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he 2020 Boulder County Gold, East Boulder County Gold and Broomfield County Gold results are in! As you browse the following pages you will find some of the finest restaurants, retail stores, service providers, entertainment venues, people and all that makes our region a wonderful place to live. The awards and recognition are results voted on by the people of Boulder and Broomfield County who use and know them the most. This year’s recipients are as fine as ever. Browse through the following pages, and keep this guide handy throughout the year. We thank everyone who took the time to vote. Now turn the page and read about the winners!
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Contributors CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Emily Baudot, Linda Bond, Jessica Benes, Emma Castleberry, Adam Goldstein, Sarah Huber, Julie Kailus, John Lehndorf, Wendy McMillan, Elise Oberliesen, Darren Thornberry, Shelley Widhalm CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Jonathan Castner EDITOR / DESIGNER Greg Stone
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EATS, DRINKS & ENTERTAINMENT Best CuiSine BEST AMERICAN
At Flagstaff House, atop Flagstaff Mountain and overlooking downtown Boulder, the menu changes daily, so “you can dine with us over and over and never eat the same food,” said General Manger Adam Monette. This allows the Flagstaff House team to “cultivate dishes based off of local and seasonal availability” and “highlights the creativity, knowledge and skillset of Chef Chris Royster.” When paired with Flagstaff House’s wine list, a recipient of the “Wine Spectator Grand Award,” the hospitality and cuisine at Flagstaff House provide “a culinary journey unlike any other,” he said. A mainstay in Boulder for 49 years, Flagstaff House is “humbled by the endless memories created for our guests here at the Flagstaff House.” 1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640, flagstaffhouse.com. Runner Up: The Greenbriar Inn, 8735 N. Foothills Hwy., Boulder, 303.440.7979, greenbriarinn.com.
Thirty years into serving a traditional Chinese menu in Boulder County, Joy Fan, owner of China Gourmet, and her team are still celebrating the joy of Chinese cooking. “I like to see the families coming 6 DAILY CAMERA
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here to eat their dinner and their smiles,” Fan said. A lover of natural food, Fan steers clear of MSG and is happy to accommodate the dietary needs and choices of her customers. “We can prepare things gluten-free and made to order, and we can vary the spice level,” Fan said. Nothing is served from a can, and natural meats and fresh vegetables shine in China Gourmet’s most popular dishes. Fan’s Egg Foo Young features fried seasoned vegetables and egg patties topped with a garlic sauce, and the Mu Shu Chicken blends eggs, cabbage, carrots, onions and wood-ear mushrooms with a hoisin sauce and is served with authentic flour pancakes. 3970 N. Broadway, Boulder, 303.440.3500, chinagourmetmenu.com. Runner Up: Tsing Tao, 607 S. Broadway, Suite A, Boulder, 303.494.6228, tsingtaochineseboulder.com.
Le French Café
Owners Agnes and Quentin Garrigou expressed excitement and gratitude for winning Boulder County Gold this year. Quentin gives big thanks to the Boulder community for all the support. “We were not expecting it, we are super happy, especially during this time because it’s pretty hard for everyone.” Instead of going for the fancy French cuisine vibe, Quentin said they’re more about a family-friendly vibe that dishes up simple foods with fresh ingredients. “Customers appreciate the prices and that it’s a family restaurant.” At Le French Café, staff take
pride in treating everyone like they are family. Want a top selling lunch item? Lyonnaise is the one. The large salad of mixed greens is topped with grilled onion, bacon, tomato, potatoes and a poached egg. Save room for dessert – if you have a weakness for French pastries. 2525 Arapahoe Ave., C-1, Boulder, 303.284.2265, lefrencafeboulder.com. Runner Up: Flagstaff House, 1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640 flagstaffhouse.com.
Taj Indian Cuisine
Owner Vin Rai wants Boulderites to enjoy “the best Indian food” their money can buy. He credits his chefs for giving customers “good honest food.” That means chefs at Taj take great pride in making every dish as if they were feeding it to their own family. “It’s not just a job for our chefs, they are really proud of what they create. It’s not showy or pretentious, just solid Indian food.” Rai thanks the Boulder community for all the support and continued patronage, now, and over the past 24 years. Everyone at Taj appreciates all the continued take-out orders and kind words from customers who express their desire to support the success of this landmark restaurant in Boulder. 2630 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.494.5216 tajindianboulder.com. Runner Up: Tiffin’s India Café, 2416 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.442.2500, tiffinsindiacafe.com
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BEST ITALIAN AND BEST AMBIANCE AND BEST GLUTEN FREE
Carelli’s of Boulder
Placing in three categories this year, Carelli’s of Boulder has “developed quite a local following,” said Greg Carelli, who opened his namesake eatery as a sub shop in 1991. Today interspersed fireplaces, birch wood accents, mosaic tiles and warm lighting create an intimate, unpretentious ambience, and the classic Northern and Southern Italian dishes please diverse palates. The menu features classics such as chicken parmigiana and manicotti as well as original pasta dishes such as Scozzi, a lighter dish with sautéed chicken, artichoke hearts and broccoli. “Fresh fish specials and risotto dishes are also customer favorites,” Carelli said. An extensive gluten-free menu, wine list and meltin-the-mouth desserts ensure everyone leaves happy. During this season, Carelli’s has socially distanced their tables and is offering patio seating and curbside to-go meals. 645 30th St., Boulder, 303.938.9300, carellis.com. Runner Up for Best Italian: Zucca Italian Ristorante, 808 Main St., Louisville, 303.666.6499, zuccalouisville.com. Runner Up for Best Ambiance: Flagstaff House, 1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640, flagstaffhouse.com. Runner Up for Best Gluten Free: Tangerine, 2777 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.2333; 300 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303.443.5100; 379 Main St., Longmont, 720.815.2888, tangerineeats.com.
Efrain’s of Boulder Mexican Restaurant
General Manager Christian Pinon wants locals to feel like they’re having a meal with family and friends when they show up at Efrain’s. He said some of his waiters have been with the restaurant for 20 years, so they know the customers quite well. Customers take time to let Pinon know how much they appreciate the friendly faces and top-notch service. The top selling entre – chimichanga. “It has so many flavors, the meat itself is well seasoned. Plus the pork green chili, sour cream and gauc, the flavors come together harmoniously.” Pinon extends his gratitude to Boulder residents who made the award possible. “We want to give you a huge thanks for voting for us and the continued support during these difficult times. To see our hard work is being appreciated and recognized means the world to us.” 1630 63rd St., #10, Boulder, 303.440.4045, efrainsrestaurant.com. Runner Up: Sancho’s Mexican Restaurant, 6545 Gunpark Drive, #280, Boulder, 303.955.4772, sanchosmexican.com.
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When it comes to tantalizing, globally-inspired cuisine, Chey Thuy ticks all the boxes. Since 1993 the popular Vietnamese restaurant has been dazzling its diners with its delectable menu and energizing atmosphere. Known for its exciting, eclectic dishes, Chef Thuy richly mingles French, Chinese, Thai and Indonesion traditions with her own Vietnamese roots and culinary magic. Ever striving for perfection, Chez Thuy only uses high-quality meats, seafood and seasonings, selecting the freshest and healthiest herbs and spices. Delicious authenticity marks traditional, gluten-free, vegetarian and kids’ menu options, paired with a range of refreshments from beer and Sake to Vietnamese coffee, Boba tea, and classic soft drinks. With soothing soups, stunning hot pots, fried favorites, and creatively delightful flavor blends, it’s no wonder diners keep coming back for more. 2655 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.1700, chezthuy. com. Runner Up: Black Pepper Pho, 2770 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.1948, phoboulder.com
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Aloy Thai Cuisine
Renowned for rich, authentic flavors, Aloy Thai delivers the ultimate in satisfaction from the purist to the most health-conscious diner alike. From light, fresh spring rolls and fresh salads to hearty slow-cooked noodle soups and rich curries, the vibrant menu features Owner Kim Naka’s traditional family recipes cooked in a way that caters to all dietary needs and choices. Swoonworthy creations contain no added MSGs, and can be prepared glutenfree, vegetarian and vegan. Aloy Thai has always been dedicated to inventive, beautiful and delicious dishes for all. But today, creative cuisine for every diet feels even more like a way to give back to loyal patrons. “We really appreciate our local community,” says General Manager Tess Portfolio. “Everyone has been so supportive throughout this time, and we are thankful and determined to keep on making delicious food everyone can enjoy.” 2720 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.440.2903, aloythai.com. Runner Up: Busaba, 133 McCaslin Blvd., Louisville, 303.665.0330, busabaco.com.
Succulent brisket, ribs, burnt ends, pork and chicken smoked low and slow over Texas oak – customers at Lulu’s BBQ are hooked by the aromas wafting from the charming sidewalk location alone. Paired with a variety of popular southern dishes and unique house-made drinks the likes of Texas and Sangria Slushes, Margaritas, hand-selected tequilas, and more, this is comfort food at its finest. And, don’t forget the special sauce! Lulu’s original Sweet and Mild, Smokin’ Hot, and Zesty Mustard BBQ sauces are so popular, they’re being shipped to Texas and various states throughout the country. The tasty BBQ sauces and rubs are expected to be available in grocery stores soon. “We truly appreciate our customers, who have kept us in business during these challenging times,” says Owner Kevin Herrington. “We’re focused on continuing to provide the best Central Texas-style BBQ and unique sides, all made from scratch daily.” 701 Main St., Louisville, 720.585.1789, lulus-bbq.com. Runner Up: Georgia Boys BBQ, 250 3rd Ave., Longmont, 720.999.4099, georgiaboys.com.
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Lark Burger is not shy when it comes to changing up the menu and getting creative with their latest portabella burger – served with griddle-delish onions and house sauce. Some popular gluten free options on the menu include, lettuce wrapped burgers, gluten free buns and French fries, of course. Apparently, truffle fries are worth a shout-out. One claim to fame of Larkburger – they offered gluten free foods before it was the hip cool thing to do. Looking for something tasty? Some customers can’t say enough about the ahi tuna steak with cilantro and wasabi-ginger dressing – um, yum. Online orders are in full swing, so give it a try and pick up your food curbside if you prefer noshin’ at your own dinner table. 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.444.1487, larkburger.com. Runner Up: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill, 2922 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.442.8162 darkhorsebar.com.
Piece, Love & Chocolate
Ushering the frothy deliciousness of the chocolatier café experience to Boulder for nearly 10 years, Piece, Love & Chocolate is “truly a Boulder creation, supporting Boulder artisans, producing innovative products of very high quality,” said Greg Amorese, “cocoa conductor” at Piece, Love & Chocolate. “Our products speak chocolate first,” he said. Endeavoring to minimize sugar and emphasize chocolate, the Piece, Love & Chocolate artisans concentrate on darker chocolates, while also preparing milk and white chocolate products, and offer gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan sweets. Tiramisu, a variety of cakes sold whole and by the slice, chocolate drinks and more than 50 varieties of truffles are available fresh daily. Asked his favorite truffle, Amorese said, “I have to bypass the most popular truffle (dark salted liquid caramel) and go to the champagne truffle. It’s a dark chocolate ganache infused with the cognac from French champagne.” 805 Pearl St., 303.449.4804, pieceloveandchocolate.com. Runner Up: Chocolaterie Stam, 103 N. Public Road, Unit B, Lafayette, 303.800.8201, stamchocolate.com.
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BEST ICE CREAM AND BEST DESSERT AND BEST PLACE TO ENTERTAIN KIDS
Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato
Seriously, what’s not to like about ice cream? And for anyone and everyone who has ever been to Glacier, what’s not to fall udderly, head-over-heels in love with? A Boulder County Gold winner for each of its 18 years in business and counting, Glacier Homemade Ice Cream has everything your heart could desire from the creamy, dreamy indulgence, including divine, coconut/ almond-based vegan and paleo offerings the likes of Mexican Chocolate, Maple Pecan and more. Founder Mark Mallen’s focus is as much on premium quality as it is on supreme taste. “Our citrus is fresh-squeezed, and our paleo/ vegan Glacier creams use coconut sugar instead of white,” he says. “We’re always experimenting and rolling out new flavors. Mallen’s dedication to creative innovation shows in every aspect, from the cheerfully decorated walls and unique kids-only zone to the dazzling choice, with 1,000, always handmixed flavors created to date. 4760 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.4760; 3133 28th St., Boulder, 303.440.6542, glaciericecream.com. Runner Up for Best Ice Cream: Sweet Cow, 2728 Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.3269; 669 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303.494.4268; 637 Front St., Louisville, 303.666.4269, sweetcowicecream.com. Runner Up for Best Dessert: Sweet Cow, 2728 Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.3269; 669 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303.494.4268; 637 Front St., Louisville, 303.666.4269, sweetcowicecream.com
Runner Up for Best Place to Entertain Kids: Community Park, Foothills Community Park, 800 Cherry Ave., Boulder; East Boulder Community Park, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder; Louisville Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville; Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St., Erie
Given today’s unusual circumstances, everyone at Pizzaria Locale is just thrilled to be open and able to serve the community we love. Since owners Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson of Frasca Food and Wine opened doors in 2011, elegantly casual Pizzeria Locale has been going a mile high to offer a supreme Napolitano pizzeria experience. From importing a custom-built Stefano Ferrara oven to sourcing the best ingredients available, every detail is taken into consideration when it comes to perfecting the full dining experience. Great pizza starts with great hospitality, from the pizzaiolos artfully cooking the pizzas to the bartender making the spritzes. Combining their favorite aspects of southern Italian food and wine culture while nestled in the foothills of the Front Range, the team at Pizzaria Locale consider it an honor to be called the best in anything. Moreover, however, they embrace it as a call to continue to push for an even greater experience and an even better pizza. 1730 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.3003, localeboulder.com. Runner Up: Cosmo’s Pizza, 3117 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.3278; 1325 Broadway, #108, Boulder, 303.447.1133; 659 30th St., Boulder, 303.447.3278; 520 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 720.598.5123, cosmospizza.com.
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Best foodIe exPeriencE BEST APPETIZERS/ HAPPY HOUR
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Consistently voted “Best of ” in Boulder, Jax has been serving up the freshest and finest sea cuisine since 1994. Culinary Director Sheila Lucero works hard to ensure culinary delights to the tune of furikake-crusted Hawaiin Bigeye Tuna, buttery Lobster Cavatappi in a creamy garlic sauce and so much more, are all sustainably sourced. While loyal patrons love the welcoming yet wild vibe signature to the Pearl Street hotspot, folks are increasingly discovering that seafood makes for one luscious takeout option, too. “We’ve optimized our menu for to-go service,” says Lucero. “We’ve got family meal kits for lobster mac and cheese, lobster rolls, crab cakes, grilled oysters and more – fully prepared and ready to assemble at home.” Jax approaches everything with seriousness, from impeccable service to sourcing ingredients – but, is also all about fun! 928 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303.444.1811, jaxfishhouse.com. Runner Up: Boulder Cork, 3295 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.9505, bouldercork.com.
Forget Taco Tuesday – with inventive, unbelievably delicious flavors Boulder’s beloved urban taqueria, why not make every night inviting with fresh Mexican fare? Traditionally Mexican prepared meats, piled on handmade tortillas, and topped off with fresh creative toppings...the variety is endless and delivers the utmost in taste. Locally owned by the same owners since 2012, T/ACO is as authentic and family-oriented as can be. The 100 percent female kitchen staff, all of whom are all of firstgeneration, Mexican descent, deliver the utmost in their commitment to cooking from scratch. “Every morning we run boiled corn through our wet mill to make fresh corn masa, which is then rolled out and cut into circles and grilled on our plancha to make fresh tortillas,” says Managing Partner Peter Waters. “No one else in Boulder is following all these steps to make their own in-house tortillas.” 1175 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.443.9468,tacocolorado.com. Runner Up: Pica’s Mexican Taqueria, 5360 Arapahoe Ave., Unit F, Boulder, 303.444.2391; 901 12 DAILY CAMERA
Counting 51 years in business in the same location, Boulder Cork has perfected happy hour. “Guests love to snack on our house-made waffle potato chips with blue cheese and arugula while sipping one of our coinstyle margaritas or a classic martini,” said Donna Karmeris, Boulder Cork general manager. She continued, “Our guests love celebrating special occasions with us, as well as popping in for a casual drink and lighter fare at Happy Hour. Having been a part of the Boulder community for over 50 years, our steak, seafood, service and consistency speak for themselves.” A large indoor space, two patios and a robust take-out curbside business facilitate social distancing. “We are
so happy to be able to safely host our guests, both regulars and new friends,” Karmeris said. 3295 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.9505, bouldercork.com. Runner Up: Zucca Italian Ristorante, 808 Main St., Louisville, 303.666.6499, zuccalouisville.com. PERENNIAL
BREADWORKS BAKERY & CAFE
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Sushi Zanmai has been delighting patrons for over three decades. With its lively atmosphere, friendly diverse staff, and most memorably its fresh, beautifully-made sushi rolls, sushi and sashimi combos, and mouthwatering tempura, it’s no wonder this Boulder gem is appearing in the Boulder County Gold Awards for its 21st year. “I have truly enjoyed serving the Boulder community for the last 35 years and the most heartwarming thing for me is when we see three generations of customers still enjoying Sushi Zanmai,” says Owner Nao Kanda. “I want everyone to know we are taking your safety very seriously and wish everyone health and happiness during these strange times. Thank you for your constant and continued support! We love you Boulder!”1221 Spruce St., Boulder, 303.440.0733, sushizanmai.com. Runner Up: Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar, 1117 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.473.4730, hapasushi.com.
BEST BAKERY AND BEST LUNCH AND BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
Breadworks Bakery & Cafe
For an incredible 9,300 consecutive days, Breadworks Bakery & Cafe has been providing scrumptious baked goods and extraordinary customer service. Larry Domnitz, who owns and operates Breadworks with Colleen Doran, said, “Everything is made fresh from scratch every day,” and all breads and pastries are baked with “100 percent certified organic flour.” Domnitz reminisced, “Breadworks opened on Valentine’s Day 1995. We love our regular customers who have steadfastly supported the bakery through two major expansion projects, the 2008 recession, the demolition and reconstruction of Broadway and even now during this business-crippling pandemic that we are all finding ways to endure.” Along with delicious baked goods, Breadworks serves soups and specials created fresh in-house by employees who have been with the business between ten and 20 years and relish serving amazing food. 2644 Broadway, Boulder, 303.444.5667, boulderbreadworks.com. Runner Up for Best Bakery: Moxie Bread Co., 641 Main St., Louisville, 720.420.9461, moxiebreadco.com. Runner Up for Best Lunch: Tangerine, 2777 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.2333; 300 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303.443.5100; 379 Main St., Longmont, 720.815.2888, tangerineeats.com. Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Flagstaff House, 1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640, flagstaffhouse.com.
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BEST BREAKFAST AND BEST BRUNCH
For 8 years, Tangerine has been awarded for being the best breakfast and brunch spot in Boulder County, thanks to Tangerine’s loyal following and innovative take on morning fare. The menu is crafted around natural, farm-fresh ingredients and features seasonal vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Tangerine’s brunch blends American with Mediterranean-inspired recipes, in addition to offering a full bar and locally roasted Salto coffees. Alec Schuler, Tangerine founder, chef and proprietor, said his egg Benedicts are always a hit, and the “great hollandaise sauce is irresistible.” Since the spring, Tangerine has expanded outdoor dining in Boulder and Lafayette, and in cooler weather Schuler hopes to serve customer in “mini greenhouses in the parking lots.” Like most restaurants, Schuler said, “(We) are trying everything and anything to help us get through the pandemic” and best serve those seeking a terrific breakfast or brunch. 2777 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.2333; 300 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303.443.5100; 379 Main St., Longmont, 720.815.2888, tangerineeats.com. Runner Up for Best Breakfast: The Huckleberry, 700 Main St., Louisville, 303.666.8020, thehuckleberry.com. Runner Up for Best Brunch: The Greenbriar Inn, 8735 N. Foothills Hwy., Boulder, 303.440.7979, greenbriarinn.com.
Three Leaf Catering
When you’re planning a shindig with lots of guests and nothing but delicious foods will do, residents and businesses call on Three Leaf Catering to get the job done. “We build custom menus if you have unique dietary or ethnic needs,” said Crystal Blaskis, director of catering and special events. Whether you’re on the gluten free, keto or paleo path, or your guests are, the chef has you covered. Three Leaf Catering provides offsite catering within two hours of Boulder, from corporate events and galas, to weddings. At their Three Leaf Farms location, Blaskis said they host a limited number of weddings and cooking classes.“Our farm hosts different workshops and we’re constantly figuring out new ways to get out and enjoy dining out.” 808 Main St., Louisville, 303.862.8584, threeleafcatering.com. Runner Up: A Spice of Life, 541 Central Ave., #272, Boulder, 303.443.4049, aspiceoflife.com.
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Zucca Italian Ristorante
General Manager Matthew Mulkey could not be more thrilled to bring this award home to Zucca. That’s because he’s the man burning the Midnight oil to ramp up curbside and to-go options for hungry Boulder locals. Despite all the changes restaurants have endured in recent months, Mulkey never lost sight of giving customers what they truly desire – an elegant meal at home. “I knew people would still want to pick up restaurant food.” And it helps to have menu items that stand the test of time where food delivery is concerned. “From scratch-made pasta and pizza, these things travel well and it’s hot when it arrives to your home.” The restaurant is open for those who still wish to enjoy the ambiance that goes with the dining experience. 808 Main St., Louisville, 303.666.6499, zuccalouisville.com. Runner Up: Boulder Cork, 3295 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.9505, bouldercork.com.
