The Winners of: We are Puerto Vallarta

By Jerry Jones

This article originally appeared in Out & About PV and is reprinted with permission. Photos by Oscar Almeida

Jamie Alexander from PVRPV and Jessy Ruiz from Asphalt Radio hosted the event, which announced the finalists in the 25 categories and then named the winner. 

Winners received a beautiful award, sponsored and provided by Other sponsors included ThrIVe Med Spa, PVRPV, and El Granero. 

From eats to entertainment, the awards covered a wide range. 

The Palm Cabaret was named Favorite Performance Venue, while a slew of talented entertainers took home individual awards. Miss Conception and Diva Devine were celebrated as Favorite Drag Performers (Touring and Local, respectively), while Effie Passero and Kevin Anthony shone as Favorite Live Entertainers (Solo Show) in their respective genders.

Bringing a touch of culture to the mix, Dante Gallery secured the award for Favorite Art Gallery, and Cassandra Shaw Jewelry was a dazzling favorite.

Beyond the categories, two special awards were presented. Tracy Parks was recognized as the Outstanding Business Owner/Manager, while Tricia Lyman’s contributions to the community earned her the Outstanding Individual honor.

The 1st Annual We Are Puerto Vallarta Awards served as a love letter to the people and places that make Puerto Vallarta a one-of-a-kind destination. 

We Are Puerto Vallarta Award Winners:
Favorite Taco Stand Pepe’s Taco
Favorite Specialty Cuisine Bonito Kitchen Bar
Favorite Casual Dining Joe Jack’s Fish Shack
Favorite Fine Dining Barcelona Tapas
Favorite Breakfast Coco’s Kitchen
Favorite Restaurant with a View La Capella
Favorite Beach Restaurant La Palapa Restaurant
Favorite Hamburger Derby City Burgers
Favorite Performance Venue The Palm Cabaret
Favorite Drag Performer (Touring) Miss Conception
Favorite Drag Performer (Local) Diva Devine
Favorite Live Entertainer (Solo Show) Female Artist Effie Passero
Favorite Live Entertainer (Solo show) Male Artist Kevin Anthony
Favorite Live Entertainer (Group Show) Amy Armstrong
Favorite Piano (Solo Show) Mark Hartman
Favorite Gay Bar La Noche
Favorite Ultra Club Industry Nightclub
Favorite Place to get a drink Garbo Piano Bar
Favorite Martini Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge
Favorite Beach Day Club Sapphire Ocean Club
Favorite Beach Club (Gay Oriented) Ritmos Beach Club
Favorite Art Gallery Dante Gallery
Favorite Jewelry Shop Cassandra Shaw Jewelry
Outstanding Business Owner / Manager Tracy Parks
Outstanding Individual Tricia Lyman


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