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5th Annual - Readers' Choice Awards - 2009

Sep 30, 2009 05:01AM, Published by Wendy Sipple, Categories: In Print




Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Treat

1. Nuyo
2. Big Spoon Yogurt
3. Baskin Robbins
A VERY Close #4: Tasty Time

Favorite Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Smoothie

1. Jamba Juice
2. Juice It Up
3. Nugget Market

Favorite Pizza

1. Chicago Fire
2. Steve’s Pizza
3. Ciros Pizza Cafe

Favorite Breakfast

1. Early Toast Breakfast & Lunch
2. Purple Place Bar & Grill
3. Karen's Bakery
Honorable Mention: Sutter Street Grill

Favorite Brunch

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Mimi’s Cafe
3. Bistro 33

Favorite Burger & Fries Joint

1. In-N-Out Burger
2. Burger Hut
3. Red Robin

Favorite BBQ

1. Texas West BBQ
2. Back Forty Texas BBQ
3. BBQ Express

Favorite Mexican

1. Mexquite
2. Q’bole!
3. La Fiesta Taqueria

Favorite Chinese

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Rice Express
3. Sunny Garden

Favorite Sushi/Japanese

1. Sky Sushi
2. Wasabi House
3. Tokyo Sushi

Favorite Steakhouse

1. Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse
2. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
3. Cattlemens

Favorite Italian

1. Visconti's Ristorante
2. Macaroni Grill
3. Olive Garden
A VERY close #4: Granito’s

Favorite Indian

1. India House
2. Taj India
3. Hemalayas

Favorite Thai

1. Thai Paradise
2. Chantara Thai Cuisine
3. Thai Siam

Favorite Vegetarian

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Jack’s Urban Eats
3. Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant

Favorite Deli

1. Mama Ann’s
2. Beach Hut Deli
3. Windplay Deli

Favorite Sandwich

1. Beach Hut Deli
2. La Bou
3. Subway

Favorite Salad

1. Jack’s Urban Eats
2. La Bou
3. Bella Bru

Favorite Bakery

1. Karen’s Bakery
2. Bakery & Latte Chateau Arme
3. O! Brot

Favorite Bagel/Pastry

1. The Posh Bakery
2. Main Street Bagel Cafe
3. Karen’s Bakery
A VERY close #4: Nugget Market

Favorite Romantic

1. Scott’s Seafood
2. Bidwell Street Bistro
3. Café Campanile

Favorite Outdoor

1. Bistro 33
2. Hacienda del Rio
3. Sudwerk Riverside

Favorite Takeout

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Chili’s
3. Chipotle

Favorite Casual

1. BJ’s
2. Fat’s Asia Bistro
3. Manderes

Favorite Overall

1. Bidwell Street Bistro
2. Fat’s Asia Bistro
3. Bistro 33

Favorite Waitperson

1. Ryan Statham at Bidwell Street Bistro
2. Gina Nikitas at The Purple Place
3. Michelle Serramo at Bidwell Street Bistro

Favorite Chef

1. Wendi Mentink at Bidwell Street Bistro
2. Wing Chang at Suishin Sushi
3. Tomas Nevoral at Old Europe

Favorite Coffee

1. Starbuck’s
2. Peet's Coffee & Tea
3. Coffee Republic

Favorite Bar

1. Folsom Lake Bowl
2. Streets of London Pub
3. Manderes
A VERY close #4: Powerhouse Pub

Favorite Happy Hour

1. Hacienda del Rio
2. Fat’s Asia Bistro
3. Tahoe Joe’s

Favorite Cocktails

1. Scarlet’s Saloon
2. Fat’s Asia Bistro
3. Bistro 33

Favorite Glass of Wine

1. Back Wine Bar
2. Wine Konnection
3. The Cellar Wine & Cheese Bar

Favorite Bartender

1. Nicole Ciurej at Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Kalani Pagananan at Fat's Asia Bistro
3. Jeff Back at Back Wine Bar

