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Our annual Best of the City Readers’ Choice poll is WE/WestEnder’s longestrunning and most popular tradition. This, our 13th edition, is the biggest yet, with many new categories and some of the most surprising results in the poll’s history — including plenty of first-time winners and lots (LOTS!) of ties. Whether you’re a recent arrival to the city or are Vancouver born and bred, we hope the results on the following pages help you discover some people and places that are new to you. Enjoy! The WE team

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INDEX DINING OUT...................................9 DINING IN.....................................18 AFTER DARK...............................22 SHOPPING FOR THE HOME.....26 SHOPPING FOR THE SELF........31 DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER WALKING & CYCLING MAP..32 SERVICES....................................38 HEALTH & FITNESS...................42 LOOKING GOOD..........................46 LIFESTYLE & HOBBIES.............49 CULTURE......................................52 MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS...............................57 LIFE...............................................61

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DINING OUT NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED IN 2009) 1. Nook (781 Denman, NookRestaurant.ca) 2. Coast (1054 Alberni, CoastRestaurant.ca) 3. Maenam (1938 W. 4th, Maenam.ca) Pourhouse (162 Water, PourhouseVancouver.com)

CHAIN RESTAURANT 1. Cactus Club Cafe (various locations, CactusClubCafe.com) 2. Joeys (various locations, JoeysMedGrill.com) Milestones (various locations, MilestonesRestaurants.com) 3. White Spot (various locations, WhiteSpot.com) Earls (various locations, Earls.ca)

ONE-OF-A-KIND RESTAURANT 1. Chambar (562 Beatty, Chambar.com) The Eatery (3431 W. Broadway, TheEatery.ca) 2. Bin 941/Bin 942 (941 Davie, 1521 W. Broadway, Bin941.com)

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Boneta (1 W. Cordova, Boneta.ca) 3. Sanafir (1026 Granville, Sanafir.ca)

CHEF (FINE DINING) 1. John Bishop (Bishop’s) 2. Vikram Vij (Vij’s, Rangoli) 3. Jeremie Bastien (Boneta) Jeff Van Geest (Diva at the Met)

CHEF (CASUAL) 1. Tina Fineza (The Flying Tiger) Gord Martin (Bin 941/Bin 942) 2. Chuck Currie (White Spot) 3. Robert Belcham (Fuel, Campagnolo)

WEST COAST CUISINE 1. Raincity Grill (1193 Denman, RaincityGrill.com) Coast (1054 Alberni, CoastRestaurant.ca) 2. Bishop’s (2183 W. 4th, BishopsOnline.com) West (2881 Granville, WestRestaurant.com) 3. Aqua Riva (200 Granville, AquaRiva.com) Sequoia Grill (7501 Stanley Park Dr., VancouverDine.com)

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Szechuan Chongqing (205-1668 W. Broadway, SzechuanChongqing.com)

SEAFOOD 1. C (2-1600 Howe, CRestaurant.com) 2. Coast (1054 Alberni, CoastRestaurant.ca) 3. The Fish House in Stanley Park (8901 Stanley Park Dr., FishHouseStanleyPark.com)

JAPANESE 1. Tojo’s (202-777 W. Broadway, Tojos.com) 2. Toshi Sushi (181 E. 16th) Kamei Royale (211-1030 W. Georgia) 3. Shabusen (202-755 Burrard, 2993 Granville, Shabusen.com) Hapa Izakaya (various locations, HapaIzakaya.com)

CHINESE 1. Hon’s Wun-Tun House (various locations, Hons.ca) Kirin (various locations, KirinRestaurants.com) 2. Sun Sui Wah (3888 Main; 102-4940 No. 3 Rd, Richmond; SunSuiWah.com) 3. Won More (201-1184 Denman)

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THAI 1. Thai House (various locations, ThaiHouse.com) 2. Sala Thai (102-888 Burrard, SalaThai.ca) Maenam (1938 W. 4th, Maenam.ca) 3. Thai Away Home (3315 Cambie, 1206 Davie, ThaiAwayHome.com)

KOREAN 1. Jang Mo Jib (1719 Robson) Shabusen (202-755 Burrard, 2993 Granville, Shabusen.com) 2. Choon Ha Choo Dong (36 E. Broadway) Ma Dang Coul (847 Denman) 3. Dae Bak Bon Ga (1323 Robson, DaeBakBonGa.com)

SINGAPOREAN 1. Kam’s Place (1043 Davie) 2. Hawker’s Delight (4127 Main)

• 150- seat restaurant serving fresh west coast cuisine • Voted #2 out of 1,600 restaurants in Vancouver on TripAdvisor • Oyster bar, with flat screen TV • Extensive Award Winning wine list • Saturday and Sunday brunch 11 am to 3 pm • Afternoon tea from 2 pm to 4 pm • $9.99 lunch special available Mon-Fri, 11:30 am to 3 pm Located in Stanley Park near English Bay. Ample parking www.fishhousestanleypark.com

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INDIAN 1. Vij’s (1480 W. 11th, Vijs.ca) 2. Raga (1177 W. Broadway, Raga-Restaurant.com) Maurya (1643 W. Broadway, MauryaIndianCuisine.com) 3. Handi (1340 Marine, 4432 Dunbar, HandiCuisine.com) Akbar’s Own (1905 W. Broadway)

MALAYSIAN 1. Banana Leaf (various locations, BananaLeaf-Vancouver.com) 2. Kam’s Place (1043 Davie) 3. Tropika (various locations, Tropika-Canada.com) Jonker Street (1128 Pacific, JonkerSt.com)

VIETNAMESE 1. Song Huong (1613 Nanaimo) 2. Chau Kitchen & Bar (1500 Robson, ChauKitchenAndBar.com) Au Petit Cafe (4851 Main, AuPetitCafe.com) 3. Thai Son (2800 E. 1st) Phnom Penh (244 E. Georgia)

ITALIAN 1. Italian Kitchen (1037 Alberni, TheItalianKitchen.ca) Il Giardino (1382 Hornby, HotelVillaDelia.com) 2. Quattro on Fourth (2611 W. 4th, QuattroRestaurants.com) La Quercia (3689 W. 4th, LaQuercia.ca) La Buca (4025 MacDonald, LaBuca.ca) 3. Cibo Trattoria (900 Seymour, CiboTrattoria.com) Campanolo (1020 Main, CampagnoloRestaurant.ca) Cioppino’s (1129 Hamilton, Cioppinos.Wordpress.com)

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FRENCH

CARRIBEAN/WEST INDIES

1. Le Crocodile (909 Burrard, LeCrocodileRestaurant.com) 2. Le Faux Bourgeois (663 E. 15th, LesFauxBourgeois.com) 3. La Brasserie (1091 Davie, LaBrasserieVancouver.com) Bistrot Bistro (1961 W. 4th, BistrotBistro.com)

1. The Reef (4172 Main, 1018 Commercial, TheReefRestaurant.com) 2. Havana (1212 Commercial, HavanaRestaurant.ca) 3. Lion’s Den Cafe (651 E. 15th, LionsDenCafe.Oxyfx.com)

STEAKHOUSE GREEK 1. Stepho’s (1124 Davie) 2. Takis Taverna (1106 Davie) 3. Maria’s Taverna (2324 W. 4th) Piato (1835 W. 4th, Piato.ca)

1. The Keg (various locations, KegSteakhouse.com) 2. Hy’s (637 Hornby, HysSteakhouse.com) 3. Gotham (615 Seymour, GothamSteakhouse.com)

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BURGERS

1. Las Margaritas (1999 W. 4th, LasMargaritas.com) 2. Topanga Café (2904 W. 4th, TopangaCafe.com) Salsa & Agave (1223 Pacific) 3. La Taqueria (322 W. Hastings)

1. Vera’s Burger Shack (various locations, VerasBurgerShack.com) 2. Moderne Burger (2507 W. Broadway, ModerneBurger.com) 3. White Spot (various locations, WhiteSpot.com)

