Best Of Stanislaus 2016

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Best Food & Drink

Best Bakery / Sweets
Gold – Village Baking Co.
Silver – Mr. T’s Delicate Donuts

Best Breakfast
Gold – My Garden Cafe
Silver – Deva Cafe

Best Brunch
Gold – Surla’s
Silver – Commonwealth

Best Burger
Gold – Rockin B’s
Silver – Fast Eddie’s MOAB

Best Caterer
Gold – Green’s Market
Silver – Concetta’s

Best Chinese
Gold – Dynasty Garden
Silver – Imperial Garden

Best Coffee House
Gold – Preservation Coffee & Tea
Silver – Queen Bean

Best Dinner
Gold – DEWZ
Silver – Galetto’s

Best Greek
Gold – Papapavlos
Silver – Papachinos

Best Ice Cream
Gold – Ice Cream Company
Silver – Cold Stone

Best Indian
Gold – Sunlight Kitchen
Silver – Punjab Express

Best Italian
Gold – Bella Italia
Silver – Chefs of New York

Best Outdoor Dining
Gold – Galetto’s
Silver – Redwood Cafe

Best Mexican
Gold – La Parilla
Silver – El Rosal

Best Lunch
Gold – Harvest Moon
Silver – Brighter Side

Best Pizza
Gold – Michael’s Pizza
Silver – Bob’s Take n Bake

Best Sandwich
Gold – Brighter Side
Silver – The Sandwich Shop

Best Seafood
Gold – Galetto’s
Silver – Surla’s

Best Sushi
Gold – Raw
Silver – Sushi Garden

Best Thai
Gold – Tasty Thai
Silver – Thai House

Best Yogurt
Gold – Yogurt Mill
Silver – Oodles

Best of Nightlife

Best Bar
Gold – The Boardroom
Silver – Commonwealth

Best Brewpub
Gold – Commonwealth
Silver – P. Wexford’s

Best Happy Hour
Gold – Fuzio’s Universal Bistro
Silver – Minnie’s

Best Margarita
Gold – El Ranchito
Silver – La Parilla

Best Place to Meet After 10PM
Gold – Bauer 66 1/2
Silver – Rivet’s

Best Wine Tasting Bar
Gold – Camp 4
Silver – DEWZ

Best Wine
Gold – Camp 4
Silver – Tresetti’s

Best of Wedding

Best Bridal Boutique
Gold – Mira’s Bridal
Silver – David’s Bridal

Gold – Rossini’s Formalwear
Silver – Vito’s Tuxedos

Best Wedding Cakes
Gold – Village Baking Co.
Silver – Creative Cakes by Debora

Best Wedding DJ
Gold – Sounds in Motion
Silver – Sound Express

Best Wedding Florist
Gold – Twigs & Stems
Silver – Yonan’s Floral

Best Wedding Photographer
Gold – Photos Just So
Silver – Ashley Purple Photography

Best Wedding / Engagement Rings
Gold – Cicarelli’s
Silver – Roger’s Jewelers

Best Wedding Venue
Gold – The Century
Silver – Vintage Gardens

Best of Family & Pets

Best Day Care
Gold – Childtime West
Silver – Tree House Christian PreSchool

Best Dog Grooming Salon
Gold – Dee’s Pet Grooming
Silver – Yuppy Puppy

Best Family Dentist
Gold – ARC Dental
Silver – Acree & Eisenhower Family Dentistry

Best Family Fun
Gold – Boomer’s
Silver – Rockin Jump

Best Pediatrician
Gold – Valley Oak Pediatric Associates
Silver – Modesto Pediatrics: Dena A Lenser, MD

Best Pet Sitting / Boarding
Gold – Top Notch Kennels
Silver – CR Ranch

Best Veterinarian
Gold – Beckwith Veterinary Hospital
Silver – College Veterinary Hospital: Dr. Amy Lacy

Best of Professional Services

Best Accounting / Tax Firm
Gold – Grimbleby Coleman
Silver – Sargent Sargent & Bryan Inc

Best Bank
Gold – Wells Fargo
Silver – Bank of the West

Best Credit Union
Gold – Valley First Credit Union
Silver – Mocse Credit Union

Best Insurance Agency
Gold – AAA
Silver – State Farm Insurance: Jeff Blizzard

Best Investment Firm
Gold – Morgan Stanley
Silver – Oak Valley Investments

Best Law Firm
Gold – Gianelli and Associates
Silver – Jensen & Jensen

Best Mortgage Firm
Gold – Ambeck
Silver – Scenic Oaks Funding

Best Real Estate Agency / Realtor
Gold – Cameron Sparks
Silver – Aaron West, PMZ

Best of Services

Best Auto Repair
Gold – Burnside Body Shop
Silver – Kruse Lucas

Best Car Detail
Gold – Car Pretty
Silver – Attention to Detail

Best Car Wash
Gold – Primeshine
Silver – 5 Minute Car Wash

Best Carpet Care
Gold – COIT
Silver – Royalty Carpet Care

Best Kitchen / Bath Remodel
Gold – Kitchen Crate / Bath Crate
Silver – Zaninni’s Cabinets