No matter how you look at it, Cosmo’s Pizza delivers. For 19 years, the popular family-owned restaurant has been slinging up authentic New York-style pizza just the way we love it – hand-tossed, thin crust that’s just thick and crisp enough on the edges yet soft-and pliable beneath the toothsome sauce and toppings to be folded up and devoured. Known for its generous slices and fun flavors like its popular Spicy Ranch, Cosmo’s is as dedicated to quality delivery service as it is to dishing up great taste. “Our commitment to offering free delivery with our in-house delivery drivers allows us to retain quality control over every pizza we deliver,” says Owner Adam S. “The people make the place, and there is no better group of people than those on staff here at Cosmo’s.” 3117 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.3278; 1325 Broadway, #108, Boulder, 303.447.1133; 659 30th St., Boulder, 303.447.3278; 520 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 720.598.5123, cosmospizza.com. Runner Up: Abo’s Pizza, 637 S. Broadway, Unit S, Boulder, 303.494.1274; 2761 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1921; 720 Austin Ave., Erie, 303.828.9777; 7960 Niwot Road, B5, Niwot, 303.652.0830; 1834 Main St., #8, Longmont, 303.678.0111, abospizza.com.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Eats, Drinks & Entertainment
BEST NEW EATERY
BEST FOOD ON THE HILL
Can’t get enough of The Sink? You’re in good company. Since 1923, this Boulder staple has been wowing its patrons, including the likes of former President Obama and Chefs Antony Bourdain and Eric Ripert. Originally named Summer Sunken Gardens after a large, sunken fountain in the dining room, CU Alum John Pudlik officially renamed the popular restaurant to its affectionate nickname, “The Sink”. Now in its 98th year, The Sink has been a beloved gathering place, drawing all with its timeless artwork, funky vibe and most importantly its mouth-watering menu. Under the local ownership of the Heinritz family since 1992, The Sink has evolved into a hip hangout best known for its burgers – grassfed beef with all the fixings you can think of. Not into burgers? Not a problem. The Sink offers a mouth-watering variety sure to please all palates, from fresh, light salads to hearty dinners and irresistible pizza. Now offering pickup, curbside and delivery, you don’t have an excuse not to try The Sink’s award-winning food! 1165 13th St., Boulder, 303.444.7465, thesink.com.
Since opening in Erie in June, Birdhouse has soared as a taco, ramen, rum and tiki drinks paradise. “It’s weird but good, and our customers love the eclectic mix,” said Tony Firestine, Birdhouse associate director. “We are lucky to have a wide range of outdoor seating – both an outdoor and rooftop patio,” he said. “Our dining room and bar are also wide open with garage doors that let in plenty of fresh air.” For those stopping by, enjoy the daily happy hour, and customers dining in or carrying out will relish Tartare to start a meal. “Made with a daily rotating selection of fresh fish with avocado, cucumber and a Szechuan peppercorn vinaigrette,” Birdhouse’s Tartare is topped with a puffed sesame rice cracker. Another savory choice is the Tonkotsu, “one of our most popular styles of ramen with roasted pork and crispy onion finished with a little of our Birdhouse chili sauce,” Firestine explained. 526 Briggs St., Erie, 303.997.9630, eatatbirhouse.com. Runner Up: Dry Storage, 3601 Arapahoe Ave., D-181, Boulder, 720.420.0918, drystorageco.com.
Runner Up: Boss Lady Pizza, 1129 13th St., Boulder, 303.449.0909, bossladypizza.com.
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BEST OUTDOOR DINING
The Greenbriar Inn
Since 1967, the Greenbriar Inn has showcased a one-of-kind Colorado setting. The Inn’s large patios, fashioned with Lyons sandstone, are surrounded by expansive lawns, elegant flower and vegetable gardens, a waterfall, pond and picturesque woodlands, all framed by majestic mountain views. During the day, green and white umbrellas provide shade, and after dusk, lights twinkle from the trees. The ambiance is ideal for a romantic dinner date or relaxed Sunday brunch, as well as a charming wedding and private events space. Menus include the bistro, American classic dinner menu, Sunday brunch and a picnic menu for guests enjoying a fabulous meal by the pond. For an unforgettable experience, try Greenbriar Inn’s Colorado Beef Wellington or Lobster Tail with Seafood Ravioli, both complemented with selections from the Greenbriar Inn’s 900-label wine cellar. Philip Goddard, owner and manager, said, “The freshness and quality of our food paired with the beautiful, relaxing setting is what makes our dining experiences so amazing.” 8735 N. Foothills Highway., Boulder, 303.440.7979, greenbriarinn.com. Runner Up: Chautauqua Dining Hall, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.440.3776, chautauqua.com/dining-hall. 16 DAILY CAMERA
Anyone who has not stopped by to bliss out on this off the charts patio – let’s just say – add it to the bucket list. Teahouse Owner Lenny Martinelli agrees that this magical patio is like no other. “The patio offers you the chance to be outside next to the river, surrounded by roses and grape vines, and still experience the teahouse.” With two patios, both burst with vibrant roses planted by the Rose Society, while the riverside patio offers natural shade from the grapevine arbors. Martinelli expressed his excitement to win the award, with this to say: “Thank you for supporting the tea house for the past 22 years. It’s been an honor to serve you with our great foods and teas from all around the world.” 1770 13th St., Boulder, 303.442.4993, boulderteahouse.com. Runner Up: Chautauqua Dining Hall, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.440.3776, chautauqua.com/ dining-hall.
Since 1996, when Snarf ’s Sandwiches “started slinging our hot toasted subs in Boulder back in 1996 on Pearl Street,” said Ellen Crossley, marketing manager at Snarf ’s Sandwiches, Snarf ’s has epitomized “finding and devouring the perfect sandwich.” Now with four locations in Boulder and two in Longmont, it is even “easier to get your hands on one of our ridiculously good sandwiches,” she added. Favorites include the Classic Italian, Super Club, the secret menu’s Chicken Cordon Bleu and a drool-worthy vegetarian Artichoke and Feta. Sandwiches are topped with hand-sliced meats and/or vegetables as desired, including Snarf ’s signature giardiniera hot peppers, and served on fresh-baked white, wheat or gluten-free bread, with kids sizes available. 2660 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.7766; 5340 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.444.3404; 637 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303.444.7714; 6562 Lookout Road, Boulder, 720.622.0107; 645 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303.774.1441; 2130 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, 303.702.1111; eatsnarfs.com. Runner Up: Salvaggio’s Italian Deli, 2609 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.938.1981, salvaggiosdeli.us.
BEST VEGETARIAN AND BEST NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
Shane Jackson is the executive chef at Leaf, saying he has a high degree of “creative freedom” when it comes to menu and recipe creation. Winning the two categories comes as a big compliment, especially since Jackson’s specialty is meat and seafood. If he had to guess why readers chose Leaf, he said it’s likely because, well, it’s tasty and a lot of TLC goes into each dish. “We make everything from scratch and most meals are very prep intensive,” Jackson said. Wondering which mouth-watering dishes customers can’t get enough of? “Our most popular dish is our cauliflower tacos.” Followed by the savory portobello burger, served full sized on the lunch menu – and sliders for happy hour. As for offering fresh natural ingredients, he attributes it Three Leaf Farms, which is part of the restaurant concept. “During the summer I get most of my produce from them, kale, tomatoes, radishes, squash, zucchini.” 1710 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.1485, leafvegetarianrestaurant.com. Runner Up for Best Vegetarian: Flower Child, 2580 Arapahoe Ave., #110, Boulder, 303.386.8090 iamaflowerchild.com. Runner Up for Best Natural Ingredients: Black Cat Farm Table Bistro, 1964 13th St., Boulder, 303.444.5500, boulderdowntown.com/go/black-cat
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BEST NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
The Bernardi Group Emergency at Coldwell Banker Family Assistance “First off, I hire great people so I Association (EFAA) think that hiring is very important,”
WHOLE FAMILY DENTISTRY
Whole Family Dentistry / Dr. Ted Kawulok, DDS
When you go to the dentist, the last thing you want is a long wait. Whole Family Dentistry makes sure they’re on time so patients can get on with their day says Brandi Martinez, front office administer. Martinez said customers like the friendly staff and each patient receives personalized attention. The quality care from Dr. Ted Kawulok is evident based on his solid reviews on Google, she said. “We offer the latest technology and Dr. Kawulok is always learning the newest techniques. He also keeps up the latest research.” Patients also appreciate that Dr. Kawulok sticks with only the necessary procedures, something that builds their trust. “One patient said he does the necessary work and he does not overcharge patients,” Martinez said. 1400 28th St., #4, Boulder, 303.442.8625, wholefamilydentistry.com. Runner Up: North Boulder Dental, 1001 North St., Boulder, 303.447.1042, boulderdental.com. 18 DAILY CAMERA
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BEST LOCAL EMPLOYER
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said Karen Bernardi of The Bernardi Group. She said that employees at The Bernardi Group all have a great attitude, put customer service first and know how to serve others. And they understand what it means to be on a team. “They need to get it; if they can’t fit in with a team, it isn’t going to work,” Bernardi said. She gives great benefits, a good amount of vacation time and she has always paid for health insurance. “If we have a good year, I’m not the only one who benefits, everyone benefits,” Bernardi said. The staff works their tails off but also try to have fun. “We laugh a lot and we realize we’re in a serious business but we don’t need to take ourselves seriously,” she said. Her team tries to make sure customers are really happy because happy customers make a happy place to work. 2700 Canyon Blvd., #200, Boulder, 303.402.6000, thebernardigroup.com. Runner Up: McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822, mcguckin.com.
Founded over 100 years ago, Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) has distributed food and financial assistance to hundreds of people who have lost their homes as a result of the pandemic. “Despite often being labeled as one of the healthiest and happiest cities in America, one in four households in Boulder County didn’t earn enough to make ends meet before the pandemic,” says Frankie Ryder, communications coordinator for EFAA. “The coronavirus has demonstrated how many people – our wait staff, house cleaners, landscapers and retail workers – were living paycheck to paycheck. We really can’t do this work alone. We have to remember that the virus will be a marathon, not a sprint.” Visit EFAA’s website to make a donation and learn more about their evolving response to the coronavirus. 1575 Yarmouth Ave., Boulder, 303.442.3042, efaa.org.
Runner Up: Humane Society of Boulder Valley, 2323 55th St., Boulder, 303.442.4030, boulderhumane.org.
Best HeaLth & FitNess
Karen Bernardi, The Bernardi Group
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BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY
WK Real Estate
What really makes WK Real Estate different is not just the personalized experience, but the value they place in every single relationship. Dan Kingdom, broker/owner of WK Real Estate, says, This award really hits home as we take great pride in our personal connections with clients.” WK prioritizes knowing the hopes and dreams of its buyers and sellers, treating them like family, while also ensuring they take extra good care of their agents and employees. Retention rates are high in every category with WK Real Estate, proving that when an organization places its people and clients first, it reaps the rewards. 4875 Pearl East Circle, #100, Boulder, 303.443.2240, wkre.com. Runner Up: RE/MAX of Boulder, 2425 Canyon Blvd., No. 110, Boulder, 303.449.7000, boulderco.com.
BEST ALLERGY AND ENT PRACTICE
Boulder Valley Ear, Nose & Throat
When being the best Realtor, it’s about customer service, customer service, customer service,” said Karen Bernardi, owner of “The Bernardi Group.” She tries to listen to what the client’s actual goal is and make sure her team is putting the clients needs first. Bernardi said she can only be the best because of her 11-member team. If Bernardi is with a customer, someone else is available at the office. The team members each have their own specialties in the real estate transaction, which includes 1,500 or so details to be handled, but they are also cross-trained to understand the other jobs. “I’ve been doing this for 34 years, so there are not a lot of surprises for me, but I’ve also been able to keep it exciting because real estate changes a lot,” Bernardi said. 2700 Canyon Blvd., Suite 200, Boulder, 303.402.6000, thebernardigroup.com.
Firmly rooted as a community leader in comprehensive head and neck surgical treatments and ear, nose and throat medicine, Boulder Valley Ear, Nose & Throat has been serving the people of Boulder County for over 50 years. The practice now includes board-certified head and neck surgeons; physicians assistants; Doctors of Audiology; a full-scale allergy testing and treatment department; and an aesthetic practice led by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Patient care is always professional and high quality, but the friendly atmosphere makes people feel right at home. The practice is following public-health guidance and adding safety measures to protect the welfare of patients and employees. 4745 Arapahoe Ave., #130, Boulder, 303.443.2771, bouldervalleyent.com. Runner Up: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Clinic at Boulder Medical Center, 2750 Broadway, Boulder, 303.440.3000, bouldermedicalcenter.com.
Runner Up: Terri Taydus, WK Real Estate, 4875 Pearl East Circle, #100, Boulder, 303.345.3256, wkre.com/ real-estate-agent/205/terri-taydus.
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Thank you, Boulder County! BEST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
Thriving for over 40 years, Terry Chiropractic Boulder has a backbone like no other. “We specialize in spinal correction that lasts for 20 to 40 years,” says Natalie Lyle, D.C. “What we do is very unique and different, even compared to most other chiropractors, and it is heavily backed by research.” Associate Alexander Duff, D.C., explains, “It’s a common stigma that chiropractors want you to keep coming forever, but we want to fix your spinal issues so your body can heal and function better, and then you can go live your life to the fullest!” Education is a big part of the experience, but so is a welcoming, secure environment where patients can ask questions. Lyle says, “We provide a safe atmosphere for everybody during these times while still continuing our standard of creating a ‘wow experience’ with each patient.” 3083 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.440.0500, terrychiropracticboulder.com. Runner Up: Swan Lake Chiropractic, 724 Pearl St., 303.449.3103, swanlakechiro.com.
BEST CROSSFIT GYM AND BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT
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“We’ve won these categories for a few years in a row now and it means so much to us to continually get the feedback that we’re doing things well and that people like what we’re doing,” said Claire Mulholland, general manager. “We’re so grateful to our community. They are what got us through COVID.” Crossfit is an effective and fun way to work out, and staff members make sure programming is accessible to the customer and what they want out of that workout; whether it’s fitness or competition readiness. The gym also has a heavy emphasis on holistic health; pairing a workout with making sure you’re mobile enough to do these things. That means eating well, getting enough water and enough sleep. “I think people feel supported in the environment that we have,” Mulholland said. 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.449.4635, crossfitsanitas.com. Runner Up for Best CrossFit Gym: CrossFit Roots, 2406 30th St., Boulder, 303.578.8455, crossfitroots.com. Runner Up for Best Place to Work Out: Yoga Loft, 633 S. Broadway, Unit N, Boulder, 720.612.4321, yogaloftboulder.com.
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BEST HOLISTIC CARE/WELLNESS CENTER AND BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER
BEST HEARING CENTER
“We have been in the area for the longest and are the most award-winning ear center in Boulder County,” said Jennifer LaBorde, owner with Chelsea Walters, co-owner. Since 1963, Family Hearing has been a “little mom and pop store” rather than a franchise, LaBorde said. Customers can get a hearing aid anywhere online but they come to Family Hearing for the skilled support where the hearing aids are programmed for the lifestyles the customers lead. LaBorde said they concentrate on patient-focused care. Patients have also appreciated that the office is not tied to a hospital or medical center so they don’t have a lot of traffic in and out. “We love and appreciate our clientele so much,” LaBorde said. “Our goal is to continue to exceed expectations so we can continue to earn their vote.” 3059 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.443.5085, familyhearingco.com. Runner Up: Costco Hearing Aid Centers, 5657 Euclid Place, Boulder, 303.554.9711, costco.com/hearing-aid-center.html.
Avanti Therapy was founded in 2008 by Heather Boak and Julie Edelman. “As physical therapy became more high volume and less patient centric, we were committed to creating a clinic which provided the space for therapists to solve the puzzle PERENNIAL of each person’s injury,” says WINNER Boak. Avanti’s seasoned AVANTI therapists treat the full spectrum of orthopedic, sports related and THERAPY neurological issues. Specialty YEARS programs include Pilates-based rehab, scoliosis rehab, video gait analysis, pain management and cancer survivorship. “Attentive and compassionate care is what sets us apart,” says Boak. “We are so grateful to our community of patients and friends who choose our clinic to be their partners in healing.” 5350 Manhattan Circle #100, Boulder, 303.543.1201, avantitherapy.com.
Runner Up for Best Holistic Care/Wellness Center: Helios Integrated Medicine, 350 Broadway, Unit 100, Boulder, 303.499.9224, heliosintegratedmedicine.com. Runner Up for Best Physical Therapy Center: Spine West, 5387 Manhattan Circle, #200, Boulder, 303.494.7773, spinewest.com. Runner Up for Best Pilates Studio: Alta Physical Therapy & Pilates 2955 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.444.8707, altatherapies.com.
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CRIST MORTUARY MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL PARK
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BEST LASIK/LASER EYE FACILITY/SURGEON
Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado
BEST MEDICAL FACILITY
Once again honored and privileged to have the support of the community, Priscilla Trost, practice liaison and marketing coordinator of the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado, said that it is obvious how the care and expertise of the surgeons is appreciated with these rewards. “We have one surgeon that does Lasik; she is a cornea specialist who is not only board-certified but has been Fellowshiptrained very specifically in cornea health,” Trost said. Aimee Verner gets tremendous results and her patients love her. “Her patients appreciate her expertise and her kindness and her heart,” Trost said. “That’s what I see over and over (in her reviews).” These surgeries are performed by highly-specialized surgeons in their own surgery center dedicated to only eye surgeries. 3000 Center Green Drive, #250, Boulder, 303.772.3300, eyecaresite.com.
Spine West is more than just a private medical practice that diagnoses and treats orthopedic issues non-surgically. Staff support the community through events like food drives and charitable bike rides, and the company also partners with the non-profit NYAGI to teach ultrasound to under-served regions around the world. This is Spine West’s fourth consecutive Gold award for Best Medical Facility – a true testament to their patient-centric services. “We want to treat every single patient as if they are members of our own family,” says Dr. Cliff Gronseth, founder and owner of Spine West. “We offer personalized care, treating the whole person, not just a single symptom or body part. All of our procedures and diagnostic tools such as x-ray, MRI and ultrasound are done conveniently in our hyper-clean office with no facility fees.” 5387 Manhattan Circle, #200, Boulder, 303.494.7773, spinewest.com.
Runner Up: Boulder Eyes/Beyer Lasik,1810 30th St., #B, 303.499.2020, bouldereyes.com.
Runner Up: Boulder Medical Center, 2750 Broadway, Boulder, 303.440.3000, bouldermedicalcenter.com.
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BEST MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY
Terrapin Care Station
With a medical marijuana dispensary in Boulder proper and five recreational dispensaries in the area, Terrapin Care Station is harvesting locals’ continued interest in high-quality medical and recreational alternatives. Terrapin Care Station touts it is a consumer-focused cultivator, processor and provider of highquality medical and retail cannabis products, with some of the most competitive prices in the market. Online ordering during the pandemic is making shopping for marijuana a speedier process, and there are always plenty of budtenders on hand to answer your MMJ questions. With tons of product, daily deals, loyalty rewards, and insightful staff, Terrapin Care Station clearly isn’t blowing smoke. 5370 Manhattan Circle, #104, Boulder, 303.954.8402, terrapincarestation.com. Runner Up: IgadI, 1325 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303.862.7457; 150 N Jefferson Street, Nederland, 303.258.7058; 1063 Courtesy Road, Louisville, 303.474.4059; 972 W. Dillon Road, Louisville, 303.353.9033, igadiltd.com.
BEST YOGA STUDIO
A local resource for those who want a consistent, close-to-home retreat center, Yoga Loft’s spacious rooms feature beautiful, expansive mountain views. “We offer various styles of yoga and work hard to share the practice in a way that benefits people of all ages and body types,” says Co-Owner Jeff Bailey. Avita Yoga, therapeutic in both body and mind, is the studio’s signature program. But vinyasa, invigorating on all levels, is popular too. “There is something for everyone and that includes our online offerings,” Bailey says. “But it’s not only what we offer, it’s how we offer it.” He says it’s possible to achieve better results with less effort, less push and less demand. “It’s time for a kinder way with ourselves as well as others.” 633 S. Broadway, Boulder, 720.612.4321, yogaloftboulder.com. Runner Up: Kondition Fitness, Kondition, 3161 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.444.5505, konditionfitness.com.
GIVE OR VOLUNTEER AT 303.444.3636 WWW.IHAVEADREAMBOULDER.ORG 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 23
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FLOOR & HOME IDEAS We have a new member of the family.
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Thank You BOULDER for your Continued Support!
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BEST CARPET CLEANING SERVICE
Best Home, SweEt Home SerVice BEST AC/HEATING SERVICE AND BEST PLUMBER/PLUMBING COMPANY
Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical
PRECISION PLUMBING, HEATING, COOLING
Multiple ‘Best Of ’ Winner, Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical is honored to have earned the loyalty and trust of tens of thousands of families throughout their 38 years of business by providing fast, local service. With Precision, not only are you guaranteed excellent, timely service from experienced professionals, their technicians take the time to answer questions and explain any problems while offering economical solutions and up-front pricing--no surprises! Andrea Nelson, CEO, believes their success boils down to their exceptional customer service. “We put our customers first. We believe in doing the right thing and treating our customers how we want to be treated,” she says. “Our employees constantly improve and educate themselves.” Every detail matters at Precision, from friendly, helpful service to responsiveness to your time of stress. Call today and discover first-hand what makes this longtime company the best. 5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 303.581.1455, precisionplumbing.com. Runner Up for Best AC/Heating Service: Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning, 1750 55th St., Unit D, Boulder, 303.442.6640, meyersheatingac.com. Runner Up for Best Plumber/Plumbing Company: Bernie’s Plumbing & Heating Company, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, #8, Boulder, 303.442.7060, berniesplumbing.com.
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“There are plenty of YEARS carpet cleaners out there but it’s our dedicated employees that provide exceptional customer service that set us apart from the others,” said Edward Fosado, owner of Nesheim’s. “It’s our customer service, hands-down.” This is the 21st year that the company has won “Best Carpet Cleaning.” Fosado worked for Nesheim’s on and off for 20 years before he and Lindsey Williams took over the business from the previous owner, Rick Farasyn, this last year. The company started in 1981 and the values it began with continue to this day. As a company, they are willing to do whatever it takes to provide detailoriented service for their customers. “We are very family-owned,” Williams agreed. “We don’t go by corporate standards and we treat customers like family.” 1212 Commerce Court, Lafayette, 303.666.8888, nesheims.com. Runner Up: Chem-Dry of Boulder, 3835 Silver Plume Circle, Boulder, 720.304.3910, chemdryboulder.com.
Thank you Boulder! Best Yoga Studio
In Person . Livestream . On Demand
We had terrific experiences both with the selling and buying of homes with Mary Pat and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone, especially those interested in east Boulder County. Becky and Chris
633 S Broadway N, Boulder, CO 80305 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 25
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BEST MOVING COMPANY
Taylor Moving & Storage
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO
Bartlett Interiors is a small design firm and their size is intentional. “This allows us to give special attention to our clients and their needs,” says Owner Jane Bartlett. “No matter the size of the project we work hard to capture their vision and bring it to life.” Jane purchased the business from the previous owners in 1984 after working there for nearly ten years. Her sister Nancy joined her team, and they’ve been realizing customer’s dreams ever since. “Our longevity and combined years of design experience make us unique,” says Jane. The Bartlett Interiors retail store and design studio features a variety of furniture, lights and accessories, as well as large selection of fabrics, wallpapers and carpet. The store is currently open by appointment only. 2020 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.5194, bartlettinteriors.com.
