Best of JP 2013 Winners

September 13, 2013
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The following are the “Best of JP 2013” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 13th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. The results were often close and there were tied winners in two categories.

 

BEST PLACE TO…

Enjoy the Outdoors

Arnold Arboretum

Work

J.P. Licks

Enjoy Live Entertainment

Midway Café

See Art

First Thursday

 

CONSUMER FAVORITES

Friendliest Business

TIE: Fiore’s Bakery and We Are Hair

Breakfast

Sorella’s

Lunch

City Feed and Supply

Dinner

Ten Tables

Latin American Food

El Oriental de Cuba

Asian Food

Wonder Spice Café

Bakery

Fiore’s Bakery

Pub/Bar

Galway House

Pizza

Same Old Place

Cup of Coffee

J.P. Licks

Retail Store

Boomerangs

Convenience Store

Tedeschi Food Shop (684 Centre St.)

Personal Service

Fresh Hair

Real Estate Service

JP Rentals & Sales

Bank

Eastern Bank

Professional Service

Linda Olmstead (attorney)

Home Service

Jamaica Plumbing and Heating Company

Auto Shop

Morrison’s Auto-Rite

 

BEST AREA BUSINESSES

South Street

Fresh Hair

Egleston Square

Star Fish Market

Hyde/Jackson Squares

Whole Foods Market

Centre Street

J.P. Licks

Forest Hills

Dogwood Café

Washington Street

Doyle’s Café

 

THE REST OF THE BEST

Community Event

Wake Up the Earth Festival

Playground

Johnson Playground

Mural

Purple Cactus building

Children’s Activity

KidsArts!

Health Service

Brookside Community Health Center

Local School

Mission Hill K-8 School

Neighborhood association

TIE: Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council and Paul Gore Neighbors

Nonprofit agency

Hyde Square Task Force

Gay/Lesbian Hang-out

Midway Café

Storefront

Boomerangs

Government Service

District E-13 Police Station

Environmental group

Arborway Coalition