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2013 READERS’ CHOICE

Toast of Sumner County {

Top finishers revealed in all 79 categories, based on more than 83,000 votes cast

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TOAST OF SUMNER COUNTY

Customer service among Readers’ Choice winners Our everyday lives can sometimes be a predictable routine, even bordering on humdrum, as we sometimes forget to appreciate all that’s around us. Day after day, we dash here or run there to grab a quick bite, pick out a gift for a loved one, hunt for a home remedy or perhaps stop by the doctor’s office to get a prescription for that nagging cold or allergies. Rush, rush. It seems we’re always in a hurry to get back to work or get back home or tend to some other piece of business that begs our attention. Before we know it, everything around us is a blur, and by the end of a busy day it’s hard to remember where we’ve been and what we’ve done. In our hectic lives, where convenience and

» MIKE TOWLE customer service are king, it’s easy to take so many things for granted and forget to offer a simple “thank-you” or an “attaboy” to recognize those who go above and beyond in meeting our needs. That’s why it’s good every now and then to take a look around and give special recognition to the people, places, events and organizations that make Sumner County special. This is what we do each year with our Readers’

Choice: Toast of Sumner County contest, in which readers get to vote for their favorites in dozens of categories covering the gamut around the county. Over the past several years, we have transitioned from using paper ballots to now voting exclusively online. Frankly, the paper ballots, in which we would use inside pages of the Gallatin News Examiner, Hendersonville Star News and Sumner A.M. as ballots to be marked up by readers and then hand-delivered back to us, had become a logistical headache of policing ballot box stuffing while trying to count thousands of ballots by hand. Those days are over, which might dismay some traditionalists, but in the digital age Readers’ Choice has become more popular

than ever. Readers have experienced few, if any, problems voting online as evidenced by the number of votes that have been cast. Following a nomination process this year in which readers helped us populate 79 categories with nominations – well over a dozen in some categories – we launched a nearly month-long voting process stretching from mid-April well into May. More than 83,000 votes were cast, spread out among 665 nominations in the 79 categories. When I would go online to view the count in progress, refreshing the page every 30 seconds or so, the vote count changed almost every time. Seemingly, there was someone voting practically 24/7. This special section

provides the complete results of our 2013 Readers’ Choice contest. Even though this is labeled a “readers” contest, many of the votes cast in a particular category were cast by employees of a company, or members of that club or congregation, or parents whose kids attend that school or folks somehow associated with that group or practice. That’s all part of the fun. More power to those who took the initiative and marshaled their troops to make this happen. Many of the 2013 category winners should look familiar to you: they’ve been here before, their popularity sustained over the years as they continue to do whatever it takes to earn your patronage. In many other categories, though, you will see new

“champions” at the top of the list, proof positive that Sumner County is a dynamic, growing place, where new businesses, organizations, practices, etc. can thrive and achieve new heights. As you look through this publication, you are encouraged to try out that restaurant you’ve never been to before, or to go jogging on that trail you’ve never set foot on, or to finally get that soothing massage you’ve always wanted but for which you’ve never made time. Consider it time to stop for a bit and take a look around you, and see all that Sumner County has to offer. Sumner County Publications General Manager Mike Towle can be contacted at 575-7122 or mtowle@mtcngroup.com.

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2013 Readers’ Choice: Toast of Sumner County Note: The following results were compiled during the News Examiner/Star News Readers’ Choice: Toast of Sumner County online voting process that took place April 22 to May 19. More than 83,000 online votes were cast and divided among 665 reader-nominated and staff-approved entries representing 79 categories. The results for some categories have been expanded beyond the top three to also include entries that received at least 100 votes in that category and/or finished within five votes of the third-place finisher.

Entertainment & Recreation Best Annual Event 1. Gallatin Square Fest 2. Big Bubba’s Make A Wish Celebrity/Fun Night, Hender-

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sonville 3. Hendersonville Freedom Festival 4. HolidayFest, Hendersonville 5. Taste of Hendersonville 6. Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival, Portland 7. Daniel Smith Days, Hendersonville Best Family Attraction 1. Holder Family Fun Center, multiple locations 2. Drakes Creek Park, Hendersonville 3. Bledsoe Creek State Park, Gallatin 4. Bottom View Farm, Portland 5. Circus World, Hendersonville Best Golf Course 1. Bluegrass Yacht & Country

Club, Hendersonville 2. Club at Foxland Harbor, Gallatin 3. Long Hollow Golf Club, Gallatin Best Place to Jog 1. Hendersonville Greenway 2. Moss Wright Park, Goodlettsville 3. Gallatin Greenway 4. Drakes Creek Park, Hendersonville Best Place to Take Out-ofTown Guests 1. Demos’, Hendersonville 2. Top Hog BBQ, Gallatin 3. Occasions/5 Chefs, Portland 4. Sumner Crest Winery, Portland Best Venue for Live Music 1. Whippoorwill, Gallatin

2. The Streets of Indian Lake, Hendersonville 3. Barefoot Charlie’s, Hendersonville 4. The Rudder, Hendersonville

2. Centerpoint Barbecue, Hendersonville 3. Shane’s Rib Shack, Hendersonville 4. Whitt’s, Hendersonville 5. Buffalo P’s, Gallatin

Best Wedding Venue 1. Rock Castle, Hendersonville 2. Epic Centre, Gallatin 3. Spring Haven Mansion, Hendersonville

Best Breakfast 1. Cracker Barrel, multiple locations 2. Mimi’s Cafe, Hendersonville 3. Red Rooster Cafe, Hendersonville

Food & Drink Best Asian 1. Fulin’s, Hendersonville 2. Koi’s Japanese Hibachi & Sushi, Gallatin 3. Fortune House Chinese Restaurant, Hendersonville Best Barbecue 1. Top Hog BBQ, Gallatin

Best Burger 1. Top Hog BBQ, Gallatin 2. Sax Deli & Grill, Hendersonville 3. CheeBurger CheeBurger, Hendersonville

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2013 READERS’ CHOICE: CATEGORY DOMINANCE

2013 READERS’ CHOICE: BEST OF THE BEST

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Name

Category

% of Votes

RANK

Name

Category

Votes

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Car Dealer

91.63%

1.

