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Congratulations to our 2012 ‘Best of’ Contest Winners and Nominees

1. Burlap 2. Urban Plates 3. Sushi in the Ranch

This special section features the Gold, Silver and Bronze place finishers in the popular 2012 “Best Of” contest for various businesses and professional services in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. Congratulations to all those who won honors and were nominated. Not only is this a very competitive field as the North Coastal area boasts many of the top businesses and professionals in San Diego, the country’s economy over the past few years has made it more of a challenge than ever for businesses to thrive. For these businesses to not only thrive but excel is a tes-

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Best Car Dealership: BMW Encinitas – Gold

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tament to the skill, dedication and expertise of their owners and staff. Thanks, also, to the many readers of the Rancho Santa Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News and Solana Beach Sun for taking the time to vote and show these businesses that the quality of their services are admired and appreciated. Businesses are the foundation of the American economy and an integral part of every community. With this special section we salute the businesses and professionals that serve our communities so well!

1. The Original Pancake House 2. Claires on Cedros 3. Broken Yolk Lunch 1. Del Mar Rendezvous 2. The Fish Market 3. Fidel’s Little Mexico Takeout 1. Leucadia Pizzeria 2. Urban Plates 3. Rubios Brunch 1. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 2. Jakes 3. Poseidon Family 1. Souplantation 2. Fidel’s Little Mexico 3. Sammy’s Woodfire Pizza & Grill Outdoor 1. Pacifica Del Mar 2. Poseidon 3. Beach House Burger 1. Smash Burger 2. The Counter 3. Five Guys Burgers

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BMW Encinitas — Your #1 Auto Dealership! As your premier Encinitas BMW dealer, we here at BMW Encinitas provide for your every automotive need. Please feel free to explore our website to see our extensive inventory of new and used cars and SUVs at www.bmwencinitas.com. In addition to our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, we also provide financing, service, and parts. Come visit us, give us a call, or contact us via this website and let us show you why our customers prefer BMW En-

cinitas. As your BMW dealer in Encinitas, we carry a large selection of used and new vehicles. If you need help finding us, check out our hours and direction page on our website. At BMW Encinitas, we look forward to helping you into the vehicle you deserve. Visit our showroom at 1302 Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas or call us at: Sales: (760) 753-6301; Service: (760) 335-6124.

Best Wine Bar: Dolce Pane e Vino – Gold

Popular Dolce Pane e Vino to Offer Delicious Breakfast Menu You know Dolce Pane e Vino for its great food for lunch, brunch, dinner and, of course, a superb glass of wine or cocktail. Now this favorite neighborhood sweet spot is bringing its culinary creativity to the breakfast table, serving up farm fresh fare perfect for early morning gatherings, meetings or a healthy bite on the way to the office. The menu includes healthy light fare such as fresh Chino Farm’s seasonal fruit, whole grain oatmeal and housemade, European-style muesli. On the heartier side, Eggs Benedict goes Dolce-style with prosciutto, and Ranch-style with turkey breast and bacon. Sides include a delicious Turkey Jalapeno Sausage and dreamy fresh buttery croissants. As always with the “Open Kitchen,” you have a ringside seat to all the action. For dinner, pair a favorite vino with one of the favored entrée specialties like the delicious smoky flavor of the Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon and Charred Asparagus, or the handcrafted wood-fired pane rusticos and paninis. Dolce is unmistakably Eggs Benedict goes Dolce-style with prosciutto, and unique with a relaxed vibe and it’s a neighborhood favorite Ranch-style with turkey breast and bacon. with a warm-hearted attitude that comes across loud and clear. The breakfast menu starts Monday, Oct. 22, from Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Dolce Pane e Vino is located at 16081 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA; (858) 832-1518; www.dolcepaneevino.com.

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Best Jewelry: Martin Katz – Gold

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Dessert 1. Champagne Bakery 2. Nothing Bundt Cakes 3. SWIRLS Margarita 1. Fidel’s Little Mexico 2. En Fuego Cantina 3. Chevy’s 3. El Callejon Pizza 1. Leucadia Pizzeria 2. Pizza Port 3. Del Mar Pizza Sandwich

(L-R) John Matty, managing director; Brandon Garcia, security; Melissa W. Braun, store manager; Heather Houry, sales and public relations assistant.

