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ON YOUR MARK ‌ GET SET ‌ VOTE! LANE 1

RESTAURANTS Best Ambiance Best Bar/Lounge Best California Cuisine Best Chinese Restaurant Best Coffee House Best Dining With Kids Best French Restaurant Best Fusion Restaurant Best Indian Restaurant Best Italian Restaurant Best Latin American Cuisine Best Meal Under $20 Best Mediterranean Restaurant Best Mexican Restaurant Best New Restaurant Best Outdoor Dining Best Restaurant To Splurge Best Romantic Restaurant Best Solo Dining Best Sports Bar Best Sunday Brunch Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant Best Thai ReStaurant Best Vegetarian/Vegan Cuisine Best Wine Bar

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FOOD & DRINK Best Bagels Best Bakery/Desserts Best Breakfast Best Burgers Best Burrito Best Deli/Sandwiches Best Grocery Store Best Happy Hour Best Ice Cream/Gelato Best Milkshake Best New Food/Drink Establishment Best Pizza Best Produce Best Salads Best Seafood Best Steak Best Takeout Best Yogurt

SERVICE Best Auto Care Best Chiropractor Best Day Spa Best Dentist Best Dry Cleaner Best Fitness Classes Best Frame Shop Best Gym Best Hair Salon Best Hotel Best Manicure/Pedicure Best Massage Best Men’s Haircut Best New Service Business Best Orthodontist Best Personal Trainer Best Plumber Best Shoe Repair Best Skin Care Best Travel Agency Best Value Hotel/Motel Best Veterinarian Best Yoga

RETAIL Best Beauty Supply Best Bike Shop Best Bookstore Best Boutique Best Eyewear Best Flower Shop Best Furniture Store Best Gift Shop Best Green Business Best Hardware Store Best Home Furnishings Best Jewelry Store Best Lingerie Wear Best Men’s Apparel Best New Retail Business Best Nursery/Garden Supply Best Pet Store Best Pharmacy Best Shoe Store Best Sporting Goods and Apparel Best Stationery Store Best Toy Store Best Women’s Apparel

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Best Art Gallery Best Live Entertainment Best Nightlife Place Best Wifi Hot Spot Best Palo Alto Park Best Place To Go For A Run Best Place For A Kid’s Playdate

In this year's Best Of we cheer the Olympian businesses that champion the Palo Alto area -- the Peninsula's gold-medal restaurants, retailers and services. HALL OF FAME:

Businesses who win their categories five years in a row are inducted into the Hall of Fame for three years. This year’s Hall of Fame Super Stars are:

1ST YEAR BEST OF

Burgers - The Counter Sports Bar - The Old Pro Men’s Haircut - Hair International Skin Care - Skin Spirit Green Business - Palo Alto Hardware Men’s Apparel - Nordstrom Pharmacy - Walgreens

2ND YEAR

Ambiance - Evvia Estiatorio Mediterranean Restaurant Evvia Estiatorio Milkshake - Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Steak - Sundance the Steakhouse Thai Restaurant - Thaiphoon Yoga - Darshana Yoga

3RD YEAR

Bagels - Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels Dining with Kids - Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Dry Cleaners - Charleston Cleaners

Flower Shop - Michaela’s Flower Shop Ice Cream - Rick’s Ice Cream Massage - Watercourse Way Mexican Restaurant - Palo Alto Sol Pizza - Applewood Pizza Restaurant to Splurge - Evvia Estiatorio Romantic Restaurant - St. Michael’s Alley Solo Dining - Cafe Borrone Sporting Goods/Apparel - REI Veterinarian - Adobe Animal Hospital

RETURNING TO THE BALLOT

Home Furnishings - IKEA Manicure/Pedicure - La Belle Day Spa

Go to PaloAltoOnline.com and Vote! Two ways Vote online at www.PaloAltoOnline.com/best_of — OR — to vote! Scan the QR Code and vote with your mobile phone! Vote by July 8 ĂœĂœĂœÂ°*>Â?ÂœÂ?ĂŒÂœ"˜Â?ˆ˜i°VÂœÂ“ĂŠUĂŠ*>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠĂ•Â˜iĂŠÂŁ]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 9

Palo Alto Weekly 06.01.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the June 1, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly