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BEST ENTERTAINMENT This summer, The Gazette asked readers to nominate their favorite businesses throughout Montgomery County in more than 50 categories. Over the course of two months, we received thousands of votes through Gazette.Net. We’re proud to announce the first-, second- and third-place winners here, in The Gazette’s second annual Best of Montgomery publication. You can also find this publication online year-round on Gazette.Net. Editor Graphic Design Writer Marketing Manager Prepress Manager Corporate Advertising Director Creative Director Creative Services Director

Kimberly Bamber Anna Joyce Karen Finucan Clarkson Cathy Kim John Schmitz Dennis Wilston Anna Joyce Ellen Pankake

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| BOWLING | Bowlmor Lanes One of the world’s oldest sports—bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 B.C.—is enjoying a renaissance. Just like the automatic pinsetter revolutionized bowling in the 1950s, the glow-in-the-dark lanes at Bowlmor are doing the same today. This is not your grandfather’s bowling alley. Innovative food and drink are the hallmarks of Bowlmor Lanes. The Bethesda venue boasts 34 illuminated lanes, a full-service restaurant, two luxury sports bars and a modern arcade. Bowlmor-Rockville, the newest locale, features 40 phosphorescent lanes, billiard tables, dramatic architecture and a stunning design. Bowlmor is a top spot for parties and celebrations. 5353 Westbard Ave., Bethesda 20816 301-652-0955 15720 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg 20877 301-948-1390 bowlmor.com

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Bowl America

White Oak Lanes

1101 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg 20878 301-330-5200 bowl-america.com

11207 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20904 301-593-3000 whiteoaklanes.com

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| GOLF | Needwood Golf Course No matter what your handicap, Needwood has a course for you. Its challenging, 18-hole course is well-conditioned and eminently playable. The nine-hole executive course offers an outstanding layout for the beginner as well as the experienced golfer looking to sharpen his or her short game. Needwood’s practice area includes a driving range and putting and chipping greens. This public golf course, situated within the Montgomery County Parks system, features a full-service snack bar, outdoor patio overlooking the first and finishing holes, and a well-stocked pro shop. Lessons and clinics target every skill level. Needwood also offers free family golf clinics. 6724 Needwood Road, Derwood 20855 301-948-1075 mcggolf.com/Courses/Needwood

Sligo Creek Golf Course

Falls Road

9701 Sligo Creek Parkway, Silver Spring 20901 301-585-6006 mcggolf.com/Courses/ SligoCreek

10800 Falls Road, Potomac 20854 301-299-5156 mcggolf.com/Courses/ FallsRoad

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BEST ENTERTAINMENT | PERFORMING ARTS VENUE |

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| MOVIE THEATER | AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18 Immerse yourself in a movie experience unlike any other. This 18-screen theater in the Washingtonian Center features both Imax and RealD 3D, two state-of-the art technologies that make movies so real and offer such depth and clarity that you’ll forget you’re in a theater. Each auditorium boasts stadium seating. The expanded concession menu includes chicken tenders, pizza, mozzarella sticks and french fries. AMC Loews Rio is handicapped accessible—offering wheelchair access and assisted listening, closed-caption and descriptive video devices—and offers military pricing each day after 4 p.m. 9811 Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg 20878 301-948-6673 amctheatres.com

Regal Cinemas Theatres in Bethesda, Germantown and Rockville 877-835-5734 (customer service) regmovies.com

Bethesda Row Cinema 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-652-7273 landmarktheatres.com/market/washingtondc/ bethesdarowcinema.htm

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The Music Center at Strathmore s There’s more to Strathmore than meets the ear. Sure, you can hear a symphony—but you can also take in concerts by the world’s top folk, rock, blues, pop, rhythm and blues, jazz and Broadway artists. Quality arts programming for audiences of diverse tastes served with hospitality and warmth is Strathmore’s trademark. “From the start, we envisioned Strathmore as the premiere home for the arts in Montgomery County. The staff is welcoming, tickets are affordable, the acoustics are amazing and the programming world-class,” said Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, Strathmore’s president. Its free programs alone attracted more than 42,000 people last year. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda 20852 301-581-5100 (ticket office) strathmore.org

Olney Theatre Center

BlackRock Center for the Arts

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney 20832 301-924-3400 (box office) 301-924-4485 (administrative office) olneytheatre.org

12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown 20874 301-528-2260 blackrockcenter.org

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Stella’s Bakery

Get within 100 yards of Stella’s and the irresistible aroma of its delectable baked treats will draw you into this European pastry shop. Owner George Kouros uses only the finest ingredients, most imported from Europe. A rich, almost heavenly flavor permeates each cookie, cake and loaf of bread. Everything tastes as authentic as it looks. Traditional holiday items span several cultures. Specialties include tsoureki (Greek egg bread for Easter), mousse eggs, challah and Buche de Noel (Christmas logs). Each item is baked and presented with care and flair, and everything is made fresh every day. 11510 D Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-231-9026 stellasbakeryonline.com

Classic Bakery 18503 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg 20879 301-948-0449 classicbakery.com

Woodmoor Pastry Shop 10127 Colesville Road, Silver Spring 20901 301-593-7667 woodmoorpastryshop.biz

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Thank You Gazette Readers! Voted in the Top 3 for Best Bakery in Montgomery County For 60 years Woodmoor Pastry Shop Specializes in Wedding Cakes, Birthday Cakes, Pastries, Donuts, Custom Cakes, Danish, Eclairs, Cookies and Cupcakes.

