Best of Sacramento Winners 2020

Best of Sacramento 2020 Winners

It’s especially important right now to celebrate good things. We’ve experienced plenty of hardship and disappointment this year—the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice, and wildfire smoke that choked the skies, and that’s not even considering our country’s deep political divisions and the international headlines. But let’s not dwell. Instead, let’s take a moment to salute some of the people and businesses that make our region strong. We proudly present our yearly Best of Sacramento feature, the winners of which were chosen through online voting, then further illuminated through doubleexposure images shot on film by the creative photography team of Trevor Lee and Brian Johnson.

best of sacramento newspaper winner
Best Local Newspaper Columnist
Marcos Bretón,
The Sacramento Bee

Media

TV Morning News Anchor
Deidre Fitzpatrick, KCRA 3

TV Early Evening News Anchor Team
Gulstan Dart and Edie Lambert, KCRA 3

TV Late Night Anchor Team
Gulstan Dart and Edie Lambert, KCRA 3

TV Reporter
Mike TeSelle,KCRA 3

TV Sportscaster
Del Rodgers, KCRA 3

TV Weatherperson
Mark Finan, KCRA 3

Morning Drive Radio Team
Armstrong & Getty, Talk 650 KSTE

Afternoon Drive Radio
Kitty O’Neal, News 93.1 KFBK

Radio Sportscaster
Pat Walsh News 93.1 KFBK

Traffic Reporter
Melanie Hunter, KCRA 3

Alternative Rock Radio Station
Alt 94.7

Country Radio Station
KNCI New Country 105.1

Jazz Radio Station
Cap Public Radio KXPR 88.9

Talk Radio Station
Capital Public Radio KXJZ  90.9

Oldies Radio Station
The Eagle 96.9

Rock Radio Station
98 Rock

Soft Rock Radio Station
92.5 The Breeze

Local Business Reporter
Kelly Brothers, KCRA 3/News 93.1 KFBK

Local Newspaper Columnist
Marcos BretónThe Sacramento Bee

Sportswriter
Joe Davidson, The Sacramento Bee

Provider of COVID-19 Updates
The Daily Brief From Sacramento Magazine

Local Website
Sacramento 365

Local Elected Official
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

 

Melanie Hunter
Best Traffic Reporter
Melanie Hunter,
KCRA 3
great bear winery best of sacramento
Best Local Winery
Great Bear Vineyards

Leisure and Entertainment 

Bartender
Garrison Schwarz, The Firehouse Restaurant

Dance Club
Mix Downtown

Escape Room
Enchambered

Event DJ
MR DJ Event Services

Game Place
CoinOp Game Room

Local Entertainer
Hip Service (Dance Band)

Karaoke Bar
Pine Cove Tavern

LGBT Bar
Faces

Live Music Venue
Ace of Spades

Live Theater
Sacramento Theatre Company

Movie Theater
Century Arden 14 and XD

Comedy Club
Punch Line Sacramento

Virtual Music or Entertainment Experience
The Sofia

Museum
California State Railroad Museum

Museum Virtual Tour
Crocker Art Museum

Local Winery (Amador, Calaveras, Clarksburg, El Dorado, Lodi, Placer and Yolo)
Great Bear Vineyards

Local Winery for Virtual Tasting (Amador, Calaveras, Clarksburg, El Dorado, Lodi, Placer and Yolo)
Matchbook

Casino
Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Local Public Golf Course
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course

Local Sports Team
Sacramento River Cats

Miniature Golf Course
Golfland Sunsplash

Indoor Adventure
Urban Air

Place To Take Dance Lessons
The Ballroom of Sacramento

Place To Volunteer
Assistance League

Bed-and-Breakfast
Wine & Roses

Hotel
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

railroad museum best of sacramento
Best Museum
California State Railroad Museum
fairytale town best of sacramento
Best Place To Take the Kids
That’s Not a Restaurant
Fairytale Town

