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Hooray, small town popularity contests!

The Lost Coast Outpost‘s weekly Humboldt Approved polls were established as a way to further solidify the belief that “best” is synonymous with “most popular.” Each week, LoCO readers graciously fall in line with our crazy voting system in an attempt to honor and celebrate the people, places and things that make Humboldt County a great place to live.

Below is the archive of past winners. Show your respect:

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July 29, 2014: Which is Humboldt’s Best Movie Theater?
Winner: Fortuna Theater

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July 22, 2014: Who is Humboldt’s Best Singer?
Winner: Samantha Toste

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July 15, 2014: Who Makes Humboldt’s Best French Fries?
Metro Winner: “The Trailer”

Rural Winner: Bob’s Footlongs

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June 24, 2014: Who Has Humboldt’s Best Salad Bar?
Winner: The Sea Grill

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June 9, 2014: What is Humboldt’s All-time Greatest Band?
Winner: Mr. Bungle

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May 26, 2014: What is the Most Viable Way to Ensure Stability For Humboldt’s Economic Future?
Winner: Prepare for legalization
 
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May 19, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Best Campground?
Winner: A.W. Way County Park
 
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May 13, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Most Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant?
Metro Winner: Wildflower Cafe

Rural Winner: Humboldt Healthy Foods
 

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May 5, 2014: Where is Humboldt’s Best Wedding Spot?
Winner: Pamplin Grove

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April 28, 2014: Who Has Humboldt’s Best Table Service?
Metro Winner: Oaxaca Grill

Rural Winner:  Larrupin Cafe
 
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April 14, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Best River Spot?
Winner: Swimmer’s Delight

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April 7, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Best Building?
Winner: Humboldt Coastal Nature Center

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March 31, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Best Dinner Date Restaurant?
Metro Winner: Brick and Fire

Rural Winner: Larrupin Cafe

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March 10, 2014: What Was Humboldt’s Most Significant Natural Disaster?
“Winner”: ‘64 Flood

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March 3, 2014: What is the Best Movie Ever Shot in Humboldt?
Winner: Outbreak

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Feb. 24, 2014: Who is Humboldt’s Best All-time Athlete?
Winner: Mike Pigg

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Feb. 17, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Best Native Animal?
Winner: Pacific Giant Salamander

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Feb. 10, 2014: Where is Humboldt’s Best Cheap Lunch?
Metro Winner: Smug’s Pizza

Rural Winner: Aztec Grill

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Feb. 3, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Best Disc Golf Course?
Winner: Redwood Curtain

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Jan. 27, 2014: Who Serves Humboldt’s Best Breakfast?
Metro Winner: Renata’s Creperie 

Rural Winner: Gills by the Bay

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Jan. 20, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Best Swimming Pool?
Winner: Arcata Community Pool

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Jan. 13, 2014: Where is Humboldt’s Best Pool Table?
Metro Region Winner: Rose’s Billiards

Rural Region Winner: The Logger Bar

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Jan. 6, 2014: What is Humboldt’s Best Annual Event?
Winner: Kinetic Grand Championship

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Dec. 16, 2013: Where is the Best Place to Grub Down After 10 p.m.?
Winner: Toni’s

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Dec. 9, 2013: Who is Humboldt’s Best Guitar Player?
Winner: Ian Goble

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Nov. 25, 2013: What is Humboldt’s Best Nonprofit?
Winner: Food For People

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Nov. 15, 2013: Who Serves Humboldt’s Best Chicken Wings?
Metro Region Winner: HumBrews
 
Rural Region Winner: Six Rivers Brewery
 
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Nov. 1, 2013: Who is Humboldt’s Best County Supervisor?
Winner: Mark Lovelace
 
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Oct. 25, 2013: Which is Humboldt’s Best Golf Course?
Winner: Redwood Empire Golf and Country Club
 
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Oct. 18, 2013: What is Humboldt’s Best Coffee Shop?
Metro Region Winner: Cafe Brio

Rural Region Winner: Signature Coffee 
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Oct. 11, 2013: What is Humboldt’s Best Neighboring County?
Winner: Trinity County


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Oct. 4, 2013: Which Humboldt Brewery Boasts the Best Beers?
Winner: Mad River Brewery


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Sep. 27, 2013: What is Humboldt’s Best Neighborhood Market? 
Rural Region Winner: Murrish Market

Metro Region Winner (tie): Harris and K Market

Metro Region Winner (tie): Myrtle Avenue Market

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Sep. 20, 2013: What is Humboldt’s Best Sushi Roll? 
Winner: Volcano Roll, Bayfront

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Sep. 13, 2013: Where is the Best Place in Humboldt to Take Kids?
Winner: Sequoia Park Zoo

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Sep. 6, 2013: Who is Humboldt’s Favorite Bass Player?
Winner: Dan Davis

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Aug. 30, 2013: Who Makes Humboldt’s Best Pizza?
Metro Region Winner: Babe’s Pizza and Pasta 

Rural Region Winner: Paul’s Live From New York, McKinleyville

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Aug. 23, 2013: What Is Humboldt’s Best Beach?
Winner: Moonstone Beach

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Aug. 16, 2013: What Is Humboldt’s Best Sandwich?
Rural Region Winner: Maple Pork Sandwich, The Pig and the Hen

Metro Region Winner: Kansas City Beef Sandwich, Humboldt Smoke House

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Aug. 2, 2013: What is Humboldt’s Best Chinese Restaurant?
Metro Region Winner: Liu’s Oriental Cuisine

Rural Region Winner: Hunan Village Restaurant

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July 26, 2013: Who Is Your Favorite Humboldt Drummer?
Winner: Steve Bohner

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July 19, 2013: Who Makes Humboldt’s Best Burrito?
Metro Region Winner: Speedy Taco

Rural Region Winner: La Costa

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July 12, 2013: What is Humboldt’s Best Music Venue?
Metro Region Winner: HumBrews

Rural Region Winner: Mateel Community Center

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July 5, 2013: What is Humboldt’s Best Bar?
Metro Region Winner: The Local Beer Bar

Rural Region Winner: The Logger Bar

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June 28, 2013: Who Makes Humboldt’s Best Burger?
Metro Region Winner: Surfside Burger Shack

Rural Region Winner: No Brand Burger Stand

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