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t the News-Press, we consider small business to be the spine of Santa Barbara, and it is our annual pleasure to shower dozens of local entrepreneurs with love with the Readers’ Choice Awards. The 2019 rendition sees plenty of repeat winners, but also quite a few new faces that have either jumped from runner-up or made their way to the top of the voting due to superior service over the past year. Thank you to the thousands of people that took the time to vote this year, as well as to all of the businesses that encouraged their patrons to participate. Without further adieu, here are your 2019 Readers’ Choice winners!

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES BIKE SHOP WINNER: BICYCLE BOB’S 320 S. Kellogg Ave., 805-682-4699, bicyclebobs-sb.com For over 35 years, owner Bob Zaratzian and his crew have been serving Santa Barbarans with stellar cycling knowledge and equipment – featuring a huge selection of Trek bikes and other models, including mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, commuter bikes, kids’ bikes, and even beach cruisers from Electra. They offer plenty of accessories and apparel in their expanded location in Goleta, not to mention a full-service diagnostic service area staffed by friendly and experienced mechanics. Runner-up: Electric Bikes of Santa Barbara 1345 State St., 805-963-8885

GOLF COURSE WINNER: SANDPIPER GOLF CLUB 7925 Hollister Ave., 805-968-1541, sandpipergolf. com An inspiring combination of challenge and beauty as championship golf brings you to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With breathtaking ocean and mountain views from every hole, Sandpiper is truly a memorable experience. Sandpiper combines traditional championship golf and spectacular surroundings to provide guests with something much more than a round of golf. Runner-up: Glen Annie Golf Club 405 Glen Annie Rd., 805-968-6400, glenanniegolf. com

GOLF EQUIPMENT WINNER: THE GOLF KLUB 3313-A State St., 93105, 805-687-6300 Perennial winner, The Golf Klub, is our readers’ onestop shop for everything they need to hit the links, both new and used. Yes, they carry clubs… as well as golf balls, shoes, tees, gloves, and clothing for adults and kids. In addition to apparel, they also offer

top-notch services, from club fittings to repairs. And to help you with your game, they have a Full Swing Golf computerized analysis that can also help you choose the proper clubs.

Runner-up: Play It Again Sports 4850 Hollister Ave., 805-967-9889, playitagainsports. com/locations/santa-barbara-ca

HARBOR CRUISE WINNER: DOUBLE DOLPHIN 302 W Cabrillo Blvd., 805-962-2826, sbsail.com/double-dolphin-private-cruises What’s more fun than a birthday, graduation, bachelor or prom party as you cruise the Santa Barbara Coastline? Let the sea be the stage for your special moments. The Double Dolphin’s fifty-foot length and catamaran design make her both roomy and very stable for all, with a 49 passenger maximum. Cruises can be as short as an hour-long cocktail cruise or as long as a fully catered all-day marine life safari to Santa Cruz Island. Runner-up: Whisper 237 Stearns Wharf, 805-465-6676, celebrationsantabarbara.com/about-us/whisper-faqs

SPORTING GOODS STORE WINNER: BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS 3935 State St., 805-964-4749, big5sportinggoods.com With 436 locations spread throughout 11 western states, Big 5 Sporting Goods is one of America’s top retailers of name brand sporting goods and accessories. Their huge stores offer a wide range of products, including athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation and roller sports.

SURF SHOP WINNER: CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS 36 Anacapa St., 805-966-7213, cisurfboards.com Over the last 50 years, Channel Islands has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organization, catering to the best surfers in the world. Designed by Santa Barbara’s own Al Merrick, Channel Islands offers pre-made and customs boards and accessories using the best brands in surfing to insure innovative design and quality. Located in a state-ofthe-art facility just blocks from Rincon Del Mar, Channel Islands carries on a family tradition of developing high performance board designs collaborating with the world’s greatest surfers. Runner-up: Surf ‘n’ Wear’s Beach House 10 State St., 805-963-1281, surfnwearbeachhouse. com

WHALE WATCHING WINNER: CONDOR EXPRESS Santa Barbara Harbor Sea Landing, 805-882-0088, condorexpress.com There are many reasons why we are fortunate to live so close to the ocean – one of those reasons is that several species of whales, including blues, humpbacks, orcas, and grays, pass through and around the Santa Barbara Channel during migratory periods. The captain and crew of the Condor Express are known for being in the right place at the right time for passengers to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of these humongous and often curious creatures existing in nature. Runner-up: Double Dolphin 302 W Cabrillo Blvd., 805-962-2826, sbsail.com/double-dolphin-private-cruises

Runner-up: REI 321 Anacapa St., 805-560-1938, rei.com/stores/ santa-barbara

HEALTHY LIVING CHIROPRACTOR

DANCE STUDIO

WINNER: DR. BRAD JOHNSON 351 Hitchcock Way, 805-685-8400, chirosb.com When you come to Dr. Brad Johnson to be healed, you’ll receive the best care possible from the moment you arrive. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Johnson has helped many patients who had given up and were resigned to living with their pain using the latest x-ray equipment and diagnostic science to quickly determine the nature of patients’ injuries or conditions.

WINNER: ZERMENO DANCE ACADEMY 5575 Hollister Ave, 805- 708-7555, zermenodance.com Under the direction of Daniela Zermeño, Zermeño Dance Academy is a performing arts studio with over 140 students and counting, offering varying styles of dance classes such as jazz, hip hop, contemporary and it’s specialty, Flamenco. The studio participates heavily in Santa Barbara’s annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, as well as other public events, parades, restaurant entertainment and private events such as weddings, fundraisers and corporate events. Students ages range from 2 years to adults, all ages and levels are welcome!

Runner-up: Crystal Chiropractic 310 Pine Ave Suite B, 805-687-8900, dr-cc.com

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Runner-up: Arthur Murray 222 W Carrillo St Suite C, 805-963-6658, arthurmurray.com

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HEALTHY LIVING

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WINNER: DR. ANDREW MESTER, MD Sansum Clinic, 4151 Foothill Rd., 805- 681-7636, sansumclinic.org With over two decades’ worth of experience, Dr. Andrew Mester is an otolaryngologist for Sansum Clinic. He obtained his medical degree from Semmelweis University and accepts a variety of health insurance.

WINNER: SANTA BARBARA ATHLETIC CLUB 520 Castillo St. & 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., (805) 9666147 At Swell we believe in the power of living a healthy life and strive to be far more than just a gym — we are a community filled with passionately health-minded members and staff. We tailor our approach to the needs of each individual, family members and staff. We tailor our approach to the needs of each individual, family and our greater community, and in doing so, create meaningful and long-lasting relationships that span generations. From the open-air workout space to the fresh smoothies served at our Earthbar, we strive to make Santa Barbara Athletic Club the best club you’ll ever join.

Runner-up: Dr. John McCaffery, MD 5333 Hollister Ave., Ste. 155, 805-964-6926, entsb.com

FAMILY DOCTOR WINNER: DR. PAUL AIJIAN, MD 200 N. La Cumbre Rd., 805- 682-7201 When it comes to practicing medicine, the doctor’s bedside manner and rapport with patients are nearly as valuable as his or her research and knowledge in the field, especially as a general physician working with families. Our readers selected Dr. Paul Aijian as Santa Barbara’s best family doctor in large part because of this. He is a medical expert, honest, and knows his patients well, and knows how to make new patients feel comfortable in what can sometimes be difficult situations. Runner-up (TIE): Dr. Glenn Hollingshead & Dr. Richard Ponce 122 S Patterson Ave., 805-681-1733; 215 Pesetas Ln., 805-681-7602, cottagehealth.org/

Runner-up: YMCA Locations in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Lompoc, and Santa Ynez, ciymca.org

HEALTH FOOD RESTAURANT WINNER: THE NATURAL CAFÉ Three locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, 805-687-3185, thenaturalcafe.com Year after year, our readers head to The Natural Café when they’re in the mood for a healthy, heart meal made to order. The menu leans fairly heavily vegetari-

an, but they also have plenty of chicken and fish dishes available, not to mention smoothies and other healthy beverages as well as desserts. it’s a great place for an intimate lunch or dinner, but it’s also family friendly, featuring a full kids’ menu. Runner-up: Oliver’s Montecito 1198 Coast Village Rd., (805) 969-0834, oliversofmontecito.com

HEALTH FOOD STORE WINNER: LAZY ACRES 302 Meigs Rd., 805-564-4410, lazyacres.com Welcome to Lazy Acres Market, your best source for wholesome, natural, and organic foods and products in the Santa Barbara, Long Beach, and San Diego areas. Lazy Acres Market is about natural foods and real people dedicated to providing unmatched personal service. Our people go out of their way to make the Lazy Acres experience enjoyable every time you come by. Runner-up: Oliver’s Montecito 3761 State St., 805-837-6959, wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/santabarbara

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HEALTHY LIVING HEARING AIDE PROVIDER WINNER: COSTCO 7095 Market Place Dr., 805-685-3199, costco.com Ever since Costco came to town, Santa Barbarans have flocked to the warehouse chain for all their needs, including food, furniture, electronics, and yes, even hearing aides. Our readers know that they can find not only good selection but also great prices and stellar customer service from experienced specialists every time they go. They know they will leave with the right product for their needs, at the right price. Runner-up: Hearing Services of Santa Barbara 5333 Hollister Ave. Suite 165, 805-967-4200, hearingsb.com

JUICE BAR WINNER: BLENDERS IN THE GRASS Locations in Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, Goleta, Montecito and Orcutt, drinkblenders.com At Blenders in the Grass, we strive to provide our customers with a quick, nutritious, and inexpensive alternative to the typical empty-calorie fast food meal. We invite you to come in and experience our friendly service and enjoy one of our delicious low-fat, high-energy smoothies, bowls and fresh juices!

Runner-up: Juice Ranch 33 Parker Way and 4185 Carpinteria Ave., 805-8454657, juiceranch.com

great place for fitness and martial arts training, and to date more than 10,000 Santa Barbarians have walked through the doors to experience a great workout. The business is still family owned and operated today When you walk into MAFF, you become a part of the family.

LASIK SURGEON

Runner-up: Paragon Academy 617 N. Salsipuedes St., 805-730-1927, paragonbjj.com

WINNER: DR. STUART WINTHROP 515 E. Micheltorena St., 805-730-9111, seewinthrop. com Better vision gives you a better life. For Lasik cataract treatment or just great ophthalmological care, see Harvard-trained corneal specialist Dr. Stuart Winthrop in Santa Barbara. See the future clearly. Runner-up: Dr. Douglas Katsev Sansum Clinic, multiple locations, 805-681-8950

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO WINNER: MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY FITNESS 122 E Gutierrez St., 805-963-6233, kickboxers.com Grandmaster Dave Wheaton, his wife Master Mel, and their sons Master Austin & Master Garret founded MAFF in 2002. They had previously lived in Hawaii – where they owned and operated a school for many years. Within a year, MAFF had established itself as a

MEDICAL FACILITY WINNER: SANSUM CLINIC Multiple locations, sansumclinic.org With all the changes happening to America’s health care system, one thing Santa Barbarans can rely on is great service and care from the many doctors, nurses, and staff members of Sansum Clinic. Sansum employs doctors in every specialty, and they have offices in nearly every neighborhood. Great health care is never too far away. Runner-up: Cottage Hospital Multiple locations, cottagehealthsystem.org

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HEALTHY LIVING PEDIATRICIAN

PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICE

WINNER: DR. SAIDA HAMDANI, MD 51 Hitchcock Way, 805-563-6211, sansumclinic.org/ find-a-doctor/doctor/profile/saida-hamdani Dr. Saida Hamndani is a pediatrician in Santa Barbara, California. She received her medical degree from University of Jos Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than two decades. Dr. Hamdani began practicing at Sansum Clinic in 1991. In addition, Dr. Hamdani and her husband are active in advocating for universal education and health care, and they created the Hamdani Foundation, which promotes world harmony.

WINNER: HAYASHIDA & ASSOCIATES PHYSICAL THERAPY Locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, hayashidapt.com Hayashida & Associates excels as an orthopedic and sports physical therapy practice that also offers high-performance programs for athletes through a multi-disciplinary staff of physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and personal trainers with two locations in Goleta and Santa Barbara to serve you. They take pride in developing an appropriate program for each individual patient, to minimize recovery time and get patients back on their feet quickly, and making sure each patient is well informed throughout the entire recovery.

