The Best of Brentwood 2021

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If you’re looking for the BEST pool in Brentwood, you need to talk to Mike Logan!

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“I would love to meet you and discuss the possibilities for creating a beautiful custom swimming pool for your family!

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“From the very first time we spoke to Mike Logan about building a pool, we knew he was the right person for the job. Mike is a true professional, a master pool builder and a genuine nice guy. We love that he is always just a phone call away. If you want the very best quality, from the design concept to the finished pool project, Logan Pools is by far the right company!”

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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FENCING • DECKS • ARBORS • GATES Redwood • Metal • Wrought Iron • Chain Link • Vinyl FREE ESTIMATES 925-516-6601

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thanks for voting us Best of Brentwood! Brentwood Children’s Dentistry is now Kids Care Dentist Collective of Brentwood! In our effort to provide superior pediatric dental care, we have partnered with the incredible folks at Kids Care so our doctors and team can focus solely on patient health and offer even more state-of-the-art services. As part of this exciting new partnership, we’ve changed our name from Brentwood Children’s Dentistry to Kids Care Dentist Collective. Rest assured, however, our commitment and dedication to exceptional pediatric preventive care remains the same. All of our doctors and staff will continue to provide you with the exceptional care you’ve come to know and trust. We are located in the same building at 2201 Balfour Rd, Suite A in Brentwood, CA—and we still take the same insurance!

So what has changed aside from our name and website? We’re excited to show you! Give us a call at (925) 308-7608 to set up your next appointment!

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Our greatest goal at Brentwood Orthodontics is to give you a healthy, straight, and beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve!

Brentwood Orthodontics Creating Your Individual Smile Brentwoodorthodontics.com

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The Best of Brentwood

And the winners are…

Hello, and I hope you enjoy perusing the results of our readers’ poll as we celebrate our 20th anniversary with the publication of the 2021 Best of Brentwood magazine. As I finish the proofing 20th Ann i v e r s a r y this year, I am thinking back over some memories about why we started this “Best of” magazine 20 years ago. It was an THE PRESS opportunity for the residents of O RE NT WO Brentwood to express their love for the businesses they patronize and appreciate. And what business doesn’t want to be recognized as one of “The Best,” proudly displaying that Best of Brentwood sticker! All of us here at The Press take great pride in putting this together. It’s an intense labor of love, sorting through well over 24,000 votes from so many people. The result? More than 550 businesses are recognized as being one of the Best of Brentwood. Take some time to read about them, and then go visit them and tell them, “I’m here, because I heard you’re one of the Best of Brentwood”! Have fun reading, and enjoy exploring all the best there is in Brentwood! As the city likes to say, “It’s Better in Brentwood” — and we couldn’t agree more! D

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The view of Mt. Diablo and a favorite classical painting, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, inspired Darby’s artwork for the Banner UP! program. Local artists created original works that were displayed in Bentwood’s beautiful downtown during the summer.


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Assisted Living at Westmont of Brentwood provides additional personalized services and care. It’s the comforts of your own private apartment, with the peace of mind of extra help with medication management, bathing, dressing and more.

YOUR STYLE, YOUR CHOICES. See why we’re the best. Call today for your tour! 925.516.8006 • 450 John Muir Parkway

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The Balloteers

20th Ann i v e r s a r y BRENTWOOD’S READERS’ CHOICE

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The Best of Brentwood Readers’ Choice Awards draw attention to the most-adored local businesses, restaurants and recreational facilities. As always, our readers responded enthusiastically to a survey on their favorite Brentwood establishments. As a thank-you, we placed survey ballots into a random drawing to win a $50 gift certificate for Sweeney’s Grill and Bar. The winners are featured below. We have one more question for our winners: What do you love most about Brentwood businesses?

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PUBLISHER Greg Robinson MANAGING EDITOR Kyle Szymanski PROJECT MANAGER Connie O’Neill

We love the small town hospitality of Brentwood businesses. We just love our small community!

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Eric Kinnaird SENIOR DESIGNER Sherrie Hamilton GRAPHIC ARTIST Anne Ray ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Jeff Altman, Lisa Bellomo, Christina Zanarini SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Kaitlyn Gleeson CONTRIBUTORS Dawnmarie Fehr

Brentwood Businesses have such a sense of community, are very welcoming and attract a wealth of positive attention towards our city.

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AD SERVICES Bob Colcord, Darby Gray

CORPORATE OFFICE Brentwood Press & Publishing 248 Oak St., Brentwood, CA 94513 Phone: 925-634-1441 | Fax: 925-634-1975 www.thepress.net KEEPING YOU CONNECTED!

I like doing business in Brentwood because local business are owned and operated by our neighbors. Local business are more accountable to their community.

Best of Brentwood magazine is a publication of Brentwood Press & Publishing Corporation. Balloting for the Best of Brentwood 2021 is unscientific and reflects opinions of Brentwood Press readers who returned ballots. Ballots were published in August of 2021 in Brentwood Press print editions and online at www.thepress.net. Ballots were tallied by members of The Press staff. Ballots are available for inspection by appointment only. For more information, call 925-634-1441 ext. 115. No part of this publication may be reproduced for commerce or trade without written permission from the publisher.

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Best Shops & Retail Services

Antique/Vintage Store GOLD – The Pink Door Boutique and Vintage Treasures 735 Second St., 626-5550

The Pink Door is a unique boutique in downtown Brentwood that features a wide variety of vintage treasures, repurposed furniture, gift items and many oneof-a-kind specialties. Their exclusive items make the shop truly exceptional, which makes it your go-to store with the best prices for your value and finding the perfect item for your home or a special gift for the right person. See ad on page 75. SILVER – A Vintage Wonderland 609 First St., 390-5903

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A Vintage Wonderland is a new store located in downtown Brentwood offering a variety of unique items provided by local artisan vendors who curate their items specifically for the public. Featuring items such as candles, oils and sage, to hidden vintage treasures that will take you back to a nostalgic time, A Vintage Wonderland offers something for everyone. See ad on page 80. BRONZE – Brass Tacks 857 Second St. 876-9226

Auto Dealer GOLD – Bill Brandt Ford 8100 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3551 www.billbrandtford.com A hometown dealer offering a huge selection of fine Ford automobiles and pickup trucks,


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Investment and insurance products: NOT FDIC-Insured

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BRONZE – Manic Motors 6240 Brentwood Blvd., 420-4939

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Auto Parts & Accessories

BRONZE – Auto Zone 7609 Brentwood Blvd., 634-1585

SILVER – Mike’s Auto Body 4535 O’Hara Ave., 777-1739 BRONZE – Mashore Body and Paint 44 Sycamore Ave., 516-1930

GOLD – Brentwood Auto Parts Inc. NAPA 7881 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3952 www.napaonline.com

Auto Repair – Body/Paint

Established in 1957, Brentwood Auto Parts Inc. NAPA is the oldest familyowned retail business in Brentwood. The store’s inventory includes a wide variety of car, truck, tractor, ATV, heavy-duty, big rig and marine parts and accessories.

Casey’s Auto Body has served the community for 48 years and is Brentwood’s original family-owned and -operated auto body repair and paint facility. Whether you need to repair damage from a major collision or want to clean

GOLD – Kendall Automotive 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0417 www.kendallautomotive brentwood.com Kendall Automotive is an honest and reliable familyowned business serving Brentwood since 1996. At Kendall they offer comprehensive knowledge with 84 years of combined experience, they value the importance of making customers for life

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At Monkey Wrenches, the technicians offer complete auto service. Believing the brake system to be the most important and vital system on your vehicle, they take the opportunity to perform all brake repairs professionally, while providing high-quality customer service. Their goal is to provide customers with safe, reliable and affordable automotive repair on all their vehicles. See ad on page 25.

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and offer a wide variety of maintenance and repairs to keep your vehicle operating at its best. Kendall Automotive takes pride in providing quality service and establishing long-term relationships with their customers. Best of the Best for 19 years in a row See our ad page 19.

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Bill Brandt Ford provides the credibility, products and service that continue to please its vast customer base. When it’s time to get a new vehicle, Press readers suggest you give Bill Brandt Ford a call. See ad on page 2.

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BRENTWOOD! GOLD MEDAL AWARD: Favorite Real Estate Agent

Jamie Connors

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Connors Real Estate Team

Jamie Connors REALTOR®

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Connors Real Estate Team!

Jamie Connors, Kim Cerda, Belinda Delgado and

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Auto Repair – Paintless Dent Repair GOLD – Dent King 323-1045 SILVER – Mike’s Auto Body 4535 O’Hara Ave., 777-1739

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When you visit Bill Brandt Ford Quick Lane, they’ll make sure your vehicle is checked properly with “The Works,” an oil change and much more. A complete vehicle checkup includes a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and pressure check, brake and multi-point inspection, fluid

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SILVER – Quick Lane of Brentwood 8100 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3551 www.billbrandtford.com

Regular oil changes are vital to the long-term life of your vehicle’s engine. Services include new oil filter, up to five quarts of quality motor oil, chassis lube, four-tire rotation, check of fluids and preventive maintenance analysis. For all of your vehicle’s big ‘oh, no’ moments, we have a Big O yes! See ad on page 82.

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GOLD – SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service 7377 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0623

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Auto Repair – Oil Change

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GOLD – Brentwood Muffler & Auto Repair 8362 Brentwood Blvd., 634-2200 www.brentwoodmuffler.com

Kendall Automotive is an honest and reliable familyowned business serving Brentwood since 1996. Kendall offers comprehensive knowledge with 84 years of combined experience, they value the importance of making customers for life with a variety of maintenance and repairs to keep your vehicle operating at its best. They

BRONZE – Oakley Muffler 8445 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5661

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Since 2005, Les Schwab has established a significant presence in the Brentwood market as one of the top places to go for all tire needs – big or small. They also repair brakes and shocks and have a fullservice alignment center. Outstanding service, friendliness and professionalism make Les Schwab the top-notch place for your next car repair. They are now offering online appointments to save you time. See ad on page 28.

town, the people at Brentwood Muffler & Auto Repair will get your noisy exhaust system whispering in no time. They will make sure all components of your vehicle – from brakes, steering and running gear to tires, suspension and exhaust – are working efficiently. See ad on page 69.

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BRONZE – Les Schwab Tires 6361 Lone Tree Way, 513-3432 www.lesschwab.com

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We are here for all your Automotive Needs! Foreign & Domestic 9010 Brentwood Blvd. (next to Ace Hardware)

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BRONZE – Casey’s Auto Body 4515 O’Hara Ave., 634-2211 www.caseysautobodyinc.net

Dr. Kristi Lee Veterinarian

Dr. Lindsay Heath Veterinarian

Dr. Riley Blount Veterinarian

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Glad they are in business in my area. – Audrey E.

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Whether it’s a small dent or major collision damage, Casey’s Auto Body devotes its 48 years of experience to making your car look new again. Stop by Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a free estimate. See ad on page 76.

Auto Repair – Smog Shop GOLD – Brentwood Smog Express 8040 Brentwood Blvd., 516-6488 Brentwood Smog Express is now a full-service automotive repair and maintenance shop, serving the residents of East County with excellent service and experience. When it’s time for your smog check, owners Mike and Korrin Lucca will make the process quick and easy. You’ll enjoy the friendly, efficient, costeffective smog check process. As an added bonus, they now offer DMV registration services. Smog check + DMV registration = one 30-minute stop. See ad on page 70. SILVER – Horizon Smog 205 Oak St., 308-7600 BRONZE – A-1 Stop Smog 8285 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4090

Auto Repair – Tune Up GOLD – Monkey Wrenches 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4145 www.monkeyauto.com Monkey Wrenches is a fullservice auto repair facility serving Brentwood and the surrounding areas since 2005. Monkey Wrenches’ factory-trained, ASE-certified technicians are able to service a variety of makes and models of foreign and domestic vehicles. Integrity and courtesy are at the core of every service rendered at Monkey Wrenches – it’s a matter of trust. See ad on page 25.

SILVER – Kendall Automotive 9010 Brentwood Blvd., 516-0417 www.kendallautomotive brentwood.com Kendall Automotive is an honest and reliable familyowned business serving Brentwood since 1996. Kendall offers comprehensive knowledge with 84 years of combined experience, they value the importance of making customers for life with a variety of maintenance and repairs to keep your vehicle operating at its best. They take pride in providing quality service. Best of the Best for 19 years in a row. See the ad page 19. BRONZE – Micon Automotive 305 Central Terrace, 516-9801

Auto Tires GOLD – Les Schwab Tires 6361 Lone Tree Way, 513-3432 www.lesschwab.com Since 2005, Les Schwab has established a significant presence in the Brentwood market as one of the top places to go for all tire needs big or small. They also repair brakes and shocks and have a full-service alignment center. Outstanding service, friendliness and professionalism make Les Schwab the topnotch place for your next car repair. They are now offering online appointments to save you time. See ad on page 28. SILVER – Big O Tires 8040 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4344 www.bigotires.com Need tires for that vintage roadster, new coupe or heavyduty truck? Big O has them — and at competitive prices with a lifetime service policy. To keep your tires from wearing out before their time, remember: alignment is another vital service at which Big O excels. See ad on page 82.


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Lifestyle Awards

Photos by Andrew Rulloda and courtesy of Brentwood Farmers Market

Many readers answered “Downtown Brentwood” when asked the best place to show a visitor, exemplary for its best community events. At right, a vendor at Brentwood’s Farmers Market presents its offerings. The Farmers Market was voted “Favorite Community Event,” while permanent outdoor awnings recently installed downtown (at left) took the “Best Government Spending” category.

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Downtown Brentwood is voted the place to be — especially on weekends Downtown Brentwood was popular this year, winning “Best Place to Show a Visitor” in The Press’ Best of Brentwood poll. Also in the winners’ circle, downtown’s Farmers Market won “Favorite Community Event,” and the new awnings placed over downtown eateries, sponsored in part by a grant from the city, won “Best Government Spending.” “Things in downtown are going great,” said Becky Bloomfield, chair of the Downtown Brentwood Coalition (DBC). “We are looking forward to the next year, everyone is super excited things are changing and looking up, and I think we just want to keep bringing people into the downtown area.” Bloomfield is the owner of Co. Co. County Wine Company, a tasting room on First Street in downtown Brentwood. She was part of a team from the DBC that worked with the city and downtown business and property owners to finance the $85,809 awnings that provided shelter for outdoor dining at downtown restaurants. “Part of the money was originally a grant to the Downtown Coalition from the city to put on Octoberfest for 2021,” Bloomfield said. “Because that wasn’t going to be possible,

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we asked the city if we could reallocate that money to do the awnings. The city was good with reallocating that grant money, but the business and property owners paid a portion as well.” In the end, the city’s grant covered one-third of the awnings, the property owners covered another third, and the business owners funded the final third. The awnings have expanded outdoor seating for downtown restaurants, providing shelter from heat and rain. Bloomfield said in a town where you can dine outside most of the year, the awnings have been a huge hit. Another draw in the downtown area is the Saturday morning Farmers Market, which runs year-round, just taking a two-week break for the holidays. An added feature this year is Makers Boulevard on the third Saturday of each month. This showcases local craftspeople selling their wares, adding space and shopping options to the Farmers Market. “The struggle has always been to make downtown Brentwood a destination for surrounding cities, and I think we are getting there,” said Pete Jacoway, past president of the DBC. “There’s a lot of character in the

downtown and the Farmers Market has created a whole new destination. It’s a great place to bring people on the weekend.” Jacoway represents the Meyers Family Trust, which owns several downtown buildings. He has spent the past five years working with the DBC and businesses to attract East County residents to the area, and he said things are going in the right direction. Brentwood Mayor Joel Bryant agreed. “The downtown area really is the community center of Brentwood,” Bryant said. “We have music in the park, movies in the park, the gazebo where people get engaged, get married and, when they have their family, they bring them down and enjoy our downtown restaurants and businesses. The families grow up in town and march in our parades as part of dance teams and marching bands. What the downtown coalition and the Chamber and the city are partnering to do is to keep the family identity of Brentwood and let downtown really be where our families gather together and see that we truly are a community of people who have a lot of the same values.” For more information on downtown offerings, visit https://www. brentwooddowntown.com/


GOLD – Jose’s Barber Shop 637 First St., 513-7355 SILVER – Delta Barber Shop 150 Chestnut St., 634-4006 BRONZE – Great Clips 4431 Balfour Road, 240-9115

Bike Shop GOLD – The Bike Shop 1185 Second St., 666-8444 www.ronzbikeshop.com Established in 2007 in Antioch, The Bike Shop moved to Brentwood in 2018 where they continue to provide the top-quality service and products customers have come to expect. They have been extremely busy this year with bicycles becoming a popular pandemic pastime,

Car Wash GOLD – Ducky’s Car Wash & Detail Center 4950 Balfour Road, 513-4460 www.duckysexpress.com The friendly, professional staff at Ducky’s Car Wash & Detail Center will put a smile on your face, make your car look great and have you telling your friends all about them. Proudly providing the

Brentwood community with the latest and greatest in car wash technologies, Ducky’s prides itself on using only the safest, environmentallyfriendly washing agents to make sure you leave with that new car shine both inside and out! Stop by and let them put a smile on your face and a sparkle on your car! See ad on page 18.

tique where families will find a great selection of high-quality, new and gently used kids’ clothing, furniture, toys and baby gear at the best prices around. BeginAgains also offers consignors an easy and hassle-free opportunity to sell their items for extra cash. See ad on page 67.

SILVER – Quick Quack Car Wash 7450 Brentwood Blvd., 201-6117

BRONZE – The Children’s Place 2545 Sand Creek Road, 240-1468

BRONZE – Brentwood Auto Spa 6945 Lone Tree Way, 513-7610

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Children’s Store GOLD – BeginAgains 4 Kids 8157 Brentwood Blvd., 626-5202 www.beginagains4kids.com BeginAgains 4 Kids is a unique children’s consignment bou-

SILVER – Wild at Hart 238 Oak St., 522-1813

GOLD – The Craft Room 80 Eagle Rock Way, 510-754-9770 www.thecraftroombrentwood.com The Craft Room is a craft studio where people of all ages come together to make a project and connect with their friends and loved ones — where you can go to cel-

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ebrate all of life’s milestones. Whether you’re celebrating a job promotion, birthday or simply just need a night out with friends, The Craft Room is where you can unwind, while creating your masterpiece! See ad on page 74.

to its customers and chooses products and services with their needs in mind, so you’re sure to find something to satisfy your craving. With their loyalty rewards program, you’ll satisfy your wallet too. See ad on page 44.

SILVER – Delta Art Gallery 2485 Sand Creek Road, 516-5935

SILVER – Dallas Shanks Chevron 190 Griffith Lane, 513-2815

BRONZE – The Mad Potters 629 First St., 626-5255

Keeping the Brentwood community on the road since 1972, Dallas Shanks Chevron thanks its loyal customers who pull up to its pumps and regularly vote it one of The Best. Open 24/7, this Brentwood institution offers home-cooked food in its mini-mart, plus a touchless car wash that will get you back on the road in no time. See ad on page 54.

BRONZE – FedEx Office 5601 Lone Tree Way, 240-1447

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To grow your business, you need to promote your business, and you can count on The UPS Store to help you put your best foot forward. Their well-trained professionals can print and produce a wide variety of marketing materials with polished results. From banners and posters to brochures or business cards, The UPS Store has you covered. See ad on page 65.

BRONZE – ARCO ampm 6481 Lone Tree Way, 240-8280

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GOLD – National Flooring & Supply 3111 Balfour Road, 634-4111 www.nfsbrentwood.com

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BRONZE – Delta Vista Optometry 8440 Brentwood Blvd., 634-0303

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IRS Cleaners is a locallyowned business since 2002 with its own plant on site. They offer same-day and emergency service, pick-up and delivery on a weekly basis from your home or office, and they have the friendliest staff around. See ad on page 68.

Brentwood Embroidery and Screen Printing brings together a one-stop shop for printed apparel. Whether its Embroidery, Screen Printing or large-format printing, Brentwood Embroidery is your answer. Let their staff of apparel professionals help you design your decorated garments to your satisfaction. All work is done on site. Customers like knowing their garments are cared for by a staff of professionals. Offering a wide range of products, including apparel, patches, banners and custom artistry. See ad on page 30.

Vision Optix Optometry has a large selection of eyewear for any budget, including designer frames from Prada, Gucci and Tiffany, and sports/outdoor eyewear, including Oakley, Spy, Nike and Maui Jim. Their eye doctors use the most advanced technology available to examine not only for glasses or contact lenses but also for cataracts, glaucoma and more. See ad on Inside Back Cover.

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GOLD – Brentwood Embroidery & Screen Printing 40 Beatrice Court, 634-5268 www.gotstitches.com

SILVER – Vision Optix Optometry 3840 Balfour Road, 513-0323 www.visionoptix.com

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40 years of experience in the flooring industry and have served the community since 1986. Clifton McCurley has been general manager of National Flooring since 2016, and with over 40 years in the flooring industry, he and National Flooring offer competitive prices and a large selection of carpet, tile, stone, vinyl, hardwood and laminate flooring. National Flooring is here to serve Brentwood with the highest-quality service and customer satisfaction. See ad on page 43. SILVER – Nor Cal Flooring 8580 Brentwood Blvd., 998-1044 BRONZE – TSP Flooring 325 Town Center Terrace, 290-7418

Florist GOLD – Brentwood Florist 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4313 www.brentwood-florist.com

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This family-owned business was established in 1984. With a personal touch, attention to detail and customer satisfaction guaranteed, Brentwood Florist is here for all your flower needs for any occasion. See ad on page 52. SILVER – Ribbons and Roses 151 Chestnut St., 634-4180 or 634-3832 BRONZE – R Flowers & Baskets 214-6346 www.rflowersandbaskets.net

Furniture Store GOLD – Martini’s Home Furnishings 6061 Lone Tree Way, 516-7888 SILVER – City Furniture Gallery 2410 Sand Creek Road, 634-1688

Gas Station

GOLD – Dallas Shanks Chevron 190 Griffith Lane, 513-2815 Keeping the Brentwood community on the road since 1972, Dallas Shanks Chevron thanks its loyal customers who pull into its pumps and regularly vote it the station with high-quality gasoline, competitive prices and excellent service. Open 24/7, this Brentwood institution offers home-cooked food in its mini-mart, plus a touchless car wash that will get you back on the road in no time. See ad on page 54. SILVER – Quik Stop 3940 Walnut Blvd., 634-0369 Quik Stop has competitively priced gasoline – if not the lowest prices in town. They also offer diesel gasoline and

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provide free air and water and two windshield-washing stations with hand sanitation pumps. The staff creates a neighborhood feel, where every customer is welcomed and valued. Judging from the number of votes they received, Quik Stop is clearly hitting the mark. See ad on page 44.

BRONZE – ARCO ampm 6481 Lone Tree Way, 240-8280

Gift Baskets GOLD – Gursky Ranch Country Store 1921 Apricot Way, 634-4913 www.gurskyranch.com Gursky Ranch Country Store is a family-run business that has been involved in agriculture in Brentwood for almost 100 years. The family’s personal service and attention to detail make their

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shops, and gifts for everyone. We offer in-store gift bag wrapping and one-on-one personalized service. Every item purchased from Alluv Place comes with an extra dose of love. See ad on page 60.

SILVER – Edible Arrangements 3101 Balfour Road, 516-0111

SILVER – McCauley’s Olive Groves 380 W. Country Club Drive, 754-6457

BRONZE – R Flowers & Baskets 214-6346 www.rflowersandbaskets.net

BRONZE – Gursky Ranch Country Store 1921 Apricot Way, 634-4913 www.gurskyranch.com

Gift Shop GOLD – Alluv Place 306 Oak St., 679-4922 www.alluvplace.com

Gursky Ranch Country Store is a family-run business that has been involved in agriculture in Brentwood for almost 100 years. The family’s personal service and attention to detail make their gift baskets exceptional. Baskets can be custom-made, filled with local jams, honey, olive oil, dried fruits and nuts, U-pick walnuts

At Alluv Place, our merchandise is carefully selected to fit your home and lifestyle. We offer beautiful and comfortable clothing, home décor, DIY paint and craft products, in-person creative work-

and even pomegranates and gourmet foods. See ad on page 96.

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SILVER – Sprouts Farmers Market 2325 Sand Creek Road, 308-1965

GOLD – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780 www.safeway.com

BRONZE – Raley’s 2400 Sand Creek Road, 513-9400

They have served Northern California for 95 years with in-store certified butchers, floral designer, amazing cake decorators and instore bakers. They also feature an incredible line of organic and natural products. Their produce is by far the highest quality in the market. We service the community with delivery to homes as well as a drive-up-and-go option. We are a family and are proud to be part of the local communities that we serve and feel thankful every day. See ad on page 21.

GOLD – Ace Hardware 8900 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3201 www.acebrentwood.com

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Our readers agree — Ace is the best place in town to get hardware needs satisfied and rent all kinds of tools. Ace offers a wide selection of work wear, boots, seasonal items and holiday décor, along with a remarkable array of paint and hardware options. Its expert staff is always ready to listen to your home improvement needs and come up with the perfect solution. See ad on page 16.

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SILVER – The Home Depot Brentwood 5631 Lone Tree Way, 513-6060 BRONZE – Big B Lumber 6600 Brentwood Blvd., 634-2442

Health Food Store GOLD – Health Hut 161 Chestnut St., 634-5361 www.brentwoodhealthhut.com Since 1973, the Health Hut has been providing Brentwood with personalized customer service and top-of- the-line natural products. They carry local honey, CBD, herbs, essential oils and the best supplements on the market. Delivering locally and distributing nationwide. The owner is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with years of experience and a heart to serve. Wise Choices Health Coaching is onsite and offers classes and coaching programs. See ad on page 53.

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SILVER – Sprouts Farmers Market 2325 Sand Creek Road, 308-1965

SILVER – Simon the Jeweler 2430 Sand Creek Road, 516-8388

BRONZE – Trader Joe’s 5451 Lone Tree Way, 516-3044

GOLD – Crosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 3291 Walnut Blvd., 634-6958 www.crosleygracie.com

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Jewelry Store GOLD – Broder Jewelry Design 640 Harvest Park Drive, 634-6398 www.broderjewelry.com Broder Jewelry specializes in custom-designed, handcrafted, fine jewelry, made to fit your taste, lifestyle and budget. Remodels, antique restoration and expert repairs are a few of the services Broder Jewelry offers. Personalized service, unparalleled attention to detail and heirloom quality craftsmanship are some of the reasons Broder’s is the Best in Jewelry Design.

Over the past 17 years, Crosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has served thousands of students throughout the county. With specific programs addressing men and women’s street self-defense, bullying, defensive tactics for law enforcement, as well as a sports competition curriculum, Crosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has all of the tools to empower its members and implement a sense of wellness and confidence to every member of the family. See ad on page 70.

SILVER – Max Academy of Martial Arts 390 W. Country Club Drive, 390-9097 www.maxmartialarts.net

Established in 2010, Max Academy of Martial Arts is honored to serve this community through martial arts training, self-defense training and fitness classes. The business offers children and youth martial arts classes, as well as teen and adult martial arts, kickboxing and Krav Maga classes. Max Academy would like to thank the hundreds of families that have ceaselessly supported and been a part of the Max Family over the past decade. See Ad on page 81. BRONZE – Twin Tigers Academy 700 Harvest Park Drive, 513-7591

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This unique and charming plant store is a one-of-a kind. Secret Garden Designs started in 2018. Their family-owned business now propagates all types of collector plants and they offer custom designed succulent arrangements. One of the things that keeps bringing their customers back is their outstanding customer service and loyalty programs along with the knowledge of their plants. To add some new life into your home stop by Secret Garden Designs and pick up a new unique house plant or succulent! See ad on page 44.

BRONZE – Bliss Mind & Body 80 Eagle Rock Way, 494-1303 www.blissmindandbody.com Bliss Mind & Body is a local family-run business that aims to offer a sanctuary from the hectic pace of everyday life. Their spa provides a place to escape, relax and disconnect from the world as

SILVER – The Playhouse Brentwood 3901 Walnut Blvd., 306-7881 www.theplayhousebrentwood.com

Nursery GOLD – Perez Nursery 2601 Walnut Blvd., 516-1052 www.pereznursery.com Perez Nursery has claimed The Best for 20 years running and has served East County for 33 years. The staff at Perez are growing experts and know exactly the right plants for our climate and soil. Now offering drought-tolerant plants and techniques on what and when they should be planted, along with synthetic turf for that low-maintenance

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BRONZE – Eden Plains Nursery 1555 Eden Plains Road, 240-6311

Party Rentals GOLD – Got-A-Party Party Rentals 3981 Walnut Blvd, 516-7664 www.gotapartyrentals.com Got-A-Party Party Rentals is fully insured and has the largest party rental selection in East County. Do you need a chocolate fountain, bounce house or waterslide? Got-A-Party has them all, along with tables, chairs, linens, chafing dishes, tents, heaters and margarita machines. Stop by and see why Got-A-Party Party Rentals is voted The Best year after year after year. See ad on page 67. SILVER – Brentwood Party Rentals 2610 Empire Ave., 240-1275 BRONZE – Just Jump’n Around Party Rentals 503-6909

Patio/BBQ Store GOLD – Ace Hardware 8900 Brentwood Blvd., 634-3201 www.acebrentwood.com Our readers agree that Ace is one of the Best when it comes to your barbecue and patio needs. The store offers a wide selection of grills and furniture to make your backyard a relaxing and beautiful space to entertain. Knowledgeable and friendly staff members are always ready to help with all your shopping needs. See ad on page 16. SILVER – Brentwood Outdoor Living 6061 Lone Tree Way, 626-6383

Pilates Studio GOLD – BARREbeat 5421 Lone Tree Way, 679-4428 www.barre-beat.com Opened in 2018, BARREbeat offers Barre, yoga, and dance cardio classes. It’s small studio provides a more

intimate space. Classes make fitness fun again. All age ranges, from teens to adults in their 70s, are welcome. For new clients, they offer 3 weeks of unlimited classes for $49. SILVER – Crystal Bowl Wellness 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 207-0231

Place to Work Out GOLD – In-Shape Brentwood 189 Griffith Lane, 513-8700 SILVER – Delta Valley Health Club 120 Guthrie Lane, 240-2990 www.deltavac.com Delta Valley Health Club offers fun for the entire family in a magnificent, 55,000-squarefoot facility. Come climb the indoor rock wall or find healthy competition on the court, then play a quick round using the golf simulator. Delta Valley also offers year-round swim lessons for members and nonmembers in its heated indoor pools. See ad on page 82. BRONZE – P2P Transformation Center 2010 Elkins Way, 855-479–3287

Produce Stand GOLD – Smith Family Farm 4430 Sellers Ave., 625-5966 SILVER – The Farmer’s Daughter Produce Walnut Boulevard and Marsh Creek Road, 634-4827 www.harvest4you.com The big red barn on the corner of Walnut Boulevard and Marsh Creek Road has been an uplifting Brentwood landmark since 1986. Family-run and fueled by an enthusiasm to share the joys of farming with others, The Farmer’s Daughter Produce and U-pick farm 
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BRONZE – The Urban Edge 2017 Walnut Blvd., 634-4400

Resale Shop GOLD – BeginAgains 4 Kids 8157 Brentwood Blvd., 626-5202 www.beginagains4kids.com BeginAgains 4 Kids is a unique children’s consignment boutique where families will find a great selection of highquality, new and gently used kids’ clothing, furniture, toys and baby gear at the best prices around. BeginAgains also offers consignors an easy and hassle-free opportunity to sell their items for extra cash. BeginAgains 4 Kids is an authorized Girl Scout retailer. See ad on page 67. SILVER – A Vintage Wonderland 609 First St., 390-5903 A Vintage Wonderland is a new store located in

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downtown Brentwood offering a variety of unique items provided by local artisan vendors who curate their items specifically for the public. Featuring items such as candles, oils and sage, to hidden vintage treasures that will take you back to a nostalgic time, A Vintage Wonderland offers something for everyone. See ad on page 80.

BRONZE – Terry’s Twice As Nice 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 626-7180

RV Repair GOLD – Road Runner RV Repair 415 Beatrice Court, 800-644-7908 www.roadrunnerrv.net Road Runner RV specializes in RV repair and maintenance services. Its mechanics have proudly served Brentwood and its surrounding areas

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RV Storage GOLD – Bailey’s Rentals & Hardware 450 Minnesota Ave., 634-3331 www.baileysrental.com Bailey’s Rentals & Hardware has been a long-standing fixture in the community built on a reputation for great customer service since 1964. Bailey’s has plenty of outdoor RV storage and also carries a wide variety of items, including equipment rentals for trailers and tractors, tools and Penske truck rentals in four different sizes. See ad on page 64. SILVER – Shadow Lakes RV 701 Presidio Drive, 308-6225

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GOLD – Brentwood Self Storage 190 Sand Creek Road, 240-7353 www.brentwoodselfstorage.com Brentwood Self Storage’s employees begin and end each day striving for excellence. Their constant focus on their customers and feedback makes for consistent positive experiences and the highest level of professionalism and integrity. The company is about more than just storage units; they also offer moving supplies and U-Haul rentals and proudly support schools, law enforcement, Rotary, the American Cancer Society and Pillars of Hope. See ad on page 39. SILVER – Acorn Self Storage 6900 Lone Tree Way, 308-6798 www.acornselfstorage.biz Sooner or later, everyone needs some temporary

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GOLD – The UPS Store 1145 Second St., 516-8510 2420 Sand Creek Road, 634-9405 www.theupsstore.com Leave it to The UPS Store’s certified packing experts to pack your items with confidence. Whether it’s packaging antiques, artwork, electronics or crystal and fine china, UPS can pack and ship anything. If you’re looking for packaging and shipping supplies for self-packed items, online package tracking and multiple shipping options, The UPS Store is the solution. See ad on page 65.

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GOLD – Boards ‘N More 320 Oak St., 925-240-5653 www.boardsnmoreonline.com Skateboard addicts, snowboarding shredders and adrenaline junkies: here’s your spot to shop in Brentwood. Winning Gold for 15 years in a row, Boards ‘N More, established in 1993, has the latest in brand-name gear and accessories for all your favorite shenanigans and a huge selection of clothes to make you look awesome. Everyday apparel and flip flops for men and women and kids, wake, skate and swimwear can all be found in the store. See ad on page 69. SILVER – Zumiez 2535 Sand Creek Road, 308-7559 BRONZE – Tilly’s 2505 Sand Creek Road, 240-1421

Specialty Shop GOLD – Crystal Bowl Wellness 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 207-0231 SILVER – Calculated Punkture Studio 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 684-4406 BRONZE – Alluv Place 306 Oak St., 679-4922 www.alluvplace.com

SILVER – Aldo’s Shoe Repair 5421 Lone Tree Way, 240-9189

At Alluv Place, our merchandise is carefully selected to fit your home and lifestyle. We offer beautiful and comfortable clothing, home décor, DIY paint and craft products, in-person creative workshops, and gifts for everyone. We offer in-store gift bag wrapping and one-on-one personalized service. Every item purchased from Alluv Place comes with an extra dose of love. See ad on page 60.

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GOLD – Body Bar Sunless Spa & Suites 4550 Balfour Road, 684-4270 www.thebodybarsalon.com Established in 2014 and owned by local licensed professionals, the Body Bar Sunless Spa & Suites offers airbrush spray tanning, cosmetic teeth whit-


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GOLD – Calculated Punkture Studio 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 684-4406

GOLD – The Farmer’s Daughter Produce Walnut Boulevard and Marsh Creek Road, 634-4827 www.harvest4you.com

SILVER – Studio 71 71 Sand Creek Road, 420-6870

The big red barn on the corner of Walnut Boulevard and Marsh Creek Road has been an uplifting Brentwood landmark since 1986. Family-run and fueled by an enthusiasm to share the joys of farming with others, The Farmer’s Daughter Produce and U-pick farm grows a variety of delicious U-pick fruit on site. Fresh produce and select agricultural goods from neighboring farms are also featured. Open May through late August. See ad on page 92.

