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2011 Readers' Choice Awards

09/29/2011 09:13AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print




Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Treat Place

1. Baskin Robbins
2. Zia’s
3. Cold Stone Creamery

Favorite Smoothie Place

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

Favorite Pizza Place

1. Round Table Pizza
2. Chicago Pizza & Burgers and Indian Food
3. Brick Oven Pub

Favorite Breakfast Place

1. Sweetie Pie’s
2. Joanie’s Café & Grill
3. The Nook Café

Favorite Brunch Place

1. Sweetie Pie’s
2. Sequoia
3. Sienna New American Grill

Favorite Burger Place

1. In-N-Out Burger
2. Old Town Grill
3. Relish Burger Bar

Favorite Mexican Restaurant

1. Cascada
2. Casa Ramos
3. Colina de Oro

Favorite Chinese Restaurant

1. Hong Kong Inn
2. China City
3. Grand China

Favorite Japanese/Sushi Restaurant

1. Amerikan Ichi Sushi
2. Shilla Teriyaki & Sushi Bar
3. Kobe Sushi & Grill

 

Sequoia

Favorite Overall Restaurant

1. Sequoia
2. Cascada
3. Heyday Café

Favorite Seafood Restaurant

1. Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub
2. Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar
3. Sequoia

Favorite Steakhouse

1. Fifty Grand Steakhouse
2. Henry’s Steakhouse
3. Sequoia

Favorite Italian Restaurant

1. Papa Gianni’s
2. Bocconato Trattoria
3. Macaroni Grill

Favorite Indian Restaurant

1. Chicago Pizza & Burgers and Indian Food
2. India House
3. Curry Club

Favorite Thai Restaurant

1. Thai Basil
2. Taste of Thai
3. Chantara Thai Cuisine

Favorite Place to get Vegetarian Food

1. Cozmic Café
2. Heyday Café
3. Taste of Thai

Favorite Deli

1. Gularte’s Diamond Deli & Pizza
2. Hoosegow
3. Mr. Pickles

Favorite Salad Place

1. Heyday Café
2. Buttercup Pantry
3. Z Pie

Favorite Romantic Restaurant

1. Sequoia
2. Zachary Jacques
3. Café Luna

Favorite Outdoor Dining

1. Placerville Brewing  Co.
2. Marco’s Café
3. The Forester Pub & Grill

Favorite Takeout Restaurant

1. Allez!
2. Chicago Pizza & Burgers and Indian Food
3. Back Forty Texas BBQ

Favorite Casual Restaurant

1. Bricks
2. Heyday Café
3. Buttercup Pantry

Favorite Family Restaurant

1. Buttercup Pantry
2. Diamond Springs Hotel
3. Mel’s Dine

 

Sweetie Pie's

Favorite Bakery

1. Sweetie Pie's
2. Beyond Baked
3. Charlotte’s

Favorite Waitperson

1. Brad Geers at Sequoia
2. Autumn Childers at Buttercup Pantry
3. Faye Levine at Heyday Café

Favorite Chef

1. John Sanders at Old Town Grill
2. David Bagley at Sequoia
3. Christian Masse at Allez!

Favorite Caterer

1. Diane Wilkinson Catering
2. Beth Sogaard Catering
3. The Barley Loaf

Favorite Coffee Place

1. Starbucks
2. Caffe Santoro
3. Centro

Favorite Bar

1. Poor Red’s BBQ
2. Sierra Nevada House
3. PJ’s Roadhouse

Favorite Sports Bar

1. Slingshots
2. Bricks Eats & Drinks
3. PJ’s Roadhouse

Favorite Cocktails Place

1. Cascada
2. Bricks Eats & Drinks
3. Sequoia

Favorite Wine Bar

1. The Wine Smith
2. Annabelle’s Chocolate Lounge
3. Heyday Café

Favorite Bartender

1. Chris Della Panna at Heyday Café
2. Mike Barry at Sequoia
3. Jenny Nicolls at Heyday Café

 

Casa Ramos

Favorite Happy Hour

1. Casa Ramos
2. Bricks Eats & Drinks
3. Durango’s

Favorite Local Winery

1. Boeger Winery
2. Madroña Vineyards
3. David Girard Vineyards

Favorite Casino

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

Favorite Movie Theater

1. Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14
2. Regal Placerville Stadium 8
3. Palladio 16 Cinemas

