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“And she treats my kids like they were hers.” Our pediatricians get really high marks. Probably because they listen. They explain. And they work with you. So if you don’t feel heard by your current doctor, let us know. To find a new pediatrician near you, please visit johnmuirhealth.com/findadoctor.

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HE BRENTWOOD PRESS is proud to present the 2011 Best of Brentwood as voted by our readers. Inside you’ll find nearly 200 categories describing the best places to get your car fixed, find a meal for under $10 or take a visitor to show off your hometown. Who are the snappiest pizza delivery guys, who’s a reliable electrician, and where should you go to get those pearly whites polished? You’ll find them right here. As Brentwood’s population continues to grow, the options for where to get the things you need and want can get bewilderingly large, too. Take the advice of your friends and neighbors who cast thousands of votes for their favorite spots, and use this lineup to find the best goods and services Brentwood has to offer. If you were among our dedicated voters, compare your picks with those of your fellow balloteers – you might find some gems you didn’t know existed.

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Look for the distinctive Best of Brentwood 2011 star on the door of local establishments and know they’ve been painstakingly singled out as the stars of the community.

Contents Best Shops and Retail Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Best Professional Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Best Eats and Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Best of the Rest – Lifestyle Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

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Congratulations Derek Johnson, DO, a Best of Brentwood family practice physician!

For expert medical care for the entire family, look to Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. Our network of physicians delivers outstanding care that is just right for your family’s needs. From same-day appointments to on-line tools to email your doctor, request appointments, check lab results and refill prescriptions, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation gives you everything you need for good health. To make an appointment with Derek Johnson, DO, please call (925) 513-2483 or go to SutterEastBayDoctors.org.

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TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED THE STREETS OF BRENTWOOD AS THE “BEST SHOPPING CENTER” IN BRENTWOOD . . . THANK YOU. WE ARE THRILLED WITH THIS HONOR AND WE APPRECIATE YOU! The Streets . . . Your favorite shopping destination! RETAIL STORES Aeropostale American Eagle Outfitters AT&T Mobility Banana Republic Bath & Body Works Chico’s Coldwater Creek dELiA’s DSW Shoes Express GameStop Glamora by Sadia Gymboree Hollister J. Jill Jos. A. Bank Justice Loft MAC Mainland Skate & Surf No Fear PacSun REI Sunglass Hut Swarovski Talbots The Children’s Place Tilly’s

Victoria’s Secret White House/Black Market RESTAURANTS & FOOD SPECIALTY Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Bangkok 101 BJ’s Brewhouse Grazie! Grille Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Mel’s Diner Red Robin Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill Salad Makers Subway The Wishing Crab Yogurt Pizazz SERVICES LensCrafters Fusion 3 Aveda Massage Envy Stunners n Smashers Spalon Ulta Beauty ENTERTAINMENT RAVE Brentwood 14 + IMAX

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GOLD – Party City 2470 Sand Creek Road, 240-7669 Breeze into Party City with a shopping list and you’ll be delightfully surprised by how many partyrelated decorations, gizmos and services you didn’t know existed. When you want your party to be unforgettable, Party City is the place to visit. SILVER – Party’s 4 You 3901 Walnut Blvd., 516-8102 www.partys4you.org Party’s 4 You offers custom-built, unique and creative balloon art, plus paper and plastic party products in more than 20 colors. Party’s 4 You is always willing and able to help you with party ideas, and even make deliveries.

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BRONZE – Got a Party 3981 Walnut Blvd., 516-7664 www.gotapartyinc.com Got a Party supplies balloons, tablecloths, snow cone and popcorn machine fixings – and more. Stop in to Got a Party and check out the award-winning party rental service that offers everything from china to mechanical bulls.

Pet Boarding GOLD – Brentwood Pet Resort 600 Concord Ave., 634-7378 www.brentwoodpetresort.com There’s a reason why our readers have named Brentwood Pet Resort the Best for nine straight years. The Resort’s hands-on staff makes sure your pet enjoys a great vacation in a clean, safe facility that’s a true home away from home. Among the many highlights of this remarkable place are the penthouse suites that feature themed décor rooms and flat-screen TVs. “Once you step through our doors, your experience will begin with a smile, a friendly face, and when you leave, you’ll leave with the satisfaction of knowing your pet was in loving and caring hands.”

