Palo Alto Weekly

Cover Story - August 19, 2011

And the winners are...

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Restaurants

Ambiance: St. Michael's Alley, 140 Homer Ave., Palo Alto (lunch and dinner) and 806 Emerson St., Palo Alto (weekend brunch)

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

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

California Cuisine: Calafia Cafe & Market A Go Go, #130 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

Chinese Restaurant: Chef Chu's, 1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos

Coffee House: Coupa Cafe, 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto

Dining With Kids: Hobee's, #67 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto and 2312 Central Expressway, Mountain View

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

French Restaurant: Bistro Elan, 2363a Birch St., Palo Alto

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

Indian Restaurant: Amber India, 2290 El Camino Real, #9, Mountain View

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

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

Meal Under $20: Pluto's, 482 University Ave., Palo Alto

Mediterranean Restaurant (tie): Mediterranean Wraps and Go Go Gyro, 425 S. California Ave., Palo Alto and 209 University Ave., Palo Alto (Mediterranean Wraps); and 4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos (Go Go Gyro)

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

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

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

New Restaurant: Go Go Gyro, 4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Outdoor Dining: Cafˇ Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

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

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

Romantic Restaurant: Evvia, 420 Emerson St., Palo Alto

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

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

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Cafˇ Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Sports Bar: The Old Pro, 541 Ramona St., Palo Alto

Steak: Fleming's, #2 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

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

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

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

Thai Restaurant: Siam Royal, 338 University Ave., Palo Alto

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

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

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

Black Eyed Peas

Food & Drink

Bagels: House of Bagels, 526 University Ave., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels, 477 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Bakery/Desserts: Douce France, #104 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

Breakfast: Hobee's, #67 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto; 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; and 2312 Central Expressway, Mountain View

Burger: The Counter, 369 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Burrito: Chipotle, 2675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

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

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

Happy Hour: Nola, 535 Ramona St., Palo Alto

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

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream, 3946 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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

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

New Food/Drink Establishment: Monique's Chocolates, 539 Bryant St., Palo Alto

Pizza: Howie's Artisan Pizza, #60 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

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

Produce (tie): Whole Foods Market and Sigona's, 774 Emerson St., Palo Alto (Whole Foods Market) and #399 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto (Sigona's)

Salad: Sprout, 168 University Ave., Palo Alto

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

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

Yogurt: Fraiche, 644 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Men At Work

Services

Auto Care: Larry's Autoworks, 2526 Leghorn St., Mountain View

Chiropractors: Peak Performance Chiropractic, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park

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

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

Dry Cleaner: AJ's Cleaners, 3175 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second 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

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

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

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

Hall of Fame: Third Year: LaBelle Day Spa and Salon, #95 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto and #36 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Massage: Massage Therapy Center, 368 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Watercourse Way, 165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto

Men's Haircut: Hair International #232 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Orthodontist: Dr. Stacey Quo, 738 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Personal Trainers: The 3rd Door, 131 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto

Plumber: Palo Alto Plumbing, Heating & Air, 716 San Antonio Road, Unit F, Palo Alto

Shoe Repair: Midtown Shoe Repair, 2796 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Skin Care: SkinSpirit, 701 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Travel Agency: Cardoza-Bungey, 550 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 125, Palo Alto

Value Hotel/Motel: Creekside Inn, 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Veterinarian: Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital, 1125 Merrill St., Menlo Park

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Adobe Animal Hospital, 4470 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Yoga: Be-Yoga, 440 Kipling St., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: First Year: Darshana Yoga, 654 High St., Palo Alto

Johnny Cash

Retail Shopping

Beauty Supply: Peninsula Beauty Supply, 250 University Ave., Palo Alto

Bike Shop: Palo Alto Bicycles, 171 University Ave., Palo Alto

Bookstore: Kepler's Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Boutique: Shady Lane, 441 University Ave., Palo Alto

Eyewear: Lux Eyewear, 1805 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Florist: Stanford Floral Design, 433 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: Michaela's Flower Shop, 453 Waverley St., Palo Alto

Gift Shop: Shady Lane, 441 University Ave., Palo Alto

Green Business: Palo Alto Hardware, 875 Alma St., Palo Alto

Hardware Store: Palo Alto Hardware, 875 Alma St., Palo Alto

Home Furnishings and Dˇcor: Crate & Barrel, #530 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Third Year: IKEA, 1700 E. Bayshore Road, East Palo Alto

Jewelry Store: Shady Lane, 441 University Ave., Palo Alto

Men's Apparel: Nordstrom, #550 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

New Retail Business: Acme Party Box, #102 Town & Country, Palo Alto

Nursery/Garden Supply: SummerWinds, 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto and 805 Yuba Drive, Mountain View

Pet Store: Pet Food Depot, 3127 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Pharmacy: Walgreens, 300 University Ave., Palo Alto

Shoe Store: Nordstrom, #550 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Sporting Goods and Apparel: Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, 526 Waverley St., Palo Alto

Hall of Fame: Second Year: REI, 2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View

Stationery Store (tie): Village Stationers and Paper Source, 310 California Ave., Palo Alto (Village Stationers); and #63 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto (Paper Source)

Toy Store: Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, 526 Waverley St., Palo Alto

Women's Apparel: Nordstrom, #550 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Nirvana

Fun Stuff

Art Gallery: Cantor Arts Center, Lomita Drive and Museum Way, Stanford

Live Entertainment: TheatreWorks, P.O. Box 50458, Palo Alto

Live Music Venue: Twilight Concert Series, various locations in Palo Alto

Palo Alto Park: Foothills Park, 3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills

Place for a Children's Party: Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Place to Enjoy the Outdoors: Stanford Dish, entrance at Junipero Serra Boulevard and Stanford Avenue, Stanford

WiFi Hot Spot (tie): Palo Alto Main Library and Coupa Cafe, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto (Main Library); and 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto (Coupa Cafe)

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