Celebrating the Businesses of Elk Grove

2012 Best of Elk Grove Winners

Community

 

Best Blogger

1. Terri Gibbs - The Hank Chronicles

2. Jonathan Stein

3. Pahla Bowers - Adventures of an Average Athelete

 

Best Community Event/Festival

1. CSD Giant Pumpkin and Harvest Festival

2. Western Festival

3. Running of the Elk Half Marathon

 

Best Local Hero

1. Karen Penfold

2. Tony Goularte

3. Melissa Mutz

 

Best Non-Profit Organization

1. Elk Grove Food Bank Services

2. Chicks in Crisis

3. Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce

 

Entertainment

 

Best High School Marching Band

1. Elk Grove High School

2. Franklin High School

3. Laguna Creek High School

 

Best Local Artist

1. David Garibaldi

2. Arlene Palmer

2. Paul Fraley

3. Sharon Zachary

 

Best Local Band

1. Random Shuffle

2. Road 88

3. Gary Mendoza Band

 

Best Party Entertainment

1. Jumps R Us

2. Great Scot the Magic Dude

3. Full Throttle Music

 

Best Place for Adult Fun

1. Pins N Strikes Bowling

2. Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill

3. CSD Comedy Under the Stars

 

Best Place for Kids Fun

1. Pins N Strikes Bowling

2. Morse Park

3. Laguna's Awesome Party Palace

 

Best Place for Live Music

1. CSD Hot Summer Nights Concerts

2. Brick House Restaurant & Lounge

3. Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill

 

Best Place to Watch the Big Game

1. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

2. Bull Wings Bar & Grill

3. Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill

 

Food & Drink

 

Best Bar/Sports Bar

1. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

2. Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill

3. Brick House Restaurant & Lounge

 

Best Buffet

1. Golden Corral

2. Fuji Sushi Buffet

3. Home Town Buffet

 

Best Chinese Restaurant

1. Happy Garden

2. Tea Garden

3. Red Chopstix

 

Best Coffee House

1. Starbucks

2. It's A Grind

3. Peet's Coffee & Tea

 

Best Deli

1. Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop

2. Nugget Market

3. Beach Hut Deli

 

Best Dessert Shop

1. Leatherby's

2. Tops Yogurt

3. Terri Does Desserts

 

Best Donut Shop

1. Java Time Donuts

2. JR's Donuts

3. Honey's Donut Shop

 

Best Fast Food

1. In-N-Out Burger

2. Chipotle

3. Chik-fil-A

 

Best Food Truck

1. Heavenly Dog

2. Krush Burger

3. Drewski's

 

Best Frozen Dessert Shop

1. Leatherby's

2. Tops Yogurt

3. Pinkberry

 

Best Hawaiian Restaurant

1. L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

 

Best Indian Restaurant

1. Maharani India Restaurant

2. Curry House

 

Best Italian Restaurant

1. Palermo Ristorante Italiano

2. Paesanos

3. Vince's Ristorante

 

Best Japanese Restaurant

1. Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

2. Kintaro Sushi Bar

3. Osaka Sushi

 

Best Mexican Restaurant

1. Plaza Del Sol Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

2. Todo Un Poco

3. Baja Burrito

 

Best Pizza Place

1. Pizza Bell

2. Round Table

3. Old Town Pizzeria

 

Best Place for a Burger

1. The Habit Burger Grill

2. In-N-Out Burger

3. SmashBurger

 

Best Place for a Glass of Wine

1. Paesanos

2. McConnell Estates Winery

3. Palermo Ristorante Italiano

 

Best Place for American Food

1. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

2. Brick House Restaurant & Lounge

3. Dickey's Barbecue Pit

 

Best Place for Breakfast

1. Mimi's Cafe

2. Stagecoach Restaurant

3. Cassidy's Family Restaurant

 

Best Place for Hot Wings

1. Wingstop

2. Bull Wings Bar & Grill

3. Wings & Rings

 

Best Place to Fill Water Bottles

1. Nugget Market

2. Grocery Outlet

3. WinCo

 