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STOCKS • TAX FREE BONDS • MUTUAL FUNDS • IRAS 401K ROLLOVERS • BUSINESS RETIREMENT PLANS Investment and insurance products: NOT FDIC-Insured No Bank Guarantee May lose value Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. Apex Securities & Asset Management, LLC is a separate entity from WFAFN. Best of Brentwood does not have a selection criteria. Winners chosen based strictly on number of votes received. Voters may have been allowed to vote more than once, and votes may have been cast by non-clients of Apex Securities. The award is not a recommendation or testimonial, and is not necessarily reflective of the past or future performance of the advisor, or of client satisfaction.


Thank You Brentwood! For voting us the best… · Chiropractic · Massage · Acupuncture · Decompression Therapy · Therapeutic Laser

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Best Professional Services Massage GOLD – Massage Envy 2465 Sand Creek Road, 516-1818 www.massageenvy.com Located in The Streets of Brentwood lifestyle center, Massage Envy invites you to improve your lifestyle by letting its professional, personable staff take care of your aches and pains in a pleasant environment. Massage Envy’s affordable rates will help you live more pain-free by enjoying therapeutic massages on a regular basis. You’ll leave Massage Envy with a bounce in your step and a smile on your face. SILVER – Palms of Heaven 207-8014 www.palmsofheaven.com According to Kay Costa, “The satisfaction of being able to help people with relaxation and chronic, acute pain is beyond measure.” Palms of Heaven is located inside In-Shape Health & Fitness Center. Kay is passionate about her work and compassionate with her clients, listening to them and focusing on their needs. It’s why they named

her as one of Brentwood’s very best massage specialists. BRONZE – The Oasis 640 Harvest Park Drive, 240-6274 www.theoasisdayspa.com The Oasis is designed to nurture the body, mind and soul, offering an array of massage modalities, body and skin care all designed to put the “aah” in “spa” while relieving the stress of everyday life. Its amenities include shower/locker-room facilities, robes and slippers and tantalizing refreshments. The sauna/steam room and jetted river bath lounge are popular for small parties.

Mortgage Loan Officer GOLD – Trevor Frey, Pacific Funding Group 1210 Central Blvd., 726-1444 tfreymortgages@yahoo.com In the mortgage industry for eight years, Trevor Frey is honored to be recognized as the best at what he does by the community he now serves. Truly happy to be local and with Pacific Funding Group, Trevor credits his honesty, availability, pride

in service, and product knowledge to his longevity as a loan officer. He treats each client as if they were his only client, because for that client, the home Trevor helps them buy will be their only home. SILVER – Paul Kelly, Bank of America 121 Sand Creek Road, 392-9063 Paul Kelly, otherwise known as The Loan Guy, has been providing home loans in the Brentwood area since 1994. He and Mortgage Loan Coordinator Holly Ciaramitaro serve the community at Bank of America Home Loans and are grateful to be recognized once again. They truly appreciate your business. BRONZE – Matt Scalise, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 3361 Walnut Blvd., 513-6118

Mortgage Office GOLD – Pacific Funding Group 1210 Central Blvd., 634-6700 www.pfgbayarea.com Pacific Funding Group’s experienced staff of loan officers, providing 24-hour service, ensures that your expectations will be exceeded.

Pacific Funding strives to make the loan process simple and stress-free. Their consistent and timely communication keeps you updated every step of the way. From start to finish, the entire loan is processed and funded in Pacific Funding Group’s office. Quick turn times, fast approvals and in-house document drawing assures a timely closing with no delays. SILVER – Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 3361 Walnut Blvd., 513-6118 BRONZE – Sunset Mortgage 8338 Brentwood Blvd., 513-9293 www.sunsetmortgage1.net The professional staff at Sunset Mortgage has over 125 years of combined experience. And it’s their professionalism and dedication that define the company. Sunset Mortgage specializes in 100-percent financing, FHA, VA, Conventional and USDA programs. Let Sunset Mortgage help you have the best experience in finding a loan that works for you.

