Best Of Stanislaus 2017

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Best Food & Drink

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

Best Breakfast
Gold – My Garden Cafe
Silver – The Velvet Grill & Creamery

Best Brunch
Gold – Surla’s
Silver – The Fruityard

Best Burger
Gold – Bauer’s 66 1/2
Silver – Fast Eddie’s MOAB

Best Caterer
Gold – Food Fix Truck
Silver – Green’s Market

Best Chinese
Gold – Dynasty Garden
Silver – Imperial Garden

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

Best Dinner
Gold – DEWZ
Silver – Bauer’s 66 1/2

Best Greek
Gold – Papapavlos
Silver – SKEWERZ

Best Ice Cream
Gold – Ice Cream Company
Silver – Baskin Robbins

Best Indian
Gold – Punjab Express
Silver – Sunlight Kitchen

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

Best Lunch
Gold – Harvest Moon
Silver – La Mo Cafe

Best Mexican
Gold – La Parilla
Silver – La Morenita

Best Outdoor Dining
Gold – Redwood Cafe
Silver – Camp 4

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

Best Sandwich
Gold – The Sandwich Shop/em>
Silver – Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop

Best Seafood
Gold – RAW Sushi Bistro
Silver – DEWZ

Best Sushi
Gold – Raw Sushi Bistro
Silver – Sushi Garden

Best Thai
Gold – Tasty Thai
Silver – Thai House

Best Yogurt
Gold – Yogurt Mill
Silver – Oodles

Best of Nightlife

Best Bar
Gold – Camp 4
Silver – P. Wexford’s

Best Brewpub
Gold – Dust Bowl Brewing Co.
Silver – Commonwealth

Best Happy Hour
Gold – Fuzio’s Universal Bistro
Silver – Divine Swine

Best Margarita
Gold – La Parilla
Silver – La Morenita

Best Place to Meet After 10PM
Gold – Commonwealth
Silver – Rivet’s

Best Wine Tasting Bar
Gold – Camp 4
Silver – DEWZ

Best Wine
Gold – Camp 4
Silver – DEWZ

Best of Wedding

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

Gold – Rossini’s Formalwear
Silver – Men’s Warehouse

Best Wedding Cakes
Gold – Village Baking Co.
Silver – Old Tyme Bakery

Best Wedding DJ
Gold – Sounds in Motion
Silver – The Quake Mobile DJ

Best Wedding Florist
Gold – Twigs & Stems
Silver – Country Shelf Floral & Gifts

Best Wedding Photographer
Gold – Kori & Jared Photography
Silver – Ashley Purple Photography

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

Best Wedding Venue
Gold – Pageo Lavender Farm
Silver – Vintage Gardens

Best of Family & Pets

Best Day Care
Gold – Tiny Tots
Silver – Tree House Christian PreSchool

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

Best Family Dentist
Gold – Dr. Brian Zwahlen, DDS
Silver – Dr. Robert Ludlow, DDS

Best Family Fun
Gold – Modesto Nuts
Silver – Rockin Jump

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

Best Pet Sitting / Boarding
Gold – Top Notch Kennels
Silver – Poochie’s Paradise

Best Veterinarian
Gold – Sylvan Vet Hospital
Silver – Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital

Best of Professional Services

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

Best Bank
Gold – Valley First Credit Union
Silver – Wells Fargo

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

Best Insurance Agency
Gold – State Farm Insurance
Silver – CAPAX

Best Investment Firm
Gold – Valley First Credit Union
Silver – Morgan Stanley

Best Law Firm
Gold – Gianelli and Associates
Silver – Mark Nelson Law Office

Best Mortgage Firm
Gold – Ambeck
Silver – Scenic Oaks Funding

Best Real Estate Agency / Realtor
Gold – Cameron Sparks
Silver – Michelle Griffith, PMZ

Best of Services

Best Auto Repair
Gold – Burnside Body Shop
Silver – Advanced Autobody

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

Best Car Wash
Gold – Primeshine
Silver – Vintage Car Wash

Best Carpet Care
Gold – COIT
Silver – Sanny Bros. Royalty Carpet Services

Best Kitchen / Bath Remodel
Gold – Direct Appliance
Silver – Kitchen Crate / Bath Crate

Best Landscaper
Gold – Four Seasons Landscaping
Silver – Continental Landscaping

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

Best Senior Care
Gold – Stratford at Beyer Park
Silver – Dale Commons

Best of Health & Beauty

Best Acupuncture
Gold – Dr. Calvin Lee – Surgical Artistry
Silver – Amy Pendergrass-Arreygue

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

Best Cosmetic Dentist
Gold – ARC Dental
Silver – Dr. Myron Strasser Jr., DDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Optometry / Optometrist
Gold – Sylvan Eye
Silver – Stanislaus Vision

Best Orthodontist
Gold – ARC Ortho
Silver – Champion Orthodontics: Dr. Ronald L. Champion, DDS

Best Personal Training Facility
Gold – Get Fit Modesto
Silver – Fit Body Boot Camp

Best Physical Therapy
Gold – Golden Bear Physical Therapy
Silver – California Rehab

Best Yoga
Gold – Village Yoga & Get Fit Modesto
Silver – Studio V Pilates & Fitness

