.Short List

Best Drink Sensation

The “Hennchata” at Chacho’s

87 E. San Fernando St, San Jose

Best Stuffed Toys Shaped Like Fruits & Vegetables

Jumbo Jibbles

San Jose; jumbojibbles.com

Best West Valley Wine Bar

Enoteca La Storia

416 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Place to Buy a Colorful Pashtun Dress

Little Kabul, Fremont

Best Place to Learn Polo

The Horse park at Woodside

Best Recycling of Old TV Tubes

Glass Tiles at Fireclay Tile

495 W. Julian St, San Jose

Best Photo Lab & Supply Store

Foto Express

304 E. Santa Clara, San Jose

Best Eclectic Farm-to-Table Menu

Hay Market

1185 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Best New Los Gatos Restaurant


65 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos

Best New Los Gatos Cafe


109 W. Main St, Los Gatos

Best Kosher Restaurant

Jerusalem Grill & Bar

1740 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell

Best Car Detail

AJ’s Auto Detailing

702 Coleman Ave, San Jose

Best Downtown Craft Cocktails, sans attitude

55 South

55 S. First St, San Jose

Best Pool Safety Covers

Aquamatic Cover Systems

Gilroy; aquamatic.com

Best Jazz & Indie Music Club

Cafe Stritch

374 S. First St, San Jose.

Best French Sandwiches

La Lune Sucree

116 Paseo de San Antonio Walk, San Jose

Best Adaptive Reuse of an Agricultural Era Plant

The Granary complex

17500 Depot St, Morgan Hill

Best Revival of a San Jose Institution

Lou’s Village

1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose.

Best Healthy Fast Food in Palo Alto

Lyfe Kitchen

167 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto

Best Austrian Cuisine


384 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best LED Lighting Store

Lite Line Illuminations

51 University Ave, Los Gatos

Best New Greek Restaurant

Nemea Greek Taverna

96 S. First St, San Jose

Best Thin Crust Pizza

Odeum Restaurant

17500 Depot St, Morgan Hill

Best Small Italian Restaurant


350 W. Julian St, San Jose

Best Kosher Market

Pars Kosher Market

3978 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose.

Best Place to Buy Metal Salvage

Sims Metals

1900 Monterey Hwy, San Jose.

Best Paint Match

Gabriel at South Bay Paints

1749 W. San Carlos St, San Jose.

Best Custom Wood Mill Shop

Southern Lumber

1402 Monterey Hwy, San Jose

Best Fresh Fish


31 University Ave, Los Gatos

Best Vegetarian Fast Food, San Jose

The Veggie Grill

Santana Row, San Jose.

Best Small Mediterranean Cafe

Cafe Torre

20343 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino

Best Small Mexican Restaurant

Zona Rosa

1411 The Alameda, San Jose

Best Free Concert

Symphony Silicon Valley’s Target Summer Pops

Tower Lawn, San Jose State University

Best Kids’ Rides

Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad & Bill Mason Carousel

Los Gatos

Best Toy Shop, North County

Adventure Toys

173 Main St, Los Altos.

Best Holiday Light Display

Fantasy of Lights

Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos

Best Theater Prop Warehouse for Parties

Method 42 Productions

San Jose

Best Architectural Salvage

Buccaneer Demolition’s Secret Warehouse

San Jose


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