Best Landscaper
Gold – California Crews
Silver – Continental Landscaping

Best Mechanic
Gold – Ralph’s Transmission
Silver – Swann’s Automotive Repair

Best Senior Care
Gold – Stratford at Beyer Park
Silver – Hy-Lond Health Care Center

Best of Health & Beauty

Best Acupuncture
Gold – Surgical Artistry
Silver – Soh Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

Best Chiropractor
Gold – Modesto Chiropractic Center: Ted Rosen, DC
Silver – Harless Chiropractic

Best Cosmetic Dentist
Gold – ARC Dental
Silver – Lawrence J Sarkis, DDS

Best Cosmetic Surgeon
Gold – Surgical Artistry
Silver – Dr. James R. Payne, MD

Best Day Spa
Gold – Renee’s Day Spa
Silver – Spa Magnolia

Best Dermatologist
Gold – Dr. Purita Villanueva
Silver – Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group: Catherine A Biren, MD

Best Hair Salon
Gold – Salon Salon
Silver – Renee’s Day Spa

Best Health Club
Gold – Get Fit Modesto
Silver – In Shape

Best Hospital
Gold – Doctor’s Medical Center
Silver – Memorial Medical Center

Best Medi Spa
Gold – Surgical Artistry
Silver – Romeo Medical Clinic

Best Nail Salon
Gold – Nails by David Lee
Silver – Magic Nails

Best Optometry / Optometrist
Gold – Hinkley Optometric
Silver – Sylvan Eye

Best Orthodontist
Gold – Stan R Heiner Inc
Silver – Champion Orthodontics

Best Personal Training Facility
Gold – Get Fit Modesto
Silver – Unlimited Physiques

Best Physical Therapy
Gold – Golden Bear Physical Therapy
Silver – AIR: Athletic & Industrial Rehabilitation

Best Yoga
Gold – Village Yoga
Silver – Get Fit Modesto

Best of Shopping

Best Accessories
Gold – Fleur de Lis
Silver – Bonnie J

Best Antiques
Gold – Crow Trading Co.
Silver – B & B This n That

Best Appliance Store
Gold – Direct Appliance
Silver – Sears

Best Art Gallery
Gold – The Chartreuse Muse
Silver – Mistlin Gallery

Best Bike Shop
Gold – Fun Sport
Silver – Oakdale Bike

Best Bookstore
Gold – Yesterday’s Books
Silver – Barnes n Nobles

Best Children’s Clothing Retailer
Gold – Ragamuffin
Silver – Spoiled Baby

Best Consignment
Gold – Threads
Silver – Second Chance Consignment

Best Floor Covering
Gold – Ray’s Carpets
Silver – House of Carpets

Best Florist
Gold – Twigs & Stems
Silver – Hart Floral

Best Furniture Store
Gold – Crow Trading Co.
Silver – B & B This n That

Best Grocery Store
Gold – O’Brien’s Market
Silver – Sprouts

Best Health Food Store
Gold – Village Health
Silver – Cornucopia

Best Home Decor
Gold – Crow Trading Co.
Silver – B & B This n That

Best Jewelry Store
Gold – Cicarelli Jewelers
Silver – Rogers Jewelery Co

Best Men’s Clothing Retailer
Gold – Vito’s Tuxedos
Silver – Royal Robbins

Best New Car Dealer
Gold – Modesto Toyota
Silver – Mistlin Honda

Best Nursery
Gold – Westurf
Silver – Morris Nursery

Best RV Dealer
Gold – Best RV Center

Best Shopping Center
Gold – McHenry Village
Silver –  Crossroads Shopping Center

Best Used Car Dealer
Gold – Robert’s Auto Sales
Silver – Modesto Toyota

Best Window Coverings
Gold – Ray’s Carpets
Silver – Spring Crest

Best Women’s Boutique
Gold – Eve & Me
Silver – Glitz

Best Women’s Clothing Retailer
Gold – Eve & Me
Silver – Bonnie J

Best Women’s Shoes
Gold – Shoes that Fit
Silver – Shoe Box

Village Baking Company

Village Baking Company & Cafe is a Modesto landmark thanks to their wonderful selection of pastries and custom cakes. Village Baking offers favorites that bring customers back time and time again. They also pride themselves in offering scrumptious goodies that you can’t get anywhere else.

