WINNERS: Best of North Coast 2012

 Congratulations to our 2012 ‘Best of’ Contest Winners and Nominees

This special section features the Gold, Silver and Bronze place finishers in the popular 2012 “Best Of” contest for various businesses and professional services in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach.

Congratulations to all those who won honors and were nominated. Not only is this a very competitive field as the North Coastal area boasts many of the top businesses and professionals in San Diego, the country’s economy over the past few years has made it more of a challenge than ever for businesses to thrive.

For these businesses to not only thrive but excel is a testament to the skill, dedication and expertise of their owners and staff.

Thanks, also, to the many readers of the Rancho Santa Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News and Solana Beach Sun for taking the time to vote and show these businesses that the quality of their services are admired and appreciated.

Businesses are the foundation of the American economy and an integral part of every community. With this special section we salute the businesses and professionals that serve our communities so well!

Best New Restaurant
1. Burlap
2. Urban Plates
3. Sushi in the Ranch

Best Breakfast
1. The Original Pancake House
2. Claires on Cedros
3. The Broken Yolk

Best Lunch
1. Del Mar Rendezvous
2. The Fish Market
3. Fidel’s Little Mexico

Best Takeout
1. Leucadia Pizzeria
2. Urban Plates
3. Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill
Best Brunch
1. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
2. Jakes
3. Poseidon

Best Family
1. Souplantation
2. Fidel’s Little Mexico
3. Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Best Outdoor
1. Pacifica Del Mar
2. Poseidon
3. The Beach House

Best Burger
1. Smash Burger
2. The Counter
3. Five Guys Burgers
Best Dessert
1. Champagne Bakery
2. Nothing Bundt Cakes
3. SWIRLS Del Mar/Carmel Valley

Best Margarita
1. Fidel’s Little Mexico
2. En Fuego Cantina & Grill
3. Chevy’s Fresh Mex
3. El Callejon

Best Pizza
1. Leucadia Pizzeria
2. Pizza Port
3. Dal Mar Pizza

Best Sandwich
1. Jersey Mikes
2. Board and Brew
3. Milton’s
Best Sushi
1. Nobu
2. Sushi in the Ranch
3. Shimbashi

Best Seafood
1. The Fish Market
2. Pacifica Del Mar
3. Jake’s

Best American
1. Pamplemousse Grill
2. Urban Plates
3. Bully’s Del Mar

Best Asian Fusion
1. Del Mar Rendevous
2. Burlap
3. East Village Asian Diner
3. Zip Fusion
Best Chinese
1. P.F. Chang’s
2. Del Mar Rendezvous
3. Double Happiness

Best French
1. Mille Fleurs
2. Champagne Bakery
3. Addison at The Grand Del Mar

Best Italian
1. Il Fornaio
2. Villa Capri
3. Vigilucci’s

Best Mexican
1. Fidel’s Little Mexico
2. Tony Jacal
3. En Fuego Cantina & Grill
Best Thai
1. Taste of Thai
2. Spices Thai Café
3. Bankok Bay Thai

Best Bakery
1. Champagne Bakery
2. Nothing Bundt Cakes
3. Thyme in the Ranch

Best Café
1. Champagne Bakery
2. Pacifica Breeze Café
3. Pannikin

Best Coffee
1. Petes Coffee and Tea
2. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
3. Pannikin
Best Deli
1. Milton’s
2. Harvest Ranch Market
3. Tip Top Meats

Best Yogurt
1. SWIRLS Del Mar/Carmel Valley
2. Golden Spoon
3. Sunset Yogurt

Best Vegetarian
1. Naked Café
2. Souplantation
3. Zinc Café

Best Wine Bar
1. Dolce Pane E Vino
2. Wine Steals
3. Crepes & Corks
Best Furniture
1. Lawrance Furniture
2. Kern & Co.
3. Cassidy Interiors

