Readers' Choice 2022 The Best of Yolo County

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Readers’ Choice: The Best of Yolo County | March 2022

Readers’ Choice: The Best of Yolo County | March 2022


2022 Readers’ Choice Winners Best Automotive Services Best Auto Body Shop.......................4 Best Auto Repair Shop.....................4 Best Brake Shop...............................4 Best Car Dealership.........................6 Best Car Wash................................ 62 Best Oil Change................................4 Best Smog Shop............................. 62 Best Tire Store..................................4 Best Education Best Preschool / Nursery School.....6 Best Private School..........................8 Best Tutoring Center........................8 Best Entertainment Best Tourist Destination................ 10 Best Community Event.................. 10 Best Event Venue........................... 62 Best Food & Drink Best Bagels..................................... 62 Best Bakery.................................... 62 Best Bar.......................................... 18 Best Breakfast................................ 62 Best Brewery.................................. 12 Best Burger.................................... 62 Best Burrito.................................... 14 Best Chinese Food......................... 12 Best Coffee..................................... 62 Best Cupcake/Cookie/Baked Treats......... 62 Best Dessert................................... 62 Best Donuts.................................... 62 Best Fresh Produce........................ 10 Best Fries........................................ 62 Best Health Food / Organic Store.. 20 Best Hot Dog.................................. 62 Best Ice Cream............................... 14 Best Indian Food............................ 62 Best Italian Food............................ 62 Best Japanese Food....................... 62 Best Mexican Food......................... 14 Best Pizza....................................... 16 Best Restaurant in Davis................ 62 Best Restaurant in Winters............ 62 Best Restaurant in Woodland........ 62 Best Romantic Dining.................... 62 Best Salad...................................... 16 Best Sandwich............................... 18 Best Seafood.................................. 62 Best Sushi...................................... 62 Best Steak...................................... 62 Best Seafood.................................. 62 Best Specialty Tea.......................... 62 Best Sushi...................................... 62 Best Thai Food............................... 18 Best Vegetarian Food..................... 20 Best Winery.................................... 62 Best Frozen Yogurt......................... 20

Best Health Wellness & Beauty Best Barber.................................... 62 Best Chiropractor.......................... 22 Best Dance Studio.......................... 22 Best Dental Practice....................... 24 Best Dermatology / Cosmetic Surgery........................ 24 Best Doctor.................................... 26 Best Eye-Care Doctor..................... 28 Best Facial...................................... 28 Best Golf Course............................ 62 Best Hair Salon.............................. 30 Best Health Club............................ 32 Best Hearing Aid Service................ 32 Best Hospital.................................. 26 Best Martial Arts............................. 62 Best Massage................................. 28 Best Nail Salon............................... 62 Best Orthodontist.......................... 32 Best Physical Therapy................... 30 Best Pilates Studio......................... 34 Best Psychiatrist / Psychologist.... 62 Best Spa......................................... 28 Best Tattoo / Piercing..................... 62 Best Waxing / Hair Removal........... 34 Best Yoga Studio............................ 36 Best Home Services Best Apartment Community......... 46 Best Appliance Service & Repair.... 36 Best Carpet Cleaning..................... 62 Best Carpet & Flooring Store......... 62 Best Electrician, Residential.......... 62 Best Garden Supply....................... 38 Best General Contractor................ 62 Best Glass Replacement................ 41 Best Heating & Air Company.......... 38 Best Hotel....................................... 62 Best Interior Design....................... 40 Best Landscape Design.................. 62 Best Laundromat........................... 62 3

Best Major Appliance Store........... 36 Best Nursery.................................. 40 Best Painting Company................. 42 Best Pest Control........................... 62 Best Plumber................................. 62 Best Property Management.......... 46 Best Roofing Company.................. 42 Best Self-Storage........................... 46 Best Senior Living Community...... 48 Best Solar Company...................... 62 Best Window Cleaning Service...... 44 Best Window Treatments.............. 44 Best Miscellaneous Best Curbside Service.................... 62 Best Customer Service................... 60 Best Delivery Service..................... 16 Most Effective Volunteer................ 48 Best Pet Service Best Kennel / Pet Hotel.................. 62 Best Pet Groomer........................... 50 Best Pet Supply Store.................... 62 Best Veterinarian........................... 50 Best Veterinary Clinic.................... 52 Best Professional Services Best Accountant............................. 62 Best Attorney................................. 52 Best Bank / Credit Union............... 54 Best Driving School........................ 62 Best Dry Cleaners........................... 62 Best Financial Planner................... 54 Best Funeral Home........................ 56 Best Insurance Agency................... 56 Best Mortgage Company............... 55 Best Photography Business........... 57 Best Psychiatrist / Psychologist.... 62 Best Realtor.................................... 56 Best Tax Service............................. 55 Best Travel Agency......................... 62 Best Shopping & Retail Best Antique Store......................... 62 Best Art Gallery.............................. 57 Best Athletic Shoes / Apparel........ 62 Best Bicycle Shop.......................... 58 Best Bookstore............................... 58 Best Cannabis Dispensary............. 59 Best Clothing Store........................ 60 Best Consignment / Thrift Store.... 59 Best Furniture Store....................... 62 Best Gift Shop................................ 58 Best Grocery Story......................... 60 Best Jewelry Store......................... 61 Best Medical Supply Store............. 62 Best Retailer................................... 58 Best Shoe Store.............................. 62 Best Wine & Spirits......................... 60 Best Water Store/Delivery............. 61 Readers’ Choice: The Best of Yolo County | March 2022

A-1 Body Shop Best Auto Body Shop


Enterprise staff

Crushed headlights and dented doors are a story of the past for customers of A-1 Body Shop, Davis’ top auto body shop as voted by Davis Enterprise readers. The shop was started by the Cross family in 1967. Brian and Dee Cross ran it until selling it to Brian von Tress in 2020, who owns several other body shops in Northern California. “When we met with the Crosses we felt that A-1 Body Shop met all the same goals as the rest of the Collision Pros family,” von Tress said. “Like the Crosses, Collision Pros believes they are there to serve the community and focus on the best possible repair, but also in a way that makes the process as simple as possible.” Collision Pros added a lot

A-1 Body Shop 215 I St., Davis 530-756-6929

Best Auto Body Shop Second — G&R Automotive & Collision Center Third — Caliber Collision

the readers and the town of Davis continue to support us,” von Tress said. “Things like this remind us that we are doing the right things.” Jeff Rawlinson/Enterprise photo

The staff of A-1 Auto celebrates winning Best Auto Body Shop in 2022. Pictured from left are: Owner Brian von Tress, Raul De La Cruz, Sara Teeters, Cameron Young, Bill Birdwell and Marcus De La Cruz.

of technology, including becoming the only Teslacertified shop in Davis. “Tesla certification is an honor only

given to less than 1% of shops in the world,” von Tress said. For the future, the shop is looking to add new frame

equipment, a computerized measuring system and a heated downdraft paint booth. “We are very honored that

Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear Best Auto Repair, Brake, Oil Change, Tire Store Enterprise staff

Whether you need a fresh set of tires to burn rubber or just a routine oil change, Vander Hamm Tire Center, 2222 Fifth St., is prepared to cover all of your tire and auto repair needs. Three generations have led this local business since they opened up the shop in 1974, said owner Danny Falk, the grandson of the tire center’s founder, Chuck Vander Hamm. Although Chuck died in 2000, Danny and his father continue to run the tire center to this day. “Thank you for your continued support through all of these years,” Falk said, remarking on how this year marks the business’ 18th year as a Readers’ Choice winner.

Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear 2222 Fifth St., Davis 530-758-8282

Best Auto Repair Second — Center City Automotive Third — Vickers Automotive Repair

Best Brake Shop Second — Bernard’s Tire, Brake and Alignment Third — Center City

Best Oil Change Second — Spee Dee Oil Change Midas Third — Davisville Express Lube Jeff Rawlinson/Enterprise photo

The staff of Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear celebrates many years of winning. Pictured from left are, front row, Vibeka Falk, Doug Webster, Blain White, Rich Falk and Danny Falk; back row, Leo Ramirez, Zack Falk, Taylor Clark, Collin Clark, Ross Cowden, Jlian Toledo and Justin Ho.

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Best Tire Store Second — Davis Tire Pros Third — Sparkles Car Wash Auto Care


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Shottenkirk Honda of Davis Best Car Dealership


Enterprise staff

It has been 3½ years ago since the Malinoff family passed on the local Honda dealership in Davis to the Shottenkirk family. And what a 3 ½ years it has been! According to the readers and customers — Shottenkirk Automotive Group picked up where University Honda left off — between the two winning Best of Yolo 20 years in a row and then again this year! The sense of family means that many of the faces you’ll see in service, in sales, and in the office are faces you saw back in the University Honda days. General Manager Georgian Moldoveanu says, “It’s no secret, you can buy or service a new Honda anywhere but you can’t buy the experience that our veteran

David DeLeon/Enterprise photo

University Honda won the Readers’Choice Best Car Dealership 21 times in a row and Shottenkirk has continued that family tradition by winning Best of Yolo in its first 31/2 years.

staff will give you. We take “ family owned” to a whole new level. To us, “family owned”

doesn’t just mean one family owns our dealership, it means our employees are a part of

that family, our customers are a part of that family. Our customers expect to see the same employees they saw when they first started doing business with us. That’s the way a family operates.” Shottenkirk Honda’s recipe for success is simple: Adopt a “customer first” culture. Support your local community. Hire and train local employees. Invest in technology for your technicians, stock your dealership with as many new Honda’s you can get (!) and have the type of used inventory that your customers want to drive. Follow this recipe and your customer’s will come back and tell their friends and neighbors AND will earn you right to call yourselves the Best of Yolo County! After 3 ½ years, Shottenkirk

Shottenkirk Honda of Davis 4343 Chiles Rd., Davis 530-250-3295 shottenkirkdavishonda. com

Best Car Dealership Second — Hanlees Davis Toyota Third — Hanlees Nissan

feels very much at home in Davis. Georgian is proud of the way that Shottenkirk supports local community,and school events. Georgian adds, “we want to be involved and invest in the communities that we serve.”

Davis Parent Nursery School Best Preschool/Nursery


Enterprise staff

Davis Parent Nursery School has served generations of families in the Davis area dating back to its founding in 1949. Even now some students at the nonprofit, parentparticipation cooperative nursery school are the children and grandchildren of former students. DPNS has two campuses in Davis — one on West Eighth Street and the other on Danbury Street adjacent to Montgomery Elementary School. The programs offered include two-, three- and five-day sessions as well as playgroups, summer camps and after-school extended day. “Our program is play-based and allows children to grow intellectually, socially and

Davis Parent Nursery School has served generations of Davis area families. Courtesy photo

emotionally through firsthand experiences,” the school says. “Children can learn to make social contacts in

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groups — small and large, supervised and informal. Parents participate alongside our professional teaching 6

staff to support the day-today activities of the school, which not only enriches the environment for our students, but also connects parents with each other and encourages community support as well as learning opportunities for the parents themselves.” That parent participation means DPNS has an unusually high classroom ratio of adults to students (one to four) and helps keep DPNS tuition low. Moreover, DPNS offers a range of parent education opportunities, both on-site with professional teachers and through a variety of guest speakers and workshops scheduled throughout the school year. The nursery school takes its play-based learning philosophy very seriously and notes that

Davis Parent Nursery School 426 W. Eighth St., Davis 530-757-5377 1447 Danbury St., Davis 530-757-5375 davisparentnursery

Best Preschool/ Nursery School Second — Peregrine School Third — University Covenant

philosophy is facilitated “by having great classrooms and resources and, especially, by having two amazingly fun playgrounds.”


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St. James School Best Private School


Enterprise staff

“I want to thank all of the Enterprise readers for voting St. James School No. 1 private school,” said Heather Church, an alumna of St. James School, now principal. “I grew up in Davis, and love the small community and the local paper. I feel fortunate to be living here with my own family and being the principal of the best school in Davis.” From its very beginning, Sept. 7, 1965, St. James School has committed itself to offering the best Catholic education in the region — one that provides academic excellence, growth in faith and values, and opportunities for success in a small, caring environment. St. James School is a fully accredited elementary and

St. James School 1215 B St., Davis 530-756-3946

Best Private School

St. James School students know why their school has been voted Best Private School. Courtesy photo

junior high school serving the communities of Davis, Dixon, Winters and Woodland. The transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs are all-day, allowing for not only academic instruction but the equally important free play which promotes motor

coordination, sharing and socialization. On campus, each student finds a sense of belonging and a feeling of community. The faculty and staff are committed to knowing not only each child’s name, but also knowing each student as

an individual and helping each one to develop to their fullest potential. “Children find themselves in an environment that nurtures self-respect and respect for others because St. James School offers an education based on high

Second — Grace Valley Christian Academy Third — Davis Waldorf School

personal expectations and demonstrated Catholic values, qualities that are so needed in today’s world!” Church said. Students will also find a curriculum rich in both the academics and the arts. St. James School offers a challenging and rigorous academic program and it also offers each child the opportunity for creative expression through its visual and performing arts program.

Academic Improvement Center Best Tutoring Center Enterprise staff

For the eighth year in a row, Academic Improvement Center, a.k.a. “Mike and Terri’s,” got top marks from Davis Enterprise readers for Best Tutoring. Mike Leonard, Ph.D., and Terri Leonard, M.D. — who originally met each other in the teacher credential program at UC Berkeley — arrived in Davis in 1994, after Mike left his job as a geophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Terri left law school at UC Berkeley to attend medical school at UC Davis. Mike was working in geophysical consulting in the Sacramento area and originally opened the tutoring business as a part-time job in 1997 while Terri was finishing her last two years

Mike and Terri’s Academic Improvement Center 736 G St., Davis 530-753-0504 academicimprovement

Best Tutoring Center Terri and Mike Leonard get top marks for their Academic Improvement Center tutoring service. Enterprise file photo

of medical school. Terri graduated at the top of her class in 1999, but rather than practice medicine, Terri decided to join Mike in his tutoring business. They’ve been working happily together ever since.

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“The focus of our business is to provide a wide range of support to a wide range of students,” Mike Leonard reports, “whether it be academic instruction, educational motivation, or setting and achieving goals. 8

We work hard to develop longterm mentoring relationships with all of our students, and many of them go on to attend the top-ranked universities in the nation.” The longest-operating, original-owner tutoring center

Second — Kumon Math and Reading Center of Davis Third — Mathnasium of Davis

in Yolo County, Academic Improvement Center offers tutoring in multiple subjects, so families don’t need to employ multiple tutors. When not busy with students in their office, Mike and Terri are busy homeschooling their six children on their ranch in the Capay Valley.


