Best of the Best 2014

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to this year’s honorees...

Adult Shoe Store Famous Footwear Shoe Carnival Thompson’s Shoes

pLAce to go on first DAte Cedar Falls Brown Bottle Bourbon Street Steaks and Seafood Montage

BAnk Lincoln Savings Bank Farmers State Bank US Bank

Appetizers Applebee’s Pepper’s Grill & Sports Pub SoHo Suishi Bar & Deli

pLAce to hAve A Beer Singlespeed Brewery Beck’s Sports Bar & Grill Damon’s Sports Bar and Grill Count

BAnk teLLer Travis Morehouse - Regions Bank Rachel Schillie - Regions Bank Tyler Smedley - Lincoln Savings Bank

chiLDren’s cLothing Kohl’s Neighborhood Closet Uptown Tots

Business Lunch Ferrari’s Ristorante SoHo Suishi Bar & Deli Bourbon Street Steaks & Seafood

pLAce to shoot pooL Voodoo Lounge Casey’s 218 Pub Toad’s

BArtenDer Courtney Kuhagen - Janesville Tap Justin Smith - Smitty’s Ryan Burke - Zsavooz

chiLDren’s shoe store Shoe Carnival Famous Footwear Kohl’s

cArpet/fLooring covering Simpson’s Furniture Riley’s Floors and More Menards

riBs Famous Dave’s Hickory House Texas Roadhouse

BeAuticiAn/BArBer Stacey Snyder - Cost Cutters Kate Lemaster - Hair Biz Salons Randall Crane - Polk a Dot

chiroprActor Blake Wayson - Wayson Family Chiropractic Andy Jolley - Summit Chiropractic Aaron Knutson - Knutson Chiropractic

ceLeBrAte AnniversAry Cedar Falls Brown Bottle Ferrari’s Ristorante Montage

Antique store Dapper Designs Shoppe on the Corner Calico Hen House

consignment store Stuff Etc. Trinkets and Togs (Waverly) Neighborhood Closet

cheAp eAts Steamboat Garden McDonalds Maid Rite

AppLiAnce store Sears Direct Appliance Peoples Appliance

Bike shop Europa Cycle and Ski Bike Tech Scheels BowLing ALLey Maple Lanes Cadillac Lanes Waverly Bowl Inn

chiLi Wendy’s Texas Roadhouse Damon’s Sports Bar and Grill

Art & frAme shop Hobby Lobby Heritage Art Gallery Art Store

chinese Hong Kong Golden China East China

AssisteD Living Western Home Communities NewAldaya Lifescapes Cedar Valley Community Support Services

chips & sALsA Carlos O’ Kelly’s Amigos Chapala’s

Atv Leer’s Cycle Center Silver Eagle Harley Davidson Weber Cycle Center

coffee shop Cup of Joe Starbucks Sidecar Coffee Shop cookies So Ho Sushi Bar and Deli Hy-Vee Subway

Auctioneer Greg Kastli, Kastli Auctioneering Backes Auctioneer Chad Shephard Auto BoDy repAir Coffman’s Body Shop Deery Collision Center Anderson Collision

Dessert Scratch Cupcakery 4 Queens Dairy Cream Ferrari’s Ristorante

Auto DeALership Rydell Dan Deery Bill Colwell Ford

Dinner Cedar Falls Brown Bottle Brown Bottle Waterloo Bourbon Street Steaks & Seafood

Auto service Rydell Dan Deery Motors Priority One

Drive-up service McDonalds Applebee’s Culvers

Automotive sALesperson Curt McCullum - Dan Deery Motors Mike Potter- Rydell Shane McCollow - Dan Deery Motors

pLAce to go for fAmiLy entertAinment Lost Island Waterpark Palmer’s Family Fun Marcus Theatres

BAkery Scratch Cupcakery Hy-Vee Panera Bread

BrAke service Rydell Chevrolet Tuffy’s Priority 1 BriDAL shop Simply I Do An Elegant Affair Bridal Bride’s Corner, now Finery Boutique Buy A LAwnmower Sears Menards Lowes Buy coLLectiBLes Limited Edition Comics and Collectibles Shoppe on the Corner Calico Hen House Buy viDeo gAmes VidCycle GameStop Best Buy cAr wAsh Waterfalls Car Wash Happy Hippo Car Wash Miracle Car Wash cArpet cLeAning Mr Carpet ServiceMaster By Harris Chem Dry of NE Iowa cAtering service Hy-Vee Moment In Thyme Randall’s Stop N Shop ceLL phone DeALer US Cellular Next Generation Wireless Verizon

chicken Pizza Ranch Highway 63 Diner Popeye’s

crAft store Hobby Lobby Jo Ann Fabrics Michaels creDit union Veridian Credit Union University of Iowa Community Credit Union Cedar Falls Community Credit Union DAy cAre proviDer Community United Child Care Centers Happy Time Blessed Beginnings DeLi Hy-Vee Fareway Sub City Dentist Doug Hansen - Greenhill Family Dental Amanda Brennan at Brennan & Brennan Eric Kimball, Kimball & Beecher Family Dentistry DJ service Ultimate Entertainment LNS Sounds Premier Sound Entertainment eLectriciAn Cedar Valley Electric Stickfort Electric Company Community Electric, Inc. eLectronic store Best Buy Hawkeye Audio/Video iTech eye Doctor Dr. Anthony Bailey Dr. Richard Mauer - Mauer Eye Center Dr. Michael Puk - Cedar Valley Eye Care fAmiLy Doctor Dr. Brian Burnett, MO - Covenant Clinic Dr. Matthew Smith - Unity Point Clinic Dr. Kyle Christianson - Unity Point Health

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Tony’s Plumbing Honorable mention: Plumber Tony’s Plumbing & Heating provides a full range of plumbing services including plumbing remodels services, sewer repairs, water services, and water heater services for the Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Waverly area. Our services include plumbing, in-floor radiant heat, sewer and water repair. We specialize in repair and replacement of sewer lines; repair and installation of all brands of water heaters, including upgrades and resizing; residential and commercial gas inspections and all attic piping; repair and installation of all brands of faucets and recommendations for upgrades to existing fixtures, as well as provision of new water lines; and location and repair of water and gas line leaks, replacement of faulty lines, installation of new lines

and rerouting. Tony’s Plumbing & Heating has acquired the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose any plumbing work that needs to be done. This makes it possible for us to provide you with a realistic and fair estimate before any service is begun. Tony’s Plumbing & Heating has established itself as a leading and reliable provider of plumbing services for the Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Waverly. We employ knowledgeable, licensed plumbers to ensure that work is done right the first time. Tony Halterman is the owner with more than 25 years of combined experience in the plumbing, heating and construction industry, servicing both commercial and residential needs with new or pre-existing structures. We use our own equipment. This saves you from extra rental fees or delays when the right equipment is not readily avail-

Tony’s Plumbing

Owners: Tony and Dan Halterman 5630 Westminster Drive, Cedar Falls (319) 277-2750 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

able to others. It also means less time involved once the job has started. From design to finish, our experienced estimators, project managers and technicians provide the expertise to ensure your plumbing project is completed on time, on budget and up to code. Contact us today and we’ll show you how we can put our knowledge to work for you. When you have a situation that requires a professional plumber, you can feel confident in calling on Tony’s Plumbing & Heating for help. We would like to say thank you to our loyal customers. We would not be

here without them. Also, thank you to a few special companies that, in the early years made sure I had work — Stickfort’Construction, Craig Larsen Construction, Koch Construction and Friendship Village. We would like to also thank all our employees. We have surrounded ourselves with exceptional people who we have sent to various training so they can be the best tradesmen out there. Our family sacrificed so much as Dan and I worked around the clock to get the company off the ground. We come from a family of hard-working people, including sheet metal workers, railroad workers, carpenters, farmers and truck drivers. I have been working in the plumbing trade since 1988 and Dan started in the trade in 1998. We started our business in 2009 and with hard work and loyal customers, we are here.




