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ing Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. To find a doctor who’s right for you, call 1-800-SCRIPPS or visit scripps.org.


Second: UCSD Third: Sharp Memorial


FIRST PLACE FOR HEALTH CLINIC


Sharp


Delivers not-for-profit health care in San Diego. It has four acute-care and three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan.


Sharp HealthCare 8695 Spectrum Center Blvd T (858) 499-4000 www.sharp.com


Second: Inner Balance Institute


Third: Center of Health and Well- being


FIRST PLACE FOR NURSERY AND GARDEN CENTER


Mission Hills Nursery Prides itself on nurturing culture and classy gardening; has various types of roses and shrubs. The staff has sound gardening knowledge.


1525 Fort Stockton Drive 92103


T (619) 295-2808 F (619) 295-7833 www.missionhillsnursery.com


Second: Walter Anderson Point Loma


Third: Armstrong


FIRST PLACE FOR VETERINAR- IAN


Kensington Veterinary Hospital Provides high-quality health care to animal pets. The staff listens attentively and compassionately to clients to insure that pets receive efficient and individualized care.


3817 Adams Avenue T (619) 584-8418 F (619) 584-0564 http://kensingtonvet.com


Second: Presidio Veterinary Third: Pacific Veterinarian


FIRST PLACE FOR USED CAR DEALERSHIP


Carmax


They have sold more than two million cars and appraised over five million across America.


7766 Balboa Avenue T (858) 712-6486 Toll free (866) 896-3888 F (858) 712-6492 www.carmax.com/enus/loca- tions/california-used-kearny-me- sa-7653.html


Second: Lusti Third:


FIRST PLACE FOR GROCER


Trader Joe’s Sells food free of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, genetic modification, MSG or trans fats. Buys directly from suppliers to insure product authenticity.


1090 University Suite, G100-107 T (619) 296-3122 www.traderjoes.com


Second: Henry’s Third: Whole Foods


www.BurgerLounge.com


THANK YOU San Diego


FIRST PLACE FOR GYM AND FITNESS


24-Hour Fitness


They believe that fitness changes lives and have state-of-the-art equipment to support their philosophy. Services include group exercise classes and personal training. The gym’s various membership plans accommodate those wanting to train, lose weight, prepare for an event, or get toned.


3965 5th Avenue, Suite 100 T (619) 683-2424 www.24hourfitness.com/Find- ClubDetail.do?clubid=90


Second: Boulevard Fitness Third: Crossfit


FIRST PLACE FOR LUNCH


Deli Llama Serves delicious salads, desserts, handmade potato chips, and the best local wines. The staff prepares fresh food and ingredients acquired form sustainable sources.


3702 Fifth Avenue T (619) 295-4666 www.delillamasd.com


Second: Café on Park Third: Crest Café


FIRST PLACE FOR BAKERY


Bread and Cie Sells original, freshly baked breads of diverse flavors, textures and crusts. They apply traditional techniques and use prized ingredients to make the bread, which they cook in a European stone-hearth oven.


350 University Ave T (619) 683-9322


http://breadandciecatering.com Second: Babycakes Third: Twiggs


FIRST PLACE FOR BBQ


Phil’s BBQ Serves fresh mesquite-grilled- baby back and beef ribs, chicken and sandwiches. Customers vary from skateboarders to business people.


3750 Sports Arena Blvd T (619) 226-6333 www.philsbbq.net


Second: Jack’s BBQ Third: Fat Cats


FIRST PLACE FOR BREAKFAST


The Mission Sells affordable healthy food that tastes and looks good. Its guiding philosophy focuses on healthy living and pleasant surroundings. The menu includes blackberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast, toasted granolas and fresh fruit.


2801 University Ave T (619) 220-8992 F (619) 220-8993 www.themissionnp.signonsandi- ego.com


Thank you for voting The Mission North Park “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch”. The Mission is our concept of a cafe specializing in simple, healthy, tasty food with a whimsical edge and a focus on artful presentation at an affordable price. The simplicity and fresh ingredients are produced with dedication to the cause of living in a more conscientious world. This modern concept in


San Diego Uptown News | Apr. 1–14, 2011


healthy dining combined with pleasant surroundings is our specialty. Our menu, which includes everything from classic pancakes and sandwiches to modern Chino Latino Cuisine, is sure to satisfy every appetite. With three San Diego locations it is easy to experience one of USA Today/Zagat’s picks for “Top 25 Best Breakfast Spots in the Country.” Locations: NORTH PARK—2801 University Ave / EAST VILLAGE—1250 J Street / MISSION BEACH—3795 Mission Blvd. Serving breakfast and lunch daily 7am- 3pm. Check out our web site at ThemissionSD.com


Second: Hash House Third: Café on Park


FIRST PLACE FOR BEST NEW RESTAURANT


R Gang Eatery Uses fresh ingredients to prepare American-styled food in a way that prevents sauces and seasonings from transforming its form and texture. The menu includes roasted turkey breast, stuffed French toast, burgers, salads and much more.


3683 5th Ave T (619) 677-2845 www.rgangeatery.com


Second: Il Postino Third: Burger Lounge


FIRST PLACE FOR TATTOO AND PIERCING


Church of Steel


Headed by 20-veteran Arturo Aguirre, Church of Steel


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specializes in body piercing and modification. The staff finds it important to ensure that clients understand the process and feel certain about their choice of artwork.


750 Broadway Street T (619) 232-5752 www.churchofsteel.com


Second: Avalon Tattoo Third: The Flying Panther


FIRST PLACE FOR ROMANTIC DINING


Bertrand at Mister A’s


It has a panoramic view of Balboa Park, the San Diego skyline, Coronado Island and Point Loma. Serves American food influenced by French and Mediterranean cuisine. The menu includes Lobster bisque with black tiger prawns and Maryland blue crab ravioli.


2550 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor T (619) 239-1377 F (619) 239-1379 www.bertrandatmisteras.com


Second: Red Door Third: Martinis above fourth


FIRST PLACE FOR BEST COM- MUNITY ASSOCIATION


Hillcrest Business Improvement Association


The HBIA website provides relevant information, news and project updates for businesses that fall within the Hillcrest Business Improvement District.


3737 Fifth Ave, Suite 202 T (619) 299-3330 F (619) 299-4230


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