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Neighborhood Best of W. Wash. winners announced

Here’s the complete list of neighborhood winners in KING 5’s Best of Western Washington contest, including first place winners Valentine’s Men’s Grooming for best barber, Slave to the Needle for best tattoo parlor, Whole Life Yoga for best yoga studio, Woodland Park Zoo for fun place for kids, Red Mill Burgers for their burgers and Gordito’s for best burrito. You can pretty much plan your whole day around just those six.

Full disclosure: In my day job, I work for KING5.com, but Phinneywood is a totally separate enterprise that I do on my own time. I’m writing this to give props to the many local favorites being rated so highly. It reminds me why Doree and I like this area so much.

Barber: Valentine’s Men’s Grooming, 1st place. 7912 Greenwood Ave. N.
Burger: Red Mill Burgers, 1st place. 312 NW 67th St.
Burrito: Gordito’s, 1st place. 213 N 85th St.
Children’s Clothing: Twig Children’s Boutique, 5th place. 8317 Greenwood Ave. N.
Children’s Cut: Beach Comber Kids’ Cuts, 2nd place. 6417 Phinney Ave. N.
Children’s Gifts: Top Ten Toys, 3rd place. 104 N 85th St.
Fitness Instructor: Nicole Marinez, 4th place. 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Fun Place for Kids: Woodland Park Zoo, 1st place. 601 N 59th St
Happy Hour: Oliver’s Twist, 4th place. 6822 Greenwood Ave. N.
Massage:, Equinox Healing Arts, 5th place. 7513 Greenwood Ave. N.
Mediterranean: Olive You, 4th place. 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.
Mediterranean: Yanni’s Greek Restaurant, 3rd place. 7419 Greenwood Ave. N.
Pizza: Romio’s Pizza & Pasta, 5th place. 8523 Greenwood Ave. N.
Tattoo and Piercing: Slave to the Needle, 1st place. 508 NW 65th St.
Theatre Group: Taproot Theater, 3rd place. 204 N 85th place. St.
Vegetarian: Carmelita, 2nd place. 7314 Greenwood Ave. N.
Vintage and Resale: Lil’ Paisley’s, 3rd place. 6500 Phinney Ave. N.
Women’s Boutique: Tweed, 3rd place. 424 N 85th St.
Yoga Studio: Whole Life Yoga, 1st place. 8551 Greenwood Ave. N.

If you’re looking for other ratings, see our post about winners of NWSource’s People’s Picks. We also have restaurant reviews here on Phinneywood where you can rate businesses and post comments as well.