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Readers' Choice: Best Album Store
CD Heaven

Allan Rosen says: “CD Heaven’s owner is a walking encyclopedia of music knowledge. There is also an excellent selection of LPs, along with lots of concert DVDs. Unlike Best Buy or Wal-Mart, you can actually get some knowledgeable personal service in this place.”

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8128 N. University Dr., Tamarac, 33321
Readers' Choice: Best Band

Pam says: “There is no need for debate or for anyone to fight it out. BitchFire is the best local band. Original, kick-ass, hard rock! That’s it!”

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"Vampire" from BitchFire:

Readers' Choice: Best Bar in Broward
Kings Head Pub & Restaurant

Kevin says: “The staff is awesome, the owner is great, and the place has the feel of going over to someone’s house to enjoy a few brews with friends. If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to enjoy the fine people and beer at Kingshead Sunrise!”

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2692 N. University Dr., Plantation, 33322
Readers' Choice: Best Bar in Palm Beach
Sláinte Irish Pub

Andrea says: “Best Bar in Palm Beach would have to Sláinte. Friendly atmosphere, great bartenders, and great drink specials. Plus, the food is good too.”

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1500 Gateway Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33426
Readers' Choice: Best Boutique
Vintage Diversity

Theresa says: “Vintage Diversity is a little piece of nostalgic heaven on Prospect Avenue. It has the best selection of vintage clothing and memorabilia in South Florida.”

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236 W. Prospect Rd., Oakland Park, 33309
Readers' Choice: Best Club DJ

Enso Costa says: “Def Ed Whitty. His sounds are so sick they impregnate women on the dance floor.”

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Readers' Choice: Best Dance Club
Readers' Choice: Best Dolphins Player
Chad Pennington
Michele Eve Sandberg

SteveO says: “Chad Pennington was not the only reason the team turned itself around, but he became a leader at the team’s most important position.”

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347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens, 33056
Readers' Choice: Best Hair Stylist

June Ellis says: “Devon understands your lifestyle and how your haircut fits into that. I wanted something fun yet age-appropriate. She covered my gray with a dark brown and added some fun burgundy highlights. She is a genius.”

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901 Progresso Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 33304
Readers' Choice: Best Hamburger
Tie between Big City Dogs and Five Guys
Tabatha Mudra

Gerry P. says: "Big City is hands down the best burger in town! It's gigantic, tasty and grilled to perfection. The only issue is it's to damn big to bite into. Guys, I wish you would open in Boca soon!

Not One of the Five says: "You've got to give Five Guys some credit. For the price and the quick service, it can't be beat.

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1818 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 33301
1199 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park, 33334
Readers' Choice: Best Heat Player
Dwyane Wade

Anonymous says: “Anyone who votes for someone other than D-Wade shouldn’t have their vote counted anyway.”

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601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 33131
Readers' Choice: Best Journalist

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Readers' Choice: Best Album Store: CD Heaven

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