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2010 Readers' Choice Awards

Oct 01, 2010 09:09AM ● By Style

Bravo! On behalf of Style Magazine and Style readers, this month we congratulate the best of the best in community favorites.
Drumroll Please...Without further ado...the 2010 Favorites!






Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Treat Place

1. Nuyo
2. Big Spoon
3. Cold Stone
Honorable Mention: Snook’s

Favorite Smoothie Place

1. Jamba Juice
2. Planet Smoothie
3. Juice it Up

Favorite Pizza Place

1. Chicago Fire
2. Pizzeria Classico
3. Round Table

Favorite Breakfast Place

1. Mary’s Gold Miner Café
2. Sutter Street Grill
3. Early Toast
Honorable Mention: Lake Forest Cafe

Favorite Brunch Place

1. Balcony Bistro
2. Bistro 33 El Dorado Hills
3. Karen’s Bakery

 Favorite Burger & Fries Joint

1. Relish Burger Bar
2. In-N-Out Burger
3. Islands

Favorite BBQ Place

1. Texas West BBQ
2. Back Forty Texas BBQ
3. BBQ Express

Favorite Mexican Restaurant

1. Mexquite
2. Q’Bole
3. La Fiesta Taqueria

Favorite Chinese Restaurant

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Hop Sing Palace
3. Sunny Garden

Favorite Sushi/Japanese Restaurant

1. Mikuni
2. Sky Sushi
3. Wasabi

Favorite Steakhouse

1. Tahoe Joe’s
2. Ruth’s Chris
3. Sutter Street Steakhouse

Favorite Seafood Restaurant

1. Scott's Seafood
2. Red Lobster
3. McCormick & Schmick’s

Favorite Italian Restaurant

1. Visconti’s Ristorante
2. Olive Garden
3. Macaroni Grill

Favorite Indian Restaurant

1. India House
2. Curry Club
3. Ruchi Indian Cuisine

Favorite Thai Restaurant

1. Thai Paradise
2. Chantara Thai Cuisine
3. Thai Siam

Favorite Place for Vegetarian Food

1. Jack’s Urban Eats
2. Acorn Café
3. Sunflower Natural Food Restaurant

Favorite Deli

1. Beach Hut Deli
2. Mama Ann’s Deli & Bakery
3. Dominick’s NY Pizza & Deli

Favorite Sandwich Place

1. Mr. Pickle’s
2. Beach Hut Deli
3. Subway

Favorite Salad Place

1. Jack’s Urban Eats
2. La Bou
3. Fresh Choice

Favorite Bakery

1. Karen’s Bakery
2. Chateau Arme
3. Nugget Market

Favorite Bagel/Pastry Place

1. Main Street Bagel
2. Posh Bagel
3. Karen’s Bakery

Favorite Romantic Restaurant

1. Sienna
2. Scott’s Seafood
3. Bidwell Street Bistro

Favorite Outdoor Restaurant

1. Bistro 33 El Dorado Hills
2. Sudwerk Riverside
3. Hacienda Del Rio

Favorite Takeout Place

1. Red Robin
2. Chili’s
3. Chipotle

Favorite Casual Restaurant

1. The Purple Place
2. BJ’s Restaurant/Brewhouse
3. Mimi’s Cafe

 Favorite Overall

1. Bidwell Street Bistro
2. Bistro 33 El Dorado Hills
3. Fat’s Asia Bistro

Favorite Waitperson

1. Cheryl Beaver at Hacienda Del Rio
2. Michelle Serramo at Bidwell Street Bistro
3. Leah Capuchino at Balcony Bistro

Favorite Chef

1. Wendy Mentink at Bidwell Street Bistro
2. Russell Landers at Your at Home Chef
3. Frank Visconti at Visconti’s Ristorante

Favorite Coffee

1. Starbucks
2. Café Nostra
3. Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Favorite Bar

1. Folsom Lake Bowl
2. Powerhouse Pub
3. Streets of London Pub
Honorable Mention: Folsom Sports Garage

Favorite Happy Hour Place

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Folsom Lake Bowl
3. BJ’s Restaurant/Brewhouse

Favorite Cocktail Place

1. Scarlet’s Saloon
2. Fat’s Asia Bistro
3. Sienna

Favorite Place to go for a Glass of Wine

1. Back Wine Bar
2. Bidwell Street Bistro
3. Sienna

Favorite Bartender

1. Rob Newhouse at Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Tista Visconti at Visconti’s Ristorante
3. Kevin Kindlespire at Folsom Lake Bowl

