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There’s nothing quite like the hometown flavor of Denton. Each year, residents choose their favorites among the many businesses in the community, selecting those that provide quality customer service. If you’re looking for the best affordable place to eat or the best jewelry store or even the best place to buy plants, this special publication is where you’ll find the businesses chosen as among the best. With 6,263 ballots submitted this year — almost double from last year — these top three winners in every category come highly recommended. Please keep this guide handy as you go about your daily lives as a tool to help you. Each top winner has a bit of information about them included to provide insight about what makes their business the best. The Denton Record-Chronicle salutes this year’s winners and offers a special thanks to the thousands who took time to vote for their favorites online. Managing Editor Dawn Cobb Denton Record-Chronicle

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Contributors to this year’s Best of Denton include: Caleb Barfield, Aaron Claycomb, Dawn Cobb, Megan Gray, Patrick Hayslip, Al Key, Kaycee Key, Bj Lewis and David Minton.

BEST AFFORDABLE DINING Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226 www.fuzzytacoshop.com Besides great Baja Tacos and its famous chips, salsa, and queso blanco, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has a lot to offer. Conveniently located downtown, it makes for the perfect restaurant to stop in and grab some great food. Its menu is designed to excite and delight customers; anyone can find something they like. Fuzzy’s also has a great atmosphere with awesome outdoor seating. Since the restaurant was founded in Fort Worth in 2003, the franchise has been constantly expanding; a new Fuzzy’s is coming to Denton and will be located

off of I-35. Runner-up: Rooster’s Road House Bragging r i gh t s : GreenHouse Restaurant

Runner-up: Pei Wei Bragging rights: Andaman Thai Restaurant

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BEST ASIAN DINING Mr. Chopsticks 1633 Scripture St. 940-382-5437 www.mrchopsticks.com When Dentonites have a craving to eat some great Asian dining they vote Mr. Chopsticks. For reasons Denton RecordChronicle readers know best, they can’t stop craving its Asian fusion. “This is the eighth year in a row that we have been awarded,” said owner Chai Tamprateep. “Thank you Dentonites for voting for us. It makes me feel really honored.” Located near the University of North Texas, its central hub is a definite plus. Its menu even includes vegetarian, dairy free and gluten-free options. On a nice spring or fall day you can also enjoy sitting outside on the patio, or inside, in the cool on a hot summer day.

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Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ 520 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. 940-484-7839 http://www.rudysbbq.com/page/home

Go inside of Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ off I-35E to learn how Texas meat is cut, cooked and smoked, getting the best of Texas BBQ in one big bite. Denton readers know where to find the best BBQ in town, and have voted this fine country store as best barbeque. Served in a family-style dining atmosphere with long wooden tables and country music playing over the speakers, the wait staff is better than any ranch hand, making sure any and all needs are met. Serving brisket, sausage, turkey, ribs, chicken and porkloin, this joint serves up the meat by the pound; or you can order yourself a personal sandwich with any selection of meat inside. Choose from either of their sauces: original or sissy,

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BEST BURGER AND FRIES Denton County Independent Hamburger Company 715 Sunset 940-382-3037 If you’re looking for a great American meal at one of Denton’s longest tenured establishments, look no further than

Denton County Independent Hamburger Company. As a staple of Denton’s great eateries, the Best Burger and Fries belong to this restaurant because of the overall high quality ingredients and service. Whether you like your burger pink in the middle or charred all the way around, these hamburgers do not disappoint. With simplicity at its core, the only sides

you’ll need are fries and baked beans to round out a home-town favorite meal. Denton County Independent Hamburger Company is open for lunch, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Runner-up: Five Guys Burgers and Fries Bragging rights: RG’s Burgers & Grill

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Old West Café 1020 Dallas Drive 940-382-8220 www.oldwestcafe.us Whether it’s the On The Crisp French toast dipped in Almond Crisp batter or Ma’s Pot Roast, Denton residents have flocked to the Old West Café off Dallas Drive, voting it as the best breakfast and homestyle cooking eatery for the sixth straight year. “We serve a great quality product, in an excellent atmosphere with excellent service,” manager Chris Rowand said. With the usual suspects of eggs, toast, bacon, sausage and hashbrowns pumped out regularly along with plenty of flap-

jacks to go around, breakfast continues to keep patrons coming through the doors. Old West’s mix of homestyle food such as chicken fried steak or meatloaf rounds out an already tasty lineup of regular favorites. Opened in 1997, the Old West Café has specialized in breakfast and lunch. Now, they will venture out into the last meal of the day, as it is extending its hours for dinner in the near future. (Breakfast) Runner-up: Seven Mile Café (Breakfast) Bragging rights: Loco Café (Homestyle) Runner-up: Cartwright’s Ranch House (Homestyle) Bragging rights: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

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GreenHouse Restaurant 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349 http://www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com/ Need a place to take your next client? Denton readers agree that GreenHouse Restaurant is the Best Business Lunch in Denton, where getting your drinks, meal and ticket all in a timely manner in order to get you back in the office is an unspoken key, with each guest given quality service from the wait staff. Enjoy the patio when the weather feels nice, and grab a drink on a loose Friday to celebrate with your co-workers on another week’s end, selecting from a variety of cocktails, wines and drink specials. Just north of the Denton Square on Locust Street, GreenHouse offers a menu with selections cooked over a fire mesquite grill, roasting still with the flavors as the meal travels on the plate from the kitchen to the table. Every Monday from 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. you can also catch some live music if

you wish to, according to its website. Runner-up: Hannah’s Off the Square Bragging rights: Chestnut Tree

BEST CANDY, COOKIE OR CAKE SHOP Candy Haven 301 N. Interstate I-35 E. 940-565-1474 http://www.candyhavenandcakes.com/

Creativity, it is what sets Candy Haven apart from other cake and candy shops. The family owned and operated shop has brought amazing sweets and treats to Denton for 30 years, and has yet to disappoint. Jane Boyle and her staff put in the time and the hard work to ensure that their customers get the cake creation they want. They specialize in seasonal cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes, groom cakes, baby shower cakes, and a variety of other pastries. Their delightful creations and hard work have been rewarded; Candy Haven received the Bride’s Choice Award in 2011. Runner-up: Atomic Candy Store Bragging rights: Zera Coffee Company

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BEST COFFEE SHOP Jupiter House Coffee 106 N. Locust St. 940-387-7100 http://jupiterhousecoffee.com/ Read your morning newspaper and grab a cup of joe at Jupiter House on the Square, or stop by for a late-night study session for a boost-me-up. The coffee bar is in the far back and local artwork lines the brick exterior walls, and chairs and tables are also spread out so you may chat with friends or plug in a computer at an outlet along the wall. An outdoor sitting area is available as well, which is nice for a morning cup. Voted Best Coffee Shop four years in a row, it must be the caffeine that keeps its doors open, buzzing its own coffee connection. Runner-up: Starbucks Coffee Company

