It feels like we’ve all gone down some sort of rabbit hole in recent years, doesn’t it?

Strife. Economic debacles. An insurrection, even—and a plague that got curiouser and curiouser, and continues to trouble us to this day.

As a result of this disorienting reality, the Best of Northern Nevada poll—the area’s largest, most accurate, and most generally amazing survey of readers in all the land—took an unplanned slumber in 2020 and 2021. But we’ve finally awakened from that most curious dream, and in 2022, we’re back in a big way.

Some 5,800 of you voted in the final round of our readers’ poll—thank you, by the way—and here are the results of all of those individual votes, nearly 180,000 in total.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists. From those of us here at the RN&R—thank you for making Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Truckee, Tahoe City, Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe such wonderful, whimsical places to be.

Welcome to the Best of Northern Nevada 2022.

—The Editors

Casinos & Gambling


Best Casino


2. Atlantis
3. Grand Sierra Resort
4. Eldorado
5. Rail City

Best Casino Bar

Peppermill Fireside Lounge

2. Peppermill Terrace Lounge
3. Atlantis Bistro Napa
4. Atlantis Sports Bar and Lounge
5. Rail City Casino Ale House Bar

Best Casino Buffet

Toucan Charlie’s Buffet and Grille at the Atlantis

2. The Grand Buffet at the Grand Sierra Resort
3. The Buffet at the Sands

Best Casino Hotel


2. Atlantis
3. Grand Sierra Resort
4. Eldorado
5. Nugget

Best Casino Restaurant

Western Village Steak House

2. Atlantis Steak House
3. Bimini Steakhouse at Peppermill
4. Roxy at Eldorado
5. Manhattan Deli Atlantis
6. Anthony’s Chophouse at the Nugget

Best Casino-Hotel for a Romantic Getaway


2. Atlantis
3. Grand Sierra Resort
4. Eldorado
5. Nugget Casino Resort

Best Eco-Friendly Casino


2. Atlantis
3. Grand Sierra Resort
4. Silver Legacy
5. Eldorado

Best Poker Room


2. Atlantis
3. Grand Sierra Resort
4. Silver Legacy

Best Sportsbook


2. Atlantis
3. Caesars Race and Sports Book at the Eldorado
4. Rail City Casino


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Best Animal Shelter

Nevada Humane Society

2. SPCA of Northern Nevada
3. Canine Rehabilitation Center and Cat Sanctuary (CRCCS)
4. Catmandu
5. Washoe County Regional Animal Services

Best Art Gallery

Nevada Museum of Art

2. The Holland Project
3. Sierra Arts Foundation
4. Stremmel Gallery
5. Artsy Fartsy

Best Charity Race or Walk

Moms on the Run

2. Reno-Tahoe Odyssey
3. Reno Wine Walk
4. Walk MS
5. Biggest Little Half Marathon

Best Dog Park

Rancho San Rafael

2. Hidden Valley
3. Link Piazzo Dog Park
4. Cyan Park
5. Fuji Park

Best Local Band

Buffalo Moses and His Ex-Wives

2. Greg Gilmore & The Fever Dreams
3. Nevada 445
4. First Take featuring Rick Metz
5. Nevada Hazzurd

Best Local Dance Company

Reno Dance Company

2. Ballroom of Reno
3. Forever Dance
4. Lavish Vaudeville

Best Local Podcast

Worst Little Podcast

2. Our Town Reno
3. Renoites
4. Up in the Mix
5. A Book and Its Author

Best Local Theater Company

Good Luck Macbeth

2. Reno Little Theater
3. Brüka
4. Western Nevada Musical Theater

Best Local TV News

2news (KTVN)

2. KOLO Channel 8
3. KRNV Channel 4

Best Monthly Event

Food Truck Fridays

2. MidTown Reno First Thursdays
3. Reno Wine Walk

Best Movie Theater

Galaxy Theatres Legends

2. Century Summit Sierra
3. Galaxy Theatres Victorian, Sparks
4. Century Riverside 12
5. Century Park Lane 16

Best Nonprofit Group

The Eddy House

2. Nevada Humane Society
3. The Holland Project
4. Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada
5. Reps4Recovery
6. Headlock on Hunger

Best Open Mic

Polo Lounge

2. Open Spike Night
3. A To Zen

Best Radio Station

K-Bull 98.1 FM

2. KWNK 97.7
3. KUNR Public Radio
4. Alice 96.5
5. 105.7 KOZZ
6. Willie 96.9

Best Special Event at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

2. American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament
3. Fourth of July
4. Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

