WINNERS: Best of La Jolla 2013


Congratulations to the BEST OF LA JOLLA Winners
And thanks to the readers who voted them in!

Here is how La Joll Light readers voted in our 15th annual online favorites poll. Many of the “incumbents” are back, but there are a few new faces, too. This guide showcases the businesses, restaurants and people whose excellent efforts make The Jewel one of the most wonderful places on the planet in which to live, work and play.

Your support and patronage will help them keep up their great work.

Susan DeMaggio
Editor



 

New Restaurant
1. Ohana Cafe
2. Amaya
3. Nosh

 

Breakfast
1. Harry’s Coffee Shop
2. The Cottage
3. Brockton Villa

 

Lunch
1. George’s
2. El Pescador
3. The Cottage

 

Takeout
1. Burger Lounge
2. El Pescador
3. Pizza on Pearl

 

Brunch
1.Brockton Villa 
2. La Valencia Hotel
3. Beaumont’s

 

Family Restaurant
1. Piatti
2. The Cottage
3. Beaumont’s

 

Outdoor Restaurant
1. George’s at the Cove
2. Piatti
3. Museum Café

 

Burger
1. Burger Lounge
2. Smashburger
3. Public House

 

Dessert
1. The French Gourmet
2. Michelle Coulon Bakery
3. Girard Gourmet

 

Margarita
1. Su Casa
2. Alfonso’s
3. Jose’s Court Room
3. George’s

 

Pizza
1. Pizza on Pearl
2. Carino’s
3. Amicis

 

Sandwich
1. Girard Gourmet
2. El Pescador
3. Panera Bread

 

Sushi
1. Sushi on the Rock II
2. Zenbu
3. Aloha Sushi

 

Seafood
1. El Pescador
2. Marine Room
3. Eddie V’s

 

Steak
1. Donovan’s
2. Eddie V’s
3. La Jolla Strip Club

 

American
1. Harry’s Coffee Shop
2. Karl Strauss
3. Beaumont’s

 

Chinese
1. China Chef
2. Mandarin House
3. Fugu’s

 

Mediterranean
1. Piatti
2. Marketplace Grille
3. Mediterranean Room

 

French
1. Tapenade
2. French Gourmet
3. Maitre D

 

Italian
1. Piatti
2. Osteria Romantica
3. La Dolce Vita

 

Mexican
1. Su Casa
2. Alfonso’s
3. Puesto

 

Thai
1. Spice & Rice
2. La Basil Thai
3. Chedi Thai

 

Bakery
1. French Gourmet
2. Girard Gourmet
3. Brick & Bell

 

Café
1. Brick & Bell
2. Living Room
3. Museum Café

 

Catering
1. French Gourmet
2. Giuseppe
3. Girard Gourmet

 

Coffee Shop
1. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
1. Pannikin
2. Brick & Bell
3. Living Room

 

Wedding Venue
1. La Valencia Hotel
2. La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
3. The Lodge at Torrey Pines

 

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
1. Baskin Robbins
2. Cold Stone
3. Froglander’s

 

Pharmacy
1. Burns Drugs
2. CVS
3. Pharmaca

 

Furniture / Home Furnishings
1. Seaside Home
2. Roche Bobois
3. Girard Avenue Collection

 

Bank
1. Wells Fargo
2. Bank of America
3. Chase

 

Hotel
1. La Valencia
2. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
3. Estancia

 

Best Men’s Apparel
1. Ascot Shop
2. Ralph Lauren
3. Brooks Brothers

 

Men’s Formal Wear
1. A Better Deal
2. Brooks Brothers
3. Armani

 

Women’s Boutique
1. Sigi’s Boutique
2. Kerut
3. Gracie & Co

 

Eyewear/Sunglasses
1. La Jolla Optique
2. Shade Shack
3. Optical Shop of Aspen

 

Jewelry
1. Bower’s
2. Prospect Jewelers
3. Jewels by the Sea

 

