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Best of Northern Santa Barbara County 2019

 Well, well. It’s that time of year again. Readers weighed in with their thoughts, we tallied up the votes, and the winners of the Best of Northern Santa Barbara County readers poll are in this issue! This year, though, we have even more winners for you with 176 categories. Whew! If you’re curious, open up and take a look.

—Camillia Lanham

Best Santa Maria Restaurant
The Swiss Restaurant and Bar
516 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 347-7800
theswissrestaurant.com
facebook.com/theswissbarsm

Best Nipomo Restaurant
Jocko’s Steakhouse
125 N. Thompson Ave., Nipomo
(805) 929-3686
jockossteakhouse.com
@jockossteakhouse

Best Orcutt Restaurant
Trattoria Uliveto
285 S. Broadway, Orcutt
(805) 934-4546
trattoriauliveto.com
contact@trattoriauliveto.com
facebook.com/Trattoria-Uliveto-132924290079769
@trattoria_uliveto

Best Guadalupe Restaurant
La Simpatia Café
827 Cabrillo Highway, Guadalupe
(805) 343-9284

Best Lompoc Restaurant
Scratch Kitchen
610 N. H St., Lompoc
(805) 819-0829
scratch-kitchen.com
info@scratch-kitchen.com
facebook.com/scratchkitchen1
@scratch.kitchen

Best Solvang Restaurant
Root 246
420 Alisal Road, Solvang
(805) 686-8681
root-246.com
facebook.com/root246
@root246

Best Los Alamos Restaurant
Full of Life Flatbread
225 Bell St., Los Alamos
(805) 344-4400
fulloflifefoods.com
info@fulloflifefoods.com
facebook.com/fulloflifefoods
@fulloflifefoods

Best Los Olivos Restaurant
Sides Hardware & Shoes
2375 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos
(805) 688-4820
sidesrestaurant.com
sidesrestaurant@gmal.com
facebook.com/sideshs
@sideshs

Best Buellton Restaurant
Industrial Eats
181 Industrial Way, Buellton
(805) 688-8807
industrialeats.com
info@industrialeats.com
facebook.com/industrialeats
@industrialeats

Best Santa Ynez Restaurant
Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn
3539 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
(805) 688-4142
brothersredbarn.com
restaurant@brothersredbarn.com
facebook.com/BrothersRedBarn
@brothersredbarn

Best Restaurant. Period.
Hitching Post
3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia
(805) 937-6151
hitchingpost1.com
greatbbq@hitchingpost1.com
facebook.com/HitchingPostCasmalia
@hitchingpostcasmalia

Best Food Truck
BBQ In The Stix
(805) 354-2401
facebook.com/bbqinthestix
@bbqinthestix

Best Breakfast
Kay’s Orcutt Country Kitchen
127 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 934-4429
kayscountrykitchen.com
contact@kayscountrykitchen.com
facebook.com/kayscountry.kitchenorcutt
@orcuttcountrykitchen

Best Bakery
Gina’s Piece of Cake
307 Town Center E., Santa Maria
(805) 922-7866
ginaspieceofcake.co
email@ginaspieceofcake.com
facebook.com/Ginaspieceofcake
@ginaspieceofcake

Best Seafood
Lo Mejor De Jalisco Mexican And Seafood
116 S. Blosser Road, Santa Maria
(805) 925-0194
 facebook.com/Lo-Mejor-De-Jalisco-Restaurant-105995449441886

Best Burger Joint
Orcutt Burgers
1099 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 938-0064
orcuttburgers.com
facebook.com/OrcuttBurger

Best Pizza
Pizzeria Bello Forno
119 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 623-7111
belloforno.com
pbf@belloforno.com
facebook.com/bellofornopizza
@pbf_pizzeriabelloforno

Best Steak
Hitching Post
3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia
(805) 937-6151
hitchingpost1.com
greatbbq@hitchingpost1.com
facebook.com/HitchingPostCasmalia
@hitchingpostcasmalia

Best Tri-Tip
The Swiss Restaurant and Bar
516 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 347-7800
theswissrestaurant.com
facebook.com/theswissbarsm

Best Salsa
Cielito Lindo Mexican Grill
1130 E. Clark Ave., suite 160, Santa Maria
(805) 938-7958
cielitolindomexgrill.com
cielitolindobusiness@gmail.com
facebook.com/CielitoLindoMexGrill