Most Boulder County residents YEARS know Taylor Moving for its iconic green trucks. But it’s the honest, experienced, reliable movers inside who leave the most indelible mark. With over two decades of service, Taylor Moving & Storage is embedded in the community and a perennial People’s Choice pick. “I think we keep winning because we’ve been around for 24 years and we’ve always had great quality and consistently provide a great service,” Owner Leah Sprague says. “People know they can count on us to get their move done right.” The company also offers national moves, secure, climate-control, vaulted storage and packing services for every transitional need. “And, as always, we’re a locally owned small business,” Sprague says. 4949 Broadway, Boulder, 303.443.5885, taylormove.com. Runner Up: Klatt Moving & Storage, 3075 North 75th St., Boulder, 303.449.1960, klattmoving.com.
Runner Up: Proud House Studio & Co., 2805 Wilderness Place, #200, Boulder, 720.242.7942, proudhousestudio.com.
Meyer Skidmore & Co. Thank you Boulder!
Voted Best Women-Owned Company! We offer the finest custom hardwood floors using only top quality wood flooring materials from manufactures known for precision milling and low moisture content kiln drying.We work not only with Bona and Pallmann floor finishes but also many other recognized finishes on the market today. Our production is focused in and around Boulder County. Our staff is the most experienced hardwood flooring talent in the Boulder-Longmont and surrounding area. Whether working with individual homeowners or general contractors we constantly strive to provide quality products, workmanship, and prompt professional service. FREE In-House Estimates
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THANK YOU BOULDER! For voting us Best Custom Framing, Best Camera and Best Video Store
53 Years, 10 stores and a staff of over 200 photo enthusiasts, photographers and imaging specialists. Sharing and helping you with what we consider to be the Worlds Greatest Hobby of Photography! Since our original store opened in Boulder in 1967, Mike’s Camera continues to be on the forefront of technology, and your one source for the latest photo, video gear, gadgets and accessories. Let our expert staff fuel your passion with our hands-on photography workshops and virtual learning opportunities. Collaborate with our designers to create unique photo-inspired gifts for your home or office. Design personalized stationary for special events, one of a kind mementos, and commercial printing services for your business needs.
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mikescamera.com 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 27
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Best for Pets
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BEST DOGGIE DAY CARE AND BEST PET BOARDING SERVICE AND BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
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Furry friends are part of the family. So naturally we want them treated that way where they stay when we’re away. Rhonda Beitzel, owner of Cottonwood Kennels, says this kindheartedness is at the core of her animal kingdom. “We are a small business and it’s important to us to build relationships with our clients and their pets.” Boulder County pet owners appreciate Cottonwood’s honest, all-inclusive approach to services. “You won’t find a bunch of extra charges for a pet’s basic needs like play time, walks or enrichment activities,” Beitzel says. That kind of dedication pays off – people and pets love coming back here. Beitzel sends gratitude to her devoted clients: “We really can’t thank them enough for their ongoing support, especially during this difficult year!” 7275 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.2602, cottonwoodkennels.com. Runner Up for Best Doggie Day Care: Camp Bow Wow: 3631 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.2261, campbowwow.com. Runner Up for Best Pet Boarding Service: Camp Bow Wow, 3631 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.2261, campbowwow.com. Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Pompadours Hair Salon, 1320 Pearl St., #200, Boulder, 303.938.8015, pompadours.com.
BEST PET GROOMING
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Pampered Pooch Grooming
Astrid Gifford, owner, is particular about her groomers. They have to be great; sweet and patient and loving to the dogs. “I really think that’s why people love us so much. Their dogs are scratching on the door to come in because they get so much love and attention,” she said. The dogs are not put in cages until their parents come back, they’re out on little beds. “The love is probably the crucial factor. The dogs are so happy here, and they do look great because I’m very particular about how they look,” Gifford said. Gifford started the business 18 years ago and thought it might last three to four years, but she discovered a real joy for working with dogs. “They teach us so much and make us better people,” she said. 2750 Glenwood Drive, #6, Boulder, 303.444.0508. Runner Up: The Hydrant, 2900 Valmont Road, #E2, Boulder, 303.442.7550
BEST VET CLINIC
Alpine Hospital for Animals
For over 50 years Alpine Hospital for Animals has been providing compassionate and comprehensive veterinary care for animal companions from Boulder and surrounding communities. The clinic cares for small animals and exotics using traditional western medicine, alternative eastern therapies and full dental and surgical treatments. Veterinary technicians and veterinarians give each pet and family their full attention. As a new patient, the technicians gather information before the veterinarians examine the pets. Parents are able to get their questions answered. The clinic staff always seek to make families feel safe and taken care of. For exceptional care for your pets, our voters recommend a visit to Alpine Hospital for Animals. 3210 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.443.9661, alpinehospitalforanimals.com. Runner Up: Left Hand Animal Hospital, 304 Franklin St., Niwot, 303.652.8387, lefthandanimalhospital.com/
Best PlaCe to get BeaUtIful BEST HAIR SALON
Pompadours Hair Salon
Pompadours is an Aveda salon that prioritizes the planet along with style and professionalism. The salon composts all of the leftovers from haircuts, and they also recycle 80 percent of their waste. They’ve also made plenty of recent changes to allow PERENNIAL for safe haircuts during WINNER the pandemic. “We are POMPADOURS following all precautions during this time to make HAIR SALON sure every guest feels YEARS safe and clean while in our establishment,” says Manager Jessica Wilkerson. The stylists at Pompadours are always learning and improving their techniques, no matter how many years they’ve been in business. “We want every person to love their hair and feel great,” says Wilkerson. “If f or any reason someone is not completely ecstatic about their new look, we will correct it without any hesitation.” 1320 Pearl St., #200, Boulder, 303.938.8015, pompadours.com.
Runner Up: Rumours Hair Studio, 1886 30th St., Boulder, 303.444.7797, facebook.com/rumourshairstudio.
BEST SKIN CARE FACILITY AND BEST SPA AND BEST NAIL SALON AND CBD-INFUSED SKINCARE PRODUCTS
BEST AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM AND BEST CLIMBING GYM
As evidenced by their Gold awards in four categories, JLounge Natural Nail Bar and Spa offers more than just your typical spa experience. “It’s a nice oasis PERENNIAL away from every day life,” says Jennifer WINNER Zrubek, who co-owns the salon with Julie JLOUNGE Perington. “Our services bring a sense of balance, wellness and appreciation to our customers, featuring non-toxic products which also set YEARS us apart.” Before reopening to the public, jLounge installed an air ionizer that kills COVID on contact, installed new flooring, made improvements to the manicure stations and reception area, and repainted the whole spa. “Our clients feel safe to come in and get services because of our long-standing reputation for clean and natural products, sanitation and the best customer service and quality of treatments,” says Perington. 3003 Walnut St., Boulder, 720.484.6669, jloungespa.com.
ABC Kids Climbing is a fully-equipped climbing facility specifically tailored to children and the only gym of its kind in the country. “Climbing is a wonderful activity for building confidence at all ages and ability levels,” says Holly Seamans, recreation instructor and team coach at ABC. “That’s what drives us: the physical and personal thriving of our young climbers, and the excitement of watching the sport’s next generation develop right here in our gym.” ABC gives kids access to some of the best coaches and instructors in the world: two of whom, Brooke Raboutou and Colin Duffy, will represent the US at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. “We have worked hard for years to continuously refine our specialized curricula that give kids a complete climbing experience,” says Seamans. 1960 32nd St., Boulder, 303.443.5437, abckidsboulder.com.
ABC Kids Climbing
JLounge Natural Nail Bar & Spa
Runner Up for Best Skin Care: Alchemy Face Bar, 2701 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.817.1430, alchemyfacebar.com. Runner Up for Best Spa: Spa at St. Julien, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720.406.9696, stjulien.com/spa Runner Up for Best Nail Salon: Contempo Nails, 1631 28th St., Boulder, 720.565.1159, facebook.com/contemponailsboulder. Runner Up for Best CBD-Infused Skincare Products: Holos Health, 720.273.3568, holoshealth.org.
Runner Up for Best After-School Program: YMCA of Northern Colorado, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, 303.664.5455, ymcanoco.org. Runner Up for Best Climbing Gym: Boulder Rock Club, 2829 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303.447.2804, boulderrockclub.com. 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 29
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BEST DRY CLEANER/ LAUNDROMAT
BEST FULL-DAY/FULL-WEEK SUMMER DAY CAMP
Rocky Mountain Day Camp
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
This was a hard summer for Rocky Mountain Day Camp, but it had a silver lining. “This past summer we were faced with the difficult decision to close Rocky Mountain Day Camp,” says Owner Holly Hanson. “Keeping our campers, their families and our staff safe was our number one priority. We received so much support from our families around this decision. To win Best Day Camp this year is very special to us because it shows that family support.” Summer 2021 will be the family-run camp’s 15th season and the program is constantly evolving to meet campers’ needs. “We work on Rocky Mountain Day Camp year round to provide our families with the best possible summer experience,” says Hanson. “Each summer at RMDC is unique and brings with it new opportunities for growth.” 3351 S. Indiana St., Superior, 303.495.5204, rockymtndaycamp.com. Runner Up: Avid4 Adventure, 2805 Wilderness Place, #100, Boulder, 720.249.2412, avid4.com.
Art Cleaners is celebrating its 15th year as Boulder’s Best Dry Cleaner/ Laundromat! At Art Cleaners, getting your clothes nice and clean is just the beginning of their mission. They also work hard to save their customers time and money by offering coupons on their website and ensuring a quick turnaround time. Art Cleaners also puts in the extra effort to be a planetloving, environmentally-friendly dry cleaner. The harsh chemicals associated with dry cleaning can not only be damaging to water supplies and even to human health, but they can also damage your clothes and shorten the lifespan of your favorite items. With Art Cleaners’ green approach, everything gets taken care of: the planet, your clothes and you. 1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit 6, Boulder, 303.447.8700, artcleaners.com. Runner Up: John’s Cleaners, 3325 28th St., #6, Boulder, 303.444.2877; 4800 Baseline Road, #C109, 303.499.5554, johnsdrycleaners.com.
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BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION/BANK AND BEST MORTGAGE LENDER
ELEVATIONS CREDIT UNION
Elevations Credit Union
Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, which means the financial institution is only as prosperous as its members. “Our team is invested in the success of our members, so this award is extremely meaningful to us,” says Dennis Paul, vice president of community affairs. “We strive every day to provide the very best personal banking solutions for our members.” Among its key services, Elevations offers unbiased information through free one-on-one consultations with members and dozens of free financial seminars – all open to the public and available online. Elevations is also the No. 1 provider of youth financial literacy programs in Colorado and recently provided 16 college scholarships, plus important COVID-19 community relief funds. “Many of our members are looking for a financial institution that goes the extra mile,” says Paul. Mission accomplished. 2960 Diagonal Highway, Boulder, 303.443.4672, elevationscu.com.
Runner Up for Best Financial Institution/Bank: FirstBank, 2835 Pearl St., Boulder, 720.406.8800; 4770 Baseline Road, #100, Boulder, 303.499.2200; 2100 Broadway St., Boulder, 303.440.6500; 6500 Lookout Road, Boulder, 303.530.1000; 3600 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303.494.8100, efirstbank.com. Runner Up for Best Mortgage Lender: Premier Mortgage Group, 1844 Folsom St., Boulder, 303.449.8855, pmglending.com.
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Organo-Lawn is known for three core earth-friendly services: Synergy, an all-organic, pre-emergent weed control made from corn gluten meal; a postemergent, all-natural weed killer called One Earth Weed Control; and the watersaving, disease-preventing 1-2-3-2-1 lawn watering technique. Followers swear by Organo-Lawn’s products and services, which fit the Colorado lifestyle. “We are very grateful to win such an honor, especially since it’s an environmentally friendly award,” says Owner Brad Wolfe. “With so many homeowners following proper lawn watering practices, mowing their lawns tall and committing to use of organic lawn care products, we have been able to dramatically reduce the use of unnecessary chemicals being applied in our community!”1859 North 75th St., Boulder, 303.499.2000, organolawn.com. Runner Up: Green Ride Boulder, 4800 Baseline Road, Suite D-110, Boulder, 303.997.0238, greenriderboulder.com.
BEST MEMORY CARE CENTER
Academy at Bella Vista
“Our beautiful home and setting is really hard to beat,” says Executive Director Michelle Belochi. “That paired with an exceptional resident-to-caregiver ratio in our not-too-big communities and excellent standards of care make The Academy Bella Vista the premier choice for memory care. The wonderful residents and their families make Belochi’s job most rewarding, but it’s a throughtful team of caregivers that make all the difference, she says. “The Academy’s mission to be a community of excellence that fosters meaningful living in an intimate environment of grace and beauty makes this a very special place. We are a family. We love working here and we love living here.” 2762 Bella Vista Lane, Boulder, 303.938.1920, theacademyboulder.com/bellavista.
BEST FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDER
Greenwood & Myers Mortuary
GREENWOOD & MYERS MORTUARY
Runner Up: Balfour Retirement Community, 1331 Hecla Drive, Louisville, 303.867.6400, balfourcare.com.
BEST PLACE FOR WORSHIP
Compassion. It’s shown by longtime staff and in the authentic environment at Greenwood & Myers Mortuary. “We are the only family-owned and locally operated funeral home in Boulder,” says Owner Michael Greenwood. “We don’t report to stockholders, we do everything in-house and we are entirely dedicated to customer service.” Greenwood & Myers employees can handle everything, including full-service funerals, luncheons or receptions, as well as grief support, creative celebrations of life and self-directed funerals. Burial services, cremation and green funerals are also available. The atmosphere is just as memorable for commemorating a loved one: “It’s not like a traditional funeral home setting,” Greenwood says. “It’s much more comfortable, like a home or lodge, just warm and welcoming.” 2969 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.440.3960, greenwoodmyersfuneral.com. Runner Up: Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, 303.442.4411, dignitymemorial.com.
Grace Commons Church
Grace Commons is 148 years old. It’s warm and inviting, multigenerational and has ages spanning the age groups, said Janet Schultz, administrative assistant, and Erik Hanson, lead pastor. Worship services are a mix of traditional and contemporary music and follow long traditions of faith. “They connect with everyday life, they inspire people, they point us to love each other,” Schultz said. “We love our city and we love being downtown.” Their “Mercy Ministries” are near Boulder Creek, and church members love their location because it’s a hub of activity and they can meet the needs of people around them through worship, friendship and relationships. “We love it here and hope to be here another 148 years,” she said. 1820 15th St., Boulder, 303.402.6400, gracecommons.org. Runner Up: Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.7077, harhashem.org.
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Gratitude to all our customers and staff over the years! Boulder County Gold's Best Breakfast and Best Brunch
East Boulder County Gold's Best Breakfast, Best Brunch and Best Gluten Free
Open M-F 7:30am to 1:30pm • Sat. & Sun 7:30am to 2pm Boulder: 2777 Iris Ave. • Lafayette: 300 S. Public Rd. • Longmont: 379 Main St. Longmont Temporarily Closed
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BEST RETIREMENT/ALTERNATIVE OR ELDER CARE/ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY
FRASIER RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Frasier Retirement Community
On its 20-acre campus, Frasier Retirement Community offers independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and long-term care. A not-for-profit senior living community, Frasier is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. “We’ve been a part of Boulder for so long and our culture and values reflect that,” says Julie Soltis, director of communications for Frasier. “Frasier has been committed to the belief that, with the proper support, people can thrive and find meaning and passion at every age and circumstance.” Frasier recently completed a masterplan new construction and expansion project that added new spaces and refreshed amenities throughout the campus, including a 98-apartment independent living building, a multi-purpose arts and education facility with a 44-seat theater, and an expanded Wellness Center with a new lap pool. 350 Ponca Place, Boulder, 303.499.4888, frasiermeadows.org. Runner Up: Academy at Bella Vista, 2762 Bella Vista Lane, Boulder, 303.938.1920, theacademyboulder.com/bellavista.
Best for WheEls
BEST AUTO DEALER
Flatirons Subaru has won Best Auto Dealer for nine years in a row. For the Flatirons Subaru team, there’s no big secret about their success – it’s a simple matter of connecting with customers and providing consistently excellent service. “We have amazing people that work here that take pride in their relationships with the people in our community, and it shows,” says Marketing Director Brian Scaglia, who has been with Flatirons for almost 25 years. Scott Crouch, owner of Flatirons Subaru, and his family are constantly supporting the community with generous donations and sponsorships, amounting to more than $400,000 over the last six years. “We are committed to being more than the typical dealership through our actions, and that is how we’ve earned this reputation,” says Scaglia. 5995 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 725.575.2450, coloradosubaru.com. Runner Up: Fisher Honda Acura, 6025 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.245.6417, fisheracura.com.
BEST CAR WASH
95th Street Cash Wash & Detail Center
As the owner of 95th Street Car Wash and having grown up in Boulder County, Ty Abram felt that customers were missing the convenience of a quality tunnel car wash. Customers can pull up to get a $10 wash and utilize complimentary amenities such as great vacuums, compressed air to blow out vents and under seats, window cleaner, microfiber towels and trash receptacles. Interior detailing is also available. “This choice of either interior, exterior or both sets us apart from any other wash on the Front Range,” Abram said. He added that this award only strengthens their resolve to provide a superior clean, dry shiny car in an atmosphere that is safe and with “smiles all around.” 2541 Arapahoe Road, Lafayette, 303.664.9274, 95wash.com. Runner Up: Breeze Thru Car Wash, 1213 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303.834.8387, breezethrucarwash.com. 34 DAILY CAMERA
BEST AUTO REPAIR SHOP/ SERVICE DEPARTMENT AND BEST OIL CHANGE
Few things are as valuable as a trustworthy mechanic, and Pellman Automotive takes that responsibility seriously. “We understand that car repair can be costly, inconvenient and many times unexpected and we strive to make the process as positive as possible,” says President Brad Pellman. “Our customers trust us to give honest assessments of their vehicle’s condition and recommendations for repair. We provide this by being transparent through the entire process and employing some of the best and friendliest professionals in the industry.” Pellman’s has taken this transparency to the next level with their digital inspection reports that include photos and videos of any vehicle concerns. “This helps the customer see what we see and provides a better understanding of the repairs needed and the process involved,” says Pellman. 560 49th St., Boulder, 303.938.4050, pellmansauto.com Runner Up for Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Dept.: Flatirons Subaru, 5995 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 725.575.2450, coloradosubaru.com. Runner Up for Best Oil Change: Grease Monkey, 2405 28th St., Boulder, 303.444.9303, 2710 Baseline Road, 303.499.9844, greasemonkeyauto.com.
SHOPPER’S PARADISE Best for Eats and DriNks
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BEST LIQUOR STORE
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King Soopers is Boulder’s choice for groceries. And that’s saying something, considering the competition for your business by various specialty food and boutique outlets. But you know how it is – a sure thing is a sure thing. King Soopers knows its people make the difference. “Our teams have stepped up in big ways to take care of the community through this global pandemic,” says Corporate Affairs Manager Jessica Trowbridge. “They have shown up, worked hard and, through it all, have continued to provide top quality service.” King Soopers has what you need, whether it’s dinner to go, a cold kombucha between errands, wrapping paper, a propane tank exchange or – yum – Olathe Sweet, Sweet Corn! “King Soopers has been serving Boulder County for more than 60 years,” Trowbridge says. “We love being part of your community.” 1650 30th St., 3600 Table Mesa Drive, 6550 Lookout Road, Boulder; kingsoopers.com.
Hazel’s has won so many awards that it really needs no introduction. For wine, spirits, beer and mixers, you’re not going to find a more knowledgeable staff or friendlier service. If you want to take a deep dive into craft beer, get suggestions on killer cocktails, or challenge your wine palate, you go to Hazels. Gifts, gift cards and games? Hazel’s. With 76 cooler doors, more than 15,000 products, and a certified Cicerone on staff, Hazel’s isn’t just trying to get you in and out the door. They offer an experience! “We’re happy to win again,” says Marketing Director Hayley Boreen. “It shows that we are still providing what our customers are looking for. We always aim to make it an exceptional shopping experience!” 1955 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.1955, hazelsboulder.com. Runner Up: Superior Liquor Market, 100 Superior Plaza Way, Superior, 303.499.6600, superiorliquor.com. PERENNIAL
HAZEL’S BEVERAGE WORLD
Runner Up: Trader Joe’s, 1906 28th St., Boulder, 303.443.0160, traderjoes.com. 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 35
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BEST WINE MERCHANT
Boulder Wine Merchant
VOTED BOULDER COUNTY’S BEST CARPET CLEANERS!
Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman, celebrating ten years since taking over ownership of the venerable Boulder Wine Merchant, appreciates this big thumbs’ up from the community. “Certainly, this has been the most challenging time ever but we’ve found ways to serve our customers and keep everyone safe,” says Zimmerman. He notes two wine trends since March. “The $15-and-under wines have been selling by the case and high-end, super-premium wines are also popular. In the absence of being able to travel, some customers treat themselves to rare bottles for special occasions at home,” he says. The store also has a following for its beer rarities and accompaniments like cheeses, caviar, crackers and jams. 2690 Broadway, Boulder, 303.443.6761, boulderwine.com. Runner Up for Best Wine Merchant: Hazel’s Beverage World, 1955 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.1955, hazelsboulder.com.
Best for Home
1999-2020 21 YEARS IN A ROW
As we reflect on this award and the 39 years serving Boulder County we realize this achievement is only possible because of you, our customers. 21 years in a row is no small feat. We cannot win this award purely on luck. We THANK YOU for raising the bar and holding us accountable each and every year. Making sure we’re providing “the highest quality service experience EVER”. We’ve come to realize throughout the years that you are part of who we are, you are our family. Without you, Nesheim’s would still be a dream.
