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Renton Reporter


Friday, May 25, 2018


DID YOUR FAVORITE WIN? Thank you for your votes for SmartTalent in the stafďŹ ng category for Best of Renton!

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Best of Renton 2018 Community Service

Best of Renton 2018

Customer Service

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 2018 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 2018 Best of Renton as picked by the readers of the Renton Reporter. Thank you to Creative Artist Kae Lamberton for her work putting the section together. A special thank you goes out to Melrose Grill for generously donating the prizes to the lucky winners of our readership contest. Polly A. Shepherd Regional Publisher, South Division RENTON Sound Publishing Inc.

WINNER: McLendon Hardware FINALIST: Brag Hair Salon FINALIST: First Financial Northwest Bank FINALIST: CD Danza Salon & Spa

WINNER: New Life Church - Renton Campus FINALIST: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints FINALIST: St. Matthew Lutheran Church FINALIST: St. Anthonys Catholic Parish

WINNER: Renton Food Bank FINALIST: Communities In Schools of Renton FINALIST: Renton History Museum FINALIST: Birthday Dreams

WINNER: Deputy Chief Ed Van Valey FINALIST: Commander Kevin Keyes FINALIST: Chief K. Milosevich FINALIST: Corey Jacobs


WINNER: Ruth Perez FINALIST: Steve Bergquist FINALIST: Mayor Denis Law FINALIST: Ed Prince

WINNER: Talbot Hill Elementary School FINALIST: Brian Hoskins Lindbergh High School FINALIST: Maplewood Heights Elementary School FINALIST: Hazen High School



WINNER: Rick Marshall, Fire Chief FINALIST: Todd Fisher FINALIST: Ryan Simonds FINALIST: Capt Gary Harsh

WINNER: Susan Camerer – Vision House FINALIST: Mary Clymer FINALIST: Angie Benedetti FINALIST: Diane Dobson

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Thank you Renton! I love you too!


Thank You for voting us one of Renton’s Best Realtors!

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Best of Renton 2018 Entertainment


Martial Arts

WINNER: Uncle Mo’s Snappy Inn FINALIST: Cheers Bar & Grill FINALIST: JP’s Bar and Grill FINALIST: Berliner Pub

WINNER: Dr. Kirk King, DDS FINALIST: Dr. Robert Odegard, DDS FINALIST: Dr. Michele Taylor, DDS Denti Belli Dentistry FINALIST: The Kids’ Dentist Renton

WINNER Ms. Mari’s Martial Arts Club FINALIST: Chaun Tao Kung Fu FINALIST: Kim’s Tae Kwon Do FINALIST: DOJO 3

Night Life

Eye Care



WINNER: Dr. Monica Richter, M.D. Valley Children’s Clinic FINALIST: Dr. Mary Chu, M.D. Valley Children’s Clinic FINALIST: Dr. Linda E. Wiseman, M.D. Valley Medical Center Renton Pediatric Associates FINALIST: Dr. Gary German, M.D. Valley Children’s Clinic

WINNER: Dr. Paul Jensen, O.D. - Renton Vision Source FINALIST: Dr. Kosnoski - Fairwood Vision Clinic FINALIST: Eyes on the Landing FINALIST: Dr. Peter Jones, M.D. Valley Eye Laser Center

WINNER: The Local 907 FINALIST: Doofers Bar & Grill FINALIST: Berliner Pub FINALIST: 8-Bit Arcade Bar


WINNER: Renton Civic Theater FINALIST: Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center FINALIST: Regal The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX FINALIST: Renton Carco Theater

Health & Fitness Chiropractor WINNER: Dr. Trisha Hughes, DC FINALIST: Cedar River Chiropractic FINALIST: Jex Chiropractic Spine & Rehab FINALIST: Dr. Scott Petett, DC

Fitness Center WINNER: Planet Fitness FINALIST: Maya Whole Health Studio FINALIST: Dojo 3 FINALIST: Renton Community Center

HealthCare Facility WINNER: UW/Valley Medical Clinics FINALIST: Pacific Medical Clinic FINALIST: Group Health Renton Medical Center FINALIST: Swedish at the Landing

Physician WINNER: Dr. Michele K. Nelsen, M.D. UW/Valley Medical Center - Fairwood Clinic FINALIST: Dr. Shannon Kropp, M.D. UW/Valley Medical Center Highlands Clinic FINALIST: Dr. Wuaca Luna, M.D. UW/Valley Medical Center Cascade Clinic FINALIST: Dr. Howard Miller, M.D. Renton Family Practice

Dr. Odegard’s office was nominated for Best of Renton for Dental Care

Family. Friends. Community.

