According to the December/January issue of Alaska Magazine, the results of the 2001 Best of Alaska are now in.
With ballots counted from both in-state and out-of-state readers, here are some of the 2001 winners:
Best Airline: Alaska Airlines.
Best Bar: The Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit (by out-of-state readers).
Best Bar: The Howling Dog Saloon in Fairbanks (by in-state readers).
Best Bed and Breakfast: Rockwell Lighthouse in Sitka.
Best Berry Picking: Hatcher Pass.
Best Boat Captain: Jim Binkley of the riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks.
Best Breakfast: Gwennies Old Alaska Restaurant at 4333 Spenard Road in Anchorage.
Best Bush Pilot: Craig Elg of Alaska Skyways/Regal Air in Anchorage.
Best Cemetery: The Sitka National Cemetery (by out-of-state).
Best Cemetery: The Russian Orthodox Cemetery, 26 miles north of Anchorage (by in-state).
Best Cinnamon Rolls: The Bake Shop in Girdwood.
Best Drive: The Richardson Highway.
Best Fjord: The Tracy Arm near Juneau.
Best General Store: Coghill's General Store in Nenana.
Best Glacier: The Ruth Glacier on the high reaches of Mt. McKinley.
Best Fishing Guide: Daniel Donich of Daniel's Personalized Guide Service in Homer.
Best Fishing River: Kenai River.
Best Microbrewery Beer: The Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria at 3300 Old Seward Highway in Anchorage.
Best Mountain: Mt. McKinley.
Best National Park: Denali (by out-of-state).
Best National Park: Glacier Bay (by in-state).
Best Nature Hike: The Eagle River Nature Center Trail near Anchorage.
Best Railroad Excursion: The White Pass and Yukon Route from Skagway to Lake Bennett.
Best Restaurant in The Interior: The Pumphouse Restaurant and Saloon in Fairbanks.
Best River: The Yukon River (by in-state).
Best River: The Kenai River (by out-of-state).
Best Tourist Shopping Trap: Anchorage's Fourth Avenue, the City of Skagway and Alaskaland in Fairbanks.
Best Travel Tip: Bring bug repellent (by in-state).
Best Travel Tip: Bring rain gear (by in-state).
Best Unpaved Highway: The Denali Highway.
Best Wildlife Viewing for Bears: McNeill River.
Best Wildlife Viewing for Eagles: Haines.
Best Viewing for Migratory Waterfowl: Creamer's Field in Fairbanks.
Best Wildlife Viewing for Whales: Sitka.
Best Whitewater Rafting: The Nenana River.