Presidential candidates would weep if they had a margin of victory like the winner of this week's Readers' Choice 2012 poll, "Who is the best bartender in Alameda?"
Kimberly Gutleben, who tends bar at on Park Street, garnered 54 percent of the vote and was the clear winner.
In second place was Jenni Smith, who works at , with 22 percent, and in third place, Samantha Beran of . Is it significant that the three top finishers were women? Sorry, gentlemen!
Plenty of other local mixologists got votes and very positive comments from readers. You can see the complete poll results and comments here.