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Urban Bar-B-Que Company

There’s nothing that’ll ignite debate faster than barbecue. To avoid fueling the fire, Urban Bar-B-Que slow-smokes its meats, infusing them with the scent of hickory and oak, and offers up sauces—Yella, traditional, Carolina and Corey Joe’s—that embrace regional distinctions. The pulled pork and chicken is sold by the sandwich, plate or pound. From its starters to its sides to its sweets, Urban Bar-B-Que offers up some of the best comfort food in town. There are deviled eggs, collard greens, mac and cheese, corn bread, and key lime and peanut butter pies—all like your grandma used to make, only better. Sorry, grandma. Locations in Rockville, Sandy Spring and Silver Spring 410-571-8396 (corporate office) urbanbbqco.com

Red Hot & Blue Restaurants 16811 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood 20855 301-948-7333 redhotandblue.com

Branded '72 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville 20850 301-340-8596 branded72.com

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| BREAKFAST | The Woodside Deli & Catering Company Baseball season may be over, but the Grand Slam remains the breakfast of champs at The Woodside Deli, according to manager Rachel Mpenda. “It’s definitely the most popular,” she said of the dish that includes French toast, bacon, sausage, home fries and coffee. No Woodside breakfast is complete without the restaurant’s outstanding ISTOCKPHOTO/STOCKSTUDIOX home fries. Everything on the moderately priced menu is made fresh and to order. While most dishes—eggs, omelettes, breakfast burritos, pancakes and Belgian waffles—are available daily, the signature Crabcake Benedict is reserved for weekends. 4 N. Washington St., Rockville 20850 301-444-4478 9329 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910 301-589-7055 thewoodsidedeli.com

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First Watch

Dempsey’s of Ashton

100 Gibbs St., Rockville 20850 301-762-0621 firstwatch.com

1 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Ashton 20861 301-570-0161

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| CHINESE | Hunan Delight

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Five Guys The menu may be bare bones, but the burgers are anything but. With 15 toppings to choose from, not counting bacon and cheese, you can have your Five Guys burger one of 250,000 ways. You won’t find a freezer in the Shady Grove Road restaurant—only a cooler—as nothing is ever frozen. The ground beef is fresh and cooked to perfection. “We understand that there are varying opinions on what level a burger should be cooked for optimal flavor, and our opinion is that our burgers taste best cooked juicy and well done,” according to Five Guys’ website.

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille 19961 Century Blvd., Germantown 20874 240-686-1800 18101 Town Center Drive, Olney 20832 301-570-0343 thegreeneturtle.com

Whether you have a hankering for Hunan, Szechuan or Mandarin cuisine, Hunan Delight will appease your craving. Owner George Li and his chefs, all of whom are from China, have been serving authentic, classic Chinese dishes for 25 years. Delicious food and friendly service are the restaurant’s hallmarks. Specialties include Sizzling Steak, Rainbow Chicken and Walnut Shrimp. Check out the sizzling rice and Mongolian hot pot menus for a change of pace. The low-fat menu features 40 dishes that are lower in salt and contain no MSG. Hunan Delight has a full bar, featuring Tsingtao beer and specialty drinks. 18220 Village Center Drive, Olney 20832 301-774-7944 hunandelightmd.com

Far East Restaurant

BGR The Burger Joint

5055 Nicholson Lane, Rockville 20852 301-881-5552 fareastrockvillemd.com

Locations in Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Potomac bgrtheburgerjoint.com

Hollywood East Cafe

Locations in Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, North Bethesda, Olney, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring 866-345-4897 (customer feedback) fiveguys.com DECEMBER 2013 | PROMOTIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE GAZETTE

11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton 20902 240-290-9988 hollywoodeastcafe.com

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BEST FOOD & DRINK | CUPCAKE |

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| COFFEE | SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier s A quality bean is at the heart of exceptional coffee and fine chocolate— both of which attract aficionados to SPAGnVOLA. Billed as a chocolatier, SPAGnVOLA is as much an espresso shop—a haven for those who relish sophistication in both their coffee and surroundings. “SPAGnVOLA set out to bring Montgomery County not only the best chocolate grown from our very own farm, but to complement our offerings with superior barista services,” said Eric Reid, president and CEO. “We strive to bring the freshest roasted blends … and look forward each day to the reactions of those that request the best!” 360 Main St., Gaithersburg 20878 240-654-6972 701 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg 20877 301-926-0393 spagnvola.com

The Music Café 26528-B Ridge Road, Damascus 20872 301-253-1500 the-music-cafe.com

Mayorga Coffee 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton 20902 301-942-2519 mayorgacoffee.com

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Georgetown Cupcake s These are not your grandmother’s cupcakes—though it was the owners’ grandmother who inspired Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne to turn their passion for baking into a gourmet cupcake shop. “We love being a part of the Bethesda community and we especially love being a part of our customers’ special events in life,” said Kallinis LaMontagne. Georgetown Cupcake offers more than 100 flavors, including 19 standard offerings. Then there are the daily and seasonal flavors, such as mocha each Tuesday and gingerbread in December, all made fresh daily from the finest ingredients. Vegan and gluten-free varieties are also available. 4834 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-907-8900 georgetowncupcake.com

Lilly Magilly’s 220 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg 20878 301-208-2828 lillymagillys.com

