.com

1. Fairway Buick GMC Treeline

Sloan

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6501 Centennial Center Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89149 (702) 951-8200 www.earnhardtbuickgmc.vegas

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4 6525 Centennial Center Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89149 (702) 784-1100 www.earnhardtmazda.vegas

5555 W Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 252-8100 www.parkplaceinfiniti.com

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660 N. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107

5445 Drexel Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89130 (702) 395-5100 www.teamfordlasvegas.com

Tenaya Tenaya

Lone Mountain

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Ed Bozarth Nevada #1 Chevrolet 5501 Drexel Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89130 (702) 425-1359 www.edbozarthlasvegas.com

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15. Centennial Toyota

art Ramp

Flamingo

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Tropicana

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Russell

5th Street

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Spring Mountain

Valley View

Ft Apache

Hualapai

Town Center

6625 W Roy Horn Way Las Vegas, NV 89118 (702) 534-3094 www.gaudinford.com

Desert Inn

13. Gaudin Ford 14. Ed Bozarth Chevrolet

Oakey

Sahara

Rainbow

12. Gaudin Porsche

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Durango

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Cheyenne

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Decatur

Jones

Lake Mead Blvd

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Martin L King

Rainbow

Buffalo

Durango

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ATHLETICS & SPORTS SILVER (TIE) ABBY LEWIS, ABBY RICHTER AND ISABELLA VITANGELI

HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR ATHLETE — MALE GOLD

BIAGGIO ALI WALSH The Bishop Gorman High School senior football running back is the grandson of the late heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali. Walsh was named Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year during his junior year and has been ranked the nation’s No. 11 all-purpose back by 247Sports Composite. After high school, he has committed to play football at the University of California, Berkeley.

SILVER TRENT TEUNIS BRONZE CHARLES O’BANNON JR.

HIGH SCHOOL COACH GOLD

KENNY SANCHEZ He led the Bishop Gorman High School football team to a USA Today national title in 2015, his first year as head coach. Before that he spent six successful years with the Gaels as defensive coordinator. His defenses recorded 29 shutouts during that span and gave up an average of 11.6 points per game.

SILVER BRIAN WHITAKER BRONZE TAVIS BROWN II

PLACE TO RACE A MOTORIZED VEHICLE GOLD

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas 800.644.4444 lvms.com

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Boasting 1,500 acres of raceways that include a 1.5-mile superspeedway, 2.5mile road course, 1/2-mile dirt oval, drag strip and go-kart tracks, Las Vegas Motor Speedway fulfills your need for speed. Whether you want to get in on the exciting action of NASCAR and more or you desire to get behind the wheel yourself, LVMS accommodates.

SILVER EXOTICS RACING

cardio intervals, including rowing, treadmill and boxing. The result is a comprehensive workout BOLV voters swear by … and likely during, too.

SILVER T-MOBILE ARENA t-mobile.arena-nv.com

BRONZE LAS VEGAS ATHLETIC CLUB lvac.com

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UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE ALL-STAR ATHLETE — FEMALE

SPORTING MASCOT

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BRONZE SPEEDVEGAS.COM

GOLD

UNLV’S HEY REB! Everybody loves a rebel, and Hey Reb!, UNLV’s mascot, is no different. Embraced by its students and one of the most beloved mascots in college athletics, he’s a true representation of defiance and nonconformity. Created by the late local artist Mike Miller, the character was inspired by Western trailblazers of the 1800s who bravely ventured into unexplored Nevada.

SILVER 51’S COSMO BRONZE CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL BULLDOG

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE COACH GOLD

TONY SANCHEZ Gaining popularity as head football coach of Bishop Gorman High School, Tony Sanchez now continues his reign as head football coach at UNLV. Las Vegas loves its UNLV coaches; the top three hail from the university. Scarlet and gray every day!

SILVER SAVANNA SIBLEY BRONZE MARVIN MENZIES

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Volleyball is a popular sport in the Olympics, and Bree Hammel is a volleyball star at UNLV. Born and raised here, the Bonanza High School graduate holds high marks at UNLV for blocks per set, solo blocks, assisted blocks, total blocks and hitting efficiency.

SILVER DAKOTA GONZALEZ BRONZE KATIE BALLOU

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE ALL-STAR ATHLETE — MALE

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Boasting 1,500 acres of raceways that include a 1.5-mile superspeedway, 2.5mile road course, 1/2-mile dirt oval, drag strip and gokart tracks, Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the “Promised Land” for all speed lovers.

GOLD

TIM HOUGH

SPORTS FACILITY/STUDIO GOLD

POWER HOUR 360 10595 Discovery Drive, Suite 4 Las Vegas, 702.907.4360 powerhour360.com This center focuses on high-intensity group training sessions for elite athletes, as well as those who are less than elite. Half of the power-hour workout is devoted to strength training and the remainder to

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LEISURE & RECREATION league to join or just want a fun night out, it’ll bowl you over.

SILVER SOUTH POINT southpointcasino.com

BRONZE BROOKLYNBOWL brooklynbowl.com

DAY TRIP GOLD

RED ROCK CANYON 3205 Nevada 159, Las Vegas, 702.515.5367, redrockcanyonlv.org

The Hydrant Club [F. ANDREW TAYLOR/VIEW]

AQUATIC FACILITY GOLD

WET ’N’ WILD LAS VEGAS 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas, 702.979.1600, wetnwildlasvegas.com There’s no better place to make a splash — whether for a family outing or a thrillseeking adventure — than at this awardwinning, 20-plus-acre water park with more than 25 slides, including an extreme slide that’s the only one of its kind in North America.

SILVER LIFE TIME ATHLETIC lifetimefitness.com

BRONZE HENDERSON MULTIGENERATIONAL CENTER cityofhenderson.com

BILLIARDS GOLD

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5740 W. Charleston Blvd., 702.431.0358, goodtimezbilliardsvegas.com This 24/7 nonsmoking pool hall features 15 Diamond tables and offers hourly and daily rates, as well as pool leagues. It also has darts, video gaming and a full-service bar that serves happy hour with $2 domestic bottles from 4-7 p.m.