Car Smart

Car Dealer

6,867

2.

Sam’s Sports Bar

Sports Bar

78.40%

2.

Jason Hulme

Chiropractor

1,797

3.

Derryberry’s

Heat & Air

70.29%

3.

Dawn Linn

Physician

1,750

4.

Jason Hulme

Chiropractor

69.62%

4.

Premier Age Mgmt.

Weight-loss

1,058

5.

H.H. Nuss

Podiatrist

65.48%

5.

Clay Fulks Smiles

Orthodontist

802

6.

Premier Age Mgmt.

Weight-loss

65.15%

6.

J. Richard Morris

Orthodontist

792

7.

Dawn Linn

Physician

64.58%

7.

David Landrith

Preacher

786

8.

Perkins Drugs

Pharmacy

63.94%

8.

Kurt R. Swauger

Dentist

775

9.

Cracker Barrel

Breakfast

59.01%

9.

Jack Anderson

Public School

681

10.

Ms. Sue’s Med Spa

Spa

57.98%

10.

Brandon Sims

Dentist

637

11.

Mike Bishop

Financial

56.42%

11.

Derryberry’s

Heat & Air

620

12.

Gibson Furniture

Furniture

55.99%

12.

Casa Vieja

Mexican

609

13.

Starbucks

Coffee

53.62%

13.

Sam’s Sports Bar

Sports Bar

577

14.

David McKenzie’s

Jewelry Store

51.52%

14.

Cracker Barrel

Breakfast

560

15.

Top Hog BBQ

Catfish

49.30%

15.

Real Promises

Photography

539

16.

Walgreen’s

Chain Pharm.

48.75%

16.

Perkins Drugs

Pharmacy

438

17.

David Deaton

Martial Arts

46.76%

17.

CC Strawberry

Lunch Spot

426

18.

Casa Vieja

Mexican

45.96%

18.

Starbucks

Coffee

422

19.

Then & Again

Antiques

45.07%

19.

Elmcroft

Asst. Living

396

20.

Elmcroft

Asst. Living

43.56%

20.

Carraba’s

Italian

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BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION

Holder Family Fun Center ‘It gives all ages something to do’ It doesn’t matter if it is 6 a.m. on a Monday or 10 p.m. on a Saturday night, there’s always a place to knock down some pins with your family and friends thanks to the Holder Family Fun Center, with locations in Hendersonville and Gallatin. And people appreciate the access to family-friendly fun with no time limit as the facilities have been voted Best Family Attraction for the second year in a row. “It gives all ages something to do,” says Barbara Holder, who owns the businesses with her husband, Dan. “Bowling is a form of exercise, and it is

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a good form of socialization. And you don’t have to worry about the weather. We get a lot of birthday parties, corporate parties. It’s a great place to get out and do something fun.” Dan Holder originally opened the Hendersonville center in 1976, then together with his wife they opened the Gallatin center in 1993. In 2011, the Gallatin location was overhauled and reopened with a two-story laser tag room, state-of-the-art Brunswick equipment across 24 lanes, arcade, and lounge with billiard tables and full-service

bar. The renovations and upgrades extended to Hendersonville as well, with a new super speedway, indoor go-karts, 18hole miniature golf course, bumper cars, giant inflatables and bungee jump. “Everyone is really glad that we reopened,” Barbara Holder says. “They appreciate the newness of the center and the new attractions. There is obviously more competition than there was before, but business continually is growing.” As for the win, the Holders are just glad to be able to continue to contribute to the growth of the community. “It makes all the work we have done worthwhile,” she said. —Hollie Deese/For Sumner County Publications

Luke Cason, 10, enjoys a game of bowling at Holder Family Fun Center in Hendersonville. Holder Family Fun Center was recently voted best family attraction in Sumner County by local readers. MATTHEW DIGGS/FOR SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS

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» RESULTS FROM 4X Best Caterer 1. Chef’s Market, Goodlettsville 2. Chef Christopher, Gallatin 3. Dessie’s Catering Service, Gallatin Best Catfish 1. Top Hog BBQ, Gallatin 2. Our Place Cafe, Hendersonville 3. Fast Freddie’s Restaurant, Hendersonville Best Cocktails 1. Sam’s Sports Bar & Grill, Hendersonville 2. Barefoot Charlie’s, Hendersonville 3. Whippoorwill, Gallatin Best Coffee 1. Starbucks, multiple locations 2. Portside Java, Hendersonville 3. Dunkin Donuts, multiple locations

Best Hot Wings 1. Buffalo Wild Wings, Hendersonville 2. Buffalo Wild Wings, Gallatin 3. Richie’s, White House Best Ice Cream/Yogurt 1. Sweet CeCe’s, Hendersonville 2. Maggie Moo’s, Hendersonville 3. Baskin Robbins, multiple locations 4. Sweet CeCe’s, Gallatin Best Italian 1. Carraba’s, Hendersonville 2. Nana Rosa’s, Hendersonville 3. Demo’s, Hendersonville 4. Grecian’s Greek & Italian, Gallatin Best Local Restaurant 1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe, Gallatin 2. Sax Deli & Grill,