Favorite Winery

1. David Girard Vineyards
2. Crystal Basin Cellars
3. Boeger Winery

Favorite Casino

1. Red Hawk
2. Thunder Valley
3. Jackson Rancheria

Favorite Place to People Watch

1. Sutter Street
2. El Dorado Hills Town Center
3. Folsom Lake Bowl

Favorite Day Trip

1. South Lake Tahoe
2. San Francisco
3. Apple Hill

Favorite Playground

1. Promontory Community Park
2. Folsom Kids Play Park
3. Play for All Park

Favorite Kid’s Activity

1. Folsom City Zoo
2. Folsom Aquatic Center
3. SunSplash

Favorite Park

1. Lembi Park
2. Livermore Community Park
3. Promontory Community Park

Favorite Golf Course

1. Empire Ranch
2. Serrano
3. Bass Lake

Favorite Personal Trainer

1. Celio Ty Silva at The Red Pit
2. Maureen Evanoff at Broadstone Racquet Club
Tie for #3:  Val Fujii and Ryan Weiteman at California Family Fitness

Favorite Gym/Health Club

1. California Family Fitness
2. 24 Hour Fitness
3. Broadstone Racquet Club
Honorable Mentions: El Dorado Hills Sports Club and The Red Pit

Favorite Martial Arts Studio

1. Folsom MMA
2. Cassio Werneck’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
3. West Coast Martial Arts

Favorite Pilates Studio

1. James Crader at California Family Fitness
2. Jen Shevock at Core Solutions
3. Patty Campbell at Folsom Aquatic Center

Favorite Yoga Instructor

1. Nick Clark at Zuda Yoga
2. Patty Cantwell at El Dorado Hills Sports Club
3. Susan Fleming at 24 Hour Fitness

Favorite General Doctor

1. Christopher Olson, M.D.
2. Mimi Sato-Re, M.D.
3. Michele Raithel, N.M.D.

Favorite Dermatologist

1. David No, M.D., Ph.D.
2. Emil Tanghetti, M.D.
3. Timothy Rosio, M.D.

Favorite Eye Doctor

1. Shawn Palmer, M.D.
2. Robert Hoffman, O.D.
3. Thomas Jonas, O.D.

Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures

1. Kenneth Sumida, M.D.
2. David Kaufman, M.D.
3. Celia Remy, M.D.
A VERY close #4 – Terry Zimmerman, M.D.

Favorite Chiropractor

1. Suzanne Roberts, D.C.
2. Laurie Andreoni, D.C.
3. Eric McKillican, D.C.

Favorite Dentist

1. Jeffrey Olson, D.D.S.
Tie for #2: George Chen, D.D.S. and Wayne Tsutsuse, D.D.S.
3. Pieter Linssen, D.D.S.
And a VERY close #4 –  Mojtaba Radi, D.D.S.

Favorite Pediatric Dentist

1. Make a Smile
2. Weideman Pediatric Dental
3. Magic Smiles

Favorite Pediatrician

1. Brant Dyer, M.D.
2. Wayne Wolfrey, M.D.
3. Richard Lloren, M.D.

Favorite Pharmacy

1. CVS
2. Raley’s
3. Walgreens
Honorable mentions: Folsom Medical Pharmacy and Innovative Compounding Pharmacy

Favorite Spiritual Leader

1. Brad Franklin at Lakeside Church
2. Dave Huusko at Journey Church
3. Jeff Bigelow at Rolling Hills Church

Favorite Museum

1. Folsom History Museum
2. Folsom Railroad Museum
3. Crocker Art Museum

Favorite Kids’ Birthday Party Spot

1. The Birthday Bash
2. Folsom Lake Bowl
3. Bounceopolis

Favorite Local Hero

1. Connor Ellison
2. Brigadier General, Don Currier
3. Jim “Digger” Williams

Favorite Local Business Person

1. Sarah Litchney
2. Jim Pelley
3. Bruce Woodbury

Favorite Neighborhood in Which to Live

1. Empire Ranch
2. Serrano
3. Briggs Ranch

Favorite Annual Event

1. Folsom Pro Rodeo
2. Folsom Live
3. Christmas Tree Lighting on Sutter Street

Favorite Local Artist

1. Joey Cattone
2. Julie Bjorgum
3. Brandy Hart-Ureel

Favorite Local Musician/Band

1. Inspector 71
2. Element of Soul
3. Have Mercy

Favorite Local Performing Arts Organization

1. El Dorado Musical Theatre
2. Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra
3. Stages, Northern California Performing Arts
Honorable mention: Sutter Street Theatre

