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The recipients and runners up represent the very best of Boulder County, from the area’s finest restaurants, retail shops, service providers, entertainment venues, people and places.

2016 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Browse through the following pages, keep this guide handy and look for the Boulder County Gold logo across town. These are the businesses, people and places that make Boulder a truly great place to live.

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2016 Boulder County Gold TABLE OF CONTENTS BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT Best Cuisine......................................................... 6 Best Bites ............................................................10 Best Foodie Experience.....................................14 Best Neighborhood Eatery................................22 Best Place to Wet Your Whistle .........................23 Best Place to Have Fun ......................................27 BEST SERVICES, FACES & PLACES Best Faces...........................................................28 Best Health & Fitness.........................................32 Best Home, Sweet Home...................................38 Best for Pets .......................................................40 Best Place to Get Beautiful................................41 Best Places..........................................................42

Best Smarts.........................................................46 Best for Wheels ..................................................47

BEST SHOPPER’S PARADISE Best for Eats & Drinks ........................................48 Best for Home ....................................................49 Best for Inspiration.............................................54 Best for Gifts & Shine.........................................57 Best for Threads .................................................58 Best for Yard & Garden ......................................59 Best Shopper’s Misc. ..........................................60 Winner Lists ........................................................62

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BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Cuisine

American

FLAGSTAFF HOUSE RESTAURANT

1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640; flagstaffhouse.com

Flagstaff House Restaurant is a near-perennial winner as Best American Restaurant. But what does “American” mean, when it’s served on a plate? It’s a lot like the American experience, explains Scott Monette, general manager and co-owner along with his brother and Executive Chef, Mark Monette. “Our kitchen draws from a lot of different cultural and culinary influences. The preparation and techniques might be Italian, but the ingredients are very local and seasonal. There is often a French influence, due to the years Mark spent as a chef in France,” Scott Monette says. Enjoy late-summer dishes brimming with fruit flavors, and seasonal cocktails from the bar (we’re not even mentioning the incredible wine cellar and travel-guide-worthy views). The menu is different each night, to take advantage of the day’s best harvest of the best ingredients. There is always a surprise or two. We got to take a peek at the Fall menu. Expect plums, pheasant… and brilliance. Runner Up: Oak at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.3622; oakatfourteenth.com

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China Gourmet, Best Chinese

Chinese

French

Indian

3970 N. Broadway, Boulder, 303.440.3500; 1345 Dry Creek Drive, Longmont, 303.776.6930; chinagourmetmenu.com

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3050 28th St., Boulder, 720.328.4696; currynkebob.com

CHINA GOURMET

China is the fourth largest country in the world. And we think we’ve found the fourth largest menu in the world – at China Gourmet. Hold on to your green tea, because there are nearly a hundred choices. The good news is, you can’t go wrong here. Even the soup list is long (keep that in mind for cool Fall nights ahead… mmm, soup!). Maybe ditch General Tso this time, for a private date with a spicy plate of Ginger Scallion Shrimp or Chicken Snow Peas? Tso good! OK, go ahead and order your standby favorite, sweet and spicy Orange Chicken. Rice and an appetizer are included in every order. You want it. You deserve it. China Gourmet! Runner Up: May Wah Restaurant, 2500 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.8225; maywah.net

BRASSERIE TEN TEN

Come live La Vie En Rose at Brasserie Ten Ten. Commence with Fruits de Mer oysters and mussels or hors d’oeuvres, then leisurely order your entrée. Truite Amandine for fish lovers, or a Poulet dish with seasonal haricots verts, perhaps. Or check out the Brasserie’s Canard Lyonnaise duck confit. Zut alors! Of course you want the Steak Frites. Don’t miss the desserts, from Tortes and Macarons to Crème Brûlée. Brasserie Ten Ten also serves an amazing weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with fresh patisserie from the bakery, crepes, eggs and light sandwiches. Totally magnifique, since 2003. Runner Up: L’atelier, 1739 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.7233; latelierboulder.com

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CURRY-N-KABOB

A lot of people in Boulder really love Indian cuisine. The enticing mix of vegetables, meats, and savory and sweet spices is hard to beat. Curry-NKebob uses fresh ingredients and prepares your dishes to order in 10 to 15 minutes. Everything is gluten and MSG free. The Curries, Kormas and Kebobs are delicious. The Tandoori dishes are tender and succulent. And the Roti and Nan bread aren’t afterthoughts. The Khan family is from Bangladesh, but they have also owned and operated several popular British curry houses. Dine-in lunch and dinner always feature eight different options, and half of these are vegetarian. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Runner Up: Taj Mahal III, 1075 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, Suite 145, 303.926.0999; tajmahal3.com September 25, 2016


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BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

Vietnamese/Pho Cuisine

CHEZ THUY VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT 2655 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.1700; chezthuy.com

Mexican

645 30th St., Boulder, 303.938.9300; carellis.com

101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303.666.7544; 1630 N. 63rd St., Boulder, 303.440.4045; 451 S. Pratt Pkwy., Longmont, 720.494.0777; efrainsrestaurant.com

CARELLI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Bravo, Carelli’s, you’ve done it again! It’s hard to beat this combination of leisurely dining, a delicious menu and skillful presentation. You may feel like a patron of the arts when you visit Carelli’s Ristorante Italiano. “We pay a lot of attention to the ‘theater’ of fine dining,” says Owner Greg Carelli. “That experience comes from the warm woods, the Spagoinspired color palette, the music and the soft lighting.” It’s a perfect setting for what is to come, no matter what you order. “Our menu has changed very little since we opened,” Carelli says. Fresh fish is on the daily menu, as well as wonderful pastas and risottos. The Secondis are second to none: fresh mussels, shrimp, veal and steaks. Artisan pizzas and paninis are perfetto when you don’t want a full entrée. “We’ve also become sort of a ‘CU Central’ hangout here during football and basketball season, with our live radio show on KOA. Lots of alumni join us for dinner.” Fall is an especially enjoyable time to sit by the open fireplaces on the deck for drinks, antipasti and good times. Runner Up: Arugula, 2785 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.5100; arugularestaurant.com 8

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EFRAIN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA

Efrain’s is like a family with three different cooks, who all know how to cook up great Northern Chihuahua-style Mexican food. One has a little trick he does with garlic, one really rocks the rellenos, and the third is a master of freshness. But they all cook in the same style, and that style is good! Each Efrain’s is individually owned and managed, but the authentic approach is at work at every location. The original, in Lafayette, opened more than 20 years ago. Efrain’s thanks the many fans that keep coming back for the Best Mexican food in Boulder County. Runner Up: Agave Mexico Bistro & Tequila House, 2845 28th St., Boulder, 303.444.2922; agavecolorado.com

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ALOY THAI CUISINE

2720 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.440.2903; aloythai.com

Authenticity counts. That’s the word at Aloy Thai Cuisine, where traditional home style Thai cuisine is served daily. The 2015 runner-up Aloy now takes top place this time around, for its flavorful curries, drunken noodles and can’t-go-wrong choice, Pad Thai. Aloy Thai’s team of five chefs make sure every taste and morsel are as delectable as the restaurant’s inspiration (Aloy is a Thai word for “delicious”). Gluten free and vegetarian dishes are always available, but sorry… you have to go somewhere else to get your MSG. Order Sweet Sticky Rice and Mango for a perfect finish. You’ll like the reasonable prices, too. Daily lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. are an excellent way to get to know Aloy Thai. And then, you know… you’ll be back for sure.

Where else do cilantro, lemongrass, ginger, tamarind and chilies come together to create such magic on a plate? Chez Thuy’s menu is like a travelogue of tastes. There’s a bit of Indonesia, France, Thailand and China in every bite. For starters, we counted more than 20 appetizers. Do you like salads? They go way past mixed greens and veggies here. Popular entrees include Hotpot, seafood curries, Tamarind Shrimp and Vietnamese stir-fry. Chez Thuy has been cooking up a loyal fanbase since 1993, thanks to the guidance of Owner Thuy Le. The Pho is satisfying, flavorful and good for you. It’s a complex delicacy that can’t be hurried. Traditionally, it’s morning comfort food, breakfast in a bowl. Good pho broth is clear and spicy. First, sip and savor. Then dig in to the noodles, the herbs and the meats or tofu. Pho came from Hanoi, but it’s right at home in Boulder. Runner Up: Vina Pho & Grill, 1630 30th St., Boulder, 303.444.1809; facebook.com/ vinaphogrill/?ref=page_internal

Runner Up: Busaba, 133 S. McCaslin Blvd., Unit H, Louisville, 303.665.0330; busabaco.com

AUTHENTICITY COUNTS. THAT’S THE WORD AT ALOY THAI CUISINE, WHERE TRADITIONAL HOME STYLE THAI CUISINE IS SERVED DAILY. BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

Chez Thuy, Best Vietnamese/Pho Cuisine

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BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Bites

Ice Cream

1447 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.3955; 1124 13th St., Boulder, 303.444.3055; illegalpetes.com

KT’s BBQ, Best Barbecue

Barbecue

Burger

2660 Broadway, Boulder, 303.442.3717; 7464 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.786.7608; ktsbbq.com

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KT’S BBQ

Kirk and Tricia Jamison opened KT’s more than 20 years ago and we’re glad they did. Memphisstyle BBQ means peppery, vinegary sauces, tangy coleslaw and dry-rubbed pork ribs that make you come back for more. Best-seller The Pig Pile is a generous serving of tender pulled pork on a fresh baked roll, brushed with Kirk’s Memphis sauce. The Big Bird is a tasty roll piled high with smoked chicken and dabbed with Tricia’s Texas sauce. The Beef Brisket and Hot Links are proof that you’re in the right place for the Best Barbecue experience. Order your sandwich “Elvis” style and they put some slaw on your sandwich, too. Sides include Killer Beans and Red Skinned Mashers, and save some room for a Brownie or piece of Key Lime Pie. Little known fact: You can get breakfast at the Broadway location (like the Southern Grits bowl, Biscuits & Gravy, Breakfast Burritos and more). Runner Up: Georgia Boys BBQ, 237 Collyer St., Longmont, 720.999.4099; georgiaboys.com 10

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Not many burgers have whitetablecloth provenance. But the Larkburger story started at Vail’s Larkspur Restaurant, where haut cuisine rubs elbows with high country schussing. “There’s definitely a fine dining influence at work here,” says Travis Roach, area manager for Larkburger. The cooks don’t just slap a patty on the grill here. Preparation techniques befit the ingredients. The Larkburger, made with tasty Black Angus beef, is by far the best seller, Roach says. But the Chicken Burger (adobo grilled chicken breast, crispy jalapeño, lettuce, tomato, onion, fresh cilantro and chipotle sauce) is a close second. The Truffle Burger and sushi-grade Tuna Burger offer delicious alternatives when you want to try something new. Get your healthy greens with one of four salads on the menu, or indulge in a Five Dollar Shake. At Larkburger, they say Every Bite Matters. And they mean it! Runner Up: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill, 2922 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.442.8162; darkhorsebar.com

Illegal Pete’s founder Pete Turner says he wanted to create a place with a fun atmosphere, good energy and great music. And what’s more fun than Illegal Pete’s when you’re hungry? The Hill in Boulder was the first location, and the college culture vibe has carried through to every new location since then. The staff is friendly, the tunes are righteous, and when you leave you’ll still have some change in your pocket. Breakfast, lunch and dinner… the food is healthy, fast and bodaciously bueno! Your order is made with all-natural, hormone-free meats from Creekstone Farms, preservative-free tortillas, and a farmer’s market worth of fresh veggies. Whether you are a thirsty scofflaw or just honestly hungry, you’re gonna like Illegal Pete’s. Runner Up: Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant, 101 E. Cleveland St., Lafayette, 303.666.7544; 1630 N. 63rd St., Boulder, 303.440.4045; 451 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont, 720.494.0777; efrainsrestaurant.com

GLACIER HOMEMADE ICE CREAM & GELATO 4760 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.4760; 3133 28th St., Boulder, 303.440.6542; glaciericecream.com

How long would it take to enjoy all the flavors at Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato? If you tasted a different flavor every day, it would take nearly three years! That’s a lot of flavors (they have more than 50 different choices at a time). Which flavor do you favor? Top scoop honors go to Salted Caramel Oreo ice cream, while gelato fans say the gluten-free Almond is the best. Speaking of the best, Glacier has won the bragging rights for Best Ice Cream several times before. Maybe it’s the natural ingredients and the innovative flavors? We suggest you discuss among yourselves over a scoop or two. I scream, you scream, we all scream for Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato. Runner Up: Sweet Cow Ice Cream, 637 Front St., Louisville, 303.666.4269; 2628 Broadway St., Boulder, 303.447.3269; 669 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303.494.4269; sweetcowicecream.com

Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato, Best Ice Cream

AT LARKBURGER, THEY SAY EVERY BITE MATTERS. AND THEY MEAN IT!

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BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

Pizza

PIZZERIA LOCALE

1730 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.3003; localeboulder.com

Elegance and pizza might not seem like two words that naturally go together, but anyone who’s dined at Pizzeria Locale knows it’s indeed the perfect pairing. Since 2011, the restaurant has served classic Napoletana pizza in an “elegantly casual” setting with a top-shelf selection of beer, wine and amarobased cocktails. Pizzeria Locale partners with some of Italy’s finest producers and Colorado’s family farms to ensure taste and quality of ingredients never falters. “The Back of House/Front of House integration and support that everyone has for one another is a great driver,” says Chef di Cucina Pat Kerzetski. “Not only do we focus on putting forth quality and delicious food, but we are also always thinking about our guests.” Seasonal sources change regularly. Rosse (red) pizza choices include, for example, the Amatriciana (tomato sauce, guanciale, red onion, oregano, pecorino, calabrian chili), of which all proceeds go to Italy’s Red Cross earthquake relief efforts. Prefer Bianchi? The Fiore di Zucca is topped with squash blossom, summer squash, shallot, ricotta, parsley, lemon and pecorino. Delizioso! Runner Up: Abo’s Pizza, 637 S. Broadway Ave., Unit S, Boulder, 303.494.1274; abospizza.com

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, Best Seafood

Salad

Seafood

MAD GREENS

1805 29th St., Suite 1144, Boulder, 720.496.4157; madgreens.com

“Fresh just tastes better,” said MAD Greens Cofounder and Chief Culinary Officer Dan Long when asked why he thought his restaurant had won the honor of Best Salad. In contrast to eateries that describe their food as fresh when it’s in fact not, MAD Greens’ main ingredients are made from raw food that was chopped, baked, and grilled by hand in the restaurant. MAD Greens is all about creativity with seasonal dishes and yummy on-trend flavor combinations, too. The company sources locally whenever possible from produce that was still in the field just two days before ending up on a MAD Greens plate. Long added: “We take a lot of pride in taking care of our guests and making sure they’re enjoying the limited time they have to grab a quick, healthy bite with us.” Runner Up: Modern Market, 1600 28th St., Suite 1212, Boulder, 303.440.0476; modernmarket.com

Mad Greens, Best Salad

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JAX FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR

928 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.1811; jaxfishhouse.com

Sushi

SUSHI ZANMAI

1221 Spruce St., Boulder, 303.440.0733; sushizanmai.com

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is among the 25 Best Seafood Restaurants as determined by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and Boulder loves it, too. Jax is also the first restaurant in Colorado to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, which ensures that every ounce of seafood on their menu is responsibly sourced. Coastless and landlocked? No problem. Jax gets this delicious seafood jet-fresh, every morning, and its chefs pair it with the best local produce. “We would not be here if not for the continued support from our customers,” says General Manager Vanessa Lucio. “We are in this business to bring fine dining and fun times to our friends in Boulder and beyond, and their seal of approval means that we are doing a good job.”

Sushi Zanmai does sushi so well that Boulderites keep coming back for the stellar Nigiri, Sashimi, combinations, and a wide variety of rolls. The seafood is succulent and fresh, and the incredible artistry that happens in the kitchen should be a source of pride for the restaurant’s skilled chefs. Sushi Zanmai has been a staple in Boulder for more than 30 years. Their customers, many of which are our readers, are fiercely loyal. “Our fun, festive atmosphere attracts people from all walks of life and different age groups,“ says the management team. “From the average college student doing sake bombs to the family of four who are looking for happy hour and kids meals, we can provide them with what they want. To have this kind of support from your readers year after year is what keeps us going.”

Runner Up: Wild Standard, 1043 Pearl St., Boulder, 720.638.4800; wildstandard.com

Runner Up: Japango, 1136 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.938.0330; boulderjapango.com

ELEGANCE AND PIZZA MIGHT NOT SEEM TO NATURALLY GO TOGETHER, BUT ANYONE WHO’S DINED AT PIZZERIA LOCALE KNOWS IT’S INDEED THE PERFECT PAIRING. BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

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BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Foodie Experience

Ambiance

CARELLI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 645 30th St., Boulder, 303.938.9300; carellis.com

Also a winner for Best Italian, Carelli’s takes the Best Ambiance category, demonstrating that Boulder loves this restaurant for more than just food. One customer’s feedback said it best: “The ambiance feels upscale but unpretentious, and I just can’t say enough good things about the staff, which can really make or break an experience for me.” Carelli’s customers revel in its romantic atmosphere. Warm and inviting with indoor and outdoor firepits, soft lighting, cozy seating and tasteful curves, there is a definite feeling of “ahhh” when your drink arrives at your classy lounge seat and you can just let go. The restaurant is modern and warm, melding Italian accents with a progressive decor scheme, and the vibe at the bar is welcoming. Bartenders even know their regular customers by name! Runner Up: Flagstaff House Restaurant, 1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640; flagstaffhouse.com

Carelli’s Ristorante Italiano, Best Ambiance

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Breadworks Bakery and Cafe, Best Bakery and Best Lunch and Best Customer Service

Appetizers

THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

1002 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.444.5335; themedboulder.com

The Med, as it’s locally known, has won Boulder County Gold numerous times in several categories. This year, you loved their appetizers best. The Med’s ever-evolving tapas menu is legendary. For example, pairing phyllo baked spinach and feta with a lunchtime wine is going to result in a tastebud happy dance. Smoked Idaho trout or bacon-wrapped Medjool dates might be next on your list. The appetizers menu is extensive, just like the number of loyal customers who come back again and again to sample what’s new. “We pride ourselves on our constant effort to demonstrate our genuine gratitude for everyone who walks through our door,” says General Manager Kimberly Marques. “We believe in offering more than just great food - we try to offer a truly great experience from beginning to end.”

