Sy Academy 1414 Park Ave, Alameda, CA94501 Sy Academy offers tutoring, SAT prep, English as a Second Language classes, and TOEFL academic training. The academy is…More located in a modern building with Alameda Magazine and West Advertising. It's also a block from the Park St. business district, downtown Alameda, and Alameda High School.
Razor's Edge 2516 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA94501 Winner of Alameda Magazine's "Best Barbershop" award in 2008 and 2009, Razor's Edge is a widely recognized and…More well-regarded business in Alameda. Outside you'll find an old-school barber pole and inside you'll find quality haircuts at reasonable prices.
Alameda Junior Golf Association 1 Clubhouse Memorial Rd, Alameda, CA94502 Alameda Junior Golf Association offers golf programs for local kids and young adults. Programs include summer…More tournaments, beginners instruction, college scholarships, and membership in the Northern California Golf Association and a subscription to NCGA News magazine. The association is located in the Chuck Corica Golf Complex on Bay Farm Island.
Salon One 1327 Park St, Alameda, CA94501 Salon One embodies homegrown excellence. The studio space is chic, stylish and spacious, with an upstairs area…More specifically for facial care. The stylists display a unique blend of flexibility and expertise. There are several shelves of beauty products, both high-end and reasonably priced, lining both walls. Salon One was selected as Alameda Magazine's Best of 2009 for a number of its services and for good reason. This year, as well as drawing plans to redesign its brand and renovate the studio, it was again honored by Alameda Magazine as the best barbershop and beauty shop on the island.
Pagano's Hardware Mart has been an Alameda original, serving the island for more than 50 years. With a private…More parking lot, Pagano's offers general hardware with a quirky twist and a touch of hometown charm. The store itself is a maze of aisles packed with hardware, sprinkled with knick knacks and large dolls, stretching far back into the building and even to an upstairs section. The store offers a senior discount.
Pagano's has been rated as one of Alameda Magazine's best of 2010.
Beginning in 2004, this is the local dogs', cats' and pet owners' favorite stop on Park Street. The store offers only…More high-quality holistic pet products and foods, as well as fun and functional toys and accessories. It is light, airy and filled with good energy. Special events as workshops, benefits and adoption days are organized and hosted every month.
Dog Bone Alley has been awarded Retail Business of the Year for 2006 by Alameda Magazine.
Janene's Bridal Boutique 2418 Central Ave, Alameda, CA94501 This one-stop bridal shop features wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, shoes and related accessories, such as…More veils, corsages and bridal figurines. The store also provides gigantic mirrors, roomy fitting areas, and a comfy sofa with dozens of bridal magazines. A friendly staff member is always on hand to assist brides-to-be through the planning stage. The store is located one block east of Alameda's Park Street shopping district.
South Shore Liquor 549 S Shore Ctr W, Alameda, CA94501 Located in Alameda Towne Center, South Shore Liquor has been serving the community for more than 40 years. Its wide…More selection of beer, wine and liquor includes conventional spirits and craft brews. It also provides kegs and taps, which are located in a back cooler. Beyond plentiful libations, South Shore Liquor sells money orders, lottery tickets, international calling cards, magazines and fresh sandwiches from Dairy Bell.
Lucky 13 is the definitive spot to hang out with friends, drink a few beers, play a game of pool or pinball and…More meet new folks any night of the week. Sporting all the nessary elements of any good dive bar, Lucky 13 has a full bar, friendly bartenders, lots of high tables, game tables, a photo booth, a jukebox, and a huge back patio that can accommodate large groups. A beer lover's dream, Lucky 13 carries over 20 drafts and over 40 different bottles. Sorry, no Budweiser, Miller or Coors.
Lucky 13 is the winner of multiple "Best of Alameda" awards from Alameda Magazine, including the Best Overall Bar in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Auto Books 2313 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA94501 This company is a retailer of automotive books. Available publications include car magazines and instruction manuals for…More various imported and domestic makes and models. The business is located in a commercial area, one block east of the Park Street shopping district. Customers are encouraged to call the office to see what's in stock.