Services 

Caterer
Classique Catering

Cooking School
Good Eats

Day Spa
The Spa at Arden Hills

Medical Spa
Destination Aesthetics Medical Spa

Doggie Daycare
Wag Hotels

Dry Cleaner
Rytina

Hair Salon
Total Beauty Experience

Eyelash Salon
Eye Candy Lashes

Fitness Center
California Family Fitness

Boot Camp
Fitness Rangers

Virtual Workout
Spare Time Sports Clubs

Interior Designer
Benning Design Construction

Landscape Designer
Zuke’s Landscape

Residential Contractor
Chriswell Home Improvements

Martial Arts Center
Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness

Music Instruction
Piano Man

Place To Get a Manicure/Pedicure
Total Beauty Experience

Place To Get Waxing Services
European Wax Center

Place To Get a Massage
Massage Envy

Place To Get a Tan
California Sun

Place To Get a Tattoo
Reclamare Tattoo + Gallery

Yoga Studio
East Wind Yoga

Place for a Kid’s Birthday Party
Wacky Tacky

Place To Take the Kids, Nonrestaurant
Fairytale Town

Wireless Service
AT&T

Car Wash
Quick Quack Car Wash

Pet Groomer
Pampered Paws

Retirement Community
Sun City Lincoln Hills

Real Estate Agent
Veronica Hunter, Coldwell Banker Realty

Home Builder
Mercado Construction & Design

Limo Service
About Time Limousines, LLC

Photographer
Tim Engle Photography

Wedding Venue
The Firehouse Restaurant

Reclamare Tattoo + Gallery best of sacramento
Best Place To Get a Tattoo
Reclamare Tattoo + Gallery
TPOS best of sacramento winner
Best Products Made in Sacramento
The People of Sacramento

Shopping 

Bath Shop
Total Beauty Experience

Beauty Supply Store
Total Beauty Experience

Bicycle Store
Mike’s Bikes

Bookstore
Avid Reader Bookstore

Camera Store
Mike’s Camera

Curbside Retail Pickup
Total Beauty Experience

Farm Box of Local Produce
Farm Fresh To You

Farmer’s Market
Davis Farmers Market

Florist
Relles Florist

Garden Center
Green Acres Nursery & Supply

Grocery Store
Nugget Markets

Grocery Delivery
Instacart

Grocery Shopping Experience During Pandemic
Nugget Markets

Gourmet Grocery Store
Corti Brothers

Health Food Store
Sprouts Farmers Market

Jeweler
Sharif Fine Jewelers

Locally Owned Women’s Boutique
Madam Butterfly

Locally Owned Men’s Clothing Store
Julius

Locally Owned Shoe Store
Fleet Feet

Pet Store
Incredible Pets

Place To Buy Art
Elliott Fouts Gallery

Place To Buy Bread
Faria Bakery

Store To Buy Fruits and Veggies
Sprouts Farmers Market

Place To Buy Wine and Spirits
Total Wine & More

Place To Buy Cannabis
All About Wellness

Place To Buy a Special Gift
Strapping

Place To Buy Children’s Clothing
Puddles by Goore’s

Place To Buy Home Furnishings
Naturwood Home Furnishings

Place to Buy Music Equipment
Music Go Round

Place To Buy a Motorcycle
A&S Motorcycles

Place To Buy Outdoor Gear
REI

Place To Buy a Car
The Niello Company

Place To Get a Costume
Evangeline’s

Place To Buy a Protective Mask
Total Beauty Experience

Product Made in Sacramento
The People of Sacramento

Local Craft Beer
Track 7 Brewing Co.

Shopping Mall
Westfield Galleria at Roseville

Shopping District
Palladio

Vendor Fair
Sacramento Antique Fair

 

Track 7 Best of Sacramento
Best Local Craft Beer
Track 7 Brewing Co.
temple coffee best of sacramento
Best Coffeehouse
Temple Coffee Roasters