Hendersonville 3. Casa Vieja, multiple locations 4. Top Hog BBQ, Gallatin Best Lunch Spot 1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe, Gallatin 2. Sax Deli & Grill, Hendersonville 3. Top Hog BBQ, Gallatin 4. Itty Bitty Sandwich Shop, Hendersonville Best Meat & Three 1. Our Place Cafe, Hendersonville 2. Ruby’s Kitchen, Hendersonville 3. Mama’s Kitchen, Gallatin 4. 109 Family Restaurant, Portland 5. Mable’s Dining Room, Gallatin Best Mexican 1. Casa Vieja, multiple locations 2. Dos Margaritas, multiple locations

3. Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant, Hendersonville Best Pizza 1. Knead Dough Pizzeria, Hendersonville 2. Jet’s Pizza, Gallatin 3. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Hendersonville 4. The Pizza Machine, Gallatin 5. Painturo’s Pizza, Gallatin Best Restaurant Staff 1. Chick-Fil-A, Gallatin 2. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe, Gallatin 3. Demos’, Hendersonville 4. Casa Vieja, multiple locations Best Sandwiches 1. Sax Deli & Grille, Hendersonville 2. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe, Gallatin 3. Firehouse Subs, Hendersonville 4. Itty Bitty Sandwich Shop, Hendersonville

Best Sports Bar 1. Sam’s Sports Bar & Grill, Hendersonville 2. Barefoot Charlie’s, Hendersonville 3. Half Time Sports Bar & Grill, Gallatin

Health & Beauty Best Assisted Living 1. Elmcroft of Hendersonville 2. Park Place Retirement Community, Hendersonville 3. Morningside of Gallatin Best Chiropractor 1. Jason Hulme, Hendersonville 2. Michael Tigges, Gallatin 3. Cory Crowley, Hendersonville 4. Keith Crystal, Hendersonville Best Dentist 1. Kurt R. Swauger, Hendersonville

2. Brandon Sims, dersonville 3. Jayson Tabor, dersonville 4. Scott Harbin, dersonville 5. Cary Austin, dersonville 6. Jerry Sullins, dersonville

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Best Eye Doctor 1. Eric Stamper, Hendersonville 2. Richard Orgain, Hendersonville 3. Michael Green, Gallatin Best Gymnastics/ Dance Studio 1. Smartt Steps, Hendersonville 2. Master’s School of Gymnastics, Hendersonville 3. CheerVille Athletics, Hendersonville 4. American Academy of Dance, Hendersonville

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BEST GOLF COURSE

Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club ‘Tradition is very important to us’

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The Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club has an 18hole, par-72 golf course on Johnny Cash Parkway in Hendersonville. It opened in 1951 and now has over 660 members. The club hosts several tournaments throughout the year, including being part of the Ashworth Elite Series. According to club representative Lisa Stubbs, because Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club belongs to the ClubCorp Network of country clubs, members can take advantage of discounts at Bluegrass as well as at the company’s more than 200 private golf and country clubs, busi-

ness clubs and resorts. Stubbs said that joining the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club means not only becoming a member of a golf club but also a community. “Tradition is very important to us,” she said. “We have members who are grandchildren – third generation members.” She said the club works hard to have a strong connection with the community as a whole. “Once a year, we have a tournament where we invite the community in; it’s called the ClubCorp Char-

ity Classic, and it is an event where we raise money in connection with the corporation but we choose a local charity,” Stubbs said. “This year, we’re giving to The Edison School.” Aside from the golf course, the private club has other facilities including a restaurant and marina. Its tennis facility was named a “Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center for 2008” by the Tennis Industry Association and United States Tennis Association. Its ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests and hosts several events throughout the year, many of them open to the general public. —Alexander Quiñones/Sumner County Publications

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BEST SPA, BEST MASSAGE

Ms. Sue’s Med Spa ‘Customers want to be pampered’

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Sumner County residents looking for the full spa experience trust Ms. Sue’s Med Spa in Gallatin for facials, massage therapy, hair removal, hair and nail services, and more. Ms. Sue’s Med Spa is the result of a dream of Sue Pittman’s to help others feel better about themselves from the inside out. She started the business out of a desire to start a new chapter in her life after a long career as an occupational health nurse specialist. Recently voted Best Massage as well as Best Spa in Sumner County, Ms. Sue’s prides itself for

its commitment to pamper every client. Pittman’s motto guides the way she interacts with clients, which is to treat others the way you want to be treated. “These are stressful times for many women,” Pittman said. “Customers want to be pampered, and our staff is passionate about helping others.” Client-focused service is the prominent theme of all Ms. Sue’s employees. “The favorite part of my job is helping people.” said Theresa Tindle, aesthetician. “I love people,” said Marianne Burton, spa manager. “Our main goal

is to make them feel better about themselves.” Every client is unique and is given a consultation to ensure they receive the best treatment tailored to their needs and budget. Individualized attention to every aspect of personal care is what many clients say sets Ms. Sue’s apart. The commitment to offering excellent service is coupled with a drive to utilize the latest technology and techniques to improve the effectiveness of their treatments. “The staff go to training sessions regularly to improve their skills and keep up with latest trends,” Pittman said. “Our goal is to be the topnotch spa in Sumner County.”