BRONZE – Eleven Mag 3111 Balfour Road, 267-3168 Eleven mag tattoo opened in 2018 in Pittsburg and moved to Brentwood in November 2020. The owner, Jason, and his family have put their entire life into the shop. Their focus on quality and comfort for their clients is unmatched. Their main objective is clear – have the cleanest shop that puts out the highest level of tattooing this area has ever seen with award-winning and published artists. See ad on page 63.

SILVER – Nunn Better Farms 2777 Sellers Ave., 634-2148 www.nunnbetterfarms.com Nunn Better Farms has been offering a wholesome family U-pick experience since 1990.

They are thrilled to be nominated for the Best of Brentwood awards, and this spring look forward to returning with their friendly staff, delicious cherries and a new second location at the corner of Sellers Avenue and Balfour Road. See our ad on page 102. BRONZE – G & S Farms 1151 Chestnut St., 634-1929 www.gsfarms.net Established in 1986, G&S Farms are famous for their U-pick cherries, pumpkins and corn for sale by the box (48 ears). The last two u-pick seasons they put a lot of extra time and thought into opening and operating during the pandemic and made sure customer safety was their #1 priority and operated on an appointment-only basis this season, which allowed them to control the flow of traffic at the farm. See ad on page 103.

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On the Better Business Bureau’s honor roll for over 30 years without one complaint, Delta Pure Water, Etc. is all about customer service. The company carries a full line of water equipment, including nonsalt water conditioners, reverseosmosis systems and all kinds of filters and filter housings. The store sells purified water and ice, bottles, coolers, point-of-use coolers, crocks and stands, and offers plumbing services. See ad on page 34. SILVER – PureFlo Water Filtration and Plumbing 516-7000 www.pureflowatersystems.com Family-owned and -operated, PureFlo has 33 years of com-

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Waxing/Hair Removal GOLD – LunchboxWax 2545 Sand Creek Road, 807-7019 www.lunchboxwax.com/brentwood The Brentwood salon has won Gold four consecutive years and offers full-body speed waxing services for men and women. LunchboxWax takes pride in its team, unique technique and five-star guest experience. The culture and vibe

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SILVER – Body Bar Sunless Spa & Suites 4550 Balfour Road, 684-4270 www.thebodybarsalon.com

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GOLD – Crystal Bowl Yoga & Wellness 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 207-0231

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Appliance Repair GOLD – Contra Costa Appliance Service 634-0179 www.ccasbrentwood.com Serving East County since 1993, second-generation, family-owned Contra Costa Appliance Service has been an industry leader for in-home repairs. The owner is committed to providing prompt, reliable, quality service at very competitive prices. Their fleet of four fully stocked trucks provides a quick turnaround on appointment scheduling. Call the friendly office staff for an appointment and you will see why Contra Costa Appliance Service has been voted The Best year after year. See ad on page 66. SILVER – Gold Coast Appliance Service 354-0858

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An active Brentwood Rotarian, Liberty High School graduate and Gold Coast Appliance Service owner, Jason Fletcher has the knowledge and expertise to keep your appliances in top condition. Gold Coast specializes in refrigerators, freezers, icemakers, and refrigeration needs as well as all other home appliances. Clients appreciate Gold Coast’s reliable, fair and honest work, and each repair is backed by a guarantee. See ad on page 65.

Attorney – Business GOLD – Kraeber Law Office 1191 Central Blvd., 420-0333 SILVER – Alvis Quashnock and Associates 613 First St., 516-1617 www.aqalegal.com


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Alvis Quashnock and Associates offers several decades of business law experience. Whether you are starting, expanding, selling or closing your business, the firm can assist you in attaining your goals. Alvis Quashnock and Associates also offers business owners important related services involving business planning, financing, real estate and intellectual property. Whatever your needs, Marie Quashnock of Alvis Quashnock and Associates can help you become a leading-edge business. See ad on page 42.

When you are looking for customized and comprehensive advice and planning for your will or trust, Amy Alvis of Alvis Quashnock and Associates is here to focus on your unique needs and objectives to create an estate plan just for you. Amy also works with trustees and executors in administering trusts and navigating through the probate process following the death of a loved one, as well as helping individuals establishing conservatorships in order to protect a family member who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. See ad in page 42.

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all your family-law or estateplanning needs, rest assured this firm would effectively handle all aspects of your case from start to finish. See ad on page 52. BRONZE – The Law Office of Edward Younger 420 Beatrice Court, 420-4111 www.edwardyoungerlaw.com

The Law Office of Edward Younger is a local firm that practices estate planning and business law. Ed works on a flat-rate basis whenever possible so that clients do not have surprises with high hourly billing rates. Mr. Younger has been awarded since 2016 for his legal assistance in business and estate planning. He is known for his ability to offer clients peace of mind by knowing their affairs are in order. See ad on page 78.

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Rotary Club of Brentwood Voted Best Nonprofit This year’s Best of Brentwood poll named the Rotary Club of Brentwood the city’s “best nonprofit.” Originally chartered by 15 members in 1949, the club has grown to almost 100 members, whose helping hands stretch across all of East County. “I think the great thing about the Brentwood Rotary is that we have so many fantastic individuals who contribute to the community,” said President Dana Eaton. “Our motto is ‘service above self’ and is exhibited in all our Rotarians. We have almost 100 members, and we helped launch the Oakley Club a few years ago. That club is doing well, too.” Eaton, in his ninth year as a Rotarian, credits the club’s success to its many active members, especially former president Seana Fippin. During the pandemic, Eaton, Fippin and the rest of the membership stepped up their contributions of time, money and talent to fill gaps left by unemployment, helped those unable to leave their homes, and ensured that all those in need received assistance. “Certainly, the pandemic has presented some challenges, and some things we once spend a great deal of time doing, we are not doing right now,” Eaton said. “But we hope to raise thousands of dollars in college

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scholarships for high school students this year. We provide dictionaries to every third grader in Brentwood, Byron and Knightsen, and we do things worldwide. For example, we are still working to eradicate polio worldwide.” Olga Vidriales is one of the club’s past presidents and a local real estate agent. She initially joined Rotary at the request of a prior employer but stayed on to participate in the club’s vast community service campaigns. “I stayed of my own volition because I realized what a great group it was,” she said. “They were there for me during a difficult time in my life. If you are ever depressed, the best way to recover is to serve. There’s nothing like the true joy of serving others, and that’s what I can do through Rotary.” Though some of its activities have been curtailed by the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Brentwood still offers service opportunities for those who are interested. They are currently preparing for their New Year’s Day 5K Walk and Run and are planning a crab feed for February, a beer fest in April, a golf tournament in May and a Texas Hold’em tournament in the Fall, along with their annual gala. All these activities will raise funds for the club’s charitable work.

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At top, Brentwood Rotary Club members pose after joining the Polio Plus Society. At center, Brentwood Rotarians prepare to distribute dictionaries to local third graders. At bottom, Liberty Union High School District Superintendent Eric Volta poses with Liberty Union High School District students of the quarter. “I’m not at all surprised that we were selected for this honor,” said Eaton. “I am sure it is due to the leadership of past president Seana Fippin, and I think it’s important for us to continue to support our causes and the work that we do.” The Rotary Club of Brentwood holds weekly meetings every Tuesday at noon at the Wedgewood Banquet Center at 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. Anyone interested in learning more about the club is welcome to attend. For more information, call 888-556-0083 or visit www. brentwoodrotary94513.com.


Attorney – Family Law GOLD – Ruth N. Buzzard, Law Office of Ruth N. Buzzard 729-D First St., 516-7459 One of Contra Costa County’s premier family law attorneys, Ruth N. Buzzard, is well known among fellow attorneys and in the community, with one of the best reputations around. Established in 1993, the Law Office of Ruth N. Buzzard provides the full range of client services through the process of mediation for custody, visitation, child and spousal support and property division. See ad on page 52. SILVER – Michael Amthor, East County Family Law Group 1181 Central Blvd., Suite A, 516-4888 www.eastcountyfamilylaw.com East County Family Law Group attorneys approach their clients with the legal

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facts and a “plan” for your divorce, custody, family law matters, helping their clients through difficult situations and focusing on moving them forward. The East County Family Group’s integrity has helped them work with their clients through mediation of divorce, custody, guardianships and adoptions for over 25 years. See ad on page 40.

Attorney – Personal Injury GOLD – Robert F. Buzzard, California Injury Agency, Attorney & Counselor at Law 729-D First St., 516-7459 www.buzzardlaw.net Robert F. Buzzard of the California Injury Agency is a top personal injury firm. Rest assured, this firm will effectively handle all aspects of your case from start to finish. A hands-on approach

to resolving clients’ cases give them courage and confidence as cases are moved to completion. Their philosophy is summed up in two words: “We care.” See ad on page 52. SILVER – Boeger Law Firm 613 First St., 240-2408

Attorney – Real Estate GOLD – Marie Quashnock, Alvis Quashnock and Associates 613 First St., 516-1617 www.aqalegal.com When you are involved in a real estate transaction or dispute, you need an attorney with experience on your side. At Alvis Quashnock and Associates, you will find that Marie Quashnock has significant expertise in all aspects of real estate transactions and litigation. Her extensive litigation experience, from pre-lawsuit mediation through

trial, will help you navigate any real estate transaction or dispute. See ad on page 42.

Bank GOLD – Chase Bank 3100 Balfour Road, 240-8426 SILVER – Wells Fargo 1115 Second St., 513-6004 BRONZE – Bank of the West 4540 Balfour Road, 634-2161

Bookkeeping GOLD – KISS My Books 344-9667 www.kissmybooks.com Kiss My Books is a natural resource to help when small business management issues arise. They are here to help you understand your business’s true cash flow position. Services include all income and expense reports, reconciling all bank accounts, conducting daily banking ac-

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GOLD – Dependable Carpet Cleaning 516-0911 www.dependablecarpet cleaning.net Vince with Dependable Carpet Cleaning strives for client happiness. All he cares about is doing the best job possible, and he goes above and beyond to make that happen. This is why he has been voted The Best in Brentwood for the past 12 years. He is a one-man operation, so if you are interested, please call months in advance. See ad on page 75. SILVER – Presto Carpet Cleaning

GOLD – Smeed CPA, Inc. 201 Sand Creek Road, 634-2344 SILVER – Douglas & Hornberger LLP 8425 Brentwood Blvd, 634-5549 www.doughornllp.com Owners Stan Douglas and Dale Hornberger have combined their more than 40 years of experience to offer clients a full range of accounting, payroll, tax and small business consulting services. Douglas & Hornberger’s highly-qualified accountants focus on each unique situation to provide expert services that meet or exceed the expectations of their clients. See ad on page 83.

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Computer Repair GOLD – Matt’s Computer Service 276-0631 www.mattscustoms.com Since 2015, Matt’s Computer Service has provided complete tech services for businesses

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Opened since 2005 specializing in porcelain veneers and implants. Smile design is unique as a fingerprint. They take photos, and they study facial esthetics, personality, lifestyle and skin tone to figure out the size, shape and color of teeth before touching teeth so their patients can be 100% in love with their smile. Creating beautiful smiles is their passion but restoring confidence and letting their patients know they are truly cared about and what they want comes purely from their hearts. See ad on page 11.

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SILVER – BrentCourt Dental Group 1140 Second St., 634-3503 www.brentcourtdentalgroup.com

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something about your smile, this team will help with all your dental needs. At Brentcourt Dental Group, we pride ourselves on treating your family like our family. See ad on page 71. BRONZE – Ackerman & Towson 100 Cortona Way, 684-7722

Credit Union GOLD – Patelco Credit Union 5601 Lone Tree Way, 800-358-8228 The staff at Patelco Credit Union puts people before profits, and that belief is deeply rooted in the memberowned, not-for-profit organization. Assisting others is what drives Patelco Credit Union to make a difference in people’s lives, and every product and service is developed for the financial well-being of their members,

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Dance Studio GOLD – California Dance Academy 305 Town Centre Terrace, 305-0601 www.cadancebrentwood.com California Dance Academy is one of the premier dance studios in the East Bay. With classes for students of all ages and experience California Dance Academy works hard to provide a positive environment where teachers believe in all of their students. “For every dancer who believes in themselves there is a teacher that believed in them first.” Schedule your appointment with studio director Miranda Hughes today. See ad on page 29.