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE/GAS STATION Bragging rights: Zera Coffe Company QuikTrip Multiple locations 321 Eagle Drive 3113 W. University Drive 3300 E. University Drive 3701 S. Interstate 35E www.quiktrip.com Convenience, quality, and easy access are what keep QuikTrip the top choice among voters. Stop inside one of their four locations in Denton and you can find everything from hot foods to forgotten supplies from a grocery trip to snacks for a road trip to items for an office party. Stocked to the brim, the store prides itself on meeting the needs of those who stop by. The friendly, professional service

keeps customers returning again and again. Runner-up: Midway Mart

BEST FINE DINING Bragging rights: Race Trac Hannah’s off the Square 111 West Mulberry St. 940-566-1110 www.hannahsoffthesquare.com If you haven’t had a basket of white truffle pomme frites or their Caesar salad with kale, you’re missing something. Hannah’s off the Square has long been a Denton favorite with its welcoming, upscale atmosphere with topnotch service. It’s the place to go for a special anniversary, a popular meeting place and where you take guests or special clients. Since 2001, the restaurant has continued its tradition of offering delectable treats that satisfy the discerning palate. And if you have a question, Chef Sheena Croft might even pop over to your table to answer. It’s just that kind of service that keeps customers returning time and again. You can also follow her blog from the website as she unveils the latest mouth-watering concoction. Among their wide-ranging menu items, you can also find seared sea scallops, sesame seed-crusted ahi tuna, cedarplanked salmon, rosemary-smoked duck breast or a 12-oz. prime grilled New York strip — just to name a few specialties. The restaurant also hosts a 100-mile dinner each year featuring local foods grown and raised within a 100-mile radius of its Denton location. It’s a “can’t miss” event. You just can’t go wrong with any entrée or visit to Hannah’s. Runner-up: Greenhouse Restaurant Bragging rights: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant

We’d like to give a BIG THANK YOU to Denton for voting us Best Caterer. We love serving our community. DS

Gary G. Taylor, DDS Family Dentistry

Thank you to all of our friends who have trusted in us for their dental health care needs. Thank you for voting for me and my staff in the “Best of Denton.” Dr. Gary Taylor

Fellow The Academy of General Dentistry The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

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Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Denton Courthouse Square 117 W. Hickory Street 940-384-1818 www.bethmaries.com Unicorn Lake 2900 Wind River Lane 940-591-1010 With more than 60 flavors on the front line, you don’t ever have to have the same experience when you step into Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain. Whether you have a hankering for a regular chocolate ice cream or want to tantalize your taste buds with a new, more inspired treat appropriately titled “Red, Wine and Bleu” featuring port wine and bleu cheese, your taste buds will thank you. “It’s really great to be name best of Denton,” Ken Willis, co-owner of Beth Marie’s, said. “We strive to be the best and the nation not only with our treats but with the nostalgia memories as well.” The old time “nostalgic feel” can be found at both locations, on the Square and Unicorn Lake. Inspiration for new flavors, Willis said, can come from anywhere. Right now, one of their flavors, “Kayla’s Dark Side” a dark chocolate, is named after Willis’ daughter. “You just don’t know what flavors will come about until you start mixing….even an “oops” will sell…you can’t limit yourself when it comes to making a great ice cream,” he said. Runner-up: Yogurt Story Bragging rights: Yogurt Fusion

Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant 821 N. Locust St. 940-381-2712 https://giuseppesitaliana.com/ If you love authentic Italian food, then Giuseppe’s is the place for you. Giuseppe Brownell has taken special care to ensure that each and every customer has an authentic Italian experience based off of what he learned growing up and cooking in the Umbria region of Italy. The restaurant is situated in a quaint Victorian home, and creates a truly Italian environment that most Italian restaurants can only hope to achieve. The dining outdoors is as delightful as inside, featuring a patio and a beautiful Oak Tree. The restaurant is entertaining and the food is the best of its kind. Giuseppe has accomplished what he set out to do, make meals for customers “leisurely affairs which are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable”. Runner-up: Luigi’s Pizza Italian Restaurant Bragging rights: Fera’s Pasta & Pizza

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BEST PIZZA Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. 940-323-1100 Denton has spoken and residents crowned Mellow Mushroom as the 2013 Best of Denton for pizza. “That’s awesome. We definitely want to be the number one pizza joint in town. It’s something we take a lot of pride in,” said manager Levon Juarez. Thinking on what makes Mellow Mushroom different from the other pizza places in town, Juarez noted the original DS

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hand-tossed dough, the ability for customers to see their order made in front of them, an open kitchen and ingredients Juarez said, outweigh the competition. “We appease to the meat lovers and vegetarians (with) a wide variety of selections for everybody there. Juarez said there are even gluten-free options. True to the name, Juarez said the atmosphere in the restaurant is laid back and well, mellow. A feature of Mellow Mushroom is its beer club. Once a person has finished tasting all 70 beers, they are given a shirt and their name is put on the wall. “It’s way beyond food. We have a full set -ups and service bar, wide selection of beers on draft and in bottles. It’s a different outlook. It’s a little bit of an upscale pizza place but for the most part a real laid back atmosphere,” Juarez said. “They have a variety of places to choose. We want to go above and beyond their expectations and make sure we are making their day whenever they come in. That’s what will keep us around for years to come.” Runner-up: JJ’s Pizza Bragging rights: Palio’s Pizza Denton

BEST SANDWICH SHOP/DELI Weinberger’s Delicatessen 311 E. Hickory St. 940-566-5900 www.weinbergersdeli.com Show your face around Weinberger’s Deli enough and you just might get a sandwich named after you. It’s that type of ingenuity and connection with its customers that earned this deli Denton’s Best for the second straight year. This Chicago-style deli is centrally located on Denton’s East Hickory Street and has quickly commanded Denton residents’ attention with its top-notch ingredients along with their illustrious menu that is constantly being updated. Currently, the menu board hanging from the ceiling shows the 20 most popular sandwiches such as Cathy’s California Club, but it’s the knowledge of what’s not on the menu that keeps some devoted customers coming back with a paper menu of over 120 selections. Sandwiches can get their names from anyone with one called “The Claytron,” which is named after an Oak Street Draft

House bartender and Frenchy’s Dip, which bares the local lawn care legend Andre J. “Frenchy” Rheault’s nickname. With new sandwiches being created regularly, stop by Weinburger’s to see if you can lend your name to the latest sandwich concoction. Runner-up: New York Sub-Hub Bragging rights: Jason’s Deli

BEST SEAFOOD Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen 1925 Denison Street 940-243-2126 www.frillysdenton.com Alligator tail, frog legs and etouffée can only mean one of two things; you found yourself back at the bayou in Louisiana or

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BEST OF DENTON 2013 “Best Western Store” 345 E. HICKORY, DOWNTOWN DENTON 940.382.1921 - WELDONSWESTERN.COM