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Best Professional Services Music Lessons GOLD – Geddes Music 359 Oak St., 634-6684 www.geddesmusicstore.com As the people at Geddes Music put it, “It is you – the teachers, students and parents – who deserve the reward and recognition for the joy given through music. It is you, with the commitment and opportunity you provide, who encourage the growth of an individual through music. Thanks to the numerous individuals who encourage, influence and enjoy music throughout our communities.” SILVER – Gill’s Music 3860 Balfour Road, 516-2330 Gill’s Music has a brand-new location: at 5887 Lone Tree Way, between Panera Bread and Office Depot. The store sells musical instruments but is best known for providing music lessons and renting school band instruments. Jeff Gill and staff welcome the opportunity to help you on your journey of musical discovery – as they’ve done for your friends and neighbors since 1979.

BRONZE – Big Hit Studios 325-4854, www.bighitstudios.com Big Hit Studios offers top-quality music lessons for voice, guitar, bass, piano and drums to students of all ages and abilities. Big Hit’s highly qualified teachers all hold degrees in music and are actively involved as teachers, accompanists and clinicians for local school music programs. They specialize in helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun, friendly and professional atmosphere.

Optometrist GOLD – Dr. Ingrid Farinas, Eyecare Galleria Optometry 2300 Sand Creek Road, 240-8520 www.eyecaregalleria.com Many years of experience and continuing education help Dr. Ingrid Farinas at Eyecare Galleria improve your vision and quality of life. Her caring and professionalism prompted our readers to name her the Best. A mother of three, she’s great with kids and sees to it that Eyecare Galleria Optometry provides a warm, family-oriented

atmosphere. Eyecare Galleria was chosen by Allergan – a global leader in eye care – to diagnose and treat dry eye, and Eyecare Galleria’s optical dispensary boasts more than 600 frame styles from a wide variety of frame designers. SILVER – Dr. Winson Ong, Balfour Vision Optix Optometry 4550 Balfour Road, 513-0323 Dr. Ong and Vision Optix do just about everything optometric, including laser surgery co-management, cataract evaluation, contact lenses and sunglasses. They treat all ages and carry an extensive line of designer and affordable eyewear. Make an appointment with this outstanding optometrist and you’ll see clearly why he was voted one of Brentwood’s Best. BRONZE – Dr. Matthew Bronge, Brentwood Eye Care 350 John Muir Parkway, 634-6101 www.brentwoodeyecare.com In private practice for 16 years, Dr. Bronge practices full-scope optometry and manages laser refractive

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surgery. In fact, he had Lasik done on his own eyes in 2000. Now he plays soccer and baseball with his three children without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Orthodontist GOLD – Dr. Robert Sheffield 1140 Second St., 634-4446 www.sheffieldortho.com Dr. Sheffield and Team aim to exceed the standard in orthodontics for both children and adults. Sheffield Orthodontics offers a wide variety of treatment options: Damon System Braces, the esthetic Damon Clear Braces, Insignia Custom Braces and Invisalign for fast comfortable treatment with extraordinary results. Dr. Sheffield is committed to serving the community by providing orthodontic treatment for underserved individuals through the East Contra Costa County Chapter of Smile For a Lifetime, and holds a yearly toy drive. Sheffield Orthodontics would love the opportunity to meet you and help you begin the journey to a beautiful smile.

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Willy’s business has persevered and flourished because of the support of the community – and because it supports the community back. Brentwood readers know Willy’s as a place where they get quality service, exceptional bagels and, most importantly, a friendly smile. SILVER – Bagel Street Café 3181 Balfour Road, 513-1972 www.bagelstreetcafe.net The baking tradition at Bagel Street Café has been passed on for three generations. Bagel Street doesn’t believe in “standard.” It goes above and beyond to give you homemade, fresh, healthy bagels – no oil or preservatives added – with lots of choices plus customer service the old-fashioned way. Bagel Street’s dough is made fresh in its Pleasanton production site. Our readers agree: this is a great place for breakfast, lunch and catering for all events. BRONZE – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780

Barbecue Ribs GOLD – Sticky Chicken & Ribs 6670 Lone Tree Way, 240-2153 Sticky Chicken & Ribs serves up baby back ribs so tender you don’t need teeth – the meat falls right off the bone. Let the barbecue ribs specialists at Sticky Chicken & Ribs cater your next event for a mouth-watering meal your guests will love. And don’t forget to team up those ribs with Sticky Chicken & Ribs’ homemade potato salad and cole slaw. SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997 www.kindersbbq.com A family-built business now in its third generation of providing Brentwood with spectacular barbecue ribs, Kinder’s is synonymous with quality. Pick up a couple slabs of St. Louis pork ribs for your grill or take a table in Kinder’s dining area and enjoy barbecue ribs on the spot. And don’t forget to take home a couple bottles of Kinder’s worldclass barbecue sauce and marinades.