Favorite Winery

1. Crystal Basin Cellars
2. Montevina Winery
3. Boeger Winery

Favorite Casino

1. Red Hawk
2. Thunder Valley
3. Harvey’s Lake Tahoe

Favorite People Watch

1. El Dorado Hills Town Center
2. Sutter Street
3. Old Sacramento

Favorite Day Trip

1. Lake Tahoe
2. Apple Hill
3. Amador County Wine Tasting

Favorite Playground

1. El Dorado Hills CSD
2. Kids Play Park
3. Promontory Community Park

Favorite Kid’s Activity

1. Folsom City Zoo
2. Folsom Lake Bowl
3. Folsom Aquatic Center
A VERY close #4: Steve Wallen Swim School

Favorite Park

1. Lembi Park
2. Promontory Community Park
3. Kids Play Park

Favorite Picnic Spot

1. Folsom Lake
2. Lake Natoma
3. Youngs Winery

Favorite Golf Course

1. Empire Ranch
2. Serrano
3. Bass Lake
A VERY close #4: Apple Mountain Golf Resort

Favorite Personal Trainer

1. Celio “Ty” Silva at Red Pit
2. Ryan Weiteman at California Family Fitness
3. Val Fujii
Editor’s Pick: Maureen Evanoff at Broadstone Racquet Club

Favorite Martial Arts

1. Folsom Karate Academy
2. Kovars Satori Academy
3. EDH Taekwondo Center

Favorite Health Club

1. California Family Fitness
2. El Dorado Hills Sports Club
3. Broadstone Racquet Club
Honorable Mention: The Red Pit

Favorite Yoga Studio/Instructor

1. Zuda Yoga, Folsom
2. 02 Lifesource, Folsom
3. Donna Rixmann, Yoga Peace

Favorite Pilates

1. James Crader, California Family Fitness, Folsom
2. Jen Shevock, Core Solutions, Folsom
3. Linda Moeller, Completely Fit 4 Life, Folsom

Favorite Doctor

1. Dr. Kristine L. Burke, Folsom
2. Dr. Mimi Sato-Re, Folsom
3. Dr. Lyris V. Campbell, Folsom

Favorite Dermatologist

1. Dr. David No, Folsom
2. Dr. Timothy Rosio, El Dorado Hills
3. Dr. Sheila M. Braunstein, Sacramento

Favorite Eye Doctor

1. Dr. Shawn L. Palmer, Folsom
2. Dr. Thomas Jonas, Folsom
3. Dr. Janice Glaser, El Dorado Hills
Honorable Mention: Dr. Robert Hoffman, Folsom

Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures

1. Dr. Kenneth Sumida, Folsom
2. Dr. Celia Remy, Folsom
3. Dr. Terry J. Zimmerman, Folsom
Honorable Mention: Dr. David Kaufman & Dr. Christa Clark, Folsom

Favorite Chiropractor

1. Dr. David Benevento, Folsom
2. Dr. Suzanne R. Roberts, Folsom
3. Dr. Ron Simms, El Dorado Hills
Editor’s Pick: Dr. Roger Brisbane, Folsom

Favorite Dentist

1. Dr. Wayne K. Tsutsuse, Aloha Family Dental
2. Dr. George Chen, Esthetics in Dentistry
3. Dr. Jeffrey C. Olson, Olson Family Dentistry

Favorite Pediatric Dentist

1. Dr. Victoria K. Sullivan, El Dorado Hills
2. Dr. Monica Tavallaei, Folsom
TIE: 3. Weideman Pediatric Dentistry, Citrus Heights; and Dr. Bryan Randolph, Folsom

Favorite Pharmacy

1. Long’s (now CVS)
2. Innovative Compounding Pharmacy, Folsom
3. Safeway

Favorite Spiritual Leader

1. Brad Franklin, Lakeside Church, Folsom
2. Dr. Kim Clarity, Spiritual Center for Positive Living, Cameron Park
TIE: 3. Kent Carlson, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, and David Huusko, Journey Church, Folsom

Favorite Museum

1. Folsom History Museum
2. Crocker Art Museum
3. California State Railroad Museum

Favorite Local Hero

1. Dan Haverty
2. Brigadier General, Donald Currier
3. Local Fire Departments

Favorite Local Businessperson

1. John Crews, Bicycles Plus, Folsom
2. Deirdre Hawkins, Hawkins School of Performing Arts, Folsom
3. Sarah Litchney, Litchney Law Firm, Folsom

Favorite Neighborhood

1. Serrano
2. Empire Ranch
3. The Parkway

Favorite Annual Event

1. Folsom Pro Rodeo, Folsom
2. Folsom Live, Folsom
3. Concerts in the Park, El Dorado Hills
Honorable Mention: Ride for a Reason
Editor’s Pick: Folsom Family Expo and Wellness Festival (we’re a little partial to this one!)