1. Jersey Mikes 2. Board and Brew 3. Milton’s

Meet the team at Martin Katz: More than just your small-town jeweler

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The following is a Q & A with the staff at Martin Katz Jewelry Store:

1. Nobu 2. Sushi in the Ranch 3. Shimbashi

When are you open? We are open from Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Seafood 1. The Fish Market 2. Pacifica Del Mar 3. Jakes

Is it appointment only? Because of the security nature of our business, people think we are appointment only but that is not true. One can make an appointment, but it is not required to come into our store in Rancho Santa Fe.

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What kind of work do you do? We do everything from acting as the small-town jeweler and doing repairs, to designing and producing the most extravagant, over-the-top pieces.

1. Pamplemousse Grill 2. Urban Plates 3. Bully’s

Is everything at Martin Katz expensive? No, we often assist customers with simple repairs and remodels, and all of our exceptional pieces are competitively priced.

The Martin Katz Jewelry Store is located at 6016 La Granada, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

What kind of gems do you carry in the store? We pride ourselves in carrying exquisite, flawless colored stone and diamond jewelry. We carry diamonds of all sizes and colors, as well as all gemstones. Is there a theme to the type of jewelry you carry? Martin Katz is known for carrying Art Deco-like and vintage-inspired pieces, but we also focus on one-of-a-kind, bold stones in our jewelry. All of our pieces are incredibly unique and contemporary. Each piece that we create is painstakingly crafted from the finest materials available. To contact Martin Katz: 6016 La Granada, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067; 858-759-4100; martinkatz.com.

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Best Mortgage Broker: Richard Faust – Gold

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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is dedicated to helping you reach your homeownership goals. As the nation’s leading retail mortgage lender we have products and programs to meet virtually any homebuyer need. So whether you’re a first time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, you can count on Wells Fargo for the tools you need.

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Best Dry Cleaners: Beasley Cleaners – Gold

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Richard Faust is proud to be voted Best Mortgage Lender in 2012. He welcomes the opportunity to serve your homebuyer needs. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is an equal housing lender.

Beasley Cleaners: Generations of Excellence

1. Del Mar Rendezvous 2. Burlap 3. East Village Asian Dinner 3. Zip Fusion

Thank you to all of our customers for voting us #1 dry cleaner in the 2012 Readers’ Choice “Best Of” awards. Everyone at Beasley Cleaners is so excited to receive this award for the fourth consecutive year. We are very fortunate to be a part of such a special community, and we truly appreciate our customers every day. The Beasley family has been in dry cleaning for four generations. Terry Beasley has more than 40 years experience and has been in Carmel Valley for the last 20 years. The employees at Beasley Cleaners have almost 100 years of combined experience, and many have been with Terry for at least 10, and some even 20 years. We take pride in our work and look forward to serving you with all your dry cleaning needs. For more information, call Terry Beasley at 858-792-7578 or visit www.beasleycleaners.com. Beasley Cleaners is located at 3840 Valley Centre Drive #605, San Diego, 92130.

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Best Dance Studio: Royal Dance Academy – Gold

1. PF Changs 2. Del Mar Rendezvous 3. Double Happiness French 1. Mille Fleurs 2. Champagne Bakery 3. Addison at The Grand Del Mar Italian 1. Il Fornaio 2. Villa Capri 3. Vigilucci’s Mexican 1. Fidels Little Mexico 2. Tony Jacal 3. En Fuego Cantina and Grill Thai 1. Taste of Thai 2. Spices Thai Cafe 3. Bankok Bay Thai Bakery 1. Champagne Bakery 2. Nothing Bundt Cakes 3. Thyme in the Ranch Cafe 1. Champagne Bakery 2. Pacifica Breeze Cafe 3. Pannikin

