Best of Sacramento 2022 Winners

Indulge with this year’s winners
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Sharif Fine Jewelers, voted Best Jeweler by
Best Jeweler, Sharif Fine Jewelers

We Sacramentans have a earned the right to a few minutes of escapism. A pandemic, a heat wave, smoke-choked air—none of these worries exist within this post. Instead, we’ll turn our thoughts toward the splendor of our region: the over-the-top shops, remarkable restaurants, spectacular services, magnificent media personalities and lively leisure activities that received the most votes in our online survey.

Media

TV MORNING NEWS ANCHOR
Deirdre Fitzpatrick, KCRA 3

TV EARLY EVENING NEWS ANCHOR TEAM
Gulstan Dart and Lisa Gonzales, KCRA 3

TV LATE NIGHT 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
The Wake Up Call,
106.5 The End

AFTERNOON DRIVE RADIO
That Damn Show, 98 Rock

RADIO SPORTSCASTER
D-Lo & KC,
ESPN 1320

TRAFFIC REPORTER
Melanie Hunter, KCRA 3

ALTERNATIVE ROCK RADIO STATION
Alt 94.7

COUNTRY RADIO STATION
KNCI 105.1

JAZZ RADIO STATION
CapRadio 88.9 FM

OLDIES RADIO STATION
V101.1

ROCK RADIO STATION
98 Rock

SOFT ROCK RADIO STATION
96.9 The Eagle

TALK RADIO STATION
CapRadio 90.9 FM

LOCAL BUSINESS REPORTER
Kelly Brothers, KCRA

LOCAL NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
Marcos Bretón,
The Sacramento Bee

SPORTSWRITER
Joe Davidson,
The Sacramento Bee

LOCAL PODCAST
The Mikey Podcast

LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER
polychrom3
(Instagram handle)

LOCAL WEBSITE
Sacramento Magazine

Best of Sacramento, Best TV Early Evening and Late Night Anchor Team Gulstan Dart, KCRA 3
Best TV Early Evening and Late Night Anchor Team, Gulstan Dart, KCRA 3
Photo by Tim Engle

Best of Sacramento, Best Music Instruction School of Rock
Best Music Instruction
School of Rock. Photo by Tim Engle.

Services

Car Wash
Quick Quack Car Wash

CATERER
Sacramento Catering Collective

COOKING SCHOOL
Napoli Culinary Academy

DAY SPA
The Spa at Arden Hills

DELIVERY SERVICE
DoorDash

DOGGIE DAY CARE
Grateful Dog

EYELASH SALON
KV Lash

FITNESS CENTER
California Family Fitness

HAIR SALON
Willo Salons

HOMEBUILDER
Benning Design Construction

INTERIOR DESIGNER
Studio Connolly

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
Michael Glassman & Associates

MARTIAL ARTS CENTER
UpLift Martial Arts

MEDICAL SPA
Destination Aesthetics

MUSIC INSTRUCTION
School of Rock

PET GROOMER
Pet Stylista

PLACE FOR A KIDS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY
Fairytale Town

PLACE TO GET A MANICURE/PEDICURE
Total Beauty Experience

PLACE TO GET A MASSAGE
Asha Urban Baths

PLACE TO GET A TAN
California Sun

PLACE TO GET A TATTOO
Heredia Art Collective

PLACE TO GET WAXING SERVICES
Total Beauty Experience

REAL ESTATE AGENT IN EL DORADO COUNTY
Pat Seide

REAL ESTATE AGENT IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY
Tanya Curry

REAL ESTATE AGENT IN PLACER COUNTY
Mercedeh Sheik

REAL ESTATE AGENT IN YOLO COUNTY
Kelly Brown

RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR
Chriswell Home Improvements

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Sun City Lincoln Hills

WEDDING VENUE
The Willow Ballroom & Event Center

YOGA STUDIO
Yoga Shala Sacramento

Best of Sacramento, Best Day Spa The Spa at Arden Hills
Best Day Spa, The Spa at Arden Hills
Photo by Tim Engle

best of sacramento, Best Movie Theater, The Tower Theatre by Angelika
Best Movie Theater, The Tower Theatre by Angelika
Photo by Tim Engle