Best Taco
La Picosita
923 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 347-3333

Best Burrito
La Unica
2530 S. Broadway, suite G, Santa Maria
(805) 346-2433
launicasm.com
launicasm@gmail.com
facebook.com/La-Unica-Mexican-Restaurant-543282686124546
@launicasm

Best Deli
Papa Napoli Italian Deli
325 E. Betteravia Road,
suite B9, Santa Maria
(805) 928-7272
papanapoli.com
facebook.com/papanapolideli

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Yogurt Creations
2415 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
1620 N. H St., suite A, Lompoc
(805) 934-4969, (805) 736-7400
iloveyogurtcreations.com
facebook.com/yogurtcreations
@yogurtcreations

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Natural Café
2407 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 937-2735
thenaturalcafe.com
facebook.com/TheNaturalCafe

Best Cheap Eats
La Perla Market and Deli
1138 W. Church St., Santa Maria
(805) 922-9001
laperlamarketanddeli.com
facebook.com/ La-Perla-Market-and-Deli-Inc-284412311650040

Best Restaurant to Impress
Far Western Tavern
300 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 937-2211
farwesterntavern.com
facebook.com/FarWesternTavern
@farwesterntavern

Best Farm/Produce Stand
The Berry Stop
Highway 101 and Stowell Road,
Santa Maria
(805) 714-6933
facebook.com/The-Berry-Stop-552246238140928

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
The Pantry on Park
726 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 739-8895

Best Grocery Store
Spencer’s Fresh Markets
3580 Orcutt Road, Santa Maria
(805) 937-3702
spencersfreshmarkets.com
facebook.com/spencersfreshmarkets

Best Hispanic Market
La Mia Mercado Y Carniceria
112 E. Grant St., Santa Maria
(805) 349-2829

Best Chinese Food
North China Restaurant
113 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 925-3705
ilovenorthchina.com
info@ilovenorthchina.com
@northchinarestaurant

Best Japanese Food
Atari-ya Japanese Restaurant
1551 Stowell Center Plaza, Santa Maria
(805) 922-0025
atari-ya.net
facebook.com/atariyasantamaria

Best Authentic
Mexican Food
Casa Mañana
1640 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 925-8519
casamananasantamaria.business.site
 facebook.com/Casamanana1964

Best Italian Food
Trattoria Uliveto
285 S. Broadway, Orcutt
(805) 934-4546
trattoriauliveto.com
contact@trattoriauliveto.com
facebook.com/Trattoria-Uliveto-132924290079769
@trattoria_uliveto

Best Outdoor Dining
The Garden Mediterranean Restaurant
122 E. Boone St., Santa Maria
(805)347-1112
thegarden122@gmail.com
facebook.com/TheGardenSantaMaria

Best Breakfast Burrito
Orcutt Burgers
1099 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 938-0064
orcuttburgers.com
facebook.com/OrcuttBurger

Best Weekend Brunch
Santa Maria Inn
801 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 928-7777
santamariainn.com
innkeeper@santamariainn.com
facebook.com/SantaMariaInn
@santamariainn

Best Sushi
Yanagi
Sushi & Grill
2431 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 937-8882
yanagisushigrill.com

Best Poke
Sake Sushi
194 Town Center E., Santa Maria
1325 N. H St., suite C, Lompoc
(805) 922-9900, (805) 736-8899
sakesushi.party
facebook.com/sakesushilompoc

Best Mediterranean Food
Jaffa Café
2530 S. Broadway, suite A, Santa Maria
(805) 354-7229
eatjaffa.com
aliofjaffa@yahoo.com
facebook.com/JaffaSLO
@jaffa_cafe

Best Juice Place
Blenders in the Grass
Buellton, Lompoc, Orcutt, and Santa Maria
(805) 938-9011
drinkblenders.com
info@drinkblenders.com
facebook.com/drinkblenders
@blendersinthegrass

Best Dessert
Orcutt Bakery
4869 S. Bradley Road,
suite 112, Santa Maria
(805) 938-9140
orcuttbakery.com
danielle@orcuttbakery.com
facebook.com/orcuttbakery
@orcuttbakery

Best Thai Food
Boonie Thai Cuisine
618 E. Main St., Santa Maria
(805) 928-6338
booniethaicuisine.com
boonie@booniethaicuisine.com

