The Pleasanton Weekly has inducted three new members into the Readers' Choice Hall of Fame to join the 24 businesses and professionals installed in last year's inaugural Hall of Fame class, a collection of honorees who have won a Readers' Choice category for five or more consecutive years.
The Hall of Fame singles out these reader favorites for their longtime success in our contest and their consistent customer support over the years.
With their wins in the 2016 Readers' Choice, Foothill Optometric Group (Best Optometrist) and Healthy Necessity Massage (Best Massage) earned spots in the Hall of Fame this year.
Also inducted into the club this spring was The Hop Yard American Alehouse and Grill for its winning streak as the Best Place for After Work Drink — a category we retired from the annual contest years ago.
The trio join a familiar group of top restaurants, recreation options and professional services in and around Pleasanton who became Hall of Famers last year.
All 27 Hall of Famers were not eligible to compete in their categories in the 2017 Readers' Choice contest because of their Hall of Fame status, but look for the 24 original Hall of Famers to once again take part in the regular competition starting next year.
Check out more about the Readers' Choice Hall of Fame:
Alexandria's Flowers — Best Florist
Alexandria's, at the corner of Hopyard Road and Valley Avenue, was a Readers' Choice winner for Best Florist seven times since 2008. Our readers recognized the family-owned flower shop offers the finest floral arrangements and distinct home accents, supported by friendly, professional and creative service.
Bella Luna Studios — Best Photographer
Bella Luna Studios was one of the most consistent participants, winning its Readers' Choice category for eight straight years. Owner and principal photographer Christina Gray continues to provide personalized photography for her clients, capturing them at their best and most memorable moments.
Bollinger Nail Salon — Best Nail Care
Bollinger Nail Salon won our readers' hearts over the years with its upscale manicure and pedicure services. In addition to nail care and waxing services, the salon strives to offer a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in a hygienic environment for a memorable pampering experience.
Callippe Preserve Golf Course — Best Golf Course
Voted best in town for nine consecutive years, city-owned Callippe Preserve is among the gems of public courses in the Bay Area. First opening in 2005, the course offers breathtaking views, well-maintained holes and a premier experience for golfers of all skill levels.
Casa Orozco — Best Mexican Restaurant
With its homemade dishes, salsas and sauces, Casa Orozco continues to gain "regulars" who just can't stop coming back. This Tri-Valley favorite won six times overall since 2007.
Chinese Szechuan — Best Chinese Food
Providing a range of delectable Chinese dishes, Chinese Szechuan on Hopyard Road is a reader favorite for dine-in and takeout, winning Best Chinese Food for five years in a row.
ClubSport Pleasanton — Best Fitness Center/Gym
Prominently located near the I-580/I-680 interchange on Johnson Drive, ClubSport offers fitness and training programs, nutrition and weight management seminars, and other health-related activities. Our readers voted ClubSport their top choice for nine straight years.
Eastern Medical Center — Best Acupuncture
The father-daughter team of Drs. Mason and Teresa Shen and their staff at Eastern Medical were our readers' top choice for traditional acupuncture to help patients relax and release stress.
Eddie Papa's American Hangout — Best American Food
With its signature menu selections indigenous to a city, state or region, Eddie Papa's is a family-friendly, fan-favorite American style bar and grill on Hopyard Road.
Foothill Optometric Group — Best Optometrist
Earning its fifth consecutive victory last year, Foothill Optometric Group has served Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley for more than 30 years and continues to meet and surpass our readers' expectations by providing excellence in quality vision care.
Gay Nineties Pizza — Best Pizza
Gay Nineties has been one of the most recognizable names on our Readers' Choice list — eight Best Pizza wins since 2007. It's also one of the most recognizable downtown restaurants, with its classic pizza parlor food and atmosphere.
Gina Piper, Better Homes & Gardens Tri-Valley Realty — Best Realtor
Gina Piper's passion for helping her clients achieve their real estate goals goes back over 15 years, and she continues to guide them through buying their first homes, moving up in the market, downsizing or buying investment properties.
Glover's Deep Steam — Best Carpet Cleaning Service
A family owned and operated business, Glover's Deep Steam was our readers' top choice for a variety of cleaning services, including 24-hour water damage emergency service, carpet and wood floor cleaning, mattress cleaning and its specialized "odorologist" to remove pet and smoke odors.
Healthy Necessity Massage — Best Massage
Last year marked five straight wins for Healthy Necessity Massage. Our readers have lauded the Main Street business for offering deep tissue, oncology, reflexology and therapeutic massages for all ages, making it their favorite place for relaxation and rejuvenation.
The Hop Yard American Alehouse and Grill — Best Place for After Work Drink
Offering tasty food, good drinks and a fun setting, Hop Yard is a reliable Pleasanton favorite. It earned a Hall of Fame spot for previous wins in the long-retired Best Place for After Work Drink category — plus earned two wins in regular categories in the 2017 Readers' Choice.
In-N-Out Burger — Best Burger
A longtime Pleasanton favorite on Johnson Drive near the Hopyard Road freeway exit, In-N-Out was our readers' top choice for the Best Burger in town over the years.
Jazz N Taps — Best Place for Dance Lessons
A nine-time Readers' Choice winner, Jazz N Taps offers professional dance training and education in a small studio environment, focusing on developing coordination, confidence, teamwork and a love for dance.
Jim's Country Style Diner — Best Breakfast
Located in the Raley's shopping center on Sunol Boulevard, Jim's keeps customers coming back with its old-fashioned diner feel and food, including its large omelets, biscuits and gravy, chicken-fried steak and other breakfast favorites.
Meadowlark Dairy — Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Founded in 1900, Meadowlark is a long-running drive-thru shop offering soft-serve ice cream, along with milk, cheese and other dairy products. This downtown mainstay dominated this category for years.
Oasis Grille — Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Restaurant
An eight-time Readers' Choice winner since 2007, Oasis Grille offers an intimate bar and eatery space and outdoor patio, with an exotic ambiance providing Mediterranean classics with a modern twist — not to mention some of our readers' favorite food in downtown.
Pleasanton Hand Car Wash — Best Car Wash
Pleasanton Hand Car Wash, on Pimlico Drive off Santa Rita Road, won our readers' hearts over the years with its high-quality auto detailing and cleaning services.
Precision Auto Repair — Best Auto Repair
Precision Auto Repair was a winner every year since we started the Readers' Choice contest in 2006. The shop strives to build and earn the trust of its customers with on-time, reliable service while making sure their vehicles stay safe.
Sozo Sushi — Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
Located near Hopyard and Valley, Sozo Sushi has been a consistent reader favorite for good sushi and Japanese fare, lunch or dinner.
Strizzi's — Best Seafood
The seafood offerings at this Main Street restaurant have kept our readers coming back for more over the years, helping Strizzi's earn a spot in the Hall of Fame.
Towne Center Books — Best Bookstore
Recognized every year of the Readers' Choice contest, our readers continue to head to Towne Center Books in downtown Pleasanton when looking for books, wanting to join book clubs or checking out special book-related events.
Valley Plumbing — Best Plumber
Valley Plumbing is a local family-owned company, servicing the Tri-Valley area for more than 20 years. The company serves homeowners, property managers, insurance adjusters and commercial businesses with its motto, "integrity over profit."
Workbench True Value Hardware — Best Hardware Store
When in need of hardware supplies or services, more of our readers look to Workbench True Value Hardware, with its friendly and helpful staff and well-stocked shelves.