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Davis Farmers Market Best Community Event, Best Fresh Produce Wendy Weitzel

Davis Farmers Market


Special to The Enterprise

Year-round in downtown Davis, thousands gather each week to shop for what is grown, raised and made locally. Since 1976, the Davis Farmers Market has connected and supported communities, area agriculture, farmers and artisan food producers. It educates the public about nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and the local economic value of buying food and products directly from the producer. The Davis Farmers Market, at 301 C St. in Central Park, draws locals and tourists alike. It’s often a model for the thousands of farmers markets across the country. Open year-round, rain or shine, the market offers an array of fruits and vegetables,

301 C St., Davis 530-756-1695 Shoppers check out the pomegranates, pears, citrus and more at Ahmad Farms’ stand at a Wednesday Davis Farmers Market. Wendy Weitzel/ Courtesy photo

including certified organic produce, meats, chicken, seafood, wine, local eggs and honey, fresh-baked goods, flowers, plants and gifts. Everything sold in the market is either grown by or made by the seller. More than 70 percent of vendors come from a one-hour

radius of Davis. Market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. In spring and summer, it stays open till 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The market responded quickly to the pandemic, providing a safe and compliant outdoor

marketplace for the community. The Davis Farmers Market Alliance also manages farmers markets at UC Davis, Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. And Davis Farm to School program provides farm- and garden-based education,

Best Community Event Second — UC Davis Picnic Day Third — Celebrate Davis!

Best Fresh Produce Second — Nugget Markets Third — Davis Food Co-op

increases farm-fresh foods in school meals, and reduces solid waste through recycling and composting. For more information, visit https// or visit it on Facebook or Instagram.

UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden Best Tourist Destination Enterprise staff

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden spans the campus’s 5,300-plus acres and includes the historic Arboretum — a 100-plus acre campus and regional amenity — including demonstration gardens and scientific collections as well as the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve — a rare stream and grassland ecosystem managed for teaching, research, wildlife and habitat protection. Community outreach and education are important aspects of the Arboretum and Public Garden’s mission to inspire human potential to help people and environments thrive. “Thank you for voting the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden as the Reader’s Choice

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A heron lurks on the edge of the UC Davis Arboretum waterway.

for Best Tourist Destination in Yolo County!” said Katie Hetrick, the Arboretum’s senior communications manager. “We are honored that so many of you value the Arboretum and Public Garden as a special

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feature of our community and proudly share it with visiting family and friends. With your support, we can have an even greater impact as we empower, educate and enrich people while creating a healthier environment for us all.” The Arboretum is open to everyone! Its gardens, natural areas and landscapes are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year and welcome families, visitors of all ages, even dogs on leashes. Visitors and tourists can engage with the gardens and landscapes through selfguided exploration or take part in free public education events, often planned and hosted by our student environmental leaders. As a “living museum” it engages the public and showcase the academic 10

richness of UC Davis through landscapes. It collaborate with environmental agencies, faculty and scientists locally and internationally on research and teaching. It demonstrates and shares best practices in sustainable horticulture with the public. It invite the community to co-create in the design, creation and care of its gardens. It provides students and community members with the resources and experience necessary to tackle environment leadership issues with worldwide significance. It plans for the future and advise local and campus leaders on the best practices to address climate change. “We have exciting physical changes happening,” Hetrick said. “Construction of a new Environmental Learning Center is underway inside

UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden 1607 Fifth St., Davis 530-758-2276

Best Tourist Destination Second — Davis Farmers Market Third — Downtown Davis

the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. The Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center will benefit thousands of people each year — public visitors, members, community volunteers and students — with increased access to yearround education programs focused on sustainability and the environment.


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Sudwerk Brewing Co. Best Brewery


Enterprise staff

A Davis institution since 1989, the iconic Sudwerk Brewing Co. was voted the top brewery this year by Davis Enterprise readers. “Thirty-three years and counting, thank you Davis for all your support!” Owners Trent Yackzan and Ryan Fry said, who bought the operation in 2013. “We would be here without you. Thank you also to our amazing team who works tirelessly to make some of the best beer in the world.” After opening as a brewpub in 1989, Sudwerk expanded to commercial brewery in 1995, and opened the Dock Tap Room & Beer Garden Opened in 2011. They are proud to be brewing beer in Davis since 1989 and grateful for all the support from the community. Not only

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Sudwerk Brewing Co. staff celebrate in the Dock Tap Room.

are they focused on crafting some of the most acclaimed beers in the nation, they’re also focused on strengthening the community. “Sudwerk” is a slang word for “community brewery” and they embody this as best they can. They’re no strangers to

winning awards, either. Sudwerk won “Best Brewery in the US” at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo., in October — the most competitive beer competition in the world, “The Super Bowl of Beer.” Its People’s Pilsner and Backyard

Hero American Lager won gold medals. Other awards include No. Brew Pub in North America in 1993 The brewery specializes in craft lagers, which is unique for a craft brewery. However, they make all types of beer and make sure every beer they brew is the highest quality and tastes great. Sudwerk also has the UC Davis Master Brewing program on site which is one of the best brewing programs in the world — it’s brewers are graduates of the program. And the relationship with UCD doesn’t end there; the brewery sends its spent grain after brewing to UCD farms, which feeds it to their animals (its highly nutritious) then Sudwerk serves the meat at its taproom, in burgers and brats (UCD also has one of the top butcher programs in the country).

Sudwerk Brewing Co. 2001 Second St., Davis 530-756-2739

Best Brewery Second Place — Three Mile Brewing Co Third Place — Super Owl Brewing

Looking ahead, Fry and Yackzan are working on creating the ultimate destination brewery experience in the region with a restaurant, all-weather patio and beer garden, and events center. Plans have been submitted to the city of Davis for renovations of the interior restaurant and back patio. The goal is to have the project completed and open by this fall .

Wok of Flame Best Chinese Food Enterprise staff

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Wok of Flame General Manager Richana Phimand and co-owner Vivien heng strive to serve the county’s best Chinese food.

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Many of the diners who voted Wok of Flame its fifth consecutive Best Chinese Food award probably didn’t even notice the change of ownership in 2019. Vivien Zheng and her brother Jay Lin came to Davis looking for a thriving Chinese restaurant to continue successfully rather than one in need of rescue found it in the El Macero shopping center. When asked why Wok of Flame survived the pandemic, manager Luis Vargas credited the TLC of the wait and kitchen staff who know how to be sure that patrons receive exactly what they order from a deep menu with over 50 options. Wok of Flame was hit hard by the pandemic and initially had to lay off some 12

employees, but their steady take-out business has brought back customers and that brought back employees. A January fire in the kitchen only required a half-day shut down and they were back in business. Excitement about again opening to inside dining has everyone eager to reopen. Shipments of local farm vegetables several times a week diminish the time from farm to chopsticks. The Wok of Flame chefs know how to serve the best American style Chinese Food, but they also prepare traditional Mandarin, Hunan, Szechuan and vegetarian options to match every palate. Favorite dishes include pork chow mein, general chicken, cream cheese wontons, and egg rolls. They

Wok of Flame 417 Mace Blvd. 530-753-0888 wokofflamerestaurant. com

Best Chinese Food Second — Four Seasons Gourmet Chinese Restaurant Third — Hunan Bar & Restaurant

stick to take-out instead of delivery services to maintain the consistency of their food.


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Davis Creamery Best Ice Cream


Enterprise staff

The Schmidt family — Jen and Joe plus Makena, Carson and Brady — continue the Creamery’s tradition of Davismade, small batch frozen treats. “Many are surprised that we make 100 percent of our frozen options in the back of the store,” Jen says. “We now make ice cream daily. Every scoop has been made within a few days of being served!” Where possible, locallysourced fruit and honey are key additions to their products. The ice cream shoppe has expanded over the years to offer three coconut milk-based vegan flavors daily, ice cream flights, lava cake sundaes and fresh waffle cones. It offers a range of other sweet treats including gourmet candied

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The Davis Creamery’s Schmidt family serves Yolo’s Best Ice Cream — from left, Carson Schmidt, Joe Schmidt, Brady Schmidt, Jen Schmidt and Makena Wahl.

apples, French macarons, chocolates (including vegan), cow-themed gifts and gift baskets. “Bracketology” is back! Customers submit flavor ideas

until March 11. Jen and Joe then have the challenging task of narrowing down the ideas to 16 of the most exciting options for a single-elimination tournament. After some

formulation experimentation, each week, two flavors are placed head-to-head so customers can sample and vote for their most preferred. The tournament continues for a few weeks until the top vote getter is determined. The customer who came up with the winner receives a $50 gift card and forever has bragging rights as a “Bracketology” champion. Davis Creamery has won multiple “Readers’ Choice” awards, as well as The California Aggie’s “Best Dessert” and been featured in Davis’ version of “DineOut Along the Road” ( watch?v=7oW4zUs1fYE). Joe and Jen’s daughter Makena works at the shoppe. Someday, their boys Carson and Brady will, too.

Davis Creamery 113 E St., Davis 530-564-4315 www.originaldavis

Best Ice Cream Second — The Good Scoop Third — Icekrimski Cafe

Taqueria Guadalajara Best Burrito, Best Mexican Food Enterprise staff

Taqueria Guadalajara started with a small restaurant in Woodland in 1991. Davis students and residents, making the trek to Woodland for authentic tacos and burritos, suggested that owner Rigo Hernandez open a location in Davis. He listened, and it was so successful that there are now two locations in Davis. Taqueria Guadalajara specializes in quality, freshness and execution of homestyle authentic Mexican cuisine. Since 1999, Davis customers have just kept coming; the taqueria serves an average of 500 burritos a day. “Thank you to all of our voters!” Hernandez said. “Your support means everything to us. Taqueria Guadalajara is honored to win the award for Best Mexican Food and Best Burrito.”

Taqueria Guadalajara 640 W Covell Blvd., Ste. E, Davis 530-297-4000 417 Mace Blvd., Davis 530-753-6100 6 West Court St., Woodland 530-668-0628

Best Burrito Second — Dos Coyotes Border Café Third —Chipotle Mexican Grill

Best Mexican Food

Jeff Rawlinson/Enterprise photo

The Taqueria Guadalajara staff celebrates winning Best Burrito and Best Mexican Food in 2022.

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Second — Tres Hermanas Third — Dos Coyotes Border Café


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Lamppost Pizza Best Pizza, Best Delivery Service


Enterprise staff

The “Best Pizza” category is always highly competitive, and in 2022, Enterprise readers have chosen Lamppost Pizza as the best in town. After establishing a successful parlor in Sacramento back in 1982, Jim Matthews and Linda Prato partnered with Tim and Marilyn Brophy to bring Lamppost Pizza to Davis in 1994. Since that time, they expanded the dining room, added a patio, extended the menu and added a fine selection of craft beers. Tim passed away in 2001 and Marilyn retired in 2010. Jim and Linda still own Lamppost but Davis natives Mike Bryner and Janet Bernauer are

the people managing the place and taking care of the customers. Lamppost offers automatic discounts on orders of two or more pizzas, “and our pizza sizes are larger than our competitors.” The menu focuses on pizza made with the finest ingredients, along with pastas, sandwiches, burgers, salads and appetizers to please the palates of all ages. Pizza offerings range from the basic pizza with your choice of toppings to several specialty pizzas pioneered by Lamppost in the early 1980s. For the future, expect an improved patio for outdoor dining. “We appreciate your patronage!” Matthews and Prato said. “Thank you for your vote.”

Lamppost Pizza 1260 Lake Blvd 530-758-1111

Best Pizza Second — Woodstock’s Pizza Third — Village Pizza

Best Delivery Service Second — Woodstock’s Pizza Third — Foodies

Lamppost Pizza chef Mike Bryner tosses a pie dough in preparation of making one of Yolo County’s Best Pizzas. Jeff Rawlinson/ Enterprise file photo

JACKS Urban Eats Best Salad Enterprise staff

Sometimes, you just gotta get down with a big salad. For readers of The Davis Enterprise, their go-to source is JACKS Urban Eats at The Marketplace. A fixture in Davis since 2013, JACKS touts itself as an innovator in California’s farmto-table movement, earning a cult-like following as it serves “farm fresh, affordable meals in an eclectic, laid back atmosphere,” say owners Jeremy Goebel, Bobby Coyote and Anthony Babcock. “The friendly, talented staff crafts salads that feature seasonal vegetables and house-made dressings,” they say. And there’s more: “Inventive sandwiches are made to order with certified Angus

JACKS Urban Eats Davis 1321 West Covell Blvd., Ste. 119, Davis

Best Salad Second — Café Bernardo Third — Dos Coyotes Border Cafe

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JACKS Urban Eats Superfood Salad.

beef, fresh poultry and local artisan breads. Signature carved meats and comfort food side plates pay homage to

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the traditional home-cooked meal.” Behind the scenes is JACKS’ prep team, which jump starts at 16

6 a.m. each day to prepare the fresh salad toppings and create dressings by scratch for “all those great salads you love.”

“Wow Davis!! Thank you for voting us Best Salad!” the owners said. “The team greatly appreciates the recognition.”


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Zia’s Delicatessen Best Sandwich


Enterprise staff

Anne Marie and Kevin Crilly opened Zia’s Delicatessen in Davis in 1995, after relocating to Davis from the Bay Area. The San Francisco natives missed their neighborhood deli. Anne Marie’s father and grandfather both had their own butcher shops in San Francisco. Anne Marie was accustomed to being behind a meat counter where you might say she grew up. The Crilly children, Angela and Jonathan, also have grown up behind the meat and cheese counter at Zia’s, and they, too, learned the delicatessen business. Zia’s caters, so your next business meeting or family party needs can be stress-free. Kevin and Anne Marie know there are many shops that specialize in sandwiches in Davis and they want to say, “Thank you to our loyal customers for voting us Best Sandwich. Without you, it would not be possible, especially now as we celebrate our 26th year.”

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Zia’s Delicatessen owners Anne Marie and Kevin Crilly know how to make a sandwich. Their children, Jonathan and Angela, grew up behind the counter and have learned the deli business as well.

Zia’s Delicatessen

Best Sandwich Second — Nugget Markets Deli

616 Third St., Davis 530-750-7870

Third — Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen Best Thai Food, Best Bar Enterprise staff

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen took a pair of awards in the Best of Yolo poll, with Enterprise readers naming it Best Bar and Best Thai Food. Sophia Patterson and her husband Guido started out as the kitchen at the Paragon Grill where Froggy’s/Tommy J’s Grill now stands. They moved to the current location and opened as Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Davis’ first Thai restaurant, in 1996. In 1999, Sophia partnered with Gordon Langstaff and Kevin Wan joined the partnership in 2001, when the business expanded and added a bar. By 2004, Sophia had departed, leaving Gordon and Kevin as the co-owners of her namesake business. When asked what makes Sophia’s unique now that

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen 129 E St., Davis 530-758-4333

Best Thai Food

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen is located at 129 E St. in Davis. Courtesy photo

there are several local Thai restaurants, Kevin cites the “unique inner courtyard location, plentiful outdoor seating, and separated bar giving us a charming setting.” Gordon also mentioned Sophia’s Thai Kitchen as one of the few live music venues for over a dozen years now.

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The owners also contribute to the community through monthly fundraisers for different UCD programs, donations to school auctions and sports organizations, and support for the SPCA. Kevin is chair of the Downtown Bar and Restaurant Committee and also serves on the Board of 18

Davis Downtown. Kevin and Gordon also want to say, “Thank you so much for your continued loyalty and patronage all these years. While this is a college town, it’s the strong support of the local residents that sustains us and we strive to maintain those connections.”

