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Last Updated: March 14, 2021

The Results Are In!

If you voted in the Best of Yolo County Readers’ Choice awards, then now is the time to pay attention! THE RESULTS ARE IN!

The Davis Enterprise has finished collecting and tabulating your votes and published a beautiful magazine in the March 14, 2021 newspaper. I highly recommend grabbing a copy for yourself.

Be sure to have a look at the businesses featured in this magazine. I don’t believe how many of my clients are listed. It is really quite amazing. It is a pleasure working with them and bringing their websites and online marketing efforts together. Very proud to have a number of my clients mentioned as winners in a number of categories.

You can view the results found in the special newspaper insert online at

Hopefully, back in 2020, you took a bit of time to add your entries for the best businesses in Yolo County. You could have either voted online or used a paper ballot found in your local Yolo County newspaper. Either way, you needed to vote for at least 20 businesses from Davis, Winters, Woodland, or West Sacramento.

As I mentioned before, voting for the best business in Yolo is a tough job. There are so many businesses to choose from. Automotive, Food and Drink, Shopping and Retail, and many more categories were on the ballot. It certainly wasn’t an easy task.

Well, we are glad you were able to make the tough choices and cast your votes.

Best Photographer in Yolo County

I would humbly like to mention that Abaton Consulting won FIRST PLACE as Best Photographer in Yolo County. I am truly honored for this award.

This is the first year that the category was offered. Since the main focus of my business is website design, it didn’t even dawn on me that I would be a contender for the Best Photographer category. During the voting process, I was actually disappointed that there was not a category in which my website design business would fit. I was hoping for Best Customer Service, but that category didn’t even make the Davis Enterprise special newspaper insert. (Looks like an oversight)

Well, enough about me. Let’s take a look at all the winners of the 2021 Davis Enterprise Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Businesses of Yolo County!

Best of Yolo County Readers' Choice Award


Yolo County’s

Best Photographer



Readers’ Choice Award

Home Services

Best Apartment Community

  1. Aggie Square Apartments
  2. Fountain Circle Townhomes
  3. The Lexington

Best Carpet Cleaning

  1. Cotton Carpet Care
  2. Steam Bright Carpet, Upholstery, Tile and Grout Cleaning
  3. Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning

Best Carpet & Flooring Store

  1. Pyramid Flooring Systems
  2. Floors to Go Davis
  3. Capital Flooring

Best Garden Supply

  1. Davis Ace Hardware
  2. Redwood Barn Nursery
  3. The Home Depot

Best Glass Replacement

  1. Davis Glass & Screen
  2. Anderson Glass
  3. Rainbow Glass

Best Heating & Air Company

  1. Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning
  2. Greiner Heating & Air Conditioning
  3. BJ’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Best Interior Design

  1. The Design Partner
  2. Laura Nathan Design
  3. Wirth Furniture

Best Landscape Design

  1. Andy Gagnon Landscapes
  2. BG Landscape & Full Yard Maintenance
  3. Steve Stombler Landscaping

Best Laundromat

  1. The Laundry Lounge
  2. Love Laundry
  3. Winters Laundryworks

Best Major Appliance Store

  1. Stabler’s A-1 Appliance
  2. The Home Depot
  3. Costco

Best Mattress Store

  1. Matthews Mattress
  2. Mattress Firm
  3. Sleep Center

Best Nursery

  1. Redwood Barn Nursery
  2. Davis Ace
  3. The Home Depot

Best Painting Company

  1. Brooks Painting
  2. Alan’s House Painting
  3. MG Painting

Best Pest Control

  1. Woodland-Davis Termite & Pest Control
  2. Clark Pest Control
  3. Aspen Pest Management

Best Plumber

  1. Plumbing Doctor
  2. North Pacific Plumbing
  3. Hall’s Plumbing

Best Property Management

  1. Elite Property Management
  2. Davisville Management Company
  3. Dowling Properties

Best Remodeling Company

  1. Morse Custom Homes
  2. Bedrock Construction
  3. Apex Standard Builders

Best Roofing Company

  1. Lucas Roofing
  2. Rabaino Roofing
  3. Valley Roofing

Best Self-Storage

  1. Harrison Self Storage
  2. Second Street Storage
  3. South Davis Storage

Best Solar Company

  1. RepowerYolo
  2. Sunrun
  3. Sunny Energy Solar

Best Window Cleaning Service

  1. Jeff Likes Clean Windows & Gutters
  2. A Perfect Window
  3. A+ Window & Gutter Cleaning

Best Window Treatments

  1. Davis Home Trends
  2. The Perfect Window
  3. ( TIE ) Laura Nathan Design / All Seasons


Best Auto Body Shop

  1. A-1 Body Shop
  2. G&R Automotive & Collision Center
  3. Caliber Collision (formerly Cooks Collision)

Best Auto Repair Shop

  1. Hoffmann Automotive
  2. Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear
  3. Center City Automotive

Best Brake Shop

  1. Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear
  2. Bernard’s Tire, Brake and Alignment (CLOSED)
  3. Center City Automotive

