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Best of Vail 2018 winners (full list)

November 14, 2018 —   Drumroll, please! After tallying the results from approximately 7,000 ballots and 58,309 total votes cast, the Vail Daily announced winners from the Best of Vail contest on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Donovan Pavilion. Without further ado, see the full list of winners below:  

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Local Brewery: Vail Brewing Co.

November 13, 2018 — Best Local Brewery: Vail Brewing Co. Vail Brewing Co. Bonfire Brewing 7 Hermits Brewing Co. Enjoying a local craft brew after a day in the sun in perhaps one of the finest things in life. What makes it even better is the fact that Vail

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Margarita: Maya Modern Mexican & Tequileria

November 13, 2018 — Best Margarita: Maya Modern Mexican & Tequileria Maya Modern Mexican & Tequileria Agave El Sabor When diners rave about a meal they had at Maya, they'll typically mention an amazing margarita, whether it's a fruit-pureed rendition enjoyed after a summer hike or a traditional, perfectly

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Mexican Food: Rocky Mountain Taco

November 13, 2018 — Best Mexican Food: Rocky Mountain Taco Rocky Mountain Taco Taqueria No Se Hagan Bolas Fiesta’s Cantina Just as there are different types of cuisine in different areas of the United States, different regions in Mexico have their own unique flavors. At Rocky Mountain Taco, the

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Patio: White Bison

November 13, 2018 — Best Patio: White Bison White Bison Vail Brewing Co. Garfinkel’s While White Bison is a great spot to grab a delectable bite in Vail, it also features a patio to write home about. One of the more scenic spots in Vail Village, the White Bison

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Pizza: Pazzo’s Pizzeria

November 13, 2018 — Best Pizza: Pazzo's Pizzeria Pazzo’s Pizzeria Vendetta’s Pickup’s Pizza Co. The freshest and best ingredients lead to the best-tasting pizza around, and that's why Pazzo's Pizzeria is such a fan favorite. "It's the homemade ingredients, including the sauce, we grate our own cheese … everything

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Pharmacy: Vail Valley Pharmacy

November 13, 2018 — Best Pharmacy: Vail Valley Pharmacy Vail Valley Pharmacy City Market Edwards Pharmacy Walking into Vail Valley Pharmacy is like walking into "Cheers" — everyone knows your name. And that is exactly how Kent and Courtney Lambrecht like their family-owned business to run. "The big thing

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Salad: The Rose

November 13, 2018 — Best Salad: The Rose The Rose Almresi Vail e|town Don't let the display case full of pastries and macaroons fool you, The Rose, a chic eatery nestled in the Riverwalk at Edwards, is also known for its salads. What makes their salads so special? "Bryan

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Salon: Fusion Hair Studio

November 13, 2018 — Best Salon: Fusion Hair Studio Fusion Hair Studio Noni’s Hair Bar Bliss Studio Fusion Hair Studio provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a bit of privacy in a relaxing environment. Clients are truly able to recharge and rejuvenate while being pampered by the salon

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Seafood: Montauk Seafood Grill

November 13, 2018 — Best Seafood: Montauk Seafood Grill Montauk Seafood Grill Hooked Matsuhisa Vail For more than three decades, Montauk Seafood Grill has been known as a place "where the ocean meets the mountains." Their tagline speaks to the wonderful and fresh seafood they source from around the

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Taxi/shuttle service: Ride Taxi

November 13, 2018 — Best of Vail — Taxi/shuttle service: Ride Taxi Ride Taxi Colorado Mountain Express Uber Ride Taxi proudly declares it is owned and operated by locals who love the mountains and "have traveled every winding road within the valley." According to owners Nash and Linnea Pillsbury,

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Side Dishes: Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que

November 13, 2018 — Best Side Dishes: Moe's Original Bar-B-Que Moe’s Original Yellowbelly The Blue Plate Moe's Original Bar-B-Que features an award-winning menu focused on all things Southern. Not only do they serve the highest quality smoked meats, but customers have choices from rotating mouth-watering side dishes. This rotation

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Signature Dessert: Sweet Basil

November 13, 2018 — Best Signature Dessert: Sweet Basil Sweet Basil The Rose The Blue Plate Vail gets a little sweeter every time you have a taste of the Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake at Sweet Basil. This staple on the dessert menu has been delighting guests since 1998.

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Sports Bar: Bob’s Place

November 13, 2018 — Best Sports Bar: Bob's Place Bob’s Place Garfinkel’s Vail Ale House Just try to look anywhere and not see sports on television while you're in Bob's Place. We dare you. With 29 screens throughout the restaurant, there's something for every discerning sports fan. Bob's Place

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Steak: Elway’s Vail

November 13, 2018 — Best Steak: Elway's Vail Elway’s Almresi Vail Russell’s The culinary team at Elway's in The Lodge at Vail shops for seasonal and interesting ingredients and then plans the restaurant's ever-changing menus. The centerpiece, of course, is the USDA hand-cut prime steaks, part of an award-winning

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Wait Staff: Juniper Restaurant

November 13, 2018 — Juniper Restaurant Grouse Mountain Grill Bart & Yeti’s AND e | town (tie) There's an art to being an exceptional waiter or waitress. One must be attentive without hovering, anticipate needs without being pushy and convey warmth and friendliness without being too familiar. It's a

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Takeout: Rocky Mountain Taco

November 13, 2018 — Best Takeout: Rocky Mountain Taco Rocky Mountain Taco Henry’s Chinese Cafe Moe’s Original Bar B Que For those who are on the run, there are (thankfully) several options for on-the-go meals here in the Vail Valley. For those who are looking for a speedy experience,

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Wine Selection (Restaurant/Bar): Vin48

November 13, 2018 — Best Wine Selection (Restaurant/Bar): Vin48 Vin48 Root & Flower AND Sweet Basil (tie) Wine lovers will never be bored at Vin48, where there's always a new vino to be discovered. The Avon restaurant is home to an extensive list of wines that would please even

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Worker’s Lunch: Rocky Mountain Taco

November 13, 2018 — Best Worker's Lunch: Rocky Mountain Taco Rocky Mountain Taco Moe’s Original Bar B Que Village Bagel Where do you go when you want something fast, delicious and reasonably priced? Head for the Rocky Mountain Taco truck, parked in front of Vail Brewing Co. Need enough

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Bike Shop: Kind Bikes and Skis

November 13, 2018 — Best Bike Shop: Kind Bikes and Skis Kind Bikes and Skis Buzz’s Bikes Venture Sports Catering to tourists and an avid local cycling population, Kind Bikes and Skis was our readers' choice for best bike shop. "We do all things bikes, seven days a week,"

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