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THE AMAZING GARAGE SALE
YEARS BEST ANTIQUE DEALER AND BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE
The Amazing Garage Sale
Winning Boulder County Gold is impressive. But winning nine years? That’s amazing! The Amazing Garage Sale opened in 1998, and since they’ve become a must visit for antiques in Boulder. Their warehouse space is full of carefully curated pieces. Owner Judi Lesta has a precise eye for quality. She knows exactly what she wants to carry in her store. “We specialize in mid-century, one-of-a-kind pieces,” she said. “We’re not a thrift store … we’re part gallery, part museum.” But Lesta’s space is friendlier than a stuffy museum. Her stock is locally sourced, so there’s something for everyone’s price range. There’s something for everyone’s tastes, too – furniture, jewelry, antique decorations, you name it. Everyone from students to experienced antiquers should make time to visit. 4919 Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.0417, theamazinggaragesale.com. Runner Up for Best Antique Dealer: Classic Facets, 942 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.938.8851, classicfacets.com. Runner Up for Best Consignment Store: Rags Consignments, 3129 28th St., Boulder, 303.440.5758, ragsconsignments.com.
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BEST APPLIANCE STORE
Runner Up: Mountain High Appliance, 1130 Pine St., Louisville, 303.665.6850, mountainhighappliance.com.
Mary Williams Fine Arts
Runner Up for Best Art Gallery: Smith Klein Gallery, 1116 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.7200, smithklein.com.
BEST BEDDING/ MATTRESS STORE
The vote is in and the voters’ go-to source for sleep in Boulder is Urban Mattress. “Our customers trust us and the quality of the materials we use. Especially now, they feel like they are investing in their health,” says Madison Williams, co-owner of Urban Mattress. The locally owned, family business designs and builds four lines of mattresses in Colorado. “Our most popular mattress in Boulder is definitely the Camelia. It is built with a natural wool filling, bamboo cover, a comfort layer of latex and micro-coils. It doesn’t off-gas like a lot of other new mattresses,” Williams says. The store has re-opened for regular hours, but private appointments with a sleep consultant are also available at Urban Mattress. 2830 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.440.0288, boulder.urbanmattress.com. Runner Up for Best Bedding/ Mattress Store: Denver Mattress Co., 1945 28th St., Boulder, 303.413.1314, denvermattress.furniturerow.com.
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It may be off the beaten track, but fine art aficionadoss have been finding their way to this Gunbarrel gallery for years. “It’s pretty rewarding right now to have this show of community support. That’s why we’re able to stay open,” says Mary Williams, owner of Mary Williams Fine Arts. The gallery has become known for it’s exclusive national shows and sales including a large upcoming gathering of fine art pastels. “It’s a rare opportunity to enjoy groups of artists that are otherwise unavailable in Colorado,” she says. Open locally since 1996, the gallery features a comfy outdoor sculpture garden and private and semi-private viewings of the oil paintings, water colors and acrylics in the roomy location. Williams has also moved her entire selection of fine art online and expanded the selection with other works by the artists. 5311 Western Ave., #112, Boulder, 303.938.588, marywilliamsfinearts.com.
Built for Kids!
Since 2001, Specialty Appliance has grown into Boulder’s largest locally-owned appliance store. Their three showrooms focus on kitchens. They also carry grills, laundry units and appliance accessories. The in-store staff is ready to “evaluate your needs and help identify the best product for you.” They don’t upsell, so customers get exactly what they want. Specialty also offers flexible financing through Wells Fargo. There are refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges and food disposal units for every budget. Besides the in-store staff, Specialty Appliance also employs factory-certified installation experts. They’re not contractors, so once you buy, you don’t have to worry about strangers leaving you in the lurch. They’ll “deliver, unpack, connect, inspect and test” every order. With Specialty Appliance, the kitchen of your dreams is closer than you think. 305 McCaslin Blvd., #1, Louisville, 303.516.4015, buyfromsa.com.
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BEST FLOOR COVERING STORE
McDonald Carpet One Floor & Home
We value your continued support!
For the second year in a row, McDonald Carpet One Floor & Home has taken home the gold. “After we were closed for eight weeks, our customers have come back and supported us,” says Co-owner Scott McDonald. “We’re doing a lot of Zoom and Facetime consultations. We can figure out a lot without folks coming into the store,” he says. The family-owned, 43-yearold company offers a full range of carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl and area rugs. “People have spent six months staring at their old floor coverings and they want a change,” McDonald says. Durable vinyl plank flooring has been a popular choice. McDonald is part of a large flooring cooperative. “That means we can really pass the savings on to the clients and we have a second-to-none warranty on carpeting,” he says. 6367 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 720.432.2916, mcdonaldcarpetoneboulder.com. Runner Up for Best Floor Covering Store: Meyer Skidmore & Co., 7123 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.444.1174, meyerskidmore.com.
BEST HARDWARE STORE
You know the green vest and you love it. Boulder’s loyalty to McGuckin is ironclad. There’s just been too many decades of top-shelf customer service, awards like this one, and caring for the community. McGuckin goes so far beyond hardware, it’s almost silly that this category win is limited to Best Hardware Store. “We take an old-school approach to customer service and like to help the customer every step of the way,” says Marketing Coordinator Nicolette Power. “Thank you for voting for us! Our customers are the reason we’ve been able to keep the lights on for the last 65 years.” McGuckin is now offering curbside pickup every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for customers who want to reduce contact with the public. Order online and select “Curbside Pickup” at checkout. 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822, mcguckin.com. Runner Up: Home Depot, 1600 29th St., Boulder; 303.449.4221, homedepot.com.
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BEST IMPORTED GOODS STORE
Cost Plus World Market
Where else are you going to find that candy you loved in the UK or Japan? That might get you in the door, but you’ll stay for the gorgeous, unique selections in bed and bath, decor and lighting, jewelry, clothing and holiday gifts. A trip to World Market is not a quick one. There’s too much to adore. “From furniture and décor, to gourmet food and entertaining, to seasonal and gifts, World Market offers an amazing and fun assortment of products from around the world,” says Store Manager Jake Darner. “Couple this with our industry-leading customer service and your shopping experience at World Market will not be forgotten!” The store now offers concierge service for customers to purchase online and pick up either in the store or curbside. 1685 28th St., Boulder, 303.938.0757, worldmarket.com. Runner Up: Indochine Home and Garden, 7123 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.444.7734, indochinehomeimport.com.
BEST HARDWOOD FLOORING
Want to “floor” your visitors? Choose Magnus Anderson, six-time award-winning hardwood floor specialists. Co-owner couple Kathy and Bob Hagen find joy in their work. “Especially now, when people are stuck in their homes,” Kathy reflected. “We create beautiful spaces people are happy to be in.” The couple has a tech industry background. Kathy believes it leaves them uniquely suited for home improvement. “We’re very process-oriented,” she explained, “and that was important to make sure our business stayed reliable.” Magnus Anderson knows how to do it right every time. Kathy also attributed their success to Magnus’ employees. “Almost all the credit goes to the employees and craftsmen who work for us … they’re wonderful people.” The appreciation was evident in her voice. “Their hard work makes us successful.” 3000 Airport Drive, #402A, Erie, 303.437.0610, idealhardwoodflooring.com. Runner Up: Meyer Skidmore & Co., 7123 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.444.1174, meyerskidmore.com.
BEST PLACE TO BUY CUSTOM COUNTERTOPS
When people stay at home for a long time, they tend to notice what they don’t like about their houses. “A lot of them are changing up their kitchens and getting rid of old countertops. They are fed up with what they have and want it to look better this winter,” says Tucker Moss, co-owner of Boulder’s Moros Fabrication. The remodeling fever extends to surfaces for fireplace surrounds, bathroom vanities, bar tops and even showers. “We have a great porcelain-like product that creates a shower surface without seams,” he says. Moros Fabrication has been in business in Boulder and surrounding communities since 1999. “We’re quality-oriented about materials as well as customer service. We’re careful with home installations and any post-install adjustments that come up,” Moros says. The store features an outdoor remnant yard where customers can find bargain surfaces for smaller projects. 3871 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.473.0111, morosfabrication.com. Runner Up for Best Place to Buy Custom Countertops: Details Design Studio, 7123 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.442.7887, detailsdesignstudio.com.
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Your room might have a view, but how does the window look? Innovative Openings specializes in window dressings. They regularly win awards for their savvy. Kevin Anderson, sales manager, believes their success comes from three sources. First, 40 years of operation. Next, dedicated employees and low turnover. Finally, their expertise in indoor and outdoor window accessories. “There aren’t many companies out there that do interior and exterior shading products,” Anderson observed. “And this summer especially, there’s been an emphasis on outdoor living.” All these qualities make Innovative Openings suited to serve Boulder homes. Anderson explained that incorporating manufacturing and design makes them a better full-service company. “Getting the [home decor award] blew us away,” he said. “It speaks to what we’re trying to do.” 667 S Pierce Ave., Louisville, 303.665.1305, innovativeopenings.com. Runner Up for Best Home Decor Store: HomeGoods, 2550 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.245.9383, homegoods.com. Runner Up for Best Place to Buy Window Treatments: Drop Match Window Coverings & Wallpaper, 607 S. Broadway, Suite C, Boulder, 303.494.0882, dropmatchboulder.com.
BEST PLACE TO BUY OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND BEST SKI/SNOWBOARD STORE
A deserving two-category win for Christy Sports, where, in summer, you’ll find a huge selection of patio furniture and, by the time you read this, a truly formidable selection of skis and snowboards with the expertise to match it. Christy Sports is no stranger to these pages. Their employees go far beyond meeting customer expectations, working hard to exceed them. The pandemic has caused some changes like limited in-store browsing by appointment and face masks required, but their commitment to your in-store experience hasn’t changed a bit. While Christy Sports has grown so much over the years, the small-company feel remains. Christy Sports has got you covered. 2000 30th St., Boulder, 303.442.2493, christysports.com. Runner Up for Best Place to Buy Outdoor Furniture: Home Depot, 1600 29th St., Boulder, 303.449.4221, homedepot.com. RUNNER UP BEST NONPROFIT O R G A N I Z AT I O N
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Runner Up for Best Ski/Snowboard Store: Epic Mountain Gear, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder;, 303.938.8799, epicmountaingear.com.
Best for Yard & GarDen BEST TREE NURSERY
The Tree Farm
The Tree Farm is a huge nursery, 40 years old, and well-known for its wide selection. The Spahn family has owned and operated it since the beginning. They ensure each employee understands Colorado’s climate and mountain gardening. Having trouble raising plants? Don’t know what to plant or even where to put it? Someone at The Tree Farm can help you. You might not guess it from the name, but The Tree Farm has more than just plants. The nursery provides seasonal supplies, insect control solutions, disease diagnosis, garden ornaments, furniture and more. The Tree Farm also offers installation services. They’ll even load your car for you, so your plants stay safe. It’s quite literally a one-stop-shop for all things gardening. 11868 Mineral Road, Longmont, 303.652.2961, thetreefarm.com. Runner Up: CreekSide Tree Nursery, 3283 61st St., Boulder, 303.668.7647, creeksideboulder.com.
BEST WILD BIRD SUPPLY STORE
Front Range Birding Company
With locals spending much more time at home, they started wondering who was tweeting in their own backyards. “We have a had a lot of new customers coming in to get bird feeders and food. They get guide books so they can identify the birds they see,” says Jamie Simo, manager of Front Range Birding Company in Boulder. Parents are also coming in with their animal-curious kids. The store’s wide range of birding and nature products and services also caters to the serious birders out in the field building their birding life list one species at a time. “We’ve got one of the largest selections of optics, spotting scopes and binoculars. It’s easy now to hook optics into cell phones to save great images,” Simo says. She adds that with winter approaching, the locally owned company has stockpiled everything from heated bird baths to high-energy suet blocks. 5360 Arapahoe Ave., Unit E, Boulder, 303.979.2473, frontrangebirding.com.
BEST BICYCLE SHOP
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To call University Bicycles a “full-service bike shop” would be to badly understate things. Ubikes serves Boulder and the surrounding communities with impeccable service and decades of deep bike knowledge. You’re not going to walk in there with a question they can’t answer or a bike problem they can’t at least attempt to solve (and probably will). Of course they’ll sell you a bike, and they’ll care for it long after the transaction with pro bike service and repairs. Their mechanics will get you tuned up, diagnosed, repaired and ready to ride. “It’s been 35 years since Doug started Ubikes,” said General Manager Lester Binegar. “Thanks for all of your unsolicited votes and your continued trust in our ability to serve you.” Pro tip: Use Ubikes’ webstore and delivery service. Your comfort and your terms. 839 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.4196, ubikes.com. Runner Up: Full Cycle Bikes, 1795 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.1002, fullcyclebikes.com.
BEST CAMERA VIDEO PHOTOFINISHING STORE AND BEST CUSTOM FRAMING
You might have heard of the photo-finish, but there’s no close race for Mike’s Camera. Mike’s offers a wide range of services, suitable for the hobbyist or the professional. The store provides equipment repair, photo development, archival framing services and support for larger-scale projects. They even help with corporate events and evidence collection for law enforcement. Now that’s service you can rely on! The community often recognizes Mike’s Camera for equipment quality, extensive services and staff knowledge. In fact, each team member maintains CPC (Certified Photographic Consultant) qualifications. And despite having five Colorado locations, they emphasize personalized service. So no matter what your questions are, someone at Mike’s can answer. The picture’s clear here. Mike’s Camera is a one-stop-shop for every conceivable visual need. 2500 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.1715, mikescamera.com. Runner Up for Best Camera Video Photofinishing Store: ProPhoto Rental, 1644 Conestoga St., #5, Boulder, 303.588.6799, prophotorental.com. Runner Up for Best Custom Framing: FastFrame Boulder, 2327 30th St., Boulder, 303.448.1000, boulderfastframe.com.
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BEST FISHING SUPPLY STORE
Front Range Anglers
BEST MOUNTAINEERING YEARS STORE AND BEST LOCALLY OWNED CAMPING STORE AND BEST LOCALLY OWNED OUTDOOR REC AND SPORTS
Neptune Mountaineering once again rules the hearts of local outdoor enthusiasts and hit a triple in the Boulder County Gold awards. “The Boulder outdoor community loves to support local and independent businesses,” says Shelley Dunbar, co-owner of Neptune Mountaineering. Dunbar attributes the store’s success to staff members who are passionate about mountaineering, camping and trail running. “They treat each customer individually and pay close attention to what each needs to get going,” she says. Since March the store has seen a huge uptick in sales of everything from freeze-dried food and stove fuel. “A lot of people have been saying: ‘Okay, I can’t get on a plane and go somewhere, but I can get away into the mountains.’ Then they realize they don’t have the equipment whether it’s tents or carabiners,” Dunbar says. With winter approaching, customers are looking at base layers and micro-spikes for shoes. 633 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303.499.8866, neptunemountaineering.com. Runner Up for Best Mountaineering Store: REI, 1789 28th St., Boulder, 303.583.9970, rei.com. Runner Up for Best Locally Owned Camping Store and Best Locally Owned Outdoor Rec and Sports: Boulder Sports Recycler, 4949 Broadway, Boulder, 303.786.9940, bouldersportsrecycler.com. 44 DAILY CAMERA
Front Range Anglers (FRA) is one of the largest independent Orvis-endorsed fly shops in the country, offering guided fly fishing trips for trout in Boulder and along the entire Front Range. Want to catch a greenback cutthroat in RMNP? They can take you there. “We carry a broad selection of quality fly fishing gear, whether fishing for trout in Colorado or saltwater fly fishing for bonefish in Belize,” says Vice President and COO Madalaine McLaughlin. “We travel more than 200 anglers a year to remote fly fishing destinations like Christmas Island, Yucatan, Belize, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Kamchatka and many more. Thank you kindly for voting Front Range Anglers as your No. 1 Fly Fishing Shop the past eight years in a row! We are very thankful for all support of the local fly fishing community!” 2344 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.494.1375, frontrangeanglers.com. Runner Up: JAX Outdoor Gear, Farm & Ranch, 400 W. South Boulder Road, #3000, Lafayette, 303.665.4900, jaxgoods.com.
BEST RUNNING STORE
Boulder Running Company
Boulder’s been on the international running map since Frank Shorter won a silver medal in the Olympic marathon in 1976 and the Bolder Boulder launched three years later. Opened in 1995, Boulder Running Company has been there to keep both world class athletes and everyday runners on the road. “We’re proud to be recognized as a critical part of the local running community,” says Scott Sneller, manager of Boulder Running Company’s Boulder store. Since March the store has seen a lot of new runners getting personal fittings for shoes. “A lot of people are looking to be more active including walking and reduce their stress levels by getting outside, Sneller says. Sales of trail shoes have been brisk, as well as traction devices for shoes in the winter. “Finding the right equipment for winter activities is important because it makes it more comfortable. You don’t have to be cold,” Sneller says. 2775 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.786.9255, jackrabbit.com. Runner Up for Best Running Store: Runners Roost, 629 S. Broadway, Suite E, Boulder, 303.554.7837, runnersroost.com.
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BEST ANTIQUE JEWELRY STORE
BEST JEWELRY STORE YEARS AND BEST COMPANY/ STORE THAT GIVES BACK AND BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
WALTERS & HOGSETT
Walters & Hogsett
Walters & Hogsett knows that jewelry is an extension of you! So a visit to Walters & Hogsett in search of a piece of jewelry that’s perfectly YOU includes meeting with a designer to identify your style, share ideas, and pin down your likes and dislikes. The team knows jewelry inside and out, but they also know the community and do a LOT to support it. “With the pandemic, we understand everyone has felt the impact and we’ve continued to support the charities we have partnered with for decades as it matters to us all,” says Co-owner Mark Vieregg. “We are lucky and excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary this fall. With that history, we are blessed with the trust of our customers and enjoy being part of the fabric of Colorado.” Walters & Hogsett partners with amazing internationally-acclaimed and local designers, whose 2020 collections dazzle and inspire. 2425 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.449.2626, waltersandhogsett.com. Runner Up for Best Jewelry Store: Classic Facets, 942 Pearl St., Boulder; 303.938.8851, classicfacets.com.
Classic Facets is internationally known for its incredible service and unrivaled knowledge of authentic antique jewelry. The store boasts more than 20,000 pieces from consignors in 37 states and 10 countries! It’s an absolute must when shopping on Pearl Street. “After 36 years, we are still here and we ARE Boulder’s ‘go to place’ for something beautiful and rare,” says Owner Mikki Rainey. “Things are always changing at Classic Facets and in the last six months they really have! The fabulous staff took over and upgraded and freshened up the store. Everybody loves the changes and are commenting on it! Thank you to all who voted for us. We truly appreciate your loyalty and friendship.” Check out Classic Facets’ current offerings on Facebook and Instagram. So many unique pieces! 942 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.938.8851, classicfacets.com. Runner Up: Cronin Jewelers, 1235 Alpine Ave., Boulder, 303.440.4222, croninjewelers.com.
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Runner Up for Best Company/Store that Gives Back: Specialty Appliance, 305 McCaslin Blvd., #1, Louisville, 303.516.4015, buyfromsa.com. Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Karing Kind, 5854 Rawhide Court, Boulder, 303.449.9333, karingkind.com.
BEST GIFT SHOP
“We listen to our customers and offer them what they want: a happy, helpful and safe environment to discover our many new delights with every visit,” says Janet Taffet, owner. A beautiful, fun, and accessible collection of women’s accessories, clothing, jewelry, gifts and greeting cards is ever-changing, made by local and regional artists and manufacturers, fair trade, and, as always, gift-wrapped for free. “Our community appreciates our customer service, community engagement and ever changing product assortment,” Taffet adds. “This year has seen the creation of our new e-commerce site, jacquemichelle.com. We are excited to share our new platform with our local community and beyond. Our customers will now enjoy the opportunity to shop our store 24 hours a day, seven days a week!” 2670 Broadway, Boulder, 303.786.7628, jacquemichelle.com. Runner Up: Bliss Boulder, 1643 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.0355, blissboulder.com
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2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 45
BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Shopper’s Paradise
BEST FLORIST AND BEST GARDEN CENTER/PLANT NURSERY
Sturtz & Copeland
New to gardening? Got a green thumb, but need advice? Sturtz & Copeland is ready to help! Floral Department Manager Nicole Blackley rattled off all kinds of nursery services. There’s garden consulting, plant-rearing advice and floral arrangements for all sorts of events. “We always make sure to source premium flowers and plants … oh, and we have a parrot.” You read that right. His name’s Lindy. Sturtz & Copeland employs knowledgeable, experienced staff. Blackley says their knowledge goes beyond what plants look good where. “Whether a plant is sick or whether gardeners need information … we take pride in that for sure.” No matter what questions you have, Sturtz & Copeland is happy to help your knowledge grow. Pay them a visit – and say hi to Lindy the Parrot! 2851 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.6663, sturtzandcopeland.com. Runner Up for Best Florist: Fiori Flowers, 2620 Broadway St., Boulder, 720.565.2434, fioriboulder.com.
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Runner Up for Best Garden Center/Plant Nursery: The Flower Bin, 1805 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303.772.3454, theflowerbin.net.
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Best for ThrEads BEST COSTUME STORE
Generations of party-goers have been getting costumes and party attire at The Ritz and so should you! Owner Susan Nutting and her friendly staff strive to create a fun experience and to have the best costumes “from the sublime to the outrageous and everything in between.” The Ritz’ costumes are divided into rental and purchase, respectively, each brand and item carefully selected to help you achieve a look from any decade, and style, or any character. Obviously 2020 has put some kinks in everybody’s party plans, but doggone it a person’s got to enjoy a “social distancing soirée,” as Nutting puts it. “We love our Boulder home and all the great people who live here! We are grateful to have such unwavering support even in crazy times. Thank you for 43-plus years of keeping Boulder fabulous!” 959 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.443.2850, the-ritz.squarespace.com. Runner Up: May-Bee’s by Fascinations, 3135 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.7309, fascinations.net.
BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE
BEST SHOE STORE
“We always appreciate winning this award, but this year is special,” says Gary Cartwright, co-owner of The Regiment Shops in Boulder. “These times have been very challenging. We built our business over the years on tailored clothing. With so many people working from home there has been much less demand for suits, trousers and dress shirts,” he says. The 60-year-old local business features everything from tuxedos to high-end denim. Exclusive brands include Bugatchi, Carrot & Gibbs, Kinross Cashmere, Marcoliani Socks and Scojo Eyewear. “Luckily, people are still getting married and need clothes. A student walked in the other day to get something. His grandfather – who was a customer when he was at CU – recommended us to his grandson,” Cartwright says. During this time, The Regiment Shops limits the number of shoppers, sanitizes dressing rooms between uses and offers private appointments in the store. 2425 Canyon Blvd., #F, Boulder, 303.443.2713, theregimentshops.com.
