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BUSINESS SERVICES

Most Supportive of the GLBT Community (Local)
Rainbow Pages

www.RainbowPages.net
Runner-up
Salud! Winery

Most Supportive of the GLBT Community
(National)
JP Morgan Chase

www.Chase.com
Runner-up
Wells Fargo

Best (Local) GLBT Website
www.OutSmartMagazine.com

Best (National) GLBT Website
www.gay.com

Best Internet Provider
Comcast

713/341-1000 • www.comcast.com

Best GLBT TV/Cable Channel
LOGO
Comcast Channel 160

713/341-1000 • www.comcast.com
www.logoonline.com

Best Bank/Credit Union
Wells Fargo

Locations include 1500 Waugh • 713/284-5401 • www.wellsfargo.com
Runners-up
Washington Mutual
Chase

Best (Local) Financial
Advisor
Rick Dickson

Citigroup Smith Barney
5051 Westheimer, Ste 2100
• 713-966-6800
www.fa.smithbarney.com/RDickson
Runners-up
Green/White Advisors
Grace Jung, UBS

Best Mortgage Company
Mortgage Associates of Texas

3303 Louisiana, Suite 220 •
713/524-1850
www.mortgageassoc.com.
Runner-up
Prime Lending

Best Title Company
StarTex Title Company

3700 Buffalo Speedway Ste #400 •
713/418-7000
www.startextitle.com
Runner-up
Alamo Title

Best Home Builder
Loyd Russel Homes (tie)

1934 W. Gray • 713/529-4399
www.loydrusselhomes.com
Reuther Homes (tie)
713-266-4424
www.ReutherHomes.com
Runners-up
Allegro Homes

Best Home Remodeling Contractor
Larry French

713/965-7733
www.LarryFrench.net

Best Furniture Store
IKEA

7810 Katy Fwy. • 713/688-7867
www.ikea-usa.com/houston
Runners-up
Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams
Cantoni

Best Furniture Store
(On a Budget)
IKEA

7810 Katy Fwy. • 713/688-7867
www.ikea-usa.com/houston
Runners-up
Gallery Furniture
Chic Warehouse

Best Landscape Company
A.J.’s Landscaping & Design

1223 W. 21st St. • 713/957-0449
www.ajslandscaping.com
Runner-up
Windswept Landscape Studios

Best Garden/Nursery Supply
Buchanan’s Native Plants

611 E. 11th St. • 713/861-5702
www.BuchanansPlants.com
Runner-up
Houston Garden Center

Best Grocery Store
Kroger

Locations include 3300 Montrose Blvd. • 713/526-7865
www.Kroger.com
Runners-up
Central Market
Whole Foods Market

Best Specialty Food Store
Whole Foods Markets

Stores throughout the city including 2955 Kirby Drive
713/520-1937
www.WholeFoodsMarket.com
Runner-up
Central Market

Best Liquor Store
Spec’s Liquor Stores

Including 2410 Smith • 713/526-8787
www.specsonline.com

Best Place to Buy Nutritional Products
Houston Buyers Club

3224 Yoakum Blvd. • 713/520-5288
www.houstonbuyersclub.com

Best Domestic Auto Dealership
Russell & Smith
(Ford & Honda)

3440 South Loop West
800/345-1985
www.RussellSmith.com
Runners-up
Planet Ford
Saturn of Houston

Best Import Dealership
Advantage BMW

2101 San Jacinto Street
713/289-1200
www.AdvantageCars.com

Best Place to Buy Music
iTunes

www.iTunes.com
Runner-up
Soundwaves

Best Place to Buy Books
Half Price Books

Locations include 1011 Westheimer 713/520-1541
www.halfpricebooks.com
Runner-up
Borders