Runner-up: Dr. Daniel Brennan, MD 51 Hitchcock Way, 805-563-1995, sansumclinic.org/ find-a-doctor/doctor/profile/daniel-brennan

YOGA STUDIO WINNER: DIVINITREE YOGA STUDIO 25 E De La Guerra St., 805- 897-3354, divinitreesantabarbara.com Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara just right off of State Street, Divinitree has found its home in a historical Spanish Revival building built in 1920. With over 1,600 square feet of studio space, we offer a diverse range of 45+ classes each week from Vinyasa, Restorative, Kundalini, AcroYoga and more. Runner-up: CorePower Yoga Locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, corepoweryoga.com

Runner-up: Dallmeyer Physical Therapy 181 S Turnpike Rd., 805-681-1004, http://www.dallmeyerpt.com/

SENIOR AT HOME SERVICES WINNER: VISITING NURSE & HOSPICE CARE Locations in Santa Barbara and Solvang, 805-9655555, vnhcsb.org One of the hardest things we have to do in life is to recognize when an elderly loved one needs daily assistance managing their health. Adult children of the elderly are often working full-time and have families of their own to take care of. in those situations, it’s nice to know that a service like Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is alive and well in Santa Barbara. Not only does the nonprofit group offer a full range of skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapies services available, but also personal home

health care and, in such circumstances, home hospice comfort and care at the end of life. The experts and volunteers combine new advancements and technology with old-fashioned compassionate caring to meet individuals’ home health care needs. Runner-up: Visiting Angels 5565 Carpinteria Ave. #1, 805-284-0221, visitingangels. com/santabarbara

SMOOTHIE BAR WINNER: BLENDERS IN THE GRASS Locations in Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, Goleta, Montecito and Orcutt, drinkblenders.com Not only do they serve super great juices (their first sale was a large orange juice!), they have a wide array of delicious and healthy smoothies that customers can doctor up with vital supplements. everything is made fresh to order, and if you don’t see exactly what you like on the menu, just tell them what you like and they’ll serve up a unique creation of your own choosing. Runner-up: Kotuku Elixir Bar 25 E De La Guerra St., 805- 897-3382, kotukuelixirbar. com

LOOKING YOUR BEST

BARBER SHOP

COSMETIC SURGEON

WINNER: RICHIE’S BARBER SHOP 1187 Coast Village Rd., 805-845-9701, richiesbarbershopsb.com Richie’s Barber Shop is a classic-style barber shop where men can go for a great haircut and shave. Richie wanted to reintroduce the idea of an old-school barber shop where guys go just to hang out and shoot the breeze. Not only do we give a great haircut, we offer an environment where men of all ages can feel at home. Runner-up: Montecito Barbers 1028 Coast Village Rd., 805-969-1314, montecitobarbers.com

WINNER: DR. HOWARD GROSS, MD, FACS 1722 State St., Suite 201, 805-898-2600, surgicalartsonstate..com The cosmetic surgery industry is always changing, always pushing the envelope, but Santa Barbarans are fortunate to have a surgeon who not only is knowledgeable about all the procedures, but also has the trusted hands and judgment to employ the right technologies with the right patients. Dr. Gross has been at it for over two decades, offering full-body services to patients whom he and his staff always spend time getting to know prior to putting them on the operating table. You’re always in trusted hands with Dr. Gross and his staff.

CONSIGNMENT STORE

Runner-up: Dr. Julio Soares, MD, FACS 5333 Hollister Ave., 805-967-1359, soaresplasticsurgery.com

WINNER: RENAISSANCE FINE CONSIGNMENT 1118 State St., 805-963-7800, renaissancesb.com In 1997, Joann Younger, a Sacramento native and former Owner and Founder of Renaissance Fine Consignment opened her very first consignment boutique in Sacramento. Joann opened her second consignment boutique in Santa Barbara 14 years ago. The shop started out in a smaller space in the La Arcada Plaza in 2001 and later moved to State Street near the Museum of Art, where it is currently located. Runner-up: Jessica Consignment 2008 De La Vina St., 805-687-2755, jessicaconsignment.com

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DAY SPA WINNER: FLOAT LUXURY SPA 18 E. Canon Perdido St., 805-845-7777, floatluxuryspa.com Escape the busy streets of downtown Santa Barbara at this luxury spa. What sets Float apart from other day spas is their team, who strive to be the best in town. Destress, find balance, and feel light with any of their innovative treatments. When your not getting a sea stone massage or a signature facial, take a walk through Float’s enclosed garden. There, you can find a trickling fountain and designated areas for

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LOOKING YOUR BEST meditation. At the end of the day, you won’t want to leave this peaceful sanctuary. Runner-up: Evolutions Medical & Day Spa 350 Chapala St., Suite 103; 805-335-8605, evolutionsmedicalspa.com

DENTIST WINNER: JOHNSON FAMILY DENTAL 7050 Hollister Ave., Suite 101, 805-687-6767, & 3906 State St., 805-695-3388, johnsonfamilydental.com Dating back to 1963, this family-owned business strives to enrich, change, and improve people’s lives through dentistry. Johnson Family Dental has built their practice on six core values, creating a gentle and compassionate environment for all their patients. In addition to dental health, Johnson Family Dental values community involvement, giving back by donations and sponsorships to local events and charities. Both full-service and pediatric dentistry are available, including general, specialty, and orthodontic services.

WINNER: DR. LOUISE STEWART, MD 2320 Bath St., Suite 203; 805-687-5538, https://www. cottagehealth.org/find-a-doctor/profile/louise-stewart-santa-barbara-dermatology/ A board-certified dermatologist since 1990, Dr. Stewart is a California native who is pleased to have established her dermatology practice in Santa Barbara. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, Dr. Stewart went on to earn her MD from Case Western Reserve University Medical School. As a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology, and diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Stewart is certainly an expert in her field. Runner-up: Dr. Richard Hammond, MD 334 S. Patterson Ave., Suite 105; 805-964-1514, https:// www.cottagehealth.org/find-a-doctor/profile/richard-hammond-santa-barbara-dermatology/

DRY CLEANER WINNER: ABLITT’S FINE CLEANERS & LAUNDERERS 14 W. Gutierrez St., 805-963-6677, ablitts.com Ablitt’s is owned and operated by a family that has been in the dry cleaning business for over 100 years. They take great pride in treating you and your clothes with the

utmost respect and care. They used the gentle, non-toxic GreenEarth Cleaning system and employ multiple recycling programs to reduce refuse output. They will care for your wedding gown, alter your clothes, and offer a concierge service to deliver your clothes to you. Runner-up: St. Paul Cleaners Multiple locations in Santa Barbara

HAIR SALON WINNER: 1329 SALON & SPA 1329 State St., 805-845-2525, 1329salon.com Whether you want a simple trim or you’re going for a new look, 1329 has it all. After a haircut, treat yourself further with their full-service beauty salon, which includes facial, waxing, nails, massage, and lash extension. A visit with 1329 will leave both you and your hair as happy and healthy as ever. Runner Up: Salon Patine 3206 State St., 805-898-1133., salonpatine.com

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LOOKING YOUR BEST special care of every client, making sure nails are polished to perfection. Services include manicure, pedicure, gel, acrylic, and more specialty treatments. Runner Up: Ocean Nails & Spa 5768 Calle Real., 805-683-3490

MASSAGE THERAPIST WINNER: EVAN’S RELAXING STATION Two locations in Santa Barbara, therelaxingstation.com Traditionally, we are used to having to make an appointment and set aside time in advance to get a relaxing massage, and far too often, many of us have a hard time carving out that kind of time in advance, and so we never get the relaxation and other benefits from massage and bodywork. But at Evan’s Relaxing Station, you can drop by at any given time and get a short, medium, or long full-body massage, a back massage or a foot reflexology for very reasonable prices. The staff is trained in applying original Chinese acupressure to aid with stress relief and to promote wellbeing. And best of all, you can stop in whenever you have time -- they are open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Runner Up: Little Rainbow Foot Spa Multiple locations in Santa Barbara, littlerainbowfootspas.com

MEDICAL SPA WINNER: EVOLUTIONS MEDICAL & DAY SPA 350 Chapala St., Suite 103; 805-319-7273, evolutionsmedicalspa.com Not only does Evolutions feature a day spa, but it is recognized as a top-notch cutting edge medical spa as well. Founder and Medical Director Dr. Terry Perkins has staffed the spa with experienced and highly trained skincare professionals armed with the knowledge that each person’s skin type is almost as unique as their fingerprint. They take a highly personalized approach to each client and utilize all the latest technology to achieve the best results. Runner Up: The G Spa 33 W Mission St., Suite 204; 805-682-4772, thegspasb. com

OPTOMETRIST WINNER: DR. CORY BREAM, OD 7095 Market Place Dr. (inside Costco), 805-562-1300, breamoptometry.com Bream Optometry has been serving the Santa Barbara county since 2004 with a highly trained staff, advanced

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equipment and exceptional doctors. The practice is owned and run by Dr. Cory Bream and is conveniently located inside the Goleta Costco next to the optical center. Dr. Bream has established an affordable and accessible service that is trusted by the Santa Barbara community and surrounding cities. As owner of Bream Optometry, a private practice, Dr. Bream has invested in only the most efficient and advanced technology available in order to provide her patients with excellent care and fabulous diagnostic tools. Runner Up: Dr. Steven Zelko, MD 1933 Cliff Dr. #29, 805-682-2618, stevenzelkomd.com

ORTHODONTIST WINNER: KUBISCH & FERRIS ORTHODONTICS 3820 State St., 805-687-7417, kubischandferris.com Drs, Kubisch and Ferris are respected orthodontic care providers dedicated to creating beautiful, confident smiles in Santa Barbara and Goleta, and the surrounding areas. Their practice’s top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. They utilize the latest technological advances in the industry combined with cutting-edge computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible. Runner Up: White & Grube Orthodontics Locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, whiteandgrube. com

PLACE TO BUY EYEGLASSES WINNER: COSTCO 7095 Market Place Dr., 805-685-3199, costco.com Head over to Costco for an easy and accessible way to buy eyeglasses. Carrying a wide range of brand-name designer frames and sunglasses, as well as the latest technology in high-definition lenses, Costco shows you don’t need to lose quality for convenience. Runner Up: Occhiali Fine Eyewear Locations in Santa Barbara and Montecito, 805-5653415, ochialifineeyewear.com

TAILORING/ALTERATIONS WINNER: LEE’S TAILORING 4141 State St., 805-967-5728 Whether you want a tailor or seamstress for alterations, zipper repairs, or wedding dress alterations Lee’s Tailoring will be at your service. Their top priority is pleasing their loyal customers. If you have a wedding in a few weeks, a long-awaited date, or even a last-minute

zipper snag, Lee’s Tailoring can help make you look your best when you need it most. Runner Up: Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers 14 W Gutierrez St., 805-963-6677, ablitts.com

THRIFT STORE WINNER: ALPHA THRIFT 5624 Hollister Ave. and 700 N. Milpas St., 805-964-1123, alphathrift.org/thrift-stores From day one, the goal at Alpha Thrift Store has always been to provide exceptional customer service, whether you are shopping in the store or making a donation. Their friendly staff is always happy to pick up resalable items from your home for free, and when you are in the store, you will find clothing, furniture, kitchen supplies, books, jewelry, computers, televisions, electronics, and a whole lot more. On top of that, they’re open seven days a week. Runner Up: Assistance League of Santa Barbara 1259 Veronica Springs Rd., 805-687-9717, assistanceleague.com

WESTERN CLOTHING WINNER: JEDLICKA’S Location in Los Olivos, jedlickas.com In Santa Barbara County, Jedlica’s is synonymous with Western clothing, and you will be challenged to find the kind of genuine selection that is available at their location on Grand Ave. in Los Olivos anywhere else. For decades, the family-owned shop has carried all the top brands and have you outfitted in Western garb in no time, and at a reasonable price. Runner Up: El Potrillo Western Wear 612 N Milpas St., 805-568-1943, carrsboots.com WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE WINNER: LOVEBIRD BOUTIQUE 7 E. De La Guerra St., 805-568-3800, lovebirdsb.com Inspired by her love of fashion, jewelry, and art, Jennifer Scarbrough founded this small boutique in 2009. Jennifer wanted to provide a more personal shopping experience, different from her larger, more corporate retail neighbors. Lovebird’s customer is a creative woman, who wants to be uniquely herself. To create this one-of-a-kind style, Lovebird offers women’s clothing, accessories, intimates, jewelry, shoes, and gifts. Runner Up: Natasha 1231 State St. #A, 805-965-4542

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GETTING PLACES AUTO BODY & PAINT WINNER: PRESTIGIOUS AUTO BODY & PAINTING 5901 Hollister Ave. and 401 Santa Barbara St., 805-964-8900 & 805-963-6841, prestigiousautobody.com Taking care of customers for over 30 years, Prestigious Auto Body aims to make auto repair as easy as possible. We all make mistakes and accidents happen, but Prestigious Auto Body takes off the load. Just give them a call or email, and they can make arrangements to pick up your vehicle, repair it to its original state, and deliver it to you when it’s good as new. Runner Up: Precision Auto Body & Painting 57 S. Fairview Ave., 805-683-4711, precisionab.com

AUTO REPAIR WINNER: BOB JARRETT 307 E. Gutierrez St., 805-965-1166, jlservice.com Your car is one of the most important investments you will make. At Bob Jarrett Land Rover Service and Repair, they keep up with the latest industry knowledge and use the leading equipment to protect your investment. Specializing in working with Land Rovers, their team strives to provide the owners of these cars firstclass maintenance and repair. Services are provided in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Ventura.

