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Congratulations to our nominees and winners!

We received over 1,000 nominations and votes and are proud to recognize these outstanding businesses and organizations.

The Best of Albany Awards Gala was held September 23 in the beautiful
outdoor space at Belmont Village. 

The Best of Albany, 2017

Category: Food & Drink

Best Cocktails
Winner: Hotsy Totsy
Cafe Eugene
Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar

Best Lunch Spot
Winner: Little Star Pizza
Boss Burger
Kim's Cafe & Sandwich
Oori Rice Triangles

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Winner: Boss Burger
Bowl'd Korean Rice Bar
Little Star Pizza
Suzette Crepe Cafe

Best Brunch/Breakfast Spot
Winner: Sam's Log Cabin
Cafe Eugene
Royal Cafe

Best Place to Get Caffeinated
Winner: Highwire Coffee Roasters (At Flowerland)
Hal's Office
Eunice Gourmet Cafe
Royal Ground Coffee

Best Happy Hour
Winner: Fonda
Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar
Little Star Pizza
Hotsy Totsy

Best Sandwich
Winner: Zarri's Delicatessen
Eunice Gourmet Cafe
Kim's Cafe & Sandwich

Best Place for Something Sweet
Winner: Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery
As You Wish Frozen Yogurt
Suzette Crepe Cafe
Tay Tah Cafe
Solano Yogurt & Ice Cream

Best Dinner Spot
Winner: Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar
Cafe Eugene
Little Star Pizza

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Best Local Artist
Winner: Cristian Muñoz (Muralist)
Kanna Aoki (Artist)
Sam Priven (Musician)

Best Place to Hear Live Music
Winner: Music in the Park
Ivy Room
Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro

Best Place to Workout
Winner: Albany YMCA
Ohlone Greenway
Heal Pilates
All in One Fitness

Best Picnic Spot
Winner: Memorial Park
Albany Bulb/Waterfront
Terrace Park
Shops & Services

Best Place to get your Hair Cut/Styled
Winner: Grove Salon
Chroma Salon
Heads Up Hair Care

Best Health Services Provider
Winner: Sutter Health (500 San Pablo Ave)
Prins Chiropractic
Sarana Community Acupuncture

Best Place to Get Pampered
Winner: Albany Sauna & Hot Tubs
Nail Shop Number One
Naveana Nail Salon

Best Place for Auto Service
Winner: Albany Automotive and Tire Service
Albany Ford Subaru
Dana Meyer Auto Care

Best Home or Garden Designer
Winner: Flowerland
Suzanne Arca (Arca Design Group)
Sue Oda Landscape Architect
Stacy Eisenmann (Eisenmann Architecture)

Best Pet Services or Supplies
Winner: Alpha Pet Supply & The Wild Bird's Nest
Tails A Go-Go
Codornices Veterinary Clinic
Dog's Best Friend & The Cat's Meow
Kutz for Mutz

Best Place to Buy a Birthday Present
Winner: Five Little Monkeys
Gathering Tribes
Abrams Claghorn Gallery


Best Place to People-Watch
Winner: On Solano Avenue
Memorial Park
Tay Tah Cafe Outdoor Seating

Best of Albany Community Service Award
Winner: Albany Recreation & Community Services Department
Dorothe Piluso
Blue Glove Crew
Sarana Community Acupuncture
Albany Strollers & Rollers

Best Place to go on Date Night
Winner: Albany Twin
Cafe Eugene
Hotsy Totsy
Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro

Best So Albany place, to do, etc.
Winner: Solano Avenue Stroll
Albany Twin
Dinner with Albany
Albany Bulb

Best Dog Friendly Spot
Winner: Albany Bulb/Waterfront
Memorial Park
Terrace Park

Albany Chamber of Commerce
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Albany, California 94706
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