Best Of Alameda 2005



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Alameda Magazine published a ballot in our March/April issue inviting our readers to name their hometown hits: Where do you like to shop, to play, to stroll, to live and work? What are your Alameda favorites? In the following pages, check out what our readers love about the Island--and a few things they'd like to see change. Their answers are funny, sharp, sometimes familiar and sometimes unexpected. We've added our staff picks to some categories.

How do you find a good local place for a steak, a margarita, a pizza? Ask a friend, of course.Well, consider the entire population of Alameda as your friends, and consider that we asked all your friends where they like to eat. Here, then, are their answers to our Best of 2005 readers' poll for favorite food and beverages. You'll soon find where Alamedans like to go for happy hour, where they like to take their kids to eat and what is the Island's favorite spot for dessert, among other local secrets.

No, this isn't rocket science; it's just a neighborly way of determining where locals like to nosh and slosh.We've added our staff favorites, too. Enjoy these local eateries and watering holes by day and by night.

Bon appetit, mangia and cheers!