Dining

Best of the Best (Money No Object)
The Firehouse Restaurant

Best of the Best (Inexpensive)
Chando’s Tacos

Best of the Best (Medium priced)
Zócalo

New
Kodaiko Ramen & Bar

Ambiance
Ella

Appetizers
Iron Horse Tavern

Bakery
Freeport Bakery

Bar Food
The Shady Lady Saloon

Bar With Games
CoinOp Game Room

Barbecue
Tank House BBQ and Bar

Big Portions
Cattlemens Steakhouse

Boba
Wandering Boba

Bowls
Kodaiko Ramen & Bar

Brewpub
Burgers and Brew

Breakfast
Bacon & Butter

Brunch
The Mimosa House

Burger, Non Fast Food
Burgers & Brew

Butcher
V. Miller Meats

California Cuisine
Zinfandel Grille

Casino Restaurant
High Steaks Steakhouse

Charcuterie Plate
The Rind

Chef
Michael Grande, Dawson’s Steakhouse

Chef, Up and Coming
Ian McBride, Lucca Restaurant & Bar

Coffeehouse
Temple Coffee Roasters

Cocktails
The Snug

Cocktails, Curbside Pickup
The Snug

Cook-at-Home Meal, Curbside Pickup
Raleys

Cupcakes
Icing on the Cupcake

Deli
Roxie Deli & Barbeque

Desserts
Rick’s Dessert Diner

Dining and Dancing Spot
The Club Car

Dive
Pine Cove Tavern

Dog-Friendly Patio
Lazy Dog

Doughnuts
Marie’s Donuts

Chinese
Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar

Comfort Food
South

Fast Casual
Jack’s Urban Eats

French
Brasserie Capitale

German
LowBrau Bierhalle

Greek
Petra Greek

Indian
India Oven

tower bridge dinner best of sacramento
Best Food Event
Tower Bridge Dinner

Irish Pub
De Vere’s Irish Pub

Italian
Il Fornaio

Japanese
Mikuni

Korean
Oz Korean BBQ

Mexican
Tres Hermanas

New American
The Firehouse Restaurant

Thai
Thai Basil

Vietnamese
Lemon Grass Restaurant

Food Event
Tower Bridge Dinner

Food Truck
Nash & Proper

Fried Chicken
Nash & Proper

Gluten Free
Pushkin’s Bakery

Gourmet Cookies
Kelli’s Cookies

Happy Hour
Paul Martin’s American Grill

Health-Conscious Menu
Vibe Health Bar

Hotel Restaurant
Dawson’s Steakhouse

Ice Cream Parlor
Leatherby’s Family Creamery

Frozen Treat
Gunther’s Ice Cream

Kombucha
KC Kombucha

Late-Night Dining
Ink Eats and Drinks

Locally Sourced Ingredients
The Gate

Lunch, Budget
Nixtaco

Lunch, Business
Zinfandel Grille

Noodles
Kodaiko Ramen & Bar

Sandwich Shop
Beach Hut Deli

Sidewalk Lunch
Juno’s Kitchen

Outdoor Dining
Aïoli Bodega Española

Pasta
Paesanos

Pho
Hoa Viet Vietnamese Noodles & Grill

Pizza
Chicago Fire

Place to Take the Kids
Selland’s Market Café

Poke
Fish Face Poke Bar

Quick-Service Restaurant
Jack’s Urban Eats

Ramen
Kodaiko Ramen & Bar

Restaurant to Take Out-of-Towners
The Firehouse Restaurant

River Dining
Scott’s Seafood on the River

Romantic
The Firehouse Restaurant

Seafood
Scott’s Seafood on the River

Service
The Kitchen

Special Occasion
Ella

Spicy Food
Nash & Proper

gunther best of sacramento
Best Frozen Treat
Gunther’s Ice Cream

Sports Bar
Barwest

Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Sushi
Mikuni

Tacos
Chando’s Tacos

Takeout, Curbside Pickup
Canon

Taproom
Sac Yard Community Tap House

Theme Restaurant
The Jungle Bird

Vegetarian/Vegan
Sunflower Drive In

Wine Bar
Bailarin Cellars

Wine List
The Firehouse Restaurant

In Auburn
Carpe Vino

In Davis
Seasons Kitchen and Bar

In Downtown/Midtown
The Waterboy

In East Sacramento
Allora

In Old Sacramento
The Firehouse Restaurant

In El Dorado Hills
Milestone

In Elk Grove
Boulevard Bistro

In Fair Oaks
Sunflower Drive In

In Folsom
Land Ocean

In Granite Bay
Hawks

In Lincoln
Awful Annie’s

In Lodi
Moo Moos Burger Barn

In Loomis
Loomis Basin Brewing Gastropub & Smokehouse

In Natomas
The Hub

In Placerville
The Independent

In Rancho Cordova
Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

In Rocklin
Via Roma Pizzeria con Cucina

In Roseville
Paul Martin’s American Grill

In Uptown
Woodlake Tavern

In West Sacramento
Hefty Burgers

In Woodland
Morgan’s on Main

 

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