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BEST STEAK Texas Roadhouse 2817 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd 940-243-7427 As the first location in I-35’s Restaurant Row, Texas Roadhouse debuted in Denton in 2002 and has been meeting the city’s steak needs since then. When you walk into the Texas Roadhouse, you might feel a peanut shell or two crunch beneath your feet as you enter to see a glass case full of a bouquet of steaks. Texas Roadhouse prides itself on their hand-cut steaks that are cut daily and cooked over open gas-fired grills to your desire. Whether it’s a filet, sirloin or porterhouse t-bone, you can’t take a bite of your steak until your waiter makes sure it’s cooked to your specifications. With steaks from six ounces to 20, there’s a steak for everyone. And if steak isn’t your fancy, try the Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, burgers, BBQ chicken, fried catfish or country fried chicken. Add in Texas Roadhouse’s “Legendary Sides� such as baked and sweet potatoes, chili and salads to go along with a kids menu and you’ve

Chuy’s 3300 Wind River Lane 940-228-0555 www.chuys.com Is it real fresh, authentic Tex-Mex cuisine you crave? Then look no further. Chuy’s has limitless options to satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings; be it in house freshly made tortillas or their signature enchiladas with “boom boomâ€? sauce. Chuy’s was voted “Best of Dentonâ€? for their eclectic atmosphere and simply tantalizing your taste buds with the best TexMex has to offer. No two Chuy’s are the same, and that’s what many customers say makes their visit there one of a kind. All locations do contain trademark pieces, according to the chain’s website, and are host to the infamous “Elvis Shrine.â€? Elvis fans can rejoice, their dedication to the “King of Rock and Rollâ€? doesn’t stop there. The menu features The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo: a beef Tex-Mex enchilada, cheese ranchero enchilada, chicken tomatillo enchilada and a seasoned ground sirloin crispy taco with chips dipped in chile con queso. The restaurant’s whole kitchen is stocked with the freshest ingredients and delivers them directly to your table‌right down to the salsa made every hour. You have been warned, come with an appetite. Runner up: El Matador Bragging rights: El Guapo’s

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BEST VEGGIE FARE/HEALTH FOOD Cupboard Natural Foods & CafĂŠ 200 W. Congress 940-387-5386 www.cupboardnaturalfoods.com Since 1965, Cupboard Natural Foods and CafĂŠ has been the “go toâ€? place for a full range of natural and organic food, supplements and body care products. With 11,000 square feet, there is plenty to choose from among the gluten-free products, local grass-fed meats, poultry and pork, local eggs, a selection of “raw foods,â€? and a produce department that is certified organic and local pesticide free.

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Multiple Locations 2710 W. University Drive, No. 1012 940-566-0007 2430 S. I-35E, No. 100 940-483-9464 www.wingstop.com In the inaugural year of the best wings category, Wingstop takes the crown as the “Wing Experts” turn chicken wings into a delectable art. With 10 flavors to choose from including original hot or garlic parmesan in either the classic bone-in or boneless style, you can’t go wrong. Throw in some fresh-cut seasoned fries with Wingstop’s signature fry, lemon pepper or Cajun seasoning and you have the makings for the best wing meal in town. Along with a few sides such as bourbon baked beans, creamy cole slaw and potato salad, Wingstop might have a stranglehold on the category for years to come. Runner-up: Buffalo Wild Wings Bragging rights: Boomer Jacks

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BEST AUTO REPAIR /MECHANIC Tommy’s Hi Tech Auto 620 Fort Worth Drive 940-387-0070 www.tommyht.com Tommy Drisdale would like to take the opportunity to say “thank you” for voting Tommy’s Hi-Tech Auto “Best in Denton” four years in a row. “We could not have done it without you, our loyal customers,” wrote Kathy Drisdale. “We would also like to thank you for referring us to your family and friends.” Tommy’s Hi-Tech Auto has been undergoing significant remodeling for the past 18 months and and the owners hope to be finished by May 1. The office is planning to hold a grand opening ceremony and a customer appreciation day to celebrate, Kathy Drisdale said.

I am very humbled by being named the recipient of this award and thank the community of Denton and specifically my patients who have entrusted me and my staff for their health care needs. We have seen many changes in the healthcare landscape over the years, yet our goal has been to maintain that individual connection with each of our patients. I am thankful for the wonderful staff that I have the privilege to work with and the additions of Sandra Young and Julie Naugher Hawkins (Family Nurse Practitioners) has allowed us to broaden the level of care that we can provide. Again, THANK YOU DENTON for having confidence in me and my staff! Tim McGuire, M.D

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Once completed, the new Tommy’s HiTech Auto will feature a remodeled front office, nine garage bays, awnings for customers who drive up and much more. At some point, before completion, the owners will combine their two shops. “Tommy’s Honda and Toyota will be joining us at Tommy’s Hi-Tech Auto,� Kathy Drisdale wrote. Runner-up: Charlie Beck’s Garage Bragging rights: Dave’s Foreign Auto

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Best Bailbonds Shawn Cagle- City Hall Bailbonds 1602 East McKinney Street 940-381-0338 www.cityhallbailbonds.com Taking on the family business of becoming a bail bondsman stemmed mostly from name recognition within the community, Shawn Cagle, owner of Shawn Cagle- City Hall Bailbonds, said. “It’s great getting this award for the second year,â€? he said of the recognition. “I’m very proud to be voted #1 in Denton ‌.I’ve put in a lot of hard work to deserve

the recognition.� The name recognition started with his father’s business, Cagle Bail Bonds where he worked part-time. Shortly after it closed, he re-opened a bail bonds business of his own in 1997. Cagle said one of the most important things about his business is they aren’t going to lie to you. “So many places overcharge and outright lie to their clients,� Cagle said.� We believe in honesty when doing business.� Customers seem to like the openness and fair advice and that’s what keeps them coming. “The public trusts us. We have been straightforward with them right from the beginning,� Cagle, owner for more than 18 years, said. Runner-up: Webb Bragging rights: Andale Bail Bonds

BEST BANK/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION DATCU 225 W. Mulberry St. 940-387-8585 https://www.datcu.org/

DATCU is this year’s Denton best financial institution, offering quality service to each of its customers and to the community as a whole through the many organizations with which its employees volunteer. Founded in 1936, DATCU is a member-owned credit union that is a not-for profit. This year, DATCU celebrates its 77th anniversary, and currently serves more than 70,000 members. This year, DATCU was also named one of the 2013

Best Companies to Work for in Texas, sponsored by Texas Monthly, Texas Association of Business, Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. With three locations in Denton and six others across North Texas, Denton readers voted DATCU the best bank/financial institution this year. Runner-up: PointBank Bragging rights: Northstar Bank of Texas

  

       

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS BEST BARBER SHOP Campus Barber Shop 311 East. Hickory St. 940-387-6036 Jeremy Carroll prides himself on keeping his barbershop loose and drama free. Denton residents seem to agree as his was voted best barbershop in Denton for the second year in a row. “It’s a pretty big honor,” he said. “We have a lot of good customers too that’s the main thing.” Carroll said his barbershop, while offering services like straight razor shaving provides a laid back atmosphere. “We’re not real pretentious, we try to keep it real over here,” Carroll said. “We sit over here and pick on guitars…people will just stop in because they know we have the Ranger game on.” Carroll has been in his East McKinney location for the past two years. Campus Barbershop has been in Denton since 1959 and running under the current name since 1968 on Fry Street. “So we have a little legacy going on,” Carroll said.

