Readers: Arcadia has best places


Congratulations to nearly 70 businesses in Arcadia that were named winners in the Beacon Media (includes Arcadia Weekly) annual Readers’ Choice awards for 2014 (nearly 50 are also members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce):

Hot Spots / Hot Spots / Hot Spots

Botanical Gardens:

  1. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (Gold)

Bowling:

  1. AMF Bowling Square Lanes (Gold)

Golf Courses

  1. Santa Anita Golf Course (Gold)

Hotel

  1. Embassy Suites Arcadia (Silver)

Late Night Dining

  1. Arcadia Garden

Live Music Club

  1. Arcadia Blues Club (Gold)

Nite Club

  1. Arcadia Blues Club (Gold)

Outdoor Recreation

  1. Santa Anita Park Race Track (Gold)

Race Track

  1. Santa Anita Park Race Track (Gold)

Romantic Dining

  1. The Derby (Silver)

Tattoo Parlor

  1. Red Hot Tattoo

Essentials / Essentials / Essentials / Essentials / Essentials

Book Store

  1. The Book Rack (Silver)

Consignment Store

  1. Second Time Around (Silver)

Department Store

  1. Nordstrom (Gold)

  2. Macy’s (Silver)

Gift Shop

  1. Bear Essentials (Gold)

Golf Shop

  1. Arcadia Par 3 (Silver)

Instrument Shop

  1. Lee’s Music (Gold)

Mall

  1. Westfield Santa Anita (Gold)

Newsstand

  1. Arcadia Newsstand (Gold)

Skate Shop

  1. Advantis Ride

Specialty Store

  1. Claro’s Italian Market (Gold)

Thrift Store

  1. Bargain Box (Gold — Assistance League of Arcadia)

  2. Arcadia Welfare & Thrift (Silver)

Nobody Does it Better / Nobody Does it Better / Nobody Does it Better

Auto Mechanic

  1. Arcadia Service Center (Gold)

Bank

  1. Wells Fargo Bank (Gold)

  2. Chase (Silver)

Car Wash

  1. Fasching’s Car Wash (Gold)

Dry Cleaner

  1. Quick Clean (Gold)

  2. Santa Anita Cleaners (Silver)

Financial Advisor

  1. Jean Koehler – Ameriprise (Gold)

  2. LPL Financial Services – Jim Olson (Silver)

Florist

  1. Margit Holakoui Florist (Gold)

Home/Office Cleaning

  1. Specialty Maids (Gold)

Hospital

  1. Methodist Hospital (Gold)

Insurance Agent

  1. Abernathy Insurance (Gold)

Senior Home Care

  1. Better Living Homecare Services (Gold)

Best Cuisine / Best Cuisine / Best Cuisine / Best Cuisine

Buffet

  1. Kirin (Silver)

Family Dining

  1. Carmine’s Italian Restaurant (Silver)

Mexican

  1. Paco’s Mexican Restaurant (Gold)

Spanish

  1. La Luna Negra

Vegetarian

  1. Bean Sprout (Gold)

Best Watering Hole / Best Watering Hole / Best Watering Hole

Beer:

  1. Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant (Gold)

Boba:

  1. Honey Boba (Gold)

Martini:

  1. The Derby (Gold)

Margarita:

  1. Paco’s Mexican Restaurant (Silver)

Sangria:

  1. La Luna Negra (Silver)

Tea House

  1. Ten Ren

Favorite Dish / Favorite Dish / Favorite Dish / Favorite Dish

Bagel

  1. Goldstein’s (Gold)

– Burger

  1. In-N-Out (Gold)

Cookies

  1. DeCroupet’s – Cake Sisters

Donuts

  1. Peacock Donut

Dumplings

  1. Din Tai Fung Dumpling House (Gold)

  2. Capital Seafood (Silver)

Pasta

  1. Roma Pizzeria (Gold)

Pizza

  1. Roma Pizzeria (Gold)

  2. Zelo Pizzeria (Silver)

Steak

  1. The Derby (Gold)

Taco

  1. Paco’s Mexican Restaurant (Gold)

  2. Taco Lita (Silver)

Castle Care / Castle Care / Castle Care / Castle Care / Castle Care

Painter

  1. Sierra Painting (Gold)

Plumber

  1. RJ Collins Plumbing (Gold)

Window Contractor

  1. Slater Glass & Mirror (Gold)

Family Favorites / Family Favorites / Family Favorites / Family Favorites

Library

  1. Arcadia Public Library (Silver)

Local Charity

  1. Assistance League of Arcadia (Gold)

Place of Worship

  1. Holy Angels Church (Gold)

Private School

  1. Arcadia Christian

Head to Toe / Head to Toe / Head to Toe / Head to Toe

Acupuncture

  1. Dr. Ya-Wen Cheng (Gold)

Doctor

  1. Dr. Tom Miles (Gold)

Facial

  1. Spa Xanadu (Silver)

Fitness Center

  1. Move Your Mountain Fitness (Silver)

Martial Arts

  1. First Christian Martial Arts Studio (Gold)

Massage

  1. Spa Xanadu (Silver)

Opthalmology

  1. Dr. Andrew Phillips (Gold – Phillips Eye Center)

  2. Dr. John Beauclair, MD (Silver)

Personal Trainer

  1. Move Your Mountain Fitness (Gold)

Spa

  1. Spa Xanadu (Silver)

Tanning Salon

  1. Off Beach Tanning (Gold)

Therapist

  1. Dr. Helen Duncan