This Week in the Voice: Best Of!


Hurrah for Best Of the Best Ofs! What do you think? Is Mexico 2000, “a quaint shop under the J/M/Z line in East Williamsburg,” New York’s Best Bodega? Or McGovern of Brooklyn the city’s Most Morbid Florist? Surely you have an opinion on our Best Yankee (Mariano Rivera), Met (Jerry Manuel) , Net (Devin Harris) , Ranger (Sean Avery), and other sportsmen? Is the West Village really the Best Place for Celeb Watching, Amy Vennema our Coolest Philanthropist, and are the girls and boys of B Cup actually our Most Attractive Baristas?

You don’t have to agree: if you don’t believe Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin represent the Best Advance in the World of Fag Hagdom for 2009, or disagree with the top picks of our esteemed food writers, then propose an alternative — that’s what the comments feature is for. We love creative demurrers.

But wait, there’s more: the usual excellent coverage of Music (like Rob Harvilla on his first date with Them Crooked Vultures), Film (J. Hoberman on the lurid Antichrist), Theater (Michael Feingold on Memphis, Bye Bye Birdie, and Keen Co.’s Thornton WIlder msicellany), Dance (Deborah Jowitt on the Forsythe Company), Art (Jed Lipinski on Robert Bergman), plus Ask a Mexican, Free Will Astrology, Savage Love, and associated bloggage. All fresh, all free.