The Results Are in and the 2009 Best of South Seattle Winners Are…

The Results Are in and the 2009 Best of South Seattle Winners Are…


1. Best Artist: Pam Keeley

2. Best Bus Driver: (2-way tie) “Smiley” & “Anyone who drives the #7?

3. Best Chef: Julie Andres (La Medusa)*

4. Best Childcare Provider: We Are the World (Mt. Baker)

5. Best Community Activist: (2-way tie) Mariana Quarnstrom & Gregory Davis

6. Best Dentist:  Dr. Lin (Seward Park Family Dental)*

7. Best Doctor:  Dr. Sara Waterman (Pac Med)*

8. Best Dog Walker:  Maureen O’Neil-Mo’s Dog Walking

9. Best Massage Therapist:  Leslie Selle

10. Best Pet Sitter: Randy Wade-Petpals*

11. Best Police Officer: (2-way tie) South Seattle Cop & Officer Cookie Bouldin

12. Best Real Estate Agent: Darryl Smith-Windermere (Lakewood/Seward Park)

13. Best Teacher: Maureen McCleery (Graham Hill Elementary)*

14. Best Principal:  Chris Morningstar (Graham Hill Elementary)


15. Best Breakfast: Geraldine’s Counter (Columbia City)

16. Best Lunch: Roy’s BBQ (Columbia City)*

17. Best Cheap Eats:  El Asadero (Othello)*

18. Best Date-Night Restaurant: La Medusa (Columbia City)*

19. Best Take-Out Deli: PCC (Lakewood/Seward Park)*

20. Best African: Afrikando Afrikando (Hillman City)

21. Best Barbecue: Roy’s BBQ (Columbia City)

22. Best Caribbean: Island Soul (Columbia City)

23. Best Filipino: Kawalli Grill (Hillman City)*

24. Best Halal: Mawadda Cafe (Brighton)

25. Best Italian: Vince’s Italian Restaurant (Rainier Beach)*

26. Best Mexican: El Sombrero (Columbia City)*

27. Best Middle Eastern: Mawadda Cafe (Brighton)*

28. Best Pho: Pho Hoa (Columbia City)*

29. Best Pizza: Flying Squirrel (Lakewood/Seward Park)

30. Best Taco Truck: El Asadero (Othello)*

31. Best Teriyaki: Rainier Teriyaki (Mt. Baker)

32. Best Thai: Thai Recipe (Rain-King)*

33. Best Vietnamese: Thien Phat (Mt. Baker)


34. Best Auto Shop: Lioe’s Automotive (Beacon Hill)

35. Best Book Store: Bookworm Exchange (Columbia City)*

36. Best Coffee Shop: Empire Espresso (Columbia City)

37. Best Computer Help: Rainier Beach Community Center Computer Lab (Rainier Beach)

38. Best Dog Park: Genesee Park Off-Leash Area (Genesee)*

39. Best Dry Cleaner: Seward Park Cleaners (Seward Park)

40. Best Gym: Rainier Health and Fitness (Othello)*

41. Best Grocery: PCC (Lakewood/Seward Park)

42. Best Happy Hour: Lottie’s Lounge (Columbia City)

43. Best Hardware Store: Stewart Lumber & Hardware (Rain-King)*

44. Best Library: Columbia Library (Columbia City)

45. Best Nail Salon: Lily Nails (Genesee)*

46. Best Playground: Mt. Baker Park (Mt. Baker)

47. Best P-Patch: Bradner Garden Park (Mount Baker)*

48. Best Public Art: Giant Shovel (Columbia City)

49. Best Preschool: Sunnyside Montessori (Genesee)


50. Best Thing in Southeast Seattle That’s Not Included Here: Seward Park

*Second year in a row!

Seward Park was voted Best Thing in Southeast Seattle That’s Not Included Here.


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