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Best of Manteca 2010 winners selected
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• WHAT: Best of Manteca awards & celebration
• WHEN: Thursday, May 6
• TICKETS: $30 each or four for $100.
• AVAILABLE: Tickets are available at the Manteca Visitors Center, 1422 Grove Avenue, in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• FOR INFO: For information call 823-7229.  

Tommy’s Beach Bar & Grill is the Best of Manteca when it comes to pub grub, a place to enjoy a drink and to dine-out.
But for a killer martini and to be pampered by a chef that can turn a meal into a celebration, Isadore’s Steak & Seafood tops the list

 El Jardin is the place when it comes to Mexican food, nachos or to find a bartender who goes the extra mile to make the experience - and drink - pleasant. But if it’s a taco you want, the hands down favorite is Taqueria La Costa while Las Casuelas is unbeatable when it comes to margaritas.

These are just some of the nearly 80 popular vote winners in the 2010 Best of Manteca competition. They were selected from among three nominees in each category that made it onto the electronic ballot by getting the most nominations. The final winners were picked by those who went online to the website put in place by the Manteca Visitors & Convention Bureau that allowed a maximum of one vote per day per category from any computer.

The winners will be honored during an awards show and celebration on Thursday, May 6, at a rural Manteca Victorian garden setting.

Tickets are $30 each or four for $100. They are available at the Manteca Visitors Center, 1422 Grove Avenue, in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information call 823-7229.  

The 2010 Best of Manteca winners are: Agribusiness: New Buds Nursery; Auto/RV Vehicle Dealer: Cabral Chrysler Jeep Suzuki; Auto/RV Vehicle Repair: Precision Automotive; Bakery: Costco Bakery; Bank/Credit Union: Delta Bank; Barber/Hair Stylist: Arlen (Arlen’s Barber Salon); Bartender: Lisa Garcia (El Jardin); Beauty Salon:

Klassy Kuts; Boss/Supervisor:  Dave Cox (Manteca Family Chiropractic); Burger: In-N-Out Burger;
Car Wash: Quicki Kleen Car Wash; Caterer: Main Street Café & Coffee Co.; Chiropractor: Michael Erdman (Erdman Chiropractic); Christmas Display: The Brock House; Church Choir: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church; Cleanest Restrooms: New Buds Nursery; Contractor: Roddan Construction; Customer Service: Bean & Leaf Café; Dance Studio: Sondance Christian Dance School; Day Spa: Mimosa Spa & Salon; Dentist/Orthodontist: Sean A. Sangalang; Dessert:

Baskin Robbins; Dining Establishment: Tommy’s Beach Bar & Grill; Drinking Establishment/Bar: Tommy’s Beach Bar & Grill; Dry Cleaners: Parklane Cleaners; Electrician: Tubbs & Sons; Family Entertainment: Kerasotes Showplace 16 Cinema
Financial Planner: Norm Knodt Financial Network; Floral Shop: Manteca Floral; Furniture Store:

Hafer’s Home Furnishings; Grocery Store: Save Mart; Handyman: Jorge Gomes Appliance Service;  Health/Fitness Center: In-Shape Health Club; Hospital/Clinic: Doctors Hospital of Manteca; Hotel: Holiday Inn Express; Ice Cream/Sundae: Baskin Robbins; Instructor/Personal Trainer: Kerri Tapia; Insurance Agent: Cliff Jorgensen (Allstate); Loan Officer: Dori Beck (Guild Mortgage Co.); Local Attraction: Big League Dreams Sport Complex; Local Band: 209 All Stars;
Local Chef: Isadore Fang (Isadore’s); Local Columnist: Dennis Wyatt (Manteca Bulletin); Local Event: Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair; Local Female Singer: Cheyenne Milligan; Local Male Singer: Matt Vaughan; Local Youth Baseball/Softball Team: Spreckels Park Little League; Local Youth Football Team: Manteca Chargers; Local Youth Soccer Team: Manteca Area Soccer League; Mailman/Mailwoman: Katy Mattingly; Manicure/Pedicure: Forever Nails; Margarita:

Las Casuelas; Martial Arts Studio: Taberna’s Tae Kwon Do Academy; Martini: Isadore’s Steak & Seafood; Massage Therapist: Marla Nunes (Marla’s Massage): Mattress Store: Manteca Bedquarters; Meat Department: Fagundes Meats & Catering; Milkshakes: Chubby’s Diner; Nachos: El Jardin; New Business (Large): JC Penney; New Business (Small): Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop; Non-Profit Business: Give Every Child a Chance; Number Crunchers (Accountant, CPA, etc.): Newman & Jones; Omelet: The Waffle Shop; Optometrist: Dr. Gregory L. Miller; Painter

Dan Luna; Pet Groomer: Jackie’s Dog Grooming

Pharmacy: Bob’s Pharmacy; Photographer: Chris Leonard (Leonard’s Photography): Physician

Terry Croasdale, MD; Pizza: Mountain Mike’s Pizza; Place For a Child’s Party: Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center; Place to Buy Athletic Supplies: Bass Pro Shops; Place to Buy Bicycles: Anderson’s Mower & Bike; Plumber: Discount Plumbing; Private School: Manteca Christian School; Product Made In Manteca: Delicato Vineyards Wine; Pub Grub: Tommy’s Beach Bar & Grill; Public Elementary School: McParland Elementary School; Public High School: East Union High School; Realtor: Glenda Herrera; Restaurant (American Food): Kelley Brothers Brickyard Oven; Restaurant (Asian Food): Yukimi; Restaurant (Italian Food): Strings Italian Café; Restaurant (Mexican Food): El Jardin; Retail Store: Target; Retirement Community:
Woodbridge by Del Webb; Roofer: Elite Roofing; School Administrator: Greg Leland; Service Club: Sunrise Kiwanis; Specialty Coffee Shop: Bean & Leaf Café; Taco Taqueria La Costa: Take Out: In-N-Out Burger; Tow Service: Vern’s AAA Towing; Volunteer (Adult): Misty Macky-Peters;

Volunteer (Youth): Ayla Fleming; Waffle: The Waffle Shop; Waiter(tress): Tenisha Valenzuela (Perko’s Café); Youth Organization: Give Every Child a Chance