Runner Up: Casey’s Garage 6398 Hollister Ave., 805-685-7664, caseysgaragediscountsmog.com

CAR DEALER WINNER: BUNNIN CHEVROLET 301 S. Hope Ave., 805-898-2400, bunninchevroletcadillac.com This is the newest Chevrolet option for Santa Barbara and Ventura. Here, you can find a large inventory of the all-new Chevrolet Volt, as well as a great selection of the Chevy Silverado, Camaro, Corvette, and more. Bunnin is dedicated to serving their customer’s particular needs, making it the favored car dealer for many drivers in the area. Not in the market for a new car? Bunnin has also has a wide variety of used vehicles at affordable prices. Runner Up: Toyota of Santa Barbara 5611 Hollister Ave., 805-869-1165, toyotaofsantabarbara.com

CAR WASH WINNER: EDUCATED CAR WASH 3735 State St., 805-687-8800, educatedcarwash.com The crew at Educated Car Wash will keep your ride looking sparkling clean. They are also extremely aware

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of the environment, and especially with the current drought conditions they take special care to use a minimal amount of water while doing everything by hand. Not only can you get your entire car cleaned inside and out, but Educated Car Wash is known for often having the lowest gas prices in town. Runner Up: Fairview Car Wash 42 N. Fairview Ave., 805-967-6530, fairviewcarwash.com

DAY TRIP/TOUR TRAVEL COMPANY WINNER: AAA TRAVEL 3712 State St., 805-682-5811, aaa.com/travelguides/ santabarbara-ca AAA’s travel guide offers everything you need to plan your vacation. On their website, you can find information on Santa Barabra’s history, top-rated hotels, popular attractions, mouth-watering restaurants, and more. Providing a convenient way to book, reserve, and research your trip, AAA Travel makes it easy to see the best of Santa Barbara. Runner Up: Captain Jack’s Tours 1025 W. Micheltorena St., 805-564-1819, captainjacktours.com

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GETTING PLACES MOVING COMPANY WINNER: MOVEGREEN 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez #130, 866-684-7336, www. movegreen.com At Movegreen, our mission is clear: to become your exclusive mover of choice. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, so Movegreen is committed to providing you with unbeatable customer service and a process that is customized to meet every detail of your move. Whether you have a large-scale commercial project, a small residential move, or you need storage, Movegreen offers a variety of helpful options to make the entire experience less stressful for you. Movegreen believes the grass is greener on our side, and we proudly utilize eco-conscious practices and sustainable materials. Runner Up: Mammoth Moving 5390 Overpass Rd., 805-626-6624, mammothmoving. com

OIL CHANGE WINNER: JIFFY LUBE 932 De la Vina St., 805-564-3393, santabarbaraoil-

change.com Getting the oil changed in our cars is just one of those things that we always tend to put off. But there’s really no good reason, because Jiffy Lube makes it so simple and affordable. They have highly trained technicians who have loads of skill and experience to help you get on your way and make sure you car keeps running smoothly. And in addition to performing oil changes, they also fix air conditioning, electrical and other engine issues. Runner Up: Fast Lane Oil Change Locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, fastlaneoilchange.com

PLACE TO BUY TIRES WINNER: IAN’S TIRE & AUTO REPAIR 4299 ½ State St., 805-683-0716, www.ianstire.com Ian’s Tire & Auto repair is a two generation, family owned and operated business that has provided exceptional service and customer satisfaction since 1987. We sell most major tire brands. We are committed to providing top quality work - done right the first time at a fair and competitive price. We consider each customer

to be our most important customer. Runner Up: Costco 7095 Market Place Dr., 805-685-3199, costco.com

TRAVEL AGENCY WINNER: AAA TRAVEL 3712 State St., 805-682-5811, aaa.com/travelguides/ santa%20barbara-ca AAA’s travel guide offers everything you need to plan your vacation. On their website, you can find information on Santa Barabra’s history, top-rated hotels, popular attractions, mouth-watering restaurants, and more. Providing a convenient way to book, reserve, and research your trip, AAA Travel makes it easy to see the best of Santa Barbara. Runner Up: Santa Barbara Travel Bureau Locations in Santa Barbara and Montecito, sbtravel. com

FINER THINGS ART GALLERY WINNER: SULLIVAN GOSS 7 E. Anapamu St., 805-730-1460, sullivangoss.com For the past quarter of a century plus, Sullivan Goss has proudly represented the work of American artists from the 19th century through today. They host approximately 20 exhibitions each year, and have accumulated an inventory of more than three thousand paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and sculptures, and they are constantly on the lookout to acquire more works by renowned American artists. From nicole Styrasburg to Lockwood de Forest and Nll Brooker Mayhew, the list of amazing artists goes on. Runner Up: Waterhouse Gallery 1114 State St. Ste. 9, 805-962-8885, waterhousegallery.com

CHEESE SHOP WINNER: C’EST CHEESE 825 Santa Barbara St., 805-965-0318, cestcheese.com Santa Barbara’s quintessential cheese shop has reopened its doors to welcome locals and tourists alike who love their amazing selection of gourmet cheeses. In fact, they carry about 120 different types of cheese sources from all over the world, in addition to cured meats and other delicious foods. But now they’ve expanded and added a cafe that serves breakfast and

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lunch that is simply exquisite. A Santa Barbara favorite just got even better. Runner Up: Trader Joe’s Multiple locations, traderjoes.com

GOLD STORE WINNER: PAUL A. BROMBAL COINS & JEWELRY 3000 State St., 805-687-3641, pbrombal.com Founded in 1981 and in its same location since 1984, Paul A. Brombal Coins & Jewelry is a living, breathing definition of longevity. The upper State Street corridor has blossomed and boomed and grown up around this institution, which considers itself the most competitive dealership in rare and collector coins, precious metals, estate jewelry and foreign currency exchange on the Central Coast. Direct international imports and exports allow them to offer customers interested in merchandise at realistic prices. If you have some rare or precious coin or jewelry, our readers suggest you visit Paul A. Brombal first and foremost.

Not only does il Fustino feature two super convenient storefronts in Santa Barbara — one on upper State Street and one in the Public Market on Victoria and Chapala streets — their products are also sold at a number of wineries and gift shops around town. Il Fustino makes all its own product and serves them from their patented stainless steel tanks to give you the freshest and tastiest olive oil in the area. Runner Up: Viva Oliva 1275 Coast Village Rd., 805-886-4342, vivaoliva.com

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Runner Up: The Gem Shop 3417 State St., 805-687-2540, thegemshop.com

WINNER: OPAL 1325 State St., 805-966-9676, opalrestaurantandbar. com Infused with influences from around the world, the California cuisine found at Opal takes on a new, eclectic twist. Dedicated to fresh, creative, and original food, everything that is served comes in that day. Indulge in gourmet pizzas, seafood paella, or grilled filet mignon, to name a few of their dishes. Top it off with a creative craft cocktail or choose among their award-winning wines.

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Runner Up: The Wine Cask 813 Anacapa St., 805-966-9463, winecask.com

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WINNER: RENEGADE WINES 417 Santa Barbara St., 805-695-3563, renegadewines.com Renegade Wines is Santa Barbaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier stop for quality wines. Dedicated to offering top-notch wines at an affordable price, Renegade strives to make wine accessible to everyone. Renegade specializes in great service, monthly tastings, and a local delivery service, too.

WINNER: JAMIE SLONE WINES 23 E. De La Guerra St., 805-560-6555 Head over to this cozy tasting room to try a variety of wines from the best local vineyards. Found in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, this winery is conveniently located next to fabulous restaurants, high end shopping, local boutiques, and more. Discover the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for family, and even meet their dog Sophie while sipping on Sauvignon Blanc.

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AT HOME ANTIQUE STORE

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WINNER: ANTIQUE ALLEY 706 State St., 805-962-3944 Established in 1993, the Antique Alley started at the Santa Barbara swap meet in the 1980’s. It grew and moved to a warehouse in the “funk zone” at the beach front of Santa Barbara. The store features the collections of 30+ vendors. The store is constantly buying and stocking jewelry, paintings, statues, crystal, art pottery, coins, watches, lamps, vintage clothing, designer bags, furniture, native American Indian items and cameras.

WINNER: PENDULUM FAIRE 195 S. Patterson Ave., 805-692-8888 Whether you are in the market for a grandfather clock, a wristwatch, or any kind of timepiece in between, the Pendulum Faire in Goleta has you covered. Clock expert Roman Wernio learned from the best in Europe and has been plying his trade ever since, helping to make the Pendulum Faire the most sought after clock shop in all of Santa Barbara County by our readers.

WINNER: ROOMS & GARDENS 924 State St., 805-965-2424, roomsandgardens.com This one-of-a-kind furniture store creates and makes their own custom selections with the highest quality craftsmanship. Rooms & Gardens features an array of unique pillows and home accessories, all of which are hand selected by experienced designers. Fulfill all your furniture needs with their wide and exclusive selection.

Runner Up: The Blue Door 4 E. Yanonali St., 805-364-5144, thebluedoorsb.com

Runner Up: Bayside Watch 3849 State St., 805-898-0305, https://www.baysidewatchonline.com

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FURNITURE STORE

WINNER: REID’S APPLIANCES 409 Anacapa St., 805-569-5373, reidsappliances.com Family-owned and operated since 1966, this appliance store offers customers over 25 of the top name brands in the industry. Reid’s also delivers and installs appliances they sell. For whatever you need, Reid’s promises to bring you the service only a family business can provide.

WINNER: ROOMS & GARDENS 924 State St., 805-965-2424, roomsandgardens.com This one-of-a-kind furniture store creates and makes their own custom selections with the highest quality craftsmanship. Rooms & Gardens features an array of unique pillows and home accessories, all of which are hand selected by experienced designers. Fulfill all your furniture needs with their wide and exclusive selection.

Runner Up: WDC Kitchen & Bath Center 3920 State St., 805-898-9883, wdcappliances.com

CARPET CLEANER

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WINNER: COLEMAN CARPET CLEANERS 275 Orange Ave., 805-683-2305, colemancarpetcleaners.com John Coleman bought his carpet cleaning business in 1969, after graduating from UCSB. He quickly learned the importance of building a strong rapport with customers, and Coleman Carpet Cleaners developed a proprietary cleaning process that has always been environmentally friendly long before most people thought about that. Those are just a couple of the reasons why his business has been so successful and why Coleman Carpet Cleaners was chosen as Santa Barbara’s best.

WINNER: LA SUMIDA NURSERY 165 S. Patterson Ave., 805-964-9944, lasumida.com Since 1958, La Sumida Nursery has been a must-visit venue for professional landscapers, avid gardeners, and novice green thumbs alike. Whether you are looking to overhaul your landscape with water-wise plants, add fruit trees and rose bushes in the backyard, or decorate indoors with houseplants, La Sumida has everything you need. On top of that, they have a bevy of knowledgeable employees who can help you choose the right pots, plant and soil for any occasion.

