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Issue Archive for the Week of Apr 6-12, 2005

Best of the East Bay

  • Highest Score

    Lucky Ju Ju
  • Highest Score

    Lucky Ju Ju
  • Steepest Bike Ride

    The Berkeley Hills Death Ride
  • Cowiest Town

    Tracy
  • Steepest Bike Ride

    The Berkeley Hills Death Ride
  • Gruelingest Run

    The Fire Trail
  • Gruelingest Run

    The Fire Trail
  • Gnarliest Tahoe Ski Run

    North of Sunrise Lift (Chair 4), Kirkwood Mountain Resort
  • Gnarliest Tahoe Ski Run

    North of Sunrise Lift (Chair 4), Kirkwood Mountain Resort
  • Cleverest Chef

    Michael Miller, Louka
  • Cheapest A's Tickets

    Wednesday Two-Dollar Days
  • Cheapest A's Tickets

    Wednesday Two-Dollar Days
  • Readers Say the Darnedest Things

    Outtakes from Best of the East Bay ballots, with some editorial asides.
  • Readers Say the Darnedest Things

    Outtakes from Best of the East Bay ballots, with some editorial asides.
  • Oldest Steaks

    Cafe Rouge Meat Market
  • Worthiest New Cause

    Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Readers Say the Darnedest Things

    Outtakes from Best of the East Bay ballots, with some editorial asides.
  • Healthiest Menu

    Bosphorus
  • Tangiest Kimchi

    Koryo Wooden Charcoal Barbecue Restaurant
  • Readers Say the Darnedest Things

    Outtakes from Best of the East Bay ballots, with some editorial asides.
  • Reddest Food

    Hot tandoori chicken wings
  • Readers Say the Darnedest Things

    Outtakes from Best of the East Bay ballots, with some editorial asides.
  • Readers Say the Darnedest Things

    Outtakes from Best of the East Bay ballots, with some editorial asides.
  • Mo' Outtakes