CakeDreams 90 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville 20850 240-386-8584 cakedreamsmd.com

| DELI | Jersey Mike’s Subs No need to schlep to the Jersey Shore to enjoy the subs that Mike’s made famous in the mid-1950s. Nearly six decades later, not only is Jersey Mike’s still serving up classic hot and cold sandwiches, but it has added wraps. “We want to be your neighborhood deli, where we know our customers by name and support our local communities,” said Danny Malamis, Jersey Mike’s area director. While “freshness is the key to our subs … some say our secret ingredient is ‘The Juice,’” an olive oil and red-wine vinegar blend sprinkled on the subs that are served with lettuce, onions and tomatoes. 249 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 301-977-4842 21040-F Frederick Road, Germantown 20876 301-540-6777 jerseymikes.com

Royal Bagel Bakery & Deli 19725 Germantown Road, Germantown 20874 301-428-1888 royalbagel.com

Parkway Deli & Restaurant 8317 Grubb Road, Silver Spring 20910 301-587-1427 theparkwaydeli.com

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BEST FOOD & DRINK | FOOD TRUCK |

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| HAPPY HOUR | Sabai Sabai Simply Thai

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Corned Beef King s The search for an authentic New York-style corned beef or pastrami sandwich stops at the window of Jon Rossler’s food truck, the Corned Beef King. One taste of the melt-in-your-mouth corned beef and “you’ll be hooked for life,” he said, noting his “fanatical dedication to the art of delicious.” In addition to its beautifully garnished sandwiches, piled high with meat, the Corned Beef King offers several specialties, including a classic Reuben. Rossler’s Angry Turkey Racheal features hand-carved turkey breast topped with melted Swiss cheese, creamy coleslaw and angry sauce on grilled rye. Follow the truck’s travels on Twitter or the Web. Lunch locations in and around Rockville 301-774-4125 cornedbeefking.com

Go Fish Various locations in and around Bethesda and Rockville 855-529-3474 gofishtruck.com

Linda’s Luncheonette 15710 Layhill Road, Silver Spring 20906 301-598-0292 lindasluncheonette.com DECEMBER 2013 | PROMOTIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE GAZETTE

Loosely translated, sabai sabai means to relax or be comfortable. And that’s what you’ll find at this Thai restaurant’s happy hour—a relaxing, comfortable place to unwind and enjoy a libation or two. A sense of serenity pervades the spa-like space, which features a soothing moss green and burnt orange palate and stonework. Soft, instrumental music enhances the ambiance. Happy hour, which runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday through Thursday, includes half-priced beer and wine and a special menu. 19847 Century Blvd., Germantown 20874 301-528-1400 sabaisimplythai.com

GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar 18149 Town Center Drive, Olney 20832 301-570-1111 grillmarxsteakhouse.com

The Limerick Pub 11301 Elkin St., Wheaton 20902 301-946-3232 thelimerickpub.net

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Cold Stone Creamery

Fun runs a close second to flavor at Cold Stone Creamery. “Our crew has fun making customers happy, which makes our Cold Stone Creamery a fun place to visit for the entire family,” said Kristi Thompson, owner of the Kentlands location. And, “we sing for tips as we serve you.” The hallmark of a Cold Stone ice cream creation is its custom preparation on a frozen granite slab. A customer favorite is Cake Batter Confetti, featuring cake-batter ice cream, brownie, fudge and rainbow sprinkles in a freshly made waffle bowl. Delicious ice cream cakes and caramel apples are made fresh in the store. Locations in Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney and Silver Spring 866-464-9467 coldstonecreamery.com

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream 18519 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg 20879 240-631-1222 brusters.com

Rita’s Locations in Burtonsville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney and Silver Spring ritasice.com

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| ITALIAN | Cristina Ristorante Italiano

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It’s as close to Little Italy as one can get without a trip to Manhattan. Cristina Ristorante Italiano offers New York-style ambiance and Maryland prices. What distinguishes Cristina’s, in addition to its authentic Italian dishes, is “our customer service, of course,” said Nick Kontos, the owner of this family business. “Attentive” best JUPITER IMAGES/STOCKBYTE/THINKSTOCK describes the staff’s focus. “Our customers feel special.” Christina’s extensive menu includes “fresh, homemade pasta and bread, and a lot of delicious desserts.” Among the signature dishes are Veal Cristina with Crabmeat and Medagliones con Gamberi ala Cristina, a tender filet mignon served with crab-stuffed shrimp.

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Buca di Beppo

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

122 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 301-947-7346 bucadibeppo.com

19935 Century Blvd., Germantown 20874 240-686-1100 carrabbas.com

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BEST FOOD & DRINK | MEXICAN | Uncle Julio’s Hacienda culture flourishes at Uncle Julio’s. It extends beyond the authentic flavor of the Mexican cuisine to include each restaurant’s design. A visit to Uncle Julio’s is a feast for the senses. Mesquite wood infuses grilled dishes with a distinctive, smoky aroma and taste. Here, the beef for fajitas is naturally aged for 21 days, the chicken is locally sourced and the marinades are made daily from scratch. The Swirl means diners no longer have to choose between Uncle Julio’s renowned margarita or handmade frozen sangria, as this signature concoction features layers of the two frozen drinks in a single glass. 4870 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-656-2981 231 Rio Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 240-632-2150 unclejulios.com

Mi Rancho Tex Mex Restaurant Locations in Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring miranchotexmexrestaurant.com