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1. Nat’s (1080 Denman, 2684 W. Broadway, NatsPizza.com) 2. Flying Wedge (various locations, FlyingWedge.com) Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. (1876 W. 1st, RockyMountainFlatbread.ca) 3. Boston Pizza (190-1333 W. Broadway, 2850 Bentall, BostonPizza.com)

1. The Naam (2724 W. 4th, TheNaam.com) 2. Bin 941/942 (941 Davie, 1521 W. Broadway, Bin941.com) 3. Revel Room (238 Abbott, RevelRoom.ca)

BARBECUE 1. Memphis Blues (various locations, MemphisBluesBBQ.com) 2. Dix Barbecue & Brewery (871 Beatty, MarkJamesGroup.com)

1. The Templeton (1087 Granville, TheTempleton.blogspot.com) 2. Moderne Burger (2507 W. Broadway, ModerneBurger.com) 3. Deacon’s Corner (101 Main, DeaconsCorner.ca) Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe (2095 W. 4th, SophiesCosmicCafe.com)

VEGETARIAN

BREWPUB 1. Yaletown Brewing Co. (1111 Mainland, MarkJamesGroup.com) 2. Dix Barbecue & Brewery (871 Beatty, MarkJamesGroup.com) 3. Steamworks Brewing Co. (375 Water, Steamworks.com)

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1. The Naam (2724 W. 4th, TheNaam.com) 2. The Foundation (2301 Main) Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial, CafeDeuxSoleils.com) 3. Dharma Kitchen (3667 W. Broadway) Annapurna (1812 W. 4th, AnnapurnaVegetarian.com)

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT 1. White Spot (various locations, WhiteSpot.com) 2. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. (1876 W. 1st, RockyMountainFlatbread.ca) 3. Memphis Blues (various locations, MemphisBluesBBQ.com)

1. Thomas Haas (2539 W. Broadway; 128-998 Harbourside Dr, North Van; ThomasHaas.com) 2. Patisserie Lebeau (1728 W. 2nd, GrabABetterWaffle.com) 3. Ganache Patisserie (1262 Homer, GanacheYaletown.com)

BAGELS RESTAURANT FOR A DATE 1. La Brasserie (1091 Davie, LaBrasserieVancouver.com) 2. Bishop’s (2183 W. 4th, BishopsOnline.com) 3. Chambar (562 Beatty, Chambar.com) Burgoo (various locations, Burgoo.ca)

BREAD BAKERY 1. Terra Breads (various locations, TerraBreads.com) 2. COBS Bread (various locations, CobsBread.com) 3. Mix the Bakery (4430 W.10th, MixTheBakery.com)

1. Solly’s (various locations, SollysBagels.com) 2. Siegel’s (1883 Cornwall, Granville Island Market, SiegelsBagels.com) 3. Benny’s (1375 Adanac)

DESSERTS 1. Sweet Obsession (2611 W. 16th, SweetObsession.ca) True Confections (866 Denman, 3701 W. Broadway, TrueConfections.ca) 2. Cupcakes (various locations, CupcakesOnline.com) 3. Cheesecake Etc. (2141 Granville, CheesecakeEtc.com)

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1. Mario’s Gelati (88 E. 1st, MariosGelati.com) 2. La Casa Gelato (1033 Venables, LaCasaGelato.com) Mondo Gelato (1222 Robson, 1094 Denman, MondoGelato.com) 3. Mum’s Gelati & Coffee Bar (849 Denman)

2. Blenz (various locations, Blenz.com) Caffè Artigiano (various locations, CaffeArtigiano.com) 3. JJ Bean (various locations, JJBeanCoffee.com)

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COFFEE SHOP (INDEPENDENT)

1. Milestones (various locations, MilestonesRestaurants.com) Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe (2095 W. 4th, SophiesCosmicCafe.com) Sunshine Diner (2649 W. Broadway) 2. Paul’s Place Restaurant & Omelettery (2211 Granville) Joe’s Grill (1031 Davie, 2061 W. 4th, 948 Denman) 3. Score on Davie (1262 Davie, ScoreOnDavie.com)

1. 49th Parallel (2152 W. 4th, 49thParallelRoasters.com) 2. Melriches (1244 Davie, Melriches.com) Delany’s (1105 Denman) 3. Continental (1806 Commercial) Bean Around the World (various locations, CowboyCoffee.ca)

ICE CREAM/GELATO

COFFEE SHOP (CHAIN) 1. Starbucks (various locations, Starbucks.ca)

TEAHOUSE 1. T (1568 W. Broadway, TeaLeaves.com) 2. Steeps (895 W. Broadway, SteepsTea.com) 3. Shaktea (3702 Main, Shaktea.ca) The Secret Garden (5559 West Blvd., SecretGardenTea.com)

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DINING IN 3. Fresh Dish (1412 E. 49th, FreshDish.ca) Thai Away Home (see Take Out)

TAKE-OUT 1. Thai Away Home (3315 Cambie, 1206 Davie, ThaiAwayHome.com) Vera’s Burger Shack (various locations, VerasBurgerShack.com) 2. Stepho’s (1124 Davie) 3. The Noodle Box (1867 W. 4th, TheNoodleBox.net) Won More Szechuan Cuisine (201-1184 Denman)

HOME DELIVERY 1. Panago (various locations, Panago.com) 2. Spud (1660 E. Hastings, Spud.ca) GoWaiters (GoWaiters.com) 3. Megabite (various locations, MegabitePizza.com)

MAKE-AT-HOME MEALS 1. Vij’s (available at various retail food shops, Vijs.ca) 2. Indishpensable (Indish.ca)

GROCERY CHAIN 1. Whole Foods/Capers (various locations, WholeFoodsMarket.com; WholeFoodsMarket.com/Capers) 2. Choices Markets (various locations, ChoicesMarket.com) Save-On-Foods (various locations, SaveOnFoods.com) 3.MarketPlace IGA (various locations, MarketPlaceIGA.com) Safeway (various locations, Safeway.ca)

ORGANIC PRODUCE 1. Whole Foods/Capers (see Grocery Chain) 2. Choices Markets (see Grocery Chain) 3. Kin’s Farm Market (various locations, KinsFarmMarket.com) Farmers Markets (various locations, EatLocal.org)

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DINING IN BUTCHER 1. Jackson’s Meats & Deli (2214 W. 4th) 2. Windsor Meat Co. (3108 Edgemont Blvd, North Van; 5357 Headland Dr, West Van; WindsorMeats.com) 3. Tango’s Gourmet Meats (65 Denman, TangosGourmetMeats.com) Rio Friendly Meats (2477 E. Hastings)

SPECIALTY WINE STORE 1. Marquis Wine Cellars (1034 Davie, Marquis-Wines.com) 2. Liberty Wine Merchants (various locations, LibertyWineMerchants.com) 3. Firefly (2857 Cambie, FireflyFineWinesAndAles.com) Brewery Creek (3045 Main, BreweryCreekLiquorStore.com)

SPECIALTY BEER STORE 1. Brewery Creek (see Specialty Wine Store) 2. BC Liquor Stores, 5555 Cambie location (BCLiquorStores.com) 3. Firefly (see Specialty Wine Store)

MICROBREWERY 1. Granville Island Brewing (GIB.ca) 2. R&B Brewing Co. (R-and-B.com) 3. Storm Brewing (StormBrewing.org)

CHEESEMONGER 1. Les Amis Du Fromage (various locations, BuyCheese.com) 2. Mount Pleasant Cheese (3432 Cambie, MountPleasantCheese.com) Parthenon (3080 W. Broadway) 3. La Grotta Del Formaggio (1791 Commercial) Mousetrap Delicatessen (2808 Main, MousetrapCheese.com)

