Friday, May 5, 2017 
THE VOTES ARE TALLIED AND WINNERS NAMED...
DID YOUR FAVORITE WIN?
Thank you for your votes for SmartTalent in the stafďŹ ng category for Best of Renton!
425-271-4225 | www.smarttalent.net 3900 E. Valley Rd. | Suite 200 | Renton, WA 98057
We are proud to be locally owned and operated; connecting businesses with great employees since 2001.
 Friday, May 5, 2017
Best of Renton 2017 We’ve reached that time of year again where the readers of the Renton Reporter have made their voices heard. I am happy to announce the winners and finalists for 2017 which are listed within the pages in this week’s edition. The amount of participation we received from our loyal readers this year has far surpassed any other year. Thank you to those who took the time to vote. It is so nice to see how this community takes pride in their retailers, people and service providers. This is what makes this community so great. As we do every year we had multiple categories where there were ties in the finalist rankings. Congratulations to everyone who received votes, very well deserved. After tallying votes and then bestowing the honor of drawing the winners for the great prizes to my creative services manager, Julie Black, I am pleased to present the 2017 Best of Renton as picked by the readers of the Renton Reporter. A special thank you goes out to McLendon Hardware, Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria and CD Danza Salon & Spa for generously donating the prizes to the lucky winners of our readership contest. Polly A. Shepherd RENTON Regional Publisher, South Division Sound Publishing Inc.
COMMUNITY SERVICE Best Customer Service WINNER: CD Danza Salon & Spa FINALIST: Denti Belli Dentistry FINALIST: DJ’s Sportscards FINALIST: Dr. Derick Hahn, DDS FINALIST: Brag Hair Salon
WINNER: New Life Church at Renton Church FINALIST: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints FINALIST: Highlines Community Church FINALIST: St. Anthony Catholic Parish
Best of Renton drawing winners
WINNER: One Green Planet FINALIST: Sustainable Renton FINALIST: Minkler’s Green Earth Nutrition FINALIST: greensource
First Place: D. Bradley, Renton, wins a $100 gift card for McLendon Hardware and a $50 gift card for Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Second Place: B. Clapp, Renton, wins a $75 gift card for McLendon Hardware and a $50 gift card for Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Third Place: P. Laronde, Renton, wins a $50 gift card for McLendon Hardware and a $75 gift card from CD Danza Salon & Spa
WINNER: Renton Food Bank FINALIST: Birthday Dreams FINALIST: Communities in Schools FINALIST: Renton Civic Theatre
Friday, May 5, 2017 
Best of Renton 2017 ENTERTAINMENT Casino
WINNER: 8-Bit Arcade Bar FINALIST: Freddie’s Casino FINALIST: The Local 907 FINALIST: Diamond Lil’s Card Casino
WINNER: The Local 907 FINALIST: Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Pickled Onion FINALIST: Doofers Bar & Grill FINALIST: Berliner Pub FINALIST: Whistle Stop Ale House
WINNER: Renton Civic Theatre FINALIST: Regal The Landing Stadium FINALIST: Renton Carco Theatre FINALIST: Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
Thank you for your votes!
#1 Nail Pro Salon & Spa
WINNER: Dr. Trisha Hughes - DC FINALIST: Dr. Rod Handly - DC FINALIST: Dr. Scott Petett - DC FINALIST: Dr. Tom Martin - DC FINALIST: Dr. Lisa Olynyk - DC
WINNER: Dr. Robert Odegard, DDS FINALIST: Dr. Brian Dansie, DDS - The Kids’ Dentist FINALIST: 4th & Morris Dentistry FINALIST: Dr. Kirk King, DDS, PS
Thank you for voting!
Kirk E. King, DDS, PS
Thank you for your votes and support!!
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Fine Dining in a Casual Atmosphere
Happy Mother’s Day! Sunday,May 14 Opens at 3:00 pm Mother’s Day Dinner
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WINNER: Berliner Pub FINALIST: Uncle Mo’s Snappy Inn FINALIST: Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
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Thank you for nominating us for 2017 “Best Asian Cuisine”
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Phone: (425) 226-1802 (425) 226-1803 14412 S.E. Petrovitsky Rd Renton, WA 98058 Delivery offered everyday 5-9!!!