Best Carniceria
Mercado Y Carniceria Su Mesa
123 S. Blosser Road, Santa Maria
1571 Stowell Center Plaza, Santa Maria
(805) 739-9220, (805) 347-0037
facebook.com/mercadoycarniceriasumesa

Best Panaderia
Mana
503 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 928-6619
facebook.com/pages/Mana/117497291609590

Best Barbecue
BBQ Land
1975-A S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 346-8537
bbqlandsantamaria.com

Best Salad
Urbane Cafe
655 E. Betteravia Road, Santa Maria
(805) 330-2230
urbanecafe.com
info@urbanecafe.com
facebook.com/urbanecafe
@UrbaneCafe

Best Santa Maria Restaurant
The Swiss Restaurant and Bar
516 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 347-7800
theswissrestaurant.com
facebook.com/theswissbarsm

Best Nipomo Restaurant
Jocko’s Steakhouse
125 N. Thompson Ave., Nipomo
(805) 929-3686
jockossteakhouse.com
@jockossteakhouse

Best Red Wine
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
6600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria
(805) 934-4332
ranchosisquoc.com
sisquoc@ranchosisquoc.com
facebook.com/ranchosisquoc
@ranchosisquoc

Best White Wine
Presqu’ile Winery
5391 Presqu’ile Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 937-8110
presquilewine.com
info@presquilewine.com
facebook.com/presquilewine
@presquilewine

Best Winery for Sparkling WINE
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
6020 Foxen Canyon Road,
Santa Maria
(805) 937-8340
riverbench.com
facebook.com/Riverbench
@riverbench

Best Brewery
Naughty Oak Brewing Company
165 S. Broadway, suite 102, Orcutt
(805) 287-9663
naughtyoak.com
Info@naughtyoak.com
facebook.com/N.O.BrewingCo
@naughtyoakbrew

Best Tasting Room
Presqu’ile Winery
5391 Presqu’ile Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 937-8110
presquilewine.com
info@presquilewine.com
facebook.com/presquilewine
@presquilewine

Best Tasting Transportation
Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley
614 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 925-2403
santamariavalley.com
yarely@santamaria.com
facebook.com/SantaMariaValleyWineTrolley
@santamariavalley

Best Margarita
Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar
3544 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
(805) 688-0033
doscarlitosrestaurant.com
info@doscarlitos.com
facebook.com/doscarlitos

Best Fancy Cocktail
Far Western Tavern
300 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 937-2211
farwesterntavern.com
facebook.com/FarWesternTavern
@farwesterntavern

Best Dive Bar
Elmer’s
115 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 934-1664

Best Liquor Store
Orcutt Liquor & Deli
105 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 937-6053

Best Happy Hour
Cool Hand Luke’s
1321 S. Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria
(805) 928-6196
coolhandlukes.com
facebook.com/CHLukes
@coolhandlukesca

Best Coffee Shop
Cups & Crumbs
156 Broadway, suite B, Orcutt
(805) 623-5973
cupsandcrumbsoldtown.com
facebook.com/cupsandcrumbs
@cupsandcrumbs

Best Michelada
Chido Bar
221 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 354-0064
facebook.com/ChidoBarSantaMaria
@chidobarsm

Best Local IPA
Naughty Oak Brewing Hazy IPA
165 S. Broadway, suite 102, Orcutt
(805) 287-9663
naughtyoak.com
Info@naughtyoak.com
facebook.com/N.O.BrewingCo
@naughtyoakbrew

Best Sports Bar
Cool Hand Luke’s
1321 S. Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria
(805) 928-6196
coolhandlukes.com
facebook.com/CHLukes
@coolhandlukesca

Best Dog-Friendly Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
6600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria
(805) 934-4332
ranchosisquoc.com
sisquoc@ranchosisquoc.com
facebook.com/ranchosisquoc
@ranchosisquoc

Best Live Music Venue
Presqu’ile Winery
5391 Presqu’ile Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 937-8110
presquilewine.com
info@presquilewine.com
facebook.com/presquilewine
@presquilewine

Best Local Band or Musician
The Molly Ringwald Project
(805)-451-3058
projectmolly.com
rcantrell70@gmail.com
facebook.com/ProjectMolly
@themollyringwaldproject