SILVER – East County Performing Arts Center 3901 Walnut Blvd., 240-5556 With more than 200 classes a week, 14 instructors and a plethora of programs, East County Performing Arts Center has something for everyone. Classes are offered for ages 2-18 years and include hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and tumbling. Specialty programs include voice lessons, musical theater performance group, Boogie Babies and The Ballet Company of East County. See ad on page 31. BRONZE – Fabulous Feet Dance Studio 80 Eagle Rock Way, 634-4399

Daycare GOLD – Love for Learning 833 Second St., 634-7212 120 Guthrie Lane, 726-7597 www.loveforlearning preschool.com

Love for Learning now offers day care services, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week, with a thematic curriculum and rotating classes, including yoga, drama, fine arts, communication and music around the world. See ad on page 51. SILVER – AIM High Multiple Locations 516-3945 BRONZE – Sunshine House Preschool Multiple locations, 705-1924

Dentist for Children GOLD – Kids Care Dentist Collective 2201 Balfour Road, Ste A., 308-7608 www.kidscaredental.com/ locations/brentwood Brentwood Children’s Dentistry is now Kids Care Dentist Collective! They have partnered with the folks at Kids Care so

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Facials GOLD – Bare Bronze Beauty 316 Oak St., 872-2511 www.barebronzebeauty.com Established in 2015 offering customized facials, peels including Hydra Facial Treatments, a noninvasive treatment that removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities providing instant results for all types of skin types, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated. See ad on page 37. SILVER – Sawã Spa 1700 Trilogy Parkway, 809-7171 www.sawaspa.com Sawã Spa is a full-service day spa offering a variety of massages, body treatments, facials and nail treatments, all centered on elevating the overall wellness of the mind, body and spirit. Sawã Spa is open Tuesday through Sunday, and guests can indulge in relaxation in the indoor

BRONZE – Allison Boen, True Beauty Brows & Skin Care 2380 Fairview Ave., 216-3961 linktr.ee/allisonmarie Allison Boen helps women love the skin they’re in. Clients will leave feeling restored, rejuvenated, and revitalized. Facials are customized to give each client the best experience. Treatments range from noninvasive, anti-aging techniques, to meditative facials with crystal and aromatherapy. Allison’s motto: “It’s not just skin care; it’s soul care.”

Fencing Company GOLD – Hennessey’s Fencing 144 Continente Ave., 516-6601 www.hennesseysfencing.com Established in 2007, this womanowned and -operated business in Brentwood covers residential and commercial fencing, decks, arbors, gates and custom projects. The teams use only highquality redwood, vinyl, wrought iron metal, chain link and hog wire. With a reputation for quality work, reasonable prices, friendly and efficient office staff and experienced crew out in the field, Hennessey’s Fencing has sealed its win as The Best. See ad on page 3. SILVER – Delta Fence Co. 6901 Brentwood Blvd., 634-5990

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GOLD – Apex Securities & Asset Management, LLC 8660 Brentwood Blvd., 516-APEX (2739) www.apexsecurities.net Apex Securities was founded on the principle that success is achieved when the clients’ needs come first. For 32 years, David Roche and Eric Soiland have been dedicated to helping their clients achieve their financial dreams. Presently managing over $249 million, Eric and David provide a wide range of investment services-specializing in IRAs, 401(k) plans, tax-efficient investment strategies and retirement planning. See ad on page14. SILVER – Dan Torres, Principal, Torres Financial & Insurance Services 191 Sand Creek Road, 679-5519 www.torresfinancial.net You can have a financial professional by your side to help. Dan Torres’ practice’s knowledge, experience and integrity, and focus on what matters most — you! Dan will evaluate your financial situation, assess the current economic landscape, and recommend a strategy that can help you achieve your lifestyle and dreams for the future. See ad on page 84. BRONZE – Brandon Harper, Chase Bank 3100 Balfour Road, 240-9405

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Opened in 2018, BARREbeat offers Barre, yoga, and dance cardio classes. Their small studio provides a more intimate space. Classes make fitness fun again for all age ranges from teens to adults in their 70s are welcome. For new clients, they offer 3 weeks of unlimited classes for $49. Tie: SILVER – Nicole Shewey, Fit 4 Mom 384-1239

Garage Door Company GOLD – All American Garage Doors 516-0451 SILVER – Anthony’s Garage Door Service 2420 Sand Creek Road, 418-5606, www.anthonysgaragedoorsvc.com Anthony’s Garage Door Service thanks the Brentwood community for honoring them again with Best of Brentwood Silver! Anthony’s customers count on them for fast, friendly, quality service at a fair price. This family-owned and -operated business offers service, repair, sales and installation of residential garage doors and openers to their neighbors in Brentwood and throughout Contra Costa County. See ad on page 65.

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Hair Colorist GOLD – Jordan Erickson, Rake Salon 240 Oak St., 392-8475 Local resident Jordan Erickson is humbled to be recognized by the community for her work, and

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SILVER – Meagen Hartman, Shear One 3850 Balfour Road, 584-1235 Meagen Hartman is a local resident and has been in the industry for over 17 years. She specializes in all areas of color, such as balayage, highlights, corrective color, women’s, and men’s haircuts. Along with being trained with using Donna Bella tape-in extensions and Keratin complex smoothing treatments. Meagen’s clients are her extended family, and they come in to relax and enjoy their treatment in a warm and inviting atmosphere. See ad on page 74.

Hair is Kelsey Bowen’s passion. And with over 12 years in the industry, she continues to take pride in her work and remains grateful to her clients for their ongoing support. Kelsey refers to herself as a perfectionist and says her job is so meaningful because of her amazing customers. See ad on page 84.

Hair Salon GOLD – Rake Salon 240 Oak St., 392-8475 SILVER – Salon Vitor 6061 Lone Tree Way, 240-0161 Opened in 2006, there is a stylist among the more than 30 stylists for everyone’s

style because they are known for their fabulous work. We are a salon that your entire family can come to and leave happy. We provide anything and everything for today’s hair expectations! BRONZE – Shear One 3850 Balfour Road, 584-1235 Specializing in all advanced areas of color, cuts, Keratin Smoothing treatments and tape- in extensions. The salon is inviting and a place where clients come to relax and feel like family. Stylists are artists when it comes to hair, and they are super passionate about what they do and the beauty industry. People getting their hair done with Shear One always makes them feel so much better inside and out. See ad on page 74.

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from this town accepting these two very special awards,” said Erickson. “I have worked full time alongside my co-workers at Rake for six years with a very authentic love for hair. Special thank-you to my amazing clients, who have shown me nothing but love and loyalty throughout my career.” See ad on page 70. BRONZE – Kelsey Bowen, Oak Lane Salon 1280 Central Blvd., 783-0335 www.styleseat.com/Kelseybowen Hair is Kelsey Bowen’s passion, and with over 12 years in the industry she continues to take pride in her work and remains grateful to her clients for their ongoing support. Kelsey refers to herself as a perfectionist and says her job is so meaningful because of her amazing customers. See ad on page 84.

Handyman GOLD – Handydads Construction 587-3237 www.handydads.net Established in 2013, Handydads handyman services specializes in small household repairs and improvements, including TV mounts, ceiling fans, faucets, toilets, drywall repair, painting, hauling and more. The experts treat their customers’ homes as if they were their own and are professional, respectful, courteous, honest and always punctual. A portion of all sales are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. See ad on page 12. SILVER – RB Handyman Services 698-8662 www.rbhandymanservices.com RB Handyman has been serving the community for 19

years. The repairmen offer punctual, knowledgeable, personal and honest service. Using only the best products, they know their customers vote for them because they do such a good job. See ad on page 78. BRONZE – Bryan’s Handyman Service 628-8464

Heat & Air Company GOLD – Fairview Heating & Air 925-625-4963 www.fairviewair.com The Press readers know that when you need experts to keep you cool or toasty, Fairview Heating & Air is the company to call. With more than 30 years in business, Fairview Heating & Air is the oldest HVAC company in East County. See ad on page 26.

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SILVER – Elite Comfort Systems 570 Valdry Court, 580-8875 BRONZE – Perfect Star Heating & Air Conditioning 550-0505 www.perfectstarhvac.com With over 30 years in the industry, Perfect Star is your locally-owned and operated family business offering heating and A/C installation, repair and maintenance, as well as ductwork and indoor air quality services. Serving the East Bay Area, Perfect Star is not only Diamond Certified, A+ BBB Rated and your HomeAdvisor VIP provider, but Perfect Star gives back to the community all year round. Visit perfectstarhvac.com/perfectstargivesback to learn more. See ad on page 62.

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GOLD – Shea Homes 1988 Sacred Mountain Lane, 809-7100 www.BayAreaTrilogy.com Kindred & Balfour and Trilogy at The Vineyards in Brentwood is more than a place to live – it’s an exciting movement that invites you to try new things, connect with others and experience a sense of real community. Because it’s more than just having fun in the moment, at Shea Homes you’ll have the chance to find deeper happiness in your life, today and every day. Discover living for people age 55 and older reinvented. Visit BayAreaTrilogy. com to learn more or call 800685-6494. See ad on page 13. SILVER – Claremont Homes, Inc. www.claremonthomes.com

that purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. The team’s reputation for building superior residences of lasting value has stood the test of time. Earning the trust of homebuyers throughout California is an important achievement in the industry, and Claremont Homes thanks the readers in Brentwood for their votes. See ad on page 80.

and residences in Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay and surrounding areas. Matt’s specializes in computer repair, designing and building custom computers and providing onsite tech support. With affordable and reliable service, the company is mobile and happy to come to you. They now also offer a no-contact pickup service option. Call them today to schedule an appointment. See ad on page 54.

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GOLD – HomeLife Senior Care 6440 Brentwood Blvd., 240-5770 www.homelifeseniorcare.com HomeLife Senior Care is an award-winning, licensed, nonmedical home care agency in the Bay Area. Celebrating more than a decade of re-

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Insurance Agent GOLD – Zeigler Insurance 1300 Central Blvd., 634-1240 www.zeiglerinsurance.com A Leader in California’s Insurance and Risk Management Solutions, Zeigler Insurance is celebrating their 13th year as a Best Of winner! As one of the fastest

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local family-owned business that specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels. Services include design, electric, plumbing, flooring, tile, painting, doors, concrete, pavers, landscaping and much more! The experts treat their customers’ homes as if they were their own and are professional, respectful, courteous,

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BRONZE – Kitchens Unlimited 470 Harvest Park Drive, 925-934-4700 www.kitchenswc.com

For more than a decade, AJ’s Landscaping has created beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces their clients will enjoy for years to come. AJ’s members work closely with each client to ensure customer satisfaction and the creation of a wholly unique space the client will love. AJ’s Landscaping’s attention to detail and outstanding customer service make it no small wonder they were voted The Best! See ad on page 1.

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GOLD – Sawã Spa 1700 Trilogy Parkway, 809-7171 www.sawaspa.com

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SILVER – Massage Envy 2465 Sand Creek Road, 516-1818 BRONZE – Massage Therapy by Erika 425 Oak St., 219-6625 www.massagetherapybyerika. com Massage Therapy by Erika offers advanced body work/ deep tissue massages for chronic pain. They also offer pregnancy massages and therapeutic massages. Each massage is tailored to each client’s individual needs. A

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Mortgage Loan Officer GOLD – Rob O’Malley, Preferred Rate 141 Sand Creek Road, 634-6600 www.yourhomeloanexperts.net/ omalleyteam Rob has originated home loans in East County since 2001. Rob is a long-time annual Titanium Sponsor for the Women’s Council of Realtors. He strongly believes that giving back to the local community is more than a privilege, it’s a responsibility. Purchase or Refinance, Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, or Reverse Mortgage, Rob and his expert team are here

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team had one goal in mind: to become Brentwood’s hometown mortgage resource. In addition to being a proud sponsor of many local sports teams, they offer everything from FHA/VA/USDA to reverse mortgages. This group of experienced hardworking loan officers have been in the business for more than 20 years, and they work hard to put their clients first. See ad on page 61. BRONZE – Land Home Financial Services 3181 Balfour Road, 418-7608 www.mortgage.lhfs.com/ Brentwood Established in 1988, Land Home Financial Services offers home purchase and or refinance. They have served Brentwood and surrounding communities nationwide with honesty, expertise and a personal touch. They care about the client’s experience and communicate effectively throughout the process. Clients are number 1. Give them a call to see what program will work best for you with a product that is specific to your needs. See ad on page 59.

