Readers' Choice 2012 Plaques Available for Order

If your business won Readers' Choice, you can now purchase a plaque celebrating your win through American Registry.

Earlier this year, Patch's annual Readers' Choice Awards celebrated the best local businesses in town.

In categories ranging from the tastiest burger to the favorite gift shop in town, readers chose their favorites.

We're not done yet celebrating and honoring our Readers' Choice winners. If you want all your customers to know you've been deemed the best of the best, here's your chance.

Patch is offering Readers' Choice winners the opportunity to buy a plaque from American Registry that you can display in your business. All you need to do is visit www.myamreg.com/patch/10 to preview and purchase your plaque.

Here's our full list of this year's Readers' Choice winners:

Best appetizers

Winner: Carpe Diem's appetizers

2nd Place: Bank Cafe's Rock Shrimp

Best Auto Shop

Winner: Wine Country Motors

2nd Place: Gary Ray's Auto, Napa Tire Co.

Best Bank

Winners: Chase, Umpqua

Best Bar

Winner: Goose and Gander

Best Barber Shop

Winner: Lowell's

2nd Place: Tim's

Best Bargain Shopping

Winner: Goodwill

Best Burger 

Winner: Squeeze Inn

Best Butcher

Winner: Five Dot Ranch

Best Candy Shop

Winner: Vintage Sweet Shoppe

Best Car Wash

Winner: Classic

Best Dentist


Best Food Truck

Winner: Tacos Michoacan

2nd Place: Crossroad Chicken

Best Florist

Winner: Beau Fleurs Flower Company

Best Frozen Dessert

Winner: Michoacan Ice Cream

2nd Place: Browns Valley Yogurt

Best Gift Shop

Winner: The Playful Garden/Playful Digs

2nd Place: Shackford's

Best Grocery Store

Winner: Whole Foods

2nd Place: Nob Hill Foods

Best Happy Hour

Winner: Carpe Diem

Best Juice Bar

Winner: Oxbow Juice Bar

Best Outdoor Dining

Winner: Compadres

Best Pizza

Winner: Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca

2nd Place: Ca'Momi

3rd Place: Round Table

Best Romantic Restaurant

Winner: Fume Bistro

Best Sandwich

Winner: Five Dot Ranch's Reuben

2nd Place: Vallerga's Deli

Best Sports Bar

Winner: Stone's

2nd Place: Trancas Steak House

Best Veteriniarian

Winner: Silverado Vet

Best Workout

Winner: Adventure Boot Camp and Custom Health and Fitness

Again, congratulations to all these businesses. Please don’t hesitate to contact Assistant Regional Editor Carlos Villatoro Chan at carlos.villatoro@patch.com or Regional Publisher Brigitte Center at brigitte.center@patch.com if you have any questions.


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