BRONZE – Brentwood’s Hickory Pit 3130 Balfour Road, 516-5960 At Brentwood’s Hickory Pit you can get a full or half rack of delicious barbecue pork ribs with your choice of sauce. Brentwood’s Hickory Pit offers a traditional brown sauce for those who enjoy the classics, or a red sauce for customers who like it sweeter.

Bartender GOLD – Kishla, Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company 633 First St., 634-9463 You know you’re in for a good time when Kishla is behind the bar. Her extensive knowledge of wine, especially the local Bloomfield wine, and her friendly personality have created a loyal following at Co. Co. County Wine Company. SILVER – Trish Rios 565-7715 Trish Rios has been bartending for about 10 years and is a certified mixologist from ABC Bartending School. She does bridal showers, weddings, birthday parties and private functions.

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BRONZE – Steve Chavez, Shirasoni 6367 Lone Tree Way, 240-7808 www.shirasoni.com

Breakfast GOLD – MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery 655 First St., 684-7242 www.mjsdowntowncafe.com MJ’s offers an abundance of hearty home-style breakfast items – all made fresh daily from scratch. Opening at 6 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends, MJ’s is ready to serve you omelets, waffles, French toast, pancakes and more. Be sure to try the chocolate biscuits and gravy and one of MJ’s colossal cinnamon rolls. MJ’s offers weekend specials and a daily special menu: your choice of three items for under $6. SILVER – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503 Our readers know how important it is to get fueled up for a morning of hard work or play. And they highly recommend Brentwood Café as the fueling station. The kitchen cranks

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Best Eats & Drinks outdoor patio every Friday and Saturday from Cinco de Mayo through October (as weather permits). On Sundays you’ll hear Robert Aguirre’s acoustic guitar. Stop by Orale Orale and bask in the live music our readers have named Brentwood’s Best. SILVER – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 www.lafuentemexicanrestaurant. com Lovers of live music enjoy Brentwood’s beautiful summer nights on La Fuente’s spacious patio Fridays and Saturdays. When the cold and rain set in, La Fuente brings the tunes inside, courtesy of a DJ, karaoke and dancing. BRONZE – Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company 633 First St., 634-9463 www.cocowineco.com Step inside Brentwood’s Co. Co. County Wine Company’s beautiful interior for a glass of wine and be entertained by the best live local talent every Saturday night.

SILVER – Orale Orale Mexican Restaurant 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1963 Orale Orale serves margaritas in an impressive variety of flavors and sizes – and a wide array of tequilas. Overwhelmed by all the tasty options? Orale Orale recommends the House Margarita, made from an old family recipe. BRONZE – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 www.jaliscos-mexican-restaurant.com

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GOLD – La Costa 335 Oak St., 240-5299 If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican meal for under 10 bucks, look no further. La Costa’s super burrito, a meal in itself, will fill you up without emptying your wallet. Dine in or take out at the lowest prices around. If you’re on a budget but want great food, come dine at La Costa.

GOLD – Orale Orale Mexican Restaurant 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1963 Since opening its doors in September of 2010, Orale Orale’s customer base has skyrocketed. The staff is thrilled that so many regulars pass through their doors for lunch and dinner. Come see for yourself why in a little over a year, Orale Orale has been voted not only Brentwood’s Best New Restaurant, but Best Live Music and provider of one of the Best Salsa, Margaritas and Happy Hour.

SILVER – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdiners.com Every item on Digger’s menu is under $10. From breakfast to dinner, Digger’s hamburgers, salads, wraps, award-winning cheese steak sandwiches and much more will satisfy your taste buds without emptying your pocketbook.

SILVER – MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery 655 First St., 684-7242 www.mjsdowntowncafe.com MJ’s is delighted to see its business grow so greatly after opening in August of 2010. It’s no surprise MJ’s welcomes a throng of weekly and daily regulars, many of whom go there for the Best Breakfast in town.

