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Bestof 2011 Lodi The Record’s

Advertising Supplement | The Record | Sunday, March 27, 2011


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Sycamore Lane Kennels & Farm

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t’s heard everywhere from little league to high school to college to the pros. Being the best, number one, also drives businesses to go the extra distance in offering products and service beyond customers’ expectations. This section is about Lodi businesses that were voted by The Record’s readers as the best in their respective categories. Also listed in the categories are businesses that are considered by you to be “One of the Best.” While strictly speaking there can only be one “Best” in each category, those who are “One of the Best” have much to be proud of as well. In many cases, there were few votes between first and second. Businesses who got any votes in the Best of Lodi Readers Poll should take pride that some of their customers took the time and made the effort to cast a vote for them. Readers registered and completed an online ballot. That takes loyalty and customers who appreciate the daily effort these businesses make to serve them. At the top of each category is the business that garnered the most votes. Listed below in order of votes received are the next one or two businesses that also received significant votes in the category. We thank all the readers who took the time to support their favorite businesses by filling out a ballot. Five readers’ ballots were drawn at random and they received $100 gift certificates. They are: Michael Garcia of Ripon, Estela Woods of Lodi, Christina Bookman of Acampo, Toni Taboada of Lodi, and Brenda Murray of Lodi. This non-scientific poll was conducted online at www.recordnet.com/bestoflodi between February 18th and March 2nd, 2010 among San Joaquin readers. Questions about Best of Lodi should be directed to the Advertising Department at The Record 209-546-8351. ■

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stablished in 1985, Sycamore Lane Kennels & Farm is located in the heart of Lodi wine country, on 130 acres of beautiful country living. Over the years we have evolved to house 108 dog kennels and 26 cat kennels. It is our desire to create the most complete care and

services for your pet in the local area and over the years we have incorporated grooming, training, monitored playgroups and daycare. Thank you for voting us Best of Lodi and remember that Sycamore Lane Kennels & Farm is the award-winning pet resort with the tranquil, country feel! n


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AUTO PARTS

INSURANCE PROVIDER/AUTO

Guild Cleaners

Kragen Auto Parts

State Farm Insurance

2nd place

1st place

430 S Cherokee Lane 333-7195 420 W Lodi Avenue

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTO DEALERSHIP 1st place

1020 S. Beckman Rd. www.geweke.com

367-6500

Sanborn Chevrolet 1210 S Cherokee Lane

334-5000

AUTO DETAILING/ CAR WASH Ellis Car Wash 820 S Cherokee Lane

334-9671

Paul’s Cleaners

3rd place

Auto Zone

1300 W Kettleman Lane

AUTO REPAIR 1st place

Lodi Transmission

335 East Kettleman Lane, Unit B

366-0773

Tie for 2nd place

Lakewood Auto Repair

301 W Kettleman Lane

1335 S Fairmont St.

3rd place

Allstate

www.allstate.com

TIRE STORE 1st place

Les Schwab Tire Center 615 Lodi Ave.

334-3961

2nd place

3rd place

1040 W Kettleman Ln # 3

369-4434

JEWELRY STORE 1st place

John Borelli Jewelers 9 N School St.

368-5757

2nd place

Danz Jewelers

Lodi Tire Service

220 S School St.

369-1985

3rd place

240 North Cherokee Lane

3rd place

368-0424

Synowicki’s Jewel Box

103 E Elm St.

Giant Discount Tire

125 South School Street

Giant Discount Tire

369-8228

MEN’S CLOTHING

333-6300

Prime Shine

2401 West Turner Road

2nd place

365-0175

333-1334

2nd place

Woodlake Cleaners

2nd place

334-1648

Pep Boys

1st place

www.statefarm.com

AAA Insurance

339-4459

2nd place

368-2414

369-1988

1401 S Cherokee Lane

Geweke Auto Group

17 S Church St

1st place

100 S Sacramento St.

100 S Sacramento St.

1st place

369-8228

368-9777

334-0095

Kohl’s

Kelly’s Car Wash

530 W Kettleman Ln.

334-6168

2nd place

334-0213

100 E Lodi Avenue

Clark Pest Control

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ot bed bugs? Clark, we need you!