Favorite Artist

1. Julie Bjorgum
2. Michele MacKenzie
3. Joey Cattone

Favorite Band/Musician

1. Have Mercy
2. Azuar
3. Dave Russell Band

Favorite Performing Arts

1. El Dorado Musical Theatre
2. Stages Northern California Performing Arts
3. Sacramento Ballet

Favorite Charitable Organization

1. Powerhouse Ministries
2. Twin Lakes Food Bank
3. Grace Foundation
Honorable Mention: CASA

Favorite Secret

1. The Red Pit
2. Bicycles Plus
3. Our House Gallery

Favorite Teacher

1. Viola Gragg, Golden Hills School
2. Marcia Jones, Natoma Station Elementary School
3. Gwen Andrus, Marble Valley School

Favorite Preschool

1. Marble Valley Preschool, El Dorado Hills
2. Golden Hills School, El Dorado Hills
3. Fun Factory Preschool, Folsom

Favorite Coach

1. Kris Richardson, Folsom High School
2. Bob Christensen, Oak Ridge High School
3. Mike Staahl, Folsom Impact Soccer Team

Favorite Librarian

1. Julie Rinaldi, Folsom Public Library
2. Candis Spallina, Ponderosa High School
3. Nora Bertotti, El Dorado Hills Library

Favorite Volunteer

1. Snowline Hospice
2. Twin Lakes Food Bank
3. Children’s Receiving Home

Favorite Web site

1. CraigsList.org
2. MyFolsom.com
3. Stylemg.com – ok, we LOVE that you love our site!
Honorable Mention: FolsomLiving.com

Favorite Barber

1. Tom Ward, Tom’s Barber Stylist, Folsom
2. Randy Boxler, Randy’s Barber Stylist, Folsom
3. Barber Jon, Barber Jon’s, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Barbershop

1. Barber Jon’s, El Dorado Hills
2. Tom’s Barber Stylist, Folsom
3. Randy’s Barber Stylist, Folsom

Favorite Hairstylist

1. Jill Jurchuk, Maribou Spa Salon, Folsom
2. Debbie Hardacre, Chez TJ Spa Salon, Folsom
3. Jill Cromwell, Maribou Spa Salon, Folsom
A VERY close #4: Jeffrey DuFault, DuFault’s Beauty Boutique, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Salon

1. Maribou Spa Salon, Folsom
2. Hoshall’s Salon & Spa, Folsom
3. Morgan Taylor, El Dorado Hills
Honorable Mention: Brockway Hair Salon, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Manicure/Pedicure

1. Belle Nail Spa, Folsom
2. Excel Nails, Folsom
3. Lilly’s Nails, Folsom

Favorite Massage

1. Massage Envy, Folsom
2. Dream Day Spa, Folsom
3. Alchemy Day Spa, Folsom

Favorite Massage Therapist

1. Melissa Brown, Alchemy Day Spa & Boutique, Folsom
2. Michael Clifford, Hands on Healer, Folsom
3. Kathy Ross, Chez TJ, Folsom

Favorite Day Spa

1. Dream Day Spa, Folsom
2. Asante Spa, El Dorado Hills
3. Hoshall’s Salon & Spa, Folsom

Favorite Facial

1. Hoshall’s Salon & Spa, Folsom
2. TTE Skincare, Folsom
3. Maribou, Folsom
A VERY close #4: Asante Spa, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Facialist

1. Marissa Byrnes, Chez TJ, Folsom
2. Jenna Stone, Maribou Spa Salon, Folsom
3. Myriam Liberman, TTE Skincare, Folsom

Favorite Pet Grooming

1. PetSmart, Folsom
2. Pampered Pooch Dog Grooming & Boutique, Folsom
TIE: 3. Judy’s Fido Fashion, Folsom and Bark Avenue, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Pet Shop

1. sBarkles, Folsom
2. PetSmart, Folsom
3. Petco, Folsom

Favorite Pet Trainer

1. Jason Davis, The Dog Guy, Folsom
2. Mandy Kennedy, Unleashed Dog Training, El Dorado Hills
3. Kristin Minnie, El Dorado K9 Training

Favorite Florist

1. The Blossom Shop, Folsom
2. Crystal Rose Florist, Folsom
3. Exotica Flowers & Gifts, Folsom
Editor’s Pick: 3 Beekman Place, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Photographer

1. Amber Felts, Shoop’s Shutter Photography, Folsom
2. Kathleen Walker, K. Walker Photography, Orangevale
3. Lynn Greene, Lynn Greene Photography, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Art Gallery