Runner-up: Unique Barber Stylists Bragging rights: Northside Barber Shop

right. Runner-up: El Guapo’s Bragging rights: Sweetwater Grill & Tavern

BEST CATERER BEST CAR WASH Extreme Cuisine Catering 2126 Hamilton, Suite 430, Argyle 940-380-8770 www.extremecatering.com Chef Matt Fairchild’s and Chef Kathleen Francis’ love for food and passion for service are what drives them to make Extreme Cuisine Catering the best of its kind, and is what has attracted customers from all over DFW for over a decade. They have a wide variety of exquisite culinary dishes that they are just waiting to serve you at your next event. Extreme Cuisine caters to Weddings, Corporate events, Parties, and Holiday Celebrations. Extreme Cuisine Catering also wants to help you learn to create culinary genius. They offer customers classes in which they can learn the skills they need to cook like a professional. When you’ve won Best of Denton two years in a row you know you’re doing something

The Wash Factory 1135 S. Loop 288 940-383-2772 www.thewashfactory.com When Brad Mann founded the Wash Factory he had one goal in mind, to provide a quality car wash at an affordable price and in a timely manner that any customer could appreciate. This is exactly what every customer experiences when they go to the “$3 ride-thru car wash”. Prices range from $3-10 and have features that increase with each package. The car wash is simple and easy to use. Customers pay at one of three touch screens, and then drive around to the wash where an attendant guides them through. Then the customer can drive around to one of 26 vacuum stations, where they can do any detailing or finishing touches. The wash itself takes around

five minutes. Customers can also have peace of mind, because The Wash Factory is environmentally friendly. They recycle 95 percent of the water they use, and only use biodegradable solutions. Washing your car there uses 80 percent less water than if you washed your car at home. So if your car is dirty, and you want to go to a local place where you’ll receive great value and service, then The Wash Factory is the place for you. Runner-up: Heritage Carwash Bragging rights: Lonestar

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BEST CLEANING SERVICE Comet Cleaners 507 W. University Dr. 940-381-1182 http://www.dentondrycleaners.com/

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Blocks from the Square, readers voted Lux Chiropractor, Best Chiropractor: the place to go when you have a killer backache. Located just north of the Denton Square, Lux Chiropractic is always friendly and willing to work out your kinks. Its staff is dedicated to making sure you find the balance you need using its services and will leave you wanting to come back for your next appointment. Just ask Lux Chiropractic for yourself to figure out what the best plan is — get those pains worked out where you can find your sense of balance, because Denton readers already know this to be true. Runner-up: Advanced Relief Chiropractic Bragging rights: Affordable Chiropractic

Denton Record-Chronicle readers voted Comet Cleaners: best cleaning service in Denton for your dirty laundry. It’s obvious; this is the place to get the best firm press in town. Offering same-day pickup, and an always-friendly staff dedicated to making certain your cleaning demands are met, these laundry specialists know how to fold and clean your dirty garments. With affordable prices, this one-stop cleaning shop is located in the mecca of Denton on University Drive and is ready to take your next load. Comet Cleaners gives back to the Denton community too; recognized by the Denton school district and Denton Chamber of Commerce as a top adopter. It gives $300 a year in free cleaning to all of the local high schools’ bands, choir and

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BEST COMPUTER SERVICE REPAIR Geek on Wheels 512 N. Locust St.

940-382-8644 www.geekonwheels.com Computer service and repair needs to be more than just avoid the problem until it becomes too big or to call on Bob in accounting who is good with computers. And for that there are the Geek on Wheels. Reese Ormand calls his business, which has been in Denton since 2001, a one-

stop IT shop for everything from the home users laptop infected with a virus to full IT support for all sorts of businesses. “We’re honored to get the award,” Ormand said of being voted the top computer service repair business. “I think it’s our customer service. We try to go above and beyond for every customer. “We’re really happy to be part of Denton and be a local business. “We’ve been able to survive and even thrive in the economic climate we have been in.” Ormand said the Geek specializes in small business support. “Business and companies that get overlooked when it comes to IT,” he said. You know, the guys who call on Bob. “We’re able to offer proactive support, off-site backup solutions, local backup solutions and disaster recovery.” Ormand and his staff are looking at the future as well as they see more and more people transitioning to the cloud for storage and remote support. “We are aggressively trying to adapt with the changes in the IT market and be

on top of the latest technologies so we are able to support the customers when they decide to make the changes and offer support on whether it would be wise to do so,” he said. Runner-up: Skinny Guys Bragging rights: Local circuit

BEST DANCE STUDIO Denton Dance Conservatory 4103 Mesa Dr. 940-383-2623 www.dentondance.com A little dance can last a lifetime, according to Lisa Racina-Torre, dancer and owner of the Denton Dance Conservatory. “After teaching 25 years, it’s obvious to me dance is quite an enhancement to a child’s early development. They have to think about so many things as they are training,” Racina-Torre said. Students from ages four through the adults learn French, learn how to control their bodies, flexibility and how to work in a group - a lot of elements all at once for a number of years.

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“What makes unique is I have dancers who have all different types of goals. Some dancers take dance for recreation, some because they want to be great ballerinas, some want to get better and train for drill team and cheerleading, some want to go in for musical theatre,” Racina-Torre said. “Here at the conservatory we try to make sure everyone gets a well-rounded dance education so they can do what they

want,” stated Racina-Torre. Her studio, founded in 1988, brings in dancers from dance programs at both local universities to lead classes in several areas of dance. The studio teaches ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and there is also a non-profit dance company that rehearses at the studio. Runner-up: Denton Ballet Bragging rights: A Time to Dance

Wellspring Christian Academy 1919 N. Elm St. 940-591-9900 www.wellspringchristianacademy.com Parents trust Wellspring Christian Academy with their most precious possession, their children. And due to the care Wellspring provides, voters in Denton have placed it on top of all others in town as 2013 Best of Denton for daycare. The facility is an academic preparatory school and also offers extended day and summer camp programs designed to build children’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual character. The facility used to be Asbury United Methodist Church before co-owner Charlotte Allen and her husband Dalton created the academy. At the child care center, children focus on their cognitive skills – learning phonics, hand writing, math, science and reading readiness. They also develop their social skills through special events and through camp activities.

