Best of Federal Way 2011: Winners announced | Slideshow

On March 15, The Mirror unveiled the winners in the 13th annual Best of Federal Way voting. Each year, we ask the residents of Federal Way and the surrounding areas to vote for their choice in 70 different categories ranging from best barbershop, best city leader, best shopping center and best food establishment. This year produced a record-breaking tally of votes with some surprising winners. The winners were announced at a public function at the Federal Way Community Center. Call The Mirror at (253) 925-5565 for more information.



Adult in-home care

First place: Comfort Keepers

2nd: Home Instead

3rd: Just Like Home


Auto body/collision

First place: Precision Collision Auto Body

2nd: Bob Bjorneby’s CARSTAR Federal Way Collision

3rd: Sparks Car Care


Auto technician/location

First place: Toby Gribble/Sparks Car Care

2nd: Merle Pfeifer/Sparks Car Care

3rd: Arlyn Staiger


Auto repair

First place: Sparks Car Care

2nd: Eagle Tire & Automotive

3rd: Sears



First place: Gents Fine Grooming for Men

2nd: Twin Lakes Hair Salon

3rd: SportClips



First place: Maria Kuehlthau/Marista’s

2nd: Stefanie Wilkinson/3 Dog Deli

3rd: Nicole Kim /Austin Chase Coffee



First place: Pete Houillon/Billy McHale’s

2nd: Nicole Masseth/Puerto Vallarta

3rd: Chelsea Wreden/Azteca



First place: Three Chicks Catering, Inc.

2nd: Cafe Pacific Catering

3rd: (TIE) Gino’s Bistro, Billy McHale’s and Longhorn Barbecue



First place: Summers Chiropractic & Massage

2nd: Wolf Chiropractic

3rd: Spencer Chiropractic Center



First place: KinderCare Learning Centers

2nd: St. Luke’s Christian Childcare Center

3rd: La Petite Academy


Day spa

First place: MeMe & Company

2nd: 8th Day Spa

3rd: Twin Lakes Hair Salon



First place: Dr. Kenneth Brossel, DDS

2nd: Dr. Wayne E. Svoboda, DDS

3rd: Dr. Brian Williams, DDS


Dry cleaner

First place: Sun Cleaners

2nd: Royal Cleaners

3rd: (TIE) Village Dry Cleaners and Crystal Cleaners


Hair salon

First place: MeMe & Company

2nd: Twin Lakes Hair Salon

3rd: Hair Lounge


Insurance agent/company

First place: Carrie Kuhel/State Farm

2nd: Ty Rutherford/Farmers Insurance

3rd: Karl Kuntz/American Family Insurance


Kids activities

First place: Federal Way Community Center

2nd: Wild Waves Theme Park

3rd: Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory


Massage therapist

First place: Kalista Ruff/Summers Chiropractic & Massage

2nd: Jasmine Burther

3rd: Eudora Ballou/8th Day Spa


Nail salon

First place: Twin Lakes Hair Salon

2nd: MeMe & Company

3rd: 8th Day Spa


Pet groomer

First place: Simply Paws

2nd: Biscuits Federal Way

3rd: Petco


Real estate agent/company

First place: Jackie King/Better Properties

2nd: Lori DeVore/John L Scott

3rd: Dawn Jump/Prudential Northwest Realty


Senior living facility

First place: Foundation House of Federal Way

2nd: Village Green Retirement Campus

3rd: The Woodmark at Steel Lake


Travel agency

First place (tie): Sea & Sand Travel, AAA Travel

3rd: World Voyager Vacations



First place: Sacajawea Healthcare for Pets

2nd: Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital

3rd: Vets For Less



First place: Angie Diviney/Black Bear Diner

2nd: Anna Dickinson/IHOP (Auburn)

3rd: Natasha Maglio/Black Bear Diner



First place: Dustin Vistante/Puerto Vallarta

2nd: Tristan Gamble/Billy McHale’s

3rd: Tim Boggs/Black Bear Diner



First place: Hot Yoga

2nd: (TIE) Bamboo Asana Yoga, Three Trees Yoga & Healing Arts Center



Bank/Credit Union

First place: BECU

2nd: Umpqua Bank

3rd: Chase (Twin Lakes)


Beer store

First place: 99 Bottles

2nd: Trader Joe’s

3rd: Safeway (320th)


