Bellagio racks up 10 wins in What's On poll By Amy Baratta / June 18, 2004 Share 1 -- LAS VEGAS -- For the second year in a row, Bellagio collected the most wins overall in What's On -- The Las Vegas Guide's annual Visitors' Choice Awards. Bellagio took top honors in 10 categories, including favorite hotel theme, favorite hotel overall and favorite casino overall. Winners were chosen in a poll of the guide's readers.Wayne Newton, Lance Burton and Cook E. Jarr won in their respective categories -- favorite headliner, favorite magician and favorite lounge performer, forming an exclusive club of five-time winners.There also were some first-time winners, including Carrot Top, named favorite comedian; Tabu, which won for favorite lounge; and "World's Greatest Magic Show," which took top honors in the favorite-show-to-take-the-kids-to category.Toe Rings & Foot Things, a family-owned jewelry store located in the Boardwalk casino was chosen as favorite in the jewelry store category, beating heavy hitters such as Tiffany & Co. and Saks Fifth Avenue."They're quite well known [in the city]," said the magazine's marketing director, Rene LiButti. "They offer a selection of modern [merchandise], such as belly-button rings and toe rings. They're an interesting underdog."For information about subscribing to What's On -- The Las Vegas Guide or to order copies of a single issue, call (702) 891-8811 or visit www.ilovevegas.com.And the top finishers in each category are:Attractions• Favorite roller coaster: Manhattan Express, New York-New York; High Roller, Stratosphere; Speed -- The Ride, Sahara.• Favorite motion simulator: Star Trek: The Experience, Las Vegas Hilton; Motion Simulator, Luxor; Magic Motion Film Ride, Excalibur.• Favorite company for extreme sports: Flyaway Indoor Skydiving; SkyDive Las Vegas; A.J. Hackett Bungy. • Favorite attraction for kids: Adventuredome, Circus Circus; circus acts and midway, Circus Circus; Shark Reef, Mandalay Bay.• Favorite museum: Liberace Museum; Madame Tussaud's Interactive Wax Attraction, the Venetian; Casino Legends Hall of Fame, Tropicana.• Favorite golf course: Primm Valley Golf Club; Bali Hai Golf Club; Palm Valley Golf Club.• Favorite wedding chapel: The Little White Wedding Chapel; Little Church of the West; Island Wedding Chapel, Tropicana.• Favorite free attraction: Fountain show, Bellagio; The Sirens of TI, Treasure Island; Fremont Street Experience.• Favorite attraction overall: Fountain show, Bellagio; Fremont Street Experience; The Sirens of TI, Treasure Island.Dining• Favorite buffet: Carnival World Buffet, Rio; The Buffet, Bellagio; Spice Market Buffet, Aladdin.• Favorite themed restaurant: Rainforest Cafe, MGM Grand; Benihana, Las Vegas Hilton; Planet Hollywood, Forum Shops at Caesars.• Favorite Asian restaurant: P.F. Chang's China Bistro; Benihana, Las Vegas Hilton; China Grill, Mandalay Bay.• Favorite French restaurant: Le Cirque, Bellagio; Andre's French Restaurant, Monte Carlo; Drai's at Barbary Coast and Mon Ami Gabi, Paris-Las Vegas (tied for third place).• Favorite Italian restaurant: Battista's Hole in the Wall; The Bootlegger Bistro; Regale Italian Eatery, Excalibur.• Favorite Mexican restaurant: Border Grill, Mandalay Bay; Don Miguel's, the Orleans; Bamboleo, Rio.• Favorite other ethnic restaurant: Olives, Bellagio; Mar-rakech; Nine Fine Irishmen, New York-New York.• Favorite seafood restaurant: Rosewood Grille; Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans Fish House, MGM Grand.• Favorite steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse; The Steak House, Circus Circus; Rosewood Grille.• Favorite gourmet restaurant: Top of the World, Stratosphere; Aureole, Mandalay Bay; 3950, Mandalay Bay.