Second — Thai Canteen Third — Thai Nakorn Restaurant

Best Bar Second — Froggy’s Bar & Grill Third — G Street Wunderbar


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Davis Food Co-op Best Vegetarian Food, Best Health Food/Organic Store


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A fixture on G Street for a full 50 years, the Davis Food Co-op has been voted once again as the best Health Food/Organic Store by Davis Enterprise readers. Started by a group of 10 households as a buying club in 1972, the Davis Food Co-op has grown into a fullservice grocery store with nearly 10,000 Owners from the community. After half a century, they are not only looking back on the history and changes that have led to where the Co-op is today, but we are also looking forward to see how they can best serve the growing Yolo County community for years to come. “As a community owned grocery store, the support of the people in Yolo County is

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“Portrait of a Plump Tomato” at the storefront of the Davis Food Co-op.

truly what keeps us going,” marketing manager Vince Marchese said. “To know that we not only have their support but also their recognition as the Best Vegetarian Food and

Health Food / Organic Store means the world to us.” The Davis Food Co-op exists to serve as a community store and gathering place for current and future owners, so they have a thriving cooperatively owned business; access to healthful, local and high-quality food; a store that makes environmental sustainability a priority; and staff who are valued, educated and motivated. “While many people know us for our fresh local produce, large variety of bulk and wellness items, deli department, and specialty foods, they may be surprised by how many affordable pantry staples that we carry as well,” Marchese said. “With our Co+op Deals, we offer discounts on a wide

selection of organic, fair trade, environmentally friendly and high-quality items at competitive prices year-round. While many of the local and niche products you find at the Co-op are unique to our store, the one thing that makes us truly unique is that we are a cooperative! Being the only community owned grocery store in Yolo County means that we truly reflect the community that we serve. It also ensures that a customer’s shopping dollars stay in the community that they live in.” The Co-op is planning some celebrations for its 50th anniversary, including an event in May, a collaborative beer with Dunloe Brewing and working with local mosaic artist Wes Horn to make a commemorative art piece that

Davis Food Co-op 620 G St., Davis 530-758-2667

Best Vegetarian Food Second — Health Food/ Organic Store Third — ChickPeas

Best Health Food/ Organic Store Second — Nugget Markets Third — Farmer’s Kitchen Cafe

the community will be able to help build. This year, they are focused on celebrating 50 years as a community institution while simultaneously making store improvements to move into the future.

YoloBerry Yogurt Best Frozen Yogurt Enterprise staff

Where can you find a yogurt place with 101 topping options? YoloBerry Yogurt, of course! Davis’ best yogurt can be found at YoloBerry, 316 C St., in a historic 1929 home across from Central Park. “The fact that this was once a home — an old one at that — provided the ideal atmosphere when I started YoloBerry,” owner Lee Pflugrath said. “We provide an upbeat atmosphere where customers can gather on the front lawn, sit on chairs or benches outside or remain inside. We also provide excellent customer service and teach our employees the importance of friendly, efficient service.” Something not many people know about the business is that Pflugrath’s father, Jack,

YoloBerry Yogurt has been voted best Frozen Yogurt for the 13th year in row in the 2022 Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey. Courtesy photo

gave the yogurt shop its name. “Retired from UCD, my dad loves to do maintenance at YoloBerry. He accepts no

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compensation but gets all the fro-yo he can eat,” the younger Pflugrath said. YoloBerry is known for 20

its unique frozen yogurt creations, which get posted to the business’ social media accounts daily. In fact, it’s such an icon in the community that Pflugrath said graduating UCD students often bring their families to take photos in front of the business. “We are very proud of our relationships with Davis and the surrounding area as well as the UCD community. Many thanks to all who voted us best yogurt in the Davis Enterprise Readers’ Choice for 2022. “This is our 13th year as winner, and we truly appreciate your loyalty. You are the reason we love what we do and love interacting with our customers,” Pflugrath said. For more information, email or call 530-231-5697.

YoloBerry Yogurt 316 C St., Davis 530-231-5697

Best Frozen Yogurt Second — Cultivé Frozen Yogurt Third — Big Kahuna Frozen Yogurt


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Marian Zingaro Best Chiropractor HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY

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Davis Enterprise readers again voted Dr. Marian Zingaro, DC, in business since 1991, as the Best Chiropractor for 2022. Besides being fully vaccinated, Dr. Zingaro has taken COVIDprevention practices such as using a private entrance, covering and sanitizing surfaces, using a UV-C air filter, creating an open-air office with outside ventilation, and nonoverlapping patient scheduling. Zingaro’s goal is to help patients recover, heal and live pain-free. With more than 20 years experience treating musculoskeletal conditions, she uses gentle chiropractic techniques and massage to treat acute and chronic pain, injuries and repetitive stress. Her approach to chiropractic and massage flows from her

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Dr. Marian Zingaro was voted Best Chiropractor again in 2022.

experience that healing goes hand-in-hand with relaxation, trust and empathy. “At first, I thought I wanted to be a medical doctor and I

started college in a six-year medical program” she said. “After completing my premed requirements, I became disillusioned with conventional medicine and decided to pursue the body-mind connection and studied psychology. I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Although I worked as a counselor for six years, my interest in medicine was still strong and I was continually reading medical literature. “At this time I became very good friends with an elderly medical doctor and I saw that even though this doctor wanted to treat patients with nutritional and other more natural methods, she mostly wrote prescriptions for her patients. I was very aware that prescription medicine has side effects and rarely resolves the

actual cause of a problem. For this reason, I wanted to choose a way to treat patients that did not include prescription medicine and helped the body to stimulate its own healing ability. I then became interested in manual medicine and decided to become a chiropractor.” In this day of high-tech/ low human contact, a patient receives at least an hour of Zingaro’s attention and care. “I blend massage and other soft tissue techniques with chiropractic care and I perform all of the work. (Most chiropractors hire other people to do pieces of the work to be performed.) I am also trained as a counselor and can listen deeply to your physical concerns. Sometimes patients are confused by a diagnosis or medical information. For many

Dr. Marian Zingaro, DC 423 E St., Davis 530-220-3346

Best Chiropractor Second — Dennis T. Vo, DC Third — Raneem Zouhby, DC

years, I have taught anatomy and physiology and know how to make difficult concepts easy to understand. I help my patients understand what is happening. “I greatly enjoyed helping my patients! Thank you so very much for voting for me!” Zingaro is also Supervising Clinician at Palmer West College of Chiropractic.

Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop Best Dance Studio Enterprise staff

“Dancing changes everything … body, brain and being.” That’s the motto of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, named “Best Dance Studio” for five years. “We believe in the dancer within every person and that movement is an act of life, whether you are a 3-yearold, a dancer in their 90s or somewhere in between,” says Trokanski, who has been teaching dance in Davis since 1984. PTDW moved into its current location in Mace Ranch in 2002 and currently offers everything from ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap and hip-hop to Pilates, belly dancing, and Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease. In

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Dance students maintain their spacing during a class at Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, Best Dance Studio according to the 2022 Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey.

addition, artist Analisa Bevin in teaching Zentangle classes in the multi-use facility. Classes are available for all ages and levels, with performance opportunities

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for those who want them, or ongoing training for those who just like coming to class. Complementing the diverse range of classes that are offered every week, the Dance 22

Workshop also runs weeklong dance and arts camps, and other community outreach events such as hosting several Second Fridays during the year. A strong faculty of teachers brings a diverse range of training to students. Trokanski herself holds a teaching credential and teaches dance at Davis High School, in addition to running the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, a nonprofit, contemporary dance company, for the past 37 years. “Thank you to everyone who voted for PTDW,” Trokanski said. “To all who have danced with us and their families, both past and present ... please know how grateful I am that you took the time to vote! Also, to all of my wonderful teachers

Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop 2720 Del Rio Pl., Davis 530-756-3949

Best Dance Studio Second — Mirror Image Dance Company Third — Applegate Dance Studio

and staff who have helped make PTDW what it is for over three decades, my heartfelt thanks!”


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James W. Childress, D.D.S. Best Dental Practice HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY

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“Smiles are in abundance within the office walls of James W. Childress, D.D.S., INC. For a 20th consecutive year, Childress and his team have been voted best dental practice in Yolo County by Davis Enterprise readers. “We are truly honored to once again be voted best and appreciate the Davis Enterprise readers confidence in our practice,” Dr. Childress said. Located at 2067 Anderson Road in Davis, Dr. Childress has been practicing dentistry in the Davis community for the past 40 years. A dedicated core of employees — four of whom have worked for the dental practice for more than 30 years — are considered a big factor in the practice’s success.

James W. Childress, D.D.S. 2067 Anderson Rd., Davis 530-756-7400

Best Dental Practice Second — Davis Dental Practice Third — Howard Schempp D.D.S. James W. Childress, D.D.S., has again been voted Best Dental Practice in Yolo County in 2022. Courtesy photo

Childress has his team offer their patients comprehensive treatment, from teeth whitening to dental implants. They use various advanced dental technologies to

provide individualized patient assessment and treatment. James W. Childress, D.D.S., is located at 2067 Anderson Road in Davis. Visit childressdental. com or call 530-756-7400.

Davis Dermatology Best Dermatology/Cosmetic Surgery Enterprise staff

Each year for the past 10 years, Davis Dermatology has been voted the No. 1 Dermatologist/Cosmetic Surgery in Davis by Enterprise readers. Its goal is excellence every day with each and every patient. Over the past decade, Davis Dermatology has experienced amazing growth in all aspects of the practice. Each year it has added to its menu of treatments and now offers everything from spa facials and body contouring to the latest in laser technology. Most recently, it expanded the office into the adjoining space, doubling the treatment rooms to 10 and adding an enlarged product room to provide patients with more treatments and more product options.

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Dr. Earlyn Noll and the staff of Davis Dermatology have been voted Best Dermatology/Cosmetic Surgery once again.

“Thank you for entrusting us with your skin-care needs and the skincare needs of your friends and family,” said Dr. Earlyn Noll, the owner. “The best compliment we get as a business is to be referred to

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friends and family.” Unlike most offices that offer cosmetic treatments like Botox, fillers, and lasers, Dr. Noll is a board-certified dermatologist who was specifically trained in cosmetic 24

dermatology and dermatologic surgery by several of the fields leading experts. Dr. Noll has spent more than 20 years expanding her knowledge and perfecting her skills in cosmetic dermatology. She not only runs the practice, but also performs all injectable, surgical, and aggressive laser treatments. The nurses in our practice are also personally trained by Dr. Noll to perform the latest in anti-aging procedures, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, and Coolsculpting. Continued education of our staff is an integral part of the culture at Davis Dermatology. This year they are excited to add BioTE, the leading bioidentical hormone replacement system. BioTe completes its anti-aging abilities as it allows patients to

Davis Dermatology 132 E St., Ste. 220, Davis 530-756-5758

Best Dermatology/ Cosmetic Surgery Second — Sutter Davis Third — Skin Renewal Center

anti-age from the inside out. Patients often compliment the personal attention they receive from our office. Dr. Noll grew up in New Orleans, and brings a unique air of southern hospitality to the practice. She spends time getting to know her patients; in fact, many of her patients have been coming since the practice opened in 2012.


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Sutter Davis Hospital Best Hospital HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY

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For almost three decades, Sutter Davis Hospital has been dedicated to the Sutter Health mission of enhancing the well-being of people in the communities they serve through a nonprofit commitment to compassion and excellence. In recognition of the hospital team’s resilience and dedication, readers named Sutter Davis as the best hospital in Yolo County for 2022. Sutter Davis Hospital delivers high-quality medical care in an environment that promotes healthier outcomes — a commitment that calls for highly trained physicians and care teams, modern facilities, advanced technology, patientand family-centered care, and teammates who live Sutter’s values on a daily basis. “We see every day that patients, families and communities build relationships not with our

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Sutter Davis Hospital, located at 2000 Sutter Pl., in Davis, has been voted Best Hospital once again the Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey.

facilities, but with our care teams and the colleagues who support them,” said Tammy Powers, Sutter Davis Hospital Chief Nurse Executive and Interim CAO. “Even during an ongoing pandemic, the daily work of being there for our patients—celebrating with some, comforting others and

caring for all — continues. We value our team’s work here as our patients and communities do, and we remain focused on helping bring to life our commitment to safe, equitable and compassionate care.” Sutter Davis Hospital stands out in the field of healthcare as a leader in clinical quality,

patient satisfaction and employee engagement. The hospital has earned recognition in areas ranging from its support for enlisted employees to protecting the health of mothers and babies, and from equal treatment for LGBTQ+ patients and employees to being among the best places to work in healthcare, and many points in between. Amid these accomplishments — and against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic — work is also underway to expand the access Sutter Davis provides to affordable, safe, high-quality care for Yolo County and beyond. Sutter Davis is adding to key areas of the hospital—its emergency department, birthing center and medical-surgical unit— and enhancing others with advanced technology and environmentally conscious measures. The hospital has also

Sutter Davis Hospital 2000 Sutter Pl., Davis 530-756-6440

Best Hospital Second — Kaiser Permanente Third — Dignity Health Medical Foundation — Woodland

continued working closely with the Davis Farmers Market, the Yolo Food Bank, the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, CommuniCare Health Centers and other critical partners to improve community health. “We are grateful for the continued trust and support of those throughout Yolo County, especially as we stand together to face the challenges of today while also planning for the future,” said Powers.

Dr. Steven J. Smith Best Doctor Dr. Steven J. Smith, MD

“A heartfelt thank you to all of our patients for your loyal support these many years!” Dr. Steven J. Smith Courtesy photo

Dr. Elizabeth Ward Pham, M.D., and Dr. Steven J. Smith, M.D., are the top two doctors in the 2022 Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey.

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Sutter Davis Family Practice Group 635 Anderson Rd., Ste. 10, Davis 530-758-1122 find-doctor/dr-stevenj-smith

Best Doctor Second — Elizabeth Ward Pham, M.D. Third — Elisa E. Horta, M.D.


