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We’re proud to announce the first-, second- and third-place winners here, in The Gazette’s and Gazette-Star’s first annual Best of Prince George’s publication, as determined by how many votes each business received. You can also find these winners online at Gazette.Net year-round, too, so later when you’re looking for a good gift shop, a great place for brunch or even a new doctor in 2014, you can see which businesses your neighbors liked best. The Gazette and Gazette-Star thank all readers who voted, and we encourage you to begin thinking about more of your favorite businesses so you can vote again—or for the first time—next year in Best of Prince George’s 2014.

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Grace’s Restaurants

Famous Dave’s

Each dish at Grace’s two restaurants in Bowie is a harmony of taste, texture, color and aroma. The sizzle of the hibachi grill permeates the opulent dining room at Grace’s Steak & Seafood. Grace’s Fortune is known ISTOCKPHOTO/SMPICS for its rich, hand-carved décor and extensive selection of the finest culinary creations from China. Asian-inspired fusion dishes are also accentuated with a modern flair and served in a casual, yet elegant, ambiance at National Harbor’s Grace’s Mandarin. Grace Tang, who opened her first restaurant in Prince George’s County more than two decades ago, is dedicated to impeccable service and exquisite Asian cuisine. Grace’s Fortune 15500 Annapolis Road, Suite 115, Bowie 20715 301-805-1108 Grace’s Steak & Seafood 10531 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Unit 300, Bowie 20720 301-809-2988 gracesrestaurants.com

By 4 a.m., seven hours before Famous Dave’s opens, the grill masters are at work, rubbing slabs of meat with a custom blend of spices before smoking them for hours over hickory logs. “Sauceaholic” is the term Dave Anderson, founder of this 19-yearold barbecue chain, uses to describe himISTOCKPHOTO/MPHILLIPS007 self. Anderson has spent a quarter of a century scouring the nation, learning from barbecue masters and perfecting his sauces. While some are made in-house, his original five sauces are blended in a separate facility, where the recipes remain under lock and key, before being shipped to Laurel. 14140 Baltimore Ave., Laurel 20707 301-483-3500 famousdaves.com

Red Hot & Blue Restaurants

Smokeshack Ribs & BBQ Restaurant

677 Main St., Laurel 20707 301-953-1943 redhotandblue.com

9119 Livingston Road, Fort Washington 20744 301-248-8200 smokeshackribs.com

Sakura Japanese Steak, Seafood & Sushi House 15528 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20715 301-352-5939 13487 Baltimore Ave., Laurel 20707 410-813-0044 sakurasteakhouse.com

East Moon Asian Bistro 6107 Highbridge Road, Bowie 20720 301-805-4988 eastmoonasianbistrotogo.com

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BEST FOOD & DRINK | BREAKFAST |

Rip’s Country Inn Comfort food with a kick—that’s what you’ll find at Rip’s Country Inn. Its renowned omelettes and pancakes are joined by three outstanding breakfast sandwiches—a Breakfast Chimichanga, Eggs Benedict and Eggs Montoya—and traditional dishes, such as Creamed Chip Beef and Steak and Eggs. “We strive for the best service, use the best quality ingredients and start from scratch with everything,” said Marshele Burgess, owner of this 60-year-old Bowie landmark. Rip’s décor harkens back to Bowie’s horse-racing days. Cozy booths designed as horse stalls are named for famous thoroughbreds, such as Seabiscuit and Man o’ War. 3809 N. Crain Highway, Bowie 20716 301-805-5901 ripscountryvillage.com

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IHOP

Silver Diner

Locations in Bowie, Capitol Heights, Clinton, College Park, Colmar Manor, Forestville, Greenbelt, Laurel, Marlow Heights, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill and Riverdale 866-444-5144 (corporate information) ihop.com

6040 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt 20770 301-220-0028 14550 Baltimore Ave., Laurel 20707 301-604-6995 silverdiner.com

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Itmayhavebuilt its reputation on breakfast, but IHOP is ideal for brunch. h. Its menu goes well COURTESY OF IHOP beyond French toast, Belgian waffles and crepes to include sandwiches—such as the Tuscan Chicken Griller and Pot Roast Melt—burgers, soups and salads. Don’t worry about busting your calorie budget on IHOP’s decadent, made-from-scratch pancakes, as its Simple & Fit menu includes lower calorie versions of several classic dishes. Our restaurants “look forward every day to serving our guests and neighbors in the community,” said Tim Smith, IHOP Restaurants’ senior franchise business consultant for the Northeast Region.

