Stingaree Grabs Two Lamplighter Awards

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Stingaree, the nightclub known for attracting celebrities when they're in San Diego, earned two awards at the 15th annual Lamplighter Awards Monday night.

The Gaslamp Association held its annual award show at the Omni Hotel San Diego. It’s the group’s way of highlighting the best of the Gaslamp restaurants, clubs and businesses. Among the winners, you’ll find some familiar names and a few newcomers. Here’s the list. The winners in each category are bolded.

Best New Retailer 2009

Best New Restaurant, Nightclub or Bar 2009

  • Side Bar
  • Vin de Syrah Wine Parlour
  • Voyeur Nightclub

Favorite Shopping 2009
Best Art Gallery, Furniture & Home Decor

  • Chuck Jones Gallery
  • Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts
  • Urban Lighting
  • Z Gallerie

Favorite Sushi & Asian Cuisine

Favorite Urban Specialties & Services

  • Borders Books, Music, and More
  • Downtown Ace Hardware
  • Lucky Dog Pet Boutique
  • Wine Bank, Inc

Favorite Pub & Sports Bar

  • Gaslamp Tavern Latitude Lounge
  • Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint
  • The Field Irish Pub

Favorite Italian Cuisine 2009

  • Acqua Al 2
  • Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Trattoria La Strada

Favorite Beverage Purveyor

  • Anheuser Busch Sales of San Diego
  • Crest Beverage Company
  • Southern Wine & Spirits
  • Young's Market Company

Chef of the Year

  • Antonio Friscia - Stingaree
  • Brian Malarkey - The Oceanaire
  • Christian Graves - JSix

Favorite Bar / Lounge

  • Altitude
  • The Bitter End
  • Side Bar

Favorite Gaslamp Area Hotel

  • Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
  • The Ivy Hotel
  • The Keating Hotel
  • San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

Favorite Shopping 2009 / Apparel & Accessories

  • Bubbles...A Unique Boutique
  • Lucky Brand Jeans
  • M.A.C Cosmetics
  • Volcom

Favorite Contemporary or California Cuisine

  • Jsix and Lounge Six
  • Soliel @K Marble Room
  • Stingaree

Favorite Venue for Live Music

  • Dick's last Resort
  • House of Blues
  • Henry's Pub
  • The Shout! House

Favorite Seafood Restaurant

  • Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room
  • Osetra Watergrill
  • Tin Fish

Favorite International Cuisine (TIE)

  • Bandar Restaurant
  • Bondi Australian Beer & Food
  • La Puerta
  • Sevilla

Best Coffee House, Cafe or Quick Bite

  • Cheese Shop
  • Chocolate Cremerie
  • Ciros Pizzeria
  • Heavenly Cupcake

Favorite American Cuisine

  • Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar
  • Dick's Last Resort
  • The Fleetwood

Favorite Steakhouse

  • Donovan's Steak & Chop House
  • Flemings Prime Steakhouse
  • Gaslamp Strip Club
  • Lou & Mickey's Restaurant

Restaurateur of the Year

  • Bill Sauer of the Marble Room
  • David Cohn, Cohn Restaurant Group
  • Ingrid Croce, Croce's Restaurant & Ingrid's List

Favorite Nightclub

  • 207 at Hard Rock
  • Envy at The Ivy
  • Onyx /Thin
  • Stingaree
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