Runner Up: Santa Barbara Carpet Cleaning 2140 Emerson Ave., 805-569-7027, sbcarpetcleaning. net

CARPET STORE WINNER: CARPETERIA 5610 Hollister Ave., 805-284-0556, carpeteriasantabarbara.com No matter what kind of flooring you are interested in, Carpeteria has a wide variety from which to choose; however, the store is undoubtedly known primarily for its selection of high=quality and affordable carpet selection. The Santa Barbara store has been owned and operated by the same family in the same location since 1979. They take great pride in providing an excellent product with equally high-quality customer service, and they’ve been doing it for a long time. Runner Up: Curtis Carpet 320 W. Carrillo St., 805-963-1921, curtiscarpetsb.com

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Runner Up: Santa Barbara Design Center 410 Olive St., 805-962-8555, santabarbaradc.com

Runner Up: Terra Sol Garden Center 5320 Overpass Rd., 805-964-7811, www.terrasol-gardencenter.com

HANDYMAN WINNER: EDWARD THE FIX IT GUY 805-962-1798 Many of us like to think that we can take care of just about any little thing that goes wrong around the house or apartment, but sometimes we can turn a small problem into a bigger problem, or maybe the problem is really bigger than we realize. Fortunately, no home repair is too big for Edward the Fix It Guy, who offers help with just about any home repair that you can think of. Runner Up (TIE): A Jack of All Trades, 805-708-5466 Mark Baird, 805-968-1234

Runner Up: HomeGoods 7035 Market Place Dr., 805-562-1398, homegoods. com

HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE WINNER: SANTA BARBARA HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER 415 E. Gutierrez St., 805-963-7825, sbhicace.com One of the marks of a truly well-run retail business is the ability to progress with the times without moving away from the things that helped you to become successful in the first place. The Home Improvement Center was founded in 1967 by the current owner’s father, who instilled the core values of personalized customer service and a hometown feel. Though the business has grown, there’s no question our readers appreciate those core values that still exist today. Runner Up: Home Depot 6975 Marketplace Dr., Goleta, 805-961-4746, homedepot.com

HOUSE CLEANING WINNER: MASTERCARE HOME CLEANING 5786 Hollister Ave., 805-683-1915, mastercarehomecleaning.com Full range of services from weekly maid service to construction clean-up: a MasterCare cleaned home is a healthier home! We give you time for friends, play, kids, learning, relaxing. Our well-trained teams know how to care for your special surfaces, high-tech appliances, antique furniture and modern fixtures. We’re bonded, insured and responsible — we have never missed a scheduled cleaning day! Runner Up: Queen of Clean 5276 Hollister Ave. Ste. 110, 805-209-0476, queenofcleanservice.com

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER WINNER: COX 866-961-0027, cox.com It just about goes without saying that Internet service is almost as much of an essential item now as heat and indoor plumbing. Cox Communications offers the fastest and most user-friendly Internet experience in Santa Barbara according to our readers, who name the company as their choice for the top Internet Service Provider in Santa Barbara year after year. Runner Up: Verizon Locations throughout Santa Barbara County, www. verizon.com

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Our best-selling Potting Soil #1.5 Our huge selection of Houseplants. Our entire stock of Terra-Cotta and Glazed Pottery.

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Thanks Santa Barbara

23 Years in a Row!

for voting us Santa Barbara’s #1 BEST SMOOTHIE BAR & #1 BEST JUICE BAR

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Goleta

(Camino Real Marketplace) 7014 Marketplace Dr.

Downtown 720 State St. 805-962-5715

805-968-7319

Uptown

The Mesa 315 Meigs Rd. 805-962-8881

Montecito

Goleta 5743 Calle Real 805-964-2788

(5 Points Center) 3973 State St.

805-964-4465

Oxnard

Ventura

Ventura

(Seabridge Center) 1225 S. Victoria Ave.

(Corner of Mills & Main) 488 South Mills Rd.

(Corner of Main & Chestnut) 607 E. Main St.

805-985-0380

805-642-4557

805-641-0916

1046 Coast Village Rd.

805-969-0611

Ventura

(Corner of Telephone & Victoria) 1145 S. Victoria AV.

Isla Vista 6560 Pardall Rd. 805-685-1134

Orcutt

(Oak Knoll Center) 4854 South Bradley Rd.

805-938-9011

Lompoc

Oxnard

(Corner of Rose & Gonzalez) 1740 E. Gonzalez RD.

(Albertson’s shopping center) 1512 N. H St.

805-278-1150

805-743-4286

805-477-9957

Camarillo (Camarillo Village Square) 2508 Las Posas Rd.

805-482-4507

Buellton

(next to Tom’s Gas)

234 E. Hwy 246 805-697-7643

Santa Maria

(Crossroad Shopping Center)

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We couldn’t have done it without you!

Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro 3315 State Street Santa Barbara, Ca. (805) 569-2400

3305 State Street Santa Barbara, Ca. (805) 687-7565

1324 State Street Santa Barbara, Ca. (805) 892-2800

6255 East 2nd Street Long Beach, Ca. (562) 431-2122

635 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada, Ca. (818) 952-9200

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Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro 3315 State Street Santa Barbara, Ca. (805) 569-2400

3305 State Street Santa Barbara, Ca. (805) 687-7565

1324 State Street Santa Barbara, Ca. (805) 892-2800

6255 East 2nd Street Long Beach, Ca. (562) 431-2122

635 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada, Ca. (818) 952-9200

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AT HOME LANDSCAPE SERVICE

ORIENTAL RUG STORE

PLACE TO BUY A SPA

WINNER: KITSON LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT 5787 Thornwood Dr., 805-681-7010, kitsonlandscape. com Started by husband and wife Brent and Sally Kitson in 1969 as a means of paying their way through UCSB, Kitson is now a large operation that maintains more than 275 major commercial landscape maintenance contracts in the area. Though much has changed, the company is still run by the Kitson family (Brent and Sally’s eldest daughter Sarah and her husband) and operates by the core values of providing high-quality landscape maintenance through excellent customer service and environmental sustainability.

WINNER: RUGS & MORE 410 Olive St., 805-962-2166, rugsandmore.com Nobody in Santa Barbara knows rugs like the staff at Rugs & More. As a result of being a first-source buyer, proactively acquiring the private collections of the highest quality and notable family estates rich in carpets. Now operating out of Santa Barbara Design Center, they strive to offer beautiful, large-sized rugs that fit a variety of contemporary design styles. And when it comes to great customer service in the industry, Rugs & More is at the top of the list.

WINNER: GORDON & GRANT Multiple locations, gordonandgrant.com Started by good friends and Santa Barbara locals Gary Gordon and Richard Grant in 1990, Gordon & Grant not only sells acrylic portable spas made by other vendors, but they actually make all their own redwood models too. Whether you are in the market for a traditional above-ground spa made with redwood, or a sleek acrylic model, or even a sauna, Gordon & Grant will offer you a high-quality product and great customer service.

Runner Up: Carpeteria 5610 Hollister Ave., 805-284-0556, carpeteria.com

Runner Up: HotSpring Spa and Patio 4285 State St., 805-683-9223, hotspringspaandpatio.com

Runner Up: EcoLawn 103 N. Nopal St., (805) 270-2960, https://ecolawnsb. com

MATTRESS STORE WINNER: MATTRESS MIKE 7320 Hollister Ave. #5, 805-685-4998, mattressmikesb. com Mattress Mike Furniture Gallery was founded in 1994 with the simple goal of providing high quality mattresses at discounted prices, combined with outstanding customer service. From our humble beginnings of just a couple of bed types, we have grown over the years to today’s selection of 24 hand-picked quality beds and multiple furniture lines. But success has not made us forget what keeps people coming back. We leave that to our great products at discounted prices and the best service possible.

PEST CONTROL WINNER: LENZ PEST CONTROL 613 ½ N. Milpas St., 805-962-9151, lenzpest.com Lenz is a family owned business and has served Santa Barbara County for over 30 years. They are a 26-time winner of the Readers Choice Award and offer many eco-friendly products and services. They practice intergrated pest management as a solution for pest probelms. There are no timed contracts and no fee is charged if you cancel a service. They have 30 employees to provide you with 5-star customer service. Their services include one-time treatments, quarterly, and monthly service. They do rodent work including expert surveys and rodent exclusion. Termite inspections, treatments, and repairs are performed by the company. Fumigation estimates provided at no charage. They offer quality services and fair pricing.

VACUUM SALES & REPAIR WINNER: BOB’S VACUUM 5660 Calle Real, 805-967-2414, bobsvacuum.com For more than the past 15 years and counting, Bob’s Vacuum has been News-Press readers’ number-one choice when it comes to purchasing a vacuum. Centrally situated on Calle Real, Bob’s Vacuum houses the county’s vacuum experts. Bob’s has the largest selection of vacuum cleaners from top brands such as Miele, Dyson, Eureka, Electrolux, and Panasonic, among others. And their sales team will help you make the right choice for your needs. They’ll also service your vacuum if it needs repairs.

Runner Up: O’Connor Pest Control 800-284-7985, oconnorpest.com

Runner Up: Santa Barbara Vacuum 635 Chapala St., 805-730-9171

DAY CARE

FAMILY ATTRACTION

FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

WINNER: RAINBOW SCHOOL 5689 Hollister Ave., 805-964-4511, rainbowschoolsb.com There are so many places parents can choose to take their children for daycare, that it can be tough to make a decision. But Rainbow School takes the guesswork out of it. Their philosophy is to allow children to learn through self-questioning, therefore enabling them to discover answers from experience, with careful guidance from teachers and other authority figures. It’s not just a place to drop off your kid while you work — Rainbow School offers a highly supervised and age-appropriate environment that allows kids to develop learning and socialization skills. And they have loads of fun while they’re doing it.

WINNER: SANTA BARBARA ZOO 500 Ninos Dr., 805-962-5339, sbzoo.org Situated just steps from East Beach and offering views of the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, the Santa Barbara Zoo is a beloved destination that captures the imagination of kids and adults alike. The zoo was founded in 1963 by a dedicated group of community volunteers. And it’s not just a place for people to see animals’ the zoo is heavily involved in conservation and preservation efforts, as well as the education of young people through on-site programs and community outreach.

WINNER: LOS AGAVES Multiple locations, los-agaves.com An award-winning restaurant, Los Agaves offers contemporary Mexican dining, giving authentic cuisine an innovative twist. Enjoy inventive dishes in a warm friendly environment, perfect for a family night out. As one of Yelp’s top five restaurants in Santa Barbara, Los Agaves has something for everyone.

Runner Up: Beds 4 U 5959 Hollister Ave. Ste. B, (805) 699-5103, https://www. mattresssantabarbara.com

KIDS

Runner Up: Cody’s Cafe 4898 Hollister Ave., 805-683-5141, codyscafesb.com

Runner Up: MOXI 125 State St., 805-770-5000, moxi.org

Runner Up: Evergreen Learning Center 7631 Evergreen Dr #1028, Goleta, (805) 685-7725, https://www.evergreensb.com

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KIDS PLACE FOR A CHILDREN’S PARTY WINNER: SANTA BARBARA ZOO 500 Ninos Dr., 805-962-5339, sbzoo.org Situated just steps from East Beach and offering views of the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, the Santa Barbara Zoo is a beloved destination that captures the imagination of kids and adults alike. The zoo was founded in 1963 by a dedicated group of community volunteers. And it’s not just a place for people to see animals’ the zoo is heavily involved in conservation and preservation efforts, as well as the education of young people through on-site programs and community outreach. Runner Up: Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond 5925 Calle Real, (805) 967-0128, https://www.zodos. com

PRE-SCHOOL WINNER: PROVIDENCE 3225 Calle Pinon, 805-962-3091, providencesb. org/preschool Providence’s preschool program offers a balance of both indoor and outdoor time as well as structured and unstructured time. Each classroom incorporates gross- and fine-motor development, creative art, music, stories, dramatic play, concept games, and cooking while building on

individual skills such as language and communication, autonomy and self-confidence, and learning routines and self control. Children who go through Providence preschool develop physically, socially, cognitively, spiritually, and academically in preparation for kindergarten. They have joined with El Montecito School, providers of preschool education since 1958 to be even better together.

PRIVATE SCHOOL 9-12

Runner Up: Rainbow School 5689 Hollister Ave, Goleta, (805) 964-4511, https://www.rainbowschoolsb.com

WINNER: BISHOP DIEGO 4000 La Colina Rd., 805-967-1266, bishopdiego.org Founded in 1914, Bishop Garcia Diego High School is an independent Catholic co-educational school that welcomes students of all faiths. Bishop Diego is committed to providing a rigorous college-preparatory education, complete with a top-notch athletic program, diverse multi-media arts, leadership opportunities, and more. Above all else, Bishop Diego is a community.