Pedestrian Shops has been in Zoe Polk’s family for 51 years. They pride themselves on their focus on local needs and styles. “We cater to a really broad slice of people,” Polk said. “When [stocking] the store, we think about the Boulder lifestyle, what kind of outfits people wear to work and play.” As a result, Pedestrian Shops carries a wide range of shoes, from formal sandals to outdoor boots. It’s a balance between affordability, function and style. “It’s things that look cute and are still rugged at the same time,” Polk explained. Pedestrian Shops also prides itself on environmental responsibility. They ship with recyclable boxes, run energy-efficient shops, and encourage staff to walk or take public transport. Plan a day and hoof it to Pedestrian Shops yourself. 1425 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.5260; 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.449.7440, comfortableshoes.com.
Runner Up: Nordstrom Rack, 1601 29th St., Boulder, 720.887.3588, stores.nordstromrack.com.
Runner Up: Two Sole Sisters, 1703 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.0404.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Shopper’s Paradise
BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE
Barbara & Company
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BARBARA & Everybody may be working COMPANY and playing at home, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t YEARS changing out of their sweats. “Currently we’re getting a lot of calls for great tops women can wear when they are in Zoom meetings,” says Kathy King, owner of the longtime Boulder business. “Our customers are asking for comfortable chic clothing and we’re proud to maintain a selection for a wide range of ages and sizes,” King says. The shopping experience is now a little different. Fitting rooms are sanitized after each use and items not purchased are steam cleaned. Private appointments are available. However, the store is a perennial award winner because one thing hasn’t changed: “Our staff are very experienced, fun and knowledgeable. Our customers get to know them. It’s like having a personal shopper,” King says. 1505 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.2565, barbaraandcompany.net. Runner Up: Jacque Michelle, 2670 Broadway, Boulder, 303.786.7628, jacquemichelle.com.
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Best ShoPper’s Misc. BEST EYE WEAR / EYE CARE STORE
Aspen Eyewear regularly wins in this category. It’s easy to see why. For starters, co-owner couple Heinz and Jen Ebner are both certified opticians. “Our family has been in opticals for 70-something years,” Jen said. “We offer a wide range of services. Pretty much anything that involves your eyes except for surgery.” Sure, they have fashionable frames, custom fitting services and eyewear repair. But they also offer eye exams and eye disease management. Aspen Eyewear’s stellar staff helps, too. “We have an awesome staff who’s dedicated to their patient’s care,” Jen said. When asked what she enjoyed most about the work, she said, “I enjoy helping people. They appreciate it as much as I do.” Like so many other local businesses, Aspen Eyewear truly loves its customers. 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Unit E-23, Boulder, 303.447.0210, aspeneyewear.com. Runner Up: Envision, 1011 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.939.8021, envisionboulder.com.
Black Cat Farm
“For the last decade we have been devoted to taking care of our community through the work we do at our organic farm and restaurants. While our lives and world have been thrown upside down due to COVID-19, our passion for growing amazing food for the people of Boulder has never changed. We’ve been nimble this year in adapting the business model by starting Mabel! the farm truck, opening our popular farm stand on Jay Road and moving the Black Cat out to the farm with dinners at the farm. Through the anxiety and chaos of the spring and summer, Boulder has been there for us. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the outpouring of care and concern from everyone for the loss of our son, Kelsey. We are stunned by the depth of the community. We are touched and comforted by the humanity and love. We know you are with us as we are for you. We cannot thank you enough,” says Owners Eric and Jill Skokan. 1964 13th St., Boulder, 303.444.5500, blackcatboulder.com. Runner Up: Cure Organic Farm, 7416 Valmont Road, Boulder, cureorganicfarm.com.
BEST GREEN PRODUCTS STORE
Everything old is new and valuable again at Resource Central, the recycled building materials center which shares a facility with Eco-Cycle. The store recycles reclaimed lumber, stone, cabinetry, doors, windows, tubs, sinks and other salvaged items and resells them for a fraction of the original cost. Customers include DIY-ers, contractors and artists. “It’s great that a small community non-profit was selected for this award,” says Brandon Hill, Program Director of Resource Central. “We work with contractors who are doing demolition. We do deconstruction assessments and offer free pickup at construction sites. It’s a better solution because the materials don’t end up in the landfill and it saves them money,” he says. Anyone can drop off building materials. The current procedure involves driving up to the site where a staff member accepts re-sellable items and offers a tax-deductible receipt. 6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.419.5418, resourcecentral.org. Runner Up: Hazardous Materials Management Facility, 1901 63rd St., Boulder, 720.564.2251, bouldercounty.org/environment/hazardous-waste/ management-facility.
BEST RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STORE
A discreet location, knowledgeable staff members, and a passion for plants. Karing Kind was the first recreational marijuana dispensary to open in the area. Since then, the dispensary’s led legal weed culture PERENNIAL for Northern Colorado. WINNER Karing Kind is locally KARING owned. But the staff KIND also grows their own plants, mixing up strains YEARS similar to a brewery crafting microbrews. Once the flowers are grown, they’re sold whole or put into edibles. They even have a line of vape suspensions under the label Karing Kind Labs. Karing Kind’s passionate about educating customers. The store wants to become an informational resource for recreational marijuana. Whether you are an experienced user or totally new to the scene, Karing Kind is a perfect place to get involved. 5854 Rawhide Court, Boulder, 303.449.9333, karingkind.com.
Runner Up: The Farm, 2801 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.440.1323, thefarmco.com.
P.C.’S PANTRY FOR DOGS & CATS
YEARS BEST PET STORE AND BEST PET BAKERY/DELI AND BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE
P.C.’s Pantry for Dogs & Cats
Are you a pet owner? Mary Lee Withers, P.C.’s Pantry owner, would call you a guardian. It’s part of her drive to help animals. “Originally, we were a pet bakery,” she said. “People would ask whether we had this or that, and our inventory snowballed.” Two decades later, P.C.’s carries supplies, premium animal food, and accessories. Withers knows her customers and their animals by name. Withers says the distinction between “owners and pets” and “guardians and animals” means humans become more responsible. It’s like the relationship between her store and her customers – a mutual responsibility. Withers wouldn’t have it any other way. “[Customers] will go out of their way to buy local. That’s what’s so great about Boulder.” 2828 30th St., Boulder, 303.245.9909, pcspantry.com. Runner Up for Best Pet Store: PetSmart, 1850 30th St., Boulder, 303.449.0201, petsmart.com. Runner Up for Best Pet Bakery/Deli: Breadworks 2644 Broadway, Boulder, 303.444.5667, bouldercoloradousa.com. Runner Up for Best Locally Owned Store: McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822, mcguckin.com.
BEST RECYCLED GOODS/THRIFT STORE
TRU Thrift Shop
TRU Thrift Shop boasts a curated WINNER selection of high-quality clothing, TRU furniture, jewelry, books and houseTHRIFT SHOP wares. “We’re mostly volunteer-staffed and we did lose a lot of our older YEARS long-time volunteers because of the pandemic,” says Lynn McCullough, manager of the TRU Thrift Shop in Boulder. Since the shop reopened, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays is reserved for high-risk customers. Drive-up donations (cleaned and contained in bags or boxes) are accepted on Fridays and Saturdays. Donations are quarantined three days before being cleaned and priced. “Because of the reduced in-store shopping, we have some items including musical instruments and craft supplies that are also offered online on Craigslist and Etsy,” McCullough says. Sales at the shop support TRU Community Care, originally known as Boulder Hospice. The local nonprofit’s services include TRU Hospice and TRU Pace. 5565 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.604.5353, trucare.org.
Runner Up: The Amazing Garage Sale, 4919 Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.0417, theamazinggaragesale.com. 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 49
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BEST WOMEN-OWNED STORE
Meyer Skidmore & Co.
More time at home means more time staring at old, dingy carpet – unless you upgrade. Meyer Skidmore has specialized in hardwood floors since 1984. Owner Abbey Van Horn is a Boulder entrepreneur and construction industry aficionado. Van Horn and the Meyer Skidmore family are helping evolve the construction industry. The field is diversifying, and it’s part of why Van Horn’s ownership deserves recognition. For her part, she has “years of experience, a heart for the industry and employees, an excellent eye for detail and a passion for giving the best service.”Aside from stellar leadership, Meyer Skidmore stands out against other flooring companies. Part of their mission focuses on collaborating with homeowners and contractors. They make installation painless. Their success in this category is well-deserved. 7123 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.444.1174, meyerskidmore.com. Runner Up: Jacque Michelle, 2670 Broadway, Boulder, 303.786.7628, jacquemichelle.com.
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BEST AC/HEATING SERVICE AND BEST PLUMBER
Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric
Multiple ‘Best Of ’ Winner, Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical is honored to have earned the loyalty and trust of tens of thousands of families throughout their 38 years of business by providing fast, local service. With Precision, not only are you guaranteed excellent, timely service from experienced professionals, their technicians take the time to answer questions and explain any problems while offering economical solutions and up-front pricing – no surprises! Andrea Nelson, CEO, believes their success boils down to their exceptional customer service. “We put our customers first. We believe in doing the right thing and treating our customers how we want to be treated,” she says. “Our employees constantly improve and educate themselves.” Every detail matters at Precision, from friendly, helpful service to responsiveness to your time of stress. Call today and discover first-hand what makes this longtime company the best. 5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 303.581.1455, precisionplumbing.com.
Lulu’s BBQ approaches its cuisine with an easygoing attitude taken straight from a sunny porch in the South. “We’re all about BBQ, low and slow,” managers at the Louisville location insist. More specifically, the restaurant is all about patience when it comes to cooking their signature pulled pork, spicy chicken and other viands. “LuLu’s BBQ serves Texas and Southern style BBQ, slow smoked on Lulu’s Pit, served up with delicious southern style sides.” That approach is a winner, judging by the savory flavors and the melt-off-the-bone consistency of their slow-smoked meats. Though Lulu’s menu offers plenty of diversity in terms of main courses (it’s tough to choose between the smoked sausage, pulled pork, tasty sandwiches or rib racks), the standout flavor is consistent across the board. Lulu’s knack for slow cooking and sauces makes its meats a stand-out, and their appreciation for the perfect side completes the perfect meal. 701 Main St., Louisville, 720.583.1789, lulus-bbq.com. Runner Up: Wayne’s Smoke Shack, 406 Center Drive, Superior, 303.554.5319, waynessmokeshack.com.
Runner Up for Best AC/Heating Service and Runner Up for Best Plumber: Mike LaBella Plumbing & Heating, 466 S. 96th St., Louisville, 303.666.6225, mikelabellaplumbing.com.
Moxie Bread Co.
The owners of Moxie Bread Company make their mission clear. It’s a vision that goes beyond the delicious items that the bakery serves up every day, the fresh loaves, muffins and pastries that always boast impressive flavors and delectable consistencies. “Our choices are entirely guided by a desire to nourish our neighbors and foster community,” Moxie’s crew proclaims, “We work directly with family farms across Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota to ethically grow and source high-quality grains for all our baking.”Along with the bakery’s picturesque location in a 19th-century home in the center of downtown Louisville, this commitment makes Moxie stand out. The bakery pairs a commitment to sustainability with great food, craft coffee and a top-notch atmosphere. It all combines to make a morning muffin and cup of Joe at Moxie an unparalleled experience. 641 Main St., Louisville, 720.420.9616, moxiebreadco.com. Runner Up: Button Rock Bakery, 400 W. South Boulder Road, #2200, Lafayette, 303.926.1676, buttonrockbakery.com.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior
BEST BREAKFAST AND BEST BRUNCH AND BEST GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANT
Featuring fresh, inventive, and utterly delectable food, Tangerine is a dream worth waking up for. The cheerfully casual atmosphere is a perfect complement to the innovative menu – American brunch/lunch with a healthfully inspired, Mediterranean twist. Not only is everything cooked from scratch with quality ingredients, Tangerine caters to all dietary needs and lifestyles. “Responding to these unusual times, we’re setting up our parking lots with bubble tents for individual table, outdoor “greenhouse-like” dining, offering heating as needed,” says Tangerine Restaurants Chef, Proprietor and Founder Alec Schuler. “We’re thankful for all the continued support for favorite local small businesses – [our customers are] keeping us alive!” With many vegetarian and gluten-free options – paired with locally roasted Salto coffees and a full bar – Tangerine is sure to satisfy. 2777 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.2333; 300 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303.443.5100; 379 Main St., Longmont, 720.815.2888, tangerineeats.com. Runner Up for Best Breakfast and Runner Up for Best Gluten Free Restaurant: Morning Glory Cafe, 1377 Forest Park Circle, #101, Lafayette, 303.604.6351, morningglorylafayette.com.
12Degree Brewing offers Belgianinspired ales and a menu of pizza, paninis, salads, Belgium-style fries and pretzels, plus cheese and chocolate for pairing. The neighborhood brewery is based on the Belgium culture of breweries serving as community gathering places with long community tables, a long bar and a large garage door opening to the sidewalk. Owner and Head Brewer Jon Howland started as a home brewer employing a Belgian approach of diverse flavors before founding the brewery in 2013. His staple of Belgian-inspired beers includes golden strong and farmhouse ales, Belgian whites and quadrupels, plus he offers hoppy and sour beers. “All the beer we brew is poured through our taps,” Howland said. “Our goal is to be a really great welcoming brew pub. We are focused on providing a great experience for our local community.” 820 Main St., Louisville, 720.638.1623, 12degree.com.
Sometimes, chain restaurants boast the best formulas. In the case of Smashburger, founded in Denver in 2007, the restaurant has perfected a unique and delicious approach to the familiar cheeseburger. Their signature, namesake item – a “smashed” patty cooked on a flattop grill at a high heat – is always a treat, especially since the restaurant insists on fresh preparation. The Lafayette store takes these guidelines seriously. They abide by the chain’s winning formula, and any burger ordered in the restaurant is sure to be fresh and hot off the grill. With a supplementary menu that includes a distinct spin on sweet potato fries, fried pickles and other goodies that go perfectly with a burger, the restaurant offers customers a memorable dining experience. Smashburger may be a chain, but as the Lafayette location proves, that doesn’t mean that they can’t offer a tasty, fresh and alluring spin on an American culinary staple. 2755 Dagny Way, Lafayette, 303.926.9700, smashburger.com.
Runner Up: Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co., 297 US-287, #100, Lafayette, 720.550.7813, liquidmechanicsbrewing.com.
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BEST COFFEE HOUSE
East Simpson Coffee Co.
East Simpson Coffee Co. offers a full espresso bar with local and organic products that include locally roasted coffee and espresso through a partnership with OZO Coffee Co. in Boulder. The offerings include pastries, breakfast and lunch items from burritos and quiche to wraps, soups, salads and paninis, and a wine and beer menu, plus gluten-free options. On the entertainment side, there is music, art and community events, plus the Hive gathering space is available to rent. “Customers know that we care about them. We create an environment that gives them the opportunity to relax and be themselves,” said Leslie Wing-Pomeroy, owner. The coffee shop opened in 2014 to be part of the revitalization of Historic Old Town Lafayette in a historic building, which started in 1914 as Charles Scholes Bakery and Grocery, operating until 1959. 414 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, 720.502.7010, eastsimpsoncoffee.com. Runner Up: Brewing Market, 2770 Dagny Way, #101, Lafayette, 720.890.3993, brewingmarketcoffee.com. 52 DAILY CAMERA
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in East Boulder County! Whether it’s your “big day” or your every-day, Maven delivers. 1365 Forest Park Circle Ste 101 In Lafayette 303.665.9606
BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND BEST PET BOARDING AND BEST PET GROOMING
Eats & Sweets
One clear silver lining throughout uncertain times – as with any time – has got to be our pets. So it goes without saying we want to treat them to the very best. At Bowhaus, no detail goes unnoticed when it comes to offering the utmost in care, from the basics like proper food and water in a clean, friendly and exciting environment to personalized scheduled incorporating trail walks, playtime and special attention. “We’ve been truly honored to serve our wonderful community and its pups since 2005,” says Lisa Sigg, Bowhaus regional manager. “We’re so happy to be voted ‘East Boulder County Gold’ again!” Bowhaus provides boarding, day care and grooming, all delivered with caring customer service. And if you find yourself pining for your pets while they’re vacationing, you can even get a glimpse of them at play through the Bowhaus webcams. 6560 O’Dell Place, Boulder, 720.961.7566; 415 Jones Court, Erie, 720.961.7479, bowhausco.com.
Founded in 2010, Eats & Sweets is a cheerful, colorful neighborhood cafe and bakery that serves local ice cream, made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads and bakery items, using natural and organic products. The bakery’s offerings are extensive with an assortment of cake pops, sugar cookies and cheesecake. Plus, there are 20 rotating flavors of local Boulder Ice Cream and Sweet Action Ice Cream and Eats & Sweets’ famous banana bread ice cream sandwich. There also is coffee, tea, shakes, smoothies and juices and gluten-free and dairy-free options. “We try to be experimental, and the bakers have free reign to bake whatever they like,” said Bobby Pangilinan, owner. “We always give friendly service. We care about our customers. And we are not pricey. We want people to come on a daily or weekly basis.” 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303.665.3287, menupages.com/eats-sweets/401-s-public-rd-lafayette. Runner Up: Sweet Cow, 2628 Broadway St., Boulder, 303.447.3269; 669 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303.494.4269; 637 Front St., Louisville, 303.666.4269; sweetcowicecream.com.
Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, 5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 303.581.1455, precisionheating.com. Runner Up for Best Pet Boarding: Cottonwood Kennels, 7275 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.2602, cottonwoodkennels.com. Runner Up for Best Pet Grooming: Struttin’ Pup, 2850 Arapahoe Road, #110, Lafayette, 303.665.3038, struttinpup.com.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior
Alan D. Belenski, D.D.S, and Kevin H. Moore, D.D.S
Dentists Alan Belenski, D.D.S., and Kevin Moore, D.D.S., offer general and cosmetic dental care for children and adults in a relaxed atmosphere, using advanced dental technology. For patients without dental insurance, Belenski and Moore provide an in-office membership plan. “The environment we try to provide in the office is fun, welcoming and non-judgmental. We treat our patients like family,” Moore said. Founded in 1985, the practice covers every major aspect of dentistry, including cosmetic and general dentistry, implant dentistry, treatment of gum disease (periodontics), sleep and snoring therapy, and CEREC one-appointment porcelain crowns without impressions or temporaries. “We can offer must of our procedures in our office without having to refer patients all over the place,” Moore said. “Our goal is to meet patients where they’re at and come up with a custom care plan to help them reach their oral health goals and help them have the smile they want.” 1194, 225 W. South Boulder Road, #200, Louisville, 303.666.5080, alanbelenski.com. Runner Up: Studio Z Dental, 818 W. South Boulder Road, Louisville, Chrisman Commercial, 303.802.4313, studiozdental.com.
BEST EYE CARE
Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado
Even though the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado boasts an impressive network of doctors, treatment options and supplementary eye services, their underlying mission is clear. “We’ve built our entire practice around making it easy for our patients to get the best and most comprehensive care,” the doctors at the Eye Care Center insist. “Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado is Colorado’s most advanced facility for eye health, surgery and vision correction.” From that seemingly simple set of values, the Eye Care Center offers visitors some of the most advanced and complex eye care in the state of Colorado. Whether it’s updating an eyeglasses prescription or setting up corrective vision surgery, this facility offers the latest and greatest in terms of treatment and technology. The doctors who implement all of these impressive resources never forget the core mission – patients are treated with underlying respect and transparency, and that makes care all the more effective. 300 Exempla Circle, #120, Lafayette, 303.772.3300, eyecaresite.com. Runner Up: Front Range Eye Health Center, 1220 Summit View Drive, Louisville, 303.665.7797, frontrangeeye.com.
BEST GIFT SHOP
Timbalier Gifts & Stationery
As a neighborhood dispensary, Star Buds combines a comfortable setting with a wide range of cannabis products, welcoming everyone from the occasional smoker to the daily consumer. The dispensary provides a top-notch selection of strains, including the Cannabis Cup-winning sativa, plus an assortment of concentrates, edibles, tinctures and other products that are fresh and not prepackaged. “The quality of our flower is one of the best in the state,” said Ernie Craumer, owner-operator of the Longmont and Niwot stores. “We have probably 12 to 15 cultivators that provide various strains that are unique to Colorado.” Customers are encouraged to take their time and let staff guide them through the process of selecting the right products for them. The dispensary also contributes to the local community, including through its Cancer Relief Program with discounted access to cannabis products. 7521 Ute Highway, #66, Longmont, 303.651.0709; 1156 W. Dillon Road, #3, Louisville, 720.389.6313; 6924 N. 79th St., Niwot, 720.340.4548, starbuds.us.
Timbalier Gifts and Stationery touts itself as an “oasis of shopping,” and for anyone looking to find that perfect gift for a friend or loved one, that description is accurate. Founded in 2004 by John Chapman and Spike Ritter Chapman, Timbalier offers customers a broad array of charming and unique wares, from homemade crafts to stunning jewelry to custom-made face masks. It’s a diverse selection offered in a friendly and welcoming environment, one where professionals are on hand to help shoppers find the perfect gift for a picky recipient. “While you shop you will be offered assistance if you need it and not if you don’t, and if you’re buying a gift it will be wrapped in one of our complimentary custom boxes,” the Chapmans note. “Shopping at Timbalier is welcoming, relaxing and helpful.” 2770 Arapahoe Road, #106, Lafayette, 303.666.4200, timbalier.net.
Runner Up: Ajoya Medical Marijuana & Recreational Cannabis Dispensary, 1100 W. Dillon Road, #3, Louisville, 303.665.5596, ajoyalife.com.
Runner Up: Due South, 802 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 720.638.4047, duesouthstore.com.
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BEST HAIR SALON
BEST HAPPY HOUR
Maven Hair Studio doesn’t refer to its corps of professionals as simply “stylists.” Instead, the independent contractors who make the Maven Hair Studio the best salon in east Boulder County are accurately labeled “artists,” craftspeople whose approach to their profession goes much deeper than simply cutting hair.“Maven is a small boutique salon that has talented stylists; clients can find the perfect fit for whatever service they are looking for,” Maven Hair Studio’s ownership accurately points out. That commitment to individual service and one-on-one communication makes this salon stand out in a crowded field. East Boulder County boasts plenty of salons where customers can get snipped and styled, but Maven offers that rare, personal connection with its employees that ensures you’ll walk out the doors looking good. 1365 Forest Park Circle, #101, Lafayette, 303.665.9606, themavenhairstudio.com.
