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Gardner’s restaurant won a first-place Best of South Sound award for romantic dinner experience.
Gardner’s restaurant won a first-place Best of South Sound award for romantic dinner experience. Steve Bloom

The 2018 winners, listed in first, second and third-place finishes.

Food & Dining

-21 and over: Well 80 Artesian Brewing, Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen.

-Bakery: Wagner’s European Bakery & Cafe, San Francisco Street Bakery, Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes.

-Bar: Well 80 Artesian Brewing, Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen, Pints & Quarts, Lacey.

-Barista: Rikki with Avenue Espresso, Kiana at Avenue Espresso, Stephanie at Southbay Coffee.

-Bartender: Jen at Two Mile House, Nicole at Pints Barn, Jessie at Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen.

-BBQ: Ranch House BBQ, South Bay Dickerson’s BBQ, Marv’s Marvlus Pit Bar-B-Q.

-Breakfast: Hawks Prairie Restaurant, Martin Way Diner, Hash.

-Brunch: Budd Bay Cafe, Pellegrinos Italian Kitchen & Catering, Tugboat Annies.

-Buffet: Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Budd Bay Cafe, Little Creek Casino Resort.

-Business lunch: Budd Bay Cafe, Casa Mia Italian Restaurant, Tugboat Annies.

-Casual dining: Casa Mia Italian Restaurant, Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor, River’s Edge.

-Catering: Pellegrinos Italian Kitchen & Catering, Casa Mia Italian Restaurant, South Puget Sound Community College.

-Chinese food: Emperor’s Palace, Lemon Grass Restaurant, Tea Leaf II.

-Clam chowder: Budd Bay Cafe, Tugboat Annies, Chelsea Farm Oyster Bar.

-Coffee: Dutch Bros, Avenue Espresso, South Bay Coffee Company.

-Curry: Lemon Grass Restaurant, Curry Corner, Curry House.

-Deli: Meconi’s Italian Subs, 5th on 4th Sandwich Shop, Canna Cabana Subs & Shakes.

-Family restaurant: Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor, Red Robin Restaurant, Casa Mia Italian Restaurant.

-Fine dining: Ricardo’s Kitchen and Bar, Gardner’s Seafood & Pasta, Basilico Ristorante.

-Food truck: Boka Island Fusion, California Tacos, Van’s Burger.

-German food: German Diner, Oskar’s, Olympia Hotdog Co.

-Happy hour: Ricardo’s Kitchen and Bar, Well 80 Artesian Brewing, Dillinger’s Cocktails and Kitchen.

-Indian food: Curry Corner, Curry House, Great Cuisine of India.

-Italian food: Pellegrinos Italian Kitchen & Catering, Casa Mia Italian Restaurant, Basilico Ristorante.

-Japanese food: Happy Teriyaki, Koibito, Sushi House.

-Local brewery: Fish Tail Brew Pub, Well 80 Artesian Brewing, Three Magnets Brewing Co.

-Meat shops: Stewart’s Meats, Western Meats, Johnson’s Smokehouse & Sausage Kitchen.

-Mexican food: Don Juan’s Mexican Kitchen, El Sarape Mexican Restaurants, Harts Mesa.

-Pizza: Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor, Vic’s Pizzeria, Old School Pizzeria.

-Romantic dinner experience: Gardner’s Seafood & Pasta, Ricardo’s Kitchen and Bar, La Petite Maison.

-Seafood: Little Creek Casino Resort, Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar.

-Take out: Eastside Big Tom, Van’s Burger, Pellegrinos Italian Kitchen and Catering.

-Teriyaki food: Happy Teriyaki, Koibito, Teriyaki Delight, Tumwater.

-Thai food: Lemon Grass Restaurant, Thai Garden, Bangkok Thai.

-Vegetarian food: Cascadia Grill, Lemon Grass Restaurant, Tofu Hut.

-Vietnamese Restaurant: Da Nang Restaurant, Pho Hoa Restaurant, Pho Saigon #8.

-Waiter or Waitresses: Danielle with Well 80 Artesian Brewing, Marliyn with O’Blarney’s Irish Pub, Kalyn with Charlie’s Bar & Grill.

Sitting in the landmark waterside restaurant, The Oyster House, new owners Patrick Knutson (left) and Scott McKinney outline their reopening plans and the goal of preserving both the flavor and feel of the historic restaurant along Percival Landing.

Services

-Accountant: Bigelow Family Financial, Dana C. Maher CPA PS, Armour & Associates PS.

-Apartment community: Olympia Crest Apartments, Affiinity at Olympia, Little Tuscany Apartments.

-Assisted living: Olympics West, The Firs Independent Retirement, Panorama.

-Auto repair: Tumwater Automotive, Terry’s Automotive, Larsen’s Auto Repair.

