metrosantacruz.com
News, music, movies, events & restaurants in Santa Cruz, California from Metro Santa Cruz weekly

News and Features
September 20-26, 2006

home | metro silicon valley index | features | silicon valley | feature story

Best of Silicon Valley 2006:
Intro | The Short List | Campbell | Cupertino | Gilroy and Morgan Hill | Los Gatos | Milpitas | Mountain View | Palo Alto and Menlo Park | San Jose | Santa Clara | Saratoga | Sunnyvale | Willow Glen | Readers' Choice—Food & Sustenance | Readers' Choice—Love & Romance | Readers' Choice—Arts & Culture | Readers' Choice—Shopping & Services


Best of Silicon Valley 2006

Best of Silicon Valley 2006

Readers' Choice—Shopping & Services


Best Massages
Burke Williams 355 Santana Row #2010, San Jose
Runners-up: Watercourse Way Spa 165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto
La Concha Spa & Hair Salon 1042 Lincoln Ave., San Jose


Best Bicycle Shop
Willow Glen Bicycles 1110 Willow St., San Jose
Runners-up: Wheelaway Cycle Center 402 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell
Calmar Bicycles 2236 El Camino Real, Santa Clara


Best Motorcycle Shop
San Jose Harley Davidson 1551 Parkmoor Ave., San Jose
Runners-up: Road Rider Motorcycle Accessories 2897 Monterey Road, San Jose
San Jose BMW 1886 W. San Carlos St., San Jose


Best Vintage Clothing
Crossroads Trading Company 1959 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Runners-up: Black & Brown 1225 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Moon Zoom 1630 W. San Carlos St., San Jose


Best Lingerie
Magical Moments 136 E. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale
Runners-up: Victoria's Secret Multiple locations
Frederick's of Hollywood Multiple locations


Best Art Supplies
University Art Multiple locations
Runners-up: Artist & Craftsman Supply 88 S. Fourth St. #130, San Jose
Michael's Arts & Crafts Multiple locations


Best Pet Supply Store
Sam's Downtown Pet Feed 759 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Runners-up: Bow Wowzer 100 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
Pets & More 4177 Hamilton Ave., San Jose


Best Video/DVD Rental
Netflix.com
Runners-up: San Carlos Video 1721 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Videoscope 2290 W. El Camino Real #7, Mountain View


Best Place to Buy Music
Streetlight Records 980 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose
Runners-up: Rasputin Music 1820 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
Tower Records Multiple locations


Best Place to Download Music
iTunes Store apple.com/itunes
Runners-up: Limewire.com; Kazaa.com


Best Clothing Boutique
Black & Brown 1225 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Runners-up: Crossroads Trading Company 1959 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Bella Rosa Boutique 145 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos


Best Shoe Store
DSW Shoe Warehouse 3530 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose
Runners-up: Athletic Performance 55 W. Main St., Los Gatos
Steve Madden 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. #2315, Santa Clara


Best Toy Store
The Wooden Horse 796 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
Runners-up: Time Tunnel Vintage Toys 532 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose
Learning Express Multiple locations


Best Comics Store
Heroes 24 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
Runners-up: Lee's Comics 1020F N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View
Hijinx 2050 Lincoln Ave., San Jose


Best Manicures/Pedicures
Lavande Nail Spa 355 Santana Row #1020, San Jose
Runners-up: Tip N Toe 3275 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose
The Island Pedicure 140 W. Main St., Los Gatos


Best Hair Salon
City Savvy Salon 2020E S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
Runners-up: 5 Color Cowboy 1445 The Alameda, San Jose
Shampoo Lounge 326 Village Lane, Los Gatos


Best Beauty Supply
El Camino 2047 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Runners-up: Peninsula Multiple locations
Sally's Multiple locations


Best Surf/Skate Shop
NC Boardshop 16203 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos
Runners-up: Circle A 108 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose
Zumiez Multiple locations


Best Bookstore
Kepler's 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Runners-up: Barnes & Noble Multiple locations
Borders Multiple locations


Best New Car Dealer
Lexus Stevens Creek 3333 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose
Runners-up: Honda of Stevens Creek 4590 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose
Oak Tree Mazda 4250 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose


Best Used Car Dealer
Wheels and Deals 2585 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Runners-up: Cash for Cars 1800 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Used Car Factory 1930 W. San Carlos St., San Jose


Best Wine Shop
Unwined 6946 Almaden Expwy., San Jose
Runners-up: Uncorked 14500 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Grapevine 1389 Lincoln Ave., San Jose


Best Car Wash
Pacific Hand Car Wash 21 N. Fifth St., San Jose
Runners-up: Delta Queen 981 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell
Classic Car Wash 16500 Lark Ave., Los Gatos


Best Outdoor Gear
Mel Cotton's 1266 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Runners-up: REI Multiple locations
Any Mountain Gear Multiple locations


Best Tattoo Parlor
Marks of Art 3014 Union Ave., San Jose
Runners-up: NewSkool 130 E. San Carlos St., San Jose
Lucky Stars 420 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose


Best Piercing Studio
Body Exotic
957 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Runners-up: Players Ink 518 W. San Carlos St., San Jose
Pierced Out 3014 Union Ave., San Jose


Best Pilates Studio
Tru-Balance 1261 Lincoln Ave., San Jose
Runners-up: Center of Balance 1220 Pear Ave. #1, Mountain View
Club One Multiple locations


Best Yoga Studio
Bikram Yoga 5289 Prospect Road, San Jose
Runners-up: Willow Glen Yoga 1188 Lincoln Ave., San Jose
ReFormation 1357 Dell Ave., Campbell


Best Health Club/Gym
JCC of Silicon Valley 14855 Oka Road #201, Los Gatos
Runners-up: YMCA Multiple locations
Bally Total Fitness Multiple locations


Best Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Regina Rosenthal
Runners-up: Dr. Craig Creasman; Dr. Kirk A. Churukian


Best Day Spa
Preston Wynne Multiple locations
Runners-up: Burke Williams 355 Santana Row #2010, San Jose
Harmonie European Day Spa 14501 Big Basin Way, Saratoga


Best Alternative to Home Depot
Minton's 455 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View
Runners-up: Orchard Supply Hardware Multiple locations
Lowe's Multiple locations


Best Kitchen/Cooking Store
Sur La Table Multiple locations
Runners-up: Domus 40 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
Williams-Sonoma Multiple locations


Best Garden Store
Summer Winds Nursery Multiple locations
Runners-up: Yamagami's 1361 S. De Anza Blvd. #2, Cupertino
Orchard Supply Multiple locations


Best Furniture Store
IKEA East Palo Alto
Runners-up: Black Sea Gallery Multiple locations
Hank Coca's 82 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose


Best Gift Store
Fleurish 1335 Lincoln Ave., San Jose
Runners-up: Domus 40 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
Hilltop Gifts 10745 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino



Send a letter to the editor about this story.






blank