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2008 Readers' Choice Awards

09/30/2008 05:00PM, Published by Super Admin, Categories: In Print




The number of votes and results show an overwhelming trend: Style readers are passionate about their favorites! You’ve voted and we’ve tallied. There’s everything from favorite place to get a burger to favorite local hero, and we’ve got the standouts…plus a few Editors’ Picks to give you even more of the inside scoop!

Congrats to all the winners!

Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Treat Place
1. Big Spoon
2. Cold Stone
3. A Dash of Panache

Favorite Smoothie Place
1. Jamba Juice
2. Robek’s
3. A Dash of Panache

Favorite Pizza Place
1. Round Table
2. Pizza Antica
3. Cool River
Editor’s Pick: Basic Urban Kitchen

Favorite Breakfast Place
1. Venita Rhea’s
2. Susie’s Country Oaks Café
3. Pacific Street Café

Favorite Brunch Place
1. Toast
2. La Provence
3. Spoons

Favorite Burger & Fries Joint
1. The Habit
2. In-n-Out
3. Mel’s Diner

Favorite BBQ Place
1. Lucille’s Smokehouse
2. Texas West BBQ
3. Back Forty Texas BBQ

Favorite Mexican Restaurant
1. Cabos
2. Chevy’s
3. Dos Coyotes
Honorable mentions – Eva’s and El Azteca – the votes were very close in this category. Guess we all love our Mexican food!

Favorite Chinese Restaurant
1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. P.F. Chang’s
3. Granite Bay Chinese

Favorite Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
1. Mikuni
2. Sushi Unlimited
3. Blue Nami

Favorite Steakhouse
1. Ruth’s Chris
2. Outback
3. Carver’s
Editor’s Pick: Austin’s Steakhouse

Favorite Italian Restaurant
1. Macaroni Grill
2. Olive Garden
3. Buca di Bepo

Favorite Indian Restaurant
1. Bombay Bistro
2. Chaat Café
3. Kathmandu Kitchen

Favorite Thai
1. Thai Basil
2. Ruan Thai
3. Granite Bay Thai Bistro

Favorite Deli
1. Beach Hut Deli
2. Dominick’s Italian Market-Deli
3. Fosco’s

Favorite Sandwich Place
1. Jersey Mike’s
2. Beach Hut Deli
3. Mr. Pickles

Favorite Salad Place
1. A Dash of Panache
2. Pluto’s
3. Fresh Choice

Favorite Bakery
1. Dainty Pastry
2. House of Bread
3. Cinn City

Favorite Romantic Restaurant
1. La Provence
2. Hawks
3. The Melting Pot

Favorite Outdoor Dining
1. Greenhouse Restaurant & Brewery
2. La Provence
3. Toast

Favorite Takeout Restaurant
1. Pei Wei
2. Chili’s
3. Dominick’s Italian Market-Deli

Favorite Casual Restaurant
1. BJ’s
2. Applebee’s
3. Pasta Village

Favorite Overall Restaurant
1. La Provence
2. Paul Martin’s American Bistro
3. Piatti

Favorite Waitperson
1. Lindsay, La Provence
2. Sandra, A Dash of Panache
3. Ignacio, Piatti

Favorite Coffee or Tea
1. Starbucks
2. Peet’s
3. It’s a Grind
Editor’s Pick: A Perfect Blend

Favorite Bar
1. Mandango’s
2. Crush 29
3. BJ’s

Favorite Happy Hour
1. Chevy’s
2. Crush 29
3. Piatti

Favorite Cocktails
1. Crush 29
2. La Provence
3. Fat’s Asia Bistro

Favorite Place for a Glass of Wine
1. Crush 29
2. La Provence
3. WineStyles
Editor’s Pick: Carpe Vino

Favorite Bartender
1. Tony, La Provence
2. Paul, La Provence
3. Page, Piatti

Favorite Local Winery
1. Mt. Vernon
2. Boeger
3. Lava Cap

Favorite Day Trip
1. Napa
2. Lake Tahoe
3. San Francisco

Favorite Playground
1. Royer Park
2. Hillsborough Park
3. Maidu Park

Favorite Kid’s Activity
1. Sunsplash
2. Roseville Aquatic Center
3. Tricks Gymnastics

Favorite Park
1. Royer Park
2. Maidu Park
3. Hillsborough Park

Favorite Picnic Spot
1. Royer Park
2. Beale’s Point
3. Lake Tahoe

Favorite Golf Course
1. Woodcreek Oaks
2. Whitney Oaks
3. Diamond Oaks
Editor’s Pick: DarkHorse

Favorite Personal Trainer
1. Suzanne Moen, Roseville Health & Wellness
2. Sandee Darragh, Johnson Ranch
3. Breann Zweck, Roseville Health & Wellness

Favorite Gym/Health Club
1. Roseville Health & Wellness
2. Johnson Ranch
3. Gold’s Gym

Favorite Martial Arts
1. Kovar’s
2. Joslin’s East West Karate
3. Granite Bay Karate