Dry Cleaner
1. Margaret’s
2. La Jolla Cleaners
3. Ogden’s

 

Florist
1. Adelaide’s
2. Bridget’s Blooms
3. Bloomers

 

Housekeeping
1. Rene’s of La Jolla
2. Merry Maids
3. The Maids

 

Travel Agency
1. Cadence Travel
2. Worldview
3. Chayet Travel
3. Ten Best Travel

 

Insurance Agent
1. State Farm
2. Allstate
3. State Farm bill Flannigan
3. USAA

 

Hair Salon
1. Alessandro
2. Model Call
3. Christina Q

 

Day Spa
1. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
2. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
3. Spa of La Jolla

 

Health Club
1. La Jolla Sports Club
2. High Voltage
3. Fitness Forever

 

Yoga
1. La Jolla Yoga Center
2. Core Power
3. Bikram

 

Senior Living
1. Casa de Manana
2. Seasons at La Jolla
3. Chateau La Jolla

 

Art Gallery
1. Quint Gallery
2. Contemporary Fine Art
3. Cosmopolitan Fine Art

 

Dentist
1. Dr. Joseph D’Angelo
2. Dr. Paul Dougherty
3. Dr. Tracy Taddey

 

Dermatologist
1. Dr. Susan Stuart
2. Dr. Scott Boughton
3. Dr. Howard Milstein

 

Cosmetic Surgeon
1. Dr. Stephen M. Krant
2. Dr. Mani
3. Dr. Robert Singer

 

Contractor/Home Remodeling
1. Murfey Construction
2. Grunow
3. Kitchen Expo

 

Financial Planner
1. Kristian Colvin – Emerson Equity
2. Michael O’Brien – Wells Fargo Advisors
3. Valerie Ewell

 

Trainer (Please include club name)
1. Catherine Cox – Sharpe Fitness
2. Chad Van Herpe – High Voltage
2. Tim Machado – La Jolla Sports Club
3. Trevor Issacs – Excel Sport & Therapy

 

Camera / Electronics Store
1. C&H Photo
2. Ritz Camera
3. Radio Shack

 

Best Linens & Bedding
1. Everett Stunz
2. Martha Smith Linens
3. Symphony Home Decor

 

Best In Home Care / Senior Assistance
1. La Jolla Nurses Homecare
2. La Jolla Casa Pacifica
3. Home Care of La Jolla

 

Best Chiropractic Clinic
1. Dr. Trevor Robertson
2. Active Rest Chriopractic
3. Seaside Chiropractic

 

Best Mortgage Banker
1. Tracy Trudeau – Rancho Financial Mortgage
2. Chuck Helsel – US Bank
3. Nancy Gardner

 

Best Credit Union
1. San Diego County Credit Union
2. Mission Federal Credit Union
3. Navy Federal Credit Union

 

Best Pilates Studio
1. Pilates Plus
2. Windansea Pilates
3. KORE Pilates Studio

 

Best Dance Studio
1. Ooh La La
2. Dance to Evolve
3. Tap Fever Studios

 

Best Orthodontist
1. Dr. Robert Sunstein
2. Dr. John Hoss
3. Dr. Ryan Asbury

 

Best Happy Hour Location
1. Rappongi
2. Beaumont’s
3. Crab Catcher

 

Best Juice Bar
1. Juice Kaboose
2. Seaside Smoothie and Juice Bar
3. Nekter

 

Best Home Electronics
1. La Jolla Home Theater
2. Best Buy
3.Radio Shack

 

Boutique Fitness Studio
1. La Jolla Wellness
2. Cardio Barre
3. The Perect Workout

 

Best Private School
1. Bishops School
2. La Jolla Country Day
3. Gillispie School

 

Veterinarian
1. La Jolla Veterinary Hospital
2. Windansea Veterinary Clinic
3. The Animal Hospital of La Jolla