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EDITOR’S   NOTE:
As you well know, Galveston got slammed by Ike. And every Galveston winner we spoke with was flattered by your honor as the Gayest & the Greatest. In a couple of months, they’re going to need your business more than ever. So make sure you hit some of these island hotspots to help our favorite Texas Riviera recover from the monster hurricane that made this storm season one of the scariest.

Galveston PEOPLEGalveston COMMUNITYGalveston DININGGalveston AFTER DARK

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GALVESTON PEOPLE

Most Prominent
GLBT Activist
Angela Snell

GLYP Yellowpages
www.glyp.com

Leading Fundraiser
Misty Valdez

www.MistyValdez.com

Favorite Politician
Lyda Ann Thomas, Mayor of Galveston

823 Rosenberg •
409/797-3500
www.cityofgalveston.org

Best Eye Doctor
Kevin Katz, O.D.

Texas State Optical
515 22nd Street • 409/762-8679

Best Veterinarian
Kyle Knupple, DVM
Galveston Veterinary Clinic

2108 61st St • 409/744-5355
www.GalvestonVets.com

Best Interior Decorator
Todd Slaughter
The Barking Frog

2701 Broadway • 409/762-3764
www.BKFrog.com

Best Male Real Estate Agent
V.J. Tramonte
Joe Tramonte Realty

1802 Broadway, Suite 122   •
409/765-9837
www.tramonterealty.com
Runners-up
Robert Zahn, Karen Derr Realty
David Bowers, The House Company
Brad Belt, Paradise Realty

Best Female Real Estate Agent
Joni Lee Hall

Paradise Realty
5301 Broadway • 409/744-1800
www.ParadiseRealtyGalveston.com
Runners-up
Lyssa Reynolds, Karen Derr Realty
Kelly Owens, Island Properties

Best Photographer
Susan Henry

2115 Postoffice • 409/762-6454
www.SusanHenryPhotography.com

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COMMUNITY

Favorite Community Organization
Galveston Historic Foundation

www.GalvestonHistory.com
Runners-up
Jesse Tree
AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas

Favorite Benefit Event of the Year
Misty Valdez’s Annual Benefit for ACCT

www.MistyValdez.com
Runners-up
ACCT San Luis Brunch
GHF Homes Tour

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BUSINESSES & SERVICES

Best Furniture Store
The Barking Frog

2701 Broadway • 409/762-3764
www.BKFrog.com
Runner-up
Star Fine Furniture

Best Garden/Nursery
Supplies

Tom’s Thumb Nursery & Landscaping
2014 45th Street • 409/763-4713

Best Auto Dealership
Sand Dollar Autoplex/John Nagy

820 Broadway • 409/354-3715
www.Sanddollarauto.com

Best Place to Buy Books
Midsummer Books

2309 Mechanics Row • 409/765-5930

Best Antique Store
Eibands

2201 Postoffice St. •409/765-5429
Runner-up
Jacques
Simpson’s on the Strand

Best Tattoo Parlor
Island Tattoo & Body Piercing

514 21st St. • 409/621-4728
Runner-up
Bad Boyz Tattoos

Best Gym/ Place to Work Out
Urban Fitness

2009 Postoffice St. • 409/621-2878
www.urbanfitnessgalveston.com

Best Bed & Breakfast/ Guesthouse
Lost Bayou Guesthouse

1607 Ave L. • 409/770-0688
www.lostbayou.com

Best Hotel/Motel
San Luis Resort

5222 Seawall Blvd. • 409/744-1500
www.sanluisresort.com
Runners-up
Hotel Galvez
The Commodore on the Beach

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DINING

Best New Restaurant
Market Café

1528 Avenue L • 409/763-4400
Runner-up
EATcetera

Best Restaurant for People Watching
Landry’s

5310 Seawall • 409/744-1010
www.landryseafoodhouse.com
Runner Up
The Spot

Best Restaurant for Elegant Dining
Palm’s M&M

2401 Church • 409/766-7170
www.PalmMM.com
Runners-up
The Steak House at the San Luis
Rudy T & Paco (tie)
Pic’s on 45th (tie)

Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining
The Spot

3204 Seawall Blvd.
409/621-5237
www.TheSpotGalveston.com
Runners-up
Mosquito Café
Speculoos Patisserie & Cafe

Best Breakfast
Miller’s Landing

1824 Seawall
409/763-8777
Runners-up
Apache Mexican Cuisine
Mosquito Cafe

Best Sunday Brunch
Hotel Galvez

2024 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-7721
www.wyndam.com

Best Lunch
Mosquito Café

628 14th • 409/763-1010
www.mosquitocafe.com
Runners-up
Landry’s
Market Cafe

Best Dessert
Speculoos Patisserie & Café

216 23rd Street • 409/770-9337

Best Barbecue
Queen’s Barbecue

3428 Avenue S • 409/762-3151
Runner-up
Leon’s BBQ House

Best Cajun
Benno’s On The Beach

1200 Seawall Blvd. • 409/762-4621
www.bennosofgalveston.com

Best Chinese
Happy Buddha

2827 61st St. • 409/744-5774

Best Greek
Olympia Grill

4908 Seawall Blvd. • 409/766-1222
www.olympiagrill.net

Best Hamburger
Café Michael Burger

11150 FM 3005 • 409/740-3639
Runners-up
The Spot
Mosquito Café

Best Italian
Di Bella’s Italian Restaurant

1902 31st St. • 409/763-9036
Runners-up
Mario’s Italian Restaurant/Seawall
Mario’s on 61st Street

Best Japanese
Yamato Japanese Seafood Sushi & Steak House

2104 61st St. • 409/744-2742
www.YamatoJapaneseRestaurant.com

Best Mexican
The Original Mexican Café

1401 Market • 409/762-6001
www.GalvestonOriginal.com
Runners-up
Salsas Mexican & Seafood Restaurant
Tortuga Coastal Cantina

Best Mediterranean
Mediterranean Chef

2402 Strand • 409/765-7700

Best Pizza
New York Pizza

500 Seawall #300 • 409/762-0200
Runners-up
Mario’s Italian Restaurant/Seawall
Mario’s on 61st

Best Sushi
Sky Bar/Oyster Bar & Grill

2107 Postoffice • 409/621-4759

Best Vietnamese
Pho 20

3728 Broadway • 409/750-9200
www.Pho20.com

Best Coffee House
Mod Coffee & Tea House

2126 Postoffice • 409/765-5659
www.modcoffee.com
Runners-up
Starbuck’s
Java’s 213

Favorite Wine Bar
D’Vine Wine
2301 Strand • 409/76-DVINE
www.dvinewineonthestrand.com

Best Happy Hour
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-6911
Runners-up
Robert’s Lafitte
Pink Dolphin

Favorite Brand of Beer
Bud Light

Runners-up
Miller Lite
Shiner Bock

Favorite Brand of Liquor
Crown Royal

Runners-up
Grey Goose Vodka
Absolut

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AFTER DARK

Favorite Gay Bar
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-6911
Runners-up
Pink Dolphin
Robert’s Lafitte

Best Drag Show Bar
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-6911
Runners-up
Robert’s LaFitte
Pink Dolphin

Best Club for Dancing
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-6911

Best Place to Shoot Pool
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-6911
www.3rdcoastbeachbar.com
Runners-up
Robert’s LaFitte
Pink Dolphin

Best Palace to See Male Dancers
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd.
409/765-6911
www.3rdcoastbeachbar.com

Best Male Bartender
Lex Shinn
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-6911
Runners-up
Laird Kroeger, 3rd Coast Beach Bar
Jim Gray, 3rd Coast Beach Bar

Best Female Bartender
Laura Leigh
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-6911
www.3rdcoastbeachbar.com
Runners-up
Lora Bueller, 3rd Coast Beach Bar

Best DJ
Mark Patterson
3rd Coast Beach Bar

3102 Seawall Blvd. • 409/765-6911
www.3rdcoastbeachbar.com
Runners-up
DJ Houseman, 3rd Coast Beach Bar
Neal Fogo, 3rd Coast Beach Bar

Favorite Drag Queen
Destiny Ryder

Runners-up
SoFonda St John
Shelby St. John
CC Ryder
Misty Valdez

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