2012-2013 Palm Springs Life's Best of the Best Voting Winners

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June 2013 Round #9 Results

Best Appetizer
Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs - 1st
Trio, Palm Springs - 2nd
The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge, Palm Springs - 3rd

Breakfast
Bobby's Detroit Coney Island, La Quinta - 1st
Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs - 2nd
Elmers, Palm Springs - 3rd

Caterer
Fusion Flair, Palm Springs - 1st
Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs - 2nd
Savoury's, Palm Springs - 3rd

Facial
Spa at Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs - 1st
Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Spa, La Quinta - 2nd
Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, Indian Wells - Tie 3rd
The Well at Miramonte Resort & Spa, Indian Wells - Tie 3rd

Florist
Palm Springs Florist, Palm Springs - 1st
My Little Flower Shop, Palm Springs - 2nd
Rancho Mirage Florist, Rancho Mirage - 3rd

Thai Restaurant
Thai Smile,Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage - 1st
Pepper Thai Cuise, Palm Springs - 2nd
Chada Thai, Palm Springs - 3rd

Vintage Clothing
Revivals, Palm Springs - 1st
Deja vu Vintage Finery, Palm Springs - 2nd
The Fine Art of Design, Palm Desert - 3rd

May 2013 Round #8 Results

Boutique Inn
Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs - 1st
Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs - 2nd
Alcazar Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn - 3rd - Tie
Villa Royale, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie

Dessert
Twin Palms, Palm Springs - 1st
Sherman's Deli & Bakery, Palm Springs - 2nd
Crave, Palm Springs - 3rd

Margarita
Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, Palm Springs - 1st
Las Casuelas Terraza, Palm Springs - 2nd
El Mirasol, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
Las Casuelas Nuevas, Rancho Mirage - 3rd - Tie
Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie

Mexican Restaurant
Las Casuelas Terraza, Palm Springs - 1st
Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, Palm Springs - 2nd
El Mirasol, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
Las Casuelas Nuevas, Rancho Mirage - 3rd - Tie
La Tablita Restaurant, Cathedral City - 3rd - Tie

Salsa
Las Casuelas Terraza, Palm Springs - 1st
Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, Palm Springs - 2nd
Blue Coyote Grill, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
Las Casuelas Nuevas, Rancho Mirage - 3rd - Tie

Singles Bar
Sullivan's Steakhouse, Palm Desert - 1st
Costas Nightclub, Palm Desert - 2nd
Melvyn's, Palm Springs - 3rd

Spa
The Spa at Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs - 1st
Estrella Spa (Viceroy), Palm Springs - 2nd
PSYC at Parker Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
The Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
Spa Desert Springs at JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Palm Desert - 3rd - Tie
Spa Las Palmas (Rancho Las Palmas Resort), Rancho Mirage - 3rd - Tie
Sunstone at Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage - 3rd - Tie
The Saguaro Spa at The Saguaro, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
The Spa at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage - 3rd - Tie
Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs - 3rd - Tie
 

April 2013 Round #7 Results

Art Gallery
Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs - 1st
Classic Consignments, Palm Desert - 2nd
Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert - 3rd

Chinese Restaurant
PF Chang's, Rancho Mirage - 1st - Tie
Wang's in the Desert, Palm Springs - 1st - Tie
Jiao, Palm Springs - 2nd

Cosmetic Counter/Beauty Bar
Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Desert - 1st
Sephora, Palm Desert - 2nd - Tie
Ulta, Palm Desert - 2nd - Tie
Macy's, Palm Desert - 3rd

Deli
Sherman's Deli & Bakery, Palm Desert and Palm Springs - 1st
Manhattan in the Desert, Palm Springs - 2nd
Clementine's Gourmet Market Place & Cafe, Palm Springs - 3rd

Movie Theatre
Regal Cinemas Palm Springs Stadium 9, Palm Springs - 1st
Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs - 2nd
Cinemark Century Theatres at The River, Rancho Mirage - 3rd

Outdoor Dining
Pomme Frite, Palm Springs - 1st
Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs - 2nd
Cafe Europa, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie
Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs - 3rd - Tie

Public Golf Course
Escena Golf Club, Palm Springs - 1st
Mesquite Country Club, Palm Springs - 2nd
Silver Rock Resort, La Quinta - 3rd

March 2013 Round #6 Results

Best Coffeehouse
Koffi, Palm Springs - 1st
Coffee Bean, Palm Desert and Palm Springs - 2nd
La Quinta Coffeehouse, La Quinta - 3rd

Best Continental Restaurant
Johannes, Palm Springs - 1st
Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs - 2nd
Wally's Desert Turtle, Rancho Mirage - 3rd

