Best of Tacoma 2010 Readers' Poll: Gritty City

You voted for Benjii Bittle, Mark Lindquist, CJ Johnson Bail Bonds, Planned Parenthood and much more ...

By Volcano Staff on August 3, 2010

Thank you to all who took the time to vote in our Best of Tacoma 2010 Readers' Poll. You are the Best.

Best Tacoma Celebrity: Sweet Pea
Best Politician: Mayor Marilyn Strickland
Best Empty Condo Building: Esplanade
Best Friendly Face: Benjii Bittle
Best Reason You’ve Heard Someone Give For Being Scared Of Tacoma: The Aroma
Best Public Restroom: Ruston Way
Best Hidden Gem: 1022 South
Biggest Nuisance For Downtown: Parking issues (not enough, too expensive, restrictive hours, meter maids)
Best Local Non-Profit: Broadway Center for Performing Arts
Best Politician You Love To Hate: Eric Anderson, Mark Lindquist (tie)
Best Use Of City Of Tacoma Money: Improving parks
Worst Use Of City Of Tacoma Money: Parking lot projects
Best Local Hero: Police officers
Best Local Villain: Dale Chihuly 
Best Bus Stop: Tacoma Dome Station
Best Place To People Watch: Ruston Way
Best Place To Hide: Point Defiance Park, Pierce County Jail (tie)
Best Way To Irritate Tacomans: Mention Seattle
Best Bail Bonds: CJ Johnson Bail Bonds
Best Bike Lane: North Union area
Best Place To Do It In The Car: Point Defiance Park
Best Person You Want To Makeout With: Ryan Marsh of the band Corson Swift
Best Place To Cheat On Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend: Car on Ruston Way
Best Place To Take Out Of Towners: Point Defiance
Best Place To Meet Someone: Top of Tacoma Bar and Cafe, 1022 South (tie)
Best First Date: Owen Beach
Best Break-Up Spot: Narrows Bridge
Best STD Screening: Planned Parenthood
Best Place To Get Hitched: Point Defiance Park/Rose Garden
Best Blog: Exit 133
Best Divorce Lawyer: Lynn Johnson