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Golden Corral 1001 Shoppers Way, Largo 20774 301-324-6807 goldencorral.com

Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet 9345 Annapolis Road, Lanham 20706 301-459-5555 14150 Baltimore Ave., Laurel 20707 301-317-7707

No need for ketchup, mustard or mayo—the burgers here require no dressing. They are that good. “We take a traditional approach to our burgers that starts with a half-pound of COURTESY OF OLD BOWIE TOWN GRILLE certified Angus beef cooked to order, fresh buttered and toasted roll, choice of cheese, and fresh toppings,” said Bob Thompson, owner of this family business. “To top things off, our burgers come with homemade slaw or our crispy golden french fries that our customers also rave about.” Known for its live music and open mic sessions, the grille serves burgers inhouse and on its patio. 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie 20715 301-464-8800 oldbowietowngrille.com

Hank’s Tavern & Eats 6507 America Blvd., Hyattsville 20782 301-209-0572 hankseats.com

Chesapeake Grille & Deli 6786 Race Track Road, Bowie 20715 301-262-4441 chesapeakegrille.com

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BEST FOOD & DRINK | CATERING |

Three Brothers Italian Restaurants Synonymous with exceptional Italian food, Three Brothers has expanded its catering menu. Think quesadillas, Maryland-style crab dip, Shrimp New Orleans and Chicken Chesapeake. Whether for a weekend pizza party or elegant, sit-down dinner, Three Brothers combines affordable prices with impeccable service to meet most any need. The caterer’s beverage service offers soft drinks, champagne toasts or a full-service bar. Need to dress things up? Three Brothers can provide linens, tableware and servers. Should the event call for a spectacular close, consider Three Brothers’ assorted miniature pastries—cannolis, cream puffs and éclairs—cheesecakes, chocolate-covered strawberries or chocolate liquor cups. Locations in Beltsville, Bladensburg, Bowie, Clinton, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel threebrotherspizza.com

Levi’s Restaurant & Catering

Generous Joe’s

10252 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville 20721 301-336-5000 6410 Coventry Way, Clinton 20735 301-868-7001 levisrestaurant.com

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Welcome to Muffin Man Caribbean Cafe. We are located in Lanham-Severn Rd., in Lanham MD. Conveniently located in the Seabrook Shopping Center. Come in for lunch dinner or have a taste of our homemade gourmet muffins.

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Best Pie Company

The secret to Best Pie’s success is twofold. “We use an old-fashioned recipe for the crust and only the freshest and finest ingredients for the filling. That’s the formula,” said Sherman McCoy, who owns the shop with his wife Patricia. Two dozen pies grace the menu. Some are seasonal—such as cherry and blueberry peach; others—like sweet potato and coconut custard—are available yearround. Reduced-sugar and lemon meringue pies must be ordered. While it’s the actual making of the pie that Sherman McCoy loves best, hearing how much customers enjoy the fruits of his labor is a close second, he said. 13600 Old Annapolis Road, Bowie 20720 301-860-0620 bestpiecompany.com

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Sweet Tooth Cakes & Pastries

6341 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill 20745 301-839-2185 dessertsbygerard.com

56 Ritchie Road, Capitol Heights 20743 301-808-7727 sweettoothcakesandpastries.net

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Infuse Restaurant Half Note Restaurant & Lounge Tuesday through Friday afternoons find the bar at Half Note Lounge filled with patrons sipping classy cocktails or indulging in their favorite wine or beer. From 4 to 7 p.m., the lounge offers food and drink specials, which vary by the day. Especially popular are the $5 martinis and $3 beers. Tuesday night’s $5 starters include wings, spinach-and-artichoke dip, quesadillas and mussels. Special events—such as Karaoke Night and “Get Over the Hump Wednesdays with Hand Dancing to the Oldies”—often overlap happy hour. The lounge’s website has event details and lists upcoming performances by jazz and classic R&B bands.

6339 Allentown Road, Temple Hills 20748 301-449-9000 infuseinfuse.com

Grace’s Fortune 15500 Annapolis Road, Suite 115, Bowie 20715 301-805-1108

Grace’s Steak & Seafood

10531 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Unit 300, Bowie 20720 301-809-2988 gracesrestaurants.com

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BEST FOOD & DRINK | ITALIAN |

Ledo Pizza Italian may well be America’s most popular ethnic food choice, to judge from a 2013 Harris Poll. When it comes to this cuisine, Ledo Pizza is the popular choice for Prince George’s County residents. While known for its signature square pizzas, there’s a world of pastas, entrees and calzones, not to mention subs and salads. “Ledo Pizza was started in Prince George’s County almost 58 years ago and we strive to make food that is delicious and affordable,” said Will Robinson, Ledo Pizza vice president of marketing. Locations in Bowie, Clinton, Forestville, Fort Washington, Greenbelt, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Marlow Heights, Oxon Hill and Upper Marlboro 410-721-6887 ledopizza.com

Topolino Italian Cuisine & Buffet 6320 Old Branch Ave., Camp Springs 20748 301-449-6160 topolinorestaurant.com

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BEST FOOD & DRINK | MEXICAN |

Mi Hacienda No need to go south of the border for genuine Mexican food. Simply head to Mi Hacienda where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo every day of the year. “Good times and great food” has been the restaurant’s mantra since it opened in 2009. Don’t let the modern strip-mall facade fool you. The interior décor is authentic Mexican, featuring a terra-cotta color palate, rustic furnishings and hand-painted murals. Mi Hacienda’s extensive menu includes something for most every taste and pocketbook. Fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos and tacos are joined by specialty dishes featuring steak, grilled shrimp, pork chops and tilapia. 6133 High Bridge Road, Bowie 20720 301-860-1992 mihaciendamexrest.com

Chevys Fresh Mex 7511 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt 20770 301-220-0078 15914 Crain Highway SE, Brandywine 20613 301-782-9099 chevys.com

Chipotle Mexican Grill

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Ledo Pizza, Clinton

The question is as old as the restaurant itself. Why is Ledo Pizza square? Because they don’t cut corners. That means “customers get 20 percent more” compared with round pies, said Will Robinson, Ledo Pizza vice president COURTESY OF LEDO PIZZA of marketing. The menu features craft, creative combination and gluten-free pizzas in three sizes. Ledo’s homemade dough is topped with its signature sauce. Its online pizza party calculator lets you quickly divine how many pies are needed for your group. Ledo’s, a presence in Prince George’s County since 1955, is family owned and active in the community, providing jobs for youths and hosting fundraising events. 8851 Branch Ave., Clinton 20735 301-868-8669 ledopizza.com

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3 locations in Bowie 877-547-7272 (online ordering customer service) papajohns.com

T.J. Elliott’s

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Jerry’s Seafood

Jerry’s is the bomb, literally. Its signature dish, The Crab Bomb, features 10 ounces nces of jumbo lump crab, lightly seasonedd with Old Bay and baked to a golden brown perfection. Jerry’s has been offering Eastern Shore-style seafood for four decades. “Our success has always been focused on providing our customers with great quality fresh seaafood and outstanding service. We purchase hase our seafood daily to ensure the quality lity we are providing,” said owner Philip Gainey. ney. Known for its crab entrees, Jerry’s also offers fresh fish, jumbo shrimp, scallops and oysters. No need to make reservations; Jerry’s doesn’t take them. 15211 Major Lansdale Blvd., Bowie 20721 301-805-2284 9364 Lanham-Severn Road, Lanham 20706 301-577-0333 jerrysseafood.com

“The Old Bowie Town Grille is honored and humbled with the BEST BURGER Award for Prince George’s County! We’d like to thank our loyal customers for spreading the word about our burgers, the rest of our menu, amenities and atmosphere.” Bob Thompson, Owner Old Bowie Town Grille Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to Close

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Cameron’s Seafood Market

Homeboy Seafood

Locations in Capitol Heights, Laurel, Oxon Hill and Temple Hills cameronsseafood.com

10664 Campus Way S., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-808-4663 homeboyseafood.com

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The Carolina Kitchen Take specially blended Cajun and Creole spices and combine them with traditional, homestyle cooking and the result is some of the best Southern comfort food in town. It was Ma Pearl, owner Lance London’s grandmother, and her recipes that inspired The Carolina Kitchen. Her specialties—such as the chitterlings and Southern Fried Pork Chops—have a place of their own on the menu and in London’s heart. The “Side Fixins” alone are worth a trip to this contemporary restaurant. One taste of the macaroni and cheese, candied yams, collard greens or black-eyed peas will transport you to the rural South. Locations in Hyattsville and Largo; under construction in Brandywine 301-927-2929 (Hyattsville); 301-350-2929 (Largo) thecarolinakitchen.com

Muffin Man Caribbean Café 9434 Lanham-Severn Road, Lanham 20706 301-459-1144 muffinmancaribbeancafe.com

Levi’s Restaurant & Catering 10252 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville 20721 301-336-5000 6410 Coventry Way, Clinton 20735 301-868-7001 levisrestaurant.com

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America’s Best Wings, Greenbelt Whether you’re indulging a craving or feeding a crowd, America’s Best Wings has you covered. The menu features packages ranging from five to 200 fresh, cooked-to-order buffalo wings—both bone-in and bone-out. For those who like it hot, nothing beats the Hurricane. Among the other 25 flavors are Old Bay, Moonshine, Caribbean Citrus and Jamaican Jerk. Accompaniments include blue cheese and ranch dressings and celery. 8841 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt 20770 301-552-5090 abestwing.com

Cluck-U Chicken, Lanham

Wenny’s Sub Shop

9426 Lanham Severn Road, Lanham 20706 301-459-0089 cluckuchicken.com

323 Montrose Ave., Laurel 20707 301-362-8806 kennysubs.com/wennys

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Belair Engineering

You can feel the warmth with Belair Engineering. This woman-owned-and-operated business takes heating to another level. Not only does the company repair and replace natural gas, electric and propane furnaces and heat pumps, but it also specializes in installing gas fireplaces and logs. Belair Engineering also services, fixes and replaces airconditioning systems. And, given the unpredictable power supply following storms in the area, Belair’s expertise encompasses standby generators. Now in its 51st year, Belair Engineering provides drugscreened and mom-approved technicians that stand ready to meet any heating or air-conditioning need. 15881 Commerce Court, Upper Marlboro 20774 301-249-0300 belaireng.com

Bob Baker’s Golden Service Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning 16000 Trade Zone Ave., Suite 402, Upper Marlboro 20774 301-249-6200 bobbakers.net

R & R Climate Control Inc. 5814 Riggs Road, Hyattsville 20783 301-559-0500 COURTESY OF THE BEHNKE NURSERIES CO.

