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Comfort Keepers 2nd Home Instead Senior Care 3rd Emeritus of Federal Way

Attorney FIRST PLACE |

Herman C. Brewer IV 2nd [tie] Gary Slater Joe McGoran

Auto Body / Collision FIRST PLACE |

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Barista / Location FIRST PLACE |

Maria Kuehlthau / Marista's 2nd Julie Walkup / Starbucks at Dash Point 3rd Emma Gremer / Starbucks on 320th

Bartender / Location FIRST PLACE |

Jason Bosshart / R-Jay's Scoreboard 2nd Ryan Gray / Time Out Ale House 3rd Lacey Johnson / R-Jay's Scoreboard

Chiropractor FIRST PLACE |

Dr. Deborah Kloby 2nd Wolf Chiropractic Center 3rd Ball Chiropractic Center

Bob Bjorneby's CARSTAR Federal Way Collison Clinic / Hospital 2nd Blackstone's Collision FIRST PLACE | 3rd Precision Collision Auto Body St. Francis Hospital 2nd Virginia Mason Medical Center Auto Repair Shop 3rd Group Health Federal Way Medical FIRST PLACE | Center Sparks Car Care 2nd Bob Bjorneby's CARSTAR Federal Way Day Care Collison FIRST PLACE | 3rd Eagle Tire KinderCare Learning Centers 2nd La Petite Academy Bank / Credit Union 3rd Spring Valley Montessori School FIRST PLACE | Heritage Bank Day Spa 2nd BECU FIRST PLACE | 3rd [Home Street] Bank Twin Lakes Hair Salon 2nd MeMe & Company Barber Shop 3rd 8th Day Spa FIRST PLACE | Gents Fine Grooming for Men Dentist 2nd SportClips FIRST PLACE | 3rd Twin Lakes Hair Salon Dr. Stacy R. Kanda, DDS 2nd Dr. Kenneth Brossel, DDS 3rd Dodobaras, DDS

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Thank you, once again, for nominating us

By RUDI ALCOTT

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Federal Way Mirror Publisher

The Best of voting for our fair city of Federal Way has turned sweet sixteen. Like every other 16-year-old that you know this one has had its ups and downs. Fortunately it can't get pregnant and we don't have to buy it a college education or a new car. Through the years, you have helped us raise this from an infant of just a few categories, to its adolescent years when everything was a free for all and we included every category under the sun so as to avoid monumental meltdowns, bad hair days and an order of magnitude in sulking. Around rolls year sixteen and all is bliss, at least for one year. Or so it may seem. There is trouble lurking under the soft exterior of this sweet baby. This year we had our first ever three-way tie for first place. This is the indecisiveness a teenager would be proud of. Over the years we have received some incredible comments for some of the categories only a teenager could appreciate. In the category best cop - check the donut shops; city leader - we have one?; best education - Ross Dress for Less - I suppose there is math to be learned during retail therapy; voters were asked what country they were from and answered with King and Pierce rather than the United States; some had car companies listed as best adult care; an entry for a car dealer listed pygmy goats as a selling point. Hopefully they weren't referring to the staff; the Washington State Liquor Board was listed a number of times as their favorite wine store followed closely by the entire city of Federal Way; and the list goes on. Sometimes the best part of this entire process is reading through the comments of the voters. It is with great pride I present to you the winning votes for our sweet 16 teenager. Thanks for taking the time to vote, and viewing the messages on the following pages. I welcome your continued help in rearing this sweet baby into its adult years. Mirror publisher Rudi Alcott: ralcott@federalwaymirror.com

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for the 10th year in a row!

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Financial Advisor FIRST PLACE |

Chad Stalder 2nd Dan Altmayer 3rd Doug Legg

Fitness Facility / Location FIRST PLACE |

LA Fitness 2nd FW Community Center 3rd 24 Hour Fitness

Hair Salon FIRST PLACE |

Twin Lakes Hair Salon 2nd MeMe & Company 3rd The Hair Joint

Healthcare Professionals

Insurance Agent / Company FIRST PLACE |

Jade River Acupuncture FIRST PLACE | 2nd Virginia Mason Medical Center Twin Lakes Hair Salon 2nd Cute Nails & Waxing 3rd Group Health Federal Way Medical Center 3rd MeMe & Company

Thanks for voting us one of the BEST!