SILVER PT’S

Escape the hustle and bustle of concrete chaos for a day trip to majestic Red Rock Canyon. The reader’s favorite features 19 trails for all fitness levels, as well as a oneway, 13-mile scenic loop perfect for cyclists and runners in training. Make sure to stop by the visitor center for exhibits and interactive learning experiences.

SILVER MOUNT CHARLESTON gomtcharleston.com

BRONZE VALLEY OF FIRE valley-of-fire.com

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DOG PARK

BRONZE LAS VEGAS CUE CLUB

THE HYDRANT CLUB

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BOWLING GOLD

STATION CASINO LANES Various locations, stationcasinoslanes.com With state-of-the-art bowling alleys inside Red Rock, Sunset, Santa Fe and Texas Station casinos, SCL is an easy drive no matter where you live in the city. Whether you’re a “turkey” trotter looking for a a

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109 N. Ninth St., 702.721.9663, hydrantclub.com This isn’t just a dog park, and it isn’t open to just any dog. The members-only facility, which opened downtown in 2013, requires dogs to be vaccinated and licensed. The membership process includes behavioral evaluations to ensure that dogs are equipped for off-leash play.

BRONZE SUNSET PARK DOG PARK clarkcountynv.gov/parks

EXTREME ADVENTURE GOLD

SKYJUMP LAS VEGAS 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, 702.380.7777, skyjumplasvegas.com Las Vegas is all about coming out of your shell, and there is no better way to go a little crazy than to jump off a 108-story building. The folks at SkyJump will help you leap into the unknown with a controlled fall that reaches upward of 40 mph.

SILVER THE HUNT LAS VEGAS thehuntlasvegas.com

BRONZE FLIPNOUT XTREME flipnoutxtreme.com

FAMILY-FUN CENTER GOLD

ADVENTUREDOME 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, 702.794.3939, adventuredome.com The entire family will love this theme park under a big top because it is chock full of games, rides, prizes and fun for all ages. Scream and howl on the El Loco, the Disk’O or the Canyon Blaster, the world’s only indoor double loop, double corkscrew roller coaster.

SILVER ALL FAMILY FUN CENTER, allfamilyfuncenter.com

BRONZE DAVE & BUSTER’S, daveandbusters.com

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LEISURE & RECREATION GOLF COURSE GOLD

HIGHLAND FALLS GOLF COURSE 10201 Sun City Blvd., Las Vegas, 702.254.7010, golfsummerlin.com BOLV voters selected this Billy Caper- and Greg Nash-designed 18-hole course for its Strip views and natural beauty. At an elevation of 3,000 feet, Highland Falls’ front nine lies on gently rolling hills that become steeper and more challenging as you reach the second half of the course.

SILVER ANGEL PARK, angelpark.com

BRONZE CASCATA, cybergolf.com

HIKING GOLD

RED ROCK CANYON 1000 Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas, 702.515.5367, redrockcanyonlv.org Red Rock Canyon should be the first hike any newbie to Las Vegas makes. This National Conservation Area will seem like another world, where the fast-paced chaos of the Strip melts away, and a zenlike calm allows your mind to expand. Its majestic beauty will have you coming back again and again.

SILVER MOUNT CHARLESTON, gomtcharleston.com

BRONZE VALLEY OF FIRE, valley-of-fire.com

HORSEBACK RIDING GOLD

COWBOY TRAIL RIDES 4053 Fossil Ridge Road, Las Vegas, 702.387.2457, cowboytrailrides.com Page 48 • Sunday, November 6, 2016

Located in the high desert of Red Rock National Conservation Area, this familyowned and –operated horseback riding and tour company guided by professional wranglers offers horse-drawn wagon rides, Western barbecue dinners, large and small group parties, riding lessons, corporate team-building events and cowboy entertainment.

SILVER BONNIE SPRINGS RED RANCH RIDING STABLES, bonniesprings.com

BRONZE (TIE) MOUNT CHARLESTON, gomtcharleston.com

WILD WEST HORSEBACK ADVENTURES,

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MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY GOLD

SUMMERLIN 10801 W. Charleston Blvd., Third Floor, Las Vegas, 702.791.4000, summerlin.com The affluent westside community has long been the model for master-planned communities and not only for Las Vegas, but for the country at large. This charming mix of residential, commercial and parklands was the dream of maverick billionaire Howard Hughes and is named after his maternal grandmother.

SILVER MOUNTAINS EDGE, mountainsedge.com

BRONZE CADENCE MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITY, cadencenv.com

MOVIE THEATER GOLD

REGAL DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN 5 2070 Park Centre Drive, Las Vegas, 844.462.7342, regmovies.com a

There is no better place to watch a movie than this five-screen theater, according to BOLV voters. Reserved reclining seats, state-of-the-art projection and sound, and quality concession options that include wine and beer all make for an optimal viewing experience.

SILVER GALAXY LUXURY + GREEN VALLEY, www.galaxytheatres.com

SILVER CADENCE CENTRAL PARK, cadencenv.com

BRONZE MOUNTAINS EDGE EXPLORATION PARK, mountainsedge.com

SHOOTING RANGE GOLD

BRONZE REGAL RED ROCK STADIUM 16 & IMAX,

CLARK COUNTY SHOOTING COMPLEX

regmovies.com

11357 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, 702.455.2000, clarkcountynv.gov

NATURE PARK GOLD

SPRINGS PRESERVE 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, 702.822.7700, springspreserve.org This nature attraction is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Located on the grounds of Las Vegas’ original water source, this 180-acre preserve is a wonderland of walking trails, botanical gardens, theaters and museums. Located 3 miles off the Strip, it is the place in town to enjoy nature at its best.

