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Winners

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Restaurant Wine List

Scolari’s at the Point

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Burger

Scolari’s Park Street

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Antique Store

Second Home

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Furniture Shop

Second Home

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Jewelry Store

Seelenbacher Jewelers

2019 Food & DrinkEditors' Choice

Best Vietnamese Comfort Food

Sidestreet Pho

You simply can'€™t go wrong with delicious, healthy comfort food. With an ambience that is laid-back and low-key elegant, head over to Sidestreet Pho for family meals or a casual date night. The steaming bowls of pho boast fresh veggies, quality noodles, and a selection of flavorful beef, chicken, seafood, and pork as well as a satisfyingly hearty vegan option. If pho isn'€™t really your thing, a varied offering of rolls, porridge, salads, and noodle dishes are liable to catch your fancy. A perfect antidote for a common cold, an uncommon hangover, or to simply chase away the mid-week blues, Sidestreet delivers consistently delicious Vietnamese food, as well as Alameda micro-brews on tap.

2019 Food & DrinkEditors' Choice

Best Bargain Breakfast

Southshore Cafe

Not much has changed at Southshore Cafe in the past several decades, and that is how locals like it. A favorite eatery for Alamedans of all ages and walks of life, Southshore upholds the dying tradition of great neighborhood diners — and serves breakfast all day. The friendly and familiar staff members serve up tasty treats with a smile while conversing easily with their regulars. The menu is chock-full of fresh fruit pancakes, sizzling breakfast meats, and a renowned corned beef hash. The daily special board always features an inventive omelet, and the benedicts and hot sauce selection rival the most hipster of competitors. Enjoy the vibrant, creamy hollandaise atop Canadian bacon, tomatoes and spinach, or corned beef hash. With full plates ranging from $5.95 to $12.95, Southshore Cafe is a great place to splurge for brunch on a budget.

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Best Outdoor Dining

Speisekammer

2019 Lifestyle & LeisureReaders' Choice

Best Music Lessons

Starland School of Music

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Spa

Sumbody

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Japanese Restaurant

Sushi House

2019 Food & DrinkEditors' Choice

Best Burrito

Taqueria Ramiro & Sons

Not much has changed at Taqueria Ramiro & Sons over the years, from the old-school menu board to the bargain prices to the cash-only policy. But most importantly, the burritos are just as good as ever. The burrito starts with a freshly steamed tortilla topped with melted, stringy white cheese upon request. Take your pick of creamy pinto beans or hearty black beans, plus meat, if desired — try the tender, piquant chile verde, the juicy carnitas, the crunchy chicharrones, or the simple yet craveable chicken. Add sweet, juicy pico de gallo, tangy sour cream, smooth guacamole, and, most importantly, plenty of zesty house-made green hot sauce.

2019 Lifestyle & LeisureReaders' Choice

Best Yoga Teacher

Tatiana Bogantes-Stollman, Wellness With Tatiana

2019 Lifestyle & LeisureReaders' Choice

Best Personal Trainer

Tatiana Bogantes-Stollman, Wellness With Tatiana

2019 Lifestyle & LeisureReaders' Choice

Best Dog Walker

The Dandy Dogwalker, Hadley Raysor