Guapo’s Restaurant 8130 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-656-0888 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 301-977-5655 guaposrestaurant.com

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| PIZZA | Matchbox The authentic, wood-fired masonry oven, burning constantly since the day Matchbox opened, gives its pizzas a distinctive, crispy, smoky crust. “We strive to maintain quality, fresh ingredients, unique combinations and a perfectly crispy crust on a daily basis,” said Mark Neal, co-owner. The dough and toppings are made fresh daily on-site. Unique combinations include prosciutto and black mission fig. Those who like their pizza with a kick opt for fire and smoke, featuring fire-roasted red peppers, Spanish onions, chipotle pepper, tomato sauce, garlic puree, smoked Gouda and fresh basil. The restaurant prides itself on using green products, practices and building materials. 1699 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-816-0369 matchboxrockville.com

Potomac Pizza Locations in Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Potomac and Rockville potomacpizza.com

Giuseppi’s Pizza Plus 335 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 301-869-1111 199L E. Montgomery Ave., Rockville 20847 301-424-0413 giuseppispizza.net

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BEST FOOD & DRINK | SPORTS BAR | Buffalo Wild Wings While there’s no guarantee your team will get the win, Buffalo Wild Wings will ensure you have fun watching. A reassuring sense of predictability, often lacking in sports, infuses the restaurant’s wings, beer and service. No matter what your sport of choice—football, basketball, curling or rhythmic jujitsu—if there’s a competition underway, you can watch it on one of Buffalo Wild Wings’ more than 30 flat-screen TVs. Grab the guys or bring the family. Everyone’s a winner at this family-friendly restaurant, where the No. 1 goal is to make each visit memorable. 668 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg 20878 301-330-7300 33-C Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850 301-251-9393 buffalowildwings.com

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille 19961 Century Blvd., Germantown 20874 240-686-1800 18101 Town Center Drive, Olney 20832 301-570-0343 thegreeneturtle.com

The Limerick Pub 11301 Elkin St., Wheaton 20902 301-946-3232 thelimerickpub.net

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| STEAK HOUSE | Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge, 2 Preserve Parkway, Rockville 20852 301-294-0200 5441 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase 20815 301-951-9600 clydes.com

Outback Steakhouse If the juicy meats and rustic furnishings don’t transport you Down Under, Outback’s signature Bloomin’ Onion most assuredly will. This steakhouse features “crave-able” dishes, made fresh daily, and authentic art and imagery illustrate the Australian Outback. While the onion, hand-carved by a dedicated “bloomologist,” tops the list of AussieTizers, other favorites include grilled shrimp on the “barbie.” Woodfire grilled steak, ribs, chicken, shrimp and pork chops are joined on the menu by a cabernet-sautéed New Zealand lamb and herb-roasted prime rib. The decadent Chocolate Thunder From Down Under dessert will eliminate any remaining rumblings in your tummy. 13703 Georgia Ave., Aspen Hill 20906 301-933-4385 12609 Wisteria Drive, Germantown 20874 301-353-9499 outback.com

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GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar

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18149 Town Center Drive, Olney 20832 301-570-1111 grillmarxsteakhouse.com

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The serenity of the sea surrounds diners at Tara Thai. Indoor waterfalls and aquatic colors enhance the dining experi-ence. Traditional Thai appeetizers, entrees, curries, and noodle and rice dishes are based on family recipes that have been handed down for generations. Specialty dishes, based on the chef’s preferences, often vary from one Tara Thai restaurant to another. Libations, which include 10 different martinis and 15 specialty drinks, complement the flavors that permeate the Thai dishes.

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It was his love of sports and yearning for exceptional buffalo wings that led Ira Levy to open his first Buffalo Wingss & Beer in Gaithersburg urg more than a decade ago. o. The hours spent creating sauces auces in his kitchen have resulted in numerous award winners, including Sweet & Tangy, which took top honors in the creative sweet category at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. But it takes more than a great sauce to make a great wing. “We only use fresh, Purdue chicken because quality is important to us,” said Levy, who takes “a great deal of pride in our wings.”

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Wingstop 20201 Goshen Road, Gaithersburg 20879 301-977-9464 14925 Shady Grove Road, Rockville 20850 301-309-9464 wingstop.com

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BEST HOME & GARDEN | GARDEN CENTER | Johnson’s Florist & Garden Centers It may have built its reputation as a one-stop garden shop, but Johnson’s is much more. In early winter, it’s a Christmas wonderland filled with poinsettias; freshly cut trees, wreaths and garland; and ornaments. Come spring, it’s a gardener’s delight, bursting with the highest quality annuals, perennials, and vegetable and herb plants. By harvest, it’s a pumpkin patch, offering pumpkins and gourds of all sizes and shapes along with colorful mums to brighten the soon-to-be dormant yard. Johnson’s, celebrating its 80th anniversary, prides itself on quality products, fair pricing, expert advice, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, and outstanding customer service. 10313 Kensington Parkway, Kensington 20895 301-946-6700

5011 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney 20832 301-987-1940 johnsonsflorists.com

Good Earth Garden Market

Stadler Nurseries

18130 Georgia Ave., Olney 20832 301-774-2631 11650 Falls Road, Potomac 20854 301-765-0224 gegardenmarket.com

6815 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville 20882 301-944-1190 stadlergardencenters.com

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| FLORIST | Kentlands Flowers & Bows s

