*HOF: Hall of Fame winners

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Service
Antiques           Antique Emporium Antique Emporium Maria's Adele's/Maria's tied Judith Frost Antiques Unlimited Antiques Unlimited Karen's Antiques Karen's Antiques
Art   Palo Alto Art Center Cantor Art Center Art 21 Z Gallerie                  
Budget Hotel Hotel California Hotel California Hotel California                        
Car Repair Ole's Car Shop Ole's Car Shop             PA BMW Ole's Ole's Ole's Ole's Ole's Ole's
Dry Cleaning Charleston Cleaners Charleston Cleaners Charleston Cleaners Charleston Cleaners Emerson Cleaners Delia's Delia's Delia's Delia's Delia's Delia's Delia's Delia's Delia's Delia's
Financial                           Wells Fargo
Framing University Art *HOF: University Art
Accent Arts
*HOF: University Art
Accent Arts
*HOF: University Art
Accent Arts
Great American Frame Store
University Art University Art University Art University Art University Art University Art University Art University Art University Art University Art University Art
Garden Summerwinds Nursery Summer Winds         Woolworth's Garden Woolworth's Garden Woolworth's Garden Woolworth's Garden Woolworth's Garden Woolworth's Garden Woolworth's Garden Woolworth's Garden
Greeting Cards   Village Stationers       Letter Perfect   Letter Perfect Letter Perfect Long's Letter Perfect Papyrus Papyrus Papyrus
Gym *HOF: YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula
Equinox Fitness Club
*HOF: YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula
Equinox Fitness
*HOF: YMCA Mid Peninsula
Axis
YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula YMCA YMCA (Mid-Peninsula) PA YMCA YMCA Ross Rd Reach Fitness YMCA Fitness YMCA Fitness YMCA Fitness YMCA Fitness YMCA Fitness Center Reach Fitness
Haircut Los Salonez Hair International Los Salonez Los Salonez Los Salonez Los Salonez Hair International Ross MacArthur Neiman Marcus Hair Salon Yosh for Hair Yosh for Hair Yosh for Hair Yosh for Hair Yosh for Hair Yosh for Hair
Hotel Garden Court Hotel *HOF: Garden Court Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel
*HOF: Garden Court Hotel
Four Seasons
*HOF: Garden Court
Stanford Park Hotel
Garden Court Garden Court Garden Court Garden Court Garden Court Garden Court Garden Court Garden Court Garden Court Stanford Court Hotel  
Kids Clothes                           Gap Kids
Manicure/Pedicure La Belle Day Spa La Belle Day Spa La Belle Day Spa La Belle Day Spa LaBelle Los Salonez                  
Massage Watercourse Way Watercourse Way Watercourse Way Watercourse Way   Watercourse Way                  
Men's Haircut Hair International Hair International Supercuts                        
Music Store             Tower Tower Tower Tower Tower Tower Tower Tower
New Service Business My Director's Cut                            
Pet Store/Supplies/Pets Pet Food Depot Pet Food Depot Pet Food Depot           Pet Food Depot Pet Food Depot Pet Food Depot PA Humane Society PA Animal Services Monette's Pet Food Depot
Photo           Photo Time Photo Time Photo Time Long's Photo Time Photo Time Photo Time Long's Keeble & Shuchat
Place to walk the dog   The Baylands     The Baylands                  
Second Hand Store                 Goodwill Goodwill Goodwill Goodwill Goodwill Goodwill
Shoe Repair Midtown Shoe Repair *HOF: Midtown Shoe Repair
Paul's European Cobblery
*HOF: Midtown Shoe Repair
Paul's European Cobblery Shop
*HOF: Midtown Shoe Repair
Paul's European Cobblery
Midtown Shoe Repair Midtown Shoe Repair Midtown Shoe Repair Midtown Shoe Repair   Midtown Shoe Repair Midtown Shoe Repair Paul's European Cobblery      
Shoe Store             Nordstom Nordstom Nordstom Nordstom Nordstrom      
Skin Care Skin Spirit Skincare Clinic & Spa Skin Spirit Skincare Clinic & Spa LaBelle Day Spa                        
Spa Watercourse Way Watercourse Way Watercourse Way Watercourse Way LaBelle                    
Store to Browse                 Spirals Spirals Spirals   Spirals Spirals
Travel         American Express/Bungey Bungey Bungey Bungey Bungey Bungey Bungey Bungey Travel Bungey Travel Bungey Travel
Used Books             Kepler's No Knew Books No Knew Books No Knew Books No Knew Books Bell's No Knew Books Bell's Books
Venue for live music         Café Fino                  
Veternarian Adobe Animal Hospital Adobe Animal Hospital Adobe Animal Hospital Adobe Animal Hospital Palo Alto Pet Hospital Adobe Animal Hospital                  
Video Rental             Blockbuster Blockbuster Blockbuster Blockbuster Blockbuster Blockbuster Blockbuster Blockbuster
Retail
Bike Shop *HOF: Palo Alto Bicycles
Mike's Bikes
Palo Alto Bicycles Palo Alto Bicycles Palo Alto Bicycles Palo Alto Bicycles Palo Alto Bicycles     The Bike Connection Palo Alto Bicycles Wheelsmith Wheelsmith Wheelsmith Wheelsmith Wheelsmith
Bookstore Kepler's Books and Magazines *HOF: Kepler's Books & Magazines
Borders
*HOF: Kepler's Books & Magazines
Borders
*HOF: Keplerís Books & Magazines
Borders
Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's Kepler's
Boutique Leaf and Petal Leaf and Petal Leaf & Petal                        
Eyewear For Eyes Optical For Eyes Optical
Sight for Sore Eyes
For Eyes Optical Co.                        
