Retailers and Services

Best Women’s Boutique

Ribbons

1909 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. 373-4401.

Runner up: Wright’s. 232 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 376-8553.

Best men's boutique

Restyle

138 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 798-1534.

Runner up: Jonathon. 1707 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. 373-8708.

Best Auto Repair

Auto Werkstatt

305 S. Sepulvda Blvd. Manhattan Beach 379-3228 or 374-5349.

Runner up: King Bear. 640 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 540-8200.

Best Bank

Bank of America

Runner up: Washington Mutual

Best Camera Store

Wolf Camera

1100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach. 374-5585.

Runner-up: Paul’s Photo. 23845 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. 375-7014.

Best Day Spa

Trilogy Day Spa

1301 Manhattan Ave. Hermosa Beach 318-3511.

Runner up: Murad 365 Day Spa. 2141 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo. 726-0470.

Best Dermatologist

Dr. Jamie MacDougal

Next month, his offices will be moving to 828 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach. 545-2900.

Runner up: Dr. Larry Moy. 1101 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 546-7780.

Best Hair Stylist

Arnil at AR Salon

1046 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 374-4896.

Runners up: Bob Roy Salon. 327 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 545-2500. Nick Roth Salon. 350 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 379-1011.

Best Jewelry Store

Seymour Jewelers

1212 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, 379-5401.

Runner-up: Morgan’s Jewelers. 22200 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates. 375-4471.

Best Home Improvement Store

Home Depot

14603 Oceangate, Hawthorne, 644-9600. 24451 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, 325-9600. 740 182nd St., Gardena, 324-7100

Runner-up: Learned Lumber. 635 Pacific Coast Hwy., Hermosa Beach. 374-3406.

Best Mall/Shopping Center

Galleria at South Bay

1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach 371-7196.

Runner-up: Del Amo Mall. Fashion Way, Torrance. 370-3574.

Best Motel/Hotel

Beach House

1300 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. 374-3001

Runner-up: Sea Sprite Motel. 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. 376-6933.

Best Neighborhood Market

Trader Joe's

1751 S. Elena Ave., Redondo Beach. 316-1745; 1821 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 372-1274; 1800 E. Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. 725-9800.

Runner up: Ashley’s Deli. 828 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 372-6729.

Best Music Store

The Wherehouse

1121 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 798-3161.

Runner up: Tower Records

Best Independent Music Store

Off Beat Music

553 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 798-6334.

Best Pet Store

Petco

537 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. 374-7969, 3901 Inglewood Ave., Suite G, Redondo Beach. 355-1370.

Runner-up: Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies. 413 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 318-2653.

Best Ski Shop

Ski Surf Shop

1765 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 379-2312.

Runner-up: REI. 1800 E. Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. 727-0728.

Best Surf Shop

Becker Surf and Sport

301 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. 372-6554.

Runner up: ET Surf. 904 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach. 379-7660.

Best Tanning Salon

Cop-A-Tan

1133 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 372-6022.

Best Used Bookstore

Dave's Olde Book Shop

350 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 376-0879.

Runner-up: JB Kennedy Books. 614 Torrance Blvd., (Harbor Square) Redondo Beach. 316-1168.

 

Community

Best Architect: Louie Tomaro

Tomaro Architecture 1001 6th St. Manhattan Beach 318-8089.

Runners-up (tie): Grant Kirkpatrick. 1811 Centinela Ave., Santa Monica. 376-9171. Pat Killen. 46-11th St., Hermosa Beach, 376-9171.

Best Art Gallery

Icaan Gallery

228 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 376-6171.

Runner up: Gallery Danis. 318 Avenue I, Redondo Beach. 371-7196.

Best Firefighter

Lou Patroni, Manhattan Beach

Runner up: Aaron Marks

Best Lifeguard

Kevin Barry

Runner up: Phil Navarro

Best Museum

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro 548-7562.

Runner-up: S.E.A. Laboratory. Harbor Dr. at 190th St., Redondo Beach.

Best Pier

Hermosa Beach Pier

Runner up: Manhattan Pier

Best Police Officer

Sgt. Lance Heard, Hermosa Beach

Runner-up Steve Hartt, Hermosa Beach

Best Preacher

Msgr. John Barry, American Martyrs

1400 Deegan Place, Manhattan Beach. 545-5651.

Runner up: Glen Martin, Manhattan Beach Community Church; and Stan Ferguson, First United Methodist.