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The Behnke Nurseries Co. s Generations of gardeners have grown up with The Behnke Nurseries. Family owned and operated since its inception in 1930, “Behnkes takes pride in matching both new and experienced gardeners with the right plants and gardening supplies to ensure their gardening success,” said Alfred Millard, the garden center’s president. “Whether your idea of gardening is to grow your own food or to make your home more beautiful, Behnkes helps you achieve your goals.” The nursery also serves as an education and community center, hosting horticultural talks and charitable events, including an annual chili cook-off. 11300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville 20705 301-937-1100 behnkes.com

Patuxent Nursery

Frank’s Garden Center

2410 N. Crain Highway, Bowie 20716 301-218-4769 patuxentnursery.com

12205 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20720 301-390-6274

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BEST HOME & GARDEN | LANDSCAPING |

Denison Landscaping & Nursery 8911 Oxon Hill Road, Fort Washington 20744 301-567-0210 denisonlandscaping.com

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The Sharper Cut Inc. Landscapes s Melding the best of both worlds—high touch and high tech—The Sharper Cut helps clients envision and create the ideal outdoor space, one that matches their lifestyles and dreams. “Our clients routinely tell us the reason they chose our company is that we listen,” said Bill Banford, the company’s president. “We listen to their problems, and provide solutions that fit into their lifestyle and budget. We design for their ego, not ours. As a result, over half of our new clients come to us from existing ones.” The Sharper Cut’s philosophy is to wow clients at every turn. 11602 Cheltenham Road, Upper Marlboro 20772

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Eastern Grounds Landscaping 13700 Old Chapel Road, Bowie 20720 301-262-1594 easterngrounds landscaping.com

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Thompson Creek Window Company

Transparency is key to Thompson Creek Window Company’s success. When you buy from Thompson Creek, you deal with Thompson Creek. There is no middleman. They sell it, design it, build it, manage its installation and service it. If it breaks, they replace it. The company’s locally manufactured, energy-efficient replacement windows can withstand 153-mph winds and 11 inches of rain per hour. Not only are the windows beautiful, easy to operate and fully guaranteed, but the company said they decrease monthly energy bills and provide a 95.1 percent return on their cost at the time of a home’s sale. 5000 Philadelphia Way, Lanham 20706 (corporate headquarters) 1775 Brightseat Road, Landover 20785 (manufacturing plant and distribution center) 888-489-8855 thompsoncreek.com

Supreme Window 5215 Lawrence Place, Hyattsville 20781 301-322-3450 supreme-window.com COURTESY OF THOMPSON CREEK WINDOW COMPANY

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BEST PERSONAL CARE

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Planet Fitness, Bowie Absurdly low prices and its “Judgement Free Zone” philosophy are what separate Planet Fitness from the pack. Here, members can relax, get in shape and have fun, without being subjected to the hard-core, look-atme attitude found in other gyms. Because there aren’t any salespeople, juice bars or child care to drive up costs, membership fees are generally perceived as affordable. Planet Fitness’ clean, contemporary, hassle-free facilities feature brand-name cardio and strength equipment and a lot of successful, happy people. 6836 Racetrack Road, Bowie 20715 301-464-9119 planetfitness.com

Gold’s Gym 12510 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie 20720 301-805-4653 goldsgym.com

This is not your father’s barbershop. Offering haircuts, trims, fades, shaves and hair braiding, My Barber’s Lounge welcomes men, women and children. “We pride ourselves on delivering quality services at reasonable prices in an upscale environment,” said owner E. Davon Kelly. The lounge harkens to a time when barbershops were neighborhood gathering places. Home to what it tours as some best barbers in the county, My Barber’s Lounge features TV screens airing the game of the day and encourages as engaging conversation. Having opened its first location 19 months ago, this socially conscious barbershop supports Toys for Tots and Kutz for NFTE Kids. 8831 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt 20770 301-552-3730 3436 Donnell Drive, Forestville 20747 301-735-4645 mybarberslounge.com

Cole Stevens Salon & Day Spa 7751 Belle Point Drive, Greenbelt 20770 301-345-0033 colestevenssalon.com

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Shauné Hayes Makeup Artist

“My goal is to enhance the natural characteristics of my client and maintain the authenticity of the face. I want them to feel fresh and comfortable in their makeup, not like they’re wearing a mask,” said Shauné Hayes, who has provided professional makeup and lash extensions since 2004. “What distinguishes my business is the quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value and flexibility. All have been key in garnering over 90and-counting, positive reviews on various sites, including WeddingWire, The Knot, Yelp and Google.” Hayes, who specializes in weddings and special events, relishes the personal relationships she develops with clients. Upper Marlboro 301-204-7537 shaunehayesmakeup.com

Lash Moi 1322-C Crain Highway, Bowie 20716 240-334-4949 lashmoi.com

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BEST PERSONAL CARE | NAIL SALON |