Flowers Michaela's Michaela's Michaela's Flower Shop Michaela's Flower Shop Mills the Florist Michaela's Flower Shop Michaela's Flower Shop Michaela's Flower Shop Roger Reynolds Michaela's Flower Shop (former Stapleton) Stapleton Stapleton Stapleton Stapleton Stapleton (now Michaela)
Furniture IKEA IKEA IKEA IKEA IKEA Crate & Barrel Z-Gallerie Z-Gallerie Flegel's Flegel's R.S. Basso Z gallery Flegel's Flegel's Flegel's
Gift Shop The Annex The Annex                          
Green Business Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware                          
Hardware Palo Alto Hardware *HOF: Palo Alto Hardware
Peninsula Hardware
*HOF: Palo Alto Hardware
Peninsula Hardware
*HOF: Palo Alto Hardware
Peninsula Hardware
Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware Palo Alto Hardware
Jewelery *HOF: Gleim Jewelers
Diamonds of Palo Alto
*HOF: Gleim Jewelers
Diamonds of Palo Alto
*HOF: Gleim Jewelers
Diamonds of Palo Alto
Gleim Jewelers Gleim Jewelers Gleim Jewelers Gleim Jewelers Gleim Jewelers Tiffany Gleim Jewelers Gleim Jewelers Gleim Jewelers      
Lingerie Gitti's Victoria's Secret                          
Men's Apparel Nordstrom Nordstrom Macy's Men's Store Nordstrom Nordstrom Nordstrom Macy's Mens                
New Business Sur La Table Elephant Pharm Satura Cakes                        
Nursery/Garden Supply SummerWinds                            
Pharmacy *HOF: Longs
Walgreens
*HOF: Longs
Walgreens
Longs Drugs Longs Drugs Longs Longs Long's/Walgreen's tie Maximart Maximart Long's Long's Long's Long's   Long's
Sport Goods REI REI REI REI PA Sport & Toy world PA Sport & Toy world Copeland's     REI REI REI   REI REI
Stationery Store *HOF: Village Stationers
Letter Perfect
Village Stationers Village Stationers Village Stationers Letter Perfect
Village Stationers
Village Stationers                  
Toy Store *HOF: Palo Alto Sport and Toy World
Cheeky Monkey Toys
*HOF: Palo Alto Sport and Toy World
Cheeky Monkey Toys
*HOF: Palo Alto Sport and Toy World
The Klutz Store
Palo Alto Sport and Toy World Diddams
Palo Alto Sport and Toy
PA Sport & Toy world PA Sport/Toy PA Sport/Toy PA Sport/Toy PA Sport/Toy PA Sport/Toy PA Sport/Toy PA Sport/Toy PA Sport/Toy PA Sport/Toy
Restaurants/Food
Ambiance Evvia Estiatorio Evvia Estiatorio Evvia                        
Appetizers         Zibibbo                  
Asian Fusion Restaurant Tamarine Three Seasons                          
Bagels Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels Noah's Noah's Noah's Noah's Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels Noah's Bagels Noah's Bagels Noah's Bagels Noah's Bagels Noah's Bagels Bagel Works
Bar Nola Nola                          
BBQ               Armadillo Willy Armadillo Willy Armadillo Willy Armadillo Willy Armadillo Willy Armadillo Willy's MacArthur Park
Best Wine List Zibibbo Lavanda                          
Bread               Harmony Harmony Harmony Harmony Harmony Harmony Bakery Le Boulanger
Breakfast/Brunch Hobee's
Joanie's Café
*HOF: Hobee's
Joanie's Café
*HOF: Hobee's
Joanie's Cafe
*HOF: Hobee's
Joanie's Café
Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's
Burger The Counter *HOF: Kirk's
The Counter
*HOF: Kirk's Steakburgers
In-N-Out Burgers
*HOF: Kirkís Steakburgers
In-N-Out Burgers
Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's Kirk's
Burrito Taqueria La Bamba Taqueria La Bamba         Siam Royal Authentic Thai Cuisine Una Mas Una Mas Andale Taqueria Andale Taqueria Andale Taqueria Pollo's Pollo's Pollo's (gone)
Café               Café Borrone Café Borrone Café Borrone Café Borrone Café Borrone Café Borrone Café Borrone
Cake           Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven
California Cuisine St. Michael's Alley California Cafe                          
Chinese Rest Chef Chu's Chef Chu's Chef Chu's
