The SEXY List…The BEST OF INDY 2010!!!!

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It’s that time again when we gather our notes from the last year and sit down and decide who deserves the honor of the “BEST OF INDY 2010”!!! During the past year, we’ve watched closely to make sure that we are constantly giving good recommendations to people on the best places to eat, party and relax. We’ve even gone so far as noting small differences from one place to the next that really help to make the whole experience for the patron all the better. We’ve gone incognito to several parties or clubs and we’ve even caused some drama just to see how it was handled. We’ve learned that small things, such as the way a door person treats you to willingness for servers to go the extra mile, really do make a difference. Some may question our tactics or think we are too harsh or too kind in our reviews, but be sure of one thing…nothing, NOTHING we do is by mistake. It is all for the greater cause of giving our readers and listeners the greatest experience possible in Indianapolis and helping to make this city as exciting and enjoyable as possible. So now, we give you the SEXY list…the BEST OF INDY 2010!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Bars and Restaurants
Best Overall Restaurant(Food, Atmosphere, Staff and Experience):Bazbeaux Broadripple
Best New Restaurant: Northside Social
Best Old Restaurant: Bella Vita
Best Chain Restaurant: The Cheesecake Factory
Best Steakhouse: Flemings
Best Pizza: Bazbeaux…Plain Cheese Pizza and a Greek Salad.
Best Salad: When Eddie Met Salad
Best Mac N’ Cheese: Usual Suspects
Best Sandwich: The Popeye at Bazbeaux
Best Pretzels: The Mellow Mushroom
Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Milkshake: Milk Barn at The Indiana State Fair
Best Ice Cream: Cinnamon Bun at Bub’s in Carmel
Best Sushi Roll: The Playboy Roll at Naked Chopstix(Way too sexy for us!!!)
Best French Fries: Denny’s
Best Late Night Fare: Steak and Shake
Best Lunch Under $10: Moveable Feast
Best Lunch Over $50: Capitol Grill at The Conrad(and you’ll feel like you’re in downtown Manhattan)
Best Overall Staff: When Eddie Met Salad
Best Restaurant Atmosphere: Mo’s
Best Restaurant View: The roof at Dunaway’s in the summer to see the sunset
Best Trendy Idea Fun for a Night: Tastings
Best Restaurant on a Summer Night: Taste

Best Overall Bar: Room 929
Best New Bar: Room 929
Best Lounge Bar: Hyde
Best Old Bar: Blu
Best Bar for a Scotch and Soda and a cigarette: Bella Vita
Best Martini Bar: 45 Degrees(Hands Down!)
Best Bar to hear an International DJ: Talbott Street
Best College Bar: Brothers(Fall and Winter) Rock Lobster(Summer)
Best Gay Bar: Talbott Street
Best VIP Section: Blu or Midtown Grill
Best Outside Bar in the Summer: Midtown Grill
Best Bar Name: Ball & Bisquit
Best Dive Bar: The Alley Cat
Best Door Service: Blu
Best Friday Night: Room 929, Blu or Gregg’s
Best Saturday Night: Bartini’s, Hyde or Talbott Street
Best Sunday Night: Bella Vita(summer)or drag shows at Talbott Street
Best Monday Night: Flesh at Landsharks
Best Tuesday Night: Chinese Take Out and RedBox!
Best Wednesday Night: Moe’s in Noblesville, Landsharks or The Casbah (ALWAYS starting at Champps in the summer!)
Best Thursday Night: The Jazz Kitchen or The Ten
Best Summer Bar: Champps on Wednesday nights and Bella Vita on Sundays
Best Winter Bar: Room 929 or Hyde

Living Conditions: Best Places to Live
Best Street: Forest Drive
Best House: Four houses on the Southeast corner of 80th and Keystone
Best Apartment: Grande Reserve at Geist
Best Party House: Chad Folk and Bianka Krausch
Best House Pool: Richard and Donna Deer
Best Bachelor’s House: Jose Vitto
Best Condo’s: Three Story Building at 9th and College or Beaumont on the Green

