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In Business The Best of Palo Alto A LO PA s L TO BES WE T OF 200 6 E K LY turn Reeling in the years 21 S ome of life’s landmarks we wish we could watch them later are like sea changes. They with the benefit of a slow-motion alter our perception of the camera. Bill Murray’s quirky Jacques world, our very moment- Cousteau-like character, Steve Zissou, to-moment consciousness. in Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic” They leave us a different said it brilliantly: “Nobody knows person. The problem is, they’re what’s going to happen . . . and then seldom the same life markers that we film it.” most Hallmark cards are designed to Each year since 1985, The Weekly commemorate. Nobody knows when has set out in search of what’s best they’re going to happen, and then about Palo Alto, and for the past 21 they do. years, our readers have told us what We try to capture these moments they love best about their city. as best we can using the tools at This year, our reader’s poll officially hand: the memory of a face, a seg- comes of age. And so it doesn’t reel ment of conversation, the feel of a past like a feature-film montage on hug or a kiss. fast-forward, we’ll give it to you slow- Sometimes they sneak by so fast, ly, frame by frame. Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Page 29 Best of Palo Alto 2006 THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS for making the th BEST BOUTIQUE in Palo Alto LEAF & PETAL 439 California Avenue, Palo Alto h ( ) phone (650) 329-8070 DRY MARTINIS LT O WE E A • K PA L O LY PREMIUM AGED BEEF FRESH SEAFOOD BEST OF 2006 • CANDLELIT MAHOGANY ATMOSPHERE • AWARD-WINNING WINE LIST 650.321.6798 1921 EL CAMINO REAL PALO ALTO SUNDANCETHESTEAKHOUSE.COM Page 30 • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Palo Alto Weekly Best of Palo Alto 2006 And the Winners Are... Ambiance Steak Grocery Store Hotel Bookstore Longs Drugs Evvia Sundance The Steakhouse Trader Joe’s Four Seasons Borders 420 Emerson St. 1921 El Camino Real 590 Showers Dr. 2050 University Ave. 456 University Ave. 855 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Mountain View, CA 94040 East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 326-0983 (650) 321-6798 (650) 917-101 (650) 566-1200 (650) 326-3670 (650) 322-2150 Burgers Sunday Brunch 720 Menlo Ave. Manicure/Pedicure Boutique Sporting Goods Menlo Park, CA 94025 REI In-N-Out Burgers Hobee’s Restaurant (650) 323-2134 La Belle Day Spa Leaf and Petal 1159 N. Rengstorff Ave 4424 El Camino Real 95 Town and Country Village 439 California Ave. 1119 Industrial Rd. Suite 1B Mountain View, CA 94043 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94306 San Carlos, CA 94070 (800)786-1000 (650) 493-7823 Ice Cream Store (650) 327-6964 (650) 329-8070 (650) 508-2330 Rick’s Ice Cream Chinese Restaurant 855 El Camino Real #67 3946 Middlefield Rd. Stanford Shopping Center Eyewear Stationery Store Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94303 36 Stanford Shopping Center Village Stationers Chef Chu’s (650) 327-4111 (650) 493-6553 Palo Alto, CA 94304 For Eyes Optical Company 1067 N. San Antonio Road 83 Town and Country 310 S. California Ave. (650) 326-8522 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Los Altos, CA 94022 2312 Central Expwy. Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 948-2696 (650) 329-0557 (650) 326-7970 Mountain View, CA 94043 (650) 968-6050 719 Santa Cruz Ave. Mandarin Gourmet 420 Ramona St. Menlo Park, CA 94025 Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 321-6920 (650)328-8898 Toy Store Dining With Kids Klutz Press Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill 455 Portage Ave. 566 Emerson St. Palo Alto, CA 94306 Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 857-0888 (650) 323-3131 Women’s Apparel 2A Stanford Shopping Center Anthropologie 180 El Camino Real 999 Alma St. Palo Alto, CA 94304 Palo Alto, Ca 94301 (650) 327-3141 (650) 322-0435 French Restaurant Best Late Night Left Bank 635 Santa Cruz Ave. Hangout Menlo Park, CA 94025 University Avenue (650) 473-6536 Best Neighborhood Indian Restaurant Midtown Darbar Indian Cuisine 129 Lytton Ave. Best Palo Alto Park Palo Alto, CA 94301 Mitchell Park (650) 321-6688 Best Place for a Parking Inexpensive Restaurant Pluto’s Ticket 482 University Ave. Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 853-1556 Best Place for a Date Stanford Theater Italian Restaurant 221 University Ave. Il Fornaio Palo Alto, CA 94301 520 Cowper St. (650) 324-3700 Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 853-3888 Milkshake Massage Florist Sushi Peninsula Creamery Watercourse Way Michaela’s Flower Shop Best Place to go for a Mediterranean Japanese 900 High St. 165 Channing Ave. 453 Waverley St. Run Restaurant Palo Alto, CA Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94301 The Dish Restaurant Fuki-Sushi (650) 323-3175 (650) 462-2000 (650) 321-5390 Evvia 4119 El Camino Real 420 Emerson St. Palo Alto, CA 94306 Men’s Haircut Furniture Store Best Place to Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 494-9383 Produce Supercuts IKEA People Watch (650) 326-0983 Whole Foods Market 4232 A El Camino Real 1700 E. Bayshore Rd. University Avenue 774 Emerson St. Thai Restaurant Palo Alto, CA 94306 East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Mexican Restaurant Thaiphoon (650) 326-8676 (650) 494-9177 (650) 323-4532 Best Place to Palo Alto Sol 543 Emerson 408 California Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Shoe Repair Hardware Store Stargaze Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 323-7700 Sandwiches Paul’s European Cobblery Peninsula Hardware Foothill Park (650) 328-8840 Village Cheese House 300 Page Mill Rd. Vietnamese Restaurant 410 S. California Ave. 2676 Middlefield Rd. 855 El Camino Real, #157 (650) 329-2423 Tamarine Restaurant Palo Alto, CA 94306 Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 326-9251 New Restaurant 546 University Ave. fax:(650) 326-7921 (650)323-0409 (650) 325-3491 Junnoon Palo Alto, CA 94301 Best Place to Take 155 University Ave. (650) 325-8500 Skin Care Jewelry Store Palo Alto, CA 94301 Vegetarian Food Kids for a Playdate La Belle Day Spa Diamonds of Palo Alto Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (650) 329-9644 Whole Foods Market Bagels 95 Town and Country Village 261 Hamilton Ave Suite 320 1451 Middlefield Rd. 774 Emerson St. Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Outdoor Dining 470 S. California Ave. (650) 326-8676 (650) 327-6964 (650) 322-1200 (650) 329-2111 Empire Grill and Tap Room Palo Alto, CA 94306 651 Emerson St. Stanford Shopping Center Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 329-0700 Desserts 36 Stanford Shopping Center Men’s Apparel Best Place to Take Macy’s Mens (650) 321-3030 Breakfast Prolific Oven Palo Alto, CA 94304 300 Stanford Shopping Center Out of Town Visitors 550 Waverley St. (650) 326-8522 Stanford Campus Joanie’s Café Palo Alto, CA 94304 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Pizza 447 California Ave. (650) 326-8485 (650) 326-3333 Applewood Pizza Palo Alto, CA 94306 Spa Best Place to 1001 El Camino Real Watercourse Way Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 326-6505 Art Gallery 165 Channing Ave. New Business Walk the Dog Palo Alto, CA Satura Cakes Baylands (650) 324-3486 Palo Alto Art Center Coffee House (650) 462-2000 320 University Avenue 1313 Newell Rd. Peet’s Coffee and Tea Palo Alto, CA 94301 Restaurant to Splurge 153 Homer Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 326-3393 Best Teen Thing to Do (650) 329-2366 Evvia Palo Alto, CA 94301 Veterinarian Go to the Movies 420 Emerson St. (650) 325-2091 Adobe Animal Hospital Palo Alto, CA 94301 Budget Hotel 396 1st St. Nursery/Garden Supply Best Wi-Fi Hot Spot (650) 326-0983 Hotel California Los Altos, CA 94022 Summer Winds Coupa Café 855 El Camino Real #77 2431 Ash Street (650) 948-9661 725 San Antonio Road 538 Ramona St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Palo Alto, CA 94303 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Romantic Restaurant (650) 248-4771 (650) 322-7666 (650) 493-5136 St. Michael’s Alley Women’s Hair Salon (650) 322-6872 806 Emerson St. Los Salonez Palo Alto, CA 94301 3904 Middlefield Rd. Dry Cleaner 1012 Alma St. Pet Store (650) 326-2530 Palo Alto, CA 94303 Charleston Cleaners Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 433-0500 3900 Middlefield Rd. (650) 328-0735 Pet Food Depot Palo Alto, CA 94303 3127 El Camino Real Seafood Restaurant Palo Alto, CA 94306 LT O W E Scott’s Seafood Grill Delicatessen (650) 424-1113 Yoga (650) 852-1277 A Whole Foods Market E Darshana Yoga PA L O 855 El Camino Real, Suite 1 774 Emerson St. Frame Shop K LY Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94301 654 High St. (650) 323-1555 (650) 326-8676 Accent Arts Palo Alto, CA 94301 Pharmacy/Drug Store 392 California Ave. (650) 325-9642 Longs Drugs Palo Alto, CA 94306 352 University Ave. Solo Dining Desserts (650) 424-1044 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Café Borrone Prolific Oven Bike Shop (650) 324-1667 BEST OF 1010 El Camino Real 550 Waverley St. Palo Alto Bicycles Menlo Park, CA 94025 Palo Alto, CA 94301 171 University Ave. 2701 Middlefield Rd. 2006 (650) 326-8485 Gym Palo Alto, CA 94301 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 327-0830 Axis (650) 328-7411 (650) 330-0131 550 Ravenswood Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 463-1920 Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Page 31 Best of Palo Alto 2006 came in second. 651 Emerson St., Palo Alto; (650) 321-3030. Pizza Applewood Pizza is a perennial favorite with Weekly readers, perhaps because of the choice of 21 different toppings. The pizzas come in five sizes with many of the usual meat and vegetable toppings but also with more unusual offerings of smoked salmon, BBQ chicken and peppered ham. The restaurant also has pastas and salads. Second place pizza restaurant was Pizz’a Chicago, while third place was newcomer Paxti’s, with its Chicago-style stuffed pizza. 1001 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, (650) 324- 3486. Restaurant to Splurge If you’re going to make an investment in a dining experience, there are certain Restaurants Alto; (650) 323-3131, and 2A Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; (650) 327-3141. expectations that must be met: Evvia manages to serve elegantly presented Greek cuisine, with bountiful portions Ambiance and exquisite flavors. The atmosphere The lights are low, the tables set just far enough apart to create a sense of inti- French Restaraunt is warm and welcoming, the linen crisp, Just because “bank” is in its name the service impeccable. And then the macy. Even on Valentine’s Day — better choices: soups, salads, seafood, game, doesn’t mean you’ll have to take out a make that reservation early — there’s lamb — a miraculous blend of classic small loan to eat there. The Left Bank is no slacking on attention to detail — or Greek dishes with a California sensibility. a hit with Palo Altans nonetheless. A lofty detailed attention (think long-stemmed Do leave room for the whipped cream. interior decorated with massive post- red rose or a discreet offer of the per- There’s a reason they call this food “fit ers from France’s Nouveau and Deco fect wine to enhance a fine meal). Evvia for the gods.” Tamarine and Spago were periods is the perfect place to settle is the place to share food, dreamy looks, also noted as places to celebrate.420 for an entrée or pop in for a cheese and a quick touch of the hand... before he Emerson St., Palo Alto; (650) 326-0903. wine tasting. Or sit outside in a decidedly snags that last to-die-for lamb chop. European sidewalk café setting for that Other spots worth soaking up the atmo- sphere were Tamarine and Il Fornaio.420 perfect late summer evening. Café Bri- Romantic Restaurant oche finessed its way into second place. A man and woman face each other Emerson St., Palo Alto; (650) 326-0903. 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) across the table. Candlelight flickers 473-6536. past their features, highlighting his blue Burgers eyes and her broad smile. He caresses Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser’s fire- her fingers, which are slightly trembling, ™ and-brimstone condemnation of the Indian Restaurant and uses his free hand to reach into his Darbar Indian Restaurant is on the coat pocket. Her grip tightens. “More McDonaldization of America, lauded the cusp of Hall-of-Famedom. An icon in the wine?” the waiter asks. She can’t re- In-N-Out Burgers chain for its fresh spond. The man removes a small velvet Indian Restaurant category, it has taken |ECLECTIC MODERN INDIAN| food and progressive labor policies. box and places it on the table, nudging the first place prize four years in a row. However, you don’t have to be politically it toward her. A tear trickles down her Amber India came in second. 