Runner-up: Springbok Academy Bragging rights: Alpha Academy at Oakmont

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Dr. Gaylen Z. Fickey, D.D.S. 1314 N. Locust St. 940-239-3987 www.dentistdentontx.com Dr. Fickey has served Denton County residents since 1975 and has been voted the best in this year’s category of “best dentist.” Dr. Fickey received his bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University in 1971 and his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of North Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1975, according to his website. Dr. Fickey is a member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, Denton County Dental Society, Denton Dental Study Club, Fourth District Dental Society and the Denton Chamber of Commerce. Runner-up: Dr. James Pavelka Bragging rights: Dr. Marc Morris

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS BEST FLORIST Denton Florist 2926 E. University 940-387-6191 www.dentonflorist.com Voted Best of Denton for 11 years in a row, Denton Florist is your one-stop-shop for any floral need. Long stemmed roses, daisies or tulip whatever your mood - are available. Their skilled florists are ready to create the per-

fect bouquet. Owner Christine Dear has been running the business for the past 23 years and is proud to be part of the Denton community. “I just want to thank all our fabulous customers,” Dear said on the recognition. “I was raised in Denton and proud to be working here,” she said. Dear said their creative talents can create just about anything people ask for, making mixed flower bouquets their most popular seller.

“I have been a florist for 26 years,” Dear said. “I started part-time while going to school and, when I graduated, the owners wanted to sell so I bought the business at 22 years old,” she said. Denton Florist has been in the community since the 1930s and Dear plans on keeping the business open for many years to come. Runner-up: Bloomfields Bragging rights: Holly’s

BEST GYMNASTICS Achievers Gymnastics Center 3014 South I-35E 940-484-4900 www.achievers gymnastics.com Labeling Achievers Gymnastics Center as just for gymnastics would be doing owner Frank Kudlac’s place a disservice. The center offers preschool to recreational training, cheer tumbling, kids play days, private lessons, birthday parties and parents night out and for all of this, voters in Denton named it 2013 Best of Denton for gymnastics. Last year was the first time Achievers

won the award and has won it again on the strength of the efforts of staff, instructors and the facility. Some features of the 20,000-square-foot gym include a fullsize competition cheer floor, dedicated pre-school area with equipment designed for pre-schoolers, a horizontal rock climbing wall as well as DVR video replay systems and a complete Sonos Wi-Fi powered music system, according to the facility’s website. Kudlac spent 33 years as the head coach of the Texas Woman’s University Pioneers before retiring in 2011. Runner-up: Dynasty Bragging rights: Denton Gymnastics

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Soho Salon 913 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201 940-565-0880 www.sohodenton.com It’s all about the individual at the SoHo Salon and Heather Walker thinks that is what distances them from the other Salons in Denton and earned them this year’s nod as the best salon in town. “We actually focus more on the individual and the unique beauty in everyone,” Walker said. “We’re not so obsessed with trends. We’re looking at each person and trying to build a long lasting relationship.” The salon, one of the oldest in Denton, has been around for over 20 years. The current owner Cara Nina Lavender has owned it the last 15. Walker said it’s a full-service salon with everything from any kind of hairstyling and coloring that a customer can think of all the way to massage, manicure and pedicure. “We have a full-time makeup artist who does an amazing job with airbrush makeup and spray-on tans,” Walker said. “It’s

pretty hard to stump us, if you want something we can probably figure it out.” Walker said everyone at the salon is proud of the honor and worked hard for a long time to make sure they do not just style hair but are a part of the larger Denton community. Walker said the salon is an active participant in the small business community and the arts. Almost every piece of art in the salon was created by a Denton artist. Walker also touted the salon’s support for all people regardless of differences. “We’re supportive of every kind of person. We’ve got all kinds of friends in the LGBT community. “We are 100 percent pro-human,” she said. “So anybody that wants to come in we are there for them.” Runner-ups: Salon La Page & Headrush (tie)

BEST INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENCY Ramey & King Insurance 510 N. Interstate 35E 940-382-9691 www.rameyking.com

Insurance is in the blood of the owners of Ramey & King Insurance. Ramey & King Insurance has been a part of the Denton business community since 1876 due to the foresight of the mayor at the time, Oliver Perry Poe, and his view on the importance of the insurance industry to the growing Denton community. M.L. Ramey King first got involved in 1920 beginning the tradition that would last decades with no end in sight, to the delight of the Denton citizens who voted

them the best for another year. Today the business is headed by Jeff and James King who proudly carry on the family tradition of quality customer service and making sure customer needs are met be it for commercial industry, family homes, group health on down to the single individual who wants the comfort and coverage Ramey & King Insurance can provide. Runner-up: Hutchinson Insurance Bragging rights: Jeremy David Insurance

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Frenchy’s Lawn & Tree Service 301 Dallas Dr. 940-387-3164 http://www.frenchyslawns.com/ Have a mess and need someone to mow your lawn in the heat of a Texas summer? In Denton, readers like to keep their lawns mowed and bushes trim using the iconic big orange and blue trucks that are parked outside Frenchy’s Lawn & Tree Service on Dallas Drive and various locations in Denton. Beautifying Denton since 1985, according to its website, these bright orange vans have become a staple for the Frenchy mower. You can’t miss driving past one of these vans. Using magnetized letters slapped onto the sides, Denton drivers receive daily and weekly announcements off the trucks, often times a happy birthday wish to lighten someone’s day. Owner and also veteran André J. “Frenchy” Rheault makes sure these vans support the troops and also community, waving American flags high above the roof and painted onto the trucks. Runner-up: Subias Landscaping Bragging rights: Meador Nursery

Two years running, Reding Martial Arts has been voted the best martial arts studio in Denton, and owner Mark Reding appreciates the people who took the time to give him the distinction. “It’s a people’s choice award. Someone had to go in there and write our name out.” Reding said he was told there was a triple digit separation between himself and second place and a much closer one between second and third. “To have that many people vote for us I am overwhelmed.” Reding chalked up the results to his down-to-earth attitude and honest candor. He said he is not like the typical school and when people come in looking for a place to study martial arts, even if they do not choose him he strives to help them find a place to learn. Reding said he is always bringing in new people to his gym to train with him and his students to expand their knowledge and constantly traveling and learning new things from others. “A lot of people just run a school. I am out there with them, training with them, seeing different instructors who are better than me.” To keep up that high level of teaching and service, Reding said he will focus on making his students better and making himself better and being open to learning. “And what happens happens. I don’t look at it any other way.” Runner-up: Marshall’s ATA Bragging rights: Denton Academy of Martial Arts

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS “I am so happy to win for two years now,” Kim Le, one of the location managers, said about the honor. Le said she is glad to have such positive response from her patrons. “They surprise us with voting each year and it means so much, thank you customers!” As good as you look and feel walking out the door, you are sure to be the “envy” of the town! Runner up: Bella Bragging rights: Deluxe Nails & Spa

BEST OIL CHANGE Kwik Kar Denton Denton North 2303 W. University Drive 940-381-9908 Denton South 2233 Colorado Blvd. 940-484-1900 Denton East 3507 E. University Drive 940-382-3500 Paloma Creek