Favorite Casino
1. Thunder Valley
2. Atlantis Casino
3. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Favorite Local Spiritual Leader
1. Ray Johnston, Bayside Church
2. Lance Hahn, Bridgeway Christian
3. Chris Ritter, Providence Bible Church

Favorite Museum
1. Crocker Art Museum
2. Railroad Museum
3. Roseville Telephone Museum

Favorite Local Hero
1. Leslie DeDora, A Touch of Understanding
2. Robyn Rapheal, Keaton Rapheal Memorial
3. Local Firefighters

Favorite Civic Leader
1. The late Sylvia Besana
2. Gina Garbolino
3. Ed Bonner

Favorite Local Businessperson
1. Sharon Brown, Bright Beginnings
2. Scott Alvord, A Dash of Panache
3. Joyce Falbo, The Versa Group

Favorite Annual Event or Festival
1. Downtown Tuesday Night
2. Hot Chili & Cool Cars
3. Roseville’s 4th of July Festivities

Favorite Artist
1. Gail Rappaport-Weiland
2. Mya Louw
3. Diana Brown

Favorite Musician/Band
1. Lincoln Brewster
2. Mumbo Gumbo
3. Val Weinberg

Favorite Performing Arts Organization
1. Magic Circle Theatre
2. B Street Theatre
3. Auburn Symphony

Favorite Charitable Organization
1. Placer SPCA
2. Acres of Hope
3. A Touch of Understanding

Favorite Best Kept Secret
1. Mozie’s Adventures
2. Providence Bible Church
3. A Dash of Panache

Favorite Teacher
1. Dani Guzman, Granite Bay High School
2. Alejandro Uribe, Roseville High School
3. Katrina Wachs, Granite Bay High School

Favorite Athletic Coach
1. Ernie Cooper, Granite Bay High School
2. Bri Larson, Granite Bay High School
3. Guin Boggs, Triple Threat Basketball Sports Camp

Favorite Place to Volunteer
1. Placer SPCA
2. Bayside Church
3. Acres of Hope

Favorite Place to Take
Out-of-Town Visitors
1. Old Sacramento
2. Old Town Auburn
3. Denio’s

Favorite Web Site
1. Roseville.ca.us
2. Craigslist.com
3. Rocklintoday.com

Favorite Barber
1. American Male
2. Perry’s Barbershop
3. Glenn’s Barber Shop

Favorite Hair Stylist
1. Christy Hutchison, J. Christiaan
2. Erica Parce, Nevaeh
3. Amy Freeman, Teezed
Editor’s Pick: Bryan Barnes, Nevaeh

Favorite Salon
1. J. Christiaan Spa Salon
2. Nevaeh
3. Halo Salon & Spa
Editor’s Pick: Atrium Salon & Spa

Favorite Place for a Manicure/Pedicure
1. Bellagio Day Spa & Salon
2. Bellezza Nail Spa
3. Renaissance Nails

Favorite Place for a Massage
1. Massage Envy
2. Atrium Salon & Spa
3. Serenity Spa
Editor’s Note – very close 4th and 5th places: Nevaeh and J. Christiaan

Favorite Place for a Facial
1. Serenity Spa
2. Atrium Salon & Spa
3. TTE Skincare

Favorite Pet Groomer
1. Granite Bay Groomers
2. PetsMart
3. Karona’s Pet Styling

Favorite Florist
1. Bartlett’s Flowers & Gifts
2. Lilygrass
3. Becky’s Flowers

Favorite Photographer
1. Nor Cal Candids
2. Mike Martin Photography
3. McKay Photography

Favorite Art Gallery
1. Blue Line Gallery
2. Crocker Art Museum
3. Hang It Up Gallery

Favorite Local Bank
1. Wells Fargo
2. Bank of America
3. Safe Credit Union
Editor’s Pick: 1st Northern Bank

Favorite Auto Repair
1. 5 Star Automotive
2. Made in Japan
3. Duncan’s Automotive

Favorite Dry Cleaner
1. Bud’s Dry Cleaning
2. Judi’s Cleaners
3. Rytina Fine Cleaners

Favorite Tailor
1. Four Seasons Tailoring
2. Anthony’s Tailor
3. Alterations Express

Favorite Dentist
1. Frederick Correa, DDS
2. Dental Designs
3. Jerry Martin, DDS

Favorite Produce Department
1. Raley’s
2. Nugget Market
3. Safeway
Editor’s Pick: Denio’s Farmer’s Market

Favorite Grocery Store
1. Raley’s
2. Nugget Market
3. Safeway

Favorite Boutique
1. Nevaeh
2. Friday Nite
3. Nice Twice

Favorite Children’s Store
1. Lil Suckers
2. Silver Spoon
3. Starlight Starbright
Editor’s Pick: Toys That Teach

Favorite Gift Shop
1. J. Matthews
2. Periwinkle
3. Le Petit Chateau
Editor’s Pick: Home Gift Art

Favorite Jewelry Store
1. Kenny G & Co.
2. DeVons
3. Guzzetta

Favorite Store in Which to Shop
1. Nordstrom
2. Target
3. Macy’s

Favorite Mall or Shopping Center
1. Roseville Galleria
2. The Fountains
3. Quarry Ponds



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