Every flower has a meaning. No matter the occasion or what you want to communicate—love, joy, gratitude or sympathy—the expert florists at Kentlands Flowers & Bows will create an eyecatching arrangement. What distinguishes this family-owned florist is “the high level of customer service we provide, coupled with the great quality of our flowers and plants and the talent and attention to detail of our team,” said owner Kim Kelly. Stop in, call or go online for a floral pick-me-up to brighten your home or for a special event bouquet or arrangement. 364 Main St., Gaithersburg 20878 301-330-7720 kentlandsflowersandbows.com

Beall’s Florist

9805 Main St., Suite 203, Damascus 20872 301-253-2840 beallsflorist.com

Bell Flowers

8947 Brookville Road, Silver Spring 20910 301-588-1300 bellflowers.com

| LANDSCAPING | Kollins Lawn and Landscaping Service Once you hire Kollins Lawn and Landscaping Service, the only thing left to do is relish the results. Distinctive, imaginative designs that mesh with your desires and lifestyle is the hallmark of a Kollins landscape. For 24 years, “our number one goal has been to provide high-quality work to satisfy every customer,” said owner Paul Kolanowski. He and his staff take “tremendous pride in the work we do as a reflection of who we are. We have built our business entirely on a referral basis and believe trust and honesty are the two most important principles to follow.” 19200 New Hampshire Ave., Brinklow 20862 301-774-1804 kollinslandscaping.com

Ashton Manor Environmental

Ruppert Landscape Inc.

P.O. Box 428, Ashton 20861 301-774-8201 ashtonmanorenvironmental.com

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Blaine Window Repair Service Inc. Whether you want to do it yourself or have a professional handle your window repair or installation, Blaine can accommodate your needs. Its walk-in service allows those who are handy to purchase parts, glass and screens. While the company offers a full range of window services, it specializes in obsolete, hard-to-find, discontinued and contemporary replacement parts. Blaine understands that sometimes it can be more cost effective or aesthetically pleasing to repair, rather than replace, windows. But when it’s time to replace, Blaine offers energy-efficient aluminum, vinyl and wood windows from highly regarded manufacturers. In-home service is available throughout Montgomery County. 2410 Linden Lane, Silver Spring 20910 301-565-4949 blainewindowrepair.com 14

23601 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville 20882 301-482-0300 ruppertlandscape.com

Pella Window and Door Showroom, 7613 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-654-9740 pella.com

Wheaton Door & Window 11258 Georgia Ave., Wheaton 20902 301-949-8951 wheatondw.com

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BEST PERSONAL CARE | HAIR SALON | Hair Cuttery

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| FITNESS | Fitness First Health Clubs Sure, Fitness First has an extensive selection of cardio and strength equipment and some of the best group exercise and cycle classes in town. But, it’s the health club’s dedication to customer service that drives its popularity. “We treat our members like family and take great pride in helping them reach their fitness goals,” said COO Amy DiPasquale. “We take time getting to know our members and go out of our way to accommodate any needs or requests.” Given the options available in this competitive health club market, Fitness First strives to provide an individualized experience its members won’t find elsewhere. 7900 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-951-6060 fitnessfirstclubs.com

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Pilates Center of Rockville

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5751-D Fishers Lane, Rockville 20852 301-770-3340 pilatescenterofrockville.com

Quality walk-in service for the entire family at a fraction of the cost. That philosophy has propelled Hair Cuttery from a single shop in West Springfield, Va., to more than 750 nationwide—some 25 of them in Montgomery County. Hair Cuttery is “a family business with heart,” said Dennis Ratner, who along with his wife Ann co-founded Ratner Companies four decades ago. “Our passion for our people is what differentiates Hair Cuttery from other salon chains.” Its GEORGE DOYLE/STOCKBYTE/THINKSTOCK interactive “get the look” Web page provides style inspiration and guidance. Hair Cuttery stylists routinely wow and delight clients. Locations in Bethesda, Burtonsville, Clarksburg, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington, Olney, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring 866-257-8953 haircuttery.com

Luxuria Salon & Spa

Bubbles

17830 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 100, Ashton 20861 301-260-2212 luxuriasalonandspa.com

Locations in Bethesda, Germantown, Olney, Rockville and Wheaton 866-257-8953 bubblesforhair.com

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Passion Nail Spa

From the traditional to the trendy, Passion Nail Spa does it all. This posh nail salon “offers upscale service and upscale ambiance without the upscale price,” said owner Christina Nguyen. Here, technicians stay abreast of the latest products and techniques, such as Minx, which extends fashion to one’s fingertips. Gel and Shellac manicures keep nails chip-free for two weeks. Passion Nails traditional manicure features environmentally friendly OPI polish, which is free of dibutyl phthalate, toluene or formaldehyde. Known for its meticulous attention to hygiene, Passion Nails uses a hospital-grade autoclave machine to sterilize instruments. 19847 Century Blvd., Germantown 20874 301-916-4900 passionnailspas.com

Cute Tips Nail Salon 349 Main St., Gaithersburg 20878 240-631-1962 cutetips.net

Cindy Nails 11630 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-881-9614 COURTESY OF PASSION NAIL SPA

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BEST PERSONAL CARE Find the 2013 Best of Montgomery winners online year-round on Gazette.Net.

