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San Anselmo - Fairfax Patch Unveils Readers' Choice Winners 2012

Over the past two months, you submitted nominees in 25 categories, from beers and burgers to burritos and bike shops, and then you voted on the best of the best from San Anselmo, Fairfax and throughout Marin. Here are the results.

 

Last month you let your San Ansemo, Fairfax and Marin pride shine and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from Best Burger and Live Music Venue to Best Hair Salon and Best Local Place for Breakfast.

In several categories, such as the Best Resale Shop in San Anselmo and Fairfax, the winner claimed gold by a small margin. The contest for Best Pizza in San Anselmo and Fairfax was close until the last two days of voting, when  saw a surge of last-minute backers.  

In other polls, such as the Marin-wide race for Best Health Food Store, there was little competition ( won with 60 percent of the vote). 

We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners. It includes some local gems, from  to  to  and also includes some newbies, including  and the revamped .

See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners. 

 

Food & Drink

Best Pizza (San Anselmo - Fairfax Only)

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place: 
  • 3rd Place: 

Best Margarita (San Anselmo - Fairfax Only)

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place:  and  (Tie)

Cocktails (San Anselmo - Fairfax Only)

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place: 
  • 3rd Place: 

Best Breakfast (San Anselmo - Fairfax Only)

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place: 
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Best Burrito: 

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place: & (Tie)

Best Burger

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place: , , , , (5-way tie)

Best Italian Restaurant

  • Winner: (San Rafael)
  • 2nd Place: (Mill Valley)
  • 3rd Place: (Novato), (Fairfax), (Corte Madera) (Tie) 

Indian Restaruants

  • Winner: in San Rafael
  • 2nd Place: In Novato
  • 3rd Place: In Novato

Best Craft Beer

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place:
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Best Sushi Restaurant

  • Winner: Sushi Ran
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place: , ,

Best Frozen Treats

  • Winner: in Mill Valley
  • 2nd Place: in Novato
  • 3rd Place: in Fairfax

Shopping

Best Bike Shop

  • Winner: in San Anselmo
  • 2nd Place:  in Fairfax
  • 3rd Place: in Mill Valley, in Novato

Best Bookstore

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place:

Health/Gourmet Food Stores

Pet Supply (San Anselmo - Fairfax only):

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place: 
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Resale Stores (San Anselmo - Fairfax only):

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place:  and  (tie)

Best Florist (San Anselmo - Fairfax Only)

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place: 
  • 3rd Place: 

Entertainment

Best Live Music Venue

  • Winner: in Mill Valley
  • 2nd Place: in Fairfax
  • 3rd Place: in Mill Valley

Best Movie Theater

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place: The Lark Theater
  • 3rd Place: , Fairfax Theater

Services

Best Car Wash

  • Winner: Matt & Jeff's
  • 2nd Place: Brushless Car Wash
  • 3rd Place:

Best Pet Boarding

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place: 
  • 3rd Place: 

Health & Beauty

Best Gym/Health Club (San Anselmo - Fairfax Only)

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place: 
  • 3rd Place: 

Best Nail Salon (San Anselmo - Fairfax Only)

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place: ,

Best Yoga Studio

  • Winner: of Marin in Corte Madera
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place: in Mill Valley, in San Anselmo
Carol X August 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM
How many people voted in total?
Jessica Mullins (Editor) August 23, 2012 at 12:16 AM
We don't know how many people voted total (in all the contests), but you can go to our Readers' Choice topic page (http://sananselmofairfax.patch.com/topics/readers-choice-9fc2efa9) to see each individual contest and poll, where the number of votes is listed.

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