Best Special Event in Carson City

Nevada Day Parade

2. Ghost Walk
3. Taste of Downtown
4. Capital City Brewfest

Best Special Event in Downtown Reno


2. Hot August Nights
3. Northern Nevada Pride
4. The Great Italian Festival
5. Fourth of July

Best Special Event in Downtown Sparks

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off

2. Hot August Nights
3. Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade
4. 39 North Pole Village
5. Star Spangled Sparks

Best Special Event in Minden/Gardnerville

Genoa Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire

2. Parade of Lights
3. Carson Valley Days
4. Aviation Roundup at Minden-Tahoe Airport


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Best Bagel

Truckee Bagel Company

2. My Favorite Muffin
3. Einstein Bros Bagels
4. Rounds Bakery
5. Desert Sun Bagels

Best Bakery

Perenn Bakery

2. Josef’s Vienna Bakery and Café
3. House of Bread
4. Rounds Bakery
5. Homage

Best Barbecue Restaurant

BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company

2. Brothers Barbecue
3. Butchers Kitchen Char-B-Que
4. Carolina Kitchen and BBQ
5. Famous Dave’s

Best Basque Restaurant

Louis’ Basque Corner

2. JT Basque Bar and Dining Room
3. Villa Basque Cafe

Best Bloody Mary

Two Chicks

2. Stone House Cafe
3. PJ’s
4. Squeeze In
5. Noble Pie Parlor
6. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company

Best Breakfast

Two Chicks

2. Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs
3. Stone House Cafe
4. Squeeze Inn
5. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company

Best Brunch

Stone House Cafe

2. Two Chicks
3. The Shore Room
4. Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs
5. Squeeze In
6. Noble Pie Parlor

Best Burger


2. Juicy’s
3. Royce Burger
4. Beefy’s
5. Ryan’s Saloon and Broiler
6. Two Chicks

Best Carson City Restaurant

Red’s Old 395 Grill

2. Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint
3. San Marcos Grill
4. Z Bistro
5. Piazza

Best Catering Company

Roundabout Catering

2. Cherry Bomb Catering
3. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company
4. Big Blue Q
5. Fig Tree Catering
6. Blend Catering

Best Cheap Eats

Gold N Silver

2. Noble Pie Parlor
3. Bully’s
4. Big Ed’s Alley Inn

Best Chef

Mark Estee, various

2. Brett Moseley, Washoe Public House
3. Sean Munshaw, The Shore/Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel
4. David Holman, Atlantis
5. Jonathan Chapin, Reno Recipes

