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Winners of the 2017 Petaluma People’s Choice awards announced


The votes are in. The people have spoken. Here are the winners of the 2017 Petaluma People’s Choice awards. The contest, sponsored by the Petaluma Argus-Courier, gives members of the public a chance to vote for their favorite local business and service in 79 different categories.

Awards in all categories will be presented to winners at the annual Petaluma People’s Choice Gala on June 14 at the Petaluma Sheraton. Call 776-8453 for details.

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Best American / California Cuisine

Seared ~ Winner

McNear’s Saloon and Dining House ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Bakery

Della Fattoria ~ Winner

Bright Bear Bakery ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Barbecue

Lombardi’s Barbecue & Deli ~ Winner

Faron’s New Orleans BBQ ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Breakfast / Brunch

Hallie’s ~ Winner

Sax’s Joint ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Café / Coffee Shop

Acre Coffee ~ Winner

Aqus Cafe ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Chinese Restaurant

Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine ~ Winner

City Chopsticks ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Deli

Lucchesi’s Deli ~ Winner

Ray’s Deli and Tavern ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Central Market ~ Winner

Seared ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Hamburger

Mike’s ~ Winner

The Habit Burger Grill ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Ice Cream / Frozen Yogurt

Lala’s Creamery ~ Winner

Petaluma Creamery ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Indian Restaurant

Everest Indian Restaurant ~ Winner

Shree Indian Cuisine ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Italian Restaurant

Cucina Paradiso ~ Winner

Volpi’s Ristorante & Bar ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Local Brew Pub

Lagunitas Brewing Company ~ Winner

Brewsters Beer Garden ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Mexican Restaurant

Mi Pueblo ~ Winner

El Roy’s Mexican Grill ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Mobile Cuisine / Food Truck

El Roy’s Mexican Grill ~ Winner

El Dorado Mexican Grill ~ Honorable Mention

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Best New Restaurant

Brewsters Beer Garden ~ Winner

The Shuckery ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Outdoor Dining

Brewsters Beer Garden ~ Winner

Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Pizza

Old Chicago Pizza ~ Winner

Rosso Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Place for Lunch

Wild Goat Bistro ~ Winner

Sugo Trattoria ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Place to Buy Wine

Wilibees Wine & Spirits ~ Winner

Trader Joe’s ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Place for Wine Tasting

La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge ~ Winner

Adobe Road Winery ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Seafood at a Local Restaurant

The Shuckery ~ Winner

Seared ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Steak

Seared ~ Winner

Cattlemens ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Sushi

Gohan Japanese Restaurant ~ Winner

Paradise Sushi & Grill ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Thai Restaurant

Pongo’s Kitchen & Tap ~ Winner

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Vegetarian / Vegan Cuisine

Cafe Zazzle ~ Winner

The Drawing Board ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Wine List

La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge ~ Winner

The Drawing Board ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Accounting / CPA Firm

Baldwin, McGaughey & Company ~ Winner

Torkelson & Associates CPAs ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Acupuncturist

Petaluma Community Acupuncture ~ Winner

Erin Wilkins ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Attorney

Andrea Pierotti ~ Winner

Bridget Mackay ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Chef

Dennis Hernandez / Cucina Paradiso ~ Winner

Joe O’Donnell / Seared ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Chiropractor

Serendipity A Chiropractic Wellness Center ~ Winner

Acorn Chiropractic ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Contractor

Ohana Construction ~ Winner

Antonis Construction Building & Painting ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Dentist

Dr. Bob Koenitzer ~ Winner

Dr. Leah DeBerardinis ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Electrician

Gary Hansen ~ Winner

B. Henry’s Quality Electric ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Financial Planner / Investment Adviser

Katherine Wells ~ Winner

Brian Breen ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Hair Salon / Barber Shop

Mike’s Barber Shop ~ Winner

The Shop Haircuts ~ Honorable Mention

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Best High School Sports Coach

