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Night and day, there are some places that can be counted on to satisfy their fans and customers. Sometimes itís the little things: A great burger. A comfortable place at happy hour. Other times the stakes are higher: A romantic restaurant for a first date. Or a place to find the ideal wedding present.

Below are 48 of the areaís very best businesses and destinations, as determined by you, our readers. After all, youíre the ones who live, shop and play here ó so you know how to make the most of your free time. The 2006 Best Bets Readers' Choice Awards winners are those places you can turn to time and again to make your day or heat up your night. Enjoy.