Celebrate Those You Love, San Francisco

Don’t be shy, San Francisco… it’s time to let your passions out and celebrate with some love! Please do take a moment with me to honor those things that make SF such a fantastic place to live and get your votes in for the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay reader’s poll. Join us in embracing these amazing people and places we all love here in the greatest city on Earth. There really are lots of wonderful eligible businesses and delightful staff members who make all our hearts race who will no doubt appreciate being showered with love and told how much it means to us to have them around.

Celebrate those you love, San Francisco! Vote here:
SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Reader’s Poll 2012

Here’s some of mine and the Isotope family’s most beloved people and places”

FOOD & DRINK
Best New Restaurant – Sauce on Belden Place
Best Splurge Restaurant – Millennium
Best Late-Night Restaurant – Sauce
Best Romantic Restaurant – Waterbar
Best Food/Drink Festival – Domingo de Piña @ Smuggler’s Cove
Best Food Cart – Curry Up Now
Best Pizza – Patxi’s
Best Sandwiches – Ike’s
Best Burgers – Jardiniere
Best Barbecue – Memphis Minnie’s
Best Sushi – Otoro Sushi
Best Seafood – Farallon
Best Soul Food – Brenda’s French Soul Food
Best Indian – Chutney
Best Thai – Jitlada Thai
Best Lunch – Catfish Po’ Boy @ Brenda’s French Soul Food
Best Dessert – PB&J @ Sauce
Best Food and/or Drinks Website – EaterSF
Best Cup of Coffee – Blue Bottle
Best Cup of Tea – Samovar Tea Lounge
Best Dive Bar – 500 Club
Best Swanky Bar – Bourbon & Branch
Best Happy Hour – Shotwell’s
Best Wine Bar – Rosebowl Florist & Wine Bar
Best Brewery – Speakeasy
Best Selection of Beers – City Beer Store
Best Creative Cocktails – Kirsten Baldock @ Isotope
Best Bloody Mary – Zeitgeist
Best Bar Staff – Smuggler’s Cove
Best Butcher Shop – Fatted Calf
Best Cheese Shop – Gourmet & More Store
Best Chocolatier – Christopher Elbow

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Best Movie Theater – Balboa Theatre
Best Rep Film House – Vortex Room
Best Film or Arts Festival – Noir City
Best Museum – The Exploratorium
Best Art Gallery – Cartoon Art Museum
Best Artist or Collective – Cycleside Bike Rodeo
Best Author – Ed Luce
Best Zine – Ashcan
Best Publishing House – Nightshade Books
Best Record Label – Prank Records
Best Band – Class Actress
Best Singer-Songwriter – Bob Mould
Best DJ – DJ Bearzbub
Best Music Festival – Noise Pop
Best Overall Dance Party – Breakfast of Champions
Best Rock Club – Thee Parkside
Best Jukebox- Lucky 13
Best Gay Bar or Club – Lone Star
Best Drag Show – Anna Conda’s Charlie Horse
Best Burlesque Act or Show – Hubba Hubba Review
Best Magician – Eric Cash

SHOPPING
Best Overall Bookstore – Borderlands Books
Best Used Bookstore – Green Apple Books
Best Comic Book Store – Isotope
Best Record Store – Grooves Inspiralled Vinyl
Best Men’s Clothing Store – Siegel’s Suits
Best Shoe Store – Gimme Shoes
Best Furniture Store – Inside Modern
Best Toy Store – Super 7
Best Bike Shop – Market Street Cycles
Best Quirky Specialty Store – Pirate Supply Store
Best Flower Shop – Rosebowl Florist & Wine Bar
Best Place to Buy Lingerie – Dark Garden

CITY LIVING
Best Street Fair – BYO Big Wheel
Best Hotel – Sleep
Best Tourist Attraction – Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum
Best Tour – Alcatraz
Best Style Blog – CurbedSF
Best Radio Station – SomaFM
Best Place to Get a Tattoo – Body Manipulations
Best Tattoo Artist – Tex
Best Local Animal Rescue – Rocketdog Rescue
Best Pet Groomer – All Creatures Healing Network
Best Salon – Hair of the Gods
Best Hairstylist – Donnelle @ Hair of the Gods
Best Amateur Sport Team – Bay Area Derby Girls
Best Massage Therapist – Justin Hall
Best Public Park – Golden Gate Park
Best Park for Dogs – Lafayette Park
Best Skate Spot – Great Highway Bike Lane
Best Place to Watch the Sunset – Golden Gate Bridge

Please do feel free to add your own wonderful suggestions in the comment below, I always want to know about the amazing people and places that I may be missing out on. And don’t delay on getting those votes in, the poll ends July 4th.

SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Reader’s Poll 2012




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