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Outdoor Dining GOLD – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Dine on Cap’s patio and you’ll experience a touch of Europe. While enjoying an exquisite meal and fine wine in an outdoor setting second to none, you can watch the action of downtown Brentwood and view the new Civic Center. SILVER – Grazie! Grille 2505 Sand Creek Road, 634-9223 www.grazieusa.com BRONZE – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 www.lafuentemexicanrestaurant. com Come sit in La Fuente’s spacious outdoor patio in the heart of Brentwood’s revitalized downtown and enjoy the award-winning music, salsa and authentic Mexican dishes.

Pizza GOLD – Mountain Mike’s 1185 Second St., 308-4544 www.mountainmikes.com Mountain Mike’s is perfect for all kinds of events and parties, from birthdays to post-game celebrations. Mountain Mike’s is a great place to bring the whole family for reasonably priced pizza creations. Sit inside or go outside and enjoy Mountain Mike’s new patio. Speedy

delivery service to Brentwood, Knightsen, and Discovery Bay is also available. It’s why our readers named Mountain Mike’s the Best pizza in town.

tastebuds. Extreme’s vegetarian options are vast, and all its toppings are as fresh as it gets. See and taste why our readers vote Extreme Pizza the Best.

SILVER – The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza 235 Oak St., 634-4263 www.thegamesportspubnpizza. com It’s no wonder The Game has hit the ground running. The Game’s kitchen takes the time to cook pizzas to order (in a deck oven) and top them with high-quality ingredients, especially the meats and vegetables – which is why they taste so good. The Game’s private room can be reserved for any event.

SILVER – Melo’s Pizza & Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way, 626-3773 Melo’s Pizza & Pasta currently offers 13 pizza combinations on its menu – plus whatever combination you want to create. Melo’s begins every pizza with hand-tossed dough made fresh each morning.

BRONZE – Round Table Pizza 2540 Sand Creek Road, 240-8778

Pizza Delivery GOLD – Mountain Mike’s 1185 Second St., 308-4544 www.mountainmikes.com Servicing Brentwood, Knightsen and Discovery Bay, Mountain Mike’s has earned a reputation as a snappy deliverer of mouthwatering pizza. Want outstanding pizza delivery? Put 308-4544 on your speed dial.

BRONZE – Tavo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 5411 Lone Tree Way, 516-6696

Place for Karaoke GOLD – Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road, 516-1221 www.harvestparkbowl.com Come sing karaoke and entertain everyone at Open Mic Nights in the Spare Timers Lounge Wednesday through Saturday nights. See why so many Press readers agree that Harvest Park Bowl delivers the biggest bang for your karaoke buck in Brentwood.

BRONZE – Pizza Guys 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 634-1414 6271 Lone Tree Way, 626-3888

SILVER – Tailgaters 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 Tailgater’s is a place where partying is always in order. Its Thursday night karaoke, happy hour, live music, flat-screen and big-screen TVs, pool tables and social area make it one of the most hoppin’ karaoke spots in Brentwood.

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GOLD –Extreme Pizza 3120 Balfour Road, 513-3001 www.brentwood.extremepizza.com Let Extreme Pizza take your pizza appreciation to a higher level with an impressive array of toppings to dazzle your eye and delight your

GOLD – Red Robin 2385 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020 www.redrobin.com When your kids are ready for a tasty excursion, Red Robin is ready for them. Red Robin provides a separate kids’ menu that’s sure

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to please the most discriminating young palate, and serves your kids with patience and a big smile. SILVER – Chuck E. Cheese 6061 Lone Tree Way, 240-5136 Chuck E. Cheese doesn’t merely know the drill – it practically invented the drill. For an environment tailored to kids’ tastes in food and fun, you won’t find a more finely tuned operation than Chuck E. Cheese. BRONZE – Original Mel’s Diner 2523 Sand Creek Road, 240-6357 www.originalmelsdiner.com The Original Mel’s Diner offers an extensive menu kid love: burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and more. Drop by Mel’s and treat your kid to a breakfast or lunch special.

Restaurant for Seniors GOLD – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503 Our senior readers know how important it is to be treated to great food, snappy service and a senior-friendly atmosphere, and they voted Brentwood Café as one of the prime spots to get it. They urge you to come on in. SILVER – MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery 655 First St., 684-7242 www.mjsdowntowncafe.com MJ’s delicious food, especially its hearty home-style breakfasts, make it a popular destination for seniors. MJ’s can split your order to share, and customize your order according to preference and dietary requirements.