Bed bugs are all over the news today, and the underlying message is often something like: “Be afraid. There’s nothing you can do.” Clark Pest Control customers, however, know that the most forwardthinking pest management strategies in the business are only a phone call or online click away. For the past 61 years, our customers have come to rely on the smartest, best-trained force of pest management professionals you can find – anywhere. And when it comes to peace of mind, our customers can be confident that whenever there’s a new pest challenge, or a better way of doing pest management, Clark will be there first. Our S.M.A.R.T.® service and business philosophy is based on integrated pest management (IPM), which provides a sustainable approach to pest management with minimal impact to people, property and the environment. We consistently practice Sustainable Methods And Responsible Treatments® (S.M.A.R.T. ®) in our everyday operations. We even won the 2009 CalEPA IPM Innovator award for our efforts to bridge conventional pest control methods with

APPAREL

BRIDAL/ WOMEN’SFORMALWEAR 1st place

The Elizabeth

211 Lakewood Mall

368-2575

MEN’S FORMALWEAR 1st place

Tuxedos of Lodi 12 N School St.

339-8897

20 S School St.

2nd place

2nd place

2422 W Kettleman Ln.

334-6822

Gonzalez Bridal Boutique 830 S Central Ave.

369-5806

environmentally conscious alternatives! Clark Pest Control is local and homegrown, too. In 1950, when Charlie Clark founded his pest control business in Stockton, he didn’t have a vision of becoming the biggest in the field, just the best. Today, the company he founded, which has grown to 20 branches around California and one in Reno, is headquartered right here in Lodi for over a quarter century, and Clark Pest Control is a proud member of the Lodi business community. Join Clark in celebrating Earth Day 2011 in Pacifica and the Stockton/Lodi area for our community clean-ups. Want more great info from Clark? Follow our blog, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates and information! n

Randall’s Menswear

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING 1st place

Zoop A Loop 40 Downtown Mall

367-1444

2nd place

Willow Tree 16 W. Pine Street

339-7300

JC Penney 367-1221

3rd place

Gonzalez Bridal Boutique 830 S Central Ave.

369-5806

MEN’S SHOES 1st place

Burton’s Shoes 226 S School St.

334-6822

2nd place

Joe Hassan

3rd place

100 North Sacramento Street

2355 W Kettleman Ln.

3rd place

DRY CLEANERS

2422 W Kettleman Ln.

Target

369-9371

1st place

Guild Cleaners

1420 W Kettleman Ln., Ste A

368-2755

369-6500

JC Penney 367-1221


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WOMEN’S CLOTHING

Rosewood

1st place

Pret Contemporary Women’s Wear

Rosewood – Consistently

15 Downtown Mall

334-2239

2nd place

FOR YOUR HOME

530 W Kettleman Ln

CARPET/ FLOOR COVERING

Kohl’s

334-0213

3rd place

JC Penney

2422 W Kettleman Ln.

367-1221

WOMEN’S SHOES 1st place

Burton’s Shoes 226 S School St.

334-6822

2nd place

Kohl’s

530 W Kettleman Ln

334-0213

3rd place

JC Penney

2422 W Kettleman Ln.

367-1221

1st place

Vision Flooring and Interiors 906 W. Lodi Ave. 369-1166

2nd place

Gienger Floor Covering Inc. 403 S Sacramento St. 369-9527

3rd place

Georges Carpet One 431 S Cherokee Ln.

334-5667

COLLECTIBLES/ANTIQUES 1st place

New & Again Consignment Furniture Gallery 210 S School St.

368-2200

tie for 2nd place

Second Hand Rose 14 N School St.

339-1166

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veryone is welcome at Rosewood… whether you’re just dropping by for an inspired cocktail, a glass of local wine or a fullon award-winning culinary creation. The moment that you walk in the door, whether you are in a tuxedo or t-shirt and jeans, you will feel welcome and comfortable. Scott McLeod, the general manager says, “We just want you here with us to enjoy!” The patio is a perfect place to sit and sip during the upcoming spring and warm summer nights. The mellow mixture of rich burgundy, elegant dark wood and the tastefully subdued modern element of the semi-exposed kitchen provide an alluring ambience inside as well. The soft lighting provides a relaxed comfortable atmosphere with large windows that open to the historic views of downtown Lodi. The menu changes with the seasons, offering local delicacies at the peak of their freshness. From appetizers to entrees, the selections are imaginative and they use as much as 80% of their produce from within 15 miles of Lodi. Seafood is obtained from

the California coast. Rosewood also boasts a trio of pizzas served piping hot from their cherry wood fired oven and vibrant fresh salads are plentiful on the menu. From bubbles to burgundy, their wine list provides a versatile multi dimensional selection to pair with your choice of food. The staff has a strong sense of community, sharing a long time affiliation with Wine & Roses in Lodi – one of the highest rated resorts in California. They feature many wine selections from local wineries and do not charge a corkage fee for Lodi wines. You can find them on rosewoodbarandgrill.com, Facebook and Twitter. n


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Antiquarium 18 West Pine Street

