Starbucks won with pretty close to a landslide as the best place for that scary, first, make-it-or-break-it date. There are certain advantages to meeting at a coffee house, such as the ability to quickly sneak out without ever making contact (that's kind'a hard to do if you invite your blind date over to your house, as a few of you suggested). Also, if it's hard to keep the conversation going, you can always talk about the amazing number of coffee-related gadgets Starbucks carries, along the lines of "Gee, look at that special cappuccino foam spoon." For those who suggested meeting your blind date on the Internet, all we have to say is you never really know who you are meeting on the Internet -- we think it's way too easy to make up the profile of a superhuman, stunt-double date. And let's face it: How likely is it that a Pierce Brosnan look-alike with a doctorate and a new Porsche has to list his vital statistics on a chat site to get a date? Then again, maybe he's really shy in person.
BEST CHARITY EVENT OF THE YEAR - Wampum - To the Algonquins of pre-colonial New England, wampum was a medium of both exchange and jewelry. Disks and tubes, painstakingly carved out of coastal mollusks, were traded for goods and prized as ad
BEST Radio team - The Breakfast Boys, KZZU - Some people need four cups of coffee to kick-start their mornings, or a five-mile crack-of-dawn jog. Others just tune in to Dave Sposito and Ken Hopkins, known to loyal listeners as the Breakf
BEST PIZZA - David's - I've had more David's pizza during my time at The Inlander than meatloaf dinners during my time as a kid. That's saying something. From their semi-out-of-the-way location in the Gonzaga University district, David's