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would like to thank the Gazette readers for voting in the “Best of Montgomery County” contest 11636 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852 • 301.881.9614 1894554

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| SPA | Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa A symbol of beauty around the world, the iconic red door has been welcoming women to this luxurious retreat for over a century. Cross the threshold and discover a state-of-the-art facility designed to pamper and indulge—for an hour, an afternoon or a day. Here, the mantra of founder Elizabeth Arden—“To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman”— guides innovation in services, technique and products. Professional service and expertise are hallmarks of the Red Door experience. The spa offers signature facial and body treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures, and a hair salon. 10213 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda 20814 240-644-1319 62 Market St., Gaithersburg 20878 301-527-1901 reddoorspas.com

Elaj Aveda Day Spa 801 Pleasant Drive, Suite 110, Rockville 20850 301-977-1514 elajdayspa.com

Serenity Zone Medical Spa 3225 Spartan Road, Olney 20832 301-570-6245 serenityzone.com

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Voted Second Best for Auto Repair

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Celebrating 61 Years of Service! • ASE Certified and Experienced Mechanics • State of the Art Diagnostics Tools • Ongoing Automotive Training Programs • Safe and Clean Shop Area with 9 Bays • Customer/Vehicle Service Logs • Industry Approved Replacement Parts • MD State Vehicle Inspection Station

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| AUTO REPAIR | Fletcher’s Service Center You’ll still find a touch of “Mayberry” at this family-owned service center. While Olney has changed dramatically since local farmer Harry Fletcher opened his quaint four-pump, three-bay service, fuel and wash center in 1959, the quality car care and customer service at Fletcher’s remains unchanged. “We’re now serving our third generation of customers,” said owner Bob Fletcher. At Fletcher’s, customers don’t stay strangers for long, thanks to a warm and welcoming staff. “Our people are what makes us special.” Fletcher’s reader board, a popular picture-taking spot, puts birthday wishes, welcome home messages and even marriage proposals up in lights. 18001 Georgia Ave., Olney 20832 301-924-4500 fletchers4u.com

Graeves Auto & Appliance

Precision Auto

3411 N. High St., Olney 20832 301-924-8473 graevesauto.com

12811 Middlebrook Road, Germantown 20874 301-917-2682 precisionautoinc.com

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BEST SERVICES | BANK | Sandy Spring Bank Having emerged as a response to economic hardships following the Civil War, Sandy Spring Bank remains true to its roots—an alternative to large, sometimes less personal, out-oftown banks. “Our people are what distinguishes Sandy Spring Bank from other organizations,” said Dan Schrider, CEO of the 145-year-old financial institution. “Our employees build a great experience every single day for our clients and each other. We have the best team in the business, and it shows in the rapid growth we’ve enjoyed as a company, the success of our employees, and the remarkable service and experience our clients receive daily.” Branches in Ashton, Burtonsville, Bethesda, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Sandy Spring and Silver Spring 800-399-5919 sandyspringbank.com

Bank of America Branches in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton 800-432-1000 (general account information) bankofamerica.com

Capital One Branches Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton 888-810-4013 (customer service for online only accounts) capitalone.com

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BEST SERVICES | CAR WASH | Flagship Carwash Center Clean and green—that’s the hallmark of a Flagship car wash. Vehicles emerge spick-and-span at the two full-service locations, without exposure to harsh, environmentally degrading chemicals. Flagship’s equipment relies on hydraulic pumps rather than electric motors. The result is a facility that is 42 percent more energy efficient than the typical car wash. Its water reclamation system is state of the art. Run at full capacity, it “can save over 64 million gallons of water each year, and purify it to a point that it is cleaner than the average tap water you drink at your house,” notes Flagship’s website. Full-service/self-service in North Bethesda and Rockville; automatic touch-free/self-service in Gaithersburg; self-service in Germantown flagshipcarwash.com

Fletcher’s Service Center 18001 Georgia Ave., Olney 20832 301-924-4500 fletchers4u.com

Touch Less Car Wash 104 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg 20877 301-948-3346 16185 Shady Grove Road, North Rockville 20877 301-948-3505 touchlesscarwash.net

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MAFCU takes banking personally. “Our focus is on creating a deep relationship with every one of our members, not how much money we can make for stockholders,” said Rick Wieczorek, the credit union’s president and CEO. While you have to be a member to benefit from the lower credit-card and loan rates, personalized service, and informative educational programs, joining MAFCU is easy. This community-chartered financial institution welcomes everyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or goes to school in Montgomery County. As a not-for-profit, MAFCU focuses on members’ needs and offers products and programs that meet them. Branches in Gaithersburg, Germantown and Silver Spring 800-956-2328 mafcu.org

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Branches in Clarksburg, Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring 301-779-8500 esfcu.org

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Dr. Lara Minahan views her office as an extension of her home, offering a level of comfort and caring that’s hard to come by these days. Her orthodontic practice “embodies individualized care, helping our clients understand their treatment and, perhaps, even enjoy the experience,” she said. Minahan treats both children and adults and is comfortable “working with those with speech considerations, as well as skeletal disharmonies.” Her state-of-the-art office, which opened about 18 months ago, is “dedicated to creating a bite where the teeth work in harmony with the jaw joints and muscles, for optimal long-term aesthetics and stability.”

