Readers’ choices

Illustration By Rick Sealock

Best place to people-watch

1. Downtown by the river

2. Meadowood Mall

Best reason to live in Reno

1. 24-hour lifestyle (booze and gambling)

2. The climate

Best day trip

1. Lake Tahoe

2. Virginia City

Best neighborhood

1. Old Southwest Reno

2. Northwest Reno

Best place to meet singles, gay

1. Tronix
303 Kietzke Lane, 333-9696

2. The Patio
600 W. Fifth St., 323-6565

Best place to meet singles, straight

1. Bubinga Lounge at Eldorado Hotel Casino
345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

2. Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery
124 Wonder St., 324-1864; 135 N. Sierra St., 284-3300

Best art gallery/museum

1. Nevada Museum of Art
160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333

2. Never Ender Gallery
518 W. Second St., 322-7278

Best local band

1. Sol Jibe

2. Livitz Livitz

Best local band CD

1. Sol Jibe On Your Feet

2. Livitz Livitz Footlong

Best local dance company

1. Controlled Burn

2. AVA Ballet Theatre

Best local theater company

Mel, one of the alternative rock disc jockeys over at KRZQ, took home the plaque for Best Local Radio DJ or DJ Team. The station won the award for Best Radio Station.

Photo By David Robert

1. Brüka Theatre
99 N. Virginia St., 323-3221

2. Reno Little Theater
246 E. Arroyo St., 329-0661

Best church

1. reno Buddhist Church
820 Plumas St., 348-6603

2. First United Methodist Church of Reno
209 W. First St., 322-4564

Best grassroots organization

1. Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

2. Conscious Community

Best farmers’ market

1. Sparks Farmers’ Market
Victorian Avenue, Sparks, Thursday evenings.

2. California Avenue and Booth Street on Saturday mornings

Best dog park

1. Sparks Marina

2. Rancho San Rafael

Best local Web site



Best special event in downtown Reno

1. Artown

2. Hot August Nights

Best special event in downtown Sparks

1. Best of the West Nugget Rib Cook-off

2. Farmers’ Market

Best radio station

1. KRZQ, 100.9

2. KTHX, 100.1

Best non-casino thing to do downtown

1. River walk

2. Kayak/play in the river

Best scandal

1. Darren Mack hoopla

2. Kathy Augustine’s death

Best free wifi access point

1. Walden’s Coffeehouse, 3940 Mayberry Drive, 787-3307

2. Java Jungle
246 W. First St., 329-4484