2010 Readers Choice Pleasanton winners


Around Town

Best Auto Dealership: Lexus of Pleasanton

Best Auto Detail: California Shine Co.

Best Car Repair: Precision Auto Repair

Best Car Wash: Pleasanton Hand Car Wash

Best Computer Repair: TriValley PC Medic

Best Golf Course: Callippe

Best Mortgage Company: Landmark Mortgage Group

Best Mortgage Professional: Mary Lou Edwards and Brian LeBars (tie)

Best Pet Groomer: Shear Magic

Best Photographer: Bella Luna Studios

Best Place for Dance Lessons: Jazz N Taps

Best Place to Get a Traffic Ticket: Anywhere in Pleasanton

Best Place to Have a First Date: Blue Agave

Best Place to People Watch: Main Street

Best Real Estate Office: Keller Williams

Best Tire Store / Service Center: Big O Tires

Best Tutoring School: Sylvan Learning Center

Best Veterinarian: Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital

Personal Care

Best Acupuncture: Body in Balance Community Acupuncture Center

Best Dry Cleaners: VIP Cleaners

Best Hair Salon for Men: Cosmo's

Best Hair Salon for Women: Gary Patrick Salon

Best Manicure / Pedicure: Bollinger Nails

Best Massage: Healthy Necessity Massage

Best Medical Spa: MD Spa

Specialty Retail

Best Art Gallery: Studio 7

Best Bicycle Shop: Bicycles Pleasanton

Best Bookstore: Towne Center Books

Best Consignment Store: Savvy Seconds

Best Florist: Alexandria's

Best Grocery Store: Trader Joe's

Best Health Food Store: Valley Health Mill

Best Hobby / Craft Store: Michael's Arts & Crafts

Best Jewelry Store: Cardinal Jewelers

Best Pet Store: Murphy's Paw

Best Place to Buy a Gift: Berry Patch

Best Place to Buy Athletic Equipment: Sports Chalet

Best Toy Store: Golden Apple Learning Center

Best Wine Store: Wine Steward

Best Womens Clothing Store: Savvy Seconds


Best American Food Restaurant: Eddie Papa's

Best Atmosphere: Blue Agave

Best Bakery: Bibiane Bakery

Best Barbecue: Red Smoke Grill

Best Breakfast: Jim's Country Style Restaurant

Best Burger: In-n-Out Burger

Best Burrito: High Tech Burrito

Best Chinese Restaurant: PF Chang's

Best French Fries: The Hop Yard Alehouse & Grill

Best Ice Cream / Yogurt Shop: Meadowlark Dairy

Best Independent Coffee House: Peet's

Best Italian Restaurant: La Vite Ristorante

Best Main Street Restaurant: Blue Agave Club

Best Margarita: Blue Agave Club

Best Meal Under $20: Eddie Papa's

Best Mediterranean / Middle Eastern Restaurant: Oasis Grille

Best Mexican Restaurant: Casa Orozco

Best Outdoor Dining: Blue Agave

Best Pizza: Gay 90's Pizza & Pasta

Best Place for a Business Lunch: Stacey's Cafe

Best Prepared Meal Service: GourMade Cookery

Best Romantic Restaurant: Barone's

Best Seafood Restaurant: Strizzi's

Best Steakhouse: Haps Original Steaks

Best Sushi / Japanese Restaurant: Sato Japanese Cuisine

Best Take-out Restaurant: In-n-Out Burger

Best Thai Restaurant: Little Home Thai and Lux Thai (tie)

Best Vegetarian Cuisine: Sweet Tomatoes

Best Winery : Wente Vineyards

Let's Get Physical

Best Health Club: ClubSport

Best Martial Arts Studio: Jue's Tae Kwon Do

Best Personal Trainer: Daniel Elias

Best Place to Walk a Dog: Any Pleasanton Park

Best Place to Walk, Jog or Bike: Pleasanton Ridge

Best Yoga / Pilates: Downtown Yoga

At Home

Best Carpet Cleaners: Glover's Steam Cleaning

Best Carpet Store: S&G Carpet

Best Flooring Store: Diablo Flooring

Best Hardware Store: Workbench TrueValue Hardware

Best Home Consignment Shop: Home Consignment Center

Best Home Furnishings: Clover Creek

Best Kitchen/Bath Remodeler: KDC Kitchens

Best Landscaper/Designer: Western Gardens

Best Outdoor Furniture Store: Patioworld

Best Plumber: Valley Plumbing

Best Roofer: Tri-City Roofing and Sierra Roofing (tie)

Stepping Out

B Best Place for a Picnic:== Friday Concerts in the Park

Best Place for an After Work Drink: The Hop Yard Alehouse & Grill

Best Place for Dancing: Redcoats

Best Place for Live Music: Concerts in the Park

Best Place to Get Together With Friends: Downtown Pleasanton

Best Place to Meet New People: Main Street

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Posted by Marylou Edwards
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Thank you everyone who voted for me!! I can't believe I won as Best Mortgage Professional this year! What an honor!!

Marylou Edwards

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Time to "earn" that title......I would like to refinance my existing jumbo loan with a less than desirable 80/20 loan to value ratio at the teaser 4.6% 30yr fixed interest rate with zero points and no closing costs.

At the same time, I would like to take out a new $700k loan on a $750k home at the same interest rate. I will rent out my current home at fair market value which should cover my mortgage/tax/insurance.

If you can make this happen you truly have earned the title. Congratulations none the less!

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of another community
on Aug 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

Best Independent Coffee House: Peet's (Last time I checked this place competes with the likes of Starbucks)
Best Mexican Restaurant: Casa Orozco (The best Mexican restaurant in Pleasanton is located in DUBLIN & LIVERMORE!!)
Best Winery : Wente Vineyards (Located in the great LIVERMORE valley)

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Posted by Anska
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

Congratulations to everyone who won and everyone nominated. I just wanted to give a shout out to a great photographer, Lori of Images By You'll get the title next year! You're still the best in many people's eyes including my own.

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Posted by Marylou Edwards
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I need more details on your loan scenario but it doesn't seem that difficult to do. Call me at 925-285-5333. thanks for your post. And sorry it's a little late though!!

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Posted by Kim Johnson
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jun 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Not sure why this La Vite Restaurant gets such good ratings. Perhaps because many of the reviews were on groups. The service was not good, the food was of average taste and price. The soup was cold, they microwaved it to then overheat it, and never brought me back a spoon. I am the family chef, therefore, I had better or higher expectations. I will never waste my money or calories on this Restaurant again, even if the food was free. After I sent the soup back we were given looks by the other staff and even someone from the kitchen came out to give me the evil eye. A terrible experience overall.

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Posted by Karla
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jul 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

Can anyone tell me why the 2010 awards are voted on and awarded so late in the year? It is the end of July and we are just now giving out awards for 2010. Thanks.

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Posted by Glenn Wohltmann
Pleasanton Weekly staff reporter
on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Glenn Wohltmann is a registered user.


Those are the 2010 awards, given out last year. The 2011 awards will be in this week's Pleasanton Weekly.

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