Last Chance: Readers' Choice Voting Ends Friday

Click on the categories below and vote for your favorites.

There is a lot to celebrate about Elk Grove: great family-friendly activities and great local businesses.

But who do you think is the best? 

Help Patch determine the best of the best by voting for your favorites in each one of the categories below. (Click on the links under each category and vote in the poll attached to each article.

Cast your vote by Aug. 17 and help us decide who's best. Whichever business gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner.


Festival or event 

Food & Drink

Best burger 

Best pizza 

Best place to get a drink / best bar 

Best Italian restaurant

Best Chinese restaurant

Best coffee shop

Best sushi

Health & Beauty

Hair salon 


Place to take kids on a weekend 

Youth sports program


Grocery store 

Pet supply store 

Thrift store / used clothing shop 

Boutique store


Nonprofit organization 

Best bank 

Best mechanic 

Best sports field or sports complex

Best dentist / dental group

Best martial arts studio

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Jeff Thurman July 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM
sushi link is not working
Jonathan Stein July 23, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Talk about a disappointing list. Apparently, Elk Grove is full of food, fixing cars, banking, dentists and not much else. These were the only categories you could come up with? What about best location to fed ex a package? Best CPA or tax advisor? How about the best place to meet others or the best blogger? There are a ton of things that go on in Elk Grove but this list confirms the fallacy that Elk Grove is a place where people live and eat and not much else.
Annonymous July 23, 2012 at 03:30 PM
We already have a best of competition in Elk Grove. This is overkill.
Cody Kitaura (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Hi Jonathan, Thanks for the feedback and sorry the list doesn't meet your standards. We announced the categories back in June: http://patch.com/A-vpDp -- but it doesn't mean this is the last time we'll have something like this. We can always have some polls like those later on (I thought I remembered a "tax preparer" poll around April, but I could be wrong as I wasn't in Elk Grove yet at that time).
Cody Kitaura (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Anon, lots of publications do contests like this, including Sacramento Magazine and KCRA 3. We won't be doing these competitions every week and they shouldn't take away from the news coverage and blogs here on Elk Grove Patch. Thanks for your feedback.
Cody Kitaura (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Should be working now, Jeff. Thanks!
patchreader July 23, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Yes, there is another "Best of" in Elk Grove, but unless you pay to advertise on the site that sponsors and created the competition, you stand no chance of even being nominated, let alone winning, that one. And, as mentioned, there are multiple "Best 'of" competitions hosted by various media outlets, including KCRA, Sacramento Magazine. At least the Patch contest doesn't make you pay to advertise to be included.
Ila Huster July 25, 2012 at 05:11 AM
I am not an advitiser on EGO and I was nominated....Huster Mobile Notary
M.Legison August 12, 2012 at 06:58 PM
This is an appropriate list. It has a few major categories. I'm glad to see Patch participating. I don't know if it will influence anyone's choices, but it's a good and ethical approach. Thank you, Cody.
Tony Nigliazzo August 16, 2012 at 04:08 AM
You did a great job Cody! Let's go Stonelake dental! Dr.Connor Hung Le!


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