Mandarin Gourmet
Mandarin Gourmet Mandarin Gourmet Su Hong Su Hong Su Hong Mandarin Gourmet Su Hong Su Hong Su Hong Su Hong Su Hong Su Hong
Chocolate               See's Candies See's Candies See's Candies See's Candies See's Candies See's Candies  
Coffee Beans                           Peet's Coffee and Tea
Coffee House *HOF: Peet's Coffee and Tea
Café Borrone
*HOF: Peet's Coffee and Tea
Coupa Cafe
Peet's Coffee and Tea Peet's Coffee and Tea Peet's Coffee and Tea Peet's Coffee and Tea Peet's Coffee and Tea                
Comfort Food               Peninsula Fountain/Grill Peninsula Fountain/Grill Peninsula Fountain/Grill Peninsula Fountain/Grill Peninsula Fountain/Grill Peninsula Fountain/Grill Peninsula Fountain/Grill
Delicatessen Village Cheese House Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market                        
Desserts *HOF: Prolific Oven
Fraiche
Satura Cakes
*HOF: Prolific Oven
Douce France
Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven Prolific Oven                
Dining With Kids Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Palo Alto Peninsula Creamery Fountain & Grill Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill                      
Ethnic Restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio La Bodeguita del Medio                          
French Restaurant Left Bank Left Bank The Left Bank                        
Grocery Trader Joe's Whole Foods Market Trader Joe's Trader Joe's Whole Foods Whole Foods   Draeger's Safeway Whole Foods Draeger's
Whole Foods
Whole Foods Whole Foods Draeger's Draeger's
Happy Hour         Nola's Restaurant & Bar                  
Ice Cream Rick's Ice Cream Rick's Ice Cream Rick's Ice Cream Rick's Ice Cream Cold stone Creamery Rick's Ice Cream Cold Stone Creamery Rick's Ice Cream Rick's Ice Cream baskin Robbins/Ricks Yogurt Stop Baskin Robbins Double Rainbow Baskin Robbins Double Rainbow
Indian Food *HOF: Darbar Indian Cuisine
Amber India
Darbar Indian Cuisine Darbar Indian Restaurant Darbar Indian Cuisine Darbar Indian Cuisine Darbar Indian Cuisine Janta Janta Janta Janta Janta Janta Gaylord India Gaylord India Gaylord India
Inexpensive Pluto's Pluto's In-N-Out Burgers Pluto's Pluto's                  
Italian Food Osteria Il Fornaio *HOF: Osteria
Il Fornaio's
*HOF: Osteria
Il Fornaio
Osteria Osteria Osteria Osteria Osteria Osteria Il Fornaio Il Fornaio Il Fornaio Il Fornaio Il Fornaio
Juice Bar               Jamba Jamba Jamba Juice Club/Jamba Juice Club Juice Club  
Kids/Family Restaurant         Fresh Choice Fresh Choice Fresh Choice     Beppo's   Fresh Choice   Hobee's
Martini Sundance the Steakhouse Quattro
Sundance the Steakhouse
                         
Meal Under $20 Pluto's                            
Meal Under $5               Pizza A Go Go Tung Kee Noodle House Pluto's Pollo Rey     Taco Bell
Mediterranean Restaurant Evvia Estiatorio Evvia Estiatorio Evvia                        
Mexican Food Palo Alto Sol Palo Alto Sol Palo Alto Sol Palo Alto Sol Andale Taqueria Andale Taqueria Celia's Una Mas Playa Bar         Chevy's Chevy's Chevy's
Milkshake Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Peninsula Creamery Peninsula Creamery Palo Alto Creamery Palo Alto Creamery                  
New Food/Drink Establishment Fraiche Yogurt                            
New Restaurant Pampas The Counter Junnoon John Bentley's Cheesecake Factory Tamarine   New Bamboo 3 Fish Strait's Zibibbo Pluto's Evvia Star's (now Spago) Ristorante Piatti
Outdoor Dining The Empire Grill and Tap Room The Empire Grill and Tap Room Empire Tap Room                        
Pasta               Pasta? Pasta ? Il Fornaio Osteria Florentine Florentine Florentine
Pizza Applewood Inn Applewood Inn Applewood Pizza Applewood Pizza Pizza my Heart Applewood Pizza Chicago Applewood Applewood Applewood Applewood Applewood Applewood Inn Applewood Inn Applewood Inn
