City Paper has released its Best of 2009 list, and several Shaw businesses earned notable recognitions. Among the first place winners in our midst are Vegetate (Best Vegetarian Restaurant), Town Dance Boutique (Best Gay Bar/Club), and Nellie's (Best Sports Bar). We had several second and third place winners in other categories, including Wagtime Pet Spa and Boutique (Doggie Daycare), 9:30 Club (Live Music Venue), Etete (Ethiopian Restaurant), Vegetate (Vegan Restaurant), Nellies (Gay Bar/Club), and so on and so forth. Of course, I think several places were robbed of their rightful titles, as Corduroy wasn't recognized in the best American Restaurant category or for having the best chef in Washington, The Space did not get recognized for its ahhh-mazing roof deck, and The Long View gallery wasn't mentioned in the gallery categories.
Anyway, all to say, congrats to our great businesses for these notable recognitions, and we all know we've got some pretty incredible places that didn't get the attention they deserved!
PS - I haven't had a chance to pop open every category online, so let me know if I missed any!