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The 2015 Best of Sacramento Reader Votes


Posted on October 27, 2015

As California cities go, Sacramento is no shrinking violet. Colorful personalities and businesses of all stripes call our region home, and together, they’re largely responsible for our sunny quality of life. Many of these people and companies are golden to our readers, who voted them tops in our exclusive online survey. During a two-month balloting period earlier this year, respondents were allowed to fill out the survey only once, and they did so in droves, creating a pixel-perfect, multihued snapshot of our regional favorites.


MEDIA

TV MORNING NEWS ANCHOR

Deirdre Fitzpatrick, KCRA 3

TV NEWS ANCHOR TEAM

Gulstan Dart and Edie Lambert, KCRA 3 

TV REPORTER

Brian Hickey, KCRA 3

TV SPORTSCASTER

Del Rodgers, KCRA 3

TV WEATHERPERSON

Mark Finan, KCRA 3

MORNING DRIVE RADIO TEAM

Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty, KSTE Talk 650 AM

AFTERNOON DRIVE RADIO

Kitty O’Neal, KFBK

RADIO SPORTSCASTER

Carmichael Dave, KHTK

TRAFFIC REPORTER

Tina Macuha, Good Day

ALTERNATIVE ROCK RADIO STATION

Radio 94.7 FM KDDO

COUNTRY RADIO STATION

KNCI New Country 105.1 FM 

JAZZ RADIO STATION

KXJZ Capital Public Radio 90.9 FM

TALK RADIO STATION

KFBK Newstalk 1530 AM

OLDIES RADIO STATION

KCCL K-HITS 101.5 FM

ROCK RADIO STATION

KSEG The Eagle 96.9 FM 

SOFT ROCK RADIO STATION

KMYX Mix 96 96.1 FM 

LOCAL BUSINESS REPORTER

Kelly Brothers, KFBK Newstalk 1530 AM, KCRA 3

LOCAL NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST

Marcos Breton, The Sacramento Bee

SPORTSWRITER

Ailene Voisin, The Sacramento Bee

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIAL 

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

SHOPPING

BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE

Total Beauty Experience

BICYCLE STORE

City Bicycle Works

BOOKSTORE

Barnes & Noble

FLORIST

Relles Florist

GARDEN CENTER

Green Acres Nursery & Supply

GROCERY STORE

Raley’s/Bel Air

HEALTH FOOD STORE

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op

LOCALLY OWNED WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE

EyeChicks, The Wardrobe (tie)

LOCALLY OWNED MEN’S CLOTHING STORE

S. Benson & Co.

PET STORE

PetSmart

PLACE TO BUY ART

Blue Line Arts

PLACE TO BUY BREAD

Panera Bread

STORE TO BUY FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Sprouts Farmers Market

PLACE TO BUY WINE AND SPIRITS

Total Wine & More

PLACE TO BUY A SPECIAL GIFT

Total Beauty Experience

PLACE TO BUY HOME FURNISHINGS

Naturwood Home Furnishings

PLACE TO BUY A MOTORCYCLE

Harley-Davidson of Sacramento

PLACE TO BUY OUTDOOR GEAR

REI

PLACE TO BUY A CAR

The Niello Company

PRODUCT MADE IN SACRAMENTO

Blue Diamond Almonds

LOCAL CRAFT BEER

Track 7 Brewing Co.

SHOPPING MALL

Westfield Galleria at Roseville

SERVICES

DAY SPA

Arden Hills Resort & Spa

HAIR SALON

Hoshall’s Salon & Spa

FITNESS CENTER

California Family Fitness

MARTIAL ARTS CENTER

Kovar’s

PLACE TO GET A MANICURE/PEDICURE

Arden Hills Resort & Spa

PLACE TO GET WAXING SERVICES

Arden Hills Resort & Spa

PLACE TO GET A MASSAGE

Arden Hills Resort & Spa, Massage Envy (tie)

PLACE TO GET A TAN

Arden Hills Resort & Spa

PLACE TO GET A TATTOO

Wild Bill’s Tattoo

YOGA STUDIO

Sacramento Bikram Yoga

PLACE FOR A KID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

John’s Incredible Pizza Co.

