Best of Montreal Suggestions

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As some of you might know there is an annual popularity contest run by the Montreal Mirror, called The Best of Montreal. Since you need to have a minimum of 25 entries for your ballot to count, I figured I might make some suggestions in some categories so as to help people fill it out.

For the record, I have deliberately left the Best Blog category blank, because I am fairly certain that everyone who reads this has an opinion. Also, in case you didn’t know, I run Zeke’s Gallery, and the three artists that I suggested for best art exhibit all had their exhibits here, and a bunch of the musians have played here as well. Lisa Hunter (best author auggestion) is a Metroblogger as well.

And if you do fill out a ballot, the format for the telephone number is xxx-xxx-xxxx, all hypens, no parenthesis.

Best political/social cause: The Arts
Best local radio show: Homerun
Best local radio host: Bernard Saint-Laurent
Best neighbourhood: The Plateau
Best waiter/waitress: Hugo at La Montée de Lait
Best sleazy dive: Brutopia
Best watering hole: Aszu
Best pickup spot: Any art gallery in town
Best happy hour: Musee d’art contemporain vernissages
Best terrasse: La Rotunde at the Musee d’art contemporain
Best drug: Beer
Best musical act: Pat Lehman Band, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Katie Moore, Little Birdie, Sarah Mangle, Kyra Shaughnessy, Pierre-Yves Martel, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Philippe Lauzier and lots more…
Best country/folk act: United Steel Workers of Montreal
Best jazz musician: Pierre-Yves Martel, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Philippe Lauzier
Best singer/songwriter: Sarah Mangle
Best local actor: Adam Kelly
Best spoken word act: Kyra Shaughnessy
Best museum: Musee des beaux arts, Musee d’art contemporain, Musee Emile Berliner
Best gallery: Zeke’s Gallery
Best art exhibit: Naledi Jackson, tyson howard, Tricia McDaid
Best author: Lisa Hunter
Best magazine/zine: The Mirror
Best cartoonist: Billy Mavreas, Dstrbo
Best Internet Service Provider: VIF
Best florist: Florateria
Best kitsch/antique store: Monastiraki
Best cheap eats: Vietnamese Sub
Best late-night eats: Dollar Pizza
Best breakfast: Dim Sum
Best Chinese : Beijing
Best Indian: Mysore
Best Japanese: Isakaya
Best Mexican: Mex-I
Best Middle-Eastern: Andalos
Best Portuguese: Le Roi du Plateau
Best barbecued chicken: Rotisserie Portugalia
Best poutine: La Banquise
Best coffee: La Vieille Europe
Best non-chain coffee: La Vieille Europe
Best locally brewed beer: Brutopia
Best drag queen: Miss Gina
Best standup comedian: Uncalled For

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