Best Chicken Wings

Noble Pie Parlor

2. Slater’s Ding-a-Wing
3. Wingstop
4. Bully’s
5. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company

Best Chinese Restaurant

Kwok’s Bistro

2. Palais de Jade
3. CJ’s Palace
4. Chin Chin
5. Shanghai Bistro

Best Coffee

The Human Bean

2. Coffee Bar
3. Bibo Coffee Company
4. Hub Coffee Roasters
5. Old World Coffee
6. Magpie Coffee Roasters

Best Coffee Roaster

Hub Coffee Roasters

2. Old World Coffee Lab
3. Bibo Coffee Company
4. Magpie Coffee Roasters
5. WoodFire Roasted Coffee Co

Best Desserts

Josef’s Vienna Bakery and Café
Perenn Bakery

3. Black Rock Desserts
4. Homage
5. Cheesecake Factory

Best Doughnuts/Pastries

DoughBoys Donuts

2. Perenn Bakery
3. Jelly Donut
4. Donut Bistro
5. Rounds Bakery
6. Homage

Best Fine Dining

Western Village Steakhouse

2. Beaujolais Bistro
3. Atlantis Steakhouse
4. Johnny’s Little Italy
5. Brick’s
6. Twisted Fork

Best Food Truck

Slater’s Ding-A-Wing

2. Hey Hey’s Fried Chicken
3. Kenji’s
4. The Fix
5. La Barca

Best French Fries

Noble Pie Parlor

2. GourMelt
3. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company
4. Two Chicks
5. Slaters Ding-a-Wing

Best French Restaurant

Beaujolais Bistro

2. Z Bistro
3. Le Bistro

Best Frozen Yogurt

Yogurt Beach

2. Honey Treat
3. sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt
4. Everbowl

Best Gluten-Free Dining

Great Full Gardens

2. Two Chicks
3. Noble Pie Parlor
4. Haven on Earth

Best Greek Restaurant

Niko’s Greek Kitchen

2. Nick’s Greek Deli
3. Wrap It Up
4. The Shore
5. Lucky’s Sparks

Best Hawaiian Restaurant

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

2. Aloha Shack
3. Kenji’s
4. Loco Ono
5. Lili’s

Best Hot Dog


2. BamDog
3. Sinbad’s
4. Taste of Chicago
5. Coney Island Hot Dogs

Best Indian Restaurant

India Kabab and Curry

2. Taste of India
3. Thali
4. Barwatchi
5. Royal India
6. Cafe Masala

Best Italian Restaurant

Casale’s Halfway Club

2. Johnny’s Little Italy
3. Zozo’s
4. Mario’s Portofino
5. La Cucina
6. Pietro’s Famiglia

Best Japanese Restaurant

Kauboi Izakaya

2. Ijji
3. Ichiban Japanese Steak House
4. Tokyo Sushi
5. Haru

Best Juice/Juice Bar


2. Keva Juice
3. Great Basin Community Food Co-op
4. Jamba Juice
5. Nektar

Best Late-Night Dining

Gold N Silver

2. Roberto’s Taco Shop
3. Noble Pie Parlor
4. Homegrown Gastropub
5. Shenanigan’s Old English Pub

Best Margarita

El Adobe

2. Los Compadres
3. Miguel’s
4. Mari Chuy’s
5. Casa Grande

Best Martini

Roxy at the Eldorado

2. Death and Taxes
3. Wild River Grille
4. Bistro Napa
5. Sparks Water Bar

Best Mexican Restaurant

Los Compadres

2. Miguel’s
3. El Adobe
4. Anna’s Mexican Grill
5. Murrieta’s
6. Casa Grande

Best Middle Eastern/African Restaurant

Zagol Ethiopian Cuisine

2. Aladdin’s Market and Kitchen
3. Suri’s

Best Minden/Gardnerville Restaurant

JT Basque Bar and Dining Room

2. The Overland
3. Minden Meat

Best Outdoor Dining

Stone House Cafe

2. Wild River Grille
3. The Shore
4. Noble Pie Parlor
5. Mari Chuy’s Midtown
6. David’s Grill at Red Hawk Golf and Resort

Best Pizza

Blind Onion Pizza and Pub

2. Smiling With Hope
3. Noble Pie Parlor
4. Sizzle Pie
5. R-Town Pizza

Best Reno Restaurant

Washoe Public House

2. Two Chicks
3. Noble Pie Parlor
4. The Shore
5. R Town Pizza

Best Restaurant Worth the Long Wait

Casale’s Halfway Club

2. Two Chicks
3. Tokyo Sushi
4. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company
5. Noble Pie Parlor

Best Romantic Restaurant

Beaujolais Bistro

2. Wild River Grille
3. La Strada
4. Bistro Napa
5. The Shore

Best Salad

Great Full Gardens

2. Süp
3. Saladworks
4. Noble Pie Parlor
5. Two Chicks

Best Salad Bar

Whole Foods

2. Toucan Charlie’s Buffet and Grille
3. Saladworks
4. Churrasco Brazilian Steakhouse
5. Pizza Factory

Best Sandwich Shop

Full Belly Deli

2. Deli Towne USA
3. Michael’s Deli
4. Capriotti’s
5. Port of Subs
6. GourMelt Grilled Cheese Shop

Best Seafood Restaurant

Oceano at the Peppermill

2. Sky Terrace Oyster Bar at the Atlantis
3. Smee’s Alaskan Fish Bar
4. Nugget Oyster Bar
5. Mr. Crab

Best Smoothie

Keva Juice

2. Jüs
3. Jamba Juice
4. The Human Bean
5. Nekter

Best Soups


2. Great Full Gardens
3. Saladworks

Best Sparks Restaurant

Western Village Steakhouse

2. BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company
3. Sparks Water Bar
4. GourMelt Grilled Cheese Shop
5. M&M’s Southern Cafe

