Full List of ‘Best of TimesOC’ Winners


Voting for best of TimesOC was conducted both in print and online, directed specifically towards our Orange County readership (including readers of the Daily Pilot). Readers were asked to select services, people and businesses they feel are are stars in their community.

Best People

Accountant Roger Carlson

Attorney Andrea Loveless


Barber American Barber

Caterer Plum’s

Chef Ross Pangilinan

Clergy Rick Warren

Dance Instructor Jackie Warren

Electrician Bright Electric


Fitness Instructor Josh Feelan

General Contractors Reborn Cabinets

Hair Stylist Kahlee Nguyen

Insurance Agent Dave Clark - Farmer’s Insurance Costa Mesa

Massage Therapist Sherri Lesser

Mechanic/ Automotive Repair Exper Tec Automotive

Nail Technician Kathy Do

Groomer Healthy Spot

Pet Trainer Sue Myles

Photographer Figge Photographers

Plumber D.C. Drains Plumbing

Politician (local) Diane Dixon

Real Estate Agent or Team Regan Beegle and George Hanold

Tailor Newport Custom Tailors

Sushi Chef James Hamamori

Tax Preparer Tax 2000

Best People (Medical)

Acupuncturist Dr. Lynott at Lynott Chiropractic & Acupunture

Cardiologist Dr. Aidan Raney - Hoag Hospita

Chiropractic Priestley Family Chiropractor

Dermatologist Joannie Sun

Nurse Annette DeFontes, Registered Nurse - Dr. Chong’s

Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Gigi Kroll

Opthamologist Dr. Lawrence Chao

Orthodontist Dr. Harner

Pharmacist Walgreens

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lavina Chong

Podiatrist Dr. Micheal Hattan

Veterinarian Dr. Cole- Irvine Vet Services

Best Services

Antiques Magnolia Mews

Appliance Repair Dewey’s TV & Home Appliances

Appliance Store Pacific Sales

Art Supply Store Michael’s/ Art Supply Warehouse

Auto Dealership Fletcher Jones

Bank Chase/Wells Fargo

Barbershop American Barbershop

Bicycle Shop Jax Bicycle Shop

Body/Facial Shop True Grace

Bookstore Barnes & Noble

Camera Store Samy’s Camera

Car Wash Fast 5 Xpress Car Wash

Cellular Phone Store Verizon

Collectibles Roger’s Gardens

College/Univerity Cal State Fullerton

Computer Store Apple Store

Credit Union School’s First Credit Union

Dance School West Coast Dance School

Daycare Mariner’s Church Preschool

Day Spa MojoCryo Spa

Department Store Nordstrom

Drug Store CVS

Dry Cleaners Bayside Cleaners

Escrow Company Mariners Escrow

Financial Services Dave Mathey - Merrill Lynch

Fitness/Health Club Out of Bounds

Floor Covering Orange County Flooring

Floral Retailer Roger’s Gardens

Framing Store Aaron Brothers

Furniture Store Living Spaces

Gift Shop Roger’s Gardens

Golf Course Tie - Newport Beach Country Club/ naheim Hills Golf Course/ Pelican Hill

Grocery Store Gelson’s Markets

Hair Salon K-Lee Salon

Hardware Ace Hardware

Home Improvement Store Treebark Termite & Pest Control

Hospital Hoag Hospital

Hotel The Island Hotel

Insurance Agency State Farm

Jewelry Store The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest

Men’s Clothing Nordstrom

Mortgage Company Back Bay Fund

Motorcycle Shop Orange County Harley

Mortuary Pacific View

Music School Music Factory

Music Store Jim’s Music Store

Nail Salon Happy Nails

Natural Foods Whole Foods

Nursery/Garden Roger’s Gardens

Party Balloon Store Where’s the Party

Pet Store Healthy Spot

PreSchool Heritage Oak Private Education

Private School Heritage Oak Private Education

Public School Orange County School of the Arts

Real Estate Company Hanold Properties

Senior Care/Retirement Rowntree Gardens Senior Living

Shoe Store/Shoe Repair Anthony’s Shoe Repair

Shopping Center Fashion Island

Specialty Retail Store Roger’s Gardens

Sporting Goods Store Big 5

Stationery Store Newport Stationers

Swimming Pool/Spa Store OC Spas & Hot Tubs

Thrift Store Salvation Army

Tire Store Costco Tire Center

Travel Agency AAA Travel Agency

Toy Store Toys R Us

Weight Loss Store Weight Watchers

Women’s Clothing Nordstrom

Best Food & Drink

Armenian Restaurant Zov’s Café

Bakery Mixed Bakery

Banquet Center Vintage Rose

Bar & Grill Mix Mix Kitchen Bar/Daily Grill

Barbecue Newport Rib Company

Breakfast Plum’s Café/Side Street Café

Brunch Aveo Table + Bar

Buffet Aveo Table + Bar

Burger In N Out

Chinese Restaurant Din Tai Fung

Coffee House Kean Coffee

Continental Dining The Bungalow - Newport Beach

Delicatessen Benjies

Dessert Moulin Bistro

Family Restaurant Ruby’s Diner

Fast Food In N Out

Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream Shop Yogurtland

Happy Hour Bungalow/Newport Landing/Ra Sushi

Italian Restaurant Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurant

Japanese Restaurant Matsu/Nobu/San Shi Go/Yosuke

Mexican Restaurant Taco Rosa

Middle Eastern Restaurant Caspian Restaurant/Rosine’s

New Restaurant Mix Mix Kitchen Bar

Night Spot/Club Muldoon’s

Pizza Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens

Romantic Restaurant Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens

Sandwiches Jersey Mikes (Gary’s Deli)

Seafood Restaurant Bluewater Grill

Sports Bar BJ’s Restaurant

Steakhouse Mastro’s Steakhouse

Take-Out Food La Fogata Rotisserie Chicken, Corona Del Mar

Thai Restaurant Royal Thai Cuisine

Vegetarian Restaurant Seabirds Kitchen

Wine Selection Hi-Time Wine Cellar

Best Entertainment

Live Theatre Segerstrom Center for Performing Arts

Movie Theatre Port Theatre - Newport Beach

Place to Take the Kids Disneyland