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Holy cow I cant believe it but I think that The Second Cup coffee shop won the Best Latte category this year, year 2000, because they got the most votes for making the best Latte in the village with their tasty beans and foamy milk and all kinds of delicious and highly caffeinated varieties to choose from (Breathe) .Of course theyre not the only Latte maker in town, no sir, not by a long mile, because we also received votes for Behind the Grind, the Whistler Cookie Co. which unfortunately doesnt seem to be there anymore, Moguls which is under new ownership these days, and Blenz, and its a good thing too that all these places make a good Latte, because sometimes we all need a little pick me up to help us get going now and then because theres so much to
Best Beer Selection
A bartender at the Dubh Linn Gate should feel right at home operating a heavy crane or a wrecking ball in both environments there are dozens of levers to pull and every single one of them does something a little bit different. Thats why Pique readers handed Dubh Linn Gate this category by a landslide for the second year running. Blacks also deserves a mention with a formidable list of lagers and ales to choose from and a respectable number of votes to their credit.
A lot of people dont appreciate what it takes to be a good server. A nice smile helps but if you cant carry a conversation, uncork a bottle of wine without looking like your doing an Olympic clean and jerk, serve a bowl of soup without sticking your thumb into the broth, or work in and around people in such a way that they never accuse you of invading their private space, a nice smile isnt going to go too far. Good timing is also an asset, as is the ability to tap dance and talk your way around difficult situations, which happen more than you would ever believe. Thats why the servers at the Bearfoot Bistro should take pride in the fact that Pique readers have voted them to be the best of the best. Other top picks include La Rúa, Quattro, Citta, Ulis Flipside and Las Margaritas.
Best Signature Dish
If youve never experienced the lamb at Rim Rock, the fondue at Joels or "everything" at Sushi Village, then youve never experienced the ultimate in dining when a chef nails a dish to the extent that people refer to it as a signature dish, its akin to Babe Ruth calling his shots or Picasso owning the colour blue in other words, its a one of a kind.