Spa Manager Marianne Burton, owner Sue Pittman, aesthetician Theresa Tindle and nail tech Thai Nguyen outside Ms. Sue’s Med Spa in Gallatin. Miss Sue’s was recently voted Best Massage, Best Spa in Sumner County. MATTHEW DIGGS/FOR SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS Owner Sue Pittman at Ms. Sue’s Med Spa in Gallatin. MATTHEW DIGGS/FOR SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS

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BEST PIZZA

Knead Dough Pizzeria ‘Seeing the smiles ... has been fantastic’ Sumner County residents who are looking for a hot, fresh and delicious New York-style pizza and a place for quality time with their family have to look no further than Knead Dough Pizzeria on New Shackle Island Road in Hendersonville. Being voted Sumner County’s No. 1 source of pizza by local readers comes as no surprise to owner Gabe Fairchild. Baking pizza from scratch with fresh ingredients on a stone deck oven is a labor of love for Fairchild, one that he enjoys sharing with customers. “Seeing the smiles on

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our customers’ faces and getting to know them over the years has been fantastic,” Fairchild said. “I love hearing compliments like ‘I haven’t had pizza like this since I was in New York.’” A popular attraction of Knead Dough Pizzeria is the open kitchen, where customers are invited to watch their pizza being prepared step-by-step. Kids watch attentively as their dough is tossed into the air and then slathered in fresh sauce and covered with the toppings of their choice. Knead Dough Pizzeria

also features a Wii video game station and other activities for kids to enjoy while they wait. Kids can also draw on the floor with sidewalk chalk to add their own art to the store décor. Fairchild believes that it is more than their delicious food that sets them apart from other pizzerias in the county. It is their seasoned staff. “Our staff offers great attentive service that customers appreciate,” Fairchild said. “This business is a blend of service and quality food, and when people enjoy their experience and tell their friends about it, there is nothing better.” —Matthew Diggs/For Sumner County Publications

Gabe Fairchild makes a New York-style pepperoni pizza at Knead Dough Pizzeria in Hendersonville. MATTHEW DIGGS/FOR SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS

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» RESULTS FROM 6X Best Health Club & Gym 1. Sumner County YMCA, Hendersonville 2. FMC @ First Baptist Hendersonville 3. Crossfit of Hendersonville 4. Jazzercise, multiple locations Best Manicure & Pedicure 1. Tina’s Nail Spa, Hendersonville 2. Thai’s Nails, Hendersonville 3. Lisa Barrett, Victoria J Salon, Gallatin 4. Venetian Nail Spa, Hendersonville 5. Solar Nails, Hendersonville Best Martial Arts 1. David Deaton Karate, Hendersonville

2. Keith Jones Karate, Hendersonville 3. Ernie Reyes’ World Martial Arts, Gallatin Best Massage 1. Ms. Sue’s Med Spa, Gallatin 2. Transforming Touch, multiple locations 3. Massage Envy, Hendersonville Best OBGYN 1. Tamie Babb, Hendersonville 2. Jill Steier, Hendersonville 3. Brett Branson, Hendersonville Best Orthodontist 1. Clay Fulks, Smile Construction, multiple locations 2. J. Richard Morris, Hendersonville 3. Mary Cay Koen, Hendersonville

Best Pediatrician 1. Jason Kastner, Gallatin 2. Steve Johnson, Hendersonville 3. Jennifer Holzen, Hendersonville Best Physician 1. Dawn Linn, Hendersonville 2. Marc Tressler, Hendersonville 3. John Millspaugh, Hendersonville 4. Paul Leavitt, Hendersonville 5. Margaret Ikard, Hendersonville

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BEST SANDWICHES

Sax Deli & Grill ‘All of our food is made from scratch’

Sax employee Seth Johnson with an Italian Sub sandwich at Sax Deli & Grill in Hendersonville.

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Reubens, hamburgers and Philly Cheese Steak are just a few of the many delicious sandwiches available at Sax Deli & Grill located in the City Square Shopping Center on West Main Street in Hendersonville. Customer buzz has led Sax Deli & Grill to be recently voted to have the best sandwich in Sumner County. Fresh ingredients from Hendersonville Produce stack up well with the deli and grilled meats to add unique hometown flavor to every plate. “All of our food is made from scratch with fresh, never-frozen ingredi-

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ents,” said Shawn Massey, general manager. “Our dressings and sauces are made in house creating a phenomenal taste.” Customer Ben DeRose frequents Sax because he appreciates the commitment to flavor as well as the speedy service he receives. “I had the Philly cheese steak, and it was delicious,” DeRose said. Some of the most popular items on the Sax menu are their hamburgers and fries. The staff at Sax patty out all the ground beef themselves and cook them fresh on the grill. Sax fries start in the restaurant as potatoes and

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are transformed into the perfect complement to any entrée. The extensive and unique menu draws customers away from the Indian Lake and Glenbrook commercial centers and back onto Main Street Hendersonville. Massey also attributes the success of Sax to a knowledgeable and

friendly staff. They are all smiles as they work together to enthusiastically satisfy their guests. “They are ready to answer any questions customers have about the ingredients in our food,” Massey said. “They work hard to do a good job.” —Matthew Diggs/For Sumner County Publications

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The Whippoorwill ‘It’s kind of like a “Cheers” in Gallatin’ When owner Loney Hutchins envisioned the establishment that would become The Whippoorwill on the square in Gallatin, he knew it would be three-part – a restaurant, an art gallery and a topquality music venue. Having spent most of his career in the music publishing industry, Hutchins hoped to give promising acts the same chance at success that he had. “I wanted to build a stage where people could aspire to realize their dream,” he said. Hutchins had the option to locate in a larger venue seating 300-400, but

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went with the smaller space at 118 N. Water Ave., because “the building acoustically and spiritually had a really good vibe to it.” The Whippoorwill opened in October 2010. The structure, which used to be two buildings, houses a stage with nearby brick walls that have an amphitheatre effect, naturally projecting to the room. “You can almost perform in The Whippoorwill without any equipment, it sounds that good,” Hutchins said. General Manager Angelia Walker makes sure