Real Estate Agent / Company

FIRST PLACE |

Jeff Burnett / Allstate 2nd Carrie Kuhel / State Farm 3rd Karl Kuntz / American Family Insurance

Nail Salon

FIRST PLACE |

Pet Groomer Biscuits Federal Way 2nd Simply Paws 3rd Designs in Fur

FIRST PLACE |

Debi Braulik / Keller Williams 2nd Jackie King / Better Properties 3rd Lori DeVore / John L Scott

Photographer / Videographer FIRST PLACE |

...BEST OF

Ed Streit Images 2nd [tie] Battan Photography Bruce Honda

Senior Living Facility FIRST PLACE |

Village Green Retirement Campus 2nd Foundation House of Federal Way 3rd Emeritus at Federal Way

BEST DENTIST

2007 through 2013 Thank you for nominating us again in 2014! Providing Federal Way with quality, general dentistry for more than 25 years.

KENNETH L. BROSSEL • DDS 1230 South 336th St. • Suite B • Federal Way 253.661.2344 For Your Senior Care Needs

THANK YOU FOR YOUR NOMINATIONS! YOU ARE THE REASON FOR OUR SUCCESS!

We are a third generation, locally owned business and have been serving Federal Way for 60 years!

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We are proud of our members nominated for the Best of Federal Way: Mandy Anderson - MeMe & Company Linda Bjorneby - Bob Bjorneby’s CARSTAR FW Collision Debi Braulik - Keller Williams Cindy Ducich - Community Volunteer Dr Deborah Kloby - Federal Way Chiropractic Center Janice Siebenaler - Heritage Bank

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Make this scrumptious recipe at home, courtesy of East India Grill

Vegetable Korma

Vegetable sautéed in rich cashew sauce, garlic-ginger & onion sauce

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb mixed vegetables 1/2 c vegetable oil 1 spoonful cumin seed

1 spoonful curry powder 2 spoonfuls salt 1/2 c ground cashews and raisins 3 spoonfuls garlic ginger paste

1/2 cup paneer (cheese) 2 c chopped onion 1 c diced tomatoes 1 c water

Directions: Brown onion on low heat. Add garlic ginger paste and heat for two minutes. Add curry powder, cumin and tumeric. Turn up to medium and heat for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, and cook 6-8 minutes. Add vegetables, water, cream, nuts/raisins, paneer and salt and cook for 10 more minutes. Cover, cook another 2 minutes. Serve with basmati rice, naan or paratha. Chef's note: This is also delicious with added chicken or lamb.

Thanks for Voting us the Best in 2010 2013 and for the Nomination in 2014!

hank You for Your Vote!

Winner in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Hair Salon, Day Spa, Barber Shop and Nail Salon Nominated in 2014!

Voted Best Jewelry Store!

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1200 S. 324th St # 6 • Federal Way (253) 941-3131 Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 am - 6 pm; Sat. 10 am - 2 pm; Closed Monday

Federal Way ’s #1 Choice 12 Years & Counting!

Voted Best of Federal Way

Thanks for voting us one of the

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Thank You for Voting us among the “Best of Federal Way” one more time! We appreciate all of our clients and staff who have helped us bring excellence to pet care for over 30 years.

©UBS 2013. All rights reserved. UBS Financial Services Inc. is a subsidiary of UBS AG. Member SIPC.


