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Best of Palo Alto 2012

And the winners are... LANE 1

Food & Drink

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Bagels: House of Bagels, 526 University Ave., Palo Alto Hall of Fame: Third Year: Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels, 477 S. California Ave., Palo Alto Bakery/Desserts: The Prolific Oven, 550 Waverley St., Palo Alto Breakfast: Joanie’s Cafe, 405 S. California Ave., Palo Alto Burger: Kirk’s Steakburgers, 855 El Camino Real, Suite 75, Palo Alto Hall of Fame: First Year: The Counter, 369 S. California Ave., Palo Alto Burrito: Chipotle, 2675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Salad: Sprout Cafe, 168 University Ave., Palo Alto

Meal Under $20: Sprout Cafe, 168 University Ave., Palo Alto

Seafood: The Fish Market, 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Mediterranean Restaurant: Mediterranean Wraps, 425 S. California Ave., Palo Alto; and 209 University Ave., Palo Alto

Steak: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 2 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St., Palo Alto

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Auto Care: Dave’s Auto Repair, 830 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto

Takeout: Su Hong, 4256 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Third Year: Palo Alto Sol, 408 California Ave., Palo Alto

Chiropractors: Health Logic, 633 Menlo Ave., Menlo Park

Yogurt: Fraîche, 200 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

New Restaurant: LYFE Kitchen, 167 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

Day Spa: Watercourse Way, 165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto

LANE 2

Outdoor Dining (tie): Cafe Borrone and Caffe Riace, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (Café Borrone); and 200 Sheridan Ave., Palo Alto (Caffe Riace)

Dentist: Palo Alto Dental Group, 511 Byron St., Palo Alto

Restaurants

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Deli/Sandwiches: The Village Cheese House, 157 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Third Year: Evvia Estiatorio, 420 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Gelato/Ice Cream: Gelato Classico, 435 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Bar/Lounge: La Bodeguita del Medio, 463 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Third Year: Rick’s Ice Cream, 3946 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

California Cuisine: St. Michael’s Alley, 140 Homer Ave., Palo Alto

Romantic Restaurant: La Bodeguita del Medio, 463 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Milkshake: Peninsula Creamery Dairy Store & Grill, 900 High St., Palo Alto

Services

Mexican Restaurant: Reposado, 236 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

Restaurant to Splurge: Tamarine, 546 University Ave., Palo Alto

Happy Hour: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 2 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

LANE 3

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Sundance the Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Ambiance: La Bodeguita del Medio, 463 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Grocery Store: Trader Joe’s, 140 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

Wine Bar: The Wine Room, 520 Ramona St., Palo Alto

Chinese Restaurant: Chef Chu’s, 1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos Coffee House: Coupa Café, 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto Dining With Kids: Peninsula Creamery Dairy Store & Grill, 900 High St., Palo Alto Hall of Fame: Third Year: Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill, 566 Emerson St., Palo Alto; and 2A Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: St. Michael’s Alley, 140 Homer Ave., Palo Alto

Dry Cleaner: AJ’s Cleaners, 3175 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto Hall of Fame: Third Year: Charleston Cleaners, 3900 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto Fitness Classes: Uforia Studios, 819 Ramona St., Palo Alto Frame Shop: University Art, 267 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto Gym: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

Solo Dining: Coupa Café, 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto

Hair Salon: Hair International, 232 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Third Year: Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Hotel: Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto

Sports Bar: The Dutch Goose, 3567 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park

Manicure/Pedicure: Lavande Nail Spa, 240 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: First Year: The Old Pro, 541 Ramona St., Palo Alto

Massage: Massage Therapy Center, 368 S. California Ave., Palo Alto Hall of Fame: Third Year: Watercourse Way, 165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill, 566 Emerson St., Palo Alto; and 2A Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

French Restaurant: Cafe Brioche, 445 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Sunday Brunch: St. Michael’s Alley, 806 Emerson St., Palo Alto

New Food/Drink Establishment: Philz Coffee, 101 Forest Ave., Palo Alto

Fusion Restaurant: Tamarine, 546 University Ave., Palo Alto

Sushi/Japanese Restaurant: Fuki Sushi, 4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Pizza: Patxi’s Chicago Pizza, 441 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Indian Restaurant: Darbar, 129 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto

Thai Restaurant: Rice Thai Cuisine, 3924 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Third Year: Applewood Pizza, 1001 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Italian Restaurant: Il Fornaio, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Thaiphoon, 543 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: First Year: Hair International, 232 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Latin American Cuisine: La Bodeguita del Medio, 463 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Vegetarian/Vegan Cuisine: Calafia Cafe & Market A Go Go, 130 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

New Service Business: Elite Med Spa, 95 Town & Country Village (located at LaBelle), Palo Alto

Produce: Sigona’s Farmers Market, 399 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

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Men’s Haircut: President Barbershop, 490 University Ave., Palo Alto

Palo Alto Weekly 08.17.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 17, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly 08.17.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 17, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly