Tuesday, October 20, 2015

THE LIST - BEST OF Spokane/Coeur d'Alene

TA DA!
Written by Katie Collings Nichol, Sarah Hauge, Jennifer LaRue, Kathy Minnerly, Susan Joseph Nielsen, Jim Riggers Laurie L Ross and Blythe Thimsen
Let’s celebrate The Best of the City with our annual “Best Of” readers survey results! We’re writing about the Gold winners, and showcasing the Silver and Bronze winners in the over 120 categories shown below, but you,our readers, provided the results by voting in our annual BEST OF THE CITY ballot, which was in the June 2015 issue. The results are in, and you officially have permission to scoff at anyone who dares to grumble there’s not enough to do in Spokane. This is one of the BEST cities there is, and we’ve got the goods to prove it. Read on to see why we live in the BEST city ever, and exactly what makes it so great!

NIBBLES VITTLES and SWIGS
FINE DINING

Clinkerdagger www.clinkerdagger.com

A pillar of the community’s food scene with a funny name, Clinkerdagger has been serving prime-aged, rock-salted steaks and mouthwatering seafood to adoring couples and well-dressed businesspeople for over 40 years. With sweeping views of the city’s skyline and the Spokane River gushing below, this local classic knows the way to a Spokanite’s heart. (KCN)
SILVER: Wild Sage
BRONZE: Churchill’s
IDAHO: Beverly’s

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Anthony’s www.anthonys.com
Feeling like a fresh fish frenzy? Just for the halibut, we’re not clamming up when it comes to Anthony’s! This is the restaurant that will sockeye it to you in fresh, season-filleted fashion! Not only will the food tantalize your taste buds, the waterfront view will leave you gushing about your dining experience. (KM)
SILVER: Milford’s
BRONZE: Red Lobster
IDAHO: Fisherman’s Market
HOT WINGS
Flamin’ Joe’s www.flaminjoeswings.com 
Whoever Joe is, we like him. And, apparently, he likes using his brain and getting creative with wing rubs and sauces for every taste, trivia nights, parties, a peanut butter and jelly burger, and rabbit food with or without bacon. By the way – Tyrannosaurus Rex and chickens are related. (JL)
Silver: Buffalo Wild Wings
Bronze: Waddell’s
Idaho: Wingstop
STEAK
Churchill’s Steakhouse www.churchillssteakhouse.com
Size does matter when it comes to a steak. Churchhill’s Steakhouse has every size steak and cut, from an 8-ounce Filet Mignon to a 28-ounce Porterhouse Steak, all perfectly prepared in a custom radiant broiler. Your steak eating experience is going to be an unbridled consumption of meat. (SJN)
SILVER: Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops
BRONZE: Wolf Creek Steakhouse
IDAHO: Wolf Lodge in Coeur d’Alene
NEW RESTAURANT
NUDO www.nudoramen.com 
Readers’ favorite new restaurant is NUDO, the ramen house downtown serving up Asian fusion with a causal, pop-art vibe. Try the ramen bowls—delectable combinations of ramen noodles, savory broth, meat or seafood, and vegetables—or the burger, which sandwiches a Kobe beef patty between ramen noodle buns. (SH)
SILVER: Wandering Table
BRONZE: The Boiler Room
IDAHO: Satay Bistro
OUTDOOR DINING
Twigs www.twigsbistro.com 
Want to start your night off right? Twigs really fires up readers’ al fresco palates at three of their local hotspots – the River Park Square location is technically indoors overlooking the wide-open atrium, but let’s not quibble. Heaters and fire pits will tempt you to call the sitter because you’re going to be a little later than you planned. (JR)
SILVER: Clinkerdagger 
BRONZE: Ripple’s Riverside Grill 
IDAHO: Bardenay
SANDWICH
Domini Sandwiches www.dominispokane.com

They’re large and in charge. Meaty and uncomplicated. Thick, dough-y slices of homemade bread piled high with pastrami (et al), cheese, and hot mustard… the two Italian guys at Domini’s stuff their deli-style sandos with inches of pick-your-protein goodness. The accompanying pickles and popcorn come dangerously close to stealing the show. (KCN)
SILVER: Caruso’s Sandwich Co.
BRONZE: Stella’s Café
IDAHO: Capone’s Pub & Grill
CUPCAKE
Sweet Frostings www.sweetfrostingsbakeshop.com
Fluffy. Colorful. Whimsical. Buttery. Sweet. Frosting. Cupcakes. Oh, and lets’ not forget “happy” or “moist.” Whether you are a cupcake aficionado, or sweet treats enthusiast – Sweet Frostings is ready to treat your cupcake designated sweet tooth to something that will melt in your mouth. (KM)
SILVER: Celebrations Bakery
BRONZE: Love at First Bite
IDAHO: Stacie’s Cakes
PIZZA
Flying Goat www.theflyinggoat.com
They are a neighborhood watering hole that takes pride in their ability to climb mountains, and apparently fly, to bring excellent food and beverages to their customers as well as a unique and comfortable environment that is sensitive to the environment with sustainable and repurposed materials. They sustain us. (JL)
Silver: South Perry Pizza
Bronze: Bennedito’s Pizza
Idaho: Fire Artisan Pizza
HAMBURGER
Red Robin www.redrobin.com
“Red Robin…YUM!” is a slogan that resonates big with burger lovers. With four Red Robin locations nearby and 26 different classic and gourmet burgers to choose from, you’ll have the best burgers around, your mouth will water and it will definitely be yummy in your tummy. (SJN)
SILVER: Five Guys Burgers and Fries
BRONZE: D’Lish’s Hamburgers
IDAHO: Hudson’s Hamburgers
BARBECUE
Longhorn www.thelonghornbbq.com 
Finger-licking good food is the name of the game at Longhorn BBQ. Ribs, burgers (the patties are made from ground chuck brisket), chili, and all the other vittles you’re craving are on the menu at this Texas-style BBQ joint. (SH)
SILVER: Red Lion BBQ
BRONZE: Dickie’s Barbecue Pit
IDAHO: Porky G’s Southern BBQ
SALAD
Twigs www.twigsbistro.com 
Twigs gets the nod again for their wide array of fresh options. From their Toasted Pecan to the Pear & Roasted Beet with gorgonzola and roasted walnuts, their selections are amazing. If you want to add some sizzle, the Fajita Salad comes with steak or chicken and will absolutely get you popping. (JR)
SILVER: Hay J’s Bistro 
BRONZE: Herbal Essence 
IDAHO: Seasons of Coeur d’Alene 
LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD
Victor’s Hummus www.victorshummus.com
Vegetarians (and everyone else): we know your secret. You eat Victor’s Hummus straight. With a spoon. Basil, jalapeño, lemon zest, toasted sesame, caramelized onion, roasted garlic—even chocolate h’mousse—Victor Azar has hit creamy gold with his Middle Eastern-Mediterranean staple produced right here in Spokane. (KCN)
SILVER: Lighthouse Dressing
BRONZE: Fletcher’s Hot Sauce
APPETIZERS
Downriver Grill www.downrivergrillspokane.com
Where to start at Downriver Grill? With the starters, naturally! Fresh, local food prepared for you with a dash of delicious and a sprinkle of elegant while surrounded by the gorgeous Audubon Park neighborhood. Let your taste buds be your guide when choosing from six scintillating starters. (KM)
SILVER: Wild Sage
BRONZE: Zola
IDAHO: Beverly’s
THAI FOOD
Thai Bamboo www.thaibamboorestaurant.com 
Upon stepping into any one of the four Thai Bamboo restaurants, you can’t help but feel that you’ve suddenly been transported to an exotic location; the décor, the sounds, and the smells remind you that local and global are only different by a couple of letters and a little spice. (JL)
Silver: Bangkok Thai
Bronze: Thai Kitchen
Idaho: Asian Twist
SUSHI
Sushi.com www.mainsushi.com 
Sushi swooners say eating great sushi is better than sex. With terms like “deep fried shag roll,” it makes you wonder! Sushi lovers unite at Sushi.com with an extensive menu of fish, seafood, chicken, tofu and sauces galore from wasabi to soy. Raw, rolled, deep fried, balled, baked or “shagged,” Sushi.com has beautiful bites for all your fishy tastes. (SJN)
SILVER: Ding Howe
BRONZE: Ginger Asian Bistro
IDAHO: Syringa Japanese Cafe
CHINESE
Red Dragon www.reddragondelivery.com 
Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living readers love Red Dragon’s take on Chinese-American cuisine. This popular local chain has all of your Chinese food bases covered—sweet and sour chicken, chow mein, fried rice, wonton soup… Prefer to eat yours out of a little white carton? Delivery always available. (SH)
SILVER: China Dragon
BRONZE: Chan Bistro
IDAHO: Canton
RESTAURANT – VALLEY
Max at Mirabeau www.maxatmirabeau.com
Max is a staple dining experience in the city of Spokane Valley that is proud to support area growers. The menu features many local foods like the Cougar Gold & Washington Apple salad. Most of the wine list is from Washington and Oregon, too. Brunch runs until 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and live music and dancing until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. (JR)
SILVER: Ambrosia Bistro 
BRONZE: Hay J’s Bistro 
RESTAURANT – NORTH
Downriver Grill www.downrivergrillspokane.com

Fine dining where everyone knows your name? For regulars and out-of-towners alike, the DRG elicits neighborhood-y feelings with a dash of gourmet flair tucked into Audubon Park. Where else can you get slow-braised osso buco with a sage pork jus and gorgonzola fries? North Spokanites feel right at home at the Grill and wouldn’t have it any other way. (KCN)
SILVER: Mustard Seed

BRONZE: Waddell’s Brewpub
RESTAURANT – SOUTH
Luna www.lunaspokane.com
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? We’re not sure about Mary’s garden, but Luna’s own backyard garden is splendiferous. Not only do they provide you with the freshest garden eats, they proudly serve up the finest artisan breads the top of the South Hill has to offer. Brunch, lunch, dinner, desserts and even gluten free menu options await you at Luna! (KM)
SILVER: Casper Fry
BRONZE: Manito Tap House
RESTAURANT – WEST
Masselow’s www.northernquest.com/masselows
At Masselow’s, they welcome you to come as you are and enjoy an experience inspired by the Kalispel people that includes food from the plains and the sea. As the only AAA four diamond restaurant in the greater Spokane area, they aim to please. (JL)
Silver: Chaps
Bronze: Italian Trattoria
BEST RESTAURANT-NORTH IDAHO
Fleur de Sel www.fleur-de-sel.weebly.com 
Ooh-la-la and oui-oui please give me more fabulous French cuisine. The French have been known to be stingy, but you will be gastronomically delighted at Fleur de Sel. With a regional bistro feel and northern Italian dishes, Fleur de Sel is highbrow French deliciousness–in Post Falls, Idaho. Très magnifique! (SJN)
SILVER: Berverly’s 
BRONZE: Angelo’s Ristorante
ASIAN
Gordy’s No website listed
This charming hole-in-the-wall restaurant on the South Hill offers stellar Sichuan. With a diverse, fresh, and flavorful menu (dishes like Savory Tofu, Suan La Beef, and Dan Noodles), Gordy’s will leave you yearning for a repeat dining experience. (SH)
SILVER: Ding How
BRONZE: Mustard Seed
IDAHO: Bonsai Bistro
PHO
Pho Van www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Van
Vietnamese pho is becoming more popular, and again Pho Van on Division came in as your favorite. Patrons love digging into the large portions and readily-available takeout. Diners slurp on the roasted duck soup and gnaw on huge spare ribs and chomp on the bun cha. If you like it hot and spicy, this is the spot for you. (JR)
SILVER: Vina Asian Restaurant
BRONZE: Pho Saigon 
IDAHO: Pho Thanh 
MEXICAN
Azteca www.aztecamex.com

A fantastic Taco Tuesday (and Thursday!), mucho grande portions, and a good ‘ole American success story keeps us yo quiero’ing year after year. The Jalisco-native Ramos family prides themselves in “dependable food and reasonable prices” which is why their citadel de comida in downtown Spokane ranks numero uno. (KCN)
SILVER: Casa de Oro

BRONZE: Rancho Viejo

IDAHO: Mexican Food Factory
ITALIAN
Italian Kitchen
www.italiankitchenspokane.com
Mama mia! You’re hungry for Italian and know that only the finest Italian ristorante will suffice. At Italian Kitchen you’ll have a plethora of authentic Italian pastas, seafood, chicken and appetizers to choose from in a warm, yet engaging and comfortable setting. Buon appetito! (KM)
SILVER: Luigi’s Italian Restaurant
BRONZE: Tomato Street
IDAHO: Angelo’s Ristorante
GREEK
Two Columns No website listed
Located on Sprague Avenue near Bowdish, this hidden gem has a genuine, old world feel; the owner cooks and serves recipes from his ancestors, including authentic gyros, gluten-free and vegetarian options, the best baklava ever, and a fine list of wine and beer. (JL)
Silver: Azar’s Restaurant
Bronze: Renatus
Idaho: The White House Grill
INDIAN RESTAURANT
Taste of India www.tasteofindiaspokane.com 
Mild or wild, the authentic curried cuisine at Taste of India will be an adventure for your taste buds. With Indian mixed pickle, raita, shrimp, chicken, lamb, fish, naan and other fresh made breads and plenty of vegetarian choices, their mile long exotic menu gives you plenty to meditate on. (SJN)
SILVER: Top of India 
BRONZE: Swagat Indian Cuisine
VEGETARIAN
Mizuna www.mizuna.com 
Once Spokane’s purveyor of exclusively vegetarian dining, Mizuna has expanded its menu to accommodate omnivores while still maintaining an extensive list of delicious, meat-free options. The little alley that serves as Mizuna’s outdoor dining space is completely charming, and worthy of a visit on its own right. (SH)
SILVER: Luna
BRONZE: Boots Bakery & Lounge
IDAHO: Uva Trattoria
LOCAL COFFEE SHOP
Dutch Bros. www.dutchbros.com 
With eight hot spots between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, Dutch Bros. is on their way to wherever you’re going, and will help fuel drive to get there. They’re servers are always willing to mix up whatever half-caff double-whip concoction your craving, hot or cold, year-round, and their energy drinks fuel your drive up to the mountains or over to the coast. Don’t forget the “not-so-hots” for your backseat crew. (JR)
SILVER: Wake Up Call 
BRONZE: Atticus Coffee & Gifts 
IDAHO: Post Falls Coffee Co. 
BREAKFAST
Frank’s Diner www.franksdiners.com

Breakfast in a fancy-railcar never gets old. Especially when thick slices of smoked bacon, extra-large eggs, and crispy hash browns are made fresh daily and served with a smile. Two locations (downtown and North) satisfy our breakfast-frenzied tummies. Just make sure to arrive early— Frank’s Diner is beloved and busy! (KCN)
SILVER: Old European

BRONZE: Dave’s Bar and Grill

IDAHO: Garnet Café 
ROMANTIC
Melting Pot www.meltingpot.com/spokane
So you want a dining experience that stirs up some romance? 4 Fans the flames? Melts his or her heart? It may sound cheesy, but we think that sharing a long stemmed fork, dipped into cheese, chocolate and broth fondues at The Melting Pot would create the perfect spark! (KM)
SILVER: Clinkerdagger
BRONZE: Anthony’s Home Port
IDAHO: Beverly’s
BAKERY
Rocket Bakery www.rocketspokane.com 
With many locations in area neighborhoods, the Rocket Bakery is all about local flavor. Each location has their own specialties and they know how to make a customer feel beloved; their food is fresh and wholesome, their coffee is farm direct, and the décor is uber cool. (JL)
Silver: Petit Chat Village Bakery
Bronze: Celebrations Bakery
Idaho: Bakery by the Lake
DESSERT
Clinkerdagger www.clinkerdagger.com
The views of the Spokane River from the tables at Clinkerdagger have nothing on the dessert options at this four decades old reader-loved establishment. From their infamous Burnt Cream to six more classic dessert favorites, their dreamy desserts are the cherry on top of any meal or after event treat. (SJN)
SILVER: Melting Pot
BRONZE: Wild Sage
IDAHO: Dockside
YOGURT
Froyo Earth www.froyoearth.com 
Customers wield the power at Froyo Earth, where they choose their preferred frozen yogurt flavor (or mix and match them), then cover it with any of the dozens of topping options. Go big, go small, go bold, go plain—your taste buds’ destiny is in your own hands. (SH)
SILVER: Didier’s Yogurt and More
BRONZE: Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt
IDAHO: JAMMS Frozen Yogurt
ICE CREAM
The Scoop www.thescoopspokane.com 
This teeny-tiny hole-in-the-wall across from Wilson Elementary is your place to go for ice cream, even when the weather turns not so ice cream-y. They have an ever-changing variety of flavors, so grab that scoop of Dirt (chocolate with Oreos) while you can, because next time it may be replaced by Pear Sorbet, Salted Caramel or Cakey Dough. (JR)
SILVER: Baskin-Robbins 
BRONZE: Brain Freeze 
IDAHO: Roger’s Ice Cream & Burgers 
BUFFET
Golden Corral www.goldencorral.com 
Your 10-year-old only eats burgers. Your 4-year-old is a pasta fanatic. The 6-year-old will go for anything, as long as it’s followed by dessert. Enter Golden Corral, where everyone’s favorite is on the menu, and even Mom and Dad can have what they’ve been craving most: dinner in peace. (SH)
SILVER: River’s Edge, Northern Quest
BRONZE: Timber Creek Buffet
IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Casino
COCKTAILS & MARTINIS
Twigs www.twigsbistro.com 
You have to hand it to Twigs, when your sign says “martini bar,” you’ve set the bar high – and boy do they come through. The menu includes a Crimson Manhattan made with pomegranate liqueur or the Mucho Mango for a fruity flavor. Try the Jalapeno Cilantro Margatini or Cable Car for bolder flavor. With 36(!) signature martinis, they’ve got your month – and a month of Sundays covered. (JR)
SILVER: Churchill’s Steakhouse
BRONZE: Bistango Martini Lounge 
IDAHO: 315 Martinis and Tapas 
WINE LIST
Luna www.lunaspokane.com

Food that comes fresh from the garden deserves an equally striking bottle of vino. Luna’s grass-fed filets, whole Idaho trout, and bubbling bowls of tagliatelle are in good company as the restaurant maintains an impressive cellar beneath its dining room. Whether your palate is primed for a moody red or a spritely white, Luna’s pages-long wine list satisfies the most intellectually-driven drinker. (KCN)
SILVER: Italian Kitchen

BRONZE: Left Bank Wine Bar

IDAHO: Beverly’s
BEER LIST
Manito Tap House www.manitotaphouse.com
99 bottles of beer on the wall! Take one down… On any given day you can find 99 bottles of beer or 50 tap handles that will easily pour 99 glasses of various ales, ciders, fruit beers and IPAs here. If ‘locally owned,’ ‘craft beers’ and ‘gastropub’ are in your vocabulary, so should be this name: Manito Tap House. (KM)
SILVER: No-Li Brewhouse
BRONZE: Post St. Ale House
IDAHO: Capone’s Pub & Grill
BREWERY
No-Li www.nolibrewhouse.com 
No lie, No-Li has quite the history, kind of like a love story: hometown boy loves beer, does right by it, meets a girl, does right by her, makes a friend who also loves beer, changes its name to appease someone on the east coast and, did someone say beer? (JL)
Silver: Iron Goat Brewing Co.
Bronze: Steam Plant Grill
Idaho: Trickster’s Brewery
HAPPY HOUR
Zola www.zolainspokane.com
The chic vibe cocktails and eats aplenty at Zola create quite a buzz during their daily happy hour. Heck, where else can you eat, drink and be happy (without getting dizzy) in a tilt-a-whirl booth? Zola has made a lot of folks happy, happy, happy. Oh yeah, Sunday it’s HH all day! (SJN)
SILVER: Steam Plant Grill
BRONZE: Prospectors Bar & Grill
IDAHO: Bardenay
HAPPY HOUR FOOD
Hugo’s on the Hill www.hugosonthehill.com 
Bowling food and libations have rarely looked this good—or been this affordable. Happy hours are extra happy at Hugo’s, where they run every day of the week with draught pints for $3, glasses of 14 Hands wine for $3.50, and martinis for $6, as well as food specials. (SH)
SILVER: Madeleine’s Cafe
BRONZE: Steelhead Bar and Grill
IDAHO: Oval Office
DANCING
Knitting Factory www.sp.knittingfactory.com
Dancing is mandatory at The Knit. No, really – seating is extremely limited but there is plenty of room on the dance floor. Although, drinks are served in designated zones, you needn’t be 21 to shake your groove thing. A wide variety of acts pass through, from local faves to up-and-coming national singers, their lineup is frequently updated so get out there and rock. (JR)
SILVER: Impulse at Northern Quest 
BRONZE: Irv’s Bar
IDAHO: Iron Horse 
WINERY
Arbor Crest Wine Cellars www.arborcrest.com

Sweeping views, solid wine, and live music on balmy nights— what else could a winery-seeker ask for? Family-run since 1982, Arbor Crest boasts acres of gardens and historic landmarks, including a croquet court, life-size checkerboard, and a tasting room situated in the Florentine-style Cliff House circa 1924. Come for the Sunday concerts, but stay for the estate-bottled sparkling wine and Dionysus red blend. (KCN)
SILVER: Barrister Winery
BRONZE: Townsend Cellars
IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Cellars Winery
PUB FARE
Flying Goat www.theflyinggoat.com
You can’t get closer to an England, Scotland or Ireland fashioned watering hole and pub in Spokane, than you can at the Flying Goat. Tasty craft beers and the option of Guinness beef stew to compliment any one of their six gourmet pub style sandwiches. You baaaa-tter believe it! (KM)
SILVER: Waddell’s Brewpub
BRONZE: Manito Tap House
IDAHO: Cricket’s Restaurant
SPORTS BAR
Swinging Doors www.theswingingdoors.com 
Family owned for over 30 years, the Swinging doors has 60 TV sets that are plugged in to every sports channel so you’ll never miss a game, their own golf club, huge portions of good food, a full bar, and free wireless. I might never see my husband again. (JL)
Silver: Northern Quest’s Epic
Bronze: Buffalo Wild Wings
Idaho: Paddy’s Sports Bar & Grill
PLACES WE LOVE
SKI RESORT
Schweitzer Mountain Resort www.schweitzer.com 
If it’s gnarly, carving, downhill or cross country, snowboarding or soufflé dure or pow wow snow, you’ll find it at Schweitzer Mountain Resort above Sandpoint. The lodge, hotel, restaurants and lounges are nice distractions for snow bunnies. Whatever your snow appetite, you’ll get it with a pampered stay on this mountain. (SJN)
SILVER: Mt. Spokane
BRONZE: Silver Mountain 
CASINO
Northern Quest
www.northernquest.com 
Roll the dice with Northern Quest Casino, where they’ve got slots, table games, and poker, plus tons of concerts and special events. If relaxation, rather than high stakes, is your thing, check out the full bevy of services offered at La Rive Spa. (SH)
SILVER: Coeur d’Alene Casino
BRONZE: Hugo’s on the Hill
LAKE RESORT
Coeur d’Alene Resort www.cdaresort.com 
So much praise to heap on the Coeur d’Alene Resort – nearly a dozen restaurants and lounges, a rejuvenating spa, the floating green, and the boardwalk that’s open to the public. Each June, the Resort hosts thousands of world-class athletes for the Ironman Triathlon, and just days later is back to being the beachside beacon of North Idaho. Follow that beacon and spend the day, or the week, at this jewel. (JR)
SILVER: Hill’s Resort 
BRONZE: Granite Point Park 
 FITNESS CLUB
Oz Fitness www.ozfitness.com
No need to drool over the sun-soaked bods of beach-romping Aussies when you have a little bit of “Down Unda” fitness-flava in your own backyard. Spokane-based chain Oz Fitness has fully-equipped locations throughout the region, many offering Olympic-sized pools, physical therapy, nutrition classes and on-site childcare. Put down your Vegemite sandwich and get thee to the gym! (KCN)
SILVER: Anytime Fitness

BRONZE: Crossfit Spokane

IDAHO: Kroc Center
HOTEL
Davenport Hotel www.davenporthotelcollection.com
Grand. Rich with history. Lush. Elegant… and so much more. Places to dine, relax and pamper yourself in the spa and sleep in sweet, sweet splendor! You’ll know you picked the right spot from the moment you walk in the doors. We think it’s Worthy and are sure you will too! (KM)
SILVER: Northern Quest Resort & Casino
BRONZE: Holiday Inn
IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Resort
GOLF COURSE
Downriver www.spokanegolf.com/downriver-golf-course.html 
Built in 1916, Downriver is one of the oldest courses in Spokane. It runs fairly straight along the river with plenty of trees to keep a player honest. Don’t worry, they’ll keep your secrets even if you do hit them; what happens on the course, stays on the course. (JL)
Silver: Meadowwood
Bronze: Hangman Valley
Idaho: Coeur d’Alene Resort
OUTDOOR RECREATION SUPPLIES
REI www.rei.com/stores/spokane
Four distinct seasons + hundreds of outdoor activities + fitness fanatics + gotta have the best equipment = go see the experts at REI. From rafting supplies and camping, to learning about wilderness survival or how to change a bike tire, REI is ready to outfit or teach you what you need to know. Ready, set, go outside and play, do and explore! (SJN)
SILVER: Cabela’s 
BRONZE: General Store
WEDDING VENUE
Davenport Hotel www.davenporthotelcollection.com 
The lovely, historic Davenport Hotel is an ideal location for an elegant wedding. With beautiful ballrooms for large groups, unmatched accommodations, spa services, dining and drinks, all in the heart of downtown, the Davenport has everything you’ll need when you’re ready to say “I do.” (SH)
SILVER: Beacon Hill
BRONZE: Chateau Rive
IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Resort
MEETINGS/EVENTS FACILITY
Lincoln Center www.thelincolncenterspokane.com 
The Lincoln Center just north of downtown is establishing a foothold as the go-to gathering place in Spokane. With two large ballrooms and several smaller meeting spaces, they are flexible to house almost any reunion, wedding or celebration you desire. The on-site catering is top-notch and proudly provides beer, wine and cocktails, should you desire. They even have free on-site parking. (JR)
SILVER: Davenport Hotel 
BRONZE: Glover Mansion 
IDAHO: Hagadone Event Center 
CATERER
Two Cooks with Love www.twocookswithlovecatering.com
We love Scott and Roxanne’s attention to detail, abundant presentations, and signature flair. Their culinary prowess begins with stress-free customer service and ends with a spectacular event that has charmed each and every guest. Whether the dynamic duo is bartending, butler-ing, or wedding-prepping, they never fail to wow us. (KCN)
SILVER: Couple of Chefs
BRONZE: Fery’s Catering
IDAHO: Greenbriar Catering
THEATRE COMPANY
Spokane Civic Theatre www.spokanecivictheatre.com
Their mission: to foster and operate a volunteer live community theater of high artistic merit. And luck be a lady – they’ve done it! Since 1947, the Spokane Civic Theatre and its volunteers who serve as actors, crew members, house managers, ushers and board members continue to uphold their mission in one of the oldest community theatres in the country. Bravo! (KM)
SILVER: Interplayers Theatre
BRONZE: Christian Youth Theater
IDAHO: Lake City Playhouse
PLAY, LAST YEAR
Wicked www.wickedthemusical.com 
For too long, Dorothy got all of the attention but what of the witches of Oz? Who were they before they encountered Toto? And how did one end up a puddle on the floor? A mix of reality television, drama, a love story, and a dash of horror, Spokane loves a good witch story. (JL)
Silver: Les Miserables
Bronze: Gypsy
DANCE COMPANY
Simply Dance Studio www.simplydancestudio.com 
If you’ve dreamed of making it onto “Dancing with the Stars,” you can find your groove and perfect your dance moves at the Simply Dance Studio. Ballroom gets the royal treatment at this ballroom dance school, but there’s room for a wilder side, with the weekly Saturday Night Salsa, with Marianna. Zesty! (BT)
SILVER: Ballet Arts Academy
BRONZE: Spokane Elite Dance Studio
IDAHO: Ballet School of Coeur d’Alene
LOCAL CHARITY
Union Gospel Mission www.uniongospelmission.org 
Union Gospel mission is dedicated to restoring lives of the needy in our community, providing shelter and meals, crisis assistance for women and children and programs dedicated to recovery employment skills. You voted UGM as your favorite local charity, and they have many ways to help – you can shop their thrift stores, buy or donate a vehicle, and they can always use volunteers. (JR)
SILVER: Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
BRONZE: Catholic Charities
CHARITY GALA
Pumpkin Ball www.thepumpkinball.org 

Let the pumpkin carving begin! Gourmet dining, high-end live and silent auctions and outstanding entertainment only begin to describe this beloved black-tie gala. Best of all, 100% of the net proceeds support the important work of the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital— two leading organizations who serve the neediest children in our community. (KCN)
SILVER: Epicurean Delight