Best Shop for Musicians
Coelho Academy of Music
325 Betteravia Road, suite B4, Santa Maria
(805) 925-0464
coelhomusic.com
coelho_music@msn.com
facebook.com/coelhomusic1
@coelho_music

Best Photographer
Luis Escobar
2232 S. Depot St., suite F,
Santa Maria
(805) 922-2932
reflectionsphotographystudio.com
info@reflectionsphotographystudio.com
facebook.com/Reflections-Photography-Studio-340040187316

Best Artist
Dale Kreiter
Santa Maria

Best Art Gallery
Valley Art Gallery
125 W. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 937-2278
valleygallery.org
valleyartgallerysm@gmail.com
facebook.com/ValleyArtGallery

Best Community Event
Santa Maria Elks Rodeo & Parade
4040 Highway 101, Santa Maria
(805) 925-4125
elksrec.com
elksrodeo@elksrec.com
facebook.com/smelksrodeo
@smelksrodeo

Best Theater Group
PCPA-Pacific Conservatory Theatre
870 S. Bradley Road, Santa Maria
(805) 922-8313
pcpa.org
pcpa@pcpa.org
facebook.com/pacificconservatorytheatre
@pcpatheatre

Best Museum
Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
705 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria
(805) 928-8414
smvdiscoverymuseum.org
facebook.com/smvdiscoverymuseum
@smvdiscoverymuseum

Best Radio Station
Sunny Country 102.5 FM
2325 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 925-5764
sunnycountry.com
listeners@sunnycountry.com
facebook.com/sunnycountryradio
@sunncountryfm

Best Media Personality
Jay Turner
2325 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 925-5764
sunnycountry.com
listeners@sunnycountry.com
facebook.com/sunnycountryradio
@sunncountryfm

Best Movie Theater
Edwards Santa Maria 10
1521 S. Bradley Road, Santa Maria
(844) 462-7342

Best Place for Karaoke
Louie B’s
213 E. Main St., Santa Maria
(805) 925-1193

Best Place to Dance
Chido Bar
221 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 354-0064
facebook.com/ChidoBarSantaMaria
@chidobarsm

Best DJ
Jay Turner
(805) 404-1247
djjayturner.com
jay@djjayturner.com
facebook.com/djjayturner805
@djjayturner805

Best Public Art
Santa Maria Airport
3249 Terminal Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 922-1726
santamariaairport.com
facebook.com/smairport
@smxairport

Best Festival
Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival
937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria
santamariafairpark.com

Best Tattoo Artist
Copper Coffin Tattoo
104 W. Chapel St., Santa Maria
(805) 310-4536
coppercoffin.com
coppercoffintattoos@gmail.com
facebook.com/coppercoffin
@coppercoffintattoo

Best Day Trip
Solvang
(805) 688-6144
solvangusa.com
info@solvangusa.com
facebook.com/SolvangUSA
@solvangusa

Best Place for A Big Bash
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 928-8000
radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-santa-maria
facebook.com/RadissonHotelSantaMaria
@radissonhotelsantamaria

Best Place to Have a Kids Party
Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park
215 Town Center E., suite g-58, Santa Maria
(805) 266-7080
rockinjump.com/santamaria
SantaMaria-CA@RockinJump.com
facebook.com/rockinjumpsantamaria
@rockinjumpsantamaria

Best Place to Shop for a Quinceñera
Casa Blanca Bridal
901 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 928-7977
facebook.com/pages/Casa-Blanca-Bridal/141426082565008

Best Car Show
West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals
937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria
(805) 235-3738
westcoastkustoms.com/showinfo.html
wckustom@aol.com

Best New Business of 2018
Chick-fil-A
605 E. Betteravia Road, Santa Maria
(805) 347-1044
cfaenosranch.com
facebook.com/CFAEnosRanch
@cfaenosranch

Best Clothing Store
Deasee’s Boutique
115 W. Clark Ave., Orcutt
115 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc
(805) 332-3152, (805) 430-8396
deaseesboutique.com
facebook.com/deaseesboutique
@deaseesboutique

Best Eyewear Store
Lens Masters of Orcutt
1140 E. Clark Ave., suite 160,
Santa Maria
(805) 934-4801
orcuttlensmasters.com
info@orcuttlensmasters.com
facebook.com/orcuttlensmasters