Trent Herzog ~ Winner

Jill Forni Faye ~ Honorable Mention

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Best House Painter

O’Brien Painting ~ Winner

Antonis Construction Building & Painting ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Insurance Agent

Steve & Chad Fillinger ~ Winner

Daniel Powers ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Landscaper

John Antonio Landscaping Management ~ Winner

Felix Landscaping & Tree Service ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Massage Therapist

Victoria Barrett ~ Winner

David Ireland ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Mortgage Broker

Petaluma Home Loans ~ Winner

The Regan Team Home Loan Group ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Optometrist

Dr. Gordon M. Wong ~ Winner

Dr. Karen Griffith ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Orthodontist

Dr. John S. Woo ~ Winner

Dr. Marc DeBerardinis ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Pediatrician

Dr. Armando Depala, Jr. ~ Winner

Dr. Don Hensley ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Physician

Dr. James Leoni ~ Winner

Dr. Rajesh Ranadive ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Real Estate Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ~ Winner

Century 21 Bundesen ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Realtor

Rob Sullivan ~ Winner

Sharon Monticello ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Veterinarian

Dr. Matthew Carter ~ Winner

Dr. Angela Smith ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Antique Store

The Find ~ Winner

Summer Cottage Antiques ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Art Gallery

Riverfront Art Gallery ~ Winner

Gallery One ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Auto Body Shop

G & C Auto Body ~ Winner

Gulick’s Body Shop ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Auto Repair Shop

Brodie’s Tire and Automotive ~ Winner

Out West Garage ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Boutique

Ooh La Luxe (formerly Ooh La Loft) ~ Winner

Splendid Little Shoppe ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Caterer

Lombardi’s Catering ~ Winner

Preferred Sonoma Caterers ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Consignment / Thrift Store

Alphabet Soup Thrift Store ~ Winner

Red Umbrella Consignment ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Credit Union

Redwood Credit Union ~ Winner

Patelco Credit Union ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Day Spa

Soft Shell ~ Winner

Sensational Skin ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Dog Groomer

Petaluma Pet Groomers ~ Winner

Fit ‘n’ Furry ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Facial - Makeup

Soft Shell ~ Winner

Skin Logic ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Garden Supplies / Nursery

Cottage Gardens ~ Winner

Friedman’s Home Improvement ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Grocery Store

Petaluma Market ~ Winner

Trader Joe’s ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Health Club / Gym

Synergy Health Club (formerly Active Sports Clubs) ~ Winner

Kaia Fit Petaluma ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Jewelry Store

Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery ~ Winner

Gold Rush Jewelers ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Local Bank

Exchange Bank ~ Winner

Bank of Marin ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Pedicure / Manicure

Bella Femme Nail Spa ~ Winner

Beauty Zone Salon & Supply ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Pet Boarding Service

Fit ‘n’ Furry ~ Winner

Play Dog Play ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Place to Buy Flooring

Abbey Carpet & Floor ~ Winner

Craftsman Floor Coverings ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Place to Buy Flowers

Vanda Floral Designs ~ Winner

Trader Joe’s ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Place to Buy Furniture

Alphabet Soup Thrift Store ~ Winner

Summer Cottage Antiques ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Place to Buy Pet Supplies

Rivertown Feed & Pet Country Store ~ Winner

Petco ~ onorable Mention

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Best Place to Buy Tires

Jay & Bill’s Tire Service ~ Winner

Brodie’s Tire & Automotive ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Place to Shop for the Perfect Gift

Heebe Jeebe General Store ~ Winner

The Velvet Ice Collection ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Plumber

Dolcini Plumbing ~ Winner

Roman’s Plumbing ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Preschool

Learning to Learn ~ Winner

Little Shepherd Preschool ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Senior Care Facility

Sunrise of Petaluma ~ Winner

Springfield Place ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Wedding Venue

Flying Cloud ~ Winner

Petaluma Golf & Country Club ~ Honorable Mention

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Best Yoga Studio

Bikram Yoga Petaluma ~ Winner

Renew Yoga ~ Honorable Mention