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                                                        CHAIN COFFEEHOUSE
                                             late night restaurant
                                             HAPPY HOUR              PEOPLE’S

                                                              new restaurant
                                        dessert THAI                       PIZZA


                                                                               TOY STORE
                                    EGG ROLLS      FOOD

                                      chinese food      SUSHI AWARDS                                 BREAKFAST
                           HAPPY HOUR caterer              Burger          PLACE TO

                                                         DELI of
                                                                           CUDDLE UP
                                 PLACE TO GET FIT                          AND READ
                                                                           A BOOK TO
                              dry cleaners

                                                                           YOUR KIDS

                                       hardware store             RESTAURANT FOR KIDS
                 Home Accessories Boutique                       Daycare / Preschool
                           PET STORE                 Waiter/Waitress WILLOW
                              JEWELRY STORE                            place to watch a game

                   Doughnut      BANK
                                  TO GET
                                YOUR OIL
                    HAIRDRESSER CHANGED        SUSHI                 GLEN
                                                        place for kids to get creative Burger
                                                                         PLACE TO GET FIT
                                                                          margarita chinese food
                                                                         Doughnut              hardware store
                                                JEWELRY STORE dry cleaners
                                                    Home Accessories Boutique
                                                              PET STORE

                  place for kids to get creative CONSIGNMENT SHOP (CLOTHING) PLACE
             MEAL UNDER $10 ANTIQUE SHOP spa/salon                               TO
                                                                     ice cream YOUR GET
                             manicure CONSIGNMENT SHOP (CLOTHING)
                                                                                                                                  FTER A ONE-YEAR HIATUS, THE NINTH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
                                                                                                                                  EMBODIED ALL THAT A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN CONTEST SHOULD BE. THE RE-
            caterer   CONSIGNMENT SHOP (CLOTHING)   CLOTHING STORE (MEN’S)                                                        SPONSE WAS OVERWHELMING AND ONCE MORE, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK
        Home Accessories Boutique RESTAURANT FOR KIDS                          OVERALL RESTAURANT
                                                                                                                      THE WILLOW GLEN COMMUNITY FOR TAKING THE TIME TO FILL OUT THOSE BALLOTS AND
               TACO hardware store Daycare / Preschool
                                                                                                                      VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITES.

                     dry cleaners PLACE TO GET FIT dry cleaners                                                       DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF CATEGORIES AND INCLUDING A GENERAL MAP OF ALL THE
                       MEAL UNDER $10 Home Accessories Boutique                                                       SHOPPING AREAS WITHIN WILLOW GLEN PROVED TO BE A GREAT MOVE–RESIDENTS VOTED
          place for kids to get creative PLACE TO BRIBE YOUR KIDS                                                     NOT ONLY FOR THE TRIED AND TRUE BUT QUITE A FEW NEW NAMES AS WELL. THERE WERE
                     BURRITO PET STORE SHOP FOR PARENTS-TO-BE                                                         MORE THAN 200 NOMINATED BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS IN THIS YEAR’S CONTEST,
                                                                                                                      PROVING THAT WILLOW GLEN IS MUCH LARGER THAN IT MAY SEEM.
                          JEWELRY STORE place for storytelling THRIFT
                                      CONSIGNMENT SHOP (CLOTHING)                                    STORE            THE WINNER OF THE NEW “DOUGHNUT” CATEGORY WON BY A LANDSLIDE. THE “HAIR-
                             ANTIQUE SHOP spa/salon BURRITO TAKEOUT                                                   DRESSER” CONTEST HAD THE MOST NOMINEES. THE “LATE NIGHT RESTAURANT” CONTEST WAS
                           ice cream  CLOTHING STORE (MEN’S)                                         italian food     THE CLOSEST, AND THE “PIZZA” CATEGORY HAD THE MOST NUMBER OF VOTES.
                                 manicure CALZONE                         ice cream
                                                                                                                      RENAMED THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, THIS YEAR’S SURVEY WAS JUST THAT. THE RE-
                                       APPETIZERS mediterranean food                                                  ALITY IS THAT NO ONE IS IN THE POSITION TO SAY WHAT IS THE BEST OF ANYTHING. SO
                                   CHAIN COFFEEHOUSE                                                                  INSTEAD, YOU VOTED, WE COUNTED AND NOW, HERE ARE THE RESULTS.
                                             mediterranean food
                                                                                  ANTIQUE SHOP
                                                                               INDEPENDENT COFFEEHOUSE
                               late night restaurant M E AL O V E R $ 1 0                                             THIS YEAR’S WINNERS HAVE HELPED MAKE UP THE FABRIC OF WHAT WILLOW GLEN IS
                                                               SANDWICH                                               TODAY–A TIGHT-KNIT COMMUNITY, A PLACE RESIDENTS FEEL PROUD TO BE PART OF AND
                                    QUICK LUNCH PIZZA TACO BURRITO
                                                                                                                      A PLACE VISITORS REMEMBER LONG AFTER THEY’VE LEFT. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MAKING
                                  PLACE FOR A FIRST DATETAKEOUT
                                                                                                                      THIS ISSUE POSSIBLE.

                                      MEAL UNDER $10
                                         Burger Doughnut
                                                                                                     BANK             contributors
                                           margarita TACO DELI
                                                                                                                      PROJECT DIRECTOR .............................. MAYRA FLORES DE MARCOTTE
                                                  PLACE TO GET FIT                 Mexican Food                       PRODUCTION MANGER ............................................................ CHRISTINE ENG

                                                             wineshop dessert
                                                                                                                      GRAPHIC DESIGNER ........................................................................ EMMA HOARE
                                                                                                                      COPYEDITORS ........................ ROBERTA ALEXANDER, ANNE GELHAUS
                                                                                                                      PROOFREADER ............................................................................... ANNE GELHAUS
                                                                                                hardware store        PHOTOGRAPHS ......................................................................... JEANNETTE CLOSE

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                                                                             MEAL OVER $10
                                                                                             ice cream
                                      CALZONE                                                       NOODLES
                                                                                             italian food
                             BARBECUE                                                        PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE
                                                                                             SANDWICH INDEPENDENT COFFEEHOUSE
                 CHAIN COFFEEHOUSE
                                                                                                                     wineshop BURRITO
   late night restaurant
                                                                                             BAR                     mediterranean food RAVIOLI
                                        PIZZA                                                OVERALL RESTAURANT

                                              new restaurant
                           HAPPY HOUR                          MEAL UNDER $10 place to watch a game
                     dessert THAI                              Burger Doughnut
                EGG ROLLS          FOOD                          margarita TACO
                                                               QUICK LUNCH
                          BAKERY                                             SUSHI
                                                                           Mexican Food
                       chinese food
                            caterer                                                                                                                                                                        MARGARITA
                                                                                                  NEW RESTAURANT                                                       2ND                                 Aqui Cal-Mex
                                                                                                                                                                   Yuki Sushi                              1145 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                  WINNER                          service since it first opened in 1140 Lincoln Ave.                       408.995.0381
                                                                                                                                  late 2008. Patrons say good
                                                                                                  Opa!                            food, low prices and a fun at- HONORS                                    www.aquicalmex.
                                     BAR                                                          1384 Lincoln Ave.               mosphere keep them coming Top Nosh                                       com
                                                                                                  408.998.8704                    back. Most meals are less than Sweet Mango
                                     WINNER                                                                                       $10, and the entire wait staff Siam Leaf                                 2ND
                                                                                                  www.opawillowglen.com                                                                                    Jake’s of Willow Glen
                                     Aqui Cal-Mex                                                                                 is known to shout “Opa!” (the Café San Jose
                                                                                                                                  Greek equivalent of “Hur- Casablanca’s                                   1074 Lincoln Ave.
                                     1145 Lincoln Ave.                                            This Willow Glen favorite has                                                                            &
                                                                                                                                  ray!”) when a plate breaks or a Edna Rays
                                     408.995.0381                                                 had lines out the door, and
                                                                                                                                  glass drops in the restaurant.   Mojo Burger—Foxworthy                   Tlaquepaque
                                     www.aquicalmex.com                                           residents praising the food and                                  Pizza My Heart                          3 locations