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Royal Dance Academy Voted ‘Best Dance Studio’ — Again! The Royal Dance Academy in Carmel Valley was AGAIN voted best Dance Studio in the Readers Choice Awards 2012. Located in Carmel Valley, next to Ace Hardware and Hallmark, The Royal Dance Academy has been serving Carmel Valley and surrounding communities for 12 years now, and is proud, once again, to be recognized as the best local dance studio. Never one to be complacent, owner and principal Francine Garton has continued to nurture and develop RDA by continually evolving as the market and her students demand. The Royal Dance Academy features a brand-new 6,000-sq.-ft. facility with state-of-the art studios purposely built to accommodate the many programs now being offered. RDA offers all disciplines of dance to all ages (18 months — adult ), in-

cluding programs for the serious dancer and for the recreational dancer. With 22 competition teams, the world-renowned Royal Academy of Dance Ballet syllabus and Examination program, an annual Nutcracker performance and an annual recital (four performances at the Mandeville Auditorium in front of a 1,000-strong audience each night), RDA also offers the LAMDA acting program with opportunities for students to take drama exams and potentially be represented by agents for theatre, TV and movie opportunities. A fantastic “Tiny Tots” program that is solely focussed on the younger dancer having a fun experience is also thriving at RDA. Miss Francine wanted to express her gratitude to all her students and parents. “I am humbled and very apprecia-

tive of the support I have been given by the RDA family. Our studio is blessed to have so many wonderful families. A huge thank you to all who voted for our studio and for the wonderful help, support and loyalty that has been the backbone of the Royal Dance Academy for the past 12 years. I would also like to thank my wonderful faculty for believing in my philosophy and for loving and nurturing every student at RDA. We make a difference in the life of every child and encourage them to believe that with hard work, they can be whatever they want to be.” “The joys and disciplines of dance remain within a child’s heart forever.” For more information about the Royal Dance Academy, please call 858350-9770 or visits website at www.royaldanceacademy.com.

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Thank you For voting Richard Faust the Best Mortgage Lender in 2012 We are proud to be part of the community and invite you to discover how we may be able to assist you with your mortgage needs.

Call me today to see how the strength of the nation’s leading mortgage lender can work for you. Richard Faust Home Mortgage Consultant Phone: 858-922-3092 richard.m.faust@wellsfargo.com NMLSR ID 633047 2012

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Best Florist: Del Mar Floral & Gifts – Gold

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Coffee 1. Petes Coffee and Tea 2. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 3. Pannikin Deli 1. Miltons 2. Harvest Ranch Market 3. Tip Top Meats Yogurt

Del Mar Floral & Gifts: Serving North County for Over 35 Years providing excellent customer service. We welcome custom orders of any kind, fresh or artificial. We carry a large selection of tropical flowers, as well as imported and locally-grown product. Our cut-flowers are hand-selected at the flower market every day which ensures the freshest quality and lasting power. Our succulent gardens and European plant gardens are made right on the premises. We always have unique and beautiful orchid plants, seasonal blooming and green plants, as well as gift items, soft and cuddly

stuffed animals, and balloons. Our fruit and gourmet baskets are made-toorder with only the freshest products available. Let us help you with your floral gifts today! Contact us by phone, fax or place your order online. We are here to serve you seven days a week. Contact 858-755-0303; 800-221-3842; www.delmarfloral.com; aengert@delmarfloral.com; www.sanmarcosflorist. com; aengert@sanmarcosflorist.com.

1. Naked Cafe 2. Souplantation 3. Zinc Cafe

Del Mar Floral & Gifts is a familyowned, local florist operated by Anne Engert, now the second generation in the European-born Engert family. The business has been serving coastal North County for over 35 years. We have recently added San Marcos to our delivery area, which gives us amazing coverage from south in La Jolla, north along the coastal cities to Carlsbad, and east to Rancho Santa Fe, Santaluz and San Elijo Hills. We take pride in our unique designs, our professional staff, and in

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Best Seafood: The Fish Market – Gold

1. SWIRLS 2. Golden Spoon 3. Sunset Yogurt Vegetarian

1. Dolce Pane e Vino 2. Wine Steals 3. Crepes and Corks Furniture 1. Lawrance Furniture 2. Kern and Co 3. Cassidy Interiors Bank 1. Wells Fargo 2. Chase 3. Bank of America Hotel 1. The Grand Del Mar 2. L’Auberge Del Mar 3. Double Tree Del Mar