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Helmus Optometry — Best Eye-Care Doctor


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Despite upheaval and the pandemic, Helmus Optometry has maintained its No. 1 position as Best Eye Doctors in Yolo County for the 14th year in a row. “Businesses are dynamic,” Dr. Julie Helmus, O.D., said. “We have a 36-year history of growth and change. There were several challenging years following the retirement of Dr. Mark Helmus and later Dr. Joann Helmus, the early days of the pandemic, and throughout our clinic remodel. I have made deliberate investments in staff training, structure and benefits (check out our Career and Meet the Team Pages!). This office culture reflects our values: we’re vibrant, diverse, caring and nerdy.” The businesses’ vendors (frame suppliers, contact lens manufacturers and lens labs)

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Helmus Optometry completed a large remodel in 2021.

have also struggled these past two years. Contact lenses used to come back the next day; now it takes a week. For glasses, Helmus says, “we must order the new frame to be shipped to a lens lab, the lenses must be edged, treated and pass quality control,

and the completed order is shipped back to us. That whole process, remarkably, used to take seven days. Now it takes three weeks. Most patients are understanding and appreciative, but it can be frustrating for both parties when there are hiccups along

the way!” Helmus remains thankful for community support. “Your vision is complex, evolving and precious,” she said. “You have many options for eye care. Thank you for trusting us with your eye sight. We will continue to invest in our doctors, staff and instrumentation to provide you with exceptional services and outcomes.” Looking ahead, there will be a downtown-wide health fair on Saturday, April 9. Helmus Optometry is a sponsor and they’ve been recruiting involvement from their healthfocused neighbors. They also will a Frame Show that day with Maui Jim and other independent frame lines. “Optometrists are the primary care providers for the eyes, from pediatrics to geriatrics,” Helmus said. “We offer so much more than just glasses and contacts. We detect and manage dry

Helmus Optometry 353 Second St., Davis 530-758-2122

Best Eye-Care Doctor Second — Baker Optometry Third — Robert B. Miller

eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other chronic eye diseases. We are well equipped to manage ocular injuries, infections, lid lumps and bumps. We help patients with cataract surgery, LASIK referrals, acute vision changes, diabetes and more. We are especially passionate about slowing down the progression of nearsightedness (myopia) in children.” In the office, they completed a large remodel in 2021, making the clinic bright and giving it a new circular flow.

Spa Central Best Facial, Best Massage, Best Spa Enterprise staff

Spa Central took home three awards in the 2022 Best of Yolo survey; Enterprise readers recognized it for Best Spa, Best Massage and Best Facial. “What an amazing end to the most challenging year,” owner Kelli Fuller said. “I am truly grateful for all the wonderful clients that support Spa Central. Without all of the support Spa Central would not be what it is today. I am looking forward to what 2022 has to bring. Thank you for the bottom of my heart!” Spa Central began operations in 2005, and two moves later settled into its permanent location. For 2022, Fuller aims to continue “to provide excellent customer service while keeping

Spa Central 1111 Kennedy Pl., Ste. 6 530-758-7400

Best Facial Second — Natural Nails & Spa Third — Torzo Spa Spa Central owner Kelli Fuller celebrates winning Best Facial, Best Massage and Best Spa in 2022. Owen Yancher/ Enterprise photo

clients safe following all the states guidelines, rules and regulations for COVID.” Fuller customizes her treatments to clients’ needs, and no service is the same. Spa Central even offers free

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delivery locally on product orders, virtual facials and virtual consultations. The spa has been a winner of The Enterprise Best of Yolo for several years, is Barbicidecertified and Fuller continues 28

her education by taking classes. “I have survived through a recession and two moves and now COVID,” Fuller said. “I am feeling pretty proud to still be standing.”

Best Massage Second — Massage Envy Third — Kastl Muscle Therapy

Best Spa Second — Natural Nails & Spa Third — Massage Envy


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Refinery Salon Best Hair Salon HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY

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Amber Norris came to Davis in 2014 and her sister Ginger Sadlier moved to from Los Angeles in 2016. They decided to open Refinery Salon because they both had a passion for teaching. Having their own Salon allowed them to create a work environment along with weekly haircutting and color classes, with Ginger teaching hair color and Amber teaching haircutting. It was the perfect combination of a highly trained work environment that Ginger and Amber wanted their staff to enjoy. The sisters strive to operate in a highly creative and motivated environment. Guests visiting the salon should expect a level of technical trend and style expertise, combined with

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Refinery Salon clients don’t need to look in the mirror to know the salon is top in the county

a relaxing experience. And, in return, they have voted Refinery the top salon in Yolo County. “Each of us at Refinery Salon would like to take a moment to express how much we appreciate all of the

support we have been given. Our community has kept us inspired, and given us so much to be grateful for,” they told The Enterprise. “The high that we have experienced is the overwhelming outpour of support. We are also also

very grateful for our landlords Dave and Lea Rosenberg, and everyone of the Odd Fellows. Thank you for all of the love and patience. We would have not made it through the past two years without your continued support.” Education is a very important part of Refinery Salons environment. “Our stylists have continued education offered every Monday morning beginning at 10 a.m.,” they said. “Our models receive a free haircut for being a part of our training experience. Each stylist attends yearly hands on training through Sassoon Education. We will be closed a few days in June and are welcoming Sassoon Educators to our salon for our higher education and hands-on classes.”

Refinery Salon 421 Second St., Davis 530-378-3133 www.RefinerySalon.

Best Hair Salon Second Place — Pomegranate Salon Third Place — J Cunningham Salon

Most of Refinery Salon’s training has come from Sassoon Education. Amber and Ginger together have a combined 30 years of Sassoon education experience. They are highly inspired by sharing their education with the next generation of stylists. Having traveled to L.A, San Francisco, London and New York, they are proud of their staff and all that they work to create.

Physical Edge Best Physical Therapy Enterprise staff

The goal of Physical Edge Inc. is to be the rehabilitation and fitness provider of choice for the greater Davis Area. Owners Mat and Marianne Moore are long time Davisites; they attended Davis High and UC Davis, were married in 1995 and opened Physical Edge in 2003. They feel extremely proud to live, work and make a difference in the community they’ve always called home. “We are honestly so grateful for such a supportive community,” Marianne Moore said. “We are glad we have been able to keep working safely each day these past two years doing what we love and helping our community.” Physical Edge opened in June 2003 at its first location in West Davis. In 2006, it opened

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its second, larger location in South Davis. In 2008, the Moores brought all their staff together at the South Davis site and have enjoyed serving our community from there

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ever since. They aim to provide the highest quality of rehabilitation and fitness services, with the highest emphasis on customer service 30

and providing a safe, pristine environment where everyone is made to feel comfortable. They have a staff of eight physical therapists, one physical therapy assistant and one chiropractor. Physical Edge also offers personal training and massage therapy. The staff is a tight-knit group who support and care about each other and their clients deeply. “We greatly appreciate the readers for voting for us,” Moore said. “Our staff is so experienced in their field and truly care about giving each of their patients the best care they can. It’s been a tough couple of years and our staff have worked each day in person helping our community with their rehabilitation needs. Thank you!”

Physical Edge 1460 Drew Avenue, Ste. 200, Davis 530-753-9011

Best Physical Therapy Second — Burger Physical Therapy Third — Sutter Davis Hospital


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Davis Swim & Fitness — Best Health Club


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Davis Swim and Fitness, located at 303 Ensenada Drive in Davis has been voted Best Health Club in 2022. Owner Tammy Ten Broeck has aimed to keep Davis families fit for several years She is proud that the club is a full-service facility, including an additional all-CrossFit outdoor arena, an outdoor steam sauna, pool fitness equipment, outdoor child-care play and fitness area with artificial grass under the shade trees. Davis Swim and Fitness offers

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Davis Swim & Fitness members enjoy a 25-yard heated lap swimming pool with six lanes.

Matthew Molitor, DDS, MS Best Orthodontist Enterprise staff

Working in Davis since 1989, Dr. Matthew Molitor saw Enterprise readers vote him the top orthodontist in Yolo County. Molitor says his aim is to be known as the premier orthodontic office by consistently achieving excellent orthodontic results in a caring, friendly and professional environment. He also tries “to foster a working environment in which every member of our office family is valued and appreciated for his or her unique personality and skills.” Ultimately, he works to make every patient feel special by showing genuine concern for them as individuals and by

Davis Swim & Fitness 303 Ensenada Dr., Davis 530-753-5683 www.davisswim

Best Health Club Second — Yolo Barre Third — FIT House

To learn more about Davis Swim and Fitness, visit www., call 530-753-5683 or email davisswimandfitness@gmail. com.

Delta Hearing Center Best Hearing Aid Service Enterprise staff

Matthew Molitor DDS, MS 1759 Oak Ave., Davis 530-758-6420

Best Orthodontist Second Place — Benton Runquist, DDS Third Place — Robert Kelleher, DDS

making their time with us positive and fun. “Thank you for voting us the No. 1 orthodontist in Yolo County!” he said.

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Dr. Matthew Molitor and his staff have been providing orthodontic care in Davis since 1989.

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fitness classes for all ages, massage therapy, personal training and aquatic programs. On top of so many fitness class options, the club also boasts a 25-yard heated lap swimming pool with six lanes — which is home to the Davis Aquamonsters, a local recreation and competitive swim team — a basketball court, a team of personal trainers and massage therapists. Yolo CrossFit Kids classes are available for 6-12 year-olds three times a week. Davis Swim and Fitness also offers child care.

Delta Hearing Center is all about trying to provide professional and quality care for the Davis community’s hearing needs. “We try to make the process of selecting and fitting hearing aids as simple and painless as possible,” said Dr. Patrick Barga, who purchased Delta Hearing Center in 2001. Delta Hearing Center had been open since the mid-1980s, and moved to its current suite at 1105 Kennedy Place, Suite 3. What sets Delta Hearing Center apart from other similar businesses is it is a small, private practice. “That allows us to provide care tailored to each individual’s needs,” Barga said. Barga noted that Delta is a preferred provider for most insurance plans for UC Davis, State, Federal and PG&E retirees. Barga says he appreciates the community’s support and looks forward to continuing to serve the community’s hearing needs.

Delta Hearing Center 1105 Kennedy Pl., Ste. 3, Davis 530-753-3228

Best Hearing Aid Service Second — Kaiser Permanente Third — Dignity Health

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Dr. Patrick Barga



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Lift Pilates Best Pilates Studio HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY

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Are you Pilates curious? Pilates strengthens your center (your core), balances your body, and gives you long, lean muscles — “Think of a dancer!” says Laura Shearer, the owner of Lift Pilates, voted the top Pilates studio by readers of the Davis Enterprise. “I brought Pilates to Davis in 2000,” Shearer said. “At the time, I was managing programs and member services at the Davis Athletic Club and there was no Pilates in Davis. I brought in a Pilates instructor who started teaching mat Pilates — I remember it was such a wildly popular class we had at least 50 or 60 students.” She had read about Pilates in a women’s magazine and took private Pilates lessons, then found a studio where she

Laura Sheerer, owner of Lift Pilates, demonstrates the “snake” Pilates position on the reformer apparatus. Courtesy photo

could learn to teach Pilates and get certified. Shearer started her business inside the Davis Athletic Club (which is now Get Fit Davis) with one “Reformer” apparatus in the lobby — “I put a Shoji Screen around it for privacy!” Her friend Nancy Chadwick was a personal trainer at the DAC who found a small space for the to share, where the dishes and china were sold in

the old Discovery’s Building on E Street. “I had three Reformers in that small space, and Nancy had her personal training equipment in the other half. About a year later moved to the brand new Chen Building in 2005. My teaching style has gone from contemporary to classical, from teaching group classes to now teaching only privates and duets, but I still have a focus on injuries

and special populations — I love rehabbing people, then teaching them to do fun Pilates tricks!” Most clients have never done Pilates before. Pilates meets you at your level and grows with you, according to Shearer. Even if you’ve never done a movement class or exercised in your life, you can do Pilates. On the flip side, if you’re an elite athlete or an experienced mover, she says Pilates has something to offer, too. Shearer works with people who are deconditioned, overweight, have joint problems, injured athletes, etc., and some who are just plain Pilates curious. “My studio is the only Classical Pilates studio with with original Gratz apparatus in the greater Sacramento Area,” she said. “I have all the

Lift Pilates 803 Second Street, Ste. C 530-220-4579

Best Pilates Second — FIT House Third — Luna Sol Pilates Studio

classical Pilates apparatus that you would find in a New York Pilates Studio. Because of my many and diverse years of training, and over 20 years of teaching experience, Shearer is able to offer a safe, full body workout to her clients, even to those with injuries and special populations. She take pride in advancing her clients, helping them to get stronger, and seeing them do things they never believed possible.

European Wax Center Best Waxing/Hair Removal Enterprise staff

Walk in and strut out — that’s the philosophy at European Wax Center, voted by Enterprise readers as the best waxing and hair removal in Yolo County. Owned by Susan and Larry Stieber, who started as franchisees in 2009 with their first center in San Ramon, the portfolio has grown to 11 European Wax Centers. The team acquired the Davis EWC in 2017 from a local family. “We love the city of Davis and appreciate the support that our guests have shown us throughout the closures and reopening,” Susan Stieber told The Enterprise. “Larry and I look forward to continuing our presence in Davis and growing with EWC in Northern California.” They are known for their expertise, sanitation and hygiene procedures. All the wax specialists

are licensed and also undergo extensive in-house training. All the associates are taught how to provide recommendations and solutions to our guests based on their needs. The signature Comfort Wax is a proprietary blend of the highest-quality natural beeswax sourced from Europe plus other skin-soothing ingredients. This allows it to gently remove hair for a virtually painless experience during the wax service. “At our core, we are here to help people feel unapologetically confident,” Steiber said. “Just one 15-minute reservation can help transform someone’s mood, someone’s day — even their perception of themselves. We take waxing seriously because we take our guests seriously. Our expertise to make every person that walks through our door leaves feeling like their self.”

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European Wax Center 768 Fifth St., Davis 530-564-4088

Best Waxing/ Hair Removal Second — Spa Central Third — Angels Skin

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European Wax Center Manager Eddie Pineda Zamora and Guest Service Associate Cristal Martinez.



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Six years ago, FIT House, a state-of-the-art boutique fitness studio opened in the heart of downtown Davis. The space is home to not only fully-credentialed instructors, teachers, trainers, managers and FIT hosts but also an amazing community of fitness enthusiasts of all levels. In the past six years, FIT House has been voted Best Yoga Studio six consecutive years. “We are a powerful womanowned and -operated business,” Blanche McNaughton who co-owns the studio with Caryn DeMoura and Lisa Herrington, told The Enterprise. FIT House offers five unique fitness experiences: Yoga that includes both Power Vinyasa

FIT House 302 G St., Davis 530-757-9295

Best Yoga Studio FIT House co-owner Blanche McNaughton, center, takes a yoga class at the studio which was voted Best Yoga studio in the 2022 Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey.

Second — Kaya Yoga Third — Akasha Yoga

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and Yin/Nidra, Indoor Cycling, Bootcamp, BarreX, and Personal Training. “FIT House is committed to creating community and connection through fitness,” McNaughton said. “ We guide,

encourage and support our participants on their journey to lead healthier lives through a myriad of fitness experiences to benefit not only their body but also their mind and their spirit.” Visit FIT House at 302 G St.,

call 530-757-9295 or connect online at www.fithousedavis. com. “We are so honored and grateful to be voted Best Yoga in Yolo County,” McNaughton added.