Locations in Germantown, Olney and Rockville familyhealthcaremd.com

Dr. David Harding DR. LARA MINAHAN

3423 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Suite 3A, Olney 20832 301-260-2030 minahanorthodontics.com

Stiles Dentistry

Dr. Scott Gritz

333 Main St., Gaithersburg 20878 301-947-6900 stilesdentistry.com

11906 Darnestown Road, Suite A, Gaithersburg 20878 301-926-2700

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Sandy Spring Builders

You may only build or renovate once, but the folks at Sandy Spring Builders consider themselves your “builder for life,” said CEO Phil Leibovitz, so confident are they in their service and results. With 30 years in the business, Sandy Spring Builders has an impressive portfolio of new homes and remodels that span a wide range of budgets and lifestyles. This eco-friendly firm takes “pride in educating clients about practical green building techniques. We provide a team approach so that our clients have several resources to work with, including the owners of the company.” 4705 West Virginia Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-913-5995 sandyspringbuilders.com

Ryan Homes Communities in Clarksburg, Germantown and Olney ryanhomes.com

Toll Brothers Communities in Derwood, North Bethesda and Olney 855-897-8655 tollbrothers.com

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TOUR DAY: Wed. 9:30 am “The greatest testament to a school is that your child wakes up and CAN’T WAIT to get there” -Parent of an 8th grader

1300 FOREST GLEN ROAD SILVER SPRING, MD 20901

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It’s life’s unpredictability that makes a policy from Capitol Benefits so reassuring. There’s a satisfaction that comes from having perhaps the best insurance value in town. “Our clients understand that we are independent and not employees of an insurance company. We are our clients’ advocates when a claim is filed and will do what it takes to make sure every experience is a positive one,” said Joshua M.Lavine, company president. An Angie’s List Super Service Award recipient for the past three years, Capitol Benefits offers expert advice and a range of affordable options for personal, professional and commercial insurance. 220 Main St., 2nd Floor, Gaithersburg 20878 301-431-0000 capitolbenefits.com

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Carol Brunetto 6501 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda 20817 301-530-9450 statefarm.com/agent/US/MD/ Bethesda/Carol-Brunetto

622 Hungerford Drive, Suite 1, Rockville 20850 301-279-5505 theinsurancestore.us

State-of-the-art medical care delivered with compassion and a smile— that’s what you’ll find at Potomac Pediatrics. This is a practice where all ages and stages are embraced and the unique qualities of each child are appreciated. Physicians pride themselves on staying abreast of recent science, meeting monthly to review medical journals and studies. From sick visits to physicals, from vaccinations to ear piercings, the medical staff at Potomac Pediatrics works steadfastly to ensure the health of your child. Recognizing that healthy caregivers make for healthier children, Potomac Pediatrics offers adult vaccinations and boosters.

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15204 Omega Drive, Suite 100, Rockville 20850 301-279-6750 potomacpediatrics.com

Dr. Stuart Taylor 903 Russell Ave., Suite 301, Gaithersburg 20879 301-869-2292 pacare.com

Dr. Melissa Schwartz 18111 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 311, Olney 20832 301-774-4100 albertandausteinpediatrics.com

“Voted Best Insurance Agency!”

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Ellen Coleman

Shared success—that’s what Ellen Coleman looks for when working with a buyer or seller. “I have found that real estate transactions with strong customer satisfaction are those that are built upon experience, frequent interactions with my customers and team, and a plan that enables all parties involved to contribute to a successful sale,” she said. Coleman “teams with a home stager, a lender, a marketing specialist and in-house counsel to insure the plan is well thought out and can be successfully accomplished as the client and I take this journey together.” She ranks seventh among Maryland’s top producing agents.

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3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney 20832 301-774-5900 ellencoleman.remaxagent.com

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15020 Shady Grove Road, Suite 400, Rockville 20850 240-403-2207 movinmaryland.com

10200 River Road, Potomac 20854 301-602-8188 gailleehomes.com

Sue Ader (Tie) 10200 River Road, Potomac 20854 301-996-1776 sueader.lnf.com

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BEST SERVICES | RETIREMENT COMMUNITY | Leisure World of Maryland Its name is a misnomer—to judge from the level of activity of Leisure World’s residents. Some of Montgomery County’s most active and engaged older adults list a Leisure World address. What allows residents to get up and go? The carefree living environment. A professional landscaping contractor handles the yard work, including snow removal. Plumbers, electricians and other technicians are available to respond to maintenance needs. Established in 1966, Leisure World encompasses 610 landscaped acres and is home to 8,500 older adults. Facilities accommodate activities such as swimming, tennis, golf, fine dining, concerts and movies. 3701 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring 20906 301-598-1000 lwmc.com

Brooke Grove Retirement Village

Asbury Methodist Village

18100 Slade School Road, Sandy Spring 20860 301-260-2320 bgf.org/our-communities/ brooke-grove

201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg 20877 301-216-4001 asburymethodistvillage.org DIGITAL VISION/PHOTODISC/THINKSTOCK

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BEST SERVICES | VETERINARIAN |

(301)258-0333 www.petdominion.com Call to make your appointment or go online!