Best Steak

Western Village Steakhouse

2. Atlantis Steakhouse
3. Texas Roadhouse
4. Bimini at the Peppermill

Best Sushi

Tokyo Sushi

2. Tha Joint
3. Ijji
4. Hinoki Sushi
5. Ohana Sushi

Best Tahoe Restaurant

Gar Woods Grill and Pier

2. T’s Rotisserie
3. Jake’s on the Lake
4. Lone Eagle Grill

Best Thai Restaurant

Bangkok Cuisine

2. Thai Lotus
3. Moo Dang
4. Thai Chili

Best Truckee Restaurant

Squeeze In

2. Jax at the Tracks
3. Drunken Monkey
4. Moody’s Bistro Bar and Beats
5. Trokay

Best Vegan Food

Great Full Gardens

2. Nom Eats
3. Laughing Planet
4. House of Mexica
5. Noble Pie Parlor

Best Vegetarian Food

Great Full Gardens

2. Laughing Planet
3. Nom Eats
4. Two Chicks
5. Noble Pie Parlor

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Golden Flower

2. Pho 777
3. Pho 999
4. Pho La Mint
5. SF Kitchen

Best Whiskey/Bourbon/Scotch Selection

Chapel Tavern

2. Whiskey Lounge
3. Ceol Irish Pub
4. Z Bar

Best Wine Bar

Whispering Vine

2. Craft Wine and Beer
3. Engine 8 Urban Winery
4. Midtown Spirts, Wine, and Bites
5. Vino 100
6. Archive Wine + Beer

Best Wine List

Whispering Vine

2. Bistro Napa
3. Midtown Spirits, Wine & Bites
4. Atlantis Steakhouse
5. Archive Wine + Beer

Goods & Services


Best Adult Themed Store

Chocolate Walrus

2. Suzie’s
3. Adam & Eve

Best Antique Store

Junkee Clothing Exchange

2. The Nest
3. Reno Antiques
4. Carson City Antiques and Collectibles
5. Antiques & Treasures ROCK!

Best Bank

Great Basin Federal Credit Union

2. Wells Fargo
3. United Federal Credit Union
4. US Bank

Best Barber Shop

Derby Supply Company

2. Beautiful Bearded Man
3. Maxwell’s Barbershop
4. Commonwealth Barber Company
5. Town Barbers
6. Tabu’s of Reno Barber Lounge

Best Beauty Salon

Jensen & Co. Salon

2. Eye Candy Salon
3. Au Salon
4. Siren Salon
5. Shearz

Best Bicycle Shop

The Reno Bike Project

2. High Sierra Cycling
3. Blackrock Bike Shop
4. College Cyclery
5. The Drop Out Bike Shop
6. Sierra Cyclesmith

Best Bookstore

Grassroots Books
Sundance Books and Music

3. Barnes and Noble
4. The Radical Cat
5. Golden Owl

Best Boutique Clothing Store

Junkee Clothing Exchange

2. Bad Apple Vntg
3. Biggest Little Fashion Truck
4. Nomad Boutique
5. Labels Consignment Boutique

Best Bridal Salon


2. Blue Garter
3. La Di Da
4. Moonlight Lace
5. Studio Inspire Bridal

Best Car Wash

Sierra Car Wash

2. Surf Thru Express Car Wash
3. Hutch’s Car Wash
4. Buggy Bath Car Wash
5. Jimmy’s Express Car Wash

Best Carpet Cleaning Company

Evergreen Carpet Care

2. Full Steam
3. New Sunrise
4. Coit
5. Details

Best Children’s Clothing Boutique

Once Upon a Child

2. Biggest Little Baby
3. The Children’s Place
4. Chez Vous

Best Clothing Store

Bad Apple Vntg

2. Junkee Clothing Exchange
3. Macy’s
4. Dillard’s
5. Freestyle Clothing Exchange

Best Computer Store

Apple Store

2. Best Buy
3. Reno Computer Fix
4. New 2 U Computers
5. Mac-O-Rama

Best Credit Union

Greater Nevada Credit Union

2. Great Basin Federal Credit Union
3. United Federal Credit Union
4. Sierra Pacific Federal Credit Union

Best Doggy Daycare

Pet Play House

2. Animal Oasis
3. On Command
4. Adventure Pet
5. Charlie’s Place

Best Dry Cleaners

Bobby Page’s

2. Mia’s Professional Cleaners
3. Reno Cleaners
4. Peerless
5. Canyon Cleaners

Best Event Promoter

Amplified Entertainment

2. Chris Payne
3. Late-Nite Productions
4. Steve Emmerich
5. Design on Edge

Best Frame Shop

Nevada Fine Arts

2. Michael’s
3. Midtown Frameworks
4. The Frame Shop
5. Eagle Framing

Best Grocery Store

Trader Joe’s

2. WinCo
3. Raley’s
4. Great Basin Co-op
5. Sprouts

Best Gym

St. Mary’s Fitness Center

2. South Reno Athletic Club
3. Planet Fitness
4. Orangetheory Fitness
5. Anytime Fitness
6. Parkway Athletic Club

Best Hardware Store

Carter Bros. Ace Hardware (Midtown)

2. Home Depot
3. Lowe’s
4. Shelly’s True Value Hardware

Best Head Shop

The Melting Pot World Emporium and Smoke Shop

2. Art Dogs and Grace
3. Smok’n Ray’s
4. Sol Cannabis
5. Pyramid Vapory and Art Studio

Best Home Furnishings Store

RC Willey

2. The Nest
3. Consign Furniture
4. Forever Yours Fine Furniture
5. Mor

Best House Cleaning Service

Molly Maid

2. Munoz Cleaning Service
3. White Lotus

Best Jewelry Store

Michael & Son’s Jewelry Co.

