Best of Miami Reader's Poll Is Open: Tell Us About Your Favorite Spots, You Slackers

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For the past 25 years, our Best of Miami issue has been telling you about our town's greatest places to get drunk, eat barbecue, dance your pants off, and pretty much do all the other things that make life in Miami worth living. But here's the thing: We need your help, you eaters, drinkers, dancers and life-livers of Miami-Dade County. 

Our Best of Miami reader's poll is open! Now we need you to tell us about all your favorite spots. Do it!

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Miami New Times Best Investigations of 2012: A Wrongly Charged Boxer, Corrupt Mayors and Bogus Pot Busts

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Boxer Yathomas Riley got out of prison thanks to a New Times investigation this year. 
Here at Riptide we do plenty of joking about mugshots and celebrating the sheer insanity that is life in the Sunshine State. But Miami New Times' staff writers also spend months investigating the kinds of stories that daily newspapers just don't have the time or resources to focus on any more.

In 2012, New Times investigations helped free a pro boxer who'd been in jail for more than two years on questionable charges, exposed Miami-Dade police for orchestrating a deadly raid and a shady pot bust, shone a light on doping at horse tracks and more. Our best investigative work of 2012:

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Best of Miami 2012 Issue Is Live!

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Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 issue June 14 in newsstands.

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It's the afternoon you've been waiting for, Miami -- New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is now live on our website! Today you can read about more than 300 of our favorite places to eat, the top shops, the craziest art, and the most noteworthy people in the Magic City. Whatever you're interested in, we've got you covered.

Is ink your thing? Try Salvation Tattoo. Ready to strap on the Speedo and head to the best pool? It's at the Raleigh Hotel's. From our best band -- O'Grime -- to the best local boy made good -- legendary smuggler turned medical pot activist Robert Platshorn -- it's all here.

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Best of Miami 2012 - Best Politician: State Sen. Larcenia Bullard

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Best Politician
State Sen. Larcenia Bullard
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Best of Miami 2012 - Best Parking in South Beach: 1111 Lincoln

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Best Parking in South Beach
1111 Lincoln
1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
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Best of Miami 2012 - Best Public Works Project: Miami Intermodal Center

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Best Public Works Project
Miami Intermodal Center
Northwest 25th Street and 37th Avenue
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Best of Miami 2012 - Best Blog: Random Pixels

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A much younger Bill Cooke.
Best Blog
Random Pixels
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Best of Miami 2012 - Best Citizen: Richard "Kudo" Couto

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Best Citizen
Richard "Kudo" Couto
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Best of Miami 2012 - Best Power Couple: Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz

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Best Power Couple
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz
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Best Of Miami Readers' Poll Closes On Friday; Get Your Vote On!

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For two and a half decades now, Miami New Times' Best of Miami issue has brought you our expert picks for our town's best spots to get a mojito, eat ropa vieja, purchase shoes and everything else in between. And for just as long, you -- the good people of the 305 -- have gleefully pointed out just how wrong our experts are by voting on what, in fact, should be the best mojito, the greatest place to grab a snack in Coconut Grove, the single most mind-blowing bike shop in all of Miami-Dade, and dozens of other categories.

Already, more than 10,000 of you have voted in this year's Best of Miami poll. The rest of you slackers still have time to cast your ballot -- but not much! Voting closes Friday, folks.

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