26737 U.S. 380 East 972-347-5911 www.kwikkardenton.com Established in 1995 and locally owned and operated, Kwik Kar Denton serves the Denton and Aubrey communities for most vehicle and repair needs. Kwik Kar Denton was built on a foundation of trust, excellent customer service and high-quality vehicle care. In 2012 and 2013, Kwik Kar Denton was recognized as offering the “Best Oil Change in Denton” by readers of the Denton Record-Chronicle. Marta and Frank Dudowicz’s Kwik Kar business has skyrocketed and they now have three convenient Denton locations and one Aubrey location. They have an extensive list of services they can provide you, but some of the most common are an oil and lube service, brake service, air conditioning performance, light bulb replacement, and serpentine belt maintenance. So whether you just need an oil change, or a tune-up, Kwik Kar Denton can help you. Runner-up: Sticker Station Bragging rights: Charlie Beck’s Garage

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Texas areas. “I think it’s great. We have serviced the Denton area for over 60 years and we are thankful for the loyalty we have gotten from our customers,” said Dustin Adams. “It’s really rewarding to be acknowledged by all of the readers and we are very appreciative. The company, which provides service from Gainesville to Dallas and Forth Worth, even has an entomologist (that’s an insect specialist) on staff. Adam’s also has a Lewisville location at 690 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. Runner-up: Champion Pest Control Bragging rights: Affordable Pest Control

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copies on the counter to last-minute jobs. “If you need it fast, we can sure get it done for you,” he said. Cooper said to maintain that high level of service people voted for he has to show up and keep working hard every day. “I never feel like we are there yet. And the way technology is, wow, it’s a never-

The McKissack Realty Group Keller Williams Realty 2434 Lillian Miller Parkway 940-383-MOVE (6683) 940-387-5177 www.mckissackrealty.com “Families Helping Families since 1982” is the motto that The McKissack Realty Group follows. Led by Linda, Jim, and Brad McKissack, this division of Keller Williams takes pride in having a personal relationship with their clients, helping them along the way in the process of buying or selling a home.

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BEST SENIOR CARE FACILITY Good Samaritan Society – Denton Village

2500 Hinkle Dr. 940-383-2651 www.good-sam.com/index.php/locations/dentonvillage Winning Best of Denton honors for the second year in a row is a reaffirmation of what administrator Mike Larson and his staff try to achieve every day, providing a quality valuable service to the community. “It’s an honor being voted on by the community,” Larson said. The Villages of Denton includes the Good Samaritan Society – Lake Forest Village and Lake Forest Home Health. “What makes us stand out, we are the only faith-based residential healthcare housing for 55-plus residents,” Larson said. The villages offer everything from independent duplexes or twin homes to independent apartments or assisted living to skilled nursing and short stay rehab care, Larson said. He and staff plan to work hard to keep up the level of service that earned them the vote of the folks here in Denton. “We have to listen and be receptive and open to changing as the needs change of

the customer,” he said. “Our customers vary widely from 60 years old to 100 years old, so we have to flexible and versatile.” Runner-up: Dogwood Bragging rights: The Vintage

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Denton Veterinary Center 800 I-35E 940-380-9393 www.dentonvetcenter.com Just like last year, the pet loving people of Denton have spoken and said Randy Wuensche and his staff at the Denton Vet Center are the Best of Denton. Wuensche said he appreciates the staff and clients that keep him in business. Since 1999 the Denton Veterinary Center has provided complete veterinary services with state-of-the-art equipment for surgery, dentistry, anesthesia and anesthesia monitoring, hospitalization and radiology. DVC treats dogs and cats primarily but welcomes some exotic pets. In the last year the center added a therapeutic laser to help canines who suffer from arthritis pain. Runner-up: Southridge Animal Hospital Bragging rights: South Denton Animal Hospital

LA Fitness 1350 S. Loop 288 940-380-2904 People of Denton have a few options of where they choose to work out, but Tyler Ratigan, general manager of LA Fitness, is glad for the people that come through his door and appreciative of the 2013 Best of Denton vote. “One thing we have to always remember is people have a choice out there,” he said. Ratigan said the award meant more due to the write-in nature of the forms. “It wasn’t just a drop down, people had to put our name in it.” What separates LA Fitness from the others? Ratigan said it comes down to the family atmosphere. “And we do have some amenities some other clubs may not offer, like the saltwater pool, racquetball, but all age ranges, men and women, feel comfortable, I think that really bodes well for us.” Ratigan said he and his staff will never

rest on their laurels. “Customer service has to be our priority. Can’t make everyone happy but we have to strive for perfection. We want to

stay the best.” Runner-up: City of Denton North Lakes Bragging rights: Brickhouse

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Downtown Mini Malls 118 N. Locust St. 940-387-0024 Located on the square, Downtown Mini Malls might have the next treasure or antique collectible you are looking for, hidden away. This year, Denton readers voted Downtown Mini Malls as best antique store. With a friendly staff and always-sharp display of old knives and swords in the

front glass case and many other items, this store goes all the way back with towers of antiquities. This store offers the chance for some serious treasure hunting, where you might find yourself spending hours inside looking at a wide range of odds and ends. Several dealers are located inside this massive square building, making the variety and choice of selection all that much greater. Runner-up: Antique Experience of Denton Bragging rights: W Douglas Antiques

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BEST AUTO DEALERSHIP

Locust St. Terrace Apartments 315 S. Locust St. 940-220-99250 http://www.dentonview.com/ Living right next to the Square has its perks and that’s what tenamts of Locust St. Terrace Apartments know best, living only two blocks away. Denton readers voted this the best Apartment Complex is Denton this year for this reason. Just announcing its newly added units, Locust St. Terrace posted to its Facebook, “Phase two opens this May! Where will you live come May?” They are prime living real estate, according to the post, with only 14 new units available that will get leased fast. On its Facebook it states: “Live with downtown at your doorstep … This historic building rehabilitation is home to 10 luxury apartment residences and two businesses, Entech Design Inc. and Salon NV.” These luxury downtown-style living apartments first opened up in 2011. Runner-up: Timberlinks Bragging rights: Coronado

James Wood Autopark 3906 Interstate 35E Sales: 940-220-4745 Service: 866-925-0453 2111 U.S. 287 in Decatur 888-833-7230 www.jameswood.com “Big Savings, Big Selection, Big Difference,” this is the commitment to excellent service that James Wood has instilled in his two Autoparks. The Denton location is best known by its big ball atop of the “James Wood” sign, and its blue awnings. Great facilities aside; what keeps customers coming back to James Wood Autopark is exceptional service, and a commitment to making the customer happy. By continuing this commitment, the dealership has earned yet another “Best of Denton Award.” The dealership sells a great variety of cars including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hyundai, and Izuzu. James Wood Autopark also believes strongly in giving back to the community, so don’t be sur-

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PARTING WITH THE HARD-EARNED DOLLAR Located in the historic opera house on the Denton Square, Recycled Books has shelf after shelf stacked with books and rooms dedicated to entire sections. Its unique M. C. Escher floor plan, with tucked away rooms and stairs up and down its three levels, will have you perusing aisle after aisle of books. “We’ve got 30 years of selections here … We’ve got half a million items at Recycled,” said General Manager Chris Garver. “We want to have as many individual unique books as possible” said Garver. “It’s hard to find a bookstore like us for hundreds and hundreds of miles.” For serious book hunters, Recycled Books even has an entire section dedicated to “rare and collectible treasures,” according to its website, plus a huge basement. This three-story bookstore attracts all ages, and has a reasonable price for your next read. Runner-up: Barnes & Noble Bragging rights: Mardel Christian & Education Supply

BEST CLOTHING STORE La Di Da 114 N. Locust St. 940-442-6888 www.ladidadenton.com La Di Da, Denton’s downtown boutique, was voted Best Clothing Store by Denton readers this year, because of its fashion and trendy items. Located in the heart of the Denton Square, you can find anything from your next pair of Tom shoes to your next stylish outfit. It’s easy to see why readers like La Di Da: its front display is always eye-catching to anyone strolling by, with cute colorful dresses and Toms displayed for anyone taking a quick glance. “Where fashion is fun for everyone,” according to its website, this store has its specially branded apparel, denim and gifts/accessories. Next time you’re up on the Square, check into La Di Da to see what it’s all about.

