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And The Winners For The 2014 “Best Of Pasadena” Are…

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April 17, 2014

It took our staff several days to tally all the votes and come up with the list of winners for this year’s “Best of Pasadena” survey.

To be eligible, each business must have a commercial address within the circulation area of the Pasadena Voice, and a nominee had to receive at least five votes to qualify. We only had a few categories that didn’t receive enough votes. We are listing both the first-place winner and the runner up in each qualifying category.

And so, without further ado… The envelope please!


The Voice is pleased to announce The Best Of Pasadena 2014!


Food & Dining

Best Restaurant Overall

1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House  2. Texas Roadhouse

Best Service/Staff

1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House  2. Lista’s Grill

Best Breakfast

1. Cookie’s Kitchen  2. Johnny’s Family Restaurant

Best Lunch

1. Cookie’s Kitchen  2. The Greene Turtle

Best Dinner

1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House  2. Texas Roadhouse

Best Bar

1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House  2. The Greene Turtle

Best Place To Watch The Game

1. The Greene Turtle

Best Asian Dish

1. Szechuan Café  2. Olive & Sesame

Best Dessert

1. The Daily Scoop  2. Glenn’s Gourmet Bakery

Best Burger

1. Five Guys Burgers & Fries  2. The Greene Turtle

Best Crab Cake

1. Anne Arundel Seafood  2. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House

Best Pizza

1. 1978 New York Pizza  2. Bella Napoli

Best Salad

1. Texas Roadhouse  2. Ledo Pizza

Best Sandwich/Sub

1. Subway  2. Lisa’s Deli

Best Seafood

1. Anne Arundel Seafood  2. Fifer’s

Best Carry Out/Deli

1. Lisa’s Deli  2. Angel’s Food Market

Best Bakery

1. Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery  2. Glenn’s Gourmet Bakery

Best Italian Dish

1. Bella Napoli  2. Primo Pasta Kitchen

Best Mexican Entrée

1. Lista’s Grill  2. The Picantillo

Best Caterer

1. Angel’s Food Market  2. Beefalo Bob’s

Best Kept Secret Restaurant

1. Lista’s Grill  2. Tall Oaks


Beauty & Fitness

Best Fitness Club

1. Big Vanilla Athletic Club  2. Jazzercise Pasadena

Best Hair Salon

1. Rumors Retreat Salon & Day Spa  2. European Image

Best Barber

1. Shane’s Barber Shop  2. Brice’s Barber Shop

Best Massage

1. Rumors Retreat Salon & Day Spa  2. European Image

Best Spa

1. Rumors Retreat Salon & Day Spa

Best Nail Salon

1. Rumors Retreat Salon & Day Spa  2. Nifty Nails

Best Weight Loss Program

1. Jazzercise Pasadena

Best Place To Swim

1. Big Vanilla Athletic Club

Best Hair Stylist




Best Overall Physician

1. Dr. Christopher L. Deborja  2. Dr. Michael A. Sylva

Best Dentist

1. Dr. Gene H. Garrett  2. Dr. Stephen E. Hittle

Best Eye Doctor

1. Woolf & Woolf Optometrists  2. Dr. Paul Hsiao Shao

Best Orthodontist

1. Chesterfield Orthodontics

Best Pediatrician

1. Dr. Cynthia Schaeffer (Pediatric Place)

Best Pharmacy

1. CVS Pharmacy  2. Mike’s Pharmacy

Best Physical Therapy

1. Pasadena Physical Therapy & Sports Care  2. Horne Chiropractic

Best Veterinarian

1. Calvert Veterinary Hospital  2. Pasadena Animal Hospital

Best Chiropractor

1. Dr. Eric S. Horne (Horne Chiropractic)


Professional Services

Best Accountant

1. Elmer E Dunn Jr. EA

Best Auto Repair

1. Baxter Tire & Auto  2. Weiland’s Riviera Tire Sales

Best Bank

1. M&T Bank  2. Arundel Federal Savings Bank

Best Day Care

1. All God’s Children  2. KinderCare

Best Dry Cleaner

1. ZIPS  2. Young’s Dry Cleaners

Best Law Firm

1. Frame & Frame, LLC

Best HVAC Service

1. AM Gable Heating & Cooling  2. Brumwell’s

Best Insurance Agency

1. Huff Insurance

Best Landscape/Lawn Service

1. Owen Lawn & Landscaping

Best Car Wash

1. Pasadena Car Wash

Best Flooring/Carpet

1. Pasadena Floors  2. Nelson’s Carpet



Best Overall Customer Service

1. Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery

Best Consignment Shop

1. M&M’s Closet

Best Hardware Store

1. Ace Hardware of Lake Shore

Best Florist

1. Maher’s Florist

Best Garden Center

1. Himmel’s Farm & Garden

Best Jeweler

1. Sander’s Jewelers

Best Liquor Store

1. 177 Liquors  2. Phelp’s

Best Store For Wine Selection

1. 177 Liquors  2. Angel’s Food Market

Best Gift Shop

1. The Blue Door at Lake Shore  2. All Things Country

Best Athletic Gear Shop

1. Olympia Sports

Best Picture Frame Shop

1. King James Gallery


Entertainment & Community

Best Entertainment Venue

1. Bamboo Bernie’s  2. Downs Park

Best Happy Hour

1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House  2. The Greene Turtle

Best Kids Activity Center

1. Big Vanilla Athletic Club

Best Local Band

1. Pasadena

Best Summer Camp

1. Big Vanilla Athletic Club

Best Sports Facility

1. Big Vanilla Athletic Club

Best Church

1. Our Lady of the Chesapeake  2. St. Jane Francis

Best Pastor/Church Leader

1. Father Brian Rafferty

Best School

1. Bodkin Elementary



Best Place To Work (In Pasadena)

1. Rumors Retreat Salon & Day Spa

Most Desirable Community To Live In

1. Compass Pointe

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