Favorite Nonprofit Organization

1. Twin Lakes Food Bank
2. Grace Foundation
3. Snowline Hospice

Favorite Local Best Kept Secret

1. Le Spa Day Spa
2. Mozie’s Adventures
3. The Red Pit
Honorable mention: Victoria Chocolatier

Favorite Teacher

1. Karen Silva at Charles Peck Elementary
2. Jennifer Foster at Sandra J. Gallardo Elementary
3. Heidi Saxen at Gold Ridge Elementary
Honorable Mention: Stacey Mohler at Folsom Middle School

Favorite Preschool

1. Fun Factory
2. Phoenix Schools
3. Golden Hills School

Favorite Athletic Coach

1. Mike Staahl
2. Kris Richardson
3. Steve White

Favorite Librarian

1. Katy Curl
2. Carolyn Brooks
3. Nancy Owen-Hazard

Favorite Place to Volunteer

1. Twin Lakes Food Bank
2. Folsom Zoo
3. Lakeside Church

Favorite Local Web Site

2. (why, thank you!)

Favorite Tanning Salon

1. California Sun Centers
2. Le Spa Day Spa
3. Tan Central

Favorite Barber

1. Tom Ward at Tom’s Barber Stylist
2. Barber Jon at Barber Jon’s
3. Randy Boxler at Randy’s Barber Stylist

Favorite Barbershop

1. Tom’s Barber Stylist
2. Barber Jon’s
3. Randy’s Barber Stylist

Favorite Hair Stylist

1. Michelle Elliott at Sola Salon
2. Jill Cromwell at Maribou Spa Salon
3. Lisa Flowers at Atrium Salon Spa

Favorite Salon

1. Brockway Hair Design
2. Maribou Spa Salon
3. Hoshall’s Salon & Spa

Favorite Day Spa

1. Hoshall's Hair Salon & Beauty  Spa
2. Atrium Salon Spa
3. Asante Spa

Favorite Place for a Manicure/Pedicure

1. Belle Nail Spa
2. Le Spa Day Spa
3. Maribou Spa Salon
A very close #4 – Atrium Salon Spa
Honorable Mention: Lilly’s Nails

Favorite Place for a Massage

1. Massage Envy
2. Atrium Salon Spa
3. Maribou Spa Salon
Honorable Mentions: Alchemy Day Spa and Hoshall’s Salon & Spa

Favorite Massage Therapist

1. Julie Ann Hill at Alchemy Day Spa
2. Danielle Swagart at Le Spa Day Spa
3. Linda Said at Atrium Salon Spa
Honorable Mention: Michael Clifford at Hands On Healer

Favorite Place for a Facial

1. Atrium Salon Spa
2. Maribou Spa Salon
3. The Tiger’s Eye Skin Care
Honorable Mentions:  Le Spa Day Spa and Hoshall’s Salon & Spa

Favorite Facialist

1. Noki Ellison at Atrium Salon Spa
2. Priscilla Howard at Maribou Spa Salon
3. Myriam Liberman at The Tiger’s Eye Skincare
A VERY close #4 – Elizabeth Karmazin at Le Spa Day Spa

Favorite Med Spa

1. Vitality Medical Laser & Skin Center
2. Skinovative Laser Center
3. Skin 360 Medical Aesthetics
Honorable mention: Asante Spa

Favorite Veterinarian

1. Blue Ravine Animal Hospital
2. Folsom Veterinary Hospital
3. Pet Vets

Favorite Pet Groomer

1. PetSmart
2. Pampered Pooch
3. Bark Avenue

Favorite Pet Shop

1. PetSmart
2. sBarkles
3. Bark Avenue

Favorite Pet Trainer

1. Jason Davis "The Dog Guy" at Folsom Dog Resort
2. Matthew Margolis at Uncle Matty
3. Mandy Kennedy at Unleashed Dog Training

Favorite Florist

1. Crystal Rose Florist
2. The Blossom Shop
3. Exotica Flowers & Gifts

Favorite Photographer

1. Amber Felts at Shoop’s Shutter Photography
2. Kathleen Walker at K. Walker Photography
3. William Foster at William Foster Photography

