Best of Folsom 2011


 

 




Can you believe this effort has been going on 9 years now? The great thing about this contest is that there’s always a great new business around the corner. It wasn’t too long ago Jack’s or Manderes were in the fray, now they dominate the awards.

This year we did a run-off with the top vote getters for Restaurant of the Year. It was a good year for Fat’s… not only did they clean up Happy Hour, Appetizers, and Chinese Food, they scored as the Best Restaurant in town. If you only have one night to experience Folsom, it’s hard to go wrong at Fat’s.













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Best Restaurant 2011 1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Jack’s Urban Eats
3. Sutter Street Steakhouse
Best New Business 2011

1. Smashburger
2. Sergio’s
3. Buffalo Wild Wings

Best Pizza 1. Chicago Fire
2. Pizzeria Classico
3. Dominick’s Italian Deli
Best Mexican Food 1. La Fiesta
2. Mexquite
3. Q’Bole
Best Steak or Seafood 1. Sutter Street Steakhouse
2. Scott’s Seafood
3. Tahoe Joe’s
Best Italian Food 1. Visconti Ristorante
2. Sergio’s
3. Dominick’s Italian Deli
Best Chinese Food 1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Hop Sing
3. T2 Yan
Best California Cuisine
1. Jack’s Urban Eats
2. Bidwell Street Bistro
3. Manderes
Best Sushi 1. Wasabi Sushi
2. Taiko Sushi
3. Aloha Sushi
Best Thai Food 1. Thai Paradise
2. Krua Thai
3. Thai Siam
Best Cultural Cuisine 1. Kabob House
2. Old Europe
3. Pho Boc Hoa Viet
Best Vegetarian Food 1. Krua Thai
2. Mylapore
3. Jack’s Urban Eats
Best Sandwiches 1. Beach Hut Deli
2. Mr. Pickle
3. Dominick’s Italian Deli
Best Casual Dining 1. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery
2. Jack’s Urban Eats
3. The Purple Place
Best Salad 1. Jack’s Urban Eats
2. La Bou
3. The Big Salad Shop
Best Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt 1. Nuyo
2. Big Spoon Yogurt
3. Cold Stone Creamery
Best Coffee Bar 1. Starbucks
2. Peet’s Coffee
3. Coffee Republic
Best Burgers 1. In-N-Out
2. Smashburger
3. Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks
Best French Fries 1. In-N-Out
2. McDonald’s
3. Jack’s Urban Eats
Best Dessert 1. Karen’s Bakery
2. Snook’s
3. Chicago Fire
Best Breakfast 1. Sutter Street Grill
2. Gold Miner Cafe
3. Karen’s Bakery
Best Lunch Spot 1. Jack’s Urban Eats
2. Dominick’s Italian Deli
3. Karen’s Bakery
Best Place to Take a Date 1. Sutter Street Steakhouse
2. Bidwell St Bistro
3. Sergio’s 
Best Local Chain 1. Chicago Fire
2. Jack’s Urban Eats
3. Fat’s Asia Bistro
Best Bar 1. Manderes
2. Folsom Lake Bowl
3. Powerhouse Pub
Best Wine Bar 1. Back Wine Bar
2. Bidwell St Bistro
3. The Cellar
Best Bartender 1. Lindsay Stone, Manderes
2. Jenna Greene, Cellar Wine Bar
3. Brent, Manderes
Best Waiter/Waitress 1. Gina Nikitas, Purple Place
2. Ariel Addison, ?
3. Lindsay Stone, Manderes
Best Appetizers 1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. BJ’s Brewpub
3. Manderes
Best Happy Hour  1. Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Manderes
3. BJ’s Brewpub
   
Best Tourist Attraction 1. Sutter Street
2. Folsom Lake
3. American River Bike Trail
Best Kept Secret
1. Kid’s Camp
2. Folsom Lake Bowl
3. Trail Behind Folsom City Park
Best Folsom Event 1. Folsom Live!
2. Folsom Rodeo & Cattle Drive
3. Thursday Night Market
Best Barber 1. Lucky’s Barbershop
2. Tom’s Barber Stylist
3. Folsom Barbershop
Best Grocery Store 1. Trader Joe’s
2. Raley’s
3. Winco
Best Gift Store 1. Hallmark
2. Grapes & Ivy
3. Melange
Best Sutter Street Merchant 1. Snook’s
2. Samuel Horne’s
3. Dorothea’s Christmas
Best Beauty Salon 1. Sculptures Salon & Spa
2. Hoshall’s for Hair
3. Republic Salon
Best Veterinarian 1. Blue Ravine Animal Hospital
2. Lakeside Pet Hospital
3. Pet Vets Animal Hospital
Best Health Club 1.California Family Fitness
2. 24 Hour Fitness
3. Broadstone Racquet Club
Favorite City Council Member 1. Kerri Howell
2. Andy Morin
3. Ernie Sheldon

Assorted Nonsense

Most Requested Business 1. Fresh Choice
2. Macy’s
3. Nordstrom Rack
Best Folsom “Perk” 1. Bike Trails
2. Good People
3. Location!
   
Best Place to Mooch off Free WiFi It’s a Grind
Best Bang for Your Buck In-N-Out
Best Sunday Drive Salmon Falls Road
Best Restaurant That Didn’t Make It Malabar
Best View Sudwerks
Best Zoo Animal Bear