Best Gay Bar
Toucan's Tiki Lounge, Palm Springs - 1st
Hunters, Palm Springs - 2nd
Tool Shed, Palm Springs - 3rd

Best Pizza
Pizzeria Villagio, Palm Desert - 1st
Piero's Pizza Vino , Palm Desert - 2nd
Guiseppe's Pizza and Pasta, Palm Springs - 3rd (Tie)
Johnny Costa's Ristorante, Palm Springs - 3rd (Tie)

Best Drycleaner
Country Club Cleaners, Palm Desert - 1st  (Tie)
Desert Discount Cleaners, Palm Desert and Palm Springs - 1st  (Tie)
Regal Cleaners, Palm Springs - 2nd
Rancho Mirage Cleaners, Rancho Mirage - 3rd

Best Seafood
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Palm Desert - 1st
Fisherman's Market & Grill, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Palm Springs - 2nd
Roy's Restaurant, Rancho Mirage - 3rd

Best Women's Apparel
Chicos, Palm Desert - 1st
BB one, Palm Desert - 2nd
Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Desert - 3rd

February 2013 Round #5 Results

Best Event
Coachella Music Festival, Indio - 1st
Fashion Week El Paseo, Palm Desert - 2nd
Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert, Palm Desert - 3rd

Best Golf Hole
Rancho Las Palmas Country Club, Rancho Mirage - 1st
Mesquite Country Club, Palm Springs - 2nd (Tie)
PGA West, La Quinta - 2nd (Tie)
Classic Club, Palm Desert - 3rd

Best Hiking Trail
Palm Canyon Trail (Indian Canyon), Palm Springs - 1st
Bump and Grind, Palm Desert - 2nd (Tie)
Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree - 2nd (Tie)
Museum Trail, Palm Springs - 3rd

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Tutti Fruitti Frozen Yogurt, La Quinta - 1st
Eddie's Frozen Yogurt, Palm Springs - 2nd
Cactusberry, Palm Springs - 3rd

Best Modernist Furnishings & Decor
Modern Way, Palm Springs - 1st
Patios Plus, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage - 2nd
Plummers, Rancho Mirage - 3rd

Best Romantic Dining
Circa 59 (Riviera Palm Springs), Palm Springs - 1st
Trio, Palm Springs - 2nd
The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge, Palm Desert - 3rd

Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
Venue Sushi & Sake Lounge, Palm Desert - 1st
Wasabi, Palm Springs - 2nd
Kiyosaka, Palm Springs - 3rd
 

January 2013 Round #4 Results

Best Cocktails
Spencer’s Restaurant, Palm Springs - 1st
Acqua Pazza, Rancho Mirage - 2nd
The 3rd Corner Bistro Wine Shop & Bistro, Palm Desert - 3rd
Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse, Rancho Mirage - 4th
Wang's in the Desert, Palm Springs - 5th

Best Fitness Club/Gym/Personal Trainer
Gold’s Gym, Palm Springs - 1st
Power of Fitness, Palm Springs - 2nd
World Gym, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs - 3rd
Adalpe CrossFit, Palm Desert - 4th
Power Yoga, Palm Springs - 5th

Best Place to See Live Theatre
McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert - 1st
Annenberg Theatre, Palm Springs - 2nd
Circle Theatre Acting Co., Indio - 3rd
Indian Wells Theatre at CSUSB, Palm Desert - 4th
Hi-Desert Cultural Center, Joshua Tree - 5th

Best Power Lunch
Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs - 1st
Daily Grill, Palm Desert - 2nd
Acqua Pazza, Rancho Mirage - 3rd
Tommy Bahama's Tropical Café, Palm Desert - 4th
Trio, Palm Springs - 5th

Best Sports Bar
The Beer Hunter, La Quinta - 1st
Village Pub, Palm Springs - 2nd
Buffalo Wild Wings, Palm Desert - 3rd
19th Hole Sports Bar & Restaurant, Palm Desert - 4th
Burgers & Beer, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage - 5th

Best Steakhouse
Sullivan's Steakhouse, Palm Desert - 1st
Chop House, Palm Springs - 2nd
LG's Prime Steakhouse, Palm Springs - 3rd
Morton's the Steakhouse, Palm Desert - 4th
Flemings Steakhouse, Rancho Mirage - 5th

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Native Foods, Palm Springs - 1st
Palms Green Café, Palm Springs - 2nd
Nature's Health Food & Café, Palm Springs - 3rd
Luscious Lorraine's, Palm Desert - 4th

