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Who, what and where is Xtra Best 2010?

We asked & you answered. Some of the results were surprising.

PECKER UP

(Best male bartender/server)
Dave at Woody’s
Runners up: Francis at Woody’s, Shane MacKinnon

CLAM BAKE

(Best female bartender/server)
Patricia at Buddies
Runners up: Sandy De Almeida at the Gladstone, Tania at Voglie

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS

(Best drag-queen performer)
Miss Conception
Runners up: Donnarama, Sofonda Cox

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

(Best drag-king performer)
Clint Lyckher
Runners up: Flare, Deb Pearce

HOT MESS

(Messiest drag performance)
Donnarama
Runners up: Lena Over, Fay Slift

CILF – Celebrity I’d like to fuck

(Hottest gay celebrity)
Ricky Martin
Runners up: Neil Patrick Harris, Anderson Cooper

CILF – Celebrity I’d like to fuck

(Hottest lesbian celebrity)
Ellen DeGeneres
Runners up: Portia de Rossi, Chely Wright

CLOSET HANGER

(Best closeted celebrity)
Tom Cruise
Runners up: Anderson Cooper, Queen Latifah

SILLY HOMO

(Best comedic queer)
Ellen DeGeneres
Runners up: Wanda Sykes, Trevor Boris

SING OUT

(Best queer musician)
Rufus Wainwright
Runners up: kd lang, Lucas Silveira (the Cliks)

OUT WRITE

(Best queer author)
Zoe Whittall
Runners up: Sky Gilbert, Anna Camilleri

QUEER EYE

(Best queer artist)
Will Munro
Runners up: Tanja Tiziana, John Webster

BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN

(Mouthiest queer activist)
Keith Cole
Runners up: Chelsey Lichtman, Brad Fraser

YEA!

(Best Toronto politician)
George Smitherman
Runners up: David Miller, Olivia Chow

NAY!

(Best WORST Toronto politician)
Rob Ford
Runners up: Kyle Rae, David Miller

BEND OVER AND COUGH

(Best healthcare practitioner)
Masina Wright
Runners up: Sherbourne Health Centre, Paul Hasson

PEARLY WHITES

(Best dentist)
Kevin Russelo
Runners up: Sharon Ross, Martin Sterling

LEGAL LEGEND

(Best lawyer)
Michael Battista
Runners up: Harvey L Hamburg, El-Farouk Khaki

HOME HUNTER

(Best real estate agent)
Jackie O’Keefe
Runners up: Scott Garnett, Tenny Manook

PET WHISPERER

(Best veterinarian)
Blue Cross Animal Hospital
Runners up: The Animal Clinic, Ted Morris

CHEAP DRINKS

(Best place to drink on a budget)
Woody’s
Runners up: Sneaky Dee’s, Hen House

BITCH ABOUT THE BOSS

(Best after-work watering hole)
Woody’s
Runners up: Churchmouse & Firkin, O’Grady’s

OUTDOOR ORAL

(Best patio)
O’Grady’s
Runners up: Fuzion, Churchmouse & Firkin

PUB GRUB

(Best pub)
Churchmouse & Firkin
Runners up: O’Grady’s, Hair of the Dog

MORNING AFTER

(Best brunch)
Cora’s
Runners up: Zelda’s, Village Rainbow

WOOING YOUR LOVAH

(Best restaurant for a romantic dinner)
Hair of the Dog
Runners up: Fuzion, Keg Mansion

HUNGRY HUNGRY HERBIVORE

(Best vegetarian restaurant)
Fresh
Runners up: Fressen, Urban Herbivore

HIDDEN GEM

(Best restaurant no one knows about)
Cocina Lucero
Runners up: The River Restaurant, Cranberries

