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Readers’ Choice Winners 2012

Who has the best pizza in Palm Desert? How about the best golf course in town? Here are your picks for Readers’ Choice!

All this summer, you’ve nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses and places from categories ranging from Best Burger and Best Place for Lunch With Friends to Best Place to Get Your Car Fixed and Best Local Golf Course. 

We’ve tallied all the poll votes and now it’s time to announce the winners.  See below for our complete list of Readers’ Choice Winners. 

Best Pizza

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Best Burger

Winner: Islands

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Best Health Food Store

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Best Gourmet Food Store

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2nd Place:  -none-

 

Best Coffee Shop

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2nd Place: - none-

 

Best Wine Shop

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2nd Place: , (tie)

 

Best Special Occasion Restaurant

Winner: , Mimmo’s (tie)

 

Best Vegan/Vegetarian Dining

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2nd Place: - none-

 

Best Steakhouse

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Best Late Night Dining

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Best Breakfast Spot

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Best Cocktails

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Best Outdoor Dining

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2nd Place:  -none-

 

Best Romantic Restaurant

Winner:  Mimmo’s

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Best Seafood Restaurant

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Best Tacos

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2nd Place: , (tie)

 

Best Chinese Restaurant

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Best Hispanic Restaurant

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Best Place for Lunch with Friends

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Best Sandwich

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Best Sports Bar

Winner:  Buffalo Wild Wings

2nd Place:  ,   (tie)

 

Best Home Store

Winner:  , (tie)

 

Best Bargain Shopping

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2nd Place:  Desert Best Friend’s Closet

 

Best Place to Get your Car Fixed

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Best Local Golf Course

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David L. Arnce August 27, 2012 at 06:28 PM
All good, except the Pizza choice: I once used the community bathroom at the Gardens and two cooks from Sammys came in, did their biz and returned to work. Never washed their hands. I have never gone in there...Otherwise, excellent choices.

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