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her staff keep guests comfortable in the style of a place where everybody knows your name. “That’s the one thing about us being a small business, it’s kind of like a ‘Cheers’ in Gallatin because we do try to treat everybody like family,” she said. The Whippoorwill, which is open Tuesday through Saturday, features live music nearly

Led by Marshall McClarnon, the group Marshall and Friends plays during The Whipporwill’s “Bluesday Tuesday” jam session. JOSH CROSS/SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS

every night with bands and singer-songwriters performing Americana, blues, bluegrass, jazz, funk, Southern rock, Latin pop and swing. Nearly ev-

ery genre is welcome, with one notable exception. “We really don’t have any limitations about what we do musically,

only I won’t ever do karaoke,” Hutchins insisted. “I won’t do that.” — Sarah Kingsbury/Sumner County Publications

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BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Jason Kastner ‘I enjoy seeing the kids as they grow and develop’

Dr. Jason Kastner, pediatrician Gallatin Children’s Clinic, 648 Hartsville Pk. 615-451-9246 White House Childrens Clinic, 128 Raymond Hirsch Pkwy. 615-672-8118

Sumner County residents trust Dr. Jason Kastner with laying the foundation for their children’s healthy lifestyle. He was recently voted Best Pediatrician in Sumner County by local readers taking part in the 2013 Readers’ Choice contest. Kastner has a passion for helping children on their journey of well being. He guides his patients and their families through all of their healthcare needs and has committed to making himself available to addressing all of their concerns, big or small.

“I enjoy seeing the kids as they grow and develop, watching them go through life and experiencing it with them,” Kastner said. One of Kastner’s favorite aspects of his job are the relationships that he builds with families. Going above and beyond basic care, Kastner takes time to get to know his patients and what specific treatments could improve their health. Kastner gives each patient, and

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their families, his undivided attention as he works to give them the best care possible. Kastner’s enthusiasm and commitment to serving families in Sumner County can be attributed to a motto that guides his practice: “I try to treat my patients the way I treat my own children,” he said. He divides his time between children’s clinics in Gallatin and White House, which are part of the Vanderbilt Integrated Providers. Kastner completed his residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital and served as chief resident in pediatrics from 20012002. —Matthew Diggs/For Sumner County Publications

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2013 READERS’ CHOICE: TOAST OF SUMNER COUNTY

» RESULTS FROM 11X Best Salon 1. Cheveaux Salon & Spa, Hendersonville 2. Salon at Ms. Sue’s Med Spa, Gallatin 3 (tie). Tangles at Indian Lake, Hendersonville 3 (tie). Fifth Avenue @ The Streets, Hendersonville 5. Miracles Hair Salon, Hendersonville 6. Rodell’s Salon, Hendersonville Best Spa 1. Ms. Sue’s Med Spa, Gallatin 2. Carmen’s Day Spa & Wellness Center, Hendersonville 3. Reneaux Day Spa and Salon, Hendersonville 4. Bodyworks Emporium, Hendersonville Best Weight-loss Center 1. Premier Age Management & Medical Weight Loss, Hendersonville 2. Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss, Hendersonville 3. BetterYou, Hendersonville

2. Travis Birch 3. Taylor Swift 4. Garage Band Revival

Methodist Church, Gallatin 4. W.E.E., First Baptist Hendersonville

5. The Parks Best Local Photographer 1. Real Promises Photography, Hendersonville 2. Rick Murray, Memories by Murray, Hendersonville 3. Shannon Payne Photography, Hendersonville 4. KG Photography, Gallatin 5. Stan Dunlap Photography, Hendersonville 6. Kat Bradshaw Photography, Portland 7. Rachel Procter, Gallatin

Best Principal 1. Lance Taylor, Guild Elementary 2. Cindy Swafford, Howard Elementary 3. Adam Cripps, Station Camp Elementary 4. Brad Schreiner, Merrol Hyde Magnet 5. Darren Frank, Ellis

Best Nonprofit 1. Children Are People, Gallatin 2. Safe Place for Animals, Gallatin 3. Jonah’s Journey, Hendersonville 4. GodWhy Church, Hendersonville 5. Boy Scouts of America, Middle Tennessee Council, Cherokee District, multiple locations 6. Hendersonville Samaritan Association 7. Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center, Gallatin

Best Interior Decorator 1. Jennifer McMurry, Paisley Pineapple Interiors, Hendersonville 2. Loree Pettis, Pettis Builders, Gallatin 3. Patricia Jane & Company, Hendersonville Best Local Musician(s) 1. Oak Ridge Boys

Best Private School 1. Hendersonville Montessori Academy 2. Sumner Academy, Gallatin 3. Pope John Paul II High School, Hendersonville 4. St. John Vianney, Gallatin Best Public School 1. Jack Anderson Ele-

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People & Places Best Historical Site 1. Rock Castle, Hendersonville 2. Cragfont Mansion, Castalian Springs 3. Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park, Castalian Springs

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Best Preacher 1. David Landrith, Long Hollow Baptist 2. Bruce Chesser, First Baptist Hendersonville 3. Larry Yarborough, Jr., First Baptist Gallatin 4. John McClendon, GodWhy Church 5. Jerry Wallace, Gallatin First United Methodist 6. Doug Varnado, Community Church of Hendersonville