                                     The Grapevine
                                     1389 Lincoln Ave.                                            MEAL                               Self-described as Willow          enue. A wide selection of sal-   HONORS
                                                                                                                                     Glen’s “best-kept secret,”        ads, such as sea scallop salad   Tomato Thyme
                                                                                                  OVER                               Siena proves that sometimes       in a Parmesan crust, are of-
                                     HONORS                                                       $10                                being located in the midst of     fered with a smile, along with
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aqui Cal-Mex
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza
                                     Goosetown                                                                                       foot traffic isn’t always nec-    authentic pastas, risottos and
                                     Vin Santo                                                                                                                                                          Taiwan
                                     Willow Den                                                   WINNER                             essary for success–good food
                                                                                                                                     and great service puts this lo-
                                                                                                                                                                       polenta.                         Yuki Sushi
                                                                                                  Siena Bistro                                                                                          Opa!
                                     Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza
                                     Tomato Thyme
                                                                                                                                     cal favorite at the top of this   2ND                              John’s Xlint Food
                                                                                                  1359 Lincoln Ave.                  list. This establishment is an    Vin Santo                        Pizza My Heart
                                     Rookies Sports Lodge                                                                            intimate 40-seat restaurant       1346 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                  408.271.0837                                                                                          Sushi Kazoo
                                                                                                                                     hidden behind Lincoln Av-                                          Fratello’s
 LATE NIGHT                        to “mingle” with each other)
                                   and community support has
 RESTAURANT                        kept this pizza joint on Willow                                OVERALL RESTAURANT
                                   Glen’s radar since it opened its
 WINNER                            doors in 2000.                                                                                                     SECOND
 Pizza My Heart                                                                                   WINNER
 1390 Lincoln Ave                  2ND                                                            Aqui Cal-Mex                                        Siena Bistro
                                   Opa!                                                                                                               1359 Lincoln Ave.
 408.279.4441                      1384 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                  1145 Lincoln Ave.
 www.pizzamyheart.com                                                                             408.995.0381
                                   HONORS                                                         www.aquicalmex.com                                  HONORS
 Being open seven nights a week    Jake’s of Willow Glen                                                                                              John’s Xlint Foods    Opa!
 ’til 10 p.m. makes this winner    Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza                                 This Willow Glen favorite made its debut in 1994    Vin Santo             Pizza My Heart
                                                                                                  and never slowed down. It’s casual atmosphere,      Willow Street Wood-   Sushi Kazoo
 a go-to eatery after hours. Its   Vin Santo                                                                                                          fired Pizza           Taiwan
 laid-back atmosphere, killer      Jack in the Box                                                fresh ingredients and well-known “Industrial-
                                                                                                  Strength Margarita” have made it a staple for       Tomato Thyme          Tlaquepaque
 pizzas (according to their web-   Siena Bistro                                                                                                       Bill’s Café           Yuki Sushi
 site, they start making each      Puerto Azul                                                    children and adults alike. Although it’s called a   Casablanca’s          Fratello’s
 one 36 hours prior to pur-        Three Flames                                                   Mexican grill, Aqui considers itself “Cal-Mex,” a
 chase to allow for the dough to   Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt Co.                                  mix of influences from California, Mexico, the
 slowly rise and the ingredients                                                                  American Southwest and even a bit of Asia.          Aqui Cal -Mex won in various categories in this year's contest, including
                                                                                                                                                      “Overall Restaurant.”

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 DELI                                2ND                                      CHINESE                    “We would not serve anything to             and glowing reviews over the years,      2ND
                                     Gunther’s                                                           our customers that we would not             which cover the walls of the entry       Edna Ray
 WINNER                              1601 Meridian Ave.                       FOOD                       serve to our family.” That’s what           area—a spot where patrons eagerly        1181 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                         Taiwan’s menu says, and that’s              await their dining tables or their to-
 Bertucelli’s La Villa
                                     HONORS                                   WINNER                     what its owners mean. It’s clearly          go orders. Despite its name, Tai-        HONORS
 1319 Lincoln Ave.                   Zanotto’s                                Taiwan                     a winning philosophy, as the res-           wan also serves Szechuan, Hunan          Mandarin Chili
 408.295.7851                        Le Boulanger                             1306 Lincoln Ave.,         taurant has flourished in Willow            and Cantonese dishes.                    Sweet Mango
 www.wglavilla.com                   Willow Glen Meats                                                   Glen since 1982, including an ex-                                                    Pearl River
                                     Elva’s Coffee Stop                       408.289.8800               pansion into the space next door. It                                                 Great Wall
                                     Noah’s Bagels                            www.taiwanrestaurantsj.com has also earned numerous awards

