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Readers' Choice Awards

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Best Bar

Gold
Crow's Nest 2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC 476.4560

Silver
Henfling's 9450 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond 336.8811

Bronze
Cloud's Downtown 110 Church St., SC 429.2000


Best Bar for Fifty+ Crowd

Gold
Crow's Nest 2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC 476.4560

Silver
Cloud's Downtown 110 Church St., SC 429.2000

Bronze
Severino's 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos 688.8987


Best Bartender

Gold
Andra Farstad at Crow's Nest 2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC 476.4560

Silver
Sandy Luskutoff at Henfling's 9450 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond 336.8811

Bronze
Deborah at Tampico 820 Pacific Ave., SC 425.9820


Best Cafe Scene

Gold
Jahva House 120 Union St., SC 459.9876

Silver
Caffé Pergolesi 418 Cedar St., SC 426.1775

Bronze
Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company 1330 Pacific Ave., SC 459.0100


Best Well Drinks

Gold
Crow's Nest 2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC 476.4560

Silver
Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave., SC 423.7117

The Catalyst (tie) 1011 Pacific Ave., SC 423.1336

Bronze
The Red Room 1003 Cedar St., SC 426.2994

Cloud's Downtown (tie) 110 Church St., SC 429.2000


Best Club DJ

Gold
DJ Adrian

Silver
DJ Rebbiel

Bronze
DJ Taylor


Best Dance Night

Gold
Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave., SC 423.7117

Silver
Club Dakota 1209 Pacific Ave., SC 454.9030

Bronze
Tuesday night at the Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave., SC 423.7117


Best Happy Hour

Gold
Crow's Nest 2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC 476.4560

Silver
The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Ave., SC 423.1336

Bronze
El Palomar 1336 Pacific Ave., SC 425.7575


Best Live Music Club

Gold
The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Ave., SC 423.1336

Palookaville (tie) 1133 Pacific Ave., SC 454.0600

Silver
Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, SC 479.1854

Bronze
Kuumbwa 320-2 Cedar St., SC 427.2227


Best Local CD

Gold
Shed Some Skin--Slow Gherkin

Silver
Santa Cruz Still Sucks--Compilation

Bronze
For Lack of a Better Word--Fury 66

Oliver Eats Five Hot Dogs--Oliver Brown (tie)

Blue Bottle Cafe--Dresden (tie)


Best Local Musician

Gold
Bob Brozman

Silver
Sista Monica

Bronze
Dizzy Burnett


Best Local Band

Gold
Slow Gherkin

Silver
Pele Juju

Bronze
Wally's Swing World


Best Place to Dance

Gold
Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave., SC 423.7117

Silver
The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Ave., SC 423.1336

Bronze
Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, SC 479.1854


Best Place to Play Darts

Gold
Poet & Patriot 320 Cedar St., SC 426-8620

Silver
One Double Oh Seven 1007 Soquel Dr., SC 425.9589

Bronze
Rosie McCann's 1220 Pacific Ave., SC 426.9930


Best Place to Play Pool

Gold
Fast Eddy's 4300 Capitola Rd., Capitola 462.1882

Silver
Santa Cruz Billiards 325 Soquel Ave., SC 425.7665

Bronze
The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Ave., SC 423.1336


Best Singles Bar

Gold
Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave., SC 423.7117

Silver
Crow's Nest 2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC 476.4560

Bronze
Club Dakota 1209 Pacific Ave., SC 454.9030

ARTS


Best Art Gallery

Gold
Many Hands Gallery 1510 Pacific Ave., SC 429.8696 510 Bay Ave., Capitola 475.2500

Silver
Santa Cruz Art League 526 Broadway, SC 426.5787

Bronze
Santa Cruz Mountains Arts Center 9341 Mill St., Ben Lomond 336.3513


Best Artist

Gold
Zach Gaylord

Silver
Mattie Leeds

Bronze
Harry Federico


Best Festival or Community Celebration

Gold
First Night Santa Cruz

Silver
Capitola Art and Wine Festival

Bronze
Greek Festival

Open Studios (tie)


Best Local Writer

Gold
James Houston

Silver
Cheri Lovedog

Bronze
Jeanne Houston


Best Movie of 1998

Gold
Saving Private Ryan

Silver
Shakespeare in Love

Bronze
Life Is Beautiful


Best Movie Theater

Gold
Nickelodeon 210 Lincoln St., SC 426.7500

Silver
Santa Cruz Cinema 9 1405 Pacific Ave., SC 457.3500

Bronze
Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave., SC 423.2000


Best Museum

Gold
Museum of Art and History 705 Front St., SC 429.1964

Silver
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Dr., SC 429.3773

Bronze
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum In the Lighthouse, West Cliff Dr., SC 420.6289


Best Radio Personality

Gold
Mr. Hedge of KPIG

Silver
Eric Schoeck of KUSP

Bronze
Mica and Adam of KZSC


Best Radio Program

Gold
KSJO's Mandatory Metallica (10pm M-F)

Silver
KZSC's Gangsterbop (2-4pm Sat.)

Bronze
KUSP's Land of 1,000 Dances (6-8pm Sat.)


Best Radio Station- AM

Gold
KSCO 1080

Silver
KGO 810

Bronze
KNBR 680


Best Radio Station- FM

Gold
KPIG 107.5

Silver
KUSP 88.9

Bronze
KZSC 88.1


Best TV News Station

Gold
KSBW 8

Silver
KION Channel 46

Bronze
KCBA Fox 35


Best Theater Troupe

Gold
Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Silver
Um ... Gee ... Um

Bronze
Mountain Community Theater


Best Worst Movie of 1998

Gold
Titanic

Silver
John Carpenter's Vampires

Bronze
Godzilla


BEST SPORTS & RECREATION


Best Beach

Gold
Cowell

Silver
Twin Lakes Beach

Bronze
Seacliff State Beach


Best Bike Ride

Gold
Wilder Ranch State Park

Silver
West Cliff Drive

Bronze
Nisene Marks State Park


Best Bird-Watching Spot

Gold
Elkhorn Slough

Silver
Natural Bridges State Park

Bronze
Neary Lagoon


Best Golf Course

Gold
DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge 401 Upper Park Rd., SC 423.7212

Silver
Pasatiempo Golf Club 18 Clubhouse Rd., SC 459.9155

Bronze
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club 16901 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek 338.2121


Best Hiking Spot

Gold
Nisene Marks State Park

Silver
Big Basin State Park

Bronze
Wilder Ranch State Park


Best Jogging Trail

Gold
Nisene Marks State Park

Silver
West Cliff Drive

Bronze
Fall Creek


Best People-Watching Spot

Gold
Pacific Garden Mall

Silver
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Bronze
West Cliff Drive


Best Pickup Basketball

Gold
Jade Street Park

Silver
Louden Nelson Center

Bronze
Meder Street Park


Best Roller Skating/Blading Spot

Gold
West Cliff Drive

Silver
Santa Cruz Roller Palladium Seabright Ave. and Gault St., SC 423.0844

Bronze
The Rink 251 Kings Village Rd., SV 438.2222


Best Sunset-Watching Spot

Gold
West Cliff Drive

Silver
Natural Bridges

Bronze
Lighthouse Point

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From the March 24-31, 1999 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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