Special Sections

  • Best of the East Bay

    Going 2 Extremes: Best of the East Bay 2005
  • Catchiest Rock Band

    20 Minute Loop
  • Butteriest Pastries

    La Farine
  • Snazziest Set Design

    Scott Bradley
  • Stinkiest Cheeses

    Farmstead Cheeses and Wines
  • Hippest Museum Curator

    Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive
  • Headiest Local Brew

    HopTown IPA
  • Headiest Local Brew

    HopTown IPA
  • Boldest Wine

    Concannon Petite Syrah
  • Boldest Wine

    Concannon Petite Syrah
  • Skunkiest Medical Marijuana

    Coffee Shop SR-71 (aka The Bulldog)
  • Skunkiest Medical Marijuana

    Coffee Shop SR-71 (aka The Bulldog)
  • Mellowest Smoke Shop

    Stogies Smoke Shop and Hookah Lounge
  • Mellowest Smoke Shop

    Stogies Smoke Shop and Hookah Lounge
  • Most Divine Brioche

    Masse's Pastries
  • Broadest Bridal Selection

    Wedding Gown Superstore
  • Broadest Bridal Selection

    Wedding Gown Superstore
  • Stunningest Actress

    Beth Donohue
  • Blingiest Jewelry

    Rosalina Lydster, Jewelry by Rosalina
  • Blingiest Jewelry

    Rosalina Lydster, Jewelry by Rosalina
  • Skimpiest Lingerie

    A la Folie
  • Frailichest Literary Fest

    The Contra Costa Jewish Book Festival
  • Beastiest Blog

    Beast Blog
  • Quirkiest Shoe Shop

    Rabat Shoes
  • Most Listenable Radio DJ

    T-Kash, Friday Night Vibe
  • Flakiest Baklava

    Flora's Gyros
  • Flakiest Baklava

    Flora's Gyros
  • Safest Artistic Haven

    Hayward Arts Council
  • Daringest Hair Salon

    Alameda Beauty College
  • Daringest Hair Salon

    Alameda Beauty College
  • Smoothest Skincare Shop

    Solutions Center
  • Smoothest Skincare Shop

    Solutions Center
  • Sunniest Tanning Salon

    Glo Tanning
  • Sunniest Tanning Salon

    Glo Tanning
  • Rockinest Local Album

    the really really Jeff hair people
  • Straightest Chiropractor

    Jessica Greaux of Innersport Chiropractic
  • Straightest Chiropractor

    Jessica Greaux of Innersport Chiropractic
  • Old-Timey-est Bakery

    Neldam's Danish Bakery
  • Old-Timey-est Bakery

    Neldam's Danish Bakery
  • Sharpest Acupuncturist

    Michelle Bullard, LLC
  • Sharpest Acupuncturist

    Michelle Bullard, LLC
  • Slamminest Poet

    Aya de León
  • Most Visionary Artist

    Erik Groff
  • Charmingest Actor

    James Carpenter
  • Fluffiest Layer Cakes

    It's All Good Bakery
  • Fluffiest Layer Cakes

    It's All Good Bakery
  • FreeWheelin'-est Bike Shop

    Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative
  • FreeWheelin'-est Bike Shop

    Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative
  • Earthiest Outdoor Store

    Sunrise Mountain Sports
  • Earthiest Outdoor Store

    Sunrise Mountain Sports
  • Handiest Hardware Store

    Ellis Ace Hardware
  • Handiest Hardware Store

    Ellis Ace Hardware
  • Gadgetiest Hardware Store

    Pastime Ace Hardware
  • Gadgetiest Hardware Store

    Pastime Ace Hardware
  • Most Generous CD Buyers

    Amoeba Music
  • Magaziniest Bookstore

    Cody's Books
  • Magaziniest Bookstore

    Cody's Books
  • Spookiest Bookshop

    Spellbinding Tales
  • Most Divine Pies

    Lois the Pie Queen
  • Diciest Game Store

    EndGame
  • Most Helpful Camera Store

    Looking Glass Camera & Photo Supply
  • Worldliest Housewares

    Asiantique Interiors and Gifts
  • Worldliest Housewares

    Asiantique Interiors and Gifts
  • Most Specialized Store

    Mannequin Madness
  • Most Specialized Store

    Mannequin Madness
  • Nativist Plants

    Native Here Nursery
  • Sweetest Sweetshop

    Bittersweet
  • Readers Say the Darnedest Things

    Outtakes from Best of the East Bay ballots, with some editorial asides.
  • Mo'Outtakes

    Express readers write the strangest things on their Best Of ballots.
  • Mo'Outtakes

    Express readers write the strangest things on their Best Of ballots.

News & Opinion

  • Cowiest Town

    Tracy
  • Sexiest Place

    Sproul Plaza, mid-April through Indian summer
  • Most Seductive Date Spot

    Paragon Bar & Cafe at the Claremont Resort & Spa
  • Worthiest New Cause

    Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH)

Arts & Culture

  • The High Cost of History

    Restoring the C.A. Thayer will run $10 million for starters. Is preservation worth the price?
  • Huddy Who?

    So who needs two of the best pitchers in baseball? Not this season's swingin' young A's.
  • On Stage

    Our critics weigh in on local theater
  • Mystic Halls

    Light on dark places at the Alameda Art Center.
  • On the Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.
  • Wayne's World

    Shorter brings it to Z'bach
  • Re-Create

    They're your parks. Use them.
  • It Means ...

    Hip-hop's integrity factor
  • Time In

    Dave Brubeck returns to Mills
  • Queerest Dance Party

    Living Room at the Oakland Noodle Factory

Movies

  • Bad Daddy

    An excellent French film steps into the father-daughter morass.
  • Fortunate Son

    Sahara has no reason to exist, until you see who made it.

Food & Drink

  • Juiciest Burgers

    Val's Burgers
  • Greasiest Spoon

    Dean's Cafe
  • Cleverest Chef

    Michael Miller, Louka
  • Thickest Gravy

    Ole's Waffle Shop
  • Oldest Steaks

    Cafe Rouge Meat Market
  • Tenderest Ribs

    Perry's Food for the Soul
  • Tangiest Kimchi

    Koryo Wooden Charcoal Barbecue Restaurant
  • Reddest Food

    Hot tandoori chicken wings
  • Hottest Salsa

    Cancun Taqueria
  • Stiffest Drinks

    Cafe Van Kleef
  • Fattest Burritos

    Taqueria Zamorano
  • Mo' Outtakes

    Restaurants & Bars

Music

  • Hot Hot Heat

    Elevator
  • 50 Foot Wave

    Golden Ocean
  • Daft Punk

    Human After All
  • Moby

    Hotel

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