129 Lytton correct to enjoy their tasty hamburgers, cheek. He gently gets up from his chair NEW AT JUNNOON fries and honest-to-goodness milkshakes Ave., Palo Alto; (650)321-6688. and moves closer to her, lowering him- that show In-N-Out’s larger brethren self to one knee. He opens the box as We are nowfrom 5:30 dinner on Sunday evenings open for - 9:00 pm how to make junk food that isn’t junky. Local fave Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill came in second place. 1159 N. New Restaurant The first thing to figure out about the upscale Junnoon is how to get in — lit- tiny reflections of light cascade off her widened eyes. “Will you marry me?” The waiters and bartender at St. Michael’s Alley applaud as she agrees. The lovers Spend an evening with us. Sample our tasting menu Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View; (800) erally. The owners have revamped the embrace. He wanted the perfect place to space on High Street near University paired with wines specially selected by Master 786-1000. propose, and Palo Alto’s “Most Romantic Avenue, where Minokichi and then a Restaurant” did the trick. Flea St. Café Sommelier Reggie Narito. short-lived Japanese restaurant used Chinese Restaurant in Menlo Park earned second best for to do business. Instead of a street-side romantic dining. 806 Emerson St., Palo Enjoy the outdoors at Junnoon. Relax with friends The candidates were so stellar this year, entrance on High, the front doors face Alto; (650) 326-2530. on the patio with pitchers of Hungama Sangria and our readers couldn’t pick a single win- University — a more welcoming location, ner. The two-story Chef Chu’s tied with Mystic Mohito. Sample our tapa-style appetizer returning champ Mandarin Gourmet right off of a plaza. But enough about Seafood Restaurant platters. the entrance. Junnoon features “modern for best Chinese restaurant. Chef Chu’s Four years ago, Scott’s Seafood moved Indian” fare (there’s beef on the menu) looms over North San Antonio like an from its longtime location on East with prix-fixe two-course “power lunches” elegant palace. Inside, the vibrant red Bayshore Road to its current location in ($12 or $15) as well as a full selection of WHAT’S BEING SAID ABOUT US and gold colors whisk you away to the entrees and creative appetizers, salads, Town and Country. The move garnered Mainland, while the cloud-white windows Scott’s new customers and increased Breaking the Indian mold: breads and more. “Junnoon” means “pas- make the world outside a distant memo- popularity for its gourmet seafood Palo Alto’s Junnoon offers high style sion” in Hindi, which is reflected in the ry. The tranquil environment of Mandarin served in a casual dining setting, a “Junnoon is exotic without clichés, a contemporary vision of India classy maroon, ochre and black decor. Gourmet suggests a dining experience combination used by its owners for the beyond elephants and bejeweled dancers…The food is vibrant and It’s all yours to take in — once you find a world apart from the clattering stir- past 30 years. Tasty butter sauces, cre- the wine list is sophisticated, with intriguing vintages from around the door. Coming in second and third fry joints of Chinatown USA. Distinctive ative entrees made from fresh seafood the globe.” were Sushi Tomo and Café Del Doge. in its sleekness — and absence of and a highly extensive wine list are the 155 University Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 329- - Aleta Watson, San Jose Mercury News red, paper lanterns — the downtown hallmarks of Scott’s. And if you or one 9644. Palo Alto restaurant features elegantly of your guests isn’t the seafood type, Nuanced detail, daring ﬂavors make crafted horse and lion statues and large, there’s a great selection of steaks, per- Junnoon a contender contemporary Chinese brush paintings. Outdoor Dining fectly complemented by one of the many “The soothing yet exciting décor mirrors the effects of the bold Both offer dining experiences you won’t Relaxing under an umbrella and sipping draught beers served at the full open food. The brash use of chiles and aromatic spicing can be forget. Chef Chu’s, 1067 N. San Antonio a Sierra-Nevada in the leafy green court- bar. 855 El Camino Real Suite 1, Palo powerful, but they rarely overpower; the combined ingredients Rd., Los Altos; (650) 948-2696; Mandarin yard of the Empire Tap Room is one Alto; (650) 323-1555. bloom like a morning glory, opening up with each bite.” Gourmet, 420 Ramona St., Palo Alto, of the true joys of downtown Palo Alto. (650) 328-8898. Whether waiting on a friend or an entrée, - Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle Palo Altans have designated this their Solo dining The Dalai Lama tells us we should “spend Junnoon in the Crown favorite outdoor spot. And after 15 years some time alone every day.” What better Dining With Kids in business, the Emerson Street pub place to do that than Café Borrone? “Junnoon could be the Tamarine of contemporary Indian food.” Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill has learned a few things about keeping You’ll be surrounded by plenty of other - Sheila Himmel, Palo Alto Weekly is a slam-dunk for eating out with the youngsters: burgers, hot dogs, Belgian customers happy. The umbrellas shade people doing the same thing. Nestled waffles and other kid-friendly dining op- regulars from the sun in summer and between Kepler’s and the BBC in Menlo tions. And, really, what child can pass shield them from drizzle in winter. Sea- Park, Café Borrone provides the per- fect venue to sit outdoors on a sunny LUNCH/Monday-Friday | DINNER/7 days a week up a milkshake with peanut butter or sonal soups are the perfect complement afternoon with a book, a cappuccino a banana blended in? Then there’s the to the environment, and also go nicely and most importantly, yourself. If you’d w w w. j u n n o o n . c o m peculiarly beguiling Green River soda. Although Mom and Dad may not let you with an Empire Tap Room Burger. Keep things light with a sprightly salad, or go rather stay in downtown Palo Alto, try order it, a bright-green drink will sure Pluto’s, which came in second. 1010 150 University Avenue @ High Street gross out your little sis. See if you can upscale with a New York steak or filet mignon. Whatever the case, get things El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 327- laugh and make it come out your nose. 0830. 650.329.9644 Also popular for dining with kids: Califor- nia Pizza Kitchen. 566 Emerson St., Palo started right with a calamari appetizer. It’s practically mandatory. Café Riace Page 32 • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Palo Alto Weekly Best of Palo Alto 2006 Thank You For Voting! special-needs items, and even ask for Hall of Fame custom-made leather watchbands. The Babekian family has operated the shop for two dozen years. 2796 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto; (650 329-8171. The Hall of Fame honors popular busi- than a decade. It’s easy to see why. The Hardware Store nesses that have been voted best in their restaurant, which eventually branched This hall-of-famer seems to have a categories for five years. Once they attain out into a chain, has long boasted good good grip on success. For more than a this elite status, Hall of Famers receive food at moderate prices served in a lively decade, Palo Alto Hardware been rated a special award and do not compete for atmosphere. The Fish Market is definitely No. 1 by our readers. From tools to fix- another three years. This way, peren- a quality “catch” for the Weekly’s Hall of tures, electrical to plumbing and a little nial winners receive special recognition Fame. 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; of everything in between, Palo Alto Hard- while offering up-and-comers a shot at (650) 493-9188. ware is the place for the handy-minded. stardom. 857 Alma St., Palo Alto (650) 327-7772. Bookstore Breakfast A Peninsula icon, Kepler’s Books & Jewelry Store When it comes to the Weekly’s Best Of Magazines is celebrating its 51st year Offering an array of services — from contest, the words Hobee’s and “Hall and it’s recognition as a hall of fame on-site goldsmith work, custom work, of Fame” go together as naturally as the winner. Kepler’s has set the standard for progressive bookstores in the area since watch repair, free cleaning and inspec- tion on pieces of jewelry, appraisals and An AXIS trainer would restaurant’s trademark blueberry coffee- cake, array of scrambles and omelets, its inception as a bastion of free speech even offering professional speakers to teach you how to safely oatmeal and thick French toast. The in the 1950s. The mission may have talk to groups, such as women’s clubs or restaurant has held the “Best Breakfast” toned down since the store’s early days, book clubs about gemology and jewelry exercise your shoulders crown for more than a decade, making but Kepler’s remains a place where ideas — Gleim Jewelers has covered its bas- it the Babe Ruth of morning spots in the of all persuasions are encouraged to be es when it comes to anything involving and upper back. Palo Alto area. 4224 El Camino Real, aired. Where else on the Peninsula can jewelry. The business celebrated its 75th Palo Alto, (650) 856-6124; 67 Town and one see former First Lady Barbara Bush anniversary this year, making it not just Country Village, Palo Alto, (650) 327-4111; 2312 Central Expressway, Mountain View, or Jane Fonda? 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 324-4321. a Hall of Fame member for the Weekly’s Best of Palo Alto, but for the city itself. Winner, “Best Gym” (650) 968-6050. 322 University Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 323-1331. Frame Shop Burgers The choices for framing can be mind- Kirk’s is famous for its steakburgers and boggling, but at University Art you Workout/Gym Personal Training is mobbed at noon by hungry students can count on the pros to figure out how deep the matting should be, which exact “Building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.” That’s the mis- By Appointment from nearby Palo Alto High School dur- ing the school year, although tables are colors to pick up and what style suits sion statement of the YMCA of the Mid- usually available. The greatly expanded your artwork — and your taste. No job is Peninsula, and its true. With classes menu now includes chicken, sausage pat- too weird, whether it’s framing nude John and Yoko from the album liner of the ‘60s such as adult and youth basketball, pre- and post-natal exercise, racquetball, and All Ages & Fitness ties, fries, onion rings and salads, while Levels the old Kirk’s on California Avenue had just burgers and hotdogs. The burgers are still boss. 75 Town & Country Village, or making a list of Stanford University donors look snazzy. Its’ why this busi- ness is a favorite and a hall-of-famer. 267 family camp, members can work or play hard to become strong in body and mind. Keeping Palo Alto fit since 1893, the Y AXIS Palo Alto; (650) 326-6159. Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301; (650) 328-3500. has you covered.4151 Middlefield Road, #211, Palo Alto, (650) 856-3955; 3412 Over 50 Certified PERFORMANCE Italian Restaurant Ross Road, Palo Alto, (650) 856-9622; Trainers CENTER and 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, (650) The online Italian dictionary may not Hotel 858-0661. contain a word for “overachiever,” but if For more than a decade, the Garden it did, that word might be pronounced as Court Hotel has been ranked the No. “Osteria.” This favorite downtown ris- 1 hotel, making it the local Garden of Toy Store 544 San Antonio Road, Mountain View (650) 229-1100 torante enters the “Best of” Hall of Fame Eden for visitors. Paradise doesn’t come Perennial “Best Of” champ Palo Alto not with five straight wins to its name but cheap — rooms range from $299 a night Sport and Toy World is welcomed 550 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park (650) 463-1920 six. Mama mia! Formally known as Oste- for a deluxe guest room to $694 a night with open arms to the hall of fame this ria Cucina Toscana, its chefs specialize for the penthouse suite — but readers year. Their secret to success is easy to On the web @ www.axispt.com in classical Tuscan cuisine, including have long said the price is worth it.520 guess: in a world full of big-box chains, house-made pasta such as pappardelle Cowper St., Palo Alto; 650-322-9000. Palo Alto Sport and Toy World is an Osteria, spinach raviolini, and linguine al honest-to-gosh retailer with local roots offering classic toys and sporting goods pesto.247 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto; (650) Shoe Repair that transcend all trends and “hot” lists. 