 MEXICAN                               ITALIAN                              2ND                                   DOUGHNUT                                                                       BREAKFAST
 FOOD                                  FOOD                                 Giorgio’s
                                                                                                                 WINNER                                                                          WINNER
 WINNER                                WINNER                               HONORS                                                                                                               Bill’s Café
                                                                            Vin Santo                            Manley’s Donut Shop
 Tlaquepaque                           Bertucelli’s La Villa                                                                                                                                     1115 Willow St.
                                                                            Tomato Thyme                         1080 Lincoln Ave.
 3 locations:                          1319 Lincoln Ave.                    Fratello’s                                                                                                           408.294.1125
                                                                            Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza
 721 Willow St., 408.287.9777          408.295.7851                                                                                                                                              www.billscafe.com
 2222 Lincoln Ave.,                                                         Siena Bistro
                                       www.wglavilla.com                                                         There’s really nothing you could say about this mom and pop
 408.978.3665                                                               John’s Xlint Food                                                                                                    This winner is another ex-
                                                                                                                 doughnut shop that can adequately describe how these favorite
 699 Curtner Ave.,                                                                                               pastries taste the moment they touch your tongue. Open seven                    ample of great food and
                                                                                                                 days a week from 4:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., this local treasure has regu-             service overcoming loca-
 408.448.1230                                                                                                                                                                                    tion. It’s a corner-turn off
                                                                                                                 lars sitting at one of the few tables in the small eating area. If
                                      MEAL UNDER $10                                                             you’re lucky, you will get there when a fresh batch is served, still            the beaten path of Lincoln
 Pronuounced tlah-keh-PAH-                                                                                                                                                                       Avenue, but that hasn’t de-
 keh, this authentic Mexican          WINNER  HONORS                                    Yuki Sushi               all warm and gooey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 terred the droves of diners
 food restaurant has residents                                                          Siam Leaf
                                      Aqui Cal-Mex Casablanca’s                                                                                                                                  who have alternately dis-
 coming back time and time                              Bertucelli’s La Villa
                                      1145 Lincoln Ave. Le Boulanger
                                                                                        Flower Flour
                                                                                        John’s Xlint Foods
                                                                                                                 2ND                                  HONORS                                     covered or returned to this
 again. Its popularity swelled                                                                                   Yum Yum Donuts                       Hooz                                       popular breakfast spot for
 so much that it has three lo-        408.995.0381      Top Nosh                        Bill’s Café              1090 Meridian Ave.                   Dick’s Bakery                              years. Founded 33 years
 cations–all in Willow Glen.          www.aquical       Café San Jose                   Blue Rock                                                     Starbucks                                  ago by Bill Rizos, Bill’s
 Opened in 1990, Taqueria             mex.com           Mojo Burgers-                   Jack In the Box
                                                                                                                                                                                                 offers eggs and omelettes
 Tlaquepaque is a local favorite                        Foxworthy                       Subway
                                                                                                                                                                                                 every which way but loose,
 because the staff prepares every     2ND               Noah’s Bagels                                                                                                                            and always accompanied
 item on the menu from scratch        Pizza My Heart    Tomato Thyme                                                                                                                             by hash browns, toast and
 daily, from the burritos to the      1390 Lincoln Ave. Tlaquepaque                                                                                                                              jelly–that and great ser-
 tortilla chips. Besides tacos and                                                                                                                                                               vice.
 burritos, Tlaquepaque also of-
 fers tamales, combination plat-
 ters and Mexican-style steaks.
                                       SANDWICH                             and the deli has now made most                                                                                       2ND
                                                                            of its delicacies available online                                                                                   John’s Xlint Foods
 2ND                                   WINNER                               and for catered events.                                                                                              1238 Lincoln Ave.
 Aqui Cal-Mex                          Bertucelli’s La Villa                2ND                                                                                                                  HONORS
 1145 Lincoln Ave.                     1319 Lincoln Ave.                    Le Boulanger                                                                                                         Café San Jose
                                       408.295.7851                         1351 Lincoln Ave.                                                                                                    Aqui Cal-Mex
 HONORS                                                                                                                                                                                          Noah’s Bagels
 Puerto Azul                           www.wglavilla.com                    HONORS                                                                                                               Flower Flour
 Mexico Lindo                                                               Subway                                                                                                               Ed’s
 La Plaza                              There are more than 20 sand-         Elva’s Coffee Stop                                                                                                   Elva’s Coffee Stop
 Alicia’s                              wiches on the menu here–from         Siena Bistro                                                                                                         La Plaza
                                       the meatball to the pastrami, pro-   Casablanca’s                                                                                                         Original Pancake House
                                       sciutto to head cheese–and they                                           Judy Chay holds up some of what made Manley's Donut Shop in
 PIZZA                                 don’t disappoint. Opened in 1947     John’s Xlint Food
                                                                                                                 downtown Willow Glen this year's winner in “Doughnut” category.
                                       by Anne and Frank Giacomelli,        Jake’s of Willow Glen
 WINNER                                Bertucelli’s La Villa (formerly      Taiwan                                                                                                               EGG ROLLS
 Pizza My Heart                        known as La Villa Delicatessen)      Noah’s Bagels                         BURRITO                             RAVIOLI
 1390 Lincoln Ave.                     has become a neighborhood icon,      Flower Flour                                                                                                         WINNER
                                       and residents are making sure it     Erik’s Deli                           WINNER                              WINNER                                     Taiwan
                                       stays that way. The lines at the     Safeway                               Taqueria                            Bertucelli’s La Villa
 www.pizzamyheart.com                  deli counter are always packed,      Willow Glen Meats                                                                                                    1306 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                                  Tlaquepaque                         1319 Lincoln Ave.                          408.289.8800
 2ND                                                                                                              3 locations                         408.295.7851                               www.taiwanrestaurant
 Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza        TACO                                 HONORS                                                                    www.wglavilla.com                          sj.com
 1072 Willow St.                                                            Puerto Azul                           2ND
                                       WINNER                               El Abuelo                             Aqui Cal-Mex                        2ND                                        2ND
 HONORS                                Tlaquepaque                          La Plaza                              1145 Lincoln Ave.                   Vin Santo                                  Edna Ray
 Jake’s of Willow Glen                                                      Jack in the Box                                                           1346 Lincoln Ave.                          1181 Lincoln Ave.
 Round Table                           3 locations                          Adelita’s                             HONORS
 Giorgio’s                                                                                                        El Abuelo                           HONORS                                     HONORS
 Fast Pizza Delivery                   2ND                                                                        La Plaza                            Fratello’s                                 Sweet Mango
 Tomato Thyme                          Aqui Cal-Mex                                                               Adelita’s                           Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza             Jack in the Box
 Papa Murphy’s                         1145 Lincoln Ave.                                                          Elva’s Coffee Stop                  Siena Bistro                               Mandarin Chili

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  ICE CREAM                          2002, this local favorite offers fro-
                                     zen custard, frozen yogurt and ice
                                                                                BARBECUE                          BAKERY                            SUSHI                               openedup on the Avenue in 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Residents anticipated the open-
  WINNER                             cream–with a dizzying number of
                                     toppings including candies, cook-
                                                                                WINNER                            WINNER                            WINNER                              ing of this local favorite’s second
  Willow Glen Frozen                                                            Blue Rock                         Flower Flour                      Yuki Sushi                          location–and the wait was worth
                                     ies and fresh fruit. An outdoor pa-                                                                                                                it. From traditional to inventive,
  Yogurt Co.                         tio with chairs is always filled with      3001 Meridian Ave.                896 Willow St.                    1140 Lincoln Ave.                   the items on the menu (and their
  1100 Lincoln Ave.                  families enjoying some sweets.             408.978.2583                      408.279.0843                      408.287.9854                        portions) don’t disappoint.
  408.292.5961                       2ND                                        www.bluerockbbq.com               www.flower-four.com               www.yukisushi.com
                                     Baskin Robbins
  A noted “gateway” to downtown                                                 It’s motto, “Barbecue with-       The smell of sweets per-          Family owned and operated for Sushi Kazoo
  Willow Glen, this sweet shop is HONORS                                        out Borders,” reflects this       meates the small Flower           more than 20 years, Yuki Sushi 1165 Lincoln Ave.
  packed at all hours of the day–es- Powell’s Sweet Shoppe                      joint’s belief that great bar-    Flour patisserie. Painted
  pecially late at night. Opened in Aqui Cal-Mex                                becue traditions aren’t just      on the exterior of the build-
                                                                                limited to the South. Its         ing is a hint of what’s in-
                                                                                eats complement Southern          side. Cherub-like children        CATERER                             2ND
                                                                                barbecue with flavors from        enjoy delectable sweets,                                              Yuki Sushi
  INDEPENDENT COFFEEHOUSE                                                       other regions. That motto         too-pretty-to-eat cakes are       WINNER                              1140 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                also celebrates the role          lined up on shelves, and          Tie:
  WINNER      drinks made from Kona, Jamai-                                     barbecue plays in bringing        that’s just what’s on the
                                                                                                                                                    Aqui Cal-Mex
                                     can blue, French Sumatra and               people together in the com-       walls. Inside, customers                                              Bertucelli’s La Villa
  Elva’s Coffee Stop                 other gourmet beans. Mochas are            mon enjoyment of good food        find themselves in a kind of      1145 Lincoln Ave.                   Flower Flour
  2206 Lincoln Ave.                  a year-round customer favorite,            and good company. Most            English garden where they         &                                   Gunther’s
  408.269.2245                       Acevedosays,becauseofthekind               everything here is made           can muse over what kind                                               Pearl River
                                                                                from scratch and includes         of dessert they will try this
                                     of chocolate she uses. Also on the
  www.elva.willowglen extra.com                                                 baked beans, baked maca-          time with their hot drinks.       1306 Lincoln Ave.
                                     menu are delicious breakfast bur-
                                     ritos, sandwiches and salads.              roni and cheese and a beau-       This local establishment
  There are numerous options in                                                 tiful house salad.                opened in 2003 has been a
  Willow Glen when it’s time for a
                                      2ND                                                                         favorite ever since.
  cup of java, but a vast majority of
                                      Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Co.           2ND                                                                 MEDITERRANEAN FOOD
  our voters preferred Elva’s Coffee
  Stop. Opened by former Star-
                                      1383 Lincoln Ave.                         Bertucelli’s La Villa             2ND
  bucks employee Elva Acevedo
                                                                                1319 Lincoln Ave.                 Dick’s Bakery                     WINNER                              2ND
                                      HONORS                                                                                                        Opa!                  Casablanca’s
  in 2004, the coffeehouse serves
                                      Top Nosh                                  HONORS                            HONORS                                                  1185 Lincoln Ave.
  black coffee as well as espresso
                                      Flower Flour                              Jake’s of Willow Glen             Le Boulanger                      1384 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                                  Top Nosh                          408.998.8704          HONORS
                                                                                                                  Manley’s                          www.opawillowglen.com Siena Bistro
                                                                                                                  Zanotto’s                                                             John’s Xlint Food
  CHAIN                                 CALZONE                                                                                                                                         Top Nosh
  HOUSE                                WINNER                                                                    TAKEOUT
                                       Tomato Thyme                                                                                                 THAI FOOD                             BURGER
  WINNER                               1560 Hamilton Ave.                                                        WINNER
  Peet’s Coffee                        408.723.7333                                                              Taiwan                             WINNER                                WINNER
  1140 Lincoln Ave.                    www.tomatothymerestaurants.com                                            1306 Lincoln Ave.                  Siam Leaf                             Mojo Burger
  408.975.9281                                                                                                   408.289.8800                       916 Meridian Ave.                     1401 Foxworthy Ave.
                                       Originally named Stuft Pizza and opened in 2002, Tomato Thyme             www.taiwanrestaurantsj.com         408.275.8808                          408.448.1992
                                       is a local favorite for many reasons. Besides calzones, the fam-
  While the morning line
                                       ily-owned restaurant, renamed in 2003, offers an array of award-          2ND                                Another family owned restau-          Just like you grilled it in the
                                       winning gourmet pizzas and a full menu of nightly specials, pasta,        Aqui Cal-Mex                       rant that gets crowded–fast–          back yard, these burgers are
  at the Willow Glen Peet’s            sandwiches, gourmet salads, an expanded beer and wine list and a          1145 Lincoln Ave.                  but is worth the wait. Resi-          definite mouth-waterers and
  is almost always a dozen             full bar of your favorite spirits.                                                                           dents cite good service and a         deserving of fans’ affections.
  strong, the curiously se-
  rene staff keep the java                                                                                       HONORS                             good meal as the reasons why          Mojo first opened up in Wil-
                                                                                                                 Pizza My Heart                     this newbie, which opened             low Glen on Bird Avenue in
  coming at a brisk pace, so
  pre-caffeine temper tan-
                                      2ND                           HONORS                                       Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza     this year, made the cut ahead         2008 and now has two loca-
                                      Bertucelli’s La Villa         DiMaggio’s                                   Bertucelli’s La Villa              of the rest. Customers can or-        tions to choose from. Every-
  trums are rare. And the             1319 Lincoln Ave.             Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza               Opa!                               der in, take it to go or enjoy it     thing Mojo Burger uses is
  staff members do love their                                       Round Table Pizza                            Casablanca’s                       in the outdoor patio. A word to       the finest–from the “fresh
  faithful customers: Every
                                                                                                                 Jake’s of Willow Glen              the wise: Items here are spicy!       cut” fries all the way to
  week the management fea-
                                                                                                                 Yuki Sushi                                                               the buns surrounding your
  tures a photo of a customer
  who especially embodies                                                                                        Sushi Kazoo                        2ND                                   burger and everything in
                                                                                                                 Tlaquepaque                        Sweet Mango                           between them.
  the “Peet’s spirit.”