PLACE TO RENT A COSTUME

Evangeline’s Costume Mansion

WIRELESS SERVICE

Verizon

CAR WASH

Quick Quack Car Wash

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Sun City

LIMO SERVICE

About Time Limousines

PHOTOGRAPHER

Eliza Russo, Laurie Theriault (tie)

WEDDING VENUE

Arden Hills Resort & Spa

LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT

BARTENDER

Jim Wakeland, The Firehouse Restaurant

DANCE CLUB

Faces

EVENT DJ

Mike Regan, MR DJ Service

LOCAL ENTERTAINER

Comedian Jack Gallagher

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Ace of Spades

LIVE THEATER

Sacramento Theatre Company

MUSEUM

Crocker Art Museum

REGIONAL WINERY

Bogle Vineyards

CASINO

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

LOCAL PUBLIC GOLF COURSE

Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

LOCAL SPORTS TEAM

Sacramento River Cats

MINIATURE GOLF COURSE

Scandia

PLACE TO TAKE DANCE LESSONS

Arthur Murray

PLACE TO VOLUNTEER

Loaves & Fishes

BED-AND-BREAKFAST

Arden Hills Resort & Spa

HOTEL

The Citizen Hotel

DINING

BEST OF THE BEST (MONEY NO OBJECT)

The Firehouse Restaurant

BEST OF THE BEST (INEXPENSIVE)

Paesanos

AMBIANCE

The Firehouse Restaurant

APPETIZERS

Land Ocean

BAKERY

Freeport Bakery

BAR WITH GAMES

Coin-op Game Room

BARBECUE

Fahrenheit 250 BBQ, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (tie)

BREWPUB

Oak Park Brewing Company

BREAKFAST

Tower Cafe

BURGER, NON FAST FOOD

Burgers and Brew

CHARCUTERIE PLATE

Ten22

CHEF

Deneb Williams, The Firehouse Restaurant

COFFEEHOUSE

Starbucks, Temple Coffee (tie)

COCKTAILS

Shady Lady Saloon

DELI

Corti Brothers

DESSERTS

Rick’s Dessert Diner

DINING AND DANCING SPOT

ASR Restaurant & Lounge

DIVE

Jamie’s Broadway Grille

DOG-FRIENDLY PATIO

Ten22

DOUGHNUTS

Marie’s Donuts

CHINESE

Frank Fat’s

FAST CASUAL

Jack’s Urban Eats

FRENCH

Cafe Rolle

INDIAN

Bombay Bar and Grill

IRISH PUB

de Vere’s Irish Pub

ITALIAN

Biba

JAPANESE

Mikuni

MEXICAN

Ernesto’s Mexican Food, Tres Hermanas (tie)

THAI

Thai Basil

VIETNAMESE

Lemon Grass

FOOD TRUCK

Krush Burger

FRIED CHICKEN

South

GOURMET COOKIES

Cookie Connection

HAPPY HOUR

Ella

HEALTH-CONSCIOUS MENU

Seasons 52

ICE CREAM PARLOR

Leatherby’s Family Creamery

LATE-NIGHT DINING

Ink Eats & Drinks

LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS

Mulvaney’s B&L

LUNCH, BUDGET

Jack’s Urban Eats

LUNCH, BUSINESS

The Firehouse Restaurant

OUTDOOR DINING

The Firehouse Restaurant

PASTA

Biba

PIZZA

Round Table

PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS

The Old Spaghetti Factory

RAMEN

Shoki Ramen House

RESTAURANT TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWNERS

Tower Cafe

RIVER DINING

Rio City Cafe

ROMANTIC

The Firehouse Restaurant

SEAFOOD

Scott’s Seafood/Scott’s on The River

SERVICE

The Firehouse Restaurant

SPORTS BAR

Firestone Public House

STEAKHOUSE

Dawson’s

SUSHI

Mikuni

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN

Mother

WINE LIST

The Firehouse Restaurant

IN AUBURN

Carpe Vino

IN DAVIS

Bistro 33

IN DOWNTOWN/MIDTOWN

Biba, Ella (tie)

IN EL DORADO HILLS

Sienna

IN ELK GROVE

Boulevard Bistro

IN FOLSOM

Land Ocean

IN GRANITE BAY

Hawks

IN LINCOLN

Buonarroti Ristorante

IN LODI

Pietros Trattoria

IN LOOMIS

High Hand Nursery & Cafe

IN NATOMAS

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

IN PLACERVILLE

The Independent

IN ROCKLIN

Rubino’s Ristorante

IN ROSEVILLE

Paul Martin’s American Grill

IN WEST SACRAMENTO

Broderick Roadhouse

IN WOODLAND

Ludy’s Main Street BBQ 

 

 

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