PRIVATE SCHOOL K-8

Runner Up: Providence Two campuses in Santa Barbara, providencesb.org

WINNER: LAGUNA BLANCA 4125 Paloma Dr., 805-687-2461, lagunablanca.org Laguna Blanca is a co-educational, independent school that offers a unique place of learning for kids. Joining Laguna Blanca means joining a community of excellence. Families are passionate about education, students are engaged with their learning, and teachers are as caring as they are committed. Runner Up: Marymount 875 Cheltenham Rd., 805-569-1811, marymountsb.com

SUMMER CAMP WINNER: ZOO CAMP 500 Ninos Dr., 805-962-5339, sbzoo.org/learn/zoo-camp Santa Barbara Zoo’s camps offer children ages 3-12 the opportunity to explore animals and science in a safe, beautiful environment. Zoo Camps are offered seasonally, and all camps have a lunch option available. Choose from Traditional Camp or try one of our Specialty Camps, which cater to your child’s specific interests. Runner Up: YMCA Multiple locations, www.ciymca.org/santa-barbara

PROFESSIONALS BANK WINNER: MONTECITO BANK & TRUST Locations throughout Santa Barbara County, montecito.bank Nearly forty years ago, a group of local business leaders got together to found the Bank of Montecito on the premise that a local bank should not only provide outstanding personalized financial service, but also re-invest in the communities it serves. Obviously that concept has worked, as the Bank of Montecito has morphed into Montecito Bank & Trust, with nine branches throughout the county providing individuals and small businesses with impeccable financial management services. Runner Up: Chase Bank Multiple locations, chase.com

CREDIT UNION WINNER: KINECTA 145 Santa Felicia Dr, 805-968-1876, kinecta.org Signing up for Kinecta is more than setting up a checking account or applying for a loan. When you become a member, Kinecta becomes your partner for life. Kinecta is designed for members, not for profit, and it provides specific solutions for every life event. Whenever you

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have a question, financial tools are at your disposal 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Runner Up: KeyPoint Credit Union 7062 Market Place Dr, 888-255-363, kpcu.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM WINNER: MONTECITO BANK & TRUST 1000 State St., 805-963-7511, monecito.bank Founded in 1975, Montecito Bank & trust is a regional retail bank that offers a variety of financial products and services. These include deposit services, loans, mortgages, trust and investment services and Internet banking. As the largest locally owned community bank on the Central Coast, Montecito Bank & Trust makes the areas they serve better places to work and live. Runner Up: Tremblay Financial Services 3902 State St. Ste 101, 805-569-1982, tremblayfinancial.com

REAL ESTATE OFFICE WINNER: COMPASS 801 Chapala St., 805-204-0881, compass.com Founded in 2012, Compass is building the first

modern real estate platform. To make the search and sell experience as seamless as possible, Compass has paired the latest technology with the top agents in the industry. While their offices stretch from coast to coast, Compass excels in providing local expertise, serving each location with care. Runner Up: Village Properties 1436 State St., 805-681-8800, villagesite.com

REALTOR WINNER: BOB WALSMITH JR. 3938 State St., 805-720-5362, bobwalsmithjr.com When he works with his clients, Bob Walsmith Jr. builds long-lasting relationships. He strives to assist and guide you with all your real estate needs, giving you a place to call home. Bob comes from an engineering background, making him detail-oriented and process driven. WIth these qualities, Bob makes real estate stress free and easy as possible. Runner Up: Carla Reeves 1436 State St., 805-681-8800, carlareeves.agent. villagesitehub.com

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Thank

You!

Santa Barbara News-Press READERS’

CHOICE +2019+

for choosing Sansum Clinic!

It has been a privilege to serve

families for more than 30 years here in Santa Barbara. I’m immensely

grateful for this recognition.

Doctor-patient trust is

Best Family Doctor –

critical so I am thrilled to learn my patients

Runner Up (Tie)

and their families know

Dr. Glenn Hollingshead & Dr. Richard Ponce

I always have their best

– GLENN HOLLINGSHEAD, MD

interests in mind.

– RICHARD PONCE, MD

Best Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor – Winner

Dr. Andrew Mester

What a great honor to be appreciated by the people who I am here to serve. There is nothing more rewarding than being your

Foothill Medical & Surgical Center, 4151 Foothill Road

Ear Nose and Throat doctor at

Sansum Clinic.

– ANDREW MESTER, MD

I truly enjoy the ability to positively impact the health and eyesight of patients in our area. Being

recognized for this work is a gift.

– DOUGLAS KATSEV, MD

Best Pediatrician - Winner

Dr. Saida Hamdani

Best Pediatrician - Runner Up

Best Lasik Surgeon - Runner Up Dr. Douglas Katsev Elings Eye Center, 4151 Foothill Road

It is such a joy to provide care to our youngest and most precious members of

Providing care in more than throughout our communities.

great care our team provides Santa Barbara children and their parents, is

our community!

meaningful

– SAIDA HAMDANI, MD

and important.

Dr. Daniel Brennan

30 specialties at 23 locations

It is gratifying to know that the

Best Medical Facility – Winner Sansum Clinic

Call us today at 1 (800) 4 SANSUM, or go to sansumclinic.org

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– DANIEL BRENNAN, MD, CLC, FAAP


Your health. Simplified. Sansum Clinic provides complete and coordinated care with more than 30 medical specialties, convenient Urgent Care, and state-of-the-art outpatient surgical care — close to home. Our secure and easy-to-use technology including MyChart electronic health record, mobile access and custom apps, online payment portal and appointment reminders by text keep you connected to your healthcare from anywhere at anytime.

23 Sites to Serve You 1(800)4-SANSUM www.sansumclinic.org

Providing primary and specialty care for you and your entire family.

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FURRY FRIENDS Camp activities can be added to your dog’s stay to enhance mental and physical well-being.

DOGGIE DAY CARE WINNER: DIOJI K-9 RESORT & ATHLETIC CLUB Locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, dioji.com Dioji is an exclusive, full-service canine care facility that offers unparalleled amenities. When you see the facilities, you might wonder if your pet is getting better treatment than you are. Dioji features a luxurious, cagefree oasis complete with a swimming pool. Dioji’s staff is full of knowledgeable dog enthusiasts, and no dog is ever caged, secluded, or left unattended, so you know your canine kids are well taken care of, whether you’re gone for the day or for an extended period of time. Runner Up: Camp Canine 803 E. Montecito St., 805-962-4790, campcanineinc. com

PET BOARDING WINNER: CAMP CANINE 803 E. Montecito St., 805-962-4790, campcanineinc.com Camp Canine has been Santa Barbara’s Premier Pet Resort & Spa since 1984. We have over 30 years experience raising and training dogs. The care and comfort of your dog continues to be our passion and our commitment. We offer the finest canine services in town. Our Canine guests enjoy the best cuisine and receive regular health checks throughout their stay. Camp Counselors supervise active playgroups designed to match your dog’s temperament and personality. Fitness

Runner Up: Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club Locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, dioji.com

PET GROOMING WINNER: BARKING GOOD GROOMS 3204 State St., 805-680-3173, santabarbaradoggrooming.com Established in 2014, Barking Good Grooms has all you need to make your pets look their best. They offer full service dog and cat grooming packages, as well as extra services, like ear cleaning or nail buffing. The owners of Barking Good Grooms are avid animal lovers and have been in the grooming industry for over seven years. They have lived in Santa Barbara their whole lives and hope to bring you a fun, affordable place to bring your pets. Runner Up: The Little Doghouse 5758 Hollister Ave., 805-964-2446, doggroomerssantabarbara.com

PET SHOP WINNER: LEMOS FEED & PET SUPPLY 330 E. Gutierrez St., 805-882-2336, lemospet.com We offer a level of service that is seldom seen anymore. We greet you with a smile, carry each bag of pet food to your car and offer health services at each location every month. We know that you want the best for your pets and that’s all we carry. We are constantly searching out new products and will continue to make the best products available for you and your pets. Runner Up: Pet House 5781 Calle Real, Goleta, (805) 967-7716, https://www. pethouse.org

VETERINARIAN WINNER: LA CUMBRE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 110 S. La Cumbre Rd., 805-967-0121, lcah.com Our mission and focus is to treat the patient as an individual, encouraging preventative care, our extensive commitment to continuing education, our professionalism, and integrity. We provide an environment that promotes healthy living, happiness and excellence among our team members. We help to enhance our community and the environment whenever possible. Runner Up: White’s Pet Hospital 532 E Haley St., (805) 966-1604, https://www. whitespethospital.com

ENJOYING LIFE ART SUPPLY STORE WINNER: ART ESSENTIALS 32 E. Victoria, 805-965-5456, sbartessentials.com The name of the store truly says it all. The downtown Santa Barbara art supply store has everything an artist needs. Whether you are a professional artist or just looking for basic supplies to get your child started, Art Essentials has it. Paints, canvases, pens and pencils, portfolios, markets, glue, easels and a whole lot more. And the staff is comprised of experienced artists who are always happy to point you in the right direction or place a special order for an obscure product. Runner Up: Michael’s 187 N. Fairview Ave., 805-967-7119, michaels.com

BOOKSTORE WINNER: CHAUCER’S BOOKS 3321 State St., 805-682-6787, chaucerbooks.com At any given time, Chaucer’s is teeming with kids, teens, and adults thumbing through the bookstore’s plethora of literature. And they always have wonder-

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ful special events, often hosting readings and book signings by authors from near and far. The seminal bookstore has been serving Santa Barbarans for more than 40 years now, offering a comfortable place to find their favorite books. Runner Up: The Book Den 15 E. Anapamu St., (805) 962-3321, www.bookden. com

CAMERA STORE WINNER: SAMY’S Samys.com The world of photography has expanded exponentially over the years, but one thing that has never changed is the superior service and quality of Samy’s Camera. They carry still and video cameras, lenses, flashes, meters, tripods, printers and more from all the top manufacturers. The State Street location has closed but the store continues to operate online and in other locations.

CELL PHONE SERVICE WINNER: VERIZON Locations in Santa Barbara, verizonwireless.com Is there anything worse than dropped calls on your cell phone? You finally got a hold of your friend on her birthday and all of a sudden you’re talking to nothing but air. Even worse, now you can’t dial through anymore. However, with Verizon Wireless’ reliable high-speed network and broad range of service, dropped calls are a thing of the past. Whether you need an individual plan, a family plan, or a business plan, our readers chose Verizon Wireless as your best option. Runner Up: AT&T Multiple locations, att.com

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ENJOYING LIFE MUSEUM WINNER: SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 2559 Puesta del Sol, 805-682-4711, sbnature.com The Museum of Natural History has been the epicenter of discovery and amazement for many years, and it only continues to grow, like when they added the Ty Warner Sea Center in 1987. In less than two years, the museum will celebrate halls 100 years of serving the community. The Mission Canyon campus features eight halls worth of permanent exhibits, two halls for changing exhibits, and five outdoor exhibits, including the complete blue whale skeleton out front. Be sure to catch the museum’s engaging special events. Runner Up: Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1130 State St., 805-963-4364, www.sbma.net

PARTY SUPPLY STORE WINNER: MICHAELS 187 N. Fairview Ave., 805-967-7119, michaels.com Michaels is North America’s largest provider of

arts, crafts, merchandise, and more. Whether you’re throwing a graduation party or need some last minute decorations, Michaels has everything you could want. With a vast selection, welcoming employees, and a convenient location, this store won’t let your celebration fall flat. Runner Up: 99 Cents Only Store 424 State St., 805-965-4299, 99only.com

PLACE TO GAMBLE WINNER: CHUMASH CASINO RESORT 3400 California 246, 805-686-0855, chumashcasino.com The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez is a premier venue for casual and experienced gamblers alike. They have all the great table games, and if you decide you need a break from gambling, the Chumash has top-notch concerts and comedy shows as well. And for those who just want to make a day trip out of it, they offer a comprehensive shuttle schedule with pickup locations as far

south as Los Angeles County and as far north as San Luis Obispo County.