Stabler’s A-1 Appliance

Best Appliance Service & Repair, Best Major Appliance Store


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Stabler’s A-1 Appliance aims to provide the best service possible, and for that customer focus, the business at 548 Kentucky Ave. in Woodland has been named Best Major Appliance Store once again in the annual Reader’s Choice poll, as well as new category Best Appliance Service & Repair. Owners Paul and Carman Stabler thank the community for voting their business No. 1. “We are grateful for the opportunity of allowing us to provide great service for the city of Davis,” Carman said. Walter and Joanne Stabler started the business in 1961. In 1997 it moved from West and Main streets to the current location, before Paul and Carman Stabler took over the

Carman and Paul Stabler lead the award-winning team at Stabler’s A-1 Appliance in Woodland. Courtesy photo

business in 2005. The Stabler family has experienced an even bigger amount of traffic after their move in 2020 to 548 Kentucky Avenue (just a half-mile down from their old location on

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Harter Avenue). The showroom floor is on a much more visible street that brings in locals and passersby alike! After celebrating its 60th anniversary last year, Stabler’s A-1 Appliance has stayed true 36

to its mission: “We provide the best knowledge on major appliances and provide the best service for major appliances,” Stabler said. She notes that many are surprised to learn that the company has been around for so long and that it’s on its third generation of appliance men. Stabler says their success is due to their focus of providing personal service with a knowledgeable staff and that they service the appliances they sell. Plus, they have a bonus customers may not expect: “We always have dogs here to greet you!” Stabler said. For more information, call 530-662-3996, email or visit

Stabler’s A-1 Appliance 548 Kentucky Ave., Woodland 530-662-3996

Best Appliance Service & Repair Second — Dave’s Appliance Third — Zajic Appliance Service and Sales

Best Major Appliance Store Second — Pearson’s Appliance Third — Costco


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Davis Ace Hardware Best Garden Supply


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There has been a hardware store in Davis for over 100 years. During that time there have been a number of different names but the business has continued since that time. Launched in 1914 in downtown Davis, the popular local business grew from a small hardware and lumber specialty store to one that today includes an extensive nursery, housewares, paint, plumbing and electrical products, pet supplies, patio furniture and grills, even a rock yard. Current owners Mark Schulein and Matt Fales bought the downtown landmark in March 2019. “It is our commitment to serve our customers better than any other retail

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The Davis Ace Garden Center, located at 815 Third St. in Davis, earned the title of Best Garden Supply once again.

establishment, to maintain attractive and relevant stores, to provide a helpful and convenient shopping experience, to stock more depth and breadth

of quality inventory, and to develop and keep the best people possible,” said store manager Mike Neider. “We have expanded the size of our nursery, pet department

and improved many other areas including tools, paint, and BBQ. Customers will notice that we have added a lot of new inventory across all departments to help us become a one stop shop.” Those attributes have earned Davis Ace Hardware the title of Best Garden Supply in The Davis Enterprise’s annual Readers’ Choice survey for 2022. “Our business is still family owned and operated,” Neider said. “We have won best garden center for multiple years in a row. We do round ups for local charities. Some of our team members special training include Traeger/Stihl technicians.” Looking ahead, Ace plans on expanding its housewares section, as well as improving

Davis Ace Hardware 815 Third St., Davis 530-758-8000

Best Garden Supply Second — Redwood Barn Nursery Third — Woodland Ace Hardware

the nursery, plumbing and lawn-and-garden departments. “Thank you to all the customers who supported our local business,” Neider said. “We strive to improve our store every year so we can better serve our community.” Follow Davis Ace Hardware on Instagram at @ davisacehardware.

Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning Best Heating & Air Company Enterprise staff

Keeping its clients comfortable since 1973, Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning took the title of Best Heating and Air from Davis Enterprise readers. “I am extremely pleased that Yolo County has kept us busy for 49 years,” owner Mark Blake said. “I’m very appreciative of every job that has been given to us. All of us at Blake’s and our families appreciate the work. Thanks again for making us No. 1.” Blake’s is family-owned and -operated and has been serving Yolo and Solano counties since 1973. It’s the oldest Lennox dealer in California, with one of the the oldest heating-and-air contractors licenses. The company started working

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Mark Blake reminesces in downtown Davis as owner of awardwinning Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning.

out of a barn on Road 96 for the first five years, with an office

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inside the house’s laundry room. 38

“After 49 years, when everyone else has changed to commissioned sales people,” Blake said, “we are still using non-commission estimators which in return saves our customers thousands of dollars.” Blakes is the most-awarded Lennox Dealer in Yolo County. For 23 years Blakes has won the Centurion Award from Lennox for the top 100 dealers in the nation. In addition, it’s taken the Circle of Excellence award for the top 40 dealers in the nation, the top one percent performer in Northern California, the 2009 Outstanding Achievement award for leadership, and the 2012 Outstanding Performance Award partner of the year from Lennox.

Blake’s Heating & Air Company 1042 Olive Dr., Davis 530-758-4030

Best Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Second — Greiner Heating & Air Conditioning Third — BJ’s Heating & Air Conditioning


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Laura Nathan Design Best Interior Design


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For the eighth time, Laura Nathan, owner of Laura Nathan Design, has been chosen by Enterprise readers as Yolo County’s Best Interior Designer. Nathan has more than 30 years of experience in design. “My interior designs unite space and light to create timeless environments that embody my clients’ lifestyles,” Nathan said. “My projects range from expansive to intimate spaces and from remodels to new home design.” “With a faithful client base spanning over three decades, I have built a successful design business that offers new and continuing client opportunities to enrich their lives with a newly designed space,” she added. “My designs embody sustainability and

Laura Nathan Design 606 Peña Drive, Ste. 150, Davis 530-753-3414 www.lauranathan

Best Interior Design Laura Nathan, owner of Laura Nathan Design has been chosen once again as Best Interior Designer in Yolo County according to the 2022 Readers’ Choice survey. Courtesy photo

responsible manufacturing. For example, my custom furniture, fabric, and window-covering resources offer recycled materials, soy-based cushion

options, and are wood-certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.” In addition to winning Best Interior Designer in the Yolo

County Readers’ Choice, Laura Nathan also received recognition as the Best of Houzz for Customer Service 2015, 2016 and 2022, and was

Second — The Design Partner Third — Wirth Furniture & Interiors

featured in Sacramento Home Magazine. “Thank you to my clients for inviting me into your homes and businesses,” she said. “I’ve been honored to work with you and to design interiors that are both functional and reflective of your personalities.”

Redwood Barn Nursery Best Nursery Enterprise staff

Family owned and operated for 41 years, Redwood Barn Nursery is a mainstay in the local nursery business and winner of this year’s Readers’ Choice Award for best nursery. “Forty years helping folks create wonderful gardens and landscapes in Davis!” owner Don Shor enthused. “When we built our barn (literally: we had a barn raising right there on Fifth Street) we were on the edge of town!” Since 1981 the nursery has focused on quality, selection and service. And they look to make more informed gardeners; an informed customer gardens more sensibly, more sustainably and more successfully. “Consumer tastes change,”

Redwood Barn Nursery 1607 Fifth St., Davis 530-758-2276

Best Nursery Second — Davis Ace Hardware Third — Lemuria Nursery

Redwood Barn Nursery has been a fixture on Fifth Street since 1981. Courtesy photo

Shor said, “whether it’s the current surge of interest in houseplants or the the huge popularity of vegetable gardens and fruit trees

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through the pandemic, or a renewed focus on drought tolerant climate-adapted plants for our region.” Advice can be found on-site, 40

as well as in Shor’s regular gardening column in The Davis Enterprise, which he’s been writing for more than 21 years, and in a garden talk

show on KDRT-LP, which Shor and Lois Richter have been doing since 2005. Shor takes pride in reaching a new generation. “This is where your grandma brought me when I was your age,” is one of his favorite things to hear. “Thanks again to Yolo County residents for voting us your No. 1 nursery!”

Davis Glass & Screen Best Glass Replacement Enterprise staff

In Summer 2016, Johnny Rexroth became the new owner of Davis Glass and Screen (previously Anderson Glass), keeping the same crew but changing the name. Davis Glass and Screen is a statecertified contractor specializing in residential windows, sliding patio doors, beveled glass/mirrors, solar screens, screen repairs and replacements as well as shower/tub doors and enclosures. “We thank the community for voting us ‘Best Glass Replacement’ for the past

Davis Glass & Screen 920 Third St., Ste. D, Davis 530-758-0910

Best Glass Replacement Second — Rainbow Glass

six years, we hope to continue to be of service for all projects — big or small,” said Johnny Rexroth, owner.

Davis Glass & Screen, located at 920 Third St. in Davis was voted Best Glass Replacement once again. Courtesy photo


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Brooks Painting Best Painting Company


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Since 1997, Brooks Painting has been serving the residential and commercial painting needs of Yolo County. Founded by Jeremy Brooks, the operation has grown from two employees to over 30 employees with excellent customer service at the forefront, and they have received the most votes in the painting category of the Readers’ Choice Awards this year and for the past 10 years. “Thank you to our community for voting us ‘Best Painting Company’ year after year!” Brooks said. “We are so grateful for the trust of our incredible customers and the dedication of our employees. Your support means everything to us, and we are honored to be Yolo County’s go-to painting

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Brooks Painting employees participate in their annual Charity Paint project.

company!” Because of the value that Brooks places on giving back, he wanted Brooks Painting to be woven right into the fabric of the community. Today, the team is proud to be avidly involved in local chambers,

donate dozens of Painter for a Day gift certificates each year, and annually give away $10,000 in services to a deserving nonprofit or family. Thanks to continued growth, they are grateful to offer their expertise in Yolo County and the greater

Sacramento area. “At Brooks Painting, we value superior customer service,” Brooks said. “Through relentless dedication to the client, employees, and craftsmanship, our mission is to attract lifelong relationships.” Their services extend far beyond residential and commercial painting. In fact, services include epoxy floor coatings, concrete staining, acoustic ceiling removal, dryerase/chalkboard painting, wallpaper removal, and much more. Brooks Painting is EPA leadsafe certified, licensed, bonded and insured. The company emphasizes the importance of being involved in trade organization: the Painting and Decorating Contractors

Brooks Painting 2860 W. Covell Blvd., Ste. 7, Davis 530-753-5074 www.brookspainting. com

Best Painting Company Second — Alan’s House Painting Third — MG Painting

of America and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Additionally, they are proud to be a part of local chambers and business associations, such as the Davis Chamber of Commerce. “Our dedication to our community and our clients is what sets us apart,” Brooks said. “Estimates are always free!”

Lucas Roofing Best Roofing Company Enterprise staff

“We appreciate the recognition of our local community for voting us Best of Yolo County again this year,” said Jerry Lucas, owner of Lucas Roofing. “It is with this support that this year we celebrate 30 years of doing business here in Davis.” Lucas Roofing is locally owned and operated by Gerald (Jerry) Lucas since 1992 and has specialized in serving the Davis area. Good word of mouth has grown our small local business into one of the leaders in the residential and light commercial markets in Davis. Lucas Roofing, Inc. has been an accredited business with Better Business Bureau since 2005. We have an A+ rating, the highest possible Jerry has trained a skilled

Lucas Roofing 1900 Lehigh Dr. Davis 530-758-6209 geraldlucasroofing1

Best Roofing Company Second — Valley Roofing Third — Rabaino Roofing

Lucas Roofing was voted Best Roofing Company in the 2022 Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice Survey. Courtesy photo

team to handle any and all roofing needs for your home. “Foreman Oscar Jimenez has been by my side for more than

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20 years and I couldn’t have done it without him,” Lucas said. “He is able to successfully run a crew like no other.” 42

Lucas ensures that roof replacement and repairs will be done with expert knowledge, quality workmanship, and

premium materials. “We guarantee your project will meet and exceed your expectations. Our knowledge and skill set separate us from the competition,” Lucas said.


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Jeff Likes Clean Windows & Gutters Best Window Cleaning


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Jeff and Meaghan Likes founded Jeff Likes Clean Windows & Gutters as a “part-time side-hustle” and have systematically grown it to a team of 10-plus window cleaners in recent years. “Thank you so much for voting us the best window cleaners in Yolo County for the eighth year in a row,” the owners said. “We absolutely love serving our community and doing our part to help make it shine!” Most recently the team won a World Window Cleaning Championship and, while they won, Jeff was most proud that his team had fewer mistakes in quality than he did, meaning he’s successfully trained the next generation of quality window cleaners.

The awardwinning Jeff Likes Clean Windows & Gutters staff stand ready to take on Yolo County. Courtesy photo

They pride themselves on their trustworthiness and reliability. “We will do what we say we will, how we say we will, when we say we will ... Every time.” When we come to clean windows, gutters and solar panels, they promise to treat customers’ homes as they would treat their own by delivering an exceptional quality of service from the fun and friendly team. When cleaning your windows, the team does so in a way that

is as kind to the environment as possible. They limit their water usage to less than a gallon of water per job. They only use environmentally friendly soaps and cleaning solutions and, when finished, they pour any unused water into customers’ flower beds. They believe that a job well done does not have to come at the expense of our most precious resource. “All of our staff complete a rigorous ninja training upon hire and are OSHA-10 certified

for safety,” the company added. In 2020, he won the window cleaning world cup for speed window cleaning. Earlier this month, Jeff Likes and field supervisor Bryce Thompson brought home two more championship belts (out of the five available) for the quality of their window cleaning skills in an International medley window cleaning competition. “We got a fresh new look this year with a rebrand,” the Likeses said. “So keep an eye

Jeff Likes Clean Windows & Gutters P.O. Box 72231, Davis 530-220-4569 jefflikesclean

Best Window Cleaning Second — A+ Window & Gutter Cleaning Third — A Touch of Glass

out for our freshly wrapped vehicles and cool new mascot. We also recently launched a membership program where we’re making it easier for our client’s to maintain their clean homes on a regular cleaning schedule at an exclusive discounted price.”

Davis Home Trends Best Window Treatments Enterprise staff

For the twelfth year in a row, the staff of Davis Home Trends is “proud and honored to receive the award for Best in Yolo County for our Hunter Douglas window treatments,” said store owners Eric and Paula Rich. The store first opened in 1968 and specializes in Hunter Douglas window coverings, swimming pool supplies and pool equipment, American-made bedroom furniture, luxury bedding and gifts. The Hunter Douglas window coverings gallery is in the center of it all and focuses on the latest design and home automation trends. Most of their shades and draperies now use PowerView technology, raising

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Paula and Eric Rich are owners of award-winning Davis Home Trends, located at 2300 Fifth St. in Davis.

and lowering with the touch of a button or the sound of one’s voice through innovative home technology. “We are living in the homes of the future,” Paula Rich said. Davis Home Trends is the

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go-to place for comforts in the home and in recent years has expanded to bring comfort to the bedroom. “We recently expanded our bedroom department to complement our 44

Hunter Douglas window coverings gallery,” Rich said. “We have been controlling light and privacy in bedroom windows for decades, and now we offer an entire room solution. Our customers asked for quality handmade bedroom furniture and customized bedding. We searched for the best quality and brought in an array of customizable, high-quality American-made furniture and bedding. Within our Design Center at Davis Home Trends, customers will find their inner designer and create a space truly their own.” Once again, the Riches are genuinely humbled by the distinction of being voted the Best of Yolo County. “We sincerely love our clients, our amazing team, and our store. We are excited to come

Davis Home Trends 2300 Fifth St., Davis 530-756-4187

Best Window Treatments Second — The Perfect Window Third — Laura Nathan Design

to work every day and design bedrooms people dream in,” Rich said. Visit Davis Home Trends at 2300 Fifth St. in Davis. The store is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm. Visit www. or through social media @ DavisHomeTrends.


