Best of the Best

Congratulations to the winning organizations that were selected as the Best of the Best in the annual contest sponsored by Palm Springs Life.  Voting has now closed.  These are the 2016 winners:


Boutique hotel: Avalon
Home rental: ACME House Company
Convention  Hotel/Resort: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
LGBT hotel: The Hacienda at Warm Sands
Mid-sized Hotel: Parker Palm Springs

Dining Related:

Alfesco dining:
Spencer's Restaurant
Breakfast: Elmer's Restaurant
Late night bites: Lulu California Bistro
Power lunch: Spencer's Restaurant
Romantic Dining: Lavender Bistro
Sunday brunch: TIE between Clementine Gourmet Market & Café and Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge


Gay bar: Chill Bar Palm Springs
Happy hour:  The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge
Live music venue:  McCallum Theatre
Martini: TIE between Johannes Restaurant and Lulu California Bistro
Nightclub/Lounge: The Lounge at Agua Caliente
Specialty cocktail: Bootlegger Tiki
Sports bar:    TIE between The Village Pub and Beer Hunter


American: Spencer's Restaurant
Barbeque:  Smokin' Burgers
Burger: Tyler's Burgers
Continental: The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge
French: Le Vallauris Restaurant
Italian: Castelli's Restorante
Japanese: Kobe Japanese Steak House
Pizza: Bill's Pizza
Mediterranean: Balisage Bistro
Mexican: Las Casuelas Terraza
Steakhouse:  Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Sushi: The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge
Vegetarian/Vegan: Native Foods Café


Consignment store/Antique store: Revivals
Gift store: Just Fabulous
Vintage clothing: Wonderama
Vintage furniture: Modern Way

Specialty Services:

Caterer: Lulu California Bistro
Dog groomer: The Barking Lot/Miriam Lenz
Florist: Palm Springs Florist
Gym/Heath Club: Palm Springs Fitness
Hair Salon: J Russell! The Salon
Specialty food store: Trader Joes
Wedding venue: Colony 29
Yoga/Pilates Studio: Peace Love Yoga Palm Springs

Things to Do:

Architectural or City Tour: Modernism Week
Art Gallery:  CODA
Coffee House: Starbucks
Festival/Fair: Coachella Music Festival
Fundraising  event: Evening Under the Stars
Hiking trail: Bump and Grind Trail
Kids activity: The Living Desert
Large Theater: McCallum Theatre
Museum: Palm Springs Art Museum
Place to take Visiting friends: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Public  golf course: Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Small Theater: Camelot Theater
Spa: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa


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