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  • YOUR NO. 1 SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS, EVENTS, SPORTS AND MORE

    L O C A L N E W S Y O U C A N U S ETHE RESULTS ARE INHere are your choices for San Clementes best businesses, services, places and events of 2015.

  • In the 10 years since the San Clemente Times was founded, many incredible locally owned

    businesses, services and recreational opportunities have been recognized annually in

    the Best of San Clemente People's Choice Awards. the Copious nominations we received is

    evidence of the quality options and high standards these businesses and craftspeople keep

    in the Spanish Village by the Sea. Enjoy this useful guide to the public opinion of the very

    best our city has to offer.

    Celebrating a Decade of the Best of San Clemente

    10th annual Best of San Clemente Peoples Choice Ole Awards 3

    PAN-SEARED SCOTTISH SALMON, NICKS SAN CLEMENTE

  • Eateries, Watering Holes and MoreBestAppetizer 12Bagel 6Bar 18Bartender 18Beer Selection 18Breakfast 6Breakfast Burrito 8Burger 10Cup of Coffee or Tea 6Donut 6Happy Hour 16International Eats 13Lunch Spot 8Margarita 16Menu for Healthy Choices 10Outdoor Dining 13Overall Restaurant 14Pizza 10Restaurant for a Date/ Romantic Evening 14Sandwich 10Spot to Cure a Sweet Tooth 14Sushi 10Taco 12Wine Selection 18

    At the ShopsBestAntiques 20Arts and Crafts Supplies 20Clothing 22Home Dcor and Furnishings 22Jewelry 22Kids Apparel and Toys 24Place for Buying and Viewing Art 20Place to Buy Flowers 24Specialty Grocer 26Store to Buy the Perfect Gift 24Surfboard Shaper 28Surf/SUP Shop 26

    Services on the To-Do List BestAlternative Health Care Provider 30Barber Shop 28Car Repair 32Customer Service 28Dental Health Care Provider 30

    In this Issue

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    PUBLISHERNorb Garrett

    EDITORIALAndrea SwayneAllison JarrellSteve BreazealeAndrea PapagianisEric HeinzAlexander ParisEvan Da SilvaJacqueline DeMarco

    ART/DESIGNJasmine SmithDebra Holm

    ADVERTISINGLauralyn LoynesSusie LantzDebra WellsMichele Reddick

    OPERATIONSAlyssa GarrettTricia Zines

    PICKET FENCE MEDIA

    Dry Cleaner 32Grooming/Pet Care 34Gym/Workout 33Hair Salon 28Jeweler 32Local Nonpro t Organization 34Manicure and Pedicure 29Martial Arts Studio 34Medical Health Provider 32Pool Supply/Service 32Specialty Beauty Service 29Spa for Massages, Facials, etc. 30Tire Shop 32Veterinarian 34Yoga/Pilates 33

    Getting OutBestBilliards 36Beach 38Golf Course 40Local Annual Event 42Lodging 40Park 40Place to Take Out-of-towners 36Special Event/Wedding 42Surf Break 38Venue for Live Music 36

    10th annual Best of San Clemente Peoples Choice Ole Awards 4

  • 10th annual Best of San Clemente Peoples Choice Ole Awards 6

    EATERIES, WATERING HOLES AND MORE

    BestBreakfastGOLDEN OLE

    Antoines Caf 218 S. El Camino Real, 949.492.1763, www.antoinescafe.com Continuing its longstanding reputation as one of the friendliest and best places to grab breakfast in San Clemente, Antoines Caf offers a wide variety of healthy break-fast and lunch options, coupled with gour-met coffees and organic teas that round out the menu. Owner Veronique Price attributes the restaurants success to its hometown feel, youthful and friendly staff and San Clementeans who have been loyal custom-ers for years. If you cant be at home, this is the next best place to be, Price said. Wakeup to Antoines warm greeting when you have a chance, located in the heart of San Clemente.

    S I LVER OLE

    Caf Mimosa243 Avenida Del Mar, 949.481.6780

    NOMINEES: Active Culture Natural Foods Caf Adeles at the San Clemente Inn Beach Garden Caf Caf Calypso Caf Rae Captain Mauris Counterculture Cinnamon Productions Dennys El Jefe Caf Ellies Table at North Beach IHOP Juice It Up Kellys Donuts La Galette Creperie Mr. Petes Burgers Pierside Kitchen + Bar Pipes Caf Poche Burger & Kitchen Red Fox Lounge Rose Donuts & Caf Roses Sugar Shack Caf S.C. Caf S.C. Donuts Starbucks Sunrise Caf Sur n Donuts Talega Golf Course The Bagel Shack The Cellar The Donut House The Fishermans Restaurant & Bar The Grill Tommys Family Restaurant Zebra House Co ee 2014WINNERS: Gold: Antoines Caf; Silver: Caf Mimosa and S.C. Cafe

    Best Cup of Coffee or TeaGOLDEN OLE

    Zebra House Coffee1001 S. El Camino Real, 949.218.6976, www.zebrahousecoffee.com High quality coffee with a hometown vibe, boasts Zebra House Coffee, and for good reason: this local shop has been a perennial favorite among San Clemente citizens. A

    sprawling list of coffees, teas, smoothies and foods are all presented in a warm and inviting locale. Complimentary books, a bright interior with rotating artwork from lo-cal artists and comfy furniture in a homey at-mosphere will greet you while you enjoy your joe. Check out one of their Open Mic Nights featuring local musicians twice a month.

