This city's never hurting for "Best Of" lists, and here's another one for you — The Blade has announced the winners of its annual "Best of Gay DC" poll. Though the magazine gets feedback on everything from local politicians to favorite blogs, many of the rankings center around nightlife and dining in the city.
There are plenty of the usual favorites on the list — Annie's Paramount Steakhouse for late night dining, Nellie's for its killer happy hour. Town is rated the top dance club, while Crystal City's Freddie's gets props for both its karaoke scene and being the best non-DC bar.
While many of the picks are in the 17th Street corridor of Dupont Circle — Level One for brunch, Duplex Diner as the place to meet men — there are also favorites in such neighborhoods as Logan Circle and Adams Morgan. Rice is their choice for ethnic food, Cork is the readers' favorite wine bar, and The Pig is crowned Best New Restaurant. Jamie Leeds gets a nod for best chef, and Hard Times Cafe in Alexandria is where the readers encourage you to venture for food outside of DC.