1700 McHenry Ave. #18, Modesto CA 95350 | (209) 522-9057
Best Bakery / Sweets – Gold | Best Wedding Cakes – Gold





Surla’s Restaurant

Surla’s cuisine is the saucy result of an Asian/Fusion influence—a combination of flavors from the Philippines, Korea, Japan, China, Hawaii, France, Italy, and Spain. Surla’s Mission Statement is to provide Modesto with a unique and diverse cuisine by using only the finest and freshest ingredients.

431 12th St, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 550-5555
Best Brunch – Gold





Fast Eddie’s MOAB

These burgers are loaded with flavor and toppings—but don’t let them distract you from the rest of Fast Eddie’s menu. The philly cheesesteak with mushrooms is the perfect companion to their curly fries. Just make sure you give their juicy burgers a try.

1228 Tully Rd, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 522-9069
Best Burger – Gold


Green’s Market

Greens Table stocks a plethora of delights, from house made potato chips to banh mi sandwiches—but always with that local flair. Owner Ann Endsley’s vision was to create a place where people could gather to purchase local products, including organic produce from her farm, Four Seasons Farms.

501 Bangs Ave, Modesto, CA 95356 | (209) 579-9090
Best Caterer – Gold




Next time you get a craving for some creamy, spicy deviled eggs, you might want to consider stopping in at Concetta—but they won’t be your grandma’s deviled eggs. Served with shrimp or else a tangy sriracha kick, Concetta’s food is some of the most gourmet comfort food you’ll find in downtown Modesto.

1205 J St, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 529-3282
Best Caterer – Silver



Chefs of New York

Enjoy a plate of warm, flavorful garlic knots served up beside expertly made pizzas and pastas. Chefs of New York offers plenty of creamy, delicious classics—from linguini and clams with white (or red) sauce to gnocchi alfredo. And their pizzas have the perfect balance of sauce and crust.

2307 Oakdale Rd #7, Modesto, CA 95355 | (209) 551-0163
Best Italian – Silver



Redwood Cafe

This is one restaurant whose menu you don’t want to miss. They offer everything from the Stanislaus Steakbomb—thinly sliced sirloin with sautéed onions, mushrooms, peppers, and provolone on a french roll—to the mouth-watering Red Wine Braised Short Ribs Pizza—garlic cream sauce, Fiscalini purple moon and house blend cheeses, pickles, red onions, horseradish, creme fraiche, and fresh parsley.

4342 Dale Rd, Modesto, CA 95356 | (209) 545-9248
Best Outdoor Dining- Silver





The Sandwich Shop

These are some of Modesto’s meatiest sandwiches, soups, and salads—and that’s exactly why we love them. Order up a sandwich, stacked high with savory meat for a mouth-watering lunch you’ll be eager to take a lunch for.

442 Kansas Ave, Modesto, CA 95351 | (209) 578-3515
Best Sandwich – Silver




Fuzio Universal Bistro brings a unique combination of casual and fine dining. Featuring signature pasta dishes, steaks, seafood, gourmet burgers, fire-grilled pizzas and specialty pastas and salads, Fuzio specifically chose their menu to be universal.

1020 10th St. Ste. 100, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 557-9711
Best Happy Hour – Gold





Rossini’s Formalwear

When you’re considering something as expensive as formal wear, it’s good to be informed. If you want to be sure your suit is the picture of current trends—or if you want the best tips on whether to buy or rent—take it from professional Joe Rossini.

3224 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 529-6860
Best Men’s Clothing Retailer – Gold | Best Tuxedos – Silver |




Twigs & Stems

If you’re looking for centerpieces that really stand out, look no further. The unique creations at Twigs & Stems seamlessly weave together flowers, fruits, and leaves into fanciful, one-of-a kind pieces that are sure to leave guests talking.

429 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 521-8944
Best Wedding Florist – Gold | Best Florist – Gold



Ashley Purple

Best Wedding Photographer – Silver

Ashley Purple is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Modesto, but loves to travel to photograph couples and families all over the state. Down-to-earth and inspired by good light, true love, and the outdoors, Ashley’s mission is to tell each client’s unique story with images that are both beautiful and authentic.



The Century

With a neutral venue decor and color palette, The Century has a look that’s perfectly timeless. The motto ‘less is more’ has been popular at The Century with simple floral arrangements and décor elements.