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Best of Renton 2017 Eye Care
WINNER: Dr. Peter Jones, M.D. Valley Eye Laser Center FINALIST: Dr. Paul Jensen,O.D. Renton Vision Source FINALIST: Eyes on the Landing FINALIST: Dr. Kosnoski - Fairwood Vision Clinic
WINNER: Dr. Monica Richter, MD Valley Children’s Clinic
FINALIST: Dr. Gary German, MD Valley Children’s Clinic FINALIST: Dr. Mary Chu, MD Valley Children’s Clinic FINALIST: Dr. Nicole Lauinger, MD Renton Pediatric Associates
WINNER: Renton Community Center FINALIST: 24 Hour Fitness FINALIST: LA Fitness FINALIST: Planet Fitness
FINALIST: Dr. Jeanne Moore, MD UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center
WINNER: UW Medicine/ Valley Medical Center FINALIST: Group Health Renton Medical Center FINALIST: Southlake Clinic FINALIST: Pacific Medical Clinic
Martial Arts WINNER: Ms. Mari’s Martial Arts Club FINALIST: Fairwood Martial Arts FINALIST: DOJO 3 FINALIST: Lee’s Martial Arts
WINNER: Dr. Mary Jones ARNP Valley Medical Center - Wound Care
WINNER: Renton Community Center FINALIST: 8 Bit Arcade FINALIST: Drama Kids FINALIST: Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park FINALIST: Henry Moses Aquatic Center
WINNER: Phoenix Montessori LLC FINALIST: Family Circle Learning Center FINALIST: KinderCare Child Day Care Center FINALIST: Kennydale Kindercare
WINNER: Phoenix Montessori LLC FINALIST: Family Circle Learning Center FINALIST: Highlands Preschool FINALIST: Renton Community Center Pre-school
FINALIST: Dr. Crenguta Stepan, MD Renton Highlands Primary Care FINALIST: Dr. Howard Miller Renton Family Practice
Spa Services WINNER: CD Danza Salon & Spa FINALIST: Massage Envy FINALIST: Abyssinia Hair and Beauty Clinic FINALIST: Bianco and Company Salon & Spa
WINNER: Ed Prince FINALIST: Ruth Perez FINALIST: Mayor Denis Law FINALIST: Carol Ann Witsche
WINNER: Pam Teal FINALIST: Charlie Schmidt FINALIST: Cristina Garcia Valdez FINALIST: Marcie Maxwell
Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks for all your votes! CD Danza Spa & Salon
Thank you Renton, for your trust and support! I am honored to be of service to my community.
WWW.CDDANZA.COM 717 S. 4th St. • Renton 425-793-8000
It’s all about you. A simple philosophy - but one we take very seriously. Where do you want to go? Be true to yourself. Get into taking care of yourself (if you won’t who will?) and there’s no better place to begin a beautiful story about you than at CD Danza Salon & Spa, a place where our passion is making you look and feel incredible.
Friday, May 5, 2017 
Best of Renton 2017 WINNER: Poodie’s Pet Palace FINALIST: Petco FINALIST: Fuzzy Friends FINALIST: PetSmart
WINNER: Sierra Fish & Pets FINALIST: PetSmart FINALIST: Poodie’s Pet Palace FINALIST: Petco
WINNER: Cedar River Animal Hospital FINALIST: Renton West Veterinary FINALIST: Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners FINALIST: Spring Glen Veterinary Hospital FINALIST: Value Pet Clinic
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Attorney/Law Firm
WINNER: Law Offices of Dan Kellogg FINALIST: Mogren, Glessner & Ahrens, P.S. FINALIST: Malsam Law Firm FINALIST: Beacon Immigration - Stephen Brown
WINNER: Mathewson’s Automotive FINALIST: Mike’s Fairwood Auto FINALIST: Bucky’s Complete Auto Repair FINALIST: Cascade Auto Repair
WINNER: BECU FINALIST: First Financial Northwest Bank FINALIST: Chase FINALIST: KeyBank
WINNER: CD Danza Salon & Spa FINALIST: #1 Nail Pro Salon & Spa FINALIST: CK Nails FINALIST: Queen Nails
WINNER: Marcie Maxwell/Lisa Lam Windermere Real Estate FINALIST: Christina Clymer-Jarvis Windermere Real Estate FINALIST: Darlene Johnson Windermere Real Estate FINALIST: Steve Dobson - John L. Scott KMS
WINNER: Hilands Barber Shop FINALIST: Cedar River Barbershop FINALIST: Fairwood Barber Shop FINALIST: Sportcuts at The Landing
WINNER: Nina Boss - Edward Jones FINALIST: Mogren, Glessner & Ahrens, P.S. FINALIST: Eugene Heuschel II, AAMS FINALIST: Steven D. Tolonen - Edward Jones
WINNER: Brag Hair Salon FINALIST: CD Danza Salon & Spa FINALIST: Element Salon and Spa at the Landing FINALIST: 1630 Hair Artisans
WINNER: Jim Sullivan - State Farm FINALIST: Charlie Schmidt - Legal Shield FINALIST: Kent Bradford - State Farm FINALIST: Ray Peretti - Hub Insurance Agency
Thank You for voting us one of Renton’s Best Realtors! MarcieMaxwell.com 206-949-1696 LisaLam.MarcieMaxwell LisaLam.MarcieMaxwel 1836519
Family Restaurant In Renton Since 1975
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at all locations! We are honored to be nominated for your favorite Mexican Restaurant! TORERO’S AT THE LANDING 920 N. 10TH ST 425-228-6180
TORERO’S NORTH BENSON CENTER 10707 SE CARR RD. 425-227-9104
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Best of Renton 2017 Senior/Retirement
WINNER: Chateau at Valley Center FINALIST: Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre FINALIST: The Lakeshore FINALIST: The Reserve at Renton
WINNER: SmartTalent FINALIST: LaborWorks FINALIST: WorkSource Renton FINALIST: At Work Renton
WINNER: Plum Delicious Family Restaurant FINALIST: Whistle Stop Ale House FINALIST: Jay Berry’s Cafe FINALIST: Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
Fine Dining WINNER: Melrose Grill FINALIST: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe FINALIST: Peyrassol Cafe FINALIST: Marianna Ristorante
Bakery WINNER: Chuck’s Donut Shop FINALIST: Renton Technical College FINALIST: Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes FINALIST: Top Pot Doughnut
Thank you for supporting Local Businesses! We appreciate every one of our customers!
