Highlighting Willow Glen’s Winners in the Best of Silicon Valley

best-of-silicon-valleyCongratulations to all of the Willow Glen businesses recognized as part of the 2015 edition of the Metro’s annual “Best of Silicon Valley” survey! As in recent years Willow Glen rocked the Food & Drink category and had solid representation in Shopping & Services, with just a few mentions in the Music & Nightlife category.

Food & Drink

  • Best Restaurant (Culinary Experience) The Table
  • Best Chef: Jim Stump, The Table (and Stumpy’s!)
  • Best Dining Value!: Bill’s Café, Aqui and Opa!
  • Best Family Restaurant: Aqui and Willow Street Pizza
  • Best Restaurant Patio: Aqui Willow Glen
  • Best Mediterranean/Greek: Opa!
  • Best Pho: Pho Wagon
  • Best Sushi: Yuki Sushi
  • Best Deli.Sandwich Shop: La Villa
  • Best Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Best Frozen Yogurt: Wilow Glen Creamery

Music & Nightlife

  • Best Sports Bar: Rookies
  • Best Moscow Mule: Dry Creek Grill
  • Best Margarita: Aqui
  • Best Gentlemen’s Club: AJ’s

Shopping & Services

  • Best Bike Shop: Hyland Family Bicycles
  • Best Lingerie: Bella James, Curvy Girl
  • Best Independent Bookstore: Hicklebee’s
  • Best Independent Hardware Store: Hassett Ace Hardware
  • Best Martial Arts Studio: Ernie Reyes West Coast Martial Arts
  • Best Family Lawyer: Brooke Blecher

Special congratulations to Joe Cirone who’s turning heads with the Haymarket! He got a special mention in the eitor’s choice section as “Most Innovative Restaurateur.”

“Joe Cirone’s Haymarket quietly emerged as the new star of the local farm-to-table movement. Developing relationships with suppliers so close he is on a first name basis with the pigs he butchers, Cirone eschews chatty menus and high concept themery for flavors, ingredients and kitchen craft. He has built a solid following that has attracted notice from the culinary cognoscenti. This year’s restaurateur to watch, we expect to see his team soon on the food shows, and the Hay Market or its spinoff in a bigger, high profile venue in the near future.”

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