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BEST ENTERTAINMENT STORE/MUSIC & VIDEOS Recycled Books 200 N. Locust St. 940-566-5688 www.recycledbooks.com Denton folks love getting lost in the labyrinth that is Recycled Books. The three-story book, movie and music store was picked as best entertainment store for music and videos for the Best of Denton. The distinction, manager Chris Garver said is an honor. He touted the great selection the store has as reason for winning Denton’s vote. Each section is curated by staff who have a genuine interest in the area they work. “We haven’t changed our policies too much in the last 30 years, the store kind

of sells itself. You’d have to drive hundreds of miles to find a store that even comes close,” Garver said of the 17,000-squarefoot store. There are best-selling books, old-school favorites, historical content, VHS, DVDs and music. “We’ve got everything under the sun but yesterday’s newspaper,” Garver said. “It’s pretty overwhelming once you’re are in here just how many books and sections there are.” Garver said the store maintains its appeal even in this digital age for music and books because people still like physical objects. “There is a big different between downloading the latest book and picking it up and putting it in your hand,” Garver said. He noted the resurgence of vinyl over CDs in his store. “A lot of days our vinyl will outsell our DVDs. People like stuff and we have (it). Our prices are pretty good, too, so that doesn’t hurt,” he added. Runner-up: Best Buy Bragging rights: Mad World Records

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Thomas’ Ethan Allen Home Interiors 200 W. Oak St. 940-382-2125 www.ethanallen.com Founded by Bill Thomas in 1962, the store at Oak and Elm streets to this date continues to be one of the oldest Ethan Allen furniture stores in Texas. Ethan Allen is known to provide a fullservice interior design gallery complete

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PARTING WITH THE HARD-EARNED DOLLAR BEST JEWELRY STORE First People’s Jewelers 117 N. Elm St. 940-383-3032 Open since 1974, First People’s Jewelers has been providing quality service to customers for 39 years. Owner Frank Zangerl believes in providing a top-notch product as well as friendly customer service. First People’s Jewelers provides a wide assortment of jewelry and such services as custom design as well as an assortment of loose diamonds. The store conveniently located on Denton’s downtown Square also carries pre-owned Rolexes, provides both watch and jewelry repair and many other services. An extra that you might want to stop by and check out is the Loft at First People’s Jewelers which is a showroom upstairs with guest items and a full line of silver. Being part of the community has long been important to the owner and his team. And they are very appreciative of

the vote of confidence from the public. “Thank you for voting us the best jeweler,” says Kelsie Sadberry, manager at First People’s Jewelers. Runner-up: NASR Jewelers Bragging rights: Ehrhart’s Jewelers

BEST LIQUOR STORE Paradise Spirits & Fine Wines 1217 FM407 940-648-4503 http://www.paradisespiritsandfinewines.com/paradise/index.html Denton readers voted Paradise Spirits & Fine Wines Best Liquor Store in Denton County. Just north of Denton off I-35 W, this one-stop liquor store has been locally owned and operated since 1995. An always-friendly staff makes sure you get what you’re looking for. Open Saturday through Sunday, this shop has one outstanding selection of sprits, beer and wine. According to its website, “whether you

are a beginner or connoisseur, in need of a single bottle or stocking your wine cellar or bar, the Paradise staff is ready to lend a helping hand in making the right selections to suit your needs.” This liquor store also will serve you breakfast or lunch in its full service deli, making sure your hamburgers are cooked perfectly with just the fixings you desire making it a two-in-one convenience stop for residents. Runner-up: Buckeyes Liquor Store Bragging rights: Jacobs Liquors

BEST NURSERY Calloway’s Nursery 1601 Dallas Drive 940-591-8865 www.calloways.com With weekly garden clinics, an online garden club and the arrival of new and unique plants like the new tangerine begonias which arrive on April 27 are just a few of the reasons so many in and around town select this nursery as the

Best in Denton each year. Kid’s gardening programs, the Perennial Festival, Earth Day Festival and Bug Bonanza keep customers of all ages coming back. If you are looking for color in your garden, a vast array of annuals and perennials are on display. Need a fresh batch of lady bugs to zap those aphids on your roses? Looking for uniquely-designed pottery to plant the container garden? Or are you considering starting a new collection of African violets? Calloway’s is the place to go. Friendly service with ever-ready suggestions and tips make Calloway’s a must stop for gardeners. Native Texans — Jim Estill, John Cosby and John Peters — came together and pooled their resources to build a garden center. A total of 16 garden centers serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area with two locations in Houston. Runner-up: Meador Nursery Bragging rights: Four Seasons Nursery

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Sleeping Lizzards 424 N. Elm St. 940-484-4056 http://www.sleepinglizzards.com/ Collaborators, artists and co-owners Beth Klein and Roxane Clark opened Sleeping Lizzards in 1994 in Denton â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just north of the square. A one-of-a-kind store with hand-crafted jewelry and artsy knick-knacks, this is the perfect store to find that special gift for a special someone. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Denton readers voted for its own special gift to Sleeping Lizzards this year, voting it the Best Special Store in Denton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re delighted to think that people think what we do is something special,â&#x20AC;? said co-owner Klein. Klein makes the hand-crafted jewelry available in the store. Her partner, Clark, works with mixed media and also paints. Runner-up: Atomic Candy Bragging rights: Courthouse Collection

Atomic Candy 105 W. Hickory St. 940-383-3780 http://atomic-candy.com/ After one year of service and candy sales, Denton Record-Chronicle readers decided it has a new favorite store on the square: Atomic Candy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage everything, from the rusted signs on the wall to the gumball machine; and you can select from over 200 different glass bottle sodas, leaving â&#x20AC;&#x153;over 200 kinds of burps,â&#x20AC;? according to its website. Owner Tim Loyd opened the candy store a week before Christmas in 2011. Atomic Candy has Denton craving its special selection of vintage candy and soda pop with its own tweak of nostalgia. Atomic Candy wants to â&#x20AC;&#x153;bring back memories for people, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more like a walk down memory lane,â&#x20AC;? he said. Runner-up: Recycled Books Bragging rights: Beth Marieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old Fashioned Ice Cream