Dr. Odegard and his team would like to thank all of the people who voted for his office as the Best Dentist in Renton. ” I am grateful for our amazing dental team that provides both a fun and professional environment for our patients. We really do enjoy seeing you!” Again, thank you so much for voting for us and being a part of our dental family.

Jim Sullivan, Agent 1520 Duvall Avenue NE Renton, WA 98059 Bus: 425-226-3322

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Dr. Robert Odegard, D.D.S.

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Best of Renton 2018 Spa Services

WINNER: Maya Whole Health Studio FINALIST: Bianco and Company Salon & Spa FINALIST: The Good Life Massage FINALIST: CD Danza Salon & Spa

Kids Activities

WINNER: Drama Kids International FINALIST: Tomato Tomato Creative Space FINALIST: 8 Bit Arcade FINALIST: Henry Moses Aquatic Center



WINNER: Phoenix Montessori FINALIST: Creative Kid’s Preschool Renton Community Center FINALIST: Bright Horizons FINALIST: Sonshine Learning Center

Pet Groomer WINNER: Poodie’s Pet Palace FINALIST: Sierra Fish and Pets FINALIST: Fuzzy Friends FINALIST: PetSmart

Learning Center

Pet Store

WINNER: Phoenix Montessori FINALIST: Cross & Crown Christian Preschool FINALIST: Joyful Hearts Preschool FINALIST: Sonshine Learning Center

WINNER: Sierra Fish & Pets FINALIST: Poodie’s Pet Palace FINALIST: Fairwood Pet Center FINALIST: Junkyard Bones

Automotive Care WINNER: Mathewson’s Automotive FINALIST: Greg’s Japanese Auto FINALIST: Bucky’s Complete Auto Repair FINALIST: Mike’s Fairwood Auto

Bank/Credit Union WINNER: BECU FINALIST: Bank of America FINALIST: Chase FINALIST: First Financial Northwest Bank

Veterinary Clinic Thank you for your votes for favorite elected official. It is an honor and privilege to serve our extraordinary community.

WINNER: Cedar River Animal Hospital FINALIST: Animal HealthCare of Renton FINALIST: BluePearl Veterinary Hospital FINALIST: Spring Glen Veterinary Hospital

WINNER: Fairwood Barber Shop FINALIST: Brag Hair Salon FINALIST: CD Danza Salon & Spa FINALIST: Linda’s Barber Shop

Professional Services

Financial Advisor

Attorney/Law Firm

Ed Prince 2132100

Renton City Council

Barber Shop

WINNER: Dan Kellogg FINALIST: Malsam Law Firm FINALIST: Beth A Mc Daniel Law Offices FINALIST: Gary Faull

WINNER: Nina Boss - Edward Jones FINALIST: JB Tax and Finance Office FINALIST: Aaron Easter - Edward Jones FINALIST: Doug Jones State Farm Insurance

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Thank you Renton, for your continued trust and support! I am honored to be of service to my community.

We are honored to be nominated for your favorite Mexican Restaurant!

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Best of Renton 2018 Hair Salon

Nail Salon


WINNER: CD Danza Salon & Spa FINALIST: Abyssinia Hair & Beauty Clinic LLC FINALIST: Bella Blue Salon FINALIST: Brag Hair Salon

WINNER: #1 Nail Pro Salon & Spa FINALIST: CK Nails FINALIST: CD Danza Salon & Spa FINALIST: Cosmo Lashes and Nails

WINNER: Cedar River Smokehouse FINALIST: Melrose Grill FINALIST: Clyde’s Southern Wood Fired Barbeque FINALIST: Whistle Stop Ale House

Insurance Agent


WINNER: Jim Sullivan - State Farm FINALIST: John Galluzo - Farmer’s Insurance FINALIST: David Varelia - State Farm FINALIST: DOK Insurance Agency

WINNER: Rosie Rourke Real Estate - John L. Scott FINALIST: Tina McKay - John L Scott FINALIST: Marcie Maxwell/Lisa Lam FINALIST: Christina Clymer-Jarvis - Windermere

Thank you!

Senior Living Community

Kirk E. King, DDS, PS Cosmetic Preventive Restorative

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We love our loyal friends and invite you to stop by and see us as a new patient!

Thank you for your votes and support!!

WINNER: Golden Peacock FINALIST: Fortune Noodle FINALIST: Little Peking FINALIST: Wild Garlic Chinese Restaurant


Coffee Shop

WINNER: Smart Talent FINALIST: Professional Minority Staffing FINALIST: Link Staffing

WINNER: Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes FINALIST: Vince’s Coffee FINALIST: Dutch Bros FINALIST: Sorrento’s Coffee


Family Restaurant

WINNER: Chuck’s Donut Shop FINALIST: Flour, Sugar and More Bakery FINALIST: Renton Technical College FINALIST: Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes

WINNER: Plum Delicious Family Restaurant FINALIST: Countryside Cafe - Renton FINALIST: Torero’s Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Thanks for your Votes!