  2ND                                                                                                                                                                                     2ND
  Starbucks Coffee
  All locations                                                                                                   NOODLES                         2ND                                     1384 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                                                                  Sweet Mango
  HONORS                                                                                                          WINNER                          1040 Willow St.                         HONORS
                                                                                                                  Taiwan                                                                  Jake’s of Willow Glen
  Starbucks Coffee @
  Foxworthy Ave.                                                                                                  1306 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                                                                  HONORS                                  Tomato Thyme
                                                                                                                                                  Yuki Sushi                              John’s Xlint Food
  Starbucks Coffee @                                                                                              408.289.8800                    Bertucelli’s La Villa                   Jack in the Box
  Meridian/Hamilton                   Tomato Thyme off of Hamilton Avenue was the winner in this                  www.taiwanrestaurantsj.com      Edna Rays                               Siena Bistro
                                      year's “Calzone” category.

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                                                                DESSERT                           APPETIZERS                        WINESHOP
                                                                WINNER                            WINNER                            WINNER
                                                                Willow Glen Frozen                The Grapevine                     The Grapevine
                                                                Yogurt Co.                        1389 Lincoln Ave.                 1389 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                1100 Lincoln Ave.                 408.293.7574                      408.293.7574
                                                                408.292.5961                      www.grapevinewg.com               www.grapevine
                                                                2ND                               2ND
                                                                Flower Flour                      Opa!                              Wine tasting can be a bit
                                                                896 Willow St.                    1384 Lincoln Ave.                 intimidating, especially if
                                                                                                                                    you’re new at it, and making
                                                                HONORS                            HONORS                            the drive to the Santa Cruz
                                                                Aqui Cal-Mex                      Aqui Cal-Mex                      Mountains or even Napa
                                                                Siena Bistro                      Vin Santo                         may be a bit more than you
                                                                Vin Santo                         Tomato Thyme                      need or want. The Grapevine
                                                                Top Nosh                          Siena Bistro                      offers an intimate setting at
                                                                Powell’s Sweet Shoppe             Jake’s of Willow Glen             affordable prices with great
                                                                Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza    Willow Street Wood-firedPizza     wines and cheeses to choose
                                                                Gunther’s                         Yuki Sushi                        from. It also has great events
                                                                                                                                    it hosts throughout the year.
                                                                                                                                    Residents picked this locale
                                                                                                                                    because of service, variety
                                                                HAPPY                            2ND                                and price.
                                                                                                 Vin Santo
                                                                HOUR                             1346 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                WINNER                           HONORS                             Beverages & More
                                                                Aqui Cal-Mex                                                        1133 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                 The Grapevine
                                                                1145 Lincoln Ave.                Goosetown
                                                                408.995.0381                     Puerto Azul
                                                                                                                                    Joseph George
                                                                                                 Sushi Kazoo
                                                                www.aquicalmex.com               Rookies Sports Lodge

                                                                PLACE FOR A                        PLACE TO                       2000. The atmosphere is ca-
                                                                                                                                  sual, the menu is reasonably
                                                                FIRST DATE                         WATCH THE                      priced, and the restaurant is
                                                                WINNER                             GAME                           family-oriented and family-
                                                                                                                                  friendly. Favorites on the
                              Celebrating our 2nd Anniversary   Vin Santo                          WINNER                         menu include pizza, sand-
                                                                                                                                  wiches, wings and salads.
                                                                1346 Lincoln Ave.                  Jake’s of Willow Glen
                                                                408.920.2508                       1074 Lincoln Ave.              2ND
                                                                www.vin-santo.com                  408.287.7960                   Rookies Sports Lodge
           Please Bring
                                                                                                   www.jakesofwillowglen.com      HONORS
         In This Ad for a                                       Its romantic setting, sleek
         Complementary                 Thank you for your       Italian décor, patio seating,
                                                                mood lighting and generous
                                                                                                                                Aqui Cal-Mex
                                                                                                   Jake’s of Willow Glen has Tomato Thyme
                                                                                                   been a place for people to Vin Santo
      Pulled Pork Sandwich             kindness in voting us    wine pours make this Willow
                                                                Glen establishment a winner
                                                                                                   come together and eat, drink Goosetown
        Good until 9/30/10                                                                         and watch the game since
       Limit 1 Per Customer                “Best BBQ”           this year. The restaurant’s
                                                                ambience has been described
                                                                by its owner as “very roman-
                                                                tic and beautiful.” and with
                                                                a food and wine selection to       QUICK                          HONORS
                                                                match, couples can enjoy date                                     Subway
                                                                night in style.                    LUNCH                          Le Boulanger
                                                                                                                                  Pizza My Heart
                                                                2ND                                WINNER                         Bertucelli’s La Villa
                                                                Siena Bistro                       Aqui Cal-Mex                   Noah’s Bagels
                                                                1359 Lincoln Ave.                  1145 Lincoln Ave.              Sushi Kazoo
                                                                                                                                  Flower Flour
                                                                HONORS                             408.995.0381
                                                                Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza     www.aquicalmex.com             Willow Street Wood-fired Pizza
                                                                The Grapevine
 DINE-IN • TAKE OUT • CATERING                                  Opa!                               2ND
                                                                                                                                  Jack in the Box
                                                                Taiwan                             Top Nosh                       Mojo Burgers @ Foxworthy
 3001 Meridian Ave., San Jose                                   Farmers Market                     1165 Lincoln Ave.              Gunther’s
                                                                Petroglyph                                                        Round Table Pizza
 (408) 978-2583                                                 Work of Heart                                                     Zanotto’s
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                                 bike shop
      Consignment Shop (Home Furnishings)
                       clothing store (women’s) NEW STORE
                    TRAVEL AGENCY
           BEAUTY SUPPLY place to find your inner child photographer

                  grocery storePLACE TO GET FIT CONSIGNMENT SHOP (CLOTHING)
 thrift store MASSAGE       dry cleaners ANTIQUE SHOP spa/salon

   JEWELRY STORE hardware store                                            CLOTHING STORE (MEN’S)
       Home Accessories Boutique                                           manicure
                 PET STORE
                                            PLACE        PEDICURE                                                                             JEWELRY
                                           TO GET                                                                                             STORE
                                         YOUR OIL                                                         ANTIQUE                             WINNER
                                                                                                          SHOP                                Mann’s Jewelry
                                                                                                                                              1347 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                          WINNER                              408.287.7464
                                                                                                          Whatnots and Dodads                 www.mannsinc.com
                                                                                                          1330 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                          408.295.3500                        A Willow Glen icon,
                                                                                                                                              Mann’s Jewelry has been a     CLOTHING
                                                                                                          A new kid on the block, this        fixture on Lincoln Avenue
                                                                                                                                              since 1930. Friendly, re-
                                                                                                          little shop packs a punch with
                                                                                                          its great collection of finds–      liable, reasonably priced     (WOMEN’S)
                                                                                                          from antique duck decoys            and fast are just some of
                                 PLACE TO    studio is stocked with tools                                 and beautiful stationery to bil-    the reasons customers keep    WINNER
                                             and supplies—plenty to make                                                                      coming back. They do siz-     Bella James
                                 FIND YOUR   that scrapbook you’ve been
                                                                                                          liards sets. Opened at the for-
                                                                                                          mer Willow Glen Books site,         ing and cleaning of jewelry
                                                                                                                                                                            1151 Lincoln Ave.
                                 INNER CHILD talking about.                                               residents love all the great        and watches as well as sell
                                                                                                          things to look at and the won-      beautiful jewelry.
                                 WINNER      2ND                                                          derful customer service.                                          www.bellajames.com
                                 Work of Heart        Hicklebee’s                                                                             2ND
  HOME                           2194 Lincoln Ave.
                                                      1378 Lincoln Ave.                                   2ND                                 It’s A Girl’s Thing           Bella James is a women’s
                                                                                                          Three Sisters                       860 Willow St.                boutique with an eclec-
  ACCESSORIES                    408.266.1005         HONORS                                              1393 Lincoln Ave.                                                 tic blend of contemporary
  BOUTIQUE                       www.aworkofheart.com Powell’s Sweet Shoppe                               Willow Glen Collective              HONORS                        clothing and accessories
                                                                     Treehouse in the Glen                1349 Lincoln Ave.                   Gold Star Jewelers            that opened in 2006. The
  WINNER                         This art studio is a mixed me-      Petroglyph                                                               Martin Jewelers               community         responded
  Fleurish                       dia arts and crafts workspace.      Baby Buzz                            HONORS                              Willow Glen Diamond Co.       so well that the owners
                                                                     Bocce Court @ Bramhall Park          The Thrift Box                      Anita’s Fine Jewelry Inc.     opened a second location
                                 You can learn, explore, make
  1331 Lincoln Ave.              friends, create and grow. The       San Jose Swim and Raquet Club        Park Place Vintage                  Tyson Interiors               just two years later. The
  408.294.5557                                                                                                                                                              store sells casual clothing,
                                                                                                                                                                            with a few dressy items, as
  Although now closed, this      THRIFT STORE                                                                                                                               well as belts, handbags and
                                                                                                                                                                            jewelry. Some of the labels
  Willow Glen staple has
  kept many a shopper busy                                                                                                                                                  that Bella James carries in-
  with all the great accesso-    WINNER                                                                                                                                     clude Free People, Michael
                                                                                                                                                                            Stars, Hudson, Joe’s Jeans,
  ries, both vintage and new.    The Thrift Box
  Antique wooden doors,                                                                                                                                                     True Religion, William
  unique doorknobs and vin-      1362 Lincoln Ave.                                                                                                                          Rast, Seven for all Man-
  tage-inspired jewelry kept     408.294.4490                                                                                                                               kind, Citizens of Humanity
  this store in most residents                                                                                                                                              and Sanctuary.
  ‘favorite’ list.
                                 This jewel of a thrift shop has everything a shop-
  2ND                            per can possibly be looking for. The inventory
  Willow Glen Home &                                                                                                                                                        1322 Lincoln Ave.
                                 is replenished daily. The all-volunteer staff are
  1123 Lincoln Ave.
                                 regular fixtures at this store and all proceeds go
                                 to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
  HONORS                                                                                                                                                                    Ibiss
  Domus                          2ND                           HONORS                                                                                                       Barbarella’s
                                                                                                                                                                            Betroth Bridal & Accessories
  Three Sisters                  Park Place Vintage            Goodwill on Meridian    The ladies of the Thrift Box in downtown, Julie Keith, Babs Thomas, center,
                                 1318 Lincoln Ave.                                                                                                                          Our Secret
                                                                                       and Karen Marvin. This local favorite won in this year’s ‘Thrift Shop’ category.

