St. Louis has always been a city that makes things. We were built by beer brewers and iron workers. We made our bricks out of Mississippi mud and built a city out of bricks. A lot has changed since then - much of the industry is gone - but we're still making things with our hands. Modern craftsmanship is more celebrated now than ever: St. Louis still makes its own beer, its own music, its own fun - its own way in the world. It is in that tradition that Riverfront Times proudly dedicates our biggest issue of the year - Best of St. Louis® - to the spirit of D.I.Y.

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Before we can declare the winners in over 250 categories of music, food, drink, goods and services, we need you to do it yourself: Fill out our annual Readers' Poll and decide your pick for Best CD/Record Store, Best Coffee, Best Local Politician, to name just a few. The listed nominees for each category received the most nominations in the first phase of our contest. You can start your ballot now, save it, and come back as many times as you like until the deadline. Voting ends on September 15 and any partially completed ballots will be submitted as they are.


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YOUR READERS' POLL
Arts & Entertainment
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  • Best Art Gallery #

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  • Best Band #

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  • Best Band Name #

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  • Best Casino #

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  • Best Concert of the Past 12 Months #

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  • Best Dance Club #

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  • Best FM Radio Personality #

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  • Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Female) #

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  • Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Male) #

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  • Best Karaoke #

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  • Best Live-Music Venue #

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  • Best Local Actor #

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  • Best Local Actress #

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  • Best Local Album of the Past 12 Months #

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  • Best Local Boy Made Good #

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  • Best Local Politician #

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  • Best Local Website #

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  • Best Movie Theater #

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  • Best Music Festival #

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  • Best Musical Act (not a band) #

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  • Best New Arts Organization #

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  • Best Place for a First Date #

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  • Best Place for a Last Date #

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  • Best Place to Live #

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  • Best Place to Meet Men #

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  • Best Place to Meet Women #

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  • Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests #

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  • Best Public Restroom #

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  • Best Radio Show (Music) #

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  • Best Radio Station (Music) #

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  • Best Radio Station (Talk) #

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  • Best Rock Club #

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  • Best Theater Company #

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  • Best Theater Production #

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  • Best Thing to Happen to St. Louis This Year #

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  • Best TV News Anchor #

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  • Best Vocalist (Female) #

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  • Best Weathercaster #

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  • Best Zoo Animal #

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  • Best 3 a.m. Bar #

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  • Best Bakery #

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  • Best Bar Bar #

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  • Best Barbecue #

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  • Best Beer Selection #

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  • Best Breakfast #

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  • Best Burger #

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  • Best Chain Restaurant #

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  • Best Chef #

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  • Best Coffeehouse #

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  • Best Craft Brewery #

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  • Best Deli/Sandwich Shop #

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  • Best Desserts #

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  • Best Dive Bar #

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  • Best Farmers' Market #

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  • Best Fast Food #

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  • Best French Fries #

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  • Best Gay Bar #

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  • Best Happy Hour #

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  • Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt #

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  • Best Indian Restaurant #

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  • Best Italian Restaurant (Cheap) #

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  • Best Italian Restaurant (Not Cheap) #

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  • Best Mexican Restaurant #

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  • Best New Restaurant #

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  • Best Outdoor Dining #

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  • Best Outdoor Drinking #

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  • Best Pizza (Thick Crust) #

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  • Best Pizza (Thin Crust) #

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  • Best Place for Cocktails #

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  • Best Place for Late-Night Dining #

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  • Best Restaurant for Vegetarians #

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  • Best Restaurant When Someone Else Pays #

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  • Best Steak #

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  • Best Sushi #

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  • Best Thai Restaurant #

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  • Best Vietnamese Restaurant #

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  • Best Wine & Liquor Store #

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  • Best Bike Shop #

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  • Best Book Store #

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  • Best Car Wash #

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  • Best CD/Record Store #

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  • Best Clothing Store for Kids #

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  • Best Clothing Store for Men #

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  • Best Clothing Store for Women #

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  • Best Hotel #

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  • Best Mall #

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  • Best Vintage Shop #

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  • Best Athlete's Butt #

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  • Best Blues Player #

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  • Best Cardinals Player #

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  • Best Coach #

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  • Best Picnic Spot #

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  • Best Rams Player #

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  • Best Sports Bar #

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  • Best Sports Broadcast Personality #

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