Nail Trix and Spa From your tips to your toes, Nail Trix and Spa offers soothing manicures and pedicures in a fashionable setting. Nail Trix’s accommodating technicians can handle everything—from the traditional to the sensational. Whether it’s a mani/pedi for a wedding party or ladies night out or a quick touch-up before a special event or business meeting, you will leave with nails that match the occasion and garner attention. Locations in Bowie and Hyattsville 301-352-7110 (Bowie, Fairwood Green shopping center) 301-464-8400 (Bowie Town Center) 301-559-9790 (Hyattsville)

Lee’s Nails & Day Spa 3430 Crain Highway, Bowie 20716 301-352-1966

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BEST PERSONAL CARE | SPA |

Massage Envy The cares of the day seemingly slip away under the skilled hands of Massage Envy’s therapists. Therapeutic relief is available in the form of 60-, 90- and 120-minute massages, including trigger point and cranialsacral therapy. Athletes will appreciate the release of muscle tension from the sports massage. Headaches and backaches are the targets of the prenatal massage, which also helps enhance sleep for moms-to-be. The spa’s Swedish massage relies on light to medium pressure to promote circulation and lymph movement. Massage Envy also is known for its facials, which soothe and hydrate skin while improving clarity, texture, tone and appearance. Locations in College Park and Lanham; Laurel (planned) 301-313-0555 (College Park); 301-364-3400 (Lanham) massageenvy.com

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Al’s Auto Service The go-to garage for European makes and models, Al’s Auto Service deftly handles the repair and maintenance needs of virtually all cars, both foreign and domestic. This family business, owned and operated by Dave Bartee, has serviced the vehicles of some three generations of Prince George’s County families. It’s Bartee’s integrity, easygoing manner and willingness to put a car’s problems into layman’s terms that customers appreciate. Involved in the community, Bartee has been known to teach car care to local Girl Scouts. Friendly, reliable customer service that exceeds expectations is the hallmark of Al’s Auto Service. 3329 Superior Lane, Bowie 20715 301-464-4749 alsautoservice.net

Dick’s Auto Service Inc. (Tie) 6318 Aaron Lane, Clinton 20735 301-868-3113 dicksautoofclinton.com

Greenbelt Auto & Truck Repair Inc. (Tie) 159 Centerway Road, Greenbelt 20770 301-982-2582 greenbeltautoandtruckrepair.com

Bowie Auto Service 15300 Old Chapel Road, Bowie 20715 240-436-2115 autorepairbowiemd.com/Auto_Repair_Bowie_MD

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Comfort Inn Conference Center No need to stress. Leave the logistics of your next meeting or event to the skilled planners at this 7,500-square-foot banquet facility. Whether hosting 50 or 650, you’ll find a range of options—in terms of rooms, décor, food and amenities—at the Comfort Inn Conference Center. By combining flexibility and creativity, the hotel’s wedding and meeting planners create an ambiance that captures attention, sets a mood or enhances productivity. Outof-towners will appreciate the spacious guest rooms and on-site business center. With everything under one roof, this hotel has what it takes to make your event memorable. 4500 Crain Highway, Bowie 20716 301-464-0089 bowiemdhotel.com

Martin’s Crosswinds (Tie) 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt 20770 301-474-8500 martinscaterers.com/locations/crosswinds

Newton White Mansion (Tie) 2708 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville 20721 301-249-2004 pgparks.com/places/eleganthistoric/newton_intro.html

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Sam’s Full Service Car Wash

“A clean car rides better.” That was the Schiattareggia brothers’ motto when they founded Sam’s Full Service Car Wash in 1957. Today, their sons, co-owners Nick and Joe Schiattareggia, “take great pride in the quality of service we provide to the customers and the clean image that our wash presents,” said Joe. Sam’s is like family to many long-term employees and patrons. “Our customers enjoy … seeing familiar faces,” and it’s not unusual for them to “tell us their first summer job was at Sam’s and that they remember coming to the car wash with their parents when they were children.” 3401 Branch Ave., Temple Hills 20748 301-894-3100 samscarwash.com

Pirates Car Wash 10815 Lanham Severn Road, Glenn Dale 20769 301-262-9292 piratescarwash.com

Seabrook Touchless Car Wash & Detailing Center 9721 Lanham Severn Road, Lanham 20706 301-577-2900 seabrookcarwashdetail.com COURTESY OF SAM’S FULL SERVICE CAR WASH

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A smile is your calling card. And a pictureperfect smile is your key to good health and success. Studies have shown that smiling not only lifts spirits and relieves stress, but it also opens doors, builds rapport and exudes confidence. That’s why patients of all ages turn to Harmon Orthodontics. Dr. David E. Harmon Jr. uses state-of-the-art technology and advanced clinical techniques to give patients the smile they desire and deserve. And, he keeps them abreast of each step in the treatment process. There’s no greater reward, noted Harmon, than witnessing the transformation of a patient’s smile.

