RAVES & FAVES 2017


Grocery Store
  1. Willy Street Co-op
  2. Metcalfe’s
  3. Miller & Sons Supermarket
Beer, Wine or  Liquor Shop
  1. Steve’s
  2. Woodman’s Food Market
  3. Barriques
Craft Brewery
  1. Ale Asylum
  2. New Glarus Brewing Company
  3. Wisconsin Brewing Company
Bakery
  1. Bloom Bake Shop
  2. Tied: Batch Bakehouse, Greenbush Bakery
  3. Madison Sourdough
FAVE: SWEET TOOTH FIX

Michael’s Frozen Custard. Not only do they have amazing custard to cool you on a hot day, they embrace my values of acceptance and kindness. The sign on their door (Monroe Street location) reads: “Hate has no business here. We stand with our Muslim community members. We stand with refugees and immigrants in our community. All are welcome here.”  – Carrie Sandstrom, Fitchburg

Chocolatier
  1. Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
  2. Tied: Chocolaterian Café, Candinas Chocolatier, The Chocolate Caper
  3. Infusion Chocolates
Restaurant
  1. Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
  2. RED
  3. Tied: Cento Café, Graze, Short Stack Eatery
Girls’ Night Out Spot
  1. Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
  2. Toot + Kate’s Winebar
  3. Tied: Lucille, Revel
FAVE: SWEET TOOTH FIX

La Michoacana. The flavor options are endless and the workers are always so helpful and cheerful! – Elizabeth Johnson, Madison

Breakfast or Brunch Spot
  1. Short Stack Eatery
  2. Marigold Kitchen
  3. Hubbard Avenue Diner and Bakery
Burger Joint
  1. Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry
  2. Tied: DLUX, Nitty Gritty
  3. Blue Moon Bar & Grill
Pizza Place
  1. Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
  2. Ian’s Pizza
  3. Glass Nickel Pizza
Food Cart
  1. Good Food
  2. Banzo
  3. El Grito Taqueria
Fish Fry
  1. Toby’s Supper Club
  2. Tied:  Jacs Dining and Taphouse, Oakcrest Tavern
  3. Quivey’s Grove
Coffee Shop
  1. Barriques
  2. Colectivo
  3. Moka
FAVE: BEST GIRLS DAY OR NIGHT OUT

Wi-yaking…kayaking with wine! Group of neighbor girls get together once or twice a month. – Suzan Cook, Waunakee

Coffee Roaster
  1. True Coffee Roasters
  2. Colectivo
  3. Barriques
Locally Brewed Beer
  1. Spotted Cow (New Glarus Brewing Company)
  2. Fantasy Factory (Karbon4)
  3. Hopalicious (Ale Asylum)


Gym or Health Club
  1. Princeton Club
  2. Gym 608
  3. Harbor Athletic Club
FAVE: FITNESS INSTRUCTOR OR GURU

Alecia Jacobson, owner/trainer at Gym 608! She is a beautiful combination of tough yet caring. She truly pushes her clients to work hard and give their all, while always being in tune with “what’s going on” in their lives. She provides so much encouragement and support. I adore her smaller class sizes and personalized attention. Alecia is the best! – Stacy Wepking, Verona

Bekah Grant at Dragonfly Hot Yoga is a kind, compassionate and inspiring yoga instructor. She makes the yoga class physically, mentally and spiritually enriching and always greets you with a smile when you come into the studio. – Hannah Nowalkowski, Madison

Yoga Studio
  1. Dragonfly Hot Yoga
  2. Inner Fire
  3. Bliss Flow
Boutique Fitness Studio
  1. Flyght Cycle
  2. Gym 608
  3. Dragonfly Hot Yoga
FAVE: NEW WELLNESS CRAZE

Coconut oil! I cook with it, I spoon it in my coffee, I give the doggy a lick every day, I use it in my hair, we oil pull every day (great for mouth health and overall toxin removal), great for lips, cuticles, heels, elbows, shines up pedi’s and gives a nice glow on bare skin, 100 percent natural antimicrobial, organic. A necessity! – Rhonda Thompson, Madison

