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2021 READERS’ PICKS: Beauty, Health & Wellness

Best Acupuncturist   Mamie Chow L.Ac. Best Alcohol ⁄ Drug Rehabilitation   AA Best Allergist   Columbia Asthma & Allergy Best Assisted Living Facility   St. Paul’s Towers Best Chiropractor   Dr. Teresa Lau, Vibrant Body Wellness Best Day Spa   Piedmont Springs Best Dentist   Oakland Eco Dental Best Dermatologist   Jason Fung, MD Best Endodontist   Jason R. Calvert DDS Best Esthetic Dentist   Lake Merritt Dental Best Eye Lash Extensions and ⁄ or Brow Enhancements   Cocoon Urban...
Jul 30, 2019

Most Scrumptious Ice Cream

This was originally a San Francisco-based business, but luckily it melted into the East Bay and into our hearts, opening locations in Berkeley and Oakland. The flavors always change, but some constants remain, such as the popular...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Place to Buy Cheap — and Not So Cheap — Records

Amoeba bills itself as the Largest Independent Record Store in the World, and lives up to its name. The display bins in the Telegraph Avenue store hold more than 100,000 items and include almost everything any collector...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Cannabis Indica

While Ziablo is not a drowsy indica, traditionally what some might consider the "best" kind, we bet it'll be one of the best times you've had relaxing in a while. IC Collective is most famous for its...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Place to Take a Chance On Durian

Durian runs the gamut on likability. Its distinctive smell has been compared to outhouses and gym socks, and it's banned from some public transportation in Singapore. Yet if you can get past the smell, some people find...
Jul 30, 2019

Cheapest Way to Spay

Try calling around to area veterinary clinics to see about spaying or neutering that dog or cat that just showed up outside your house, and you may discover one or two things. Many area vet clinics simply...
Jul 30, 2019

Most Luxurious Lemon Cupcake

The Lemon Kiss cupcake at Love at First Bite is unparalleled. The frosting is sweet, tangy, lemony, and perfect and the cake is a satisfying compliment. Other flavors of note are red velvet and chocolate. Although not...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Hybrid Cannabis

Few strains provide the full-bodied experience of Area 41 while also coming with a nice cerebral edge, essentially making it one of the perfect hybrids. Giving the nod to just one of Alien Labs' famed strains it...
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