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3rd Annual - Readers' Choice Awards - 2009

10/02/2009 05:14AM ● Published by Wendy Sipple

Ice Cream

1. Baskin Robbins
2. What's the Scoop
3. Cold Stone Creamery
Editor's Pick:  Fosters Freeze

Smoothie Place

1. Jamba Juice
2. Bean Barn
3. Cozmic Café

Pizza

1. Round Table
2. Papa Murphy's
3. Pizza Factory

Breakfast

1. Sweetie Pie's
2. El Dorado Café
3. Train Station Coffee Shop

Brunch Place

1. Sweetie Pie's
2. Sequoia
3. Heyday Café

Burger & Fries Joint

1. In-N-Out
2. Old Town Grill
3. Shoestrings
Editor's Pick:  Original Mel's

BBQ

1. Back Forty Texas BBQ
2. Texas West BBQ
3. Sierra Smokehouse

Mexican

1. Los Hermanos
2. Casa Ramos
3. Cascada

Chinese

1. Fat's Asia Bistro
2. Hong Kong Inn
3. China City

Sushi

1. Mikuni
2. Shilla Teriyaki & Sushi Bar
3. Kobe Sushi & Grill

Steakhouse

1. Sizzler
2. Fifty Grand
3. Tahoe Joe's

Italian

1. Papa Gianni's
2. Visconti's Ristorante
3. Strings, El Dorado Hills

Indian

1. Hemalayas
Only one winner here!

Thai

1. Chantara Thai Cuisine
2. Thai Style Fine Dining
3. Thai Paradise

Vegetarian

1. Cozmic Café
2. Z Pie
3. Noah's Ark

Deli

1. Mr. Pickles
2. Mama Ann's
3. Cool Deli

Sandwich

1. Mr. Pickles
2. Gularte's Pizza & Deli
3. Courtyard Café

Salad

1. HeyDay Café
2. Cozmic Café
3. Pizza Plus

Bakery

1. Sweetie Pie's
2. Sierra Rizing
3. Karen's

Bagel/Pastry

1. Bagel Works
2. Sweetie Pie's
3. Karen's

Romantic

1. Sequoia
2. Bidwell Street Bistro
3. Café Luna

Outdoor

1. Bistro 33
2. Slocum House
3. Bidwell Street Bistro

Takeout

1. Z Pie
2. Allez
3. Applebee's

Casual

1. Buttercup Pantry
2. HeyDay Café
3. Placerville Brewery

Overall

1. HeyDay Café
2. Sequoia
3. Papa Gianni's

Waitperson

1. Brad Geers at Sequoia
2. Linda Alvarez at Sweetie Pie's
3. Ryan Statham at Bidwell Street Bistro

Chef

1. Joey Benavidas at Sequoia
2. Christian Masse at Allez
3. Wendi Mentink at Bidwell Street Bistro

Coffee

1. Starbuck's
2. Bean Barn
3. Centro

Bar

1. Poor Red's
2. Placerville Brewery
3. Slingshots

Cocktails

1. Sequoia
2. Café Campanile
3. Bistro 33

Wine

1. Wine Smith
2. Heyday Café
3. Sequoia

Bartender

1. Jeff Watson at Café Campanile
2. Nate Salstrand at Powell's
3. Ryan Statham at Bidwell Street Bistro

Winery

1. Boeger
2. Findleton
3. Holly's Hill Vineyard
Editor's Pick:  David Girard Vineyard

Casino

1. Red Hawk
2. Harrah's Lake Tahoe
3. Jackson Rancheria

Day Trip

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

Kid’s Activity

1. Folsom City Zoo
2. Gold Bug Mine
3. City Pool

Park

1. Placerville City Park
2. Henningsen Lotus Park
3. Lions Park

Picnic Spot

1. Coloma State Historic Park
2. Boeger Winery
3. Folsom Lake

Golf Course

1. Apple Mountain
2. Cold Springs
3. Bass Lake

Personal Trainer

1 Jennifer Heape at Snap Fitness
2. Dayna Rodgers at Lord’s Gym
3. Glenda Fowler at Snap Fitness

Gym/Health Club

1. Snap Fitness
2. Lord’s Gym
3. Millenium
Honorable Mention: A very close 4th, Fit for Life

Martial Arts

1. Foothill Taekwondo
2. Tuggles Taekwondo
3. Newman’s Karate

Yoga Studio/Instructor

1. Jennifer Heape at Smith Flat House
2. Joyce Kilburt at Fit for Life
3. Michael Shaw at Millenium

Doctor

1. Dr. Wendy Dyer
2. Dr. Mark Holthouse
3. Dr. Jonathan Lehrman

Dermatologist

1. Dr. Bruce Miller
2. Dr. Timothy Rosio
3. Dr. David No

Eye Doctor

1. Dr. Shawn McDonald
2. Dr. Corydon Edgecomb
3. Dr. Ron Vardanega

Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures

1. Dr. Robert Winslow
2. Dr. Reginald Rice
3. Dr. Arnold Almonte

Chiropractor

1. Dr. John Taylor
2. Dr. Matt Shepherd
3. Dr. Mark Schwartzmeyer

Dentist

1. Dr. Russell Jones
2. Dr. Cynthia Russell
3. Dr. Douglas Stadler

Pediatric Dentist