Favorite Playground

1. Lion’s Park
2. Rotary Park
3. Christa McAuliffe Park

Favorite Kids Activity

1. Sly Park Lake
2. Cameron Park Lake
3. Folsom Zoo

Favorite Park

1. Henningsen Lotus Park
2. Gold Bug Park & Mine
3. Lion’s Park

Favorite Museum

1. El Dorado County Historical Museum
2. Gold Bug Park & Mine
3. Marshall Gold Discovery Park

Favorite Golf Course

1. Apple Mountain Golf Resort
2. Bass Lake Golf Course
3. Cold Springs Golf & Country Club

Favorite Dance Studio

1. Foothill Dance Studio
2. On Stage Productions
3. Gold Step Studio

Favorite Dance Teacher

1. Sherri Scher at On Stage Productions
2. Vanessa Lathrop at Foothill Dance Studio
3. Pamela Hayes at Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet

Favorite Personal Trainer

1. Jennifer Heape at Snap Fitness
2. Cori Fields at El Dorado Hills Sports Club
3. Kyle Glaab at Snap Fitness

Favorite Nutrition Shop

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

Favorite Gym/Health Club

1. Snap Fitness
2. El Dorado Hills Sports Club
3. TIE:  Millennium Sports Club and Powerhouse Gym

Favorite Yoga Studio

1. The Smith Flat House
2. Treehouse Wellness
3. Kevala Yoga

Favorite Yoga Instructor

1. Jennifer Heape at The Smith Flat House
2. Faye Levine at Noah’s Ark
3. James Kapicka at Kevala Yoga

Favorite Pilates Studio

1. Powerhouse Gym
2. El Dorado Hills Sports Club
3. Pilates Power

 

Kristen Meyer

Favorite Pilates Instructor

1. Kristen Meyer at  Pilates Power
2. Patty Cantwell at El Dorado Hills Sports Club
3. Judy Kuhl at Millennium Sports Club

Favorite Martial Arts Studio

1. Foothill Taekwondo
2. Orr’s Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Center
3. New Man’s Karate

Favorite Martial Arts Instructor

1. Bob Westphal at Foothill Taekwondo
2. Shawn Orr at Orr’s Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Center
3. Scott Newman at New Man’s Karate

Favorite Physical Therapist

1. Jill McDougall at Marshall Medical Center
2. Heather Hatch at El Dorado Physical Therapy
3. John Wu at Marshall Physical Therapy

Favorite Chriopractor

1. June Scofield, D.C.
2. Matt Shepherd, D.C.
3. Lorin Farr, D.C.

Favorite General Practioner

1. Jonathan Lehrman, M.D.
2. Gerardo Galang, M.D.
3. TIE: William Barley, M.D. and Mark Holthouse, M.D.

Favorite Doctor

1. Kenneth Nelson, M.D.
2. Philip Abela, M.D.
3. Jonathan Lehrman, M.D.

Favorite Pediatrician

1. Ulrich Hacker, M.D.
2. Earl Washburn, M.D.
3. Brett Christiansen, M.D.

Favorite Dermatologist

1. David No, M.D.
2. Bruce Miller, M.D.
3. Timothy Rosio, M.D.

Favorite Eye Doctor

1. Shawn McDonald, M.D.
2. TIE: Leilani Norton, M.D. and Ron Vardanega, O.D.
3. Loren Polte, O.D.

Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures

1. Reginald Rice, M.D.
2. David Kaufman, M.D.
3. Arnold Almonte, D.O.

Favorite Mental Health Professional

1. Eileen Keaveny, LCSW
2.. Katherine Tuttle, Ph.D.
3. Jill Gustafson, LCSW

Favorite Dentist

1. Douglas Stadler, D.D.S.
2. David Schultz, D.D.S.
3. Richard Henifin, D.D.S.

Favorite Orthodontist

1. Timothy Lyons, D.D.S.
2. Lexie Lyons, D.D.S.
3. Robert Nisson, D.D.S.

Favorite Pediatric Dentist

1. Penny Dodson, D.D.S.
2. Jenny McCarthy, D.D.S.
3. Victoria Sullivan, D.D.S.

Favorite Pharmacy

1. Robinson’s
2. Grandpa’s Compounding Pharmacy
3. CVS

Favorite Spiritual Leader

1. Ken Burkey at Green Valley Community Church
2. David Cooke at Cold Springs Community Church
3. Ron Short at Lakehills Covenant Church