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Davisville Management Company Best Property Management


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The results are in, and the Davisville Management Company (DMC) has won best property management company in the 2022 Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey. The umbrella company of several other award-winning properties, the organization reflects on the effort that earned them these accolades. “We’re so proud to have been honored as the best property management as well placing first, second and third for our apartment communities Almondwood Apartments, Aggie Square Apartments and Fountain circle Townhomes,” said DMC COO, Janna Buccieri. “Another of our properties, Second Street Storage also placed first for Best Self-Storage Company. It means so much to be acknowledged by the community.” Family-owned and operated,

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Davisville Property Management Company was voted Best Property Management in the 2022 B Readers’ Choice survey.

Buccieri stated that the organization prides itself in putting their residents first while providing the best 0ffcampus experience they can. With the awards showering down upon them, clearly they’re doing something right. “All of our apartment complexes offer spacious

units in addition to community features like computer labs, fitness centers, clubhouses, free fiber optic Wi-Fi, free parking, pools and BBQ areas to name a few,” said Buccieri. “We really enjoy holding community events to get to know our residents with homemade chili feeds,

holiday dinners, raffles, donut days and more to make them feel at home and provide the opportunity to make friends.” Much like the update the Second Street Storage facility received, the DMC constantly looks for ways to make environmentally minded improvements to its facilities. Beyond that, Buccieri lauds the efforts of their maintenance teams to uphold levels of excellence for residents. “We ask our residents, ‘What can we do better or improve on?’ This helps us direct efforts toward providing wanted upgrades and events to provide socialization, fitness and a successful living environment,” said Buccieri.” We strive to provide an exceptional housing environment and feel very proud that our tenants have appreciated our efforts by voting us No. 1!”

Davisville Management Company 2525 2nd St., Davis 530-758-5800 davisapartments

Best Property Management Second — Elite Property Management Third — Dowling Properties

Almondwood Apartments 1212 Alvarado Ave., Davis 530-753-2115 davisapartments

Best Apartment Community Second — Aggie Square Apartments Third — Fountain Circle Townhomes

2nd Street Storage — Best Self Storage Enterprise staff

If one believes all storage facilities are the same, clearly they haven’t been to 2nd Street Storage. A locally owned facility for 10 years and counting, its unique features are now complemented by the introduction of new units to combat clutter. And Enterprise readers have responded, voting 2nd Street the top self-storage facility in Yolo County. As Davis prides itself in leaving a light carbon footprint, so too does 2nd Street Storage. This indoor facility features a climate-assisted environment with industrial fans to retain cool air while expelling heat that could potentially damage items in the storage units. Using less energy than air conditioners, the fans’ energy

Owner Mark McNece and Amber Costo, manager, make up the awardwinning team at 2nd Street Storage. Courtesy photo

expenditure is lessened by the solar panels they have installed. “We have a unique, indoor environment that doesn’t take up a lot of land and keeps out a lot of dust and dirt. It’s a clean,

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cool and insulated facility with a passive climate assisted environment with turbine fans on the roof to push in fresh air,” co-owner Mark McNece told The Enterprise. “We have solar panels to offset that and clean 46

it weekly to keep everything dusted and tidy.” Along with the ecofriendliness, 2nd Street Storage also offers peace of mind in a variety of ways. An on-site attendant is present during office hours, video surveillance runs around the clock and — for those worried about moving heavy items — on-site dollies and carts are available for moving convenience. As it’s a two-story facility, there’s also a passenger elevator for easy transport. Pleased as McNece is with these offerings to the community, he’s most excited about the 145 new storage units they’ve recently opened. “When we originally built the place, we left a quarter of it as a large, open warehouse area where we put large units that

2nd Street Storage 2525 Second St., Davis 530-757-7867

Best Self-Storage Second Place — Harrison Self Storage Third Place — South Davis Storage

were single-story,” McNece explained the addition of the new, smaller units. “Since the ceiling is so high, it made sense to make it two stories back there, so we took out the large units only serving six to eight people. Now we can service up to 150 and offer more individual units for homeowners, students putting their apartment stuff in there or small businesses.”


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Atria Covell Gardens Best Senior Living Community


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Since 2004, Atria Covell Gardens has offered independent and assistedliving options for retirees in Davis. Nestled in a North Davis residential neighborhood with easy access to local shops and restaurants, each day at Atria is an opportunity for fitness, fun, creativity and connection. “Recognizing the challenges of aging, we are dedicated to encouraging a fulfilling lifestyle and promoting independence,” executive director Emily Venegas said. “We listen. We engage life with pride, professionalism, creativity and fun. We strive to enhance lives and exceed expectations every day.” For families facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s

Atria Covell Gardens

Atria Covell Gardens, located at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis was voted Best Senior Living Community in the 2022 Readers’ Choice survey.

1111 Alvarado Ave., Davis 530-756-0700 https://www.atria retirement-communities/atria-covellgardens-davis-ca/

Best Senior Living Community Second — University Retirement Community Third — Carlton Senior Living

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or other forms of dementia, Atria Covell Gardens offers a forward-thinking memory care program featuring a secure, structured environment, specially trained staff and daily opportunities for social engagement.

For all residents, Atria looks to make life a breeze. “We take care of the cooking, cleaning and home maintenance, so you have more time to spend doing the things you enjoy the most,” the company said. “Join neighbors for

conversation over a chefprepared brunch. Express yourself in an art workshop. Step out with the walking club. Simply relax in your spacious apartment. At Atria, how you spend your time is up to you.”

Lea Rosenberg Most Effective Volunteer MISCELLANEOUS

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In a community of volunteers like Davis, it is a remarkable honor to be recognized as the “most effective” community volunteer. But Lea Rosenberg has done it again. A perennial winner in the minds of readers of the Enterprise, Lea Rosenberg has been chosen — for the ninth year — as “Most Effective Volunteer” for her wide-ranging and influential community involvement. Lea and her husband Dave Rosenberg (who was chosen No. 2 most effective volunteer this year) are considered community powerhouses. Lea’s volunteer activities go back some 40 years. If anything, she is more active today than she ever was. Currently, Lea is most active

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Lea Rosenberg was voted Most Effective Volunteer once again.

with Soroptimist International of Davis, the Davis Odd Fellows, the Davis Encampment, the Davis Rebekah Lodge, Canton Davis, the Yolo County SPCA Board of Directors, Unleashing the Possibilities, Inc. Board, and the Sutter Davis

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Foundation Board. She is actively engaged in a wide variety of charitable and community work ranging from the quest to build a new animal shelter for Yolo County, to calling Bingo helping different beneficiaries in the community, to Breakfast with Santa, a Taste of Davis, the Davis Classic Film Festival, the Davis Chocolate Festival, highway environmental cleanup, folding diapers for the Yolo Diaper Bank, or collecting toilet articles for folks in shelters, among others. She is the originator and driving force behind “Chase the Chill” — a community project to provide warm clothing to homeless and unhoused persons during the cold months. Lea also worked on the committee that brought the “Zombie Bike Ride” to Davis for 48

the third time. Her endeavors also benefit foster children and young adults who have “aged out” of the foster care system. She provides toys and games for the younger ones, and coordinates financial assistance for former foster kids. In the 1990s, Lea was recognized as the Davis Citizen of the Year, and she has never let up. She has served as president or a member of the board of many community and charitable organizations over the past decades. But her real community involvement is one-on-one. When folks call Lea for help, she finds a way to do so. “Being a community volunteer is my calling,” said Lea. “I’m happy to be part of a strong network of community volunteers in Davis.”

Lea Rosenberg Odd Fellows, Rebekah Lodge, Canton Davis, Yolo County SPCA, Unleashing the Possibilities, Sutter Davis Foundation

Most Effective Volunteer Second — Dave Rosenberg Third — Ted Puntillo


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Feldspar Pet Salon Best Pet Groomer


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Thirty-eight years years in the pet-grooming business have prepared Ann Martin, owner of Feldspar Pet Salon, for any challenge. She has been a professional pet stylist since she was 18, and in 1987 went to work for the business she currently owns, then in Sacramento. Martin moved to Davis in 2006 and was grooming pets in her salon at home while her twin boys were young, then opened her salon on Lake Boulevard. “From a small shop in Sacramento, we have grown into a business bustling with lots of great clients,” Martin told The Enterprise. She is a National Certified Master Groomer, and all other groomers are in

process of attaining the same accolade. Feldspar is committed to having all grooming staff finish their certification, and hosts continued education in the shop all the time. Martin judges grooming shows all over the world and is a noted seminar speaker. Feldspar grooms rabbits and other small animals as well as dogs and cats, and has provided top-shelf products for more than three decades. All of the staff is first-aid and CPR certified. “We are committed to providing an above average service to our pets and their caregivers,” she says. “We truly appreciate your business and look forward to many more years.”

Feldspar Pet Spa 1260 Lake Blvd. Suite 118, Davis 530-753-2881

Best Pet Groomer Second — Petco Animal Supplies Third — Grooming by Elaine

Feldspar Pet Salon, located at 1260 Lake Blvd., in Davis has been voted Best Pet Salon in the 2022 Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey, and it shows! Courtesy photo

Dr. Kelly Regan Best Veterinarian Special to The Enterprise

Voted by Davis Enterprise readers the town’s best veterinarian, Dr. Kelly Regan has worked for Midtown Animal Clinic since 2007. The clinic, which opened nearly 50 years ago, has in its own right been named Davis’ best animal clinic many times over by Enterprise readers. In 2017, Regan purchased the clinic from its previous owner, Cliff Gravem. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Regan and her team have continued to go above and beyond in earning the community’s trust. All five doctors at the clinic are graduates of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, one of the top-ranked veterinary schools in the world. They have a combined 60-plus years of experience.

Dr. Kelly Regan and her dog “Mac” enjoys the afternoon. Courtesy photo

“Our doctors and staff are dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate veterinary care to all of our patients,” Regan said. “We all

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work collaboratively to provide our patients with the best possible care.” While many veterinary practices pay their 50

veterinarians based on commission, Midtown staff are not, meaning that they have no incentive to offer additional products or services that aren’t necessary. “I believe it is important to work with each client as an individual and to find the treatment options that will be both practical and effective.” Regan said. Regan’s practice at Midtown Animal Clinic offers modern facilities with state of the art equipment including digital dental radiography, ultrasound and in-house lab capabilities. “We would like to thank all of our wonderful clients for voting for us,” Regan said. “This honor could not be achieved without our amazing staff and wonderful clients being supportive. I feel incredibly

Dr. Kelly Regan, DVM Midtown Animal Clinic 525 Rowe Pl., Davis 530-758-5650 Midtownanimalclinic. com

Best Veterinarian Second — Dr. Michael Yackey Third — Dr. Cara Bradley

lucky to be able to serve the Davis community.” Looking forward, Regan said she is hoping her clinic can get back to normal as the pandemic is brought under control. “Regardless of what the future brings, we will continue to be here to provide care to all of our wonderful patients,” she said.


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South and West Davis Veterinary Centers Best Veterinary Clinic


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South Davis Veterinary Center opened in 2003 at the El Macero Shopping Center and moved to its current location in the same center in 2012. A few years later it still needed additional space to serve its patients, then added a second location on Russell Boulevard in West Davis. The West Davis location has a fear-reducing architectural plan with separate dog and cat examination rooms and treatment areas. The feline rooms have exam tables with hiding nooks for the timid and some wall and window mounted climbing areas for the bold. The dog rooms are large with doors opening to the garden so vets can bypass the waiting area or examine dogs outdoors. Even more changes happened in the last year. The South and

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Dr. Michael Yackey, left, and Dr. Cara Bradley have their hands full.

West Davis Veterinary Centers are still responding to the altered delivery of veterinary care during the pandemic. “We were so happy to finally be able to welcome clients into the hospitals again this year,” said Dr. Cara Bradley, who owns the centers along with Dr.

Michael Yackey. “It was lovely to let people get to see the inside of the West Davis location, along with their pets. This seems delayed as we started working in the building October 2020 with curbside service, but did not allow clients back in until June 2021.”

People still want to see the patient treatment area and the separate dog and cat treatment rooms, so the practice will close on Saturday, May 7, and allow people to see the hospital. “This open house will be for the public and not limited to our clients as everyone is welcome.” Both hospitals now have full AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accreditation. Professional training is a constant commitment for the staff. Doctors have completed programs in dentistry, physical rehabilitation, stem cell therapy and ultrasound. “We employ a high number of registered veterinary technicians to care for people’s pets,” Bradley said. “One of our veterinarians (Dr. Lacie Carlisle at the South Davis location) completed

South Davis Veterinary Center 4615 Cowell Blvd., Davis 530-757-1113

West Davis Veterinary Center

1617 Russell Blvd., Davis 530-756-1766

Best Veterinary Clinic Second — Midtown Animal Clinic Third — Woodland Veterinary Hospital

her acupuncture certification during the pandemic and has started providing this therapy to our patients.”

Law Office of Raquel M. Silva Best Attorney PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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Raquel M. Silva’s contributions to Yolo County’s legal community extends well beyond her Davis family law and estate planning practice. She trained at the Northern California Mediation Center and is an experience mediator who handles family law and trust administration disputes. She volunteers once a month as a family law settlement officer in Yolo County Superior Court to assist with resolving family law disputes before trial. For these and other reasons, readers of The Davis Enterprise voted Silva as Davis’ best attorney. “I am so immensely grateful to be selected as the best attorney in Yolo County for the second year in a row!”

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Raquel M. Silva was voted Best Attorney in the 2022 Readers’ Choice survey.

she said. “I give my heartfelt thanks to all of the readers who voted for me. I will work hard to earn their continued trust and confidence.” A Davis native, Silva earned

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her law degree from UC Davis’ King Hall School of Law, earning admission to the State Bar of California in 2005. She went on to become a certified family law specialist in 2012, requiring her to take an additional bar exam focusing on family-law issues and fulfill extensive continuing education classes in all areas of family law. In November 2005, she opened her law practice in the E Street office formerly occupied by local attorneys Tom Frankel and Yasmin Cogswell Spiegel. She moved to my current location at 1667 Oak Ave. in 2009, expanding the firm to include a full-time paralegal, Susan Ogando, and legal assistant Onelia Ambrose. Silva strives to provide 52

excellent customer service to her clients. “I know one of the biggest complaints about attorneys is that they fail to return phone calls/emails or they fail to keep their clients in the loop,” she said. “I try to ensure my clients are fully informed about their matter and that my office provides a timely response to all questions and requests. I also have a legal assistant (Onelia Ambrose) who speaks fluent Spanish so my office is able to provide legal services to Spanish speaking clients.” Responding to the COVID outbreak, Silva’s office transitioned to offer clients more options for collaborative divorce meetings, family law mediation and consultations via Zoom. “Some clients find virtual meetings to be

Law Office of Raquel M. Silva 1667 Oak Ave. 530-758-0500

Best Attorney Second — Chad Carlock Law Office Third — Justin C. Lowenthal

more convenient, given their work schedules and family commitments,” Silva said. “My office is also now open for clients who want to meet with me in-person. My office staff is fully vaccinated and we comply with all COVID safety requirements.”