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PARTING WITH THE HARD-EARNED DOLLAR BEST VINTAGE SHOP Circa 77 225 W Oak Street 940-483-1977 www.circa77online.com Love all things vintage and don’t have a time machine? Then walk through the doors of Circa 77, a vintage thrift shop offering an array of unique clothes and accessories. You’ll feel as if you have stepped back in time once you discover all the shop has to offer. You’ll find men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories from the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s. With new items frequently making their way to racks, who knows what year your own find will be from. This, customers say, is what keeps your shopping experience new and exciting. When buying at a thrift shop, you know you will be getting something unique since generally, no two items are alike. With a seamstress at the shop, you are bound to fit into something you love. As the saying goes, part of the treasure is within the hunt. No matter what your find at Circa 77 is bound to be your new

treasure. Runner up: Downtown Mini Mall Bragging rights: Rose Costumes

BEST WESTERN WEAR STORE Weldon’s Saddle Shop and Western Wear 345 East Hickory Street 940-382-1921 http://www.weldonswestern.com/ At the age of 83, Weldon Burgoon, owner of Weldon’s Saddle Shop and Western Wear, still spends as much time at his business as he can. Weldon’s, a local fixture since 1957, has outfitted many cowboys and cowgirls in search of a “one-stop shop” for all their western needs. And who better to outfit a future rodeo king or queen than an inductee from the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame? Burgoon is the heart and soul of “all things rodeo” and he doesn’t mind giving a history lesson in his store from time to time for a willing customer. Runner up: Fosters Bragging rights: Justin Boots

BEST WINE STORE Metzler’s Food and Beverage Metzler’s South 628 Londonderry Lane Denton, TX 76205 940-591-1652 Metzler’s North 1115 East University Denton, TX 76201 940-383-FOOD (3663) www.metzlerscatering.com/Wine_Club

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selection of wines. In addition to the two full service dinein restaurants, take-out, catering, party trays, family packs, and a full array of wine and beer, they also host wine tastings. Since 1999, Metzler’s Denton Wine Club has continued to present wine tastings that allow the wine lover to sample a wide variety of fine wines at various price levels and from the entire world, according to the website. The goal is to educate through tastings while having fun. Runner-up: Wine Squared Bragging rights: Cellar 220

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Denton Thrift 708 W. University Drive In the first year of the best thrift store category, it is fitting that Denton Thrift takes the cake as the top spot for used clothing, books and furniture in the city. The manager, Marisol Franco, said the main draw to Denton Thrift is the children’s clothing. With kids outgrowing their clothes by the minute, parents have been able to pick up needed clothes at a great price with new donations coming daily. Along with a large ever-changing selections for men, women and children’s clothing, Denton Thrift also has toys, electronics and jewelry along with a bevy of random knick-knacks for everything from Halloween decorations and costumes to St. Patrick’s Day attire to the most thoughtful Christmas gifts. Runner-up: Goodwill Bragging rights: Twice as Nice Resale of Denton

Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor 308 E. Oak St. 940-435-0404 www.oakstreetdrafthouse.com Featuring more than 72 draft beers and more than 100 bottled beers from an array of locations including several local Texas microbrews, the Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor has burst onto the Denton bar scene in just their first year of existence as the best bar in Denton. As you walk up the stairs of the Victorian-style house that dates back to 1886, you pass a row of chairs on the porch to your left and enter to see a bar full of taps with a list of numbered beers lining the wall behind. The owner, John Williams, said it’s the variety of beer, laid-back atmosphere and outdoor seating that keeps customers coming back to his bar. Runner-up: Paschall’s Bragging rights: Dan’s Silverleaf

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AROUND TOWN Wildwood Inn 26202 Lillian Miller Parkway 940-243-4919 http://www.denton-wildwoodinn.com Built in 2001, Wildwood in is the premiere boutique hotel and wedding venue in town. Current owners, Sarah and Keith Walters have been running the “hot spot” of Denton since 2006. “We are beyond excited to have been named Best Hotel and Best Wedding Venue for many reasons, but especially with the increased competition in Denton over the past few years of both new hotels and new wedding venues,” they said via email on the recognition by readers. The Walters said they are constantly striving to set themselves apart from the competition and the awards reinforce their belief that the residents in Denton prefer locally owned and operated businesses. Wildwood Inn offers the charm of an intimate bed and breakfast with the perks

and modern conveniences you would expect from a large chain. Enjoy the cascading waterfalls in the garden or the gourmet cuisine in Denton’s four-star restaurant inside the hotel and you will be sure to refer business their way. Wedding Venue Runner up: Little Chapel TWU Bragging rights: Ashton Gardens Hotel Runners up: Hilton Garden Inn, Best Western Bragging rights: Holiday Inn

BEST KEPT SECRET IN DENTON Paschall Bar 122 N. Locust St. You can feel the ambiance of this 1920s-esque speakeasy as you walk straight to the bar and order your first cocktail. Pashall’s, tucked upstairs above Andy’s Bar on the Downtown Square, is not just your ordinary bar. Be it the large chess set, the lounge with the views of the his-

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Tavern has entrenched itself as the go-to movie theater. With its in-cinema dining experience as its top billing, the Movie Tavern sports a full menu of classic American dishes with beer and wine available. Coupled with its four screens of all digital and Real D 3D projectors, it makes for a perfect marriage of food and entertainment. The Movie Tavern boasts the most recent releases while also featuring monthly-themed retro cinema presentations from several different genres with everything from “Back to the Future” to “The Shinning” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as a Wednesday matinee at 11:30 a.m. It also presents Breakfast and a Flick on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. Runner-up: Cinemark Theatres. Bragging rights: Rave Motion Pictures

BEST SPORTS BAR Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive 940-483-1483 www.movietavern.com In its sixth year in Denton, the Movie

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If you are looking for a place to watch sports and get a drink in Denton, the Pourhouse Sports Grill has been one of the best seats in town to take in the game. Whether it’s football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer or other sports, the Pourhouse’s 14 televisions and 142-inch HD projection screen in its stadiumroom seating should sufficiently whet any sports lover’s appetite. With an outdoor patio overlooking Unicorn Lake, a uniquely-themed restaurant layout, stadium seating and of course

the bar, owner Rick Moore says the Pourhouse’s best amenities are the different ways to soak in the game in a great atmosphere with top-notch service. The menu features everything from wings and quesadillas to salads and sandwiches to rotisserie-cooked meats and wood-fire, thin crust pizzas. Along with kids’ meals, the Pourhouse also has lunch specials Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Runner-up: The Labb Bragging rights: Buffalo Wild Wings

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Kil’n Time Studio 721 S. Interstate Highway 35E, Suite 142 940-898-7447 Glass fusion is all the rage, Tanya Harless, co-owner of Kil’n Time Studio said. That’s why she and her co-owner, Chris Price, offer the technique for people of all ages to enjoy right here in Denton. Pottery is always a fun option but if you are looking for something different, the glass fusion is a great way to spark your creativity. “You cut the glass and melt the colors

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