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

WINNER: MARAVILLA 5486 Calle Real, 805-308-9585, srgseniorliving. com/communities/santa-barbara-ca-maravilla Take time to enjoy life’s luxuries at Maravilla. It is a unique retirement campus with something for everyone. Enjoy the spa and heated pool. Unwind with a massage or exercise in the fitness center. Join friends for bridge or head into Santa Barbara for a day of shopping, museums, and restaurants. Relax in your own elegant home. Housekeeping, laundry, and delectable meals at the Monarch Grille restaurant, open 12-hours daily, make for a truly carefree lifestyle. This is what Santa Barbara senior living is all about. Runner Up: Valle Verde 900 Calle De Los Amigos, (805) 883-4000, https:// www.humangood.org/valle-verde

DINING BAGELS

BREAKFAST

WINNER: JACK’S BISTRO & FAMOUS BAGELS Multiple locations, bagelnet.com Jack’s does a whole lot more than just bagels now, including omelets and scrambles for breakfast, and specialty sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads for lunch as part of their healthy California cuisine movement. However, they haven’t forgotten their roots, and our readers think they still have the best bagels in town. You can buy a bunch to take home, or you can order one of their signature breakfast bagels. Jack’s always aims to please, and they offer catering as well.

WINNER: CAJUN KITCHEN Locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, cajunkitchencafe.com Cajun Kitchen is truly a rich melting pot of culturally and ethnically diverse food. They serve both breakfast and lunch, but are clearly recognized for their unique Cajun twist on breakfast fare. Richard Jimenez, Sr. started as a prep cook at Cajun Kitchen, and in 1984 he took over ownership of the first of three locations. The Jimenez family has recently given the business a bit of a modern makeover while maintaining the tradition of delicious Cajun-styled food and great service. Plenty of locations around town for Santa Barbarans and Goletans alike.

Runner Up: Bagel Market Cafe 6551 Trigo Rd., 805-685-7114

Runner Up: Jeannine’s Bakery Multiple locations, jeannines.com

BBQ FOOD WINNER: SOUL CAL SMOKEHOUSE 38 W. Victoria St., 805-770-7025, soulcalsmokehouse.com Owners Justin West and Carter strive to create edible moments with their illustrious food. Pulling from their childhood memories, Justin and Carter have combined flavors stretching from Oregon to Austin, Texas. Their inventive menu makes Soul Cal Smokehouse Santa Barbara’s only barbecue joint serving southern smoked meats alongside local farmers market produce. Runner Up: Woody’s Bodacious BBQ 5112 Hollister Ave., 805-967-3775, woodysbbq.com

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BURGER JOINT WINNER: THE HABIT Locations in Santa Barbara and Isla Vista, habitburger.com The Habit first opened its doors in Santa Barbara in 1969, but it took one ambitious employee and his like-minded brother to buy out the relatively unassuming burger joint to give it the trademark quality and freshness that we know today. In addition to keeping it fresh, they’ve also kept it pretty simple, while still offering a variety of tasty chicken and beef sandwiches, as well as healthy salads, too. In addition to the food quality, our readers also appreciate the fact that they don’t have to

spend an arm and a leg for a meal there. Always fast but made to order with a smile from the Habit’s friendly staff. Runner Up: Mesa Berger 315 Meigs Rd., (805) 963-7492, or 7010 Market Place, 805-869-2247, https://www.mesaburger.com

BURRITO WINNER: SUPER CUCAS Multiple locations, cucasrestaurant.com For more than 20 years, Super Cuca’s has been serving up fresh and delicious Mexican food at a great price, but they are particularly well known for their generously portioned burritos. Whether it’s one of their many breakfast burritos, or a veggie burrito, shrimp burrito, chicken or steak burrito, or just a beans and rice burrito, Cuca’s has more burrito offerings than any other taqueria in town. And chances are you will not leave hungry. Runner Up: Los Agaves Multiple locations, 805-564-2626, los-agaves.com

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DINING CAJUN CUISINE

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WINNER: CAJUN KITCHEN Multiple locations, cajunkitchencafe.com We serve inspired comfort food to our loyal customers in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Goleta. We love our local community. We live here right alongside our regulars so we’ve worked hard over the last thirty years to create an eatery that we ourselves would like to frequent. We are set apart by our Cajun Specialties, healthy food and rounded out by our Breakfast standards. We have something for everyone.

WINNER: THE HABIT Multiple locations, habitburger.com Originating in Santa Barbara, The Habit has been around for 50 years. Since then, over 200 locations have been established from coast to coast. The Habit is homegrown, locally-sourced, and simply delicious. Offering affordable options inspired by the local community, there’s a reason The Habit began here and has been going strong ever since.

WINNER: DAVE’S DOGS GRILL 149 S. Turnpike Rd., 805-770-7772 Why wieners? Because it’s the all American staple and Dave knew that ketchup, relish, mustard were not the only thing that would go well on a dog. He knew you could dress them up and make some creative dogs that anyone could enjoy. Dave is always so appreciative of his community because he knows that without their support and trust he would not be where he is now. So thank you to all who continue to support this local entrepreneur inc rafting award winning dogs.

Runner Up: The Palace Grill 8 E. Cota St., 805-963-5000, palacegrill.com

CHINESE CUISINE

FRENCH CUISINE

Runner Up: Costco 7095 Market Place Dr., 805-685-3199, costco.com

INDIAN CUISINE

WINNER: CHINA PAVILION 1202 Chapala St., 805-560-6028, china-pavilion.com For years, just a few blocks up from the Transit Center, China Pavilion has been there, somewhat inconspicuously on the corner of Chapala and Anapamu streets, serving up fantastic Chinese food for lunch and dinner seven days a week. In addition to the wonderful standard Chinese dishes, China Pavilion’s weekend dim sum brunch has gained a good deal of popularity for locals and visitors alike. Great service and excellent food make for a solid overall experience.

WINNER: PETIT VALENTIEN 1114 State St. #14, 805-966-0222, petitvalentien.com Ten years ago, chef Robert Dixon established a unique restaurant using homemade recipes written out on napkins, and the result was a French-inspired menu that also features a spin on traditional Ethiopian dishes. The relatively casual, bistro-style restaurant utilizes fresh, seasonal ingredients and seeks to bring a stellar dining experience to the everyman. Over the past decade, Mr. Dixon’s restaurant has gradually garnered the reputation it so richly deserves, and now our readers have finally voted it the best French restaurant in town.

Runner Up: Mandarin Place 3955 State St., (805) 683-2158, https://www.sbmandarinpalace.com

Runner Up: Bouchon 9 W. Victoria St., 805-730-1160, bouchonsantabarbara. com

CLAM CHOWDER

FRESH FISH MARKET

ITALIAN CUISINE

WINNER: BROPHY BROS. 119 Harbor Way, 805-966-4418, brophybros.com Brophy’s is more than just a restaurant; it’s a Santa Barbara institution. You get to be right on the harbor with great views and fantastic seafood. Although Brophy’s is noted for its outstanding seafood in general, it is particularly well known for its outstanding clam chowder. The recipe is proprietary, and it’s not that it’s super fancy — it’s just the right texture and taste, and it’s super consistent.

WINNER: SANTA BARBARA FISH MARKET 117 Harbor Way #A, 805-965-9564, sbfish.com It’s hard to get any fresher than the Santa Barbara Fish Market, which gets a significant amount of its product from the commercial fisherman who do their work in the Santa Barbara Channel. The rest of their offerings come from distributors around the world whose primary focus is sustainability and quality. And even if they don’t happen to live in town, or you want your relatives out of the area to try some local seafood, the Fish Market will ship just about anywhere.

WINNER: CA’ DARIO 37 E. Victoria St., 805-884-9419, cadario.net Dario grew up in Italy and, at a relatively young age, learned to cook traditional Italian food at home with his grandmothers — one in Lake Como, the other near Venice. He quickly developed a love and passion for food and for cooking by watching and helping with kitchen tasks, and he brought that love and inspiration to other parts of Europe, where he also learned the more administrative tasks of running a restaurant. From all this, Ca’Dario was born, and it’s been a sturdy and well-loved Italian staple in Santa Barbara for quite some time, and our readers have clearly come to love the authentic Italian fare.

Runner Up: Lure Fish House 3815 State St. Ste. G131, 805-618-1816, www.lurefishhouse.com

DELICATESSEN WINNER: THREE PICKLES Locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, threepickles.com If you’re looking to get a sub, sandwich, or salad, Three Pickles is certainly one of the best spots in town. On top of their already extensive menu, specials like chili or soup are offered daily. Whether you’re dining in or out, Three Pickles is a quick, casual, and tasty stop for lunch. Runner Up: South Coast Deli Multiple locations, southcoastdeli.com

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Runner Up: Taco Bell Multiple locations, tacobell.com

Runner Up: Kanaloa Seafood Market 618 E. Gutierrez St., 805-966-5159, kanaloaseafood. com

GROCERY STORE

WINNER: FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State St., 805-682-6561, flavorofindia.net Dining at Flavor of India is like a trip halfway across the world; with Indian art and fabrics lining the walls, and popular Indian music playing, you instantly feel as though you’ve been transported to the busy streets of Delhi and seated in a fancy restaurant for lunch or dinner. Generous helpings of rich, spicy curries, tandoori breads, rice, and plenty of vegetarian entrees await you when you dine at the popular Indian restaurant on upper State Street. Runner Up: Bibi Ji 734 State St., 805-560-6845, bibijisb.com

Runner Up: Olio e Limone Ristorante 11 W Victoria St #21, (805) 899-2699, olioelimone.com

WINNER: TRADER JOE’S Multiple locations, traderjoes.com Trader Joe’s, affectionately called TJ’s, is known for being the complete, one-stop grocery store that could fulfill all your grocery needs. Trader Joe’s has become a regular stop on many Santa Barbarans’ daily to-do list. Great staff, great food, samples and plenty of selection. Runner Up: Gelson’s 3305 State St., (805) 687-5810, https://www.gelsons. com

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DINING JAPANESE CUISINE

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WINNER: ARIGATO SUSHI 1225 State St., 805-965-6074, arigatosantabarbara. com Japanese cuisine is a true art form, and our readers selected Arigato Sushi as the best restaurant dishing it up in Santa Barbara. Although they are also well-known for their sushi, Arigato’s entire menu offers unique, creative touches to keep your palate engaged. Though it’s almost always busy, guests constantly rave about the customer service, and no plate leaves the kitchen until it’s artfully plated.

WINNER: SOUL CAL SMOKEHOUSE 38 W. Victoria St., 805-770-7025, soulcalsmokehouse. com Owners Justin West and Carter strive to create edible moments with their illustrious food. Pulling from their childhood memories, Justin and Carter have combined flavors stretching from Oregon to Austin, Texas. Their inventive menu makes Soul Cal Smokehouse Santa Barbara’s only barbecue joint serving southern smoked meats alongside local farmers market produce.

Runner Up: Sushi Teri Multiple locations

Runner Up: Bettina 1014 Coast Village Rd., 805-770-2383, bettinapizzeria. com

LUNCH SPOT & SANDWICHES

PIZZA

WINNER: PARADISE CAFE 702 Anacapa St., (805) 962-4416, paradisecafe.com The Paradise Cafe has the first and only grill to use Santa Maria live oak wood in the city of Santa Barbara. We grill prime steaks, fresh fish and, of course, our signature Paradise Burger. Our philosophy is simple and straightforward, and that is to take the highest quality and freshest ingredients possible, and let them speak for themselves. Our staff takes great pride in the continuity of our traditions of great food, friendly service and patron loyalty.

WINNER: RUSTY’S PIZZA PARLOR Multiple locations, 805-564-1111, rustyspizza.com It started off as a lone pizza parlor in Isla Vista in 1969, and has bloomed into a Santa Barbara pizza success story. They constantly strive to make the best pizza and offer the best service in town. And from day one, they have been involved in the community, putting a strong emphasis on supporting kids through school programs, youth organizations, and athletics. Always a popular place for parties if you want to dine in, and fast, friendly service if you want it delivered.