Leisure

BAR WITH GAMES
Coin-Op Game Room

BED-AND-BREAKFAST
Parkside Inn & Spa

CASINO FOR GAMING
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

CASINO HOTEL-RESORT
Thunder Valley Casino Resort

COMEDY CLUB
Punch Line Sacramento

DANCE CLUB
Badlands

DOG PARK
Brooks Truitt Park

PARK
William Land Park

ESCAPE ROOM
Red Door Escape Room

EVENT DJ
Beat Fleet DJs

HOTEL
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

KARAOKE BAR
Pine Cove Tavern

LGBT BAR
The Mercantile Saloon

LOCAL BREWERY
Track 7 Brewing Co.

LOCAL PUBLIC GOLF COURSE
Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

LOCAL SPORTS TEAM
Sacramento Kings

LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Ace of Spades

LIVE THEATER
Broadway Sacramento

MINIATURE GOLF COURSE
Flatstick Pub

MOVIE THEATER
The Tower Theatre by Angelika

MUSEUM
Crocker Art Museum

PLACE TO TAKE DANCE LESSONS
Sac Dance Lab

PLACE TO VOLUNTEER
Habitat for Humanity

WINERY IN AMADOR COUNTY
Belledor Vineyards

WINERY IN EL DORADO COUNTY
Boeger Winery

WINERY IN LODI
Michael David Winery

WINERY IN PLACER COUNTY
Vina Castellano

WINERY IN YOLO COUNTY
Great Bear Vineyards

Best of Sacramento, Best Casino for Gaming Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Best Casino for Gaming, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Photo by Tim Engle

Best of Sacramento, Best Bookstore Beers Books
Best Bookstore, Beers Books
Photo by Tim Engle
Best of Sacramento, Best Secondhand Store Midtown Bliss Home & Gifts
Best Secondhand Store, Midtown Bliss Home & Gifts
Photo by Tim Engle

Shopping

BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE
Total Beauty Experience

BICYCLE STORE
Mike’s Bikes

BOOKSTORE
Beers Books

CAMERA STORE
Mike’s Camera

FARMERS MARKET
Midtown Farmers Market

FLORIST
Relles Florist

GARDEN CENTER
Green Acres Nursery & Supply

GROCERY STORE
Nugget Markets

JEWELER
Sharif Fine Jewelers

LOCALLY OWNED MEN’S CLOTHING STORE
Julius

LOCALLY OWNED SHOE STORE
Birkenstock Midtown

LOCALLY OWNED WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE
Identity Boutique

PET STORE
Incredible Pets

PLACE TO BUY ART
Jesse MacDonald Made

PLACE TO BUY BREAD
Faria Bakery

PLACE TO BUY CANNABIS
Kolas

PLACE TO BUY A CAR
The Niello Company

PLACE TO BUY KIDS’ CLOTHING
Once Upon a Child

PLACE TO BUY HOME FURNISHINGS
Naturwood Home Furnishings

PLACE TO BUY MUSIC EQUIPMENT
Skip’s Music

PLACE TO BUY OUTDOOR GEAR
Bass Pro Shops

PLACE TO BUY A SPECIAL GIFT
Total Beauty Experience

PLACE TO BUY WINE AND SPIRITS
Good Bottle

PLACE TO GET A COSTUME
Evangeline’s

PRODUCTS MADE IN SACRAMENTO
Blue Diamond Almonds

SECONDHAND STORE
Midtown Bliss Home & Gifts

SHOPPING DISTRICT
Midtown

SHOPPING MALL
Westfield Galleria at Roseville

Best of Sacramento, Best Florist Relles Florist
Best Florist, Relles Florist
Photo by Tim Engle