Best Place to
Buy Kids Clothes
Sandbox Kids
3388 Orcutt Road, Orcutt
(805) 922-9195
wildflowerwomenboutique.com/sandbox-kids
facebook.com/SandboxKidsbywfw

Best Thrift Store
New Image
Thrift Store
2512 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 922-9668
newimagethrift.com
facebook.com/newimagethrift
@newimagethrift

Best Antique Store
Deja Vu Antique Mall and Home Fashions
315 S. Broadway, Orcutt
(805) 314-2409
dejavuldantiques.net
wsteller@dejavuldantiques.com
facebook.com/loadingdockantiques

Best Bookstore
Gavin’s Books
230 Betteravia Road, suite K, Santa Maria
(805) 922-4282
gavinsbooks.com
info@gavinsbooks.com
facebook.com/gavinsbooks
@gavinsbooks

Best Place to Geek Out
Santa Maria Public Library
421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria
(805) 925-0994
cityofsantamaria.org/visitors/library
facebook.com/SantaMariaPublicLibrary

Best Medical Marijuana Delivery Service
Leaf Dispensary
423 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc
(805) 743-4771

Best Smoke Shop
Amsterdam Lounge & Smoke Shop
437 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 349-2929
facebook.com/amsterdamhookah805

Best Financial Planner/Accountant
Vivid Financial Management
340 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
511 N. H St., suite G, Lompoc
(805) 937-4556, (805) 430-8791
VividFM.com
info@vividfm.com
facebook.com/VividFM
@vivid_fm

Best Local Bank or Credit Union
CoastHills Credit Union
1320 N. H St., Lompoc
(805) 733-7600
coasthills.coop
memberservices@coasthills.coop
facebook.com/CoastHillsCU
@coasthillscu

Best Lawyer/Attorney
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
610 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 254-4023
harrispersonalinjury.com
harrispersonalinjury@gmail.com
facebook.com/HarrisPersonalInjury
@harrispersonalinjury

Best Auto Maintenance/Repair
Pat’s Automotive
931 S. Blosser Road, Santa Maria
(805) 928-4515
service@patsautomotive.com
facebook.com/Patsautomotivesantamaria

Best Car Audio/Security
Lombards Stereo
2128 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 928-5656
lombardsstereo.com
stereo@lombardsstereo.com
facebook.com/lombardsstereo

Best Place to Buy Tires
Santa Maria Tire
119 W. Betteravia Road, Santa Maria
(805) 922-4557
smtire.com
facebook.com/smtire
@smtireinc

Best Car Wash/Detail
Splash n’ Dash
5006 Orcutt Road, Orcutt
202 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria
(805) 937-3243, (805) 631-5859
splashndashcarwash.com
mbsplashman@gmail.com

Best Used Car Dealer
Santa Maria Nissan
1001 E. Battles Road, Santa Maria
(805) 354-5433
santamarianissan.com
facebook.com/SantaMariaNissan1

Best New Car Dealer
Honda of Santa Maria
2175 S. Bradley Road, Santa Maria
(866) 421-2268
hondaofsantamaria.com
facebook.com/HondaSantaMaria

Best Veterinarian
Evergreen Animal Clinic
3389 Orcutt Road, suite 101, Santa Maria
(805) 937-6341
evergreenanimalclinic.com
evergreenanimalclinic@gmail.com
facebook.com/EvergreenAnimalClinic

Best Place to Pamper Your Pet
Doggie Parlour
125 W. Chapel St., Santa Maria
(805) 922-1218
doggieparlour125@gmail.com
facebook.com/DoggieParlour

Best Moving Company
Meathead Movers
3600 S. Higuera, SLO
(805) 544-6328
meatheadmovers.com
facebook.com/MeatheadMovers
@meatheadmovers

Best Jewelry Store
Melby’s Jewelers
1140 E. Clark Ave., suite 190, Orcutt
(805) 925-1678
melbys.com
facebook.com/est1922

Best Place for Gifts
Company’s Coming
1108 E. Clark Ave., suite 140, Orcutt
(805) 937-8766
companys-coming.com
facebook.com/martycocoming33

Best Flower Shop
Rose of Sharon Florist
703 E. Main St., Santa Maria
(805) 925-3803
roseofsharonflorist.com
facebook.com/roseofsharonflorist
@roseofsharonflorist