SILVER CLARK COUNTY WETLANDS PARK,

In Las Vegas, bigger is better, and this holds true for this shooting range. It is the largest shooting facility in the United States and is the perfect place to learn about firearms and firearm safety.

SILVER THE RANGE 702, therange702.com

BRONZE AMERICAN SHOOTERS, americanshooters.com

SKATING RINK GOLD

CRYSTAL PALACE

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BRONZE RED ROCK CANYON, redrockcanyonlv.org

NEIGHBORHOOD PARK GOLD

SUNSET PARK 2601 E. Sunset Road, Las Vegas, 702.455.8200, clarkcountynv.gov A Las Vegas staple since 1967, this outdoor recreation spot is the premiere neighborhood park in Sin City. A welcome respite from the noise and bustle of daily life, the park is home to playgrounds, walking trails, fishing spots, volleyball courts and disc golf courses.

Various locations, skatevegas.com The two locations of this popular, familyfriendly roller-skating center feature a maple skating surface and state-of-the-art sound systems. The centers are popular locations for birthday parties, and the Rancho location hosts a thriving roller hockey league.

SILVER LAS VEGAS ICE CENTER, lasvegasice.com

BRONZE SOBE ICE ARENA-FIESTA RANCHO, fiestarancho.sclv.com

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LEISURE & RECREATION TOUR GOLD

WEEKEND GETAWAY GOLD

LIP SMACKING FOODIE TOURS

ZION NATIONAL PARK

888.681.4388, vegasfoodietour.com

1 Zion Park Blvd., State Route 9, Springdale, Utah, 435.772.3256, nps. gov/zion

Let local experts guide you on multiple culinary adventures through the best onand off-Strip eateries. High-end, low-end and everything in between, only quality counts, and tour operators will lead you to the best.

SILVER MAVERICK HELICOPTERS, maverickhelicopter.com

BRONZE THE HUNT LAS VEGAS, thehuntlasvegas.com

WATER PARK GOLD

This park has become so popular that park service officials are considering going to a daily reservation system by 2018. And it’s no wonder why. Breathtaking canyons, mountains, the Virgin River and woodlands are all features of this 229,000-square-mile raw-nature retreat.

SILVER MOUNT CHARLESTON, gomtcharleston.com

BRONZE SAN DIEGO, sandiego.org

WET ’N’ WILD LAS VEGAS

WINE/PAINT PARTY

7055 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas, 702.979.1600, wetnwildlasvegas.com

WINE & CANVAS

There’s no better place to make a splash — whether for a family outing or a thrillseeking adventure — than at this awardwinning, 20-plus-acre water park with more than 25 slides, including an extreme slide that’s the only one of its kind in North America.

SILVER COWABUNGA BAY, cowabungabayvegas.com

BRONZE MANDALAY BAY, mandalaybay.com

GOLD

Various locations, wineandcanvas.com There’s nothing like a little vino to awaken your inner da Vinci. Not just a painting party, Wine & Canvas’ talented art instructors offer guests step-by-step guidance to help bring their masterpiece to life. Both locations, Henderson and Summerlin, host monthly with a different featured painting each night.

SILVER PINOT’S PALETTE, pinotspalette.com

BRONZE DESIGN & DINE, paintlv.com

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DENTAL ARTISTRY

7720 W. Sahara Ave. #114, Las Vegas, 702.648.1200, dentalwellbeinglv.com Dr. James M. Wagner at Dental Artistry is not only a caring, compassionate dentist, but he also takes the time to make nervous patients feel at ease and explain what he thinks is the best treatment. This conscientious approach carries through to the friendly office staff, as well, making for a pleasant dental care experience.

STAFF PICKS SILVER TERRIBLE HERBST

to toddler care and after-school learning events, CLA is a beacon for bright minds in a town that isn’t often associated with education.

terribleherbst.com

BRONZE 7 HILLS HAND CAR WASH 7hillshandcarwash.com

Chapel of the Flowers. [ BILL HUGHES/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ]

kindercare.com

CATERING

BRONZE KIDS QUEST

GOLD

AUTO BODY SHOP/MECHANIC GOLD

SUN AUTO SERVICE Various locations, sunautoservice.com

This reader favorite wins again for customer services. It began in 1983 with a merger of two smaller institutions and now offers personal banking, share savings, share certificates and credit cards and is one of the county’s largest mortgage lenders.

This family-owned and -operated chain began in Phoenix in 1978 and has since branched into Texas and, thankfully, now there are six locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. Sun Auto offers a full range of automotive services and repairs with written guarantees and can tackle almost any type of vehicle.

SILVER NEVADA STATE BANK

SILVER FRANK’S AUTO BODY

CAR WASH

franksautobody.com

BRONZE MASTER AUTOMOTIVE CENTERS masterautomotivecenters.com

BANK/CREDIT UNION GOLD

ONE NEVADA CREDIT UNION Various locations onenevada.org Best of Las Vegas

nsbank.com

BRONZE AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION americafirst.com

GOLD

FABULOUS FREDDY’S Various locations, fabfred.com Let’s face it, the desert can play havoc on your car. Heat, dust and wind take their toll. The best way to keep your vehicle clean and sparkling is to head over to this local car wash where they’ll wash and wax your ride to a sparkling sheen.

SILVER KINDERCARE

kidsquest.com

TOP DOG CATERING

COMPUTER/PHONE REPAIR

6390 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, 702.876.1106 topdogcatering.com

GOLD

BEST BUY GEEK SQUAD

Las Vegas is known for its food, and when it comes to catering your next event, you cannot do better than this catering service. From barbecue and sushi to birthdays and weddings, Top Dog has proven once again that, after 25 years of serving Las Vegas, it has earned its name.

Various locations, bestbuy.com

divineeventslv.com

Got a virus? Take one tablet or computer or phone and call the tech doctors, aka the Best Buy Geek Squad 24/7 365 days a year. The Geek Squad offers expert support and repair for any tech issue you may encounter, and they’re there for you online, on the phone, in store or in your home.