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Tutor

FIRST PLACE |

Sylvan Learning of Federal Way 2nd Treehouse 3rd Math Prep Academy

Veterinarian FIRST PLACE |

Sacajawea Healthcare for Pets 2nd Cascade Veterinary Hospital 3rd Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital

Waiter / Location FIRST PLACE [tie]

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Dustin Vistante / Puerto Vallarta Mike Jones / Black Angus Robert Thompson / Time Out Ale House

Waitress / Location FIRST PLACE |

Frances Herring / Black Bear 2nd Maria Roman / Vince's 3rd [tie] Cassandra Mangialardi / Applebees Em Ketusiri, Thai Bistro

SHOPPING

Auto Parts

FIRST PLACE |

O'Reilly Auto Parts 2nd AutoZone Auto Parts 3rd G&M Honest Performance

Beer/Wine/Spirits Store FIRST PLACE |

99 Bottles 2nd Costco Wholesale 3rd Trader Joe's

Clothing Store FIRST PLACE |

Macy's 2nd Ross Dress for Less 3rd T.J. Maxx

Discount Store FIRST PLACE |

Target 2nd Walmart 3rd Costco Wholesale

Cuff Me! The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody will have you DANCING IN THE AISLES with hilarious parodies of popular hit songs like: ❘ RIHANNA, S&M ❘ ❘ MADONNA, Like A Virgin ❘ ❘ Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe ❘ ❘ Britney Spears, Hit Me Baby One More Time ❘

Thanks for Valuing the ARTS and Voting one of the BEST!

8th Day Spa

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING US YOUR CHOICE FOR BEST DAY SPA AND BEST NAIL SALON!

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...BEST OF federal way, kent, auburn, des moines, northeast tacoma Hardware/Lumber Store FIRST PLACE |

New Lumber & Hardware Co. 2nd Lowe's 3rd Home Depot

Tire Store Les Schwab 2nd Eagle Tire 3rd Discount Tire

Nursery & Garden Store FIRST PLACE |

Branches Garden Center 2nd Home Depot 3rd Lowe's

Pet Store FIRST PLACE |

Mud Bay 2nd Petsmart 3rd Petco

Second Hand Store FIRST PLACE |

Goodwill 2nd Deseret Industries 3rd Heaven Sent Children's Resale

Auto

FOOD

FIRST PLACE |

Jeffrey’s Jewelers 2nd Fred Meyer 3rd Federal Way Custom Jewelers

We’re honored to be voted one of the BEST again this year!

FIRST PLACE |

Jewelry Store

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Home

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Asian

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FIRST PLACE |

Indochina Seafood and Satay Bar 2nd Garden Korean Cuisine 3rd Thai Bistro

Bakery

FIRST PLACE |

Great Harvest Bread Co. 2nd Panera Bread 3rd Wild Wheat Bakery Café & Restaurant

1604 SW Dash Pt Rd Federal Way, WA 98023

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Thank you for voting us one of the BEST for 8 years!!

Barbeque FIRST PLACE |

Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse 2nd Billy McHale's 3rd Pitmaster's BBQ

Specializing in Family, Cosmetic, Periodontal, Restorative & Preventive Dentistry Dr Stacy Kanda has been practicing in Federal Way since 1979 Stacy Kanda, DDS

2335 SW 320th Street, Suite 1 • Federal Way, WA 98023

253-661-2222

www.stacykanda.com

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...BEST OF

“We get the excellent care we need right here in Federal Way.”

Keeping you healthy. For life.

Thank you to readers who voted for St. Francis as Best Hospital!

At St. Francis Hospital, we serve the unique needs of every patient. St. Francis is one of the region’s leading hospitals, bringing expert health care services to your neighborhood. Whether you’re having your baby in our comfortable Family Birth Center, having a 3D mammogram, or in need of surgery or emergency care, we’re here for you. Surrounded by a growing number of nearby primary care physicians and specialists, the expert St. Francis team will help you stay healthy and living the life you love. To find a Franciscan doctor, call 1 (888) 825-3227 or visit www.FHShealth.org/StFrancis. FOR ADVANCED MEDICINE AND TRUSTED CARE, CHOOSE FRANCISCAN.