BRONZE: Cobra Polo Classic
RADIO STATION
92.9 KZZU www.kzzu.com
Turn that dial to 92.9 KZZU FM radio and hear what’s hip, happenin’ and all the rage on and off the radio. Let the hosts of morning madness – Dave, Ken & Molly, get your day off to a start where hilarity ensues! Dan Roberts will take you into the afternoon with hip hop pop tunes until Jackie Brown drives you home at 5! (KM)
SILVER: 103.1 KCDA
BRONZE: 920 KXLY
PEOPLE WE LOVE
BAND/SINGER
Cami Bradley www.camibradley.com 
Singer-songwriter Cami Bradley’s definitely got talent. Bradley, who rose to national fame on America’s Got Talent, blends genres including indie-pop, folk, and jazz, crafting tunes to represent the self-described “normal gal” who’s given us all plenty of hometown pride. (SH)
SILVER: Kozmik Dreamz
BRONZE: Ryan Larson
RADIO PERSONALITY
Dave, Ken & Molly, 92.9 KZZU www.dkmshow.com 
We’re glad that Ken left the farm, that Dan left the survey crew, and that Molly graduated from preschool because now, they keep us laughing long after their show ends every weekday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on KZZU. It’s a zoo out there; might as well keep it interesting. (JL)
Silver: Jay & Kevin, 99.9 KXLY-FM
Bronze: Jackie Brown, 92.9 KZZU
PHOTOGRAPHER
Diane Maehl Photography www.dianemaehl.com
All you want is to look amazing, thinner, younger and basically flippin’ fabulous! You’ll have no worries or notice any wrinkle lines with Diane Maehl Photography. From indoor studio and outdoor action shots to photo booth craziness and on location event photography (including exotic locales), Diane Maehl can capture the moment brilliantly with finesse, fun and frivolity. (SJN)
SILVER: Gary Peterson Photography
BRONZE: Crystal Madsen Photography
IDAHO: Rocky Castaneda & Creative Solutions
LOCAL ARTIST
Harold Balazs
Now in his mid-80s, Harold Balazs is one of our region’s most celebrated and prolific artists, known for his fearlessness in working with a vast array of media to create everything from abstract metal sculptures to murals, enamels, paintings, and stained glass. (SH)
SILVER: Ric Gendron
BRONZE: Melinda Melvin
NEWS ANCHOR, MALE
Dan Kleckner, KHQ www.khq.com 
Our readers love to “connect with Kleck,” and they’ve been doing so for nearly 30 years. Currently teaming with Stephanie Vigil at 5 and 6 p.m., Dan Kleckner started as sports director and now, with over a decade in the anchor chair, his is the voice viewers turn to for big stories, and the face we like to see when we turn on and tune in our television sets. (BT)
SILVER: Randy Shaw, KREM
BRONZE: Sean Owsley, KHQ
NEWS ANCHOR, FEMALE
Stephanie Vigil, KHQ www.khq.com 

Recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and multiple Emmy’s, Stephanie has been brightening our news hour for over 17 years. A newly tapped ‘Zag professor and an advocate of unsung heroes, our favorite female anchor delivers fine-tuned information and inspiring stories with style and grace. We appreciate Stephanie for keeping us entertained and in-the-know! (KCN)
SILVER: Nadine Woodward, KREM

BRONZE: Robyn Nance, KXLY
WEATHER ANCHOR
Tom Sherry, KREM www.krem.com
This guy does it all! He can tell you if a blizzard, a heat wave or an intense haboob (god bless you!) is headed our way! He also continues to conduct Tom’s Turkey Drive, the single largest turkey drive in the Inland Northwest. Now that’s worth gobbling about! (KM)
SILVER: Kris Crocker, KXLY
BRONZE: Mark Peterson, KXLY
LOCAL SPORTSCASTER
Dennis Patchin, KXLY www.kxly.com/700-ESPN-Program-Director/9206396
He’s been in your living room, your man-cave, your car, and your favorite watering hole sharing your enthusiasm. He’s been with you at Hoopfest, Bloomsday, and every game including your local high school football game.4 You know Dennis, Dennis knows sports, and we high-five him. (JL)
Silver: Sam Adams, KHQ
Bronze: Keith Osso, KXLY
ACTOR (NATIONAL)
Craig T. Nelson
This CoachPoltergeist and The Incredibles film and sitcom star still remembers Spokane as his hometown. These days, Craig T. Nelson (70) stars in the TV series Parenthood, is an auto-racing enthusiast who owns Screaming Eagle Racing. If you’ve never heard of The Return of Count Yorga, you’re not alone. But we’re pretty sure you’ve seen Blades of Glory, The Proposal and My Name is Earl. (SJN)
SILVER: Patty Duke
BRONZE: Megalyn Echikunwoke
ACTOR (PRIMARILY LOCAL)
Patrick Treadway
Is there anything Patrick Treadway doesn’t do? The actor, voice over and visual artist performs with Actor’s Repertory Theater, Interplayers, Lake City Playhouse, and others, plus he makes puppets and props, paints portraits, creates costumes and parade floats, and the list goes on—it’s no wonder he’s our readers’ favorite. (SH)
SILVER: Ellen Travolta
BRONZE: Kathy Doyle-Lipe
ELECTED OFFICIAL
David Condon www.spokanecity.org/mayor
The 44th mayor of the City of Spokane, Mayor Condon was born and raised in Spokane. His efforts and passion to make Spokane the “City of Choice” in the Northwest are unmatched! (KM)
SILVER: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
BRONZE: Kevin Parker
IDAHO: Steve Widmyer
SHOP TIL’ YOU DROP
JEWELRY STORE
Jewelry Design Center www.jewelrydesigncenter.com
Who hangs out with Mikimoto, Simon G., Roberto Coin and Dabakarov? You can find these extraordinary brands at Spokane’s Jewelry Design Center. This jewelry store has everything your heart desires, from “the world’s most perfectly cutdiamond,” customized design work and watches, to dazzling gemstones and diamond fashion. I’ll take one of everything please! (SJN)
SILVER: Tracy Jewelers
BRONZE: Pounders Jewelry
IDAHO: Clark’s Diamond Jewelers
CLOTHING BOUTIQUE
Swank www.swankboutique.net 
Fashion-forward is the focus at Swank, where you’ll find the most on-trend clothing and accessories. With brands like Free People, J Brand, and Hudson Jeans as well as shoes, décor, and gifts, it’s no mystery why readers who’ve been bitten by the fashion bug love Swank best. (SH)
SILVER: Fringe Salon & Boutique
BRONZE: Apricot Lane
IDAHO: Velvet Hanger
FURNITURE – TRADITIONAL
Tin Roof www.thetinroof.us
When looking for fun, functional furniture, The Tin Roof on Sprague is where you like to shop. Calling themselves “relaxed, but upscale,” from couches to lamps, dressers to accessories, Tin roof provides what you need to turn your home into your signature. (JR)
SILVER: La-Z-Boy Furniture
BRONZE: Ashley Furniture 
IDAHO: Runge Furniture 
FURNITURE – MODERN
Dania www.daniafurniture.com

When we’re seeking something sleek, Dania makes your interior designer-hearts pitter patter. Offering Scandinavian and mid-century designs, Dania merges beauty and functionality while providing quality craftsmanship that may cause you to rethink your next trip to Seattle’s Ikea (unless you’re really just going for the hotdogs…). With pieces that should please both swanky cocktail party-throwers and families with little ones, Dania’s contemporary simplicity makes modern living just a little bit easier. (KCN)
SILVER: Concept Home