Thank you for your votes!


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Thank you for your votes!




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Chinese Cuisine

WINNER: Merrill Gardens FINALIST: Solstice Senior Living at Renton - Evergreen Place FINALIST: The Lakeshore FINALIST: Chateau at Valley Center


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WINNER: Plum Delicious Family Restaurant FINALIST: Water’s Table FINALIST: Whistle Stop Ale House FINALIST: Jay Berry’s Cafe

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Best of Renton 2018 Fine Dining

WINNER: Melrose Grill FINALIST: Marianna Ristorante FINALIST: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe FINALIST: Water’s Table


WINNER: Smoking Monkey Pizza FINALIST: Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta FINALIST: Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria FINALIST: Marianna Ristorante


WINNER: Burger Addict FINALIST: Doofers Bar & Grill FINALIST: Plum Delicious Family Restaurant FINALIST: Burger Town

Indian Cuisine

WINNER: Naan -N- Curry FINALIST: Spice King FINALIST: Himalayan Cafe FINALIST: Pabla Indian Cuisine

WINNER: The Local 907 FINALIST: The Brewmaster’s Taproom FINALIST: Apogee Pub FINALIST: Berliner Pub

Thai Cuisine

WINNER: Royal Orchid FINALIST: Ma Prang Thai Restaurant FINALIST: Fairwood Thai Cuisine FINALIST: Sing Tong Thai Cuisine

Vietnamese Cuisine WINNER: Fortune Noodle House FINALIST: Blossom Vegetarian FINALIST: Pho 801 FINALIST: PhoShizzle FINALIST: Papaya Vietnamese Cafe

WINNER: Vince’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria FINALIST: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe FINALIST: Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta FINALIST: Marianna Ristorante

WINNER: New Zen Japanese Restaurant FINALIST: Genki Sushi FINALIST: iSushi FINALIST: Sushi Cafe


WINNER: Cugini Florist & Fine Gifts FINALIST: Urban Sprouts FINALIST: Top of the Hill Quality Produce FINALIST: Renton Flower Shop


Italian Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine

Flower Shop

Gift Store

WINNER: Learning Express Toys of Renton FINALIST: Urban Sprouts FINALIST: Sparkle Gifts and Whatnots FINALIST: Cugini Florists & Fine Gifts

Grocery/Convenience Store WINNER: Top of the Hill Quality Produce FINALIST: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market FINALIST: QFC FINALIST: Uwajimaya


WINNER: McLendon Hardware FINALIST: Highlands Ace Hardware FINALIST: Ace Hardware FINALIST: Dunn Lumber

Shopping Antiques & Treasures WINNER: Renton Coin Shop FINALIST: Antiques 4U FINALIST: Memory Lane Motors FINALIST: St. Charles Place Antiques

Appliance Store

WINNER: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe FINALIST: Cedar River Smokehouse FINALIST: Water’s Table FINALIST: Whistle Stop Ale House FINALIST: The Local 907

WINNER: King & Bunnys Appliances FINALIST: Lowe’s Home Improvement FINALIST: Albert Lee Appliance Southcenter FINALIST: IKEA

Mexican Cuisine


WINNER: Torero’s Family Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Santa Fe Mexican Grill FINALIST: La Fuente Family Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: La Hacienda Family Mexican Restaurant

WINNER: Buddy’s Recreational Marijuana FINALIST: Clutch Cannabis FINALIST: The Evergreen Market FINALIST: Emerald Haze

Jewelry Store

WINNER: Garland Jewelers FINALIST: Fred Meyer FINALIST: Renton Jewelry Exchange FINALIST: Obelisk Body Piercing & Fine Jewelry

Tattoo Parlor

WINNER: Handsome Devil Ink FINALIST: Idolize Tattoo FINALIST: Diamond Tattoo and Body Piercing FINALIST: Sacred Soul Tattoo

Winery/Wine Shop/Brewery WINNER: Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe FINALIST: Cedar River Cellars FINALIST: Wine Alley FINALIST: Four Generals Brewing FINALIST: Vino at the Landing


A Great Neighborhood Steakhouse

Best of Renton drawing winners First Place: Ms. M. Winter, wins a $125 gift card to Melrose Grill

We appreciate your 16 years of support! -The Melrose Grill Family

Second Place: C. Shimizu, wins a $100 gift card to Melrose Grill Third Place: R. Tse, wins a $75 gift card to Melrose Grill


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Best Of... - 2018 Renton  


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