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FRESH SEAFOOD 1. Granville Island Public Market (GranvilleIsland.com) 2. The Lobsterman (1807 Mast Tower Rd, Granville Island; Lobsterman.com) 3. Seven Seas (2328 West 4th, 7Seas.ca) Finest at Sea (4675 Arbutus; 1805 Mast Tower Rd, Granville Island; FinestAtSea.com)

BARTENDER 1. Jay Jones, Pourhouse 2. Lauren Mote, The Refinery Geoff Robinson, The Diamond 3. Shaun Layton, George

BAR (CASUAL) 1. The Alibi Room (157 Alexander, Alibi.ca) Score (1262 Davie, ScoreOnDavie.com) 2. G Sports Bar & Grill (1208 Granville, TheBestGSpot.com) 3. The Pourhouse (162 Water, PourhouseVancouver.com) Black Frog (108 Cambie, TheBlackFrog.ca)

CHOCOLATIER 1. Thomas Haas (2539 W. Broadway; 128-998 Harbourside Dr, North Van; ThomasHaas.com) 2. Chocolate Arts (2037 W. 4th, ChocolateArts.com) Purdy’s (various locations, Purdys.com) 3. Daniel le Chocolat Belge (various locations, DanielChocolates.com)

BAR (FORMAL) 1. Bacchus (845 Hornby, WedgewoodHotel.com) Blue Water Cafe (1095 Hamilton, BlueWaterCafe.net) 2. George (1137 Hamilton, GeorgeLounge.com) Uva Wine Bar (900 Seymour, UvaWineBar.ca)

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LIVE MUSIC VENUE 1. Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville) 2. Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward, BiltmoreCabaret.com) 3. Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir, TheRailwayClub.com) The Yale (1300 Granville, TheYale.ca)

DANCE CLUB 1. The Roxy (932 Granville, RoxyVan.com) 2. Celebrities (1022 Davie, CelebritiesNightclub.com) 3. Bar None (1222 Hamilton, DHMBars.ca) Boss (1320 Richards, BossNightclub.net)

DESIGNATEDDRIVER-FRIENDLY BAR 1. Doolins (654 Nelson, Doolins.ca) 2. The Pumpjack (1167 Davie, PumpjackPub.com) 3. The Cascade Room (2616 Main, TheCascade.ca)

POST-BAR/PRE-HANGOVER EATS 1. Fritz (718 Davie, FritzEuropeanFryHouse.com) 2. Denny’s (various locations, Dennys.ca) 3. White Spot (various locations, WhiteSpot.com)

GAY BAR/CLUB 1. Celebrities (1022 Davie, CelebritiesNightclub.com) 2. Odyssey (1251 Howe, TheOdysseyNightclub.com) 3. Score (1262 Davie, ScoreOnDavie.com) Numbers (1042 Davie, Numbers.ca)

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COMEDY CLUB 1. Yuk Yuk’s (1015 Burrard, YukYuks.com) 2. Vancouver TheatreSports League (104-1177 West Broadway, VTSL.com) 3. Lafflines (26 Fourth Street, New Westminster, Lafflines.com)

Thank you for voting us best dessert in the city

Best Cit y of the

GOLD WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

and for helping us be Vancouver’s leading independent cake shop for the past 16 years. Sweet Tooth, meet Sweet Obsession! We believe that desserts of the highest quality must be made from fresh & natural ingredients like pure butter, seasonal fruit & Belgian chocolate. You won’t find any powdered mixes, stabilizers or preservatives in our tasty treats. Be sure to leave your will power at home, you might even want to order a second piece! For the restaurant with the biggest dessert list in the city, join us two doors down at Trafalgars Bistro. Along with extraordinary food, service, and atmosphere (and a yearround $35 prix fixe menu) we offer Sweet Obsession’s entire selection of cakes & pastries. We hope to see you soon!

trafalgars.com • sweetobsession.ca • 604.739.0555 Trafalgars: 2603 W. 16th Ave Sweet Obsession: 2611 W.16th Ave

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AFTER DARK

PLACE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE

SHOPPING FOR THE HOME HOME FURNISHINGS (CHAIN)

1. Hey Ocean! 2. Black Mountain 3. Japandroids

1. IKEA (1000 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam; 3200 Sweden Way, Richmond; IKEA.com/ca) 2. HomeSense (493 Robson, 491 W. 8th, HomeSense.ca) Urban Barn (various locations, UrbanBarn.com) 3. Nood (151 Water, NoodDesign.ca) Pottery Barn (2600 Granville, PotteryBarn.com)

LOCAL CLUB DJ

HOME FURNISHINGS (INDEPENDENT)

1. Starbucks (various locations, Starbucks.ca) 2. Backstage Lounge (1585 Johnston, Granville Island, TheBackstageLounge.com) 3. The Alibi Room (157 Alexander, Alibi.ca)

LOCAL BAND

1. Tyler Fedchuk 2. My! Gay! Husband! 3. DJ Dickey Doo

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1. Fullhouse Consignment (1445 W. 8th, FullhouseConsign.com) Parliament Interiors (115 Water, ParliamentInteriors.com) 2. Inform Interiors (50 Water, InformInteriors.com) Metropolitan Furniture (2116 Main, MetropolitanFurniture.com) 3. Villa Beau Interiors (1450 W. Broadway, VillaBeauInteriors.com)

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Let’s open the door to your next home together… If you are looking to buy a home in the beautiful South Surrey/White Rock area or simply have a question please call 604.531.4000 or email louise@bayrealty.com and let me help you discover what this area has to offer. There’s no place better to call home.

Louise McKnight Bay Realty Ltd. 604.531.4000 #246-1959 152 St., Surrey

www.bchomequest.com

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SHOPPING FOR THE HOME

HOME ACCESSORIES 1. HomeSense (see Home Furnishings — Chain) 2. IKEA (see Home Furnishings — Chain) 3. Wonderbucks (909 W. Broadway, 1803 Commercial, Wonderbucks.com) Provide (529 Beatty, ProvideHome.com)

HOME APPLIANCES 1. Trail (2752 Rupert, TrailAppliances.com) 2. Sears (various locations, Sears.ca) 3. Midland (2912 W. 4th, 210-188 Kingsway, MidlandAppliance.com)

3. Fullhouse Consignment (see Home Furnishings—Independent) Panache (2212 Granville, PanacheAntiques.com)

SECOND-HAND/ CONSIGNMENT FURNISHINGS 1. Sellution (3206 Main) 2. The Wildlife Thrift Store (1295 Granville) 3. Fullhouse Consignment (see Home Furnishings—Independent)

HARDWARE (CHAIN)

1. Staples (various locations, Staples.ca) 2. Office Depot (310 W. Broadway, OfficeDepot.ca) 3. Jordans (1470 W. Broadway, Jordans.ca)

1. Home Depot (various locations, HomeDepot.ca) 2. Rona (various locations, Rona.ca) 3. Home Hardware (various locations, HomeHardware.ca) Canadian Tire (various locations, CanadianTire.ca)

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

HARDWARE (INDEPENDENT)

1. Bakers Dozen (3520 Main) 2. Peking Lounge (83 E. Pender, PekingLounge.com)

1. Dunbar Lumber (3637 W. 16th, DunbarLumber.com) 2. The Little Hardware Co (1320 Davie)

OFFICE FURNISHINGS

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The Kerrisdale Lumber Co. (6191 West Blvd., KerrisdaleLumber.com) 3. Gandy’s (2262 W. 4th)

KITCHENWARE/COOKING 1. Ming Wo (various locations, MingWo.com) 2. Cookworks (1548 W. Broadway, 377 Howe, Cookworks.ca) The Gourmet Warehouse (1340 E. Hastings, GourmetWarehouse.ca) 3. Williams-Sonoma (2903 Granville, WilliamsSonoma.ca) HomeSense (see Home Furnishings—Chain)