Family-friendly 95a Bistro & Sushi features American tapas cuisine with international elements from Mediterranean to Latin and Asian. The bistro and seafood restaurant, which opened in 2011, offers brunch, lunch and takeout, but is best known for its extensive happy hour. Happy hour is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. every day and all night on Monday. “Not many places offer it every day,” said Brodi Kukura, general manager. “Some people can’t make Happy Hour throughout the weekday. We just think people appreciate it.” Happy Hour offerings include $1 off tapas, specialty cocktails, house wines, draft beers and house liquor. There also is a long list of menus to select from, including lunch, dinner, brunch, tapas, kids and desserts. “Chef Paolo Nebille makes incredible food. That really sets the tone for Happy Hour as well,” Kukura said. 1381 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette, 303.665.3080, 95abistroandsushi.com.
Maven Hair Studio
95a Bistro & Sushi
Runner Up: CrossCuts Salon, 115 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 720.420.9431, crosscutssalon.com.
Runner Up: Mudrock’s Tap & Tavern, 585 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, 720.890.7900, mudrockstapandtavern.com.
BEST HEALING FOR MIND & BODY
Harmonic Egg of Boulder County
We all face trauma through our lives, through big events and daily, more routine moments of stress. What better way to keep moving forward than to address that? “I believe in helping others heal,” says Mary Hastings, owner of The Harmonic Egg of Boulder County. “Experience has shown that the various healing attributes of the Harmonic Egg restore balance to the body, thereby assisting in the healing process.” This unique experience is provided through innovative technology that offers deep relaxation and stress relief by utilizing light, frequency, vibration and sound. Hastings (alongside many satisfied clients) is so passionate about the unique experience, she offers a reduced fee for Veterans, First Responders, and Front Line Workers, noting that experience can be greatly beneficial in reducing the stress and trauma they may have experienced in their service. 685 S. Arthur Ave., Unit 12-A, Louisville, 720.708.4042, harmoniceggbc.com. 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 55
BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior
BEST LIQUOR STORE
Superior Liquor Market
Pandemic cocktails, anyone? Superior Liquor is known for its impressive selection of quality beers, wines, and basically any liquor you are looking for, but it is beloved for so much more. Community connections are truly valued. Since opening doors in 2000, Superior Liquor Market has been actively involved in supporting local charities and non-profit organizations, including Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, neighborhood schools, and many more. Addressing the uncertainties of the current situation, the team at Superior Liquor Market take their driving goal of prioritizing safety with the utmost seriousness, from installing plexiglass at registers to offering curbside pickup through the online store, and more. “During these difficult times, we want to thank all our wonderful customers for their support,” says Wine Department Manager Matt Modrzejewski. “All of us here at Superior Liquor have the common goal of creating the best and safest shopping experience in our store as well as curbside! Thank you!” 100 Superior Plaza Way, Superior, 303.499.6600, superiorliquor.com. Runner Up: Atlas Valley Purveyors, 2770 Arapahoe Road, #100, Lafayette, 720.287.1728, atlaspurveyorsoflafayette.com.
BEST LUNCH AND BEST SANDWICH
Organic Sandwich Company
For the six years Organic Sandwich Company has been in business, customers have been wowed by the fresh, creative, and oh so satisfying sandwich and soup offerings. These are not your standard grab-and-gos. Staff favorite Veggie or Turkey Rueben (with locally-made ginger turmeric sauerkraut, turkey, tomatoes, aged white cheddar, sriracha aioli, grilled to perfection on locally-baked French country bread) underscores the trademark uniqueness all on its own. Now that we’re officially in soup season, Owner Marcy Miller is adding seasonal favorites on menus, such as Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage, Cauliflower Chowder, and Grass-fed Beef Stew, sourcing quality ingredients from local farms, Kilt Farm and Buckner Family Farm. “Our community has been so supportive, and we feel fortunate to serve hand-crafted sandwiches, soups, and sides to the wonderful people of Boulder, Louisville, and surrounding areas,” says Owner Marcy Miller. “Thank you all for supporting us through the good times and the hard times. We look forward to serving you for many more years.” 459 McCaslin Blvd., Louisville, 720.598.5931; 16th and Pearl, Boulder, 720.639.3986, organicsandwichco.com. Runner Up for Best Lunch: Busaba, 133 McCaslin Blvd., Louisville, 303.665.0330, busabaco.com. Runner Up for Best Sandwich: Snarf ’s Sandwiches, 2130 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, 393.702.1111; 645 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 303.774.1441; 6562 Lookout Rd., Boulder, 720.662.0107; 5340 Arapahoe Ave., Unit J, Boulder, 303.444.3404; 2660 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.7766; 637 S. Broadway, Unit A, Boulder, 303.444.7714; eatsnarfs.com.
Luxe Nail Bar
Luxe Nail Bar’s commitment to keeping up on the latest trends in the industry is unflagging. The Louisville Nail Bar stocks the latest products; their technicians are up on the latest styles. One of Luxe’s core principles is carrying the most upto-date tools of the trade, and that approach offers customers every option under the sun when it comes to the perfect mani/pedi. But Luxe’s allure goes beyond polishes, varnishes and fancy chairs. According to Owner Thao Pham, the pride of the business is its “expert team of nail artists providing you with the latest and greatest nail care services.” That human element makes all the difference – Luxe’s staff is always ready to listen and tailor their services to the needs of the client. That makes a huge difference. 1361 Forest Park Circle, #104, Lafayette, 303.666.6770, luxenailbar.co Runner Up: Luxury Nails and Spa, 1355 E. South Boulder Road, Unit J, Louisville, 720.890.5007, luxurynailslouisville.com.
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Massage Envy (Superior)
Now more than ever, the demands of daily life take their toll on all of us. Stress is taxing, depressing our immune systems, storing bodily tension and more. Luckily, there are ways to be proactive in self-care, and they make all the difference. With a little help from the experienced, caring and intuitive team at Massage Envy, you can keep your body running smoothly, taking on all your goals from a full docket of meetings to marathons. At Massage Envy, your comfort and safety are top priority as highly trained employees work to provide you with a customized experience that gets you on the road to healing and leaves you feeling good. Call today to book your appointment! 602 Center Drive, Superior, 303.499.9900; 1170 US Highway 287, #300, Broomfield, 303.404.3689; 2490 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.447.3689; 10449 Town Center Drive, @600, Westminster, 303.466.1818, massageenvy.com. Runner Up: AA Massage, 1834 Main St., #45, Longmont, 303.485.2997.
Thomas J. Melcher, D.D.S. MS, Melcher Orthodontics
The staff at Thomas Melcher’s office aims to create Simply Outstanding Smiles by providing a positive orthodontic experience and delivering care in a clean, safe, modern and fun environment. The office, which opened 30 years ago, uses the newest treatment techniques available and state-ofthe-art procedures and equipment, including self-ligating brackets, gold brackets, clear brackets and Invisalign technology. The office also offers thermally sensitive super elastic wire technology to shorten treatment time with fewer office visits and less discomfort. Melcher, who has been providing orthodontic care in Louisville since 1986, checks and evaluates every patient and places the brackets on their teeth. “We are constantly striving to provide the highest level of care, utilizing the latest treatment techniques and state-of-the-art technology to consistently obtain outstanding smiles and healthy functional bites,” Melcher said. 315 W. South Boulder Road, #111, Louisville, 303.666.9717, melcherorthodontics.com. Runner Up: Dr. Damen Matthew Caraway, Caraway Orthodontics, 1760 Centennial Drive, Louisville, 303.665.7333; 71 Erie Parkway, Unit 101, Erie, 303.828.0454, carawayortho.com.
BEST PET SUPPLY
Louisville’s Main Street boasts its own unique spirit and infectious energy. The historic strip offers an ideal complement for those looking to take a load off with the perfect meal or the cocktail, and that’s why The Waterloo’s patio is so impressive. The restaurant named after a mod record store in Austin, Texas is currently set up in the heart of Louisville’s downtown, and their patio offers diners the perfect view of the bustling thoroughfare. It makes the Waterloo a perfect stop for those looking to complement their food and drink with the spirit of Louisville’s nightlife. The owners have worked to create a hip, welcoming restaurant that feeds off the neighborhood’s energy, and their patio view has helped them realize that mission.“With its rooftop patio, vibrant mural and live music, Waterloo is a colorful and lively fixture of Main Street,” the owners point out. “Our diverse, Texas-inspired menu features local, natural and organic ingredients.” 817 Main St., Louisville, 303.993.2094, waterloolouisville.com. Runner Up: Acreage, 1380 Horizon Ave., Lafayette, 303.227.3243, acreageco.com.
They say every dog has its day – well, at BlackPaw, dedicated owners do their utmost to make sure that is every day, for every dog. Since 2006, the same familyowned, locally-run business has delighted in serving the canine community (and its people), offering a full range of service, including professional grooming, a fantastic self-serve dog wash, a wide selection of quality natural and holistic pet foods, and certified dog training. Bernadette, Joe, and Allie Pflug care for every pet that comes through the BlackPaw doors as if it were their own. “Our philosophy is simple,” they say. “We offer personal, sincere care of you and your dog.” No question is too large or too small for the expert team at BlackPaw. Whether you have dietary concerns, questions on pet products or dietary concerns, you are guaranteed a warm welcome. During these strained times, appointments are required for dog washing to ensure your safety. Book a slot for your dog to enjoy a perfectly pre-mixed, warm bath experience today! 459 McCaslin Blvd., #4, Louisville, 303.554.9343, blackpaw.com. Runner Up: P.C.’s Pantry for Dogs and Cats, 2828 30th St., Boulder, 303.245.9909, pcspantry.com.
2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 57
BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior
A beloved Colorado institution, Abo’s Pizza has been treating its ever-growing and loyal customer base to mouth-watering, generous slices of true New Yorkstyle pizza since 1977. Abo’s has dedicated themselves to the art of pizza-making, from using only fresh, quality ingredients to hand-tossing the light and chewy, never frozen dough. Abo’s unique taste comes from a myriad of things – from the care and precision that goes into the traditional making to the highest quality 100 percent mozzarella, and not least the special secret sauce, sweet with a hint of tartness complementing the toppings. “We are so grateful for our wonderful community,” says Lizzette Sanabria, co-owner with her brother, Herb, at Abo’s Pizza in Erie and Louisville locations. “We are a family-owned, local business, and the support we’ve seen throughout these difficult times as well as good ones has made all the difference to us. We’re honored to keep on serving up great pizza!” 720 Austin Ave., Erie, 303.828.9777; 1355 E. South Boulder Road, Unit C2, Louisville, 303.604.9896; 637 S. Broadway, Unit S, Boulder, 303.494.1274; 2761 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1921; 7960 Niwot Road, Unit B5, Niwot, 303.652.0830; 1834 Main St., #8, Longmont, 303.678.0111, abospizza.com. Runner Up: Cosmo’s Pizza, 3117 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.3278; 1325 Broadway, #108, Boulder, 303.447.1133; 659 30th St., Boulder, 303.447.3278; 520 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette 720.598.5123, cosmospizza.com.
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BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER
Coal Creek Physical Therapy
Coal Creek Physical Therapy is the place to go to treat muscle and joint pain and to recover from injury. Coal Creek’s tagline is “Feel better. Live a life you love.” To help patients get back to their regular activities, physical therapists start with an evaluation to determine the root cause of their symptoms. They provide a high level of care that includes hands-on therapy and an individualized therapeutic exercise plan. The office and its staff of 22 has provided 18 years of care, serving more than 10,000 clients. The staff represents 26 specialties and certifications. Coal Creek also is a partner of the Inland Ocean Coalition, donating $1 for every new patient to help heal the ocean as it helps heal patients, donating $2,000 in 2019. 315 W. South Boulder Road, #100, Louisville; 350 Boulder St., Boulder, 303.666.4151, coalcreekphysicaltherapy.com. Runner Up: Back To Action Physical Therapy, 150 Old Laramie Trail East, #100, Lafayette, 303.665.8747; 1336 Hecla Drive, Balfour Senior Living Center, Louisville, 303.867.6339, back2action.com.
Colleen Vandendriessche, Pro Realty Operations
When it comes to finding the perfect Realtor, experience is important. Pro Realty Operations’ Colleen Vandendriessche has worked in the industry for decades, and that resume is critical when it comes to helping customers finding the perfect home or selling their current property. “When you are selling or buying the largest investment that most people make, you expect professionalism, honesty, accuracy and someone who will take a sincere interest in your move,” she notes. “I have over 30 years of local real estate experience and I have knowledge of the complete transaction, as well as of all the components.” This comprehensive expertise has made a difference for customers in the community for many years, and all of this work is bound to pay off for anyone looking for a low-pressure, high-yield approach to selling or buying their homes. 357 McCaslin Blvd., #200, Louisville, 303.449.3444, relopros.com. Runner Up: MP Munding Realty, 121 S. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303.242.4706, mpmundingrealty.com.
BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Reelﬁsh Fish and Chips
BEST ROOFING COMPANY
Scott’s Roofing approaches its customer service with a neighborly friendliness, and that makes all the difference. For more than a decade, the folks at Scott’s Roofing have provided some of the highest quality roofing services in east Boulder County. Whether it’s specifically addressing damage wrought by storms and snow or simply replacing roofs that have sagged with age, the crew at Scott’s competently approach their craft with know-how and top-notch materials. That’s not all that makes the company stand out. The notable aspect of Scott’s business model is its insistence on kindness, honesty and customer service. “Scott’s Roofing, founded and owned by Gary Nickell, is a permanent fixture in our community and we’re here to go above and beyond for our neighbors with first-class quality and unbeatable value,” the company notes. Those values make the company more than its roofing services. 211 N. Public Road, #100, Lafayette, 303.469.9287, scottsroofingcolorado.com.
Finding good seafood in a land-locked state is always a gamble. Frequenting chain restaurants or subpar seafood joints in Colorado is likely to get you a plate of imported food that’s been freshly dethawed and robbed of any real flavor. That’s where Reelfish is different. As spelled out in their name, Reelfish prides itself on connecting customers with fresh seafood that’s been caught and sent within a matter of hours. Indeed, as the ownership proudly points out, the eatery’s mission is “using almost all wild-caught fish and ensuring sustainable practices from our suppliers.” The restaurant’s specialty is their fish and chips dish, but they offer an impressive array of other goodies from the water. From Cajun catfish to oysters to salmon and shrimp, Reelfish offers an affordable selection of all the best staples, and they never taste freeze-dried or frozen. 2770 Arapahoe Road, #112, Lafayette, 720.630.8053, eatreelfish.com. Runner Up: Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood Restaurant, 2851 W. 120th Ave. #300, Westminster, 303.404.2722, bigmaclittlelus.com.
Runner Up: B & M Roofing Of Colorado, 3768 Eureka Way, Frederick, 303.443.5843, bmroofing.com.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior
BEST YOGA STUDIO
Hana Japanese Bistro
From beautiful a la carte sushi rolls to special dishes like Salmon Tataki (thinly-sliced, spicy seared salmon with tangy ponzu and mustard sauce), the delectable menu at Hana Japanese Bistro is a certain draw all on its own. Add warm hospitality and a clean, authentic atmosphere to that incredible cuisine, and it’s no wonder Hana Japanese Bistro is honored with being designated as a winner of East Boulder County Gold. Owner Eric C P Chong places meticulous attention on the whole dining experience. “It is our delight to treat our customers,” Chong says. “We aim to care for all needs and feelings.” In addition to guaranteeing timely, friendly service, Hana regularly offers specials, including on the popular Tokyo Roll, consisting of salmon and eel with cilantro, crispy shallots, avocado, cucumber, daikon radish, crunchy macadamia nuts and creamy miso. 1148 W. Dillon Road, Louisville, 720.328.8826, hanajapanesebistrolouisville.com. Runner Up: Sushi Aji, 489 US-287, #100, Lafayette, 303.665.9242, suchiajilafayette.com.
CorePower Yoga, based in Denver and founded in 2002, is the largest yoga studio chain in the nation with more than 200 studios, including a studio in Louisville. Classes are geared to the beginner to the seasoned yogi to work every muscle and every emotion. The studio’s mission is to show “the incredible life-changing things that happen when you root an intensely physical workout in the mindfulness of yoga,” as stated on the website. The studio offers two membership levels for yoga practice. The all-access membership includes a pass to practice in studios and at home with CorePower Live and CorePower Yoga On Demand. The at-home membership includes four CorePower Live classes a week and unlimited CorePower Yoga on Demand. There also are drop-in options for in-studio classes or CorePower Live. 1817 C0-42, Louisville, 303.848.4589, corepoweryoga.com. Runner Up: Mojo’s House of Yoga and Meditation, 123 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303.960.5925, mojoshouseofyoga.com.
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VCA Centennial Valley Animal Hospital
VCA Centennial Valley Animal Hospital offers veterinary services for all stages of a pet’s life, from first shots and examinations to preventive and healing care. The extensive list of services includes new kitten and puppy packages, wellness exams, alternative medicine, acupuncture, digital radiology, laser surgery, nutritional counseling and dental care. If questions about care can’t be immediately answered, the veterinarians on staff can access the VCA Knowledge Base that connects them to more than 4,000 VCA veterinarians and veterinary specialists nationwide. For advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals provides state-of-the-art care in several specialties, including orthopedic surgery, physical therapy and advanced oncology. “The goal is to do all that we can to help ensure a long, healthy and happy life for your pet,” as stated on the website. 259 Century Circle, Louisville, 303.666.9363, vcahospitals.com/centennial-valley. Runner Up: Jasper Animal Hospital, 1369 Forest Park Circle, #101, 303.665.4002, jaspervet.com.
Thank You East Boulder County! Colleen Vandendriessche
East Boulder County
Best Realtor 2020 Colleen has been a leading real estate professional in Boulder County for more than 40 years & has assisted 100’s of families in residential transactions. This compelling track record, and the experience & knowledge that comes with it, benefits her Clients in so many meaningful ways. Her intimate knowledge of contractual & legal issues protects her Clients, and her vast network of ancillary industry experts help her solve problems quickly for Buyers & Sellers. The secret to her success & her Client’s continued loyalty is her fierce determination to protect her Client’s interests, her availability day or night, and her “No Matter What” attitude. When finding the perfect home for your loved ones, Colleen is the best choice. With humble gratitude ~ Colleen
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2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 61
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GOLD Best of Broomfield
Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C
For the 2020 Broomfield Gold awards, the entire firm of Ciancio Ciancio Brown won in the Best Lawyer category. “We’ve been helping people in Broomfield for 40 years and it’s exciting that everyone at the firm is included,” says Loren M. Brown, managing shareholder of the firm. Brown says community and volunteer work by the firm’s 35 employees and 15 attorneys has always been a focus. The firm’s longtime offices in Broomfield have been closed since March 16. “We have been very safety conscious and do most meetings virtually,” Brown says. As a fullservice law firm, its lawyers provide legal representation for a wide range of cases but many involve personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense and family law including divorce. “We assist our clients during some of the most difficult times. We also do a lot of business law for startups such as guiding clients through the liquor license process that helps someone accomplish their dreams. You can’t do this job unless you love helping people,” he says. 390 Interlocken Crescent, #350, Broomfield, 303.872.8919, colo-law.com. Runner Up: Craig D. Johnson & Associates, P.C., 8 Garden Center, #2, Broomfield, 303.466.2335, cdjlawyer.com.
The 5280 Donuts
Broomfield has an early morning sweet spot for the treats produced at 5280 Donuts, a longtime family-owned Broomfield shop. This independent doughnut maker is a winner in this category for two good reasons: Raised and Cake. The yeast-raised varieties include classic chocolate maple frosted and Boston and Bavarian crème-filled. 5280’s cake doughnuts are crispy outside and tender inside in varieties ranging from sour cream old fashioned to maple and strawberry frosted, plus powdered cinnamon and double chocolate with sprinkles. The menu includes breakfast sandwiches like sausage, egg and cheese on a croissant, cherry turnovers, mini cinnamon rolls and famous chewy glazed apple fritters. All are available with cups of quality locally-roasted Silver Canyon Coffee. If you absolutely love the chocolate frosted old-fashioned variety, stop by early while it’s still dark. This classic flavor sells out early. Just look for the big sign that just says: “Donuts.” 555 US-287, Unit C, Broomfield, 720.389.8497, the5280donuts.com. Runner Up: King Soopers (Three Broomfield area locations)
Jason Ganahl, GCue’s owner and meat expert, won numerous barbecue competitions before opening his shop. “We try to be No. 1 for every single customer every day and really appreciate the vote of support,” Ganahl says. The all-star lineup of meats by the pound or in sandwiches features pulled pork, beef brisket, turkey, jalapeno cheddar sausage and pork ribs. Signature sandwiches include The Pilgrim with turkey, garlic mashers and cranberry relish. Weekly specials have included beer-braised beef short ribs. GCue has become a go-to wing stop. “We smoke the wings first then flash fry them just before we serve them. Our Wing of the Week recently were dusted with pumpkin spice,” he says. For many fans, the main event is the sidekicks: Mac-n-cheese, mashers and smoky beans to coleslaw, fries and green beans pan-roasted with garlic, butter and salt. “People have really gravitated to comfort food. Barbecue has the taste that satisfies the soul,” Ganahl says. 5160 W. 120th Ave. Unit K, Westminster, 303.379.9205, gquebbq.com. Runner Up: Brothers BBQ, 565 US-287, Broomfield, 303.635.2424, brothers-bbq.com.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Broomfield County
Since Le Peep’s Broomfield location reopened on June 8, the devoted regulars have returned for brunch, breakfast and lunch dishes from churro French toast to The Baja Benedict with turkey, bacon, avocado, poached eggs and Hollandaise. “It’s such a nice thing to hear about the award during this a crazy time,” says Laurie Greenwood, co-owner of Le Peep’s Broomfield location since 2015. Greenwood credit’s Le Peep’s success to a family of staff who have been familiar faces at the restaurant. According to Greenwood, the most popular item remains the traditional breakfast served with home fries and English muffins. Also topping the list is a smothered breakfast burrito and the White Lightning, an egg white omelet – just one of many diet-friendly and gluten-free choices. Up next are seasonal favorites such as pumpkin peach pancakes. 3700 W. 144th, Suite C-400, Broomfield, 303.410.4845, lepeep.com.
Mark Kochevar, owner of Arrowhead Chiropractic, was born and raised in Broomfield and went through the local schools. “It’s tremendous to be recognized. We have been part of the community for almost 29 years but without a great, dedicated staff it wouldn’t have happened,” Kochevar says. Arrowhead Chiropractic offers traditional chiropractic adjustments as well as sports massage, acupuncture and cold laser treatments. “We specialize in treatments for athletes of all ages. We have collegiate athletes, competitive high school athletes and younger,” Kochevar says. Having coached football, hockey and baseball from middle school through high school in Broomfield he sees a lot of ex-players and their families for everything from tendinitis to surgery recovery. Kochevar has noticed one recent treatment trend. “A lot of people are asking for help their backs because they are sitting at home so much in situations that aren’t ergonomic,” he says. 11880 Upham St., Suite F, Broomfield, 303.465.9464.