Primary Care Clinic
  1. UW Health
  2. SSM Health Dean Medical Group
  3. Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
Vision Clinic
  1. Sokol Advanced Eyecare
  2. UW Health Eye Care
  3. Isthmus Eye Care
Dentist
  1. Dr. Jana Gyurina, Oak Park Dental
  2. Dr. Nicole Andersen, Artisan Dental
  3. Dr. Scott Johnson, Dental Health Associates of Madison
Dental Clinic
  1. Oak Park Dental
  2. Dental Health Associates of Madison
  3. First Choice Dental
Hair Salon
  1. RZ & Co.
  2. Anui Salon & Spa
  3. Ecco Salon
Spa
  1. Kneaded Relief Spa & Wellness
  2. Rejuvenation Spa
  3. The Edgewater Spa
Life or Executive Coach
  1. Sarah Young, Zing Collaborative
  2. Darcy Luoma, Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting
  3. Chariti Gent, Chariti Gent Coaching & Consulting
Clinic for Skin Health or Cosmetic Procedures
  1. Robertson Cosmetic Center
  2. Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center
  3. Aesthetica Skin Health Center


Women’s Shoe Boutique
  1. Cornblooms
  2. Morgan’s Shoes
  3. Shoo
Thrift Consignment Shop
  1. St. Vincent de Paul’s
  2. The Pink Poodle
  3. Simply Savvy
Women’s Clothing Boutique
  1. Terese Zache Designs
  2. Tied: Karen & Co. / Sassafras, The Purple Goose
  3. Tied: Rupert Cornelius, Twigs
Jewelry Store
  1. Chalmers Jewelers
  2. TQ Diamonds
  3. Burnie’s Rock Shop
Gift or Specialty Shop
  1. Orange Tree Imports
  2. Little Luxuries
  3. The Soap Opera
FAVE: THE MADISON-AREA WOMAN WHO INSPIRES ME MOST

Sherie Hohs is an amazing Madisonian. She works for the Madison Metropolitan School District as a district LGBT liaison. Formerly, she was a social worker. Students love her and trust her. They know that she will always accept them, but she will also push them to be their best selves. Also, she is a former badass roller derby player on the Reservoir Dolls, and she is an avid world traveler. No matter where she is, she is seeing the best in people and helping them achieve. – Stephanie Beckman, Lodi

 


Car Dealership
  1. Zimbrick Automotive Group
  2. Smart Motors
  3. Don Miller Auto Group
Financial Institution
  1. Summit Credit Union
  2. UW Credit Union
  3. Associated Bank
Flower Shop
  1. Felly’s Flowers
  2. George’s Flowers
  3. Red Square Flowers
Garden Center or Greenhouse
  1. Felly’s Garden Center
  2. Jung Garden Center
  3. Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses
Landscape Company
  1. The Bruce Company
  2. Olson Toon Landscaping
  3. Formecology, LLC
Furniture Store
  1. Steinhafels
  2. Rubin’s Furniture
  3. Woodworks Furniture & Design
Flooring Store
  1. Nonn’s Flooring
  2. Sergenian’s Floor Coverings
  3. Coyle Carpet One Floor & Home
Real Estate Agency
  1. Stark Company Realtors
  2. Restaino & Associates
  3. Alvarado Real Estate Group
Daycare Center
  1. Koala T-Kare
  2. Kids Express Learning Center
  3. Red Caboose
Pet Store
  1. Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
  2. MadCat
  3. PetSmart
Crafting or Make-Your-Own Studio
  1. Revel
  2. Board & Brush Creative Studio
  3. Studio YOU
Hotel
  1. The Edgewater
  2. Hotel RED
  3. The Madison Concourse
FAVE: FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND THE DA WITH VISITORS IN MADISON

Olbrich Gardens is great, walks by the lake, visit to farmer’s market, picnic at the beach… and of course viewing the perfect sunset from Tenney Park or James Madison Park. Maybe a music festival to top it off! – Brenda Bernstein, Madison

A hike in the Arboretum or at Governor Nelson State Park; walk down State Street; dine at one of the restaurants there, then head to the Union Terrace for a beer and sunset. – Kathi Kemp, Oregon

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