Best Car Dealership

  1. Hanlees Davis Toyota
  2. Shottenkirk Honda of Davis
  3. Hanlees Nissan

Best Car Wash

  1. Cable Car Wash
  2. Planet Wash
  3. Sparkles Car Wash Auto Care

Best Oil Change

  1. Davisville Express Lube
  2. Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear
  3. Spee Dee Oil Change & Auto Service

Best Smog Shop

  1. EZ Smog
  2. A1 Smog
  3. Spee Dee Oil Change & Auto Service

Best Tire Store

  1. Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear
  2. Davis Tire Pros
  3. Bernard’s Tire Brake and Alignment


Best Religious/Spiritual Organization

  1. Grace Valley Christian Center
  2. St James Catholic Church
  3. University Covenant Church

Most Effective Volunteer

  1. Leah Rosenberg
  2. Dave Rosenberg

Outstanding Community Service

  1. Jodi Liederman

Pet Services

Best Kennel / Pet Hotel

  1. Woodland, CA, Veterinary Hospital
  2. WAG Hotel
  3. 29 Palms Pet Resort

Best Pet Groomer

  1. Petco
  2. Pawsitive Groomers
  3. Feldspar Pet Spa

Best Veterinarian

  1. Kelly Regan DVM
  2. Michael Yackey DVM
  3. Cara Bradley DVM

Best Veterinary Clinic

  1. Davis Veterinary Centers (2 Locations)
  2. Midtown Animal Clinic
  3. Woodland, CA, Veterinary Hospital

Best Pandemic (COVID) Related

Best Pandemic Curbside Service

  1. Davis Food Co-op
  2. Mikuni
  3. Wes Davis Veterinary Center

Best Pandemic Delivery Restaurant

  1. Lamppost Pizza
  2. Thai Canteen
  3. Pannier

Best Pandemic Safety Shopping Protocols

  1. Nugget Markets
  2. Trader Joe’s
  3. Davis Food Co-op

Best PPE & Cleaning Supplies

  1. Target
  2. Costco
  3. Ace Hardware

Best Shelter-at-Home Escape

  1. UCD Arboretum
  2. Yolo Barre
  3. Netflix

Best Socially-Distanced Outdoor Dining

  1. Burgers & Brew
  2. Tres Hermanas
  3. Dos Coyotes Border Cafe

Food and Drink

Best Bakery

  1. Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café
  2. Village Bakery
  3. The Upper Crust Baking Co.

Best Bagels

  1. Noah’s Bagels
  2. Posh Bagels
  3. Upper Crust Bakery

Best Bar

  1. Froggy’s Bar and Grill
  2. Sophia’s Thai Kitchen and Bar
  3. de Vere’s Irish Pub

Best Breakfast

  1. Cafe Bernardo
  2. Crepeville
  3. Black Bear Diner

Best Brewery

  1. Sudwerk Brewing Co
  2. Three Mile Brewing
  3. Super Own Brewing

Best Burger

  1. Burgers & Brew
  2. In-N-Out Burger
  3. Tommy J’s Grill & Catering

Best Burrito

  1. Taqueria Guadalajara
  2. Dos Coyotes Border Café (2 Locations)
  3. Chipotle Mexican Grill

Best Chinese Food

  1. Wok of Flame Chinese Restaurant
  2. Four Seasons Gourmet Chinese Restaurant
  3. Hunan Bar & Restaurant

Best Coffee

  1. Peets Coffee & Tea
  2. Starbucks
  3. Temple Coffee

Best Dessert

  1. Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café
  2. Nugget Markets
  3. YoloBerry Yogurt

Best Donuts

  1. Pink Dozen
  2. Fluffy Donuts
  3. Safeway

Best Frozen Yogurt

  1. YoloBerry Yogurt
  2. Cultivé Frozen Yogurt
  3. Big Kahuna Frozen Yogurt

Best Grocery Store

  1. Nugget Markets (Davis)
  2. Trader Joe’s
  3. Davis Food Co-op

Best Health Food / Organic Store

  1. Davis Food Co-op
  2. Nugget Markets
  3. Trader Joe’s

Best Ice Cream

  1. Davis Creamery
  2. Baskin Robbins
  3. The Good Scoop (CLOSED)

Best Indian Food

  1. Kathmandu Kitchen
  2. Yeti
  3. Preethi India Cuisine

Best Italian Food

  1. Paesanos
  2. Osteria Fasulo
  3. (TIE) – Zia’s Delicatessen / Lamppost Pizza

Best Japanese Food

  1. Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  2. Zen Toro Japanese Bistro
  3. Huku Japanese Bistro