Bakery and Lunch and Customer Service BREADWORKS BAKERY AND CAFE 2644 Broadway St., Boulder, 303.444.5667; breadworks.net

For more than 7,800 consecutive days, Breadworks - Boulder’s neighborhood bakery - has been open and serving world-class, made-from-scratch breads, pastries and scrumptious meals. Their artisan bakers, chefs, and cooks use clean ingredients and take pride in their creations. Daily Camera readers clearly love that, voting them into the top spot for bakery, lunch and customer service. And Breadworks’ professional staff loves and appreciates their extremely loyal customers in both retail and wholesale. Did you know the bread and pastries you love from Breadworks are delivered to more than 200 off-site locations? “Because of the commitment of the staff, we have been able to sustain both the quality and consistency of our products,” says Owner Larry Domnitz. “Because we are a locally-owned and operated small business, we take very seriously our obligation and our connection

Runner Up: Boulder Cork, 3295 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.9505; bouldercork.com BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

to the Boulder community. Thank you to everyone who makes Breadworks a part of their daily routine.” Every day, Boulderites swoon over Breadworks’ goodies, bread, breakfast, pizza, hot lunches, whether it’s the amazing vegan King Kong muffin, shrimp tortilla soup, margherita pizza or spinach pie. Amazing food, made with care by foodies with a passion for goodness. Runner Up for Best Bakery: Spruce Confections, 767 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.6773; spruceconfections.com Runner Up for Best Lunch: Snarf’s, 2128 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.7766; eatsnarfs.com Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Flagstaff House Restaurant, 1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640; flagstaffhouse.com September 25, 2016


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Yes, a lot has changed since Mike’s Camera opened its first store in 1967. And 49 years later one thing remains the same at every one of our 5 Colorado and 5 Northern Californa store locations. We’re still the place you’ll find people passionate about photography! Our techies love to share their knowledge on the latest gear, gadgets and gizmo’s for capturing better pictures. Our class instructors will fuel your creativity and encourage your talents. Our designers will surprise you with unique photo inspired gifts, greeting cards and stationery, and turn those prize shots into a collection of stunning custom framed wall art pieces to decorate your home or off ffice. f We’ll design and print your business collateral and vinyl banners and enhance the image of your company. Find out for yourself why our customers love shopping with us!

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BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

Breakfast and Brunch and Gluten Free TANGERINE

2777 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.2333; tangerineboulder.com

Tangerine, Best Breakfast, Brunch and Gluten Free

Tangerine refreshes your hopes for a truly unique American breakfast and brunch with the freshest and most colorful ingredients available. With a happening dining room and patio, killer service, and a weekday lunch menu that doesn’t know how to stop being awesome, it’s little wonder Tangerine’s customers got out the vote for Best Breakfast, Brunch and Gluten Free. Customers are Tangerine’s great love, and they all get comment cards after every meal, which staff take to heart. “We serve hearty, healthy and ample dishes where bright vegetables, sauces and fresh ingredients are integral and the shining stars of each plate,” says Chef and Proprietor Alec Schuler. “We use real ingredients and offer a variety of freshly squeezed juices. We also have a large menu to choose from, so there is something for everyone, especially when it comes to accommodating dietary restrictions.” Whether you’re a carnivore, vegetarian or vegan or eating gluten-free, you’re going to find something amazing at Tangerine. Does a salmon and

asparagus omelette with capers and onions and topped with dill mascarpone whet your appetite? How about The Vegan: a glorious helping of tempeh, avocado, fresh arugula, sautéed spinach, eggplant caponata, pinto beans, almond romesco sauce and walnut pesto. Maybe poached eggs over roasted local Hazel Dell mushrooms, creamy soft polenta, charred asparagus and pecorino romano cheese? Decisions! “Thank you Boulder and our regulars for all the support! We are huge supporters of the Boulder community, so it really means a lot that we are appreciated in return,” adds Schuler. Runner Up for Best Breakfast: Snooze, 1617 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.225.7344; snoozeeatery.com Runner Up for Best Brunch: The Buff Restaurant, 2600 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.442.9150; buffrestaurant.com Runner Up for Best Gluten Free: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, 2027 13th St., Boulder 303.449.0120; shineboulder.com

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Caterer

Dessert

5541 Central Ave., Suite 272, Boulder, 303.443.4049; aspiceoflife.com

4760 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.4760; glaciericecream.com

A Spice of Life has set the catering bar just about as high as it can go. A truly magnificent team effort unfolds when the company caters and manages an event for corporate, social and wedding clients throughout the Front Range. A cadre of top chefs delivers versatile menu offerings for any event style, and eight full-time trained event specialists see that every last detail is right. A Spice of Life is also a leader in sustainability, practicing recycling, composting and zero waste. When A Spice of Life manages an event, the cohesiveness among its people is noticeable. That’s not by accident. The company considers coworkers to be family and invents in those relationships through teamwork, innovation and creativity. And the client reaps the rewards!

welcome local businesses, neighbors and tourists,” says Manager Karen WarholaGolas. “The café is a really fun place to work! We’re a happy bunch and our customers see that. We strive to build great relationships with the community and encourage guests to return. The café is the place to go for great-tasting, quality food at a very reasonable price.”

Glacier makes its ice cream fresh in-store every day, not to mention homemade salted butterscotch, caramel, and hot fudge, and more than 60 flavors are there for the loving at any given time! People go nuts for Glacier’s ice cream, gelato, sorbets, low fat yogurts, ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes, made with fresh, naturally grown produce and ingredients. Who else around here can say they’ve made more than a thousand flavors over the years? “When people come back to Boulder to visit, we are on their list of things to do,” says longtime Glacier employee Caroline Marshall. “That’s special! Beyond our great product, though, we have a team of incredible people. I think our customer service gives us an edge over the competition. Keep those ice cream suggestions coming!”

Runner Up: A Spice of Life, 5541 Central Ave., Suite 272, Boulder, 303.443.4049; aspiceoflife.com

Runner Up: Heifer and the Hen Organic Creamery, 5290 Arapahoe Road, Unit H, Boulder, 720.328.3159; heiferandthehen.com

A SPICE OF LIFE

Runner Up: The Front Range Catering Co., 5741 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 3A, Boulder, 303.449.1981; frontrangecatering.com

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GLACIER HOMEMADE ICE CREAM & GELATO

Corporate Cafe

Celestial Café, Best Corporate Cafe

CELESTIAL CAFÉ

4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder, 303.581.1308; celestialseasonings.com

The Celestial Seasonings Café in Gunbarrel is known for its fresh soups, salads and home-cooked hot meals. The cheery restaurant with beautiful tea-themed artwork is a regular draw for breakfast and lunch. Specials vary daily and include an entree, panini, or something sizzling on the grill, (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available and happily prepared). “The Celestial Seasoning Café is distinct because we not only feed and care for our own employees, but we also

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Farm to Table

Late-Night

1964 13th St., Boulder, 303.444.5500; blackcatboulder.com

659 30th St., Boulder; 1325 Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.3278; cosmospizza.com

Black Cat Farm Table Bistro is a champion of farm-to-table fare and a local favorite in a movement that has seen a lot of growth in Boulder. It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the bistro opened on 13th Street. Now, as then, the 130-acre certified organic Black Cat Farm supplies the bistro (and Bramble & Hare, next door) with vegetables, lamb, pork and poultry. As Black Cat says, its restaurant cuisine is simply an expression of the land and the season. As such, the menu changes every day. Founder and Chef Eric Skokan’s farm is the creative “lab” in which he dreams up dishes that are true to season, organic, local, sustainable, and as fresh as that very day. Watch the website for special dining events and to peruse sample menus.

Who are you going to call at 1:30 a.m. when you desperately need a 24 inch-crust layered with pepperoni, sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions and cheese? In Boulder, Cosmo’s Pizza rules the night whether it’s dine-in, take-out or delivery. “Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights it’s incredibly busy with a line out the door,” said Kevin Behnke, director of operations for Cosmo’s Pizza with two stores in Boulder. There’s a simple reason, Behnke said. “We make good pizza with fresh ingredients. We make our sauce and dough fresh every day,” he said. Cosmo’s menu also boasts calzones (with ricotta and mozzarella), cheese breadsticks and salads with the pizzeria’s famous spicy ranch as dressing, dip or both.

Runner Up: The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.544.5973; thekitchen.com

Runner Up: Boulder Baked, 1911 Broadway, Boulder, 303.444.4999; boulderbaked.com

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Arugula, Best Natural Ingredients

ARUGULA

2785 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.5100; arugularestaurant.com

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Whether you love Arugula’s creamy corn and speck risotto with roasted garlic, spinach and shishito peppers or the grilled pork with Colorado peach salsa, polenta and garlic green beans, it’s all about the ingredients. “Nature knows best so we don’t get in the way of the ingredients other than making them flavorful, complimentary to one another and hot,” said Chef Alec Schuler. He opened Arugula - named after the peppery Italian greens - in 2009 with a strong focus on sustainability and supporting BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

local organic farmers. Changing the menu frequently allows the kitchen to take advantage of the season’s produce and seafood, all with a Northern Italian accent. Schuler’s acclaimed wine and craft brew dinners are multicourse flavor celebrations. Arugula’s fall makeover adds a roster of small plates and some true Mediterranean favorites as menu fixtures. Runner Up: The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.544.5973; thekitchen.com September 25, 2016


Outdoor Dining

Sandwich

900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.440.3776; chautauqua.com

5340 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.444.3404; 2128 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.7766; 6562 Lookout Road, Boulder, 720.622.0107; eatsnarfs.com

SNARF’S SANDWICHES

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

New Eatery

Via Perla, Best New Eatery

VIA PERLA

901 Pearl St., Boulder, 720.669.0100; viaperla.com

Faster than you can say Bucatini All’ Amatriciana, Via Perla won the hearts of Boulder diners after opening in March by showcasing the greatest hits of Italian fine dining. “We are bringing them a restaurant offering a more traditional style of Italian food and service,” said Marl Yaeger, Via Perla’s general manager. Executive Chef Martin Woods has gotten a round of applause for his tender pork and veal meatballs in tomato sauce with basil pesto, Parmigiano Reggiano and olive oil, and

the magnificent 32-ounce porterhouse steak with braised white beans. A welcoming, lively atmosphere and an extensive Italian wine list add to the appeal. Monday to Friday lunches feature a roasted seasonal vegetables in a baguette with fontina basil aioli. Stop in for savory small plates and classy drinks during merenda or Italian happy hour. Runner Up: Arcana, 909 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.444.3885; arcanarestaurant.com

It’s no surprise why the historic Chautauqua Dining Hall owns the al fresco category. From spring through summer and long into autumn you’ll find us grabbing a rail-side corner seat on the wraparound porch, especially for the hugely popular weekend brunch. “We’re honored to win this award, and we’ve been so fortunate to have one of the world’s most majestic views. Sitting on the porch of the Dining Hall right under the Flatirons is one of the most iconic Boulder experiences,” said Sara Martinelli, co-owner of the restaurant. We heartily agree and look forward to our next breathtaking breakfast burrito with pork green chile, a tall chai and an only-in-Boulder view. Runner Up: The Mediterranean Restaurant, 1002 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.444.5335; themedboulder.com

Snarf’s opened in 1997 in a former A&W on Pearl Street and has been expanding and winning awards ever since for high quality oversized sandwiches. For some of us the toasted eggplant Parmesan sub layered with mozzarella and sauce earned our undying loyalty and for others, it’s all about the juicy prime rib and provolone. “A lot goes into making these great sandwiches,” said Jill Prespon, Snarf’s director of marketing. “We have a unique bread recipe from the owner that we’ve always used. It’s perfectly crusty outside and soft inside. We oven toast it and layer it with hand-sliced meats and cheeses and our giardinera relish. People just love the vibe - local and laid-back,” Prespon said. Runner Up: Cured, 1825 Pearl St., Boulder; 2019 10th St., Boulder, 720.389.8096; curedboulder.com

Come Experience the New Arugula! Exciting Changes Coming in October:

Thank You Boulder For All of Your Support!

- an all new extensive small plates section - same owner, chefs and friendly service staff - a bit more casual and family friendly - perfect for happy hour or to meet up with friends - same great food, but now more value and portion conscious Dinner: Daily at 5pm Happy Hour Daily: 5 - 6pm Starting Oct 13 Lunch: Thurs - Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm

Phone: 303.443.5100 www.arugularestaurant.com 2785 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO September 25, 2016

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Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, Best Vegetarian

Take-Out Food

B E S T R E C E R AT I O N A L MARIJUANA STORES

CURRY-N-KEBOB

3050 28th St., Boulder, 720.328.4696; currynkebob.com

Easy Accessibility • Plenty of Parking • Quick Service

Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. • Sat & Sun: 11 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. 2750 Glenwood d Driive #8 Boullder, CO (303) 945-4074 • bouldergreenroom.com Must be 21 years of age with a valid state ID

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Orders of chicken curry, lamb vindaloo and crisply fried samosas depart in a steady stream from Curry-N-Kebob every day. Devoted customers love the affordable and generous portions of well-made fare from India and also Bangladesh, the birthplace of Owner Zuned Khan. Favorites include mulligatawny soup, seafood kebobs and basmati rice-based biryani dishes washed down with mango lassi or chai tea. The food is cooked to order - not sitting in buffet steam tables, and can be adjusted for vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan diets with coconut milk substituting for cream in the smooth korma preparations. One reason takeout is big is the constantly busy dining room is packed with customers taking advantage of the eat-in specials - $7.95 lunch and $9.95 for dinner which include rice, naan bread, an onion baaji or pakora and a little fresh fruit. Runner Up: Whole Foods Market, 2905 Pearl St., 303.545.6611; 2584 Baseline Road, 303.499.7636; Ideal Market, 1275 Alpine Ave., 303.443.1354; wholefoodsmarket.com

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LEAF VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

2010 16th St., Boulder, 303.442.1485; leafvegetarianrestaurant.com

Boulder’s favorite meatless café has earned it repeated wins in this category not by serving dishes pretending to be meat, but with well-crafted fare designed to be beautifully vegetarian, vegan or raw. “This award really reflects the passion of the chefs and servers. We’ve kept the cuisine dynamic as we change the menu a few times a year,” said Leaf’s General Manager Chris Hopkins. However there are some dishes so popular they have earned a permanent spot on the roster including the Jamaican jerk tempeh and zucchini pad Thai in peanut sauce. The hip, compact dining room also seems just right. “The space is magical and bright. We get wonderful light in here,” Hopkins said. Leaf’s conscious sourcing includes organic produce from the eatery’s Three Leaf Farm in Lafayette. Get to know Chef Rachel Best’s fun food like the zesty Buffalo cauliflower tacos during the late night happy hour. Runner Up: Arugula, 2785 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303.443.5100; arugularestaurant.com

LEAF’S CONSCIOUS SOURCING INCLUDES ORGANIC PRODUCE FROM THE EATERY’S THREE LEAF FARM IN LAFAYETTE. BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

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Thank You Boulder!

Dust-Free Hardwood Floor Refi finishing i and Expert Installation

FAITH ACADEMICS CHARACTER TRADITION

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Sacred Heart of Jesus School 1317 Mapleton Avenue • Boulder, Colorado 80304 303-447-2362 school.shjboulder.org

Thank you to the community & Daily Camera for your faith in us. We are honored to have earned each and every vote to win Boulder County Gold awards in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and now 2016.

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Curry n Kebob,

Boulder’s top-rated Indian restaurant. Our diverse menu features highlights from Northern India and our home country of Bangladesh.

Everything is made fresh to order. 3050 28th Street Boulder, CO 80301 • (28th & Valmont) • (720) 328-4696 Monday – Sunday 11am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 9:30pm

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BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Neighborhood Eatery Gunbarrel/Niwot Eatery

Longmont/Lyons Eatery

210 Franklin St., Niwot, 303.652.0777; colterra.com

303 Main St., Lyons, 303.823.6685; 1555 S. Hover Road, Longmont, 303.485.9400; oskarblues.com

COLTERRA

Bradford Heap, acclaimed chef/owner of Niwot’s lovely Colterra, knows why his customers love the restaurant. “I won’t eat factory meat, I try to avoid GMOs, and I like local organic produce and non-farmed seafood. They trust me because my rule has always been that if I won’t eat it I won’t serve it to customers,” Heap said. He grew up in Boulder and then headed to France to learn and train before coming home. Colterra has been pleasing palates for nearly a decade with simple, perfectly delivered entrees with integrity such as Steak Frites: toothsome grass-fed beef grilled and dished with truffled Parmigiano fries, garlic-seared local chard and Balsamic vinegar reduction. “I love going to work and it has been a wonderful place for people to come and relax in the dining room or on the patio,” said Heap. Runner Up: Treppeda’s Italian Ristorante, 300 2nd Ave., Niwot, 303.652.1606; treppedas.com

OSKAR BLUES

Oskar Blues is now a far-flung beer empire but it all started with an attitude about beer and food in Lyons. “We want people to come in and have a good time. It’s loud and proud and not the place for a quiet dinner,” said Kyle Renfro, general manager of Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons. That same spirit rules Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont. “We are 99 percent from-scratch cooking from our own recipes and we serve what we like,” Renfro said. The menu’s Southern roots show in favorites from barbecue meats and buttermilk fried chicken with cheddar grits to crab cakes with shrimp etouffee. Oskar Blues’ most popular dish remains the ½-pound Angus burger. The wall of taps offers the favorites that earned Oskar Blues its national beer cred: Dale’s Pale Ale, Old Chub, G’Knight and Mama’s Little Yella Pils. Runner Up: Lyons Fork, 450 Main St., Lyons, 303.823.5014; lyonsfork.com

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Lulu’s BBQ, Best Lafayette/Louisville/Superior/Erie Eatery

Lafayette/ Louisville/ Superior/ Erie Eatery LULU’S BBQ

701 Main St., Louisville, 720.583.1789; lulus-bbq.com

Your nose knows Lulu’s sensuous appeal long before you get to the front door of the Louisville hot spot. It’s that uplifting perfume of Texas white oak smoke infusing chicken, sausage, brisket, pork and ribs by the rack. “We cook everything from scratch and smoke the meats low and slow and this is a really fun atmosphere,” said Will Pilkington, Lulu’s BBQ general manager. The joy of barbecue is not just for carnivores, either. “Vegetarians and vegans aren’t stuck just ordering side dishes. We have really good barbeque

tofu and veggie tacos,” he said. However, the sides are so good the eatery offers a fourside sampler that can include sweet potato tots, fried okra, mashers and mac-n-cheese. For good time, we recommend a cold one (or several) and burnt ends with Lulu’s house topping of finely chopped onions, sport peppers and pickles followed by a cinnamon butter cornbread ice cream sundae. Runner Up: 24 Carrot Bistro, 578 Briggs St., Erie, 303.828.1392; 24carrotbistro.com

YOUR NOSE KNOWS LULU’S SENSUOUS APPEAL LONG BEFORE YOU GET TO THE FRONT DOOR OF THE LOUISVILLE HOT SPOT.

