BEST FAST FOOD- Zip's - Ah, Zip's. Is there any place thou art... not? This regional fast food juggernaut is incredibly ubiquitous, a fact that no doubt helps push it into the stratosphere of the quick eats categories each year come "Best Of" time. But the fact is, the real reason we like Zip's so much is because it is local and does almost everything so right. The awe-inspiring fish and chips. The tartar sauce. The decent prices. The staggering selection of traditional and weird burgers (the Doggoner has a freakin' hot dog, on it for crying out loud). The immaculate food prep areas and general machine-like efficiency of the order-filling drill. Need I go on?
BEST PLACE TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD - Schweitzer - For the fifth consecutive year, the resort on the north side of Sandpoint, Idaho, has topped the voting in the Alpine and Nordic Combined event. With more than 2,000 acres, 59 trails and 300 i
BEST ESPRESSO DRINKS - Starbucks - Like it or not, the world is becoming a smaller place due to globalization, and the coffee world is no exception. Starbucks, the mother ship of espresso huts, once again reigns supreme in this category. T
BEST CONCERT OF THE YEAR - Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge - Was it the band, the venue or the three-day booking? We're thinking it had to have been a combination of all three that made the Dave Matthews Band gig at the Gorge such a champio