Just the Facts, Maam: The Best of News, Television and Radio
Best Local News: Fox 59 Morning News
Best Overall Newscaster: Angela Ganote(Severe and Sexy at the same time!)
Best Weather Person: Jim O’Brien (Almost too cute to be taken serious, but always accurate!)
Best Local Television Show: IndyStyle (Andi Hauser makes boring crap hilarious and suspenseful to watch)
Best New Television Anchor/Personality: Andi Hauser…from quivering coffee cup to hilarious comments…the best!
Best Radio Show: The Scotty Show on RadioNOW
Best Radio Voice: Laura Steele on Q95
Best Radio Humor: Scotty Davis on RadioNOW
Best New Radio Personality: Rachel Bogle on RadioNOW
Best News Story of 2010: Bisard The Drunk Cop Case…Come ON!!!!
Best Individual Radio or Television Show: Stop the Music…End Bullying. Rachel and Scotty from The Scotty Show
Best Article or Column in a print newspaper: The Burning Question in Metromix
Best Online Magazine or Newspaper: Fashion Wrap Up

The Happenings: Parties, Openings and Events
Best Charity Party: Bianka Krausch and Chad Folk’s Annual GP Moto Party(Charity Race Party)
Best Opening Gala: Party at the Factory:Andy Warhol Gala at the Indianapolis Museum of Art…Everyone Dressed Mod!!!
Best Bar Opening: Bartini’s
Best Ongoing Summer Event: Rehab Sundays at The Palms at Bella Vita
Best Overall Ongoing Event: Fantasy 500 Party
Best One Night Event: Studs in Stiletto’s for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 45 Degrees! 1st Place to Danny Beers
Best Festival and Parade: Gay Pride Day…Of Course!(Especially DJ and Eggs with DJ Deanne at 45 Degrees in the morning
Best Sporting Event: Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge at Victory Field for the Children’s Wish Fund
(And just for the record…we want to play in this next year)
Best International DJ: DJ Chuck Love at Blu and DJ Chi Chi LaRue at Talbott Street

Nametags: The People
Best Local Performer: Jennie Devoe
Best Female Impersonator: Asia LaBouche
Best Local DJ who is about to be International: DJ Gabby Love
Best DJ to watch for in 2011: DJ Stewbot
Best DJ who can play and bring International talent: DJ Slater Hogan
Best DJ to hear all your faves: Fred Lockett
Best Scene Photographer: Miguel Jones
Best Bar Owner: Bill Pritt(45 Degrees)
Best Bar Employee No Longer in the Biz: Katelin Reeves(Blu/Hyde)
Best Bar Employee Still in the Biz: Dustin Worrell(Blu)
Best Server: Michell at Bazbeaux in Broadripple
Best Bartender: Big John at Landsharks
Best Door Person: Olivia at Hyde
Best Daily Service with a Smile in a Thankless Job: Jeremy and Frank at Thorton’s on 82nd Street

The Rest of the Best
Best New Building in Indy: J.W. Marriott
Best Place to Makeout: 48th Floor of the Chase Tower
Best Local Commercial: Reka’s Steak and Shake Commercials
Best Place to have an Event: Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens(Fashion Wrap Up Launch Party)
Best Coffee Bar: Hot Chocolate Bar at Thortons with little marshmallows and whip cream…all for free!
Best Center for Performing Arts: The Palladium in Carmel
Best Fountain Soda’s w/ crushed ice: BP Connect on 116th and Cumberland.
Best Place to Get Your Hair Did and Be Treated Like a Queen at the Same Time: Salon 01 in Carmel (Ask for Angela, Tessie, Stephanie or Laura)
Best Dog Hotel…For the Day or For the Week: Camp Cheeney Creek in Fishers(Ask for Tonya the owner and she’ll give you personalized service and VIP treatment…as well as your pup or kitten!)
Best Place to People Watch: The Fashion Mall on a Sunday or The Vogue on a Wednesday
Best Free Christmas Show: The John Deere Drive in Noblesville
Best Drive: 37 North to Anderson to gamble at Hoosier Park
Best place to get lost: Between Carmel and Zionsville
Best place to get found: www.raannt.com Coming March 1st!

Eyes Open, We’re Watching(And we’ll REALLY be watching as you can expect more up to date and gripping reviews!)

See ya in 2011!!!!!


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