Cambie, RLRBC.com) 2. Canadian Tire (see Hardware—Chain) Rona (see Hardware—Chain) 3. Light the Store (2045 West 41st, LightTheStore.com)

HOME ELECTRONICS 1. Best Buy (2220 Cambie, BestBuy.ca) Future Shop (various locations, FutureShop.ca)

2. Visions (1672 S.E. Marine, Visions.ca) 3. Commercial Electronics (1305 Burrard, CommercialElectronics.ca) London Drugs (various locations, LondonDrugs.com)

GARDENING 1. David Hunter Garden Centers (2084 W. Broadway, DavidHunterGardenCenters.com) 2. GardenWorks (various locations, GardenWorks.ca) 3. Art Knapp (1401 Hornby, ArtKnapps.ca) Home Depot (see Hardware—Chain)

LIGHTING 1. Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre (2285

FLORIST 1. Thomas Hobbs (2127 W. 41st, ThomasHobbsFlorist.com) 2. Get Fresh Flowers (1688 Davie, GetFreshFlowers.com) Hilary Miles Flowers (1854 W. 1st, HilaryMilesFlowers.com) 3. The Flower Factory (3604 Main, FlowerFactory.ca)

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Aarm Dental Group We’re in your neighborhood to make you smile… Aarm Downtown Vancouver Locations

s On Beach 112-1000 Beach Ave.

604-683-5530

s At Cooper’s – BC Place 919 Expo Blvd

604-689-0965

s At Coal Harbour 1560 Coal Harbour Quay 604-688-2354 s On Hornby 1270 Hornby Street

604-681-8530

s In Yaletown 1156 Pacific Blvd.

604-629-0386

Aarm Sea to Sky Corridor Locations

s In Squamish North

604-898-4318

s In Whistler Village

604-966-0599

Milano Coffee 156 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N2

604.879.4468 info@milanocoffee.ca www.milanocoffee.ca

Voted #1 Dentists/Dental Clinic in Vancouver 4 years in a row for the Georgia Straight Readers’ Poll 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009!

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EVENTS Tuesdays: Salsa 911 with dj Cachete, free dance lessons from 9-10. Wednesdays: Live DJs and MCS to be anounced, check our website for details! Thursdays: special events to be anounced, get all your hip hop, top 40 and electronic cravings satisďŹ ed! check our website for details. Fridays: 1320 Fridays with DJs Stimulant J, DJ Tropic, J-Traxx, J-Hun and Rawkus spinning hiphop, oldschool and mashup. Saturdays: Global saterdays with DJ Down Lowe, DJ Teppi and DJ Kidd spinning top 40 hip hop and all your favorite party anthems.

Best Cit y of the

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BOSS NIGHTCLUB is one of the longest running locations in Vancouver. With Tuesday Salsa Nights, live DJ’s and performers Tuesday through Saturday, private party bookings and the best interactive lighting setup, we are one of the hottest dance clubs around!

Book your special events online or by phone at 604.688.8452.

1320 Richards St. | 604.688.8452

www.bossnightclub.net

(cross Beach Ave., under the Granville St. Bridge, downtown Vancouver, opposite Granville Island)

www.stonegrillvancouver.com


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SHOPPING FOR THE SELF UNIQUE GIFTS 1. U the Life Accessory Store (2028 Vine, ULifeStore.com) 2. Fine Finds (1014 Mainland, FineFindsBoutique.com) Loulou Luv (3071 W. Broadway, LoulouLuv.com) 3. Moulé (1994 West 4th, MouleStores.com) Briers (2070 W. 4th) Portobello West (Rocky Mountaineer Station, PortobelloWest.com)

MEN’S APPAREL (CASUAL) 1. Lloyd’s of Gastown (157 Water, LloydsOfGastown.com) 2. Staccato (1842 W. 1st, StaccatoMen.com) 3. Boys’ Co (various locations, BoysCo.com)

MEN’S APPAREL (FORMAL) 1. Lloyd’s of Gastown (see Men’s Apparel— Casual) 2. Holt Renfrew (737 Dunsmuir, HoltRenfrew.com) Staccato (see Men’s Apparel—Casual)

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3. Harry Rosen (Pacific Centre, HarryRosen.com)

WOMEN’S APPAREL (CASUAL) 1. H&M (Pacific Centre, HM.com) 2. lululemon athletica (various locations, lululemon.com) 3. Aritzia (various locations, Aritzia.ca)

WOMEN’S APPAREL (FORMAL) 1. Banana Republic (various locations, BananaRepublic.ca) 2. Holt Renfrew (see Men’s Apparel—Formal) Wear Else (various locations, WearElse.com) 3. The Block (350 W. Cordova, TheBlock.ca)

VINTAGE CLOTHING 1. Mintage (1714 Commercial, 1946 W. 4th, MintageVintage.com) 2. Deluxe Junk (310 Cordova, DeluxeJunk.com) True Value Vintage (710 Robson) 3. Front & Company (3772 Main,

FrontAndCompany.ca) C’est La Vie (3247 Main, CestLaVieBoutique.ca)

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Vancouver’s largest retailer of natural and organic specialty foods. Committed to our customers, our communities and our planet.

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SILVER WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

Cambie 3493 Cambie St., Vancouver 604.875.0099

Kitsilano 2627 W. 16th Ave., Vancouver 604.736.0009

Kerrisdale 1888 W. 57th Ave., Vancouver 604.263.4600

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SHOPPING FOR THE SELF SHOES 1. Gravity Pope (2205 W. 4th, GravityPope.com) 2. Fluevog (65 Water, 837 Granville, Fluevog.com) 3. Sterling (2230 W. 4th, 640 Granville, SterlingShoes.com)

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2. Toys ‘R’ Us (1154-1174 W. Broadway, ToysRUs.ca) 3. The Toybox (3002 W. Broadway)

JEWELLER 1. Birks (various locations, Birks.com) Tiffany & Co. (723 Burrard, Tiffany.ca) 2. Blue Ruby (various locations, BlueRuby.com) Object Design (4-1551 Johnston, Granville Island) 3. Dyrberg/Kern (3030 Granville. DyrbergKern.com) Minichiello (712 Robson, MinichielloJewellers.com)

SHOPPING CENTRE 1. Pacific Centre (W. Georgia & Howe, PacificCentre.ca) 2. Oakridge Centre (W. 41st & Cambie, Shopping.ca) 3. Metropolis at Metrotown (4700 Kingsway, Burnaby; MetropolisAtMetrotown.com)

SHOPPING STREET BOOKS (NEW)

1. Robson Street 2. Main Street 3. West 4th Avenue

1. Chapters (2505 Granville, 788 Robson, Chapters.Indigo.ca) 2. Book Warehouse (various locations, BookWarehouse.ca) Banyen Books & Sound (3608 W. 4th, Banyen.com)

TOY STORE 1. Kids Market (1496 Cartwright, Granville Island; KidsMarket.ca)

Always fresh, always funky...

