Tuesday, January 02, 2007

*More* Best Of 2006 Lists

Throughout this past holiday season, we were extremely busy -- so, as a simple yet effective way to catch up we thought we'd devise a few more lists of our favorite things about 2006.

Top Five Shows:
  1. Sigur Ros @ The Palace Theatre (Cle, OH)
  2. Voxtrot @ Andyman's Treehouse (C-bus, OH)
  3. Cat Power & The Memphis Rhythm Band @ Hartwood Acres (Pitt, PA)
  4. Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins @ House of Blues (Cle, OH)
  5. Tilly and the Wall @ The Grog Shop (Cle, OH)
Honorable Mention: The very first Bears show @ The Beachland Tavern (Cle, OH) and Band of Horses @ The Grog Shop, which we coincidentally saw the exact same night!

Top Five Movies:
  1. Half Nelson
  2. Science of Sleep
  3. Brick
  4. Borat
  5. The Squid & The Whale
Honorable Mention: Match Point. . .oh yes and of course The Break-up (um no)

Top Five Cleveland Restaurants:
  1. Momocho
  2. Taza (brought to us by those great guys from Aladdin's)
  3. Ponte Vecchio (The above picture was taken there)
  4. Fire (see our wine dinner post here)
  5. That Place on Bellflower
Out of Town Food Faves: Rhodes D7 (Dublin, IR), Ear Wax (Wicker Park, Chicago), Cafe Zinho (Shadyside, Pittsburgh)

Top Five Wines:
  1. Hanzell Vineyards - Pinot Noir & Chardonnay are both amazing (Sonoma Valley)
  2. Roederer Estate - Brut Rose Champagne (California)
  3. Tres Bagos Douro - Red Wine (Vila Real, Portugal)
  4. Vixen Sparkling Wine - Shiraz, Sauvignon, Cab Franc blend (Australia)
  5. Angeline - Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)
Honorable Mention: The Taittinger Champagne we shared in celebration of our engagement

Top Five Trips:
  1. Dublin, Ireland - Visit Becky & Paul / Engagement [some pics on flickr]
  2. Naples, FL - Extended holiday getaway
  3. Chicago, IL - New Year's Eve '06 / '07
  4. Pittsburgh, PA - Shopping & Dining in Shadyside / Cat Power show
  5. South Bend, IN - Erin & Todd Festivities
Honorable Mention: Detroit, MI - Visit Jeni / "Asobi Seksu show"

**2006 was such a wonderful and memorable year for us, making it quite the challenge for 2007 to meet it's standard -- only time will tell :)

Bonus: Check our Best of 2005 lists here

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