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 PLACE TO                          PLACES                                 BEAUTY                          BANK                              smiling employees. With ATM
                                                                                                                                            machines, drive-up banking
 GET FIT                           TO GET                                 SUPPLY                          WINNER                            and tellers inside the bank,       WINNER
 WINNER                            YOUR OIL                               WINNER                          Bank of America
                                                                                                                                            customers are never forced to
                                                                                                                                            wait in long lines.                Alchemy
 CrossFit Willow Glen              CHANGED                                Peninsula Beauty                1245 Lincoln Ave.                                                    1049 Lincoln Ave.
 1844 Almaden Rd.                                                         Supply                          408.277.7901                      2ND                                408.293.3494
                                   WINNER                                                                                                   Chase
 408.605.2772                                                             1140 Lincoln Ave.                                                                                    www.alchemyhair
                                   Jiffy Lube                                                             Most of the bank’s employ-        Lincoln Ave.
 www.crossfitwillowglen.com                                               408.287.1454                    ees have several years of ex-                                        studio.com
                                   2302 Almaden Rd.                                                                                         HONORS
                                                                          www.peninsulabeauty.com         perience. It seems it is the
 CrossFit Willow Glen’s atmo-      408.445.4440                                                           personal touch that sets this     Bank of the West                   2ND
 sphere is similar to that of a    www.jiffylube.com                                                      bank apart from its competi-      Comerica                           Nail Elegance
                                                                          The Willow Glen loca-
 sports team–it’s a place where                                                                           tors. Customers are greeted by    Valley Credit Union                1165 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                          tion–the only one in San
 you know everyone, where ev-      Nothing is tougher than find-          Jose–opened its doors in
 eryone you train with will wel-   ing a good, reliable and af-           1998. It is the seventh
 come you, encourage you and       fordable place to bring your                                                                                                                Darling Nails
 push you to be your best. It is   vehicle. Throw in customer
                                                                          location of 10 that this
                                                                          beauty supply chain has
                                                                                                           PET STORE                                                           Nails By Tammy
 anatmospherethatencourages        service that puts you at ease                                                                                                               La Concha Spa & Hair
                                                                          opened all around the
 everyone to “battle” the work-    after surrendering your car                                                                                                                 Salon
 out together and come out the     keys and you’ve got this year’s
                                                                          Peninsula since 1959,
                                                                          and the model is the same.
                                                                                                          WINNER                                                               Santi’s Salon
 other side a better person and    winner. This year, residents           Customer service, a fun at-     Gussied Up Dog Boutique                                              Vogue
 in great shape to boot.           voted overwhelmningly to put           mosphere and a variety of       1310 Lincoln Ave.
                                   Jiffy Lube at the top of the list.     goods puts this shop at the
 2ND                                                                                                      408.279.2544
 24 Hour Fitness                   2ND
                                                                          top of this year’s list.                                                                             TRAVEL
                                                                                                          Gussied Up Dog Boutique opened its doors on Lincoln Avenue
 2306 Almaden Rd.                  Valero                                 2ND                             in 2004 after owner Kimberly Lipsett couldn’t find a collar she      AGENCY
                                   1096 Lincoln Ave.                      Alchemy
 HONORS                                                                   1049 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                          liked for her miniature Doberman pinscher, Gus. Now in its sixth
 San Jose Swim & Raquet            HONORS                                                                 year, this boutique is all about the dogs. Pets can come in on
                                                                                                          a leash and check out the goods, maybe even taste the treats         Peak Travel
 Willow Glen Yoga
                                   Willow Glen 76
                                   L&T Auto
                                                                          HONORS                          before they decide which is their favorite. From apparel to acces-   1221 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                          Bloom                           sories, food to furniture, this little pet shop has it all.
 Bally’s                           Michael & Co.                                                                                                                               408.263.3070
 Curves                                                                                                                                                                        www.peaktravel.com
                                                                                                           An Jan, 1109 Branham Ln.                                            This local travel agency has
 SPA/SALON                         PEDICURE                             2ND                                                                                                    been providing residents with
                                                                                                                                                                               dream vacation packages and
                                                                        Nail Elegance
 WINNER                            WINNER                               1165 Lincoln Ave.                                                                                      convenient corporate travel
                                                                                                                                                                               since 1962. Peak Travel is lo-
                                   1049 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                        HONORS                                                                                                 cated on Lincoln Avenue and
                                                                                                                                                                               focuses on delivering what it
 1049 Lincoln Ave.                                                      Darling Nails
                                   408.293.3494                         Nails By Tammy                                                                                         calls “world-class customer
 408.293.3494                                                                                                                                                                  service.” Residents must have
                                   www.alchemyhair                      Pro Darling Nails
 www.alchemyhairstudio.com                                              La Concha                                                                                              agreed, since Peak made the
                                   studio.com                           Vogue                                                                                                  top of this year’s list.
 This local favorite opened
 its doors in 1997 and has                                                                                                                                                     2ND
 opened three locations since,                                                                                                                                                 All Cruise Travel
 including a full service skin                                                                                                                                                 1213 Lincoln Ave.
 and body spa and an exclu-        GROCERY                                HARDWARE
 sive nail spa. At Alchemy,        STORE                                  STORE
 customers are served by
 dedicated and professional        WINNER                                 WINNER                                                                                               BIKE SHOP
 people who know their stuff.
 Not only will customers get a
                                   Zanotto’s                              Ace Hardware of                                                                                      WINNER
 great style, but they will also   1421 Foxworthy Ave.                    Willow Glen                                                                                          Willow Glen Bikes
 be schooled on how to main-       www.zanottosmarkets.com                2253 Lincoln Ave.                                                                                    1016 Lincoln Ave.
 tain their ’do afterwards.                                               408.267.0223                                                                                         408.293.2606
                                   The community waited a
 2ND                               long time for this store, and          www.willowglenace.com                                                                                www.willowglen
 Salon Mesh                        when it opened its doors                                                                                                                    bicycles.com
                                   earlier this year, it did not          Another family-owned es-
 1165 Lincoln Ave.
                                   disappoint. This family-               tablishment finds residents                                                                          Many say that customer
                                                                          raving about this hardware
 HONORS                            owned establishment makes
                                                                          store’s variety, friendliness
                                                                                                                                                                               service is key. Here, it’s
 Sach’s Day Spa                    the list for great customer                                                                                                                 the rule. Attentive staff,
                                   service, fresh produce and             and involvement in the com-                                                                          friendly atmosphere and
 Bloom                                                                    munity. The store opened
 DiModa                            large selection of goods.                                                                                                                   good selection of products
                                                                          in 2008 and has become a                                                                             puts this Willow Glen fa-
 Ciao Bella                        2ND                                    neighborhood fixture.                                                                                vorite on this year’s list.
 Healthy Ways Skin Care &                                                 2ND                                                                                                  2ND
 Day Spa
 Strada Salon & Day Spa            HONORS                                 OSH                                                                                                  Hyland Bikes
                                   Mi Rancho                              1130 Branham Ln.                Gussied Up Dog Boutique in downtown Willow Glen won in the           1515 Meridian
 Tara’s Esthetic’s
                                                                                                          category ‘Pet Shop.’

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  CONSIGNMENT SHOP                                                       NEW STORE
  (HOME FURNISHINGS)                                                     WINNER:
  WINNER      2ND                                                        3-WAY TIE
  1331 Lincoln Ave.
                                     Park Place Vintage
                                     1318 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                         Bloom Bridal Boutique
                                                                         840 Willow St. No. 400
                                                                                                           Winner of
  408.294.5557                       HONORS
  (no longer in business)            The Thrift Box                      www.bloombeautyboutique.com
                                                                         Ibiss Boutique
                                                                         1261 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                           14 People’s
                                     This shop not only has great
                                     deals, but more importantly
                                     great finds for him. From
                                     Hawaiian shirts and ties to
                                                                         Whatnots and Dodads
                                                                                                           Choice Awards
                                     leather jackets, jeans and
                                     dressy casual pants, this store
                                     aims to please—and does it
                                     with comforts from the likes
                                                                         1330 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                         408.295.3500                      (That’s a Lot)
  1322 Lincoln Ave.                  of Tommy Bahama, Nat Nast,          Bloom Bridal Boutique is
                                     Tori Richards and Kahala.           a charming little boutique
  408.286.5555                                                           located on Willow Street.
  www.detailsclothing.com                                                It is a one-stop shop for all
                                                                         things wedding day-related
                                                                         for the bride-to-be. Services
  DRY                                  MASSAGE                           include airbrush makeup,
                                                                         hair artistry, custom favors
  CLEANERS                             WINNER                            and wedding planning, and
                                                                         for purchase, pieces include
  WINNER: TIE                          Sachs Day Spa                     jewelry and hair pieces. The
  Elite Cleaners                       1375 Lincoln Ave.                 shop’s goal is simple–to give
                                       408.298.1375                      the bride everything she          20 S. Santa Cruz Ave, Downtown Los Gatos          408. 354. 5566
  1102 Willow St.
                                       www.sachsdayspa.com               wants out of her special day
  408.292.4929                                                           in one convenient location,       1072 Willow Street, Willow Glen-San Jose          408. 971. 7080
  &                                    For Willow Glen residents,        and all with a smile.             1554 Saratoga Ave, Westgate Ctr-San Jose          408. 871. 0400
  Swift Cleaners                       relaxation is only a step
                                                                         Another boutique new to
  1409 Bird Ave.                       away–into Sachs Day Spa.
                                                                         this year’s list, Ibiss de-
  408.295.6417                         Its massages, facials, wraps,
                                       scrubs, micro-dermabrasion        scribes itself on its Face-
                                       and glycolic treatments are       book page as the “modern
  Quality work, reasonable                                               girl’s dream closet.” Lo-
  prices and quick service are         all designed to leave cus-
                                       tomers feeling rejuvenated.       cated on Lincoln Avenue,
  the secrets of Elite Clean-                                            this shop carries everything
  ers’ success, according to
  residents. Along with basic          2ND                               from casual to dressy ap-
                                                                         parel, shoes and handbags
  dry cleaning, Elite offers           Alchemy
                                                                         to jewelry. Items within this
  laundering, alterations and
  mini-blind, rug and leather
  goods cleaning.
                                       1049 Lincoln Ave.

                                       La Concha Spa & Hair
                                                                         chic boutique are from both
                                                                         local designers as well as
                                                                         well known favorites.
                                                                                                          THANK YOU
  The convenient parking di-           Salon
                                       VJ Spa                            2ND                              for voting for us in the
  rectly in front of the shop                                            Alta
  helps busy customers get in
  and out quickly.
                                       Healthy Ways Skin Care &
                                       Day Spa
                                       Nail Elegance
                                                                         1342 Lincoln Ave.                Home Accessories Category
                                       Spa R&R                           Honors
  New to this list is Swift Clean-                                       Baby Buzz

                                                                                                                 To show our

                                                                                                           $5 OFF
  ers. Its affordable prices, good

  customer service and friendly
  atmosphere are all things that

                                                                                                              please stop by for
  customers rave about and note        PHOTOGRAPHER
  as reasons to come back–again

  and again. Of note, alterations      WINNER
  are also done here and can be        Betroth Bridal & Accessories
  turned around as quickly as
  overnight.                           1165 Lincon Ave.