Best Place to Buy Cellular Phones
Premier Paging

12220 Murphy Rd., Suite F, Stafford
281/575-8500
www.PremierWirelessOnLine.com
Runner-up
Telecom Wireless Services

Best Women’s Clothing Store
Macy’s

17 Houston-area locations
www.Macys.com
Runner-up
Chico’s

Best Men’s Clothing Store
M2M Fashion

3407 Montrose Blvd.
713/521-0804
www.m2mfashion.com
Runners-up
Macy’s
Male UWear
Nordstrom

Best Jewelry Store
I.W. Marks

Locations include 3841 Bellaire Blvd.
713/668-5000
www.iwmarks.com
Runners-up
Silverlust

Best Place to Buy Eyewear
Spectacles

4317 Montrose Blvd.
713/529-3937
www.wearusout.com
Runners-up
Eye Elegance
Eye Contact

Best Place to Buy Pet Supplies
PetsMart

Locations include 2902 S. Shepherd
713/520-7917
www.petsmart.com
Runner-up
Petco

Best Antiques Store
Bonaparte Antiques

3603 Main Street • 713/533-9333
www.BonaparteAntiques.com
Runner-up
BJ’s Oldies

Best Resale Shop
Buffalo Exchange

Locations include 1618 Westheimer
713/523-8701
www.buffaloexchange.com
Runners-up
Legacy Resale
Blue Bird

Best Place to Buy Erotic Playthings
Black Hawk Leather

711 Fairview
713/532-8437
www.BlackHawkLeather.com
Runners-up
Hollywood Super Center
Erotic Cabaret

Best Place to Buy
Drag Essentials
Erotic Cabaret

1222 Westheimer
713/528-4565
www.EroticCabaret.com
Runner-up
Vanity Transformation

Best Catering Firm
Don Carlos Catering

1445 Yale • 713/869-5002
www.doncarloscatering.com
Runners-up
Absolutely Divine
City Kitchen

Best Tattoo Parlor
Electric Chair

8722 Richmond • 713/780-3500
www.electricchair.cc
Runners-up
Texas Tattoo Emporium
Shaw’s Tattoo Parlor

Best Dry Cleaners
Image Cleaners

Locations include 542 Waugh Drive
713/529-1150
Runner-up
West Gray Cleaners

Best Day Spa
Urban Retreat

2329 San Felipe
713/523-2300
www.UrbanRetreat.com
Runner-up
White, A Salon & Skin Care Center

Best Cosmetic Skin Care Center
Skin Renaissance Laser Center

106 Westheimer • 713/942-7546
www.SkinRenaissance.com
Runner-up
Skin Renewal Center

Best Tanning Salon
Darque Tan

2907 S. Shepherd • 713/528-2663
www.darquetan.com
Runner-up
Tanacious Tanning

Best Gym/Place to Work Out
24 Fitness

3201 Elgin • 713/401-0182
www.24hourfitness.com
Runners-up
Houston Gym
Fit

Best Local B&B
The Lovett Inn

501 Lovett Blvd. • 713/522-5224
www.lovettinn.com

Best Local Hotel
Hotel ZaZa

5701 Main Street
713/526-1991
www.HotelZaZa.com/Houston
Runner-up
Hotel Derek

Best Airline
Continental Airlines

www.continental.com
Runner-up
Southwest Airlines

Best Local Travel Agency
Concierge Travel

4920 Mimosa • 713/661-2117
www.conciergetravel.cc

Best Travel Website
www.Orbitz.com

Runner-up
wwww.Travelocity.com

Best GLBT Cruise or Tour Company
Atlantis/RSVP

www.AtlantisEvents.com
Runners-up
Olivia
Aquafest

Best Car Rental Agency
Avis

www.Avis.com
Runner-up
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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DINING