Best of Shopping

Best Accessories
Gold – Fleur de Lis
Silver – Bonnie J

Best Antiques
Gold – Crow Trading Co.
Silver – Remember When Antiques

Best Appliance Store
Gold – Direct Appliance
Silver – Sears

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

Best Bike Shop
Gold – World of Wheels
Silver – Fun Sport Bike

Best Bookstore
Gold – Yesterday’s Books
Silver – Lightly Used Books

Best Children’s Clothing Retailer
Gold – Once Upon a Child
Silver – Ragamuffin

Best Consignment
Gold – The Hope Chest
Silver – Second Chance Consignment

Best Floor Covering
Gold – A Step Above Flooring
Silver – House of Carpets, Carpet One

Best Florist
Gold – Twigs & Stems
Silver – Hart Floral

Best Furniture Store
Gold – At Home
Silver – Al’s Furniture

Best Glass/Mirror
Gold – Don’s Mobile Glass
Silver – A-1 Glass

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

Best Health Food Store
Gold – Sprouts
Silver – Village Health

Best Home Decor
Gold – At Home
Silver – Crow Trading Co.

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

Best Men’s Clothing Retailer
Gold – Men’s Warehouse
Silver – Royal Robbins

Best New Car Dealer
Gold – Modesto Toyota
Silver – American Chevrolet

Best Nursery
Gold – Morris Nursery
Silver – Westurf Nursery

Best RV Dealer
Gold – Best RV Center
Silver – Don’s RV Center Inc.

Best Shopping Center
Gold – McHenry Village
Silver – Vintage Faire Mall

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

Best Window Coverings
Gold – Budget Blinds
Silver – Ray’s Flooring Studio

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

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

Best Women’s Shoes
Gold – DSW
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 – Silver | 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





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 – 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



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



RAW Sushi Bistro

You’ve tried the unagi. You’ve tried crab rolls and spicy tuna rolls. But have you ever tried a Dante’s Inferno roll? It’s wrapped in cucumber and served with grilled jalapeños, if you like it spicy. If you still have room, tuck into the Grilled Salmon roll or the Soba Salad with sashimi and you’ll know right away why Raw was chosen as the finest fusion of Japanese cuisine.

1200 I St., Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 566-9560
Best Seafood – Gold | Best Sushi – Gold




Dust Bowl Brewing Company

From its origins to its unique and exceptional brews, the Dust Bowl Brewing Company in Turlock is a diamond in the rough. Started by Brett Tate and Don Oliver, winner of the 2006 Samuel Adams Longshot Homebrew competition, the eatery has won over locals and established itself as a restaurant of some repute. Their brews are some of the finest in Central California, and their bar food is as inventive as it is delicious– like Okie Nachos or Pulled-Pork Quesadillas.

200 W. Main St., Turlock CA | (209) 250-2042
Best Brewpub – Gold





Camp 4 Wine Cafe

It’s no surprise that Camp 4 is the cream of the crop for local wine. They offer a large selection of wines and beers from all over the globe, and have a menu including special cheeses to pair perfectly with your selection. With over 20 white wines, over 30 reds, 25-30 beers, and a few Rosés and Sparkling, Camp 4 can help you find the wine of your dreams.

1509 10th St., Modesto CA 95354 | (209) 529-5898
Best Wine Tasting Bar – Gold | Best Wine – 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 |




Kori & Jared Photography

Kori and Jared are a husband and wife photography team based out of Ripon. They both love to travel—wherever their hearts and sense of adventure might take them. You could say that they love… love! And they’re beyond excited to share the stories of the couples and families they photograph.

Best Wedding Photographer – 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




Poochie’s Paradise

Poochies Paradise is a comfortable and welcoming grooming salon that works with all breeds. They staff only the most passionate groomers who understand the need for a pup to have clean, untangled fur. Head on in and get your pup the perm of its dreams.

3219 McHenry Ave., Ste. C, Modesto | (209) 524-7387
Best Pet Sitting / Boarding – Silver



Grimbleby Coleman Certified Public Accountants, Inc.

Grimbleby Coleman strives to be a multi-location tax, accounting, and business advisory firm known for delivering specialized services. Their team of talented and committed experts make them stand out as a people-oriented culture that makes them a local-area business of choice.

200 W. Roseburg Ave., Modesto | (209) 527-4220
Best Accounting/Tax Firm – 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

Being a good neighbor is about more than just being there when things go completely wrong. It’s also about being there for all of life’s moments when things go perfectly right. With a passion for serving customers and giving back in their communities, State Farm has been doing well by doing good for almost 100 years.

Various Locations
Best Insurance Agency – Gold





Cameron Sparks

Cameron Sparks is a Real Estate Entrepreneur—specializing in Residential, Commercial, and Agricultural—for all your buying and selling needs. Not only is he an impassioned realtor, Sparks aims to get you into a home you can be house-proud of.

200 W Main St, Turlock, CA 95380 | (209) 250-2042
Best Real Estate Agency / Realtor – Gold



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





Ralph’s Transmission

Our professional staff of technicians and 16 service lifts enables Ralph’s Transmission to get you and your car up and running as quickly as possible. Their attention to detail and diagnoses makes them the cream of the crop.

1529 9th St., Modesto | (209) 526-1909
Best Mechanic – Gold




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
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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



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





Fluer De Lis

920 16th St, Modesto, CA 95354 | (209) 577-0299
Best Accessories – 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