927 10th St, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 451-2292
Best Wedding Venue – Gold





A Yuppy Puppy

Offering full cat grooms and expert dog grooming, A Yuppy Puppy makes clients a big part of their lives, cherishing their relationships with them every day. Their shop is well-established in the community and is an inviting space for dogs.

2020 Standiford Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 575-0000
Best Dog Grooming Salon – Silver



ARC Dental

Arc Dental’s staff are friendly, experienced, and very caring. They are also a Spanish-speaking bilingual office. Their main focus is to provide quality general and cosmetic dentistry for all clients.

1801 H Street Ste A7, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 222-4876
Best Family Dentist – Gold | Best Cosmetic Dentist – Gold


Top Notch

Top Notch is united by one common goal: the very best for your dog! They strive for excellence in dog care and education and take it very seriously. Leaving your dog in the care of others requires trust—and they aim to earn that.

3302 Beckwith Ct, Modesto, CA 95358 | (209) 634-0023
Best Pet Sitting / Boarding – Gold





Mocse Credit Union is committed to the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” and continually gives back to the communities it serves. The credit union and its staff are proud to support the community in which they live and work.

1400 J St, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 572-3600
Best Credit Union – Silver


State Farm: Jeff Blizzard

Jeff Blizzard has been proudly helping Customers as State Farm Agent since 1999, providing insurance and financial services to protect customers’ risks. Blizzard has been been a part of the Modesto area community for almost 25 years and is proud to have your back.

(209) 524-5107
Best Insurance Agency – Silver



Oak Valley Investments

Oak Valley Community Bank was founded in 1990 by a group of businessmen with a vision to make local banking available to its community. Thanks to our talented, dedicated staff, loyal customer base, shareholders and outstanding group of directors, this has become a reality, and our vision continues to grow.

125 N Third Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361 | (209) 758-8005
Best Investment Firm – Silver





Ambeck Mortgage Associates opened as a Mortgage Banker in July of 1989. Their staff has over 400 years of combined experience in the mortgage lending industry. The goal was to establish a locally owned and operated Mortgage Banking operation with a friendly family feel—and we in the county feel like they’ve succeeded.

3421 Tully Rd, Modesto, CA 95350| (209) 521-4480
Best Mortgage Firm – Gold



Burnside Body Shop

Burnside’s motto is: “We can fix that.” After an accident, it’s good to have the process of fixing your car made easy. Burnside can help with your claim by taking care of the paperwork for you, as well as assist you with towing and rental needs.

612 N Franklin St, Modesto, CA 95351 | (209) 521-6570
Best Auto Repair – Gold




Car Pretty

Car Pretty provides professional detailing services and works hard to ensure customer satisfaction. They also offer comprehensive services, as well as a convenient location and unbeatable auto detailing prices.

4207 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95356 | (209) 526-8688
Best Car Detail – Gold



Primeshine Car Wash

Shine up your car and be drought-friendly at the same time. This stellar car wash has been around since 1991. They hand out dashboard wipes, dog treats, and smiles, giving the best wash with the best customer service, every time.

Various Locations | (209) 238-3000
Best Car Wash – Gold





Stratford at Beyer Park

Nestled in an established North Modesto neighborhood, The Stratford at Beyer is elevating today’s standards for assisted living. With the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a gracious home, The Stratford provides a superior lifestyle for seniors who value their independence, choice, and dignity.

3529 Forest Glenn Dr, Modesto, CA 95355 | (209) 236-1900
Best Senior Care – Gold



Hylond Health Care Center

Hy-Lond Health Care Center is a beautiful facility that’s clean, well-maintained, and with top-notch staff and nurses. Rest easy knowing that Hy-Lond is caring for your loved ones, giving them the care they need to live happy, healthy, and safe.

1900 Coffee Rd, Modesto, CA 95355 | (209) 526-1775
Best Senior Care – Silver



Surgical Artistry

Dr. Calvin Lee and Tammy Wu are both board certified surgeons with a history of excellence. Dr. Wu is a certified plastic surgeon and Dr. Lee is a certified general surgeon specializing in Botox and dermal fillers. And they’re proud to be one of the first to be chosen to offer Kybella, which are injections that help dissolve fat under the chin.

2336 Sylvan Ave, Modesto, CA 95355 | (209) 551-1888
Best Acupuncture – Gold | Best Cosmetic Surgeon – Gold
Best Medi Spa – Gold
Plastic Surgery –
Acupuncture –
Botox –




Renee’s Day Spa

With their wide selection of spa services and skin care products, Renee’s Day Spa and Salon has everything you need to start looking and feeling great. From massages and microdermabrasion treatments to skin care products and facials, they have it all.