Voted Vancouver’s Most Unique Restaurant Best for 2010 City of the

GOLD WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

Miso Hungry

3431 West Broadway 604-738-5298 www.theeatery.ca Best of the City Pocket Guide

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WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

SHOPPING FOR THE SELF

BOOKS (SECOND-HAND) 1. Pulpfiction (2422 Main, PulpfictionBooksVancouver.com) 2. Tanglewood (1553 W. Broadway) Kestrel (3642 W. 4th, KestrelBooks.ca) 3. Bibliophile (2010 Commercial) Canterbury (1990 W. 4th, CanterburyTales.ca) MacLeod’s (455 W. Pender)

CAR DEALERSHIP (NEW) 1. Mercedes (1395 West Broadway, MBVancouver.com) 2. Jim Pattison Toyota Downtown (1290 Burrard, JPToyota-Downtown.com) Don Docksteader Volvo (8530 Cambie, DonDocksteader.com) 3. Clarkdale Volkswagen (4575 Main, ClarkdaleVW.ca)

CAR DEALERSHIP (USED) 1. Dueck Auto Group (various locations, DueckGM.com)

2. Jim Pattison Toyota Downtown (see Car Dealership—New) 3. Clarkdale Volkswagen (4575 Main, ClarkdaleVW.ca)

HARBOUR DANCE CENTRE Thank you for voting us:

DOWNTOWN VANCOUVERS TOP DANCE STUDIO! Drop in classes for Teens and Adults in all Levels: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Pussy Cat Dolls Hip Hop, Burlesque, Tap, Musical Theatre, Yoga, Body Conditioning, Modern, Singing, Bellydance, Breakdance and Salsa. Progressive courses every 2 month. Next one starts March 2010. Pre-registration online at www.HarbourDance.com • Kids program for ages10 – 15 in Hip Hop, Street Jazz and and Breakdance. • Intensive Training Program for serious dancers. 2 Semesters. Sept - June • Summer School: July 5 – 30 , 2010

Register Online at www.HarbourDance.com 927 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. (604) 684-9542 or info@harbourdance.com Best of the City Pocket Guide

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SERVICES

AUTO REPAIRS & SERVICE

REAL ESTATE AGENCY

1. Ootmar Automotive (65 E. 3rd, Ootmar.ca) 2. Varsity Automotive (2880 Arbutus) Tremblay Motors (1505 W. 3rd, TremblayMotors.com) 3. Hu Automotive (540 W.17th) Fairview Automotive (2250 Heather)

1. RE/MAX (Remax-Western.ca) 2. Sutton Group (Sutton.com) 3. Century 21 (Century21.ca) Dexter Associates (DexterRealty.com)

TRAVEL AGENCY 1. Flight Centre (various locations, FlightCentre.ca) 2. Christine Turner (blog.TheFrugalTravelers.com) 3. Travel Cuts (various locations, TravelCuts.com)

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER 1. Rennie Marketing Systems (Rennie.com) 2. Onni Group (Onni.com) Bosa Properties (BosaProperties.com) 3. Concord Pacific (ConcordPacific.com)

MORTGAGE BROKER REALTOR 1. Susan Cameron, Coldwell Banker (SusanCameronRealtor.com) 2. Rob Joyce, Sutton West Coast Realty (RobJoyce.ca) Claire LeLacheur, Prompton Real Estate Services (ClaireLeLacheur.com) 3. Jeff Benna, RE/MAX (JeffBenna.com)

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SERVICES A1Drainage.com) 2. Super Rooter (99-1744 Kingsway) 3. Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating (212 E.17th, HillcrestPlumbing.com)

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION 1. Vancity (Vancity.com) 2. TD Bank Financial Group (TD.com) RBC (RBC.com) 3. Scotiabank (Scotiabank.com)

MOVING COMPANY HOTEL (CHAIN) 1. Fairmont (various locations, Fairmont.com) 2. Westin (various locations, Westin.StarwoodHotels.com) 3. Four Seasons (791 W. Georgia, FourSeasons.com/Vancouver)

HOTEL (INDEPENDENT)

1. Two Small Men with Big Hearts (TwoSmallMen.com) 2. Action Movers (AMovers.com) 3. Quick & Careful (QuickAndCareful.com)

CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION CONTRACTOR 1. Final Choice (302-8495 Ontario) 2. Klondike Contracting (300-1375 W. 6th, KlondikeContracting.com) 3. Reid Developments (ReidDevelopmentsBC.com)

1. Loden (1177 Melville, TheLoden.com) 2. Opus (322 Davie, OpusHotel.com) Granville Island Hotel (1253 Johnston, GranvilleIslandHotel.com) Wedgewood Hotel & Spa (845 Hornby, WedgewoodHotel.com) 3. Moda (900 Seymour, ModaHotel.ca)

CONTINUING-EDUCATION FACILITY

PLUMBER 1. A-1 Drainage Plumbing & Heating (376 E. 13th,

1. UBC (UBC.ca) 2. VCC (VCC.bc.ca) 3. Langara (Langara.bc.ca) BCIT (BCIT.ca)

KARAOKE AND LIVE

MUSIC

Love Life DO PILATES

AT ENGLISH BAY

604•684•9711 928 Davie St. Vancouver www.beyondpilates.ca

Also, check our Bayside Room Martini Bar overlooking English Bay with dj’s nightly

(free parking in the back)

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FIND US ON THE BEACH

Come in and watch all the H.D. Olympic Action on our NEW FLAT SCREENS! 1755 Davie St. • 604.682.1831 in the Best Western Sands Hotel

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M E T R O T H E AT R E Local Vancouver theatre at its best since 1964

A NICE FAMILY GATHERING

OPENING NIGHT

by Phil Olsen (American comedy) February 27 – March 27 Dad has died 10 months ago but appears to his son, Carl, who is able to talk to him during a family gathering over the holiday season.

by Norm Foster (Canadian comedy) April 3 – May 1st A couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary at the theatre get to meet the director and actors of the play, who all have their own set of problems.

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

TWENTIETH CENTURY

by Agatha Christie (British murder mystery) May 8 – June 5 In this famous play, a variety of people from different walks of life are lured to a remote island by various means and then one by one are murdered.

adapted by Ken Ludwig (American comedy) June 19 – July 17 Wonderful portrayal of the larger-than-life characters of the old-fashioned movies as they travel together on a train.

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WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

HEALTH & FITNESS BOARD & SKI SHOP

SPORTING GOODS (CHAIN) 1. Mountain Equipment Co-op (130 W. Broadway. MEC.ca) 2. SportChek (various locations, SportChek.ca) 3. Coast Mountain (Pacific Centre, CoastMountain.com) Sport Mart (various locations, SportMart.ca)

SPORTING GOODS (LOCAL) 1. Sports Junkies (102 W. Broadway, SportsJunkies.com) 2. Westside Sporting Goods (118 W. Broadway, WestsideSports.ca) 3. Cheapskates (3644 W. 16th Ave)

SPORTS APPAREL 1. lululemon athletica (Lululemon.com) Mountain Equipment Co-op (130 W. Broadway. MEC.ca) 2. Granville Sports Corner (925 Granville) 3. The North Face (2136 W. 4th, TheNorthFace.com)

1. Comor (1980 Burrard, ComorSports.com) 2. The Board Room (various locations, BoardRoomShop.com) Pacific Boarder (1793 W. 4th, PacificBoarder.com) 3. Snow Covers (1701 W. 3rd, SnowCovers.com) Westbeach (1758 W. 4th, WestBeachTheShop.com)

FITNESS FACILITY 1. Precision Athletics (various locations, PrecisionAthletics.ca) Steve Nash Sports Club (610 Granville, SteveNashSportsClub.com) 2. Fitness World (various locations, FitnessWorld.ca) 3. Semperviva (various locations, Semperviva.com)

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST UNIQUE GIFTS

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LIVE Entertainment

DJ’s & Dance Instructors

• Dance floor open nightly • Salsa Dancing Thurs Fri & Sat Nights • The best margaritas this side of the Mexican border!