 

Restaurants and Bars

Best American

The Kettle

1138 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-8511.

Runner-up: Cheesecake Factory. 605 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. 376-0466.

Best Bagel Shop

Noah's Bagels

330 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 937-2206.

Runner-up: Manhattan Bread and Bagel. 1812 N. Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach. 545-7553.

Best Bakery

Becker's

1025 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach. 372-3214.

Runner-up: Torrance Bakery. 1341 El Prado Ave., Torrance. 320-2722.

Best Barbecue

Tony Roma's

6300 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 373-0597.

Runner-up: Chicago for Ribs. 1410 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 316-7427.

Best Bartender

Xavier Flamenco at 705

705 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. 372-9705.

Best Breakfast

Good Stuff1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. 374-2334; 1617 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 316-0260; 1300 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-4775.

Runner-up: Uncle Bill’s Pancake House. 1305 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-5177.

Best Brewpub

Brewski's

73 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 318-2666.

Runner-up: Manhattan Beach Brewing Co.. 124 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 798-2744.

Best Business Lunch

Cafe Pierre

317 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-5252.

Runner-up: PF Chang’s. 2041 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo. 607-9062.

Best Cajun

Ragin’ Cajun Cafe

422 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 376-7878.

Runner-up: Cafe Boogaloo. 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 318-2324.

Best Chinese

P.F. Chang's

2041 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo. 607-9062.

Runner-up: China Grill. 3282 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 546-7284.

Best Coffeehouse

Java Man

157 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 379-7209.

Runner-up: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. 3008 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 546-3359.

Best College Bar

Sharkeez

52 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 374-7823; 3801 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-6563.

Runner-up: National’s Sports Bar. 3210 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance. 534-5700.

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop

Big Mike's Philly Steaks & Subs

1314 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 798-1499.

Runner-up: Mickey’s Deli. 101 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 374-4620.

Best English

Bestie's

1332 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 318-3818.

Runner-up: Barnabey’s. 3501 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 750-0301.

Best French

Le Petite Cafe190 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 379-1400.

Runner-up: Le Beaujolais. 522 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 543-5100.

Best German

Alpine Village

833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 327-4384.

Runner-up: Ein Stein’s Restaurant and Brewery. 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach. 379-3943.

Best Greek

Daphne's Greek Cafe

3901 Inglewood Ave., Redondo Beach. 676-9165.

Runner-up: Old Venice. 1001 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 376-0242.

Best Burger

In-N-Out Burger

3801 Inglewood Ave., Redondo Beach, 24445 Crenshaw Blvd., and 730 W. Carson St., Torrance.

Runner-up: Fatburger. 1139-C Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 376-0518. 1698 South Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. 316-9205.

Best Happy Hour

Sharkeez

52 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 374-7823; 3801 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-6563.

Runner-up: McCormick & Schmick’s. 2101 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo. 416-1123.

Best Indian

Invitation To India

1101 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach. 937-3800.

Runner-up: Shahjehan Indian Cuisine. 2400 W. Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. 376-2529.

Best Italian

Mama D's

1125-A Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 546-1492.

Runner-up: Il Boccacio. 39 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 376-0211.

Best Japanese/Sushi

Sushi Sei

1040 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 379-6900.

Runner-up: O-Sho. 913 N. Sepulveda, Manhattan Beach. 372-6156.

Best Juice bar

Jamba Juice

1590-P Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. 536-0262; 332 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 318-5518; 703 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 318-8088.

Runnner-up: Juice Stop. 403 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 798-3501.

Best Late Night

The Kettle

1138 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-8511.

Runner-up: Rocky Cola Café. 1025 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach. 798-3111.

Best Margarita

Pancho's

3615 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-6670.

Runner-up: Acapulco Restaurant. 600 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 318-8500.

Best Martini

Michi

903 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 376-0613.

Runner-up: Side Door. 900 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 372-1684.

Best Mexican

Pancho's

3615 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-6670.

Runner-up: El Sombrero. 1005 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 374-1366.

Best Neighborhood Bar

Ercole's

1101 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 379-9917.

Runner-up: North End Bar and Grill. 2626 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 796-0509.

Best New Restaurant

Las Olas

118 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 372-3633.

Runner-up: Rock N Fish. 120 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 379-9900.

Best Outdoor Dining

Martha's

23 22nd Street, Hermosa Beach. 379-7187.

Runner-up: Good Stuff. 1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. 374-2334; 1617 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 316-0260; 1300 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-4775.