1. Dr. Penny Dodson
2. Dr. Victoria Sullivan
3. Dr. Monica Tavallaei

Pharmacy

1. Robinson's
2. Raley’s
3. Grandpa’s Compounding

Spiritual Leader

1. David Cooke at Cold Springs Community Church
2. Ken Burkey at Green Valley Community Church
3. Don Pritchard at Solid Rock Faith Center

Museum

1. El Dorado County Historical Museum
2. California State Railroad Museum
3. Folsom History Museum

Local Hero

1. Bill Bryant
2. Sgt. David Standish
3. Susie Davies

Civic Leader

1. Supervisor Jack Sweeney
2. Assemblyman Ted Gaines
3. Sheriff Jeff Neves

Businessperson

1. Tristann Carroll at Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon
2. Andrew Hall at CertaPro Painters
3. Bill Prosch at El Dorado Restoration

Event

1. El Dorado County Fair
2. A Chocolate Affair
3. Placerville Art & Wine Festival

Local Artist

1. Pamela Findleton
2. Gloria Vernon
3. Robert Sandidge

Band/Musician

1. Hangtown Heroes
2. Have Mercy
3. Late for Dinner
Honorable Mention: The Reel

Performing Arts Organization

1. Foothill Dance & Performing Arts Studio
2. El Dorado Musical Theatre
3. Imagination Theater

Charitable Organization

1. Snowline Hospice
2. CASA
3. M.O.R.E.

Secret

1. Robinson’s Pharmacy
2. Candy Strike – Old Tyme Candy
3. Taste Restaurant, Plymouth

Teacher

1. Ladonna Flynn, Gold Trail Elementary
2. Stacy Buchholz, Ponderosa High School
3. Paul Tomei, El Dorado High School

Preschool

1. The Federated Church Preschool
2. Placerville Preschoolers Kids Kampus
3. Happy Kids Preschool and Day Care

Coach

1. Chad McGowan, Union Mine High School
2. Kristen Stumbaugh, El Dorado High School
3. Richard Wetmore, Marina Village Middle School

Librarian

1. Jan Robbins, Placerville Main Library
2. Nancy Owen-Hazard – Cameron Park Library
3. Sue Meigs, Sutter’s Mill School

Volunteer

1. Snowline Hospice
2. M.O.R.E.
3. The Upper Room Dining Hall

Barber

1. Joe at Joe’s Barber Shop
2. Carrie at Barber Jon’s
3. Randy at Randy’s Barber-Stylist

Barbershop

1. Joe’s Barber Shop, Diamond Springs
2. Cameron Park Barber Shop
3. Randy’s Barber-Stylist, Folsom

Hairstylist

1. Sheila Carter at Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon
2. Callie Smith at Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
3. Tristann Carroll at Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon

Salon

1. Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon, Placerville
2. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa, Placerville
3. Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa, Placerville

Manicure/Pedicure

1. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa, Placerville
2. Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon, Placerville
3. City Nails, Cameron Park

Massage

1. Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa
2. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
3. Time Out

Massage Therapist

1. Penny Chabot at Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa
2. Niki Garrison at Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
3. Hillary Beckman at Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon

Day Spa

1. Time Out
2. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
3. Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon

Facial

1. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
2. Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon
3. Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa

Facialist

1. Marina Ramos at Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
2. Hillary Beckman at Cosmo Hair & Nail Salon
3. Amanda Swain at Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
Honorable Mention: Andrea Roach at Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa

Pet Groomer

1. Lil’ Grooming Shop, Placerville
2. Canines on Main, Placerville
3. Pampered Puppy, El Dorado Hills

Pet Shop

1. Lees’ Feed & Western Wear, Shingle Springs
2. Bark Avenue, El Dorado Hills
3. PetSmart, Cameron Park

Pet Trainer

1. Matthew Margolis, Uncle Matty’s Dog Training Center
2. Jason Davis, The Dog Guy
3. Kristin Minnie, El Dorado K9

Florist

1. Camino Flower Shop, Placerville
2. By the Gate, Diamond Springs
3. Flowers on Main, Placerville

Photographer

1. Studio 3, Placerville
2. Bob Darling, Placerville
3. Mark Keith Photography, Placerville

Art Gallery

1. Gold Country Artists Gallery, Placerville
2. Gallery 4, Placerville
3. Hang it Up, El Dorado Hills

Handyman Services

1. El Dorado Restoration, Diamond Springs
2. Handy Andy, Citrus Heights
3. Leu Enterprises, El Dorado HIlls

Electrician

1. Abel’s Electric, Placerville
2. BC Electric, Rescue
3. Carnahan Electric, Diamond Springs

Plumber

1. Conforti Plumbing, El Dorado
2. Calison Plumbing Inc., Placerville
3. Quality Plumbing Co., Placerville

Carpet Cleaners

1. Carter’s Carpet Restoration, Diamond Springs
2. Foothills Steam Way, Pollock Pines
3. Stanley Steemer

Senior Living

1. Eskaton Village, Placerville
2. Gold Country Retirement Center, Placerville
3. Eskaton Lodge, Cameron Park

Accountant/Tax Preparer

1. Accurate Tax Service, Placerville
2. Nancy G. Egloff, Diamond Springs
3. Allen E. Delbrouck, El Dorado Hills

Attorney

1. James Clark, Placerville
2. Karen B. Guthrie, Cameron Park
3. Hoffman & Hoffman, Folsom

Local Bank

1. El Dorado Savings Bank, Placerville
2. River City Bank, Placerville
3. Schools Financial Credit Union, Placerville

Auto Repair

1. Automotive Excellence, Placerville
2. Neil’s Automotive Repair, Diamond Springs
3. Eagle Radiator & Muffler, Placerville

Dry Cleaners

1. Fresh Cleaners, Placerville
2. 49ers Cleaners, Placerville
3. Classic Cleaners, Placerville

Tailor

1. El Dorado Hills Tailor Shop
2. Rose Alteration, Placerville
3. Absolute Alterations, Folsom

Produce

1. Raley’s
2. Nugget Market
3. Noah’s Ark

Grocery Store

1. Safeway
2. Raley’s
3. Nugget Market

Health Food Store

1. Noah’s Ark, Placerville
2. Max Muscle, Placerville
3. Cameron Park Health Foods, Cameron Park

Boutique

1. Blue Skies, Placerville
2. Violets Are Blue, Placerville
3. Spoiled Rotten, Cameron Park

Children’s Store

1. Munchkins, Placerville
2. Kiddlywinks, Placerville
3. Annieberries, Placerville

Home Décor

1. Home Depot, Placerville
2. Tree House, Placerville
3. Affordable Furniture and Blinds, Placerville

Furniture

1. Affordable Furniture & Blinds, Placerville
2. Naturwood Home Furnishings, Rancho Cordova
3. Macy’s

Window Coverings

1. Affordable Furniture and Blinds, Placerville
2. Home Depot, Placerville
3. Lowe’s, Folsom

Consignment

1. Violets Are Blue, Placerville
2. Jenni Lynn Boutique, Shingle Springs
3. Snowline Hospice, Placerville

Gift Shop

1. Lighthouse, Placerville
2. Blue Skies, Placerville
3. Robinson’s Pharmacy, Placerville

Jewelry

1. Randolph’s Jewelers, Placerville
2. Goldsmith Gallery, Placerville
3. R.E. Freund Jewelers, Placerville

Store in Which to Shop

1. Target
2. Nordstrom
3. Big Lots

Mall or Shopping Center

1. Roseville Galleria
2. Folsom Outlets
3. Main Street, Placerville

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