The Guide to JP: Best of JP 2016 Winners

The following are the “Best of JP 2016” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 16th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Many categories had at least a dozen nominees. The results were often close and there were tied winners in several categories.

 

BEST PLACE TO…

 

Enjoy the Outdoors

Arnold Arborteum

 

Work

TIE: J.P. Licks, Focus Real Estate, and RE/MAX Destiny

 

Enjoy Live Entertainment

Midway Café

 

See Art

Jamaica Plain Open Studios

 

CONSUMER FAVORITES

 

Friendliest Business

City Feed and Supply

 

Breakfast

Sorella’s

 

Lunch

Purple Cactus

 

Dinner

Vee Vee

 

Latin American Food

TIE: El Oriental de Cuba and Alex’s Chimis

 

Asian Food

JP Seafood Café

 

Bakery

TIE: Blue Frog Bakery and Fiore’s Bakery

 

Pub/Bar

Doyle’s Cafe

 

Pizza

Same Old Place

 

Cup of Coffee

City Feed and Supply

 

Retail Store

TIE: Boomerangs and Boing! JP’s Toy Shop

 

Convenience Store

Ruggiero’s Market

 

Personal Service

Fresh Hair

 

Real Estate Service

Focus Real Estate

 

Bank

Eastern Bank

 

Professional Service

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

 

Home Service

Brian Norman Restoration

 

Auto Shop

West Cork Auto

 

BEST AREA BUSINESSES

 

South Street

Focus Real Estate

 

Egleston Square

Star Fish Market

 

Hyde/Jackson Squares

TIE: The Haven and Aurum

 

Centre Street

Boomerangs

 

Forest Hills

Dogwood Cafe

 

Washington Street

Doyle’s Cafe

 

THE REST OF THE BEST

 

Community Event

Jamaica Plain Porchfest

 

Playground

Johnson Playground

 

Mural

Purple Cactus building

 

Children’s Activity

Tony Williams Dance Center

 

Health Service

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

 

Local School

Curley K-8 School

 

Neighborhood association

Stonybrook Neighborhood Association

 

Nonprofit agency

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

 

Gay/Lesbian Hang-out

Midway Café

 

Storefront

Boomerangs

 

Government Service

Curtis Hall

 

Environmental group

Bikes Not Bombs

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