It's out. It's online here: http://www.straight.com/article-13733...
Frank Pabst of Blue Water is Critic's Top Pick Chef of the year. I'm a huge fan of Blue Water so I think it is deserved. No mention of David Hawksworth, formerly of West.
Boneta is best New Casual. Thumbs up there too. Aurora and Pear Tree (both great) are also winners.
The usual disappointments in the Reader's Choice picks: eg Hon's for top Budget, Quizno's!! for top sandwich place...sheesh.
Nice article on the wave of Shanghai Dim Sum. It covers Long's Noodle, Northern Dynasty, Shanghai River, etc. Also a nice (but somewhat superficial) article on why the Vancouver scene is so hot.