Franciscan is a family of more than 12,000 doctors, nurses and staff who provide exceptional medical care at: Hospitals St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma • St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way • St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood • St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw • St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor • Highline Medical Center, Burien • Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton and Silverdale • Medical Groups Franciscan Medical Group, clinics throughout the Puget Sound • Harrison HealthPartners, serving the West Sound

Franciscan primary care clinics nearby: Franciscan Medical Clinic – Federal Way 30809 First Ave. S. (253) 839-2030 Franciscan Medical Clinic at St. Francis 34503 Ninth Ave. S., Suite 100 (253) 874-2227 Franciscan Medical Clinic on 11th Place 34616 11th Place S., Suite 4 (253) 927-2150


...BEST OF federal way, kent, auburn, des moines, northeast tacoma City Leader

FIRST PLACE | JIM FERRELL

Cop

SECOND PLACE | brian wilson

Brunch / Breakfast

"I would like to thank the Federal Way Mirror readers for nominating me in the Best of City Leader category. It is an honor to be considered, especially when Federal Way has many outstanding civic leaders working for the best interests of the community." Jim Ferrell,Mayor, Federal Way

FIRST PLACE |

Black Bear Diner 2nd Salty’s 3rd IHOP

Buffet

FIRST PLACE |

Old Country Buffet 2nd Salty’s 3rd Mika Japanese Buffet

"Law enforcement is a noble profession. I have had a very rewarding career as a commissioned police officer and Chief of Police. It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of Federal Way and I am honored to be considered for this award." Brian Wilson, Chief of Staff, Mayor's Office

Coffee Shop FIRST PLACE |

Poverty Bay Coffee Company 2nd Marista’s 3rd Starbucks

Deli / Sandwich FIRST PLACE |

The Menchie's mascot poses for a

Joe's Deli 2nd Subway 3rd Poverty Bay Coffee Company

picture with some fans during the Best of Federal Way 2014 event at the Federal Way Community Center on Wednesday. Carrie Rodriguez/The Mirror

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Family

Italian

FIRST PLACE |

FIRST PLACE |

Black Bear Diner 2nd Red Robin 3rd Applebee's

Hamburger

Lunch

FIRST PLACE |

FIRST PLACE |

Red Robin 2nd Burger Express 3rd Fatburger

Black Bear Diner 2nd Denny's 3rd Applebee's

Ice Cream

Mexican

FIRST PLACE |

FIRST PLACE |

SubZero 2nd Cold Stone Creamery 3rd Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Azteca 2nd Puerto Vallarta Family Mexican Restaurants 3rd Chipotle Mexican Grill

Indian

FIRST PLACE |

Vince’s 2nd Verrazanos Italian Restaurant 3rd Olive Garden

East India Grill 2nd Taste of India 3rdIndochina Seafood & Satay Bar

Pizza

FIRST PLACE |

Round Table Pizza 2nd The Rock 3rd Vince’s

A special thank you to the readers who took the time to vote, the businesses that won and the community members who attended the presentation of the awards on Wednesday, March 12th at the Community Center.

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Cop

"I’m grateful once again to be nominated in the best cop category. All of us here at the police department strive to provide excellent police service and take pride in being able to serve our citizens every day. We want to thank everyone who took the time to vote to recognize government leaders in our community." - Andy Hwang, Chief of Police

FIRST PLACE | Andy Hwang

City Leader

...BEST OF

"It is an honor to serve as Councilmember and now Deputy Mayor. I appreciate the nomination. What truly makes our City great is the outstanding work of so many, who share their talents toward a better future for all of us." Jeanne Burbidge Deputy Mayor, Federal Way

SECOND PLACE | Jeanne Burbidge

THANK YOU, FEDERAL WAY!

Thank you Federal Way, for voting me one of the BEST Healthcare Professionals!!! Lory Lee, L.Ac., EAMP

Nomina te in a rowd 6 years for… B

est in Body/C Auto ollision

BEHIND VEHICLE LICENSING

1750 S. 327th St.

253-874-9330 • federalwaycarstar.com

Specializing in joint and muscular pain relief and pain management.

Jade River Acupuncture

32123 1st Ave South, Suite A4 Federal Way • JadeRiverAcupuncture.com

Thank You for Voting Carrie Kuhel & Her Team

CEA-7501-A-A5

Joining with our friends and neighbors to

Thank you for voting for me as best Financial Advisor!