Dining

BEST OF THE BEST (INEXPENSIVE)
Selland’s Market-Cafe

BEST OF THE BEST (MEDIUM PRICED)
Shangri-La

BEST OF THE BEST (MONEY NO OBJECT)
The Kitchen

AMBIENCE
Allora

BAKERY
Freeport Bakery

BAR FOOD
The Butterscotch Den

BARBECUE
Urban Roots

BREAKFAST
Bacon & Butter

BREWPUB
Urban Roots

BRUNCH
The Mimosa House

BURGER, NON FAST FOOD
Burgers & Brew

BUTCHER
Taylor’s Market

CALIFORNIA CUISINE
Magpie Café

CASINO RESTAURANT
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

CHEF
Deneb Williams, Allora

CHEF, UP AND COMING
Ravin Patel, The 7th Street Standard

COCKTAILS
The Snug

COFFEEHOUSE
Temple Coffee Roasters

COMFORT FOOD
The Porch

CUPCAKES
Sugar Coated Cupcakes

DELI
Corti Brothers

DESSERTS
Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

DIVE
The Zebra Club

DOG-FRIENDLY PATIO
Der Biergarten

DOUGHNUTS
Marie’s Doughnuts

FAST CASUAL
Burger Patch

FOOD TRUCK
Cousins Maine Lobster

FRIED CHICKEN
Nash & Proper

GLUTEN FREE
Sibling by Pushkin’s

GOURMET COOKIES
Crumbl Cookies

HAPPY HOUR
The Firehouse Restaurant

HEALTH-CONSCIOUS MENU
Mendocino Farms

HOTEL RESTAURANT
Echo & Rig

ICE CREAM PARLOR
Leatherby’s Family Creamery

FROZEN TREAT
Popbar

LATE-NIGHT DINING
Ink Eats & Drinks

LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS
Savory Cafe

NEW
The 7th Street Standard

NOODLES
Ryujin Ramen House

OUTDOOR DINING
The Firehouse Restaurant

PIZZA
Pizza Supreme Being

PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS
The Old Spaghetti Factory

POKE
Fish Face Poke Bar

RIVER DINING
Scott’s Seafood on the River

ROMANTIC
Ella Dining Room & Bar

SEAFOOD
Scott’s Seafood on the River

SPECIAL OCCASION
The Kitchen

SPORTS BAR
Field House American Sports Pub

STEAKHOUSE
Echo & Rig

VEGETARIAN-VEGAN
Burger Patch

WINE BAR
Ro Sham Beaux

NATURAL WINE BAR
Nico Wine

WINE LIST
The Firehouse Restaurant

CHINESE
Frank Fat’s

INDIAN
Bombay Bar & Grill

ITALIAN
Allora

JAPANESE
Kru

KOREAN
Bonchon

MEXICAN
Zócalo

NEW AMERICAN
Canon

THAI
Thai Basil

VIETNAMESE
Saigon Alley Kitchen + Bar

IN AUBURN
Restaurant Josephine

IN DAVIS
Mikuni

IN DOWNTOWN/MIDTOWN
The Waterboy

IN EAST SACRAMENTO
Allora

IN OLD SACRAMENTO
The Firehouse Restaurant

IN EL DORADO HILLS
Milestone Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

IN ELK GROVE
Journey to the Dumpling

IN FAIR OAKS
Shangri-La

IN FOLSOM
Land Ocean

IN GRANITE BAY
Hawks

IN LINCOLN
Old Town Pizza

IN LODI
Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses

IN LOOMIS
High-Hand Cafe

IN NATOMAS
Bella Bru

IN PLACERVILLE
Heyday Cafe

IN RANCHO CORDOVA
Brookfields Restaurant

IN ROCKLIN
The Chef’s Table

IN ROSEVILLE
Bennett’s American Cooking

IN WEST SACRAMENTO
Franquette

IN WOODLAND
Doggeros

Best of Sacramento, Best Pizza Pizza Supreme Being
Best Pizza, Pizza Supreme Being
Photo by Tim Engle