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Best Place

to Wet Your Whistle

Bar

Avery Brewing Co., Best Brewery

Brewery

AVERY BREWING CO.

4910 Nautilus Court, Boulder, 303.440.4324; averybrewing.com

BITTER BAR

835 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.442.3050; thebitterbar.com

Ask the regulars why they love the Bitter Bar and it always comes down to service. They like how they are treated from the greeting at the back door to the hip, understated ambience. James Lee is relatively young but his Bitter Bar is a delightful throwback to the classic cocktail establishments of a generation ago. There are no drink pourers here, just personable bartenders intent of devising the perfect beverage for your taste and mood. The $6

happy hour specials are simple wonders like the Kiss the Sky composed of gin, Domaine de Canton, lavender syrup and lemon or That Pink Drink: vodka, cucumber, Aperol and lemon. Boulder can brag about a host of cool speakeasies but when it comes to cocktail culture, Bitter Bar remains the gold standard. Runner Up: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill, 2922 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.442.8162; darkhorsebar.com

The Reverend. Old Jubilation Ale. The Beast. PumpKYn Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter. The names alone make us sigh. Avery Brewing Co. has earned the loyalty of Boulder’s craft brew legions with 16 years of innovative ales you can’t ignore. “We like to push the boundary on a style of beer,” said Mike Mackay, marketing director at Avery Brewing Co. “It’s such a competitive beer scene in Boulder and to be recognized by beer drinkers is a real honor,” he said. The recently opened two-story brewery in Gunbarrel has

drawn new fans with a dogfriendly patio and a restaurant with a full menu. Visitors can watch the brewing process in action before enjoying tastes from 30 or more taps including a new test ale every Monday. One experiment, Chai High brown ale blended with Boulder’s Bhakti Chai, was so amazingly tasty it became a regular on Avery’s roster. Runner Up: Upslope Brewing Company, 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Boulder; 303.396.1898; 1501 Lee Hill Road, Boulder, 303.449.2911; upslopebrewing.com

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Best Outdoor Furniture Store!

2400 Central Ave Suite E, Boulder 720-442-7480 AllBackyardFun.com Showroom Hours: September 25, 2016

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Play • Stay Eat • SlEEP REPEat! Coffeehouse

Ozo Coffee Company, Best Coffeehouse

OZO COFFEE COMPANY

1015 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.645.4885; 5340 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.440.0233; 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Suite 110, Boulder, 303.396.0302; 1232-A S. Hover Road, Suite 400, Longmont, 720.600.6689; ozocoffee.com

Founded in 2007 on the ideals of community, coffee and calling, Ozo makes sure that no matter what you order – a house special, Bhakti chai, or a cup of Ozo blend drip coffee at their retail stores – every drink is of the highest quality and taste. They recently opened a new store in Longmont at the new Village at the Peaks shopping center. Co-Owner Greg Lefcourt says, “I’m a firm believer that you get what you give. We give good business practices, sustainability, consistency and

quality. Over the last 10 years Boulder has given us a lot of love, and we have responded to it. They line up every day for our good coffee and they say good things about us. Thank you so much, Boulder.” Runner Up: Vic’s Espresso, 801 Main Street, Louisville, 303.666.1402; 1886 30th Street, Boulder, 303.443.0206; 2680 Broadway Street, Boulder, 303.440.8209; 3305 30th Street, Boulder, 303.440.2918.

Distillery

Open Everyday! 7:30am-6pm

cottonwoodkennels.com 7275 Valmont Rd., Boulder

303-442-2602

Thank You

SPIRIT HOUND DISTILLERS

2196 Ute Highway, Lyons, 303.823.5696; spirithounds.com

Opened in the Fall of 2012, Spirit Hound Distillers was founded by a group of friends who are Lyons residents and Boulder County businessmen. They set out to put Lyons on the U.S. distilling map with a range of small-batch spirits, a signature gin, and a

for your continued support!

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straight malt whiskey. Craig Engelhorn, head distiller and co-founder, says, “We’re seriously focused on the highest quality product we can produce. We have a really fun tasting room and people can sit and enjoy our back patio and listen to live music. We have a special, unique system we have crafted ourselves. There is no other like it on the planet. We built our stills ourselves.” He notes the recent success of the craft industry. “We were the 32nd distillery to open in Colorado; now the number may be approaching 100 in the state.” Runner Up: J&L Distilling Company, 4843 Pearl St., Boulder, 720.400.1907; jldistilling.com September 25, 2016


Happy Hour

THE MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

Taphouse

1346 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.3355; thelazydog.com

2319 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.449.4285; backcountrypizzaandtaphouse.com

LAZY DOG SPORTS BAR & GRILL

1002 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.444.5335; themedboulder.com

Kimberly Marques of The Med says, “We believe a large part of our success – and winning this accolade – has to do with the tapas ‘culture’ we look to for inspiration. Offering restaurant lovers great value, variety, and the ability to sample unique dishes in small plate format, are at the heart of the tapas experience. This also happens to be a great recipe for adventurous happy hour patrons, which Boulder and the Med are blessed to have

Sports Bar

so many. The 25 years we’ve been serving Boulder diners has given us a lot of time to listen to their preferences, and build lasting relationships with patrons. Having an open dialogue with the local community is what keeps us ‘special and unique’ in an exciting and growing foodculture.” Runner Up: Boulder Cork, 3295 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.9505, bouldercork.com

The Mediterranean Restaurant, Best Happy Hour

Lazy Dog has become a community fixture since it opened in 1997. Server and hostess Rachael Yenney says, “What sets us apart is our friendly and inviting atmosphere – we’re kid friendly, and we have live music from local musicians, so we are supporting the local music culture.” She lauds the food, too. “We have delicious ribs and we are well known for our chicken wings. We have multiple dining environments, including our roof deck, the patio on Pearl Street, two dining rooms inside as well as the basement, called the Dog House, with two pool tables, a ping pong table, and a bar.” This is a popular place to watch sporting events, socialize or just relax. Runner Up: Harpo’s Sports Grill, 2860 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.444.9464; harpossportsgrill.com

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General Manager Mary Boerman says, “Our owner, John Fayman, has cultivated very special relationships with brewers and distributors. He has earned their respect with his amazing palate and knowledge of everything beer. This is why we are able to obtain the rare and hardto-get beers available to this market. At some of our tappings… you can taste the same beer brewed in different years side-by-side. We also offer bottles of different vintages. Our staff loves talking about beer! Most of us here agree that there is no better feeling than helping a guest find the perfect beer for them.” Runner Up: Avery Brewing Co., 4910 Nautilus Court, Boulder, 303.440.4324; averybrewing.com

FLOWERS AND PLANTS

Thanks for Your Votes!!!

Boulder’s Best Florist, Garden Center & Plant Nursery! 2851 Valmont • 303-442-6663 Mon-Fri 8 to 6, Sat 8 to 5, Sun 10 to 5

www.sturtzandcopeland.com September 25, 2016

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BEST FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

Tea

BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE

1770 13th St., Boulder, 303.442.4993; boulderteahouse.com

Owner Sara Martinelli says, “The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is such an iconic place, and is one of the City of Boulder’s treasures. We are so fortunate to be able to operate a restaurant and teahouse out of this amazing location. We strive to offer a selection of premium teas that

lives up to the standards of the Teahouse, and each year we carefully select teas that we believe offer an excellent experience while also offering a good value. I think people enjoy the atmosphere and ambiance of the Teahouse, and that is what makes it so special and unique. Our goal is to offer

both tea and cuisine that give people an opportunity to get a glimpse into other cultures and enjoy a unique and exotic experience.” Runner Up: Ku Cha House of Tea, 1141 Pearl Street, 202.443.3612; kuchatea.com

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, Best Tea

Wine Selection

FLAGSTAFF HOUSE RESTAURANT

1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, 303.442.4640, flagstaffhouse.com

“We’ve been working on our wine collection for 40 years,” says Flagstaff House General Manager and Partner Scott Monette. “We present it in a user-friendly way. You can search it on various price points. We have a staff of three – headed by Wade Vizena, our wine director – and they are all very knowledgeable. Wade finds what’s new and current. We have such a large selection we can pretty much find whatever people like; we’ve got over 4,000 selections. At Wine Spectator we have been a Grand Award Winner every year since 1983 – and there are only 80 winners worldwide.” Although it is just a short drive from downtown Boulder, Flagstaff House is built into a mountainside and offers a dazzling view of the city below. It is in every way a unique dining destination. Flagstaff House Restaurant, Best Wine Selection

Runner Up: Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.6966; frascafoodandwine.com

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Best Place to Have Fun Place To Entertain Kids

Place To Hear Live Music

4800 N. 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.4386; gatewayfunpark.com

2032 14th St., Boulder, 303.786.7030; bouldertheater.com

GATEWAY PARK FUN CENTER

Gateway is full of fun activities for all ages, and there is something for everyone to do. Enjoy a round of Mini Golf, or Go Karts, a Human Maze, Batting Cages, a Driving Range and an Arcade. Owner Teresa Lomax is “thrilled to have won this award two years in a row. We love serving families in this area. Not only are we one of the only indoor/outdoor entertainment centers, but we are open year round – every day except Christmas. People may not realize that,” she says. This is a familyowned business; she and her husband have been the owners for the last eight years. “We train the people who work for us to make sure visitors have a good time and feel special.” Runner Up: Pearl Street Mall, 1942 Broadway, Boulder, 303.449.3774; boulderdowntown.com

BOULDER THEATER

The Boulder Theater is a historic venue, and its façade is designated as a Colorado Historic Landmark. It has been an opera house, among other incarnations. Its movie house past continues with the Boulder International Film Festival, Warren Miller Films, Boulder Adventure Film Festival and Banff Film Festival. And it is one of the premiere concert venues in the nation and the happening place in Boulder for the hottest live music presentations. CEO Cheryl Liguori says, “We have very dedicated fans who love coming to the Boulder Theater. We aim to bring diverse programming to our live music-loving town. Looking at our fall calendar, we have Coheed & Cambria, Railroad Earth, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Isaak, Trace Bundy, Hopsin, Matoma... hopefully something for everyone.” Runner Up: Nissi’s, 2675 Northpark Drive, Lafayette, 303.665.2757; nissis.com

T heater Performance BDT STAGE

5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.449.6000; bdtstage.com

The mission of BDT Stage is to provide live, Broadway-quality musical theater entertainment with fine dining to create a unique experience for groups, families and all discerning theater goers. Producing Artistic Director Michael Duran says, “We strive to bring the best productions to our stage, to get the best people in town as actors, and the same for designers. I pick a season with a few edgier things, things people may not know. We strive to be the best and we win [awards] year after year. It’s an honor that our audiences are so appreciative.” Runner Up: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, UC Boulder Campus, 303.492.8008; coloradoshakes.org

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BEST SERVICES, FACES & PLACES

Best Faces Dentist

WHOLE FAMILY DENTISTRY, TED KAWULOK D.D.S

1400 28th St., Suite 4, Boulder 303.442.8625; wholefamilydentistry.com

Ted Kawulok describes his dental practice as “a one stop shop,” explaining, “We do comprehensive dentistry.”In practical terms, that means he and his team handle most dental needs, including routine cleanings, cosmetic procedures, implants and endodontic care, as well as some cutting edge treatment options. For example, Dr. Kawulok can provide same-day crowns, completely eliminating the need for a temporary crown. When asked what sets his practice apart, Dr. Kawulok said, “I think really the biggest thing is we have this commitment to ongoing proactive education.” That, combined with a patient-focused approach that’s all about listening and building trust, truly makes a difference. He’s also serious about giving back to the community. He proudly participates in Colorado Mission of Mercy, providing free dentistry to anyone who needs it for two days once a year. His office also supports local food pantries and other area non-profits. Runner Up: Bishop + Takemoto Dentistry, 4840 Riverbend Ted Kawulok D.D.S, Best Dentist Road, Boulder, 303.440.4777; btdentistry.com

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Local Employer

THE ACADEMY BOULDER

970 Aurora Ave., Boulder, 303.938.1920; theacademyboulder.com

Shirley Berg, executive director, describes The Academy as “a small retirement community in the heart of Boulder.” The key word there is “community.” That concept is central to everything The Academy stands for. “Part of the love of living here is every resident know every staff member,” Berg said. She believes working in a true community environment makes all the difference. To that end, she places a great deal of focus on hiring and empowering staff members who love what they do, and love working at The Academy. She attributes their reputation as a solid employer to several factors: the local owners, a management style committed to recognition for excellence, and even the service-minded nature of current staff. The staff is also multi-generational, including even high school and college students. This creates a unique, dynamic interaction between staff and residents that’s fulfilling to all. “It just works as a community,” she said. Runner Up: Boulder Community Health 1100 Balsam, Boulder, 303.415.7000; bch.org

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BERG HILL GREENLEAF RUSCITTI LLP

1712 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.402.1600, bhgrlaw.com

“The foundation of our firm is our local client base.” That’s Giovanni Ruscitti, the managing partner of Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP. “We’re really a community law firm, which we are proud of, but we also have a regional and national footprint,” he explained. Indeed, the firm’s core is local, including both legal representation and involvement in and support of the community, working with various CU programs, partnering routinely with the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, and frequently supporting local charities and nonprofits. Formed in 2001, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti is the largest law firm in Boulder and has offices in Denver and Los Angeles. They handle most areas of commercial litigation and transactional law. When asked what sets them apart, Ruscitti said, “Really, it’s our service.” Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti offers boutique-style customer service like you would expect from a smaller firm, but with the efficiency, skill and connections of a large international firm.

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Runner Up: Hutchinson Black and Cook LLC, 921 Walnut St., Suite 200, Boulder, 303.422.6514; hbcboulder.com

Mortgage Lender

ELEVATIONS CREDIT UNION

1669 Euclid Ave., Boulder, 303.443.4672; elevationscu.com

2323 55th St., Boulder, 303.442.4030; boulderhumane.org

Elevations Credit Union is a trusted member-owned, not-forprofit financial institution. It’s no surprise that folks turn to them for one of the most important investments they’ll ever make: their home. In fact, Elevations is the number one mortgage lender in Boulder County, servicing four out of every ten local mortgages. Their mortgage team uses a holistic lending approach to deliver personalized service to help members achieve their homeownership dreams. Ray Lindley is the senior vice president of lending for Elevations. “We believe in building deep relationships with our members throughout the mortgage process, and we appreciate this recognition of the work of our entire team.”

Founded more than a century ago in 1902, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s mission has been to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people. That mission is just as true today as it’s ever been. Lisa Pedersen, the CEO for HSBV, puts it this way. “We are so fortunate to live in a community who values the lives of animals and the richness they bring to our lives. Because of your support, HSBV is able to provide comprehensive services, including shelter, medical care and behavioral support to more than 7,000 animals each year through our innovative, lifesaving programs.”A resource for all kinds of animal needs, Pedersen has a lot of faith in both HSBV and the Boulder County community.

Runner Up: Premier Mortgage Group, 1844 Folsom St. Boulder, 303.449.8855; pmglending.com

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Real Estate Company/Office WK REAL ESTATE

4875 Pearl E. Circle, Suite 100, Boulder, 877.532.0820; wkre.com

“We’re very fortunate to be recognized,” Dan Kingdom said. Kingdom is the president of WK Real Estate. “I think it’s a testament to the people we have,” he added. WK Real Estate is a local, independent real estate office. Specializing in residential real estate, Kingdom describes them as “a full service company” capable of meeting “any real estate need.” What truly sets WK apart is its focus on the client. Every member of the WK staff sees relationship as the ultimate goal. Perhaps that accounts for the large volume of repeat and referral business they do. WK also co-sponsors the annual 4th of July fireworks show in cooperation with CU and the City of Boulder, and supports more than 100 local charitable organizations. This past April, WK Real Estate celebrated its 40th anniversary. Given its commitment to client satisfaction, WK Real Estate will likely continue to be a local favorite for years to come.

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PATRICK DOLAN, RE/MAX OF BOULDER

2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite 110, Boulder, 303.441.5642; patrick-dolan.com

Patrick Dolan has been a Boulder Realtor for over 30 years. A lifelong resident, Patrick and his wife, Missy, chose to raise their three children in Boulder. He loves this city. He also loves working at RE/MAX of Boulder and has accumulated numerous awards throughout his career, including the RE/Max Hall of Fame award. This is his second Boulder County Gold Award for Best Realtor. “This award means the most to me because it comes from our customers,” he said. “I’m so appreciative of everyone that I’ve been able to work with over the years. I love what I do, and I have an excellent team that helps me provide superior customer service to our clients.” His team includes sales partners Kelly Atteridg, Danny Garbe, Missy Dolan, and their office manager, Steph Fairchild. “I hope to be able to continue working in real estate for a long time,” Dolan said. Runner Up: Lisa Wade, RE/MAX of Boulder, 2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite 110, Boulder, 303.489.6241; remax.com

“I’M SO APPRECIATIVE OF EVERYONE THAT I’VE BEEN ABLE TO WORK WITH OVER THE YEARS. I LOVE WHAT I DO, AND I HAVE AN EXCELLENT TEAM THAT HELPS ME PROVIDE SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS.”