328-5700. Describing this hall-of-famer as simply Wooden building blocks? Baseball mitts? a “shoe repair” shop is a drastic under- No problem, and no wonder why this Seafood Restaurant statement. The work of Robert Babekian store has pleased Palo Alto residents for Founded in 1976 by the late Martin at Midtown Shoe Repair touches more more than 70 years. Palo Alto Sport and Simon of Palo Alto and two partners from than his customers’ shoes and sandals. Toy World, 526 Waverley St., Palo Alto; Southern California, the Fish Market has Loyal patrons also bring in damaged (650) 328-8555. dominated this category for the more luggage, items with broken zippers, continued from previous page Sushi/Japanese Tamarine promotes the Southeast Asian country’s longstanding tradition Steak Restaurant of the “family style” style meal where When you’re tired of frou-frou California The first Japanese restaurant in Palo family and friends gather around a table cuisine and just want a good piece of Alto, Fuki Sushi takes the gold for the to share and enjoy food in one another’s meat, Sundance The Steakhouse is fourth year in a row with its authentic cuisine and décor. The restaurant offers close company. Fragrance, flavor, your best bet, readers say. Sundance is texture and color all delicately balance a variety of dining atmospheres, such as no stranger to Weekly “Best of” readers. and enhance one another in such dishes the lively sushi bar where patrons can The steakhouse has numerous Weekly watch chefs turn fresh fish into colorful as the papaya salad, chili prawns and “Best of” wins notched on its doors: morsels of sushi and sashimi. Traditional curried long beans. Tamarine, trailed by as “Best place for a carnivore” (2001); and elegant tatami rooms adorned with Three Seasons in second place, is a treat “Best place to take Dad”(2001); “Best Japanese scrolls, artwork and floral for not only the palate but the eye as place to take Mom and Dad” (2002) and arrangements are also on hand for spe- well — the restaurant displays the works “Best place for beef,” from 1990 through cial occasions and more private dining of emerging artists from regional areas 2002. Slow-roasted prime rib, filet experiences. Equally impressive is Fuki Sushi’s extensive menu, which serves up throughout Vietnam. 546 University Ave., mignon, Australian lobster and vintage Palo Alto; (650) 325-8500. toro, a variety of teriyakis and tempuras, cocktails are served in a classic candle- steaming bowls of udon and a green lit, mahogany dining room still popular with young couples on prom night. If beef’s not your bag, Sundance offers tea mousse dessert. Miyake came in second. 4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; (650) 494-9383. Food Foo Food poultry and contemporary dishes, such Bagels as Ahi tuna sashimi and swordfish. Sec- Few places in Northern California offer ond place went to Los Altos Grill, with Thai Restaurant a spread like Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels. Most people would not wish to be caught Adding West Coast flavor to traditional John Bentley’s coming in third. 1921 El inside a typhoon, but a Thaiphoon New York fresser’s fare, Izzy’s tops rye- Camino Real, Palo Alto; (650) 321-6798. — now that’s different. At lunch, down- pumpernickel, whole wheat and jalapeño town workers and shoppers alike crowd bagels with whitefish, veggie “chopped Sunday Brunch the indoor and outdoor seating areas of liver,” and even salsa mexicana cream Hobee’s Restaurant has long been the popular eating spot, which boasts cheese. Not in a bagel mood? Not to a favorite for breakfasts and Sunday delectable panang and musumun cur- worry. Even the pizza is kosher. But what- brunches. The restaurants offer freshly ries alongside such refreshing treats as ever you do, finish your meal off with a made oatmeal with five or six toppings to green-papaya salad. A “Buddha” fountain cinnamon rugelach or a black-and-white choose from and a variety of scrambled and tranquil décor allow diners to imag- cookie. After that New York-style meal, eggs (the Florentine has spinach) and ine they really are in an oasis — and with- it’ll be hard to resist stepping out onto omelettes. The popular “Best Darned out the bothersome gale-force winds and California Avenue and shouting at a cab Beakfast” has eggs, hash browns and rain. Krung Siam and Siam Royal came in driver: “Hey! I’m walkin’ here!” 470 S. Cali- Hobee’s signature coffee cake. Just try second and third. 543 Emerson St., Palo fornia Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 329-0700. to resist! 4424 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Alto; (650) 323-7700. (650) 493-7823; 855 El Camino Real #67, Palo Alto, (650) 327-4111, and 2312 Breakfast Central Expressway, Mountain View, (650) Vietnamese Restaurant “It’s the most important meal of the day.” With small plates of colorful and fragrant Doctors and mothers have been telling 968-6050. contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, us this for years, and no place does Continued... Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Page 33 Best of Palo Alto 2006 continued from previous page breakfast quite like Joanie’s Cafe. The Ice Cream Store as the best place to buy produce, not quaint restaurant has been a mainstay on Rick’s Ice Cream describes itself as just for the variety, but for the experi- Palo Alto’s California Avenue for nearly “Palo Alto’s gourmet micro-creamery,” ence. Who could pass up a chance to 20 years, serving crispy brown waffles, which sums up the appeal of this local use those hanging salad tongs? This rich coffee and fresh eggs to hungry pa- institution better than 1,000 Pulitzer year’s second place for produce goes to trons. The venerable fan favorite boasts Prize-winning journalists typing fever- Sigona’s Farmers Market. 774 Emerson a robust menu, pleasant atmosphere and ishly in a locked room. Everything tastes St., Palo Alto; (650) 326-8676. friendly staff. Joanie’s earns the honor good here, but standout flavors include Banana, Computer Chip, Industrial for the second straight year, beating out Menlo Park’s popular eatery Stacks, Chocolate and the always-classic Vanilla. Sandwiches You probably have your own favorite. Customers line up at lunchtime and pa- which scored second.447 California Ave., Cold Stone Creamery came in second. tiently wait their turn for the people be- Palo Alto; (650) 326-6505. 3946 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto; (650) hind the tall counter at Village Cheese 493-6553. House to fix them a sandwich. And while they wait, they’re treated to a museum- Coffee House like display of food and snack items from Peetniks look at Starbucks the same way Milkshake around the globe. The shop in Town & Mac users regard Microsoft Windows On High Street, you can buy happiness Country Village — a local institution — a corporate behemoth that must be for $4.25. Just smooth enough to pass since the late 1950s — sells fresh meats opposed at all costs. No matter where through a straw, just thick enough and cheeses along with cookies, choco- you stand, though, Peet’s Coffee and to stick to your bones, the Penin- lates, relishes, truffles, sauces and start- Tea has plenty to offer for caffeine lov- sula Creamery’s famed milkshake is ers for soup and a large variety of jams. ers who enjoy their coffee or tea good It’s a recipe for success. Second place whipped to perfection. Sample the rain- went to Piazza’s Market. 855 El Camino and strong. You won’t find any cotton- bow or pistachio ice cream, or stick with Real #157, Palo Alto; (650) 326-9251. candy drinks that look like they belong of the store the “Prepared Foods Depart- the tried-and-true vanilla for your cool, at an ice cream parlor, although their ment.” Whether you’re looking for soup, Grocery Store frothy beverage. Next thing you know, new Scharffen Berger Chocolate Mocha side dishes, entrees or salads, the deli My folks discovered Trader Joe’s long Vegetarian food before it became a chain and expanded you’ll be begging for an intravenous milk- Freddo delivers the goods for custom- at Whole Foods has your number. Just shake drip. It’s that good. The Palo Alto It’s not as if Whole Foods Market in ers seeking a serious cocoa confection. don’t order before yours is called. Sec- to Northern California. Long past the downtown Palo Alto has anything against rebellious stage, I took their advice and Creamery Fountain and Grill on Hamilton Their pastries also come from local bak- ond place for best delicatessens went the meat-eating set. It’s just that vegetar- to Piazza’s Fine Foods. 774 Emerson St., checked out the amazing selection of Ave. was a close second. 900 High St., ians may feel like taking off their shoes eries, striking yet another blow against Palo Alto; (650) 323-3175. Palo Alto, CA 94301; (650) 326-8676. gourmet cheeses and wines, as well as and slipping into something more com- “the man.” Second place belongs to the fortable once they walk in the door, kind continental Coupa Café in Palo Alto. 153 other international exotica — from white asparagus from Chile to Trader Giotto’s Produce of like ... well, at home. When it comes Homer Ave, Palo Alto, (650) 325-2091; Desserts Shopping for produce in the Emerson to this year’s best veggie-food category, Town & Country, 855 El Camino Real The wooden tables and ceiling fans are own pasta sauce. Traveling down the Weekly readers have passed over the homey, and the place smells invitingly of aisles is a bit like wandering around the Street Whole Foods Market is sort places where food is prepared for you # 77, Palo Alto, (650) 248-4771, and coffee and baking. But it’s those glass world, with a taste of many countries and of like a road trip with an organic aggie — also called restaurants — and have Charleston Center, 3904 Middlefield Rd., display cases that cinch this category cultures, including a relatively new ko- twist. Yellow Crenshaw melons from chosen a grocery store full of gluten-free Palo Alto; (650) 433-0500. for the Prolific Oven. A recent visit to sher meat section. Produce is fresh and Turlock tumble out of a bin near Yellow foods as their No. 1 hotspot. Maybe it’s the cafe found the cases packed with convenient, especially the already-cut-up Doll watermelons from Esparta. Organic the wide and tasty selection of Fantastic Delicatessen sweet-tooth bounty: almond twists, apricot Danishes, fruit tarts glistening butternut squash or the baby zucchini. mangoes from Mexico lead the way to or Amy’s brands or that the butcher is From the 6-foot-tall pastry case to your And for those who loathe cooking, take organic basil from Madera. The white way in the back, but Whole Foods Market left, the long counter of readymade hot with berries, chocolate chip cookies, has the competition beat when it’s veg- croissants... And then there were the a peek at the pre-made salads or sushi. corn from Brentwood is perfectly in sea- and cold foods in the middle, and the etarian food people are talking. Oh, and cakes: chocolate mocha, zucchini, car- Also mentioned were Whole Foods and son. And as with all road trips, there are mini sushi bar to the far right, the delica- the Market does serve prepared foods. tessen counters at Whole Foods Mar- rot and orange almond, to name a mere Piazza’s. 590 Showers Drive, Mountain lessons to be learned, and Whole Foods Second place also went to a grocery ket will have your dinner party check- few. Stay a while. What’s your hurry? View, (650) 917-1013, and 720 Menlo makes that part easy: Large cardboard outfit: Sigona’s Farmers Market in the lists checked for months. Because of the 550 Waverley St., Palo Alto 94301; (650) Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 323-2134. bios of local growers hang over the mas- Stanford Shopping Center.774 Emerson wide variety, Whole Foods ditched the 326-8485. sive wall of produce. This year’s Weekly St., Palo Alto; (650) 326-8676. word “deli” long ago, calling this section voters must have chosen Whole Foods Best Manicurist / Best Hair Salon you ank us Th ing for vot (650) 328-0735 (650) 323-0735 2002, 2003, 1010 -1014 Alma Street 2004, 2005, M e nl o Par k 2006 Page 34 • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Palo Alto Weekly Best of Palo Alto 2006 At your ness alive for the past 20 years. Friendliness, efficiency and atten- tion to details are the points that which group you fall into, you’ll feel welcome. 