A Fresh New Look Enhances The Fish Market Del Mar The Fish Market Del Mar completed an interior remodel around mid-July, and longtime fans of the popular restaurant are giving the updated look enthusiastic reviews. “We made a conscious effort to maintain the original Fish Market ambiance, but there is now a brighter, more open feel,” says Dwight Colton, vice president of operations. “Patrons have told us how much they like the additional comfortable booths, the softer color scheme, and the more intimate atmosphere. Of course, we’re still serving the freshest seafood in town. That’s a constant.” Regulars will recognize the familiar black and white fishing photos on the walls. The newly remodeled Fish Market. Gone is the dark brown cork ceiling, replaced with a lighter acoustic material and soft lighting. The main dining area and back room now flow together more easily and can accommodate groups of up to 60. A new conference room is outfitted with a teak dining table for 14, making it an ideal venue for private meetings and parties. The restaurant won the 2012 San Diego Restaurant Association Gold Medallion Award for Best Casual Seafood. The Fish Market is located at 640 Via de la Valle, across from the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Call (858) 755-2277 or go to www.thefishmarket.com.

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Royal Dance Academy would like to say...

THANK YOU! FOR VOTING THEM THE #1 DANCE STUDIO AGAIN!!! We have been making a difference in the lives of so many children and creating a home away from home for all our students for the past 12 years!! Whether dance is a hobby or a potential career, we have a place for every child. Thank you for believing in us. We will continue to do everything we can to offer our loyal families the best possible dance education.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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Proud to play a part in our community, here to play a part in your financial life Since 1852, Wells Fargo has been helping families build, manage and preserve their wealth. Today, we are proud to continue our tradition of strong community partnership. To learn more about how Wells Fargo Private Bank can help you achieve your financial goals, please contact: Pete Morimoto Senior Vice President (858) 451-5306 peter.t.morimoto@wellsfargo.com

Mary Murray Vice President (858) 756-3014 murraymk@wellsfargo.com

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Best Private School: Santa Fe Christian Schools – Gold

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Mens apparel 1. Jos A Bank 2. Mr. B’s 3. Durante’s Menswear Woman’s Apparel 1. Ooh La La 2. Matti D 3. Pretty Please Eyewear/Sunglasses 1. Sunglass Hut 2. Wink 3. Optical Illusion Jewelry

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Santa Fe Christian Schools Voted BEST Private School •Santa Fe Christian School GETS GOLD!

1. Beasley Cleaners 2. Surf Cleaners 3. Margarets Cleaners

Parents are EXTREMELY SATISFIED with Santa Fe Christian Schools evidenced by the “Best of 2012 Readers Choice Award” and the high satisfaction scores on the recent SFC parent survey. Ninety-one percent of these parents scored SFC an 8 or better (1-10 scale) saying they are promoters of the school and are excited about their educational choice. Our small class size averaging 20 students allows our teachers to develop relationships with each student, while our college prep, Honors and AP programs challenge students academically. Students have unique opportunities to get involved and explore their passions. Servant leadership, athletics, and the arts provide pathways for personal growth, which is why SFC fields 64 Upper/Middle School athletic teams, offers extensive art and technology programs, and encourages Christ-like leadership through local community service and international mission trips. Come experience us in action! Attend an Open House, take a personal tour, enjoy a student visit … and discover why SFC was selected 2012 Best Private School! The K-12 campus is located on 17.5 acres in beautiful Solana Beach. Convenient bus service. Open House Dates: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - noon, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 16. RSVP to sfcs.net; 858-755-8900; www.sfcs.net.

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Best Breakfast: The Original Pancake House – Gold

1. Martin Katz 2. Diamond Boutique 3. RSF Estate and Fine Jewelry Dry Cleaner

1. Del Mar Floral and Gifts 2. RSF Floral and Gifts 3. Flower Hill Flowers Market/Grocery 1. Jimbo’s Naturally 2. Sprouts 3. Seaside Market Hair Salon 1. Studio Savvy 2. Haim Salon 3. Browtique Spa