December 2012 Round #3 results:

Best Bakery
1st - Sherman's Deli & Bakery, Palm Springs
2nd - La Quinta Baking Company, La Quinta
3rd - Manhattan in the Desert, Palm Springs
4th - Aspen Mills, Palm Springs
5th - Over the Rainbow Cupcakes, Palm Springs

Best Dog Groomer
1st - The Pet Hotel at Barkingham Palace, Palm Desert
2nd - Ritzy Rover, Palm Desert
3rd - Puppy Luv, Palm Springs

Best French Restaurant
1st - La Brasserie, La Quinta
2nd - Cuistot, Palm Desert
3rd - Le Vallauris, Palm Springs
4th - Cafe des Beaux-Arts, Palm Desert
5th - Chez Pierre, Palm Desert

Best Private Golf Course
1st - La Quinta Country Club, La Quinta
2nd - Indian Ridge Country Club, Palm Desert
3rd - Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage
4th - The Vintage, Palm Desert
5th - Bighorn Golf Club, Palm Desert

Best Home Decor and Accessories
1st - Mathis Brothers, Indio
2nd - Between the Sheets, Palm Desert
3rd - Ashley Furniture Home Store, Palm Desert
4th - Plummers, Rancho Mirage
5th - Ethan Allen, Palm Desert

Best Late-Night Bites
1st - Acqua Pazza, Rancho Mirage
2nd - The Nest, Indian Wells
3rd - The 3rd Corner Bistro Wine Shop & Bistro, Palm Desert
4th - Morgan's In The Desert, La Quinta
5th - Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs

Best Martini
1st - Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Palm Desert
2nd - Acqua Pazza, Rancho Mirage
3rd - Tommy Bahama’s, Palm Desert
4th - Shame on the Moon, Rancho Mirage
5th - Morgan's In The Desert, La Quinta

November 2012 Round #2 Results:

Best Attraction
1st - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs
2nd - The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden, Palm Desert
3rd - The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, Palm Springs
4th - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs
5th - Knott’s Soak City, Palm Springs

Best Burger 
1st - Grill-A-Burger, Palm Desert
2nd - Frickleburger, Cathedral City
3rd - Tyler's Burgers, Palm Springs
4th - Five Guys Burger & Fries, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage
5th - Woody's Burgers, Palm Springs

Best Consignment or Thrift Store
1st - Revivals, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Palm Springs
2nd - Goodwill Stores, Cathedral City, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage
3rd - Angel View Thrift Mart, Palm Desert, Palm Springs
4th - Angel View Prestige Boutique, Palm Springs
5th - Classic Consignment & Country Club Jewels, Palm Desert

Best Italian Restaurant
1st - Johnny Costa's Ristorante, Palm Springs
2nd - Pizzeria Villagio Italian Kitchen, Palm Desert
3rd - Nicolinos, Palm Springs
4th - Ristorante Mamma Gina, Palm Desert
5th - Giuseppe's, Cathedral City

Best Places to See Live Music
1st - The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage
2nd - Woody's Burgers, Palm Springs
3rd - Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown
4th - The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio
5th - Sullivan's Steakhouse, Palm Desert

Best Resort
1st - JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Palm Desert
2nd - Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage
3rd - La Quinta Resort
4th - Parker, Palm Springs
5th - Riviera, Palm Springs
 

October 2012 Round 1# Results:

Best Antique Store
1st - Antiques & Fine Consignments, Palm Springs
2nd - Dwight Polen Chinese Antiques, Palm Springs & Palm Desert
3rd - Gracie's Emporium, La Quinta
4th - Encore Consign + Design Studio, La Quinta

Best Barbeque Restaurant
1st - Jackalope Ranch, Indio
2nd - Cowboy Way, Palm Springs
3rd - Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse, Rancho Mirage
4th - Big Mama's BBQ, Cathedral City
5th - Tootsie's, Cathedral City

Best Casino
1st - Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage
2nd - Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs
3rd - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio
4th - Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon
5th - Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella

Best Hair Salon
1st - Brien O'Brien Salon, Palm Springs
2nd - Studio M Salon and Spa, Palm Springs
3rd - J Russell! The Salon, Palm Desert
4th - Jeffrey Alen Hair Design, Palm Desert
5th - A Cut Above, Palm Desert

Best Hotel
1st - Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs
2nd - Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs
3rd - JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert
4th - Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage
5th - Riviera Palm Springs

Best Sunday Brunch
1st - Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs
2nd - Cheeky's, Palm Springs
3rd - Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs
4th - IW Club, Indian Wells
5th - Escena Grill, Palm Springs

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