550 Ravenswood, Menlo Park, (650) 463-1926. stay for those flying in and out of SFO. And, unlike the Eagles’ song of the same name, you can ing off and the tech sector reeling from stock options back-dating, why not invest in something with Palo Alto’s favorite place to exfoli- ate, unwind and smooth out, and it’s been stacking up those “Best service sold this year’s batch of Weekly pollsters. 3900 Middlefield Rd., Hotel leave this hotel after you check out. 2431 Ash St., Palo Alto;(650) a more tangible benefit? Say, a little pampering for your hands of Palo Alto” plaques for the last three years. Los Salonez picked Art Gallery Palo Alto; (650) 424-1113. Just six months after opening its 322-7666. and feet? La Belle Day Spa up second place. 95 Town and With an emphasis on contem- chi-chi doors, the Four Seasons can fill that void, and you won’t Country Village, Palo Alto; (650) porary Bay Area art, the Palo Framing in East Palo Alto has rocketed Manicure/Pedicure get any of those pesky share- 327-6964 and 36 Stanford Shop- Alto Art Center brings art and Whether you’re framing that to the top of the list as the best With the real estate market cool- holder’s meeting packets. It’s ping Center, (650) 326-8522. culture to the community through special family photo, a price- hotel in the area. Water dancing acclaimed exhibitions, classes less work of art or one of those gracefully over a rectangular Best Massage for children and adults all year black-light Jimi Hendrix posters, reflecting pool, smooth jazz During the daily grind of work long, school tours, family guides Accent Arts can accommodate discreetly piped in to the outdoor and child-rearing, the body and special events. The center both your style and your wallet. seating of the Italian restaurant, begins to ache. Muscles clench touts exhibitions of wide artistic Its artisans have been framing on Quattro, and bopping bellhops and tendons tighten. But local scope and versatility, from paint- site for more than thirty years, greet guests to the towering stress cases don’t need to look ing to fine crafts to new media. and the lasting quality of their resort. Once inside, cool marble far for a soothing way to ease the Currently on view are IDEO Pro- work and quick turnaround time floors and warm earth-toned tension —Watercourse Way in totypes the Future, and Creative have earned the appreciation of furnishings set the stage for an downtown Palo Alto is the place Commerce: German Lithographic their customers. And no matter upscale stay, which starts at a to go for the area’s top massage, Labels, 1920-1938. The former how much you plan on spending, mere $225 a night. The spa, roof- according to this year’s “Best showcases the design mantra the framers at Accent Arts will top pool (complete with tented Of” voters. The tranquil day spa of “form follows function” with make sure your piece is worthy gazebos), fitness center, and — which recently celebrated 25 modern and streamlined pieces of admiration. Richard Sumner business and concierge services years in Palo Alto — features such as a steam iron that looks framers took second place. 392 round out the luxury experience. more than a dozen peaceful like an abstracted rabbit and an California Ave., Palo Alto; (650) The Stanford Park Hotel and the massage rooms and a staff of updated version of the shopping 424-1044. Westin Palo Alto Hotel placed experienced therapists. The wide cart. Creative Commerce gives second and third, respectively. array of massage modalities of- visitors a glimpse into another Gym 2050 University Ave., East Palo fered include Swedish, Shiatsu, world — the not too distant past The one-story, brick-laid architec- Alto; (650) 566-1200. Reiki, Hot Stone and much more. — with commercial stone lithog- ture of Axis gym invites a differ- Body Therapy Center on Califor- raphy. At the heart of this exhibi- ent type of work-out enthusiast Budget Hotel nia Avenue placed second. 165 tion are the vibrantly colorful and than the sleek, corporate image With rooms starting at about Channing Ave., Palo Alto; (650) intricate commercial labels that of 24 Hour fitness (in second $90 per night, Hotel California 462-2000. Paul I. Landmann created for place this year) — the Starbucks might not be the least expensive cigar boxes, among other things, of gyms. Axis is a neighborhood hotel in town, but it’s darn close. Men’s Haircut throughout the 1920s and 1930s gym, one that fits into with sur- Located in Palo Alto’s “other” There are distinct lines of thought in Germany. 1313 Newell Rd., rounding houses and evokes a downtown, its guests have about haircuts among the non Palo Alto; (650) 329-2366. similar comfort. You can drop in, quick access to all of California metrosexual males of planet hop on the treadmill, and gossip Avenue’s restaurants, shops, Earth. There are those who think, Dry Cleaner about the neighbors as they try spas and public art displays. But “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” For “Even when the customers their hand at Tai-Bo. With its close most likely, its visitors stay there such men, the existence or the are wrong, they’re right,” says proximity the street and broad because of its proximity to Stan- condition of their hair may not Charleston Cleaners owner windows, it’s also great for peo- ford and the research park, and even reach the level of conscious Fred Alami. It’s this attitude that ple-watching. Axis is the type of its Web site boasts free shuttles thought until it becomes a prob- he attributes his loyal customer gym that wants to be a hang-out to both locations. Also accessible lem. They go to Supercuts, get base to, which has kept the busi- as much as a gym, and no matter by Caltrain, it makes an easy a nice haircut, and are done with Continued... Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Page 35 Best of Palo Alto 2006 Sometimes, nice guys continued from previous page it. The next group may not actually think about their hair anymore than the first, Veterinarian A veritable Noah’s ark of animals and however, their loyalty to a particular do finish first. their human companions flock to Los barber plays an important role, so they Altos’ Adobe Animal Hospital, where visit the President (second place) or 19 veterinarians treat everything from the California Barbershop (third place), ferrets and reptiles to small farm ani- until some exterior force brings their mals and “pocket pets,” such as guinea hair to their conscious attention once pigs and hamsters — in addition to cats again.4232-A, El Camino Real, and dogs. Adobe has veterinarians and Palo Alto; (650) 494-9177. technical staff on duty 24 hours daily, to address every pet emergency, and Shoe Repair its broad range of veterinary specialists Paul’s European Cobblery Shop just makes it popular with companions of doesn’t act its age, and it isn’t what it exotic pets. On the cutting edge, Adobe seems. The multi-generation shoe-repair also offers chiropractic and alternative shop on Califorinia Avenue is loaded medicine. Adobe gives clients a written with assorted items, many of them estimate of treatment costs before per- whimsical, such as the Beatles socks forming surgeries, so there are no major gift items it stocked earlier this year or surprises — a popular feature that keeps a psychedelic iPod holder. Operating clients and their pets coming back. for decades, the family-owned shop can Palo Alto Pet Hospital placed second in restore shoes and boots, repair lug- animal lover’s hearts, with Stanford Pet gage, and even shine shoes in a friendly Hospital nipping at their heels, in third environment that for years has put it into place. 396 1st St., Los Altos; (650) 948- the top “Best of ...” categories. Manager 9661. We’d like to thank our customers for helping us win the Jessica Roth added some new spark to the old shop, founded by her father, Hair Salon “Palo Alto Best of” Award. And we’d like to thank our store Paul Roth, in 1942. Runner up is Village Cobbler. 410 S. California Ave., Palo Alto; If they can pull it off for one more year, the stylists at Los Salonez might just manager and sales staff for always putting the customer first. (650) 323-0409. win their salon a coveted spot in the Weekly’s Hall of Fame. The Menlo Park Skin Care shop has pleased Palo Altans consis- Dead skin cells, clogged pores and age tently, winning this category for the past spots be warned. LaBelle Day Spa is four years. Whether it’s a specific cut, Palo Alto ~Open Sundays~ 83 Town & Country Village (650) 329-0557 where the scientific and the luxurious color, or an entirely new look you’re af- collide to deliver exceptional skin care ter, drop in for a consultation. Also spe- San Jose 1020 El Paseo de Saratoga (At Campbell) (408) 364-1200 services to Palo Altans forever in search cializing in perms and nail and skin care, Berkeley ~Open Sundays~ 2112 Shattuck Ave. (Between Addision & Centre Sts) (510) 540-0556 of that certain je ne sais quoi for their Los Salonez could quickly become your Corte Madera ~Open Sundays~ 311 Corte Madera Town Center (415) 924-1515 complexions. Each treatment at the spa one-stop beautification station. Second begins with a relaxing foot soak, and place went to Juut for the second year in San Francisco 401 Washington St. (At Battery) (415) 391-5300 LaBelle’s expert staff ensures that each a row. 1012 Alma St., Menlo Park; (650) San Francisco 120 Kearny St. (Outside Crocker Galleria) (415) 781-2002 visit is a memorable one by assessing 328-0735. clients’ individual needs and paying close attention to the tiniest of details. Each Yoga facial, which spa goers can even custom- If you don’t know your asana from your ize, includes a consultation, cleansing, dhyana, Darshana Yoga offers les- exfoliation, extraction, purification, se- sons for as little as $15 for a drop-in 1- 888 -FOR-EYES (367-3937) • FOREYES.COM rum application, mask, moisturizer and session. Focusing primarily on Iyengar, sun protection. And that’s just for your a style of therapeutic yoga, and Flow, HUGE SALE 2 complete pairs for $99 face. Skin Spirit came in as the second favorite for skin pampering. 36 Stanford a modern form of yoga based on many classical styles, Darshana classes work Shopping Center, Palo Alto, (650) 326- to “stretch the body, purify the breath, 2 Pairs RX Family 8522 and 95 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto; (650) 327-6964. quiet the mind and illuminate the soul,” the studio brochure notes. Levels Eyeglasses Discount include a special class for teens and a $99 Spa “gentle yoga” class for delicate backs $20 Off the 2nd pair of Eyeglasses Bamboo lines the street outside. and to relieve stress in a soothing envi- Includes frames and single vision $30 Off the 3rd pair of Eyeglasses Through the entryway, water trickles ronment, under the watchful eye of the RX plastic lenses of any power. $40 Off the 4th pair of Eyeglasses Regular price $79 each. down an elegantly carved wall and qui- Buddha. Yoga Source and Avalon Art and For members of the same family. Free Fashion Tint. etly splashes behind a three-foot marble Yoga Center tied for second place; The Buddha. Hand-carved wood weaves its Yoga Center cinched third. 654 High St., way through the halls and ceiling, and Palo Alto; (650) 325-9642. Must present coupon at time of purchase. May not be combined with other discounts, Must present coupon at time of purchase. 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Page 36 • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Palo Alto Weekly Best of Palo Alto 2006 that needs a custom-made, feather-light road bike that fits her proportions like a glove. Palo Alto Bicycles also has an extensive range of deluxe mountain bikes with every conceivable type of acces- sory. For the less seasoned rider trying to introduce him or herself to mountain or road biking, Mike’s Bikes, the second place winner, offers a wide range of af- fordable bicycles.171 University Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 328-7411. Bookstore Borders may not be the most hip choice for best bookstore, but its popular- ity among Weekly readers is certainly understandable. With its wide array of best-selling fiction, non-fiction, manga, graphic novels and magazines — not to mention the store’s better-than-expected collection of CDs and DVDs — Borders is definitely a one-stop entertainment center for busy Palo Altans. Second- place goes to the always-scrappy Books Inc. 456 University Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 326-3670. Boutique Trendy clothes and jewelry make this North California Avenue boutique a perennial favorite with women readers. Some say Leaf & Petal organizes cloth- ing by color value so customers can see all of the options for putting together a matching outfit. In spring, a line of bright, colorful sun dresses and separates arrive to lift spirits out of the winter dol- drums. Helpful staff assists with coordi- I? Why am I here? Who are those people for men’s apparel goes to Nordstrom. nating outfits. The concept of “boutique” varies widely in readers’ minds: In addi- staring at me?” you ask yourself, forget- ting the bookshelf entirely. Cross into the 300 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto; (650) 326-3333. crocs tion to women’s clothing, art/craft gift world of IKEA, and you might never leave. store Shady Lane, on University Avenue, 1700 E. Bayshore Rd., East Palo Alto; New Business came in second, and Title Nine sports (650) 323-4532. The glossy Satura Cakes has apparent- and athletic clothing, on Hamilton Avenue ly turned the heads of quite a few Weekly tied for third place with Thistle on Waver- Hardware Store readers strolling along the avenue. If you ley Street, which carries clothing, gifts, Every small town in America had one at think Satura sounds Japanese, you’re jewelry and home accessories. 