Favorite Local Hero

1. Davey “Doc” Wiser
2. Pat Barron
3. Ed Hagen

Favorite Local Athlete

1. Judy Pickett
2. Kevin Johnson
3. Austin Colle

Favorite Local Civic Leader

1. Supervisor Jack Sweeney
2. Supervisor Ray Nutting
3. Supervisor Ron Briggs

Favorite Local Business Person

1. Judie Stewart at Placerville Flowers on Main
2. Gabe Harris at Elements Hair Salon
3. Andrew Hall at CertaPro Painters

Favorite Annual Event

1. El Dorado County Fair
2. Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest
3. Art & Wine Festival

Favorite Local Artist

1. Gloria Vernon
2. Pam Findleton
3. Stephany Nickel

Favorite Local Musician/Band

1. The Reel
2. The Relic Band
3. Andrew Heringer Band

Favorite Local Performing Arts Organization

1. Imagination Theater
2. El Dorado Musical Theatre
3. Studio 81

Favorite Charitable Organization

1. Snowline Hospice
2. Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode
3. CASA of El Dorado County

Favorite Teacher

1. Paul Tomei at El Dorado High School
2. Kerry Peterson at Camino Elementary School
3. Cameron Bennett at Gold Oak Arts Charter

Favorite Tutoring Service

1. Excel Professional Tutoring
2. Math Made Easy
3. EZ Tutoring

Favorite Preschool

1. Federated Church Preschool
2. Pinetop Montessori
3. Placerville Preschoolers

Favorite Private School

1. Cedar Springs Waldorf
2. Country Day Montessori
3. El Dorado Adventist School

 

Monster Mini Golf

Favorite Kids Birthday Party Spot

1. Monster Mini Golf
2. All Star Gymnastics & Cheer  
3. Bouncetown

Favorite Athletic Coach

1. Peanut Harms at El Dorado High School
2. Kristen Stumbaugh at Dry Diggins Dolphins Swim Team
3. Dave Johnson at Union Mine High School

Favorite Place to Volunteer

1. Marshall Medical Center
2. Green Valley Community Church
3. Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode

Favorite Best Kept Secret

1. Time Out Spa
2. Country Elegance
3. CertaPro Painters

Favorite Barber

1. TIE: Barber Jon at Barber Jon’s and Phil Hamilton at Executive Barber
2. Joe at Joe’s Barber Shop
3. Ernie at Razor’s Edge

Favorite Barbershop

1. Razor’s Edge
2. Executive Barber Shop
3. Joe’s Barber Shop

Favorite Hairstylist

1. Carolynn Sanders at Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
2. Gabe Harris at Elements Hair Salon
3. Callie Smith at Waterfall Salon

Favorite Hair Salon

1. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
2. Elements Hair Salon
3. Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa
A very close #4 – Bella Capelli Salon

Favorite Make-up Artist

1. Marina Ramos at Aesthetics by Marina
2. Jamey Amin at Bella Capelli
3. Andrea Roach at Reflections located in Dynamic Images

Favorite Mani/Pedi Place

1. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
2. Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa
3. Sassy Nails & Spa

Favorite Tanning Salon

1. Max Muscle
2. Tan Central
3. California Sun Centers

Favorite Wax Salon

1. Aesthetics by Marina
2. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
3. Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa

Favorite Place for a Massage

1. Absolute Wholeness Massage & Wellness
2. Massage Envy
3. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa

Favorite Massage Therapist

1. Leela Kelley at Absolute Wholeness Massage & Wellness
2. Penny Chabot at Studio B Salon
3. Tonya Harshman at Bella Capelli Salon

