Gold Winner The Fireside
Silver Winner Economy Shoe Shop
Bronze Winner Obladee, A Wine Bar
When it comes to first dates, Coast readers are into the very public and crowded spaces. Is this because of the uncertainties of internet dating? A shortage of cheating? A fear of walks in the woods? Who knows. But The Fireside takes the gold, no doubt because what better than a romantic roaring fire and giant martinis to woo a potential lover? The Shoe takes second, because look at all the connected artistic people I know, baby, and have some nachos. Bronze winner Obladee is pulling in the more nuanced crowd working the reflected-glow-of-wine-seduction method.