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Congratulations to our 2019 nominees!

We received over 380 nominations and are proud to recognize these outstanding businesses and organizations.

Best of Albany awards are determined entirely by online public voting. Nominations are accepted over two weeks in August, and voting takes place over several weeks in September. The 2019 nominating round included nominations from 381 people.

The Best of Albany Awards Gala was held September 27 2018 in the beautifuloutdoor space at Belmont Village. 

The Best of Albany Nominees, 2019

Category: Food & Drink

Best Cocktails
Hotsy Totsy
Juanita & Maude

Best Lunch Spot
Kim's Café and Sandwiches
Gordo Taqueria
Zarri's Delicatessen

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Boss Burger
310 Eatery
Little Star Pizza

Best Brunch/Breakfast Spot
Sunny Side Up Cafe
Sam's Log Cabin
Royal Cafe

Best Place to Get Caffeinated
Highwire Coffee @ Flowerland
Hal's Office
Souvenir Coffee

Best Happy Hour
Little Star Pizza
Hotsy Totsy

Best Sandwich
Eunice Gourmet Cafe
Zarri's Delicatessen
Kim's Cafe & Sandwiches

Best Place for Something Sweet
Mr. Dewey's Cashew Creamery
As You Wish Frozen Yogurt
Pâtisserie Rotha

Best Dinner Spot
Little Star Pizza
Juanita & Maude

Best Burrito
La Crema
Gordo Taqueria
Tacos Al Autlense @ Hotsy Totsy

Best Pizza
Albany Pizza Company
Little Star Pizza

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Best Local Artist
Julianne Sterling
Isabel Samaras
Kanna Aoki

Best Place to Hear Live Music
Music in the Park
The Ivy Room
St. Alban's Episcopal Church

Best Place to Workout
Orangetheory Fitness
Albany YMCA
Fuse Fitness Albany

Best Picnic Spot
Memorial Park
Terrace Park
Albany Bulb

Best Gallery Space
Albany Community Center
Abrams Claghorn Gallery
Gathering Tribes
Shops & Services

Best Place to get your Hair Cut/Styled
Raven & Rose
Grove Salon
Heads Up Hair Care

Best Place to get a Massage
Supple Skincare
Metta Traditional Thai Massage
Joanne Cosgrove Cmt

Best Place to Get a Mani/Pedi
Naveana Nail Salon
Albany Nail Salon
The Nail Shop

Best Place for Auto Service
Albany Subaru
Dana Meyer Auto Care
Albany Automotive and Tire Service
Nippon European Motors

Best Natural Healer
Onna Lo MD
Metta Traditional Thai Massage

Best Pet Services or Supplies
Tails a Go-Go
Alpha Pet Supply
Pet Food Express

Best Consignment Store
Toy Go Round

Best Acupuncturist
Marie Bowser Acupuncture
Sarana Community Acupuncture
Ember Acupuncture

Best Florist
The Golden Poppy
Momo's Flowers and More
La Vie en Rose Flowers

Best Chiropractor
Innate Chiropractic & Wellness Studio
Husby-Gerry Family Chiro
Prins Chiropractic

Best Insurance Agency/Agent
Freeman Insurance Services
Farmers Insurance - Sang Rowand

Best Place to Buy a Birthday Present
Five Little Monkeys

Social and Community

Best Place to People-Watch
Solano Avenue
Parklet @ Hal's Office

Best Place for Relaxing
Albany Bulb
Metta Traditional Thai Massage

Best of Albany Community Service Award
Dorothe Piluso
Blue Glove Crew
Albany Strollers & Rollers

Best Albany Event
Solano Stroll
Dinner with Albany
Music in the Park

Best Place to Meet New People
Hal's Office
Albany YMCA

Best Place to go on a Night
Albany Twin Theater
Juanita & Maude

Best So Albany place, to do, etc.
Albany Bulb
Albany Film Fest
Albany Twin Theater
Supple Skincare

Best Dog Friendly Spot
Albany Bulb
Memorial Park Section B

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