BOC party brought out the best 

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On Wednesday night, Chucktown's brightest gathered at Joe Riley Stadium for the most anticipated party of the year: City Paper's Best of Charleston party. And I'm not just saying that because I work for the City Paper. There are some incredible events that happen in this town, but nothing compares to the diverse crowd at BOC. The party wasn't just filled with big spenders who could drop a week's pay on a ticket. The (free) party was populated with all of the people that you — our readers — voted as the best in town. Representatives from everywhere from the best wine bar to the best news station to the best band were there, though many were barely recognizable beneath their mustaches. Five Guys (best burger), Wasabi (best sushi/Japanese), Santi's (best Mexican), Nirlep (best Indian), Chai's/Basil (best lots of things), and other restaurants kept the food coming, while upstairs the Firefly folks presented all of their delicious new vodka flavors (while a shivering blonde posed for pictures on a tire swing). The all-girl roller-derby squad, the Lowcountry High Rollers, skated around the party passing out staches and looking hot in pink fishnets. Plainfield Project, Plane Jane, Dangermuffin, and Leslie kept the place rockin' from out on the field, while revelers took their turns drinking American Honey shots from out of the mustache ice luge. Maybe it was all the people or the heaters or just the facial hair, but we kept pretty warm despite the low temps. When the party closed down, many headed to the readers' pick for best new bar, the Recovery Room, to keep things going until late in the night. Congratulations, best of the best. Keep doing what you do, and hopefully we'll see you next year. Go to calendar.ccpblogs.com for tons of photos and a video.

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