• Favorite restaurant overall: Rosewood Grille; Top of the World, Stratosphere; Benihana, Las Vegas Hilton and Tony Roma's, Stardust (tied for third).Entertainment• Favorite headliner: Wayne Newton, Stardust; Clint Holmes, Harrah's; Celine Dion, Caesars Palace.• Favorite comedian: Carrot Top, MGM Grand; Rita Rudner, New York-New York; Wayne Brady.• Favorite magician: Lance Burton, Monte Carlo; Siegfried & Roy, the Mirage; David Copperfield, MGM Grand.• Favorite lounge act: Cook E. Jarr, Harrah's; Dueling Pianos, Harrah's; American Pop, New York-New York; Boogie Knights, House of Blues; Veronica Valdes, Caesars Palace; Pete Vallee as "Big Elvis," Barbary Coast (last four tied for third).• Favorite Elvis impersonator: Trent Carlini, Las Vegas Hilton; Steve Connolly, Fitzgeralds; Jesse Garon.• Favorite celebrity impersonators: "An Evening at La Cage," Riviera; "Legends in Concert," Imperial Palace; Danny Gans, the Mirage.• Favorite showgirls: "Jubilee!" Bally's; "Folies Bergere," Tropicana; "Crazy Girls," Riviera.• Favorite comedy room: The Improv, Harrah's; The Comedy Stop, Tropicana; Riviera Comedy Club.• Favorite show to take the kids: "World's Greatest Magic Show," Sahara; "Tournament of Kings," Excalibur; Circus acts, Circus Circus.• Favorite afternoon show: "Bottoms Up," Flamingo; "Viva Las Vegas," Stratosphere; "The Magic of Rick Thomas," Tropicana.• Favorite production show: Cirque du Soleil's "O," Bellagio; "World's Greatest Magic Show," Sahara; "Mamma Mia!" Mandalay Bay.Gaming• Favorite bingo room: Sam's Town; Palace Station; Gold Coast.• Favorite casino for keno: Caesars Palace; MGM Grand; Bellagio and Stardust (tied for third).• Favorite casino for slots: Harrah's; Caesars Palace; MGM Grand.• Favorite casino for table games: Caesars Palace; Bellagio; Harrah's.• Favorite casino for video poker: Palms; Caesars Palace; Flamingo.• Favorite poker room: Binion's Horseshoe; Bellagio; the Mirage.• Favorite race & sports book: Caesars Palace, Stardust; Las Vegas Hilton.• Favorite casino overall: Bellagio; Caesars Palace; MGM Grand.Hotel• Favorite hotel theme: Bellagio; the Venetian; New York-New York.• Favorite hotel lobby: Bellagio; the Venetian; the Mirage.• Favorite hotel marquee/signage: MGM Grand; the Mirage; Paris-Las Vegas.• Favorite hotel staff: Bellagio; Caesars Palace; Harrah's.• Favorite hotel pool: Mandalay Bay; Caesars Palace; Bellagio.• Favorite hotel spa/health club: Spa Mandalay, Mandalay Bay; Bellagio Spa, Bellagio; Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the Venetian.• Favorite hotel overall: Bellagio; the Venetian; Caesars Palace.Nightlife• Favorite bar: Planet Hollywood; Coyote Ugly, New York-New York; Studio 54, MGM Grand.• Favorite dance club: Studio 54, MGM Grand; Ra, Luxor; House of Blues, Mandalay Bay.• Favorite after-hours club: Drai's, Barbary Coast; Tabu, MGM Grand; Studio 54, MGM Grand.• Favorite lounge: Tabu, MGM Grand; Risque, Paris-Las Vegas; VooDoo Lounge, Rio.Shopping• Favorite apparel store: Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show; Hard Rock Store, Hard Rock Hotel; Dillard's, Fashion Show.• Favorite shoe store: New Balance Las Vegas, Grand Canal Shoppes, the Venetian; Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show; Leonard's Wide Shoes.• Favorite jewelry store: Toe Rings & Foot Things; Tiffany & Co., Bellagio; Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show.• Favorite specialty store: Foot Efx; The Antique Mall; Halloween Experience.• Favorite mall or shopping center: The Forum Shops at Caesars; Fashion Show; Las Vegas Outlet Center.Tours• Favorite off-Strip destination: Hoover Dam; Grand Canyon; Laughlin; Red Rock Canyon.• Favorite sightseeing company: Sightseeing Tours Unlimited of Nevada; Las Vegas Tour and Travel; All American Adventure Tours.To contact reporter Amy Baratta, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .