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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