Best Mexican Food

  1. Taqueria Guadalajara (3 Locations)
  2. Tres Hermanas
  3. Dos Coyotes Border Cafe (Davis)

Best Pizza

  1. Lamppost Pizza
  2. Village Pizza
  3. Woodstock’s Pizza

Best Place to Buy Wine & Spirits

  1. Nugget Markets
  2. Trader Joe’s
  3. Safeway

Best Restaurant in Davis

  1. MIkuni Japanese Restaurant& Sushi Bar
  2. The Mustard Seed
  3. Seasons Kitchen and Bar

Best Restaurant in Winters

  1. Buckhorn Steakhouse
  2. Preserve
  3. Putah Creek Cafe

Best Restaurant in Woodland

  1. Morgan’s on Main
  2. Kitchen428 & Mojo’s Lounge & Bar
  3. Maria’s Cantina

Best Romantic Dining

  1. Osteria Fasulo
  2. Seasons

Best Salad

  1. JACKS Urban Eats – Davis
  2. Dos Coyotes Border Cafe
  3. Café Bernardo

Best Sandwich

  1. Zia’s Delicatessen
  2. Nugget Markets Deli
  3. Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop

Best Seafood

  1. Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  2. Fish’s Wild Island Grill
  3. Hometown Taiwanese Kitchen & Bar

Best Steak

  1. Buckhorn Steakhouse
  2. D Street Steakhouse
  3. Morgan’s on Main

Best Sushi

  1. Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  2. Zen Toro Japanese Bistro
  3. Huku Japanese Bistro

Best Thai Food

  1. Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
  2. Thai Canteen
  3. Thai Nakorn

Best Vegetarian Food

  1. Davis Food Co-op
  2. ChickPeas Kitchen (CLOSED)
  3. Three Ladies Cafe

Best Water Store/Delivery

  1. H2O To Go
  2. Alhambra Water
  3. Davis Food Co-op

Best Winery

  1. Turkovich Family Wines
  2. Berryessa Gap Winery
  3. Matchbook Wine Company

Professional Services

Best Attorney

  1. Law Office of Raquel M. Silva
  2. Chad Carlock (Chad Carlock Law Office)
  3. Justin C. Lowenthal

Best Bank

  1. First Northern Bank
  2. Chase Bank
  3. Wells Fargo Bank

Best Credit Union

  1. Golden 1 Credit Union
  2. Yolo Federal Credit Union
  3. USE Credit Union

Best Dry Cleaners

  1. El Macero Cleaners
  2. Swansons Cleaners
  3. Executive Cleaners

Best Financial Planner

  1. BCJ Financial Group
  2. Carbahal Olsen Financial Services
  3. Symphony Financial Planning

Best Funeral Home

  1. Smith Funeral Home
  2. Woodland Funeral Chapel
  3. McNary’s Funeral Home

Best Insurance Agency

  1. State Farm Insurance (4 Locations) – Raul Herrera / Heather Copeland / Doug Prichard / Dave Scheiber
  2. Purves & Associates Insurance Agency
  3. Allstate Insurance

Best Mortgage Company

  1. The Mengali Group at Guild Mortgage
  2. Fairway Independent Mortgage
  3. Summit Funding

Best Photography Services

  1. Abaton Consulting Photography
  2. (TIE) Rokop Photography / Megan Wilkinson

Best Psychiatrist/Psychologist

  1. Catherine Brennan
  2. Mina hah
  3. Dafna Gatmon

Best Realtor

  1. Chad DeMasi (Keller Williams Realty Yolo County)
  2. Kim Eichorn (Lyon Real Estate)
  3. Johnny Brooks (RE/MAX Gold)

Best Tax Service

  1. Carbahal & Company
  2. Castellucci & Associates
  3. Virgil C. Smith, CPA

Best Travel Agency

  1. Davisville Travel
  2. Costco
  3. AAA


Best Preschool/Nursery School

  1. Davis Parent Nursery School
  2. Peregrine School
  3. University Covenant

Best Private School

  1. Grace Valley Christian Academy
  2. St. James School
  3. Davis Waldorf School

Best Tutoring Center

  1. Academic Improvement Center
  2. Mathnasium of Davis
  3. Kumon Math and Reading Center of Davis


Best Hotel

  1. Hyatt Place UC Davis
  2. Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel
  3. Aggie In Ascend Hotel Collection

Best Senior Living Community

  1. University Retirement Community
  2. Atria Covell Gardens
  3. Carlton Senior Living
Aggie Square Apartments - Best Apartment Community in 2020

Aggie Square Apartments wins the Best Apartment Community Award in the Best of Yolo County Readers’ Choice Awards.

Aggie Square Apartments wins the Best Apartment Community Award in the Best of Yolo County Readers’ Choice Awards.