Find the ultimate breakfast at The Original Pancake House The Original Pancake House writes... We’ve been THE choice for the ultimate breakfast in San Diego ever since we opened the first Original Pancake House® franchise in San Diego with our Kearny Mesa restaurant in 1979. Currently, we have four locations in San Diego County: Kearny Mesa, Poway, Encinitas and Vista — and one in Temecula. Our world-famous original recipes are just that — they’re from all over the world, and demand only the very finest of ingredients, such as USDAA grade butter (not margarine), pure 36 percent whipping cream (not half & half), fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and our own homemade sourdough starter recipe. Our batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen and we never compromise with quality! And wait till you’ve tasted our coffee — it’s our own special combination, blended to our specifications – and try our thick sliced bacon, you can’t get it anywhere else. If you’ve never tried The Original Pancake House®, you’re long overdue. And if you’re already a regular, then you know what we’re talking about. Come by and experience the flavor, the atmosphere, the attention to quality and service, and the ultimate breakfast favorite for San Diegans for nearly 30 years! The Original Pancake House in Encinitas is located at 160 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA, 92024; 760-9431939; http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/phloc_encinitas.html

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Day Spa 1. La Costa Resort and Spa 2. L’Auberge Del Mar 3. The Spa at The Grand Del Mar Health Club 1. Pacific Athletic Club 2. Frogs Fitness 3. The Gym in Del Mar Yoga 1. Yoga Del Mar 2. Haute Yoga 3. Sculpt Fusion Senior Care 1. La Vida Del Mar 2. La Costa Glen 3. Belmont Village Art Gallery 1. Del Mar Art Center 2. Lux Art Institute 3. RSF Art Guild Lawyer 1. Moores Law Group 2. Nancy Bickford 3. Myra Chack-Fleischer 3. Haymes Law Group Dentist 1. Del Mar Family Dentistry 2. Del Mar Dental Arts 3. Dr. Curtis Chan

Best Mortgage Broker: Dan & Julie Sherlock – Gold

Dan & Julie Sherlock with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage honored by First Place Win for 2012 Readers’ Choice Award •Best Mortgage Consultants – Gold Dan and Julie Sherlock would like to thank the readers for voting them the 2011 and 2012 Readers’ Choice “Best Mortgage Consultants.” They are honored to receive this award from their community for two years in a row. Dan and Julie have been members of the Carmel Valley/ Del Mar community since 1988. They live, work, raise their kids, and volunteer in this great coastal area. Dan and Julie have worked as home mortgage consultants for over 25 years. They work as a team at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and understand the chal-

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lenges of today’s real estate market and finance industry. Dan and Julie are dedicated to providing their customers with top customer service and innovative financing solutions to meet their homebuying and refinance needs. Even after they close the loan, Team Sherlock’s service to their customers still continues. From your first home purchase, to a refinance, to the purchase of a second home or investment property, they are with you all the way. Dan (NMLSR ID 453574) and Julie (NMLSR ID 455249) are conveniently located in the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage office in the Vons Shopping Center next to Avis; 3890 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92130; (858) 9979300. Call, stop by their office, or visit their website at www. sherloans.com today. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ©2011 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 399801 AS963806 9/12-12/12 An Equal Housing Lender.

Best Plastic Surgery: Smoot, Sadrian and Hollan – Gold

Smoot, Sadrian and Hollan Again Voted #1 Plastic Surgery Practice The plastic surgery practice of Smoot, Sadrian and Hollan received the top award for “Best Plastic Surgery” for the second consecutive year in the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards by readers of the Rancho Santa Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News and Solana Beach Sun. The Gold level distinction is the highest honor bestowed by local residents who rate services within these communities. The practice specializes in plastic surgery procedures, laser treatments and skincare at its state-of-the-art, private surgical facilities and skin care center on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Dr. John Smoot is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, and Dr. Wendell Smoot has been peer-voted Top Doctor in San Diego for five consecutive years. Dr. Carol Hollan is San Diego’s first female board-certified plastic surgeon, while Dr. Reza Sadrian is one of only a few plastic surgeons in the country dually trained in oral Smoot, Sadrian and Hollan receive “Best Plastic Surgery and maxillofacial surgery, as well as plastic and reconstruc- Practice” Award. Model photo. tive surgery. Smoot, Sadrian and Hollan have been in practice for over 20 years. The surgical center has three fully accredited surgical suites as well as a Laser and Skin Care Clinic, utilizing the state-of the-art Sciton XC laser. Visit www.sandiegoplasticsurgeryclinic.com or call (858) 587-9850.