-Bank: Washington Business Bank, Olympia Federal Savings, First Citizens Bank.

-Barber: Emalia at Lonestar Salon, Terran at Shear Happieness, Rudy at Hotel Olympia Barber & Styling Shop.

-Barber shop: Sport Cuts LLC, Milo’s Barbershop, Clippers Barber Shop.

-Car dealer: Hanson Motors, Toyota of Olympia, Titus Will.

-Car wash: Tumwater Auto Spa, The Wave, Go Green Car Wash.

-Chiropractor: Kudick Chiropractic, All Ways Chiropractic, Russell Chiropractic.

-Communications/public relations: Lally Communications, Fashionably Frank Communications, Mosaic Marketing Solutions.

-Computer technical support: 4th Dimension Computers, Digital Advantage, BrightWire Networks.

-Contractor/ new construction: Rob Rice Homes, Olympia Construction, Pinup Clean Up.

-Contractor/remodel: John Erwin Remodeling, City to Home Tile & Stone LLC, Elkin Contracting Inc.

-Credit Union: TwinStar Credit Union, WSECU, O Bee Credit Union.

-Daycare center: Serendipity, Scribbles & Giggles, Kiddie Academy of Lacey.

-Dentist: Vetter Dental Group, Peterson & Cammack Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Fisher Jones Family Dentistry.

-Dog groomer: Grateful Dogs, Fluff on the Fly, Laurel’s Pet Grooming.

-Dog groomer/location: Northwind Pet Care Center, Grateful Dogs, Precious Paws Daycare and Boarding.

-Financial adviser: Whitney Kershner, Edward Jones; Dirk Farrar, Edward Jones; Cameron Daniels, Edward Jones.

-Florist: Specialty Floral Design, Elle’s Floral Design, Artistry in Flowers.

-Gyms: Valley Athletic Club, Gravity Yoga, Fit Life.

-Hair salon: LoneStar Salon, Tabatha’s Hair Salon, Luxe for Style.

-Hair stylist: Tabatha Watts, Tabatha’s Hair Salon; Devyn Buma, LoneStar Salon; Tera Jones, 4th and Brooklyn Salon.

-Heating/Air Conditioning: Capital Heating & Cooling, Community Heating and Cooling, G&G Heating.

-Home health care agency: FirstLight Home Care, Senior Helpers, Providence Home and Community Care.

-Home inspectors: Cameo Home Inspection Services, Watermeade Valley Home Inspections, Boggs Inspection Services.

-Housekeeping: Elite Cleaning, Cyndi’s Quality Cleaning, Mary’s Residential Cleaning.

-Insurance agency: Ronelle Funk Insurance, All State; GHB Insurance; Melanie Bakala, State Farm Insurance.

-Interior design store: Design Smart Home Staging & Redesign, Drees, Thompsons Furniture and Gifts.

-Interior designer: Lisa Poundstone, Design Smart Home; Diane Peck, Color Consulting; Diane Grassman, Interior Dimensions.

-Kennel: Northwind Pet Care Center, Precious Paws Daycare & Boarding, Lean on Me.

-Landscaper: Controlled Rain LLC, Timeless, CPC Landscape LLC.

-Law firm: Bean, Gentry, Wheeler & Peternell PLLC., Cap City Law, Rivera Law Offices PLLC.

-Marina: Zittel’s Marina, Boston Harbor Marina, West Bay Marina.

-Massage business: Absolute Relaxation Therapeutic Massage, The V Spa, Guiding Intuition Therapeutic Massage.

-Massage therapist/location: Iris Harrison, Guiding Institution Therapeutic Massage; Christina King, Moore Chiropractic; Fayth Trahan-Weiss, Outbound Massage.

-Mortgage company: Skip Thompson, Guild Mortgage; Michelle Wickett, Axia Home Loans; Mortgage One Northwest.

-Nail Salon: T Spa Nails, Christine Dior Nail Spa, Nail Creations Tumwater.

-Painting: Flying Colors Painting Co., Oly Painting Co., JMG Painting.

-Personal trainer: Amy Jo, Transformation Fitness; Sophie, Fit LIfe; Samantha Ashe, Valley Athletic Club.

-Pest control: PCI Pest Control, Venables Pest Management, Standard Pest Control.

-Plumbing: Springers Plumbing LLC, Treat Plumbing, M&M Plumbing.

-Professional photographer: Kimberly Witort, Crystal Ball Photography, CM Focus.

-Real estate agent: Kevin Gordham, Keller Williams South Sound; Steve Pust, Van Dorm Realty; Nicole Braam, Better Properties Lacey.

-Real estate office: Van Dorm Realty, Better Properties Lacey, Keller Williams South Sound.

-Retirement community: Revel Lacey, The Firs Independent Retirement Community, Panorama.

