Alibi V.16 No.14 • April 5-11, 2007 

BOB: Best Anything We Forgot

Best Anything We Forgot

Readers gave us tons of suggestions about aspects of our city that aren’t necessarily reflected in this year’s poll. Here’s a sampling of some of the more useful and/or entertaining.

BEST BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: AIBA

BEST PLACE TO GET ENTRAPPED: Albuquerque

BEST DRAG KING TROUPE: Albuquerque Kings Club

BEST WEEKLY FREE PUBLICATION: Alibi

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN: Annabella Matagari

BEST RESTAURANT: Antiquity

BEST LOCALLY OWNED PRINT SHOP: Aurora Publishing

BEST GROOMING SHOP: Bath, Brush, and Beyond pet spa

BEST BURLESQUE TROUPE IN ALBUQUERQUE: Bella Donna Burlesque

Revue

BEST CLOTHING DESIGNER- CICATRIX: Best Piercing Studio- Evolution

BEST GUITAR TECH AND INSTRUMENT REPAIR SHOP: Bill Richardson

(really!) at Studio Guitar

BEST NEW CAFE/RESTAURANT: blackbird buvette

BEST LOCAL SHOOTING RANGE: Calibers (Paseo Del Norte and I-25)

BEST BREAKFAST BURRITO: Casa de Benavides

WORST NEW LAW PASSED: Cell phone ban

BEST MUSIC STORE: Charley's Records

BEST CLOTHING DESIGNER: Cicatrix Design

BEST LOCAL CLOTHING: Cicatrix Designs

BEST OUTDOOR FESTIVAL: Co-op Earth Day Festival

MOST OVERLOOKED ISSUE: Crank/crack users/homeless people everywhere Downtown

BEST INDUSTRIAL BAND : Diverje

BEST LOCAL INDUSTRIAL ACT & BEST LOCAL SOFTWARE COMPANY: Diverje and KeytoSound

BEST AREA OF TOWN TO WORK IN: Downtown

BEST SCHOOL: EG Ross Elem.

WHO WOULD BE THE BEST NEWS TEAM?: Ellen Goldberg/Byron Morton

BEST PIERCING STUDIO: Evolution

BEST BODY PIERCER: Hardt at Stay Gold Body Piercing

BEST STREET TO LIVE ON: Forrester!!!!

BEST BURQUE EVENT THAT IS UNIQUE TO OUR CITY: Fractal Friday at the Planetarium

BEST RESTAURANT, PERIOD: Frontier

BEST VIDEO GAME STORE: Gamers Anonymous

BEST RESTAURANT: Gardunos

BEST LOCAL BAR DRINKERS AND COMPANIONS: Gold Street Hooligans

BEST YOGA STUDIO: High Desert Yoga

BEST LOCAL CUSTOM FRAMING SHOP: Hiland Frames

BEST PARK: Hyder Park!

BEST BOWL OF MENUDO: I haven't found it yet!

BEST MECHANIC: I'd like to know!!?

BEST JEWELRY STORE: IMEC

BEST SALON: Inspire Salon

BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER: Jan Coughlin with Interior Impact

BEST COFFEE: Java Joes, because they're nice, the end.

BEST SPOKEN WORD ARTIST: Jessica Lopez

BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE PROVIDER: Jinlen Silva

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST: joe chavarria

BEST LOCAL SOFTWARE COMPANY: KeytoSound

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Kyle Zimmerman

BEST STEAKHOUSE: Marcello's

BEST PLACE TO EAT CHICKEN: Marco Pollo Charbroiled Chicken

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST: Me! Of Course

BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSIC. DUH. WAY TO GO GUYS.: Mecca

BEST ASS: Mine

BEST LOCAL CRACKPOT!: Naked guy on Central

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST: Natasha at Amore Salon & Spa

BEST MUSIC STORE: Natural Sound

BEST LOCAL MUSIC PROMOTER: Neal Copperman!

BEST SUSHI: Neko Sushi

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD: Nob Hill

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS: Old World Imports!!

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A SPONTANEOUS GIFT.: Papers

BEST OF EVERYTHING IN BURQUE: perverse fixation

BEST THEATER VENUE: Popejoy Hall

BEST FESTIVAL: Revolutions! 1 0%

WORST POLITICAL SCANDAL: Rock out With Your Cause out Cancellation

BEST PLACE TO RELAX: Roosevelt Park

BEST ACUPUNCTURIST: Sang Montage

BEST UP AND COMING LOCAL FILMMAKERS: SB-Films

BEST BACHELORETTE PARTY: Self Serve's Toy Parties

BEST LOCAL PERFORMER: September Smith

BEST UNDERGROUND INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION TEAM: Severe Head-Ache Productions

BEST PIERCING PLACE: Stay Gold Body Piercing & Tattoos

BEST LOCAL STEVE: Steve Lucero

BEST PUNK ROCK MOM: Summer Rozell (I'm best at bein' a punk, best at bein' a mom, and best at combining the two!)

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST: Tavia Schwartz

BEST DRAG TROUPE: The Albuquerque Kings Club

BEST WASTE OF TIME AT WORK: The Alibi Crossword Puzzle

BEST HEAD SHOP: The Gas Pipe

BEST PLACE TO TAKE TEA: The St. James Tearoom

BEST VETERINARIAN: Trish Mazzolini, Canyon Crossroads Animal Hospital

BEST MUSEUM: UNM Art Museum

BEST KNIFE STORE: World of Knives