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2008 Readers' Choice Awards

09/30/2008 05:00PM ● Published by Super Admin

The number of votes and results show an overwhelming trend: FoothillStyle 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.    What’s the Scoop
2.    Baskin Robbins
3.    Foster’s Freeze

Favorite Smoothie Place
1.    Jamba Juice
2.    Mira Loma Coffee & Deli
3.    Courtyard Café
Editor’s Pick: Mango with Green Tea Smoothie at It’s A Grind

Favorite Pizza Place
1. Pizza Plus
2. Round Table
3. Papa Murphy’s

Favorite Breakfast Place
1.    Sweetie Pie’s
2.    Train Station Coffee Shop
3.    Joanie’s Cafe & Grill
Editor’s Pick: The Nook Cafe

Favorite Brunch Place
1.    Sequoia
2.    Sweetie Pie’s
3.    Redbud Café

Favorite Burger & Fries Joint
1.    In-n-Out
2.    Hangtown Grill
3.    Foster’s Freeze

Favorite BBQ Place
1. Back Forty Texas BBQ
2. Texas West Barbeque
3. Poor Red’s

Favorite Mexican Restaurant
1.    Casa Ramos
2.    Colina Del Oro
3.    Tortilla Flats

Favorite Chinese Restaurant
1.    Diamond Chinese
2.    Fat’s Asia Bistro
3.    Golden Dragon
Editor’s Pick: China City Restaurant

Favorite Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
1.    Kobe Sushi
2.    Mikuni
3.    Sky Sushi

Favorite Steakhouse
1.    Fifty Grand
2.    The Haven
3.    Black Angus

Favorite Italian Restaurant
1.    Papa Gianni’s
2.    Lil Johnnie D. Carlo’s
3.    Dante’s on the River

Favorite Indian Restaurant
1.    Hemalayas
2.    India House
3.    Kathmandu Kitchen

Favorite Thai Restaurant
1.    Thai Style Fine Dining
2.    Chantara Thai
3.    Thai Paradise

Favorite Deli
1.    Bella Verona
2.    Beach Hut Deli
3.    Mama Ann’s

Favorite Sandwich Place
1.     Mr. Pickles
2.    Courtyard Café
3.    Bella Verona
Editor’s Pick: Paninis at Mira Loma Coffee & Deli...yum!

Favorite Salad Place
1.    HeyDay Café
2.    Courtyard Café
3.    Sizzler

Favorite Bakery
1.    Sweetie Pie’s
2.    Sierra Rizing
3.    Charlotte’s Bake Shoppe

Favorite Romantic Restaurant
1.    Sequoia
2.    Café Luna
3.    Café Campanile

Favorite Outdoor Dining
1.    Courtyard Café
2.    Redbud Café
3.    Sierra Nevada House

Favorite Takeout Restaurant
1.    Allez!
2.    Fat’s Asia Bistro
3.    Applebee’s

Favorite Casual Restaurant
1.    HeyDay Café
2.    Z Pie
3.    Cozmic Café

Favorite Overall Restaurant
1.    Redbud Café
2.    Sequoia
3.    HeyDay Café

Favorite Waitperson
1.    Ray, Sizzler
2.    Nicole, Bella Verona
3.    Cindy, Fifty Grand

Favorite Coffee or Tea
1.    Starbucks
2.    Centro
3.    Bella Verona

Favorite Happy Hour
1.    Durangos
2.    Powell Brothers Steamer Co.
3.    Café Campanile

Favorite Cocktails
1.    Poor Red’s
2.    Snooty Frog
3.    Fifty Grand

Favorite Place for a Glass of Wine
1.    The Wine Smith
2.    Café Campanile
3.    Bistro 33
Editor’s Pick: Dolce Vino

Favorite Local Winery
1.    Boeger
2.    Crystal Basin Cellars
3.    Madrona Vineyards

Favorite Day Trip
1.    Lake Tahoe
2.    Apple Hill
3.    Amador County Wineries

Favorite Kid’s Activity
1.    Gold Bug Mine
2.    City Pool
3.    Monster Mini Golf

Favorite Park
1.    City Park (Placerville)
2.    Henningsen Lotus Park
3.    Lions Park

Favorite Picnic Spot
1.    American River – Salmon Falls
2.    Sly Park
3.    Marshall Gold Discover State Park

Favorite Golf Course
1.    Bass Lake Golf Course
2.    Apple Mountain Golf Course
3.    Camino Heights Golf Course

Favorite Personal Trainer
1.    Dayna Rodgers, Lord’s Gym
2.    Snap Fitness, Shingle Springs
3.    Sharon Felts, El Dorado Hills Sports Club

Favorite Gym/Health Club
1.    EDH Sports Club
2.    Lord’s Gym
3.    Millennium

Favorite Martial Arts
1.    New Man’s Karate
2.    Orr Brothers Karate & Fitness
3.    Cameron Park Tae Kwon Do

Favorite Casino
1.    Jackson Rancheria
2.    Harrah’s
3.    Thunder Valley

Favorite Local Spiritual Leader
1.    Ken Burkey, Green Valley Community Church
2.    Don Pritchard, Solid Rock Faith Center
3.    Brian Long, Church of the Foothills

