Phoenix New Times 2013 Reader’s Poll

new times poll 13As summer winds down, Arizonans need to get ready for voting season. Practice your right to choose by picking your favorite locally owned businesses in the Phoenix New Times’s Best of Phoenix Reader’s Poll! We’re excited to see many Local First Arizona members have made the nomination list, all listed below! Check out the nominees and find information on how to vote on the New Times’ website. Deadline to turn in your ballot is September 26th.

[column width="47%" padding="6%"]Best Arts Festival:

Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Best Blues/Jazz Radio Station:

KJZZ 91.5 MEGA 104.3

Best Dance Floor:

Crescent Ballroom

Best First Friday Hangout:

Bud's Glass Joint Carly's Bistro The Nash

Best Independent Film Theater:

Film Bar Harkins Camelview Harkins Valley Art

Best Mural:

Squid Ink Sushi

Best Music Festival:

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Best News Radio Station:

KJZZ 91.5 FM

Best Place for a First Date:

AZ on the Rocks

Best Place to Be Seen:

Crescent Ballroom

Best Place to Buy Wine by the Bottle:

Postino AJ's Fine Foods

Best Place to See a Comedy Show:

National Comedy Theater

Best Venue for Local Acts:

Crescent Ballroom

Best Venue for National Acts:

Crescent Ballroom

Best Authentic Arizona Restaurant:

Monti’s La Casa Vieja

Best Bakery:

Urban Cookies Bakeshop Essence Bakery

Best BBQ:

Joe's Real BBQ

Best Brewery:

Four Peaks Brewing Company SanTan Brewing Co. Phoenix Ale Brewery

Best Culinary Festival:

Devoured Culinary Festival Arizona Taco Festival Taste Chandler Culinary Festival

Best Cupcake:

Urban Cookies Bakeshop Queen Creek Olive Mill

Best Downtown Lunch:

Arrogant Butcher

Best Farmers Market:

Downtown Phoenix Public Market Gilbert Farmers Market Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market Roadrunner Park Farmers Market Tempe Farmers Market

Best Food Truck:

Short Leash Hot Dogs

Best French Restaurant:

Petite Maison

Best German Restaurant:

Brat haus

Best Gluten-Free Restaurant:

Tryst Café Picazzo's Organic Italian Kitchen Green True Food Kitchen

Best Gourmet Pizza:

Il Bosco Pizzeria Bianco Federal Pizza

Best Grilled Cheese:


Best Hangover Breakfast:

Daily Dose

Best Hot Dog:

Short Leash Hot Dogs

Best Ice Cream:


Best Indian Restaurant:

The Dhaba [/column]

[column width="47%" padding="0"]Best Italian Deli:

Andreoli Italian Grocer

Best Italian Restaurant:

Queen Creek Olive Mill

Best Japanese Restaurant:

Hana Japanese Eatery

Best Jewish Deli:


Best Margarita:

Modern Margarita Gallo Blanco Cafe & Bar

Best New Restaurant:

Il Bosco Pizza Salad and Go Queen Creek Olive Mill

Best Patio Dining:

House of Tricks

Best Place for a Twilight Drink:


Best Place to take a Foodie:

Queen Creek Olive Mill

Best Place to Take a Scenester:

Pizzeria Bianco Culinary Dropout Crescent Ballroom

Best Sangria:

La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar Chelsea's Kitchen Carly's Bistro

Best Specialty Cocktail:

The Handlebar Tempe EVO

Best Sunday Brunch:

Orange Table La Grande Orange Grocery Four Peaks Brewery

Best Sushi:

Squid Ink Hana Japanese Eatery

Best Tacos:

Gallo Blanco Cafe & Bar Blanco Tacos

Best Thai Restaurant:

Yupha's Thai Kitchen

Best Upscale Mexican Restaurant:

Gallo Blanco Cafe & Bar Blanco Tacos

Best Vegan Restaurant:

Green Pomegranate Cafe True Food Kitchen

Best Vegetarian Restaurant:

Green True Food Kitchen Pomegranate Cafe

Best Wine Bar:

Postino Wine Café La Bocca Urban Pizzeria and Wine Bar 5th and Wine

Best Art Supply Store:

Arizona Art Supply

Best Bookstore:

Changing Hands Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Poisoned Pen

Best CD Store:

Zia Record Exchange Stinkweeds Bookmans Entertainment Exchange

Best Comic Book Shop:

Samurai Comics All About Books and Comics

Best Nursery:

Harper's Nursery

Best Place to Buy High-End Antiques:

Modern Manor

Best Vintage Boutique:

Antique Sugar Mint Vintage Clothing Vintage by Misty

Best Vinyl Store:

Zia Record Exchange Stinkweeds Bookmans Entertainment Exchange

Best Hotel Pool:

Clarendon Hotel Hotel Valley Ho

Best Rock Climbing Gym:

AZ on the Rocks Phoenix Rock Gym [/column] [end_columns]