BRONZE: Ennis Fine Furniture

IDAHO: Koerner’s Furniture
PATIO FURNITURE
Jacob’s Upholstery & Patio www.jacobsupholstery.com
Totally tubular! Aluminum, that is! In addition to wrought iron, wicker, wood and teak, Jacob’s Upholstery & Patio can deck out your back yard in all-weather style. Don’t table your patio discussion any longer! (KM)
SILVER: Falco’s Fireplace & Spa
BRONZE: MOR Furniture For Less
IDAHO: Wild West Log Furniture
BEDROOM FURNITURE
Walker’s Furniture www.walkersfurniture.com 
If you need something for the place you call home, they’ve got it and they make it easy for you to get it. Whatever your taste or style, they’ve got you covered with quality, value, and good service with many convenient locations and a handy website. At Walker’s, you’re home. (JL)
Silver: National Furniture
Bronze: Ashley Furniture
Idaho: Koerner’s Furniture
MATTRESS STORE
Sleep Country USA Bed & Mattress www.sleepcountry.com 
Momma’s not happy if she doesn’t get a good night’s sleep, so I suggest she visit one of the seven area Sleep Country USA locations. Give me the best firm king sized mattress, slippers, a sleep mask and sound machine (all available in-store) and I’ll sleep soundly for at least eight hours–no…zzzz…problem…! (SJN)
SILVER: Northwest Bedding Company
BRONZE: Sleep Number Beds
IDAHO: National Mattress 
CONSIGNMENT SHOP
Once Upon a Child www.onceuponachildinlandempire.com 
Raising growing kids means managing an ever-changing wardrobe. Once Upon a Child buys and sells used clothing, toys, and furniture, giving you cash for the items your little ones have outgrown, and offering the affordable, gently used items your family needs now. (SH)
SILVER: Other Mothers
BRONZE: Global Neighborhood Thrift
IDAHO: Beau Monde Exchange
ART GALLERY
Devin Galleries www.devingalleries.com 
Devin Galleries in the heart of the Lake City is your pick for artwork and calls to you as you stroll down Sherman Avenue. Devin has glasswork, prints, and sculptures – even jewelry, and proudly participates in the monthly Artwalk from April-December. (JR)
SILVER: Painter’s Chair 
BRONZE: Art Spirit Gallery 
FLORIST
Liberty Park Florist www.libertyparkflorist.com

If the earth laughs in flowers, then Liberty Park Florist must be one joyful place. Tucked into the lower portion of the South Perry district, this charming florist and nursery has been bedecking our gardens and greenhouses since 1928. Whether it’s perennials or poinsettias, the friendly flower people at Liberty are our favorite. (KCN)
SILVER: Just Roses

BRONZE: Appleway Florist

IDAHO: Hansen’s Florists and Gifts
GIFTS
Boo Radley’s / Atticus www.facebook.com/BooRads
Shopping for someone who has everything? Then we advise you to walk, (don’t run) to either of these shops on Howard! Wacky, fun, shocking, laugh out loud items adorn these shops. Novelty items, edgy decorations and t-shirts, old age, new age, your age! You’ll leave with more than you went in for and an odd sense that you need to read “To Kill a Mockingbird” again! (KM)
SILVER: Simply Northwest
BRONZE: Made in Washington
IDAHO: Figpickels Toy Emporium
CHEESE SHOP
Saunders Cheese (in Chocolate Apothecary) www.chocolateapothecary.com 
Located at Chocolate Apothecary in the Flour Mill, Saunders Cheese is the place to go to get a fromage fix. Forget simple cheddar and think unique delights that even the lactose intolerant can partake in. Be hypnotized by their glowing display case and taste heaven. (JL)
Silver: Huckleberry’s Natural Market
Bronze: Main Street Market
TOY SHOP
Uncles Games, Puzzles & More www.unclesgames.com
Who knew the Pokémon League, My Little Pony, Dungeons & Dragons and the Yu-Gi-Oh gangs could be found in downtown Spokane and the Spokane Valley at Uncle’s Games, Puzzles & More? In addition to hundreds of different games and puzzles, the downtown location just got a facelift. Games keep us young, laughing, thinking and having fun! (SJN)
 SILVER: Whiz Kids
BRONZE: Boo Radley’s
IDAHO: Figpickels Toy Emporium
CHOCOLATE SHOP
Chocolate Apothecary www.chocolateapothecary.com
Richly satisfying, chocolate is a dark and creamy prescription for a host of maladies. This chocolate pharmacy operates in the old-world tradition providing a warm atmosphere and a host of healing confections. For the most decadent medicine in Spokane, Chocolate Apothecary is just what the doctor ordered. (KCN)
SILVER: Hallet’s Chocolate

BRONZE: Spokandy Chocolatier

IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Chocolates
ANTIQUES
Roost www.facebook.com/pages/ROOST
One need not be ‘old-fashioned’ to appreciate vintage design or fashion. You can find collectible treasures for the shabby designer, the country fashioner, the industrial devisor or the eclectic engineer! You’ll want to set up shop here as new inventory and an eye for design is what’s what at Roost. (KM)
SILVER: Vintage Rabbit
BRONZE: Tossed and Found
IDAHO: Paris Flea Market
SERVICE WITH A SMILE
CHIROPRACTOR
Valente Chiropractic & Massage www.spokanechiropractic.com

Tension headaches, vertigo, and joint pain, BE GONE! Voted best chiropractor for over 10 years, Dr. Valente and his team know a thing or two about helping the body heal itself. For aching muscles, misaligned bones, or fraying nerves both chronic and acute, we know we are in good hands at Valente Chiropractic and Massage. (KCN)
SILVER: University Chiropractic

BRONZE: Sicilia Chiropractic

IDAHO: Unlimited Health Chiropractic
VETERINARIAN
South Grand Veterinary Clinic www.southgrandvet.com 
Offering a full range of veterinary medicine, South Grand employees love your pets, just ask Furball. “Well yes, the raccoon got some good jabs in but he won’t be back; I saw to that and, at South Grand, they took care of me like it never happened. Right? It never happened.” (JL)
Silver: Hunter Veterinary Clinic
Bronze: Cat’s Meow
Idaho: Animal Medical Center
CREDIT UNION
Spokane Teachers Credit Union www.stcu.org 
It began in 1934 in a tiny classroom at Lewis & Clark High School where money was kept in a shoebox and customers pulled a rope attached to a bell to get service. Now, more modern conveniences make service a whole lot easier for their 129,000 members. (JL)
Silver: Numerica Credit Union
Bronze: Global Credit Union
Idaho: Icon Credit Union
BANK
Washington Trust Bank www.watrust.com
Sometimes, older is better, and banking is definitely one of the oldest professions around. WTB is the oldest and largest privately-held commercial bank in the Northwest (112 years old to be banker precise!). Banking is personal, because after all, it’s your money, right? WTB is local, family owned and firmly grounded in our community. Sounds pretty personal to me. (SJN)
SILVER: Bank of America
BRONZE: Banner Bank
IDAHO: Idaho Independent Bank
PET SUPPLY STORE
Petco www.petco.com 
They’ve got everything you need for Fido and Fluffy—plus the hamster, birds, turtle, fish, and chameleon. Petco also offers training classes for your dogs, pet grooming—and if you bring your pet shopping with you, they’ll even get a treat at the checkout. (SH)
SILVER: PetSmart
BRONZE: Northwest Seed and Pet
IDAHO: GoodDog
GARDEN SHOP
Ritters www.4ritter.com 
A mainstay near the Division “Y”, Ritters is the go-to outlet for a potted herb garden or a lawn that requires a lawn tractor, or bulbs and seeds for all seasons. Their knowledgeable staff can help with fertilizers or pesticides, or colorful lawn decor and banners to brighten any landscape. (JR)
SILVER: Northwest Seed & Pet 
BRONZE: Plant Farm 
IDAHO: VanHoff’s Garden Center
SECURITY SYSTEMS
ADT www.homesecurity.adt.com/wa/spokane     