Best Hardware Store
Oak Knolls Hardware and Home Center
1155 E. Clark Ave., Santa Maria
(805) 937-3536
oakknollshardware.net
facebook.com/oakknollshardware

Best Home and Garden Store
Whispering Tree Nursery
110 Norris St., Orcutt
(805) 937-3808
facebook.com/pages/Whispering-Tree-Nursery/130605363657037

Best Real Estate Company
RE/MAX Superstar Santa Maria
201 W. Main St., Santa Maria
(805) 925-9080
remax.com

Best Customer Service
Central Coast Orthodontics
1311 S. Miller St., suite 201, Santa Maria
(805) 347-4444
centralcoastorthodontics.com
drspecht@coastalsmiles.com
facebook.com/centralcoastorthodontics

Best Electrician
Ever-Ready Electric
1010 W. Betteravia Road, suite F, Santa Maria
(805) 934-7091
everreadyelectric.com
frank@everreadyelectric.com
facebook.com/Ever-Ready-Electric-308776245861416

Best Landscaper
Cullen Landscaping
P.O. Box 2661, Orcutt
(805) 878-9871
facebook.com/ccullenlandscaping

Best Contractor
New Life Bath & Kitchen
2225 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 639-5433
newlifehi.com
chuck@newlifehi.com
facebook.com/newlifehi

Best Plumber
Jack’s All-American Plumbing
2011 Preisker Lane, suite A, Santa Maria
(805) 925-0199
jacksplumbing.net
contact@jacksplumbing.net
facebook.com/jacksallamericanplumbing
instagram.com/jacksallamericanplumbing

Best Furniture/Decor Store
A La Carte
230 E. Betteravia Road, suite H,
Santa Maria
(805) 925-3272
buyalacarte@comcast.net
facebook.com/ala.carte.583

Best Carpet/Flooring Company
G&S Carpet Co.
222 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria
(805) 922-5738
bill@billhamblin.com
facebook.com/G-S-Carpet-Co-139067972872585

Best Consignment Store
Festive Nesting
4854 S. Bradley Road, suite 107, Orcutt
(805) 249-4084
festivenesting.com
facebook.com/festivenestinghandmadegifts
@festivenestinghandmadegifts

Best Pet Sitter or Boarding
Lucky Dog Pet Resort
526 N. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo
(805) 929-5825
luckydognipomo.com
luckydog@luckydognipomo.com
facebook.com/luckydognipomo
@luckydog_nipomo

Best Cleaning Service
The Maids Home Services
2015 Preisker Lane, suite D, Santa Maria
(805) 474-9811
maids.com
cchsgroverbeach@verizon.net

Best Pest Control Service
Clark Pest Control
1220 Betteravia Road, Santa Maria
(805) 200-3926
clarkpest.com
clarkcares@clarkpest.com
facebook.com/ClarkPest

Best Tree Trimming Service
Bob’s Tree Service
(805) 291-6712
bobstreeservicecc.com
bobdrake805@msn.com

Best Mortgage Company
Guild Mortgage
2236 S. Broadway, suites A and B, Santa Maria
(805) 361-0355
guildmortgage.com
cnunez@guildmortgage.net
facebook.com/GuildMortgageHome

Best Child Care
Santa Maria Valley YMCA
3400 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 937-8521
smvymca.org
kferguson@smvymca.org
facebook.com/SantaMariaValley.ymca
@SMVYMCA

Best Window Cleaning Service
Royal Pane Window Cleaning
(805) 878-2885
royalpanewindowcleaning@yahoo.com
Royalpanewindowclean

Best Place to Fill Up Your Car
Orcutt 76
100 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 937-5340
orcutt76.com
facebook.com/orcutt76gas

Best Health Club/Gym
Western Village Health Club
2015 S. Broadway, suite B, Santa Maria
(805) 348-1888
wvhealthclub.com
facebook.com/Westernvillagehealthclub

Best Martial Arts Gym
CKD Academy of Martial Arts
1778 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 614-4855
ckdacdemy.com
info@ckdacdemy.com
facebook.com/CKD-Academy-of-Martial-Arts-103214163054079

Best Health Food/Vitamin Store
Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins
1790 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 925-3432
lassens.com
facebook.com/LassensNaturalFoodsandVitamins
@lassens