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CAIN TRAVEL

2990 Center Green Court, Boulder, 800.346.4747; caintravel.com

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“We’re predominately a corporate travel company,” said Michael Cain, president of Cain Travel. Servicing both local and global clients, they can handle travel arrangements for groups numbering in the thousands. However, they cater to much smaller groups, too. When asked about their non-corporate side, Cain said, “We specialize in higher end vacation travel.” With destinations like Europe, South America and the Pacific Rim, their dedicated vacation experts can make arrangement for every aspect of your trip, including flights, car rental, lodging, cruises,

tours and more. It’s what Cain calls an “end to end” experience, whether you’re booking a small trip for two, or planning something big like a destination wedding. Turning his attention back to the local community, Cain specifically expressed his gratitude. “Thanks to Boulder,” he said. While they have clients all over the world, he describes Boulder as very supportive, attributing much of their success to local clients and neighbors. Runner Up: Gold Key Travel, 328 Coffman St., Boulder, 303.776.7024; gktravel.net

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Best Health & Fitness

Chiropractic Clinic SWAN LAKE CHIROPRACTIC

724 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.449.3103; swanlakechiro.com

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CROSSFIT SANITAS

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.449.4635; crossfitsanitas.com

“We’ve been here since 1979,” Dr. Ginger Shriver said. Dr. Shriver has been the owner of Swan Lake for the past five years. Prior to that, she was the office manager for eight years. She left, earned her own chiropractic degree, and came right back to the same practice.“We feel like we offer highly specific, personal plans,” she said. Swan Lake provides a wide variety of chiropractic options, including post-injury care, sports therapy, health and wellness adjustments, and spinal tune-ups. Dr. Shriver explained that their approach is holistic, including traditional chiropractic techniques, as well as other forms of therapy, like spinal decompression. Swan Lake treats patients of all ages, from children to seniors.

If you’re only nominally familiar with CrossFit, you may envision the typical CrossFit gym as a barren warehouse space, often little more than a location to break a serious sweat. CrossFit Sanitas aims to change that. Tom Baker, the gym manager for CrossFit Sanitas, describes his gym as “a new spin on the CrossFit ideals.” The lighting is bright and welcoming. Childcare is available, as are physical therapy, massage and even acupuncture. And every class is conducted by coaches who assist participants by making on-the-spot modifications so that each workout is tailored to each client. Baker explained that CrossFit isn’t just for elite athletes. It can be adjusted for anyone, from the young and fit to the elderly. CrossFit Sanitas offers roughly 90 classes a week in a fun, social environment because, as Baker says, working out should be both effective and fun.

Runner Up: The Joint 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.835.9579, chiropractorboulder-thejoint.com

Runner Up: CrossFit ETB, 2005 32nd St., Boulder, 303.938.1275; crossfitetb.com

Hearing Aid Center

FAMILY HEARING CENTERS

3059 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.443.5085; familyhearingco.com

Christopher Schweitzer and Karima Thobani purchased Family Hearing Centers in 1986, shortly after their first date. Now married, they’re the proud owners of a family-owned business that’s all about personal touch. “We specialize in our service,” said Jennifer LaBorde, a Hearing Instrument Specialist for Family Hearing Centers. She explained that the nature of their business demands an individual approach. The same hearing device will need entirely different configuration for different people. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Family Hearing Centers carries all major brands of hearing aids and can handle servicing and maintenance of devices, as well as diagnosis and initial set-up. Their goal is to get to know each client and truly understand their hearing needs before making a single recommendation. Given some of the technological advances in the field, the right hearing aid can make a huge difference. “We really enjoy helping people live better lives through better hearing,” LaBorde said.

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Runner Up: Boulder Valley Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates, 4745 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 130, 303.443.2771; bouldervalleyent.com BOULDER COUNTY GOLD September 25, 2016


Holistic Care/Wellness Center and Physical T herapy Center and Pilates Studios

Lasik/Laser Eye Facility/Surgeon

5350 Manhattan Circle , Suite 100, Boulder, 303.543.1201; avantitherapy.com

1810 30th St., Boulder; 303.499.2020; bouldereyes.com

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AVANTI THERAPY

Avanti Therapy came under new ownership in 2008, when Heather Marinaccio Boak and Julie Edelman purchased the clinic from its original owner in order to continue providing the community with the best of care. Marinaccio Boak, a Somatic Movement Educator, and Edelman, a Physical Therapist, have been expanding Avanti’s team and therapy offerings ever since. Avanti is a full service outpatient physical therapy practice, offering a variety of treatments for the full spectrum of orthopedic and neurological problems. Marinaccio Boak says quality of care sets them apart from their competitors. "We only hire the best therapists,” she says. “We provide them enough time with their patients to do their best work. Most PT clinics only allow 15 to 20 minutes with a therapist and the remainder of the appointment is with an aide. We have found that

people heal faster when they are seen one on one with their treating therapist for an hourlong visit.” Another unique element of the clinic is their leading work with the Schroth method for the treatment of those with scoliosis. Avanti therapists were the first in the state to receive this specialized training, one of the only approaches shown to stop curve progression in most people. Patients come from all over the country to learn this method of managing their scoliosis. When asked what sets them apart from other physical therapy clinics in the area, Marinaccio Boak says, “We have been told by our patients that we are their safe haven for healing. We believe that says it all.”

Runner Up for Best Physical Therapy Center: Alta Physical Therapy & Pilates, 2955 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.993.0914; altatherapies.com

Runner Up for Best Holistic Care/Wellness Center: Helios Integrated Medicine, 2525 4th St., Suite 205, Boulder; 303.499.9224; heliosintegratedmedicine.com

Runner Up for Best Pilates Studio: Alta Physical Therapy & Pilates, 2955 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.993.0914; altatherapies.com

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Dr. Craig Beyer, medical director at Boulder Eyes/Beyer Lasik says that eye treatment technology has seen some major changes since Boulder Eyes/Beyer Lasik opened in 1998. “The technology has improved dramatically,” he says. The new technology allows Dr. Beyer to better treat patients who suffer from keratoconus or cataracts. One thing that hasn’t changed? The company’s customer service. “Every one of our patients is like our family,” Beyer says. “We do what we feel is best for them and that is our first consideration. It’s not like going to some corporate mill where you’re treated like everyone else.” Runner Up: InSight Lasik 4430 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 155, Boulder, 303.665.7577; insightlasik.com

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BEST SERVICES, FACES & PLACES

Medical Facility

BOULDER COMMUNITY HEALTH

4747 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; 303.415.7000; bch.org

Boulder Community Health is a not-for-profit, community owned and operated hospital with three major facilities: Foothills Hospital, Boulder Community Hospital and Community Medical Center. Each of these facilities offer a variety of different services. What separates BCH from other facilities is their focus on community, says Richard Sheehan, director of marketing and public relations at BCH. “BCH is truly a community health network,” he says. “Our patients are also our neighbors and friends, so we really work hard to make sure our patients receive care that addresses their emotional and spiritual needs as well as their physical condition. We see our mission as providing local residents with local access to the best treatment options.” Runner Up: Spine West, 5397 Manhattan Circle, Boulder, 303.494.7773; spinewest.com

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TERRAPIN CARE STATION 5370 Manhattan Circle, Suite 104, Boulder, 303.954.8402; terrapincarestation.com

Gary Pellegrino, manager of Terrapin Care Station says that their mission has been simple since Terrapin’s beginnings in 2010. “We like to get the medicine out for patients as inexpensively as possible,” he says. “That’s always been our business model. We’d rather see 100 patients at half the price than half the patients at expensive prices.” Terrapin’s medical location offers a wide variety of products, including a selection of Cannabidiol, or CBD, products that can be used for pain relief. “We have something for every patient and consumer,” Pellegrino says. Patients need a Colorado Registry Card to shop at medical dispensaries, but Terrapin also has two recreational locations in Boulder. Runner Up: Native Roots, 1146 Pearl St., Boulder, 720.726.5126; nativerootsboulder.com

Boulder Valley Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, Best Physician-Based Hearing Center

Physician-Based Hearing Center

BOULDER VALLEY EAR, NOSE AND THROAT ASSOCIATES 4745 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 130, 303.443.2771; bouldervalleyent.com

The history of Boulder Valley Ear, Nose and Throat Associates can be traced back to over fifty years ago, when two practices combined to create the modern day business. Andrew Goldman, a partner at Boulder Valley ENT Associates and a board certified ENT, says that the audiology industry is a dynamic one that sees consistent change. “Every two or three years the technology takes a significant step forward and the products become more user-friendly,” he says. Because Boulder Valley ENT offers multiple brands of hearing aids, they are able to provide a more customized fit to their customers. “We take a more personalized approach to hearing aid fittings,” Goldman says. “We focus on customer service, our patients, and their needs as our primary goal.” Runner Up: Audiology Department at Boulder Medical Center 2750 Broadway, Boulder, 303.440.3000; bouldermedicalcenter.com/ departments/audiology

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Yoga Studio

Place to Work Out

3280 28th St., Boulder, 303.440.3930; 645 27th Way, Boulder, 303.497.9642; 1129 13th St., Boulder, 303.440.8952; corepoweryoga.com

2850 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303.442.2778; 950 Lashley St., Longmont, 303.776.0370; 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, 303.664.5455; ymcabv.org

Joy Shanley, manager of the south Boulder CorePower studio, has been with Corepower for over six years. Shanley says yoga at CorePower is come one, come all. “We really strive to make yoga accessible to everyone,” she says. “To me, it creates a sense of community and fun for yoga.” Shanley also says CorePower is a good fit for the Boulder community. “CorePower really exemplifies the lifestyle of health and holistic wellness,” she says. “Being a part of that community is rewarding.” To encourage new yogis, CorePower offers a free week to new students, available at any of the three Boulder studios. The company will also be offering teacher training starting the second week of October.

The YMCA of Boulder Valley serves the community with three main focuses: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y encourages healthy living in all walks of life by offering a variety of choices for workouts: fitness classes like martial arts, dance and pilates, as well as fitness programs focused around prevention and nutrition. The Y offers Child Watch for children between 6 weeks and 10 years old. Two hours of Child Watch are included in family memberships and available to other members for a nominal fee. Call your local YMCA today to arrange a tour.

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Runner Up: The Little Yoga Studio 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.444.4950; littleyogastudio.com

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Runner Up: City of Boulder Recreation Centers, 3170 Broadway, Boulder, 303.413.7260; 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder, 303.441.4400; 1360 Gillaspie Dr., Boulder, 303.441.3448; bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec

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BEST SERVICES, FACES & PLACES

Best Home, Sweet Home Service AC/Heating Service and Plumber/Plumbing Company

PRECISION PLUMBING HEATING COOLING ELECTRIC 5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 303.581.1455; precisionplumbing.com

Precision Plumbing Heating Cooling Electric is owned by a tried and true Boulder local, Tom Robichaud, who graduated from Fairview High School. In 1982, Robichaud started Precision as a plumbing company and later added HVAC and electrical services. Seven years ago, Robichaud was joined by his daughter, Andrea Everhart, who is now the company’s vice president. “He started the company with his own two hands from the very beginning,” Everhart says of her father. Precision operates a monthly program called Hugs in which community members vote on a non-profit to receive a $1000 donation from Precision. Precision also purchases ad space in the Daily Camera for the winning non-profit to raise awareness about their cause. “It’s about giving back to the community that has given us so much,” Everhart says. “We definitely want people to know about the Hugs programs so we can get more nominations.” Nominations can be made on Precision’s website. When asked about Precision’s secret to success, Everhart says the key is selective hiring and continual training. “We work really hard at bringing the right people into the organization and we want to make sure that our customer service experience is better than the next,” she says. “We work a lot on our training and it’s ongoing.” With the cold weather approaching, Precision offers furnace checkups for just $59 and the company has done furnace giveaways for those in need. “We believe in just doing what’s right and that’s an easy motto to live by,” Everhart says.

Precision Plumbing Heating Cooling Electric, Best AC/Heating Service and Best Plumber/Plumbing Company

Runner Up for Best AC/Heating Service: Meyer’s Heating and Air Conditioning 260 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.578.4077; meyersheatingac.com Runner Up for Best Plumber/Plumbing Company: Planet Plumbing & Drain 3003 Valmont Road, Suite 221, Boulder, 303.440.4330; planetplumbinganddrain.com

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Carpet Cleaning Service

Hardwood Flooring

1212 Commerce St., Lafayette, 303.666.8888; nesheims.com

6367 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.437.0610; idealhardwoodflooring.com

NESHEIM’S

Nesheim’s is a full-service floor and carpet cleaning company that has been servicing the Boulder community since 1981. Rick Farasyn, president of Nesheim’s, says that his carpet cleaning company is making efforts to go green and the Boulder community is helping. “Boulder is on the front lines of change and there are a lot of programs through cities and counties to help businesses like us do sustainable things and help protect the environment,” he says. In addition to trying to eliminate the business’s paper use with emails and online invoicing, Nesheim’s also offers eco-friendly plant-based cleaning solutions. Farasyn attributes Nesheim’s success to the golden rule. “We treat people the way we want to be treated,” he says. Runner Up: Chem-Dry of Boulder, 3835 Silver Plume Circle, Boulder, 720.304.3910; chemdryboulder.com

MAGNUS ANDERSON

Kathy Hagen and her husband Bob opened Magnus Anderson Hardwood Flooring in January of 2006. Since then, they have gained six employees and many happy customers. Kathy says the key is keeping priorities straight. “We try to put customers first,” Hagen says. “Our main priority is to really wow our customers with our customer service and our craftsmanship and give them beautiful floors.” One way Magnus Anderson impresses their customers is with their dust-free technology. A vacuum hose is attached to all Magnus Anderson sanding equipment, so the dust created when refinishing floors is immediately evacuated from the home. Call to schedule an appointment for a free estimate on your flooring project. Runner Up: Wood Wise Hardwood Flooring, 1919 7th St., Boulder, 303.442.7777; woodwiseboulder.com

Interior Design Studio

BARTLETT INTERIORS

2020 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.5194; bartlettinteriors.com

Joe and Betty Barnhill opened Barnhill Interiors in 1960. Fourteen years later, Jane Bartlett, a school friend of the Barnhill’s daughter, purchased the store upon the Barnhill’s retirement. Jane Bartlett and her sister Nancy have continued to provide the community with the largest library of upholstery and drapery fabric in all of Boulder County. “We’ve stayed true to what the Barnhills had started back in 1960,” Jane says. The Pearl Street store acts as a furniture store, design studio, and showroom for those looking to realize their interior design dreams. “We have a big library and wonderful September 25, 2016

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skylights and big work tables,” Jane says. “We have it set up for people to feel welcome to come in.” Bartlett Interiors is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Runner Up: Barbara Bronk Interior Design, 770 Locust Ave., Boulder, 303.444.8411

Namasté Solar, Best Solar Energy Provider

Moving Company

TAYLOR MOVING AND STORAGE

4949 N. Broadway, Suite 110 Boulder, 303.443.5885; taylormove.com

“The most-awarded moving company in Boulder County” wins yet again. Outfitted with experienced staff, professional equipment and a commitment to client care, Taylor Moving and Storage ensures safe, ding-free and stress-free moving of all your precious belongings, no matter if they’re headed to a closetsized apartment or a new executive suite. Since 1997, Owners Glen Taylor and Leah Sprague put superior service and competitive pricing at the top of their checklist. “From the smallest apartment move to the largest office move, you’ll receive the same quality at the same low price, 365 days a year,” says Taylor. This commitment to service has paid off for the company, which has picked up several awards in recent years for their high regard for their customers. Runner Up: Klatt Moving & Storage, 4699 Nautilus Court, Suite 504, Boulder, 303.449.1960; klattmoving.com

Solar Energy Provider NAMASTÉ SOLAR

4571 Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.0300; namastesolar.com

Holistic thinking, earned leadership, consensus building, transparency and accountability: these are just a few of the tenets that support Namasté Solar’s unique company culture. “Our culture and business practices are like poetry – creative expressions of who we are and who we aspire to be,” recites the Namasté Way listed on the company’s website. And we haven’t even gotten to the best part: the company’s dedication to lessening our environmental impact through sustainable and renewable energy. As an employee-owned cooperative, Namasté Solar believes in transforming our use of energy through customizable solar experiences for residential and commercial projects. Through a one-on-one approach with clients, Namasté Solar builds a unique solar plan for structures of all shapes and sizes. Their bright outlook on renewable energy? That’s what makes them really shine. Runner Up: Independent Power Systems, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder, 303.443.0115; solarips.com

“OUR CULTURE AND BUSINESS PRACTICES ARE LIKE POETRY – CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS OF WHO WE ARE AND WHO WE ASPIRE TO BE.”

