Best of Broward-Palm Beach Readers' Poll 2011

Best of Broward-Palm Beach Readers' Poll 2011

This year for our Readers' Poll, we tried something completely different: In addition to our typical online voting, we allowed votes by text message. And vote you did. In total, we received 6,268 votes, 2,365 from text messages and 3,903 at You picked everything from old standards to places that surprised us, and just like every year, your votes brought recognition to the best of Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Best Restaurant in Broward County


Votes: 77

Runners-up: Sublime, 68; Ilios, 63

Best Restaurant in Palm Beach County


Votes: 96

Runners-up: 32 East, 72; Dolce de Palma, 21

Best Burger


Votes: 193

Runners-up: Big City Dogs, 125; California Burgers and Shakes, 23

Best Pizza

Sicilian Oven

Votes: 87

Runners-up: Primanti Bros., 36; At's-A-Pizza, 28

Best Bar

Whiskey Tango

Votes: 861

Runners-up: America's Backyard, 70; the Field Irish Pub & Eatery, 63

Best Dance Club

Off the Hookah

Votes: 84

Runners-up: Gryphon, 32; Monarchy, 26

Best Music Venue

Backroom Blues Bar

Votes: 218

Runners-up: Monterey Club, 177; Hooligan's, 58

Best Gay Bar

Georgie's Alibi

Votes: 14

Runner-up: The Manor, 3

Best Strip Club

Scarlett's Cabaret

Votes: 127

Runners-up: Playhouse, 50; Spearmint Rhino, 10

Best Album Store

Radio-Active Records

Votes: 21

Runners-up: CD Heaven, 9; Top Five Records, 8

Best Local Hip-Hop Artist

Brady Ward

Votes: 55

Runners-up: J-O, 28; Al Kush, 25

Best Club DJ

Dj Hans

Votes: 341

Runners-up: Eran Hersh, 226; On Til Dawn, 183

Best Band

The New

Votes: 44

Runners-up: Lavola, 28; Kill Miss Pretty, 11; Funcrusher, 11

Best Local Album

Lavola, Leaving Paris

Votes: 24

Runners-up: Love Handles, Faith, Hope, & Love Handles, 7; Soso, Abigail, 3

Best Artist

Marcus Bickler

Votes: 244

Runners-up: Paul Caprio, 40; Amanda Valdes, 30

Best Theater Company

Florida Stage

Votes: 20

Runners-up: Caldwell Theatre, 2; Palm Beach Dramaworks, 2

Best Museum

Young at Art Children's Museum

Votes: 59

Runners-up: Norton Museum, 24; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 8

Best Boutique

Pink Slip

Votes: 93

Runners-up: Goddess Store, 51; Kismet, 9

Best Hairstylist

Sofia at Salon Mantra

Votes: 113

Runners-up: Stephen Lamar at Kaizen Beauty Academy, 69; Nina Hallick at the Elite Group Hair Studio, 64

Best Radio Personality

John Spano

Votes: 115

Runners-up: OMG Mike, 81; Dan LeBatard, 8

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