Mark Serr 1930 Minturn St, Alameda, CA94501 Mark Serr is a local artist who specializes in commercial still-life photography, photographing objects like electronic…More devices and kitchenware. His work has appeared in more than a hundred magazines.
Founded in 1995 by owners and teachers Sandy Blaine and Betsy Weiss, Alameda Yoga Station is Alameda's premier…More yoga studio.
Alameda Yoga Station is dedicated to the teaching of hatha yoga, emphasizing proper body alignment to increase body awareness, flexibility, strength, coordination and a general sense of well-being. Teachers are trained in the Iyengar tradition, though many incorporate other teaching styles into their classes as well.
Yoga classes are plentiful and offered at all levels, serving beginners to advanced practitoners and accommodating both daytime and evening practices.
Aside from regular yoga classes, the Alameda Yoga Station also offers Feldenkrais, pre-natal, post-natal, kids yoga, yoga for atheletes and the incredibly popular Intro to Yoga class. Workshops change every season, and might include a meditation class, mother/daughter series or yoga for better sleep. Sandy's annual New Year's Day practice is always sold-out.
A massage room is onsite, and appointments can be scheduled by contacting the studio.
AYS has been voted multiple times by Alameda Magazine as Readers' Choice for the Best Yoga Studio in the City. Aside from being an integral part of the teaching staff at AYS, Sandy Blaine is a faculty member of the Berkeley Yoga Room's Advanced Studies Program and an accomplished author, having written Yoga for Healthy Knees and Yoga for Computer Users.
Zen offers Asian fusion cuisine in the form of small plates. It was voted Best New Restaurant by Alameda…More Magazine in 2009. Specialties include the mentaiko spaghetti, which is prepared with garlic, onion, enoki, fish roe and parmesan cheese and the rib eye steak, prepared with garlic and feta cheese. The Asian sweet potato fries, prepared with taro and spicy aioli, are a customer favorite. Zen offers a large selection of beer, wine and cocktails featuring vodka, shoju and sake.
Behind a discreet storefront on busy Park Street, Toomie's Thai Cuisine offers a quiet, capacious interior with…More wooden carvings, filigree place mats and other traditional Thai decor. The background music, however, is not restricted to native Thai; you might hear a Beatles tune over the lunch hour.
The menu is extensive -- beef to duck to catfish, larb to noodles, with lots of papaya and pineapple. And you don't have to feel like an offbeat hippie when you ask for brown rice; at Toomie's it's perfectly normal.
Beer and wine are served. Alamedans voted Toomie's the Best Thai Food in Alameda Magazine's poll for 2008.
Engine Works 1923 Minturn St, Alameda, CA94501 By its commitment to customer service, Engine Works auto shop has been recognized as a Part Plus…More Care Center since 2008. Twice, in 2004 and 2007, it has been voted Best by the readers of AlamedaMagazine. Technicians here hold many certifications and have decades of experience. The shop's specialty: electrical problems, emission repairs, clutch, brakes and suspension. The shop also fixes window and door motors, handles and locks, dashboard switches and ignition key problems. Engine Works is a California Certified Smog Check - Inspection and Repair station, as well.
From its opening in 2007, it didn't take long for Dragon Rouge to impress the locals: by 2008 it won Alameda…More Magazine's award for Best Vietnamese Restaurant, followed by Best Asian Restaurant in Alameda for 2009 and 2010. In a casually stylish atmosphere, this Vietnamese bistro serves curries, clay pots, noodles, rice paper-wrapped rolls, and other traditional fare, as well as family recipes from the chef's home village. All vegetables are local and many are organic. No MSG is used and the chef will accommodate food allergies or special diets.
Dragon Rouge offers a full bar, including homemade infused vodkas, 23 beers and endless sake. Or you can bring your own bottles; corkage fee is $12. The drink menu also features a selection of exotic Asian teas.
Prices are moderate, though the take-out lunch specials are hard to beat: just $3 for a Vietnamese sandwich, fried rice or garlic noodles.