VETERINARY LUXURY PET LODGING HOSPITAL Premium daycare

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Pet Dominion s Animal Hospital A virtual med spa for patients of the furrier persuasion, Pet Dominion is not just an animal hospital, but also a full-fledged pet resort. “In addition to our state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosing and treating, we can provide top-notch pet lodging for vacations and day care,” said Dr. ISTOCKPHOTO/MELIS82 Michael Bassett, medical director and owner. Pet Dominion provides behavioral and nutritional counseling and seeks to “eliminate pain with all modalities from medication to laser therapy.” Its goal is to “build a bond between owners and their pets with the best health care customized to breed and lifestyle.” 15820 Redland Road, Rockville 20855 301-258-0333 petdominion.com

Olney-Sandy Spring Veterinary Hospital 1300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring 20860 301-774-0700 ossvh.com

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Sage Consignment

Hunting for home treasures is a passion for Michel Huebner. As a result, Sage Consignment offers some of the area’s most inspirational vintage and antique furnishings. Its inventory is updated on an almost daily basis. Located on Kensington’s historic Antique Row, Sage Consignment is a green business—recycling, refurbishing and repurposing furnishings and other antiques. Sage takes antiques on consignment and works with an estate’s representative to liquidate items. For those looking to downsize, “Sage will prove to you that reducing the amount of usable home goods going to the landfills can be fun, aesthetic and reduce our overall carbon imprint.” 3734 Howard Ave., Kensington 20895 301-530-5723 sageconsignment.com

Kensington Antique Row Howard Avenue, Kensington 20895 kensingtonantiquerow.com

Olney Antique Village 16650 Georgia Ave., Olney 20832 301-570-5300 COURTESY OF LIPSTICK LOUNGE

| CONSIGNMENT SHOP | Lipstick Lounge The fashionistas at Lipstick Lounge have an eye for fashion— and savings. Their sense of style and understanding of trends allow them to shop smart, bringing customers a bit of luxury for a lot less. This boutique-style contemporary consignment shop features a variety of resale treasures, such as designer clothing, footwear, purses and other accessories. Lipstick Lounge’s jewelry collection includes pieces handpicked from New York to Los Angeles. The staff prides itself on helping customers find the perfect outfit at significant savings. They can even turn your unwanted clothing items into cash. The fun and trendy atmosphere makes shopping stress-free and exciting. 212 Main St., Gaithersburg 20878 301-947-5477 lipstickloungemd.com

Kaboodle Home Gallery 16801 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville 20855 301-670-0766 kaboodlehomegallery.com

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| GIFT SHOP | The Backyard Naturalist The Backyard Naturalist doesn’t just sell bird feeders, it opens a window to the natural world in your own backyard, instilling an appreciation of nature’s wonders and inviting you to join the fun. For a quarter century, Debi and Mike Klein have offered a thoughtfully chosen array of nature-themed gifts and quality wild bird feeding supplies “not only to decorate homes and gardens, but also educate and create fun for the whole family,” said Debi Klein. “With our enthusiasm, wealth of knowledge, and friendly, old-fashioned customer service, we want to make your visit to our locally owned, mom-and-pop shop memorable.” 17910 Georgia Ave., Olney 20832 301-924-0024 thebackyardnaturalist.com

Gala Artisan Jewelry & Gifts

Artisans 12147 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg 20878 301-990-3219 shopartisans.com

10417 Armory Ave., Kensington 20895 301-933-2912 galaartisans.com

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HomeGoods s All it takes to add flair to the foyer or style to the study is a visit to HomeGoods. It’s the combination of “endless styles of high-quality home fashions at affordable prices, fresh merchandise arriving throughout the week and the freedom we give customers to be the interior designer of their own home” that distinguishes HomeGoods, said spokesperson Phil Tracey. Chock-full of merchandise, as well as ideas and inspiration, HomeGoods offers everything from one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces to high-end designer furnishings. Let the store’s online Stylescope determine your style—urban funk, farmhouse glam, sassy, classic—and suggest ways to express it. 18250 Village Mart Drive, Olney 20832 301-260-0281 5130 Nicholson Lane, Rockville 20895 301-881-5671 homegoods.com

Sheffield Furniture & Interiors 1582 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-881-6010 sheffieldfurniture.com

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BEST STORES | JEWELRY |

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John Greenan an & Sons Inc. Fine jewelry is akin to wearablee art. And the goldsmiths ths at John Greenann & Sons Inc. create customized masterpieces. Here you’ll find dazzling jewelry at powerful prices. Greenan’s nan’s co competitive diamond prices have attracted an international clientele, but the jeweler appreciates the local business. Outstanding customer service has been the cornerstone of this family-owned business for 66 years. John Greenan & Sons carries a variety of designer lines, including Simon G., Gabriel & Co., and Unique Settings of New York. Thinking of popping the question? Check out the ring designer on the jeweler’s website. 15612 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville 20866 301-421-1990 1314 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring 20910 301-587-2717 greenanjewelers.com

Tiffany & Co. 5481 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase 20815 301-657-8777 tiffany.com

Boone and Sons Jewelers 5550 The Hills Plaza, Chevy Chase 20815 301-657-2144 booneandsons.com

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PetSmart Americans will spend $55.5 million on their pets this year—on everything from food to grooming to accessories, all of which can be found at PetSmart. The nation’s largest pet specialty retailer carries more than 10,000 products. But more important than product selection is PetSmart’s passion for critters, large and small. “Our associates love pets,” said Harry Ladd, PetSmart’s Maryland district manager, “and want to support pet parents in helping pets live long, healthy, happy lives.” For those looking to join the 7 in 10 Americans who own pets, PetSmart sells birds, fish, and small reptiles and mammals. Locations in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington/Rockville and Silver Spring 888-839-9638 petsmart.com

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Petco

Locations in Gaithersburg, Olney, Rockville and Silver Spring barknatural.com

Locations (including Unleashed by Petco) in Aspen Hill, Burtonsville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney and Rockville 888-824-7257 petco.com

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