Runner Up: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 6315 W. 104th Ave., #100, Westminster, 303.481.9925; 1617 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.225.7344, snoozeeatery.com.
BEST BROOMFIELD EMPLOYER AND BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND BEST FOOTWEAR COMPANY
Runner Up: Anchor Physical Therapy, Spine & Sports Medicine, 325 Interlocken Parkway, Suite A100, Broomfield, 303.460.0329, anchorphysicaltherapy.net.
Deckers notable and beloved footwear brands include UGG, Koolaburra, Sanuk and Teva. “This award is a reflection of the environment and culture we have built. It tells us our employees are happy, especially winning two years in a row. Like a lot of local companies, we’ve gone to work at home. It has required a tremendous amount of flexibility on everyone’s part,” says Bryan Riter, director of customer care for Deckers Brands. The company’s Broomfield location employs 150 (and up to 600 people seasonally) who handle customer service calls from all over North America. “We have great footwear products that serve customers in different ways. We’ve seen increased sales of UGG slippers – I have some on now! – which are built for comfort to products designed to help customers reach their fitness goals,” Riter says. 11525 Main St., #500, Broomfield, 303.439.6780, deckers.com. Runner Up for Best Broomfield Employer: Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., 390 Interlocken Crescent, #350, Broomfield, 303.872.8919, colo-law.com. Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Acme Hydroponics, 300 Nickel St., #33, Broomfield, 720.524.7306, acmehydroponics.net. Runner Up for Best Footwear Company: Crocs, 13601 Via Varra, Broomfield, 866.306.3179, crocs.com.
5280 Burger Bar
“We are very honored to win again, especially in a year like this. We don’t know where we’d be without the community supporting us,” says Kathleen Chappell, director of marketing and events at 5280 Burger Bar which opened in Broomfield in 2017. Like many restaurants, 5280 Burgers pivoted to takeout and cookat-home options after reopening. “We have home grill packs like the burger pack that includes patties, toppings, cheese, sauces, fresh corn and side salads,” Chappell says. The restaurant’s claim-to-fame is Colorado Black Angus burgers. Diners can substitute chicken breast or black bean and quinoa patty dished in a potato bun, wrapped in lettuce, or a gluten-free bun. Side dishes from fries to crispy Brussels sprouts, the sauces, dressings, ketchup and ginger beer are crafted in-house by executive chef Derek Baril’s staff. The eatery now packages to-go cocktails in Mason jars. Many local don’t know that 5280 is also an ice cream bar churning out 16 flavors of ice cream from scratch. 4301 Main St., Westminster, 720.887.5970, 5280burgerbar.com. Runner Up: Five Guys, 4480 W. 121st Ave., Broomfield, 720.887.5989.
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Broadlands Family Dentistry
When Dr. Kendall Burns heard that Broadlands Family Dentistry had won the award for Best Dentist, he composed a big thank you card to the entire Broomfield community: “We at Broadlands Family Dentistry would like to thank all of our patients and their families. It has been our honor and privilege to serve all of their dental needs for the past 16 years. It has been our pleasure,” Burns noted. Broadlands Family Dentistry has taken a safety-first approach to protecting customers and staff. The office provides the full range of dental care services including fillings and crowns, extractions, Invisalign, implants, night guards, bleaching and root canals. 3305 W. 144th Ave., Broomfield, 303.460.8700, broadlandsfamilydental.com. Runner Up: Broomfield Dental Care, Dr. Lee Gerry, 13606 Xavier Lane, Suite B, Broomfield, 303.466.7306, leewgerrydds.com.
BEST DAY SPA
For Facelogic, the pandemic was a huge challenge. “We’re very grateful to our clients who voted. We have always gone all the way on customer service – whatever it takes since we opened 15 years ago in Broomfield,” says Amina Ahmed, manager of Facelogic spa. Early in the pandemic, Facelogic put memberships on hold. “When we finally opened people were itching to get in. We follow really strict rules about mask-wearing, taking temperatures and taking 20 minutes between sessions to thoroughly sanitize treatment rooms thoroughly,” Ahmed says. For some clients – especially the elderly - Facelogic now offers services at people’s homes. “It really makes their day,” she says. Aesthetician treatments for women, men and teens include aromatherapy, microcurrent treatment, spray tan and DaVinci teeth whitening. Facelogic also asks the question: “Who said facials were just for your face?” The answer, Ahmet says, are back and “booty” facials. Makeup sessions for brides and high school proms are available. 1170 US Hwy 287, #200 Broomfield, 303.466.7546, facelogicbroomfield.com. Runner Up: Spavia Day Spa, 4550 Main St. No. 400, Westminster, 720.464.7000, spaviadayspa.com.
It wasn’t surprising to Hannah Fyffe, a manager at Starbuds’ Louisville location, that the dispensary took home the gold. “We have a lot of truly dedicated customers who have supported us since we opened five years ago,” Fyffe says. Starbuds offers a variety of indica and sativa buds, plus vaping and edibles options and CBD products. Starbuds welcomes newto-cannabis customers with friendly suggestions and explanations and calls the past six months a constant learning experience. “A lot of our regulars order online because they already know what they want. They spend less time in the shop,” she says. The new normal also includes private appointment shopping. Starbuds Louisville location is a recreational cannabis shop but offers a discount for medical patients. 1156 Dillon Road, #3, Louisville, 720.389.6313, starbuds.us/louisville. Runner Up: Herbal Wellness, 400 W. South Boulder Road, #2700 Lafayette, 303.665.5599, herbalwellnessco.com.
BEST DOG BAKERY AND BEST PET GROOMING AND BEST PET SUPPLY
Wag N’ Wash
Featuring a state-of-the-art self-dog wash facility, in-store dog bakery, grooming service and a retail section with natural dog food and supplements, Broomfield Wag N’ Wash is heaven for dogs and their owners. “Our guests feel welcome and appreciated because they are,” said Mike Schreiber. “We pride ourselves on loving their companion pets as much as they do and show it every day.” He added, “People who shop with us have really embraced our philosophy that if you feed your companion pets healthier food, treats and supplements, they will enjoy a healthier, longer life with less trips to the vet.” The in-store dog bakery prepares human-grade ingredients in drool-worthy dog treats and customized cakes. In the wash facility, easy-access tubs and multiple drying stations makes bath time, well, a dog-friendly piece of cake. 1100 Highway 287, Broomfield, 720.739.9274, wagnwash.com/broomfield. Runner Up for Best Dog Bakery: The Dirty Dog Grooming and Pet Boutique, 1100 US-287, Broomfield, 303.469,9490, facebook.com/thedirtydoggrooming. Runner Up for Best Pet Grooming and Runner Up for Best Pet Supply: Urban Dogg, 8855 W. 116th Circle, #1, Broomfield, 303.962.8850, urbandoggbroomfield.com.
BEST FARMERS’ MARKET
Broomﬁeld Farmers Market at Holy Comforter Episopal Church
Celebrating a decade of fresh produce, artisanal treasures and locally sourced meats, the Broomfield Farmers’ Market is Colorado’s largest completely volunteer-operated farmers’ market, said Dave Carter, one of the market managers. Aiming to “create a destination that connects the community with healthy food and Colorado farmers and a destination that demonstrates the stewardship commitment of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church,” he said, the Broomfield Farmers’ Market is beloved for its local produce, pork, beef, bison, roasted chilies, salsas, tamales and baked goods. This year the market “scaled back considerably” due to COVID-19 and to help farmers hard-hit by the pandemic, waived all vendor fees. The market is open each Tuesday from mid-June through September and eagerly anticipates “a great grand opening of our eleventh season in 2021 with the full-scale market that our community has grown to love throughout the past decade,” Carter said. 1700 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.2667, broomfieldfarmersmarket.org. Runner Up: Boulder Farmers Market, 13th St., Boulder, bcfm.org. 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 65
BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Broomfield County
BEST GIFT SHOP
BEST HAIR SALON
Amy’s Hallmark Shop
BEST FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDER
A family owned and operated funeral parlor and crematory, In Memoriam proudly serves all religions, cultures and beliefs. “We believe that death is as unique as the individual that lived that life, said Kelsi Tesone Mathews, mortuary science practitioner and owner of In Memoriam. Tesone Mathews, a long-time funeral director in Broomfield, opened In Memoriam three years ago, which was named Best Funeral Service Provider also in 2019, in part thanks to In Memoriam’s many services and generous care for families. She explained, “We offer on-site and witness cremation to families that wish to have that specific, specialized type of ceremony. We offer traditional burial and memorial services, all the way to green and home-friendly funeral options. We can also help families who would like to pre-plan.” 7290 W. 119th Place, Broomfield, 303.997.6667, inmemoriamservices.com. Runner Up: Rundus Funeral Home, 1998 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.460.1414, rundus.com.
Amy’s Hallmark is “more than just a store” to their customers,” said Manager Linda Wells. “We make a difference in their lives. We celebrate the good times and help them heal during the difficult times. We care.” Thus, Amy’s Hallmark has been making an extra effort this year to support customers with phone orders, free shipping to Crown Reward members and personalized appointments. “Even though you’re wearing a mask and have to keep a safe distance, you can still show connect with people and let them know that you care,” she said. Part of healing and celebrating this season is continuing Hallmark’s alwaysanticipated Keepsake Ornaments, a true “hallmark” of the gift shop. The ornaments remind customers about what’s important and “capture all the special moments,” Wells said. “The craftsmanship and the elegance of our Keepsakes is truly beautiful.” 1 W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield, 720.887.6889, hallmark.com Runner Up: Bath and Body Works, 1 W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield, 303.466.1444, bathandbodyworks.com
Styles by Danette at Sola Salon Studios,
Danette Richardson, owner of Styles by Danette, has been making people feel great about their looks for 37 years, the last ten of which she’s served Boulder County and beyond from her Sola Salon in Westminster. “It’s been a privilege to do what I love for so long,” she said. “My motto is ‘Come hang out with me, and we will do some hair and have some fun.” Richardson is serious about having fun and connecting with the people who sit in her chair. “I love meeting new people and getting to know them,” she said. “Come and stay for a while.” With specialties in color, cuts, perms and facial waxing, Richardson can help anyone showcase their inner beauty. 14532 Orchard Parkway, #400, Westminster, 303.916.7903, solasalonstudios.com. Runner Up: Great Clips, 4530 W. 121st Ave., #5, Broomfield, 303.465.1010; 6765 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.4629; 3700 W. 144th Ave., Broomfield, 303.410.0844; 2355 W. 136th Ave., Unit A-106, Broomfield, 303.450.0364; 16860 Sheridan Parkway, #112, Broomfield, 303.658.0889, greatclips.com.
BEST HAPPY HOUR AND BEST LUNCH
North Side Tavern Restaurant
As this year’s Best Happy Hour and Best Lunch winner, North Side Tavern is firmly “that neighborhood place where you are treated like family and where the community gathers,” said Owner and Founder Steve Bauer, adding, “We are locally owned and operated one-of-a kind, not a chain. Our bartenders and servers remember our guests.” At happy hour, North Side’s margaritas and sangria are perpetual favorites, and Fish and Chips is the lunchtime best seller. This year Bauer is especially thankful to North Side’s loyal patrons. He said, “Our North Side Tavern community is the best. We love you so much! You keep us loving what we do.” Bauer is constructing a yurt “over the patio so that we can continue to thrive during the winter months,” he said. “It’s made here in Colorado and will be a very cool addition to Broomfield.” 12708 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, 303.466.8643, nstavern.com. Runner Up for Best Happy Hour and Runner Up for Best Lunch: Applebee’s Grill + Bar, 6405 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.3848, applebees.com. 66 DAILY CAMERA
BEST HYDROPONICS STORE AND BEST LOCALLY-OWNED BUSINESS
Acme Hydroponics offers not only a generous variety of hydroponics supplies for every local green thumb, it also is known for above-and-beyond customers service. “We have been in business over 10 years now. We like that the Broomfield community is passionate about growing their own food for their families,” said Kristen Pozzi, who owns the store with her husband, Jason Pozzi. Acme Hydroponics is known for “our garden knowledge, expertise and one-on-one customer service,” she added. The unique product selection spans everything one could need for watering plants via hydroponics, climate control, garden lightning and plant nutrients. Furthermore, Acme Hydroponics provides premium gardening soil for backyard and indoor gardens and free gardening advice. Pozzi said, “We would like to thank our customers for supporting our small family-owned business.” 300 Nickel St., #3, Broomfield, 720.524.7306, acmehydroponics.net. Runner Up for Best Locally-Owned Business: VIPet Sitter Service, 4517 Winona Place, Broomfield, 303.596.3796, vipetsitter.com.
BEST LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
A Precious Child
This year’s Best Local Nonprofit is renowned for its collaborative service model for the good of children and families. In fact, A Precious Child collaborates with more than 500 agency partners “to identify children and families most in need of our programs and fill in gaps in services to ensure they receive a holistic continuum of care,” explained CEO and Founder Carina Martin. A Precious Child provides children and families with resource navigation and case management services, as well as basic essentials including clothing, school supplies, educational opportunities and gifts for the holidays (gifts and holiday volunteers are needed now!). “Our clients love that we are there to help them through all and/or any stages of life and provide a positive impact in their lives for years to come,” Martin said. 7051 W. 118th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.4272, apreciouschild.org. Runner Up: Broomfield FISH, 6 Garden Center, Broomfield, 303.465.1600, broomfieldfish.org.
For more than 30 years, Bienos Tiempos has been serving authentic, time-tested Mexican dishes, as well as whimsical twists on American classics. Customers adore the Green Chili Mac Cheese served with shrimp and chicken breast and covered in a chili con queso, said owner Heath Hamilton. She added, “All of our dishes are made from scratch.” Family and locally owned from 1986, Beinos Tiempos aims to give customers a good time – starting with the five pool tables, golden tee, pinball, cornhole and spacious patios with heaters for the colder months. A family-style restaurant and bar, Bienos Tiempos offers great food and a joyful atmosphere to match. 1000 Depot Hill Road, Broomfield, 303.466.6386, buenostiemposrestaurant.com. Runner Up: 3 Margaritas, 6896 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield, 303.410.8705, 3margaritas.com.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Broomfield County
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Broomfield Orthodontics, with orthodontist Dr. Joseph B. Dankey at the helm, has been serving Broomfield families since the 1980s, and Dankey continues to expand his expertise. He’s been a certified Invisalign provider for more than 15 years and offers full and modified treatments. Additionally, he said, “Our standard of care with normal braces is the Damon Reduced Friction Braces, reducing the need for extraction of teeth through arch development. We also encourage Phase I treatment for younger patients who would benefit from dental arch development to increase natural smiles with fewer or no extractions.” Dankey’s patients love his flexible schedule and perhaps most of all, the cake party for each and every patient concluding braces treatment. New patient consultations are free. 10 Garden Center, Broomfield, 303.469.7874, braces.com. Runner Up: Bohman Orthodontics, 3605 Xavier Lane, Suite D, Broomfield, 720.887.8357, bohmanorthodontics.com.
BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER
Anchor Physical Therapy, Spine & Sports Medicine
Anchor Physical Therapy Spine & Sports Medicine (Anchor PT) is a family owned, full-service outpatient orthopedic/sports medicine physical therapy private practice. Anchor PT offers transitional plans to progress from recovery to Wellness Services. The culture, core values and state of the art treatment options, with every staff member being committed to offering an exceptional experience for patients and their families, is what sets us apart from other practices. Overcoming the challenges of COVID-19 has led to innovation. During this time, Anchor PT has continued to provide rehab services while growing our one-on-one medically based personal training services in response to concerns of going into a traditional gym. This year they added Class IV Laser treatments to the services it offers, which enhances a patient’s recovery and leads to greater pain reduction. Additionally, Anchor PT has added Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training this year. BFR can help halt muscle atrophy, increase strength/ endurance without stressing the injured area with heavy loads or prolonged movement speeding up a patient’s recovery. “We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community over the past 17 years and want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who voted for our practice. We are honored and humbled by this award and truly appreciate the recognition!” 325 Interlocken Parkway, Suite A-100, Broomfield, 303.460.0329, anchorphysicaltherapy.net. Runner Up: Colorado Physical Therapy Institute P.C., 1022 Depot Hill Road, Suite B, Broomfield, 303.460.9129, coloradopti.com.
BEST PLACE TO WORSHIP
Lutheran Church of Hope
Infinitus Pie’s two most popular pizzas are diametrically opposed. One is the super-meaty Train Wreck Supreme, with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and green pepper. The second is Katie Pie, with olive oil, garlic sauce, spinach, mushroom, onion, tomato and feta. Add gluten free and vegan pies, and you can see how they earned the title “Best Pizza” this year. Katie Crouse, president of iPIE, started her pizza business when she was 22 years old and will be celebrating 10 years in business in November. “We got our fourth location opened the month before the pandemic shut down everything,” she said. “We have four brick and mortar locations including two on campus which had to be closed immediately. People cancelled their events so even the food trucks have been down.” She added, “But we really feel happy our community is so strong. I want to thank Broomfield for its support.” 145 Nickel St., Broomfield, 720.887.4588, infinituspie.com. Runner Up: The Original New York Style Pizza, 1300 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, 303.469.9117, originalpizza.us.
“Lutheran Church of Hope is an imperfect community that gathers together to try to follow Jesus,” according to Senior Pastor the Rev. Dr. Scott McAnally. The congregation partners with non-profits to serve the community and is currently building Anchor House, studio apartments for independent living for emancipated former foster youth. “We are passionate about worship,” Dr. McAnally said. “Martin Luther said music is the fifth gospel, so we bring music into everything from first grade through retirement. I guess you could say we’re formal but not stuffy.” For over seven years, the church has broadcast services for shut-ins and the elderly, so when the pandemic hit, they were at home with broadcasting. This year they made a significant commitment to accessibility by removed the pews and webcasting live every Sunday at 9 a.m. (lchope.org/watch). “We believe saying ‘all are welcome – but not anyone who is high risk’ just doesn’t resonate,” the pastor said. They have had some outdoor worship on the grass field with spray-painted circles to keep everyone six feet apart, since the hardest thing about the pandemic has been the isolation and people are yearning to see each other. “We want everyone to be safe and be well,” Dr. McAnally said. 1305 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.4823, lchope.org. Runner Up: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 1700 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.2667, holycomforterchurch.net.
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Allison Cassieri, RE/MAX Alliance
Allison Cassieri knows the value of the initial impression. A licensed real estate broker with RE/ MAX Alliance, Allison started as a home stager. She said, “I work for both buyers and seller, and I never underestimate the importance of making homes look their best. Every home has potential, and I help people see it.” She is independent and works individually with each client from beginning to the end of the transaction rather than sharing them with a team. During the last year Allison has emphasized professional photography, Matterport tours, Zoom meetings and other digital platforms to keep the market moving. She said, “People were sort of in a holding pattern and had a pent-up demand for real estate. When it got okay to look again, so many people took advantage that I’ve been extremely busy. I’m overjoyed and honored that clients and colleagues, friends and family voted for me. I take my work seriously and I’m grateful for people’s trust in my skills, guidance and experience. My top three core values are responsiveness, loyalty and trust. I don’t take that for granted.” 9737 Wadsworth Parkway, Westminster, 303.464.1125, email@example.com. Runner Up: Pallone & Associates, Metro Brokers, 4 Garden Center Suite L2, Broomfield, 303.466.4663, pallonesells.com.
BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Legend of Broomﬁeld
“Legend Senior Living is dedicated to providing the highest standards of quality of service, environment and care to residents and their families while providing value and accountability to all our stakeholders,” according to Resident Director Ericka Devos. “We work to serve the needs of the whole person: physical, mental and spiritual. We are committed to providing a positive reinforcing work environment that recognizes the value of all staff and fosters individual growth and improvement. We recognize that our success depends on our ability to live out our mission and keep our commitments.” Like all Colorado residences, it’s been a different kind of year for senior living. “We care. We go above and beyond to listen and try to give everyone peace of mind.,” Ericka said. “This last year has been new for everyone – we have tried our best to take care of everyone and keep them as healthy and happy as possible. We always try to put our residents, families and associates first.” 12600 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, 303.466.3500, legendseniorliving.com. Runner Up: Anthem Ranch by Toll Brothers, 16151 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, 720.239.1553.
If you’re looking for a New York style sandwich, either of Broomfield’s two Deli Zone sandwich shops can help you out. If you want to start your day with a hearty handful, you might want to try the Breakfast Kong or the Baby Kong. You’ll get ham, bacon, hash browns and cheese, and take your pick of two to four eggs, fixed anyway you like them. Manager Kendra Trinh said, “Everything here is super fresh. We will cook your eggs to order – scrambled, fried, over easy – and they’ll never be microwaved.” For lunch you might like a hot Italian hero with ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, red peppers, banana peppers, red onions, tomato and lettuce, oil and vinegar. You could get the 7-inch sandwich or jump on up to the 14-inch. “We want to say thank you to all the people who have supported us,” Kendra said. “We’re grateful!” 12161 Sheridan Blvd., Unit H, Broomfield, 720.974.0521; 1004 Depot Hill Road, Unit 1C, Broomfield, 303.438.8805, delizone.com. Runner Up: Big Dog Deli, 300 Nickel St., Broomfield, 303.460.1000, bigdogdeli.com.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Broomfield County
Ooka Asian Cuisine Sushi Restaurant
Broomfield consistently votes Ooka Asian Cuisine Sushi Restaurant as the best sushi restaurant year after year. During the regulations required of the long pandemic, Ooka Sushi has had only pick-up or delivery. The restaurant’s guests and online reviewers have been very supportive. A lot of online love has gone to the sushi Maki roll sampler with miso soup. Jason Cao, owner, said one of his biggest sellers is sesame chicken, although guests frequently mention the vegan sushi rolls. Cao said, “We are doing well with the take-out now, and we want to thank Broomfield very much for always supporting us.” 6485 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.729.1523, ookasushi666.com. Runner Up: Go Fish, 2055 W. 136th Ave., #B-106, Broomfield, 720.593.1888, gofishsushi.net.
