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Best Of Oakland and the East Bay

169 winners—our biggest list ever—representing the tops from sausages and spirits to circus arts and pub crawls

Winners

2014 Families and Pets

Best Private High School

Bishop O’Dowd High School

2014 Food and Drink

Best South American Restaurant

Bocanova

2014 Food and Drink

Best Cocktails

Boot and Shoe Service

2014 Food and Drink

Best Thai-Burmese Restaurant

Burma Superstar

2014 Families and Pets

Best Camp

Camp Kee Tov

2014 Goods and Services

Best Chiropractor

Carolyn Finnegan, D.C.

2014 Families and Pets

Best Afterschool Program

Chabot Adventure Time

2014 Families and Pets

Best Place to Schedule a Children's Event,Best Place to Take the Kids

Children’s Fairyland

The possession of a brightly colored plastic key may be the best mark of a true Oakland kid. That magic key after all gives the under-3-feet-tall set the power to broadcast the nursery rhymes that act as the soundtrack to Children’s Fairyland’s darling storybook sets–including the Three Little Pigs and Little Miss Muffet. An early inspiration for Disneyland, Fairyland still shines after more than 60 years delighting Oakland’s kids. From the Jolly Trolley miniature train to a petite-sized Ferris wheel, all the attractions are the perfect size—and offer just the right level of adventure—for kids from 3 to 7. The shaded picnic grounds at the back of the park are a great spot for birthday parties and other celebratory gatherings to come together for cake and presents before everyone shoots off to put those magic keys to good use.
Photo by Pat Mazzera

2014 Lifestyle and Leisure

Best Arts Organization

Creative Growth Art Center

2014 Goods and Services

Best Consignment or Vintage Clothing

Crossroads Trading

2014 Food and Drink

Best Wine List

District

2014 Lifestyle and Leisure

Best Club DJ

DJ Sake-One

2014 Food and Drink

Best Food Truck

Doc’s of the Bay

2014 Food and Drink

Best Mexican Restaurant

Doña Tomás

2014 Goods and Services

Best Real Estate Agent

Doug Fuller, Highland Partners

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