Barmuda Companies FIRST PLACE  Stuffed Olive/Soho: Best place for lunch, best cookies, best girls night out  Beck’s: Best hamburger,



best happy hour  Ferrari’s: Best business lunch  Voodoo Lounge: Best place to shoot pool

 Soho/Stuffed Olive: Best happy hour  Beck’s: Best place to have a beer, best sports bar  Beck’s on the Hill: Best karaoke  Ferrari’s: Best place to celebrate an

anniversary, best dessert  Bourbon Street: Best business lunch, best dinner, best place for a first date, best salad bar, best steak, best Sunday brunch  Voodoo Lounge: Best Karaoke

t Barmuda, a locally owned food and beverage company, Darin Beck has been in the food and beverage industry for over 32 years and formed Barmuda Corporation in 1986. We are proud to bring different cuisines from around the world to the Cedar Valley and we are very thankful for the support we receive from this great com-

munity, which enables us to continue doing what we love. Here is a rundown of our locations and services: 

Beck’s Sports Brewery

Ferrari’s Ristorante

 Opened November 2005  1521 Technology Pkwy., Cedar Falls  (319) 277-1385   Owner: Darin Beck  11 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4-11 p.m. Saturday

Ferrari’s Ristorante

Ferrari’s is a full-service restaurant featuring chef prepared meals served up in a beautiful dining room complete with black linen on the tables. Ferrari’s is indeed an upscale restaurant, yet its fairly casual dining experience boasts one of the Cedar Valley’s finest menus. Ferrari’s features fine steaks and seafood as well as traditional Italian dishes and an extensive wine list. Ferrari’s consistently places for the best place restaurant to have a business lunch, or come in to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Ferrari’s is an upscale culinary delight that has also won the wine spectators award for many years running and has won multiple culinary competitions over the past nine years. 

Beck’s Sports Brewery

Beck’s is a full-service family friendly restaurant serving American fare and homemade micro brews in what is surely the area’s largest restaurant and sports bar. Famous for their wings, burgers and pizza, Beck’s has a large menu featuring appetizers, sandwiches and specialty

 Opened April 2000  3295 University Ave., Waterloo  (319) 234-4333   Owner: Darin Beck  11 a.m. Monday through Sunday

entrees. Beck’s is best known for its awardwinning burgers, wings, tenderloins, micro brews and sports. 

Soho Sushi Bar & Deli/ The Stuff Olive

 Opened July 2005  119 Main St., Cedar Falls  (319) 266-9995   Owner: Darin Beck, 31 years in business  6 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m. Sunday

Soho Sushi Bar & Deli/ The Stuff Olive

Soho features New York-style deli sandwiches and salads, California style sushi and European influenced tapas (small plates), along with a robust wine list and a world class martini menu featuring more than 100 martini creations. There’s something for everyone on Soho’s menu! Soho features a breakfast menu, a large deli and sushi menu and its sister store next door, The Stuffed Olive, fea-

tures tapas and martinis. Both menus are available throughout both Soho and the Stuffed Olive making for a very large and well rounded overall menu. Soho also features many healthy options and is an officially designated Blue Zone restaurant. 

Bourbon Street

 Opened May 2003  315 Main St., Cedar Falls  (319) 266-5285   Owner: Darin Beck  4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday

Bourbon Street & VooDoo Lounge

Bourbon Street is a full-service restaurant open Monday through Saturday for dinner and on Sunday for brunch. Bourbon Street is upscale yet very casual at the same time, and features the area’s best steaks and sea-food and an award-winning wine list. The brand new menu includes all Natural Beef options, gourmet steak burgers, fresh catch seafood and oysters! The massive oak tree in the middle of the dining room makes for interesting atmosphere, but it’s the food you’ll come back for again and again. Bourbon Street is chef-driven and still features some excellent Cajun and Creole menu favorites, but the overall menu is much more eclectic than that. Bourbon Street has won the Wine Spectator Award for many

years in a row since opening in 2003, and has won many culinary competitions over the years. Plus the brunch is loaded with excellent food and many choices, the best brunch around. VooDoo Lounge is located above the restaurant and features a comfortable place to lounge with friends, enjoy some music, sing karaoke or shoot some pool. 

Beck’s Sports Grill

 Opened December 2006  2210 College St., Cedar Falls  (319) 277-2646   Owner: Darin Beck  11 a.m. Monday-Sunday

Beck’s Sports Grill

Beck’s Sports Grill on College Hill is a full-service, family friendly restaurant serving up Beck’s American fare and sports programming. Famous for its wings and burgers, Beck’s on College Hill has a large menu featuring appetizers, sandwiches, salads and specialty entrees. Kids and adults alike love the homemade mac and cheese. Beck’s on College Hill is the perfect place to grab a meal or a beer. Parking is readily available and the Hill is a great place to experience true Cedar Falls culture. Beck’s is best known for its awardwinning burgers, wings, tenderloins and, of course, sports.

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