1245 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 341-0551
Best Day Spa – Gold | Best Hair Salon – Silver



Spa Magnolia

Take a trip to The Spa Magnolia, a Modesto day spa where you can be rejuvenated through a variety of spa treatments. Escape to a small oasis of wellness and serenity where you can relax and return to your essential and best self. You deserve it!

4345 Spyres Way #202, Modesto, CA 95356 | (209) 544-1200
Best Day Spa – Silver



Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group: Dr. Catherine Biren, MD

Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group is the most established, long standing, private practice dermatology office in Modesto. It was established over 50 years ago and was the first dermatology office in town. In addition, Dr. Biren has been serving her patients for over 25 years.

1324 Nelson Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 524-9481
Best Dermatology – Silver


Salon Salon

Salon Salon has over 20 expertly trained stylists to meet the needs of every individual client. Each stylist stays current on cutting and color trends with ongoing education in San Francisco and New York so that, no matter your preferences, they have a style that’s perfect for you.

1700 McHenry Ave #29b, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 571-3500
Best Hair Salon – Silver





Get Fit Modesto

Get Fit is passionate about helping you achieve your health goals. Their programs are made up of skilled, knowledgeable, certified trainers who have a heart for people. From workshops to personal training, Get Fit aims to inspire clients and push them to success.

2801 McHenry Ave D, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 606-8256
Best Health Club – Gold | Best Personal Training Facility – Gold
Best Yoga – Silver





Doctor’s Medical Center

Doctors Medical Center of Modesto is a full-service health care facility, dedicated to providing the finest medical care for the community. From preventative and diagnostic services, to expertise in some of the world’s leading technologies, DMC is dedicated to your good health and well-being.

1441 Florida Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 578-1211
Best Hospital – Gold





Hinkley Optometric

Hinkley Optometric has been helping the county see clearly since 1952. They strive to offer the highest level of personalized care, exceptional customer service, and a wide variety of designer eyewear to meet all of their customer’s eyecare needs.

1019 16th St, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 526-2737
Best optometrist – Gold


Unlimited Physiques

Owner Vince Wilson prides himself on giving his customers only the truth and caring for his clients’ health. Wilson was one of the region’s first professionals to focus on teaching proper nutrition and exercise regimes to ordinary people.

144 Woodrow Ave #6, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 522-9194
Best Personal Training Facility – Silver



Golden Bear Physical Therapy

Golden Bear Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Center is a private practice established in 1981. They are a well-recognized provider of high quality, outpatient physical therapy. Golden Bear also provides specialized treatment to orthopedic, neurological, musculoskeletal and sports injury patients.

1335 Coffee Rd, Modesto, CA 95355 | (209) 576-1946
Best Physical Therapy – Gold





Crow Trading Company

Crow Trading Company aims to bring customers a uniquely-curated collection including antique Asian furniture and accessories that work well in today’s homes. They specialize in modern furniture and accessories, home décor, lighting, art, tribal, advertising, 20th century design, jewelry, and more.

1208 J St, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 579-2173
Best Antiques – Gold | Best Furniture – Gold
Best Home Decor – Gold




Direct Appliance

Direct Appliance is a member of the Brand Source buying group which means they get the best price, the best product, and have the best people to complete a customer’s order. Need new flooring or looking to remodel?Look no further.

2424 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 238-3000
Best Appliances – Gold





The Chartreuse Muse

The Muse offers works in a wide range of media from talented local and regional artists. Whether your interest is painting, ceramics, glass-work, photography, metalwork, or handcrafted jewelry, you’ll find unique artwork with a modern sensibility at The Chartreuse Muse.

918 10th St, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 522-0935
Best Art Gallery – Gold



Ray’s Carpets

Ray’s Flooring Studio delivers uncompromising quality with total customer satisfaction. Let Ray’s Flooring Studio help you choose from luxurious carpets in thousands of colors and patterns, handcrafted exotic and domestic hardwoods, and resilient luxury vinyl floors.

200 Kiernan Ave, Modesto, CA 95356 | (209) 577-5642
Best Floor Covering – Gold | Best Window Covering – Gold



O’Brien’s Market

O’Brien’s Market is a household name in Modesto. Known for its healthy options and its delicious soups and deli, O’Brien’s is a staple of many Modestans when it comes time to go grocery shopping.

839 W Roseburg Ave, Modesto, CA | (209) 524-9234
Best Grocery Store – Gold



Royal Robbins

Royal Robbins’ heritage brand makes enduring, classic, outdoor clothing for people who embody a love for the natural world. Their modern classics enable people to get up in the morning and “dress once,” and their clothing performs well because it moves, dries, packs, and wears extremely well.

1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 | (209) 522-3500
Best Men’s Clothing Retailer – Silver