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Best of Renton 2013 A message from the publisher Here are the results of the Best of Renton 2013! We gave our readers a chance to vote for their favorite people, places and things in Renton. The businesses that place or win these awards take this very seriously. They want to be the best and go to great strides to ensure that they are.
We hope you enjoy the results along with the messages from the businesses and groups for which you voted. This would not have been possible without the support of you, the readers and voters. We’d like to thank all of you who took the time to vote either by ballots published in our paper or on-line!
Bank/Credit Union Winner: BECU
Finalists: Chase, Bank of America & First Savings Bank Northwest
Best Service Winner: Brag Hair Salon
Finalists: Vince’s Coffee, Kirk E. King, DDS, PS & Highlands Chiropractic
Churches Winner: St. Anthony Catholic Ellen Morrison, Parish Publisher
Winners of drawing!! First Place Winner: Elizabeth Dompier
Finalists: St. Matthew Lutheran Church, New Life Church & Highline Community Church
Medical Clinics Winner: Valley Medical Center Clinics Finalists: Group Health Renton Medical Center, Southlake Clinic & HealthPoint
Non-profit Winner: YWCA - South King County
$125 McLendon Hardware Gift Card and $50 Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta House Gift Card
Finalists: Vision House, St. Vincent de Paul & Renton Rotary
Second Place Winner: Blake O’Brien
$75 McLendon Hardware Gift Card and $50 Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta House Gift Card
Pet Groomer Winner: Poodie’s Pet Palace
Third Place Winner: Kristen Allen
Finalists: Fuzzy Friends, PetSmart & Connie’s Gentle Clips
$50 McLendon Hardware Gift Card
Veterinary Clinic Winner: Animal HealthCare of Renton
Fourth Place Winner: Malinda Ellis $50 McLendon Hardware Gift Card
Finalists: Spring Glen Veterinary Hospital, Value Pet Clinic & Sunset Pet Hospital
Asian Cuisine Winner: Little PeKing Chinese Restaurant Finalists: Golden Peacock Restaurant, Mandarin Palace & Royal Orchid
Bakery Winner: Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes
Finalists: Cakes by Crème de la Crème, Chuck’s Donuts Shop & Panera Bread
Breakfast Winner: Plum Delicious Family Restaurant Finalists: Tommy’s Cafe, IHOP Restaurant & Jay Berry’s Cafe
Coffee Winner: Starbucks
Finalists: Liberty Cafe, Vince’s Coffee & Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes
Family Restaurant Winner: Red Robin
Finalists: Plum Delicious Family Restaurant, A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub & Restaurant & Tommy’s Cafe
Fine Dining Winner: Melrose Grill
Finalists: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe, Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria & Lakeside Bistro
Thanks Renton for your votes and for your selection of “Best Insurance Agent”!
Auto • Home • Life • Business Call: (425) 226-9239
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Best of Renton 2013 Italian Cuisine Winner: Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Pizza Winner: Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta House
Lunch Winner: Applebee’s
Tavern/Pub Winner: A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub & Restaurant
Finalists: The Rock Wood Fired Pizza and Spirits, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza & Smoking Monkey Pizza
Finalists: Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta House, Marianna Ristorante, & Amante Pizza and Pasta
Finalists: Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches & Panera Bread, Local 907
Thai Cuisine Winner: Royal Orchid
Finalists: La Fuente Family Mexican Restaurant, La Hacienda & Santa Fe Mexican Grill
Finalists: Thai 65, Thai on HiLands & Fairwood Thai
St Charles Place
Medical Eye & Vision Care
Spring Hours Tue-Sat. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thank you Renton for our 1st year!
Antiques & Restoration
Paul S. Jensen O.D., Optometric Physician 112 Pelly Ave N, Renton, WA 98057
230 Wells Ave. S., Downtown Renton
419 South Second St. • Suite 3 • Renton, WA 98057
Thank you Renton for 40 great years!
Located right across from Renton High School
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Finalists: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe, All Things Wine, The Wine Shoppe at Hawk’s Landing 4th Street Wine and Spirits
Finalists: Dino’s Pub, Whistle Stop Ale House & Doofers Bar and Grill
Mexican Winner: Torero’s
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Wine/Bar Shop Winner: Vino at the Landing
Free unlimited fitness training! Free Pizza every 1st Monday • 5pm to 8pm! No Committments.
