Think back to 1997; what a wild year. The Notorious B.I.G., Mother Teresa and Diana, Princess of Wales died. But Malala Yousafzai and Simone Biles were born! Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in London by Bloomsbury Publishing. President Bill Clinton banned federal funding of research on human cloning, and NASA's Pathfinder probe landed on Mars. Thirty-nine Heaven's Gate cult members committed mass suicide at their compound in San Diego. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. Titanic premiered in the US, and “South Park” debuted on Comedy Central. The Russian-Chechen Peace Treaty was signed. The first color photo appeared on the cover of The New York Times. Planes crashed, wars were fought, people were killed, technology marched on. Know what else happened in that epic year?
Twenty years ago, Weekly Alibi held its first Best of Burque Restaurants readers' poll to find out which eateries held the hearts of the locals. And just like Tupac, this poll lives on today. So here, dear Burqueños, are your winners for the 2016 BoBR. Thanks for voting, and let's hope for another 20 years to come.