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Best for Pets Pet Boarding Service and Pet Sitting Service COTTONWOOD KENNELS

7275 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.2602; cottonwoodkennels.com

With a proverbial trophy case of best-of awards that span well over a decade, Cottonwood Kennels has earned its merit as Boulder’s go-to for pet daycare and boarding. Since their doors opened in 1972, Cottonwood Kennels has made it their mission to serve as “a play-and-stay for pets that’s as comfortable as a bed and breakfast but with all the fun of doggy play care.” Cottonwood, nestled on a small farm just east of Boulder, is the perfect countryside vacation spot for your pet, offering stays ranging from an afternoon to several weeks. Staff regularly see furry friends racing owners to the door, where they await play yards, swimming pools, pasture walks, agility courses and, of course, their furry buddies. Besides the wild and wooly clientele, the dedicated, hardworking staff is what makes Cottonwood such a special place. According to Co-owner Tom Bonfili, it takes a “very special person” to spend the entire day caring for other

people’s pets. “It’s easy to romanticize how much fun it is working in a business like this,” he adds. Co-owner Penny Vardell agrees. “All the guys in the back love what they do, and it really shows,” she says. In addition to running daycare services for pets, Cottonwood offers full boarding services for both canines and felines, with the staff making sure pets stick closely to routines – eating times, play times and nap times – as possible. They also boast a complete, modern grooming shop, where fur stylists offer everything from sudsy baths to careful clippings and complete makeovers. Runner Up for Best Pet Boarding Service: Broadway Animal Hospital and Pet Center, 1405 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303.449.5505; broadwayanimal.com Runner Up for Best Pet Sitting Service: Broadway Animal Hospital and Pet Center, 1405 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303.449.5505; broadwayanimal.com

Cottonwood Kennels, Best Pet Boarding Service and Best Pet Sitting Service

Broadway Animal Hospital , Best Pet Grooming Service and Best Vet Clinic

Pet Grooming Service and Vet Clinic

BROADWAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL AND PET CENTER

1405 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303.449.5505; broadwayanimal.com

“Customized” is a word that’s often associated with the service received at Broadway Animal Hospital and Pet Center, Boulder’s favorite vet clinic and grooming service provider located in south Boulder. “We pay attention to each individual, customizing the care and service we provide,” says Dr. Lee Woods, a licensed and experienced veterinarian and Broadway Animal’s Hospital Director. Established in 1991, Broadway Animal provides a wide variety of services including emergency care, dental care, grooming, surgery, radiology, hospice care and euthanasia. During routine visits, the attentive and compassionate staff, led by Dr. Woods, focuses on providing security and comfort to both four-legged and two-legged clients, who often find veterinary visits a stressful experience. “What makes us stand out is our personalized and compassionate service,” says Dr. Woods. “When people walk through the door, that’s the first thing they perceive.” With two associate veterinarians,

Drs. Aya Alt and Guru “Bibi” Khalsa, who’ve worked closely with animals ranging from alpacas to chihuahuas, Dr. Woods is confident that the veterinary service Broadway Animal provides is thorough, compassionate, and fully customized to suit the client’s needs. And the service doesn’t stop at veterinary check-ups: Takako Chasson, Broadway Animal’s professional pet groomer, has worked with animals her entire life and graduated from grooming college in 1992. During the month of September, clients can save 20% on a pet’s dental cleaning and x-rays for Dental Discount Month. Runner Up for Best Pet Grooming Service: Cottonwood Kennels, 7275 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.2602; cottonwoodkennels.com Runner Up for Best Vet Clinic: Alpine Hospital for Animals, 3210 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.443.9661; alpinehospitalforanimals.com

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Best Place to Get Beautiful

Hair Salon

POMPADOURS SALON

1320 Pearl St., Suite 200, Boulder, 303.938.8015; pompadours.com

Located on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall since 1990, Pompadours Salon has raked in a number of awards and accolades over the years, ranging from Salon Today Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Salon in North America” to multiple best-of mentions. Owners Edward Donisvitch and Lisa Fraser regularly vet top stylists, aiming to bring aboard the hair and makeup industry’s brightest artists. These are just a few of the rave reviews you’ll read as you scroll through Pompadour’s online mentions: “Thanks for keeping me looking gorgeous!”, “I’m new to Boulder and I’ve finally found my salon!”, “Professional, friendly, and an excellent cut!” An Aveda Salon, Pompadours uses the plant-based and heavenly scented line of renowned hairand skincare products. Selfcontrol, you’ve been warned. Runner Up: Twig Salon, 1831 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.447.0880; twighairsalon.com

Nail Salon and Best Spa J LOUNGE NATURAL NAIL BAR AND SPA

3003 Walnut St., Boulder, 720.484.6669; jloungespa.com

Whether it’s a banana split, a fun tech gadget or a relaxing facial at the end of a long week, life’s little luxuries mean different things to different people. If you’re into the practice of regular self-care with a sprinkling of self-indulgence, then a visit to Boulder’s J Lounge Natural Nail Bar and Spa should be on your shortlist. Boulder’s favorite all-in-one spa offers clients a sophisticated blend of nail care, skincare, facials, massage and beauty wellness in a retreat-like setting – right in the heart of our fair city. A perfectly chill respite where friends and family can meet, catch up and relax, J Lounge offers customized, catered service to individuals, groups and large parties alike. In its serene setting, you can enjoy an invigorating 4 Layer Lift that leaves your face “buttery soft and glowing,” a deep-tissue full-body massage, a balancing acupuncture treatment, or a hurts-so-good waxing – and those are just a few of the services offered. Even the gents can enjoy tailored treatments that address the concerns of a heavily bearded bard. And for those who like to focus on their phalanges, J Lounge offers a wide array of mani and pedi services featuring only natural, organic ingredients – no petroleum products, no synthetic fragrances, no artificial preservatives. “The atmosphere is very calm and inviting,” said one happy client.

Skincare Facility

LASER & COSMETIC ASSOCIATES OF BOULDER 4745 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 115, Boulder, 303.558.8800; enhanceyourskin.com

In the past decade, skincare has traveled light years beyond a good cleanser and an expensive moisturizer – and Laser & Cosmetic Associates of Boulder has stayed up-to-date on all the effective treatments available today. With a specialized focus on facial rejuvenation, non-surgical facial skincare and plastic surgery, Laser & Cosmetic Associates of Boulder offers a variety of ways to enhance

your skin’s appearance as well as your overall look. In addition to these cosmetic options, co-founders Drs. Andrew Goldman, David Morrissey and J. Douglas Warren, along with their team of thoughtful and discreet medical assistants, offer advanced acne and laser vein treatments. Runner Up: J Lounge, 3003 Walnut St., Boulder, 720.484.6669; jloungespa.com

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Runner Up for Best Nail Salon: ten20, 2005 Pearl St., Boulder, 720.565.1020; ten20.tv

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Runner Up for Best Spa: Spa at St. Julien, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720.406.9696; stjulien.com

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Best Places

After School Program ABC KIDS CLIMBING

2016 Best Physical Therapy Clinic Best Holistic Care/Wellness Center Best Pilates Studio

We are honored to be…. Your Bridge to Healing

1960 32nd St., Boulder, 303.443.5437; abckidsboulder.com

“Climbing is such a positive, fun-filled activity for children. Its mental challenges evoke creative thinking, elicit problem-solving and stir vertical cognition, while its physical challenges raise body awareness, enhance movement and build strength,” says Robyn Raboutou, co-owner of ABC Kids Climbing in Boulder. As the only climbing gym to offer over 7,200 square feet of kid-friendly climbing, this Boulder gym is at the forefront of developmental education for toddlers to teens. “When the mental and physical elements of climbing combine, mind and body work together to produce a focused and confident flow of agility, balance and coordination.” Got a climber on your hands?

ABC Kids Climbing, Best After School Program

ABC Kids Climbing may be your saving grace for after-school activities. Runner Up: YMCA of Boulder, 2850 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303.442.2778; ymcabv.org

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Physical Therapy Pilates Schroth Based Scoliosis Rehabilitation Cancer Survivorship Program

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COTTONWOOD KENNELS

7275 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.2602; cottonwoodkennels.com

Cottonwood Kennels, Best Customer Service

Full-Day/Full-Week Summer Day Camp ROCKY MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP

2205 Norwood Ave., Boulder, 303.495.5204; rockymtndaycamp.com

At Cottonwood Kennels, “customer service” translates into their dialed-in connection between pet and person. “What makes Cottonwood special is our pet-to-person ratio, our attention to detail, and the care that we give,” says Co-owner Penny Vardell. The big-hearted and dedicated staff carefully monitors pets’ habits and attitudes throughout the day, even providing pet owners with a report card at the end of each stay. “We treat each animal as an individual, and find out what their individual needs are. Each pet is different, and we understand that.” And when Cottonwood says every pet, they mean it: they’ve even boarded a hedgehog or two throughout the years. If that’s not customer service, we don’t know what is.

When David and Holly Hansburg’s son, Paxton, was old enough to attend summer camp, they discovered only limited options in Boulder County. Seeing a gap that needed to be filled, the idea behind Rocky Mountain Day Camp was born. Both career educators, the Hansburgs made it their mission to provide families in Boulder County with a multiweek summer day camp, where kids can build self-esteem, create memories and learn new skills in a spirited community of new friends. Through providing a wide range of age-appropriate activities that are both fun and challenging, day camp students hone skills they already possess and learn new skills through the experts and role models on staff. The result? Confident, happy, well-rounded kids.

Runner Up: Elevations Credit Union, 2960 Diagonal Highway, Boulder, 303.443.4672; elevationscu.com

Runner Up: Dawson School Summer Camps, 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, 303.665.6679; dawsonschool.org

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Best Colorado Ski Resort

ELDORA MOUNTAIN RESORT

2861 Eldora Ski Road 140, Nederland, 303.440.8700; eldora.com

For those not yet in the know, Eldora Mountain Resort’s tagline says it all: “Sensational snow, 21 miles from Boulder!” Now, a few more numbers: 300+ inches of snow per year, 10,800 feet at top elevation, 680 acres of terrain. Serving as Boulder’s backyard ski resort since 1962, Eldora Mountain Resort provides relaxed, unpretentious fun with a little something for everyone and every skill level: steeps, bumps, glades, a terrain park and a world-class Nordic Center with groomed corduroy for easy cruising. And for those with little ones, there’s an acclaimed Children’s Center, where learning to ski or snowboard is approachable and fun. Need a lift (pun intended)? Eldora also features free close-in parking and RTD bus service just 50 feet from the lift.

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Runner Up: Vail Ski Resort, Vail, 970.754.8245; vail.com September 25, 2016

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BEST SERVICES, FACES & PLACES

Dry Cleaner/Laundromat

Financial Institution/Bank

1715 15th St., Boulder, 303.440.8600; 2570 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.499.7030; 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.494.2709; 607 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303.494.4830; 3980 Broadway, Boulder, 303.443.0158; 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder, 303.447.8700; 1140 US-287, Broomfield, 303.404-8917; 1631 Pace St., Longmont, 303.684.8585; 3335 Arapahoe Road, Erie, 720.890.8860; artcleaners.com

2800 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 800.368.9328; 2960 Diagonal Highway, Boulder, 303.443.4672; 1669 Euclid Ave., Suite 143, Boulder, 303.443.4672; 4760 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.443.4672; 611 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303.443.4672; 1900 W. South Boulder Road, Boulder, 303.443.4672; elevationscu.com

ART CLEANERS

Art Cleaners has deep roots in the Boulder County community, and the owners take that connection seriously. Art Cleaners has offered dependably high-quality dry cleaning, laundry and alteration services since 1921, and they’ve stayed ahead of the curve when it comes to the technology driving their cleaning services. “We’re the exclusive users of Green Earth cleaning. It’s gentle on your clothes and gentle on the environment,” Owner Brian Hansen says. “We’re pleased to be able to provide that to the people of Boulder.” While the technology has evolved, their commitment to the customer has remained constant. From their free pickup and delivery policies to their consistent work with schools, shelters and other community

Art Cleaners, Best Dry Cleaner, Laundromat

centers throughout the year, the owners at Art Cleaners walk the walk when it comes to serving Boulder County. Runner Up: John’s Cleaners and Laundry, 3325 28th St., Suite 6, Boulder, 303.444.2877; 4800 Baseline Road, Suite 109, Boulder, 303.499.5554; 440 Black Diamond Drive, Lafeyette, 303.665.9493; johnsdrycleaners.com

ELEVATIONS CREDIT UNION

Elevations Credit Union is about much more than dollars and cents. Since 1953, the member-owned financial institution has been invested in its customers, offering viable routes to everyday exchanges and significant life steps. Whether it’s mortgage services or establishing a customer’s very first checking account, Elevations has always been about community. “Elevations Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to providing its members with solutions for a better life,” notes spokeswoman Meredith Powlison. “In addition to providing a broad portfolio of financial products and services to members along the Front Range of Colorado, Elevations emphasizes giving back to the community and providing its members with financial education.”

Runner Up: First Bank, 4770 Baseline Road, Suite100, 303.499.2200; 2835 Pearl St., 720.406.8800; 6500 Lookout Road, Boulder, 303.530.1000; 2100 Broadway, Boulder, 303.440.6500: 3600 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303.237.5000; efirstbank.com

Elevations Credit Union, Best Financial Institution/Bank

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Funeral Service Provider

Place for Worship

2969 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303.440.3960; greenwoodmyersfuneral.com

2855 Folsom St., Boulder, 303.442.1411; unityofboulder.com

GREENWOOD & MYERS MORTUARY

UNITY OF BOULDER SPIRITUAL CENTER

Greenwood & Myers works hard to make the most difficult time in their customers’ lives a little easier. The mortuary’s business model includes requisite amount of grief and loss with every transaction, and that fact isn’t lost on the owners. Their philosophy incorporates care, sympathy and kindness, factors that have long made them a standout in the Boulder community. “We offer professional guidance and personal and specialized attention before, during and after the loss of a loved one,” representatives insist. “Our reputation for honesty and integrity is very well known, and it is our most valuable asset.” That reputation comes through in the mortuary’s full spectrum of services, from grief counseling to personalized funerals to flower arrangements.

One only needs to look to the name of the Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center to discover its mission and message. The spiritual center focuses on the power of unity in its teachings, and that message has resonated with a diverse congregation. “Unity is a family church center that emphasizes diversity, healing, community and love for all,” says Spokeswoman Sierra Samuel. “People come for the message … Unity believes that the Kingdom of Heaven is already within you, and it is through self-realization that we can come to know the divine and see it manifest in our lives.” Head Minister Jack Groverland and Associate Minister Syntysche Groverland work hard to spread that message, and have made Unity a spiritual institution in Boulder County.

Runner Up: Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, 303.442.4411; dignitymemorial.com/ crist-mortuary

Runner Up: Flatirons Community Church, 355 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303.6645524; flatironschurch.com

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Retirement/Alternative or Elder Care/Assisted Living Community

THE ACADEMY

970 Aurora Ave., Boulder, 303.938.1920; theacademyboulder.com

Residents of the Academy retirement community don’t have to look far for inspiration. With the picturesque setting of Chautauqua National Park as its background, the Academy offers a setting straight out of a storybook. Its location is only one feature of The Academy that makes it a vibrant and engaging choice for retirees. “The Academy is a lively and robust community in the heart of Boulder that’s dedicated to hospitality and connection,” says Spokeswoman Carrie

Orbino. “With a commitment to excellence that encourages meaningful experiences, The Academy captures the best of what makes life and work satisfying and fun.” With 52 residences, The Academy offers an intimate and tight-knit feel, even as it provides easy access to natural world and the thriving Boulder lifestyle. Runner Up: Balfour Senior Living, 1855 Plaza Drive, Louisville, 303.926.1000; theacademyboulder.com

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The Academy, Best Retirement/Alternative or Elder Care/Assisted Living Community

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Boulder Valley School

Private School

1604 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 720.561.2200; boh.bvsd.org

10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, 303.665.6679; dawsonschool.org

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Boulder High School offers students a strong bridge to a changing world. From focused efforts on preparing students for Advanced Placement exams and concurrent enrollment classes to providing a rich tapestry of extra-curricular activities, Boulder High is all about offering a balanced yet rigorous academic experience. “We aim to provide a learning experience that demonstrates a care and concern for each of our students – a defining characteristic of our school,” notes BHS Principal James Hill. “Our aim is to produce graduates who are not only prepared intellectually for their futures but also have been offered every opportunity to find success.” Success has a different definition for every student, and the staff and administration at BHS offer plenty of pathways for their entire population.

Some simple statistics eloquently illustrate the quality of education at the Dawson School. The Lafayettebased K-12 institution boasts an enrollment of 525 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1 and an average class size of 15. What’s more, the school has a 100 percent graduation rate and a 100 percent four-year college/university acceptance rate. Sixty-five percent of the school’s seniors receive scholarship/grant offers, which total more than $6 million on an annual basis. “(We) offer challenging college-preparatory academics, robust athletics and arts programs, and renowned experiential and outdoor education,” said Dawson spokeswoman Sarah Amirani. “Dawson graduates are young men and women who achieve their individual potential, savor life and meet the challenges of the world. The school is committed to the development of character, emphasizing respect, compassion, courage and integrity.” Judging from the statistics, the staff at Dawson are fulfilling their mission.

Runner Up: Fairview High School, 1515 Greenbriar Blvd., Boulder, 303.561.3100; fairviewhs.org

Runner Up: Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1318 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303.442.6158; school.shjboulder.org

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Dawson School, Best Private School

BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

September 25, 2016


Best for Wheels

Car Wash

PUDDLE CAR WASH

3100 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.9274; puddlecarwash.com

Fisher Honda Kia, Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Department and Oil Change

Auto Dealer

FLATIRONS ACURA SUBARU

5995 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 888.650.6108; flatironsimports.com

Coloradans love their Subarus. The model is the go-to choice for many across Boulder County and the rest of the state – chalk it up to the Centennial State’s reputation for an active lifestyle. That popularity can make many Subaru models harder to come by, but that has never dissuaded the staff at Flatirons Acura Subaru. The dealership has earned its reputation for connecting consumers with their most prized Subaru models; their commitment is clear in their mission statement. As the Flatirons website boasts: “While the current popularity and resulting high demand of Subaru vehicles has made some Subaru models hard to come by, our professional sales staff will do everything we can to ensure you get behind the wheel of your desired Subaru. We’re a company that is passionate about what we sell.” We agree. Runner Up: Fisher Honda Kia, 6025 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.245.6416; fisherauto.com September 25, 2016

Auto Repair Shop/Service Department and Oil Change

FISHER HONDA KIA

6025 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.245.6416; fisherauto.com

Craig Fisher, co-owner, president and namesake of Fisher Honda Kia has a simple and direct appeal to his customers: “Your experience is our numberone priority,” Fisher says. “No games, no gimmicks, just good business.” Judging from the dealership’s track record when it comes to repairs, service and oil changes, Fisher is telling it like it is. Bob and Madelyne Fisher founded Fisher Auto in 1968, and the business boasts a familiar, family feel. That sense of honesty and directness comes through in the interactions with the repair shop and service department. Whether it’s a matter of serious repairs or a simple oil change, the crew at Fisher Honda Kia specialize in offering customers a low-stress, manageable experience that reflects a consistent set of values and an impressive degree of know-how. The dealership’s Honda and Kia service centers offer services that run the gamut, and its collision center prides itself on making

short work of even the most extensive damages. Case in point: the crew attached an entirely new frame to an F-150 that had suffered extensive damage, managing to save the engine and refurbish the entire vehicle. That degree of commitment comes through in their easy and rapid oil change service. No matter the hour, the folks at Fisher are consistent in their ability to get the job done well and in a timely matter. The Fisher family has earned their spot as one of the most trusted automotive clans in the Boulder County area.