Best Mexican Food: Fidel’s Little Mexico – Gold

Fidel’s Little Mexico – Excellent Food and Cocktails Fidel’s Little Mexico has been a San Diego landmark for over 50 years and ranks among the top restaurants in San Diego County. An award-winning, full-service restaurant and cocktail lounge: Happy hour is offered four days a week in the large upstairs bar. They also offer a taco bar, strolling Mariachis (Thursday-Sunday only) and two heated outdoor patios for year-round enjoyment Fidel’s menu offers traditional favorites as well as house specialties that will transport you and your party “South of the Border.” So whether you’re enjoying dinner with your closest friends or just hanging out at happy hour and munching on some chips and salsa while sipping on an icy margarita, Fidel’s offers a pleasant getaway. Visit us at 607 Valley Ave in Solana Beach or at www.fidelslittlemexico.com. Call for reservations at 858-755-5292.

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Plastic Surgery 1. Dr. Smoot 1. Dr. Moradi 1. Del Mar Cosmetic and Medical Center 2. Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery 3. Changes Plastic Surgery Contractor 1. Weir Brothers Custom Homes 2. Holcombe Homes 3. Marrokal Construction Financial Planner 1. Edward Jones - Diane Huckabee 2. Edward Jones - Breanne Morgan 3. Ranch Investment Group Golf Course 1. The Grand Golf Club 2. Morgan Run 3. Del Mar Country Club Youth Sports League 1. Del Mar Little League 2. Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks 3. Surf Soccer Dance Studio 1. Royal Dance Academy 2. Del Mar Ballet 3. North County Dance Arts Horse Facility 1. Del Mar Horse Park 2. Majestic Farms 3. Rancho Riding Club

Best Hair Salon: Studio Savvy Salons – Gold

Studio Savvy Salons: A strong commitment to serving their clients and the community Deena Von Yokes, founder of Studio Savvy Salons, has earned her excellent reputation in the beauty industry. She’s enjoyed a 30year career as a master hair colorist, designer and business owner. Her talented sister-in-law, Angela Von Yokes, with 20 years in the industry, joined Deena as a business partner over five year ago. Their bond began with their devotion to family, but now also extends to their businesses and a strong commitment to serving their clients and the community. Deena and Angela divide their time and talents between locations. Deena ensures her staff perfects Deena Von Yokes and Angela Von Yokes their skills with state-of-the- Photo/Jodylynnphotography.com art products and techniques as she runs their Advanced Hair Design and Color Academy. Angela has a strong background in client satisfaction and management. Together, they possess the perfect balance to operate their award- winning salons. Their philanthropic efforts are many; they have participated in countless events and fashion shows to raise money for local charities and provide beauty services to those that otherwise would never enjoy their talents. Studio Savvy Salons were also proud sponsors of this season’s Opening Day Hat Contest at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, one of the biggest and most exciting fashion events for San Diego. Deena was honored to participate as a judge, spokesperson, and presenter. Deena’s own “Savvy Topsy” hat designs and adornments were worn by the local news and media personalities covering the event. Deena and Angela are committed to an exceptional client experience and total satisfaction. They provide services with integrity, respect and a passion for excellence. It is their goal that Studio Savvy’s clients enjoy extraordinary treatments in a warm, fun and family-friendly environment. Studio Savvy Salons are located at: 665 San Rodolfo Drive Solana Beach, CA 92075, 858-793-1581; 16081 San Dieguito Rd. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067; 858-832-1061. For more information, visit www.studiosavvysalon.com.

Best Yogurt: Swirls – Gold

Swirls Frozen Yogurt: Now 3 locations to serve you Evan Wilensky, a 2002 Torrey Pines graduate and CEO of ESW Investments, Inc., does it again! Voted #1 this year, Swirls Frozen Yogurt was also voted #1 for “BEST FROZEN YOGURT” in this newspaper group’s 2011 Readers Choice. The opening of Del Mar Swirls in 2008 was an instant success, with 52 non-fat and low fat rotating flavors, including Cake Batter, Red Velvet, Dulce De Leche, Tart Pomegranate, Cookies and Cream, and many more flavors, along with 24 dry toppings AND Fresh Fruit bought and prepared fresh daily. Evan continued his success by opening Encinitas Swirls in 2009 and, in January 2012, he opened his third location, Carmel Valley Swirls, in the Del Mar Highlands Center (in front of the fountain). “I love interacting with my customers, serving a healthy quality product and making sure that every one of my customers have a great time and a unique ex-

Evan Wilensky perience at all of my Swirls locations,” Evan said. Please contact Swirls at www.DelMarSwirls.com, www.EncinitasSwirls.com or www. CarmelValleySwirls.com.