365-1700

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ntering its 5th year as Lodi’s premier consignment store, it’s a popular destination and its artfully decorated storefront belies the vast square footage full of consigned furniture and other items. Haley Jackson, owner of New & Again states, “It’s a revolving door of inventory. Some of our customers come in every week just to see what’s new.” What she doesn’t mention is that the items for sale are extraordinarily clean, in good condition and well-organized, making for a shopping experience as pleasant as any, especially considering the alluring prices. Their simple 50/50 split of the sales price with the consignors, makes for a stress free, or as they call it, “no fuss no muss” arrangement. Jackson with her interior design passion, and her father, Alan Levy, with his lifelong love of antiques, auctions, research and entrepreneurship, combined their unique talents and abilities to bring a much needed store of this kind to Lodi. They also conduct estate sales, ensuring that sellers receive top dollar for all goods to be sold. Using their experience and recordkeeping system, satisfied consignors of this service rave about the service level and efficient methods employed to liquidate estates. Their website, NewandAgainOnline. com, features easy-to-sign-up-for newsletters, merchandise photos, and

DRAPES/WINDOW COVERING 1st place

Classic Design Floor to Ceiling

1st place

Classic Design Floor to Ceiling

2303 South Stockton Street

2303 S. Stockton Street

334-4060

2nd place

Vision Flooring and Interiors

334-4060

Vision Flooring and Interiors

2nd place

906 W. Lodi Ave.

906 W. Lodi Ave.

369-1166

3rd place

Matt McCarty

403 S Sacramento St.

Zephyr Handyman Service

369-1166

Gienger Floor Covering Inc. 369-9527

clear explanations of how the business works. After 90 days, if items are not sold or removed from the store by the consignor, they are sent to their warehouse, discounted generously and on the first weekend of every month, the warehouse opens for a furniturepalooza-type blowout sale. This event is key to making room for more incoming merchandise and is enthusiastically attended by the public. “It’s a team effort,” says Jackson, crediting her devoted staff for the work they do and the all-around success of the business. n

HOME REMODELING/ CONTRACTOR

FURNITURE

tie for 3rd place 368-1222

601 West Tokay Street

333-0999

6 S. School St.

INSURANCE PROVIDER/ HOMEOWNER’S/RENTERS

tie for 2nd place

State Farm Insurance

1st place

Thornton House Furniture 369-0130

1st place

Daniger Furniture

www.statefarm.com

368-0107

AAA Insurance

4 W Lodi Ave.

Minerva’s Furniture 21 West Oak Street

334-9411

2nd place

1335 S Fairmont St.

334-9671

3rd place

HOME APPLIANCES

Farmers Insurance

Lowe’s Home Improvement

MORTGAGE LENDER

1st place

1389 S Lower Sacramento Road

339-2600

2nd place

Reo’s Appliance Center

www.farmers.com

1st place

Farmers & Merchants Bank 121 W Pine St.

334-1101

7 W Oak St.

321 S Lower Sacramento Rd.

Les’ Appliance

3rd place

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER

368-0522

Weigum’s Lodi Nursery

368-2633

225 E Kettleman Ln.

HARDWARE 1st place

367-2300

1st place

401 N. Ham Lane

369-6288

2nd place

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Hollandutch Nursery

339-2600

465-4542

1389 S Lower Sacramento Road

2nd place

11677 N. Davis Rd.

3rd place

Orchard Supply Hardware

Lowe’s Home Improvement

368-2500

339-2600

360 S Cherokee St.

1389 S Lower Sacramento Road

Ace Hardware

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

365-1111

Lodi Property Management

3rd place

872 W Kettleman Ln.

HOME BUILDER 1st place

FCB Homes

10100 Trinity Parkway Ste 420 (serving Lodi)

957-8112

1st place

101 W Locust St # 2

368-5554

tie for 2nd place

Katzakian Property Management 367-0600


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orn of two converging dreams, he wanted a winery and she wanted a bakery, the dream became more than they imagined. This May they will be celebrating their two year anniversary. Located in the heart of downtown Lodi on beautiful School Street, The Dancing Fox has now become a favorite stopping place for locals wanting a simple coffee with pastry, to those seeking a wine tasting experience in a unique wine bar or to those wanting a gourmet lunch or dinner. At the heart of the bakery is the famous wood fired brick oven from Spain. The breads and pizza baked in this oven have a unique crust and flavor. Most of the organic flour used is ground daily using their own stone mill. The large assortments of wines are handcrafted onsite from grapes grown at the Lewis family vineyards. With their three sons helping in all areas this family is certainly pursuing their passion and dreams. n


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hank you for voting Hutchins Street Square one of the best…

Welcome to the Hutchins Street Square Community and Conference Center. From its grandeur in the early days of Lodi as the city’s high school, to a period of neglect and decay, and now finally, to the City’s crown jewel — the Hutchins Street Square Community and Conference Center is the cultural, recreational and business center of Lodi. Our state-of-the-art 10-acre campus is surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns, pathways, trees and flowers. Inside, the facility boasts more than 145,000 square feet of classically designed and carefully maintained public space. An elegant and affordable venue, the Square accommodates wedding receptions, large or small performing ensembles, concerts, conferences, graduations, award ceremonies and other special events. The Square has a spacious front terrace, classic architecture, easy-access parking and an unbelievable team ready to help you create an event you and your audience will enjoy and remember.