Dan Altmayer, AAMS® Financial Advisor 33915 1st Way S., Suite 202 . Federal Way, WA 98003 253-661-3155

“Best Insurance Agent” in Federal Way

www.edwardjones.com

Member SIPC

2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011! Also, the Nomination in 2008, 2012, 2013 & 2014 For your insurance and financial needs, see State Farm Agent:

Carrie L. Kuhel, Agent Bus: 253-927-9295 • Toll Free: 800-362-2672 www.carriekuhel.com

Thank you for Voting Us the BEST for over 12 years! ®

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Seafood

LIVING

FIRST PLACE |

Best Cop

Salty’s 2nd McGrath’s 3rd Red Lobster

FIRST PLACE |

Steakhouse FIRST PLACE |

Outback Steakhouse 2nd Black Angus Steakhouse 3rd Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

Andy Hwang 2nd Brian Wilson 3rd Officer, Keith Pon

Best Firefighter FIRST PLACE |

Gordon Olson 2nd Al Church 3rd Ryan Herrera

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City Leader FIRST PLACE |

Firefighter

Jim Ferrell 2nd Jeanne Burbidge 3rd Skip Priest

Community Volunteer FIRST PLACE |

Cindy Ducich 2nd Janice Siebenaler 3rd Doug Nelson

FIRST PLACE | GORDON OLSON

"It's an honor to be recognized as part of an organization that serves our citizens with no expectation of recognition. We love our work and we love serving our community." Gordon (Gordie) Olson Assistant Chief South King Fire & Rescue

You, Thanks, Y’all! Thank Federal Way! We’re much obliged for your vote!

Nominated for BBQ & Steakhouse!

We appreciate your vote!

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Teacher

FIRST PLACE | LUKE THOMPSON

Teacher

THIRD PLACE | KELSEY ALIG

...BEST OF

"I believe Career and Technical Education is a valuable way for today's students to learn practical, hands-on career skills in a highly structured environment. As a High School Auto Shop teacher, my students have access to a learning lab that reflects a professional repair shop, and are taught skills and tasks that prepare them for entry level employment in the high-demand transportation service career field." Luke Thompson Automotive Technology Instructor Decatur High School

"Thank you to all those who supported me and pushed me to become the teacher I am. Friends, family, coworkers; but especially my students, I couldn't have done any of this without your guidance and inspiration. It is my love for my content area and desire to empower students that gives me the passion to continue to make each student see that "they can". Thank you for reaffirming that I can too." Kelsey Alig Saghalie Middle School www.highline.edu

The senior management of The Powell Companies extends our sincerest thanks to the community of Federal Way for voting us Best of 2014 in senior living. We strive to provide the best senior lifestyle for our residents and are honored you took notice!

For nominating Highline Community College 2014 Best of Federal Way.

We thank our General Manager, Lisa Valdes, and her dedicated staff of professionals for providing our residents with a warm and caring place to call home. It is what’s inside the building that counts the most – our staff and our residents.

Sign up now. Spring quarter classes begin March 31, 2014.


...BEST OF federal way, kent, auburn, des moines, northeast tacoma

March 14, 2014 [13] BECU MEMBER: Kathi H., Federal Way

Honored to Be

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Teacher

"Thank you for this special recognition. This type of recognition is truly a reflection of the talented staff I work with at Brigadoon. Also, this is a reflection of the amazing children and their families that I'm honored to teach and learn from everyday." Trisa Dixon 3rd Grade Teacher Brigadoon Elementary

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• Public Service / Corporate Citizenship BECU MEMBER: Kathi H., Federal Way BECU extends the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” by seeking opportunities and engaging in activities that we believe can make a difference in the quality of life and financial well-being of our employees, members, and the community, in which we work, live, and play.

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BECU believes that everyone benefits from basic financial education. That’s why we offer free seminars, programs, and financial counseling to help people learn how to set a personal budget, use credit, apply It’s an honor to be recognized by the readers of for loans, and—most importantly—establish good the Federal Way Mirror. as a not-for-profit credit union, habits for wise spending and saving. we are in business to serve our members with fair,

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