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Dozens of San Ramon Valley Businesses Named 'Best of the East Bay'

Zachary's Chicago Style Pizza and Uncle Yu's were among several local establishments featured in Diablo Magazine's annual Best of the East Bay listings.

Diablo Magazine named several San Ramon Valley businesses in its yearly Best of the East Bay edition.

The list includes everything from best personal shoppers to specialty grocers, salons, gyms and eateries.

Chinese restaurant in San Ramon won for best Asian food. Rich Red Velvet From Miglet's in Danville was runner-up in the cupcake category. San Ramon's was named best gourmet pizza place in the East Bay. Many more local businesses made the cut.

The Diablo issue features the best places to "eat, shop and play" in the region, according to the magazine's readers who were asked to vote for their "favorite, can’t-live-without-’em Best of the East Bay foods, shops, services, kid-friendly places, fun spots and style finds.”

Readers submitted 11,000 votes. The magazine chose 144 winners for 141 categories announced last weekend.

Many businesses display their "Best of" awards in the window and offer customer discounts to celebrate the recognition.

And the San Ramon Valley winners are ...

BEST CHEAP LUNCH, runner-up: , 480 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville, 925-820-0181; 5872 Pacheco Blvd., Pacheco, 925-689-4430; 3104 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon, 925-275-1300, lospanchosrestaurant.com.

BEST SALAD SPOT, runner-up: , 2550 San Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-838-3200, freshmillions.com.

BEST FITNESS CENTER and BEST FITNESS TREND, winner: The Bar Method, 3211 Crow Canyon Place, Ste. C & D, San Ramon, 925-830-8825; 1946 A Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek, 925-933-1946, barmethod.com.

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT, winner: , 2005 Crow Canyon Place, #160, San Ramon, 925-275-1818, uncleyu.com.

BEST CUPCAKE, runner-up: Rich Red Velvet from , 480 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Ste. A2, Danville, 925-831-9016, migletsgf.com.

BEST BRUNCH SPOT, winner: Chow, 445 Railroad Ave., Danville, 925-838-4510, chowfoodbar.com.

BEST CHEF, winner: Rodney Worth of The Peasant and the Pear, 267 Hartz Ave., Danville, 925-820-6611, thepeasantandthepear.com; The Peasant’s Courtyard, 3195 Danville Blvd., Alamo, 925-362-0088, thepeasantscourtyard.com; The Little Pear, 3407 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, 925-736-4800, thelittlepear.com; and The Prickly Pear Cantina, 3421 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, 925-984-2363, thepricklypearcantina.com.

BEST COMFORT FOOD, winner: Chow, 445 Railroad Ave., Danville, 925-838-4510, chowfoodbar.com.

BEST DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT, winner: Chow, 445 Railroad Ave., Danville, 925-838-4510, chowfoodbar.com. Runner-up: Sideboard, 441 Hartz Ave., Ste. L, Danville, 925-984-2713.

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT, winner: Maria Maria, 710 Camino Ramon, Danville, 925-820-2366, mariamariarestaurants.com.

BEST PLACE TO GET FISH TACOS, runner-up: Chow, 445 Railroad Ave., Danville, 925-838-4510, chowfoodbar.com.

BEST SPECIAL OCCASION RESTUARANT, runner-up: Esin Restaurant & Bar, 750 Camino Ramon, Danville, 925-314-0974, esinrestaurant.com.

BEST SUSHI, runner-up: Kane Sushi, 125 Hartz Ave., Danville, 925-362-8686.

BEST HIP BAR/LOUNGE, winner: That Bar, 148 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, 925-743-8466, thatbardanville.com.

BEST MARGARITA JOINT, winner: Maria Maria, 710 Camino Ramon Road, Danville, 925-820-2366, mariamariarestaurants.com.

BEST WINE BAR, runner-up: The Vine at Bridges, 480 Hartz Ave., Danville, 925-820-7210, thevineatbridges.com.

BEST LOCAL COMPETITIVE RUN, winner: Primo’s Run for Education, Danville and San Ramon, primosrun.com.