Host Your Next Event with Us! Planning a private party? Coordinating a corporate gathering? The Square can provide just the space and assistance you need. Facility Rentals Hutchins Street Square offers a variety of room sizes and configurations to meet your specific needs. In addition, our elegant 789-seat person performing arts theatre may be used for lectures, conferences or other presentations. Facility discounts are given to not-forprofit organizations. To receive our complete facility rental packet, or for more information, please contact: Chrystal Manzo at 333-6800 xt 2404 – cmanzo@lodi.gov Or visit our website at www.HutchinsStreetSquare.com n


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Preferred Property Management

Vienna Convalescent Hospital

333-8799

368-7141

1420 West Kettleman Lane

800 South Ham Lane

REAL ESTATE AGENCY

TV/STEREO/ELECTRONICS

Century 21 M&M and Associates

Target

1st place

1510 West Kettleman Lane

570-0707

2nd place

Schaffer & Co

122 North Church Street

369-2213

3rd place

1st place

2355 W Kettleman Ln.

369-9371

2nd place

Radio Shack

2414 West Kettleman Lane

334-1084

3rd place

Walmart

Statesman Realty

2350 W Kettleman Ln.

333-2380

WINDOW REPLACEMENT

2 South Lee Avenue

RETIREMENT HOME tie for 1st place

Arbor Convalescent Hospital 900 N. Church St.

333-1222

The Vintage

2145 West Kettleman Lane

339-1500

tie for 2nd place

Chancellor Place 2220 West Kettleman Lane

367-8870

368-6696

1st place

California Glass 201 East Kettleman Lane

369-9300

2nd place

Tokay Glass

631 North Sacramento Street

368-3845

3rd place

Lodi Glass

200 East Lodi Avenue

368-5321

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utter Gould Medical Foundation and the physicians of Gould Medical Group are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people in the communities we serve. And with care centers in Lodi, Stockton, Tracy, and additional offices in Stanislaus County, we are ready to serve you and your family close to where you work and live. By choosing Sutter Gould, you’ll have access to: Group – with a 63-year history of providing outstanding medical care to Central Valley residents.

connection to personalized health care, giving you access to key parts of your own medical record in a convenient, safe and secure manner. Stockton, Modesto and Turlock where you can see a Gould physician with no appointments needed for minor illnesses. To learn more about all of the services available to you at Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, search for a physician or check Urgent Care wait times, visit our Web site at www.suttergould.org. n


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3rd place

Thomas A. Peterson Park Applewood & Evergreen Drive

TRAVEL AGENCY 1st place

RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT

L&L Travel

BAR/TAVERN

AAA Travel Agency

1st place

Lodi Beer Company 105 S School St.

368-9931

2nd place

11 S School St.

339-4444

2nd place

2715 W Kettleman Ln. Suite 201

334-9671

3rd place

B & J Travel

320 South Crescent Avenue

334-3244

Ollie’s Tavern 22 North School St.

333-9933

3rd place

Garry’s Lounge 13 South School St.

333-9794

COMMUNITY EVENT 1st place

Lodi Grape Festival 413 E Lockeford St.

369-2771

2nd place

Changing Faces Theatre Company at Jessie’s Grove 1973 West Turner Road

368-0880

3rd place

Lodi Wine & Chocolate Event – Lodi Wine Grape Commission 2545 West Turner Road

367-4727

GOLF COURSE 1st place

Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge

334-5454

2nd place

Micke Grove Golf Links 11401 Micke Grove Road

369-4410

3rd place

Lockeford Springs Golf Course

16360 N Highway 88, Lockeford

333-2804

PARK

1st place

Lodi Lake Park 1101 Turner Rd.

2nd place

Micke Grove Park 11793 N Micke Grove Rd.

953-8840

OTHER GOODS & SERVICES

BANK

1st place

Farmers & Merchants Bank 121 W Pine St.