Best Place for Skin Care
InSPArations Salon and Spa
130 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 934-8682
insparations1.com
facebook.com/InSPArationsSalonandSpa
@insparationsfullservicesalon

Best Place to Get A Massage
InSPArations Salon and Spa
130 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt
(805) 934-8682
insparations1.com
facebook.com/InSPArationsSalonandSpa
@insparationsfullservicesalon

Best Yoga Studio
Yoga 4 Mankind
130 N. Broadway St., suite B, Orcutt
(805) 680-6542
yoga4mankind.org
info@yogaformankind.com
facebook.com/Yoga4Mankind

Best Hike or Bike Trail
Orcutt
Hill Trails
5800 S. Bradley Road, Orcutt
santamariavalley.com/attractions/orcutt-hill-trail

Best Barbershop
Beacon Barber Shop
4850 S. Bradley Road, suite D, Santa Maria
(805) 937-6545
beaconbarbershop.blogspot.com
facebook.com/pg/Beacon-Barber-Shop-171597712990528/posts
@beacon_barbershop

Best Hair Salon
Trends Salon
338 Betteravia Road, suite H, Santa Maria
(805) 349-9031
trendssaloncentralcoast.com
trendssalonsm@gmail.com
facebook.com/trendssalonofsantamaria

Best Nail Salon
Tips and Toes
104 N. Concepcion Ave., Santa Maria
facebook.com/Tips-and-Toes-178835522148532

Best Tanning Salon
Tanners Cove
1439 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 922-7377
tannerscove.net
tannerscove805@gmail.com
facebook.com/tanners805

Best Dentist
Vilma Sams DDS
5075 S. Bradley Road, suite 101, Santa Maria
(805) 934-7705
vilmasamsdds.com
dentist@vilmasamsdds.com

Best Orthodontist
Central Coast Orthodontics
1311 Miller St., suite 201, Santa Maria
(805) 347-4444
centralcoastorthodontics.com
drspecht@coastalsmiles.com
facebook.com/centralcoastorthodontics

Best Doctor
Dr. John Okerblom
915 E. Stowell Road, Santa Maria
(805) 938-7444
ccfcmedical.com/john-okerblom-md
facebook.com/pages/Dr-John-Phillip-Okerblom-MD/1722781981297138

Best Chiropractor
Dr. Marc Wilkerson
415 E. Ocean Ave., Lompoc
(805) 736-4537
wilkersonchiro.com
facebook.com/WilkersonChiropractic

Best OB-GYN
Dr. Carol Karamitsos, Urology Associates of the Central Coast
116 S. Palisade Drive, suite 110,
Santa Maria
(805) 349-7133
urologyslo.com

Best Pediatrician
Dr. Joseph Nunez, Pediatric Medical Group of Santa Maria, Inc.
1430 E. Main St., Santa Maria
(805) 922-3548
pmgsm.com
camille@pmgsm.com

Best Alternative Healer
Dr. Herb Kandel
225 E. Mill St., Santa Maria
(805) 922-4490
acupuncturecentersantamaria.com
facebook.com/pages/Kandel-Herb-Lac-Omd/159408767427393

Best Counselor/Therapist
Ann Bockius, MFT
303 S. C St., Lompoc
(805) 875-8850
lompochealth.com/locations/counseling-center

Best Senior Living Community
Santa Maria Terrace
1405 E. Main St., Santa Maria
(805) 925-8713
santamariaterrace.net
contact-santamariaterrace@santamariaterrace.net
facebook.com/Santa-Maria-Terrace-1238953372802641

Best Place to Put Up Visiting Family
Santa Maria Inn
801 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 928-7777
santamariainn.com
innkeeper@santamariainn.com
facebook.com/SantaMariaInn

Best Golf Course
Rancho Maria Golf Course
1950 Highway 1, Santa Maria
(805) 937-2019
ranchomariagolf.com
ranchomariagolfshop@gmail.com
facebook.com/RanchoMariaGolf
@ranchomariagolf

Best Bike Shop
Main Street Cycles
311 E. Main St., Santa Maria
(805) 922-5577
mainstreetcycles.com
info@mainstreetcycles.com
facebook.com/pages/category/Bicycle-Shop/MainStreet-Cycles-315391078511534