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When the pandemic hit and vulnerable members of the community needed help, two local businesses – Red Box Business Solutions and Sip and Scoop California­– mobilized. Leaders from both businesses were instrumental in launching the Brentwood Strong organization, which began as a shopping service for seniors and the immunocompromised unable to leave their homes due to the pandemic and later morphed into a shopping network, using an organization of service-minded individuals to organize food drives.

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Red Box Business Solutions and Sip and Scoop California honored When the COVID-19 pandemic forced people apart, it was businesses like Sip and Scoop California and Red Box Business Solutions that brought people together. In particular, these two groups united the community through the spirit of giving, supplying of aid, and inspiring compassion and connection in the local community. Due to the dedicated efforts of both organizations, both were chosen as being “Most Community Minded.” “We are honored to be considered most community minded,” said Seana Fippin, Red Box Business Solutions CEO and founder of Brentwood Strong. That organization began as a nonprofit shopping service for seniors and the immunocompromised who were unable to leave their homes due to the pandemic and it later morphed into a shopping network, using a group of service-minded individuals from the city of Brentwood and the Rotary Club of Brentwood to organize food drives. “As we know, there are a lot of organizations in our community, nonprofit or otherwise, that are very communityminded as well.”

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Fippin expressed her gratitude and pride in how the community and the organization had come together to create change. Sip and Scoop owner Vicky Little also expressed her gratitude for the award from the Best of Brentwood readers poll. “I am so thankful to live and work in a community that is always looking out for each other,” she said. “As excited as I am to have been voted for this honorable award, I can’t help but think about all those around me, business owners and community members alike who invest so much into our community. It’s been so great to work alongside them to take care of our community. I hope that we can continue on this path of social consciousness to help make our community a safer and better place to live.” What does ‘community minded’ mean to them? Both women emphasized the importance of connection, hard work, and personal investment in those in need. “It’s important to get involved in the community in order to make ourselves aware and responsible for what is going

on in our society,” Little said. “When we gain that social conscience, we’ll want to become more involved in the community to help make a difference. The community that we live and work in should be important to all of us, not only as a business but as an individual as well.” Fippin agreed. “Being community minded is being invested in the people that you work, play and serve with and collaborating and coming together to make a difference in people’s lives. We try to do that in all regards, and all of our board members work very hard to be community minded in a number of different capacities.” Little explained why she thought her business was chosen for the award. “Every single person that we have hired has contributed a piece of their hearts into our community through their smiles and kind words at our store and in our food truck,” said Little. “Their customer service is what makes people notice us. My staff, current and past, are the real winners here. [I am] so thankful for them!”


COVID Heroes The Brentwood community, like the rest of the world, dealt with another year of COVIDinduced challenges in 2021. Amid the everchanging times, several locals stepped up to help see the community through this turbulent stretch. Below are our COVID heroes for 2021. All front-line workers Bob Butler Brentwood Strong Brentwood Union School District, Lunch Hero Employees and Volunteers Brentwood Union School District Teachers Contra Costa Sheriff Department East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Hijas del Campo Laura Bishop Coaching Seams to Help

Most CommunityMinded Residents Best of Brentwood voters were not shy in naming the most community-minded residents of the year, all of whom stood out for their dedication, altruism and generosity. The most community-minded residents of the year are below. Anissa Williams Bob Butler Crosley Gracie Dirk Zeigler Joel Bryant Nancy Gonzales Olga Vidrales Peggy Ann Valley Rosalinda Grejsen Sean McCauley Vicki Little

Best Professional Services fully staffed to give your pet socialization and playtime with other furry and human friends. See ad on page 68. SILVER – Brentwood Pet Resort 600 Concord Ave., 634-7378 www.brentwoodpetresort.com Brentwood Pet Resort has served Brentwood, the surrounding Bay Area and Northern California for many years. They have been a family-owned and -operated facility since 1997 with a commitment to make your pet feel at home when you’re away. Brentwood Pet Resort is the Bay Area’s Premium Pet Services Facility specializing in dog and cat lodging, exotic and bird boarding, plus all-breed pet grooming and day care services! See ad on page 54. BRONZE – Camp Bow Wow 103 Technology Way, 666-9663

Photographer GOLD – Sara Pope Photography 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 510-931-0197 www.sarapopephotography.com Established in 2015, Sara Pope grew her business from a room in her house to where it is today. Sara Pope Photography specializes in posed newborn portraits, capturing milestones and creating unique and custom cake smash sets for her clients. Sara creates custom guides with tips for clients on how to have a successful session. For sessions with newborns, she provides props, outfits, backdrops, and has an assistant at all times for safety. For her cake smash clients, she works with a local baker to provide custom cakes. See ad on page 66. SILVER – Ron Essex Photography 510-409-3775

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Physical Therapist GOLD – Muscle Mechanics 8130 Brentwood Blvd., 628-3667 SILVER – Balance Physical Therapy 2013 Elkins Way, 513-2252

Plumber Tie: GOLD – Hurst Plumbing 240-7790 www.hurstplumbing waterheatersolutions.com Hurst Plumbing Inc/Water Heater Solutions is a familyowned and -operated plumbing business dedicated to providing exceptional customer service at affordable rates. With over 30 years of experience, Hurst Plumbing Inc/Water Heater Solutions specializes in residential plumbing and drain cleaning services throughout Contra Costa County, including sewer cleaning and repairs to leak detection and water softener installation. See ad on page 33. Tie: GOLD – Henson Plumbing 634-0272 www.hensonplumbinginc.com In business since 1986, Henson Plumbing stands behind its work, providing same-day service whenever possible and competitive pricing. Henson’s knowledgeable plumbers can tackle all of your plumbing needs. They do service work, remodeling, commercial work and home water filtration, and they are always looking forward to meeting new people, who tend to become loyal customers. See ad on page 65. SILVER – Flow Pro Plumbing 329-0050 www.flowpro-plumbing.com Established in 2017, Flow

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SILVER – Sunshine House Preschool Multiple locations, 705-1924

As a Bay Area Realtor for over 20 years, Heidy has channeled her passion for interior design into just one of many options she offers her clients. Staging a home is one of the key services offered so clients are able to reach their full potential and acquire top dollar for their homes. Heidy is a strategic negotiator,

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The Hurst team – Heidy Hurst and Doreen Covarelli – combined have over 40 years experience in real estate. Both have received countless sales awards. They are entrenched in the local real estate market, Doreen has lived and has sold in her town of Discovery Bay for over 20 years, and has extensive knowledge in flipping homes and working with investors The other team member is Tracy Privari, who handles day-to-day contracts so that nothing is missed, or that nothing gets dropped during, the transaction. See ad on page 36.

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Westmont of Brentwood is a fully licensed, senior living community, specializing in independent living, assisted living and memory care. Residents are able to choose from a variety of accommodations including studio, one-bedroom with den and two-bedroom private apartments that will make you feel right at home. Westmont of Brentwood offers diverse and engaging programmatic opportunities to successfully support the unique aging experience of all residents. See ad on page 9. SILVER – Cortona Park Senior Living at Brentwood 150 Cortona Way, 240-0733

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Del Sol Energy focuses on consumer education, transparency and customer experience above all else. They use the highest-quality products, offer a 25-year workmanship warranty and have a range of zero-down financing options for both residential and commercial solar, including purchase, lease and more. The two partners – Josh Aldrich, CEO, and Matt Turville, COO – bring 32 combined years of successful work in the solar industry. See ad on page 4.

a third-generation resident of Brentwood, T. George Sanchez gladly serves the families in the local community. With over 30 years of roofing experience, and nearly 15 years of solar experience, CalPro Solar treats every project with special care. To see the family behind the business, view the ad on page 58.

SILVER – West Coast Solar 2155 Elkins Way, 516-3900

Carson Swim School celebrated its 36th anniversary in 2021. The team of expert instructors have taught more than 40,000 children and adults how to swim with the goal of making swimming a positive experience for everyone. Teachers are trained using unique strategies that make learning to swim fun,

Swim Lessons GOLD – Carson Swim School 2601 Anderson Lane, 634-7946 www.carsonswimschool.com

BRONZE – CalPro Solar 420-1006 www.calpro.solar CalPro Solar, a family-owned business, installs photovoltaic systems. They also install battery backup systems. As

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SILVER – Splish Splash Swim Class 642-0599 BRONZE – Delta Valley Health Club 120 Guthrie Lane, 308-3272 www.deltavac.com At Delta Valley Health Club, swim lessons are taught year-round in its heated, 90-degree lesson pool. Delta Valley offers 25-minute group classes, semi-private classes as well as private swim lessons, and students enjoy being taught by a highly skilled swim instructor within a small class size. Lessons are taught for ages 6 months to private adult lessons. See ad on page 82.

GOLD – Reagan Management Services 60 Eagle Rock Way, 240-1242 Reagan Management Services owners Ron, Pat and David offer 40 years of experience and a full range of services to individuals and businesses, including tax preparation and planning, bookkeeping, financial statements and IRS representation. Ron and David are Enrolled Agents, an elite status awarded by the IRS for tax representation. Pat Reagan, CRTP, was recently joined by Sandra Reid, CRTP, for additional bookkeeping and certified tax preparation. See ad on page 68. SILVER – Tax Care 7710 Brentwood Blvd., 516-1225

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Travel Agent GOLD – Vera Martinez, Vacations & Voyages Inc. 639-9194 www.vacationsandvoyages.net

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BRONZE – Maria Grande, Cruise Planners 420-3867

Tutoring Facility GOLD – Galaxy Kids Code Club 312 Oak St., 464-2766 www.galaxykidscodeclub.com Galaxy Kids Code Club offers best-in-class computer programming (coding), engineering and technology education programs for children of all ages. Students learn to use code to solve problems and bring their imaginations to life. Galaxy Kids aims to inspire creativity and empower kids to succeed in a technology-driven future. Give your kids the edge — join Galaxy Kids Code Club, where imagination has no limits! See ad on page 74.

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BRONZE – Budget Blinds of the Delta 513-1374 www.budgetblinds.com For 26 years, Budget Blinds of the Delta has been the local window coverings expert that understands their client’s needs and brings the showroom to them. Each home visit results in expertly measured space, quality installed window treatments and the best warranty in the business to back it up. When you’re ready for a new look, call Budget Blinds of the Delta and sit back, relax and enjoy your beautiful new window coverings! Family-owned and operated since 1995. See ad on page 61.

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Having opened its doors in 2017 in the Streets of Brentwood, Attraversiamo showcases a CalItal menu using a farm-to-table approach. Almost everything served on Attraversiamo’s menu is gathered within 100 miles of the restaurant – including its tableware created by the Heritage High Clay Club. Striving to achieve a culinary standard without pretense or snobbery, Attraversiamo delivers qualitydriven plates compiled with local ingredients. See ad on page 101.

SILVER – BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse 2365 Sand Creek Road, 809-1950 www.bjsrestaurants.com BJ’s is a great place for any occasion. Whether you’re out for a nice lunch between shopping, dinner with the kids, or Monday Night Football, BJ’s has something for you. From Nachos to Avocado Egg Rolls to Fried Brussel Sprouts or Mozzarella Sticks for the kids! They have it

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Safeway has served Northern California for 95 years with in-store, certified butchers, floral designers, amazing cake decorators and in-store bakers. They offer an incredible line of organic and natural products and produce that is by far the highest quality in the area. We service the local area with delivery to homes as well as drive-up and to-go options. We are a family and are proud to be part of the local communities that we serve, and we feel thankful every day. See ad on page 21.

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MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery’s counter features freshly-baked cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins, cupcakes, individual cakes and pies and a variety of bars and brownies for dine-in or take-out. Special varieties are offered daily, so stop in to enjoy MJ’s hospitality, great food and that wonderful aroma. See ad on page 94. SILVER – Doré French Bakery & Café 7710 Brentwood Blvd., 978-6121 BRONZE – Sunshine Donuts 8300 Brentwood Blvd., 392-8498 6730 Lone Tree Way, 516-1218

SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997 BRONZE – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Blvd., 513-0595 www.brentwoodfinemeats.com When it comes to quality, delicious meats and sauces, voters came out to support Brentwood Fine Meats. Whether it’s an order of baby-back ribs slathered in Calique BBQ sauce, or a Mt. Diablo sauce blended with garlic, soy sauce, bell pepper, brown sugar and other assorted spice, customers know they are getting top quality when they visit Brentwood Fine Meats. See ad on page 96.