Vallarta Grill 102 Water St. (Corner Abbott & Water) in Gastown (604) 696-9580 www.thevallartagrill.com

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HEALTH & FITNESS

of the

WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

BIKES & BIKE REPAIRS SPECIALTY HEALTH STORE

1. Our Community Bikes (3283 Main, PedalPower.org) 2. Reckless (110 Davie, Reckless.ca) Denman Bike Shop (710 Denman, DenmanBikeShop.com) 3. Bicycle Sports Pacific (999 Pacific, BSPBikes.com)

1. Semperviva (2608 W. Broadway, Semperviva.com) 2. Finlandia (1111 W. Broadway, FinlandiaPharmacy.com) 3. Capers (various locations, WholeFoodsMarket.com/Capers)

YOGA STUDIO 1. Semperviva (various locations, Semperviva.com) 2. Y / Flow (280–1050 Homer, 888 Burrard, YYoga.ca) 3. Bikram (2681 W. Broadway, 101-1650 Alberni, BikramYogaVancouver.com)

NATURAL-HEALTH PRACTITIONER

PILATES STUDIO 1. Beyond Pilates (928 Davie, BeyondPilatesVancouver.com) 2. Pilates Unlimited (1706 Alberni, Pilates.ca) 3. YWCA (535 Hornby, YWCAHealthAndFitness.com)

1. Dr. Aaron Hoo (1190 Thurlow, DoctorsChoiceNutrition.ca) Dr. Maria Fabbro (212 Granville, DrFabbro.com) 2. Susan Gimbel (120-3195 Granville) Dr. Eric Posen (730-1285 W. Broadway, Integrative.ca) 3. Dr. Nari Pidutti (608-1788 W. Broadway, SpringsEternal.com)

Vancouver’s choice for a fresh page to doodle on… Featuring quality art supplies to feed the creative soul: journals & notebooks, pens & markers, how-to books, blank cards, storage totes & bags, and so much more!

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OPUS FR AMING & A RT SU PPL I E S

Granville Island: 1360 Johnston Street Downtown Vancouver: 207 West Hastings Street

www.opusframing.com for all store locations Best of the City Pocket Guide


Of course the carpet matches the bottle.

Thank You

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for voting us

GOLD WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

Best Breakfast

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in the City

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&

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BRONZE WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

Best Old School Diner in the City

SopChosimeic’sCafe 2095 West 4th Avenue 604-732-6810

Over 144 colourful models available. Get yours.

Open at 8 am

2028 Vine at 4th Ave. 604 879 9135 ulifestore.com

(On Burrard)

Thank You Vancouver for voting us Best Thai Restaurant.

Best Cit y of the

SILVER WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

You are invited to enjoy authentic Thai food at the original Sala Thai restaurant. Reservations recommended.

102 - 888 Burrard St 604.683.7999 Open Daily: 11:30am-10:00pm salathai.ca Best of the City Pocket Guide

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WINNER

HEALTH & FITNESS

LOOKING GOOD

13th ANNUAL 2010

HAIR SALON 1. Essensuals (794 Richards, Essensuals.ca) 2. Axis (various locations, AxisHairSalons.com) 3. Tony and Guy (1088 Alberni, 2179 W. 4th, ToniGuyBlog.com) Halo (2771 Arbutus, HaloSalon.ca)

MANICURE/PEDICURE 1. Aarm Dental Group (various locations, Aarm-Dental.com) 2. Downtown Dental (1328 Alberni, 90 Smithe, VancouverDentist.com) 3. Mid-Main Community Health Centre (3998 Main, MidMainCommunityHealth.net)

1. Pure Nail Bar (various locations, PureNailBar.com) 2. Absolute Spa (various locations, AbsoluteSpa.com) Bliss (575 Helmcken) 3. La Lotus (625 Davie, LaLotusNailSpa.com) Cranberries Spa (330 Robson, CranberriesSpa.com)

CHIROPRACTOR

LASER EYE CENTRE

1. Armitage & Associates (101-2880 W. 4th, KitsSportsChiro.com) 2. Dr. Nigel Liang (215-2211 W. 4th) 3. West 1st Chiropractic (3-1864 W. 1st, DrRandallTrester.com)

1. Pacific Laser (5th Floor, 1401 W. Broadway, Pacific-Laser.com) 2. Iris (various locations, Iris.ca) 3. Lasik (2788-1177 West Hastings, LasikEyeCentres.com)

DENTAL CLINIC

Thank you for Voting our Gelato the GOLD! Best Cit y of the

GOLD WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

Please visit us at either of our Amato Gelato Retail Locations

See us for a great selection of French, contemporary and modern decor ideas.

78 East 1st Ave (across from the Olympic Village) Vancouver • 604-879-9011 5951 No. 3 Road, Richmond • 604-231-5885

Opening Soon 2415 Granville Street Best Decor Store 46

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1450 Broadway W. phone: 604.733.2742 www.villabeauinteriors.com Best of the City Pocket Guide


MOOSE’S

EYEWEAR 1. Spectus (2259 W. 4th) 2. Eye Candy (1818 W. 4th, EyeCandyOptical.ca) 3. Bruce (219 Abbott, BruceEyewear.com) Eyes on Burrard (775 Burrard, EyesOnline.com)

SKIN CARE FACILITY 1. Dermal Laser (803 Davie, DermalLaser.com) 2. Vancover Laser & Skin Care Centre (309-750 W. Broadway, VancouverLaser.com) 3. Rescue Skin Care (2241 Granville)

SKIN CARE (RETAIL) 1. Momentum Grooming (1237 Burrard, MomentumGrooming.com) 2. Masc (433 Davie, ShopMasc.com) 3. Sephora (Pacific Centre, Sephora.com)

COSMETICS 1. Sephora (Pacific Centre, Sephora.com) 2. Mac (908 Robson, MacCosmetics.com) The Bay (various locations, TheBay.com) 3. Shoppers Drug Mart (various locations, ShoppersDrugMart.ca)

Down Under

Home cooked Aussie - Canuckk fare in a casual atmosphere.

Life is a party.... why not have it at Moose’s. Moose’s Down Under Restaurant Restaurant Bar & Grill Down Under @ 830 West Pender St. Tel: (604)683-3300 Call for reservations. Kids welcome. Present this ad for a free dessert with each dinner after 4pm!

MUM’s Gelati would like to thank everyone who Voted us the BRONZE Winner for the best Gelato in the city. LUNCH SPECIALS

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Visit us at 849 Denman St. to try it for Yourself.

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3315 Cambie (at 17th Ave) 604 873 8424 1206 Davie (at Bute) - 604 682 8424

BRONZE WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

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European Lingerie Boutique Sizes A-J Cup, 28 - 44 band Change of Scandinavia 2358 Cambie Street Vancouver, BC 604.873.1056

710 Denman St. @ Stanley Park - 604-685-9755

Thank you for voting Dr. Pidutti among the top Naturopaths in Vancouver!

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Physician-directed BOTOX® at $9.95/per unit Dermal Fillers TM ® Juvederm , Restylane , TM ® Perlane , RADIESSE Laser Hair Removal Medical-Grade FotoFacial

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At Springs Eternal Drs John and Nari Pidutti are committed to helping you feel better and experience a higher quality of life. We specialize in detoxification programs, acupuncture, musculoskeletal pain, women’s health, emotional wellness and counselling. Please call to book your appointment!

For a complimentary consultation at any of our four Lower Mainland locations call 604.638.SKIN (7546) or visit dermallaser.com WINNER, EXCELLENCE IN LASER HAIR REMOVAL CATEGORY

2008 - 2010

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LOOKING GOOD

LIFESTYLE & HOBBIES

Best Cit y of the

WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

SPA

MOBILE-DEVICES RETAILER

1. Absolute Spa (various locations, AbsoluteSpa.com) 2. Solarice Wellness Spas (2200 W. 4th, Solarice.com) 3. Le Petite Spa (4-3701 W. Broadway, LePetitSpa.ca) Spa Utopia (1001-999 Canada Place, SpaUtopia.ca) Spruce Body Lab (1128 Richards, SpruceBodyLab.com)

1. Rogers (various locations, Rogers.com) 2. Fido (various locations, Fido.ca) Telus (various locations, TelusMobility.com) Wireless Wave (various locations, WirelessWave.ca)

TAILOR 1. Townline Tailors (541 Howe, TownlineTailors.com) 2. Vivien’s Fashion (1180 Bidwell) 3. Samson Wardrobes (1240 Seymour, SamsonWardrobes.com)

PERSONAL COMPUTERS 1. Apple Store (Pacific Centre, Oakridge Centre, Apple.com) 2. Mac Station (101-1014 Homer, MacStation.com) 3. NCIX (1711 W. Broadway, NCIX.com) Simply Computing (1690 W. Broadway, Simply.ca)

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1. Tom Lee (929 Granville, TomLeeMusic.ca) 2. Long & McQuade (368 Terminal, Long-McQuade.com) 3. Rufus’ Guitar Shop (2621 Alma, RufusGuitarShop.com) Bone Rattle Music (2012 Commercial, BoneRattle.com)

THANK YOU READERS for voting Dharma Kitchen Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Cit y of the

BRONZE WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

Full Vegan Menu Asian Inspired

3667 W. Broadway, Vancouver (at Alma) 6 0 4 -738 - 3899 Best of the City Pocket Guide

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STOP FOR A RED HOT STYLE MOMENT AT VANCOUVER’S MOST STYLISH SHOPPING CENTRE

WITH 150 PREMIUM SHOPS & SERVICES INCLUDING: MICHAEL KORS, COACH, MAXMARA, BOSS ORANGE, HUGO BOSS, DKNY, BCBG MAXAZRIA & APPLE 10 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER AND THE AIRPORT VIA THE CANADA LINE ST (OAKRIDGE – 41 AVE STATION). COMPLIMENTARY PARKING WHILE YOU SHOP


LIFESTYLE & HOBBIES INDEPENDENT MUSIC STORE 1. Zulu Records (1972 W. 4th, ZuluRecords.com) 2. Red Cat (4307 Main, RedCat.ca) 3. Highlife World Music (1317 Commercial, HighlifeWorld.com)

MUSIC STORE FOR VINYL 1. Zulu Records (see Independent Music Store) 2. Scratch Records (726 Richards, ScratchRecords.com) 3. Neptoon Records (3561 Main, Neptoon.com)

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WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

3. Videomatica (1855 W. 4th, Videomatica.bc.ca)

TATTOO/PIERCING STUDIO 1. Sacred Heart (various locations, SacredHeartTattoo.ca) 2. Adrenaline (1014 Granville, 1926 W. 4th, AdfrenalineVancity.com) 3. Funhouse (3001 Cambie, FunhouseTattoo.ca) Next (1068 Granville, NextBody.com)

VIDEO GAME RETAILER DVD RENTALS (CHAIN) 1. Rogers (various locations, RogersVideo.ca) 2. Blockbuster (various locations, Blockbuster.ca)

1. EB Games (various locations, EBGames.com) 2. Cheeky Monkey (525 W. Pender, CheekyMonkeyGames.ca) 3. Future Shop (various locations, FutureShop.ca)

DVD RENTALS (INDEPENDENT) 1. Black Dog Video (3451 Cambie, 1470 Commercial, BlackDogVideo.bc.ca) 2. Happy Bats Cinema (2830 Main, HappyBatsCinema.com)

PET SUPPLIES 1. Tisol (various locations, Tisol.ca) 2. Bosley’s (various locations, Bosleys.com) 3. PetSmart (2860 Bentall, PetSmart.com)

Too T

ccustomers ustomers ffor or

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29 YEARS

& still serving you a great Mexican experience in the heart of Kits! Kits!

1999 West 4th at Maple • 604 734-7117 • www.lasmargaritas.com

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LIFESTYLE & HOBBIES

WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

CULTURE

ART SUPPLIES 1. OPUS (100-207 W. Hastings; 1360 Johnston, Granville Island; OpusFraming.com) 2. DeSerres (1629 Main, 1431 W. Broadway, DeSerres.ca) 3. Michaels (various locations, Michaels.com) Staples (various locations, Staples.ca)

PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL 1. Vancouver International Fringe Festival (VancouverFringe.com) 2. Bard on the Beach (BardOnTheBeach.org) 3. PuSh Festival (PushFestival.ca)

MUSIC FESTIVAL 1. Vancouver International Jazz Festival (CoastalJazz.ca) 2. Vancouver Folk Music Festival (TheFestival.bc.ca) 3. MusicFest Vancouver (formerly Festival Vancouver) (MusicFestVancouver.ca)

VISUAL ARTS FEST SEX TOY SHOP 1. Womyns’ Ware (896 Commercial, WomynsWare.com) 2. The Art of Loving (1819 W. 5th, TheArtOfLoving.ca) 3. Little Sister’s (1238 Davie, LittleSisters.ca)

1. Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF.org) 2. Eastside Culture Crawl (EastsideCultureCrawl.com) 3. Vancouver Queer Film Festival (OutOnScreen.com)

Thank you for voting us “Best Pizza” & “Best Family-Friendly Restaurant”

Best Cit y of the

SILVER WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

Best in the City Fish & Chips Venison Stew & Bannock Best Buffalo Burgers C it y Breakfast Service in 11 Languages of the

GOLD WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

World Famous Fish & Chips Mr. Pickwick’s Seafood Bistro 1007 Denman St • 604-681-0631

Open 24/7 Feb. 4th - 28th Full Licensed Restaurant • Validated Parking in Back

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Artisan Pizzas • Hand Cut Pastas Organic Soups & Salads • Licensed Bar Kid’s all Natural Play Area.

KITS: 1876 West 1st Ave. (5 min. walk across the Burrard Bridge) 604 730 0321 LYNN VALLEY: 1255 Lynn Valley Road 778 340 3282

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THE YALE & SHO SHORE H RE E1 104.3 04.3 FM PRESENT

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VANCOUVER

BLUES

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13th ANNUAL 2010

FESTIVAL 2010 FEBRUARY 5 - 28 • FEATURING OVER 75 LIVE SHOWS!

HOUSED IN A FORMER CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY BUNKHOUSE DATING BACK TO THE MID 1880’S, THE YALE IS THE FOCAL POINT FOR LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT IN WESTERN CANADA. Photo by Wendy D Photography

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Need directions to any of our Solly’s 3 locations? Just call us at 604-675-9770 368 West 7th Ave. South end of Cambie Bridge (at Yukon & 7th)

2873 West Broadway ½ block W. of MacDonald (In Kitsilano)

189 East 28th Ave. at Main St. (5 min. walk to Olympic Curling)

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CULTURE 2. Vancouver Bach Choir (VancouverBachChoir.com) 3. Vancouver Cantata Singers (VancouverCantataSingers.com)

NEIGHBOURHOOD FESTIVAL/EVENT 1. Car Free Vancouver Day (CarFreeVancouver.org) 2. Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival (VancouverPride.ca) 3. Eastside Culture Crawl (EastsideCultureCrawl.com) Greek Fest (GreekFest.ca)

CLASSICAL MUSIC GROUP 1. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VancouverSymphony.ca) 2. Vancover Opera (VancouverOpera.ca) 3. Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PacificBaroque.com)

THEATRE COMPANY 1. Arts Club (ArtsClub.com) Vancouver Playhouse (VancouverPlayhouse.com) 2. Pacific Theatre (PacificTheatre.org) 3. Bard on the Beach (BardOnTheBeach.org)

ART GALLERY (PUBLIC)

1. Ballet BC (BalletBC.com) 2. Goh Ballet (GohBallet.com) Kokoro Dance (Kokoro.ca) 3. Harbour Dance (HarbourDance.com)

1. Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby, VanArtGallery.bc.ca) 2. Emily Carr University of Art + Design (1399 Johnston, Granville Island, ECUAD.ca) 3. Grunt Gallery (116 E. 2nd, Grunt.ca) Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson, ContemporaryArtGallery.ca)

CHORAL GROUP

ART GALLERY (PRIVATE)

1. musica intima (MusicaIntima.org)

1. Bob Rennie (51 E. Pender)

DANCE COMPANY

RIDE THE CANADA LINE TO

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2. Bau-Xi Gallery (3045 Granville, Bau-Xi.com) Buschlen Mowatt (1445 W. Georgia, BuschlenMowatt.com) 3. Bill Reid Gallery (639 Hornby, BillReidGallery.ca) Diane Farris Gallery (1590 West 7th, DianeFarrisGallery.com)

FIRST-RUN MOVIE THEATRE 1. Cinemark Tinseltown (88 W. Pender, Cinemark.com) 2. Scotiabank (900 Burrard, Cineplex.com) 3. Fifth Avenue Cinemas (2110 Burrard, FestivalCinemas.ca)

Find your balance. De-stress & re-energize with an invigorating workout at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre With over 60 fitness classes, an ozone-purified pool, hot tub, steam room, and modern cardio and weight room, you’ll be sure to find balance and fun. Great corporate rates available. Visit ywcahealthandfitness.com for more details.

