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Best of Delaware 2008

Our 25th salute to the places that make Delaware great, plus the Hall of Fame of winningest places ever. (Can you say Grotto Pizza?) As chosen by you, the readers (with a little help from your friends here at DT)


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Best Salon for Nail Care
Readers, upstate: Pagavé Salon (1601 Concord Pike, Suite 35, Wilmington, 765-0134)

Readers, downstate: JK Tangles Salon (1151 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, 698-1006)

Critics, upstate: Nicole Testa of Chez Nicole has served clients for 17 years. She trusts products such as OPI for polish and Cutica for pedicures. Cutica is a natural product that combines a variety of oils with vitamin E to strengthen nails and soften damaged skin. Brisa, Testa’s choice for gel nails, is 100 percent gel with no acrylic additives, so it prevents yellowing. The salon also specializes in acrylic nails. Nails that have a natural bend are better served with gel. Nails that grow upward last longer with acrylics. Nail technicians use files, not blades, to remove calluses. (1901B W. 11th St., Wilmington, 654-8888)

Critics, downstate: Spa by the Sea owner Tami Abbott uses OPI and Essie polish, as many salons do. But where most manicures last about three days, Abbott’s last at least a week. Instead of preparing nails by soaking them in water, which nail techs are trained to do, she dehydrates the surface of the nail to remove surface oils. She then applies the base coat, lets it dry, then applies a coating of polish just at the tip of the nail. She follows that with more polish and a top coat. (19266 Coastal Hwy., Unit 18, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8640)


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Where to Eat & Drink
The best places to wine and dine.
What to Eat & Drink
And the best food on which
to wine and dine.
Restaurants by Town
In case you don't feel like traveling across the state for dinner.
The best places to get what you want.
Salon & Bridal
The state's best spots to pamper yourself.
Home & Services
Well, because not everyone is
Fun & Leisure
Play time.
Those who impact the most on a day-to-day basis.
Because we can't get enough of those we love.


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