Best of Vancouver 2005: the results

So last night our first Best of Vancouver poll came to an end. I’ve taken a look at the results and am ready to release them to the world. I’ll be the first to admit that the poll was troubled. We wanted to make it open, not confining readers to simply voting for the places picked by our (then) ten authors, so we left it open. The trouble is with a few exceptions we have multiple winners in catagories.

Next a lot of catagories went unanswered, and so I’ve left those out of the results. Also the voter apathy was fairly large, as we had far fewer entries than I thought we would. Maybe if we’d had prizes to give out people would have been quickers to vote.

Still the quality of those that did enter are impressive. And so I’m pleased to announce Metroblogging Vancouver’s Best of Vancouver 2005.

Best Noodle House:
Sha Lin

Best Sushi:
Hapa Isakaya [mb]

Best Breakfast: (6 way tie)
Zen Cafe
Slickety Jim’s Chat ‘n Chew
Sapodilla
Cafe Locus
Elbow Room
Paul’s Omelletery

Best Splurge Dinner: (6 way tie)
West
C
Chambar
Samba
Aurora Bistro
Hapa Isakaya

Best Hamburgers:
Moderne Burger

Best Coffee Shop:
Take 5

Best Take Out:
Steamrollers

Best Delivery: (3 way tie)
Indian Oven
Hell’s Kitchen
House of Noodles

Best Pub:
Atlantic Trap and Gill [mb, mb]

Best Nightclub / bar:
The Crimelab [mb, mb]

Best Museum:
Anthropology Museum

Best Gallery:
Vancouver Art Gallery

Best Movie Theatre:
Paramount on Burrard

Best Live Concert: (4 way tie)
Lewis Black
Death Cab for Cutie
The Cellar Jazz
Matthew Good at the Commodore [mb]
Sting

Best Live Venue:
The Commodore

Best Park or Beach:
Jericho
Kits Beach
Spanish Banks
Any dog off leash park

Best Local Blog
Urban Vancouver [uv]

Best Vancouver Sports Team:
Canucks

Biggest Local News Story:
James Green wins elections for Sam Sullivan

Most Important Local News Story:
James Green wins elections for Sam Sullivan

Best Local News Story:
People still film TV and movies here

Best Vancouver media personality:
Ian King

Best Skytrain Station:
Commercial

Best Tourist Trap: (3 way tie)
Steam Clock
Storyeum
Capilano Suspension Bridge

Best Weekend Escape: (5 way tie)
Galiano Island
Harrison Hot Springs
Portland
Salt Spring Island
Bowen Island

Best First Date Location / Event: (4 way tie)
Folk Festival
La Bodega Resturant
Rollerblade Aroud Stanley Park
Afghan Horsemen Restaurant

A special thanks goes out to Urban Vancouver for their help with the logistics of the poll. Hopefully if we do it again next year we’ll have it figured out, planned and organized a bit better and not being a new site we’ll have a larger readership to vote.

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