Favorite Day Spa

1. Time Out Spa
2. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa
3. Mimosa Day Spa

Favorite Place for a Facial

1. Dynamic Images Salon & Day Spa
2. Aesthetics by Marina
3. Waterfall Salon & Day Spa

Favorite Facialist

1. Andrea Roach at Reflections located in Dynamic Images
2. Marina Ramos at Aesthetics by Marina
3. Radha Parmar at Marshall Plastic Surgery

Favorite Medspa

1. Marshall Plastic Surgery
2. Asante Spa
3. Kaufman & Clark

Favorite Acupuncturist

1. Wendy Stedeford, MSAOM, L.Ac
2. Ben Ling, M.D.
3. Marc Fierro, L.Ac.

 

Placerville Hardware

Favorite Local Business:

1. Placerville Hardware  
2. Country Elegance  
3. Placerville Flowers on Main

Favorite Veterinarian

1. Randy Robinson, D.V.M.
2. Richard Parsons, D.V.M.
3. Erin Felton, D.V.M.

Favorite Pet Groomer

1. Canines on Main
2.  Pampered Puppy
3. El Dorado Pet Club

Favorite Pet Shop

1. Lees’ Feed & Western Store
2. Bark Avenue
3. Pampering Pickle

Favorite Pet Trainer

1. Cherie Maitland at Our Furry Friends
2. Matthew Margolis at Uncle Matty’s Dog Training Center
3. Jason Davis at Folsom Dog Resort

Favorite Pet Boarding

1. Uppity Pup
2. El Dorado Pet Club
3. Becky’s Pet Hotel & Grooming

Favorite Print & Sign Shop

1. Minuteman Press
2. Sign & Banner Express
3. Diamond Springs Printing

Favorite Real Estate Agent

1. Janine Waggener
2. Daniel Benedetto
3. Nick Sadek

Favorite Interior Designer

1. Destiny Designs
2. Guchi Interior Designs
3. NT Interior Deign

Favorite Remodeler

1. Patrick Pongracz
2. Destiny Designs
3. Guchi Interior Designs

Favorite Handyman

1. Bob Hendrix Construction
2. El Dorado Restoration
3. Destiny Designs

Favorite Electrician

1. Carnahan Electric
2. T & M Electric
3. Jones Electric

Favorite Plumber

1. Conforti Plumbing
2. R Plumbing
3. Bill Bellas

Favorite Painting Contractor

1. CertaPro Painters
2. BT Custom Painting
3. Bayshore Painting

Favorite Landscaper

1. S & J Landscape Maintenance
2. Koch Kreations
3. Ferguson Landscape

Favorite Garden Center

1. Front Yard Nursery
2. Home Depot
3. Camino Garden Center

Favorite Carpet Cleaners

1. Carter’s Carpet Restoration
2. Premier Carpet Cleaning
3. Hadley’s Proclean

Favorite Senior Living

1. Gold Country Retirement Community
2. Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park
3. Ponte Palmero

 

Lisa Richmond Photography

Favorite Family Photographer

1. Lisa Richmond Photography
2. Studio 3 Photography
3. Fisher Photography

Favorite Art Gallery

1. Gold Country Artists Gallery
2. Pop Art Gallery
3. Something MORE Art Gallery

Favorite Tax Preparer/Accountant

1. Ellery Schwartz
2. Allen Delbrouck
3. David Zelinsky

Favorite Attorney

1. Steve Tapson
2. Mark Cudney
3. Sarah Litchney

Favorite Bank

1. El Dorado Savings Bank
2. River City Bank
3. Union Bank

Favorite Credit Union

1. Schools Financial Credit Union
2. Sierra Central Credit Union
3. Golden 1 Credit Union

Favorite Auto Repair

1. Automotive Excellence
2. Cameron Park Automotive
3. The Toy Shop

Favorite Auto Body Shop

1. Frank’s Auto Body
2. Steve Stymeist Auto Body
3. Placerville Body Shop

Favorite Oil Change Place

1. Jiffy Lube
2. Thompsons Service Center
3. Automotive Excellence

Favorite Smog Shop

1. Automotive Excellence
2. Julian Automotive
3. Ponderosa Auto Express

Favorite Car Wash Place

1. Splasherville
2. Car-izma Auto Spa
3. Niemann’s Auto Touch

 