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Golden 1 Credit Union Best Bank/Credit Union


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Golden 1 Credit Union is committed to living and sharing the credit union difference throughout the Golden State. Since Day 1, its members and communities have been at the heart of everything they do. In response, Davis Enterprise readers voted Golden 1 the top credit union in Yolo County. “We’ve been proud to serve Davis since 1983!” Davis branch manager Donna Clift said. “Thanks again, for choosing Golden 1 Credit Union!” Golden 1 seeks to deliver financial solutions with value, convenience, and exceptional service to more than 1.1 million members across California. “What began in 1933 in Sacramento grows

Golden 1 Credit Union 508 Second St., Suite 101, Davis 877-465-3361

Best Bank/Credit Union

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Golden 1 Credit Union has been voted Best Bank / Credit Union in the 2022 Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey

stronger every year and we take great pride in serving those who have grown with us,” Clift said. “Golden 1 is a caring partner, giving back to the diverse communities and organizations that improve the lives of Californians. We are dedicated to increasing

educational opportunities, strengthening financial well-being, and making communities great.” In 2021, more than 5,000 Americans were asked to choose the credit union or bank they admire most. Golden 1 was named in the top

three nationwide (American Banker, 2021). “We think it’s because we share values with our members,” Clift said. “We share our commitment to working together for a better life — to belonging to something bigger than ourselves — to having each

Second — Yolo Federal Credit Union Third — First Northern Bank

others’ backs.” All Californians can join. “If you live or work in California, you are eligible,” according to Clift. “Just open a Golden 1 savings account with $1.”

Carbahal Olsen Financial Services Group Best Financial Planner Enterprise staff

Carbahal Olsen Financial Services Group is an independent registered investment advisory firm. Originally founded in 1999 by Larry Olsen, along with brothers John and Manny Carbahal, Carbahal Olsen Financial Services Group provides its clients with financial planning and asset management services. In 2017, Kurt Schrader joined the firm as an associate advisor, and was promoted to managing partner in 2021. Schrader and Olsen are both Certified Financial Planner professionals who pride themselves on building long-term relationships built on trust and confidence. “Thank you for voting us Best Financial Planner!” Schrader said.

Carbahal Olsen Financial Services Group 1107 Kennedy Place, Suite 3, Davis 530-758-4921

Best Financial Planner Second — Symphony Financial Planning Third — Castalucci & Associates

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Carbahal Olsen Financial Services Group team includes (from left) Larry Olsen, Chief Investment Officer; Kurt Schrader, Investment Advisor Representative; and Manny Carbahal, CPA, CVA, MS.

Carbahal Olsen Financial Services Group is at 1107

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Kennedy Place, Suite 3, in Davis. Contact the firm at 530-75854

4921. For more information, visit

Carbahal & Company Best Tax Service Enterprise staff

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Carbahal & Company staff includes, from left, Manny Carbahal, John Carbahal, Stephanie Carbahal Adamo, Jennifer Nitzkowski and Steven Willhoff.

while maintaining a depth of expertise.” Carbahal & Company currently has 10 CPAs on staff as well as several accountants and a bookkeeping team eager

to support their clients and businesses — either by phone or virtually. “We are well poised to guide our clients through their varied and individual tax and financial

Carbahal & Company 1107 Kennedy Pl., Ste. 5, Davis 530-758-8111

Best Tax Service Second — Virgil C. Smith, CPA Third — Castellucci & Associates


Starting in 1984, local brothers John and Manny Carbahal decided to start their own accounting firm. Carbahal & Company has been a constant champion of the community and an advocate for all clients. “Today we are proud to be a full-service firm, providing high-quality, professional service with a personal touch,” said Manny Carbahal. Along with business partners John Carbahal, Jennifer Nitzkowski, Stephanie Carbahal-Adamo and Steven Willhoff, Manny believes, “Our strength lies in providing innovative accounting and tax services for individuals and businesses. Our committed staff work together as a team to support client needs

situations,” added Stephanie Carbahal-Adamo. Being active in the community is another cornerstone of Carbahal & Company’s character. Currently, many staff members hold seats on over 10 local boards of directors. “We enjoy what we do,” said Steven Willhoff. “It is important to give back to the community, which has given so much to us.” The CPA firm is a past recipient of Davis’ Excellence in Economic Development Award in 2012 and the Davis Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award in 2009. Carbahal & Company is at 1107 Kennedy Pl., Ste. 5, in Davis. Contact the firm at 530758-8111 or info@carbahalcpa. com. Visit

Sinor Mengali Group at Guild Mortgage Best Mortgage Company Enterprise staff

If you are in the market for a home loan look no further than the Sinor Mengali Group. With over 20 years serving the community, the Sinor Mengali Group continually strives to be a reliable and trusted resource that is passionate about the unique needs of each client and their home loan goals. Their office is located in Downtown Davis at 404 Second St., and from there the Team at the Sinor Mengali Group partners with their clients to make home loan financing for a purchase or refinance a smooth, timely and efficient process. “Local business builds community” is a statement that defines the team at the Sinor Mengali Group and

Sinor Mengali Group at Guild Mortgage 404 Second St., Davis 530-406-7200

Best Mortgage Company Lori Sinor, Cara Mengali and Jacqueline Stahl make up the team at Sinor Mengali Group at Guild Mortgage.

Second — Fairway Independent Mortgage Third — Summit Funding

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when they aren’t busy helping clients achieve their goals of homeownership or refinancing, the Sinor Mengali Group is giving back to the community that has supported them over the years. Every month they proudly sponsor a charity

or organization by making a donation for every loan that is closed during that month. This year marks the 11th consecutive year that the readers of the Davis Enterprise voted the Sinor Mengali Group the No. 1 Mortgage Company in 55

Yolo County. If you would like to contact the Sinor Mengali Group at Guild Mortgage you can reach their Home Loan Team by calling 530-4067200 or emailing them at HomeLoanTeam@CaraMengali. com. Readers’ Choice: The Best of Yolo County | March 2022

Chad DeMasi — Best Realtor


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Once again, Chad DeMasi of the DeMasi Group has come out on top as the top Realtor in Yolo County in the Readers’ Choice Survey. The DeMasi Group includes Chad’s parents Mona and Frank DeMasi, local real estate professionals with decades of Davis experience. “It’s been a two-generation business helping families and friends buy and sell property in Yolo County,” Chad DeMasi said. He added that real estate has

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always been “a relationship business … and we focus on relationships.” But with the growing use of mobile apps and online videos, technology has become important, too. “Our alignment with Echelon Real Estate is way above the technology my parents had 30 years ago,” DeMasi said. “If you are a Realtor selling someone’s house, you need to put it out there for all the world to see. “Davis is a wonderful place to work, and call home,” with many “amazing

Chad DeMasi (The DeMasi Group) 4627 Fermi Pl., Ste. 100 530-400-2232

Best Realtor Second — Kim Eichorn (Lyon Real Estate) Third — Johnny Brooks (RE/MAX Gold)

real estate professionals who are collaborative and communicative.”

Smith Funeral Home State Farm Insurance Best Insurance Agency Best Funeral Home Enterprise staff

Appreciating the years of service to the community, Davis Enterprise readers have named Smith Funeral Home the Best Funeral Home in Yolo County. “We sincerely thank you for acknowledging us as the best funeral home in Yolo County,” owner Vera Smith said. The business began as Davis Funeral Chapel in 1960. Between 1960 and 2010, there were three owners. Smith came to Davis in 2006 to work for the Wiscombe family. In 2010, she decided to make Davis her permanent home and bought the funeral home, and continues to serve Davis, Winters and the surrounding communities, serving all faiths, customs, cultures

Smith Funeral Home 116 D St., Davis 530-758-5500

State Farm agents Raul Herrera, David Scheiber, Heather Copeland and Doug Prichard are members of the best insurance agency in Yolo County.

Best Funeral Home Second — Woodland Funeral Chapel Third — McNary’s Funeral Home

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and religions. Her certified therapy dog Spike joins Smith in working each day to bring comfort to grieving families. For more information, call 530-7585500, email vsmithfuneralhome@ or visit www.smith-funerals. com.

Smith Funeral Home owner Vera Smith and her comfort dog Spike.

State Farm Insurance took home the accolade for Best Insurance Agency from Enterprise readers this year. “We appreciate each and every one of our policyholders and want to thank them for again voting us No 1. Between the four of us we have provided over 100 years of State Farm service to our community and each of us is ready to serve your insurance needs,” said Raul Herrera. “We are proud to give back to the community through our involvement with the Kiwanis Club of Davis, the Davis Chamber of Commerce, Sunrise Rotary, the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, the Davis Rotary Club, Meals on Wheels, the Sacramento Rugby Football Club, American Youth Soccer Organization and Little League.”

State Farm Insurance Raul Herrera 2744 Del Rio Pl.,Ste. 120, Davis 530-759-9204

Heather Copeland 231 G St., Ste. 1, Davis 530-753-7897

Doug Prichard 405 Third St., Davis 530-756-1591

Dave Scheiber 4627 Fermi Pl., Ste. 120, Davis 530-758-8440

Best Insurance Agency Second — Purves & Associates Insurance Agency Third — Allstate Insurance

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Abaton Consulting Best Photography Business Enterprise staff

Abaton Consulting 221 G St., Ste. 202, Davis 530-392-8324

Best Photography Business Abaton Consulting owner Stewart Savage won Best Photography Business once again in the 2022 Readers’ Choice survey. Courtesy photo

great location since starting business in 2009,” Savage said. “My location on G Street is the perfect spot for me to stay connected with the community and work with the many businesses that call Downtown

Davis their home.” Now he has clients with business activities on three different continents, which gives the website design and photography business global exposure. For the future,

Savage plans to continue to expand his photography services to his website design customers and to people looking for quality photography services. “Thank you to the many

Second — Megan Wilkinson Third — Rokop Photography

Davis Enterprise readers who cast their vote for Abaton Consulting as the best photographer in Yolo County,” he said.


When Stewart Savage founded Abaton Consulting in 2009, the business’s main focus was website design. He found that many of his website design customers were struggling to find quality photographs for their projects. By providing photography services alongside website design services, customers were able to personalize their website and better showcase their goods and services. And his work has stood out. With his commercial photography services encompassing architectural, product, food, portraits and special events, Abaton Consulting’s work behind the lens was voted best in Yolo County for 2022. “I have been in the same

Pence Gallery Best Art Gallery Enterprise staff

The Pence Gallery started in the former dental office of Dr. Joe Pence, and began as a community gallery with “The Tooth Show,” an exhibit of dental-inspired art by regional artists in 1975. As it grew as an organization, the need for more space to do educational programs and exhibits also grew. In 2005, the new Pence facility was opened on the site of the original building, with three new gallery spaces, and plenty of space to showcase the art of local and regional artists. It continue to grow and expand outwards in the public space around the building, and to offer virtual and onsite programs to the community at a low cost. This is the 10th year the Pence has been named

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The Pence Galley Board welcomes the public to visit the awardwinning art gallery at 212 D St. in Davis

Yolo County’s best art gallery. “Our mission is to serve the community through offering high caliber art exhibits,

supporting the development of local and regional artists, and providing educational programs to visitors of all 57

ages,” director Natalie Nelson said. “The Pence Gallery Board of Directors and Staff are grateful for having received the ‘Best Gallery’ in Yolo County award this year!” Many members of the public might be surprised by how many different events the Pence hosted, pre-COVID — from birthday parties and yoga to theater and poetry readings. It also has live music frequently during its art receptions. Now it is doing video tours of exhibits and virtual talks and art classes via Zoom. The gallery plans to offer more in-person programs in the summer, and hopes to continue seeing an increase in attendance at its popular 2nd Friday ArtAbout event. “We are a free gallery,” Nelson said, “but donations

Pence Gallery 212 D St., Davis 530-758-3370

Best Art Gallery Second — The Artery Third — John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

are welcome, as it takes resources to be able to serve the community.” Join as a Pence member at the Gallery or online at www.pencegallery. org. “We are grateful every year that the public continues to vote for us,” Nelson said, while also offering a shoutout to assistant director Eileen Hendren, who just celebrated her 20th year at the Gallery in February.

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Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board Best Bicycle Shop


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“We’re serious about your fun!” say the friendly experts at Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, and Davis Enterprise readers have once again voted them the Best Bicycle Shop. The business started in 1988 with staff, equipment and clients from two older Davis businesses: Ski Racquet (since 1974) and Bike Surgeons (since 1980). It continues to grow, with major expansions in 19978 and 2004-5. The name was updated from “Ken’s Bike and Ski” to “Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board” in 2011-12. Ken’s sells and services (almost) anything with pedals and wheels — unicycles, tandems, mountain bikes, road bikes, commuters, e-bikes, scooters and more. And they take care of your winter sports

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Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board staff includes, from left: Sheldon Blissett, co-owner; Allen Marr, Cheyenne Uhl; Ken Bradford, co-owner; Joe Pickens; and Otavio Hardy.

needs, too — from snowshoes to racing skis, boot fitting to base repair, they’re a fullservice snow sport shop. “The global demand for bicycles has tripled in the

last year,” said Ken Bradford, who owns the business with Sheldon Blissett. “More than tripled, in some niches like mountain bikes — and demand for snow sports has greatly

increased, too. This creates unique challenges for our industry, and some companies (including some retailers in this area) have faltered or closed. We’re working hard seven days a week (and hiring more people) to meet the challenges and provide the products & services you want” Ken’s was named to the list of “America’s Best Bike Shops” for the fourth time in 2020. The shop has won Readers Choice “Best Bike Shop” category 16 years in a row. “Thank you for your loyalty and patience as we navigate the necessary safety protocols and greatly increased demand for outdoor recreation that have accompanied the last 11 months of disruption,” Bradford and Blisset said. “It looks like demand is continuing

Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board 650 G St., Davis 530-758-3223

Best Bicycle Shop Second — Freewheeler Bicycle Center Third — Foy’s Bike Shop

at a very high level globally for 2021, so bicycle products will still be difficult to get. We’re doing our best to have what you want when you want it ... We’re here for the long run — and know you are, too.”

The Avid Reader, Avid & Co. Best Bookstore, Best Gift Shop, Best Retailer Enterprise staff

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The Avid Reader and Avid & Co. staff continue to win over Yolo County in the Best of Yolo Readers’ Choice survey.

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For more than 30 years The Avid Reader independent bookstore has served Yolo County. From the time of its opening in January 1987, the goal was to be the best in book selection and service, while continuing to represent the interests of our customers through careful observation of requests and purchasing practices. In the past year, The Avid Reader expanded their team of employees to provide the best possible service to its customers. The Avid Reader now also has unique store merchandise like shirts and mugs with their distinctive Art Nouveau branding. The Avid Reader has supported the community through donations for local 58

fundraisers. Additionally, they are excited to restart their robust in-person event schedule this spring. Check the store’s social media for event updates. Over the years, The Avid Reader has won top awards from The Davis Enterprise’s annual Best of Yolo County competition including awards for Best Bookstore, Best Independent Retailer, Best Place to Buy a Gift, and Best Independent Store for Kids. The Avid Reader provides a monthly subscription service for new releases, young adult and children’s books. Avid & Co. is an excellent source of gifts for people of all ages. “We continue to be astounded by the depth of our city’s support,” said Holly Snyder Thompson, events

The Avid Reader 617 Second St., Davis 530-758-4040

Best Bookstore Second — Logos Books Third — UC Davis Bookstore

Best Gift Shop Second — Crème de la Crème Third — The Artery

Best Retailer Second — Newsbeat Third — Crème de la Crème

and outreach manager. “Thank you for bringing the vibrancy of the Davis community into The Avid Reader.”