Best Wedding Venue
The Dana-Powers House and Barn
535 Mehlschau Road, Nipomo
(805) 471-4291
danapowershouse.com
judi@danapowershouse.com
facebook.com/The-Dana-Powers-House-and-Barn-Weddings-and-Festive-Occasions-78442768306
@embellishvintagerentals

Best Wedding Planner
Wild Brides and Events by Lindsey Serna-Ostapiuk
Orcutt
@wildbridesweddingsandevents

Best Wedding Caterer
Testa Catering
2218 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria
(805) 739-0809
testacatering.com
teamtesta@testacatering.com
facebook.com/testacateringandevents

Best Place for Wedding Flowers
Flower Carriage by Ms. Cardel
2255 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 922-0578
flowercarriage.net
flowercarriage@gmail.com
facebook.com/FlowerCarriage
@flowercarriage

Best Wedding Band
Steppin’ Out
(805) 720-6872
1steppinout.com
mjarriola@1steppinout.com
facebook.com/Steppin-Out-Central-Coasts-Finest-Dance-Band-331716934644
@Myksteppin

Best Tuxedo Rental
Casa Blanca Bridal
901 N. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 928-7977
facebook.com/pages/Casa-Blanca-Bridal/141426082565008

Best Place to Buy a Wedding Dress
A Heart’s Desire Bridal
2125 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 862-2964
aheartsdesiresbridal.com
contactus@aheartsdesiresbridal.com
facebook.com/aheartsdesiresbridaltuxedo
@aheartsdesiresbridal

Best Place to Buy a Wedding Ring
Melby’s Jewelers
1140 E. Clark Ave., suite 190, Santa Maria
(805) 925-1678
melbys.com
facebook.com/est1922

Best Limo or Party Bus Service
Gold Coast Limos
3463 State St., suite 408, Santa Barbara
(805) 937-5466
goldcoastlimos.com
info@goldcoastlimos.com
facebook.com/goldcoastexecutivetransportation
@goldcoastlimos

Best Place for a Rehearsal Dinner
Hitching Post Casmalia
3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia
(805) 937-6151
hitchingpost1.com
greatbbq@hitchingpost1.com
facebook.com/HitchingPostCasmalia
@hitchingpostcasmalia

Best Place for
Wedding Reception
Santa Maria Inn
801 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 928-7777
santamariainn.com
innkeeper@santamariainn.com
facebook.com/SantaMariaInn

Best Winery Wedding Venue
Presqu’ile Winery
5391 Presqu’ile Drive, Santa Maria
(805) 937-8110
presquilewine.com
info@presquilewine.com
facebook.com/presquilewine
@presquilewine

Best Eco-Friendly Business
The Moxie Cafe
1317 W. McCoy Lane, Santa Maria
(805) 361-2900
moxiecafe.com
facebook.com/MoxieCafe
@moxiecafe

Best Community Center/Nonprofit
Orcutt
Oasis Center
420 Soares Ave., Orcutt
(805) 937-9750
oasisorcutt.org
facebook.com/oasisorcutt

Best Man or Woman Behind the Badge (specify agency)
James Wallace,
CHP

Best News Source
KSBY
731 Lincoln St., Santa Maria
(805) 541-6666
ksby.com
news@ksby.com
facebook.com/ksbynews
@ksbynews

Best Social Media Presence
Cubanissimo
4869 S. Bradley Road, suite 118, Orcutt
(844) 428-2266
cubanissimocafe.com
cubanissimocafe@gmail.com
facebook.com/CubanissimoCafe
@cubanissimocafe

Best Kids After-School Program
Boys & Girls Club of Mid Central Coast
901 N. Railroad Ave., Santa Maria
(805) 922-7163
bgccentralcoast.org/index.html
info@bgccentralcoast.org
facebook.com/bgccentralcoast
@bgccentralcoast

Best Place to Volunteer
CASA of Santa Barbara County
2125 S. Broadway, suite 106, Santa Maria
1010 N. H St., Lompoc
(805) 739-9102
sbcasa.org
facebook.com/sbcasa

Best Take-It-To-The-Man Local Activist
Andy Caldwell
P.O. Box 7523, Santa Maria
theandycaldwellshow.com
andy@colabsbc.org
facebook.com/The-Andy-Caldwell-Show-97490963436




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The U.S. Census is going online for the first time. Is it even possible to get an accurate count?

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