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Round Valley Regional Preserve, an enchanting 2,191-acre landscape on Marsh Creek Road, was top candidate for the “Best Hike or Stroll” category.

Not all of our Best of Brentwood honorees are displayed in a window or showcased on an office wall, but they are winners just the same. We call them the Best of The Rest: a special group that perfectly complements the winners and highlights what is best about Brentwood and the residents who call it home.

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This picturesque 2191-acre preserve, located at 19450 Marsh Creek Road just outside Antioch and Brentwood, is home to beautiful vegetation, unique geology and a host of wildlife, making it an ideal location for a hike, horseback ride or bicycle adventure. The park is open from 8 a.m. until at least 5 p.m., year-round.

Students, parents and school personnel may have never been as excited as they were on the day on which full in-person instruction returned, landing this momentous event atop the Best News Category. The esteemed education community endured approximately 16 months of COVID-19 pandemic-induced virtual and/or hybrid learning, making the resumption of conventional in-person instruction the best news in town. Eric Volta, superintendent of the Liberty Union High School District, called the first day of school — the first time some students had come to campus in well over a year — one of the most memorable of his 33-year career.

Open sunrise to sunset at 1010 Claremont Drive in Brentwood, Creekside Park boasts an variety of visitor favorites, from tennis and basketball courts to a playground, bike path and grass and picnic areas. Creekside Park is an ideal site for activities and fun, including its latest feature, a nine-hole disc golf course.

Marsh Creek Trail: Marsh Creek Trail: Not to be outdone, The Marsh Creek Regional Trail also boasts a number of hike-friendly amenities. According to the East Bay Regional Park District, “The paved, multi-use trail is about 6.5 miles long and extends from Creekside Park in Brentwood to the wave-lapped Delta shores of Big Break.” The trail is expected to eventually extend for a total of 14 miles, linking the Delta, Morgan Territory Regional Preserve and Round Valley Regional Park.

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Veterans Park: Named in honor of our nation’s heroes, Veterans Park, at 3841 Balfour Road in Brentwood, offers bocce courts, horseshoe pits, a playground, a sand volleyball court, an array of picnic tables and conventional playgrounds and a playground for the universally abled.


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Beer Selection GOLD – Brentwood Craft Beer & Cider 234 Oak St., 428-1616 Find us on Facebook Opened in 2019, Brentwood Craft Beer & Cider’s selection offers something for everyone. Located downtown, customers voted for Brentwood Craft Beer & Cider for their wide selection of cider and craft beer, great food, welcoming family environment, and outstanding service. Come enjoy your favorite sports teams one of our eight televisions See ad on page 96. SILVER – Imperiale Beer Project 609 First St., 392-8376 www.imperialebeer.com New to First Street and already a Best of Brentwood pick, Imperiale Beer Project opened their latest location in 2020 and continues to be the beer-brewed, creative food

BRONZE – Four Legs Brewing 2010 Elkins Way, www.fourlegsbrewing.com Started in 2020, Four Legs Brewing brews IPA’s Hazy’s Lagers, Stout, sours, etc. on site. With a name like Four Legs Brewing they take pride in being family friendly and pet friendly. You can bring your kids and your dog and hang out and enjoy a beer. Add your pet’s photo to the wall with a Polaroid picture. See ad on page 103.

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GOLD – MJ’s Downtown Café & Bakery 655 First St., 684-7242 www.mjsdowntowncafe.com MJ’s offers a wealth of hearty, homestyle breakfast items — all made daily from scratch. Opening each day at 7 a.m., MJ’s is ready to serve omelets, waffles, French toast, pancakes and more. Be sure to try the colossal cinnamon rolls. MJ’s offers weekend specials and a daily special menu — your choice of three items for less than $10. See ad on page 94. Tie: SILVER – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdinerbrentwood.com With breakfast served all day in oldfashioned portions, Digger’s Diner offers thick and juicy bacon, classic omelets, cinnamon rolls, pancakes and more! While the grown-ups try their famous original breakfast

sandwich, kids have their own menus, too. See ad on page 90.

Tie: SILVER – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503

Burrito GOLD – La Costa Taqueria 335 Oak St., 240-5299 La Costa has years of experience in making the best burritos in Brentwood. Not many folks can finish La Costa’s super burrito. Dine in or take out, La Costa has the lowest prices around. If you’re on a budget but want a great burrito, head on down to La Costa. See ad on page 94. SILVER – Taqueria El Tarasco 41 Sand Creek Road, 392-8602 BRONZE – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 
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Butcher & Meats GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Blvd., 513-0595 www.brentwoodfinemeats.com Brentwood Fine Meats serves high-quality beef, chicken and pork, among other things. Get a prime rib for Christmas or a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving. Get any steak you want at your preferred thickness — just like the good old days. See ad on page 96. SILVER – Kinder’s Meats 5411 Lone Tree Way, 308-7997

BRONZE – Safeway 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020 1125 Second St., 634-6780 www.safeway.com Safeway has served Northern California for 95 years with in-store, certified butchers, floral designers, amazing cake decorators and in-store bakers. They offer an incredible line of organic and natural products and produce that is by far the highest quality in the area. We service the local area with delivery to homes as well as drive-up and to-go options. We are a family and are proud to be part of the local communities that we serve, and we feel thankful every day. See ad on page 21.

Caterer GOLD – Brentwood Fine Meats 3877 Walnut Blvd., 513-0595 www.brentwoodfinemeats.com From backyard barbecues, birthdays and graduations to

company meetings, picnics, life celebrations and weddings, Brentwood Fine Meats does it all. Check out one of the dinner or lunch packages, featuring their famous tri-tip or order any item a la carte. Find out why this butcher is also your gold-medal caterer! See ad on page 96.

can-eat Monday night wings makes this spot a must-visit for chicken wing lovers. To-go party bags are also available, so you can enjoy your wings wherever you choose. See ad on page 99. BRONZE – Buffalo Wild Wings 6051 Lone Tree Way, 240-7481

SILVER – Ralph’s Catering 71 Sand Creek Road, 625-2037

Chinese Restaurant GOLD – Enishi Kitchen 4441 Balfour Road, 240-1358 www.enishikitchen.com

BRONZE – Dino’s Sandwich Shop 729 First St., 684-7248

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GOLD – Wing Stop 6471 Lone Tree Way, 240-9495 SILVER – Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 www.tailgaterssportsbars.com Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill’s impressive variety of flavors, homemade sauces and all-you-

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Cocktails GOLD – Crown & Crow 613 First St., 418-4231 Crown & Crow is a self-proclaimed artisanal craft-cocktail bar in downtown Brentwood. The margaritas are made with 100 percent Blue Agave Tequila, agave, fresh lime and triple sec. The bartenders can also whip up strawberry margaritas. Everything they use is fresh from the farmers market, and the alcohol is premium. See ad on this page. SILVER – Attraversiamo 2485 Sand Creek Road, 420-6506 Having opened its doors in 2017 in the Streets of Brentwood,

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BRONZE – Zephyr Grill & Bar 613 First St., 418-4708 www.zephyrgrill.com Zephyr Grill & Bar has a variety of creative cocktails for you to enjoy. Some of Zephyr’s most popular include Zephyrtini, My Honey from Kentucky, Savory in Scotland & Summer in a Glass. Craft cocktails include classics such as The Manhattan, French 75 & Rob Roy. See ad on page 87.

fixture in the community, so it’s no wonder Press readers voted them as one of the Best for coffee. Locals love to satisfy their sweet tooth there with Italian ice, rich gelato and ice cream available in a variety of flavors. Don’t miss their eats menu that includes various toast and Bubble Waffle flavors. Stop by and give them a try today. See ad on page 89.

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GOLD – Dutch Bros Coffee 8870 Brentwood Blvd., www.dutchbros.com Dutch Bros Coffee is far more than a great cup of Joe. Drink connoisseurs can enjoy smoothies, hot chocolate, frosts, Dutch Bros private-label energy drink, Blue Rebel, teas, lemonade and much more! Check out their constantly changing menu. Hot, iced or blended, drive-through or walk-up, muffin top or granola bar – Dutch Bros serves love with every order. It’s what turns visitors into loyal patrons every day. See ad on page 95.

BRONZE – Starbucks 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 516-4581 2375 Sand Creek Road, 308-7589 3110 Balfour Road, 626-6020

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SILVER – BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse 2365 Sand Creek Road, 809-1950 www.bjsrestaurants.com

GOLD – McDonald’s 7455 Brentwood Blvd., 634-4414 2351 Balfour Road, 516-6790 www.mcdonalds.com Brentwood Press readers agree that you’ll find the most flavorful and crisp French fries at McDonald’s. Order them with a burger or alone; either way, you’ll enjoy some of the Best in town. See ad on page 94.

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SILVER – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdinerbrentwood.com

Tie: BRONZE – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Vic Stewarts Fish N Chips are a classic. Customers love the giant, beer battered filet of haddock. It’s tender, flaky and delicious. Also comes with their Signature shoestring fries. See ad on page 90.

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Digger’s Diner is the place to go for a quality meal and quality sides that could function as a meal! At Digger’s, you can choose from 15 different types of French fries, loaded with toppings. From curly cheese fries or chili cheese fries to garlic fries or sweet potato fries, there’s something for everyone. See ad on page 90.

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BRONZE – In-N-Out Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way, 800-786-1000

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Hamburgers GOLD – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdinerbrentwood.com Proud to be one of Brentwood’s best burgers again, Digger’s Diner is the place to go for a quality meal. Choose from a list of 15 burgers, made with only the freshest ground beef and produce. Whether you want a classic burger, mushroom swiss or a patty melt, the chefs have something for everyone – even turkey burgers for those watching their calorie intake. See ad on page 90. SILVER – In-N-Out Burger 5581 Lone Tree Way, 800-786-1000 BRONZE – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews 2385 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020

Happy Hour GOLD – Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 www.tailgaterssportsbars.com Tailgaters knows what it takes to live and work in the East Bay, and the staff loves to make it a little easier for you to get away. Tailgaters’ happy hour and late-night happy hour are here to do just that! See ad on page 99.

SILVER – Vic Stewart’s 2270 Balfour Road, 240-2828 www.vicstewarts.com Vic Stewart’s hosts happy hour every night in the famous Roddy Room, featuring saddles owned by local, seven-time world rodeo champion Jack Roddy. Combine that Western-style ambiance with an attractive appetizer and delicious drink, and you are in for the best happy hour experience in town. See ad on page 90. BRONZE – Zephyr Grill & Bar 613 First St., 418-4708 www.zephyrgrill.com Zephyr Grill & Bar offers a fantastic happy hour, Wednesday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They offer a wide variety of discounted happy-hour food along with discounted cocktails, well drinks and house select wines and draft beer in a warm and inviting atmosphere. You will leave happy hour very happy indeed. See ad on page 87.

Hot Dogs GOLD – Jerry’s Hot Dogs & Gyros 380 W. Country Club Drive, 754-4313 SILVER – Boondoggies 729 First St., 642-8160 www.boondoggies.com Boondoggies serves up Casper hot dogs, polish dogs, nachos and much more! Since starting in 2018 with a vintage-style hot dog cart, they’ve added an Airstream-Style concessions trailer, two concessions

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GOLD – Melo’s Pizza & Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way, 626-3773 SILVER – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5195 www.sweeneysgrill.com Sweeney’s is a perfect location

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SILVER – The Playhouse Brentwood 3901 Walnut Blvd., 306-7881 www.theplayhousebrentwood.com

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Local Band GOLD – Stepback mert454@yahoo.com Stepback thanks the people of Brentwood for voting them Brentwood’s Best for the third year in a row! Stepback is a Brentwood rock band of students from Heritage High School: Alex Medina (guitar), Arabella Garcia (guitar), Halli Boisvert (bass guitar), Amelia Bullington (drums) and Ashleigh Kennealy (vocals). Stepback formed as Adams Middle Schoolers in March 2017. They are a regular act at Concerts in the Park, and the Streets of Brentwood. Stepback is available for show bookings. To do so, please email mert454@ yahoo.com. SILVER – Funk Shui 759-4796 BRONZE – Breakfast Klub 786-5366

Margaritas GOLD – La Fuente Mexican Restaurant 642 First St., 516-2233 www.lafuentebrentwood.com Using a special recipe passed down for generations, La Fuente makes margaritas in multiple flavors and a variety of sizes – all at affordable prices. Grab a drink for yourself! See ad on page 92. SILVER – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 www.jaliscosmexican-restaurant. com Jalisco’s mixes margaritas using an eclectic array of tequilas. Whether you prefer them blended or on the rocks, this restaurant has several flavors to choose from – beverages ranging in everything from Jose Cuervo and Cadillac to micheladas and Coronitas. If you love margaritas and you love

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Mexican Restaurant GOLD – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd. 240-6105 www.jaliscosmexican-restaurant. com Press readers know authentic Mexican food when they taste it, and the residents of Brentwood urge you to satisfy your craving at Jalisco’s! This is especially true for their well-loved menudo, burrito and enchiladas. For 20 years in a row, Jalisco’s has been voted one of the Best Mexican restaurants. See ad on page 93.