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BRONZE – Original Mel’s Diner 2523 Sand Creek Road, 240-6357 www.originalmelsdiner.com The Original Mel’s Diner offers an extensive menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and more. Drop by Mel’s for breakfast and lunch specials. Mel’s is open 24 hours a day, serving breakfast every minute of it.

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Best Eats & Drinks them. Come downtown and enjoy Sweeney’s savory Clam Chowder or hearty Minestrone. BRONZE – MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery 655 First St., 684-7242 www.mjsdowntowncafe.com All MJ’s soups are made on premises from scratch, and the restaurant’s ever-changing Soup of the Day selections are impressive. Have a taste for clam chowder? Mark your calendar for Fridays at MJ’s.

Steak GOLD – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Ever since Vic Stewart’s brought its award-winning cuisine to Brentwood in December of 2008, diners with a taste for excellence have given rave reviews to the unmatched quality of its steaks prepared by master chefs. And Vic Stewart’s creates a perfect environment in which to enjoy your steak, whether in its elegant dining room or the indoor and outdoor patios. Add to these Vic Stewart’s outstanding service and affordable prices and you’ll understand why Brentwood diners voted its steak experience the Best. SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 Cap’s is in the business of living up to high expectations. You’ll find only the best Prime Choice beef here. Whether it be a New York Steak, Filet Mignon or Prime Rib, you can be certain to get the highest quality and flavor. Try the Sunday Special: two Prime Rib dinners and a bottle of wine.

BRONZE – Sweeney’s Grille & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192 A glance at Sweeney’s steak offerings suggests you’re in for a treat. But when that perfectly grilled steak arrives at your table, you’ll know why Press readers voted Sweeney’s one of the Best steak spots in town. Let Sweeney’s take you to the steak stratosphere.

Sushi GOLD – Mikado Bistro 2500 Sand Creek Road, 308-7108 www.mikadobistro.com Mikado Bistro orders fresh seafood several times a week to create over 100 sushi combinations. Still don’t see what you want? Mikado can customize your order. This flexibility, plus weekly sushi specials, an online ordering option and an environment where everyone is treated as family has made Mikado Bistro the No. 1 sushi spot in town. SILVER – Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant 6367 Lone Tree Way, 240-7808 www.shirasoni.com Shirasoni’s impressive selection of sushi rolls made from only the freshest ingredients continues to change the minds of many customers about sushi. Offering over 40 rolls to choose from, plus the freshest sashimi, Shirasoni offers something to delight anyone’s taste buds! BRONZE – Happy Sushi 3101 Balfour Road, 513-1188 Happy Sushi prepares more than a hundred delectable sushi rolls to choose from – for sushi lovers, beginners and non-raw fish eaters alike. Experience this restaurant’s fresh and artistically presented sushi creations and you’ll understand why its first name is “Happy.”

Thai Food GOLD – Bangkok 101 Thai Cuisine 2505 Sand Creek Road, 513-1065 Bangkok 101 prepares its sensational Thai cuisine with the freshest ingredients and an array of spices your tastebuds will find pleasantly surprising. If you’re looking to try something unique, come to Bangkok 101 and order the Pad Thai, the Tom Kha, or one of the chef’s popular yellow curry dishes. SILVER – Lone Tree Thai Cuisine 5401 Lone Tree Way, 516-3343 The marvelous flavors, aromas and ingredients of Thai food are unique in Asian cuisine. One primary difference is the spices, and Lone Tree Thai’s kitchen delivers dishes seasoned with unforgettable skill. Lone Tree Thai has this category sewn up.

Tri-tip Sandwich GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Ave., 513-0595 Come try Brentwood Fine Meats’ famous Vineyard Tri-tip along with other tasty marinades. Fresh turkey at Thanksgiving, prime rib at Christmas or ham at Easter – Brentwood Fine Meats has all your holiday meats. BFM also cuts any USDA Choice (or better) steak to order. Just tell the staff what you want. Old-time service and top-rate quality is what makes Brentwood Fine Meats stand above the rest. SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997 www.kindersbbq.com At Kinder’s, they call it the “ball-tip” sandwich – and it’s spectacular. Pick up your ball-tip sandwich to-go or take a table in Kinder’s dining area and enjoy a freshly built ball-tip sandwich on the spot. And don’t forget

to take home a couple bottles of Kinder’s world-class sauces and marinades for your own tri-tip creations. BRONZE – Sticky Chicken & Ribs 6670 Lone Tree Way, 240-2153 Sticky Chicken & Ribs serves up a sensational tri-tip sandwich. Let the tri-tip sandwich specialists at Sticky Chicken & Ribs cater your next event for a mouth-watering meal your guests will love. And don’t forget to team up that tri-tip sandwich with Sticky Chicken & Ribs’ homemade potato salad and cole slaw.