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10264 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville 20721 301-333-3900 harmonorthodontics.com

Ursula D. Poydras, M.D. (Tie) 9821 Greenbelt Road, Suite 206, Lanham 20706 301-552-5862

McCarl Dental Group

Kevin M. Ford, M.D. (Tie)

28 Ridge Road, Greenbelt 20770 301-474-4144 mccarldental.com

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COURTESY OF KAISER PERMANENTE

In sickness and in health, Prince George’s County residents rely on the physicians at Kaiser Permanente. “Not only do Permanente physicians provide great clinical quality results, but our patient-satisfaction scores tell us how happy patients are with our primary care doctors and specialists,” said Dr. Bernadette Loftus, associate executive director of The Permanente Medical Group. Its outstanding doctors, top-notch electronic medical records system, and easy-to-navigate website that gives members access to their medical records and physicians, as well as a pharmacy and appointment center, help streamline care and provide members with award-winning care and convenience. Locations in Hyattsville, Largo, Suitland and Temple Hills 301-468-6000 kp.org

7404 Executive Place, Suite 501, Lanham 20706 301-262-0260 fordmedicalassociates.com

MedPeds LLC 7350 Van Dusen Road, Suite 130, Laurel 20707 301-498-8880 medpeds.net PROMOTIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE GAZETTE | DECEMBER 2013

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| EVENT PLANNER |

Covenant Weddings & Occasions LLC When the wedding goes off without a hitch, chances are Diane E. George and her talented team have been busy behind the scenes. Covenant Weddings & Occasions is dedicated to creating flawless events that will be remembered for a lifetime. George, who founded Covenant in 1986, brings a wealth of expertise to each event. Her command of logistics, aesthetics and the human experience transforms vision into reality. And, George’s vast local network results in savings of time and money. No matter what type of wedding you envision—religious, civil, destination, eco-friendly or military—Covenant has you covered. 137 National Plaza, Suite 300, National Harbor 20745 240-375-3953 covenantweddings.com

Sapphire Events DC Fort Washington 20744 301-273-8120 sapphireeventsdc.com 1911130

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BEST SERVICES | FUNERAL HOME |

George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A. “Over the past 43 years, we have strived to provide a tribute for each family that is as unique as the deceased and helps begin the healing process for those left behind,” said George P. Kalas Jr., the funeral home’s owner/operator. Sensitive to the needs of the family, whether following the loss of a loved one or in planning for the future, this full-service funeral home provides prompt and caring service 24/7. It’s the only area funeral home to offer Life Celebration, a personalized program that honors and celebrates the life of a loved one through a distinctive funeral experience. 6160 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-9424 kalasfuneralhomes.com

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Gasch’s Funeral Home, P.A.

Beall Funeral Home (Tie)

J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home (Tie)

4739 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville 20781 301-927-6100 gaschs.com

6512 NW Crain Highway, Bowie 20715 301-805-5544 beallfuneral.com

7474 Landover Road, Hyattsville 20785 301-322-2300 jbjenkinsfuneralhome.com

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Dr. Marilyn McPherson-Corder Children’s Medical Care Center When it comes to raising happy, healthy children, Dr. Marilyn McPherson-Corder practically wrote the book. Her comprehensive, holistic approach to managing sensitive childhood problems has been featured on “The LIQUID LIBRARY/JUPITERIMAGES/ Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Rachael Ray THINKSTOCK Show” and “CBS Evening News.” She also shares her expertise with students at several local colleges of medicine. In private practice with her husband, Dr. Frederick Corder, McPherson-Corder provides individualized care and education to patients, newborn through age 24, and their parents. Her current passions are the fights against childhood obesity, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. She serves on the board of the Southern Christian Leadership Foundation Inc. 4000 Mitchellville Road, Suite 302, Bowie 20716 301-805-5800 site.4corders.com

Primary Pediatrics, Bowie 17001 Science Drive, Suite 116, Bowie 20715 301-464-2300 primarypedsmd.com

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COURTESY OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GLENARDEN

First Baptist Church of Glenarden s There’s more to First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) than Sunday worship. Take, for example, its 100-plus ministries—including ones for the deaf and hard of hearing, singles, and seniors. The church also offers nearly 40 classes—such as So You Think You Want to Get Married and Christian Ethics—as well as Biblical instruction seven days a week. Now in its 95th year and with membership exceeding 10,000, FBCG is dedicated to “developing dynamic disciples.” To meet the needs of its growing congregation, the church has an extensive online presence with 24-hour Web TV, a bookstore and video on demand.

COURTESY OF A LITTLE BIT OF WHIMSY

A Little Bit of Whimsy Photography s It’s those whimsical moments—the ones that make life worth living—that Delores Holloway so effectively captures on camera. “Our clients entrust us with their love stories, and we give them moments they can cherish forever. Our business is built on that trust, on relationships and, of course, on love,” she said. In business 15 years, Holloway’s specialty is weddings. Her unobtrusive manner allows Holloway to capture the day and tell the story—with all its joy, humor and beauty. She also is adept at maternity, family and infant portraits. “A portrait is like a mirror to the soul ... Time standing still ... To be treasured forever.”