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mentary, Hendersonville 2. Guild Elementary, Gallatin 3. Lakeside Park Elementary, Hendersonville 4. Howard Elementary, Gallatin 5. Merrol Hyde Magnet, Hendersonville 6. Station Camp Elementary, Gallatin 7. Union Elementary on BJ Hall Campus, Gallatin 8. Beech High, Hender-

sonville 9. Ellis Middle, Hendersonville

Retail & Professional Best Antique Shop 1. Then and Again, Hendersonville 2. Country Mouse City Mouse, Hendersonville 3. Countryside Antique Mall, Gallatin

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» RESULTS FROM 15X

3. Faboo Cakes, Hendersonville

Best Attorney 1. Chad Long, Gallatin 2. Roger Sindle, Gallatin 3. Ken Phillips, Gallatin

Best Bank 1. Volunteer State Bank 2. Commerce Union Bank 3. Sumner Bank & Trust 4 (tie). Wilson Bank & Trust 4 (tie). Bank of Nashville, Hendersonville

Best Bakery 1. Dawson’s Sweet Cakes, Hendersonville 2. Publix, Hendersonville

Best Car Dealer

1. Car Smart, Hendersonville 2. Luxury Warehouse, Hendersonville 3. Newton Nissan, Gallatin 4. Miracle Chrysler Dodge, Gallatin Best Car Repair 1. Christian Brothers Automotive, Hendersonville 2. Firestone, multiple locations

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Congratulations to all individuals and businesses who were nominated. You are all “Best of the Best” to us. You’re what makes Sumner County a great place to live, work and play! A special thank you to everyone who took time to nominate and vote for your favorites

Best Chain Pharmacy 1. Walgreen’s 2. Kroger Pharmacy 3. CVS Best Clothing Store 1. Kohl’s, Hendersonville 2. Belk, Gallatin 3. Zoe & Friends, multiple locations 4. Black Dog, Hendersonville Best Consignment/ Thrift 1. Goodwill, multiple locations 2. Little Ones ‘n Reruns, Hendersonville 3. The Lilly Pad, Gallatin 4. The Secret Garden, Gallatin

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3. Joel’s Automotive, Hendersonville

Best Financial Advisor 1. Mike Bishop, LPL Financial 2. Wilda Dodson, Edward Jones, Gallatin 3. Rick Murphy, Edward Jones, Gallatin Best Florist 1. Brown’s Florist, Gallatin 2. Phyllis Hovenden/ The Design Team, Gallatin 3. Flower Express, Hendersonville Best Furniture Store 1. Gibson Furniture, Gallatin 2. Then & Again Home

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Marketplace, Hendersonville 3. Binkley’s Furniture House, Gallatin Best Grocery Store 1. Kroger, multiple locations 2. Publix, multiple locations 3. Aldi, Hendersonville Best Hardware & Farm Supply 1. Lowe’s, multiple locations 2. Ace Hardware, Hendersonville 3. Sumner Farmers Coop, Gallatin Best Heat & Air 1. Derryberry’s Heat & Air, Gallatin 2. Butler Heating & Air, Gallatin 3. Apple Heating & AC Repair, Gallatin Best Homebuilder 1. Pettis Builders, Gallatin 2. Wallace Custom Builders, Gallatin 3. Goodall Builders, Gallatin Best Insurance Agent 1. Coker, Wolfe & Associates, Hendersonville 2. Jason Kingsolver, Farm Bureau, Hendersonville 3. Jason Holzen, SirlsLondon, Hendersonville 4. Gary Pigg, Pigg Insurance, Hendersonville

1. David McKenzie’s Jewelers, Hendersonville 2. Bush Jewelry & Design, Hendersonville 3. Hendersonville Jewelers Best Landscape & Nursery 1. C&C Lawncare, Hendersonville 2. Long Hollow Gardens & Nursery, Gallatin 3. Young’s Nursery, Gallatin Best Local Gift Shop 1. Red Tulip, Gallatin 2. Perkins Drugs and Gift Shoppe, Gallatin 3. Trendy Trunk, Hendersonville 4. Initial This, Hendersonville 5. Patricia Jane & Company, Hendersonville Best Locally-owned Pharmacy 1. Perkins Drugs and Gift Shoppe, Gallatin 2. Healthmart of Hendersonville 3. Village Drugs, Portland Best Plumber 1. Terry’s Plumbing, multiple locations 2. The Surfin’ Plumbers, Hendersonville 3. Richard Crosslin, Apple’s Plumbing, Hendersonville 4. Robert “Bert” Fennell, Hendersonville

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BEST WEIGHT LOSS CENTER

Premier Age Management and Medical Weight Loss Center Ryan Walker, manager of Premier Age Management and Medical Weight Loss Center, has an easy explanation for why readers voted his facility the best weight-loss clinic in Sumner County. In large part, it’s because of the time spent with each patient. There’s no rush, and there’s no wait. “We don’t try to overcrowd our waiting room by double or triple booking our appointments,” Walker said. “We schedule so there is no wait when you come in. That way we can ensure everyone gets enough one-onone time with our providers.” Premier offers services for anti-aging such as hormone replacement and therapy, weight loss services and skin therapy services to include Botox.

Premier Age Management and Medical Weight Loss Center 115 Hazel Path Hendersonville 615-431-5681

One thing, Walker said, that makes Premier stand out among the competition is its use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. “We’re the only clinic in Hendersonville that I know of to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy,” Walker said. “You sit in a pressurized chamber while breathing 100 percent oxygen, and it hyper-oxygenates your blood. “The extra oxygen in your blood has several benefits for people with conditions such as Lyme disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia. It also helps

with training recovery for people who might be training for a marathon,” Walker said. Premier expanded to Hendersonville in October of 2012 and moved to their current location at 115 Hazelpath in March. The original office is located in Brentwood. Walker said Hendersonville was the best choice when choosing a place for another office because of its up-andcoming status. “Everyone knows that it’s starting to expand a lot and boom and grow.” Walker said. “We see that as a good opportunity for a business to get in and try and establish some roots while everything is coming in around it.”