Expires: Monday, May 30, 2013
Crème de la Crème
4613 NE Sunset Blvd. Renton, WA 98059
Artisan Cakes and Classic Confections
440 Olympia Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056 (425) 282-0329 Thur-Fri 10 am~6 pm Sat 9 am~2 pm
Kirk E. King,
Dr. Wood and the entire staff at Animal Health Care Center would like to thank everyone that voted for AHCC in the “Best of Renton.” Serving our customers and their pets continue to be the reason we work so hard every day to provide the best pet care possible. We thank each of you for your loyalty & support over the years and into the future.
We are honored to be nominated as one of the “Best of Renton” as we celebrate our 13th year in downtown Renton. A huge thank-you to all of our patients and a resounding welcome to all new patients!
Sincerely, Dr. Tracy Wood & the staff at AHCC
66 Williams Ave S www.dare2smile.com
Animal Health Care of Renton
Our Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday 8 to 5 • Thursday 7 to 3
We look forward to providing outstanding care for you, your family, and your friends.
Mon & Wed 8am-7pm Tues, Thurs & Fri 8am-6pm Sat & Sun 10am-4pm www.rentonreporter.com
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Mon. 12am - Fri. 9pm Sat. & Sun. 7am - 7pm
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907 S. 3rd, Renton
4233 NE Sunset Blvd., • RENTON 425-277-5068 • www.jaysproauto.com
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To all of you who voted for us, we are honored to be your top shop
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April 26, 2013 
Best of Renton 2013 Barber Shop Winner: Hilands Barber Shop
Auto Service Winner: Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
Finalists: Brag Hair Salon, Linda’s Barber Shop & Fairwood Hair Care
Casino Winner: Freddie’s Club of Renton
Finalists: Mathewson’s Automotive, Jay’s Professional Automotive Inc. & Bucky’s
Day Spa Winner: CD Danza Salon & Spa Finalists: Debbie Hanson, LMP, Massage Envy Spa & Bianco & Co. Salon and Spa
Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria www.vincesitalian.com
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11am-10pm HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday 11am-5pm
Happy Hour Specials On Beer • Cocktails Margaritas
Thank you for voting us “Best Pizza” and “Best Italian” in Renton
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1170 Sunset Boulevard NE, Renton WA 98056
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Flower Shop Winner: Cugini Florist
Would like to thank you for all your votes!
Finalists: Planet Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness & Empowered Recreation
Finalists: Renton Flower Shop, Fred Meyer & Safeway
Finalists: Diamond Lil’s Card Casino & Silver Dollar Casino
Fitness Center Winner: LA Fitness
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3801 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056 425-255-1081 Mon-Fri 8-6 Sat 8-4
Your confidence and support is greatly appreciated.
Bucky’s has been in the auto business since 1971 with a reputation for doing the job right the first time! No appointment is necessary – we offer same day service in most cases.
thank you for voting us Best of Renton.
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 April 26, 2013
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Best of Renton 2013 Finalists: 44th Street Salon, CD Danza Salon & Spa & The Boulevard Salon
Martial Arts Winner: Lee’s Martial Arts
Finalists: Kim’s Tae Kwon Do, Dojo 3 & Fairwood Martial Arts
Nail Salon Winner: 44th Street Salon Finalists: CK Nails, Cacie Nails & Spa & #1 Nail Pro Salon & Spa
Nursery/Garden Winner: McLendon Hardware Finalists: Minter’s Earlington, Greenhouse & Nursery, Alpine Nursery & Lowe’s Home Improvement
Pawn Shop Winner: Ben’s Loans
Finalists: Pawn X-change, Park Avenue Antiques
Senior Retirement Center Winner: Merrill Gardens
Finalists: Evergreen Place, Chateau at Valley Center & Emeritus at Renton
Fresh from our Greenhouses Tomatoes & Spring Vegetable Starts Organic Mulch Organic Fertilizers
(Garden bins-The New Wave in gardening)
Renton’s Neighborhood Nursery and Garden Center
3901 NE 4th St., Ste 109, Renton, WA 98056
Thank yo to all ouru patients! Looking for ward to 2013.