Breakfast WINNER: Plum Delicious Family Restaurant FINALIST: Jay Berry’s Cafe FINALIST: Whistle Stop Ale House FINALIST: Countryside Café
4608 NE Sunset Blvd, Renton WA
Across from Albertsons & Starbucks in the Renton Highlands
Indian Cuisine WINNER: Naan -N- Curry FINALIST: Pabla Indian Cuisine FINALIST: Spice King FINALIST: Himalyan Cafe
WINNER: Golden Peacock Restaurant FINALIST: Blossom Vegetarian FINALIST: Little Peking FINALIST: KC Chinese Seafood Restaurant
A P P L I A N C E S
WINNER: Burger Town FINALIST: Five Guys Burgers and Fries FINALIST: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers - Landing FINALIST: Burger Addict
WINNER: Sorrento Coffee Renton Highlands FINALIST: Big Foot Java FINALIST: Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes FINALIST: Liberty Cafe
WINNER: Marianna Ristorante FINALIST: Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria FINALIST: Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta House FINALIST: Pizza Dudes
Thank you for nominating us for Best in Renton!
Thank you for your votes! We’re proud to serve this great community.
Excellent Selection of Sterling Silver, Gold, Jewelry & Diamonds
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Choose early delivery and spread the love!
U.S. Collector Coins • Ancient Coins Currency • Medals • Tokens Appraisals Knowledgable Staff - Historian On-Site • Serving King County since 1964 • Closed Wed & Sun (Wed by Appt.)
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101 Park Ave. N., Renton, WA • www.rentoncoinshop.com
Thank you for your votes for favorite elected official. It is an honor and privilege to serve our extraordinary community. Ed Prince
Renton City Council 1862830
Serving Renton Since 1973
Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Friday, May 5, 2017 
Best of Renton 2017 Japanese Cuisine
WINNER: The Lemongrass FINALIST: Papaya Vietnamese Cafe FINALIST: Blossom Vegetarian FINALIST: The Best Pho & Thai Restaurant
WINNER: New Zen Japanese Restaurant FINALIST: Sushi Cafe • FINALIST: Genki Sushi FINALIST: Izakaya Kaiten Sushi and Yakitori Bar WINNER: Cedar River BBQ FINALIST: Taqueria El Kiosko FINALIST: Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches FINALIST: Royal Orchid Restaurant FINALIST: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe
WINNER: La Hacienda Family Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Torero’s Family Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: La Fuente Family Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
WINNER: Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta House FINALIST: Smoking Monkey Pizza FINALIST: Papa John’s • FINALIST: Pizza Dudes
WINNER: The Local 907 FINALIST: Berliner Pub • FINALIST: Apogee Pub FINALIST: Whistle Stop Ale House
WINNER: Royal Orchid Restaurant FINALIST: Sing Tong Thai Cuisine FINALIST: The Best Pho & Thai Restaurant FINALIST: Thai 65
SHOPPING Antiques & Treasures WINNER: Antiques 4U FINALIST: Renton Coin Shop FINALIST: St. Charles Place Antiques FINALIST: St Vincent de Paul
WINNER: Cugini Florists & Fine Gifts FINALIST: CD Danza Salon & Spa FINALIST: Poggi Bonsi Gifts
WINNER: Top of the Hill Quality Produce FINALIST: Safeway FINALIST: Uwajimaya FINALIST: Fred Meyer
WINNER: McLendon Hardware FINALIST: Dunn Lumber FINALIST: Lowe’s Home Improvement FINALIST: Ace Hardware
WINNER: King and Bunnys Appliances FINALIST: Rob’s Appliance and Service FINALIST: Lowe’s Home Improvement FINALIST: IKEA
WINNER: Garland Jewelers FINALIST: Fred Meyer FINALIST: Renton Jewelry Exchange
Cannabis WINNER: Emerald Haze FINALIST: The Evergreen Market FINALIST: Buddy’s/420 on Sunset FINALIST: Clutch Cannibis
Flower Shop WINNER: Cugini Florists & Fine Gifts FINALIST: Renton Flower Shop FINALIST: Blossom Studios FINALIST: Safeway
WINNER: Handsome Devil Ink FINALIST: Diamond Tattoo & Body Piercing FINALIST: Ancient’s Arts Tatoo FINALIST: Sacred Soul Tattoo
WINNER: Cedar River Cellars FINALIST: Vino at the Landing FINALIST: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe FINALIST: All Things Wine
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