439 Cali- one time: The small hardware store with right — the Satura folks are inspired fornia Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 329-8070. the big inventory, just about everything by Japanese pastry chefs who make anyone needed on short notice packed European-style pastries and cakes with Eyewear into a shoebox-sized store in a space their own twist. Offerings include mango- Billing itself as “The store for people who arrangement worthy of NASA packing passionfruit cakes, brioche donuts made can’t pay a lot for glasses,” For Eyes a space shuttle. Palo Alto still has one: with soy milk, green tea rolls with chest- Optical Co. pleased readers best, with Peninsula Hardware, long based in nuts, and sweet coconut meringue cook- Gucci and Prada glasses at low prices, Midtown (adjacent to Mike’s Café), with ies. Taking second place in this category and discounts for families and Stanford brooms and garbage cans spilling out is Addison Antiques. 320 University Ave., students. Low-cost eye exams and the front. In the mornings, one might be Palo Alto; (650) 326-3393. convenient evening and weekend hours able to chat with owner Gary Burke, if helped make the Town & Country Village he’s not too busy helping someone find Nursery and Garden shop number one, with Site for Sore Eyes just exactly what they need and want for coming in second. Lens Crafters and that urgent job at home or work. Runner Supply California Avenue Optical/Lens tied for up: Orchard Supply. 2676 Middlefield Rd., Looking for the perfect reeds and third place. 83 Town and Country, Palo Palo Alto; (650) 325-3491. grasses to accompany your new water Alto; (650) 329-0557. feature? Or how about walkable ground- cover to replace that fading lawn? Jewelry Store Summer Winds not only has a catchy Florist There should be nothing impersonal name that always makes me think of a Michaela’s Flower Shop blends the about jewelry. Maybe mass-produced, mid-’70s hit by Seals & Crofts, it has just scent of flowers and history. A mod- corporate body decorations work in the world of bling, but a meaningful gift about anything you’re looking for. Japa- est-sized florist in downtown Palo Alto, owners Michaela Dieffenbach and Steve of sentimental value should be unique. nese maples? Yep. Clumping bamboos? Wong trade off answering phones and Enter the craftspeople at Diamonds of Got ‘em. Annuals, perennials, herbs, taking orders. They offer a huge array Palo Alto. With two master goldsmiths roses? You bet. It’s as close to a one-stop of floral arrangements for any occasion, and an award-winning jewelry designer center as you’ll find for all your gardening speedily delivered, or even a sprinkling on staff, that special creation is suddenly needs. Roger Reynolds came in second of rose petals for romantic occasions. within the realm of possibility. If Miles’ place. 725 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto; With nearly 40 years between them in buddy Jack had known about the shop (650) 493-5136. the flower business, they have carried in the pinot-noir-soaked film “Sideways,” on the tradition of Stapleton’s the Florist, he could have driven north to have them which occupied the tiny shop for years recreate the dolphin-and-Sanskrit-themed Pet Store beforehand under the direction of Olga ring he lost, and saved himself an em- From the outside, Pet Food Depot looks Stapleton. If not immediately available, barrassing trip back to the scene of his just like another giant box store, but almost any flower can be ordered by the crime. But then the ending of the movie inside, it’s a different story. In its aisles, next day. Runner up: Mills the Florist. 453 would have been considerably less funny. you’ll find the perfect toy for that German Waverley St., Palo Alto; (650) 321-5390. Tiffany & Co. took second place. 261 Shephard puppy or the family cat that Hamilton Ave., Suite 320, Palo Alto; (650) needs to drop a pound or two. Treats 322.120. and toys for all your four legged family Furniture Store members abound. And if you’re a new pet You enter IKEA with a clear mission: owner, you’ll find everything from food to purchase just one, simple bookshelf Men’s Apparel bowls to training sheets. Second Place called Markör. Or was it Malm? But Women everywhere will agree that the winner, Piccadilly Pet, is the place to go after meandering through display room Macy’s Men’s Store in the Stanford for that guilt-inspired purchase after leav- after display room, you find yourself a ing your dog alone too long - especially if Shopping Center is the best place to bit peckish. Eight Swedish meatballs money is no object. 3127 El Camino Real, find that perfect anniversary, birthday Palo Alto; (650) 852-1277. and three hot dogs later, you drowsily or “Congratulations, You did it!” gift. stumble to a display bedroom where a The ties, jeans and Polo Ralph Lauren Continued... plump Dalselv bed beckons you to rest. sweaters are perennially in style. The “Just a moment while I digest,” you tell collections of Tommy Hilfiger and Sean yourself before you nuzzle into a pillow John, who we all know as “P. Diddy,” are and nod off. Waking up much later, you always in vogue. Men, too, will find great are confused and disoriented. “Where am outfits for every occasion. Second place Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Page 37 Best of Palo Alto 2006 palo alto’s gourmet micro creamery Mon-Fri 9:30-7:00 Pet Food Depot www.petfooddepot.com Sat 9:00-6:00, Sun 10:00-6:00 Across from the Fish Market Restaurant Family Owned & Operated Continued from previous page 3127 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-852-1277 Pharmacy/Drug Store There may not be a place on Earth where you can get your film developed while you shop for a garden hose, new underwear Thank You Palo Alto for and a really funny birthday card for your 10-year-old nephew other than Longs We’re the Best And, we have this star to prove it! voting us #1 Pet Store!!! Drugs. But those items, and many more, such as crackers, sparkly jewelry and fish oil tablets, will easily make their way into your shopping basket with a quick browse around. This year’s Weekly voters said Longs Drugs was the best place to check TO W those “must-have” items off your list, AL E while filling your various prescriptions, too. Second place went to Walgreens. O E 352 University Ave., Palo Alto, (650) 324- KL PA L 1667; 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; (650) 322-2150; 2701, and Middlefield Rd., Palo Y Alto; (650) 330-0128. BEST OF Sporting Goods When REI opened its new store in Moun- tain View in August, about 600 people 2006 lined up before the doors opened three days in a row. The store has been busy 30% OFF ever since. REI’s popularity meant that We thank all of our loyal customers for buying our people were driving to San Carlos to shop. No more! The Seattle-based out- ice cream and taking the time to vote for us! door outfitter has clothing and equipment For those of you who don’t know us, we make ALL TOYS for backpacking, camping, hiking and kay- aking, and is a year-round bicycle store. rick’s rather rich ice cream by hand in small batches loaded with the best ingredients we can ﬁnd. ALL BEDS In the fall, the store gears up for snow sports. Second place in this category We now stock over 40 ﬂavors including rick’s rather rich ice cream, non-fat yogurt and ices. ALL BIRD & HAMSTER CAGES went to the venerable Palo Alto Sport & Toy World. 2450 Charleston Rd., Mountain Enjoy! ALL CAT TREES & SCRATCHING POSTS View; (650) 969-1938. All Offers Valid Aug. 30th-Sept. 3rd, 2006 Stationery Store 3946 Middleﬁeld Road (at Charleston) Greeting cards? Check. Boxes of Crane While Supplies Last... Excludes Special Orders stationery and Cross gold pens? Check. Palo Alto, CA 94303 Calendars featuring wide-eyed animals or 650-493-6553 romantically lit European cities? Check. ricksicecream.com VIP VACCINE CLINIC There’s a reason Village Stationers on California Avenue was voted best statio- SUNDAY 4:00-5:00PM nery shop. Make that about 1,000 rea- sons. Not only does it carry all the items you’d expect in a store of its ilk, it goes Thank You above and beyond, becoming an office and home depot of one’s dreams. Along with three-ring binders, there are minia- ture undercover listening devices ($6.95), decorated contact-lens cases, bath sup- plies and modern dinnerware. This is the fourth year Village Stationers has gotten to the Palo Alto Weekly Readers the top pick. Only one more year and it’s Hall of Fame time, baby. But watch out: for voting us . . . Second- and third-place winners Letter Best Desserts Perfect and Congdon & Crome are nip- ping at its heels. 310 S. California Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 326-7970, and 719 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 321-6920. TO W Toy Store AL E You’ve gotta love a store where a sign O E asking “Children, please attempt to KL PA L control your parents” hangs prominently Y on one wall. The Klutz Store on College BEST OF Avenue, known for its creative books 2006 and overall spirit of cheekiness, has won the rock-paper-scissors game this year, snagging Best Toy Store. Good thing, too, since it’s chock-full of wacky ways to have fun. This year’s top-selling book: Paper Fashions, which gives aspiring clothing designers their first crack at creating couture for future Project Runways. Plastic stencils of miniature pants, skirts, #1 Town & Country Village.Palo Alto P A L O A LT O LT O W E shoes, sweaters and more, patterned pa- A pers, decorative doodads and tiny metal E PA L O K LY hangers allow imaginations to run wild. 650-323-1555 Klutz is located somewhat off the beaten path, but it’s not hard to find. Look for www.scottsseafood.com BEST OF the metal rocket ship and flying saucer 2006 hovering over the colorful storefront. Runners up included Cheeky Monkey and Across from Stanford Diddam’s. 572 College Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 493-2481. We also serve a soup, salad Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & sandwich lunch 7 days a week Free dessert with an entree 550 Waverley Street, Palo Alto (650) 326-8485/326-8668 Page 38 • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Palo Alto Weekly Best of Palo Alto 2006 Thank you for voting the Mandarin Gourmet the best Chinese Restaurant in 2006 Women’s Apparel Best Palo Alto Park Best Place to People MANDARIN GOURMET R E S T A U R A N T J. Crew is too preppy for you; Gap is Palo Alto’s Mitchell Park offers nothing Watch too immature. You want a look that says if not variety — residents can bring their A skateboarder with green hair and a tat- Classy Dining Experience & Fine Healthy Food you either 1) raid your grandmother’s children to the playground (complete with tered leather jacket coasts by the giant closet or 2) sew your own clothes. But sand box), get exercise on the multiple unless you have the stamina to rum- tennis courts, or just enjoy the beautiful egg at Lytton Plaza. Across the street, Delivery available • Curbside pick-up • Valet parking an elderly couple holds hands in front mage through endless thrift store racks, scenery. With its long, curving paths, of the Stanford Theatre, appreciating 420 Ramona, Palo Alto (between University & Lytton) Anthropologie is the place for you. The vast lawns, and functioning dog kennel, the array of classic film posters. Two ambient, soothing music will help you it’s no surprise it got runner up this year blocks up, a man with tinted glasses and 650-328-8898 wade past flowing skirts, tweed trousers for best place to walk to the dog. Most a tan ball cap plays guitar and sings. www.MandarinGourmet-PaloAlto.com and knobby cardigans. So, toss on a tu- importantly, with enough square feet to And three excited teenage girls stroll by nic and head to the unmistakable, burnt get lost in, it’s the rare park large enough