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BOO 2012

Music & Nightlife - Reader' Picks

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1ST Sci-Fried, sci-friedband.com
2nd Gargamel! gargamel.net
3rd Primary Colors, facebook.com/PrimaryColorsMusic

Best Open Mic

1ST Austin's Coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., 407-975-3364, austinscoffee.com
2ND Natura Coffee & Tea, 10278 Collegiate Way, 407-482-5000
3rd The Other Bar, 18 Wall St., 407-843-8595

Best Pop Act

1ST Beebs & Her Money Makers, beebsandhermoneymakers.com
2ND Britt Daley, brittdaley.com
3rd (tie) Saskatchewan, saskatchewan.bandcamp.com
3rd (tie) Micah & the Reason, facebook.com/micahandthereason

Best Punk Act

1ST The Attack, theattack.us
2ND Awesome & the Ass Kickers, myspace.com/awesomeandtheasskickers
3rd Wet Nurse, wet-nurse.bandcamp.com

Best Reggae/Ska Act

1ST The Supervillains, thesupervillains.com
2ND Teflon Don, teflondonska.com
3rd (tie) Hor!zen, facebook.com/HorizenMusic
3rd (tie) Mystik NRG, facebook.com/mystik.nrg

Best Soul Act

1st The Legendary JC's, thejointchiefs.com
2ND Kaleigh Baker, kaleighbaker.com
3rd Shaun Rounds Blues Band, facebook.com/ShaunRounds

Best Bar (Smoking)

1ST Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., 407-898-5070, willspub.org
2ND The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave., 407-228-0048, thepeacockroom.com
3rd Tanquerays, 100 S. Orange Ave., 407-649-8540

Best Bar (Non-Smoking)

1ST Redlight Red Light Beer Parlour, 745 Bennett Road, 407-893-9832, redlightredlightbeerparlour.com
2ND The Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden, 1800 N. Orange Ave., 407-228-4992, imperialwinebar.com
3rd (tie) Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive, 407-802-4800, obliviontaproom.com
3rd (tie) The Milk Bar, 2424 E. Robinson St., 407-896-4954, themilkbarorlando.com

Best Bartender

Best of Orlando 2012
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  • Goods & Services - Reader' Picks Best adult entertainment store 1st Fairvilla Megastore, 1740 N. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-425-6005; 7631 | 7/18/2012
  • Goods & Services - Staff Picks Nameplates! Doorknockers! Gucci bamboo hoops! Cuban links, herringbones, dookie ropes! Medallions! Dog tags! Caps and grills! On strictly utilitarian... | 7/18/2012
  • Food & Drink - Reader' Picks Best Caribbean 1st Bahama Breeze, multiple locations, bahamabreeze.com 2nd Mama Millie's, 12273 University Blvd., 407-382-3570, mamamillies.com | 7/18/2012
  • Food & Drink - Staff Picks Best attention-grabber beverage Beet & green apple juice from Café 118 | 7/18/2012
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  • Music & Nightlife - Reader' Picks Best Club DJ 1ST Baby Lac, @djbabylac 2ND Lemy Currey, facebook.com/lemycurrey 3rd Jimmy Joslin, facebook.com/JimmyJoslin | 7/18/2012
  • Arts & Culture - Reader' Picks Best Arts Event/Festival 1st The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival, orlandofringe.org 2nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, wpsaf.org 3rd Nude Nite Art Exposé, nudenite.com | 7/18/2012
  • Arts & Culture - Staff Picks Best public art that doubles as a weapon "Symphony," 1989, by Paul Marco Mennello Museum of American Art 900 East Princeton Street 407-246-4278 mennellomuseum.com If you've ever thought of an "ice knife" as the perfect murder weapon (it melts! No finger | 7/18/2012
  • Sports & Recreation - Reader' Picks Best billiards hall 1st Sportstown Billiards, 2414 E. Robinson St., 407-894-6258, sportstownbilliards.com 2nd Cue-Phoria Billiards and Café, 2050 Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, 321-972-1867, cuephoria.com 3rd Trick Shots Billiards, multiple locations | 7/18/2012
  • Sports & Recreation - Staff Picks First word we received about this Gaelic jumble of a sport was when Orlando Hurling Club hosted their Clash of the Ash tournament last September. | 7/18/2012
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