A lot can get done in 12 minutes. The ownership at Puddle Car Wash is well aware of this fact, and they make the most of every second. With a standard that sees customers in and out of the building in rapid time, Puddle is the definition of rapid service infused with quality. “Our goal is to provide a quality wash at a reasonable price. Our employees are trained to be polite and helpful,” says Puddle Car Wash managers. “The on-site management and ownership group oversees the day-to-day operation to ensure a consistent product. Twelve minutes in and out is our target for a car wash.” That’s not to say the folks at Puddle can’t dedicate more time to a project. With a fullservice shop that offers deeper cleaning and detailing, Puddle offers a spectrum of services. Runner Up: Black Diamond Car Wash, 1414 Hecla Way, Louisville, 303.666.6696; blackdiamondcarwash.com

Runner Up for Auto Repair/ Service Dept.: Flatirons Acura Subaru, 5995 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 888.349.3954; fisherauto.com Runner Up for Oil Change: Pellman’s Automotive, 2560 49th St., Boulder, 303.938.4050

BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

Puddle Car Wash, Best Car Wash

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SHOPPER’S PARADISE

Best for Eats & Drinks Pet Store and Pet Bakery/Deli

P.C.’S PET PANTRY FOR DOGS AND CATS

2828 30th St., Boulder, 303.245.9909; pcspantry.com

Hazel’s Beverage World, Best Liquor Store

Grocery Store

KING SOOPERS

1650 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.9622; 655 Lookout Road Boulder, 303.530.1020; 3600 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303.499.4004; kingsoopers.com

With so many food-shopping options in Boulder County, it’s hard to decide where to spend family funds. But locals and students alike trust King Soopers to deliver what they need without blowing the bank. The grocer has been a part of the Boulder community for more than 60 years. “We know our customers have a choice on where to grocery shop and we work hard every day to earn their business,” says Jennifer Fey, who handles customer communications and advertising for the chain of stores. “It starts with great people, good prices and a great shopping experience.” Like each store, King Soopers associates are a reflection of the unique neighborhoods and people they serve. Fey says, “Our goal is to make sure that our product selection matches their lifestyle.” Runner Up: Lucky’s Market, 3960 Broadway St., Suite 104, Boulder, 303.444.0215; 695 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 303.218.4875; 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 201, Longmont, 303.827.3684; luckysmarket.com 48

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Liquor Store

Wine Merchant

HAZEL’S BEVERAGE WORLD

BOULDER WINE MERCHANT

Most people first head to Hazel’s for its sheer selection. With 35,000 square feet and 11,000 items, it’s a big, fun place to shop for beer, wine and liquor. But what keeps customers coming back is a reflection of good service. “People shop with you when you meet their needs. It’s about what our customers need,” says Store Manager Jim Dean. That’s why he hires only staff members that can help meet Boulder County’s particular requirements, whether that’s passing along beer knowledge or locating specialty items. And because “we’re local guys, we want to give back,” says Dean, who’s store is a big supporter of University of Colorado. “I just found out that we’re the largest collector for Humane Society of Boulder Valley.”

“We strive to represent inventory from thoughtful producers who make things in a more natural, sustainable way,” says Brett Zimmerman, who owns the intimate store with his wife. Attention to detail is a way of life at the neighborhood wine, beer and spirits enclave. “We like to pay attention to why we are putting something on the shelf,” he says. Zimmerman knows people by name and what they like and is always adapting to their needs. “One day they come in for craft beer, then a $300 bottle of wine, then a cheap bottle for dinner,” he says. “My approach is taking care of people the way you would in the front house of a nice restaurant. We anticipate people’s needs when they walk through the door.”

Runner Up: Liquor Mart, 1750 15th St., Boulder, 303.449.3374; liquormart.com

Runner Up: Hazel’s Beverage World, 1955 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.1955; hazelsboulder.com

1955 28th St., Boulder, 303.447.1955; hazelsboulder.com

2690 Broadway, Boulder, 303.443.6761; boulderwine.com

“IT STARTS WITH GREAT PEOPLE, GOOD PRICES AND A GREAT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE.” BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

No one’s barking about the fact that PC’s Pantry has become a Boulder landmark – for pets and owners. So it’s no surprise that this establishment, locally owned by the equally iconic Mary Lee Withers, won this year in two categories. She attributes the pet shop’s success to a well-balanced mix: a natural willingness to help customers, plus product selection and knowledge of loyal customers’ animals and their needs. Four- and threelegged staff members add an exceptionally warm, friendly feel to P.C.’s. “We have six cats and three dogs who come to work every day,” says Withers. “One of our cats, Annie, is a tripod.” In the ever-popular pet bakery/deli, the standout delicacy is liver loaf. They’re dogs, OK. “Most people do not cook with liver, so this is a special treat for the animals,” says Withers. “Also, the P.C.’s Pizza has been a staple and favorite for dogs since we opened.” Runner Up for Best Pet Store: Whole Pets, Crossroad Commons, 2835 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.4733; wholepetsholistic.com Runner Up for Best Pet Bakery/ Deli: The Dirty Dog, 1100 US-287, Broomfield, 303.469.9490; facebook.com/TheDirtyDogGrooming

P.C.’s Pet Pantry for Dogs and Cats, Best Pet Store and Best Pet Bakery/Deli

September 25, 2016


Best for Home Antique Dealer

Appliance Store

4919 Broadway, Boulder, 303.447.0417; theamazinggaragesale.com

305 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 1, Louisville, 303.516.4015; buyfromsa.com

SPECIALTY APPLIANCE

THE AMAZING GARAGE SALE

You will never go to another garage sale like this. Judi Lesta’s legendary 16-year-old consignment warehouse is not your typical used furniture store. “It’s more like an art gallery filled with collectible, unusual and mostly one-of-akind items.” The antique dealer has become known for sourcing mid-century modern pieces from eclectic, world-traveling Boulderites who like to unload in estate sales. But Lesta also has all kinds of vintage home decor items, as well as art, jewelry and other collectibles, including ancient masks. “I’m not a strip-mall kind of person,”

Specialty Appliance, Best Appliance Store

The Amazing Garage Sale, Best Antique Dealer

says Lesta, whose store already fits perfectly in the recently designated NoBo art district neighborhood. Runner Up: Classic Facets, 942 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.938.8851; classicfacets.com

Locally owned and operated for over 15 years, this now three-location Colorado appliance chain hones its product and service set a little more each year. Specialty Appliance does all its own installations – that means no subcontractors – and staffs a in-house, factory-trained customer service team. “We offer certified installation, which on some brands extends the warranty by a year,” says Marketing Manager Stephanie Shephard. Showrooms stock a wide selection, and people

appreciate the hands-on environment. “Just about every brand is out there on display to look at,” says Shephard. A 66,000-square-foot warehouse backs it all up to ensure that the items customers want – including popular induction cooktops and convection steam ovens – are ready and waiting for install. Runner Up: Mountain High Appliance, 1130 Pine St., Louisville, 303.665.6850; mountainhighappliance.com

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3710 Mitchell Drive, Suite 110 Fort Collins, CO 80525 970.223.2098

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Louisville

305 McCaslin Blvd #1 Louisville, CO 80027 303.516.4015

www.buyfromsa.com

Monday— Friday, 9am–5:30pm Saturday 10am–4pm or anytime by appointment

2560 49th Street, Boulder • 303-938-4050 • pellmansauto.com

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Art Gallery

Bedding/Mattress Store

Floor Covering Store

1116 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.7200; smithklein.com

3080 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.447.1154; verlo.com

4920 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.3221; atlasflooringboulder.com

VERLO MATTRESS

SHOPPER’S PARADISE

SMITHKLEIN GALLERY

“We’ve been in business for 33 years, and some people come to us for longevity and credibility,” says Nathan Klein, who took over the gallery from his mother, a fixture in the Boulder art world. In that respect, nothing’s changed. But the art at SmithKlein is leaning more contemporary these days. “My mom taught me that you’ve got to show what you like,” he says. “My wife and I gravitate toward contemporary and it has been well received.” The gallery is also expanding its range,

showing more nationally acclaimed artists in painting and sculpture, as well as art jewelry and glass. Scheduled “openings” have gone the way of re-hangings. “We rehang the gallery every month adding one to two different artists – and that is the show,” says Klein. “Most galleries do 2- to 3-month blocks, but we’re always switching things up.” Runner Up: Art + Soul Gallery, 1615 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.544.5803; artandsoulboulder.com

SmithKlein Gallery, Best Art Gallery

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What a dreamy, green world it would be if everyone slept on a Verlo. The mattress manufacturer has counted Boulder its comfy home for nearly three decades. Owner Dick Sumerfield says, “It’s truly a good feeling to know that the community finds us to be the best and that inspires us to continue to further develop our business in order to serve them the best way we can.” Verlo Mattress did just that with a total remodel of the local showroom, using mattress collection “pods” and icons to denote features such as natural materials, advanced technologies, pressure relief, sleeps cool, temperature regulation and comfort adjustment. Verlo is also renowned for its green initiatives: reducing waste and “outcycling” old mattresses. Runner Up: Denver Mattress Co., 1945 28th St., Boulder, 303.413.1314; denvermattress. furniturerow.com

ATLAS FLOORING

Atlas may be best known for a vast selection of tile, carpet and wood in one big, red barn. But it’s all the little stuff that customers love about this experienced, efficient floorcovering crew. “We know that if we take care of our customers they will take care of us,” says Owner Leister Bowling, who is carrying on a 58-year-old tradition. “We treat every customer that walks in door the same, whether they’re buying a $10 box of grout or a $10,000 kitchen.” That extends to a popular mid-October customer appreciation sale where loyal customers get up to 50% off and new customers can chat up the Atlas staff. But the nicest surprise? Atlas does full-service kitchens – from entry-level cabinets to custom jobs – with free design to boot. Runner Up: McDonald Carpet One Floor & Home, 6367 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.449.0011; mcdonaldcarpetoneboulder.com

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Hardware Store

Best Home Décor Store

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.443.1822; mcguckin.com

1941 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.545.0320; hwhome.com

MCGUCKIN HARDWARE

This is the everyman’s – and entrepreneur’s – hardware store. “You can do anything here!” says Marketing Manager Louise Garrels, who recalls the founder of Skratch Labs mixing up his first energy powders with McGuckin’s paint shakers. “People are building prototypes in the store all the time.” In addition to stocking a locally curated assortment of products, the 61-year-old store maintains a service shop, which can fix anything from an old lamp to a chainsaw. “People are embracing that you can recycle, reuse and repair!” But ultimately McGuckin’s staying power is its ability to adapt. Garrels says, “We focus on meeting the needs of an ever-changing community. We find those pockets of products that appeal to the needs of all generations, from boomers to millennials.” Runner Up: The Home Depot, 1600 29th St., Boulder, 303.449.4221; 393 S. Hover Road, Longmont, 720.494.0319; 1200 W. Dillon Road, Louisville, 303.661.9600; homedepot.com

HW HOME

This furniture store stages pieces in a way that inspire customers from the moment they cross the threshold. “We have a unique assortment of furniture and accessories, and it’s all merchandised with lots of layers that make it more interesting than just a sofa, cocktail table and chairs,” says Linda Madson, manager at the Pearl Street location. “The store has a lot of personality, texture and interesting items you just don’t see any where else.” Think hair-on-hide ottomans; petrified wood side tables, rope stools – “things that add visual interest to a space without costing a lot.” Madson says Boulder County locals are drawn to the store’s 18-year run, educated team and classy-modern products with sustainable woods and organic looks that can make a house a home. Runner Up: HomeGoods, 2550 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.245.9383; homegoods.com

Imported Goods Store

INDOCHINE HOME + GARDEN

7123 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.444.7734; indochinehomeimport.com

Welcome to your very own 10,000-foot Asian artifact wonderland. “It’s like taking a trip to Asia without the jet lag,” says Owner Hugo Brooks of Indochine. From direct-import furniture and home goods to inspiring outdoor items for a serene garden in the city, this repository of gems continues to enchant locals with finds from

as faraway as Mongolia, Burma and Thailand. The inventory is constantly changing. It’s like a treasure hunt for anything from “collectible rarities” to “practical utility items,” says Brooks. Runner Up: Cost Plus World Market, 1685 28th St., 303.938.0757; worldmarket.com

Ristorante Italiano

Thank you Boulder. • Private Banquet Facilities Available • Live Jazz Every Friday Night With George Nelson • Happy Hour 3:30 – 6:00 Daily • Nightly Fresh Fish Specials • “You’ve Got To Go To Carelli’s! It’s Old School. It’s Comfortable. It’s Not Pretentious.” – Denver Post

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Indochine Home + Garden, Best Imported Goods Store

September 25, 2016

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Place to Buy Windows SOLARGLASS WINDOW & DOOR SHOPPER’S PARADISE

3002 Sterling Circle, Suite 101, Boulder, 303.442.4277; signaturewindows.co

Place to Buy Custom Countertops

Overwhelmed by the thought of an in-home upgrade? The entire process is made smooth and easy by Moros’ friendly sales professionals and skilled installers.

SolarGlass Window & Door – now known as Signature Windows – has been a Boulder County mainstay since 1981. With every new window, door or skylight sold by Signature, a promise is made: to supply a superior product and deliver the utmost care to customers and their homes. Signature will be the first to say that they’re not the area’s cheapest option, but their residential, commercial and custombuilt windows, doors and skylights provide customers with a product that will ensure decades of efficient enjoyment. With showrooms in Boulder, Denver, Ft. Collins and Aspen, Signature Windows offers convenience to Colorado residents around the state.

Runner Up: Art Atlas Flooring, 4920 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.3221; atlasflooringboulder.com

Runner Up: Gravina's Windows & Siding, 950 W. Evans Ave., Denver, 303.472.8462; gravinaswindows.com

Moros Fabrication, Best Place to Buy Custom Countertops

MOROS FABRICATION

3871 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.473.0111; morosfabrication.com

Seamless granite. Milky soapstone. Elegant marble. Shimmery quartz. These are just a few of the finishes offered by Moros Fabrication, your go-to source for custom countertops serving all of Boulder County. Offering custom fabrication from their on-site shop, Moros has a wide selection of natural stone,

manufactured materials and even eco-friendly products, which are painstakingly cut, shaped and fitted to your space’s exact specifications. Countertops are certainly a focus for this Boulder-based business, but Moros also does stunning work with tub decks, bar tops, fireplace surrounds and shower installations.

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4920 N 28th St. Boulder, CO 80301 303.442.3221 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

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Boulder’s Premier Eyewear Destination

Windo VanGo, Best Place to Buy Window Treatments

Place to Buy Window Treatments WINDO VANGO

1140 Highway 287, Unit B, Broomfield, 303.420.3788; windovango.org

Whether you’re into loads of natural light or the vampire lifestyle, Windo VanGo offers shades, blinds, shutters and draperies for every room in every home. A family-owned company, Windo VanGo has been serving the entire metro area from its Broomfield location for over 20 years. With a highly trained staff of Hunter Douglascertified installers, the team aims to treat customers’ homes and newly purchased treatments with respect and the utmost

care. Their newly remodeled showroom offers looky-loos plenty of inspiration and ideas for upcoming projects. The entire Windo VanGo team is proud of its superior reputation, and continually relies on the wordof-mouth referrals received by satisfied clients. Count this award as another feather in your referral cap, VanGo team. Runner Up: Innovative Openings, 667 S. Pierce Ave., Louisville, 303.665.1305; innovativeopenings.com

Place to Buy Outdoor Furniture

ALL BACKYARD FUN

2400 Central Ave., Suite E, Boulder, 720.442.7480; allbackyardfun.com

A peaceful evening outside with a comfy patio chair, a fire pit warming your toes and an incredible sunset dipping into the mountains: sounds lovely, doesn’t it? You can get it all (minus the mountain sunset) at All Backyard Fun, Boulder’s leading retailer of casual outdoor furniture. A familyowned business since 2006, All Backyard Fun offers a wide variety of unique and exclusive outdoor products, including wicker and aluminum furniture, gas fire pits, multimedia entertainment

systems, decorative urban fireglass, and a whole host of eyecatching outdoor accessories. Product lines are extensively researched and manufacturers go through a rigorous selection process before hitting the All Backyard Fun floor, ensuring superior products, dialed-in customer service and a boutiquestyle buying experience.

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Runner Up: Christy Sports, 2000 30th St., Boulder, 303.442.2493; christysports.com

Thank you Boulder! In the Village at 2525 Arapahoe Ave All Backyard Fun, Best Place to Buy Outdoor Furniture

September 25, 2016

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SHOPPER’S PARADISE

Best for Inspiration Art Supply & Hobby Store Bookstore

BOULDER BOOK STORE

MICHAELS

4800 Baseline Road, Suite A-108, Boulder, 303.494.2008; michaels.com

1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.447.2074; boulderbookstore.net

Feeling the need for some artistic inspiration? Let your inner creative loose at Michaels, where all artistic supplies live under one giant roof. With another notch in its belt as this year’s favorite hobby-craft paradise, Michaels not only offers everything for the hobby scrapbooker, painter and home decorator, but it regularly offers unique classes and workshops where participants learn new crafty skills. Its large rotating holiday section offers every party hat, streamer and commemorative doodad to celebrate upcoming holidays at home or at the office. And for those with wedding bells ringing on a DIY budget, Michaels offers an entire section aimed to inspire thoughtful touches and clever creativity for the big day.