    S I LVER OLE

    Antoines Caf 218 S. El Camino Real, 949.492.1763, www.antoinescafe.com

    NOMINEES: 7 Eleven Adeles at the San Clemente Inn Caf Calypso Caf Del Sol Caf Mimosa Captain Mauris Counterculture Cinnamon Productions Circle K Dennys Ellies Table at North Beach Jack in the Box Kaylani Co ee Co Kellys Donuts La Galette Creperie Lavender Lounge Tea Company McDonalds Panera Peets Co ee & Tea Pipes Caf Rose Donuts & Caf Roses Sugar Shack Caf S.C. Donuts Sur n Donuts The Cellar The Donut House 2014 WINNERS: Gold: Zebra House Co ee; Silver: Starbucks

    Best DonutGOLDEN OLE

    Surfin Donuts1822 S. El Camino Real, 949.492.1249People come from afar to score one of 5Wr n &onWtU HaOoWU cronWtUa criUp[ flaky combination donut and croissant that regularly sells out. Other crowd favorites include the blueberry donut, the apple fritter and the old-fashioned donut. If your sweet tootJU DGGn UatiU GF tJGrGU alUo a XariGt[ of savory options including the popular ham and cheese croissant sandwich and a selec-tion oH tGa anF &iGFricJ %oHHGG

    S I LVER OLE

    S.C. Donuts806 E. Avenida Pico, Suite G, 949.498.7837

    NOMINEES: Antoines Caf Ellies Table at North Beach Kellys Doughnuts Rose Donuts & Caf The Donut House 2014 WINNERS: Gold: Sur n Donuts; Silver: S.C. Donuts

    Best BagelGOLDEN OLE

    The Bagel Shack 777 S. El Camino Real, 949.388.0745, www.thebagelshack.com This bustling little breakfast joint has a reputation for speed and consistency, but what keeps people coming back to The Bagel Shack is the array of mouthwatering bagel sandwiches that come loaded with a combination of either hot or cold ingredi-ents. Whether sweet, savory, spicy or a mix of all three, theres a sandwich for it. Check out the soups, salads or smoothies for carb-free alternatives.

    S I LVER OLE

    Antoines Caf 218 S. El Camino Real, 949.492.1763, www.antoinescafe.com

    NOMINEES: Active Culture Natural Foods Caf Adeles at the San Clemente Inn Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club Billys Meats Seafood and Deli Caf Calypso Caf Rae Captain Mauris Counterculture Ellies Table at North Beach Hansons Market Iva Lees Restaurant Juice Stop Kaylani Co ee Co Kellys Donuts Panera Bread Rose Donuts & Caf Roses Sugar Shack Caf S.C. Donuts Starbucks Sunrise Caf Sur n Donuts The Grill Zebra House Co ee 2014 WINNERS: Gold: The Bagel Shack; Silver: Antoines Caf

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    ZEBRA HOUSE COFFEE

  • BestBreakfast BurritoGOLDEN OLE

    Pedros Tacos2313 S. El Camino Real, 949.498.5904; 550 N. El Camino Real, 949.498.5908, www.pedrostacos.com Pedros Tacos breakfast burritos have be-come a breakfast staple of surfers and com-muters alike. Owner Ed McNary believes that Pedros Tacos remains so popular with San Clemente residents because of its consistency. We try and keep the recipes the same and not change them too much, /cNar[ UaiF +H it aint DroMG Font Z it iU my motto, I guess. Its like the city and the restaurant just blend together. They mesh well and they always have.

    S I LVER OLE

    Grill at Surfin Donuts202 N. El Camino Real, 949.492.8450

    NOMINEES: Active Culture Natural Foods Caf Adeles at the San Clemente Inn Antoines Caf Avilas El Ranchito Caf Calypso Caf Del Sol Caf Rae Captain Mauris Counterculture Carls Jr. Chronic Taco Cinnamon Productions El Jefe Caf Ellies Table at North Beach Hansons Market Humphreys Sandwich Shop Jack in the Box Kellys Donuts La Siesta Mexican Restaurant La Tiendita Las Golondrinas Los Patios McDonalds Mr. Petes Burgers OC Tavern Pipes Caf Poche Burger & Kitchen Red Fox Lounge Rose Donuts & Caf S.C. Caf South of Nicks Sunrise Caf Tequilas Chophouse & Cantina Tommys Family Restaurant Zebra House Co ee 2014 WINNERS: Gold: The Grill; Silver: Pedros Tacos

    Best Lunch SpotGOLDEN OLE (TIE)

    The Fishermans Restaurant & Bar611 Avenida Victoria, 949.498.6390, www.the shermansrestaurant.com +H [oW nF [oWrUGlH Fa[FrGaOing aDoWt a DGacJ Xacation YJilG at tJG oH cG tJGn consider stopping by The Fishermans Restau-

    rant & Bar for lunch. D