F Street Dispensary Best Cannabis Dispensary Enterprise staff

F Street Dispensary 420 F St, Davis 530-746-5122

Best Cannabis Dispensary Second Place — Davis Cannabis Collective Third Place — Kind Farma

F Street Dispensary, located at 420 F St. in Davis, offers a walk-up pick-up window for orders placed online. Courtesy photo

we work, it is engaging with and serving our amazing customers daily that brings

us the greatest joy. Your leadership recognition motivates us to work even

harder on our mission of providing cannabis education and high-quality products to

our shoppers. We look forward to serving the community in 2022 and beyond.” F Street Dispensary has a call center with staff dedicated to answering cannabis-related questions and assisting with product recommendations and ordering. Call 530-7465122 to get your questions answered.


In operation in downtown Davis since 2018, F Street Dispensary has quickly become a leader in the legal cannabis market and was voted by Davis Enterprise readers as the top dispensary for 2022. Davis’ only locally owned and operated cannabis dispensary, it offers the Sacramento region’s only walk-up pickup window for orders placed online. There’s also a 25% off saving for online orders at “Thank you Davis Enterprise readers for voting us Best Dispensary in Yolo County,” owner Rob Read said. “We are grateful to be in beautiful downtown Davis, surrounded by amazing retail stores, restaurants, and professional services. While we love where

Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store Best Consignment/Thrift Store Enterprise staff

The Yolo County SPCA Thrift store started in a small store on Third Street. It has expanded into two stores — the main store, and a furniture store two doors down. It is also now able to sell on many online sites. The purpose of the Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store is to increase awareness and raise money to help fund animalrescue programs and services. A large portion of funding to care for fostered animals is supplied by profits made at the Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store. The store carries many brand name items including UCDavis swag. They also receive donations that have the original tags. It offers sales to the community. For example,

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Yolo County SPCA Thrift store staff, from left, Hala Al-Jomaah, Madi Champe, Darci Soiu (kneeling with dog), standing: Jewels Wilson, Grace Hubka and kneeling Jaret Navarro.

920 Third St., Davis 530-758-0544

Best Consignment/ Thrift Store Second — All Things Right and Relevant Third — Bohème

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one of the most popular sales is to fill a bag of clothing for $10. The store won Best Consignment/Thrift Store in 2015, 2020 and 2021, too.

The SPCA Thrift Store and SPCA work closely together. The store raises the money needed to support the SPCA but staff there are unable to answer questions regarding animals and will refer you to 59

the website “Thanks for supporting the Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store,” manager Darci Soiu said. “We appreciate the support of the community during this difficult time.” Readers’ Choice: The Best of Yolo County | March 2022

The Wardrobe Best Clothing Store


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The Wardrobe

“The Wardrobe is a place to discover your truest self through color, style, and beautiful adornments,” according to owner Heather Caswell. Davis Enterprise readers agree, naming The Wardrobe the Best Women’s Clothing Store once again for the 21st year. The Wardrobe is now in its third location since 1988. Its current location is in an intimate craftsman home that offers the feel — and personal service — of a Parisian haute couture house from a century ago. They offer California Chic mostly from local and California designers, lovingly curated by owner Heather Caswell. “I love to help my style sister customers to express their inner beauty by looking their best. Thank you for inspiring and supporting us to style Davis for over 30 years!” Caswell says.

117 D Street 530-400-5511

Best Clothing Store Second — pinkadot Third — Boheme

Heather Caswell, owner of The Wardrobe demonstrates why her store has been voted Best Clothing Store in Yolo County. Courtesy photo

Nugget Markets Best Grocery Store, Best Customer Service, Best Wine & Spirits Enterprise staff

Yolo County born and bred, Nugget Markets takes the cake for this year’s Best Grocery Store. Nugget Markets is best known for its extraordinary quality, service and selection of organic and local produce, premium meat and seafood, and chef-prepared entrées, sides and sandwiches. Nugget Markets also offers a wide variety of domestic and imported wines and cheeses, homemade sweets and treats from their bakery, healthy living essentials and much more. Founded in 1926 by fatherand-son team, Will and Mack Stille, this 96-year-old market is still family owned and going strong with fourth-generation CEO Eric Stille at the helm. The Nugget Markets grocery family

Nugget Markets 1414 E Covell Blvd., Davis 530-750-3800 409 Mace Blvd., Davis 530-753-6690 157 Main St., Woodland 530-662-5479 2000 Town Ctr. Plaza, West Sacramento 916-375-8700

Best Grocery Store Second — Davis Food Co-op Third — Trader Joe’s

Best Wine & Spirits

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Nugget Markets staff celebrate winning Best Grocery Store, Best Customer Service and Best Wine & Spirits.

includes 16 stores serving the greater Sacramento area, Marin

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County and Sonoma Valley. For more information about 60

Nugget Markets, visit www.

Second — Trader Joe’s Third — Davis Food Co-op

Best Customer Service Second — Center City Automotive Third — River City Bank

Bella Luna Jewelers Best Jewelry Store Enterprise staff

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The award-winning staff of Bella Luna includes — standing: Bilal Muhammad, Sonia Lee, Michael Peters, Clarise de Borja and Jacob Bertrand; sitting: Albert Choi, Kyoko Luna, Stephanie Choi, Richard Luna and Sharon Choi.

lasting,” Choi said. “Bella Luna offers fine jewelry collections, professional jewelry and timepiece restoration, custom design, consignment, appraisals, and — in long

standing tradition of de Luna — Southwest pottery and Oaxacan folk art.” Choi was educated by the Gemological Institute of America in Graduate Diamonds

Bella Luna Jewelers 207 F St., Ste. A, Davis 530-746-5168

Best Jewelry Store Second — 3rd Street Jeweler Third — Lu’Ro Jewelers

industry, from manufacturing to designing. He was a past president, secretary and treasurer of the American Society of Appraisers, founding board member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association, and president of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. As an appraiser, collector and lecturer for service clubs, public schools and universities, Luna has been responsible for promoting the understanding of Indian art locally and nationally.


De Luna Jewelers, established in 1967 by Richard Luna, relocated to 207 F St. as the new entity of Bella Luna Jewelers in 2016. Under the continual mentorship of Richard and Kyoko Luna, and new owner Stephanie Choi, Bella Luna Jewelers continues to serve the community as a family-owned business with generations of experience in the gem, jewelry and timepiece trade. For the past 53 years, it has established a reputation for quality craftsmanship, trendsetting designs, and superior restoration services. “Our motto is to provide quality products and services and to inspire confidence while delivering the knowledge and skills necessary to keep clients’ jewelry safe and long

and Colored Stones. She comes from a family of jewelers and watchmakers, and has been involved in all aspects of the industry from a very young age. She served as a custom design specialist, appraiser, and educator of gemology and precious metals. Working alongside is a passionate, creative, and professionally trained team of jewelers utilizing traditional wax and cast techniques and designers ready to custom tailor timeless pieces from sketch to hand fabricated heirlooms. Bella Luna actively recruits local talents as well as alumni and undergraduate students of the UC Davis Design Program with emphasis in Fashion Design. Richard Luna has been a jeweler since 1956 and worked in every aspect of the

H2O to Go Best Water Store / Delivery Enterprise staff

“Drink local water,” says Paul Taylor, owner of H2O To Go. “That is it. This is who we are, this is why we exist. We strive to be the standard to which others are compared.” And Davis customers appreciate that standard, voting H2O To Go the top water-delivery service once again. “I could talk about the products we offer that nobody else does,” Taylor said, “but that isn’t really it. What makes us unique is each individual that works here. If one person leaves, that’s a 20% reduction in our workforce. We want our staff to feel just as safe and respected as our customers feel coming in to support us. Figuring out the best balance for this in todays nvironment has made us a

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H2O To Go staff are ready to saturate Yolo County.

better workplace and a much stronger company.” H2O To Go is licensed as a retail water facility, carries a separate license for 24-hour vending, and a third still to be a bottled-water distributor,

which is required to do its deliveries. Building, supporting and improving the systems they use to make all this work with the resources we have means constant updates to not only what they do, but how 61

they do it. The business has grown, adapted and been tested lately. Taylor is grateful for every message of appreciation they receive. “Stopping to tell our small staff, delivery drivers, or seldom-seen owner how much your patronage is tied to our dedication stops us dead in our tracks every time,” he said. “Thank you truly for keeping us going, we love being a dependable local business, and improving every day.” Many new customers are surprised it is not a franchise, Taylor said. “This store, the equipment, the layout, all of it has been customized and refined to meet the growing needs of a very small operation. The ‘corporate office’ is about 15 feet from the cash register with a great view

H2O to Go 1340 E. Covell Blvd. Ste. 105 530-753-1440

Best Water Store/ Delivery Second — Davis Food Co-op Third — Alhambra Water

of ‘The Puppy,’ our adorable little delivery truck.” Taylor reflects on two years of constant changes, requiring the constant creation and shredding of plans. “Remaining a small, autonomous local business is all we see as we look ahead,” he said. “We would also accept being enormously profitable along the way.”

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Car Wash


Cable Car Wash Second — Planet Wash Third — Sparkles Car Wash Auto Care

Smog Shop EZ Smog Second — A1 Smog Third — Spee Dee Oil Change & Auto Service

Event Venue

Readers’ Choice 2022

Mondavi Center Second — Park Winters Third — The Lodge at Odd Fellows Hall

Golf Course Wildhorse Golf Club Second — Davis Golf Course Third — El Macero Country Club

Restaurant in Winters

Electrician (Residential)

Kennel / Pet Hotel

Fluffy Donuts

Buckhorn Steakhouse

Current Solution Electrical

Second — Pink Dozen

Second — Putah Creek Cafe

Second — Country Bear

Woodland Veterinary Hospital

Third — Safeway

Fries Burger Patch Second — In-n-Out

Third — Preserve

Steak Buckhorn Steakhouse Second — D Street Steakhouse

Third — Burgers and Brew

Third — Morgan's on Main

Hot Dog

Restaurant in Woodland


Morgan's on Main

Second — Doggeros

Second — Kitchen428 & Mojo's Lounge & Bar

Third — Tommy J's/ Froggy's Bar & Grill

Indian Food Kathmandu Kitchen Second — Yeti Restaurant Third — Preethi India Cuisine

Italian Food

Third — Maria's Cantina

Romantic Dining Osteria Fasulo Second — The Mustard Seed Third — Seasons

Specialty Tea Tea List Second — Share Tea

Third — Woodland Electrical

Carpet & Flooring Store Floors to Go Second — Pyramid Flooring Systems Third — Capital Flooring

Third — Morse Remodeling

Driving School

Remodeling Contractor

Allstars Driving School

Bedrock Construction

Second — Acme Driving School

Second — Morse Custom Homes Third — Apex Standard Builders

Turkovich Family Wines

Andy Gagnon Landscapes

Japanese Food

Second — Berryessa Gap

Third — Nugget Markets

Third — Matchbook Wines


Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Second — BG Landscape & Full Yard Maintenance

Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café

Second — Huku Japanese Bistro

Davis Barber Shop Second — Razor's Edge

Second — The Upper Crust Baking Co.

Third — Zen Toro Japanese Bistro

Third — Olive Drive Barber Shop

Third — Village Bakery

Restaurant in Davis

Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café Second — Nugget Markets Third — YoloBerry Yogurt

Breakfast Café Bernardo Second — Crepeville Third — Black Bear Diner

Burger Burgers & Brew Second — Tommy J's/Froggy's Bar & Grill

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar Second — The Mustard Seed

Second — Rodness Martial Arts Center

Landscape Design

Third — Steve Stombler Landscaping


Third — It's A Wash

Pest Control

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Natural Nails & Spa

Second — Fish's Wild Island Grill

Third — Aspen Pest Management

Third — Queen Bee Nails Spa

Third — Hometown Taiwanese Kitchen & Bar



Second — Mina Hah

Plumber Plumbing Doctor


Second — Zen Toro Japanese Bistro

Urban Body Tattoo & Piercing

Second — Robert's Solar

Second — Pachamama Coffee

Third — Huku Japanese Bistro

Third — Peet's Coffee & Tea

Best Curbside Service

Carpet Cleaning

RepowerYolo Third — Citadel Roofing & Solar


Cupcake/Cookie/Baked Treats

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Let Them Eat Cake

Second — Davis Food Co-op

Second — Davis Food Co-op

Second — Cotton Carpet Care

Second — Western Plus Palm Court Hotel

Third — West Davis Veterinary Center

Third — Heaven's Carpet Cleaning

Third — Aggie Inn Ascend Hotel Collection

Third — Nugget Markets

Readers’ Choice: The Best of Yolo County | March 2022

Steam Bright


Second — Hastings Back Porch Third — L Street Furniture

Athletic Shoes / Apparel Fleet Feet Sports Second — Big 5 Sporting Goods Third — FIT House

Shoe Store Fleet Feet Sports Second — Sole Desire Shoes

Furniture Store

Solar Company

Third — Sacred Tiger

Third — Travel Express

Third — Hall's Plumbing

Tattoo / Piercing

Second — Death or Glory Tattoo

Davisville Travel Second — Tradesco Tours

Third — Generations Family Footwear

Third — Dafna Gatmon


Travel Agency

Second — North Pacific Plumbing

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Third — Burger Patch

Third — Executive Cleaners

Antique Store

Second — Clark Pest Control

Catherine Brennan

El Macero Cleaners Second — Swansons Cleaners

Main Street Antiques

Nail Salon Second — ARA Spa

Dry Cleaners

Second — Winters Laundryworks

Woodland-Davis Termite & Pest Control


Third — Davis Academy Driving School

The Laundry Lounge

Third — Nova Geração Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Third — Osteria Fasulo


Third — Meaghan Likes

Third — Zia's Delicatessen


Third — Western Feed & Pet Supply

Second — Manny Carbahal

Second — Upper Crust Bakery

Martial Arts

Second — Pet Food Express

Second — David Hill

Second — Osteria Fasulo

Inspire Martial Arts


Bedrock Construction

Posh Bagels


Pet Supply Store

Mark Castellucci



Third — 29 Palms Pet Resort

General Contractor


Third — Teabo Café

Second — WAG Hotels

Hyatt Place UC Davis

Design House Furniture Galleries Second — Nakamura Brothers Furniture Third — Wirth Furniture & Interiors

Medical Supply Store Jackson Medical Supply Second — Davis Dermatology Third — Delta Hearing Center


Readers’ Choice: The Best of Yolo County | March 2022

Readers’ Choice: The Best of Yolo County | March 2022