Yogurt GOLD – Yogurt Pizzazz 3860 Balfour Road, 626-7840 2455 Sand Creek Road, 418-4473 At Yogurt Pizazz, you can build your yogurt masterpiece your way, taking advantage of an array of toppings including fresh fruit cut daily. You’ll love the flavors – and the health benefits of those active cultures such as acidophilus, which help fight digestive disorders. Yogurt Pizzazz welcomes private parties at its Balfour Road store, and invites you to visit either location. SILVER – Yogurt Jungle 761 Second St., 420-6822 www.yogurtjungle.net Yogurt Jungle’s safe and fun environment, fair prices and healthy choices has made it one of Brentwood’s best for the second year in a row. At Yogurt Jungle you can choose from eight flavors, over 50 toppings, plus fruit smoothies and shakes. Make sure to try one of the Twisted Picks. Yogurt Jungle will soon be offering fresh salads and soup. BRONZE – iYogurt 6560 Lone Tree Way, 997-3848

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A Senior Connection ............................................ 59

Dent King Paintless Dent Repair ........................ 32

Nor-Cal Overhead ................................................. 38

Absolute Housekeeping Services ........................ 64

Dependable Carpet & Upholstery ...................... 28

Orale Orale Mexican Restaurant ........................ 69

Accent Shutters & Blinds ..................................... 26

Diablo Delta Painting .......................................... 47

Pacific Funding Group ......................................... 17

Ace Hardware ....................................................... 50

Digger’s Diner ....................................................... 69

Palms of Heaven ................................................... 53

Acorn Self Storage ............................................... 60

Dirk Zeigler, Zeigler Insurance Group ................ 41

Aesthetics by Denise ............................................ 63

Discovery Pest Control ......................................... 11

Aim High Child Care ............................................ 62

Doggie Depot ....................................................... 35

Akeson’s Plumbing ............................................... 61

Dr. John Esterkyn .................................................. 56

All American Garage Doors ................................ 46

Dr. Derek Johnson, Sutter Health ....................... 25

R.D. Starick Painting ............................................. 58

Alvis Frantz and Associates ................................. 62

Dr. Robert Sheffield ............................................. 42

Raley’s ...................................................................... 9

Apex Securities ..................................................... 47

Dr. Richard Singer, Sutter Health ........................ 23

Reagan Management .......................................... 40

Arbor Ridge .......................................................... 67

Dr. Yogesh Trehan ................................................ 54

Rodda Electric ....................................................... 56

Bagel Street Café .................................................. 73

ECC Bank ............................................................... 10

Round Table Pizza ................................................ 78

Bank of the West .................................................. 44

Eden Plains Nursery .............................................. 16

Salon Vitor ............................................................ 36

Big O Tires ............................................................. 59

Lisa Ferrante, Edward Jones ................................ 57

Bill Brandt Ford ....................................................... 2

El Gallito ................................................................ 78

Body by Santi ........................................................ 44

Eskaton Lodge ........................................................ 1

Book Busters Bookkeeping Service .................... 61

Esthetics by Denise ............................................... 63

Bowman & Son Builders ...................................... 40

Expressions Dance Academy ............................... 52

Brentwood Auto Parts NAPA .............................. 32

Extreme Pizza ....................................................... 76

Skinergize .............................................................. 61

Brentwood Bike Company .................................. 31

Eyecare Galleria .................................................... 33

Stevens Mechanical .............................................. 65

Brentwood Dentistry Dental Group ................... 29

Fast-teks ................................................................. 53

Susan Emmett, Body Under Construction ......... 64

Brentwood Family Dental ..................................... 5

Flipper Roofing & Construction .......................... 65

Sunbusters Patio Cover Company ...................... 24

Brentwood Farmers’ Market ............................... 63

Flowers By Gerry ................................................... 48

Sylvan Learning Center ........................................ 63

Brentwood Fine Meats ........................................ 74

Got A Party ............................................................ 45

T.D. Construction .................................................. 13

Brentwood Hampton Inn .................................... 59

H.F. Layton Law Office ......................................... 50

Brentwood Hand Car Wash & Detail ................. 18

Hannah Nicole Vineyards .................................... 40

Brentwood Muffler & Auto Repair .................... 49

Harvest Park Bowl ................................................ 31

Brentwood Pediatrics ........................................... 36

