Here are your 2014 Best Of North Tahoe & Truckee winners |

Here are your 2014 Best Of North Tahoe & Truckee winners


In the 32-page guide that published last week, we printed wrong information about one of the winners for Best Hair Stylist. Here is the correct listing:

Best Hair Stylist: 217 total votes

1. Lindsey Shontz, Lux Hair (Truckee): 17

2. Katy McClure, The Balcony (Tahoe City): 10

t-3. Melissa Cox, Coupe 61 (Truckee): 9

t-3. Melissa Dyk, Tahoe Beauty (Truckee): 9


Click here to view a PDF version of the 2014 Best Of Guide.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE — In case you missed it, Friday’s Sierra Sun had a 32-page pull-out highlighting the first-, second- and third-place winners in this year’s Best Of North Tahoe & Truckee contest.

From all of us at the Sierra Sun, we’d like to thank the hundreds of readers who participated and entered thousands of submissions for our 90 categories, and we’d like to congratulate those who were voted the best.

Below are all the first-place winners.

2014 first-place winners

Best Appetizer: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Art Gallery: Carmel Gallery (Truckee)

Best Artist: Lorien Powers (Truckee)

Best Asian Food: Drunken Monkey (Truckee)

Best Auto Mechanic: Dave Ward, Ward and Sons Automotive (Truckee)

Best Auto Shop/Garage: Quality Automotive and Smog (Truckee)

Best Bakery: Treat Box Bakery (Truckee)

Best Band: Dead Winter Carpenters

Best Bank: Plumas Bank (multiple locations)

Best Bank Teller: Joey Pedroza, Wells Fargo (Truckee)

Best Bar: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Barbecue: Smokey’s Kitchen (Truckee)

Best Barista: Beth Keech, Coffeebar (Truckee)

Best Bartender: Ami Simpson, Lakeside (Tahoe City)

Best Beach: Sand Harbor

Best Bike Shop: Paco’s Truckee Bike and Ski (Truckee)

Best Boat Cruise: Tahoe Gal

Best Boss: Mike Blide, Cottonwood (Truckee)

Best Boutique Shop: Bespoke (Truckee)

Best Breakfast: Squeeze In (Truckee)

Best Burger: Burger Me (Truckee)

Best Casino: Crystal Bay Casino

Best Catering: Full Belly Deli (Truckee)

Best Chef: Dave Smith, Cottonwood (Truckee)

Best Clothing Store: (tie) Dressed Boutique (Truckee); Mo, Jo & Zoe (Truckee)

Best Concert Venue: Truckee Amiptheater

Best Deli: Full Belly Deli (Truckee)

Best Dentist: Dr. Bob Colpitts (Truckee)

Best Dessert: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Dinner: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Doctor: Dr. Erin Winter (Truckee)

Best Expresso/Coffee: Coffeebar (Truckee)

Best Fast Food: Bill’s Rotisserie (Truckee)

Best Fine Dining: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Fishing Charter: Mickey’s Big Mack Charters (Carnelian Bay)

Best Fitness Club: Crossfit Jibboom (Truckee)

Best Garden Supply/Nursery: The Villager Nursery (Truckee)

Best Gift Shop: Bespoke (Truckee)

Best Golf Course: Ponderosa Golf Course (Truckee)

Best Hair Salon: Urban Angels (Truckee)

Best Hair Stylist: Lindsey Shontz, Lux Hair (Truckee)

Best Happy Hour: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Hardware Store: Mountain Hardware & Sports (Truckee)

Best Hiking/Biking Trail: Tahoe Rim Trail

Best Ice Cream Parlor: Susie Scoops (Incline Village)

Best Insurance Agent: Roxanne Duffield, State Farm (Tahoe City)

Best Jewelry: Lorien Powers Studio (Truckee)

Best Landscape Company: Rock & Rose Landscape (Truckee)

Best Local Attorney: Jim Porter, Porter-Simon

Best Lunch: Full Belly Deli (Truckee)

Best Marina: Tahoe City Marina

Best Massage: Zenergy Massage and Wellness (Truckee)

Best Massage Therapist: Amber Defazio, Zenergy Massage and Wellness (Truckee)

Best Meal Under $10: Tacos Jalisco (Truckee)

Best Mexican Food: Tacos Jalisco (Truckee)

Best Musician: (tie) Ben Martin; Brian Hess

Best Nail Salon: Sassy Nails (Truckee)

Best Nonprofit: Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe

Best Nurse: Lisa Lillefjeld

Best Outdoor Dining: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Overall Restaurant: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Pasta/Italian: Pianeta (Truckee)

Best Pet Store: Pet Station (multiple locations)

Best Photographer: Keoki Flagg

Best Physical Trainer: Crystal McReynolds, Crossfit Jiboom (Truckee)

Best Pizza: Best Pies (Truckee)

Best Place to Ski/Ride: Squaw Valley

Best Place to Take a Date: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Place to Watch a Sunset: Donner Lake docks

Best Restaurant View: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Seafood: Morgan’s Lobster Shack (Truckee)

Best Ski Patroller: (tie) Ivan McGurk (Squaw Valley); Vince Arthur (Northstar)

Best Ski/Board Shop: Tahoe Dave’s (multiple locations)

Best Spa Experience: Trilogy Spa (Squaw Valley)

Best Sporting Goods: The Sports Exchange (Truckee)

Best Steak: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar (Truckee)

Best Summer Event: Truckee Thursdays

Best Sushi: Drunken Monkey (Truckee)

Best Tattoo: Lucky Seven (Kings Beach)

Best Taxi Company: Truckee River Taxi

Best Teacher: Taylor Strong (Glenshire Elementary)

Best Vegetarian/Natural Food: New Moon (Truckee, Tahoe City)

Best Veterinary Clinic: Sierra Pet Clinic (Truckee)

Best Volunteer: Vicki Kerner

Best Wait Person: Alicia McCann, Cottonwood (Truckee)

Best Wine/Beer: Uncorked (multiple locations)

Best Winter Event: SnowFest!

Best Yoga Instructor: Britt Bahle

Best Yoga Studio: Yoga Studio Tahoe (Truckee)

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