2. BVW Jewelers
3. Midtown Diamonds
4. Honey and Goldies
5. D Street Designs

Best Liquor Store

Total Wine and More

2. Lee’s Discount Liquor
3. Ben’s Fine Wine and Spirits
4. Craft Wine and Beer
5. Pyramid Liquor

Best Marijuana Dispensary

The Dispensary

2. Mynt
3. Silver State Relief
4. Rise
5. Sol Cannabis

Best Mortgage Company

Bay Equity Home Loans

2. Greater Nevada Credit Union
3. Guild Mortgage
4. Caliber Home Loans

Best Motorcycle Dealer

Reno Harley-Davidson

2. Big Valley Honda
3. Carson City Motorsports
4. Sierra BMW

Best New Car Dealership

Dolan Toyota

2. Bill Pearce Honda
3. Dolan Lexus
4. Corwin Ford

Best Optical Shop


2. Pritchett Eye Care
3. DeMers Family Vision Group
4. Downtown Vision
5. Arlington Eye Center

Best Outdoor Gear Selection


2. REI
3. Bobo’s
4. Sierra Trading Post
5. Gear Hut

Best Pet Boarding

Pet Play House

2. Animal Oasis
3. Adventure Pet
4. Charlie’s Place
5. Fantasia Pet Resort

Best Pet Supply Store


2. Pet Station
3. Healthy Tails
4. Natural Paws
5. Hammer’s Healthy Hounds

Best Pharmacy


2. Costco
3. Walgreens
4. Raley’s

Best Pilates Studio

Juice Box Yoga

2. Studio Sculpt
3. Club Pilates
4. Sunday Pilates

Best Place for Music Lessons

It’s All About Music

2. Mountain Music Parlor
3. Lucas Paul – Kid Rocker
4. Play Your Own Music

Best Place to Buy a Firearm


2. Bizarre Guitar and Guns
3. Cabela’s
4. Mark Fore and Strike
5. Sportsman’s Warehouse

Best Place to Buy a Musical Instrument

Bizarre Guitar and Guns

2. Guitar Center
3. Mountain Music Parlor
4. Blue Note B’s

Best Place to Buy CDs or Vinyl

Recycled Records

2. Sundance
3. Discology

Best Place to Buy Playa Garb

Junkee Clothing Exchange

2. The Melting Pot
3. St Vincent’s Thrift

Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothes

Junkee Clothing Exchange

2. Bad Apple Vntg
3. The Nest
4. Savers
5. Empty Hands Vintage

Best Place to Get a Car Repaired

Greg’s Garage

2. CoAuto
3. A Master Mechanic
4. Independent Auto
5. Devine Automotive

Best Place to Get an Auto Smogged

Instant Smog

2. SmogCheck
3. Hutch’s Quik Smog
4. GK Auto Smog
5. Smog Monkey

Best Place to Get Pierced

Black Hole Body Piercing

2. Evolution Tattoo
3. Under Your Skin
4. Claire’s

Best Print Shop

Pitch Black Printing Co.