1. Hang it Up Custom Framing & Gallery, El Dorado Hills
2. Our House Gallery & Framing, El Dorado Hills
3. American Visions Art Gallery, Folsom
Editor’s Pick: 48 Natoma, Folsom

Favorite Landscaper

1. Backyard Customs, Folsom
2. El Dorado Hills Landscaping, El Dorado Hills
3. Back Yard Dream, Orangevale

Favorite Interior Designer

1. Jane Reed, Interiors by Decorating Den, Folsom
2. Destiny Weideman, Destiny Designs, Folsom
3. Leslie Cole, L décor Interiors, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Electrician

1. BC Electric, Rescue
2. Frank Lagana, FL Electric Service Co., Rescue
3. Eilhardt Electric, Folsom

Favorite Plumbing

1. Domco Plumbing, Folsom
2. Conforti Plumbing, El Dorado
3. Dan Smolich Plumbing, Sacramento

Favorite Carpet Cleaning

1. Carter’s Carpet Restoration, Diamond Springs
2. Folsom Lake Carpet Cleaning, Folsom
3. Stanley Steemer

Favorite House Cleaning

1. Johnny Sparkles, Folsom
2. Molly Maids, Folsom
3. Simply Clean, Cameron Park

Favorite Senior Living Center

1. Ponte Palmero, Cameron Park
2. Loyalton of Folsom, Folsom
3. Emeritus at Folsom, Folsom

Favorite Accountant

1. John Choi, Professional Solutions Group, Roseville
2. Darla Colson, Gilbert Associates, Folsom
3. Michael S. Nord, Nord & Associates, Folsom

Favorite Attorney

1. Sarah Litchney, Litchney Law Firm, Folsom
2. Heather Chubb, The Chubb Law Firm, Gold River
3. Robert Logan, Folsom

Favorite Local Bank

1. Tri Counties Bank, Folsom
2. Golden One Credit Union, Folsom
3. Folsom Lake Bank, Folsom
A VERY close #4 – El Dorado Savings Bank

Favorite Auto Repair

1. Folsom Car Care Center, Folsom
2. Folsom Autotech, Folsom
3. Dave’s European Motors, Orangevale

Favorite Dry Cleaning

1. Dry Cleaning to Your Door, El Dorado Hills
2. Silverado Cleaners, Folsom
3. Fresh Cleaners, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Tailor

1. El Dorado Hills Tailor Shop, El Dorado Hills
2. Alterations Express, Folsom
3. Absolute Alterations, Folsom

Favorite Produce Department

1. Nugget Market
2. Raley’s
3. Trader Joe’s

Favorite Grocery Store

1. Raley’s
2. Nugget Market
3. Trader Joe’s

Favorite Health Store

1. Elliott’s Natural Foods, Folsom
2. Noah’s Ark, Placerville
3. Trader Joe’s

Favorite Boutique

1. Uptown Girl, El Dorado Hills
2. Belle Mode, Folsom
3. Starlight Starbright, Folsom
A VERY close #4: Rides, Folsom

Favorite Children’s Store

1. Starlight Starbright, Folsom
2. Posh Punkins, El Dorado Hills
3. Toys That Teach, Folsom

Favorite Home Décor

1. Olive Tree, El Dorado Hills
2. Veda Home, El Dorado Hills
3. Hillsdale Home, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Furniture Store

1. Naturwood, Rancho Cordova
2. Beck’s, Rancho Cordova
3. RC Willey, Rocklin
Editor’s Pick: Home Consignment Center

Favorite Window Coverings

1. Blind Spot, Roseville
2. Lowe’s, Folsom
3. Home Depot, Folsom

Favorite Consignment

1. Belle Mode, Folsom
2. Marla Sue’s, Folsom
3. Jordan’s Closet, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Gift Shop

1. Lil Treasured Gifts, Folsom
2. Not Too Shabby, Folsom
3. Veda Home, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Jewelry Store

1. Rainbow Bridge Jewelers, Folsom
2. Sharif’s, Folsom
3. Mon Bijou, El Dorado Hills

Favorite Store in Which to Shop

1. Target
2. Bicycles Plus, Folsom
3. Kohl’s, Folsom

Favorite Shopping Mall/Center

1. Folsom Premium Outlets, Folsom
2. Westfield Galleria, Roseville
3. Arden Fair Mall

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