Ryan Walker is manager of Premier Age Management and Medical Weight Loss Center, which in 2012 opened its Hendersonville location. KEN ATKINSON/FOR SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS

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BEST BANK

Volunteer State Bank ‘The bank invests in its communities’ A lot has changed in the banking industry since 1977, when the first branch of Volunteer State Bank opened in Portland. But the core values and practices that initially drew customers to the bank built by local businessmen Larry Collins and Fred White spurred its growth in the 1980s as more branches opened in Orlinda, Gallatin, Hendersonville and Springfield. Today there are nine bank branches, including locations in Goodlettsville and White House, as well as a mortgage company, Guaranty Trust, whose main office is in Murfreesboro.

Volunteer State Bank www.volstatebank.com M ain office: 615-325-9257 101 Highway 52 W., Portland Sumner Branches: Gallatin - 1553 Nashville Pk.; 615 Nashville Pk. Hendersonville - 323 E. Main St.; 530 New Shackle Island Rd. Goodlettsville - 405 Long Hollow Pk. White House - 2920 Highway 31W

Matt Ricker, bank president and CEO, attributes VSB’s success in part to the owners, employees and directors living in and supporting the communities they serve. “The bank invests in its communities through lending and supporting local charity events, schools, and more by donating time and/or money,” he said. “We also offer

the products and technology of the larger banks while giving the personal customer service of a community bank.” Volunteer State Bank provides financial education and investment services to the community. “We appreciate our customers and feel fortunate to be given the opportunity to serve their financial needs,” Ricker says. “For over 35 years, VSB has specialized in a full range of financial products and competitive rates. We take pride in being a community bank that offers professional, friendly and courteous service to our customers. Our goal is to continue this tradition for many years to come.” —Hollie Deese/For Sumner County Publications

Employees Greg Brewington and Lisa Tuttle chat at Volunteer State Bank in Portland. MATTHEW DIGGS/FOR SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS

Personal banker Dannette Emerson with bank manager Amanda Dixon and personal banker Cheryl Roach at Volunteer State Bank in Portland. Volunteer State Bank was recently voted as the best bank by local readers. MATTHEW DIGGS/FOR SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS

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BEST LOCALLY OWNED PHARMACY

Perkins Drugs & Gift Shoppe (open since 1895) ‘It is a place for local residents to reconnect’ Perkins Drugs is a business that has been serving Gallatin residents since 1895 and was recently, again, voted best locally owned pharmacy in Sumner County by Sumner County Publications readers. Andrew Finney, owner of Perkins Drugs, greets customers cheerfully by name as they enter the

Perkins Drugs & Gift Shoppe perkinsdrugs.com 532 Hartsville Pike Gallatin 615-452-6111

store. Perkins Drugs is more than just a place to get prescriptions filled and pick up a quick gift, it is a social connection point. “It is a place for local residents to reconnect with each other,” Finney said. “It is a blend of being a member of the commu-

nity as well as a healthcare provider.” Finney believes that the key to running a successful business is building relationships with customers. The pharmacy team gets to know their customers and makes an effort to spend time with them. “They trust us because of the relationships we build with them,” Finney said. Regular customer Royce Havens keeps coming back to Perkins Drugs because of the personal attention she receives,

and for the recently remodeled gift shop. “I have been getting my drugs here since I was a kid,” Havens said. “The gift shop is unique and has items I can’t find anywhere else.” “We recently remodeled the gift shop area and enhanced the aesthetics

the residents of Sumner County for years to come, continuing a tradition that dates back more than 100 years for the business. Finney’s prescription for success is to “be a friend to our patients.”

of the store,” said Perkins Drugs Gift Shoppe Manager Audrey Vanderwielen. “Since we are a local business, we get to listen to our customers and learn what they want.” Finney and his staff plan to continue the longstanding commitment of Perkins Drugs to serving

—Matthew Diggs/For Sumner County Publications

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We are pleased to offer care for newborns to teens and invite you to check out our With seven convenient website to learn more about locations throughout our area, ALL of our Doctors and the Vanderbilt Integrated Providers wonderful providers on our stand as the premier choice staff. Also on our website you for all child healthcare needs. will find many answers to Each office has a welcoming common healthcare questions environment with a caring and a list of great resources for and knowledgeable staff that parents in our community. will gladly assist you with any questions and expert guidance through the healthcare process. We seek to give

Regular customer Royce Havens, owner Andrew Finney and Gift Shoppe manager Audrey Vanderwielen look at merchandise at Perkins Drugs in Gallatin. MATTHEW DIGGS/FOR SUMNER COUNTY PUBLICATIONS

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2013 READERS’ CHOICE: TOAST OF SUMNER COUNTY

» RESULTS FROM 16X Best Realtor 1. Ann Buchanan, Keller Williams, Hendersonville 2. Rae Collier, RE/MAX, Hendersonville 3. Pat Wickard, RE/MAX, Hendersonville Best Roofer 1. Mr. GoodRoof, Hendersonville 2. Sumner Roofing & Exteriors, Hendersonville 3. AE Roofing & Exteriors, Hendersonville 4. Dream Home Construction, Hendersonville Best Tattoo Shop 1. Second Chance Tattoo, multiple locations 2. Family Affair, Hendersonville 3. Mad Tatter Tattoo, Hendersonville Best Veterinarian 1. New Shackle Island Animal Clinic, Hendersonville 2. McMillan Veterinary Clinic, Gallatin 3. Jerry Flatt, Hendersonville

