Bob: Best Anything We Forgot

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There’s so much going on in this city, surely there are categories (or should-be categories) that slipped our mind. That’s why we’re glad for this mental nudge-in-the-ribs. Here’s a sampling of the best stuff we forgot this year.

Best Game Shop

Active Imagination

Best Weekly Paper


Best Art Supply Store

Tie: Artisan, Langell’s

Best Local Sound and Backline Provider

Audio Excellence

Best Outdoor Space

Bear Canyon

Best Handmade Crafts Gift Shop

Blue Portal

Best Deep Tissue Therapist

Bobbie Martin

Best Director

Tie: Brandon Scott Jensen, Scott Milder

Best Salsa Band

Calle 66

Best Place to People Watch

Carom Club (One Up) patio

Best Seamstress

Cicatrix Design/Kelly Koeninger

Best Local Comedienne

Dana Goldberg

Best New Locally Made Hot Pepper Sauce

Devil Duck Sauces

Best Restaurant at which to Play Scrabble In

Dion’s at Central and Monroe

Best Industrial Band


Best Radio Personality

Donnie Chase

Best Dance Troupe

Tie: DXS, Throb

Best Local Web Show

"Everyday Hardcore"

Best Industry Bringing Money to the Local Economy

Film Industry

Best Indoor Flea Market


Best Glassblower


Best Nerds’ Night Out

Geeks Who Drink

Best Veterinary Clinic

Good Shepherd Animal Clinic

Best Framing Shop

Hiland Frames

Best Use of Public Funds

Tie: Improving local shelters, Lucky Paws

Best AFD Paramedic Firefighter

Karl Isselhard

Best Place for Culture on the West Bank

Market Café

Best Cover Tune of 2007

Mechanism of Eve doing “Song 2” by Blur on Aug. 31, 2007

Best News Anchor

Nicole Brady

Best Piercer

Noah Babcock from Evolution

Best Local VJ


Best Music Festival


Best Card Store


Best Fair Trade Store


Best Liquor Store

Quarters on Yale

Best Hot Air Balloon Ride

Rainbow Ryders, Inc.

Best Hookah Spot

Relux Hookah

Best Hug-Crazy Drunk

Rod Lacy

Best Record Label

Sicksicksick Distro

Best Local Movement

Soy de Burque

Best Performance Space

The Box

Best Place to See Clouds on a Starry Night

The Planetarium at the NM Museum of Natural History

Best Punk Band

The Rumfits

Best Bouncer

Tommy at the Launchpad

Best View of Albuquerque

Top of the Hill at Los Volcanes and Rio Bravo

Best Ghost Tour

Tours of Old Town

Best Fiber Addiction Specialist

Village Wools
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