BEHIND BARS

(Best bar no one knows about)
Elevate
Runners up: Spirits, Embassy

CAFFEINE KICK

(Best indie coffee shop)
Bulldog
Runners up: Jet Fuel, Ideal Coffee

CAFFEINE QUICK

(Best chain coffee shop)
Starbucks
Runners up: Tim Hortons, Timothy’s

NICE PACKAGE

(Best underwear brand)
Calvin Klein
Runners up: Ginch Gonch, aussieBum

LABEL WHORE

(Best designer label)
Prada
Runners up: Diesel, Gucci

PIMP MY CRIB

(Best furniture and home accessories store)
IKEA
Runners up: Urban Barn, Structube

KICK UP YOUR HEELS

(Best shoe store)
Aldo
Runners up: Get Outside, Town Shoes

GEEK OUT ON TECH TOYS

(Best store for your tech needs)
Apple Store
Runners up: Best Buy, Future Shop

HOLISTIC HAVEN

(Best health-food store)
Noah’s
Runners up: Big Carrot, Ottway

POKE, PROD AND PEEL

(Best day spa)
Elmwood Spa
Runners up: Body Blitz, Southern Comfort

SHEAR TALENT

(Best place to get your hair styled)
Ho’s
Runners up: House of Lords, Coupe Bizarre

GET BENT

(Best yoga studio)
Downward Dog
Runners up: Moksha Yoga, Bikram Yoga

PUMP IT HARD

(Best gym)
GoodLife Fitness
Runners up: YMCA, Extreme Fitness

WELL HUNG

(Best local art gallery)
Art Gallery of Ontario
Runners up: O’Connor Gallery, Paul Petro

FRONT AND CENTRE

(Best place to see a live performance)
Buddies in Bad Times
Runners up: The Phoenix, Lee’s Palace

MIXER

(Best queer-friendly bar)
The Beaver
Runners up: Goodhandy’s, Gladstone

THE NEW SCENE

(Best NEW queer party)
Sodom
Runners up: Yes Yes Y’all, Business Woman’s Special

BOY MEETS BOY

(Best gay bar)
Woody’s
Runners up: Buddies in Bad Times, Black Eagle

GIRL MEETS GIRL

(Best lesbian bar)
Slack’s
Runners up: Hen House, The Beaver

DRAGLICIOUS

(Best drag bar)
Crews and Tangos
Runners up: George’s Play, Woody’s

HEAVY BEATS

(Best nightclub)
fly
Runners up: Buddies in Bad Times, Goodhandy’s

HEAVY HITTER

(Best DJ)
DJ Shane Percy
Runners up: Dwayne Minard, Craig Dominic

HANDHELD FUN

(Best mobile app)
Grindr
Runners up: Facebook, Angry Birds

FIRED UP

(Best radio host)
Deb Pearce
Runners up: Chris Howson, Shaun Proulx

WHATCHA WATCHIN’?

(Best TV show)
True Blood
Runners up: Glee, Modern Family

TOP DOG

(Best blog)
Torontoist
Runners up: She Does the City, Perez Hilton

#1.COM

(Best website)
xtra.ca
Runners up: Facebook, Google

DIRTY GETAWAY

(Best destination for a sex weekend)
Montreal
Runners up: Niagara Falls, New York

ROMANTIC RETREAT

(Best romantic destination)
Montreal
Runners up: Paris, Niagara on the Lake

HOMO HOSPITALITY

(Best queer-friendly getaway)
Montreal
Runners up: New York, Puerto Vallarta

MILE-HIGH CLUB

(Sexiest flight attendants)
Porter
Runners up: Air Canada, WestJet

DILDOS AND VIBRATORS AND PORN…. OH MY

(Best sex shop)
Priape
Runners up: Come As You Are, Good for Her

SLIP AND SLIDE

(Best lube brand)
WET
Runners up: KY, Gun Oil

RUB-A-DUB-DUB…

(Best bathhouse)
Steamworks
Runners up: Spa Excess, St Marc Spa

OUT IN THE OPEN

(Best place to have public sex)
Queen’s Park
Runners up: Riverdale Park, Cherry Beach

QUICK TRICK

(Best place to pick up)
Woody’s
Runners up: Goodhandy’s, squirt.org