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KLAQ’s 2017 The Best of the Rest Poll — All the Categories the Other Guys Forgot

Olga Solovei / City of el Paso
Olga Solovei / City of el Paso

It seems like every couple of months, El Pasoans are being asked to vote for The Best of the Best by one publication or another. But let’s face it, they’re so similar sometimes that you can get in a fight over which Best of the Best is the best.

It also feels like a lot of these polls are all the same. Okay, we get it — this place has the best burgers in town. This place has the best pizza. This place has the best optometrists.


What about the categories that REALLY matter? No one is giving THOSE guys awards, and yet they deserve to be recognized for the services they provide to El Paso. (To be fair, we’re not going to give you awards, either. Maybe a certificate. If Dubba G can figure out how to change the toner in his printer.)

So here, El Paso, are KLAQ’s The Best of the Rest awards. Feel free to nominate those people and places who are the most deserving. Share it with your friends, and have them nominate people, too.

Here are the rules:

  • There are no rules. Why you gotta be so serious all the time?

Here’s the timeline:

  • Nominations start now and end at 5 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017.
  • We’ll narrow down our categories to their finalists over the weekend.
  • On Monday, April 10, 2017, you can vote for El Paso’s Best of the Rest. We don’t care how many times you vote.
  • On Monday, April 17, we’ll let you know who won each category.
  • Then that’s it. Everyone goes on with their lives.

El Paso's Best of the Rest

Look, there are a lot of 'Best Of El Paso' lists out there. A LOT. But they don't always cover the important stuff. It's time for us to show love for all the things that make El Paso great.
  • Know a special lady that always wows you with beauty and can do things that should only be seen in Bangkok? Nominate her here.
  • Want to make your significant other feel like you're about to propose, but in reality you're already on to the next one? Nominate the best place to shatter their hopes and dreams while allowing them to wipe away their tears with fancy linens.
  • Candy? Water? Mints? USB? Lets you control the radio? Knows a good drug dealer on the fly? Nominate the best Uber you’ve discovered drunk at 3 a.m.
  • Looking for a little thot thot? But one that most likely loves The Chainsmokers, only drinks vodka waters, dresses in clothes that fit her better when she was 12 and likes to call you her daddy? Tell us the best bars to find a goldmine of these thot pockets.
  • When you’re trying to be a baller on a budget, ladies, grab the tiniest dress you own, pull the girls right up under your chin and get ready to bat your lashes ... now, where do you go?
  • Come on, college kids -- hook us up with the best free wi-fi in town. (And it’s not Village Inn. They kick you out now for being there too long.)
  • As the weather gets warmer, it seems like we get more press releases about another person getting lost on a hike. Let us know what trails are the easiest to get lost on. (So we can avoid them.)
  • So, you're sitting at an intersection in traffic, and you make the mistake of making eye contact with a panhandler. Crap. Except you actually read their floppy cardboard sign, and you know what -- it's clever enough that you empty out your change compartment and chuck six nickels at them. (Intersection names accepted as nominees.)
  • So ... more AC/DC? You don’t hear enough of it, right?
  • Sometimes you have to go to a whole different country to see your neighbors do a $20 Drink & Drown, right?
  • You're entering your second hour stuck in traffic thanks to El Paso's road construction bonanza. In between huffing glue to pass the time or screaming obscenities at your baby daddy on the phone, maybe you look up and notice, "Hey, this place is kind of nice!" What area might that be? Does it even exist?
  • City Hall demolition, Chihuahuas Ballpark, Streetcar project, Downtown Arena, their salaries … the possibilities are ENDLESS!
  • Let us know which event completely pissed you off or wasted your time. Personally, we’re torn between 'Party on the Green' and 'FatSat.'
  • Which cool kid threw the biggest bash of the year while their parents were on a church retreat? (That, for some reason, my invite to got lost in the mail…)
  • How awesome was Snoop Dogg guys!?
  • Nominate the real MVP daddy who not only spends quality time with his kids, but also makes sure mama has what she needs for the babes.
  • I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T ladies go here! Know a badass chick who takes care of the kids and does it all? Give her your props right here.
  • There she is, sipping a Cosmo at the bar. She catches your eye and waves you over with her flip phone. The older the berry, the sweeter the wine, right? Whose tia are you looking to hook up with?
  • The thing about concrete that most people don't know, it sets so much faster when two dozen construction workers just stand there and stare at it.
  • If you know someone who can compete with the Poe brothers, put them here.
  • Lucky for your unicycle, one of them just trimmed their beard -- he didn't shave it all off.
  • Tired of all the human interaction in your everyday life? Need to get away and enjoy some alone time? Lucky for you, UTEP football, basketball, Coyotes soccer and more are here to isolate and maybe even help you practice yodeling.
  • While we want to salute the best of the rest, we also request you to test which 'Best of the Best' is the most blessed, has the most zest or just blows your vest off your chest.
  • Don't need Obamacare. Don't need Trumpcare. I got Juarezcare. Here's your deductible, bitch.
  • Okay, don't give us a real name here. You might mess up OUR connect. Asking for a friend.
  • You know, right off the top of your head. Dig deep into your heart and ask yourself, "Who truly deserves this award?"

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