BOB: Community Pick
Aaron Brown--General Manager of Century Downtown 14
Best Elected City Official
I'll take Brad Winter just so I can be different than everybody else. I think Brad Winter is the most up-front guy on the old City Council. I don't really know the new Council. He takes care of his constituents the best he can and tries to do what's best for Albuquerque.
I'd say the Frontier. The year I spent in California was miserable because I couldn't have a Frontier breakfast burrito.
Best Candy Store
Theobroma. It's truly the best chocolate I've ever had anywhere. And I've been everywhere. I lived in San Francisco and had plenty of Ghirardelli, and I think this is better. And I do like it too much.
Kelly's. They have the best local brews that I've had.
Best Downtown Bar
Anodyne. For me, having been going there ever since I was in college, it's like "Cheers." Everybody knows my name. They have the best pool tables around. That is the one place Downtown where I spend a lot of my free time.
Best Sports Bar
Coaches. It's the other place where everybody knows me. It's just a good place to gather and catch the game. Good TVs. Good food. Good beer. All the things you want when you're watching a game.
Best Local Band
Concepto Tambor. They have a very different rhythm, different sound. It's a good sound. They're very different, but I think that's why I like them. They're something other than everybody else down here trying to rock out. They've got style that is all their own.
Best Live Theater/Performance Troupe
Gorilla Tango. It's just great to be able to see true improv troupes doing their thing in Albuquerque. I can't even pick one thing that I like that they're doing, because I like everything I've seen.
Route 66 Cleaners. They always do my suits, and they're always perfect. They keep my staff looking good, too, because they do my staff uniforms.
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