Best New Restaurant
Anita’s Bar & Grille

2409 Grant Street • 713/522-2867
www.AnitaBump.com
Runner-up
BB’s Cajun Restaurant

Best Restaurant for People Watching
Café Adobe

Locations include 2111 Westheimer • 713/528-1468 • www.cafeadobe.com

Best 24-Hour Restaurant
House of Pies

Locations include 3112 Kirby • 713/528-3816 • www.houseofpies.com

Best Restaurant for Elegant Dining
Mark’s American Cuisine

1658 Westheimer • 713/523-3800
www.marks1658.com
Runner-up
Tony’s

Best Breakfast
Baby Barnaby’s

606 Fairview • 713/522-0106
www.barnabyscafe.com
Runner-up
House of Pies

Best Brunch
Baba Yega

2607 Grant • 713/522-0042
www.babayega.com
Runners-up
Farrago
Rainbow Lodge

Best Lunch Spot
Barnaby’s Café

Locations include 606 Fairview
713/522-0106
www.barnabyscafe.com

Best Dessert
Dessert Gallery

Locations include 3200 Kirby
713/522-9999
www.dessertgallery.com
Runner-up
The Chocolate Bar

Best Barbecue
Goode Co. Barbeque

Locations include 5109 Kirby
713/522-2530
www.goodecompany.com
Runners-up
Hickory Hollow
Pappas Bar-B-Q

Best British
Black Labrador Pub

4100 Montrose Blvd. • 713/529-1199
www.blacklabradorpub.com
Runner-up
Red Lion

Best Cajun
Ragin Cajun

Locations include 4302 Richmond   713/623-6321
www.ragin-cajun.com
Runners-up
BB’s Cajun Restaurant
Mardi Gras Grill

Best Chinese
Kam’s Fine Chinese Cuisine

Runners-up
Hollywood Vietnamese & Chinese
Kim Son

Best Cuban
El Meson

2425 University Blvd. • 713/522-9306
www.elmeson.com
Runner-up
El Rey

Best Greek
Niko Niko’s Greek & American Café

2520 Montrose Blvd. • 713/528-1308
www.nikonikos.com

Best Hamburger
Barnaby’s Café

Locations include 606 Fairview   713/522-0106
www.barnabyscafe.com
Runners-up
Lankford Grocery & Market
Millers Cafe

Best Indian
Indika

516 Westheimer • 713/524-2170
www.indikausa.com
Runner-up
Bombay Brassiere

Best Italian
Carraba’s

Locations include 3115 Kirby Drive   713/522-3131
www.Carrabas.com
Runners-up
Spaghetti Western
Riva’s Italian Restaurant

Best Japanese
Osaka Japanese Restaurant

515 Westheimer • 713/533-9098
Runners-up
Nippon Japanese Restaurant
Miyako Sushi Bar

Best Mexican
Café Adobe (tie)

Locations include 2111 Westheimer   713/528-1468 • www.cafeadobe.com
1308 Cantina   (tie)
1308 Montrose Blvd. • 713/807-8996
www.ElTiempoCantina.com
Runner-up
Tila’s

Best Mediterranean
Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine

912 Westheimer • 713/942-2321
Runner-up
La Fendee Mediterranean Grill

Best Pizza
Star Pizza

Locations include 2111 Norfolk   713/523-0800 • www.starpizza.net
Runners-up
Candelari’s Pizza
Late Night Pie

Best Sushi
Osaka Japanese Restaurant

515 Westheimer
713/533-9098
Runners-up
Aka Sushi
Soma

Best Thai
Thai Spice

Multiple locations
713/522-5100
www.ThaiSpice.com
Runners-up
Thai Pepper
Nit Noi Thai Restaurant
Nidda Thai Cuisine

Best Vegetarian
Ziggy’s Healthy Grill

Locations include 2202 W. Alabama • 713/527-8588
www.ziggyshealthygrill.com
Runners-up
Field of Greens
Hobbit Café

Best Vietnamese
Mo Mong

1201 Westheimer
713/524-5664
www.Mo-Mong.com
Runners-up
Hollywood Vietnamese & Chinese
Mai’s

Best Restaurant for Cheap Eats
Barnaby’s Café

Locations include 606 Fairview 713/522-0106
www.barnabyscafe.com
Runner-up
Niko Niko’s

Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining
Baba Yega

2607 Grant. • 713/522-0042
www.babayega.com
Runners-up
Onion Creek
Café Adobe

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AFTER DARK

Best Coffee House
Starbucks

www.starbucks.com
Runners-up
Diedrichs
Inversion Coffee

Favorite Wine Bar
Salud! Winery

3939 Montrose Blvd. • 713/522-8282
www.saludwinery.com
Runner-up
The Corkscrew

Best Happy Hour
JR’s Bar & Grill

808 Pacific • 713/521-2519
www.jrsbarandgrill.com
Runner-up
Guava Lamp

Best Margarita
Café Adobe

Locations include 2111 Westheimer • 713/528-1468 • www.cafeadobe.com
Runner-up
1308 Cantina

Best Martini
Meteor

2306 Genesee • 713/521-0123
www.MeteorHouston.com
Runner-up
Guava Lamp

Favorite Brand of Beer
Bud Light

www.budlight.com
Runners-up
Miller Lite
Corona

Favorite Brand of Liquor
Grey Goose Vodka

www.greygoosevodka.com
Runners-up
Absolut
Crown Royal

Favorite Brand of Energy Drink
Monster Energy (tie)

www.monsterenergy.com
Red Bull Energy Drink (tie)
www.redbull.com

Favorite Gay Bar
JR’s Bar & Grill

808 Pacific • 713/521-2519
www.jrsbarandgrill.com
Runners-up
Meteor
Guava Lamp

Best Piano Bar
Meteor

2306 Genesee • 713/521-0123
www.MeteorHouston.com

Best Outdoor Patio Bar
EJ’s

2517 Ralph • 713/527-9071
www.EJsBar.com

Best Women’s Bar
Chances

1102 1/2 Westheimer • 713/523-7217
www.chancesbar.com
Runner-up
Club Eden

Best Club for Dancing
South Beach

808 Pacific • 713/529-7623
www.southbeachthenightclub.com
Runners-up
Blur
BRB

Best Drag Show Bar
JR’s Bar & Grill

808 Pacific • 713/521-2519
www.jrsbarandgrill.com
Runners-up
Tony’s Corner Pocket
EJ’s

Best Bar for Two-Stepping
Brazos River Bottom Club

2400 Brazos • 713/528-9192
www.brbhouston.com

Best Place to Shoot Pool
Guava Lamp

570 Waugh • 713/524-3359
www.GuavaLampHouston.com
Runner-up
George’s

Best Place to Watch
Male Dancers
Montrose Mining Company

805 Pacific • 713/529-7488
Runners-up
JR’s Bar & Grill
Tony’s Corner Pocket

Best Place to Show Off Your Leather
The Ripcord

715 Fairview • 713/521-2792
www.theripcord.com

Best Club If You’re Under 21
South Beach

808 Pacific • 713/529-7623
www.southbeachthenightclub.com

Best Club After 2 a.m.
South Beach

808 Pacific • 713/529-7623
www.southbeachthenightclub.com
Runner-up
The Ripcord

Best Bartender (Male)
Tommy Sue
Brazos River Bottom Club

2400 Brazos • 713/528-9192
www.brbhouston.com
Runner-up
Chuck Daily, Tony’s Corner Pocket

Best Bartender (Female)
Amanda Plocheck
Guava Lamp
• 570 Waugh •
713/524-3359 • www.guavalamp.net
Runner-up
Raci Farris, Chances

Best DJ (Male)
DJ Tad (Dvorak)

Meteor • 2306 Genesse • 713/521-0123• [email protected]
Runners-up
Mark D, Rich’s
Chad Guidry, Guava Lamp

Best DJ (Female)
Rocky B

Club Crystal
6680 Southwest Fwy. • 713/278-2582
www.crystaltheclub.com

Most Divine Drag Queen
Kofi

www.misskofi.com
Runners-up
Anita Bump
Kaye Sedilla

Best Local Entertainer (Male)
Todd Gresley (Toddicus)

www.toddicus.com
Runners-up
Jerry Atwood
Houston Flyboys

Best Local Entertainer (Female)
Marsha Carlton

www.marshacarlton.com
Runners-up
Sara Sjolander
Nancy Ford

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