334-1101

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an and Sandy Holston opened Vision Flooring, Interiors and Gifts to fill a void in the local home beautification market. Vision Flooring was founded on a simple principle: “Give the customers more than they expect while giving them the respect they deserve.” They are active participants in the arts ,and it has become a passion of theirs! They are part of the wonderful monthly

Friday Night Art Hop in Lodi, and they display the beautiful creations from the talented artists in this area. They invite you to spend the first Friday night of each month with a glass of wine and great company while meandering through their store to see the artwork displayed there. For additional information call 369-1166 or email them at: sales@ visionflooring.net. n


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Lakewood Auto Repair

321 S Lower Sacramento Rd.

367-2300

2nD PLAcE

Wells Fargo Bank 120 West Lodi Avenue

368-8812

311 South Lower Sacramento Road

365-2245

701 South Ham Lane

367-2000

3RD PLAcE

Central State Credit Union

363 Lower Sacramento Rd.

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That’s how the idea of Lakewood Auto Repair came about. They found a site downtown, transformed it from a door shop into a high-tech automotive repair facility with all the latest technology. Since 1993, Lakewood Auto has managed to build its clientele through honesty and dependability. n

530 W Kettleman Ln

334-0213

2nD PLAcE

JC Penney

2422 W Kettleman Ln.

367-1221

fLORIST 1ST PLAcE

Woodbridge Florist

cREDIT UnIOn

18964 Lower Sacramento Rd.

333-0223

Central State Credit Union

Lodi Flower Shop

444-5300

2nD PLAcE

fUnERAL HOME

2310 Tienda Drive

Lodi Funeral Home

531 N. Mills Ave.

369-3564

3RD PLAcE

Donahue Funeral Home

363 Lower Sacramento Rd.

akewood Auto Repair was established January of 1993 by Ken Paige and his son Ken Jr. After many years of success at Lakewood Chevron, Ken decided to transform his full-service Chevron facility into a foodmart and carwash. When customers heard about this, they were upset about losing the auto repair service Ken offered.

1ST PLAcE

Kohl’s

444-5300

1ST PLAcE

LAKEWOOD AUTO REPAIR

DEPARTMEnT STORE

Mokelumne Federal Credit Union 333-5424

334-3200

Financial Center Credit Union 200 S. School St.

368-3221

2nD PLAcE

1420 W. Kettleman Ln.

369-4709

1ST PLAcE

725 S Fairmont Ave.

2nD PLAcE

123 N. School St.

368-2444


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GROCERY STORE

PET GROOMING

Raley’s

Sycamore Lane Kennels

369-1917

334-1316

1st place

311 Lower Sacramento Rd.

2nd place

Safeway

2449 W Kettleman Ln.

367-7875

OFFICE SUPPLIES 1st place

Staples

2415 W Kettleman Ln.

367-6850

PACKAGING & SHIPPING 1st place

UPS Store

2715 W Kettleman Ln. Suite 203

366-1111

2nd place

Lodi Pack & Ship 1040 W. Kettleman Ln.

367-0922

PEST CONTROL 1st place

Clark Pest Control 405 W Pine St. 368-7152

1st place

5111 W Sargent Rd.

2nd place

Monique’s Paw Small Dog Grooming 2401 W Turner Rd.

367-8967

3rd place

Beauty of the Beast 13 West Pine Street

333-3343

PET SUPPLIES 1st place

Discount Pet Lodi 1411 S Stockton St.

333-7330

2nd place

Robinson’s Feed 1150 E Victor Rd.

368-2716

3rd place

Sycamore Lane Kennels 5111 W Sargent Rd.

334-1316

PLACE TO BUY SPIRITS 1st place

Lodi Avenue Liquor 1000 West Lodi Avenue

333-7478

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elebrating their 4-year anniversary this month, The UPS Store is located in the Lowe’s shopping center, between Round Table Pizza and AAA, near Chili’s behind In-N-Out Burger. With the lowest UPS shipping rates in Lodi and worldclass customer service, they also provide a complete print & copy center, custom freight packaging and shipping services, faxing, notary, passport photos, moving boxes and supplies, mailboxes and more. They are also an official Department of Justice and FBI LiveScan fingerprinting facility, available 7 days a week without an appointment. Their notary and

LiveScan fingerprinting services are also mobile, so that they can come to your location. They specialize in building custom boxes, shipping antiques, artwork, furniture, computers and musical instruments. Open weekdays from 8 am until 7 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Bring the kids; they have a nice play area with toys, balloons and lollipops. Thanks to all of Lodi and the surrounding communities for supporting us and referring all of your family and friends. We are also the owners of the UPS Store on Trinity Parkway in Stockton. n


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2nd place

Lakewood Liquor

3rd place

Thai Spices

215 Lakewood Mall

2401 West Turner Road

3rd place

BAKERY

368-8956

Plaza Liquors

800 South Cherokee Lane 368-0127 2420 West Turner Road

369-1960

PHOTOGRAPHY 1st place

Ken Sato Studio 224 West Pine Street

368-4633

369-8424

1st place

The Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery 203 S. School Street

366-2634

2nd place

Cottage Bakery 40 E Neuharth Dr.

