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Issue Archive for the Week of May 8-14, 2002

Best of the East Bay

  • The New NBT

  • The New Facial Hair
  • The New Facial Hair

    Goods & Services
  • The New Snack

  • Best Club

    The 5th Amendment
  • Best Live Band

    The Phenomenauts
  • Best Country Band

    The Bellyachers
  • Best Radio DJ

    Davey-D
  • Best Public Art

    City of Dreams, an Oakland Love Retrospective
  • Best Place to Swing

    Two Left Feet Dance Center
  • Best Political Haiku

    The Lieutenant Kije Project
  • Best Vintage Evening

    Thrillville at the Parkway
  • Best Teen Movie

    Everyday Eastlake
  • Best Donuts

    Donut Works
  • Best Artisan Shop

    Addison Endpapers
  • Best Artisan Shop

    Addison Endpapers
  • Best Restaurant

    The Lalime-Krikorian Family of Restaurants:
    Lalime's
    Jimmy Bean's
    Fonda
  • Best Pet Store

    Red Hound
  • Best Pet Store

    Red Hound
  • Best Grocery Store

    99 Ranch Market
  • Best Grocery Store

    99 Ranch Market
  • Best Newcomer

    Purple Plum
  • Most Surreal Sight

    Lady of the Lake
  • Best Ethnic Veggie Dish

    Jollof Rice, Beans, and Dodo at the Museum Kitchen
  • Best Culinary Dare

    Eat a Super Burrito at Taqueria Zamorano
  • Best Indian

    Vik's Chaat Corner
  • Best Bike Ride

    Claremont-Old Tunnel Road Loop
  • Best Bike Ride

    Claremont-Old Tunnel Road Loop
  • Best Burrito

    Taqueria El Farolito
  • Best Hair Salon

    Peter Thomas
  • Best Hair Salon

    Peter Thomas
  • Best Skate Shop

    510 Skateboarding
  • Best Car Dealer

    Lawrence Volvo
  • Best Car Dealer

    Lawrence Volvo
  • Best View

    Rocky Ridge
  • Best Sports Bar

    Ricky's Sports Theatre and Grill
  • Best Hold Music

    Contra Costa County Department of Elections
  • Best Hold Music

    Contra Costa County Department of Elections
  • Best Wine Shop

    Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
  • Best Victorians

    Alameda
  • Best Gym

    King's Boxing Gym
  • Best Button Shop

    Exclusive Button Company
  • Best Button Shop

    Exclusive Button Company
  • Best Spa

    Azul Spa
  • Best Spa

    Azul Spa
  • Best Bike Shop

    The Bent Spoke
  • Best Bike Shop

    The Bent Spoke
  • Best Car Repair

    Marty's Motors
  • Best Coffin Store

    Sunset Casket Outlet
  • Best Coffin Store

    Sunset Casket Outlet
  • Best Pickup Spot

    Ruby Room
  • Best Walk by the Bay

    Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
  • Best Sports Team

    Oakland Tech Bulldogs
  • Best Exercise Class

    UC Berkeley Taekwondo Club
  • Best Exercise Class

    UC Berkeley Taekwondo Club
  • Best Yoga Class

    Diane Sherman, 7th Heaven Yoga
  • Best Hike

    Morgan Territory
  • Best Hero

    Barbara Lee
  • Best Hairdo on a TV anchor

    Doug McConnell, Bay Area Backroads, KRON Channel 4
  • Most Romantic Spot

    The Berkeley Rose Garden
  • Best Shop Kitty

    Pia at Comic Relief
  • Best Neighborhood Saint

    Joseph Charles Sr., aka the Waving Man

News & Opinion

  • The New Populism
  • The New Populism

    People & Places
  • Best View

    Rocky Ridge
  • Best Hero

    Barbara Lee
  • Most Romantic Spot

    The Berkeley Rose Garden
  • Best Shop Kitty

    Pia at Comic Relief

Arts & Culture

  • Ballads and Bullets
  • Ballads and Bullets

    Despite controversy, narcocorridos remain popular on both sides of the US-Mexican border.
  • The New NBT
  • The New NBT

    Arts & Culture
  • Free Castro!
  • Free Castro!

    Tommy Castro Band opens CSUH-Concord's free summer concert series.
  • Best Club

    The 5th Amendment
  • Best Dive Bar

    Hotsy Totsy Club
  • Best Live Band

    The Phenomenauts
  • Best Jukebox

    George Kaye's
  • Best Gay Bar

    Club 1220
  • Best Radio DJ

    Davey-D
  • Best Museum

    Lindsay Wildlife Museum
  • Best Art Space

    Babilonia 1808
  • Best Public Art

    City of Dreams, an Oakland Love Retrospective
  • Best Teen Movie

    Everyday Eastlake

Food & Drink

  • The New Snack
  • The New Snack

    Food & Drink
  • Best Donuts

    Donut Works
  • Best African

    A Taste of Africa
  • Best Chinese

    Daimo
  • Best Splurge

    Sashimi-Grade Tuna
  • Most Romantic

    Booths at Khana Peena
  • Best Restaurant

    The Lalime-Krikorian Family of Restaurants:
    Lalime's
    Jimmy Bean's
    Fonda
  • Best Pastries

    La Farine
  • Best Bakery

    Arizmendi
  • Best Huarache

    La Torta Loca
  • Best Burger

    The Townhouse Bar and Grill
  • Best Takeout

    Pizza Rustica Café
  • Best Newcomer

    Purple Plum
  • Best Korean

    Koryo Wooden Charcoal Barbecue
  • Best Ethnic Veggie Dish

    Jollof Rice, Beans, and Dodo at the Museum Kitchen
  • Best Thai

    Ruen Pair
  • Best Japanese

    Angelfish
  • Best Culinary Dare

    Eat a Super Burrito at Taqueria Zamorano
  • Best Indian

    Vik's Chaat Corner
  • Best Italian

    Oliveto
  • Best Tea House

    Captain's Cottage Tea Parlour
  • Best Bread

    Semifreddi's Cinnamon Twist
  • Best Burrito

    Taqueria El Farolito
  • Best Pizza

    Extreme Pizza
  • Best Barbecue

    Everett & Jones

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