Tops of the Town

Reader and editor choices of the best around New Orleans

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PEOPLE

New Orleanian of the Year
1) Mitch Landrieu

New Orleanian I Admire Most (male)
1) Drew Brees
2) Mitch Landrieu

New Orleanian I Admire Most (female)
1) Angela Hill

Most Attractive New Orleanian (male)
1) Drew Brees
2) Bryan Batt
3) Brad Pitt

Favorite Politician
1) Mitch Landrieu
2) Bobby Jindal

Favorite New Orleans Musician
(living in the city)
1) Kermit Ruffins
2) Fats Domino

Favorite New Orleans Musician
(living outside the city)
1) Harry Connick Jr.

Favorite Local New Orleans Actor/Actress
1) Becky Allen
2) Ricky Graham

Favorite Saints Player
1) Drew Brees

Favorite Local TV
News Anchor
1) Angela Hill
2) Lee Zurik
3) Karen Swensen

Favorite TV
Sports Reporter
1) Jim Henderson

Favorite TV Meteorologist
1) Bob Breck
2) Carl Arredondo
3) Margaret Orr

Favorite Local Writer
1) Chris Rose

PLACES

Favorite Grocery Store/Deli
1) Rouses Supermarket
2) Dorignac’s Food Center (tie), Whole Foods Market (tie)

Favorite Gym
1) Elmwood Fitness Center
2) French Riviera Fitness Center (tie), New Orleans Athletic Club (tie)

Favorite Day Spa
1) The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
2) Belladonna Day Spa
3) Earthsavers (tie), H2O Salon & Spa (tie)

Favorite Antiques Store
1) M.S. Rau Antiques

Favorite Place to Buy an Engagement Ring
1) Adler’s Jewelry
2) Aucoin Hart Jewelers
3) Boudreaux’s Jewelers

Favorite Florist
1) Villere’s Florist
2) Federico’s Family Florist

Favorite Lawn/Garden Supply
1) Perino’s Garden Center
2) The Plant Gallery

Favorite Movie Theater
1) The Theatres at
Canal Place
2) Prytania Theatre

Favorite Place to Hear Live Music
1) House of Blues New Orleans
2) Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

Favorite Jazz Club
1) Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
2) Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse

Favorite Museum
1) New Orleans Museum of Art
2) The National World War II Museum
3) The Historic New Orleans Collection

Favorite Historical Landmark
1) Jackson Square
2) The St. Louis Cathedral
3) Lee Circle

Favorite Remodeled/Renovated Building
1) The Roosevelt Hotel
2) The Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Favorite Place to
Spot Celebrities
1) The French Quarter

Favorite Place to Take Out-of-Towners
1) The French Quarter
2) Bourbon Street
3) Café Du Monde
4) Frenchmen Street

Favorite Place to
Play Hooky
1) The French Quarter
2) City Park

Favorite Golf Course
1) Audubon Park Golf Course

Favorite Biking/Running Route
1) Audubon Park
2) City Park
3) The Levee

Favorite Weekend Getaway
1) Destin, Fla.

Favorite Street for a Sunday Drive
1) St. Charles Avenue
2) Lakeshore Drive

Favorite Up-and-Coming Neighborhood
1) Lakeview
2) Freret Street
3) Bywater

Favorite Neighborhood in Which to Raise a Family
1) Metairie (tie), Uptown (tie)
2) Lakeview
3) Old Metairie

Favorite Place to Buy a Wedding Dress
1) Town & Country Bridal Salon & Ladies Apparel

Favorite Place to Place Your Bets
1) Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
2) Harrah’s New Orleans

Favorite Hotel
1) The Windsor Court Hotel (tie), Hotel Monteleone (tie)
2) The Roosevelt Hotel

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