Fountain Circle Townhomes - Award Recipient Readers Choice Awards

Fountain Circle Townhomes receives honors as one of the top three Best Apartment Communities in Yolo County. Quite the honor for a college town.

Fountain Circle Townhomes receives honors as one of the top three Best Apartment Communities in Yolo County. Quite the honor for a college town.

Shopping and Retail

Best Antique Store

  1. Main Street Antiques
  2. The House Dresser
  3. Hastings Back Porch

Best Art Gallery

  1. Pence Gallery
  2. The Artery
  3. John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

Best Athletic Shoes / Apparel

  1. Fleet Feet Sports
  2. Big 5 Sporting Goods
  3. Target

Best Bicycle Shop

  1. Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board
  2. Freewheeler Bicycle Center
  3. B&L Bike Shop (CLOSED)

Best Bookstore

  1. The Avid Reader
  2. UC Davis Bookstore
  3. Logos Books

Best Consignment / Thrift Store

  1. Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store
  2. All Things Right and Relevant
  3. Goodwill Industries

Best Dispensary

  1. F Street Dispensary
  2. Davis Cannabis Collective
  3. Kana Company

Best Independent Furniture Store

  1. Design House Furniture Galleries
  2. Nakamura Brothers Furniture
  3. Wirth Furniture & Interiors

Best Independent Retailer

  1. Newsbeat
  2. The Avid Reader
  3. Crème de la Crème

Best Jewelry Store

  1. Bella Luna Jewelers
  2. 3rd Street Jeweler
  3. Lu’Ro Jewelers

Best Place to Buy a Gift

  1. The Avid Reader
  2. The Artery
  3. Crème de la Crème

Best Women’s Clothing Store

  1. pinkadot
  2. The Wardrobe
  3. T.J. Maxx

Best Women’s Shoe Store

  1. Sole Desire Shoes
  2. Fleet Feet Sports
  3. Generations Family Footwear


Best Community Event

  1. Davis Farmers Market
  2. UC Davis Picnic Day
  3. Celebrate Davis!

Best Event Venue

  1. Odd Fellows Hall
  2. Park Winters

Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner

  1. UCD Arboretum
  2. Davis Farmers Market
  3. Downtown Davis

Health, Wellness, and Beauty

Best Barber

  1. Razor’s Edge
  2. Davis Barber Shop
  3. Olive Drive Barber Shop

Best Chiropractor

  1. Marian Zingaro, DC
  2. Dennis T Vo, DC
  3. Raneem Zouhby, DC

Best Dance Studio

  1. Mirror Image Dance Company
  2. Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop
  3. Applegate Dance Studio

Best Dental Practice

  1. James W. Childress, D.D.S.
  2. Davis Dental Practice
  3. Howard Shempp, D.D.S.

Best Dermatology / Cosmetic Surgery

  1. Davis Dermatology
  2. Sutter Davis
  3. Skin Renewal Center

Best Doctor

  1. Steven J. Smith, MD
  2. Elizabeth Pham, MD
  3. Elisa Horta, MD

Best Eye-Care Doctor

  1. Helmus Optometry
  2. Baker Optometry
  3. Robert B. Miller, M.D.

Best Facial

  1. Spa Central
  2. Natural Nails & Spa
  3. Torzo Spa

Best Golf Course

  1. Wildhorse Golf Club
  2. Davis Golf Course
  3. El Macero Country Club

Best Hair Salon

  1. Pomegranate Salon
  2. Refinery
  3. J Cunningham Salon

Best Health Club

  1. Davis Swim & Fitness
  2. FIT House
  3. Yolo Barre

Best Hearing Aid Service

  1. Costco
  2. Delta Hearing Center
  3. Kaiser Permanente

Best Hospital

  1. Sutter Davis Hospital
  2. Kaiser Permanente
  3. Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland

Best Martial Arts

  1. Inspire Martial Arts
  2. Rodness Martial Arts Center
  3. Nova Geração Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Best Massage

  1. Massage Envy
  2. Spa Central
  3. Kastl Muscle Therapy

Best Nail Salon

  1. Natural Nails & Spa
  2. ARA Spa
  3. Queen Bee Nails Spa

Best Physical Therapy

  1. Physical Edge
  2. Burger Physical Therapy
  3. Sutter Davis Hospital

Best Pilates Studio

  1. FIT House
  2. Balance Point Pilates Studio
  3. Lift Pilates

Best Spa

  1. Spa Central
  2. Massage Envy
  3. Natural Nails & Spa

Best Tattoo / Piercing

  1. Urban Body Tattoo & Piercing
  2. Death or Glory Tattoo
  3. Sacred Tiger

Best Waxing / Hair Removal

  1. European Wax Center
  2. Spa Central
  3. Angels Skin & Beauty

Best Yoga Studio

  1. FIT House
  2. Kaya Yoga
  3. Akasha Yoga
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