Time to bring out your best

Voting begins for the annual Best of Mountain View readers' poll

Mountain View Voice readers are a discerning lot, and that's why we turn to their expertise every summer as we search for the best of our city. From contractors to Chinese food, dry cleaners to dentists, we're asking you to single out the best restaurants, the best retailers, the best services and the best places to have fun.

Easy online voting starts Friday, May 20. To access the online ballot, go to our home page and scroll down the page.

New this year is a ballot for mobile devices that can be accessed by scanning the QR code in our Best of Mountain View ad on pages 16 and 17 of the May 20 issue of the Voice.

Vote for at least five categories by July 3. Be sure to activate your ballot by responding to a confirmation email, and you will be entered into a prize drawing. Prize winners will be contacted via email after voting ends July 3.

If you can't find your favorites in the drop-down menus, submit them as write-in votes. Write-in votes help new businesses qualify for next year's ballot.


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Posted by Duke
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Who is the best dentist in Mountain View?

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Posted by SD
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 25, 2011 at 8:29 am

I'd like to know the names of some good, fairly priced home contractors,companies, professionals: house painters, plumbers, kitchen & bath remodelers, roofers, landscapers, window replacement companies, window cleaners, companies who will put stucco siding up, termite tenters, etc

Past bad experiences have made me gun-shy about fixing up my house and I'd love to know some good professionals to call.

I hope people will use this opportunity to share their good experiences with home contractors. Thank you

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Posted by Jesse
a resident of Castro City
on May 25, 2011 at 8:48 am

Duh. Try the Day Worker Center for all your contracting needs. They're cheap and you don't need to worry about permits or codes! And the city certainly doesn't regulate their work. In fact, they actively support it!

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Posted by Chad
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 25, 2011 at 9:23 am

let the parade of lowest common denominators and stuffed ballot boxes begin!

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Posted by Carlos Slim
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 25, 2011 at 11:22 am

Day Worker Center of Mountain View receives 5 stars (*****) according to Yelp [Web Link].

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Posted by Phantom
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

thats why someone created Yelp

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Posted by SD
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Day Workers? Yelp? Gee, thanks for the "neighborly" advice. By the way, the worst nightmare of a plumber I ever met got 5 stars on Yelp. And I'm not naming names.

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Best Of Mountain View ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Mountain View" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Mountain View Voice.