Some of these businesses are old friends, household names that are counted on and celebrated. Others are new kids on the block who have burst on the scene. But whether they are neighborhood fixtures or upstarts, they have all won 2014 Best Of awards, bestowed upon them by readers of the Palo Alto Weekly.
This year, more than 36,000 votes were tallied for the Weekly's Best Of. Winners were chosen in 101 different categories. The winners represent a wide spectrum of businesses in the community, including everything from Dry Cleaner (Charleston Cleaners) to Burgers (Gott's Roadside) and Nightlife (Nola). In addition, there are 22 standout businesses in this year's Hall of Fame.
So go ahead and mingle. There's bound to be a new face or two as well as longtimers to applaud for their continued excellence and service to Palo Alto visitors and residents.
Head to PaloAltoOnline.com/best_of for the full list of winners.