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SILVER IPHONE DOCTOR

SILVER (TIED) DIVINE CAFE/DIVINE EVENTS POT LIQUOR CASUAL AMERICAN SMOKEHOUSE BBQ

myiphonedoctor.com

CHILD CARE

BRONZE SIMPLE COMPUTER REPAIR

GOLD

CHILDREN’S LEARNING ADVENTURE Various locations childrenslearningadventure.com

simplecomputerrepair.com

COSMETIC SURGERY GOLD

SMITH PLASTIC SURGERY

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 8871 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, 702.838.2455 smithsurgery.com A world-renowned reputation and precision body of work that includes breast augmentation, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, nose reshaping and mommy makeovers has deemed Dr. Lane Smith and his plastic and cosmetic surgery practice a cut above. Smith Plastic Surgery also has a full-service medical spa, Chic la Vie.

SILVER ANSON, EDWARDS, HIGGINS PLASTIC SURGERY plasticsurgeryvegas.com

BRONZE DR. GEORGE ALEXANDER alexandermd.com

DENTIST/DENTAL CARE GOLD

TRUMAN ORTHODONTICS 851 S. Rampart Blvd., #130 702.360.9000 trumanorthodontics.com The eyes may be the window to the soul, but our smile is what draws in people. Recent studies have confirmed the importance of oral health for confidence and overall well-being, Truman Orthodontics is a Las Vegas leader in great smiles for happy lives.

SILVER SAHARA DENTAL saharadental.com

BRONZE COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL CARE nvdentists.com

DRY CLEANING/LAUNDRY GOLD

TIFFANY COUTURE CLEANERS Various locations tiffanycouturecleaners.com It’s easy being green when it comes to dry cleaning thanks to Tiffany Couture Page 52 • Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cleaners, the only green business bureaucertified dry cleaners. In business since 1970 and recognized as one of the top dry cleaners in the country since 2006, this establishment always has an eye toward protecting the environment and uses Green Garmento Bags instead of plastic.

SILVER AL PHILLIPS THE CLEANER alphillipslv.com

BRONZE TIDE DRY CLEANERS tidedrycleaners.com

EVENT PLANNER GOLD

DESTINATIONS BY DESIGN 7608 W. Tego Ave, Las Vegas 702.798.9555 dbdvegas.com Nothing is left to chance with Destinations by Design, which provides destination management and event services to the incentive and corporate markets. The privately owned company in business since 1990 and whose mission is to always do things right currently boasts a large client roster of Fortune 500 companies, as well as many hotels and casinos in Las Vegas.

SILVER NICK FINN, CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT caesars.com

BRONZE BASKOW & ASSOCIATES baskow.com

EYE CARE/EYE DOCTOR GOLD

CENTER FOR SIGHT Various locations centerforsightlv.com Las Vegas is a town built around visual stimulation, and nobody in Sin City cares for your ophthalmological health better than the Center for Sight. Designer frames, stunning sunglasses and world-class eye a

docs merge for an experience that can literally change the way you see the world.

SILVER SHEPHERD EYE CENTER shepherdeye.com

BRONZE VISION BY AMEL

SILVER BLUE HERON HOMES blueheron.com

BRONZE AMERICAN WEST HOMES americanwesthomes.com

visionbyamel.com

HOSPITAL/MEDICAL SERVICES

FLORIST

ST. ROSE DOMINICAN HOSPITALS

GOLD

FLOWERS BY MICHELLE 6510 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130 Las Vegas, 702.255.0209 flowersbymichelle.com Those who believe the old adage “nothing grows in the desert” need to visit Flowers by Michelle, which has been in bloom in Las Vegas since 1992. The family-owned and -operated business offers an array of arrangements, plus gifts such as fruit baskets, candles and plush.

SILVER FLORA COUTURE BY FLORAL 2000 floracouture.com

BRONZE TIGER LILY FLORAL tigerlilyflowershop.com

HOMEBUILDER GOLD

LENNAR HOMES 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 120 Henderson, 702.736.9100 lennar.com It’s a family affair courtesy of Lennar, the first production homebuilder to offer a solution for the multigenerational family living under one roof. The company’s Next Gen The Home Within a Home offers innovative floorplans to accommodate privacy and togetherness for today’s modern household, allowing for cost savings and more special moments with each other.

GOLD

8280 W. Warm Springs Road, Henderson, 702.492.8000 dignityhealth.org Nobody wants to get sick, but if you do there is no better place in Las Vegas to get healthy than St. Rose. The Adrian Dominican Sisters, coupled with the folks at Dignity Health, are dedicated to providing top-notch health care to Las Vegas residents.

SILVER SOUTHERN HILLS HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER southernhillshospital.com

BRONZE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER umcsn.com

HOUSEKEEPING GOLD (THREE-WAY TIE)

ABSOLUTELY SPOTLESS No listed location 702.339.0234 absolutelyspotless.com

Absolutely Spotless has built a reputation for reliability and quality by being familyoperated and refraining from the use of subcontractors.

GOLD

ATM/ANNIE THE MAID 2565 Chandler Ave., #30 Las Vegas, 702.739.8888 anniethemaid.com Best of Las Vegas


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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES In 1979 Anne “Annie” Sutorius founded what has grown into one of the largest cleaning services in the region.

GOLD

SUPERB MAIDS 7530 Trickling Wash Drive Las Vegas, 702.825.6787 superbmaids.net This company specializes in residential cleaning and bills itself as move-out cleaning experts.

INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM GOLD

WINDOW WORLD 1335 E. Sunset Road, Suite C Las Vegas, 702.897.8209 windowworldlasvegas.com When a door closes and window opens, you might find that you need a replacement for both. Enter Window World, which carries replacement and new construction windows and doors, which leading manufacturers make to their specifications. The company uses vinyl products made from virgin vinyl rather than recycled vinyl that never needs puttying, scraping or painting.

SILVER TANDEM tandemlasvegas.com

BRONZE PARLOR 430 parlor430.com

JEWELER GOLD

THE JEWELERS OF LAS VEGAS 2400 Western Ave. Las Vegas, 702.382.1234 thejewelers.com Jewelry has been a part of the history of the human species since the days of yore. Jewels glimmer and shine and define the most human of emotions. From love to accomplishment, no great human endeavor Page 54 • Sunday, November 6, 2016

is celebrated without jewelry. This jeweler understand this better than most.

SILVER JEFF WHITE CUSTOM JEWELRY jeffreywhite.com

BRONZE MICHAEL E. MINDEN DIAMOND JEWELERS lovemyjeweler.com

LANDSCAPING/POOL GOLD

VINTAGE POOLS 5130 S. Valley View, #106 Las Vegas, 702.433.2700 vintagepools.com Dreaming of a backyard entertainment oasis? If you’re looking for an innovative design that holds water, then Vintage Pools has just what you need. With more than 30 years of pool-building experience, besides offering design solutions and complete pool/spa construction and renovation, Vintage also offers waterfalls, water features, landscape design, barbeques, fire pits and more.

SILVER (FOUR-WAY TIE) CHIP-N-DALE’S LANDSCAPING chip-n-daleslandscaping.com

DESERT SPRINGS POOLS desertspringspools.com

OZZIE KRAFT POOLS ozziekraft.com

YARD SMART LANDSCAPING yardsmartlandscaping.com

LAWYERS GOLD

NAQVI INJURY LAW 9500 W. Flamingo Road, #104 Las Vegas, 702.728.4848 naqvilaw.com While Las Vegas may embrace the name Sin City, it is still a town of law and order, and within that wondrous realm is Farhan Naqvi, lawyer extraordinaire. He has never lost a jury trial and has spent his career fighting for the common man. a

SILVER SHIRLEY REGINIANO

BRONZE MARIA KELLER, M.D.

vegasimmigrationlawyer.com

liveagelessly.com

BRONZE BENSON & BINGHAM

MOVING COMPANY

bensonbingham.com

MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONAL GOLD

LAS VEGAS HANDYMAN 4710 W. Dewey Drive, #100 Las Vegas, 702.248.0550 handymanoflasvegas.com Everyone needs house maintenance from time to time, and Las Vegas Handyman has built a reputation as the best in town. LVH handles a large range of home repair and maintenance needs, and as the website reads, “Don’t be bashful asking about unusual jobs. We do it all!”

SILVER TOTAL PLUMBING & MECHANICAL SERVICES tpmservice.com

BRONZE (TIE) LARKIN PLUMBING

GOLD

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Various locations 877.263.6444 twomenandatruck.com Brig and Jon Sorber are the two men who founded this business in Lansing, Michigan, in 1985. Today they provide home and business moving in 32 states, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

GOLD

PULIZ MOVING & STORAGE CO. 1841 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas, 702.644.6160 puliz.com Nevada-based Puliz offers commercial and residential moving services, plus records management and DIY moving and storage.

larkinplumbingservice.com

BRONZE (TIE) CAPITOL NORTH AMERICAN

pipedreamsplumbingco.com

RED CARPET MOVING CO.

PIPE DREAMS PLUMBING

MEDICAL DOCTOR GOLD

DR. CHARLES BRESNICK 888 W. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, 702.483.6000, clevelandclinic.org Associate medical director for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Dr. Charles Bernick has researched Alzheimer’s disease and treatments for more than 25 years. Currently, he is at the helm of “The Professional Fighters Brain Health Study,” which measures the effects of long-term head trauma in combat sports. Dr. Bresnick received his MD from University of Texas Southwestern and his master’s in public health from UNLV.

SILVER CRAIG TINGEY, M.D.

capitolnorthamerican.com redcarpetmovers.net

PEST CONTROL GOLD

BULWARK EXTERMINATING Various locations bulwarkpestcontrol.com Eradicating spiders, roaches or scorpions, this pest control company earns kudos from its customer base for reliable service and friendly and knowledgeable technicians. “Bulwark has been great for us over the last year,” one customer wrote on its website. “At any sign of any spiders or scorpions, they come right way. … Their servicer is always very quick and courteous.”

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SILVER PREVENTIVE PEST CONTROL preventivepestcontrol.com

BRONZE BUDDIE’S EXTERMINATING buddiesexterminating.com

PET GROOMING GOLD

DOGGIE DISTRICT PET RESORT Various locations doggiedistrict.com

BRONZE BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICE

TAX PROFESSIONAL

berkshirehathawayhs.com

CAMPBELL JONES COHEN CPAS

DESERT INN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

TAILOR/SEAMSTRESS

7848 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, 702.255.2330 yournevadacpa.com

3065 E. Desert Inn Road Las Vegas, 702.732.2210 diah.com

Need tax preparation, business consulting, IRS expertise, small business accounting, financial reporting and assurance or CPA peer reviews? Partners Gary Campbell, Lisa Jones and Jack Cohen and their 15-member multilingual — including Spanish, Japanese and Korean — staff are here to help.

Our pets are family, and nobody in Las Vegas has proven to be better at caring for our furry buddies than this pet care facility. Be it cat or dog, bird or reptile, the vets and staff at this haven of healing will take care of your friends like they were their own.

SILVER TORO TAX SERVICES

SILVER ALOHA ANIMAL HOSPITAL

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EUROPIN TAILOR AND ALTERATION 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 18 Las Vegas, 702.944.9997 europintailor.com

This pet care boutique offers a full-service dog grooming salon at each of its four locations in Southern Nevada. Salons are staffed with experienced groomers who bathe, cut hair and trim nails. Doggie District only uses products specifically designed for dogs and offers pick-up and delivering services, as well.