Best Pizzeria

Paisano's

1132 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 376-9883.

Runner-up: Pedone’s Pizza and Italian Eatery. 1501 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 376-0949.

Best Romantic Dining

Bottle Inn Ristorante

26 22nd Street, Hermosa Beach. 376-9595.

Runner-up: Chart House. 231 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach. 372-3464.

Best Seafood

Kincaid's

500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. 318-6080.

Runner-up: Captain Kidd’s. 209 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. 372-7703.

Best Sports Bar

National’s Sports Bar

3210 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance. 534-5700.

Runner-up: Sharkeez. 52 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 374-7823; 3801 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-6563.

Best Steakhouse

Chart House

231 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach. 372-3464.

Runner-up: Houston’s. 1550 E. Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach. 643-7211.

Best Sunday Brunch

The Cheesecake Factory

605 North Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. 376-0466

Runner-up: The Naked Garden. 424 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 372-2504.

Best Thai

Thai Dishes

1332 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 379-6900.

Runner-up: Thai Thani. 1109 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 316-1580.

Vegetarian: The Naked Garden

424 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 372-2504.

Runner-up: The Spot, 110 2nd Street, Hermosa Beach. 376-2355.

Best Server

Bart Thompson, Mama D’s

1125-A Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 546-1492.

Runner-up: Linda Sue Dingel, Naked Garden. 424 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 372-2504

Wine Selection

Bottle Inn Ristorante

26 22nd Street, Hermosa Beach. 376-9595.

Runner-up: Bacchus. 100 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 372-2021.

 

Entertainment

Best Performing Arts

South Bay Civic Light Opera

2226 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. 372-4477.

Runner up: Sandblast Concerts. 137 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 406-8838.

Best Movie Theatre

Pacific Theatres

831 Nash St., El Segundo. 855-8303.

Runner up: AMC Rolling Hills. 2591 Airport Dr., Torrance. 326-7070.

Best Piano Bar

Manhattan Bar and Grill

1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 546-4545.

Runner-up: Splash. 350 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. 791-5215.

Best Live Music Nightspot

Cafe Boogaloo

1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 318-2324.

Runner-up: Lighthouse. 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 376-9833.

Best Local Band

Pennywise

Runner up: Joe's Band.

Best Dance Nightspot

705

705 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 372-9705.

Runner up: Sangria. 68 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 376-4412.

Best Pool Tables

Shark’s Cove

1220 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, 798-3932.

Runner-up: Mr. Pockets. 516 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 372-4343. Manhattan Beach.

Best Theatre Group

Hermosa Beach Playhouse

710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 372-4477.

Runner up: Redondo Beach Playhouse. 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. 372-4477.

 

Kids

Best Park

Polliwog

Redondo Avenue and Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach.

Runner up: South Park. Valley and 2nd Street, Hermosa Beach.

Best Kids Menu

Ruby’s

245 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach 376-7829.

Runner up: Good Stuff. 1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. 374-2334; 1617 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 316-0260; 1300 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-4775.

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Christine V. Curtis

400 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 374-5568.

Runner up: Dr. Julie Douglass. 20911 Earl St., Torrance. 370-8001.

Best Roller Hockey Coach

Ron Hopkins

Best Day Care

Seasprites

417 25th St. Hermosa Beach. 318-2429.

Runner-up: Child Development Center. 1300 Pacific Ave., Manhattan Beach. 546-7655.

Best Play Facility

Kid Concepts

22844 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. 465-0075

Runner-up: Gymboree. 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach. 371-2024.

Local Sports

Best Health Club

The Spectrum Club

2250 Park Place, El Segundo. 643-6878.

Runner up: Sport Center. 819 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. 376-9443.

Best Neighborhood Gym

The Yard

1106 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach. 376-4011.

Runner-up: Gorilla Sports. 3701 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. 545-4982.

Best Place for Pick-up Basketball

Live Oak Park

1901 Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach.

Runner up: Hermosa Park at Clarke Field

Best Skate Spot

HB Skate Park

Pier Ave at Ardmore, Hermosa Beach. 318-0280.

Runner-up: The Strand

Best Female Surfer

Dee Toombs

Best Male Surfer

Chris Frohoff

Best Male Volleyball Player

Eric Fonoimoana

Runner up: David Swatik

Best Yoga Studio

Planet Yoga

518 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. 376-5354.

Runner up: YogaFit. 1332 Hermosa Ave. #5, Hermosa Beach. 798-8773.