Best Sandwich Shop

1. Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop

2. Beach Hut Deli

3. Baguettes

 

Best Thai Restaurant

1. Thai Chili

2. Thai Basil

3. Royal Thai

 

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

1. Pho Lotus

2. Viet Hoa Vietnamese & Chinese

3. Pho Hoa

 

Home & Garden

 

Best Carpet Care

1. Liberty Carpet Care

2. Awesome Carpets & Tile

3. Frank's Carpet Care

 

Best General Contractor/Handyman

1. Floor to Ceiling

2. Elk Grove Home Repair

2. Sam James Construction

3. A2Z Home Improvements

 

Best Heating & Air Service

1. Top Rank Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

2. Bell Brothers Heating and Air

3. Huft Heating and Air Conditioning

 

Best Home Appraiser

1. Appraise It Today, Amy Parker

2. Turn Key Home Inspections

3. John Huynh, Real Estate Unlimited

 

Best House Painter

1. Motta Bellissimo Painting

2. Pro Painters

3. Lance McKinney

 

Best Interior Designer

1. Floor To Ceiling

2. Into Interiors

3. Design FX

 

Best Landscaper

1. Singh's Landscape & Maintenance

2. Tranquill Gardens

3. Majestic Landscape

 

Best Lawn Care

1. Singh's Landscape & Maintenance

2. Elk Grove Lawn Care

3. River City Lawn Care

 

Best Pest Control

1. Bell Pest Control

2. The Pest Guys

3. Sniper Pest Control

 

Best Plumber

1. The Plumbing Therapist

2. The Pocket Plunger

3. MSE Plumbing

 

Best Pool Maintenance

1. All Clear Pool and Spa

2. Sage Pools

3. Majestic Pool Service

 

Best Real Estate Agent

1. Valerie Healy, RE/MAX

2. Alison M. Warren, Coldwell Banker

3. Terri Moule, Keller Williams

 

Shopping & Services

 

Best Accounting Services

1. Benita Myers Tax Services

2. Romeo Francisco CPA

3. Accurate Accounting Services

 

Best Appliance Sales & Service

1. Valley Oak Appliance Center

 

Best Attorney

1. Cava & Faulkner Attorneys at Law

2. Law Offices of Jonathan Stein

3. Wolff & Wolff Attorneys at Law

 

Best Auto Body Repair

1. Hayes Brothers Collision Repair

2. Frisco Auto Body

3. Auto Body Expressions

 

Best Auto Repair Shop

1. Big O Tires

2. Evert Automotive

3. Automotive Solutions

 

Best Bank

1. The Golden One Credit Union

2. Mechanics Bank

3. River City Bank

 

Best Bike Shop

1. Kinetic Cycles

 

Best Book Store

1. Almost Perfect Used Books

2. Trent's Bookshelf

 

Best Business Assistant

1. Cybertary of Elk Grove - Sharon Holbrook

 

Best Business Development

1. Avaunt Advantage

2. Kreative Design / Marketing

3. Jauco & Associates - Business

Coaching & Consulting

 

Best Car Dealership

1. Elk Grove Toyota

2. Elk Grove Ford

3. Elk Grove Volkswagen

 

Best Car Wash

1. Bubbles

2. Kelly's Car Wash

3. Golden State Car Wash

 

Best Cards & Comics Shop

1. Cards and Comics

2. Metropolis Comix

3. Olde World Gaming

 

Best Child Care Facility

1. Merryhill School

2. MVP Academy

3. Alexander Preschool & Child Care

 

Best Chiropractor

1. Backs in Motion Chirospa

2. The Specific Chiropractic Center

3. Peak Performance

 

Best Computer Help

1. Professional Computer Technology

2. Flash Mobile Computers

3. Staples

 

Best Copy & Print

1. Cornerstone Copy & Print

2. FedEx Office

3. Design Copy & Print

 

Best Craft Store

1. Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft

2. Michael's

3. Knitique

 