Protecting our homes, loved ones and businesses for over a century, ADT has what it takes to make us feel safe and secure. Leading the market in product innovation, ADT’s authorized dealer, located on Euclid Avenue, ups the ante with stellar customer service and lightning-speed response times. Peace of mind has never been so accessible…or affordable! (KCN)
SILVER: Allied Security

BRONZE: Certified Security
LIGHTING and ACCESSORIES
Firefly www.firefly-ltg.com
Once you step foot into the gallery, you’ll know there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Whether you need lighting design for commercial or residential projects, new ceiling fans or just want to ‘Go into the light’ Firefly Lighting and Design will illuminate your experience! (KM)
SILVER: Revival Lighting
BRONZE: Evergreen Lighting
IDAHO: Idaho Lights
WINDOWS
McVay Brothers www.mcvaybrothers.com 
They do windows and everything else it takes to dress up your house for every season, every holiday, and every whim of Mother Nature. They’ve been doing it since 1933 and have grown up with our fair city, making neighborhood drives much more beautiful. (JL)
Silver: VPI Home Solutions
Bronze: Pella Windows and Doors
Idaho: Coeur d’Alene Window Company
SIDING AND ROOFING
McVay Brothers www.mcvaybrothers.com 
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain, tellin’ me just what a fool I’ve been. That rhythm will stay outside your home if you use McVay Brothers. Owning property means taking care of the big and small stuff. Siding and roofing is pretty big stuff, so make sure it’s done right, by professionals. McVay Brothers has been around for 81 years–no foolin’. (SJN)
SILVER: Specialty Home Products
BRONZE: Inland Roofing
IDAHO: Jimbo’s Seamless Raingutters
KITCHEN DESIGN
Berry Built www.berrybd.com 
Ready to rip up the old linoleum, tear out the dated appliances, and create the kitchen of your dreams? Berry Built is readers’ go-to kitchen design company—whether you’re resurfacing cabinets or building from scratch, they’re here to help. (SH)
SILVER: Huntwood Cabinets
BRONZE: Gina’s Design Center
IDAHO: Wingren Design
GRANITE
Mario and Son www.marioandson.com 
Need to rock your bathroom or kitchen countertops? Look no farther than Mario & Son in Liberty Lake. Each piece of granite is unique, so you get to be bold making your statement – this is home. Their commercial work can also be spotted at the Davenport Hotel, the INB Performing Arts Center. (JR)
SILVER: RW Gallion 
BRONZE: Granite Transformations
IDAHO: Gargoyle Granite & Marble 
CABINETS
Huntwood Cabinets www.huntwood.com
Well, aren’t we lucky ducks? The leading custom cabinetry maker in North America has its corporate headquarters located in our own backyard. Huntwood’s new 567,000 square foot showroom is based in Liberty Lake and boasts the most advanced woodworking plant in the world. From design to denouement, Huntwood fulfills our built-in ambitions. (KCN)
SILVER: Affordable Custom Cabinets

BRONZE: Freeze Furniture and Manufacturing

IDAHO: Tapley Cabinet Works
ARCHITECTURAL FIRM
Sam Rodell Architect www.rodell.co
If he builds it… you will be astounded. Whether you’re building a home, office or private retreat, Sam Rodell will take your vision, needs and unique reflection and transform them into a space that nurtures your family, secures your dreams and makes work a natural, comfortable environment. (KM)
SILVER: Integrus Architecture
BRONZE: ALSC
IDAHO: Architects West
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Land Expressions www.landexpressions.com 
Land Expressions give voice to the environment, allowing it to express itself as it should, creating incredible and thoughtful outdoor spaces that blend well with architecture and where others can commune with nature or hug a tree in public or private places. (JL)
Silver: Greenscape Landscaping
Bronze: Copper Creek Landscape
Idaho: Escapes Landscape Architecture
HOT TUBS & SPAS
Apollo Spas www.apollospas.com
Your backyard, deck or patio can easily become a private, relaxing spa. Nothing can ease sore muscles, distress or warm you up faster than a hot tub or spa. From music, mood lighting, waterfalls and scented water to floating beverage holders, massaging jets and spa pillows, Apollo puts the “ahhh” in “spa.” (SJN)
SILVER: Pool World
BRONZE: Falco’s Fireplace & Spa
IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Spas
PAINT STORE
Sherwin Williams www.sherwin-williams.com 
Whether you’re having trouble selecting the right finish for your family room or finding the tools to touch up your siding, the pros at Sherwin-Williams will answer your questions and have you out the door, paint cans in hand, in no time. (SH)
SILVER: Miller Paint
BRONZE: Wahl Paint Center
IDAHO: Rodda Paint
FLOORING STORE
Great Floors www.greatfloors.com 
With three Spokane and North Idaho Outlets, you don’t have to drive far to get Great Floors covering your home. Laminate – check. Vinyl or ceramic tile – check. Plush or commercial carpet – check. Ceramic and stone – got that too. Great Floors is ready to cover your castle. (JR)
SILVER: Northwest Trends 
BRONZE: United Flooring 
IDAHO: Carpet Warehouse Color Tile 
PLUMBING
Gold Seal www.goldsealplumbing.com

Locally-owned and operated for over four generations, Gold Seal has grown from a two-man shop to the largest and most reliable licensed plumbing firm in the region. Famously reengineering the Davenport Hotel’s turn-of-the-century plumbing system, we tip our hats to Gold Seal for their punctual, efficient, and all-around warm and friendly service. (KCN)
SILVER: United Plumbing

