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And The Winners Are…

Hayley Gable Bowerman
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April 16, 2013

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 2013!

 

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:

TIE 1. Cookie’s Kitchen / The Greene Turtle

2. Fifer’s Seafood

Best Dinner:

TIE 1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House / Texas Roadhouse

2. Bella Napoli & Lista’s Grill

Best Place To Watch The Game:

1. The Greene Turtle

2. DJ’s Sports Bar

Best Asian/Sushi:

1. Szechuan Cafe

2. Olive & Sesame

Best Dessert:

1. Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery

2. The Daily Scoop

Best Burger:

1. Five Guys Burgers & Fries

2. The Greene Turtle

Best Crab Cake:

1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House

2. Fifer’s Seafood

Best Pizza:

TIE 1. Ledo Pizza / 1978 New York Pizzeria

2. Pizza Hut

Best Salad

1. Texas Roadhouse

2. Bella Napoli

Best Sandwich/Sub

1. Subway of Lake Shore Plaza

2. Bella Mia

Best Seafood:

1. Fifer’s Seafood

2. Anne Arundel Seafood

 

Beauty & Fitness

Best Fitness Club:

1. Big Vanilla

2. Pasadena Jazzercise

Best Hair Salon:

1. Ambition Salon

2. Rumors Retreat

Best Barber:

1. Brice’s Barber Shop

Best Spa:

1. Rumors Retreat

Best Nail Salon:

1. Rumors Retreat

TIE 2. Rose Nail & Spa / Nifty Nails

Best Fitness Instructor

1. Donna Kunkel, Pasadena Jazzercise

2. Stacey Smith, Pasadena Jazzercise

Best Place To Swim:

1. Big Vanilla

 

Health

Best Chiropractor

1. Horne Chiropractic Center

2. Bartlinski Chiropractic

Best Dentist

1. Dr. Gene Garrett

2. Dr. John O’Melia

Best Eye Care

1. Woolf & Woolf Optometrists

Best Family Practice

1. Maryland Primary Care

2. Dr. Michael Sylva

Best Orthodontist

1. Chesterfield Orthodontics

Best Pediatrician

1. Pediatric Place

Best Pharmacy:

1. CVS (Magothy Beach Rd.)

2. Rite Aid (Mountain Rd.)

Best Veterinarian:

1. Calvert Veterinary Center

TIE 2. Huffard Animal Hospital / Pasadena Animal Hospital

Best Physical Therapy:

1. Professional Sports Care & Rehab

 

Professional Services

Best Auto Repair:

1. Baxter Tire & Auto

TIE 2. Weiland’s Auto Repair / Bob’s All Makes Auto Repair

Best Bank:

1. Bank of America

2. M&T Bank

Best Day Care:

1. Pasadena Child Care & Homework Center

Best Dry Cleaner:

1. ZIPS Dry Cleaners

2. Spin & Trim Laundromat

Best Insurance Agency:

1. Phil Jimeno, State Farm

Best Handyman Service:

1. Toolbox Tomgirl

Best HVAC Service/Sales:

1. Brumwell’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Best Landscape/Lawn Service:

1. Owen Lawn & Landscape

Best Pet Groomer/Shop:

1. Dog Gone Purr-fection

2. Tiffany Kennels

Best Marina/Boat Service:

1. Anderson Marine

 

Retail/Shopping

Best Overall Customer Service:

1. Lauer’s Supermarket

2. Ace Hardware

Best Consignment Shop:

1. The Dena's Why Pay More Thrift Store

TIE 2. M&M’s Closet / Your Secret Closet

Best Flooring Center:

1. Pasadena Floors

Best Hardware Store:

1. Ace Hardware

Best Florist:

1. Maher’s Florist

2. Wildflowers of Pasadena

Best Garden Center:

1. Himmel’s Farm & Garden

2. Ace Hardware

Best Jeweler:

1. Sander’s Jewelers

Best Liquor Store/Wine Selection:

1. 177 Liquors

2. Phelps Liquors

Best Gift Shop:

1. Blue Door at Lake Shore

2. Amy’s Hallmark

 

Entertainment & Community

Best Entertainment Venue:

1. Downs Park

Best Gathering Place:

1. The Greene Turtle

2. Downs Park

Best Local Band:

1. Pasadena

 

Miscellaneous

Most Desirable Community To Live In:

1. Lake Shore

Best Elementary School:

1. Bodkin Elementary

2. Fort Smallwood Elementary


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