Best Of :: Readers' Choice
"I signed on to cast my vote for Alex Nelson's Everything You Wanted to Say but Didn't... and am so glad to see so many others are also enjoying what is truly my favorite album — not that I am in the least bit surprised considering I was at his standing-room-only CD-release party. Alex is not only a gifted singer, guitarist, and lyricist — he's warm, wonderful, and dead clever." — Judy Blem
Runner-up: Voices From the Red Room, by Ghost of Gloria, 78 votes
"Relaxing in Public" by Alex Nelson.
"Talia's Italian Restaurant/Deli in Boca is by far the most satisfying Italian dining experience in South Florida. From their Bronx Bomber sandwich to their homemade mozzarella, you will keep going back. Being from the NYC area, this is the closest to home-style Italian food that I could find." — Mike Fattizzi
"Stephen from Kaizen is by far the best hairstylist in all three counties and possibly the state of Florida! I have really curly frizzy hair, and I go to Kaizen two times a week to get it blown out. Not only does the staff and owners Jackie and Justin Nepola always welcome me but Stephen makes sure I have perfectly straight, frizz-free hair. Of course, he will accept the award by saying 'It's Stephen, bitch'!" — Brenda V.
"I have to give it up to my main man DJ Eran Hersh, the sickest DJ in all of South Florida. Hands down, it's my man Eran with his sick beats." — L.E.D.
Runner-up: Zodiac, 90 votes
"The minute you enter this boutique, you can feel the great vibe of incense and world music. They carry goddess statues and jewelry for the everyday goddess, incense, sage, candles, books, music, and belly dance wear. They also have a dance and yoga studio in the back." — Jessica Hernandez
"Is there anyone else on the radio besides Paul and Young Ron Brewer? I think not. Not only are they the best radio personalities; they're the hippest (is that word used anymore?), baddest dudes on the radio." — Art Riley
Runner-up: John Spano from 93-ROCK (93.1), 59 votes