333-8044

tie for 3rd place

Simple Sweets Bakery 1012-1 W. Lodi Avenue

334-2715

Sweet Mel’s

623 E. Oak Street, Suite C

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hornton House Furniture has been serving the valley for over 30 years with quality home furnishings and superior service. Because they are more than just a furniture store, their experienced staff of designers will come to your home to measure and assess your needs. Thornton House is a fine furniture showroom with everything you’ll need to enhance the comfort and beauty of

329-0918

your home. That’s why they say “let us make our HOUSE your home.” So visit this award-winning showroom where you will find name-brand furniture, accessories, patio furniture and window coverings. They are located in beautiful downtown Lodi at 6 South School Street. The showroom is open daily from 10am until 6 pm and Sunday noon until 5 pm. You can reach them by calling 369-0130 or 957-3590. n

SAVOR

ASIAN 1st place

Shangri La Asian Bistro 203 S School St.

366-0539

2nd place

King Tsin Restaurant 121 S School St.

334-0599

BANQUETS/ RECEPTIONS 1st place

Wine & Roses Hotel - Restaurant - Spa 2505 W Turner Rd.

334-6988

2nd place

The Merlot 23 W Elm St.

368-5222


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Hutchins Street Square

fAMILY DInInG

333-5550

Chili’s Bar & Grill

3RD PLAcE

125 South Hutchins Street

cATERInG 1ST PLAcE

1ST PLAcE

27 45 West Kettleman Lane

369-1808

2nD PLAcE

Scooter’s

Scooter’s

369-8100

369-8100

121 W Elm St.

2nD PLAcE

121 W Elm St.

3RD PLAcE

Black Tie Gourmet

Lodi Beer Company

369-9555

368-9931

480 South Cherokee Lane, Suite E

105 S School St.

De Vinci’s Deli & Catering

fInE DInInG

334-3234

Rosewood Bar & Grill

3RD PLAcE

220 S. Church Street

cOffEE HOUSE 1ST PLAcE

1ST PLAcE

28 S School St.

369-0470

2nD PLAcE

House of Coffees

Crush Kitchen & Bar

368-2611

369-5400

239 Lakewood Mall

2nD PLAcE

Tillie’s Coffee Tea Etc

115 South School St., Suite 13

3RD PLAcE

Woodbridge Crossing

21 W Pine St.

18939 North Lower Sacramento Road

3RD PLAcE

ITALIAn

203 S. School Street

Pietro’s Italian Restaurant

365-6644

The Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery 366-2634

366-1800

1ST PLAcE

317 E Kettleman Ln.

369-0613

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ngelo’s Mexican restaurant is a family-owned business and a proud member of the downtown community. Rachel and David Paler have been serving Mexican-American food for over 16 years from recipes handed down from Rachel’s mother, Teresa Mercado. David describes their MexicanAmerican fare as food you will crave again and again. Located in the heart of downtown Lodi, you can choose to dine in the large dining room, have a drink at the bar or enjoy the beautiful patio. Sit back and relax for breakfast, lunch,

or dinner. Breakfast features traditional American fare like pancakes and omelets as well as Mexican favorites like chorizo and eggs, huevos rancheros, or a giant breakfast burrito. For lunch or dinner, try out one of Mr. Angelo’s Specials like chicken fajitas, carne asada, camerones rancheros or any burrito made to order. We take pride in being your favorite Mexican restaurant. Thank you for voting us “Best of Lodi,” and continuing to support us throughout these tough times. n


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2nd place

Strings Italian Café 2314 W Kettleman Ln.

369-6400

220 S. Church Street

SPORTS BAR

MEXICAN

368-8808

1st place

The Stadium

1st place

116 West Turner Road

710 S Beckman Rd.

2nd place

Angelo’s Mexican Food

366-2815

366-2728

Lodi Beer Company

2nd place

105 S School St.

Habanero Hots

368-9931

369-3791

Chili’s Bar & Grill

1024 E Victor Rd.

3rd place

Alebrijes Mexican Bistro 1301 West Lockeford Street

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Pizza Works

100 West Turner Road

334-3234

368-1831

clubhouse with one of the top food and beverage departments around. Their Executive Chef is known to be one of the best in the valley. Their pro shop staff is a very friendly and professional group of men and the course superintendent is nationally known. With all this going for it it’s the membership that reveals the true charm of this Club. “The friendliest, most comfortable membership I have ever seen.” n

