Category: Best Local Sports Team
Winner: Steel City Derby Demons
Reason: We rock! Roller derby rules!
Category: Best Butcher
Winner: Ray Jr. at Farmer's Choice
Reason: This is a lost art! Ray Jr. is really good looking!
Category: Best Community Events Planner/Nonprofit Guru
Winner: Hillary Brown
Reason: She has planned the most successful, off-the-hook community events in Pittsburgh history!
Category: Best annoying hipster nickname for a Pittsburgh neighborhood
Reason: Is it really so hard to say "Lawrenceville," you artsy-fartsy jagoffs?
Category: Best message board
Reason: If you're not reading this, you don't know what's happening in Pittsburgh.
Category: Best Rabbi
Winner: Rabbi Chuck
Reason: Great human being
Category: Best party of 2006
Winner: Flashdance party benefit for Big Idea
Reason: It was like the movie 24 Hour Party People condensed into one night.
Category: Best Place to Beg
Winner: King's Court, Oakland
Reason: All the students and hospital visitors are easy touches.
Category: Best Steep Street
Winner: Rialto Street
Reason: Terrifying going up or down -- can't even see over the brink when you start down! And God help you if another car is coming in the opposite direction.
Category: Best looking Pittsburgh celebrity
Winner: Bill Deasy
Reason: See www.billdeasy.com.
Category: Best high school student
Winner: Kayla of Moon area
Reason: She is friendly, brilliant and funny.
Category: Best athlete on a professional Pittsburgh sports team
Winner: Freddy Sanchez
Reason: Great player on a not-so-great team, but still managed to be in the top of the league.
Category: Best church
Winner: Hot Metal Faith Community
Reason: Reaches needs of the people and has brought Pittsburgh tons of attention by being featured on CBS News, The Today Show, and The Wall Street Journal.
Category: Best police department
Winner: North Fayette
Reason: They always respond immediately and their presence is always visible wherever you go into the area.
Category: Best pickles
Winner: Pittsburgh Deli (now closed)
Reason: Crunchy, big and free if you're sneaky