600 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774 (Worship Center) 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover 20785 (Ministry Center) 301-773-3600 fbcglenarden.org

Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church

Accokeek 301-524-9697 alittlebitofwhimsy.com

11400 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale 20769 301-352-0320 reidtemple.org

Mount Calvary Catholic Church 6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville 20747 301-735-5532 rc.net/washington/mt_calvary

Fond Memories

Paparazzi OS Photography

14017 Gadsen Court, Upper Marlboro 20774 301-574-0786 jhicks1-fondmemories.com

Lanham 240-394-9767

•Friday, December 27th

Gallery Africa

Holiday Celebration featuring Janine Gilbert Carter All seats are $20.00

“where fashion is art”

•Thursday, January 9th

Gospel Celebration featuring the Tribe All seats are $20.00

We offer great handcrafted jewelry and art • 2014 caendars & gift items • Ethnic wear for everyday & holiday • African clothing for the entire family.

•Thursday, January 16th

The Return of Ronnie Queen and 4theroadband All seats are $20.00

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The Centre at Forestville

3217 Donnell Drive Forestville, MD 20747 301-736-8107

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BEST SERVICES | PRIVATE SCHOOL |

Bishop McNamara High School Parents and students often refer to Bishop McNamara High School as “the school that never sleeps.” But to President Marco J. Clark, it is “a place where opportunities abound. As a Catholic school in the Holy Cross tradition, we pride ourselves on creating an environment that is centered on student success, transcendent values and leadership development through a demanding college preparatory curriculum, more than 50 co-curricular activities, 19 competitive athletic programs, and a robust fine- and performing-arts department.” Bishop McNamara’s focus on developing the whole person ensures graduates possess the confidence and ability “to be people of influence and leaders in society.” 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville 20747 301-735-8401 bmhs.org

Reid Temple Christian Academy 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale 20769 301-860-6570 reidtempleacademy.com

The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle 9473 Annapolis Road, Lanham 20706 301-577-9412 school.stmatthias.org COURTESY OF BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL

| RETIREMENT COMMUNITY |

Cameron Grove Poll the homeowners at Cameron Grove and you’ll quickly learn that it’s the combination of maintenance-free living and resort-style amenities that attracted them to this prestigious, 55-plus adult community. Forget shoveling snow, mowing the lawn or climbing stairs; but do remember to save time for golf, tennis, billiards or swimming. More leisurely pursuits can be found at the movie theater, library or computer lab. Situated in Upper Marlboro amongst million-dollar homes, Cameron Grove features condominiums and single-family and cottage homes. Its extensive landscaping, shimmering waters and lush tree preserve make Cameron Grove a haven of natural beauty. Central Ave. (Route 214) & Cameron Grove Boulevard, Upper Marlboro 20774 301-249-5900 camerongrove55.com

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HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie

10450 Lottsford Road, Mitchellville 20721 301-925-9610, 800-832-0533 collington.kendal.org

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BEST SERVICES | VETERINARIAN |

Beltsville Veterinary Hospital (Tie) Compassionate care is the hallmark of this animal clinic. Experienced vets, a broad range of health and wellness services, and extraordinary customer care make Beltsville Veterinary Hospital the top choice of many Prince George’s County residents and garner many positive reviews on consumer websites. The hospital has been recognized for its support of the area’s Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW). “Our rescued animals have been wonderfully cared for by the veterinarians at Beltsville Veterinary Hospital,” according to the PAW website. 4246 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville 20705 301-937-3020

Brenner Animal Hospital (Tie) Dr. Bob Brenner has outgrown three animal hospitals during his 49 years as a vet in Prince George’s County. His 1964 hospital was the third in Maryland and first locally to be certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. Today, Brenner Animal Hospital features a state-of-theart diagnostic laboratory, as well as radiology, ultrasound, endoscopy, dentistry and surgical services to support the health and wellness of local animals. Brenner and his skilled staff understand and appreciate their clients’ compassion for animals, as they, too, are pet owners. The hospital’s Facebook page is replete with advice, updates and educational and informational links. 10100 Washington Blvd. North, Laurel 20723 301-725-5400 animalhospitallaurel.com

Belair Veterinary Hospital 15511 Hall Road, Bowie 20721 301-249-5200 belairveterinaryhospital.com

A.P.A.W. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center

Children’s Medical Care Center

Marilyn McPherson Corder, MD is a 1978 graduate of Howard University

College of Medicine. Dr. Corder completed her residency in Pediatrics and went on to do two fellowships one in Medical Genetics and the other in Adolescent Medicine at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Corder serves on the faculty in the Department of pediatrics Howard University College of Medicine, University of Maryland Allied Health and Duke University Medical School. She is the CEO of her pediatric practice, Children’s Medical Care Center of the Metropolitan area since 1982. She also serves as Medical Director of Health Services at Prince Georges’ Community College. Dr. McPherson-Corder served as the Medical Director of the Adero House in 1987 through 1992, the District of Columbia first co-ed adolescent drug rehabilitation program. She also served as the Medical Director of the District’s First school base clinic housed at Ballou Sr. High School in 1993 through 1997. Dr. McPherson-Corder also served as the Deputy of Medical Services for the District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services from 20002009. She was asked in 2009 by the District of Columbia’s Department of Health to Chair the Neonatal Nursery of the United Medical Center in S.E. Washington, DC where she continues to serve as Chair of Pediatrics.