2. Reno Type
3. Laika Press
4. Allegra

Best Selection of Local Art

The Holland Project

2. Sierra Arts Gallery
3. Artists Co-op Gallery Reno
4. Pyramid Vapory and Art Studio

Best Shoe Selection

Reno Running Company

2. DSW
3. Scheels
4. Off Broadway Shoes
5. Dillards

Best Skate Shop

Classic Skate Shop

2. Sierra Nevada Skateboards
3. Vans
4. WheelHouse CC

Best Spa

Peppermill Spa Toscana

2. Spa Atlantis
3. Dolce Vita Wellness Spa
4. The Refuge Spa
5. Bella Grey Medical Spa

Best Specialty Food Store

Trader Joe’s

2. Great Basin Food Co-op
3. Sprouts
4. Butcher Boy
5. Whole Foods

Best Tattoo Parlor

Evolution Tattoo

2. Aces Tattoo
3. Lasting Dose
4. Marked Studios
5. Twofold

Best Thrift Store

Junkee Clothing Exchange and Antique Store

2. SPCA of Northern Nevada Thrift Store
3. Savers
4. St. Vincent’s Thrift
5. Assistance League Thrift Store

Best Used Car Dealership


2. Reno Tahoe Auto Group
3. Bill Pearce Motors
4. Mountain West Auto

Best Used Clothing Store

Junkee Clothing Exchange

2. Plato’s Closet
3. Savers
4. Bad Apple Vntg

Best Vape Shop

Happy Dayze

2. Cloud 9
3. Pyramid Vapory & Art Studio
4. Knuckle Dusters

Best Veterinarian Clinic

Klaich Animal Hospital

2. Mountain View Animal Hospital & Holistic Pet Care
3. VCA Baring Boulevard Animal Hospital
4. Desert Hills Animal Hospital
5. Southwest Veterinary Hospital
6. Mountain View

Best Video Game Store

Cap’n Games

2. GameStop
3. Best Buy

Best Wedding Reception Site

The Elm Estate

2. Tannenbaum Events Center
3. River School Farm
4. Whitney Peak Hotel
5. National Automobile Museum

Best Wine Shop

Whispering Vine

2. Total Wine & More
3. Craft Wine and Beer
4. Lee’s Discount Liquor
5. Napa Sonoma Grocery Company
6. Archive Wine + Beer

Best Workout Wear Selection


2. Lululemon
3. Dick’s Sporting Goods
4. Big 5

Best Yoga Studio

Juice Box Yoga

2. The Studio
3. Temple Yoga
4. Yoga Pod
5. Yoga Six
6. Biggest Little Baby

Green Thumbs


Best Cannabis Grower (Local)

Sol Cannabis

3. The Real McCoy
4. MMG Agriculture

Best Cannabis Product (Local)