Since opening Europin Tailor and Alteration in 2006, Almir and Almasa Guso serve many repeat customers at their Boca Park location specializing in wedding gowns and prom dresses. “Europin Tailor is a godsend. … They do all of their work in house, have great customer service, and everything always fits perfectly,” wrote one customer on the Europin website.

SILVER PETSMART

SILVER ELDORADO CLEANERS

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BRONZE PETIAMO PET SALON facebook.com/petiamopetsalon/about

REALTOR GOLD

PLATINUM REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS 5588 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 100 Las Vegas, 702.545.0020 platinumrealestate.vegas Buying a home is likely the largest investment you will ever make and not just in terms of dollars spent, but in lifestyle, amenities, schools and neighborhood. The folks at Platinum Real Estate Professionals will get you into your dream home or help you list one for 1 percent.

SILVER COLDWELL BANKER PREMIER REALTY coldwellbanker.com

eldoradocleaner.com

VETERINARIAN

GOLD

torotaxes.com

alohavegasvets.com

BRONZE (TIE) H&R BLOCK

BRONZE CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

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craigrd.com

JACK’S TAX SERVICE jacks-tax.com

WEDDINGS

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE GOLD

UBER

702.364.9696

Uber.com

TATTOO/PIERCING PARLOR

Since it was founded in 2009, this San Francisco-based transportation network company has spread to more than 500 cities in 66 countries. Voters prefer this ride-sharing service and scourge of the taxi industry as the best way to get where they need to be without dropping a bundle.

GOLD

911 E. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, 702.838.5464 crown-tattoos.com This family-owned and -operated business features artists Lex, Johnny 1 Shoe and Bear, who skillfully apply the design of your choice. The shop is open until 5 a.m. for those seeking a late-night piercing or in addition to their personal ink collection.

GOLD

THE CHAPEL OF THE FLOWERS

BRONZE HABIB’S TAILORING & LEATHER REPAIRS

CROWN ELECTRIC TATTOO & PIERCING

GOLD

1717 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, 702.735.4331 littlechapel.com

SILVER FRIAS TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT lvcabs.com

It has appeared in movies, TV shows and maybe a few of our readers’ inebriated nuptials. In a town where the shotgun wedding is a staple, the Chapel brings a level of class and convenience that is hard to beat.

SILVER VEGAS WEDDINGS lasvegasweddings.com

BRONZE CHAPEL IN THE CLOUDS

BRONZE LYFT

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lyft.com

SILVER REVOLT TATTOO SHOP revolttattoos.com

BRONZE IRON HORSE TATTOO ironhorseink.com

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VEGAS PERSONALITY ARTIST GOLD

EMILY TINGEY

STAFF PICKS Robin Slonina

robinslonina.com This multimedia artist and owner of Skin City Body Painting is known for producing and appearing in “Skin Wars,” but Robin Slonina’s body of work is complex, often whimsical and always thought-provoking. She opened a new studio at the Arts Factory in January and uses her work to promote local philanthropic and social causes.

emilytingey.com Henderson resident Emily Tingey was an artist for Anthropologie for 4½ years. Using her skills in sculpture, painting and construction, she reinvented the stores’ windows and interior with beautiful art installations. After a tour in Europe, she is now using that experience to create her own art for sale.

SILVER (TIE) ALEXANDRIA BEVILACQUA alexandrialee.com

Mike Tyson [ DAVID BECKER/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ]

JERRY MISKO jerrymisko.com

AUTHOR

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BAND GOLD

ANDY MARTELLO

THE KILLERS

andymartello.com

thekillersmusic.com

Juggler, plate spinner, fire-eater, standup comedian, MC, magician ... why not author? A versatile performing artist who made his way to Las Vegas Strip headliner, Martello has written “The King of Casinos: Willie Martello and the El Rey Club” and “Pretty Words. Nothing More.: An Unlikely Book of Poetry.”

After 15 years, The Killers — Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. — remain as beloved as ever in their hometown. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the rockers’ hit album “Sam’s Town”, so they celebrated it at — where else? — Sam’s Town.

SILVER JIM BLOCKEY jimblockey.tateauthor.com

BRONZE (THREE-WAY TIE) GINA GELDBACH-HALL

SILVER IMAGINE DRAGONS imaginedragonsmusic.com

BRONZE BRUMBY brumbymusic.com

firegalwisdom.com

GREGORY A. KOMPES kompes.com

KEVIN JANISON deputydorkface.com

CELEBRITY GOLD

MIKE TYSON miketysonlive.com His reputation took a hit in the early 1990s,

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VEGAS PERSONALITY but the former professional boxer riffs on those experiences — prison time, drug use and sex with prostitutes — in his shocking, hilarious and emotional show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. The show just ended a run at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand.

SILVER PENN JILLETTE pennandteller.com

BRONZE (TIE) BRITNEY SPEARS britneyspears.com

CARROT TOP

and the newest, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips. Simply said, Gordon Ramsay rules the Las Vegas Strip.

BRONZE REP. DINA TITUS

SILVER RICK MOONEN

ENTREPRENEUR

rickmoonen.com

BRONZE WOLFGANG PUCK wolfgangpuck.com

DJ GOLD

carrottop.com

CALVIN HARRIS

CHARITY EVENT OF THE YEAR

calvinharris.com

GOLD

KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S POWER OF LOVE GALA 888 W. Bonneville Ave. Las Vegas, 702.483.6000 my.clevelandclinic.org More than a party, this star-studded celebration raises money for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s programs and services. Filled with headliner entertainment, exquisite cuisine prepared by top chefs and wine chosen by master sommeliers, Power of Love draws a national audience and supports a great cause.

SILVER MONDAYS DARK mondaysdark.com

BRONZE ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP onenight.onedrop.org

CHEF GOLD

GORDON RAMSAY gordonramsay.com The “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Master Chef” star chef has four restaurants in Las Vegas now: Gordon Ramsay Steak, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Gordon Ramsay BurGR Best of Las Vegas

Despite his high-profile split this year from Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris’ success as a resident DJ for Hakkasan Group at Omnia, Hakkasan and Wet Republic, is as soaring and strong as ever. There really is nothing in his way when it comes to the Las Vegas Strip.

