Best Anything We Forgot

Don't Worry, We Didn't Forget The Restaurant Categories. The Alibi Has A Whole Issue For That—You Can Vote For Best Of Burque Restaurants In The Fall. In The Meantime, Here Are The Notes You Sent Us About The Categories We Stupidly Left Out. (These Are Not Official Categories, And The Entities Listed Are Not Official Winners Or Titleholders. No Voting Determined This List. These Are Simply Reader Write-Ins ... Probably From Our Moms, Because They’re So Very Proud Of Us.)

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Best Anything We Forgot
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Best Local Podcast: "10 Drink Minimum"

Best Tanning: 2nd To Sun Tanning

Best City Service: 311

Best Skate/Snow Shop: 4d’s Board Shop

Best Metaphysical Shop: Abitha’s Herbary

Best Babysitters: ABQ Sitters

Best First Thing to Do in Albuquerque: ABQ Trolley Co.

Best Bluegrass Band: Adobe Brothers, The Squash Blossom Boys

Best Bed and Breakfast: Adobe Nido, Apache Canyon Ranch, Los Poblanos Bed and Breakfast

Best Student Organization: Agora Crisis Center

Best City to Live in: Albuquerque

Best Private School: Albuquerque Academy

Best Church / Place of Worship / Spiritual Center: Albuquerque Center For Spiritual Living

Best Computer Help: Albuquerque Computing Solution

Best Buddhist Sangha: Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha

Best Free Weekly Newspaper: The

Best Place to Shop for Kids: Aqui Nob Hill

Best Locally Produced National Radio Show: "Art Of The Song"

Best New Band or Musical Group: Baracutana, Tim Gaulden-Alicia Ultan Duo

Best Real Estate Agent: Barbie Brennan, Talia Freedman

Best Pediatrician: Bebe Han (Bebe Care)

Best Trivia: Geeks Who Drink

Best Place to Hangout and Forget You Live in ABQ: Biopark

Best Local Jeweler: Black Cat Baubles by Dawn Crocetti

Best Local Business We Miss the Most: Blue Dragon Coffeehouse

Best Craft Shop: Blue Portal

Best Brazilian Wax: Jennifer Chavez (Brazilian Waxing Boutique), Rosalee (Inspire)

Best Local Small General Contractor: Buck Duncan Construction, Inc.

Best Tow Company: Budget Towing

Best Video Rental: Burning Paradise

Best Coffee: Cafe Giuseppe, The Kosmos

Best Place to People Watch: Campus Barber Shop

Best Children’s Theatre: Cardboard Playhouse Productions

Best Sex Column: Carnal Conundrums

Best Fabric and Sewing Store, New or Vintage: Carries Sew N’ Sews

Best Winery: Casa Rondeña

Best Personal Trainer: Cedar McCrary, Kelly Tekin, Daniel Rocha (Roc Body Fitness), Diego Baca

Best Civic Board/Commission: Census 2010 Complete Count Committee

Best Organic Farm: Chispas

Best Juggler: Chris Enright

Best Tattoo Artist: Chris Partain, Jason Ward, John Pricer, Johnnymac Howell, Jespah Torre

Best Artist Community: Chroma Studios

Best Hair Stylist: Chrystyne Doeller (Mar Y Sol), Jason Smith, Jessica Retskin, Nadine Cruz (Inspire Salon), Gloria Romero, Maychel Platero

Best Performance / Unusual and Hip Performance Venue / Church / Way to Spend Sunday Mornings: Church of Beethoven

Best College Newspaper:
CNM Chronicle

Best Street to Bike on: Coal

Best Pilates Instructor and Studio: Colleen Cummins and Coreworks

Best New Nonprofit Org: Coolbiz ABQ

Best Small Business: Dantech Solutions

Best Keyboardist: Darla Vanwinkle from Leiahdorus

Best Blues Harp: David Grant

Best TV/Internet Provider: Direct TV

Best Event Design Business: Distracted By Decor

Best Barber: Domonic Orozco (Campus Barber Shop), Gabe "The Barber" Garduño

Best Place for Monsters: Downtown Liquor

Best Chiropractor: Dr. JP Moore (Altura Chiropractics), Jennifer Burns

Best Physician: Dr. Bey, Michael Montoya

Best Explanation of Feedback and Control: Dr. Chaouki Abdallah (chair of EECE, UNM)

Best Acupuncturist: Dr. Crosier

Best Veterinarian: Dr. Lochridge (Blue Cross Animal Hospital), Dr. Lori Grainger (TLC Pet Hospital)

Best Doctor: Dr. Patrick Rivera, Dr. Laura Briggs

Best Drinking Club: Drinking Skeptically, lead by Josh Center

Best Dance Performance: Dxs Dance Xperience

Best Band You Guys Have Not Deemed to Cover: E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier

Best Architecture Studio/Firm: Evoc Evolutionary | Architecture, Rmkm

Best Street Buskers: Fast Heart Mart

Best Printshop: Focus Ink

Best Drag King: Flynnt Blaque, Jesse Bouvier

Best Garage Door Company: Garage Doors by Nestor Ltd.

Best Place to Take Your Dog: Gecko’s’ Patios

Best Cleaning Service: Green Sweep

Best Free Arts Education: Guerrilla Photo Group

Best Spiritual Life Coach: Halli Bourne

Best Local Band Manager: Helmut Perzi

Best Video Store That’s Closing: Hollywood Video on Juan Tabo

Best Overpass: I-25 South to I-40 East

Best Use of Federal Funds: I-40 Lane Additions, 1-25 Lane Additions

Best Pet Groomer: Jack and Rascals, Rio Grande Grooming Salon

Best Yoga Instructor: James Cardinale, Massiel Miranda

Best Bartender: Jason at Elliotts

Best On-ramp: Jefferson to I-25

Best Website Designer: Jid Design

Best Landlord: Joe Gallegos

Best Food Delivery Service: Just Dine In

Best Scottish Attire-Maker: Kathy Lare

Best Local Film Producer: Kellie Lockhart

Best Makeup Artist: Kelly Miller

Best Mediator: Kelly Vickers

Best Dance Lessons: Keshet Dance Company

Best Perms: Klip Trix Barber Shop / Salon

Best Industrial Band: Kobold, Diverje

Best Art and Healing Co-op: Kosmic Trading Post

Best Children’s Radio Show: KUNM’s "Children’s Hour With Katie Stone"

Best Local Hip-Hop/Latin/Rock Band: La Junta

Best Local Screenprinter: Lance Ryan McGoldrick

Best Bead Store: Lodi’s Beads

Best Pet Food/Supply Store: Long Leash On Life

Best Neighborhood in Burque: Los Griegos, Nob Hill, UNM, Ridgecrest

Best Hospital Food: Lovelace Westside Hospital

Best Convenience Store: Loveland Farms

Best New Music Venue: Low Spirits

Best Transportation/Limo Service: Lucky Boyz Limos, Star Limo, Luxury Limousines

Best Local Bagpipe Group: Mac-Tire Of Skye Pipes and Drums

Best Realtor: Mandy Lovato, Miguel Maldonado, Sharon Wray, Susan Beard, Pete Taylor

Best Mariachi Group: Mariachi Encantadoras

Best Dresses in ABQ: Mariposa Gallery girls

Best Weather Personality: Mark Roncetti

Best Screenwriting Teacher: Matthew McDuffie

Best Skate Shop: Microwave, Silver Skate Shop, Skate City

Best Event Planner: Milestones

Best Birthday Party Place for Kids: Monkey Mania Adventure

Best New Local Art Piece: Mosaics on ABQ Trolley by Kimberly Shay

Best Progressive Visionary Elementary Charter School: Mountain Mahogany Community School

Best Band Merch Table: Music Is The Enemy

Best Musical Organization: New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus

Best Loose Tea Selection: New Mexico Tea Company

Best Piercer: Noah Babcock

Best Local Show to Showcase Traditional Mexican/Spanish Folk Music: "Noche De Recuerdos Con Antonio Reyna"

Best Dance Instructor: Robin Lubarsky (Off Broadway Dance Studio)

Best Local Cheesemaker: Old Windmill Dairy

Best Import Store: Old World Imports

Best Hot Rod Shop: Outlaw Customs

Best Burlesque Troupe: Paris A Gogo

Best Bicycle Trail: Paseo Del Bosque

Best Gift Boutique: Patrician Design

Best Cover Band: Phocus

Best 2010 Candidate (and Office Running for): Ray Powell (Commissioner of Public Lands)

Best Nonprofit Event of 2009: Project New Day Fashion Show

Best Locally Based National/International Musician or Band: Rahim AlHaj

Best Thing From Santa Fe: Railrunner

Best Air for Breathing: Rooftop of UNM Social Sciences Building

Best Drag Queen: Sabryna Williams, Tequila Mockingbyrd

Best Summer Activity: Salsa Under the Stars

Best View: Sandia Peak

Best Ski Resort: Santa Fe

Best Public Radio Host: Sarah Gustavus

Best Local Movie / Theater Director: Scotty Milder

Best Rug Store: Serafian’s Oriental Rugs

Best Acting Coach: Sheryl Roberts

Best Acting Classes: Sol Acting Academy

Best City Park: Soldiers and Sailors

Best R&B Band: Soul Revue, The James Douglas Show

Best N.M. Recording Studio: Stepbridge

Best Free Activity to Do With Your Kid: Storytime at the library

Best Apartment Management Company: T&C Management

Best Businesses That Went Down the Drain: Taka Sushi, Angel Alley, Martha’s Body Bueno

Best Children’s Entertainer: Tall Paul Magic

Best Country Club: Tanoan County Club

Worst Political Group: Teabaggers

Best Live Band: Tenderizor

Best Local Calendar: The Babes And Bullies

Best Undiscovered Bar Crew: The crew at Triple 777 (Isleta Casino)

Best Drag Troupe: The Dolls, Dc Gentz

Best Charity That Rocks: The Duke City Darlins

Best Place to Find a Dead Giraffe: The Dump

Best Independent Movie House: The Guild

Best Band to Ensure Dancing and Rowdiness: The Porter Draw

Best Locally Produced Web Series: "The Scare Game"

Best Ride: The Tram

Best Place to Shop for Neat Stuff: The Wooden Cow Gallery

Best Summer Camp: Three Pines Day Camp at Starfire

Best Motorcycle Dealership: Thunderbird Harley-Davidson

Best Used Bookstore: Title Wave Books

Best Walking/Biking Trail: Tramway Trail

Best Boutique: Tres Boutique

Best Arts Festival: Tricklock’s Revolutions International Theatre Festival

Best Local Film Production Company: Trifecta+ Entertainment

Best Tuesday Night: Twisted Audio Tuesdays at Imbibe

Best Tap Beer Selection: Two Fools Tavern

Best Dog Park: USS Bullhead Memorial Park, Second Street

Best Burlesque Performer: Vivian Mirran

Best Place to Go When Bored With Little Money: Walk around UNM Campus and Central

Best Roundabout: Yale and Lomas

Best Local Event Organizer: Zachary Kluckman

Best Shout-Outs We Forgot

Best Person Named Greg: Greg Molecke

Sexiest Fat Man in Albuquerque: Aaron Bustamante

Best Sister: Bianca Sanchez

Best Kent Wilhelmi: Eric the Viking

Best Shameless Promoter: Jenny Gamble

Best Comic Book Store Nerd: Mike D’elia

Best Ass: Tony Forbes

Person Who Cares the Least About This: Sara Chavez

Best Girlfriend: Delilah Valdez

Best Twins or Triplets: Touree and Shakir Robinson

Best Husband in the Whole, Wide World: Mine

Best Super Nintendo Player: Me

Best Person in General: Me

Who Is Your Favorite Person?: Me!
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