2012 READERS’ CHOICE RECAP For the sake of comparison between last year and this year, following is a review of our Readers’ Choice: Toast of Sumner County contest from a year ago, listing all of the category winners for 2012:

Best Barbecue: Top Hog BBQ, Gallatin

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Best Breakfast: Cracker Barrel, Hendersonville Best Burger: Top Hog BBQ, Gallatin

Entertainment Best Annual Event: Big Bubba’s Make a Wish Bash, Hendersonville Best Golf Course: Club at Foxland Harbor, Gallatin Best Place to Jog: Hendersonville Greenway Best Sports Bar: Sam’s Sports Bar & Grille, Hendersonville Best Place to Take Kids: Holder Family Fun Center, Hendersonville Best Place to Walk Dog: Hendersonville Greenway

Best Caterer: Chef Christopher’s, Westmoreland Best Catfish: Steamboat Bill’s, Hendersonville Best Cocktails: Sam’s Sports Bar & Grille, Hendersonville Best Hot Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings, Hendersonville Best Ice Cream/Yogurt: Sweet CeCe’s, Hendersonville Best Local Restaurant: Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Gallatin Best Lunch Spot: Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Gallatin Best Meat & Three: Our Place Café, Hendersonville

Food & Drink Best Mexican: Casa Vieja, Hendersonville Best Asian: Fulin’s Asian Cuisine, Hendersonville

Best Pizza: Knead Dough Pizzeria,

Best Sandwiches: Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Gallatin

Health & Beauty Best Assisted Living: Morningside of Gallatin

Best Manicure & Pedicure: Tina’s Nail Spa, Hendersonville Best Pediatrician: Kenneth Wyatt, Hendersonville Best Physician: Dawn Linn, Hendersonville Best Salon: Cheveaux Salon & Spa, Hendersonville

Best Dentist: Jayson Tabor, Hendersonville

People & Places

Best Gymnastics/Dance Studio: American Academy of Dance, Hendersonville

Best Coach: Jamie Jordan, HHS Golden Girls

Best Martial Arts: Keith Jones Karate, Hendersonville

Best Interior Decorator: Patricia Jane & Company, Hendersonville

Best Massage: Transforming Touch Massage, Gallatin

Best Local Musician: Oak Ridge Boys

Best Orthodontist: J. Richard Morris Jr., Hendersonville

Best Local Photographer: Rick Murray, Hendersonville

Best Chiropractor: Jason Hulme, Hendersonville

Best Nonprofit: Children Are People, Gallatin

Best Eye Doctor: Eric Stamper, Hendersonville

Best Place to Work: Commerce Union Bank, Gallatin

Best Health Club & Gym: Crossfit Hendersonville

» 2012 RECAP, 21X

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2012 READERS’ CHOICE RECAP

» 2012 RECAP FROM 20X Best Politician: (tie) Tommy Elsten, Hendersonville; Diane Black, Gallatin Best Pre-School: Primrose School of Hendersonville Best Preacher: Kelly Campbell, Hendersonville Church of Christ Best Principal: Vicki Shelton, Lakeside Park Elementary, Hendersonville

2013 READERS’ CHOICE ADVERTISER INDEX

Best Historic Location: Rock Castle, Hendersonville

Best Grocery Store: Publix, Hendersonville

Retail & Professional

Best Wedding Place: Epic Event Centre, Gallatin

Best Attorney: Chad Long, Hendersonville Best Bakery: Dawson’s Sweet Cakes, Hendersonville Best Bank: Commerce Union Bank, Gallatin

Best Private School: Pope John Paul II High School, Hendersonville

Best Car Dealer: Luxury Warehouse, Hendersonville

Best Public School: Station Camp High School, Gallatin

Best Car Repair: Christian Brothers Automotive, Hendersonville

Best Local Radio-TV Personality: Lelan Statom, Channel 5 (WTVF)

Best Clothing Store: Kohl’s, Hendersonville

Biggest Controversy: ACLU vs. Sumner Schools

Best Consignment/Thrift: Up and Down Closet, Hendersonville

Business You Want in Sumner: Whole Foods

Best Florist: Flower Express, Hendersonville

Best Category We Forgot: Worst Road/Street

Best Furniture Store: Gibson Furniture, Gallatin

Best Hardware and Farm Supply: Tractor Supply Company, Gallatin Best Heat & Air: Derryberry’s Heat & Air, Gallatin Best Homebuilder: Wallace Custom Builders, Gallatin Best Jeweler: David McKenzie’s Jewelers, Hendersonville Best Landscape & Nursery: C&C Lawncare, Hendersonville Best Pharmacy: Perkins Drugs and Gift Shoppe, Gallatin Best Plumber: Perry Gore, Hendersonville Best Realtor: Rae Collier, RE/MAX, Hendersonville Best Roofer: Sumner Roofing, Hendersonville Best Veterinarian: Jerry Flatt, Hendersonville

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KENNETH J. PHILLIPS Attorney at Law

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ANGELA FINLEY Paralegal

“I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to those who voted for me as one of the best attorneys in Sumner County. I am deeply honored by the recognition. I provide legal representation in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense. When you’re in trouble, when you feel overwhelmed, when you need help, you can trust me to listen, to provide honest answers, and be your strongest advocate.” KENNETH J. PHILLIPS 113 E. MAIN ST. (615) 461-7174 (OFFICE) GALLATIN, TN 37066 (615) 537-4548 (FAX) KEN@KENPHILLIPSLAW.COM WWW.KENPHILLIPSLAW.COM

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Thank You for voting for us in the Sumner County Readers’ Choice. We are honored to provide Sumner County “Experience and Excellence in Legal Representation SM”!

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