                                                                                                            your purchase when
                                                                                                             you mention our

  Moon’s Best Cleaners
  1562 Hamilton Ave.,                  This hidden jewel on the Avenue is another that residents
  Patrician Dry Cleaners               voted top of the list. The owners of Betroth are shutterbugs
  2306 Almaden Rd. #115                                                                                           *$25 minimum purchase.            of Willow Glen
                                                                                                                      Expires Sept. 4
                                       whose samples of their work are mounted on large canvases
                                       around the store for customers (both inside the store and out)
  HONORS                               to check out, with an editorial style that combines color and                                           1395 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA
  U Save                               candid shots.                                                                                                     (408) 279-4787

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                                                                                           Daycare / Preschool
                                                                                  RESTAURANT FOR KIDS
                                                                           LOCAL SPORTS LEAGUE place for kids to get creative
                    Books and more for the entire family...
                    in Willow Glen since 1979

 Community Events Fall 2010
                                                                                             KIDS’ STUFF
 Come in or check www.Hicklebees.com for details

                                                                                                                                                                TOY STORE
                                                                                      PLACE TO BRIBE YOUR KIDS                                                              PLACE TO
                                                                                                                                                                            CUDDLE UP
  September                                                                                   SHOP FOR PARENTS-TO-BE                                                        AND READ
                                                                                          place for storytelling THRIFT                                                     A BOOK TO
  Wed 8     Teen Book Swap with Author: Heidi Kling                                                                                                                         YOUR KIDS
            The Sea (Putnam)                                                                                                                  STORE
  Fri 10    Author: Adam Jay Epstein                                       THRIFT
            Author: Andrew Jacobson                                        STORE
            The Familiars ($16.99, HarperCollins)                          (CHILDREN)
  Wed 16    Educator Night (Teachers & Librarians)
            Teachers & Librarians meet authors and more...                 The Thrift Box                           SHOP FOR
  Fri 17    Author / Illustrator: Brian Lies                               1362 Lincoln Ave.                        PARENTS-
            Bats at the Ballgame ($16.99, HMH)                             408.294.4490                             TO-BE                                DAYCARE/
  Sat 18    Author / Illustrator: Kathryn Otoshi
                                                                                                                    WINNER                               PRESCHOOL
            Zero ($17.95, KO Kids)                                         2ND                                      Baby Buzz Cafe                       WINNER
                                                                           Kool Kids Couture
  Tue 21    Author: Gordon Korman                                          1366 Lincoln Ave.                        1314 Lincoln Ave.                    Action Day Primary
            Emperor’s Code (39 Clues, $12.99, Scholastic)                                                           408.885.9870                         Plus–Lincoln School
            Framed ($16.99 Scholastic)                                                                              www.babybuzzcafe.com                 2148 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                           PLACE FOR                                On Lincoln Avenue, there’s a
  Fri 24    Author: Sara Pennypacker
                                                                           KIDS TO GET                              place where moms can meet            www.actionday
            Illustrator: Marla Frazee
                                                                           CREATIVE                                 and mingle while the kid-
                                                                                                                    dies play. The winner of this
            Clementine, Friend of the Week ($14.99, Hyperion)
  October                                                                  WINNER                                   contest is BabyBuzz Cafe, a
                                                                                                                    shop born out of a passion to
                                                                                                                                                         Residents voted Action
                                                                                                                                                         Day Primary Plus–Lincoln
                                                                           Work of Heart                            find useful, well designed,          School as the winner of this
  Wed 6     Author / Illustrator: Elisa Kleven
                                                                           2194 Lincoln Ave.                        irresistibly cute stuff for ba-      category. The Willow Glen
            Welcome Home Mouse ($15.99, Tricycle, RH)                      408.266.1005                             bies and parents, while at the       location was opened in
                                                                                                                    same time providing a place          1975 and was the school’s
  Thu 7     Preschool Preview (Adult Event)                                www.aworkofheart.com                     to take a little break, have         third site. Located in the
                                                                                                                    a good cup of coffee or tea,         heart of Willow Glen on
            Best of the newest books for babies - kindergarten             2ND                                      and/or nurse your baby. The          Lincoln Avenue, the cam-
  Wed 13    Author / Illustrator: David Shannon                            Petroglyph                               shop also offers workshops,          pus includes an infant cen-
                                                                           1140 Lincoln Ave.                        classes and speaker nights.
            It’s Christmas, David! ($16.99, Candlewick)                                                                                                  ter and a preschool. Enroll-
                                                                                                                                                         ment is open to children 3
  Sat 16    Author / Illustrator: Rosemary Wells                           HONORS                                   2ND                                  months to 7 years. The old-
                                                                           Treehouse in the Glen                    Kool Kids Couture                    est building was originally
            The Blue Comet ($16.99, Candlewick)                            Willow Glen Library                      1378 Lincoln Ave.                    a farmhouse and has been
                                                                           Cucina Bambina
  Wed 20    General Preview (Adult Event)                                                                                                                listed in the local guide to
                                                                           Willow Glen Community
                                                                                                                    HONORS                               historical landmarks in the
            Best of the newest books for kindergarten - high school                                                 Hicklebee’s                          Willow Glen area. Children
  Thu 21    Author / Illustrator: Peter Sis                                                                                                              are divided into groups
                                                                                                                                                         for various infant, toddler,
            Madlenka Soccer Star ($16.99, FSG)                                                                                                           preschool and kindergar-
  Fri 22    Author: Rick Riordan                                            PLACE FOR STORYTELLING                                                       ten activities. Dance and
                                                                                                                                                         enrichment activities are
            The Lost Hero ($18.99, Hyperion)                               WINNER                               erie Lewis displays in a corner near     available.
                                                                                                                the entrance. The artifacts collection
  November                                                                 Hicklebee’s                          has grown into a small museum,           2ND
  Thu 4     Author: Suzanne Collins                                        1378 Lincoln Ave.                    which includes one author’s letter       Willow Glen United Methodist
                                                                           408.292.8880                         of acceptance from a publisher and       1420 Newport Ave.
            Mockingjay ($17.99, Scholastic)                                                                     the original draft sketches to Clif-
                                                                           www.hicklebees.com                   ford the Big Red Dog. Children           HONORS
  Tue 9     National Quiz Show
                                                                                                                and adults alike love reading in the     First Discovery Christian
                                                                           Hicklebee’s is more than just a                                               Kindercare
  Wed 10    Author: Laurie Halse Anderson                                                                       cozy bathtub filled with pillows in
                                                                           retail store specializing in books                                            San Jose Parents Partici-
                                                                                                                the corner of the store.
            Forge ($16.99, Simon & Schuster)                               and toys for children. It frequently                                          pating Nursery School
                                                                           hosts readings and book signings.
  TBD       Author: Abraham Verghese (Adult Event)                         Authors occasionally bring artifacts
                                                                                                                2ND                                      Tiny Tots @ Willow Glen
                                                                                                                Willow Glen Library                      Community Center
            Cutting for Stone                                              and knickknacks associated with                                               Tomorrow Montessori
 1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA | (408) 292-8880 | www.Hicklebees.com
                                                                                                                1157 Minnesota Ave.
                                                                           their work, which store owner Val-

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  LOCAL                            PLACE                          TOY STORE
  SPORTS                           TO BRIBE                       WINNER
  Lincoln Glen Little
                                   YOUR KIDS
                                   Powell’s Sweet
                                                                  Treehouse in the Glen
                                                                  1275 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                     Professional Nail Spa
  League                           Shoppe                         www.treehouseintheglen.com
                                                                                                                               Special services for manicures & pedicures
  www.lincolnglen                  1140 Lincoln Ave.              This shop won this contest
  baseball.com                     408.279.4090                   because of its natural, wooden                                         Equipment fully sanitized!
                                   www.powellsss.com              toys that motivate the chil-
  Throughout Willow Glen,                                         dren who end up with them to                              We do acrylics, pink & white, gel & much more!
  there are children at play,      Like stepping onto a movie     use their imaginations. This
  but there’s one group that       set of years gone by, Pow-     shop is also a great stop for                                    “The best service at the best price”
  has been keeping kids on         ell’s is the type of escape    parents, as there’s a play area
  the field and off the street     both adults and children       where kids can “test out” the
  now for 57 seasons. One of       dream of. With sweets from     toys before they go home with
  Lincoln Glen Little League’s     every era, nostalgic toys      them. The shop hosts story
  founding fathers, longtime
  Willow Glen resident and
  Little League coach Joe
                                   and old movie theater seats
                                   in the back to watch the
                                   loop of the original Willy
                                                                  times regularly as well.