the aspiring musician while discussing sienna building on Alma Street to en- to avoid running into that neighbor you MySpace and Matthew McConaughey. The Best of hance your faux-vintage wardrobe. Your dislike. Foothill came in second. Middle- This is University Avenue — Palo Alto’s secret’s safe with us. 999 Alma St., Palo field Rd. at East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. vibrant nucleus of restaurants, shops and Alto; (650) 322-0435. diverse passersby. It’s the best place Best Place for a Parking in Palo Alto to people watch. When one Out & about Ticket Everyone who parks regularly in Down- peers at the plethora of unique individu- als, boredom is a world away. Stanford Bistro Dining town Palo Alto has a favorite dance for Shopping Center was voted the second avoiding a parking ticket, twisting and best place to appreciate people-watch- Best Late Night Hangout ing.University Avenue, Palo Alto. Nightfall. Cars pass by slowly, engines leaping from street to street every two humming, dragging a cool breeze in their hours. Do you favor the Ramona Rhumba, wake. Segments of hyper-intellectual the Channing Cha-Cha, or the Cowper Best Place to Stargaze vocabulary are vollied back and forth Cakewalk? Just make sure you stay a Pity poor Pluto. Defrocked of its plan- inside coffee shops like so many Ping step (or a two-step) ahead of the fuzz. etary status last week, it now joins a Pong balls, as Stanfordites cram for Another top spot for a parking ticket is new class of celestial bodies known as their midterms. You are, of course, on the Stanford University campus — as- dwarf planets. Not that you could see University Avenue. Throbbing music suming you can find a space at all. the orbital from Foothills Park anyway. pulsates from a bar, forcing patrons to But bring your best scope this week and shout their chit chat. An old-timey organ Best Place for a Date you might just spot dwarf planet Ceres hums from the Stanford Theater, provid- Take a beautiful balcony with plush seats — the solar system’s biggest asteroid. Also visible this week are Jupiter and the ing the soundtrack to silent films from a bygone era. As you pass by a giant and grand chandeliers hanging overhead. Dim the lights and bring on the Cary teapot of Saggitarius. Better find them Thank you quickly, though, because the park closes egg constructed from computer circuit boards, it hits you: this isn’t like any Grant or Ingrid Bergman. That’s the timeless date setting of the Stanford shortly after sunset. (from May through for voting us mid-August, its gates close at 9 p.m.). other downtown. The runner up was Nola Restaurant and Bar. Theatre. You can even bring your own candy, giving you the opportunity to Better yet, book an overnight camp site the best romantic at Towle Camp and spend the night under impress your date with your knowledge of fine Belgian chocolates. Weekly read- the stars. Viewing the heavens from Sky- restaurant! Best Neighborhood line Boulevard was second best. 3300 Bounded by Alma Street, Oregon Ex- ers also found the St. Michael’s Alley restaurant an ideal romantic spot. 221 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto; (650) 329-2423. pressway, Highway 101 and Loma Verde Avenue, the popular Midtown neighbor- University Ave., Palo Alto 94301; (650) hood boasts two shopping centers, two 324-3700. Best Place for a public schools, three parks, a neighbor- Playdate hood association, an ice-skating rink, a Best Place to go for a With a whacky new sign out front, Quaker meeting house and a Buddhist Run resembling a Dr. Seuss drawing under “The restaurant represents the temple. Sure, the shopping is good in There probably isn’t a better vantage the influence, the historic Palo Alto best of West Coast bistro dining” Midtown, but so is the housing. Stroll- point to see the breathtaking views of the Junior Museum & Zoo has for genera- —Palo Alto Weekly, ing along Midtown’s residential streets foothills than at the The Dish, so why go tions captivated young visitors and their March 2005 — and people do, with dog-walkers and anywhere else for your morning run? The families — decades before “playdate” joggers a frequent sight — pedestrians trails at the Dish range from 3.5 miles to became a word, in fact. Today it remains LUNCH:Tues-Fri. 11:30 am-2pm wander past an eclectic mix of housing: 5 miles, with all the inclines your current a strong magnet in today’s busier world, DINNER:Tues-Sat. 5:30-9:30 pm new Mediterranean-style villas, Califor- physique can handle. And if running isn’t where even playtimes with friends must BRUNCH:Sat.-Sun 10am-2pm nia ranch homes and half-century-old your thing (maybe you haven’t done it be scheduled in advance. With a new Eichlers. And the neighborhood was in- since you were forced to run the mile in energy, the advisory board of the City of strumental in pressuring the City Council ninth grade P.E.) joining the many walk- Palo Alto facility is looking at spinning off to crack down on monster homes. What’s ers who frequent the Dish can be just as into a non-profit organization so it can not to like? enjoyable. Page Mill Rd. at Junipero Serra more readily receive donations toward a 806 Emerson St, Boulevard, Stanford. major expansion and renovation, a “pub- lic-private partnership” venture. But the Palo Alto 650.326.2530 Continued... www.stmikes.com Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Page 39 Best of Palo Alto 2006 Pretty much everything west of El 1st PLACE Camino Real between Sand Hill Road and Stanford Avenue; (650) 723-2300 ART GALLERY COFFEEH OU S E Best Place to Walk the Dog Best Solo Dining ... While a park may do it for your average dog owner, those with the most tireless canines (and the truest grit) need a little - HOURS - more space — like a wildlife reserve. The Baylands is the perfect place for • Mon - Th: 7AM - 11PM that dog that just won’t stop jumping up on your guests, barking at joggers and • Fri: 7AM - 12AM yanking on the choke chain. The park of- fers limitless land to explore. Give your • Sat: 8AM - 12AM pooch an hour there, and he’ll be spent — just make sure he doesn’t fall into a • Sun: 8AM - 5PM slough. For the less frantic dogs, runner- up Mitchell Park will suffice. At the east end of Embarcadero Road. Best Teen Thing To Do With the instantly classic “Snakes On A Plane” currently taking the multiplex by storm, how could any other teen activity possibly compete without landing some- body in jail? Fortunately, the options for Going to Movies are a bit more varied with such venues as the Stanford The- atre, Aquarius and CineArts available. Still, nothing gets the juices flowing bet- ter than a scary snake movie. Second place? Hanging out downtown, natch. Best W-Fi Hot Spot It’s a surreal scene. Couples sit face- World Cup team, Stanford University to-face, sipping Venezuelan coffee, Continued from previous page Campus attracts people from all walks but they’re not making eye contact. A LT O kids don’t care about that stuff. For of life, from all corners of the globe with They’re communicating, but they’re not O L them it’s a great place to see bobcats, its sprawling campus and state of the speaking. No, we’re not trapped inside W PA EE raccoons, snakes, tortoises, geese, art facilities. At 8,180 acres, Stanford a Simon & Garfunkel song, we’re at K LY bats and more snakes. They can par- boasts one the biggest university cam- Coupa Café, where the population of BES TO ticipate in activities and check out the notebook computers just about equals 20 F puses in the country and is sure to awe 06 latest exhibits in a fun environment, the humans. Everyone is sending mes- out-of-town friends. Start the visit on an sages, booking vacations or researching with new games and recent playhouse impressive high note with a cruise down their latest paper, all courtesy of the renovations. “Everything is so bright and the iconic Palm Drive, the mile-long, city’s hottest public Wi-Fi hot spot. It interesting! It’s nice to have somewhere palm-tree lined entrance that also con- still seems surreal. Hmmmm . . . maybe to go to do activities besides the park,” nects the campus to Palo Alto. The drive it was that Mayan hot chocolate? Even a parent of a 3-year-old said of recent leads up to the Oval, a favorite spot though it’s not free wireless, Starbucks’ upgrades. 1451 Middlefield Rd., (650) for volleyball matches and picnics, and Wi-Fi took second. 538 Ramona St., Palo 329-2111. Memorial Church, where about 7,500 Alto; (650) 322-6872. couples have exchanged vows since LT O W E Best Place to Take Out 1903. Another major point of interest is A E PA L O the Cantor Center for Visual Arts (runner K LY of Towners up), home to the largest collection of From the world’s great intellectuals to Auguste Rodin sculptures outside the BEST OF art enthusiasts to the 1994 Brazilian Musée Rodin in Paris. 2006 A LT O W E This year’s raffle winners E PA L O KL Y Al Kirkland, Menlo Park — Hobee’s Gift Certifitcate $25 Patrick Moran, Palo Alto — Hobee’s gift certificate $25 BEST OF Evelyn Goodrich, Palo Alto — Hobee’s gift certificate $25 2006 Lori Heathon, Palo Alto — Theatreworks tickets Anna Naimark, Palo Alto — Theatreworks tickets Eric Martin — Theatreworks tickets Rachel Zeldin, Los Altos — Theatreworks tickets Rebecca Mankey, Palo Alto —Pizz’a Chicago coupon $10 Wayne Chan — Pizz’a Chicago coupon $10 Larry Garlick, Palo Alto — Pizz’a Chicago coupon $10 Marcus Cole, Palo Alto — Pizz’a Chicago coupon $10 Melissa Powers, Palo Alto — Michaela’s gift certificate, $50 Nelle Molitor, Palo Alto — Nola’s gift certificate Laurie Campbell, Palo Alto — Lunch for two Palo Alto Creamery Jessica Matsumori, Palo Alto — Lunch for two Palo Alto Creamery Thank you Palo Alto Weekly Cindy Newton, Menlo Park — Six Flags passes for two Kelly Starnes, Palo Alto — Six Flags passes for two readers for voting us the Greg Crider, Palo Alto — Six Flags passes for two Micheal Korbholz, Palo Alto — Six Flags passes for two Best Indian Restaurant Elio Hernandez, Palo Alto — Six Flags passes for two Dale Riddle, Mtn. View — Six Flags passes for two Rachel Zeldin, Los Altos — Entrée and beverage at CPK Wayne Smith, Palo Alto — Entrée and beverage at CPK Largest Indian Buffet in Ian Spiro, Mountain View — Entrée and beverage at CPK Diane Bailey, Redwood City — Entrée and beverage at CPK Downtown Palo Alto Tara Fawcett, Palo Alto — Palo Alto Bicycle gift bag Philip Fialer, Palo Alto — Music@Menlo CD Take-out & Catering Available James Vongampai, Sunnyvale — Music@Menlo CD Judy Sweeney, Mountain View — Music@Menlo CD 129 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto Faith Hastings, Palo Alto — Music@Menlo CD 650-321-6688 • www.darbarcuisine.com All winners were drawn at random from ballot entries in this year’s online readers poll at www.PaloAltoOnline.com. open 7 days Page 40 • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Palo Alto Weekly Best of Palo Alto 2006 IZZY’S BROOKLYN BAGELS Voted Best Bagels in Palo Alto! That our bagels are the best isn’t news to our loyal customers. 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Offer valid 9/1/2006-9/30/2006 IZZY’S BROOKLYN BAGELS • Palo Alto: 477 California Ave., (650) 329-0700 • San Francisco: 151 Townsend St., (415) 543-0900 Some of this year’s winners sent representatives to our photo shoot outside the Stanford Theatre (l-r, back row): Sabena Puri of Junnoon, Bruce Cancilla of Whole Foods, Kelly Nelson of Four Seasons, Mark Thomas of Macy’s, Gary Schoen of Rick’s Ice Cream, Edward Fike of Hobee’s, (front row) Catherine De Los Santos of Darshana Yoga, Klara Turner of Los Salonez, Israel Zehavi of Diamonds of Palo Alto, Farah Aalami of Charleston Cleaners, Georgie Gleim of Gleim the Jeweler, Juan Vargas of Hobee’s and Richard Wylie of REI. formerly City of Palo Alto Recreation Presents 22ND ANNUAL PALO ALTO WEEKLY MOONLIGHT RUN & WALK FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 Watercourse Way TO W AL E 453 Waverley Street, O E KL PA L Palo Alto Y Register online at 321-5390 BEST OF www.PaloAltoOnline.com www.michaelasflowershop.com 2006 Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Page 41 Best of Palo Alto 2006 ANNOUNCING T H E T W E N T Y- F I R S T A N N U A L PA L O A LT O W E E K LY JUDGES: PRIZES ADULT/YOUNG ADULT FOR ADULTS: Tom Parker, Award winning novelist and $500 Cash - FIRST PLACE short story writer, UC Extension and $300 Cash - SECOND PLACE Foothill College Instructor and former $200 Cash - THIRD PLACE Stanford Instructor FOR YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN/TEEN: Ellen Sussman, Writer, writing teacher $100 Gift Certificate - FIRST PLACE at UC Berkeley Extension & private $75 Gift Certificate - SECOND PLACE classes, Author of “On A Night Like This” $50 Gift Certificate - THIRD PLACE Warner Books, 2004 Certificates are from co-sponsoring Mike Nagler, Writing Instructor at Cañada area bookstores: College, Short Story Anthologist Kepler’s (*ages 15-17) CHILDREN/TEEN Bell’s Books (*ages 12-14) Katy Obringer, Former supervisor of Linden Tree (*ages 9-11) Palo Alto Children’s Library *age as of entry deadline Caryn Huberman Yacowitz, Playwright and Children’s book author ENTRY DEADLINE: Nancy Etchemendy, Children and Adult’s All Writers: book author September 29, 2006 • 5:30 p.m. All first place winners and their stories in each category will be published in the Palo Alto Weekly in December 2006. All winning stories will be published online at www.PaloAltoOnline.com CONTEST RULES 1. The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school full-time in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Stanford, Portola Valley, Woodside, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and East Palo Alto. 2. Limit of one entry per person. 