Favorite Art Gallery

1. Hang it Up Custom Framing & Gallery
2. Our House Gallery & Framing
3. Fire & Rain Gallery

Favorite Bike Shop

1. Bicycles Plus
2. Bicycle Planet
3. Folsom Bike

Favorite Landscaper

1. Backyard Customs Landscaping
2. Koch Kreations
3. Five Star Landscape

Favorite Interior Designer

1. Destiny Weideman at Destiny Designs
2. Jane Reed at Decorating Den Interiors
3. Leslie Cole at L décor Interiors

Favorite Electrician

1. BC Electric
2. Carroll Electric
3. Eilhardt Electric

Favorite Handyman Services

1. Mat's Honey-Do Home Repair
2. Higgs Construction
3. Sunshine Services

Favorite Plumber

1. Wagner Plumbing
2. Domco Plumbing
3. Conforti Plumbing

Favorite Carpet Cleaning Service

1. California Steamin’
2. Carter’s Carpet Restoration
3. Folsom Lake Carpet Cleaning

Favorite House Cleaning Service

1. Johnny Sparkles
2. Molly Maid
3. Where’s the Dust

Favorite Senior Living Center

1. Ponte Palmero
2. Eskaton Granite Bay
3. Loyalton of Folsom

Favorite Accountant/Tax Preparer

1. Mark Vincenzini at Vincenzini & Associates
2. John Choi at Professional Solutions Group
3. Darla Colson at Gilbert Associates

Favorite Attorney

1. Hoffman & Hoffman
2. Sarah Litchney at Litchney Law Firm
3. Myrlys Stockdale at Stockdale Law Firm

Favorite Local Bank

1. The Golden 1 Credit Union
2. El Dorado Savings Bank
3. Safe Credit Union
A very close #4 – Folsom Lake Bank

Favorite Auto Repair

1. Folsom Car Care Center
2. Folsom Autotech
3. Folsom Auto Center

Favorite Dry Cleaner

1. Silverado Cleaners
2. Anderson’s Next Day Dry Cleaning
3. Swansons

Favorite Tailor

1. Alterations Express of Folsom
2. El Dorado Hills Tailor Shop
3. Four Seasons Tailoring

Favorite Farmers’ Market

1. El Dorado Hills Town Center
2. Sutter Street
3. Briggs Ranch

Favorite Produce Department

1. Nugget Market
2. Raley’s
3. Trader Joe’s

Favorite Grocery Store

1. Raley’s
2. Nugget Market
3. WinCo

Favorite Health Store

1. Elliott’s Natural Foods
2. Trader Joe’s
3. Cameron Park Health Foods

Favorite Boutique

1. Kissed Good Buy
2. Runway Boutique
3. Uptown Girl

Favorite Children’s Clothing Store

1. Starlight Starbright
2. Posh Punkins
3. Jordan’s Closet

Favorite Toy Store

1. Toys R Us
2. HobbyTown USA
3. Toys that Teach

Favorite Home Décor Store

1. Home Goods
2. Interior Elements
3. The Olive Tree
Honorable Mention: Grapes & Ivy

Favorite Furniture Store

1. Naturwood Home Furnishings
2. Beck’s Furniture
3. Home Consignment Center

Favorite Floor Coverings Store

1. BI Design
2. Dick’s Carpet One
3. El Dorado Floor & Design

Favorite Window Coverings Store

1. BI Design Studio
2. Lowe’s
3. Blind Spot
Honorable Mention: L décor Interiors

Favorite Jewelry Shop

1. Rainbow Bridge Jewelers
2. Berilian Jewelers
3. Rogers Jewelry

Favorite Consignment Shop

1. Belle Mode
2. Marla Sue’s
3. Home Consignment Center

Favorite Gift Shop

1. Periwinkle
2. Lil’ Treasured Gifts
3. Ambiance for the Home

Favorite Book Store

1. Borders
2. Colton Books
3. Book Barn

Favorite Store in Which to Shop

1. Target
2. Costco
3. Nordstrom

Favorite Mall/Shopping Center

1. Westfield Galleria at Roseville
2. Folsom Premium Outlets
3. Broadstone Marketplace
Honorable Mentions: El Dorado Hills Town Center and Arden Fair Mall