Favorite Museum
1.    Crocker
2.    Placerville Historical Museum
3.    Railroad Museum

Favorite Local Hero
1.    Local Firefighters
2.    Local Police
3.    Robyn Raphael, Keaton Raphael Memorial

Favorite Civic Leader
1.    Ron Briggs
2.    Carl Hagen
3.    Vern Pierson

Favorite Local Businessperson
1.    Adam Weiner
2.    Judy Stewart
3.    Fay Linson

Favorite Annual Event or Festival
1.    Brewfest
2.    A Chocolate Affair
3.    El Dorado County Fair
Editor’s Note: Hangtown Jazz Jubilee - note that the 20th annual event will now be on October 4, 2009. But don’t miss the Jammin’ Jazz Fundraiser on October 5, 2008. See hangtownjazzjubilee.com for more information.

Favorite Artist
1.    Linda Erfle
2.    Anita Wolff
3.    Michelle Flood

Favorite Musician/Band
1.    Late for Dinner
2.    The Reel
3.    Wonderbread 5

Favorite Charitable Organization
1.     Snowline Hospice
2.    Keaton Rafael Memorial
3.    CASA

Favorite Best Kept Secret
1.    Winterhill Farms
2.    The Bookery
3.    Dedrick’s Cheese

Favorite Teacher
1.    Kari Richards, Indian Creek Elementary
2.    Kelly Estes, Oak Meadow Elementary
3.    Eric Moeller, Ponderosa High School

Favorite Athletic Coach
1.    Jim Harrington, Herbert Green Middle School
2.    Dick Perry, El Dorado High School
3.    Don Aguiar, Ponderosa High School

Favorite Place to Volunteer
1.    Green Valley Community Church
2.    Marshall Medical
3.    Snowline Hospice

Favorite Place to Take Out-of-Town Visitors
1.    Apple Hill
2.    Downtown Placerville
3.    Coloma

Favorite Local Web site
1.    ElDoradoGuide.com
2.    Placerville-Downtown.org
3.    Craigslist.com

Favorite Barber Shop
1.    Joe’s Barber Shop, Shingle Springs
2.    Cameron Park Barber Shop
3.    Barber Jon’s

Favorite Hair Stylist
1.    Donna, Maradon Salon
2.    Monica, Studio M
3.    Fay, Dynamic Images

Favorite Salon
1.    Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa
2.    Elements Hair Salon
3.    Waterfall Salon & Day Spa

Favorite Place for a Manicure/Pedicure
1.    Rose’s Nail Salon
2.    Dynamic Images
3.    Harmony Skin & Body Wellness

Favorite Place for a Massage
1.    Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
2.    Asante Spa
3.    Time Out Spa

Favorite Place for a Facial
1.    Dynamic Images
2.    Harmony Skin & Body Wellness
3.    Body Mind Spirit Soul

Favorite Pet Groomer
1. Becky’s Grooming & Boarding
2.    Sierra Hills Dog Grooming
3.    Lil Grooming Shop

Favorite Florist
1.    Camino Flower Shop
2.    By the Gate
3.    Placerville Flowers on Main

Favorite Photographer
1.    Vintage Photography
2.    Bob Darling
3.    Shelly Thorene

Favorite Art Gallery
1.    Gold Country Artist Gallery
2.    Hang it Up Gallery
3.    Bennett Gallery

Favorite Local Bank
1.    El Dorado Savings Bank
2.    River City Bank
3.    Golden 1 Credit Union

Favorite Auto Repair
1.    Anderson Automotive
2.    Neil’s Automotive
3.    Automotive Excellence

Favorite Dry Cleaners
1.    49ers Cleaners
2.    Dry Cleaning to Your Door
3.    Sanitex Cleaners

Favorite Dentist
1.    Richard Henifin, D.D.S.
2.    Robert Anderson, D.D.S.
3.    Russell Jones, D.D.S.

Favorite Produce Department
1.    Nugget Market
2.    Raley’s
3.    Noah’s Ark

Favorite Grocery Store
1.    Raley’s
2.    Saveway
3.    Food 4 Less

Favorite Boutique
1.    Blue Skies
2.    Placerville Clothing Company
3.    Violets Are Blue
Editor’s Pick: Spoiled Rotten Boutique

Favorite Children’s Store
1.    Annieberries
2.    Starlight Starbright
3.    Kiddlywinks

Favorite Gift Shop
1.    Tree House
2.    Lighthouse Gift Shop
3.    Robinson’s Pharmacy
Editor’s Pick: Placerville News Company

Favorite Jewelry Store
1.    Randolph Jewelers
2.    Goldsmith Gallery
3.    R. E. Freund Jewelers

Favorite Store in Which to Shop
1.    Placerville Hardware
2.    Wal-Mart
3.    Macy’s
Editor’s Pick: Appealing to our sweet tooth, Candy Strike – Old Tyme Candy & More

Favorite Mall or Shopping Center
1.    Folsom Premium Outlets
2.    Roseville Galleria
3.    Downtown Placerville

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