3. Stories must be typed, double-spaced. Maximum 2,500 words. Longer stories will be disqualified. 4. $15 entry fee, along with hard copy, for all ADULT stories. Make checks payable to “Palo Alto Weekly.” No entry fee for YOUNG WRITERS under 18. 5. Entries may not have been previously published. 6. Signed entry form must accompany story. Author’s name should NOT appear anywhere on pages of story. 7. All winners are required to email their story to the Palo Alto Weekly in a Microsoft Word Document as an attachment. Mail manuscripts to: Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302 or deliver to 703 High Street, Palo Alto Questions: email Rachel Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org BELL’S BOOKS LINDEN TREE & BOOKS CHILDREN’S RECORDS ENTRY FORM Category (As of September 29, 2006): (PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY) Age ❑ Adult ❑ 9-11 ❑ 12-14 ❑ 15-17 This story is my original work and I received no assistance with Name:______________________________________________ it. My story is 2,500 words or less. I understand that the Palo Alto Weekly reserves first publishing and online rights to Email: ______________________________________________ winning entries. Judges decisions are final. Palo Alto Weekly employees and their relatives and freelancers are not eligible Address: ____________________________________________ to enter. Stories cannot be returned. 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The name, address, and telephone Public Notices PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, tive will be required to give notice to AVISO: Las ordenes de restriccion number of petitioner’s attorney, or the YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAW- interested persons unless they have que figuran en la pagina valen para petitioner without an attorney, are: (El YER. A public auction sale to the high- waived notice or consented to the pro- ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho has- nombre, direccion y el numero de tele- est bidder for cash, cashier's check posed action). The independent admin- ta que se despida la peticion, se emita fono del abogado del solicitante, o del drawn on a state or national bank, istration authority will be granted un- un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. solicitante si no tiene abogado son): check drawn by state or federal credit less an interested person files an objec- Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya DAWN M. WARD, SBN 146299, 825 union, or a check drawn by a state or tion to the petition and shows good recibido o visto una copia de estas or- OAK GROVE AVENUE, SUITE business as, Scrapart.com, 31638 Latham St. federal savings and loan association, or cause why the court should not grant denes puede hacerlas acatar en cualqui- D202, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 ALL ABOUT’S CONSTRUCTION & #5, Mountain View, CA 94041: savings association, or savings bank the authority. er lugar de California. 650-473-0227 CONTRACTING PATRICIA LEGH ANCTIL-HAMILTON specified in Section 5102 to the Finan- A HEARING on the petition will be FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 1638 Latham St. #5 cial code and authorized to do business held on September 18, 2006 at 9:00 1. The name and address of the court Date (Fecha): November 29, 2005 NAME STATEMENT Mountain View, CA 94041 in this state, will be held by duly ap- a.m. in Dept. 15 of the Superior Court are: (El nombre y direccion de las corte File No. 481787 This business is being conducted by an in- The following individual(s) is (are) doing pointed trustee. The sale will be made, of California, Santa Clara County, lo- son) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALI- Clerk, by (Secretario, por): dividual. business as, All About’s Construction & Con- Registrant has not yet begun to transact but without covenant or warranty, ex- cated at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA, FORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA tructing, 5712 Arapaho Dr., San Jose, CA business under the fictitious business name(s) pressed or implied, regarding title, pos- 95113. CLARA, 170 PARK CENTER PLA- L. MARTINEZ Deputy (Asistente) 95123: listed herein. session, or encumbrances, to pay the re- IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of ZA, SAN JOSE, CA 95113 SEAN LARSON This statement was filed with the County maining principal sum of the note(s) se- the petition, you should appear at the (Weekly August 30, Sept. 1, 6, 8, 2006) 5712 Arapaho Dr. Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July cured by the Deed of Trust, with inter- hearing and state your objections or file San Jose, CA 95123 25, 2006. ROBERT BENSON est and late charges thereon, as provid- written objections with the court before (PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006) 3293 South Court ed in the note(s), advances, under the the hearing. Your appearance may be in Palo Alto, CA 94306 terms of the Deed of Trust, interest person or by your attorney. NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING This business is being conducted by a gen- eral partnership. TEKTRO USA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS thereon, fees, charges and expenses of IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a of the Palo Alto the Trustee for the total amount (at the contingent creditor of the deceased, you Registrant has not yet begun to transact NAME STATEMENT time of the initial publication of the must file your claim with the court and Planning & Transportation business under the fictitious business name(s) File No. 482028 listed herein. The following individual(s) is (are) doing Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to mail a copy to the personal representa- Commission This statement was filed with the County business as, Tektro USA, 938 Clark Ave. #54, be set forth below. The amount may be tive appointed by the court within four Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on Au- Mountain View, CA 94040: greater on the day of sale. BENEFI- months from the date of first issuance Please be advised the Planning and Transportation Commission gust 8, 2006. BALANCE INTERNATIONAL CIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS of letters as provided in Probate Code (PAW August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2006) MARKETING, INC. shall conduct a regular meeting at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. section 9100. The time for filing claims California Trustor(s): SIAOSI EKE, A SINGLE will not expire before four months from September 13, 2006 in the Civic Center, Council Chambers, BMJ CONSTRUCTION This business is being conducted by a cor- MAN AND MAIKA OLIE, A SINGLE the hearing date noticed above. 1st Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. Any FICTITIOUS BUSINESS poration. Registrant has not yet begun to transact MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Record- YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept interested persons may appear and be heard on these items. NAME STATEMENT File No. 481299 business under the fictitious business name(s) ed: 9/7/2005 as Instrument No. 2005- by the court. If you are a person inter- The following individual(s) is (are) doing listed herein. 155033 in book -, page - of Official Re- ested in the estate, you may file with All correspondence relating to any of the agenda items below or business as, BMJ Construction, 3513 Olsen This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on Au- cords in the office of the Recorder of the court a Request for Special Notice non-agenda items, which were not received by the 2:00 PM Dr., San Jose, CA 95117: BERNARDO MADUENO JR. gust 14, 2006. SANTA CLARA County, California; (form DE-154) of the filing of an in- deadline for inclusion into Commission packets on the Friday (PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006) Date of Sale: 9/12/2006 at 11:00:00 ventory and appraisal of estate assets or preceding the meeting date, need to be received before 5:00 PM 3513 Olsen Dr. AM Place of Sale: AT THE NORTH of any petition or account as provided San Jose, CA 95117 THIRD EYE CONSULTING MARKET STREET ENTRANCE TO in Probate Code section 1250. A Re- on the date of the meeting for distribution to staff and This business is being conducted by an in- dividual. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 190 quest for Special Notice form is availa- Commission members. Registrant has not yet begun to transact NAME STATEMENT NORTH MARKET STREET, SAN ble from the court clerk. business under the fictitious business name(s) File No. 482025 JOSE, CALIFORNIA Amount of un- Attorney for Petitioner: Interested persons may appear and be heard. Staff reports for The following individual(s) is (are) doing listed herein. This statement was filed with the County business as, Third Eye Consulting, 1200 Har- paid balance and other charges: /s/ John P. Breckenridge, Esq. agendized items are available via the City’s main website at Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July riet St., Palo Alto, CA 94301: $737,766.04 The purported property 2901 Moorpark Ave., #175, www.cityofpaloalto.org under Agendas/Minutes/Reports and 28, 2006. ROOPA MANGALMURTI MCNEALIS address is: 1111 SAGE ST E PALO San Jose, CA 95128 also at the Planning Division Front Desk, 5th Floor, City Hall, after 1200 Harriet St. ALTO, CA 94303 Assessors Parcel No. 408-243-3242 (PAW August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2006) Palo Alto, CA 94301 2:00 PM on the Friday preceding the meeting date. Copies will 063-401-350-2 The undersigned Trust- (PAW August 25, 30, September 1, ENGRAVE TECH This business is being conducted by an in- ee disclaims any liability for any incor- 2006) be made available at the Development Center should City Hall be FICTITIOUS BUSINESS dividual. rectness of the property address or oth- closed on the 9/80 Friday. NAME STATEMENT Registrant has not yet begun to transact File No. 481942 business under the fictitious business name(s) er common designation, if any, shown The following individual(s) is (are) doing listed herein. herein. If no street address or other SUMMONS (Family Law) NEW BUSINESS business as, Engrave Tech, 13250 Franklin This statement was filed with the County common designation is shown, direc- (Citacion Judicial) Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040: Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on Au- tions to the location of the property gust 14, 2006. Case Number: 105FL130371 Public Hearings: YOI CHO FOK may be obtained by sending a written 13250 Franklin Ave. (PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006) (Numero del Caso) request to the beneficiary within 10 Mountain View, CA 94040 WOMBMATES days of the date of first publication of NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso al This business is being conducted by an in- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is un- 1. 