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Voted Number #1 in Prince George’s County as “The Best Pediatrician”

Dr. McPherson-Corder is board certified in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her memberships include; The National Medical Association ( President of the Prince Georges County Chapter 2007-present), The American Medical Association, Howard University Hospital Residency Association (former President and Chairman of the Board), Howard University Alumni Association (Board member 1998-2005), Charter Life Member and Board Member, Coalition of 100 Black Women: Charter member of the Prince George’s County Chapter and a member of The Prince George’s County Chapter of the Links and a graduate of Leadership Prince Georges’. She has been an advocate for child and teen health for over 30 years and has been dedicated to serving the community both nationally and internationally especially in the Caribbean. Her most recent passion is the fight against childhood obesity that has reached epidemic proportions especially in minority youth. Dr. Corder has co sponsored the Corder Pounder’s Fitness Program which is a successful comprehensive weight loss fitness program for children and teens. She is married to Dr. Frederick J. Corder (who is also a practicing pediatrician) for over 35 years and has a daughter Adrienne Corder and a son Frederick Corder II.

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COURTESY OF NISEY’S BOUTIQUE

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Kohl’s While Kohl’s views itself as a compromise between higher-end department stores and discounters, its racks and shelves are stocked with a large selection of some of the hottest brands—such as Simply Vera Vera Wang and ELLE—designed to excite and inspire fashion-conscious consumers. Its brand selections reflect varied customer lifestyles: classic, updated and contemporary. Now in its fifth decade, this family-focused, value-oriented specialty store continues to cater to both genders and all ages and often carries a selection of hard-to-find sizes, such as slim and husky. 4200 Mitchellville Road, Bowie 20716 301-805-9210 kohls.com

Fun and funky—that’s Nisey’s Boutique. Tucked away in an eclectic cluster of shops on 34th Street, Nisey’s carries hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind items, from unique and stylish women’s apparel and accessories to personal care products and transcontinental interior décor. Owner Nisey Baylor stocks her shelves with merchandise crafted mostly by small vendors from across the country. Her purchases reflect her unique taste and are always of the highest quality. But “what really distinguishes us is our genuine, good customer service,” Baylor said. We are “a place where the customer feels comfortable and is number one.” 4007 34th St., Mount Rainier 20712 301-277-7977 niseysboutique.com

Hallmark Cards Locations in Bowie, Brandywine, Clinton, Largo and Laurel 800-425-5627 hallmark.com

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Stores in Bowie, Hyattsville and Marlow Heights macys.com

920 Shoppers Way, Largo 20774 301-333-7630 dsw.com

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BEST STORE | HOME FURNISHINGS |

Havertys Sit down, relax and test out the furniture. Havertys wants you to feel as welcome and comfortable in its store as you do at home. Explore Havertys’ website, where you’ll find thousands of products for every room in your house, and then visit the Bowie showroom to see them for yourself. High-quality furniture in a vast array of colors and styles at affordable prices—that’s what Havertys is about. Not sure what will work or fit in a particular space? Try Havertys’ online design tools, including a room planner, style quizzes, small space solutions and the room-personalization program Customlook. 4510 Mitchellville Road, Bowie 20716 301-464-5415 havertys.com

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Value City Furniture 8301 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton 20784 301-731-5090 valuecityfurniture.com

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Esquire Liquors

More than 100 beers, 50 bourbons, 40 rums and an ever-evolving inventory of quality wines under $20. Can’t find it on the shelf? Esquire Liquors will special order it for you, said owner Charlie Ferrara. A neighborhood fixture for 47 years, Esquire Liquors is just COURTESY OF ESQUIRE LIQUORS minutes from National Harbor and the new Tanger Outlets. Esquire carries both national brands and lesser known labels of good quality, which often are exceptional values. Be sure to check out the website blog for information on new and featured brands, as well as for sales, specials and tastings. 6108 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-4200 esquireliquors.com

BK Miller’s Meats & Liquors (Tie)

Fairwood Cafe Wine & Spirits (Tie)

9024 Old Branch Ave., Clinton 20735 301-868-2500 bkmillers.com

12420 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie 20720 301-464-5500

“Thank you to our loyal customers for voting us Best Breakfast!” If you’ve never dined with us-come in and see what diners are raving about!

Corridor Wine & Spirits 3321 Corridor Marketplace, Laurel 20724 301-617-8507 totalwine.com

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BEST STORE | PET STORE |

PetSmart If you own a pet—and nearly 7 in 10 of us do— you’ve probably visited PetSmart. The nation’s largest pet specialty retailer carries more than 10,000 products. The depth and breadth of these products and passion for pets results in quality customer service. “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.” It’s estimated that pet owners will spend more than $55.5 billion this year on everything from pet food to grooming. Grooming—including “pawdicures” and teeth and ear care—are offered at many PetSmart stores. Locations in Bowie, Greenbelt, Largo, Laurel and Oxon Hill 888-839-9638 petsmart.com

Petco Stores in Beltsville, Clinton, Forestville and Lanham 888-824-7257 petco.com

The Big Bad Woof 5501 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville 20781 301-403-8957 thebigbadwoof.com

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