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Best Bank: Wells Fargo Private Bank – Gold

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Interior Design 1. Beach Bungalow Designs 1. Fairbanks Interiors 2. Barbara Lee Grigsby Design Associates 3. Lawrance Furniture 3. Nettle Creek Car Dealership 1. BMW Encinitas 2. Hoehn Auto Group 3. Lexus Kearny Mesa Car Repair 1. Del Mar Car Service 2. Del Mar Heights Shell 3. Classic German/British Cars Private School 1. Santa Fe Christian 2. Cathedral Catholic High School 3. San Diego Jewish Academy Toy Store 1. Geppetto’s 2. Thinker Things 3. Sweet Peas

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Wells Fargo Private Bank: Experience the exceptional service The Wells Fargo Private Bank Team would like to thank the readers for voting us “The Best Bank of North County 2012.” It is an honor to receive this distinction! Generations of families continue to depend on The Private Bank for help in building, managing, and preserving their wealth. We are privileged to be a partner and advisor of choice for individuals and families with complex wealth management needs in the Rancho Santa Fe community. The Private Bank team in Rancho Santa Fe consists of local experienced specialists that truly understand that everyone acquires and manages their wealth differently and has diverse financial needs. We offer our clients a personal and tailored approach specializing in goals-based wealth

planning, investment management, business succession planning, private banking, and trust and estate services. In addition, clients are able to experience a full- service banking office that offers the benefits of the vast resources of Wells Fargo & Company. Our dedicated team of professionals welcomes you to come in and experience the exceptional service at Wells Fargo Private Bank. To learn more about how Wells Fargo Private Bank can help you achieve your financial goals, please contact: Pete Morimoto, senior vice president at (858) 451-5306, peter.t.morimoto@wellsfargo.com; or Mary Murray, vice president, (858) 756-3014, murraymk@wellsfargo.com.

Best Lawyer: Moores Law Group – Gold

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The Moores Law Group: Specializing in business and corporate law Located in the heart of the village, The Moores Law Group represents individuals and business clients in various industries. Founded by Natalie Moores, a longtime resident of Rancho Santa Fe, the firm specializes in business and corporate law. With a strong California practice and an experienced national network of professional connections, The Moores Law Group advises a range of clients — from public companies to smaller start-up business-

es — on a full range of transactions – both domestic and international. In 2012, Andrew Hayes joined the firm as partner and expanded the practice to include estate planning. According to Ms. Moores, “At our firm, we guide our business clients from inception through all operational phases of their business and work diligently to protect them along the way. Estate planning is a logical extension to our business practice.” Attorneys at The

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Veterinarian 1. Torrey Pines Animal Hospital 2. Helen Woodward Animal Hospital 3. RSF Animal Hospital Insurance 1. RSF Insurance 2. Statefarm Insurance Frank Torre Agency 3. Statefarm Insurance Jason Smith Solana Beach Window/Window Covering 1. North County Blinds 2. Sierra Window Concepts 3. Newman Replacement Windows

Best Senior Care: La Vida Del Mar – Gold

La Vida Del Mar’s Coastal Location, Vibrant Lifestyle Named the ‘Best’ La Vida Del Mar’s scenic coastal location, engaging programs and resortstyle amenities have earned the “best senior living community” title in this year’s “Reader’s Choice Best of” awards, sponsored by this newspaper. Nestled between the coastal North County villages of Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, La Vida Del Mar includes 105 spacious independent and assisted living residences, many of which feature ocean views, and secluded patios or balconies. At La Vida Del Mar, residents enjoy a service-enriched lifestyle that includes a full calendar of social, educational and recreational opportunities, delectable meals prepared fresh in the community’s 12-hour Calypso Restaurant, and a comprehensive menu of licensed assisted living care services. Beyond La Vida Del Mar’s front doors, residents enjoy easy access to

the local area’s quaint boutiques, entertainment and cultural venues, and fine coastal dining. To learn more about the vibrant lifestyle offered at La Vida Del Mar, please call 858-3454127 or visit www.SRGseniorliving.com.