Runner Up: South Coast Deli Multiple locations, southcoastdeli.com

Runner Up: Giovanni’s 3020 State St., (805) 682-3621, https://www.giovannispizzasb.com

MEAT MARKET WINNER: SHALHOOB MEAT COMPANY 220 Gray Ave., 805-963-7733, shalhoob.com Shalhoob Meat Company is family-owned and operated since 1973, and they have been providing premium custom cut meats with a smile ever since. Three generations of Shalhoobs have had a stake in the business, and though they have successfully transformed the business into a modern enterprise, they still abide by the same principles that helped them gain a foothold in the industry early on: by providing the finest quality products and delivering the best service possible. Runner Up: Country Meat Market 5925 Calle Real, 805-964-3811, countycateringcompany.com

MEXICAN CUISINE WINNER: LOS AGAVES Multiple locations, los-agaves.com An award-winning restaurant, Los Agaves offers contemporary Mexican dining, giving authentic cuisine an innovative twist. Enjoy inventive dishes in a warm friendly environment, perfect for a family night out. As one of Yelp’s top five restaurants in Santa Barbara, Los Agaves has something for everyone. Runner Up: Los Arroyos Multiple locations, losarroyos.net

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PRODUCE GROCER WINNER: TRI-COUNTY PRODUCE 335 S. Milpas St., 805-965-4558, tricountyproduce.com After many years in the early days of selling produce wholesale to restaurants, schools, and stores only, Tri-County Produce finally opened its doors to the public, to the delight of customers who love getting the farm-fresh produce at a good price. Though they also have plenty of other grocery items, they are unquestionably known for the fruits and vegetables. Owners Jim and John Dixon are dedicated to the farmers and the customers who make Tri-County great. Runner Up: Lazy Acres 302 Meigs Rd., (805) 564-4410, https://www.lazyacres. com

RESTAURANT ATMOSPHERE/ RESTAURANT SERVICE WINNER: HARRY’S PLAZA CAFÉ 3313 State St. #B, 805-687-2800, harryssb.com Harry’s Plaza Cafe has been a local legend since 1968. Relish in the good ol’ days as you sink into a plush, leather booth and enjoy the best comfort food in town. With their warm and welcoming atmosphere, dining at Harry’s is like dining at home. House specialties include anything from famous dips to homemade desserts, and don’t forget their to indulge in their generous drinks.

Runner Up: Chuck’s Waterfront Grill 113 Harbor Way Ste. 180, 805-564-1200, chuckswaterfrontgrill.com

RESTAURANT SERVICE WINNER (TIE): CHUCK’S OF HAWAII 3888 State St., 805-687-4417, chucksofhawaii.com Chuck’s of Hawaii is known to locals as one of Santa Barbara’s best steakhouse restaurants. For over 52 years Chuck’s has been a community favorite, with award-winning steaks and Mai-Tais straight from Hawaii. In addition to their romantic lighting and casual atmosphere, the service and hospitality is truly outstanding. While many restaurants have come and gone since Chuck’s began, their fresh menu and inviting ambience has made them an enduring monument of Santa Barbara. WINNER (TIE): BOUCHON 9 W. Victoria St., 805-730-1160, bouchonsantabarbara.com Seasonal menu changes and an exclusively Santa Barbara County wine list makes each visit to Bouchon just as special as the last. Step inside Bouchon’s warm and inviting atmosphere for a perfect night out. Executive Chef Greg Murphy understands that today, people want more than good food out of their meals. At Bouchon, presentation, flavors, service, and ambience combine to create a truly memorable dining experience.

SALSA WINNER: LOS AGAVES Multiple locations, los-agaves.com An award-winning restaurant, Los Agaves offers contemporary Mexican dining, giving authentic cuisine an innovative twist. Enjoy inventive dishes in a warm friendly environment, perfect for a family night out. As one of Yelp’s top five restaurants in Santa Barbara, Los Agaves has something for everyone. Runner Up: Los Arroyos Multiple locations, losarroyos.net

SANDWICHES WINNER: SOUTH COAST DELI Multiple locations, southcoastdeli.com In addition to being committed to making the best sammies and salads in the Santa Barbara area, we are committed to do the right thing with respect to the environment. All the single use products we use are made from sustainable, renewable, and compostable materials such as switchgrass, bagasse, and PLA, a plant-based polymer. All our paper products such as napkins, paper towels, letterhead, and business cards, are made from 100% recycled materials. South Coast Deli also participates in city and county programs, where available, in order to divert waste from landfills back into the soil. Runner Up: Three Pickles 126 E. Canon Perdido St., (805) 965-1015, threepickles.com

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WINNER: LURE FISH HOUSE 3815 State St., 805-618-1816, lurefishhouse.com Santa Barbara can be a tough town to break in a new restaurant, but that didn’t stop the folks for Lure Fish House, which also has a few stores in other nearby parts of Southern California, from going right ahead and doing just that. The restaurant opened its doors at the very end of 2015 and has been wowing new customers ever since from its perch in the La Cumbre Plaza. They’ve been praised for phenomenal service, excellent well drinks and fresh, creative seafood dishes. Don’t be the last of your friends to check out this local favorite in the making.

WINNER: ARIGATO SUSHI 1225 State St., 805-965-6074, arigatosb.com Japanese cuisine is a true art form, and our readers selected Arigato Sushi as the best restaurant dishing it up in Santa Barbara. Although they are also well-known for their sushi, Arigato’s entire menu offers unique, creative touches to keep your palate engaged. Though it’s almost always busy, guests constantly rave about the customer service, and no plate leaves the kitchen until it’s artfully plated.

WINNER: LOS ARROYOS Multiple locations, losarroyos.net Family-owned since 1999, Los Arroyos serves traditional Mexican cuisine, crafted from fresh, homemade ingredients every day. The team at Los Arroyos is truly like a family. Some of the employees have been with them for over ten years, and much of their success is due to that bond. Taking special care in the restaurant and each other, those at Los Arroyos create authentic meals that leave you wanting more.

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Runner Up: Sushi Teri Multiple locations

WINNER: LILLY’S TAQUERIA Multiple locations, lillystacos.com If you want truly authentic Mexican tacos, Lilly’s Taqueria is the place to go. With one location in Santa Barbara and one in Goleta, they’ve got a good chunk of the area covered. At Lilly’s you won’t find burritos, taquitos or flautas, just tacos, and they do them right. Handmade tortillas and perfectly grilled meats and veggies. Perhaps one of the tastiest bargains in town. Runner Up: Rudy’s Restaurant Multiple locations, rudys-mexican.com

Runner-up: Los Agaves Multiple locations, los-agaves.com

THAI CUISINE WINNER: YOUR PLACE 22 N. Milpas St., 805-966-5151 It’s a little restaurant over on the Eastside that regularly claims this space as our readers’ favorite Thai restaurant. It’s family run, and they’ve been at it for so long, that they truly have it down to a science. That’s not to say they don’t do it with a little flair and creativity, though. They don’t go over the top, but one thing it is for sure is authentic, and delicious. And don’t forget to grab a Thai iced tea, the best you’ll find in Santa Barbara. Runner Up: Your Choice Thai Cuisine 3404 State St., (805) 569-3730, yourchoicerestaurant. com

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WINNER: RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & BISTRO Multiple locations, renaudsbakery.com In 2008, Chef Renaud Gonthier brought his culinary expertise to Santa Barbara when he and his wife, Nicole, opened a patisserie and bistro. Many customers patronize Renaud’s for breakfast and lunch, but Chef Renaud is particularly known for his pastry creations. With experience as a top pastry chef for the Ritz Carlton and other well-known venues, Renaud is fulfilling a lifelong dream, creating delectable pastries made from the finest and freshest ingredients. And they are indeed true works of art. On top of the fine pastries, Renaud’s is also renowned for its delectable desserts, as creative and artistic as they are delicious.

WINNER: CHOCOLATS DU CALIBRESSAN 1100 State St., 805-568-1313, chococalibressan.com Chocolatier Jean-Michel has earned many accolades for his culinary skills and vast experience. In 1996, Jean-Michel created “Le CaliBressan” with his wife, Jill. Bringing their French background to the states, Chocolats du CaliBressan attracts clients from all across Europe. While you may have a hard time choosing among their wide selection, whatever treat you select is sure to delight.

WINNER: HANDLEBAR COFFEE ROASTERS Multiple locations, www.handlebarcoffee.com As former professional cyclists, two wheels paved the way to many great opportunities. From racing in Europe, meeting each other, to arriving in Santa Barbara and calling it home. We switched gears in 2011 and directed our focus to roasting some of the best coffees in the world and offering them to you. Our goal is to link our appreciation for the coffee farmers to you, through each fresh roasted bag.

Runner Up: See’s Candy Multiple locations, sees.com

Runner Up: The French Press Multiple locations, thefrenchpress.com

Runner Up: Jeannine’s Bakery Multiple locations, jeannines.com

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WINNER: VICES & SPICES 3558 State St., 805-687-7196, vicesnspices.com That little shop on the corner of State and Ontare has been there for years, just minding its own business and churning out fantastic coffee and, most of all, tea, for years. They brew up teas grown worldwide in the little shop that also features loads of trinkets and body care items made by local artists and artisans. Go in any day and you will find locals hanging out and taking their time sipping the best tea you can find in the county.

WINNER: SPUDNUTS DONUTS Multiple locations, spudnutssb.com For over 50 years, Spudnuts has been known as one of America’s favorite spots to grab a donut. With shops stretching from coast to coast, their unique recipe keeps people coming back for more. The “Spudnut” donut is unlike any other, setting it apart from other chains. The texture is light and fluffy, and the flavors are new and inventive. Specials include items the doughssant, a croissant-donut hybrid, or the maple bacon.

Runner Up: Starbucks Multiple locations, starbucks.com

Runner Up: Eller’s Doughnuts 4317 State St. #A, 805-683-0838

WINNER: MCCONNELL’S FINE ICE CREAMS Multiple locations, mcconnells.com Actually made from scratch. The finest ingredients available — all from the Central Coast, including grassgrazed milk and cream and cage-free eggs. And as they say: No crap added. And it’s true, you can taste it in every bite — all the good stuff that is there and all the superfluous stuff that isn’t. Their goal: to produce the finest ice creams in the world, in the most responsible and sustainable way possible while enriching the communities in which they exist.

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WINNER: RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & BISTRO Multiple locations, renaudsbakery.com In 2008, Chef Renaud Gonthier brought his culinary expertise to Santa Barbara when he and his wife, Nicole, opened a patisserie and bistro. Many customers patronize Renaud’s for breakfast and lunch, but Chef Renaud is particularly known for his pastry creations. With experience as a top pastry chef for the Ritz Carlton and other well-known venues, Renaud is fulfilling a lifelong dream, creating delectable pastries made from the finest and freshest ingredients. And they are indeed true works of art. On top of the fine pastries, Renaud’s is also renowned for its delectable desserts, as creative and artistic as they are delicious.

WINNER: YOGURTLAND Multiple locations, yogurt-land.com With two locations in Santa Barbara County, our readers have grown accustomed to the great taste of Yogurtland frozen yogurt. They search the globe for new flavors to keep your frozen yogurt interesting. And for those who are on special diets, all Yogurtland frozen yogurt is gluten free, except for those flavors that contain cookies. The yogurt is fortified with vitamin C, and the fresh fruits and flavors are rich in antioxidants. In addition to the nutritional benefits, it simply tastes good.

Runner Up: Jeannine’s Bakery Multiple locations, jeannines.com

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Runner Up: Rori’s Artisanal Creamery Multiple locations, rorisartisanalcreamery.com

Runner Up: The Lovin’ Spoonful 2028 Cliff Dr., 805-259-7009, thelovinspoonfulfroyo. com

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WINNER: BAR 29 1134 Chapala St., 805-845-2778, barttwentynine.com A bar that believes in the power of a good cocktail and warm atmosphere. Bar 29 is Santa Barbara’s newest hot spot, serving up small plates to pair with your drink. The cocktail selection is not only wide, but inventive, bringing a new twist to your favorite drinks. If the cocktails interest you, the food menu is just as creative, turning classic bar snacks into gourmet meals. Don’t miss happy hour, which is every day from 5 to 7 pm.

WINNER: SOHO 1221 State St., 805-962-7776, sohosb.com If you happen to be walking on State Street around the Victoria Street intersection on any given night, you’re likely to hear the outpouring of some of the best live music in an intimate venue that exists in Santa Barbara. Gail and Bob Hansen’s SOhO, which also features a top-notch fine dining experience, has played host to such acts as David Crosby, Ozomatli, Henry Rollins, Sean and Sarah Watkins, Built to Spill, Animal Liberation Orchestra and many more local favorites as well.

WINNER: DARGAN’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 18 E. Ortega St., 805-568-0702, darganssb.com Dargan’s in Santa Barbara was established in October 1997, but the name Dargan’s has been associated with public houses in Ireland since the beginning of the 20th century. Paul Dargan, who moved from Ireland when he was 21, is now the proud owner of Dargan’s in Santa Barbara.

