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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.

BEST OF FEDERAL WAY 2011 WINNERS

SERVICE

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

 

Barbershop

First place: Gents Fine Grooming for Men

2nd: Twin Lakes Hair Salon

3rd: SportClips

 

Barista/location

First place: Maria Kuehlthau/Marista’s

2nd: Stefanie Wilkinson/3 Dog Deli

3rd: Nicole Kim /Austin Chase Coffee

 

Bartender/location

First place: Pete Houillon/Billy McHale’s

2nd: Nicole Masseth/Puerto Vallarta

3rd: Chelsea Wreden/Azteca

 

Caterer

First place: Three Chicks Catering, Inc.

2nd: Cafe Pacific Catering

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

 

Chiropractor

First place: Summers Chiropractic & Massage

2nd: Wolf Chiropractic

3rd: Spencer Chiropractic Center

 

Daycare

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

 

Dentist

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

 

Veterinarian

First place: Sacajawea Healthcare for Pets

2nd: Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital

3rd: Vets For Less

 

Waitress/location

First place: Angie Diviney/Black Bear Diner

2nd: Anna Dickinson/IHOP (Auburn)

3rd: Natasha Maglio/Black Bear Diner

 

Waiter/location

First place: Dustin Vistante/Puerto Vallarta

2nd: Tristan Gamble/Billy McHale’s

3rd: Tim Boggs/Black Bear Diner

 

Yoga

First place: Hot Yoga

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

 

RETAIL

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

 

Casino

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

 

CIVIC

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

2nd: FUSION

3rd: World Vision

 

Best place to work

First place: Federal Way Community Center

2nd: Sparks Car Care

3rd: Starbucks Coffee (320th)

 

School

First place: Sherwood Forest Elementary

2nd: Decatur High School

3rd: Federal Way High School

 

Teacher/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

 

FOOD

Asian

First place: Peking Wok

2nd: Indochine Seafood and Satay Bar

3rd: Panda Express

 

Bakery

First place: Great Harvest Bread Co.

2nd: Costco

3rd: Panera Bread

 

Bar and nightclubs

First place: PJ Pockets

2nd: Muckleshoot Casino

3rd: Scoreboard Pub

 

Barbecue

First place: Billy McHale’s

2nd: Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

3rd: Longhorn Barbecue

 

Coffee/latte/mocha

First place: Starbucks Coffee (320th)

2nd: Marista’s

3rd: Poverty Bay Coffee Company

 

Family

First place: Red Robin

2nd: Tokyo Garden

3rd: IHOP

 

Hamburgers

First place: Burger Express

2nd: Red Robin

3rd: Fatburger

 

Italian

First place: Olive Garden

2nd: Vince’s

3rd: Gino’s Bistro

 

Mexican

First place: Azteca

2nd: Puerto Vallarta Family Mexican Restaurants

3rd: Señor Taco

 

Pizza

First place: Round Table Pizza

2nd: The Rock

3rd: Pizza Pizazz

 

Brunch/breakfast

First place: Black Bear Diner

2nd: IHOP

3rd: Salty’s

 

Seafood

First place: Salty’s

2nd: Red Lobster

3rd: McGrath’s

 

Steakhouse

First place: Outback Steakhouse

2nd: Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

3rd: Black Angus Steakhouse

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