1st place

3rd place

De Vinci’s Deli & Catering

he hidden jewel of the Valley is truly Woodbridge Golf & Country Club and has been since 1924. It’s a 27-hole gem among the splendor of the many 100+ year old trees along the Mokelumne River and the vineyards of Woodbridge. This private country club focuses on the entire family and boasts a new heated swimming pool complex, 7 tennis courts & 27 holes of beautiful golf course. They have an attractive and comfortable

SPORTS BAR

PIZZA

1st place

3rd place

27 45 West Kettleman Lane

369-1808

SUNDAY BRUNCH 1st place

Wine & Roses Hotel - Restaurant - Spa

Rick’s New York Style Pizza

2505 W Turner Rd.

339-9411

The Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery

1320 Lakewood Mall

2nd place

Tony’s Pizzeria 514 W Lodi Ave.

333-9295

334-6988

2nd place

203 S. School Street

366-2634


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3rd place

Woodbridge Crossing

18939 North Lower Sacramento Road

366-1800

TAKE OUT 1st place

Chop Chop 910 W Lodi Ave.

369-7744

2nd place

HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS

In-N-Out Burger

BARBER SHOP

3rd place

Lodi Barber Shop

121 S School St.

369-5470

WINERY

Howard’s Barber Shop

Van Ruiten Family Winery

3rd place

2625 W Kettleman Ln. www.in-n-out.com

King Tsin Restaurant 334-0599

1st place

5 S School St.

2nd place

301 North Pleasant Avenue

1st place

333-0500

340 W Highway 12

Jake & Clay’s Barber Shop

334-5722

2nd place

41 N. Sacramento St.

369-2082

1150 Turner Road

BEAUTY SALON

3rd place

Jewell’s Salon

1973 West Turner Road

369-0333

Abundance Vineyards 334-0274

Jessie’s Grove 368-0880

1st place

15 South School Street

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hank you Lodi! We are so happy to be part of this community and want to thank you for your continued loyal support. It means the world to us. De Vinci’s has been known for over 30 years for its generous portions, affordable prices and its flavorful handmade ravioli, meat sauce, salads and focaccia bread. Still using the original recipes, we offer a variety of pastas, salads, sandwiches and side dishes. Whether you are enjoying our casual in-house dining or picking up a meal to feed your family, our friendly staff is always ready to make your “De Vinci experience” a great one. In addition to our eating/takeout business we are able to cater any event, big or small. Our goal is to make the “food” part of any celebration as stress

free as possible – so next time you feel like partying – give us a call and we will be happy to help. So, don’t forget, whether you are deciding what to have for lunch, what to feed your family for dinner or planning a catered event, De Vinci’s is the place to find great homemade food, for the right price at a moment’s notice. n


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FITNESS/ HEALTH CLUB

333-3733

Twin Arbors

2nd place

103 West Pine Street

3rd place

Styles

902 West Lodi Avenue

DAY SPA

Fitness Works

2nd place

1st place

429 W Lockeford St.

401 W Pine St.

Fitness Pro

2nd place

I

334-2993

1900 S Hutchins St

334-4897

333-8117

business as well as other equipment he needs to remain on the cutting edge of winemaking and delivering to you, our members, top quality wine at an affordable price. We also improved our website by installing a shopping cart that makes ordering wine more user friendly. Our tasting room has also seen a rise in our number of visitors, in part, we believe, because Lodi is now known as a premier region for winemaking. We look forward to seeing all of our patrons through the year and hope we are giving you the best possible experience at Van Ruiten. We thank you again for making Van Ruiten Family Winery the Best of Lodi! n

2040 Cochran Rd.

369-0248

Perfect Balance Salon & Day Spa

n 2010, Van Ruiten Winery saw tremendous growth in markets across the United States, expansion, wine club memberships, new winemaking equipment, and tasting room enhancements. Also in 2010, also saw the addition of our new warehouse which greatly improves our ability for quality control and shipping. Much to our delight, our wine club showed a remarkable increase in memberships, especially in these tough economic times. Our winemaker purchased a new Destemmer which improves the quality of the fruit that goes into making our wines by allowing a gentler handling process and he continues to buy more barrels for our expanding

1st place

334-6224

3rd place

1110 West Kettleman Lane

369-9999

Wine & Roses Hotel - Restaurant - Spa

HEALTH FOOD/ NUTRITION

334-6988

Sheri’s Sonshine Nutrition

2505 W Turner Rd.

3rd place

1st place

6 North School St.

Essentials Day Spa & Salon

368-4800

366-2226

Healthy Ways

1110 West Kettleman Lane

DENTAL OFFICE 1st place

Todd Franklin DDS 1208 W Tokay St.