                                                                                                                                     Nail Elegance
  Walter, is considered re-        Wonka and the Choco-           Hicklebee’s                                                             1165 Lincoln Avenue #120
  sponsible for starting up        late Factory, a visit here     1378 Lincoln Ave.
  Lincoln Glen’s farm league,                                                                                                              (INSIDE THE GARDEN THEATER)
                                   is more like a field trip,
  a separate division for 8- and   with everyone coming out       HONORS
  9-year-olds. Upon Joe’s urg-
  ing, a division was formed,
                                   smiling.                       Baby Buzz
                                                                  Powell’s Sweet Shoppe
  emphasizing learning and         2ND
  sportsmanship, teamwork
  and fun, principles that still
                                   1378 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                                      10% off
  guide the coaches and play-                                     RESTAURANT                         manicure & pedicure                    • Manicure
  ers today in what is known       HONORS                         FOR KIDS
  as the “A” division.             Work of Heart                                                                                            • Pedicure
                                   Baskin Robbins
  2ND                              Elva’s Coffee Stop             WINNER: TIE                                      Exp. 09/30/2010
                                                                                                                                            • Massage
  Willow Glen PAL Soccer           First Discovery Christian      Aqui Cal-Mex
                                   Kindercare                     1145 Lincoln Ave.
  HONORS                           San Jose Parents Partici-
  Willow Glen Little League        pating Nursery School
  PLACE TO CUDDLE UP AND                                          Willow Street Wood-
  READ A BOOK TO YOUR KIDS                                        fired Pizza
                                                                  1072 Willow St.
  WINNER                           2ND                            408.971.7080
  Hicklebee’s                      Willow Glen Library            www.willowstreet.com
                                   1157 Minnesota Ave.
  1378 Lincoln Ave.                                               On the verge of its 20th year
  408.292.8880                                                    in business, Willow Street
  www.hicklebees.com                                              Wood-Fired Pizza is a favor-
                                                                  ite not only with adults but
                                                                  children as well. The restau-
                                                                  rant is best-known for pizzas
                                                                                                         Thank You Willow Glen
                                                                  baked over a white-oak fire,
                                                                  which imparts a mild yet dis-
                                                                  tinctive smell and taste, but it
                                                                  also carries every child’s fa-
                                                                  vorite–macaroni and cheese.
                                                                  Aqui is a winner in multiple
                                                                  categories and tied as res-
                                                                  taurant for kids                                              FREE
                                                                  2ND                                               cut w/any color service
                                                                  Pizza My Heart                                      *New Clients Only
                                                                  1390 Lincoln Ave.

                                                                  Le Boulanger
                                                                                                                        Gift Certificates
 Hicklebee's on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Willow Glen won this   Opa!                                             available for hair and nails
 year for ‘Place to Cuddle Up and Read a Book to Your Kids’ and   Sushi Kazoo                            NEW CLIENTS WELCOME • COLOR SPECIALISTS • OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
 ‘Place for Storytelling’ categories.
                                                                                                      408.266.9900 • 2986 Meridian Ave.
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                                                               masseuse bartender
                                                                   YOGA INSTRUCTOR

                                                                                               YOGA                               is the go-to instructor. His ex-
                                                                                                                                  pertise, humility and kind-
                                                                                                                                                                     Jennivere at Sach’s
                                                                                               INSTRUCTOR                         ness were all things that stuck    Day Spa
                                                                                                                                  out for residents and the way      1375 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                               WINNER                             he welcomes both new and
 HAIRDRESSER                                                                                   Kent at Willow Glen Yoga           returning students, and sticks     Everyone said the same
                                                                                               1188 Lincoln Ave.                  with them. He always knows         thing when voting Jen-
                                                                                                                                  his students by name.              nivere the winner of this
 WINNER                            2ND: 3-WAY TIE                                              Starting anything, whether                                            contest–she knew what
 Jaclyn at Salon Mesh              Alan at Somewhair               Gail at Alchemy             a new sport, class, etc. can HONORS                                   needed to be done before
 1183 Lincoln Ave.
                                   1373 Lincoln Ave.               Sher at Alchemy             be intimidating. In this par- Joan at Almaden and Willows             they could even open their
                                                                   1049 Lincoln Ave.           ticular category, yoga in the Loren at Willow Glen Yoga               mouths to speak. Her at-
                                                                                               morning, yoga at night, either Nanci at Willow Glen Yoga              tention to the massage and
 HONORS                                                                                        way, residents agree that Kent                                        what her customers need
                                                                                                                                                                     have people coming back
 Dianna at Monica’s Apt.         Kristin at Alchemy               Sheri at Fusion
 Doria at Ciao Bella             Laura at Cielo Salon             Stacey at Somewhair                                                                                again and again.
 Robin at Elite Image            Liesi at Gloss                   Tami at Paez Salon           WAITER/WAITRESS
 Erin at Salon Mesh              Mary at Alchemy                  Terry at Santi’s Salon
 Giovanni at Salon Mesh          Megan at Alchemy                 Tom at Deluxe
 Janessa at Alchemy              Ramona at Salon Mesh             Walt at Walt’s Barbershop    WINNER                                                                BARTENDER
 Katie at Alchemy                Ritchie at Scandelous            Windy at Mesh                Cinde at Siena Bistro
                                                                                               Another familiar face and recurring name in this category, Cinde      Carlos at Aqui Cal-Mex
                                                                                               has clearly made an impact on residents. The more than 25-year        1145 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                               veteran of the restaurant business has all the right touches, her
                                                                                               clients say. When customers want to escape the rush and bustle        Returning to the winners
                                                                                               of Silicon Valley, they come to Siena to be taken care of by Davis.   list is Carlos Tovar. He
                                                                                               And she’s happy to oblige.                                            mans the Saddle Bar at
                                                                                                                                                                     Aqui with ease and skill,
                                                                                                                                                                     and adds a little creativity
                                                                                              2ND: TIE                                                               to his job. Whether making
                                                                                              Jane at Edna Rays                                                      a customer feel comfortable
                                                                                              1181 Lincoln Ave.
                                                                                              Montana at Siena Bistro
                                                                                                                                                                     or making a custom drink,
                                                                                              1359 Lincoln Ave.                                                      Tovar has a distinct phi-
                                                                                                                                                                     losophy. He has worked at
                                                                                                                                                                     Aqui for 11 years and never
                                                                                                                                                                     forgets a name.
                                                                                              Angel at Tomato Thyme
                                                                                              Carlos at Aqui Cal-Mex
                                                                                              Colleen at Opa!
                                                                                                                                                                     Angel at Tomato Thyme
                                                                                              Dynasti at Pizza My Heart                                              Courtney at Willow Den
                                                                                              Tetsu at Yuki                                                          Hogan at Goosetown
                                                                                                                                                                     Sharon at Aqui
                                                                                              Cinde Davis of Siena Bistro once again took home the first             Suzanne at Grapevine
 Various stylists at Salon Mesh placed in this year's “Hairdresser” category.                 place in the “Waiter/Waitress” category of this year’s awards.

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