Best of Alameda 2013: Park Street is Alameda’s Best Shopping District (and more)

Best of Alameda 2013, Alameda Magazine

John Thiel, Pappo

“Alameda is the kind of place movie location scouts probably dream about as the setting for a film about the quintessential American town. Neither too big nor too small, Alameda manages to hold on to its charm while still offering everything that the most discerning resident could possibly want — from shopping to restaurants to recreation…” writes Paul Kilduff in the July/August issue of Alameda Magazine.

What do discriminating Alameda Magazine readers love most about Alameda? The results of this year’s Best of Alameda poll were announced last month. Categories include Restaurants, Drinks, Goods & Services, Kids, Pets, and Lifestyles.

Congratulations to all the Park Street District businesses that have been selected “Best of Alameda 2013.”  As usual, there are a lot of them (a total of 36) so it’s no surprise that Park Street was chosen as the Best Shopping District.

Taking top honors are a number of businesses that received multiple Best of Alameda awards this year:

  • Scolari's burger, Alameda

    Scolari’s Good Eats

    Pappo – Best Overall Restaurant, Best California Cuisine, Restaurant With the Best Service, Best Restaurant With Staying Power (5-plus years in business), Best Date Night Restaurant, Best Wine List, and Best Chef

  • Scolari’s Good Eats – Best Burger, Best Nonburger, Best French Fries, Best Late-Night Munchies, and Best Food Truck
  • La Penca Azul – Best Mexican Restaurant, Best Happy Hour, and Best Margaritas
  • Lucky 13 – Best Beer Selection, Best Neighborhood Bar, and Best Place to Drink Cheap
Speisekammer patio, Alameda

Speisekammer German Restaurant

  • Speisekammer – Best Outdoor Restaurant, Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant, and Best Live Music Venue

The Park Street Business District as a whole also won a couple of Best of Alameda 2013 awards: Best Shopping District and Best Local Fest or Annual Event (Park Street Art & Wine Faire).

To view an alphabetic list of ALL the winners in the Park Street Business District, visit:

But here’s a tip… To enjoy the great photos and business spotlights that accompany the original Best of Alameda 2013 article, look for a copy of Alameda Magazine’s July/August issue at Books Inc., located at 1344 Park Street, or view the digital version on Alameda Magazine’s website:

What are your favorite businesses in the Park Street Business District? Do you have any tips to share about the businesses?

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The Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, professional services, and fun things to do! To learn what’s happening in the Park Street Business District, visit our website at

You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on Facebook,TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

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