Sol Cannabis

2. Sierra Well
3. MMG Agriculture

Best Flower Shop

Sparks Florist

2. Moana Nursery
3. Amy’s Flowers
4. Helianthus Floral
5. The Garden

Best Garden Nursery

Moana Nursery

2. Old Stone House Gift and Garden
3. Rail City
4. Sierra Water Gardens
5. Natural Selection

Best Harvest Festival

Andelin Family Farm

2. Garlic Festival
3. Nevada Youth Empowerment Project Fall Harvest Festival at Bartley Ranch

Best Landscaping Company

Cory’s Lawn Service

2. Moana Nursery
3. DRC Landscaping
4. Carson Valley Lawn and Landscape

Best Local Farm/Produce Grower

Andelin Family Farm

2. Reno Food Systems
3. Girl Farm
4. Prema Farms

Kids & Family

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Best Arcade Games

Coconut Bowl at Wild Island

2. Press Start
3. Grand Sierra Resort
4. Circus Circus
5. Atlantis Fun Center

Best Family Outing

Lake Tahoe

2. Andelin Family Farm
3. Reno Aces
4. Coconut Bowl at Wild Island
5. Press Start

Best Indoor Activity for Kids

The Discovery: Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

2. Coconut Bowl at Wild Island
3. Fly High Trampoline Park
4. DEFY Sparks Trampoline Park
5. Press Start

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

2. Two Chicks
3. Laughing Planet
4. Great Full Gardens
5. Press Start

Best Library

Downtown Reno Library

2. Northwest Reno Library
3. Spanish Springs Library
4. South Valleys Library
5. Sparks Library

Best Park

Rancho San Rafael

2. Idlewild
3. Pah-Rah
4. Lazy 5
5. Cyan Park

Best Toy Store

Toys N More

2. Learning Express
3. Biggest Little Baby
4. Kelekia Toys and Gifts

Best Weeknight Activity

Magic Carpet Golf

2. Riverside Farmer’s Market
3. El Rancho Drive-in
4. Press Start



Best All-Ages Spot

The Eddy

2. The Holland Project
3. Press Start
4. Pure Country Canteen

Best Bar

Chapel Tavern

2. The Glass Die
3. Pure Country Canteen
4. The Stick
5. Cypress

Best Beer Selection

Piñon Bottle Company

2. Beer NV
3. Craft Wine and Beer
4. The Glass Die
5. Pure County Canteen

Best Bowling Alley

Grand Sierra Resort

2. Coconut Bowl at Wild Island
3. High Sierra Lanes
4. Carson Lanes

Best Cocktail Menu

Death and Taxes

2. Rum Sugar Lime
3. Roxy
4. Blind Dog Tavern
5. Pure Country Canteen

Best Comedy Club

Laugh Factory

2. Reno Tahoe Comedy
3. Reno Improv

Best Concert Venue

Grand Sierra Resort

2. The Holland Project
3. TIE
Bartley Ranch
Nugget Event Center
5. The Alpine
6. Cargo Concert Hall

Best Craft Cocktails

Death and Taxes

2. Rum Sugar Lime
3. 1864 Tavern
4. Chapel Tavern
5. Pignic Pub & Patio

Best Dance Club

Pure Country Canteen

2. Lex Nightclub
3. Faces
4. Cypress Reno

Best Distillery

10 Torr

2. The Depot Brewery and Distillery
3. Ferino Distillery
4. Seven Troughs
5. High Mark Distillery

Best Dive Bar

40 Mile Saloon

2. Shea’s Tavern
3. Pure Country Canteen
4. The Elbow Room
5. Woodrow’s Tap Room

Best Gay Hangout

Five Star Saloon

2. The Emerson
3. The Glass Die
4. Faces
5. Carl’s

Best Karaoke

West Second Street Bar

2. The Point
3. Pure County Canteen
4. The Stick

Best Local Brewery

Great Basin Brewing Company

2. Revision
3. Lead Dog
4. IMBĪB Custom Brews
5. The Brewers Cabinet
6. Brasserie St. James

Best Place for a First Date

The Eddy

2. The Glass Die
3. Kauboi Izakaya
4. Pure Country Canteen
5. The Hideout

Best Place to Buy Sexy Underwear

Chocolate Walrus

2. Victoria’s Secret
3. Adam & Eve

Best Romantic Bar

Fireside Lounge

2. Death and Taxes
3. Whispering Vine
4. Archive Wine + Beer

Best Sports Bar

Flowing Tide Pub

2. Bully’s
3. The Stick
4. Old Bridge Pub
5. Coach’s Grill & Sports Bar

Best Strip Club

Men’s Club

2. Peppermint Hippo
3. Fantasy Girls
4. Spice House

Best Trivia Night

Bighorn Tavern

2. Little Waldorf
3. Beer NV
4. 10 Torr
5. Woodrow’s Tap Room



Best Bicycle Ride Path/Destination

Truckee River Bike Trail

2. Tahoe East Shore Trail
3. Damonte Ranch Wetlands Loop
4. Ash Canyon Trail

Best Golf Course

Red Hawk Golf and Resort

2. Lakeridge
3. Washoe
4. Somersett Golf & Country Club
5. Sierra Sage

Best Hiking Trail

Tahoe Rim Trail

2. Hunter Creek Trail
3. Galena Creek Trail
4. Mount Rose Trail

Best Local Hot Springs

Walley’s Hot Springs

2. Carson Hot Springs
3. Steamboat
4. Carson Hot Springs

Best Picnic Spot

Rancho San Rafael

2. Bower’s Mansion
3. Idlewild
4. Tahoe Meadows
5. Crissie Caughlin Park

Best Place to Swim

Lake Tahoe

2. Sand Harbor
3. Truckee River
4. Pyramid Lake

Best Ski Resort

Mt. Rose

2. Northstar
3. Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley)
4. Sky Tavern

Best Snowboarding

Mt. Rose

2. Heavenly
3. Boreal
4. Alpine Meadows
5. Diamond Peak



Best Aesthetician

Stephanie Butler at Plumb + Pine

2. Emily Bates at Bella Grey Medical Spa
3. Ally at Bella Grey Medical Spa

Best Attorney

Marilyn York

2. Joey Gilbert
3. Jeremy Clarke
4. Jerry Snyder
5. Jamie Henry

Best Barber

Vincent Gravallese

2. Don Anderson, Beautiful Bearded Man
3. Tabu McKnight, Tabu’s of Reno

Best Bartender

Lisa DiFrancesco, Noble Pie Parlor

2. Anna Maye Vetter, Ramblin’ Libations
3. Lacey Shea, Shea’s Tavern
4. Leland Kendall, Cypress Reno
5. Samantha Stearns, Shifters

Best Chiropractor

Brittni Grider, Life Force NV

2. Trevor May, ChiroFIT
3. Ricky Delacruz, Delacruz Chiropractic
4. Todd Stephenson, Peak Performance

Best Club or Event DJ

Amplified Entertainment

2. DJ Ryon
3. DJ Jeremy McGuigan
4. Justin Thistle, Justincredible DJ Entertainment
5. Dustin Valcalda

Best Dance Instructor

Vaquera Vikki

2. Kelly August
3. Sara B Dancin’
4. Dustin Valcalda
5. Tim Renner

Best Dentist

Champagne Family Dentistry

2. Dr. John Bocchi, Sierra Smiles
3. Dr. Melissa Amaral, A Dentistry
4. Dr. Benjamin Brooks, Brooks Family Dental
5. Dr. Harry Fry
6. Advanced Dentistry by Design