334-4370

2nd place

2nd place

762 West Kettleman Lane

333-2795

HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER 1st place

Keith Kanegawa DMD

Blue Shield/Blue Cross

369-3114

367-2800

600 South Fairmont Avenue

129 Guild Ave.


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2nd place

Kaiser Permanente

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rime rib, scampi, meatloaf sliders and our new baby back ribs! Those are just a few items that have our guests talking about the new menu and energy at Woodbridge Crossing. Our soups and sauces are made from scratch and you will taste the difference. http://www.woodbridgecrossing. net/woodbridge-crossing-menus. html Welcome to your new favorite, newly remodeled restaurant in Woodbridge, California, where we’ll be providing you with the freshest, most appetizing menu of delectable daily specials to be found. Woodbridge Crossing restaurant began in 1983 as the Woodridge Feed and Fuel nestled in the midst of downtown Woodbridge. As the new proprietor, Steve Ding has put together a team that is sure to please. He has combined the talents of some seasoned Woodbridge staff the locals

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have grown accustomed to with some new talent that is cooking up a storm. The 1800s décor of Remingtons, antiques, and art work still adorns the walls. John Wayne is alive and well here at the crossing. Our award-winning Sunday Brunch is sure to please as well as the best Bloody Mary in San Joaquin County. (Yep, we won that award last month, too!) We are a destination for all of our regulars and people just stopping through the Woodbridge area. The Crossing is a local favorite and offers the area’s most popular live cover bands every weekend (and yes, we were voted Best Live Music venue in the county). With plenty of dancing room, a large selection of beer, cocktails and local wines, it’s hard not to have a great time! Our mission is your satisfaction. Come for the food, stay for the relaxing ambiance. We’re famous for serving up the best of both! n

NAIL SALON 1st place

Finishing Touch Nail & Spa

MEDICAL OFFICE

307 S. Lower Sacramento Rd.

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Lodi Care Centers

Robert and Lisa’s Nails

1st place

Family Medicine 366-1990 and Pediatrics 369-7493 1300 West Lodi Avenue, Suite P Family Medicine 830 South Ham Lane, #24

366-2008

368-4888

2nd place

408 West Lodi Avenue.

368-9441

3rd place

Touch of Beauty Nail & Spa 2401 West Turner Road

333-8999

Family Medicine 1335 South Fairmont Avenue

PHARMACY

366-2007

1st place

Internal Medicine 366-2001 and Obstetrics & Gynecology 334-3333 999 South Fairmont Avenue

100 E Lodi Ave.

2nd place

Stewart Chiropractic 1430 West Kettleman Lane

CVS

369-5853

1000 W Kettleman Ln.

368-2722

2nd place

368-0619

Walgreens

3rd place

369-8575

2401 West Turner Road

Raley’s

Woodbridge Medical Clinic 370-1700

75 Ham Ln.

3rd place

311 Lower Sacramento Rd.

369-1917


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SPORTING GOODS

VETERINARIAN

Lodi Sporting Goods

Cherokee Veterinary Hospital

1st place

F

220 S Church St. #1

&M Bank has provided financial services to businesses and individuals in California’s Great Central Valley since 1916. Locally owned and operated, the Bank remains headquartered in Lodi, California and proudly serves 10 communities with 24 locations from Sacramento to Merced. As a full service community bank, F&M provides a wide range of products and services. The Bank utilizes the most advanced technology and offers services such as mobile banking, online banking and bill pay, and cash management services, including remote deposit capture. F&M customers enjoy the convenience of drive-up tellers and ATMs, plus Saturday banking at most locations. F&M Bank is financially strong with approximately $1.8 billion in assets and is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s safest banks by nationally recognized bank rating firms.* The Bank has friendly well-trained banking professionals and is one of the area’s largest employers, with over 325 employees. F&M was also recently voted “Best Local Employer” in San Joaquin County by readers of The Record. Kent Steinwert, President & CEO of F&M Bank, stated, ”We are honored to have received more votes than any other financial institution, and extends

368-7993

368-5382

2411 W Kettleman Ln.

Oakwood Veterinary

YOGA

333-7010

366-1514

2nd place

18815 Lower Sacramento Road

3rd place

1st place

Animal Hospital

617 S. Lower Sacramento Rd.

369-6601

Now & Zen Yoga Spa 369-7841

*The Findley Reports, BauerFinancial, Inc., TheStreet.com, VERIBANC®

1120 S. Cherokee Ln.

2nd place Big 5

a special “thank you” to the readers of The Record. We are proud to be recognized as Lodi’s #1 Best Bank for thirteen consecutive years and the #1 Best Bank in San Joaquin County, for the past seven years.” n

1st place

39 N Ham Ln.


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Best of Lodi Mar 2011  

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