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Another category where there wasnt much competition. Sushi Village was the hands down winner, with Sushi Ya a distant second.
Martinis being the in-vogue drink right now, everyones got a recipe. Consequently, everyone has a favourite, and there is wide discrepancy on what a martini is or should taste like.
Without getting into that debate the drinkers/voters of Whistler have declared Savage Beagle to have the best martinis, although it was a close decision. The Chateaus Mallard Lounge and Earls(?) were tied for second spot.
This should be obvious if youve read who won the Best restaurant when someone else pays category. The Rimrock Café is the hands down winner, and would be a winner in any city.
The Crab Shack was second, but an ocean away from Rimrock in voting. Sushi Village was third.
With top talent spinning a variety of genres from ambient to house music, voting Best DJ is tough pick of vinyl, but consistent mentions went to Matt the Alien, of various gigs and Tree Top film soundtracks. Stoli finished second and DJ Czech was third in voting for turntablists.
Sometimes you serve Oban with such zest you change venues just to keep it fresh. Andy, formerly at Val dIsere Restaurant and now with Il Caminetto di Umberto, makes the move from French to Italian entrees while mixing cocktails for appreciative patrons. Andy makes the best grape kneehigh martini in town, according to voters. Dave Paul was runner up.
Best Place to Cut a Rug
Down and low is how you like to groove, with Moe Joes taking top spot for Best Place to Cut a Rug, followed by Garfinkels and its ever-popular locals night. Tiki Hut Tommy Africas took third, with its delicious blend of beats per theme night and go-go dancers on speaker-speakers. The double-level Savage Beagle was a close fourth. "Carpet factory" also got a vote from some wise-ass.
Best Place to See a Live Act
Hands together, pints raised, the best place to see a live act by a country mile is the Boot Pub. Theres loads of history in this bar at the Shoestring Lodge, where the emphasis is on live music every week, rather than lavish decor.
Garfinkels was next in line, followed by Buffalo Bills. Additional mentions went to GLC, the Shack, Dustys, and Moe Joes, with one winter keener listing outdoors as the best place for any fundamental instumentals.