As Boulder’s largest independent bookstore, Boulder Book Store has the numbers to match: over 20,000 square feet, more than 100,000 titles, and over 200 events per year. Voted year after year as a mainstay in many of Boulder’s best-of categories, Boulder Book Store has been anchored to the Pearl Street Mall as a wonderland of all things literary since 1973. The book store’s independent nature is representative of Boulder’s shop-local spirit; David Bolduc, Boulder Book Store’s owner, is one of the founding members of the Boulder Independent Business Alliance, and has been at the forefront of the shop-local movement for over a decade. Open seven days a week on the bustling corner of 11th and Pearl, this Boulder landmark carries a little (written) something for everyone.

Runner Up: Guiry’s Color Source, 2404 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.3800; guirys.com

Runner Up: Barnes & Noble, 2999 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.0349; barnesandnoble.com

Camera Store

MIKE’S CAMERA

2500 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.1715; mikescamera.com

Whether it’s for prints, tuneups, or a new lens, Front Range professional photographers and hobbyists alike flock to Mike’s Camera on Pearl Street in Boulder. Since its humble beginnings in 1967 to today’s 12 locations across Colorado and Northern California, Mike’s Camera has always put customer service first. So much so, that each customer service staff member must qualify as a Certified Photographic Consultant and maintain that status during their tenure at Mike’s. In addition to offering the latest and greatest in photographic and videographic technology, Mike’s also offers classes and workshops, where photographers of all ages and skill levels can hone their skills and test drive the latest from their favorite manufacturers. Is this all part of Mike’s master plan to channel the inner Ansel Adams in all of us? Likely, and we’re OK with that. Runner Up: Victory Camera, 275 Waneka Parkway, Suite 3E, Lafayette, 720.379.7789; victorycamera.com

Travel Supply Store

CHANGES IN LATITUDE TRAVEL STORE 2525 Arapahoe, Boulder, 303.786.8406; cil.com

Packing clinics. Epic slide shows. Travel tales. Each Tuesday at Boulder’s Changes in Latitude Travel Store, travelphiles can gather to learn tips and tricks of modern-day travel, as well as share stories of adventures past. These Traveler’s Tuesdays classes embody the mission behind Boulder’s best travel supply store: to make travel easy, safe and carefree. When Founder and Owner Cindy McClelland began preparing for her own worldwide adventure in 1991, she saw a need for a local store that offered all things travel in one convenient location. After her 15-month, 5-continent, 17-country escapade, McClelland returned to Boulder and opened Changes in Latitude in 1993. With a friendly and widely traveled staff, Changes in Latitude is Boulder’s go-to source for quality travel gear, insider travel information and unparalleled customer service. Runner Up: REI, 1789 28th St., Boulder, 303.583.9970; rei.com

Outdoor, Rec & Sports and Mountaineering Store

NEPTUNE MOUNTAINEERING

633 South Broadway, Boulder, 303.499.8866; neptunemountaineering.com

Neptune Mountaineering, Best Outdoor, Rec & Sports and Best Mountaineering Store

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When Gary Neptune opened the doors to his shoe and ski repair shop in Boulder in 1973, he never imagined that its humble beginnings would blossom into an all-things outdoor store and collectors museum. Neptune, a skiing and climbing enthusiast, surrounded himself with a staff of fellow adventurers who were fueled by the same outdoorsy passions, and Boulder’s outdoor community quickly took note. Recognizing superior products and no-spin advice from Front Range experts and professionals, Boulder holds Neptune Mountaineering as the go-to source for all things backcountry, camping, climbing,

and slope exploring. Neptune’s guarantee is a solid one: that every item you purchase at Neptune Mountaineering meets your highest standards. They’ve learned a lot about great customer service since 1973, and go above and beyond to make sure outdoorsy customers are satisfied with their service, products and overall experience. Now, what’s this about a museum? In the late 1970s, Gary and his friends began collecting climbing and skiing equipment from around the world, focusing on a significant period of exploration from the mid 1800s to the latter half of the 20th century. In addition to its extensive, one-

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of-a-kind collection of gear, the museum hosts lectures by world-famous rock climbers, skiers and mountaineers, as well as informative workshops on everything from polar exploration to canyoneering. Feeling inspired to lace up your boots and get outside? So are we. Runner Up for Best for Outdoor, Rec & Sports: Jax Lafayette Ranch & Home, 400 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303.665.4900; jaxmercantile.com Runner Up for Best Mountaineering Store: REI, 1789 28th Street, Boulder, 303.583.9970; rei.com September 25, 2016


Fishing Supply Store

FRONT RANGE ANGLERS

2344 Pear St., Boulder, 303.494.1375; frontrangeanglers.com

Bicycle Shop

University Bicycles, Best Bicycle Shop

UNIVERSITY BICYCLES

Runner Up: Jax Outdoor Gear Ranch & Home, 400 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 303.665.4900; jaxmercantile.com

839 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.4196; ubikes.com

Whether you’re tooling around Boulder on a townie or you’re primed and ready to conquer Betasso on a mountain bike, University Bicycles (“U Bikes,” for those in the know) is your source to get you started and keep you going on two wheels. If you’re just passing through town, U Bikes offers a wide array of rental bikes and in-house bike mechanics to get you rolling. A Boulder staple since 1985, the West End shop opened with 15 rental bikes,

With 30+ years as Boulder’s fly fishing shop, Front Range Anglers offers a wide range of fishing and angling products, as well as guide services to some of the area’s best fly fishing spots, and workshops led by its passionate and experienced staff. From hosting annual kids camps every summer to supporting CU’s fly fishing club (it’s a thing!), Front Range Anglers looks beyond age and ability to further the fishing sport. Offering more than a thousand trips annually, the shop sees incredible growth potential in Boulder’s younger fishermen. “That’s a growing part of our sport. It can’t all be 65-year-old guys who are disappearing,” laughs Owner Steve McLaughlin. Once fall arrives and fishing season winds down, the shop aims to keep summer fishing dreams alive with classes on fly-tying and technique.

a toolbox and a vision. Now boasting one of the most robust two-wheeled inventories in town, U Bikes still keeps a down-to-earth attitude. “We’re the friendly bike place to come for anyone who wants to buy a bike – we’re not elitists,” says Manager Lester Binegar. “The store culture is all based on friendliness and fun.” Runner Up: Boulder Cycle Sport, 4580 Broadway, Boulder, 303.444.2453; bouldercyclesport.com

Front Range Anglers, Best Fishing Supply Store

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Musical Instruments

Record Store

3101 28th St., Boulder, 303.449.0516; hbwoodsongs.com

1625 Folsom St., Boulder, 303.444.1760; bartsrecordshop.com

Need to upgrade your instrument? Or maybe look for rentals. Either way, H.B. Woodsongs is there for the musician. And with the ever growing folk music scene striking a chord with fans and players alike, musicians need a reliable music store that offers top quality new and used instruments. From guitars and ekulalies, to banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, and small percussion, those are just a few instrumental offerings. “We try hard to give our customers friendly service,” says Owner Dana Flitcraft. And there’s been an uptick in people taking to the ekulalie. That’s one reason they offer a euk jam sesh every Monday, says Flitcraft. And since staff are players too, they bring their knowledge and love for music to customers. “We try to offer customers what they need and we really appreciate their loyalty,” says Flitcraft.

At most record stores, customers haul in stacks of retro vinyl goodness in hopes of getting the best trade in values for old records. But that’s not the case at Bart’s Records. Nope. They come to your place and haul it away so you don’t have to.“We come to your home and look at your record collection, and that’s something no one else is doing,” says Story Employee Bill Moran. No doubt, vinyl records are a hot commodity these days. Question is – why? “People are starting to realize vinyl has a lot warmer, truer sound quality, where as CDs have this clean, almost too clean digital sound,” says Moran. Customers say the people who work at Bart’s are some of the most friendly and knowledgeable staff, says Moran.

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H.B. WOODSONGS

Runner Up: Robb’s Boulder Music, 2691 30th St., Boulder, 303.443.8448; bouldermusic.com

BART’S RECORD SHOP

Runner Up: Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo, 5360 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, 303.955.1519; facebook.com/Absolute-VinylRecords-Stereo123582874341697/?ref=hl

2775 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.786.9255; boulderrunning.com

Runner Up: Neptune’s Mountaineering, 633 South Broadway, Boulder, 303.499.8866, neptunemountaineering.com

Runner Up: Flatirons Running 629 S. Broadway St., Suite E, Boulder, 303.554.7837; flatironsrunning.com

1789 28th St., Boulder, 303.583.9970; rei.com

H.B. Woodsongs, Best Musical Instruments

BOULDER RUNNING CO.

When an entire city experiences an exodus into the mountains every weekend, safe and savvy outdoor gear is key. (Welcome to Boulder, folks.) At REI, Boulder’s mecca for outdoor recreation, camping, cycling, skiing and a laundry list of other blue-sky activities, on-staff experts provide customers with no-nonsense advice, insider information and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your outdoor gear. In addition to an outdoor gear selection large enough to choke a carabiner, REI offers (often free!) classes on bike maintenance, rock climbing, ski-tuning, and a host of other all-seasons activities that get you outside of your house and out of your head.

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When you gotta get your runner’s high, because nothing else sends you to your happy place, staff at Boulder Running Store know the feeling. That’s one reason why they are so eager to help customer’s get their fix – including helping people find the best shoes and accessories that make running a breeze. “We offer friendly thorough service and we’re willing to work with each customer individually,” says Store Manager John Windemuller. The staff will ask how often you hit the trails or pavement, past injuries, and person goals. That’s because they want customers to find the running shoes of their dreams. And stay hydrated in the process by offering some of the latest portable hydration packs. Plus, staff won’t rush you through the sales process. If you have questions, they take the time to answer you – whether it takes 60 seconds or 60 minutes.

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Ski/Snowboard Store

BOULDER SKI DEALS

2525 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303.938.8799; boulderskideals.com

It’s that time of year when ski and snowboard bums are Jonesin’ to get back to the slopes. Boulder Ski Deals knows this all too well. That’s why they’ve got lots of staff on the ready to help customers get some of the best deals in town, says Store Manager Mario Lopez. “We drive a lot of high value deals without sacrificing service and we give the best prices we can,” says Lopez. But don’t take his word. Take it from customers who have literally called Lopez back after a purchase to say thanks for having such uberknowledgeable staff. “We take a lot of pride in putting people in the right equipment. We have a lot of people who are passionate about the sport and they share that with our customers,” says Lopez. Runner Up: Christy Sports, 2000 30th Street, 303.442.2493; christysports.com

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Best for Gifts & Shine Gift Shop

JACQUE MICHELLE

2670 Broadway, Boulder, 303.786.7628; jacquemichelle.com

Looking for a last minute gag gift, or something extra special? Jacque Michelle knows how to deliver when it comes to unique gifts. Heather Radley, store manager says, customers love the atmosphere because it’s so much fun to shop here. And you never know what to expect – from Unicorn Snot, AKA body glitter, to dream catchers and costume jewelry. “Feathers are a big deal right now and we’ll be promoting feathers for Halloween,” says Radley. Looking to complete

that unique sock collection of yours? They’ve got ‘em at Jacque Michelle. From cat and dog prints, to narwhals and famous quotes – including those that drop ef-bombs. “When customers visit our store, we want it to be a fun experience,” says Radley. That’s why merchandise is selected with great care that also pays attention to the latest wacked out trends. Runner Up: Bliss, 1643 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.0355; bliss.com

Classic Facets, Best Antique Jewelry Store

Antique Jewelry Store CLASSIC FACETS

Florist

STURTZ AND COPELAND

942 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.938.8851; classicfacets.com

2851 Valmont Road, Boulder 303.442.6663; sturtzandcopeland.com

“People continue to support us and we’d like to thank everybody, because they keep us going,” says Owner Mickki Rainey. The store is a treasure trove filled with museum quality jewelry that includes: fine, vintage costume and estate jewelry. The prices range from $40 to $20,000, “so there’s something for everyone’s pocketbook,” says Rainy. With three gemologists on staff, Classic Facets has the knowledge and experience to appraise each consignment item, including an authentic 1920s filigree diamond ring. (Who’s the lucky girl?) With 20,000 pieces of authentic antique jewelry in-store, Classic Facets sources items from 11 countries and 37 states. But they won’t take just any old thing. All that glitters must fit the time period between the 1700s to 1950s. “I want people to have something that’s interesting, authentic and pretty,” says Rainey.

At Sturtz and Copeland, the staff get to know customers, says Store Manager Connie Smith. “Customers tell us all the time how good it feels when they walk in here. They say the place has good energy.” Smith says that oh-sogood feeling customers notice probably has something to do with the tropical greenhouse, a beautiful setting filled with luscious blooms big and small – and magnificent scents that keep your nose on patrol. Plus, thanks to friendly staff who take some time to understand customer needs, Smith says it only builds on that positive energy felt in the store. “We are an 85-year-old Boulder business and with that comes pride and a sense that we are a valued part of our community,” says Smith.

Runner Up: Bedell, 767 Pearl St., Suite A, 303.939.9292; bedellandco.com

Runner Up: Fiori Flowers, 2620 Broadway, Boulder, 720.565.2434; fioriboulder.com

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Jewelry Store

Walters & Hogsett, Best Jewelry Store

WALTERS & HOGSETT

2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite J, Boulder, 303.449.2626; waltersandhogsett.com

Looking for a timeless piece of jewelry for your sweetheart? Or maybe it’s time to treat yourself with a ring, necklace or earrings that say ba-ling-bling. “We give the personal attention customers deserve when celebrating special moments,” says Mark Vieregg, Co-owner of Walters & Hogsett. And if quality is something you want – well, it’s also something Walters & Hogsett values for their customers. The buyers keep some of the highest standards in terms of each designer’s

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craftsmanship and materials used. But most of all – jewelry has to look good when you wear it – and feel good too. “We try to find special designs that are lifelong pieces that represent today’s fashions,” says Vieregg. And by the way, if you’ve considering switching up your look, Vieregg says, yellow gold is making a comeback. Runner Up: Hurdle’s Jewelry, 1402 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.1084; hurdlesjewelry.com Daily Camera 57


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Best for Threads

Runner Up: Weekends, 1200 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.4231; weekendsboulder.com

Runner Up: Two Sole Sisters, 1703 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.442.0404; twosolesisters.com

2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite F, Boulder, 303.443.2713; theregimentshops.com

RAGS CONSIGNMENTS 3129 28th St., Boulder, 303.440.5758; iloverags.com

Shoppers unite at Rags Consignments. That’s because at this little shop, of 6,500 square feet, Shop Owner Margaret Miner knows how to bring it when it comes to procuring gently used fashions, like jeans, tops and handbags. Her staff must have a keen eye for items that look fab on a hanger, are in great shape, (no broken zippers or stains please) and keeps customers coming back. Plus, they know which brands are hot ticket items – like Milly, Vince and J Brand. “We have five to six thousand items in the store and next month all that merchandise will be turned over,” says Miner. But she doesn’t want customers to have to think too hard about whether it’s a screamin’ deal. She prices items around 75% off what it goes for new in retail stores. Even if the jeans look brand new – they won’t drain the checking account. Runner Up: Clutter Consignment, 2500 30th St., Boulder, 303.386.3423; clutterconsign.com 58

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Costume Store

THEATRICAL COSTUMES, ETC!

673 30th St., Boulder, 303.440.8515; theatricalcostumesetc.com

You may not realize Theatrical Costumes Etc! has moved – but they’re still around and kickin’ with some of the craziest getups and costume ideas on the planet. Owner Debra Ordway thanks her loyal customers who keep coming back – season after season. Whether you’re going for that sexy Steampunk look or dressing the Pokémon Go part, her staff will help get the creative juices flowing so your costume is a true standout. Whether you’re headed to a Halloween Ball or funky festival, staff will help you select the right bits and pieces to create a one-of-a-kind costume. “We carry fairy wings, light up bras, bumble bee tutus, the kind of accessories that help customers create that signature look they want,” says Ordway.

1425 Pearl St., Boulder 303.449.5260; 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.449.7440; comfortableshoes.com

For the guys who know how to dress – to those who need a few fashion tips, both can walk into The Regiment Shops in Boulder and know they’ll be taken care of when it comes to men’s fashion. That’s because the staff care about giving personal attention to all their customers. “We have nice merchandise, but more than anything, the Regiment Shop tries to build a relationship with each customer…by understanding their needs,” says Co-owner Gary Cartwright. Asking the good questions helps the staff get it right, says Cartwright. And the difference between looking good and looking great boils down to finding the right clothing and the right fit for your body type. “We make sure the fit is just right and that the colors work,” says Cartwright. Because the details matter guys.

Men’s Clothing Store

Consignment Store

PEDESTRIAN SHOPS

Not only will your feet be happy when shopping at the Pedestrian Shops in Boulder, but you can feel good about your shoes too since the owners of the Pedestrian Shops are always looking for ways to be environmentally conscious like using recycled shoe boxes on all internet orders. Family owned in Boulder for over 45 years, the Pedestrian Shops pride themselves on offering the world’s most comfortable brands of footwear. The Pedestrian Shops’ mission is simple: To make the world a more comfortable place by selling comfortable show brands; to provide the ultimate in quality, selection, service and value; and to make the world a better place. “We are really excited that now every year it is easier and easier to find conformable shoes that are stylish, and this year we have a great selection of stylish shoes that are comfortable” says Zoe Polk, who co-owns the Pedestrian Shops with her dad and sister. The Pedestrian Shops has also expanded its sock selection to include highquality technical wool socks, as well as novelty socks. In fact, Polk says the stores currently have more than 16 different dog and cats socks.