Runner Up: Harry’s Plaza Cafe 3313 State St. #B, 805-687-2800, harryssb.com

Runner Up: The Red Piano 519 State St., 805-358-1439. theredpiano.com

WINNER: SPORTSMAN 1226 State St., (805) 564-4411 Dive into cocktails, beers and fun at this bar at the corner of W. Victoria and State streets. Open seven days a week until 2 a.m. Sportsman is indeed a cornerstone of the Downtown Santa Barbara bar scene.

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SOCIAL SCENE LATE NIGHT EATS

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Runner Up: Brophy Bros. Locations in Santa Barbara and Ventura, brophybros. com

WINNER: THE BLUE OWL 5 W. Canon Perdido St., 805-705-0991, theblueowlsantabarbara.com Chef Cindy Black first started as a pop-up restaurant serving late-night treats out of Zen Yai, before she finally moved into her own location, where Bitterman’s Deli used to be on East Canon Perdido. She’s open during the day, but continues to serve a late-night menu of asian-inspired dishes, sandwiches on house-made breads, and seasonal salads. The tri-tip banh mi with rich oyster chili mayo is an absolute hit. It’s late-night food without the guilt.

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Runner Up: Roy 7 W. Carrillo St., 805-966-5636, restaurantroy.com

WINNER: BOATHOUSE 2981 Cliff Dr, 805-898-2628, boathousesb.com Savor in some fresh seafood next to breathtaking ocean views. With a wide selection for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Boathouse is the perfect place to see what Santa Barbara is all about. Don’t miss their famous happy hour, which offers some of the best drinks and snacks in town.

WINNER: LURE FISH HOUSE 3815 State St., 805-618-1816, lurefishhouse.com Santa Barbara can be a tough town to break in a new restaurant, but that didn’t stop the folks for Lure Fish House, which also has a few stores in other nearby parts of Southern California, from going right ahead and doing just that. The restaurant opened its doors at the very end of 2015 and has been wowing new customers ever since from its perch in the La Cumbre Plaza. They’ve been praised for phenomenal service, excellent well drinks and fresh, creative seafood dishes. Don’t be the last of your friends to check out this local favorite in the making. Runner Up: Santa Barbara FisHouse 101 E. Cabrillo Blvd., (805) 966-2112, fishousesb.com

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LOCAL BREWERY WINNER: M.SPECIAL BREWING COMPANY 6860 Cotona Dr. Bldg. C, 805-968-6500, mspecialbrewco.com M.Special is a collective of friends and family from across the world of beer, food, and entertainment. The portfolio of beers are diverse, ranging from our flagship M.Special American Lager, some amazing IPA’s such as the Greatland IPA and Lazy Eye DIPA, to a rich and flavorful Dozer Brown Ale, and much more. You can find these beers at most local markets between Ventura and SLO, or you can visit us at our taproom in Goleta where you’ll find a welcoming space with lots of good times to be had seven days a week.

Runner Up: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company Multiple locations, figmtnbrew.com

MARGARITA WINNER: CARLITOS CAFÉ Y CANTINA 1324 State St., 805-962-7117, carlitos.com Award-winning margaritas are just one of the many highlights at Carlitos. Colorful umbrellas and a sun-lit patio accompany stunning views and a cantina full of 100% Blue Agave tequilas. Add some Mexican and South American guitars and you are in for an exciting, fun-filled evening. Runner Up: La Playa Azul Café 914 Santa Barbara St., 805-966-2860, laplayaazul.com

MARTINI WINNER: HARRY PLAZA CAFE 3313 State St., 805-687-2800, harryssb.com A Santa Barbara institution, Harry’s has been home to the best comfort food and most generous drinks since 1968. Walking into the restaurant is like taking a page out of a history book, as you’re bound to run into a bevy of locals with stories of the good ol’ days. They’d surely advise you to order one of Harry’s famous martinis, which are more than just a drink. The bartenders there know how to make a stiff and tasty beverage. Easier said than done. Runner Up: Joe’s Cafe 536 State St., 805-966-4638, joescafesb.com

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SOCIAL SCENE PERFORMANCE VENUE WINNER: SANTA BARBARA BOWL 1122 N. Milpas St., 805-962-7411, sbbowl.com Ideally located, the Santa Barbara Bowl is ground zero for Santa Barbara’s most sought-after outdoor music events. Primarily booked out during the summer, the Bowl’s concert calendar seems to start just a wee bit earlier and end just a wee bit later each year. Perhaps it’s because the word is out on how beautiful a venue it is, and now that the renovations to the backstage area, restrooms and other outbuildings are complete, it’s attracting elite performers. The Bowl has long been just big enough to attract major tours, but still small enough so that there really aren’t any bad seats in the house. Runner Up: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club 1221 State St., 805-962-7776, sohosb.com

PUB WINNER: DARGAN’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 18 E. Ortega St., (805) 568-0702, dargansb.com A true Irish pub in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Dargan’s is a great place to gather with friends and enjoy a pint of Guinness or one of the many great beers they have on draught, and some down-home irish food. Dargan’s started as a pub and grocery to serve a small irish town in 1927, and one of the

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descendants of the original owner has brought the good times to Santa Barbara. Runner Up: The Press Room 15 E. Ortega St., 805-963-8121, pressroomsb.com

SPORTS BAR WINNER: THE GARDEN 38 W. Victoria St., 805-770-7700, thegardensb.com 42 beer taps rotate through this contemporary beer garden. Located conveniently inside the Santa Barbara Public Market, food from any one of the purveyors in the Public Market are allowed at The Garden with no extra charge. In fact, The Garden recommends you bring a taste of everything back to pair alongside your drinks. Feel free to order another beer and stay awhile -- all the major televised events are aired live so you won’t miss a beat. Runner Up: Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond 5925 Calle Real, 805-967-0128, zodos.com

WINE TASTING ROOM WINNER: JAMIE SLONE WINES 23 E. De La Guerra St., 805-560-6555, jamieslonewines.com Head over to this cozy tasting room to try a variety of

wines from the best local vineyards. Found in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, this winery is conveniently located next to fabulous restaurants, high end shopping, local boutiques, and more. Discover the owner’s passion for family, and even meet their dog Sophie while sipping on Sauvignon Blanc. Runner Up: Grassini Family Vineyards 24 El Paseo, 805-897-3366, grassinifamilyvineyards. com

WINE TOUR WINNER: CAPTAIN JACK’S TOURS & EVENTS 805-564-1819, captainjackstours.com Although they book many different kinds of tours, Captain Jack’s is known especially for its wine tours. No matter your budget, Captain Jack’s has something for you. As tour experts, the staff knows the various wine trails like the back of their hands, and will give you a fantastic experience. And wine tours aren’t just for tourists; even locals can treat themselves to a great wine tour and perhaps even discover a part of Santa Barbara County they didn’t know before. Runner Up: Sustainable Vine Wine Tours 3981 La Colina Rd., 805-698-3911, sustainablevinewinetours.com

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WINNER: SIMPSON HOUSE INN 121 E. Arrellaga St., 805-963-7067, simpsonhouseinn. com Pamper yourself during your Santa Barbara vacation by booking a guest room or cottage at Simpson House Inn. Our adult only boutique hotel is nestled on an acre of English gardens and features 15 guest rooms that are in the Victorian Manor, Carriage Barn, or English Cottages. Our gardens have been awarded the prestigious “Santa Barbara Beautiful” Award. Housed in a Victorian estate built in 1874, Simpson House Inn invites you to relax with our perfect combination of historic charm and modern luxuries. Every guest stay includes afternoon refreshments, an evening wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres reception, dessert bites, and a gourmet served breakfast in the morning which can be served in the main house or in your room at no additional charge.

WINNER: FOUR SEASONS BILTMORE 1260 Channel Drive, 805-969-2261, fourseasons.com/ santabarbara/ Stroll along red-brick pathways and weave throughout secluded courtyards at this Spanish Colonial-inspired resort. Found between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Four Seasons is a historic getaway on the American Riviera. The hotel provides much more than lodging, with Butterfly Beach being just minutes away, and a Sunday brunch that is truly decadent.

WINNER: SLATE CATERING CO. 805-364-2699, slatecatering.com Santa Barbara’s local farmer’s markets provide a bounty of fresh ingredients, and Slate Catering takes advantage of it all. Slate combines cheese, dips, local breads, fresh fruits, veggies, and more are in decadent grazing tables and platters. These customized experiences are perfect for any occasion, from weddings to beach picnics. Behind these creations is a sustainable mindset, shining a light on the beautiful food local vendors can provide.

Runner Up: Boathouse 2981 Cliff Dr., 805-898-2628, boathousesb.com

Runner Up: Rincon Catering 3805 Santa Claus Lane, 805-566-9933, eventsbyrinco.com

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EVENT/WEDDING PLANNER

JEWELRY STORE

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WINNER: JILL REMY - JILL & CO EVENTS 110 W. Mission St., 805-455-0722, jillandcoevents.com Based in Santa Barbara and with over a decade of experience in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Napa, Sonoma and nationwide, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the planning process. Connected with the best vendors in the area, Jill and the team that she puts together strive to execute flawless events, exceeding every expectation. Beyond the experience, knowledge and connections, Jill brings an attention to detail and a passion for the planning process. With a calm demeanor and a sparkle in her eye, Jill and her team will ensure that every last detail is handled while you enjoy your event.

WINNER: 33 JEWELS AT EL PASEO 814 State St., 805-957-9100, 33jewels.com A unique jewelry gallery, with fans from around the world, 33 Jewels at El Paseo is a true gem in the heart of downtown. Owner Diane Garmendia’s warm personality personifies the store motto, “Engaging Santa Barbara since 2005.” 33 Jewels helps couples that are getting engaged and married... or commemorating 50 years of marriage. “I love what I do. I am surrounded by happy people celebrating, and I get to sit in a big jewelry box all day long!” Diane says. Offering friendly, helpful advice, with a few questions the staff at 33 Jewels is able to help clients select the perfect gift. Award-winning Master Jeweler Lee Charles Buckingham, and jeweler & designer Terry Luna create amazing custom pieces in the stores’s second floor studio, and are experts in jewelry restoration, repair, and re purposing.

WINNER: BOUCHON 9 W. Victoria St., 805-730-1160, bouchonsantabarbara.com Seasonal menu changes and an exclusively Santa Barbara County wine list makes each visit to Bouchon just as special as the last. Step inside Bouchon’s warm and inviting atmosphere for a perfect night out. Executive Chef Greg Murphy understands that today, people want more than good food out of their meals. At Bouchon, presentation, flavors, service, and ambience combine to create a truly memorable dining experience.

Runner Up: Ann Johnson Events 805-570-6396, https://www.annjohnsonevents.com/

FLORIST WINNER: RILEY’S FLOWERS 1106 Chapala St., 805-965-1187, rileysflowers.com We are a local staple in floral design, bringing fresh hand-picked, local flowers throughout Goleta, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland & Carpinteria. We deliver to all local funeral homes, retirement facilities, and hospitals. We offer same day delivery by 1 p.m. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. We can also assist you with out-of-town floral deliveries as well. We look forward to filling your flower needs. Runner Up: Alpha Floral 1810 Cliff Dr., (805) 965-5165, https://alphafloralsb.com

Runner Up: Bryant & Sons, Ltd. Locations in Santa Barbara and Montecito, bryantandsons.com

LIMOUSINE SERVICE WINNER: EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINE & COACH 2550 Eastman Ave. #6, 805-658-7558, goexcellimo. com Since 1983, this premier limousine service has provided vehicles for any occasion and any group in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. They are one of the largest executive car and limousine providers from Thousand Oaks to Goleta. Getting from place to place has never been so easy. Just give ELC a call and they’ll show you the ultimate in luxury transportation.

Runner Up: El Encanto 800 Alvarado Place, 800-237-1236

PHOTOGRAPHY WINNER: KIEL RUCKER PHOTOGRAPHY 2430 De La Vina St., 805-770-7733, kielrucker.com Kiel Rucker grew up in the Sierra foothills near Lake Tahoe, where he developed a strong connection to the world around him. Since Rucker came to Santa Barbara, that connection has only grown stronger. To him, Santa Barbara is one of the most geographically and culturally special places he’s come across on Earth. Rucker also enjoys wedding photography, a passion of his for the last four years. Possessing a deep love for human connection, he wants to witness and capture the beautiful moments that two people can create. Runner Up: Mayra Romero Photography 805-665-7464, mayaromerophotography.com

Runner Up: A & J Limousine 805-683-7772, aandjlimousine.com

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