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Best of the Boat: Freshies wins best lunch spot

There’s something about a great lunch that helps you get through the day.

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Best of the Boat: Best Happy Hour — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill

There is something for everybody at this establishment featuring an inviting atmosphere for families and even the late night happy hour crowd.

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Best of the Boat: Fuzziwig's is #1 candy/sweets store

For kids of all ages, a trip downtown or a family vacation to Steamboat Springs just isn’t complete without a stop (or two or three) at Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Best of the Boat: Rocket Fizz places second in best candy shop category

If you want to go retro, Rocket Fizz on Lincoln Avenue is the bee’s knees. Open since May, the candy and soda pop shop has vintage appeal that attracts old-timers and youngsters in droves.

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Best of the Boat: Slopeside Grill wins best après scene

What’s not to like about skiing up to a 21,000-pound ice bar and live music straight off the slopes (besides it possibly leading to a night of dancing in your ski boots)?

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Best New Restaurant: E3 Chophouse

A riverside location, great ambiance and focus on fresh was all it took for E3 Chophouse to win Best New Restaurant in this year’s tally.

Best Place to Watch the Game (and Best Bar): Carl’s Tavern

Want to watch people happily watching the game? Just peer through the windows of Carl’s Tavern downtown, which won not only Best Bar this year but also Best Place to Watch the Game.

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Ciao Gelato

Go ahead, take a spoonful. Or even two. Lynne and Massimo Romeo, as well as their sons Mirko and Gabri, won’t mind one bit as you sample their delicious gelato. They know you’ll be coming back for more.

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Best Breakfast: Creekside Cafe & Grill

Now entering their 15th year serving the type of breakfast that keeps customers returning for more, Creekside owners Kelly and Jason Landers pin the secret to their success on the same thing as always: fresh, homemade ingredients, bottomless Italian coffee and uber-friendly service.

Best of the Boat: Clint Koehler wins best 9-12 teacher

Steamboat Springs High School math teacher Clint Koehler is a favorite among students, who describe him as effective, intriguing and consistent.

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Best of the Boat: Jimmy Westlake voted best professor

It's not hard to find out why Colorado Mountain College Professor Jimmy Westlake is considered a star among the community — not a shooting one, but a shining one.

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Best of the Boat: Doug Labor is top real estate agent

Top real estate agent Doug Labor says it's his dedication to his clients and decades of experience that set him apart as a real estate broker.

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Best of the Boat: Chris Johns, of Wheels Bike Shop, best bike mechanic

“Quick turnaround, friendliness and depth of experience,” Chris Johns, owner of Wheels Bike Shop at 841 Yampa St., says about what caused him and his store to lead the pack in this year’s bike mechanic category.

Best of the Boat: Lyon Drug voted top pharmacy

Nearly 95 years in the same location is enough to make you rise to the top of anyone’s list. Such is the case with Lyon Drug.

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Best of the Boat: Moose Mountain Trading Co. is best woman's clothing store

After 20 years, Jenny Wall, owner of Moose Mountain Trading Co., knows how to fill her Lincoln Avenue store with clothes and gifts that women crave — luxurious sweaters, gorgeous knit dresses and the perfect selection of stylish accessories that add the crowning touch to any outfit.

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Best of the Boat: Paws 'N Claws 'N Things wins best pet supply store

Co-owner Dave Terranova says it's the wide selection and the staff's deep community roots that set Paws 'N Claws 'N Things apart when it comes to people and their pets.

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Best of the Boat: Joe Patrick Robbins & Associates is best architect

Joe Patrick Robbins is celebrating his 42nd year as a Steamboat architect and his third in a row being voted Steamboat’s best. You don’t need a drafting table to do that math.

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Best of the Boat: Ski Haus wins best ski shop

Independently owned since 1969, Ski Haus has been delivering the highest-quality skis to locals and visitors for decades.

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Best of the Boat: Best Interior Designer — Michele Wipperfurth

New Steamboat Springs interior designer Michele Wipperfurth balances artistic elements with customers' preferences.

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Best of the Boat: SmartWool wins best local product

SmartWool may be global, but the company's managing team couldn't find a better place to call home than Steamboat Springs.