Car dealership

First place: Jet Chevrolet

2nd: Scarff Ford

3rd: Doxon Toyota Scion of Auburn



First place: Muckleshoot Casino

2nd: PJ Pockets

3rd: Emerald Queen


Clothing store

First place: Macy’s

2nd: Target

3rd: Ross


Discount store

First place: Wal-Mart

2nd: Costco

3rd: Ross


Fitness facility/location

First place: LA Fitness

2nd: Federal Way Community Center

3rd: Bally Total Fitness


Furniture store

First place: Macy’s

2nd: Moe’s Home Collection

3rd: Fred Meyer


Grocery store

First place: Fred Meyer

2nd: QFC (Northshore)

3rd: Trader Joe’s


Hardware store

First place: Ace Hardware (Dash Point)

2nd: Home Depot

3rd: Lowe’s


Jewelry store

First place: Jeffrey’s Jewelers

2nd: Federal Way Custom Jewelers

3rd: Fred Meyer Jewelers


Kids clothing

First place: Sears

2nd: Macy’s

3rd: Target


Movie theater

First place: Century 16 Movie Theatre

2nd: Gateway Movies 8

3rd: Regal Auburn Stadium 17


Nursery and garden center

First place: Branches Garden Center

2nd: Lowe’s

3rd: Fred Meyer


Pet Store

First place: Petsmart

2nd: Petco

3rd: Simply Paws


Portrait Studio/Photographer

First place: Ed Streit Images

2nd: Simply Stated Photography

3rd: Photography by Chris Leavitt


Secondhand store

First place: Goodwill

2nd: Deseret Industries

3rd: Heaven Sent


Shopping center

First place: The Commons at Federal Way

2nd: Supermall

3rd: Kent Station


Tire store

First place: Les Schwab

2nd: Discount Tire

3rd: Costco


Wine store

First place: Trader Joe’s

2nd: QFC (Northshore)

3rd: 99 Bottles



Best cop

First place: George Green

2nd: Andy Hwang

3rd: Lew Cox


Best firefighter

First place: Steve Hopf

2nd: Ryan Herrera

3rd: Al Church


Community volunteer

First place: Merle Pfeifer

2nd: Doug Nelson

3rd: Janice Siebenaler


Educational facility

First place: Highline Community College

2nd: Green River Community College

3rd: Sylvan Learning


Local arts group

First place: Centerstage Theatre

2nd: Federal Way Symphony

3rd: Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory


Local charity

First place: Multi-Service Center


3rd: World Vision


Best place to work

First place: Federal Way Community Center

2nd: Sparks Car Care

3rd: Starbucks Coffee (320th)



First place: Sherwood Forest Elementary

2nd: Decatur High School

3rd: Federal Way High School



First place: Kristin Norgard / Sherwood Forest Elementary

2nd: Cheryl Stark / Panther Lake Elementary

3rd: Tiffani Schoeler / Silver Lake Elementary


Tourist attraction

First place: Farmer’s Market

2nd: Wild Waves Theme Park

3rd: Redondo Beach




First place: Peking Wok

2nd: Indochine Seafood and Satay Bar

3rd: Panda Express



First place: Great Harvest Bread Co.

2nd: Costco

3rd: Panera Bread


Bar and nightclubs

First place: PJ Pockets

2nd: Muckleshoot Casino

3rd: Scoreboard Pub



First place: Billy McHale’s

2nd: Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

3rd: Longhorn Barbecue



First place: Starbucks Coffee (320th)

2nd: Marista’s

3rd: Poverty Bay Coffee Company



First place: Red Robin

2nd: Tokyo Garden

3rd: IHOP



First place: Burger Express

2nd: Red Robin

3rd: Fatburger



First place: Olive Garden

2nd: Vince’s

3rd: Gino’s Bistro



First place: Azteca

2nd: Puerto Vallarta Family Mexican Restaurants

3rd: Señor Taco



First place: Round Table Pizza

2nd: The Rock

3rd: Pizza Pizazz



First place: Black Bear Diner

2nd: IHOP

3rd: Salty’s



First place: Salty’s

2nd: Red Lobster

3rd: McGrath’s



First place: Outback Steakhouse

2nd: Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

3rd: Black Angus Steakhouse

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