Meet the Finalists in the 2014 Best of White Bear Lake

Congratulations to all who have been voted into the top three in our readers' choice survey.

The Best of White Bear Lake event is now sold out.

Voting has come and gone for the 2014 Best of White Bear Lake, and we received a record number of ballots from dedicated readers of White Bear Lake Magazine.
Hundreds of businesses were nominated for the awards, but only the top
three in each category will continue on to the Best of White Bear Lake event on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Manitou Station.

All finalists are listed in alphabetical order. Listed order in no way implies number of votes or final result.

Bakery: Chez Arnaud, Grandma's Bakey, Keys Cafe
: Cobblestone Cafe, Keys Cafe, Washington Square Bar & Grill

Burgers: Manitou Station, Rudy's Redeye Grill, Washington Square Bar & Grill

Ethnic food: Ban Thai, Donatelli's, Don Julio

Happy hour: Manitou Station, Rudy's Redeye Grill, Washington Square Bar & Grill

Wine selection: Acqua, Ingredients, Rudy's Redeye Grill

Kid-friendly restaurant: Donatelli's, Keys Cafe, Washington Square Bar & Grill

New restaurant: Don Julio, Eat, Manitou Station

Outdoor dining: Acqua, Rudy's Redeye Grill, Washington Square Bar & Grill

Private-party venue: Kellerman's Event Center, Manitou Station, Rudy's Redeye Grill

Bartender: Rebecca Jones, Ingredients; Chet Kuhn, Manitou Station; Efrain Santiago, Washington Square Bar & Grill

Pasta Dish: Acqua, Donatelli's, Ingredients

Chiropractor: Barr Chiropractic, Carlson Chiropractic, Dr. James Mondo

Dental clinic: Isaacson Gentle Dentistry; Dr. Charles Kaminski, DDS; Lakeshore Family Dentistry

Orthodontist: Erickson-Aamodt Orthodontics; Dr. Kent Gulden; Signature Orthodontics

Pediatric clinic: HealthPartners, Northeast Pediatric Clinic, Northern Lights Pediatrics

Yoga class: Drishti Gentle Yoga; Meditation in Motion, Yoga Hot Dish; Yogadevotion

Fitness studio: Life Time Fitness, Tri Fitness, YMCA

Golf course: Dellwood Country Club, Manitou Ridge, White Bear Lake Yacht Club

Medspa/rejuvenation clinic: Advanced Dermatology Care, Indulge, Sunbear Spa and Salon

Builder/remodeler: Bald Eagle Builders, Husnik Homes, Pratt Homes

Home retail/furnishings: Goodthings, Nesting, Inc., Painted Table

Interior designer: Christina Lynn Interiors; Nesting, Inc.; Gay Parker

Landscaper: Goetz Property Maintenance, Letourneau Landscaping, Nelco Landscaping

Garden shop: Bachman's, Twin City Nursey & Landscaping, White Bear Floral

Community event/festival: Famers' Market, Manitou Days, Market Fest

Kids' birthday party spot: Flips Gymnastics, Monkey House, Tamarack Nature Center

Music lessons: Evans Music, MacPhail at Birch Lake Elementary, Elizabeth Evans Richter Piano Studio

Preschool/daycare: Children's Discovery Academy, Lake Area Discovery Center, Preschools of St. Andrew's

Summer program/camp: Children's Discovery Academy, Tamarack Nature Center, YMCA

High school teacher: Shannon Anderson, WBLAHS South Campus; Cameron Mahlum, WBLAHS South Campus; Wendy Suoja, WBLAHS North Campus

Doggy daycare/kennel/boarding: Birch Lake Animal Hospital, Goldwood Kennels, Oneka Pet Resort

Pet grooming/services: Blue Ribbon Grooming, Chuck & Don's Pet Grooming, LuLu & Luigi

Veterinary services: Birch Lake Animal Hospital, Lake Animal Hospital, White Bear Animal Hospital

Class/program for seniors: Normandy Park Education Center, White Bear Senior Center, YMCA

Financial advisor: Chuck Edson, Edward Jones; Jason Hedstrand, Focalpoint; Scott Ramsay, Ramsay and Associates

Hairstylist/barber: David Benson, Sunbear Spa and Salon; Molly Hoffman, Indulge; Mary Jane Marier, Mixx Salon

Photographer: Barry Howell, Picture Place; Jody Savage Photography; Wilson Whitaker Photography

Massage therapist: Mary Jo, Healing Waters; Monica, Carlson Chiropractic; Somar, Life Time Fitness

Real estate agent: Jane Bacchus; Joy Erickson, Edina Realty; Cindy Werner, Coldwell Banker Burnet

Salon/spa: Indulge, Salon Zeo, Sunbear Spa and Salon

Insurance agent: Gordon Beulke, Dale Grambush, John Matschke

Children's shop: Goodthings, Lakeshore Learning, Truly

Boutique: Goodthings, Mainstream Boutique, Primp

Small-business customer service: Frattallone's Ace Hardware, Indulge, Mueller Memorial

Gift shop/place to buy unique gifts: The Farmer's Daughter, Goodthings, Truly

Jeweler: Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers, Truly, White Bear Jewelers

New shop: Eat @ Home Kitchen & Pantry Store, Mainstream Boutique, Primp

Sporting goods: Hisdahls, Tri Fitness, Zappas

Eyewear: Fashion Eyes, White Bear Eye Clinic and Optical