SILVER DJ FRANZEN @dj_franzen

BRONZE TIESTO tiesto.com

ELECTED OFFICIAL

SILVER STEVE WYNN

titus.house.gov

stevewynn.com

BRONZE TONY HSIEH zappos.com

GOLD

KENNY ELIASON

FASHIONISTA

817 S. Main St. Las Vegas, 702.706.6366 neonbrand.com

GOLD

FRANK MARINO

This native Las Vegan started Neon Brand in 2011 as a digital marketing company helping businesses grow their online presence through mediums such as search engine optimization and social media management. Neon Brand has built websites for all types of customers, including Pacifix Group, AMS Insurance and CLS Las Vegas.

frankmarino.com This talented headliner has been performing on the Strip for 30 years. As a female impersonator, no one rocks a sequined dress, feather boa, Manolo Blahnik stilettos and bouffant hairdo better than Marino. Best known for his impersonation of Joan Rivers, he’s has had more than 10 plastic surgery procedures to perfect his look. He is currently the star and creator of Frank Marino Divas Las Vegas at The Linq Hotel.

Does Your Dog Need To Learn Manners?

GOLD

MAYOR CAROLYN GOODMAN

495 S. Main Street, Las Vegas 702.229.6011 For a long time, she stood in the shadow of her husband, Oscar, who was mayor of Las Vegas for 12 years. Since she succeeded him in 2011, Goodman has worked to further his agenda of bringing economic vitality to the city. She founded Meadows School in 1984, and, among her priorities as mayor, has championed improvement in inner-city schools.

SILVER REP. JOE HECK heck.house.gov

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VEGAS PERSONALITY SILVER ROXIE AMOROSO

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BRONZE (TIE) GARY FISHER JOE RUSSO

FITNESS TRAINER GOLD

ALAN GIRON Various locations, lvac.com If you want to take his 8 Strikes class at the Las Vegas Athletic Clubs, you will have to stand in line. His classes are always packed. The high-energy 8 Strikes class is a mix of Muay Thai, kickboxing and plyometrics. In addition to being an instructor, Giron is a personal trainer and physical therapist at Valley Spine & Health Center.

SILVER DRAY GARDNER yogadg.com

BRONZE J&D FITNESS

janddfitness.com

METEOROLOGIST GOLD

KEVIN JANISON news3lv.com Award-winning meteorologist for KSNV Channel 3 for more than nine years, he’s not only been forecasting Southern Nevada’s sometimes unpredictable weather — from floods to the occasional snowfall — Janison has been responsible for building the Neighborhood Weather Network, which placed weather stations and provided curriculum in meteorology in more than 100 schools in the region.

SILVER TED PRETTY

fox5vegas.com

BRONZE GREG BENNETT ktnv.com

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NEWS ANCHOR/TV PERSONALITY/TEAM GOLD

“WAKE UP WITH THE WAGNERS” news3lv.com Since 2007, hosts Kim and Dana Wagner have been easing us into early mornings or wind down our graveyard shifts on KSNV Channel 3. The husband and wife broadcasters bring an easy-going style to the show that begins at 4:30 each weekday morning.

SILVER MICHAEL DORIA fox5vegas.com

BRONZE JASON FEINBERG AND MONICA JACKSON fox5vegas.com

NONPROFIT GOLD

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, 702.259.3700, opportunityvillage.org Founded in 1954, this nonprofit is dedicated as a support organization for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Serving more than 3,000 valley residents, O.V. runs three employment training centers and a thrift store, as well as the popular annual Magical Forest and Las Vegas Great Santa Run.

SILVER SAPPHIRE FOUNDATION FOR PROSTATE CANCER sapphireprostatefoundation.org

BRONZE KEEP MEMORY ALIVE keepmemoryalive.org

PHILANTHROPIST GOLD

MARK SHUNOCK mondaysdark.com a

In January the actor and producer of the Mondays Dark charity event will open the Space, a charity-based 9,000-square-foot performance area with a capacity for as many as 700 people; a black box theater; and rehearsal and recording studios south of Flamingo and west of the Strip.

SILVER SHELDON ADELSON

SILVER BRITNEY, SPARKS AND DUG, KOMP-FM 92.3 komp.com

BRONZE CHET BUCHANAN, KLUC-FM 98.5 kluc.cbslocal.com

adelsonfoundation.org

REPORTER/COLUMNIST

BRONZE (TIE) ANDRE AGASSI

MICHAEL DORIA

agassifoundation.org

LARRY RUVO

keepmemoryalive.org

PHOTOGRAPHER GOLD

TOM DONOGHUE donoghuephotography.com 702.205.8252 For decades, this Michigan native has trained his lens on celebrities, politicians, award shows, corporate events and sports ranging from baseball to football to NASCAR. Donoghue also is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

SILVER SUSY MARTINEZ susymartinezphotography.com

BRONZE DAVID TINGEY shotsfiredphotos.com

RADIO STATION DJ GOLD

MERCEDES, MIX-FM 94.1 mix941fm.cbslocal.com Mercedes and on-air partner Mark DiCiero graced the local morning airwaves for 18 years before he departed the top-rated show in 2014. But Mercedes remains as funny, frank and unguarded about events in her life as always, which makes her a BOLV voter favorite. “Mercedes in the Morning”, with co-host J.C. Fernandez, airs 5-10 a.m. weekdays on KMXB-FM Mix 94.1.

GOLD

fox5vegas.com BOLV voters celebrated the return of this KVVU Fox 5 morning reporter in 2016 after he took a six-year hiatus. Doria previously worked at the station from 2006 to 2009. In the interim, he contributed to several print publications, including US Weekly, and CBS Radio.