Best Family Doctor

Autumn R. Gardner, APRN

2. Dr John Hess
3. Dr. Stewart Tatem
4. Dr. David Fiore

Best Gynecologist

Dr. Elizabeth Hutson

2. Dr. Staci Paul
3. Dr. Susan DiGrazia Perry
4. Dr. Peter DeKay
5. Dr. Iolanda Edsall

Best Hair Stylist

Nikki Lyons, Au Salon

2. Jessica Abbott, Eye Candy Salon
3. Chloe Ghazi-Tehrani, Siren Salon
4. Sean Moore, Shearz Salon
5. Maggie Gannon, Sapphire

Best Interior Designer

Amy Gail

2. Charlotte Michaels, Transcend Interiors
3. Jody Bratt Sigstad

Best Local Activist

Grant Denton

2. Meredith Tanzer
3. Lily Baran
4. Lori Thomas
5. Jake Maynard

Best Local Actor/Actress

Jeremy Renner

2. Stacy Johnson
3. Mary Bennett
4. Steve Longley
5. Holly Natwora

Best Local Athlete

Colin Kaepernick

2. David Wise
3. Krysta Palmer
4. Shelace Shoemaker

Best Local Author

Marie Navarro

2. Mikalee Byerman
3. Michael Branch
4. Jacci Turner

Best Local Musician

Cliff Porter

2. Greg Gilmore
3. Rick Metz
4. Canyon White
5. Brandon Dolph

Best Local Politician

Hillary Schieve

2. Joey Gilbert
3. Devon Reese
4. Jenny Brekhus
5. Eddie Lorton

Best Local Radio DJ or DJ Team

Chris Payne, Rock 104.5

2. JJ Christy, K-Bull 98.1
3. Bella Rios, 95.5 The Vibe
4. Jamie Lynn, 105.7 KOZZ

Best Local Rapper

Eli McCoy

2. ZP Ratik
3. Deeday The Scorpion

Best Local Songwriter

Grace Hayes

2. Tyler Stafford
3. Spike McGuire
4. Eric Henry Andersen
5. Canyon White

Best Local TV News Anchor

Kristen Remington, 2news (KTVN)

2. Joe Hart, KRNV
3. Rebecca Kitchen, KOLO
4. Jeff Martinez, 2news (KTVN)
5. Arianna Bennett, 2news (KTVN)

Best Massage Therapist

Lexi Palmer, Live In Peace Wellness Center

2. Nancy Kellogg, Galena Sport Physical Therapy
3. Erica Riddle, Ritual Massage
4. Sara Freschi, ZENERGY Massage Therapy

Best Nail Technician

Riley Catt, Catt’s Claws

2. Adina Pearl, Shear Pearl Salon
3. Kim Vastano, Natural Nails by Kim

Best Personal Trainer

Sherilyn Cabanting Allen

2. Shelace Shoemaker
3. Carey Kytle
4. Esteban Cordova

Best Photographer

Jeramie Lu

2. Ali Rivera
3. In 1 View Media

Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Tiffany McCormack

2. Dr. LaDawn Talbott
3. Dr. Timothy Janiga
4. Dr. Wesley Hall

Best Real Estate Agent

Cary DeMars
Kathy Wilson

3. Rogelio Garcia
4. Richard Berman
5. Shannon John

Best Tattoo Artist

Tony Medellin, Lasting Dose Tattoo

2. Ron Rash
3. Jake Griffin, Aces Tattoo
4. Jon McCann, Aces Tattoo
5. Chris Arredondo, Lasting Dose Tattoo

Best Therapist/Counselor

Caitlyn Wallace

2. TIE
Nicole Altamirano
Leslie Delacruz
4. Brett Glanzmann
5. Steven Ing

Best Visual Artist

Joe C. Rock

2. Nathaniel Benjamin
3. Jaxon Northon
4. Julie Steiner

Best Wedding Planner

She Said Yes Weddings and Events

2. Event Planning by Annie
3. Liane McCombs Wedding and Event Planning

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  1. George “Eddie” Lorton should not be in the politician category. Although he has run for office several times, he’s never been elected. He is a candidate who has never held a public office. Not a politician.

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