This is a very belated shout-out to all the businesses in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge that were named “People’s Picks” by NWsource. You’ve no doubt seen those red sandwich boards in front of several businesses in the neighborhood. Winners were selected by a vote of NWsource’s readers. There were quite a few in neighborhing ‘hoods such as Ballard, so check out the whole list.
Here’s a list of our neighborhood’s winners (let us know if we missed anybody): A Muse – knitting, sewing or crafts shop; Beachcomber Kids’ Cuts – kids’ haircuts (tie); Emma Jean’s Consignments & Antiques – antique store; Labels – cheap clothing (tie); The Shop Agora – grocery/wine shop; Taproot Theatre Company – local theater company; Valentine’s – barbershop; Woodland Park Zoo – family-fun spot.
Honorable mentions: All Aboard Second Hand – antique store; Antika – antique store; Baranof Lounge – dive bar; Carmelita – vegetarian; Chocolati Cafe – chocolatier/chocolate shop; Frock Shop – women’s boutique; Gordito’s – Mexican food; Greenwood Hardware – independent hardware store; Ken’s Market – grocery/wine shop; Labels – maternity store; Lil’ Paisley – jeweler/jewelry shop; Metropolis – gift/novelty shop; Red Mill Burgers – burger, cheap eats, french fries; Rickshaw Restaurant & Lounge – karaoke spot; Rub-a-Dub Dog – pet supply and services; Rudy’s – barbershop (all 7 locations nominated as a group); Santa Fe Cafe – Mexican food; Santoro’s – independent bookstore; Tweed – jeweler/jewelry shop, men’s clothing, women’s boutique; Twig – children’s store; Wayward Coffeehouse – independent coffee- or tea-house; Woodland Park Zoo – museum/attraction.