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BOO 2012

Local Color - Reader' Picks

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1st Lawson Lamar
2nd Buddy Dyer
3rd Jeff Ashton

Best Local Politician in need of a slap upside the head

1st Rick Scott
2nd Buddy Dyer
3rd Alan Grayson

Best Local Publication

1st Orlando Weekly
2nd A Comic Book
3rd Wake Journal

Best Radio Personality

1st Jim Philips, Real Radio 104.1 FM
2nd Johnny Magic, XL 106.7 FM
3rd SBK, Real Radio 104.1 FM

Best Local Twitter Feed

1st @sbklive
2nd @thedailycity
3rd @thedropp

Best Local Writer

1st Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel
2nd Billy Manes, Orlando Weekly
3rd Lindsay Hitchcock, lindsayhitchcock.weebly.com

Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners

1st Walt Disney World
2nd Park Avenue in Winter Park
3rd A Comic Shop,
114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, 407-332-9636, acomicshop.com

Best Reason to Live in Orlando

1st The weather
2nd A Comic Shop
3rd Walt Disney World

Best Reason to Leave Orlando

1st The weather
2nd Tourists
3rd Crime

Best Use of Taxpayer Money

1st Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
2nd Amway Center
3rd Lake Eola Fountain improvements

Best Waste of Taxpayer Money

1st Amway Center
2nd Citrus Bowl improvements
3rd Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Personal Best

1st The Barter Network,
thebarternetwork.net
2nd Lake Eola
3rd A Comic Shop

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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
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  • 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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