Best Customer Service

1. Nugget Market

2. Mechanics Bank

3. The Running Zone

 

Best Dance Supply Store

1. Releve Dance-Wear Co.

2. Step In Time Dance Boutique

 

Best Dental Office

1. Elk Grove Family Dentistry

2. Dentistry By Design

3. Laguna Palm Dental

 

Best Education/Tutoring

1. Sylvan Learning Center

2. Everyday Heroes Training Center

3. Burkes Tutoring

 

Best Electrician

1. Steele Electric

2. Guardian Electric

3. Todd Woods

 

Best Fine Jeweler

1. Kenny G & Company

2. Dalin Jewelers

3. Guzzi Fine Jewelers

 

Best Gift Shop

1. Embellish

2. Secret Garden

3. Pomegranate

 

Best Graphic/Web Designer

1. Kreative Design / Marketing

2. Cambridge Studios

3. The UPS Store

 

Best Grocery Store

1. Nugget Market

2. Trader Joe's

3. Bel Air

 

Best Hair Salon

1. J. Dressler Salon

2. All About You Salon & Spa

3. Expressions

 

Best Hobby Store

1. Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft

2. Michael's

3. Elk Grove Creative Scrapbooking

 

Best Home Improvement Store

1. Home Depot

2. Lowe's

3. Orchard Supply Hardware

 

Best Independent Consultant

1. Phyllis Enos, Mary Kay

2. Daphne Walter, Beachbody

3. Elayne Peterson, Mary Kay

 

Best Insurance Agent

1. Woodel Insurance Services

2. Curtis Chandler Allstate Insurance

3. Nigel Templeman

 

Best Limo Service

1. Bella Tours Limousine

2. API Limousine

 

Best Locksmith

1. Elk Grove Lock & Safe

2. Elk Grove Locksmith

3. Nelson's Locksmith

 

Best Massage Studio

1. The Comfort Zone

2. Time Well Spent

3. Sole Salon & Spa

 

Best Medical Office

1. Kaiser Permanente

2. Sutter Medical Foundation

3. Mercy Medical Group

 

Best Mom & Pop Store

1. Valley Oak Appliance Center

2. Pets To Go

3. The Running Zone

 

Best Music Instruction

1. Skips Music

2. Newsongs School of Music

3. Happi Music Land

 

Best Nail Salon

1. Polished

2. The Nail Place

3. Pro Nails

 

Best Neighborhood Postal Center

1. Mail & More

2. Raley's

3. The UPS Store

 

Best Notary Service

1. Mail & More

2. Huster Notary

3. Tony Goularte

 

Best Oil Change

1. Jiffy Lube

2. Elk Grove Toyota

3. Big O Tires

 

Best Old Town Merchant

1. Embellish

2. Paula Maita & Co.

3. Boba Tea and Gifts

 

Best Optometrist

1. Dr. John Eliopulos, OD

2. VisionCare Optometry of Elk grove

3. Dr. Michael Wang, OD

 

Best Orthodontist Office

1. Elk Grove Orthodontics

2. Laguna Creek Orthodontics

3. Oshetski Orthodontics

 

Best Pet Care

1. Franklin Ranch Pet Hospital and Hotel

2. Pets To Go

3. Camp Bow Wow

 

Best Pet Products

1. Pets To Go

2. PetSmart

3. Pet Club

 

Best Pet Services

1. Franklin Ranch Pet Hospital and Hotel

2. Pets To Go

3. Camp Bow Wow

 

Best Photography Studio

1. Bruce Robinson Photography

2. Alyson Viducich Photography

3. Ponce's Portraits

 

Best Physician

1. Dr. Trevor W. Hacker, M.D.

2. Dr. Dale Stark, MD

3. Dr. Jeannette Frei, MD

 

Best Picture Framing

1. Choice Framing

2. Aaron Brothers

3. Cobb's Custom Framing

 

Best Place for a Facial

1. Skin Care by Carol

2. The Wellness Spa

3. House of Hues

 

Best Place to Buy Clothes

1. Kohl's Department Store

2. TJ Maxx

3. Dress Barn

 