705 & 711 Cowper Street [06PLN-00102]*: dividual. respondedor): JOHN PATRICK aka Request by Steve Pierce on behalf of John Registrant began transacting business un- NAME STATEMENT able to convey title for any reason, the SEAN KING der the fictitious business name(s) listed File No. 481057 successful bidder's sole and exclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED (Lo estan Woodworth to subdivide two formerly merged parcels herein on July 14, 1997. The following individual(s) is (are) doing remedy shall be the return of monies demandando). Petitioner’s name is at 705 & 711 Cowper Street. The project consists of business as Wombmates, 21230 Homestead This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on Au- Rd. #14, Cupertino, CA 95014: paid to the Trustee, and the successful (Nombre del solicitante): ANISA P. subdividing a single 16,507 square foot parcel back to gust 11, 2006. DIANE MULLIGAN bidder shall have no further recourse. KING the two original parcels, one at 7,503 square feet and (PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006) 21230 Homestead Rd. #14 Date: 8/23/2006 Quality Loan Service one at 9,004 square feet. Exceptions to lot design Cupertino. CA 95014 Corp. 319 Elm Street, 2nd Floor San DONNA PARSONS You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS af- would be required to allow a lot area of 7,500 square MACH 1 Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 21230 Homestead Rd. #14 NON SALE information only Sale ter this Summons & Petition are served feet at 705 Cowper Street where 8,500 square feet NAME STATEMENT Cupertino. CA 95014 on you to file a Response (form FL-120 would normally be the minimum lot area, and site Line: 714-259-7850 or Login to: or Fl-123) at the court and have a copy File No. 481063 THOMAS STAFFORD 834 Douglas St. www.fnasap.com Reinstatement Line: served on the petitioner. A letter or a widths of 50-feet for 705 Cowper Street and 60-feet The following individual(s) is (are) doing business as, Mach 1, 2290 Walsh Ave., Santa Redwood City, CA 94063 (619) 645-7711 ext 400 Erik Donzella, phone call will not protect you. for 711 Cowper Street, where a 75-foot lot width Clara, CA 95050: This business is being conducted by a If you have previously been discharged If you do not file your Response on would normally be required. Environmental MACH 1 ENTERPRISES INC. general partnership. Registrant began transacting business through bankruptcy, you may have time, the court may make orders af- Assessment: An Initial Study has been completed and California This business is being conducted by a cor- under the fictitious business name or names been released of personal liability for fecting your marriage or domestic part- a Negative Declaration has been prepared in listed here on May 1996. this loan in which case this letter is in- nership, your property and custody of accordance with California Environmental Quality Act poration. tended to exercise the note holder's Registrant began transacting business un- This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July rights against the real property only. you children. You may be ordered to (CEQA) requirements. Zoning District: RM-30. der the fictitious business name(s) listed pay support and attorney fees and costs. herein on 7-29-2006. 24, 2006. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the This statement was filed with the County (PAW August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006) PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A clerk for a fee waver form. Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING If you want legal advice, contact a 2. 1525 Arastradero Road [06PLN-00045]*: 24, 2006. (PAW August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006) 997 Other Legals TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF lawyer immediately. You can get infor- Request by the City of Palo Alto for a Comprehensive ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF mation about finding lawyers at the Plan Amendment and Rezoning of a 13.27-acre parcel PALO ALTO HEALTHCARE OF NAME THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION California Courts Online Self-Help located within the Arastradero Open Space Preserve INTERNATIONAL, INC. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/self- from Open Space/Controlled Development to Publicly FICTITIOUS BUSINESS CALIFORNIA THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR NAME STATEMENT FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR- help), at the California Legal Services Owned Conservation Land and from an Open Space Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), zone designation to a Public Facility zone designation. File No. 481087 No. 106CV069426 POSE. As required by law, you are or by contacting your local county bar The following individual(s) is (are) doing TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: hereby notified that a negative credit association. Environmental Assessment: An Initial Study has been business as, Palo Alto Healthcare Internation- al, Inc., 3790 El Camino Real, Suite 349, Palo Petitioner WEI and YEE-PING CHING report reflecting on your credit record completed and a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration Alto, CA 94306: filed a petition with this court for a de- may be submitted to a credit report Tiene 30 dias corridos despues de has been prepared in accordance with California PALO ALTO HEALTHCARE cree changing names as follows: agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements. Zone haber recibido la entrega legal de esta PATRICK SEAN CHING to ERIC INTERNATIONAL, INC. CA PATRICK CHING. your credit obligations. ASAP# 785785 Citacion y Peticion pare presentar una District: OS. 08/23/2006, 08/30/2006, 09/06/2006 Respuesta (formulario FL-120 o FL- This business is being conducted by a cor- THE COURT ORDERS that all per- poration. 123) ante la corte y efectuar la entraga sons interested in this matter shall ap- Registrant began transacting business un- NOTICE OF PETITION TO legal de una copia al solicitante. Una *Quasi-Judicial Items Subject to Council’s Disclosure Policy pear before this court at the hearing in- der the fictitious business name(s) listed ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: carta o llamada telefonica no basta para herein on 4-29-1996. dicated below to show cause, if any, BERTHA L. ANDREWS protegerlo. This statement was filed with the County why the petition for change of name 1-06-PR-159888 Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None. Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July should not be granted. 24, 2006. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten NOTICE OF HEARING: October 10, NEXT MEETING: Regular Meeting of September 27, 2006. (PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006) contingent creditors and persons who su matrimonio o pareja de echo, sus bi- 2006, 8:45 a.m., Dept. 15, Superior may otherwise be interested in the will enes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte Court of California, County of Santa PRESIDENT BARBER SHOP Clara, 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA or estate, or both, of BERTHA L. AN- tambien le puede ordernar que pague Questions. If interested parties have any questions regarding the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 95113. DREWS. manutencion, y honorarios y costos le- above applications, please contact the Planning Division at (650) A PETITION FOR PROBATE has gales, Sino puede pagar la cuota de pre- 329-2441. The files relating to these items are available for in- File No. 481301 A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW been filed by: BRUCE L. ANDREWS sentacion pida al secretario un formu- The following individual(s) is (are) doing CAUSE shall be published at least once and PHYLLIS R. ANDREWS in the lario de exencion de cuotas. spection weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. business as, President Barber Shop, 490 Uni- versity Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301: each week for four successive weeks Superior Court of California, County of Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, Audio tapes are available at 329-2440 and video tapes of meet- CARLOS RUIZ prior to the date set for hearing on the SANTA CLARA. pongase en contacto de inmediato con ings are available with the City Clerk’s at 329-2571. This public 1454 Husted Ave. petition in the following newspaper of meeting is televised live on Government Access Channel 26. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE un abogado. Puede obtener informacion San Jose, CA 95125 general circulation, printed in this requests that BRUCE L. ANDREWS para encontrar a un abogado en el Cen- RICHARD REYES county: PALO ALTO WEEKLY. 2605 Glenview Drive and PHYLLIS R. ANDREWS be ap- tro de Ayuda de las Cortes de Califor- Date: August 16, 2006 Hollister, CA 95023 /s/ Eugene M. Hyman pointed as personal representative to nia (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio ADA. Persons with disabilities who require auxiliary aids or serv- This business is being conducted by a gen- administer the estate of the decedent. Web de los Servicios Legales de Cali- ices in using City facilities, services, or programs or who would JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT eral partnership. THE PETITION requests the dece- fonia (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o Registrant has not yet begun to transact (PAW August 23, 30, September6, 13, dent’s will and codicils, if any, be ad- poiendose en contacto con el colegio de like information on the City’s compliance with the Americans with business under the fictitious business name(s) 2006) mitted to probate. The will and any co- abogados de su condado. Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, may contact (650) 329-2550 listed herein. dicils are available for examination in (voice) or (650) 328-1199 (TDD). Sign language interpreters will This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # the file kept by the court. NOTICE: The restraining orders on be provided upon request with 72 hours in advance notice. 28, 2006. CA-06-59246-DD Loan # 0014503940 THE PETITION requests authority page 2 are effective against both spous- (PAW August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2006) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A to administer the estate under the Inde- es or domestic partners until the peti- DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/22/2005. pendent Administration of Estates Act. tion is dismissed, a judgment is entered, SCRAPART.COM UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO (This authority will allow the personal or the court makes further orders. There FICTITIOUS BUSINESS *** PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT representative to take many actions orders are enforceable anywhere in Cal- NAME STATEMENT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC File No. 481145 without obtaining court approval. Be- ifornia by any enforcement officer who Steve Emslie, Planning Director The following individual(s) is (are) doing SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLAN- fore taking certain very important ac- has received or seen a copy of them. Page 50 • Wednesday, August 30, 2006 • Palo Alto Weekly 2006 SPECIAL SECTION A bold new approach to classifieds for the a ll fogster.com Midpeninsula F REAL ESTATE Your ad can appear in both the Almanac & Weekly version on October 11-13 and/or the Mountain View Voice on Instantly online. October 13. Space reservation is Thursday, September 21, 2006. Free. 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Serving the Peninsula Market Since 1994 Bridge Urban Infill Land Development (BUILD) for Planning and Did you Transportation Commission Review for rezoning to a Planned Community (PC) district and of a proposed Planned Community (PC) district development plan, which includes the development David Chung of 103 units of for-sale town home style residences and 56 Your Real Estate Expert in the Peninsula and South Bay senior affordable residences, a parking garage and landscaping Direct 650.302.6027 improve-ments at 901 San Antonio Road [06PLN-00031, firstname.lastname@example.org | www.davidchungapr.com 06PLN-00050]. The project request includes a Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Light Industrial to Mixed Use, a Tentative Map to subdivide the parcel and create condominium units, and certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. Environmental Assessment: A Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the BUILD and Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life (TKCJL) has been prepared. Zone District: GM. know...? • The Palo Alto Weekly is Free Real Estate Seminar for Homeowners- Getting Ready for the Fall Real Estate Market ❖ “What you can expect with selling conditions currently and in the Fall and how to prepare your home to get top dollar. ” ❖ Also learn about current real estate tax laws and how to take advantage of them. ❖ Wednesday, September 6th 6:30-8:00 p.m.❖ DONNA J. ROGERS adjudicated to publish ❖ Marriot Courtyard, 4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos, 94022 ❖ City Clerk Please RSVP by September 4th to Caroline Ratelle at 650-380-3389 or e-mail email@example.com in the County of Santa to reserve your seat. Clara. 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