REPERTORY/ART-HOUSE MOVIE THEATRE 1. Fifth Avenue Cinemas (2110 Burrard, FestivalCinemas.ca) Hollywood (3123 W. Broadway, HollywoodTheatre.ca) 2. Pacific Cinémathèque (1131 Howe, Cinematheque.bc.ca) 3. The Ridge (3131 Arbutus) Rio on Broadway (1660 E. Broadway, RioTheatre.ca)

YWCA Health + Fitness Centre 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8 tel 604 895 5777

CITY CIGAR WESTERN CANADA’S LARGEST CIGAR STORE WHERE THE LOCALS SHOP

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888 W. 6TH AVE. VANCOUVER (FREE PARKING) 3 BLOCKS WEST OF OLYMPIC VILLAGE CANADA LINE STATION

604.879-0208

WWW.CITYCIGAR.CA

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of the

best antique store panache ANTIQUES & OBJETS D’ART inc.

BRONZE WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

2212 granville street • 604 732 1206 • www.panacheantiques.com

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2 for 1 Dinner Thank you, thank you, thank you to all my valued customers! – Kam

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Expires Feb. 28, 2010. $11 value. Maximum one coupon per table. Valid for dine-in & dinner only. Not valid for take-out or specials.

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MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS

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LOCAL TV NEWSCAST

LOCAL CABLE SHOW

1. CTV News at 6 2. Global BC News Hour 3. CBC News

1. Urban Rush 2. Studio 4 3. Breakfast Television

LOCAL TV NEWS HOST

LOCAL TV PERSONALITY 1. Tamara Taggart (CTV) 2. Fiona Forbes (Shaw Cable) 3. Don Taylor (Sportsnet) Dawn Chubai (Citytv)

1. Bill Good (CTV) 2. Tony Parsons (Global) 3. Jill Krop (Global) Chris Gailus (Global)

LOCAL FM RADIO STATION LOCAL TV SPORTSCASTER 1. Perry Solkowski (CTV) 2. Don Taylor (Sportsnet) 3. Squire Barnes (Global)

1. CBC 88.1 The Beat 94.5 2. The Peak 100.5 3. 96.9 JACK

LOCAL TV WEATHERPERSON

LOCAL AM RADIO STATION

1. Tamara Taggart (CTV) 2. Mark Madryga (Global) 3. Dawn Chubai (Citytv)

1. CBC 690 2. News 1130 3. Team 1040

HOMEOPATHY A UNIQUE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALING

SUSAN GIMBEL RSHOM(NA) CCH The Vancouver Centre for Homeopathy One of the pre-eminent clinics for the practice of classical homeopathy in Canada.

120 – 3195 Granville St. Vancouver, B.C. • V6H 3K2 604 733-6811 www.homeopathyvancouver.com

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We offer the finest in custom made-to-measure tailored suits for men and women. We also provide complete professional alteration’s for men’s and women’s clothing, including the ever popular original jean bottom hemming.

Thank you for voting us Best Tailor!

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Best Natural Health

541 Howe Street • 604.684.6105 www.townlinetailors.com

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IS IT THE SCALP MASSAGE? Thanks for voting us the BEST again Vancouver!

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OVER 5 5 S H O P S & S E RV IC E S Banking, post office, bookstore, pharmacy, food and more! Open Monday to Friday, 8 to 5. UNDERGROUND AT BURRARD BETWEEN P ENDER & DUNSMUIR

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MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS

13th ANNUAL 2010

LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY 1. Kid Carson (The Beat 94.5) 2. Rick Cluff (CBC Radio One) Larry and Willy (96.9 JACK) 3. Brother Jake (Classic Rock 101)

LOCAL SPORTS TEAM LOCAL CELEBRITY YOU’D LIKE TO INVITE TO DINNER 1. Sarah McLachlan Tamara Taggart 2. Michael Bublé David Suzuki Bill Good 3. Jimmy Pattison

1. Vancouver Canucks 2. Vancouver Giants 3. BC Lions

CANUCKS PLAYER 1. Roberto Luongo 2. Ryan Kesler 3. Alex Burrows

LOCAL BLOG

LIONS PLAYER

1. Miss604.com 2. ScoutMagazine.ca 3. StyleQuotient.ca

1. Geroy Simon 2. Casey Printers 3. Lou Passaglia

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LIFE

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BEST WAY TO MAKE VANCOUVER A FRIENDLIER PLACE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY (IN GOOD WEATHER)

1. Smile 2. More bike lanes/car-free areas 3. Ban leaf blowers

1. Walking 2. Biking 3. Hiking

NEIGHBOURHOOD THAT BEST REPRESENTS VANCOUVER

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY (IN BAD WEATHER) 1. Walking 2. Running Skiing 3. Snowboarding

1. Kitsilano 2. West End Mount Pleasant 3. Commercial Drive

INDOOR ACTIVITY PLACE TO TAKE A TOURIST

1. Yoga 2. Swimming Reading 3. Hockey Sex

1. Stanley Park 2. Granville Island 3. Grouse Mountain

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SILVER WINNER

BEST HAIR SALON

13th ANNUAL 2010

Hair Cutting & Styling Colour & Treatments Manicures & Pedicures Gel Nails Make Up Artist Bumble & Bumble Products Downtown Location

Experience the unique STONEGRILL CUISINE, freshly grilled to perfection and hot every bite! The HOTTEST concept in healthy dining: no oil, no marinade, no open Ă…ame! SIMPLY DELICIOUS

604-685-1147 736 Granville St ( 11th floor ) www.hairbliss.com Best of the City Pocket Guide

1661 Granville St. (under the Granville St. Bridge, opposite Granville Island)

www.stonegrillvancouver.com

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PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PARENT(S) 1. Stanley Park 2. Granville Island 3. Grouse Mountain

PLACE TO TAKE YOUR KID(S)

BEST GREEN SPACE

1. Vancouver Aquarium (VanAqua.org) 2. Science World (ScienceWorld.ca) 3. Granville Island Kids Market (KidsMarket.ca)

PLACE TO ESCAPE URBAN STRESS (WITHOUT LEAVING THE CITY) 1. Stanley Park 2. Wreck Beach Spanish Banks 3. Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

1. Stanley Park 2. Queen Elizabeth Park 3. UBC Endowment Lands

LOCAL CHARITY 1. Covenant House (CovenantHouseBC.org) BC Children’s Hospital (BCChildrens.ca) 2. A Loving Spoonful (ALovingSpoonful.org) Salvation Army (SalvationArmy.ca/BritishColumbia) 3. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CanuckPlace.org) Vancouver’s first modern

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BRONZE WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

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Vietnamese restaurant where the flavours are authentic and

f voting us for Best Manicure

the vibe is bliss.

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SILVER WINNER 13th ANNUAL 2010

Thank You for voting us Best Vietnamese Restaurant

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1500 Robson Street 604-682-8020 www.chaukitchenandbar.com


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1218 W. Pender Street, Vancouver

T: 604.685.1212 F: 604.685.1313

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1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver 604.215.2599 1465 W. Broadway, Vancouver 604.738.6806 1629 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver 604.929.3699 www.memphisbluesbbq.com

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