Hair Salon Winner: Brag Hair Salon
Chiropractic Services • Massage Therapy • Physical Therapy • Rehabilitation
Thank you Renton for nominating us “Best Lunch!”
13043 Renton Ave S
Just West of the Renton Airport
For Our Tomato & Plant list www.mintersnursery.com
375 S. Grady Way Renton, WA
In The Nursery:
Go Greener Grow Your Own! Fox Farm Nutrients, Soil & Supplies
Like us on Facebook (MINTERSNURSERY)
Annuals, Perennials, Trees Roses, Fruit trees Asian Pear Trees
Ben’s Loan, Inc
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-5
Thank you Renton for voting us Best Pawn Shop
THANK YOU RENTON! Serving families for 40 years Estate Planning Wills Living Trusts Powers of Attorney Probate Health Care Directives Elder Law Medicaid Planning Estate Tax Planning Community Property Agreements
• Jewelry • Tools • Electronics • Game Systems • Guns, ammo and cleaning supplies Ben’s Loan has been a respected name around the Seattle pawn industry for over 40 years.
1005 S 2nd St., Renton, WA 98057 (Corner of 2nd & Main & Bronson)
Now with offices conveniently located in Renton and Kent
Visit us at www.dankellogg.com
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(Learn more about Bins at our Website Newsletter Archives)
Join us for Mother’s Day
Hours: Daily 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
April 26, 2013 
Best of Renton 2013 Kids
Learning Center Winner: Highlands Preschool
Activities Winner: Renton Community Center
Finalists: Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Henry Moses Aquatic Center & KinderCare
Finalists: Doug Fox Travel Agency, AAA Travel Services Agency & Renton Travel and Cruises
Daycare Winner: KinderCare Child Day Care Center
Finalists: Bright Horizons, Highlands Preschool & Cedar River Montessori
Debbie Hanson, LMP for your votes for Best Massage Therapist
A P P L I A N C E S
Ted Rodriguez & Family are proud to celebrate over 30 years in Renton!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at all locations!
We do Business the Old Fashioned Way!
The Staff at Cuginis would like to say Thank You for nominiating us “Best Florists” and “Best Gift/Speciality Store”
Serving Renton Since 1973
Thank you for nominating us “Best Martial Arts”
The Morrison Family
431-B RAINIER AVE S. 10707 SE CARR RD. 3901 NE 4TH ST. 425-228-6180 425-227-9104 425-271-5400 www.toreros-mexicanrestaurants.com  April 26, 2013
Across from Albertsons & Starbucks in the Renton Highlands
www.kingandbunnys.com • 425-277-0600
Open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We are honored to be nominated for Rainier n o i t a c lo to your favorite moving ing d n a L The n! Mexican Restaurant! Soo NORTH BENSON
4608 NE Sunset Blvd • Renton WA
413 S. 3rd St., Renton 425.255.3900 800.733.3901 www.cugini.com
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9 ‘til 7 Sat 9 ‘til 6 • Sun 12 ‘til 5
Mention this ad and buy three massages for $195 get fourth FREE!
Finalists: St. Charles Place Antiques, Park Avenue Antiques & Goodwill
Thank you for supporting Local Businesses! We appreciate everyone of our customers!.
Antique Shop Winner: Antique Country Station
Travel Agency Winner: Foothills Travel
Finalists: Cedar River Montessori, Hillcrest Early Childhood Center & Sylvan Learning® Center
Finalist: Ancient’s Arts Tattoo
www.leesmartialarts.org 405 South 3rd Street • (425) 255-4549
Tattoo Shop Winner: Diamond Tattoo
Best of Renton 2013 Appliance Store Winner: King and Bunny’s
Finalists: Lowe’s Home Improvement & McLendon Hardware
Gift/Specialty Store Winner: Poggi Bonsi Gifts
Finalists: Cugini Florists & Fine Gifts. c’est la Vie & Chici Baby’s Consignment Boutique
Hardware Store Winner: McLendon Hardware Finalists: Ace Hardware & Lowe’s Home Improvement
Jewelry Winner: Garland Jewelers
Finalists: Renton Jewelry Exchange & Park Avenue Antiques
Pet Store Winner: PetSmart
Finalists: Sierra Fish & Pets, Pet Pros & Petco
Attorney Winner: Dan Kellogg
Finalists: Mogren, Glessner & Roti, P.S., Maslam Law Firm & Frank Davidson
Finalists: The Back Doctor, Highlands Chiropractic & Handley Chiropractic
Finalists: Renton Center & Downtown Renton
Renton | The essentials The Washington state Department of Licensing Driver Licensing Office in Renton is at 1314 Union Ave. N.E., Suite 4. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. Call 425-277-7230 for information. General information about licenses for drivers and vehicles is available online at www.dol.wa.gov.