Best Bank
1. Wells Fargo
2. Chase
3. Bank of America

Best Hotel
1. The Grand Del Mar
2. L’Auberge Del Mar
3. Double Tree Del Mar

Best Mens Apparel
1. Jos. A. Bank
2. Mr. B’s
3. Durante’s Menswear
Best Woman’s Apparel
1. Ooh La La
2. Matti D
3. Pretty Please

Best Eyewear/Sunglasses
1. Sunglass Hut
2. Wink
3. Optical Illusion

Best Jewelry
1. Martin Katz
2. Diamond Boutique
3. RSF Estate & Fine Jewelry

Best Dry Cleaner
1. Beasley Cleaners
2. Surf Cleaners
3. Margaret’s Cleaners
Best Florist
1. Del Mar Floral and Gifts
2. Rancho Santa Fe Flowers & Gifts
3. Flower Hill Flowers

Best Market/Grocery
1. Jimbo’s Naturally
2. Sprouts
3. Seaside Market

Best Hair Salon
1. Studio Savvy
2. Haim Salon
3. Browtique Spa

Best Day Spa
1. La Costa Resort & Spa
2. L’ Auberge Del Mar
3. The Spa At The Grand Del Mar
Best Health Club
1. Pacific Athletic Club
2. Frogs Fitness
3. The Gym in Del Mar

Best Yoga
1. Yoga Del Mar
2. Haute Yoga
3. Sculpt Fusion

Best Senior Care
1. La Vida Del Mar
2. La Costa Glen
3. Belmont Village

Best Art Gallery
1. Dal Mar Art Center
2. Lux Art Institute
3. RSF Art Guild
Best Lawyer
1. The Moores Law Group
2. Nancy Bickford
3. Myra Chack-Fleischer
3. Haymes Law Group

Best Dentist
1. Del Mar Family Dentistry
2. Del Mar Dental Arts
3. Dr. Curtis Chan

Best Plastic Surgery
1. Dr. Smoot
1. Dr. Moradi
1. Del Mar Cosmetic and Medical Center
2. Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery
3. Changes Plastic Surgery

Best Contractor
1. Weir Brothers Custom Homes
2. Holcombe Homes
3. Marrokal Construction
Best Financial Planner
1. Edward Jones – Diane Huckabee
2. Edward Jones – Breanne Morgan
3. Ranch Investment Group

Best Golf Course
1. The Grand Golf Club
2. Morgan Run
3. Del Mar Country Club

Best Youth Sports League
1. Del Mar Little League
2. Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks
3. Surf Soccer

Best Dance Studio
1. Royal Dance Academy
2. Del Mar Ballet
3. North County Dance Arts
Best Horse Facility
1. Del Mar Horse Park
2. Majestic Farms
3. Rancho Riding Club

Best Interior Design
1. Beach Bungalow Designs
1. Fairbanks Interiors
2. Barbara Lee Grigsby Design Associates
3. Lawrance Furniture
3. Nettle Creek

Best Car Dealership
1. BMW Encinitas
2. Hoehn Auto Group
3. Lexus Kearney Mesa

Best Car Repair
1. Del Mar Car Service
2. Del Mar Heights Shell
3. Classic German/British Cars
Best Private School
1. Santa Fe Christian
2. Cathedral Catholic High School
3. San Diego Jewish Academy

Best Toy Store
1. Geppetto’s
2. Thinker Things
3. Sweet Peas

Best Pet Store
1. Muttropollis
2. Pet People
3. Dirty Dogs

Best Veterinarian
1. Torrey Pines Animal Hospital
2. Helen Woodward Animal Hospital
3. Rancho Santa Fe Animal Hospital
Best Insurance
1. Rancho Santa Fe Insurance
2. Statefarm Insurance Frank Torre Agency
3. Statefarm Insurance Jason Smith Solana Beach

Best Window/Window Covering
1. North County Blinds
2. Sierra Window Concepts
3. Newman Replacement Windows

Best Mortgage Broker
1. Richie Faust – Wells Fargo
1. Dan & Julie Sherlock – Wells Fargo
2. Jason Katz – Bank of Commerce Mortgage
3. IMPAC Mortgage