Best Place to Learn to Swim

1. Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex

2. Elk Grove Park

3. California Family Fitness

 

Best Pre-School

1. Merryhill School - Laguna

2. CSD Tiny Tot Preschool

3. MVP Academy

 

Best Promotional Items

1. AAP Awards

2. Kreative Design / Marketing

3. Paula Maita & Co.

 

Best Scrapbooking Store

1. Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft

2. Stamper's Corner

3. Michael's

 

Best Shoe Store

1. The Running Zone

2. Famous Footwear

3. Shoes That Fit

 

Best Shopping Center

1. Elk Grove Commons

2. Laguna Crossroads

3. Market Place 99

 

Best Smog Check

1. Smog 'N Go

2. RPM Smog

3. Automotive Solutions

 

Best Tanning Salon

1. California Sun

2. Planet Beach

3. Endless Sun Tanning Salon

 

Best Tax Preparer

1. Benita Myers Tax Services

2. Patrick D. Rogan CPA

3. Romeo Francisco, CPA

 

Best Travel Agent

1. Nash Travels

2. AAA

3. Tanya's Travel

 

Best Veterinary Office

1. Bradshaw Veterinary Clinic

2. Franklin Ranch Pet Hospital and Hotel

3. Laguna Creek Veterinary Hospital

 

Best Window Tinter

1. Genesis Window Tinting

2. Pro Tint

 

Best Yard & Garden Store

1. Capital Nursery

2. The Secret Garden

3. Orchard Supply Hardware

 

Sports & Fitness

 

Best Cheer Gym

1. Byers Gymnastics Center

2. University Cheer Force

3. Royal All-Stars

 

Best Dance Studio

1. Fusion Fitness & Dance

2. Dynamic Dance and Fitness

3. Encore! Studio of Performing Arts

 

Best Golf Course

1. Valley Hi Country Club

2. CSD Emerald Lakes Golf Course

3. Wild Hawk

 

Best Group Fitness

1. Fusion Fitness & Dance

2. CrossFit Elk Grove

3. Jazzercise Fitness

 

Best Health Club

1. California Family Fitness

2. CrossFit Elk Grove

3. Laguna Creek Racquet Club

 

Best Martial Arts Center

1. Kovar's Satori Academy

2. Moore's Karate of Elk Grove

3. Sher Khan Karate

 

Best Personal Trainer

1. Gina Cargile, Cal Fit Elk Grove

2. Jason Benade, CrossFit Elk Grove

3. Larson's Fitness Consulting

 

Best Place to Shoot Pool

1. Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill

2. Bob's Club

3. Coach's Classic Bar & Grill

 

Best Sports Equipment Store

1. Sports Authority

2. Sports Chalet

3. Big 5

 

Best Sports Facility

1. California Family Fitness

2. Bartholomew Sports Park

3. CrossFit Elk Grove

 

Wedding & Events

 

Best Cake Maker

1. Terri Does Desserts

2. Above & Beyond Cakes

 

Best Caterer

1. DeVinci's Delicatessen & Catering

2. Asante Catering

3. Baja Burrito

3. Todo Un Poco

 

Best DJ

1. Full Throttle Music

2. Behind the Scenes

 

Best Event Photographer

1. Bruce Robinson Photography

2. Alyson Viducich Photography

3. Ponce's Portraits

 

Best Event Venue

1. McConnell Estates Winery

2. Valley Hi Country Club

3. Laguna Town Hall

 

Best Florist

1. Nina's Flowers & Gifts

2. Fireside Florist

3. Flowers by Fairytales

 

Best Hotel

1. Hilton Garden Inn

2. Holiday Inn Express

3. Hampton Inn

 

Best Party Planner

1. CSD Special Events Office

2. Weddings By Design

3. J and J Treasures

 

Best Party Supplies

1. Party City

2. Party America

3. J and J Treasures

 

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This competition is meant to be fun for all who participate and to give exposure to all the great businesses Elk Grove has to offer.