Place to Buy Fish               Cook's Seafood Cook's Seafood Cook's Seafood Cook's Seafood Cook's Seafood Cook's Seafood Cook's Seafood
Place to Buy Health Food       Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods Whole Foods
Place to Buy Meat               Schaub's Schaub's Schaub's Schaub's Schaub's Schaub's Schaub's
Place to Buy Produce *HOF: Whole Foods
Sigona's
Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market     Sigona's Sigona's PA Farmer's Market PA Farmer's Market Monterey Market Monterey Market Monterey Market Monterey Market Monterey Market
Place to Buy Wine               Beltramo's Beltramo's Beltramo's Beltramo's Beltramo's Beltramo's Beltramo's
Restaurant to Splurge Evvia Estiatorio Evvia Estiatorio Evvia Evvia Spago's Spago's                  
Romantic Restaurant St. Michael's Alley St. Michael's Alley St. Michael's Alley St. Michael's Alley Evvia/Maddalena Maddalena's                  
Salad Bar                           Fresh Choice
Sandwiches *HOF: Village Cheese House
JJ&F
*HOF: Village Cheese House
Piazza's Fine Foods
Whole Foods Market
Village Cheese House Village Cheese House Village Cheese House Village Cheese House                  
Seafood Restaurant The Fish Market *HOF: Fish Market
Scott's Seafood
*HOF: Fish Market
Scott's Seafood
*HOF: Fish Market
Scott's Seafood Grill
Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market Fish Market
Singles Bar         Nola's                  
Solo Dining Cafe Borrone Cafe Borrone Cafe Borrone Café Borrone Pluto's Café Verona                  
Special Occasion Restaurant           Spago Spago Evvia Spago Chantilly II Evvia Stars Stars Chez TJ
Sports Bar Old Pro Old Pro                          
Steak Sundance, The Steakhouse Sundance, The Steakhouse Sundance         Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance Sundance
Sunday Brunch *HOF: Hobee's
St. Michael's Alley
*HOF: Hobee's
St. Michael's Alley
Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's Hobee's                  
Sushi/Japanese *HOF: Fuki Sushi
Miyake
Fuki Sushi Fuki Sushi Fuki-Sushi Fuki Sushi Fuki Sushi Miyake Fuki Sushi Fuki Sushi Fuki Sushi Miyake Miyake Miyake Miyake Fuki Sushi
Takeout Su Hong Su Hong                          
Thai Food Thaiphoon Thaiphoon Thaiphoon Siam Royal Authentic Thai Cuisine Siam Royal Authentic Thai Cuisine Siam Royal Authentic Thai Cuisine Siam Royal Authentic Thai Cuisine Siam Garden Siam Garden Siam Garden Siam Garden Siam Garden Siam Garden Siam Garden Siam Garden
Vegetarian Flea St. Café Flea St. Café Whole Foods Market         Good Earth Late for the Train Janta Good Earth Good Earth Good Earth Good Earth Good Earth
Fun Stuff
Best Late Night Hangout University Avenue University Avenue Nola Nola                    
Best Neighborhood   Midtown                        
Best Palo Alto Park Foothills Park Mitchell Park Foothill Park Foothills Park                    
Best Place for a Date Stanford Theatre Stanford Theatre Stanford Theater Cheesecake Factory
St. Michael's Alley
                   
Best Place for a Parking Ticket Downtown Palo Alto Downtown Palo Alto Downtown Palo Alto Downtown Palo Alto                    
Best Place for Playdate Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo                        
Best Place to go for a Run The Dish The Dish                        
Best Place to People Watch University Avenue University Avenue University Ave University Avenue                    
Best place to Stargaze Skyline Boulevard Foothills Park Foothill Park
The Dish
Foothills Park                    
Best Place to Take Out of Towners Stanford University campus Everything West of El Camino between Sand Hill Road and Stanford Avenue                        
Best Teen Thing to do   Going to Movies Go to San Francisco Go bowling