CV Weekly’s Best of the 2014. And The Winners Are…

By | August 7, 2014 at 3:25 am | No comments | Best Of Awards, Columns

(All winners are listed first in their category, bolded and underlined. Congratulations!)

Best Bar:
Schmidy’s Tavern (tie)
The Hood (tie)
BAR
Desert Fox
Clinic

Best Dive Bar:
Neil’s Lounge
Red Barn
Fireside
19th Hole
Plan B Live Entertainment & Cocktails

Best Sports Bar:
Tilted Kilt
Burgers & Beer
Beerhunter
19th Hole
Hamilton’s

Best Lounge:
3rd Corner Bistro
Sullivan’s
Amigo Room
The Nest
Melvyn’s

Best Gay Bar:
Toucan’s
Streetbar
Azul
Hunter’s
Dig’s

Best Dance Club:
Zelda’s
The Nest
Tilted Kilt
Copa
Costa’s

Best Radio DJ:
Bradley Ryan
Valerie Kattz
Johnny Toot
Bill Feingold
Casey Dolan

Best Talk Radio Personality:
 Bill Feingold

Best Radio Station:
100.5
93.7
99.5
106.9
106.1

Best TV Personality:
Bianca Rae
Patrick Evans
Ginger Jeffries
Karen Devine
Pattie Daly Caruso

Best Movie Theater:
Cinemas Palm d’ Or
Camelot
The River
Pickford
Rancho 16

Best Live Theater:
McCallum Theater
Annenberg Theater
Palm Canyon Theater
Indio Performing Arts Center ( IPAC )
Desert Rose Playhouse

Best Photographer:
Chris Miller (tie)
Ethan Kaminsky (tie)
Lani Garfield
Robert Laster
Laura Hunt Little

Best Artist:
Keith Blum
Snake Jagger
Shawn Savage
Natalia Astankina
Ron Cameron

Best Art Gallery:
Heather James
Melissa Morgan
Creare
Venus
Hohman

Best Art Event:
La Quinta Arts Festival
Indian Wells Art Festival
Southwest Arts Festival
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
Art Under the Umbrellas

Best Event:
Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Fashion Week
Stagecoach
Palm Springs International Film Fest ( PSIFF )
BNP Paribas
Palm Springs Pride
Modernism
BB’s Halloween Party
RWB Festival
Festival of Lights

Best Charity:
Desert AIDS Project
Desert ARC
Street Life Project
Christopher’s Clubhouse
Shelter from the Storm
FIND Food Bank
Well in the Desert
Martha’s Village
Safehouse of the Desert
S.O.S.
C.A.S.A.
Boys & Girls Club
Concert for Autism

Best Pet Charity:
Loving All Animals
Animal Samaritans
Save A Pet
Guide Dogs of the Desert
Bandits Pet Rescue

Best Casino:
Fantasy Springs
Spotlight 29
Spa Casino
Agua Caliente
Augustine

Best Hotel:
Riviera
Miramonte
Hard Rock
Ace
Marriott Desert Springs

Best Tattoo Shop:
Tg Tat
Adornment
Bloodline
Flagship
Strata Tattoo Lab

Best Consignment Store:
Resale Therapy
Misty’s
Revivals
Collector’s Corner
Re-Deaux

Best Boutique:
Tarah Jade
Resale Therapy
Blonde
Trina Turk
Nature’s Rx

Best Spa:
The Well @ Miramonte
Spaterre @ Riviera
The Spa at Mission Hills @ The Westin
Marriott Desert Springs
Spa LQ @ La Quinta Resort

Best Yoga Studio:
Evolve Yoga
Bikram Yoga Palm Desert
Path Pilates
Go With the Flow
Urban Yoga Center

Best Hair Salon:
J. Russell The Salon
Nikki A’s Salon
Dennis Ogas Salon
Just Blow Drys
Mai Salon
Debut

Best Flower Shop:
My Little Flower Shop
Country Club Florist
Rancho Mirage Florist
The Flower Company
Indio Florist

Best Pet Store:
Cold Nose Warm Heart
Bones N Scones
Ambrosia Pet Deli
Pet Oasis
Cosmopawlitan

Best Golf Store:
Lumpy’s
Pete Carlson’s
Lady Golf
PGA Superstore
Roger Dunn Golf Shop

Best Public Golf Course:
Desert Willow
Eagle Falls
Escena
Silver Rock
IW Club

Best Brew House:
Coachella Valley Brewing Company
Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
La Quinta Brewing Company

Best Wine Store:
La Quinta Wine Shop
Dan’s Wine Shop
Tulip Hill
3rd Corner Bistro
The Wine Bar at Old Town

Best Happy Hour:
Acqua Pazza
Mama Gina’s
Piero’s Pizza Vino
Sullivan’s
Mitch’s on El Paseo

Best Martini:
Sullivan’s
Mastro’s
Lulu California Bistro
Pacifica
Flemings

Best Margarita:
Fresh Agave
Armando’s
Blue Coyote
Las Casuelas
Don Diego’s

Best Seafood Restaurant:
Pacifica
Mitch’s on El Paseo
Fisherman’s Market
Oceans
Crab Pot

Best Steak Restaurant:
Mastro’s
Sullivan’s
Ruth’s Chris
Flemings
Chop House

Best Thai Restaurant:
Thai Smile
Le Basil
Legacy Thai
Blue Orchid
Chada Thai Cuisine

Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant:
Kobe
The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge
Mikado
Okura
Sam’s Sushi

Best Chinese Restaurant:
Wang’s in the Desert
Canton Bistro
Emperor Buffet
Soul of China
China Bistro

Best French Restaurant:
Café De Beaux Art
La Brasserie
Cuistot
La Paon
Pomme Frite

Best Mexican Restaurant:
Las Casuelas Terraza
El Mexicali Café 2
Fresh Agave
El Gallito
Armando’s

Best Italian Restaurant:
Giuseppe’s
Mama Gina’s
Castelli’s
Mario’s
Ciro’s

Best Continental Restaurant:
Lulu California Bistro
Johannes
Spencer’s
Copley’s
Shame on the Moon

Best Pizza:
Stuft Pizza
Michael’s Pizzeria
Bill’s Pizza
Piero’s Pizza Vino
Pizzeria Villagio

Best BBQ:
Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
Jackalope Ranch
Tootie’s
Cowboy Way
Big Mama’s Soul Food

Best Burger:
Eureka
Burgers & Beer
Tyler’s
Grind BRGR Bar
Smokin’ Burgers

Best Family Restaurant:
Stuft Pizza
Richie’s Diner
Eureka
Burgers & Beer
Soul of Mexico

Best Hotel Restaurant:
Bluember @ Rancho Las Palmas
Artisan Grove Kitchen @ Miramonte
Pinzimini @ Westin Mission Hills
Rockwood @ Marriott
Citron @ Viceroy

Best Romantic Restaurant:
Lavender Bistro
La Vallauris
Spencer’s
Pinzimini
Jillian’s

Best New Restaurant:
Il Corso
Pho Vu
Figue
Eureka
Vue

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