SILVER JOHN KATSILOMETES reviewjournal.com

BRONZE JOHN L. SMITH

SINGER/MUSICIAN GOLD (TIE)

CELINE DION BRITNEY SPEARS celinedion.com britneyspears.com

It’s “My Heart Will Go On” vs. “…Baby One More Time,” and it’s a tie. Caesars Palace headliner Celine Dion and Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears are loved by an equal number of voters this year. Dion would say, “Merci beaucoup!” Spears? “Thanks, y’all!”

BRONZE (TIE) CLINT HOLMES clintholmes.com

FRANKIE MORENO frankiemoreno.com

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VEGAS PERSONALITY SOCIALITE GOLD

SPORTSCASTER GOLD

ELAINE WYNN

CHRIS MAATHUIS

Mother, grandmother, business mogul and philanthropist, she is a trustee of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation and is personally and actively involved with her family and a variety of community organizations with passions and priorities that mirror her own, including Communities in Schools.

lasvegasnow.com

SILVER JEREMY WASHINGTON mrgrandjeremy.com

BRONZE (THREE-WAY TIE) BRITNEY SPEARS

This Emmy Award-winning sportscaster covers high school and UNLV sports, boxing, mixed martial arts and other sporting events in the city for KLAS, and he was the host of the award-winning basketball and football coaches show “UNLV Game Time.”

SILVER AMBER DIXON news3lv.com

britneyspears.com

BRONZE (TIE) KEVIN BOLLINGER

parishilton.com

STEVE COFIELD

PARIS HILTON

ROBIN LEACH robinleach.reviewjournal.com

fox5vegas.com

lvsportsnetwork.com

Elaine Wynn. [JEFF SCHEID/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL]

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BEST OF LAS VEGAS ICON AWARDS From the very beginning, Las Vegas was born and built by extraordinary larger-than-life characters. They shaped the Las Vegas Strip and created the city that’s become the world’s greatest adult playground and the ultimate magnet of global travelers. Nestled between the beautiful Red Rock range and the not-so-faraway Grand Canyon, we are another wonder of the world. Wherever I go, be it on vacation in Europe or home to England, everybody knows Las Vegas and wants to visit here. We owe the success of the city to some unique individuals: the mobsters who started the gaming industry to the modern-day adventurers who continually reshape our skyline. They are truly the Icons of 21st century Las Vegas. I took a look back over 35 years of celebrating the Best of Las Vegas to applaud the hoteliers, entertainers and visionaries who are our first-edition Best of Las Vegas Icon Awards winners.

HOTELIERS Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn for the new wave of luxury properties and creating gaming alternatives.

CULINARY KINGS

MEDICAL Larry Ruvo for launching Keep Memory Alive 21 years ago and bringing the Cleveland Clinic to Las Vegas.

Wolfgang Puck, for being the first celebrity chef, and original gourmet chef André Rochat.

Wolfgang Puck

André Rochat

ENTERTAINMENT Celine Dion for returning the major headliner wave to Las Vegas, now bigger than Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, and Frank Marino, who is still headlining on the Strip after more than 30 years.

Sheldon Adelson

Larry Ruvo

TOURISM/POLITICAL Former Mayor Oscar Goodman for promoting Las Vegas bigger and better than any other larger-than-life character.

Celine Dion

Steve Wynn

VISIONARY

Frank Marino

SHOWMEN

Jim Murren for CityCenter’s Aria, Crystals, Vdara and Veer and now the Park and T-Mobile Arena and next up the Park Theater at Monte Carlo.

Cirque du Soleil founders Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix for launching nine Strip shows that started with Mystere at T.I. Seven are still running.

Guy Laliberté

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CELEBRATING

35 YEARS

10

Las Vegas trivia questions

1. This French-Canadian company has seven productions on the Las Vegas Strip.

2. This long-running showgirl production closed at Bally’s this year.

3. This chef has two restaurants on the Strip: Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace and a burger joint that includes his first name in the name.

4. This chef has four restaurants on the Strip. The newest opened in October and serves fish and chips.

5. This chef is widely credited for starting the star chef invasion in Las Vegas with his restaurant Spago.

6. This Strip casino resort is known for its gondolas and even has a gondolier school.

7. Fantasy at this Strip casino resort celebrated its 17th anniversary in October.

8. This property formerly owned by Steve Wynn is considered the first megaresort on the Strip.

9. This property won multiple Best of Las Vegas Awards this year for its restaurant Top of the World and bar 107 Sky Lounge.

10. Chef Robert Irvine is opening a restaurant at this property next year. Also, the short-lived adult production Cherry Boom Boom closed at this same property in October.

thank you

A big to Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro and his team at Carlo’s Bake Shop in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Elizabeth Blau for creation of the 35th anniversary Best of Las Vegas cake. 1. Cirque du Soleil 2. Jubilee 3. Bobby Flay 4. Gordon Ramsay 5. Wolfgang Puck 6. The Venetian 7. Luxor 8. The Mirage 9. Stratosphere and 10. Tropicana


N E VA D A B A L L E T T H E AT R E ’ S

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Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by James Canfield

Dec. 10–24, 2016 2016 PRESENTING SPONSOR

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FRANCOVICH

EGGNOG FRESH MILK, CREAM, EGGS, SPICES, RUM AND BOURBON- NOTHING MORE/NOTHING LESS. Francovich Holiday Nog is a “Spirited” Fresh Nog unlike anything else on the market. Five generations in the past, our family created this recipe as a giveaway at their bar and restaurant in Reno, and we have continued the tradition. We make it in the same way that our ancestors did. We mix fresh whole milk with cream, egg yolk, sugar, imported spices and just the right amount of fine spirits to create a fabulous beverage. It is completely free of artificial colorings or preservative. “The Francovichʼs would like to thank your family for welcoming us to Las Vegas.” ~Sam Francovich

AVAILABLE IN FINE STORES EVERYWHERE. MADE IN NEVADA