Camino Flower Shop

Favorite Florist

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

Favorite Dry Cleaner

1. 49er Cleaners
2. Fresh Cleaners
3. Classic Cleaners

Favorite Tailor

1. Rose Alteration
2. Fresh Cleaners
3. 49er Cleaners

Favorite Farmers’ Market

1. Placerville Farmers Market
2. El Dorado Hills Farmers Market
3. Burke Junction

Favorite Produce Department

1. Raley’s
2. Nugget Market
3. Bel Air

Favorite Grocery Store

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

Favorite Health Food Store

1. Noah’s Ark
2. Placerville Health Food
3. Cameron Park Health Foods

 

Annieberries

Favorite Children’s Store

1. Annieberries
2. Dandelions
3. All My Children

Favorite Toy Store

1. Kiddlywinks
2. Dandelions
3. Annieberries

Favorite Bike Shop

1. Placerville Bike Shop
2. Golden Spoke Bike Shop
3. Bob’s Cycle Center

Favorite Home Décor Store

1. Country Elegance
2. Tree House
3. Metal Dragonfly

Favorite Furniture Store

1. Affordable Furniture & Blinds
2. Sierra Furniture Company
3. Naturwood

Favorite Floor Coverings Store

1. Dick’s Carpet One
2. Dawson’s Floor Fashions
3. Home Depot

Favorite Window Coverings Store

1. Affordable Furniture & Blinds
2. Dick’s Carpet One
3. Guchi Interior Design

Favorite Bookstore

1. The Bookery
2. Jireh’s Christian Books
3. Books 'n Bears

Favorite Boutique

1. Off Broadway
2. Placerville Clothing Company
3. Combellack’s

Favorite Consignment Shop

1. Violets are Blue
2. Jenni Lynn Boutique
3. Snowline Hospice

Favorite Gift Shop

1. Lighthouse
2. Country Elegance
3. Marshall Medical Center Gift Shop

Favorite Jewelry Store

1. Randolph’s Jewelers
2. Ancient Gold Jewelers
3. Goldsmith Gallery

Favorite Store in Which to Shop

1. Snowline Hospice
2. Placerville Hardware
3. TJ Maxx

Favorite Shopping Center/Mall

1. El Dorado Hills Town Center
2. Folsom Premium Outlets
3. Downtown Placerville

 

D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery & Café

Favorite Wedding Cake Maker  

1. D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery & Café  
2. Beyond Baked
3. The Barley Loaf

Favorite Wedding Photographer 

1. Lisa Richmond Photography  
2. Lexigraphics Photography
3. Studio 3 Photography

Favorite Wedding Venue

1. Sequoia
2. Fausel Ranch
3. David Girard Vineyards
A very close #4 Sierra Banquet Center

Favorite Rehearsal Dinner Place

1. Sequoia
2. Sierra Banquet Center
2. Zachary Jacques

Favorite Wedding Florist

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

Favorite Bridal Shop

1. Renfros
2. Enchanted Bridal Shoppe
3. De La Rosa’s

Favorite Wedding Videographer

1. Bonetti Videography
2. Frontside Films
3. Liquid Light Video

Favorite Wedding Caterer

1. Beth Sogaard Catering
2. Diane Wilkinson Catering
3. Old Town Grill

Favorite Wedding Planner

1. Darcie Swedelson at A Dazzling Day by Darcie
2. Tawnia Ceo, in-house coordinator at Sequoia
3. Lora Ward at A Day to Remember

Favorite Wedding DJ

1. Chad Stalzer Productions
2. Music and More
3. GP Productions

Favorite Photo Booth

1. Annie’s Photo Booth
2. Encore Photo Booths
3. Profinish Design

Favorite Wedding Invitations

1. Stamp It Rich!
2. Minuteman Press
3. Wedding Paper Divas

Favorite Wedding Officiant

1. Terri Smith
2. Larry Lott
3. Rev. Jeri Murphy

Favorite Wedding Rental Company

1. Party Smart Rentals
2. Classic Party Rentals
3. Celebrations! Elegant Party Rentals

Favorite Linen Rental Company

1. Classy Covers
2. Slip of Elegance
3. Party Smart Rentals

Favorite Limousine Company

1. California Sweet Rides
2. Neumann Enterprises
3. Aladdin Limousine Service


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