-Roofing: United Roofing Solutions, Town & Country Roofing, Roofing Pros.

-Spa: Orchard House Spa, Arch Salon and Spa, The V Spa.

-Tanning salon: Desert Sun, Oasis Tanning, Tan Republic.

-Tattoo parlor: Fleshworks Tattoo Studio, Bulldog Tattoo Parlor, Spider Monkey Tattoo.

-Tire store: Les Schwab, Discount Tire, Gary’s Point S Tire and Auto Service.

-Towing company: Black Lake Towing, Nisqually Towing, Summit Towing.

-Travel agency: AAA Washington, Yelm Travel, All Ways Travel Services.

-Veterinarian: Tumwater Veterinarian, South Bay Veterinarian, Chambers Prairie Animal Hospital.

-Web/graphic design: Media Market Solutions, Dayle Designs, Digital Advantage.

-Window cleaning: Window Genie of Olympia, Flying Squeegee, Elite Cleaning of Washington.

-Window covering and treatment: Budget Blinds, Blind Depot, Mission Glass.

Retail

-Antiques: Country Chicks, Courtyard Antiques, Peacock Vintage.

-Appliances: McKinney’s Appliances, Welch’s Appliances, Costco.

-Art gallery: Childhood’s End Gallery, Splash Gallery, Gallery Boom.

-Auto parts: Cut Rate Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Auto Zone.

-Bicycle shop: Joy Ride Bikes, Old Town Bicycle, Deschutes River Cyclery.

-Bookstore: Barnes & Noble, Browsers Books, Orca Books.

-Bowling alley: Westside Lanes, Aztec Lanes, Tumwater Lanes.

-Clothing (men): g. miller, Kohl’s, Eddie Bauer.

-Clothing (women): Sweet Life, Hot Toddy, Kohl’s.

-Craft store: Hobby Lobby, Joanne’s, Shipwreck Beads.

-Furniture store: Olympia Furniture Co., Selden’s of Olympia, Thompson’s Furniture and Gift.

-Golf course: Capitol City, Tumwater Valley, Salish Cliffs.

-Grocery store: Bayview and Ralph’s, Spud’s Produce Market, Ila’s Foods.

-Home electronics: Best Buy, Costco, Desco Audio and Video.

-Home improvement: Olympia Supply Co., Bayview Building Materials, Lincoln Creek Lumber.

-Jewelry store: Panowicz Jewelers, Kluhs, Lacey; Fred Meyer, Lacey.

-Lodging: Little Creek Casino Resort, Great Wolf Lodge, Hotel RL.

-Most unique gifts: Linnea’s Unique Boutique, Archibald Sisters, Compass Rose.

-Motorcycles: NW Harley Davidson, South Sound Honda, Yamaha Motor Sports of Olympia.

-Museum: Hands On Children’s Museum, Washington State History Museum, Squaxin Island Museum.

-Outdoor: REI, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods.

-Power tools: J&I Power Equipment, Lew Rents, Harbor Freight.

-Recreational cannabis store: 420 Carpenter, Green Lady, Olympia Weed Company.

-Shoe store: South Sound Running, Nordstrom, DSW.

-Specialty store: Archibald Sisters, Psychic Sister, GenevaWoods Health Supplies.

-Sweet treats: Bittersweet Chocolates, Grandpa’s Soda Fountain, Craft Pie and Art Bar.

-Toy store: Captain Little, Two Monkeys Toy Store, The Toy Box Collectibles.

-Weddings: Albee’s Garden Parties, The Heritage Room, Riverbend Ranch.

-Wine bar: Uncork and Unwind, Swing Wine Bar, Ricardo’s Kitchen and Bar.

-Wine store: Total Wine, Uncork and Unwind, Trader Joe’s.

Entertainment

-Casino: Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Little Creek Casino Resort, Lucky Eagle Casino.

-DJ: DJ K12, Trevor Altman, Garcia Entertainment.

-Family entertainment: Hands on Children’s Museum, Boom Shaka, Great Wolf Lodge.

-Festival: Procession of the Species, Lakefair, Tumwater Artesian Brewfest.

-Karaoke: Emperor’s Palace, Clipper Cafe, The Junction.

-Local band: Big Blue Van, Been There Done That, Black Satin.

-Local band (cover): Stir Crazy, Exit 88, Nana’s Pant Suit.

-Local playhouse: Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Harlequin Productions, Olympia Family Theater.

-Ocean get-away: Quinault Beach Resort Casino, Kalaloch Lodge, Westport Winery.

-Parade: Procession of the Species, Lakefair Parade, Tumwater Independence Day Parade.

-Place to dance: Nisqually Red Wind Casino, Jake’s on 4th, Rhythm & Rye.

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