Readers' Poll Winners

County Life

Best TV Station
KABC-TV Channel 7

Best News Anchor
Hal Fishman, KTLA-TV

Best Weathercaster
Jillian Reynolds, KTTV-TV Channel 11

Best Sportscaster
Rex Hudler, the Angels

Best Radio Station
KROQ-FM 106.7

Best Radio DJ
Kevin N Bean, KROQ-FM 106.7

Best Radio Personality
Ryan Seacrest, KIIS-FM 102.7

Best Hotel
The Montage Resort N Hotel

Best Urban Neighborhood
Santa Ana

Best Suburban Neighborhood
Newport Coast

Best Politician
Loretta Sanchez

The General Store

Best Comic-Book Shop
Nuclear Comics

Best Dollar Store
99 Cents

Best Liquor Store
Hi-Time Wine Cellars

Best Pet Store

Best Record/CD Store
Second Spin

Best Surf Shop
Jack's Surf Shop

Best Tattoo Parlor
HB Tattoo

Best Vintage Store
Buffalo Exchange

On the Range

Best Coach
Mike Scioscia

Best Angels Player
Vladimir Guerrero

Best Ducks Player
Scott Niedermayer

Best Beach in Orange County
Huntington Beach

Best College Player
Scott Gorgan, UCI Baseball

Best Day Trip
Catalina Island

Best Gym
24 Hour Fitness

Best Place to Mountain Bike
Aliso Woods

Best Surf Spot
Trestles Beach

The Arts and Other Highfalutin' Stuff

Best Art Museum
The Orange County Museum of Art

Best Museum (Non-Art)
The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Best Visual Artist
Paul Frank

Best Local Rock Band
I Am Ghost

Best Local Hip-Hop Artist

Best Album of the Past 12 Months
Robbers N Cowards, Cold War Kids

Best Live Band
Matt Costa

The Chuck Wagon

Best Restaurant in Orange County

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Is Paying
Mastro's Steakhouse

Best Coffeehouse
Alta Coffee

Best Deli
Big Belly Deli

Best Mexican Restaurant
Taco Mesa

Best Chinese Restaurant
Ho Sum Bistro

Best Vietnamese Restaurant
Pho 99

Best Outdoor Dining
Las Brisas

Best Late-Night Dining
Harbor House cafe

Best Place to Dine Alone
In N Out Burger

Best Seafood Restaurant
McCormick N Schmick's

Best Sunday Brunch
El Torito

Best Diner
Ruby's Diner


Best Bagels
Shirley's Bagels

Best Burrito in Orange County

Best Coffee

Best French Fries
Slidebar Cafe
Best Hamburger
TK Burger

Best Hot Dog
PCH dogs

Best Ice Cream
Cold Stone Creamery

Best Pho
Thuyen Vien

Best Pizza
Laventina's Pizza

Saloons and Such

Best Bar in Orange County
Chronic Cantina

Best Rock Bar
Detroit Bar

Best Sports Bar

Best Gay Bar

Best Bartender
Stephen at Avalon, Costa Mesa

Best Happy Hour
Slidebar Cafe

Best Place to Play Pool
Shark Club

Best Club DJ
Eric Cubiche

Best Dance Club

Best Downtown

Best Venue for Live Music
House of Blues, Anaheim

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