THE REGIMENT SHOP

Theatrical Costumes, Etc!, Best Costume Store

Shoe Store

Runner Up: The Ritz, 959 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.443.2850; theritzcostumes.com BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

Pedestrian Shops, Best Shoe Store

September 25, 2016


Women’s Clothing Store

BARBARA & COMPANY

1505 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303 443 2565; barbaraandcompany.net

Fall is the perfect time to spruce up the wardrobe with a few classics – from black slacks to a chic pencil skirt and fun blouse. Not to mention shopping for accessories, like belts and jewelry. Staff at Barbara & Company have been helping women dress their best for over 30 years. Thanks to all the clothing lines, staff know how to help customers pull a look together in no time. Owner Kathy King says, whether your taste sways towards younger styles or those with more sophisticated styles, Barbara & Company has something to fit just about everyone’s taste. “We comb the market to find the best clothing lines for all our customers,” says King. “Customers leave the store knowing their outfit looks good on them,” she says. Runner Up: JJ Wells, 2460 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.449.2112; jjwells.com

Barbara & Company, Best Women’s Clothing Store

Best for Yard & Garden Hydroponics Store ONE LOVE GARDEN SUPPLY

3620 Walnut St., Boulder, 303.586.1715, onelovegardensupply.com

Sturtz and Copeland, Best Garden Center/Plant Nursery

Garden Center/Plant Nursery

STURTZ AND COPELAND

2851 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303.442.6663; sturtzandcopeland.com

Year round Sturtz and Copeland customers can discover flowers and plants to brighten their mood. Whether customers are searching for the perfect flower arrangement or just wanting to stroll through the greenhouse paths, everyone knows that Sturtz and Copeland experts do flowers best. Open in Boulder since 1929, the business has grown, changed and expanded to meet the needs of the community. “Throughout our history we have always been proud to be locally owned and operated,” says Carol Riggs, owner. Flower arrangements September 25, 2016

are always on-hand with a large team of floral design talent. Matching the perfect flowers to the specific occasion is what the Sturtz and Copeland Florists and Greenhouses specialize in. “Our experienced garden staff can help you with all your gardening needs whether you want that special green houseplant, an unusual orchid or help with your vegetable garden or perennial bed.” Runner Up: Harlequin’s Gardens, 4795 26th St., Boulder, 303.939.9403, harlequinsgardens.com

Whether you are just beginning to learn about gardening or are an expert gardener, One Love Garden Supply is sure to have what you need from advice on grow room designs to quality plant nutrients. One Love was started in 2010 by two veteran gardeners who love designing productive grow rooms as much as they love plants. One Love is known for having one of the largest selections of quality plant nutrients and keeps in stock and in the store more necessary grow room building supplies and indoor gardening equipment. One Love is currently in the process of expanding its current digs, which will increase the size of its demo rooms, help the shop flow better and improve the customers overall shopping experience. Runner Up: Green Piece Pipe & Hydro, 1200 Pearl St., Suite 15, Boulder, 303.433.0790; greenpiecepipeandhydro.com

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Tree Nursery

THE TREE FARM

11868 Mineral Road, Longmont, 303.652.2961; thetreefarm.com

Since 1980, The Tree Farm has been delivering superior plant material at an honest price with the best service and selection possible. From shrubs to trees and perennials, The Tree Farm’s dedicated nursery professionals can assist you in picking out the right plant for your space. The Tree Farm also offers its customers landscape design, delivery and installation of plants. Runner Up: Creekside Tree Nursery, 3283 61st St., Boulder, 303.668.7647; creeksideboulder.com

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Best Shopper’s Misc. Company/Store that Gives Back

WALTERS & HOGSETT 2425 Canyon Blvd., Suite J, Boulder, 303.449.2626; waltersandhogsett.com

Stellar customer service is of the utmost importance at Walters & Hogsett, but so is making a difference. “Being locally-owned, our goal is to be involved in our community and truly help make Boulder County a better place to live and to play,” says Mark Vieregg, president. “We want to make a difference where we can, which means we donate to dozens of causes and thousands of dollars a year to help build our community one donation a time.” Vieregg says having these relationships with local charities and deepening them is of the utmost importance. While giving back is important, making sure that customers feel at home and welcome throughout the year is a goal that the staff has. “Walters & Hogsett showcases many international and renowned designers as well as local designers, but if you’re still searching for that exact piece you’ve been dreaming of, we can make that a reality with our custom design talents,” Vieregg says. Offering services from jewelry to watch repair to appraisals to estate jewelry services and more, best assisting the customer is top priority. Runner Up: Specialty Appliance, 305 McCaslin Blvd. Suite 1, Lousville, 303.516.4015; buyfromsa.com

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Aspen Eyewear, Best Eye Care/Eye Wear Store

Eye Care/Eye Wear Store ASPEN EYEWEAR

2525 Araphaoe Ave, Suite E-23, Boulder, 303.447.0210; aspeneyewear.com

Aspen Eyewear is a full-service optical shop that has been operating in Boulder since 1985. With a philosophy of helping people see the best that they can and look good while doing it, Aspen Eyewear Manager Jennifer Ebner says that its customer service and family owned roots carries over into its employees and customers making them seem like family too. “We couldn’t do this year after year without our patients, so a big thank you to them too,” Ebner said. Aspen Eyewear is a one-stop-shop for eye wear needs whether you need to fill a prescription, get onsite eye exams, repair eye-wear frames or peruse the store’s large selection of fashion and prescription sunglasses. Most of the staff opticians are board certified by the American Board of Opticianry to ensure that all employees are properly trained to understand the complexity of your prescription and to find the best optical solutions to meet your needs.

Green Products/Services Store

GO GREEN FLOORING

5485 Western Ave., Boulder, 303.440.4442; gogreenflooring.com

Locally owned and operated Go Green Flooring offers new, traditional and eco-friendly flooring products. Established in 1984, Go Green has grown its showroom to display all name brand wool and natural fiber carpets, floor and wall tile, recycled glass and natural stone just to name a few. For the past 15 years, Go Green has been focused on environmentally-friendly flooring products. Go Green offers its customers the latest technology in environmentally sound flooring products to ensure that customers are getting only the best. Go green offers a friendly, knowledgeable staff, expert installation technicians and a lifetime installation warranty on all products. Runner Up: Alfalfa’s Market, 1651 Broadway, Boulder, 720.420.8400; alfalfas.com

Runner Up: Envision Boulder, 1011 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.939.8021; envisoinboulder.com BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

Go Green Flooring, Best Green Products/Services Store

September 25, 2016


Locally Owned Store

Recycled Goods/ T hrift Store

P.C.’S PET PANTRY FOR DOGS AND CATS

TRU HOSPICE THRIFT STORE

2828 30th St., Boulder, 303.245.9909; pcpantry.com

Owner Mary Lee Withers founded P.C.’s Pantry in 2000, and it has been the go-to place – “the cat’s meow” – for dogs and cats ever since. Four-legged customers are welcome to join their guardians and roam inside P.C.’s and even enjoy a tasty treat. Withers says, “Everyone who works here is enthusiastic and likes their job and helping people with questions they have about their animal. I am confident about the products that we carry. We appreciate people supporting us all these years and enjoy seeing them in the store.” P.C.’s has become a one-stop shop for animals and there guardians. Four-legged customers love P.C.’s bakery, which has a full-time baker that creates up to 45 different biscuits and customers can even spoil their animal with a Barkday Cake specially made for them. Runner Up: Karing Kind, 5854 Rawhide Court, Boulder, 303.449.9333; karingkind.com

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5565 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.604.5353; trucare.org

Karing Kind, Best Recreational Marijuana Store and Best Customer Service

Recreational Marijuana Store and Customer Service

KARING KIND

5854 Rawhide Court, Boulder, 303.449.9333; karingkind.com

This locally owned Boulder Dispensary opened its doors in 2010 when medical marijuana was legalized making it the first recreational store in Boulder. But what really makes Karing Kind stand apart, is its product and customer service. “Our philosophy is good customer service and quality product that we stand behind and those we would use ourselves,” said Owner Dylan Donaldson. “Our product tied in with a normal customer service experience you would expect anywhere you go – really makes us standout in our industry and as a retail store as well.” Karing kind also offers extremely knowledgeable staff that can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Karing Kind’s product is top shelf quality at affordable prices in a discreet, relaxed setting. Karing Kind serves customers not only from the Front Range but from a wide geographical area, which according to Donaldson has been a really neat experience. Runner Up for Best Recreational Marijuana Store: The Green Room, 2750 Glenwood Drive, Boulder, 303.945.4074; bouldergreenroom.com Runner Up for Best Customer Service: Barbara & Company, 1505 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.443.2565; barbaraandcompany.net

BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

Shopping at TRU Hospice Thrift Stores is fun, economical, conserved natural resources and supports compassionate end-of-life care, grief support and education in the community. The Boulder thrift store features upscale, gently worn clothing, jewelry, furniture, household items, collectibles, books, videos and much more. New thrift store merchandise is stocked daily and organized so you can find what you are looking for. The friendly sales staff will always answer questions and assist in creating a memorable shopping experience. Runner Up: Humane Society of Boulder Valley Thrift and Gift Shop, 5320 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, 303.415.0685; boulderhumane.org

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Best Eats, Drinks & Entertainment BEST CUISINE Best American Flagstaff House Restaurant RU: Oak at Fourteenth

BEST FOODIE EXPERIENCE Best Ambiance Carelli’s Ristorante Italiano RU: Flagstaff House Restaurant

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD EATERY Best Gunbarrel/Niwot Eatery Colterra RU: Treppeda’s

Best Chinese China Gourmet RU: May Wah Restaurant

Best Appetizers The Mediterranean Restaurant RU: Boulder Cork

Best French Brasserie Ten Ten RU: L’atelier

Best Bakery AND Best Lunch AND Best Customer Service Breadworks Bakery & Cafe RU for Best Bakery: Spruce Confections RU for Best Lunch: Snarf’s RU for Best Customer Service: Flagstaff House Restaurant

Best Lafayette/Louisville/ Superior/Erie Eatery Lulu’s BBQ RU: 24 Carrot Bistro

Best Indian Curry-N-Kabob RU: Taj Mahal III

Best Longmont/Lyons Eatery Oskar Blues Brewery RU: Lyons Fork BEST PLACE TO WET YOUR WHISTLE Best Bar The Bitter Bar RU: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill

Best Mexican Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina RU: Agave Mexico Bistro & Tequila House

Best Breakfast AND Best Brunch AND Best Gluten Free Tangerine RU for Best Breakfast: Snooze RU for Best Brunch: The Buff Restaurant RU for Best Gluten Free: Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

Best Thai Aloy Thai Cuisine RU: Busaba

Best Caterer A Spice of Life RU: The Front Range Catering Co.

Best Coffeehouse Ozo Coffee Company RU: Vic’s Expresso

Best Vietnamese/Pho Cuisine Chez Thuy Vietnamese Restaurant RU: Vina Pho & Grill

Best Corporate Cafe Celestial Café RU: A Spice of Life

Best Distillery Spirit Hound Distillers RU: J&L Distilling Company

BEST BITES Best Barbecue KT’s BBQ RU: Georgia Boys BBQ

Best Dessert Glacier Homemade Ice Cream and Gelato RU: Heifer and the Hen Organic Creamery

Best Happy Hour The Mediterranean Restaurant RU: Boulder Cork

Best Farm to Table Black Cat Farm Table Bistro RU: The Kitchen

Best Sports Bar Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill RU: Harpo’s Sports Grill

Best Late-Night Cosmo’s Pizza RU: Boulder Baked

Best Taphouse Backcountry Pizza & Tap House RU: Avery Brewing Co.

Best Italian Carelli’s Ristorante Italiano RU: Arugula

Best Burger Larkburger RU: World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill Best Burrito Illegal Pete’s RU: Efrain’s Mexican Restaurant Best Ice Cream Glacier Homemade Ice Cream and Gelato RU: Sweet Cow Ice Cream Best Pizza Pizzeria Locale RU: Abo’s Pizza Best Salad Mad Greens RU: Modern Market Best Seafood Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar RU: Wild Standard Best Sushi Sushi Zanmai RU: Japango

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Best Natural Ingredients Arugula RU: The Kitchen Best New Eatery Via Perla RU: Arcana Best Outdoor Dining Chautauqua Dining Hall RU: The Mediterranean Restaurant Best Sandwich Snarf’s RU: Cured

Best Brewery Avery Brewing Co. RU: Upslope Brewing Company

Best Tea Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse RU: Ku Cha House of Tea Best Wine Selection Flagstaff House Restaurant RU: Frasca Food and Wine BEST PLACE TO HAVE FUN Best Place to Entertain Kids Gateway Park Fun Center RU: Pearl Street Mall

Best Take-Out Food Curry-N-Kabob RU: Whole Foods

Best Place to Hear Live Music Boulder Theater RU: Nissi’s

Best Vegetarian Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant RU: Arugula

Best Theater Performance BDT Stage RU: Colorado Shakespeare Festival

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Best Services, Faces & Places BEST FACES Best Dentist Whole Family Dentistry, Ted Kawulok D.D.S RU: Bishop + Takemoto Dentistry

Best Physician-Based Hearing Center Boulder Valley Ear, Nose and Throat Associates RU: Audiology Department at Boulder Medical Center

Best Law Firm Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP RU: Hutchinson Black and Cook LLC

Best Yoga Studio CorePower Yoga RU: The Little Yoga Studio

BEST PLACES Best After School Program ABC Kids Climbing RU: YMCA of Boulder Valley

Best Local Employer The Academy RU: Boulder Community Health

Best Place to Work Out YMCA of Boulder Valley RU: City of Boulder Recreation Centers

Best Colorado Ski Resort Eldora Mountain Resort RU: Vail Ski Resort

Best Mortgage Lender Elevations Credit Union RU: Premier Mortgage Group

BEST HOME, SWEET HOME SERVICE Best AC/Heating Service AND Best Plumber/Plumbing Conpany Precision Plumbing Heating Cooling Electric RU for Best AC/Heating Service: Meyers Heating and Air Conditioning RU for Best Plumber/Plumbing Company: Planet Plumbing & Drain

Best Customer Service Cottonwood Kennels RU: Elevations Credit Union

Best Carpet Cleaning Service Nesheim’s RU: Chem-Dry of Boulder

Best Dry Cleaner/Laundromat Art Cleaners RU: John’s Cleaners & Laundry

Best Hardwood Flooring Magnus Anderson RU: Wood Wise Hardwood Flooring

Best Financial Institution/Bank Elevations Credit Union RU: First Bank

Best Interior Design Studio Bartlett Interiors RU: Barbara Bronk Interior Design

Best Funeral Service Provider Greenwood & Myers Mortuary RU: Crist Mortuary

Best Non-Profit Organization Humane Society of Boulder Valley RU: Community Food Share Best Real Estate Company/Office WK Real Estate RU: RE/MAX of Boulder Best Realtor Patrick Dolan, RE/MAX of Boulder RU: Lisa Wade, RE/MAX of Boulder Best Travel Agency Cain Travel RU: Gold Key Travel BEST HEALTH AND FITNESS Best Chiropractic Clinic Swan Lake Chiropractic RU: The Joint

Best Moving Company Taylor Moving and Storage RU: Klatt Moving & Storage

Best CrossFit Gym CrossFit Sanitas RU: CrossFit ETB

Best Solar Energy Provider Namaste Solar RU: Independent Power Systems

Best Hearing Aid Center Family Hearing Centers RU: Boulder Valley Ear, Nose and Throat Associates

BEST FOR PETS Best Pet Boarding Service AND Best Pet Sitting Service Cottonwood Kennels RU for Best Pet Boarding Service: Broadway Animal Hospital and Pet Center RU for Best Pet Sitting Service: Broadway Animal Hospital and Pet Center

Best Holistic Care/Wellness Center AND Best Physical Therapy Center AND Best Pilates Studios Avanti Therapy RU for Best Holistic Care/Wellness Center: Helios Integrated Medicine RU for Best Physical Therapy Center: Alta Physical Therapy & Pilates RU for Best Pilates Studio: Alta Physical Therapy & Pilates Best Lasik/Laser Eye Facility/Surgeon Boulder Eyes/Beyer Lasik RU: Insight Lasik Best Medical Facility Boulder Community Health RU: Spine West Best Medical Marijuana Dispensary Terrapin Care Station RU: Native Roots 64

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Best Pet Grooming Service AND Best Vet Clinic Broadway Animal Hospital and Pet Center RU for Best Pet Grooming Service: Cottonwood Kennels RU for Best Vet Clinic: Alpine Hospital for Animals BEST PLACE TO GET BEAUTIFUL Best Hair Salon Pompadours Salon RU: Twig Salon Best Nail Salon AND Best Spa J Lounge RU for Best Nail Salon: ten20 RU for Best Spa: Spa at St Julien BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

Best Skincare Facility Laser & Cosmetic Associates of Boulder RU: J Lounge

Best Full-Day/Full-Week Summer Day Camp Rocky Mountain Day Camp RU: Dawson School Summer Camps

Best Place for Worship Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center RU: Flatirons Community Church Best Retirement/Alternative or Elder Care/Assisted Living Community The Academy RU: Balfour Senior Living BEST SMARTS Best Boulder Valley School Boulder High School RU: Fairview High School Best Private School Dawson School RU: Sacred Heart of Jesus BEST WHEELS Best Auto Dealer Flatirons Acura Subaru RU: Fisher Honda Kia Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Dept. AND Best Oil Change Fisher Honda Kia RU for Best Auto Repair Shop/Service Dept.: Flatirons Acura Subaru RU for Best Oil Change: Pellman’s Automotive Best Car Wash Puddle Car Wash RU: Black Diamond Car Wash September 25, 2016


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Best Shopper’s Paradise BEST FOR EATS & DRINKS Best Grocery Store King Soopers RU: Lucky's Market

BEST FOR INSPIRATION Best Art Supply & Hobby Store Michaels RU: Guiry's Color Source

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Best Wine Merchant Boulder Wine Merchant RU: Hazel’s Beverage World

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Best Place to Buy Outdoor Furniture All Backyard Fun RU: Christy Sports

Best Gift Shop Jacque Michelle RU: Bliss

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Best Women's Clothing Store Barbara & Company RU: JJ Wells

Best Bicycle Shop University Bicycles RU: Boulder Cycle Sport

BEST FOR GIFTS & SHINE Best Antique Jewelry Store Classic Facets RU: Bedell

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Best Men's Clothing Store The Regiment Shop RU: Weekends

BOULDER COUNTY GOLD

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Thank You Boulder County for 25 Years of Continued Support!

2016 Boulder County Gold Best Vet Clinic 2016 Boulder County Gold Best Pet Grooming 2016 Runner-Up Best Pet Boarding Service 2016 Runner-up Best Pet Sitting Service

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