The station in Renton to get an emissions test for a vehicle is at 805 S.W. 10th St. The phone number is 425228-6453. More information on the state-required tests is
available online at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/ cars/automotive_pages.htm.
Think of us for Mother’s Day! Renton Delivery $5 most areas
Renton Flower Shop 323 Main Ave. S., Renton
Finalists: Janice Brady & Laura Counsell
Firefighter Winner: Fitzgerald Brothers
Lt. Mike Fitzgerald, Fire District 20, Skyway, Macaleb Fitzgerald, Bellevue Fire Department
for an altered dog or cat and $40 for an unaltered dog or cat. There are discounts for qualifying seniors. Applications are available online at rentonwa.gov or at Renton City Hall, first floor Finance Department, or the Renton Community Center.
Information about voting and voter registration is available online at http://kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx. For general information, call 206-296-VOTE. The King County Elections Division is located at 919 S.W. Grady Way in Renton. All voter-related services are available there.
Pet licenses Renton requires that all dogs and cats aged four months and older be licensed. The license must be on the animal at all times. Licenses are renewed annually. Fees are $25
HILANDS BARBER SHOP Serving Renton for 38 years!
Thank you for your votes! Helen, Russ & Gordy 2842 NE Sunset Blvd. (next to Dollar Tree)
Thank you for nominating us as finalists in the Real Estate Agent Category. Our success is directly related to our great community of Renton!
The best in community Sports l In print & Online www.rentonreporter.com
Thank You, It’s been a Great Year!
Financial Planner Winner: Eugene Heuschel
Authentic Thai Cuisine
104 Rainier Ave. S.
Renton, WA 98055
Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thank you Renton for your votes for "Best Thai" Cuisine!
3016 Benson Road South, Renton, WA
Finalists: Dr. Kirk King, Dr. Keith McDonald & Dr. Randolph Lake
Chiropractic Winner: Dr. Kimberly Corbin
Shopping Center Winner: The Landing
Dentist Winner: Impressions Dentistry
April 26, 2013 
Best of Renton 2013 Insurance Agents Winner: Jim Sullivan
Optometrist Winner: Paul Jensen, O.D.
Massage Therapist Winner: Debbie Hanson
Pediatrician Winner: Dr. Gary German
Finalists: John Galluzzo, Kent Bradford & Oscar Myre
Physician Winner: Dr. Howard Miller
Finalists: Eyes on The Landing, Joshua Miller, O.D. & Dr. Peter Jones
Finalists: Massage Envy, Laurel Boulds-Fisk & Highlands Chiropractic
Finalists: Dr. Amit Joshi & Dr. Mary Butcher
Police Officer Winner: Katie McClincy
Finalists: Chief Kevin Milosevich, Cyndie Parks & Eric Stevens
Finalists: Dr. Michael Anderson, Dr. Connie Patulot & Dr. William Moore
Thanks to our customers for your support!
Real Estate Agent Winner: Marcie Maxwell
Thanks for voting us the “Best Coffee Shop” in Renton!
Join Us Tonight!
Finalists: Ryan Runge, Larry Cutting & Steven Dobson
Teacher Winner: Mary Orimiston at St. Anthonys School Volunteer Winner: Susan Camerer
“The Best Coffee on the Planet” 926 S. 3rd St. Open 9am-9pm Daily
Thank you to all our great customers for your nominations!
Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for nominating us the 2013 “Best Asian Cuisine” www.Goldenpeacockfairwood.yolasite.com
Phone: (425) 226-1802 • (425) 226-1803 14412 S.E. Petrovitsky Road Renton, WA 98058 Hours: 4:00-1:00, Mon - Thurs 4:00-2:00, Fri & Sat • 4:00-10:00, Sun
Opens at 3:00 on Sunday May 12th Dinner for Two - $32.50
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