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST, runner-up: Debbie Lindsay, , 145 E. Prospect Ave., Ste 202, Danville, 925-837-7600, kurewellnessretreat.com.

BEST NUTRITIONIST, winner: Christine Hardy, , 390 Railroad Ave. Ste. 201, Danville, 925-552-6574, in-tun.com.

BEST PILATES STUDIO, runner-up: , 201 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, 925-838-9900, imxbayarea.com.

YOGA TEACHER, winner: Greg Riley, , 1743 Green Valley Rd., Danville, 925-705-1228, upwardspiralyoga.com.

BEST BABY SHOP, runner-up: , 802 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, 925-820-2220, shopstorksnest.com.

BEST DANCE CLASSES, winner: , 743 Diablo Road; 3612 Blackhawk Plaza Circle; 109-A Town & Country Drive, Danville, 925-831-0777, nextstepdance.com.

BEST KIDS CLOTHES STORE, runner-up: , 145 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, 925-406-4727, shopdandelionkids.com.

BEST KIDS HAIR CUT, winner: , 320 Hartz Ave., Danville, 925-820-3697, shearadventures.com.

BEST SAT PREP COURSE, winner: , 760 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville, 925-855-3700, lafayetteacademy.com.

BEST STYLE AND BEAUTY, runner-up: , 145 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, 925-831-9923, shopflaunt.com.

BEST DAY SPA, runner-up: Kure Wellness, 145 E. Prospect Ave., Ste 202, Danville, 925-837-7600, kurewellnessretreat.com.

BEST LINGERIE RETAILER, runner-up: , 3426 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, 925-648-1199.

BEST MATERNITY COUTURE SHOP, winner: Stork’s Nest, 802 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, 925-820-2220, shopstorksnest.com.

BEST MEN'S CASUAL STORE, runner-up: , 145 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, 925-831-8500, shop-edge.com.

BEST MEN'S HAIRCUT, winner: , 306 Rose St., Danville, 925-451-2499.

BEST NAIL SALON, runner-up: , 508 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, 925-743-9000, 3211-A Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon, 925-901-1500, pinkiesnailsalons.com.

BEST PERSONAL SHOPPER, winner: Carolyn Rovner, C2 Style, Danville, 925-202-9332, c2style.com.

BEST PLACE FOR VINTAGE FINDS, runner-up: , 100 Prospect Ave., Danville, 925-837-2664, cottagejewel.com.

BEST PLACE FOR WAXING, winner: , 822 Hartz Way, Ste. 102, Danville, 925-968-9217, skincareovations.com.

BEST PLACE TO GET A FACIAL, winner: Skin Ovations, 822 Hartz Way, Ste. 102, Danville, 925-968-9217, skincareovations.com.

BEST SHOE STORE, runner-up: , 175 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, 925-552-6638.

BEST SHOPPING NEIGHBORHOOD, runner-up: Danville

BEST DOG PARK, winner: , 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville, 925-314-3400, ci.danville.ca.us.

BEST FARMERS MARKET, winner: Danville Farmers Market, Railroad and Prospect avenues, Danville, pcfma.com.

BEST FLORIST, runner-up: , 206 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, 925-837-3418, eastbayflowercompany.com.

BEST HOME ACCESSORIES STORE, winner: , 702 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, 925-837-1001, elegantclutter.com.

BEST BOOKSTORES, winner: , 522 Hartz Ave., Danville, 925-837-7337, rakestrawbooks.com.

BEST PET SHOP, runner-up: , 425 Hartz Ave., Danville, 925-820-8222, mollyspup.com.

PLANT NURSERY, runner-up: , 800 Camino Ramon, Danville, 925-837-9144, navletsgardens.com.

BEST SPECIALTY GROCER, runner-up: , 345 Railroad Ave., Danville, 925-855-8920, lunardis.com.

BEST SWEET SHOP, winner: , 175 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, 925-314-0001, danvillechocolates.com.

Read the entire list at www.diablomag.com.

Lisa Wright December 05, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Rachel Marx, formerly of Skin Ovations in Danville has relocated to Tribez in Danville.

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