HiTech Nails and Spa ............................................ 35

Brentwood Pet Resort ......................................... 45

Holiday Inn Express .............................................. 22

The Golf Club at Brentwood ............................... 43

Brentwood Smog Express .................................... 44

HomeTown Window Cleaning ........................... 42

The Little Gym ...................................................... 34

Brentwood’s Hickory Pit ...................................... 77

Iannacone Chiropractic ........................................ 55

The Pool Guy ......................................................... 62

Bricks 4 Kidz .......................................................... 27

IRS Cleaners ........................................................... 29

The Streets of Brentwood ................................... 27

Budget Blinds of the Delta .................................. 58

Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant ............................... 75

The UPS Store ....................................................... 53

Cabanas in the Garden ........................................ 39

JDK & Associates Realty ....................................... 30

Tim Biglow, Allstate Insurance ............................ 50

Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill ................................. 74

John Fink, Delta Ranches ..................................... 55

Carson Swim School ............................................. 42

John Muir Health ................................................... 3

Casey’s Auto Body ................................................ 45

John’s Ice Cream ................................................... 78

Celebration Christian Preschoool ....................... 51

Johnson Heating & Air Conditioning ................ IFC

Christi & Steve Durflinger, Realty World ............ 47

Jose Martinez, State Farm Insurance ................. 67

Christopher A. Bechnel ......................................... 60

Kendall Automotive ............................................... 8

Trish Rios, Bartender ............................................ 77

Clark Pest Control ................................................. 57

La Costa ................................................................. 72

Tummies to Tots .................................................... 51

Contra Costa Appliance Service .......................... 12

La Fuente Mexican Restaurant ........................... 68

Vision Optix Optometry .....................................IBC

Cortona Park Senior Living .................................... 4

LEBEC, Inc. ............................................................. 64

Visiting Angels ...................................................... 58

Cre’me dela Gem Jewelry .................................... 37

Les Schwab Tire Center ........................................ 39

Vornhagen Body & Paint ..................................... 65

Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ......................... 51

Lucy’s Nail Salon ................................................... 21

Weathervane Western Wear .............................. 63

Cuisine on Location .............................................. 78

Marples & Associates Realtors ............................ 19

Dainty Center ........................................................ 61

McDonald’s ........................................................... 72

Dallas Shanks & Sons Auto Repair ...................... 20

Mel’s Diner ............................................................ 77

Deer Ridge Golf .................................................... 22

Micon Automotive ............................................... 53

Delta Barber Shop ................................................ 51

Mikado Bistro ....................................................... 68

Willy’s Bagels & Blends ........................................ 70

Delta Pure Water .................................................. 49

MJ’s Downtown Cafe & Bakery .......................... 71

Yogurt Jungle ....................................................... 77

Delta Roofing ....................................................... 58

Monkey Wrenches ............................................... 41

Yogurt Pizzazz ...................................................... 68

Delta Spine & Sportcare ...................................... 48

Mountain Mike’s Pizza ........................................ 68

Zapp Inc. Electric ................................................... 37

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Platinum Tint & Car Audio .................................. 33 Pristine Fine Carpet & Upholstery ....................OBC Quik Stop ................................................................ 7

Sawã Spa ............................................................... 52 Sexton Heating & Air Conditioning ................... 46 Shadow Lakes Golf ............................................... 22 Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant ........................... 75

Tailgater’s Sports Bar & Grill ................................ 77 Tangles Salon ........................................................ 46 The Game Sports Pub ’N Pizza ............................ 72

TLCakes .................................................................. 69 Town & Country Roofing .................................... 14 Travis Credit Union ................................................. 6 Trevor Frey, Pacific Funding Group .................... 34

Wee Care Center .................................................. 54 Welcome Home Cleaning .................................... 62 West Coast Solar, Inc. ........................................... 15

2011


Best of Brentwood 2011  

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