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Best of the 'Burgh 2012: Readers' Poll

Our readers pick the best of the best in Pittsburgh.




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best local comic
AARON KLEIBER
A youth minster turned funny man, Munhall-based Aaron Kleiber, who studied at the legendary Second City, has been blessed with talent and determination. His star is on the rise, with a steady stream of stand-up gigs, both local and on the road. aaronkleiber.com

best local artist
STACY INNERST
Award-winning artist Stacy Innerst’s illustrations have been seen in numerous books and periodicals, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Among his projects, Innerst painted custom football helmets for Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis, Jeff Reed and Hines Ward. stacyinnerst.com

best local actor
BILLY GARDELL
A hard-working 40-something actor and comic from the ’Burgh, Billy Gardell has landed roles on network TV and currently portrays Mike on CBS’s “Mike and Molly.” A Steelers fan, he also maintains hometown roots via guest appearances on the WDVE Morning Show. billygardell.com

best exhibit
TEENIE HARRIS, CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART
It’s double honors for “Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story,” presented by Carnegie Museum of Art. Both editors (see left) and readers bestow “Best” on this multimedia, multidimensional exhibit dedicated to the life and times of Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908-1998). cmoa.org

best museum
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
The largest museum in the country devoted to a single artist — Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol — The Warhol earns another 15 minutes of fame from our readers. Since 1994, this North Side attraction has been engaging and sometimes enraging Pittsburghers with exhibits, film, performances and special events. warhol.org

best theater company
CITY THEATRE
Edgy and adventurous, City Theatre’s been wowing audiences with an emphasis on new plays —with works by Christopher Durang, Jeffrey Hatcher and Adam Rapp, among others — since 1975. A cool performance space in an old South Side church adds to the experience. citytheatrecompany.org

favorite local athlete
HINES WARD
Although he retired from the Steelers in March, Hines Ward—who, with partner Kym Johnson, won Season 12 of “Dancing With the Stars” last year—still remains in the hearts of Pittsburgh sports fans. He’s since signed on with NBC to—no surprise—cover sports. hinesward.com

favorite local team
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Here we go, Steelers. Here we go. Steeler Nation readers vote black and gold. Winning six Super Bowls —the most of any team, ever— is a super source of hometown pride. steelers.com

best local golf course
OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB
Rated No. 5 in “America's Top 100 Courses” by Golf Digest, Oakmont is considered one of the most challenging courses in North America. The historic greens have been at the fore-front of notable moments in golf history, including playing host to eight U.S. Opens, the most recent in 2007. oakmont-countryclub.org

best local park
FRICK PARK
Among Pittsburgh’s crown jewels are several emeralds, including Frick Park, the largest of our regional parks, with 561 acres. Its wooded slopes and valleys are perfect for hiking or birding. Frick also boasts an environmental center and the only public lawn-bowling green in Pennsylvania. pittsburghparks.org/frick

best spa
ESSPA KOZMETIKA
A go-to spa in Aspinwall, ESSpa Kozmetika specializes in everything from paprika "power facials" to French spa manicures. When stepping into the charming space for a treatment, you're basically guaranteed to walk out feeling rejuvenated. esspa.net

best fitness club
KEYSTONE HEALTH CLUB
When working out, nobody wants to feel intimidated. At Keystone Health Club, which offers some state-of-the-art equipment, the mission is to make guests feel welcome and possibly forget that they’re doing work of any kind. keystonehealthclub.com

best hair salon
DENHAM & CO.
Located downtown, Denham & Co. employs stylists who aim to be positively creative. An Aveda concept salon, Denham uses premium products to ensure everyone has hair that's model-perfect. 412/338-9977

best yoga studio
AMAZING YOGA
Catering to adults (and even kids), Amazing Yoga aims to teach locals best yogi practices. Check out one of its three area locations and see why learning the Downward Dog pose is beneficial. amazingyoga.net

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