BRONZE: 1st Response Plumbing

IDAHO: Always Available and Affordable Plumbing
CLOSET STORAGE SYSTEMS
California Closets www.californiaclosets.com/spokane
Not enough room in your closet for your latest shopping spree? Are the toys for your tots too bountiful to fit in a bin under their beds anymore? Invite the fine designers from California Closets to refine your space to allow you just what you need; storage solutions with priceless benefits! They even have designers in place to create a ‘Man Cave’ for that special guy in your life.   (KM)
SILVER: Cabinet Systems
BRONZE: The Closet Guys
NEW CAR DEALERSHIP
Larry H. Miller Dealerships www.lhmauto.com 
Larry pitched a mean softball, won awards from business, civic, and non-profit organizations, and always believed in having a little fun, making a little money, and taking care of the customer. You spend a lot of time in your car (while never texting), might as well buy from the best. (JL)
Silver: Wendle Motors
Bronze: Appleway Toyota
Idaho: Dave Smith Motors
USED CAR DEALERSHIP
Larry H. Miller Dealerships www.larryhmillerlexusspokane.com 
From luxury to fun, your car makes a statement about you, so you might as well love it. With four dealerships in the area, the folks at Larry H. Miller make owning a Lexus, Honda, Hyundai, Scion or Toyota part of your personality. So, what’s your type? Luxurious, practical or sporty? (SJN)
SILVER: Jennifer’s Auto Sales & Service
BRONZE: Wendle Motors
IDAHO: Dave Smith Frontier Sales and Service
AUTO REPAIR
Mechanic’s Pride www.mechanicspride.com 
The team at Mechanic’s Pride offers everything from tune-ups to A/C repairs to custom wheels to fuel injections. Plus, their complimentary shuttle service will get you back to your home or office while your own wheels are out of commission. (SH)
SILVER: Perfection Tire
BRONZE: Clark’s Tire and Automotive
IDAHO: Silverlake Automotive
AUTO BODY SHOP
DAA Northwest www.daanw.com 
To handle that bumped bumper or shopping cart scratch, readers head out to the West Plains and DAA Northwest. The staff takes care to make sure your car is as safe to drive as it is pleasant to look at, and they do so with a commitment to earth-friendly products and a healthy work environment. They want your vehicle to leave in better condition than before yore collision. (JR)
SILVER: Craig’s Automotive and Collision Repair 
BRONZE: Ed’s Premier Auto Body
IDAHO: Lake City Auto Body 
HOSPITAL
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital www.shmc.org
The time to have the very best bed side manner and experts surrounding you is when you or a loved one are in the hospital. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has more world class docs, nurses, specialty areas and award winning health care teams than can fit here. (SJN)
SILVER: Deaconess Hospital Rockwood Health System
BRONZE: Valley Hospital Rockwood Health System
IDAHO: Kootenai Medical Center
DRY CLEANING
Next Day Dry Cleaning
www.dcpickup.com 
For local dry cleaning, you selected Next Day Dry Cleaning – a service that comes to you. Their varied routes ensure that they get to each neighborhood in our region once a week, press and service your items – returning them the very next day. Next Day also does mending, alterations, and even non-clothing items like draperies and sleeping bags. (JR)
SILVER: Clark’s Cleaners 
BRONZE: Scollard’s Cleaners
IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Laundry 
HOW DO YOU STAY SO GORGEOUS?
DENTIST

Brooke Cloninger, DDS www.facebook.com/Cloninger-Brooke

Have you ever walked into the dentist’s office in a good mood? Dr. Brooke’s patients apparently do! Her joyful spirit, gentle touch, and good humor inspire us to take care of our pearly whites— now that’s something to smile about. (KCN)
SILVER: Andrew T. Biggs, DMS

BRONZE: Comfort Dental

IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Dental Center
COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Richard Weigand, DDS www.drweigand.com
A dentist that offers pillows, blankets, headphones and warm, scented towels? Not to mention state-of-the-art laser technology – not only for your pearly whites, but for your gums too. Invisalign (invisible braces), smile design, crowns, whitening and much more are what you’ll find here. You’ll be jumping into photo opportunities so fast once you visit Richard Weigand, DDS, you’re nickname will become “Photobomber”! (KM)
SILVER: Ken Collins, DDS
BRONZE: Ellingsen Paxton Orthodontics
IDAHO: Riverstone Dental Care
CHILDREN’S DENTIST
The Kidds Place www.thekiddsplace.com 
506 E Hastings Rd, STE B Spokane WA 99218
(509) 252-GRIN(4746)
- and -
Kidd’s Dental www.growupsmiling.com 
At Kidd’s Dental in Liberty Lake, there’s a slide in their waiting room and they love balloons, making children of all ages feel welcome. To them, children’s oral health is important as is their smile so, when they’re older, their selfies will be sparkling. (JL)
Silver: Hero Dental
Bronze: Children’s Dental Village
Idaho: Pediatric Dental Center of North Idaho
SKINCARE
Advanced Dermatology www.advancederm.net 

Beauty is much more than skin deep, which is why Advanced Dermatology takes an integrated approach to skin care. For prevention and treatment, whether cosmetic or medical, AD’s group of healthcare professionals in the Valley or Coeur d’Alene will get you glowing! (KCN)
SILVER: Louisville Laser and Spa

BRONZE: Ritual Skin Care

IDAHO: North Idaho Dermatology
HAIR SALON
14th and Grand www.14thandgrandsalon.com 
Cut the words “bad hair day” from your vocabulary by scheduling your next “hair therapy session” at 14th and Grand. Bedazzle yourself with highlights, lowlights, or curls that would make Shirley Temple envious. From children to adults and trims to event styling, you’ll walk out in style with happy hair and a happy smile! (KM)
SILVER: Oasis Hair
BRONZE: Bliss Hair Studio
IDAHO: Embellish Salon & Spa
SPA
Spa Paradiso www.spaparadiso.com 
Life can be stressful. At Spa Paradiso, they aim to sooth you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, offering the body everything it needs to find peace, comfort, and beauty in order to seize the day with a new sense of “bring it on because I feel mah-valous.” (JL)
SILVER: La Rive at Northern Quest
BRONZE: Davenport Spa & Salon
IDAHO: Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa
MANICURE
Foxy Nail Salon and Spa www.foxynailspokane.com 
Nail fashionistas unite! Your fingernails reflect your personality and style. Foxy Nail Salon and Spa delivers on shellac, crystal, silk, French, gel and acrylic–plain, with stickers, patterns or logos. Expert technicians, mega color choices, chair and hand massage and a great atmosphere await you at Foxy Nail Salon and Spa. (SJN)
SILVER: Top Nails
BRONZE: Vida Nails
IDAHO: Z Spa
MASSAGE
BrickHouse Massage and Coffee Bar www.brickhousemassage.com 
BrickHouse Massage and Coffee Bar brings together things people love: pampering and caffeine. With a variety of massage packages, facials, waxing, spa parties, and other services (many of them available in tandem), it’s about time to schedule a “me” day. (SH)
SILVER: Elements Massage
BRONZE: Valente Chiropractic and Massage
IDAHO: Body Tech Message Therapy
SUNTANNING
Sunny Buns www.sunnybuns.com 
Now with two locations, on the South Hill and in the Garland District, Sunny Buns really brightens our readers’ day. Sunny Buns offers both bedded and sunless tanning as you prepare for your Hawaiian vacation or just want to beat the winter doldrums. Hair, massage, and nail service all add up to a fabulous spa day at Sunny Buns. (JR)
SILVER: Coconutz
BRONZE: Slick Rock 
IDAHO: Rejuvenating Rays 
PLASTIC SURGERY
Spokane Plastic Surgeons, P.S. www.spokaneplasticsurgeons.com 
Offering cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for more than 30 years, the team at Spokane Plastic Surgeons provides their patients with safe and effective treatments. Surgical procedures run the gamut from body contouring to reconstructive surgery; non-surgical aesthetics include Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse. (SH)
SILVER: Spokane Center for 
Facial Plastic Surgery
BRONZE: Shape Cosmetic Surgery
IDAHO: Owsley Plastic Surgery
GYM
Oz Fitness www.ozfitness.com 

The Aussies have done it again! Oz Fitness has five gyms throughout greater Spokane offering group classes, personal training, a KidZone (free for the first hour!) and other exercise amenities in a clean and welcoming atmosphere. Achieving your personal rockin’ physique has never been so convenient…or fun! (KCN)
SILVER: YMCA

BRONZE: Gold’s Gym

IDAHO: Snap Fitness







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