Best Veterinarian: Torrey Pines Animal Hospital – Gold Mortgage Broker 1. Richie Faust - Wells Fargo 1. Julie Sherlock - Wells Fargo 2. Jason Katz - Bank of Commerce Mortgage 3. IMPAC Mortgage

Thank You to all of our readers that participated in this year's ballot!

Torrey Pines Animal Hospital Offers State-of-the-Art Medical Pet Care Torrey Pines Animal Hospital offers the very best in personalized, compassionate medical care for your pet. Our veterinarians have vast and varied experiences with the shared goal to provide state-of-the art medical pet care in a comfortable and clean environment. We can meet any need from basic veterinary care to major surgeries. We take an individualized approach to the longterm care of your pet. Our approach is to establish a relationship with you and your pet and ensure good communication. We focus on the quality of life for your pet, and in our practice we do what’s in the best interest of you and your pet. Dr. Andrew McClellan, pictured, and his partners, Dr. Jon Reuter and Dr. Brad Steele, Please stop by or call us recently opened Torrey Pines Animal Hospital in Piazza Carmel Shopping Center. to discuss specific concerns Photo/Karen Billing about your pet. We provide personalized care and tailor wellness and treatment to the individual needs of each pet. Service provided: Torrey Pines Animal Hospital is a technically advanced, full-service pet care medical facility. Our veterinarians can meet any need from routine wellness care to major surgeries; we also offer care for rabbits, reptiles, and avian patients. Some of our specialties are: Internal Medicine/Surgery, House Calls, Pharmacy, Emergencies, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging (Digital X-ray, Ultrasound), Preventative Care, Boarding, Bathing, and more. Torrey Pines Animal Hospital is located at 3890 Valley Centre Drive, #101, Carmel Valley, 92130, next to Royal Dance Academy in the Piazza Carmel Shopping Center. The hospital is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments preferred. Call (858) 720-8724; www. torreypinesvets.com.

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To The Community! Through the years, we have built long-term relationships in the community of Del Mar. My primary focus has always been to better understand why you invest and to recommend specific solutions that can help you reach your financial goals. Thank you for letting me serve you and your family. I look forward to working with you in the future. To learn how Edward Jones and I can help you reach your financial goals, call me today. Breanne Morgan, AAMS® Financial Advisor

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Best Financial Planner: Diane Huckabee – Gold

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Wins Award Diane Huckabee, CRPC, CFP, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Carmel Valley, recently was named Best Financial Advisor in Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach by the Carmel Valley News, Rancho Santa Fe Review, Del Mar Times and Solana Beach Sun. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 12,000plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals — from college savings to retirement — and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to under-

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Del Mar Taste and Art Stroll slated for Oct. 7 The annual Del Mar Taste and Art Stroll will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with tastes from 1-4 p.m. The event features local artists and restaurants along with live music, kid-friendly activities and a dog stroll. The location of the event starts at 15th St. and Camino Del Mar in Del Mar Village and runs south down Camino Del Mar. For more information, visit www.delmarmainstreet.com

Save the date: Arts Alive event is Oct. 6 in SB Urban Gardens will decorate the Coastal Rail Trail for viewers to admire during the award-winning Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail event, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon-4 p.m. The Arts Alive Event attracts hundreds of people who come to enjoy the unique art, diverse music, interesting performers, and stroll the Solana Beach Rail Trail. For more information, visit http://www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us/csite/cms/artsalive.htm

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he Del Mar Highlands Town Center’s grand reopening celebration last fall included a pet parade. When the dogs weren’t strutting their stuff, they were able to grab a bite during “Yappy Hour” at Pet People.

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ive musicians, modern dance troupes, stilt theater walkers and visual artwork filled the Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail (CRT) last year on Oct. 2. during “Arts Alive.” This year the event will be held on Oct. 6. The City of Solana Beach and the Public Arts Advisory Commission sponsored the free art and cultural event. PHOTOS: JON CLARK

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