La Costa Taqueria has many delicious options on its menu. Visit today and see why the popular taqueria is a gold-medal winner in the Best of Brentwood. Be sure to try the tacos, quesadillas or tostados for a special treat. Don’t forget the nachos, taco salads and tasty vegetarian selections! Carry out and catering services are also available. See ad on page 94.

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La Fuente offers sensational Mexican food, featuring rich flavors that have taken generations to perfect. The restaurant’s ambiance makes you feel you’re in Mexico enjoying a meal with family and friends. Enjoy that meal with a full salad bar and, in the winter, a savory and comforting bowl of soup! See ad on page 92.

GOLD – Chaman Kabob Restaurant 5611 Lone Tree Way, 634-1454 SILVER – Kabob Xpress 3101 Balfour Rd., 477-5204 BRONZE – Falafel Corner 7351 Brentwood Blvd., 684-4280 GOLD – Wanna Waffle 104 Oak St., 915-0259 SILVER – Fuji Grill 1185 Second St., 954-7508 BRONZE – Chelsea Fusion 622 First St., 392-8868

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La Fuente’s downtown location has plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy Brentwood’s gorgeous weather. There’s no better way to enjoy their famous Mexican cuisine and cocktails than in a relaxing, outdoor environment with your family and friends. See ad on page 92.

Pizza GOLD – Mountain Mike’s Pizza 380 W. Country Club Drive, 513-5939 185 Second St., 308-4544 SILVER – Melo’s Pizza & Pasta 6580 Lone Tree Way, 626-3773 BRONZE – Rubianos 235 Oak St., 634-4263

Pizza Delivery GOLD – Mountain Mike’s Pizza 380 W. Country Club Drive, 513-5939 185 Second St., 308-4544 SILVER – Aladino’s Pizza 4411 Balfour Road, 240-6363 www.aladinosbrentwood.com With dine-in, pick-up and delivery service, Aladino’s offers pizza, pasta, salad bar, wings, calzones, beer and wine. The owners of this family-run business have been in the pizza industry for 20 years. They cater to what their customers want, focusing on service and quality. With new specialty pizzas, along with traditional and build-your-own options, Aladino’s offers more than 20 types of gourmet pies. See ad on page 92. BRONZE – Pizza Guys 8610 Brentwood Blvd., 634-1414 6271 Lone Tree Way, 626-3888

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for a splash of cool recreation. The center features an inflatable obstacle course, over 50 feet long and 13 feet wide, along with two water slides, two diving boards, swim lessons and a venue for seasonal celebrations. When it’s time to beat the summer heat, Press readers head to Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex. See ad on page 23.

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First date, anniversary, a night without the kids? Zephyr’s highback, dark, cozy booths make the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Start with a craft cocktail and one of their creative appetizers to share. Enjoy a Zephyr classic dish such as Potato Wrapped Halibut or one of Chef Jesus’ seasonal specials. Finish the evening sharing their indulgent Chocolate Decadence for dessert. A special night deserves a special place. See ad on page 87.

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Salad GOLD – Salad Makers 2565 Sand Creek Road, 240-2835

SILVER – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2385 Sand Creek Road, 516-9020

SILVER – Aladino’s Pizza 4411 Balfour Road, 240-6363 www.aladinosbrentwood.com Since 2015, locally-owned and -operated Aladino’s Pizza has provided Brentwood with the best product and service possible. Owner Khristian Buison has been in the pizza industry for 20 years and takes pride in offering a top-notch meal and company that gives back to the community in the form of sponsorships, donations and fundraising events. See ad on page 92.

BRONZE – Digger’s Diner 2261 Balfour Road, 240-8958 www.diggersdinerbrentwood.com Diggers knows what kids like, they offer kids’ breakfast items, including pancakes, French toast or eggs, hash browns, bacon and toast. The variety of treats for dinner includes cheeseburgers, corn dogs, mac and cheese, hot dogs and grilled cheese chicken strips. See ad on page 90.

BRONZE – Dino’s Sandwich Shop 729 First St., 684-7248

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GOLD – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 www.jaliscosmexicanrestaurant.com

GOLD – Dad’s Café 1135 Second St., 308-7273 SILVER – Brentwood Café 8500 Brentwood Blvd., 634-6503

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A great birthday party venue with plenty of games and fun for everyone to enjoy, Aladino’s Pizza serves great- tasting pizza and other kids’ favorites. They are also involved in fundraising and help promote school activities. Bring your sports teams by and share a slice of pizza after the game and have fun. See ad on page 92.

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The senior community enjoys Cap’s for their great variety of food as there is a dish to please every palate. Check out their QR code for daily specials along with the full menu. The outdoor patio brings the flavor of Europe to Brentwood. See ad on page 98.

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BRONZE – City Park, Concerts in the Park 710 Second St. www.brentwoodca.gov

GOLD – Aladino’s Pizza 4411 Balfour Road, 240-6363 www.aladinosbrentwood.com

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Settle in with a glass of wine, surrounded by the vineyards of Hannah Nicole and one of the many live music events. Bundle packages are available. Food trucks are be onsite for those with an appetite. See ad on page 97.

BRONZE – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 www.capsrestaurant.com

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Savory salsa adds to the enjoyment of any Mexican dining experience. La Costa’s recipe delivers that special taste to make your meal memorable. See ad on page 94. BRONZE – Norma’s Wicked Salsa 584-1916

Seafood GOLD – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St., 634-5192 www.sweeneysgrill.com Sweeney’s Italian-inspired menu lists many seafood options, including fresh salmon, jumbo prawns, calamari steak and its award-winning fish and chips. There are also plenty of tasty seafood appetizer choices, including Sweeney’s famous crab cakes, calamari and their popular prawn bruschetta. See ad on page 97. SILVER – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 www.capsrestaurant.com Cap’s seafood is delivered daily to guarantee freshness. The chefs pride themselves on

BRONZE – Attraversiamo 2485 Sand Creek Road, 420-6506 Having opened its doors in 2017 in The Streets of Brentwood, Attraversiamo showcases a Cal-Ital menu using a farm-to-table approach. Almost everything served on Attraversiamo’s menu is gathered within 100 miles of the restaurant – including its tableware created by the Heritage High Clay Club. Striving to achieve a culinary standard without pretense or snobbery, Attraversiamo delivers quality-driven plates compiled with local ingredients. See ad below.

Smoothie GOLD – Jamba Juice 8630 Brentwood Blvd., 240-2999

GOLD – Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill 8065 Brentwood Blvd., 513-8281 www.tailgaterssportsbars.com The people at Tailgaters are honored with the title of Best Sports Bar! They love sports,

BRONZE – BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse 2365 Sand Creek Road, 809-1950 www.bjsrestaurants.com BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse makes its own sodas and awardwinning craft beers. With a wide variety of delicious appetizers, huge salads and gluten-free menu items that make it easy for anyone to find something tasty to eat, it’s easy to see why readers voted the eatery as having one of The Best sports bars in Brentwood. See ad on page 98.

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 2008, diners with a taste for excellence have given rave reviews to the unmatched quality of its steaks, prepared by master chefs. Vic Stewart’s creates a perfect environment in which to enjoy your steak,

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great house-made food and, most of all, the great people of Brentwood. Whether you are looking for the game, a night away from the kitchen or a night out for dancing, Tailgaters is your place. Tailgaters’ staff thanks Brentwood Press readers for voting for them. See ad on page 99.

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BRONZE – Vitality Bowls 2375 Sand Creek Road, 666-8748

BRONZE – Sourdough & Co. 2375 Sand Creek Road, 626-7151

SILVER – Willy’s Bagels & Blends 1155 Second St., 634-2245 390 W. Country Club Drive, 308-7534 www.willysbagels.com

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whether in the elegant dining room or the indoor and outdoor patios. See ad on page 90. SILVER – Sweeney’s Grill & Bar 301 Oak St.,634-5192 www.sweeneysgrill.com Steak connoisseurs love Sweeney’s for its variety of steaks, prepared in a variety of ways. Rib eye, filets and New York steaks and others are available,

in addition to prime rib on Friday nights. When you’re in the mood for hand-selected, premium beef. Sweeney’s will help satisfy your craving. See ad on page 97.

high expectations — you’ll find only the best prime-choice beef there. Whether it is a New York steak, filet mignon or prime rib, you can be certain to get the highest quality and flavor. See ad on page 98.

BRONZE – Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill 144 Oak St., 634-1025 www.capsrestaurant.com

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Available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Zephyr’s most popular brunch item, NapaStyle Eggs Benedict, is sure to please. Pair it with a $5 mimosa, Bloody Mary or Screwdriver. See ad on page 87.

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Sushi GOLD – Misaka Sushi 380 W. Country Club Drive, 679-4890 SILVER – Kyuzou 3101 Balfour Road, 666-8119

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Taco GOLD – La Costa Taqueria 335 Oak St., 240-5299 With many different options, La Costa Taqueria is the ideal place to have a savory taco complete with a side order of rice and beans to quell your hunger. The taqueria offers the lowest pricing around along with the best-tasting tacos. The friendly staff looks forward to seeing you! See ad on page 94. SILVER – Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant 8335 Brentwood Blvd., 240-6105 www.jaliscosmexican-restaurant. com Press readers love Jalisco’s and it’s easy to see why. Guests voted for their hard and soft tacos filled with carne asada, carnitas, al pastor, chicken or ground beef. Don’t forget to add the toppings of lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes and Jack cheese when you order to ensure you get the whole Jalisco’s experience! See ad on page 93.

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GOLD – Lone Tree Thai Cuisine 5401 Lone Tree Way, 516-3343 SILVER – CreAsian 5611 Lone Tree Way, 516-8880

Vegetarian Food GOLD – BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 2365 Sand Creek Road, 809-1950 www.bjsrestaurants.com

Vietnamese Restaurant GOLD – CreAsian 5611 Lone Tree Way, 516-8880

GOLD – Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery 6700 Balfour Road, 392-3189 www.hnvwines.com

BRONZE – Vine + Grain 2475 Sand Creek Road, 513-5359 www.ilovevine.com

Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery’s tasting room is open daily from noon to 5 p.m., when you can sample wines or grab a bottle, bring a picnic and have a relaxing afternoon. The winery also has a full lineup of activities for the rest of 2021. The vineyards are also available for private events and weddings. See ad on page 97.

Vine+Grain is a 21-and-older, upscale, wine+craft beer bar located in the Streets of Brentwood. Vine+Grain’s modern rustic décor and beautiful outside patio (filled with fire pits, blankets and fully covered for the cold months, and fans and open-air for the summer months) offers guests more than 50 wines, 12 rotating craft-beer taps and a seasonal changing menu. See ad on this page.

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New to First Street and already a Best of Brentwood pick, Imperiale Beer Project opened their latest location in 2020 and continues to be the beer-brewed, creative food location readers love. The owners use local fruits and vegetables in their beer and are the only brewery in Brentwood. Imperiale’s menu food options are a big hit with the community and are part of the great service and unique dining experience customers have come to expect. Most beer and food items are also available to order online. See ad on page 101.

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SILVER – Banh Mi Express 5421 Lone Tree Way, 626-7864

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