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Reporter announces Best of Kirkland contest winners

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Best of Kirkland 2013
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Here are the results of the 3rd Annual Best of Kirkland contest!

We sure enjoy putting this section together and what a great turnout we had this year. We gave our readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite people, places and things in the city of Kirkland. We had more than 1,000 of your neighbors and friends who either voted on our website or sent their ballot in by mail.

This is a good way to learn about people and places in our community. Maybe you haven’t tried the Mexican restaurant that was voted one of the best places to eat, or  you’ve been looking for a new dentist or clinic to go to. How about a good place to go for coffee or a place to dine on date night?  Need some ideas about where to go in your neighborhood for a good realtor?

There are great places and people right here in Kirkland.

The Best of Kirkland will offer some of your neighbors’ favorites.

Thank you to all of you who took time to take part in this survey. Remember, shop, dine and play locally whenever possible!

People

Chiropractor

WINNER: Dr. Dana McCracken, McCracken Chiropractic and Wellness Center

FINALIST: Dr. Paul Krause, Better Back & Body

FINALIST: Dr. Lyle Love, Kirkland Spine & Posture Center

Dentist

WINNER: Dr. Bernard S. Pak, Kirkland Smiles

FINALIST: Wendy Yueng, Radiant Smiles

FINALIST: Dr. Greene, Kirkland Family Dentistry

Financial Advisor

WINNER: Kirkland Financial

FINALISTS: Tim Bovey, Financial Services, Kirkland

FINALISTS: Sarah Taylor, Edward Jones

Insurance Agent

WINNER: 1st Rate Insurance Agency of Kirkland

FINALISTS: Kris Arnason, Allstate, Kirkland

FINALISTS: John Cysewski, Allstate

Physical Therapist

WINNER: Lake Washington Physical Therapy

FINALISTS: Olympic Physical Therapy, Kirkland Physical Therapy

Physician

WINNER: Dr. Michael Hunter, EvergreenHealth Medical Center

FINALIST: Dr. Laurel Morrison, Virginia Mason

FINALIST: Dr. David, Lakeshore Clinic

Realtor

WINNER: Pat O’Grady, Windermere

FINALIST: Joe Whitzel, Northwest Commercial Lending, Kirkland

FINALIST: Lynn Sanborn, Kirkland Real Estate

Teacher

WINNER: Pam Pope – Special Education Teacher

FINALIST: Robin Miller – Benjamin Franklin Elementary

FINALIST: Audrey Falkner – LWSD

Veterinarian

WINNER: Dr Mitchel Clark, Juanita Bay Animal Hospital

FINALIST: Dr. Wendy Bernstein, Critter Doctor

FINALIST: Dr. Frieberg - Rose Hill Animal Hospital

Best child care

WINNER: Kinder Care – Totem Lake

FINALIST: Kiddie Academy Kirkland

FINALIST: Kirkland Preschool

Best new business

WINNER: Savrika Tea Shop

FINALIST: Kiddie Academy Kirkland

FINALIST: Plume

Best customer service

WINNER: Bombaii Cutters

FINALIST: Zo Hair Salon

FINALIST: Kirkland XGYM

Most unique business

WINNER: Elite Treasures

FINALIST: Zo Hair Salon

FINALIST: Bombaii Cutters

Best place to take a date

WINNER: Marina Park

FINALIST: Anthony’s

FINALIST: Purple Cafe

Best restaurants

Asian Cusine

WINNER: Rikki Rikki

FINALIST: Asian Wok

FINALIST: Chan’s Place

Bakery

WINNER: Hoffman’s

FINALIST: French Bakery

FINALIST: Sweet Cakes

Best Coffee & Espresso Bar

WINNER: Caffe Lladro

FINALIST: Starbucks

FINALIST: Cafe Rocco

Best Burger

WINNER: The Slip

FINALIST: Burgermaster

FINALIST: 5 Guys

Breakfast

WINNER: George’s

FINALIST: Hector’s

FINALIST: Brown Bag

Fine Dining

WINNER: Anthony’s

FINALIST: Cafe Juanita

FINALIST: Trellis

Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream

WINNER: Ben & Jerry’s

FINALIST: Menchies

FINALIST: Cé fiore

Happy Hour

WINNER: The Lodge

FINALIST: Trellis

FINALIST: Beach House Bar & Grill

Italian Cuisine

WINNER: Ristorante Paradiso

FINALIST: Cafe Veloce

FINALIST: Olive Garden

Lunch

WINNER: Santorini Greek Grill

FINALIST: Santa Fe

FINALIST: Jimmy John’s

Mexican Cuisine

WINNER: Cactus

FINALIST: Tres Hermanos-Rose Hill

FINALIST: Azteca

Pizza

WINNER: Zeek’s

FINALIST: Pagliacci

FINALIST: Acropolis

Businesses

Auto Care

WINNER: Juanita Collison - Rod Dunshee

FINALIST: Collision Masters

FINALIST: Jay’s Kirkland Autocare

Best Bar, Nightclub

WINNER: Wild Rover

FINALIST: 212 Central

FINALIST: The Lodge Sports Grill

Car Wash

WINNER: Rose Hill Car Wash

FINALIST: Brown Bear Car Wash on 85th

FINALIST: White Swan

Clothing Store

WINNER: Hepburn Boutique

FINALIST: Ross

FINALIST: Via Lago

Consignment Store

WINNER: Champagne Taste

FINALIST: Absolutely Fabulous

FINALIST: Forget Me Not Consignments

Eye Care

WINNER: In Focus Optical

FINALIST: Costco

FINALIST: Kirkland Vision Care

Fitness Center

WINNER: X-Gym

FINALIST: 24 Hour Fitness

FINALIST: Columbia Athletic Center

Flower Shop

WINNER: Fena Flowers

FINALIST: QFC

FINALIST: Brittany Flowers of Kirkland

Gift / Book Store

WINNER: Park Place Books

FINALIST: Simplicity Décor

FINALIST: Haley’s Cottage

Hair Salon /Barber Shop

WINNER: Zo Hair Salon

FINALIST: Bombaii Cutters

FINALIST: Haute Philosophy Salon

Home Interiors

WINNER: Simplicity Décor

FINALIST: Haleys Cottage

FINALIST: My Home Interiors – Totem Lake

Hotels

WINNER: Heathman

FINALIST: Woodmark

FINALIST: Courtyard at the Marriott

Jewelry Store

WINNER: Lake Street Diamond

FINALIST: Warren Jewelers

FINALIST: Kirkland Jewelry (Downtown)

Medical Center

WINNER: EvergreenHealth Medical Center

FINALIST: Virginia Mason

FINALIST: LakeShore Clinic

Nail Salon

WINNER: B & B Nails

FINALIST: Sea Top Nails

FINALIST: Soul Ease

Pet Care, Services, Supplies

WINNER: Denny’s Pet World

FINALIST: Petco

FINALIST: Dooley’s Dog House

Professional Cleaners

WINNER: Foxes

FINALIST: Bakker’s Fine Dry Cleaning

FINALIST: U.S. Cleaners

Senior Living Facility

WINNER: Merrill Garden

FINALIST: Madison House

FINALIST: Aegis

Spa Services

WINNER: Soul Ease

FINALIST: Dermavita

FINALIST: Northwest Face Spa at the Woodmark

Tanning

WINNER: Rock Star

FINALIST: Seattle Sun Tan

FINALIST: Desert Sun

Yoga

WINNER: Ashram Hot Yoga

FINALIST: Soul Ease

FINALIST: Bikram Hot Yoga

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