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Readers' Choice Winners 2012: Best of Del Ray and Old Town

Here are your picks for the winners of our summer 2012 Readers' Choice.

Earlier this summer, we asked for your nominations and then your votes to determine the best shops, eateries and more in Old Town and Del Ray. 

We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners.

Note: We have given second place honors in categories where less than 10 percent of the total votes separated first and second place.

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  • Winner: Scottish Walk
  • Second place: Art on the Avenue

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Other

  • Winner: Tom at
  • Second Place: Stu Ellis

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Stu Ellis, Jr. August 23, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Thanks, to the Patch community, for all of the votes! "I'm Number Two!" Cheers, ~Stu~
James August 23, 2012 at 01:52 PM
How does a guy who doesn't even bartend in Old Town get nominated as "best bartender"?
Stu Ellis, Jr. August 23, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Hey, James! It's a Del Ray/Old Town poll! Monroe's is in Del Ray! (And there was a nominating time period!) Cheers!!!
Mark H. August 23, 2012 at 02:22 PM
"Yeah, but Stu doesn't even bartend."
Stu Ellis, Jr. August 23, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Mark H. ~ Ohhh... You're a HATER. This poll isn't about me... It's about all of these great WINNERS. I'm a Native of Del Ray, and I've spent my whole life in DR/OT... The places & people listed above, who WON, are awesome! And you're right... I don't "bartend." That's not a real job, I am a Bartender, who tends bar. I've been doing so, in Del Ray & Old Town for over 15 years. And who are YOU, to say otherwise?
Christopher A. Gabriel August 23, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Thanks to all who voted for Nature's Nibbles! We are blown away by the support! You all ROCK! Chris
Sherrie Good August 23, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I am sad The Purple Goose didn't win for Kid's Store, it is my favorite place to spoil my nieces and nephews, but I am glad to see St. Elmo's win. Congrats to Nora and Liz at the Dairy Godmother.
Sandra J, Jones August 23, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Congratulations Chris,and Nature's Nibbles !!!!! (:(:(:
karen August 24, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Paws up! Congrats!!
Margaret Janowsky August 24, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Thanks to everyone who voted for Del Ray Cafe in Best Breakfast category! We are feeling the love :-) Not sure how they decided which "second places" to post, but we are also thankful to have La Bergerie voted second place in the Best Special Occasion Restaurant category (if you click through the category header to look at the raw numbers). Alexandria Restaurant Week has been very successful this year, and we will continue to offer the 3 course prix-fixe menu at La Bergerie through the weekend.
karen August 27, 2012 at 01:32 PM
we had brunch at Del Ray Cafe yesterday -- it was delicious! And as always the service was wonderful!

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