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BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood Restaurant
If you feel like going to the Florida Keys, take a shorter trip to Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood Restaurant. It’s a beachy, laid back place with a great family atmosphere. According to Manager Gabby Mares, that’s because it is family owned and the fresh seafood comes from Florida. “You can taste the freshness in the food,” she said. “It’s like a little getaway.” Some of the most popular items are oysters and the king crab, lobster roll, fish and chips and the almond-crusted hog fish. Like all Colorado restaurants, Big Mac & Little Lu’s has to limit seating, separate the tables, and sanitize extensively. Gabby said, “It was tough at first, but our regulars have been very helpful. We’re very excited to be named Best Seafood Restaurant and we want to thank everyone for supporting us.” 2851 W. 120th Ave., Westminster, 303.404.2722, bigmaclittlelus.com. Runner Up: Bonefish Grill, 10438 Town Center Drive, Westminster, 303.423.3474, bonefishgrill.com.
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Broomfield County
BEST TREE PROTECTION SERVICE
The Davey Tree Service
With residential tree service offices across 47 states, Davey provides professional tree and shrub care services that are convenient and backed by a 100 percent guarantee. ISA certified arborists live and work in each community. The local professional is Dave Kalyan, whose office is in Broomfield. He said, “We’re very honored to be named Broomfield’s Best. We’re happy that we’re doing our job right, but we know we can always get better.” The tree doctors are committed to help take care of trees and shrubs to ensure outdoor property remains beautiful and healthy. Davy offers tree health inspection treatment services, tree removal, tree and shrub pruning and fertilization, storm prep and support systems for trees, tree planting and transplanting. Davey offers a wide and growing variety of consulting services, with proprietary TreeKeeper inventory management software, and invasive species management. 6900 W. 117th Ave., #100, Broomfield, 303.449.2525, email@example.com.
BEST TRAVEL AGENT
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Nancy Wee has been in Broomfield for 52 years. That is, if you don’t count all the time she’s spent globe-trotting! She not only organizes tours, she accompanies groups. Because of that personal service, her groups become like extended family to her. She has been on 267 cruises all over the world and led groups that range from 10 to 170 people. Nancy is looking forward to 2021, when travel will open up again. “I’ve never been home so long!” she said. She’s working on trips to New Zealand and Australia, the Panama Canal, Alaska, Europe, the Mediterranean and even a visit to Noah’s Ark. She said, “Thank you, Broomfield, for supporting Wee Travel all these years; I love the opportunity to serve you. I wish for all families to stay well and healthy in this time and as soon as you can travel call me!” 1380 W. Midway Blvd. Broomfield, 303.465.2118, weetravel.org. Runner Up: AAA, 5140 W. 120th Ave., Unit 300, Westminster, 303.452.0787, AAA.com.
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Broomﬁeld Veterinary Hospital
Broomfield Veterinary Hospital not only provides excellent care for the everyday variety of household pets, they also see all types of exotic animals such as turtles, lizards, snakes and ferrets. They are proud to say that they were one of the few hospitals in Colorado to attain the vaccine for Rabbit Hemorragic Disease, a disease that is spreading among wild and domestic rabbits and can be fatal. Practice Manager Michelle Goerlitz said, “We went through a very lengthy process to get the vaccine from Europe. The outbreak spread to Colorado this year and we were able to vaccinate hundreds of domestic rabbits.” Goerlitz spoke of the supportive culture at Broomfield Veterinary Hospital. She said, “We want to thank everyone for their continued support as we still navigate through COVID-10. It’s been a difficult transition not to see our clients at the hospital. We look forward to when that day comes!” 12621 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, 303.466.1764, broomfieldvet.com. Runner Up: Laurel Veterinary Clinic, 405 Laurel St., Broomfield, 303.469.5363, laurelpets.com
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BOULDER COUNTY GOLD / Best of Broomfield County
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Thank you, Broomﬁeld, for supporting this locally owned, community-focused venture that I founded in 2010 with my father, Pizza Pete. Because we are social and environmental entrepreneurs, we use a triple bottom line of people, proﬁt, and planet to measure our success. It is only through your support that we have been able to continue to make mouthwatering pies that feature local, vegan, and gluten-free products and to: ✓ Award scholarships to Broomﬁeld students ✓ Host fundraisers for Broomﬁeld schools and non-proﬁts ✓ Provide for our Broomﬁeld staff Thank you, Broomﬁeld, for joining our movement of conscious capitalism and for being "iPIE"oneers! Love, Katie Pie XOXO Inﬁnitus Pie Broomﬁeld 145 Nickel St • Broomﬁeld, CO 80020 (720) 887-4588 • www.inﬁnituspie.com 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 77
BEST EATS, DRINKS AND ENTERTAINMENT – 2020 Best Appetizers/Happy Hour Boulder Cork Runner Up: Zucca Italian Ristorante
Best Chocolatier Piece, Love & Chocolate Runner Up: Chocolaterie Stam
Best Barbecue Lulu’s BBQ Runner Up: Georgia Boys BBQ
Best Breakfast AND Best Brunch Tangerine Runner Up for Best Breakfast: The Huckleberry Runner Up for Best Brunch: The Greenbriar Inn
Best Delivery Cosmo’s Pizza Runner Up: Abo’s Pizza
Best Burger Larkburger Runner Up: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill
Best Chinese China Gourmet Runner Up: Tsing Tao Best Outdoor Dining The Greenbriar Inn Runner Up: Chautauqua Dining Hall Best Italian AND Best Ambiance AND Best Gluten Free Carelli’s of Boulder Runner Up for Best Italian: Zucca Italian Ristorante Runner Up for Best Ambiance: Flagstaff House Runner Up for Best Gluten Free: Tangerine
Best Food on the Hill The Sink Runner Up: Boss Lady Pizza Best Ice Cream AND Best Dessert AND Best Place to Entertain Kids Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato Runner Up for Best Ice Cream: Sweet Cow Runner Up for Best Dessert: Sweet Cow Runner Up for Best Place to Entertain Kids: Community Park Best Pizza Pizzeria Locale Runner Up: Cosmo’s Pizza
Best Sandwich Snarf’s Sandwiches Runner Up: Salvaggio’s Italian Deli
Best Seafood Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar Runner Up: Boulder Cork
Best New Eatery Birdhouse Runner Up: Dry Storage
Best Sushi Sushi Zanmai Runner Up: Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar
Best American Flagstaff House Runner Up: The Greenbriar Inn
Best Taco T/ACO Runner Up: Pica’s Mexican Taqueria
Best Bakery AND Best Lunch AND Best Customer Service Breadworks Bakery & Cafe Runner Up for Best Bakery: Moxie Bread Co. Runner Up for Best Lunch: Tangerine Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Flagstaff House
Best Thai Aloy Thai Cuisine Runner Up: Busaba Best Vietnamese/Pho Chez Thuy Runner Up: Black Pepper Pho
Best Caterer Three Leaf Catering Runner Up: A Spice of Life Best Curbside/To-Go Zucca Italian Ristorante Runner Up: Boulder Cork Best French Le French Cafe Runner Up: Flagstaff House Best Indian Taj Indian Cuisine Runner Up: Tiffin’s India Cafe Best Mexican Efrain’s of Boulder Mexican Restaurant Runner Up: Sancho’s Mexican Restaurant Best Patio Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Runner Up: Chautauqua Dining Hall Best Vegetarian AND Best Natural Ingredients Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant Runner Up for Best Vegetarian: Flower Child Runner Up for Best Natural Ingredients: Black Cat Farm Table Bistro
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BEST SERVICES, FACES & PLACES – 2020 Best AC/Heating Service AND Best Plumber/Plumbing Company Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Runner Up for Best AC/Heating Service: Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning Runner Up for Best Plumber/Plumbing Company: Bernie’s Plumbing & Heating Company Best Financial Institution/Bank AND Best Mortgage Lender Elevations Credit Union Runner Up for Best Financial Institution/Bank: FirstBank Runner Up for Best Mortgage Lender: Premier Mortgage Group Best Green Services Organo-Lawn of Boulder Runner Up: Green Ride Boulder Best Medical Marijuana Dispensary Te rrapin Care Station Runner Up: IgadI Best Memory Care Center Academy at Bella Vista Runner Up: Balfour Retirement Community Best Moving Company Taylor Moving & Storage Runner Up: Klatt Moving & Storage Best Yoga Studio Yoga Loft Runner Up: Kondition Fitness Best Allergy and ENT Practice Boulder Valley Ear, Nose & Throat Runner Up: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Clinic at Boulder Medical Center Best Chiropractic Clinic Te rry Chiropractic Runner Up: Swan Lake Chiropractic Best Dentist Whole Family Dentistry Runner Up: North Boulder Dental Best Doggie Day Care AND Best Pet Boarding Service AND Best Customer Service Cottonwood Kennels Runner Up for Best Doggie Day Care: Camp Bow Wow Runner Up for Best Pet Boarding Service: Camp Bow Wow Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Pompadours Hair Salon
Best Funeral Service Provider Greenwood & Myers Mortuary Runner Up: Crist Mortuary
Best Non-Profit Organization Emergency Family Assistance Association Runner Up: Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Best Holistic Care/Wellness Center AND Best Physical Therapy Center Avanti Therapy Runner Up for Best Holistic Care/Wellness Center: Helios Integrated Medicine Runner Up for Best Physical Therapy Center: Spine West Runner Up for Best Pilates Studio: Alta Physical Therapy & Pilates
Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Dept. AND Best Oil Change Pellman’s Automotive Runner Up for Best Auto Repair Shop/ Service Dept.: Flatirons Subaru Runner Up for Best Oil Change: Grease Monkey
Best Medical Facility Spine West Runner Up: Boulder Medical Center Best Retirement/Alternative or Elder Care/Assisted Living Community Frasier Retirement Community Runner Up: Academy at Bella Vista Best Skin Care Facility AND Best Spa AND Best Nail Salon AND CBD-Infused Skincare Products jLounge Natural Nail Bar & Spa Runner Up for Best Skin Care: Alchemy Face Bar Runner Up for Best Spa: Spa at St. Julien Runner Up for Best Nail Salon: Contempo Nails Runner Up for Best CBD-Infused Skincare Products: Halos Health Best Dry Cleaner/Laundromat Art Cleaners Runner Up: John’s Cleaners Best Hair Salon Pompadours Hair Salon Runner Up: Rumours Hair Studio Best Interior Design Studio Bartlett Interiors Runner Up: Proud House Studio & Co. Best Auto Dealer Flatirons Subaru Runner Up: Fisher Honda Acura
Best Car Wash 95th Street Car Wash & Detail Center Runner Up: Breeze Thru Car Wash Best Carpet Cleaning Service Nesheim’s Runner Up: Chem-Dry of Boulder Best CrossFit Gym AND Best Place to Work Out CrossFit Sanitas Runner Up for Best CrossFit Gym: CrossFit Roots Runner Up for Best Place to Work Out: Yoga Loft Best Hearing Center Family Hearing Runner Up: Costco Hearing Aid Centers Best Lasik/Laser Eye Facility/Surgeon Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado Runner Up: Boulder Eyes / Beyer LASIK Best Local Employer The Bernardi Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Runner Up: McGuckin Hardware Best Real Estate Company/Office WK Real Estate Runner Up: RE/MAX of Boulder Best Realtor Karen Bernardi, The Bernardi Group Runner Up: Te rri Taydus, WK Real Estate
Best After-School Program AND Best Climbing Gym ABC Kids Climbing Runner Up for Best After-School Program: YMCA of Northern Colorado Runner Up for Best Climbing Gym: Boulder Rock Club
Best Pet Grooming Pampered Pooch Grooming Runner Up: The Hydrant
Best Full-Day/Full-Week Summer Day Camp Rocky Mountain Day Camp Runner Up: Avid4 Adventure
Best Vet Clinic Alpine Hospital For Animals Runner Up: Left Hand Animal Hospital
Best Place for Worship Grace Commons Church Runner Up: Congregation Har HaShem
BEST SHOPPER’S PARADISE – 2020 Best Antique Dealer AND Best Consignment Store The Amazing Garage Sale Runner Up for Best Antique Dealer: Classic Facets Runner Up for Best Consignment Store: Rags Consignments
Best Camera Video Photofinishing Store AND Best Custom Framing Mike’s Camera Runner Up for Best Camera Video Photofinishing Store: ProPhoto Rental Runner Up for Best Custom Framing: FastFrame Boulder
Best Appliance Store Specialty Appliance Runner Up: Mountain High Appliance
Best Grocery Store King Soopers Runner Up: Trader Joe’s
Best Eye Care/Eye Wear Store Aspen Eyewear Runner Up: Envision
Best Hardware Store McGuckin Hardware Runner Up: Home Depot
Best Florist AND Best Garden Center/Plant Nursery Sturtz & Copeland Runner Up for Best Florist: Fiori Flowers Runner Up for Best Garden Center/Plant Nursery: The Flower Bin
Best Place to Buy Outdoor Furniture AND Best Ski/Snowboard Store Christy Sports Runner Up for Best Place to Buy Outdoor Furniture: Home Depot Runner Up for Best Ski/Snowboard Store: Epic Mountain Gear
Best Women-Owned Store Meyer Skidmore & Co. Runner Up: Jacque Michelle Best Tree Nursery The Tree Farm Runner Up: CreekSide Tree Nursery Best Shoe Store Pedestrian Shops Runner Up: Two Sole Sisters
Best Men’s Clothing Store The Regiment Shops Runner Up: Nordstrom Best Mountaineering Store AND Best Locally Owned Camping Store AND Best Locally Owned Outdoor Rec and Sports Neptune Mountaineering Runner Up for Best Mountaineering Store: REI Runner Up for Best Locally Owned Camping Store: Boulder Sports Recycler Runner Up for Best Locally Owned Outdoor Rec and Sports: Boulder Sports Recycler Best Running Store Boulder Running Company Runner Up: Runners Roost
Best Antique Jewelry Store Classic Facets Runner Up: Cronin Jewelers
Best Wine Merchant Boulder Wine Merchant Runner Up: Hazel’s Beverage World
Best Bicycle Shop University Bicycles Runner Up: Full Cycle
Best Women’s Clothing Store Barbara & Company Runner Up: Jacque Michelle
Best Costume Store The Ritz Runner Up: May-Bee’s by Fascinations
Best Pet Store AND Best Pet Bakery/Deli AND Best Locally Owned Store P.C.’s Pantry for Dogs & Cats Runner Up for Best Pet Store: PetSmart Runner Up for Best Pet Bakery/Deli: Breadworks Runner Up for Best Locally Owned Store: McGuckin Hardware
Best Fishing Supply Store Front Range Anglers Runner Up: JAX Outdoor Gear Farm & Ranch
Best Recreational Marijuana Store Karing Kind Runner Up: The Farm
Best Gift Shop Jacque Michelle Runner Up: Bliss Boulder
Best Hardwood Flooring Magnus Anderson Runner Up: Meyer Skidmore & Co.
Best Imported Goods Store Cost Plus World Market Runner Up: Indochine Home and Garden
Best Home Decor Store AND Best Place to Buy Window Treatments Innovative Openings Runner Up for Best Home Decor Store: HomeGoods Runner Up for Best Place to Buy Window Treatments: Drop Match Window Coverings & Wallpaper
Best Jewelry Store AND Best Company/Store that Gives Back AND Best Customer Service Walters & Hogsett Runner Up for Best Jewelry Store: Classic Facets Runner Up for Best Company/Store that Gives Back: Specialty Appliance Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Karing Kind
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Best Liquor Store Hazel’s Beverage World Runner Up: Superior Liquor Market
Best Farm Black Cat Farm Runner Up: Cure Organic Farm
Best Green Products Store Resource Central Runner Up: Hazardous Materials Management Facility Best Recycled Goods/Thrift Store TRU Hospice Thrift Shop Runner Up: The Amazing Garage Sale Best Bedding/Mattress Store Urban Mattress Runner Up: Denver Mattress Co. Best Floor Covering Store McDonald Carpet One Floor & Home Runner Up: Meyer Skidmore & Co. Best Place to Buy Custom Countertops Moros Fabrication Runner Up: Details Design Studio Best Wild Bird Supply Store Front Range Birding Company Best Art Gallery Mary Williams Fine Arts Runner Up: Smith Klein Gallery
BEST OF EAST BOULDER COUNTY – 2020 Best AC/Heating Service AND Best Plumber Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric Runner Up for Best AC/Heating Service: Mike LaBella Plumbing & Heating Runner Up for Best Plumber: Mike LaBella Plumbing & Heating Best Bakery Moxie Bread Co. Runner Up: Button Rock Bakery Best Barbecue Lulu’s BBQ Runner Up: Wayne’s Smoke Shack Best Breakfast AND Best Brunch AND Best Gluten Free Restaurant Tangerine Runner Up for Best Breakfast: Morning Glory Cafe Runner Up for Best Brunch: N/A Runner Up for Best Gluten Free Restaurant: Morning Glory Cafe Best Brewery 12Degree Brewing Runner Up: Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. Best Burger Smashburger Best Coffee House East Simpson Coffee Company Runner Up: Brewing Market Best Customer Service AND Best Pet Boarding AND Best Pet Grooming Bowhaus Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric Runner Up for Best Pet Boarding: Cottonwood Kennels Runner Up for Best Pet Grooming: Struttin’ Pup Best Dentist Alan D. Belenski, D.D.S and Kevin H. Moore, D.D.S Runner Up: Studio Z Dental
Best Dessert Eats & Sweets Runner Up: Sweet Cow
Best Patio The Waterloo Runner Up: Acreage
Best Dispensary Starbuds Runner Up: Ajoya
Best Pet Supply Blackpaw Runner Up: P.C.’s Pantry for Dogs and Cats
Best Eye Care Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado Runner Up: Front Range Eye Health Center
Best Physical Therapy Center Coal Creek Physical Therapy Runner Up: Back To Action Physical Therapy
Best Gift Shop Timbalier Gifts & Stationery Runner Up: Due South
Best Pizza Abo’s Pizza Runner Up: Cosmo’s Pizza
Best Hair Salon Maven Hair Studio Runner Up: CrossCuts Salon
Best Realtor PRO Realty Operations, Colleen Vandendriessche Runner Up: MP Munding Realty
Best Happy Hour 95a Bistro & Sushi Runner Up: Mudrock’s Tap & Tavern Best Healing for Mind & Body Harmonic Egg Runner Up: Hang In There Health and Wellness Best Liquor Store Superior Liquor Market Runner Up: Atlas Valley Purveyors Best Lunch AND Best Sandwich Organic Sandwich Company Runner Up for Best Lunch: Busaba Runner Up for Best Sandwich: Snarf’s Sandwiches Best Mani/Pedi Luxe Nail Bar Runner Up: Luxury Nails and Spa Best Massage Massage Envy (Superior) Runner Up: AA Massage
Best Roofing Company Scott’s Roofing Runner Up: B & M Roofing Of Colorado Best Seafood Restaurant Reelfish Fish & Chips Runner Up: Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood Restaurant Best Sushi/Japanese Hana Japanese Bistro Runner Up: Sushi Aji Best Veterinarian VCA Centennial Valley Animal Hospital Runner Up: Jasper Animal Hospital Best Yoga Studio CorePower Yoga Runner Up: Mojo’s House of Yoga and Meditation
Best Orthodontist Thomas J. Melcher, D.D.S. MS, Melcher Orthodontics Runner Up: Dr. Damen Matthew Caraway
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BEST OF BROOMFIELD COUNTY – 2020 Best Attorney Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. Runner Up: Craig D. Johnson & Associates, P.C. Best Bakery The 5280 Donuts Runner Up: King Soopers Best Barbecue GQue BBQ Runner Up: Brothers BBQ Best Breakfast Le Peep Runner Up: Snooze Best Broomfield Employer AND Best Customer Service AND Best Footwear Company Deckers Brands Runner Up for Best Broomfield Employer: Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Acme Hydroponics Runner Up for Best Footwear Company: Crocs Best Burger 5280 Burger Bar Runner Up: Five Guys Best Chiropractor Arrowhead Chiropractic Runner Up: Anchor Physical Therapy, Spine & Sports Medicine Best Day Spa Facelogic Spa Runner Up: Spavia Day Spa Best Dentist Broadlands Family Dentistry Runner Up: Broomfield Dental Care, Dr. Lee Gerry Best Dispensary Starbuds Runner Up: Herbal Wellness
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Best Dog Bakery AND Best Pet Grooming AND Best Pet Supply Wag N’ Wash Runner Up for Best Dog Bakery: Dirty Dog Grooming and Pet Boutique Runner Up for Best Pet Grooming and Runner Up for Best Pet Supply: Urban Dogg
Best Farmers’ Market Broomfield Farmers Market Runner Up: Boulder Farmers Market Best Funeral Service Provider In Memoriam Runner Up: Rundus Funeral Home Best Gift Shop Amy’s Hallmark Shop Runner Up: Bath and Body Works Best Hair Salon Styles by Danette Runner Up: Great Clips Best Happy Hour AND Best Lunch North Side Tavern Restaurant Runner Up for Best Happy Hour: Applebee’s Grill + Bar Runner Up for Best Lunch: Applebee’s Grill + Bar Best Hydroponics Store AND Best Locally-Owned Business Acme Hydroponics Runner Up for Best Hydroponics Store: N/A Runner Up for Best Locally-Owned Business: VIPet Sitter Service
Best Orthodontist Broomfield Orthodontics, Dr. Joseph B. Dankey Runner Up: Bohman Orthodontics Best Physical Therapy Center Anchor Physical Therapy, Spine & Sports Medicine Runner Up: Colorado Physical Therapy Institute P.C. Best Pizza Infinitus Pie Runner Up: Original NY Pizza Best Place to Worship Lutheran Church of Hope Runner Up: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Best Realtor Allison Cassieri, RE/MAX Alliance Runner Up: Pallone & Associates, Metro Brokers Best Retirement Community Legend Senior Living Runner Up: Anthem Ranch Best Sandwich Deli Zone Runner Up: Big Dog Deli Best Seafood Restaurant Big Mac & Little Lu’s Seafood Restaurant Runner Up: Bonefish Grill Best Sushi/Japanese Ooka Sushi & Asian Cuisine Runner Up: Go Fish Best Travel Agent Wee Travel Runner Up: AAA
Best Local Non-Profit Organization A Precious Child Runner Up: Broomfield FISH
Best Tree Protection Service The Davey Tree Expert Company Runner Up: Altitude Arborist
Best Mexican Buenos Tiempos Runner Up: 3 Margaritas
Best Veterinarian Broomfield Veterinary Hospital Runner Up: Laurel Veterinary Clinic
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